This is the first video from the upcoming Books album, The Way Out, which drops July 20 on on Temporary Residence Ltd.
The story is the band has been picking up those Talkboy toys (the recording doohickeys made famous in “Home Alone”) and used the random kids’ recordings to craft this song.
Dude, kids are whacked..
Right about the part where one kid says, “Probably by cutting your toes off and working my way up towards your brain,” is when I knew I shouldn’t have watched this right . . . → Read More: The Books new video for A Cold Freezin' Night is creeping me out
Cassettes Won't Listen Debuts Animal Ox (Animal Collective meets Cannibal Ox Remix)
I’m a big Cassettes Won’t Listen fan, so I was psyched to hear this mashup of 2001′s The Cold Vein with music spanning Animal Collective‘s entire career.
Get it here (zip)
A B-Boys Alpha
Battle For Asgard
Scream . . . → Read More: Cassettes Won't Listen Debuts Animal Ox (Animal Collective meets Cannibal Ox Remix)
The Music Industry's Compact Disc Research
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Marco Mahler's Laptop Campfire Speed
Portland’s Marco Mahler is sharing some new tracks off his new release, Laptop Campfire Speed, officially out today.
MP3: Marco Mahler – “Jump This Fan”
MP3: Marco Mahler – “The Trees Have Fallen And The Birds Are Ripe”
It’s kind of a Willy Porter, Sufjan Stevens and Michael Hearst mishmash. I’m really . . . → Read More: Marco Mahler's Laptop Campfire Speed
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I tried to review Indie Lullabies but kept falling asleep
I’ve been meaning to post about out this new album called Sing Me To Sleep: Indie Rock Lullabies from American Laundromat Records, but I just can’t stay awake to post something.
These ain’t no tired ballads sung by mommy. You won’t find “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” or Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things,” and that’s a good thing.
Sing Me To Sleep features indie rock artists re-imaging lullabies and popular songs with a low-key vibe perfect for a lazy summer afternoon.
Favorites include Neil Halstead’s “Cloudbusting,” Telekinesis’ “Can’t Get It Out of My Head,” and of course, Trespassers William’s cover of “Rainbow Connection.”
MP3: Dean . . . → Read More: I tried to review Indie Lullabies but kept falling asleep
New track, album from Duluth-born David Dondero
I first met David Dondero at a house show in a small upstairs apartment in Ames, Iowa about ten years ago. He was opening for singer/songwriter Joe Knapp’s Son, Ambulance, and after his portion of the set, we sat in together on an old love seat watching Joe his keyboard with a floor lamp. What a surreal experience.
Anyway, David’s got a new album coming out. It’s called #Zero with a Bullet and drops August 3.
Here’s the first single. If you dig Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey and pineapple wine, you’re going to love it…
MP3: David Dondero – “Wherever You Go”
David plays The . . . → Read More: New track, album from Duluth-born David Dondero
Music Rights Now – Help the RIAA Sue Its Customers
Image credit: Toothpaste for Dinner
I got a blast e-mail from Jim Urie, CEO of Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) begging me to help him sue you.
Considering Billboard is reporting that retailers sold the least amount of albums in Soundscan history last week, I guess I’m still puzzled why the hotshots at the big labels want to increase the lawsuits instead of spending attention and energy fixing their business model.
We discussed a lot of this at my SXSW Panel in March. Although I never post illegal or non-cleared music on Perfect Porridge, I know from my e-mail inbox that the mainstream . . . → Read More: Music Rights Now – Help the RIAA Sue Its Customers
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I first saw CocoRosie opening for Bright Eyes at the State Theater back in 2005.
I was late to the show, and you know how that theater has ushers with flashlights to show you to your seat? I had no idea my tickets were front row, center. So I’m ushered down the aisle, sit right in the front and watch these two gals weave an aural tapestry using their voices and minimal instrumentation, including children’s toys. So cool.
I’d completely forgot about them until I got this remix track from TK Wonder.
CocoRosie . . . → Read More: CocoRosie remix from TK Wonder