Wednesday, January 28

Ears Checking #7

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1. The Birthday Party - Big Jesus Trash Can
2. David Bowie - Be My Wife
3. The Felice Brothers - Rockefeller Drug Law Blues
4. Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby
5. Vic Godard & Subway Sect - Stop That Girl
6. Scritti Politti - The Sweetest Girl
7. William Fitzsimmons - They'll Never Take The Good Years
8. Go-Betweens - Love Goes On!
9. The Monkees - (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone

Mix courtsey of Alan 679

Tuesday, January 27

bright new things #3 Golden Filter

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What I know about Golden Filter.
1) Golden Filter hail from New York
2) They have really good promo pictures, not to be under estimated in the 'falling in love with a band' process
3) Their debut single, Solid Gold, is being released on limited 7" through Dummy Records. This will be the first release for Dummy Records also, who you might recognise as the AMAZING free music glossy around in 2006. (In a double good news bulletin, Dummy is making a comeback too next month).
4) They've just completed a devastatingly glorious remix for Little Boots which we're sure will hit blogosphere (I'm slapping my self for using that word) ever so soon.
5) As well as Boots, Golden Filter have remixed Empire of The Sun, Cut Copy and reworked Peter, Bjorn and John, which sounds like THIS (DOWNLOAD ME!)
6) Gold jewelery is making a comeback over silver. I read it in the London Paper.

Monday, January 26

Your school trips included what?!?!

Our very own Marina is the shining star of this week's NME Radar section, and what'd you know, here it is
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I'll let you in to a secret. it took many goes at chucking those diamonds in the air to get that backdrop, health and safety be damned.
But let's never ask Marina about her outings as a child again. Deal?

Wednesday, January 21

We Have Video

It's been knocking about for a little while but this is so good it deserves some more blog space, it's the video for Oh!

We Have Band - Oh! (Music Video) from We Have Band on Vimeo.

Whilst we're here check out We Have Band's cover of West End Girls

Tuesday, January 13

Ears Checking #6

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1. Fan Death - Veronica's Veil
2. Ou Est La Swimming Pool - Dance The Way I Feel
3. Chromatics - Hands In The Dark
4. Animal Collective - My Girls
5. Primary 1 vs. The Shoes - Ho Lord!
6. Marina and the Diamonds - Mowgli's Road
7. Tin Can Telephone - Spak Attack
8. Gene Pitney - Town Without Pity

Monday, January 12

bright new things #2 Tin Can Telephone

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It may be utterly freezing outside but a quick blast of the delicate tones of Tin Can Telephone is enough to thaw the chilliest of mittens.
Incidentally, Tin Can Telephone are all about mittens, as they are maracas, Dictaphones and Bogglins, just check out their myspace pictures.
The band were created by Andy Duckett, one half of cult noise makers Tiger Force, and he was soon joined by an army of instrumentalists (6? 7?) who begin their live shows by processioning through the audience, synchronised hand claps n everything.
Musically, think Clap Your Hands Say Yeah sat round a fire with Weezer whilst The Shins toast marshmallows and crack inappropriate jokes.

Check Spak Attack and Cemetery Songs on Tin Can Telephone's myspace

Sunday, January 11

Happy Boots Year

We're off to a flying start at 679 towers. Namely with 3 Little Boots front covers in one week. Here's my favourites:

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Guardian Weekend Magazine

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Fader
("Cover of the Fader, now I'm on my way up..." Sir Kayne)

Plus winning BBC Sounds poll and popping up literally everywhere leaves us wondering; where next for Boots??