Sunday, July 24, 2005

On Vacation

Hi folks. I'll be off for some time. It's vacation time :-) I'll continue posting in the second half of August. Until then, here are my tips for sommer shopping and listening.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - ST

Sleater-Kinney - Woods

Antony & Johnsons - I Am Bird Now

The Decemberists - Picaresque

Editors - Back Room

White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan

M.I.A. - Arular

Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise

LCD Soundsystem - ST

The Go-Betweens - Oceans Apart

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Sigur Ros Live

Named in part after a sister of one of the bandmembers, Reykjavik, Iceland's Sigur Rós ("Victory Rose") was formed by guitarist and vocalist Jon Thor Birgisson, bassist Georg Holm, and drummer Agust. Listen to their live performance in Amsterdam's Paradiso club.

Sigur Ros - Live In Amsterdam 2005

Bonus DL:

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

G'N'R - New Line-Up Live Recordings

In 2001 and 2002 a new line-up of GnR performed a number of live appearances as an introduction to their upcoming album. Unfortunatelly, tha album was never released and the band canceled many of the previously announced tour dates. At the you can find the latest informations on GnR activities, useful links and other stuff.

GnR - Live Recordings & Misc

I put the Radiohead bootlegs from one of my previous posts up again.
Radiohead - Acoustic
Radiohead - Covers | 2
pass: indie

Indie Albums - Huge Selection
Eisley - Room Noises
Blues Albums

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Zero 7 - Pure FM Acoustic Session

The men behind U.K. soul outfit Zero 7 -- producers Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker -- launched their careers in the music industry as tea boys at a London recording studio. Soon after, however, both were in the thick of action, working alongside a string of well-known British musicians such as the Pet Shop Boys and Robert Plant. They spent the best part of the 1990s honing their production skills behind the scenes. Then, after taking on the name of a nightclub in Honduras, the duo gradually began unleashing their own ideas onto an unsuspecting public. First came a couple of remixes; Radiohead's "Climbing up the Walls" and Terry Callier's "Love Theme From Spartacus." In 1999, Zero 7 released their first EP, the suitably titled EP 1. Only a handful of copies were made and they sold out in a matter of days. A similar fate awaited their second release, EP 2. Their first album, Simple Things, came out amidst much salivating from the media in mid-01. A collection of laid-back soul, acid jazz, and funk tracks, the album carried collaborations with respected vocalists Mozez, Sia Furler, and Sophie Barker. Their sophomore effort, When It Falls, appeared in March 2004.

Zero 7 - Pure FM Acoustic Session
Zero 7 - Collection
Zero 7 - When It Falls

A Perfect Circle - Emotive
Hot Hot Heat - Elevator
Portishead - ST + Dummy
Albums: Dr Dre, NaS, 2Pac, etc.


PIXIES guitarist JOEY SANTIAGO wrote the score for the new Showtime comedy series, Weeds, starring MARY-LOUISE PARKER and Kevin Nealon, premiering August 10th ...

SIGUR ROS will release their new album, Takk -- which means "Thanks" in Icelandic -- on September 13th ...

Chicago rockers TORTOISE are teaming up with Canadian singer/producer DANIEL LANOIS for a thirteen-city tour, beginning October 6th in Boston. Lanois and Tortoise collaborated on his new instrumental album, Belladonna ...

SONIC YOUTH are to released an expanded edition of their classic 1990 album 'GOO' later this year. The 2xCD/4xLP set, out on September 12, includes 31 songs featuring the original album remastered, and remixed/remastered versions of the band's eight-track demos ...

Pete Doherty's group Babyshambles have postponed their tour. The group were due to play Bristol Carling Academy on August 1, Manchester University on August 2 and London Carling Brixton Academy on August 6. Their new single F*** Forever will be released on August 8 reports The band have not disclosed the reasons behind the postponement and It is not clear when the dates will be rescheduled.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Various Bootlegs

At the Same Old Trip you can find a lot of various bootlegs including Alice In Chains, A Perfect Circle, Soundgarden, Kyuss, RATM, QOTSA, etc.

A huge collection of The Libertines and Babyshambles live and bootleg recordings is here.

Hot Snakes - Peel Sessions EP
Mogwai - Government Comissions
Sleater-Kinney - Woods
Johnny Cash - Box Set 3CD
Seether - Disclaimer II
Off Spring - Smash
Three Days Grace - Three Days Grace

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Marilyn Manson Singles Collection

Love him or hate him, the self-proclaimed "Antichrist Superstar" Marilyn Manson was indisputably among the most notorious and controversial entertainers of the 1990s. Celebrated by supporters as a crusader for free speech and denounced by detractors as little more than a poor man's Alice Cooper, Manson was the latest in a long line of shock rockers, rising to the top of the charts on a platform of sex, drugs and Satanism. Though widely dismissed by critics, his brand of metal nevertheless struck a major chord with the youth market -- on the strength of a masterfully orchestrated marketing campaign, he became a mainstream anti-hero, much to the chagrin of conservative politicians and concerned parents. ~allmusic

Marilyn Manson Singles Collection
Marilyn Manson - Get Your Gunn [1994]
Marilyn Manson - Lunchbox [1995]
Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams [1995]
Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People [1996]
Marilyn Manson - Remix and Repent [1997]
Marilyn Manson - Long Hard Road Out Of Hell [1997]
Marilyn Manson - I Don't Like The Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me) [1999]
Marilyn Manson - Disposable Teens [2000]

Coldplay - Blue Room EP
Nirvana - Bleach
Off Spring - The Greatest Hits
Papa Roach - Getting Away With Murder
Kreator - Enemy of God
Beatles For Babies & Other Baby Compilations
Albums - Various

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Radiohead Bootlegs

Thom Yorke (vocals, guitar), Ed O'Brien (guitar, vocals), Jonny Greenwood (guitar), Colin Greenwood (bass), and Phil Selway (drums) formed Radiohead as students at Oxford University in 1988. Since then, the band released 7 full albums and a number of EPs, singles and compilations. I present you this time two very nice bootleg collections, one with Radiohead acoustic performances and other including covers of the other artists songs. Enjoy.

Radiohead - Acoustic
01. Radiohead - Banana Co.
02. Radiohead - Black Star
03. Radiohead - Blow Out
04. Radiohead - Creep
05. Radiohead - High & Dry
06. Radiohead - Just
07. Radiohead - Killer Cars
08. Radiohead - Let down
09. Radiohead - Motion Picture Soundtrack
10. Radiohead - No Surprises
11. Radiohead - Scatterbrain
12. Radiohead - Sing a Song For You
13. Radiohead - You

Radiohead - Covers | 2
01. Radiohead - 2hb
02. Radiohead - Bitter-Sweet
03. Radiohead - Cinnamon Girl
04. Radiohead - I'll Wear It Proudly
05. Radiohead - Ladytron
06. Radiohead - Nobody Does It Better
07. Radiohead - Rhinestone Cowboy
08. Radiohead - Sing A Song for You
09. Radiohead - Sunday Bloody Sunday
10. Radiohead - Union City Blue
11. Radiohead - Winter Wonderland
12. Radiohead - Wish You Were Here
13. Radiohead - Wonderwall

pass for all: indie

Bonus RS:
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois | 2 | 3
Dandy Warhols - Odditorium Or Warlords Of Mars | 2
The Books - Tought For Food
Jamiroquai - Dynamite | 2
Static-X - Shadow Zone| 2
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary | 2
Jesus Lizard - Liar
Jesus Lizard - Goat
Mogwai - 4 Satin EP
Radiohead - Itch EP

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Shins - Singles & EPs

Nature Bears A Vacuum is an omnibus from 1999 before The Shins signed for SubPop. In that time the band was touring with Modest Mouse.

The Shins - Nature Bears A Vacuum

The Shins 2001's debut, Oh, Inverted World, made a lot of best-of lists by demanding fans' ears, whose reaction to the tiresome glut of indie rock was to grow even more discerning. Separating the wheat from the endless fields of chaff is more and more difficult, but always rewarding when the actual talent presents itself to you, as this LP does right away. And it sure makes it easier when a respected label such as Sub Pop gets back on the supreme melodic bent it was on when they ruled with Sebadoh, Eric Matthews, Jeremy Enigk, and others, just a few years prior. And having digested the many splendid pleasures Oh, Inverted World offers, glomming this four-song EP is a nice stopgap while waiting for more. Its familiar "Know Your Onion" and three B-sides aren't mere collector's fodder. Recorded live at Seattle's Graceland, October 26, 2001, "My Seventh Rib" must have been written too late for the LP sessions, as this insistent, 16th-note- fest reveals the band's forte: it's filled with non-stop energy, deft dynamics, and James Mercer's typically singsong tune that grabs you like an NHL defenseman if you get near the puck. The LP's "New Slang" sounds more plaintive and Kinks-like, and another new tune, "Sphagnum Esplanade," closes matters on a minimal, light note. We want more Shins and we want it now! This just whets the appetite.

The Shins - Know Your Onion

The Shins' "So Says I" was the lead single off of 2003's acclaimed Chutes Too Narrow. The title track is taken from the album and is an insanely bouncy song with some very woozy vocal harmonies. "Mild Child" was recorded in singer James Mercer's basement. It's a lo-fi, dreamily melodic ballad that is shrouded in an atmospheric haze of reverb, and the ramshackle acoustic take on Chutes Too Narrow's "Gone for Good" was also recorded in Mercer's basement acoustic. A fine preview for a fine album by a fine band.

The Shins - So Says I

Fighting In A Sack is the latest single from The Shins released in 2004 from Universal International.

The Shins - Fighting In A Sack

Password for all RS files is indie.

Live: New Order + Pavement + Stephen Malkmus

New Order - Live @ Reading 1993

Pavement - Live
Stephen Malkmus - Live

Kasabian - Kasabian
Ivy - In The Clear
Oasis - Dont Believe The Truth
System Of A Down - Toxicity
Imperative Reaction - 3 Albums
Rammstein - Reise, Reise
Albums: Sonic Youth, Suede, Travis, Weezer, etc.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Robert Plant & Strange Sensations Live

A short update presenting Robert Plant's live performance at french radio from the June, 9th, 2005.

Robert Plant - Live @ Studio 104

Auf Der Maur
Postal Service - Give Up

Monday, July 11, 2005

Live: Green Day + Rammstein

Green Day - Live Concerts

Rammstein - Live Concerts + Demos

Stars - Heart
Albums: Outkast, Salt-N-Pepa, etc.
Weezer - Make Believe, Mac Dre, Mastodon, etc.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Pearl Jam Live + Live 8 Update

Pearl Jam - Bridge Benefit 2003 2CD
Pearl Jam - Live @ Seattle 2003 2CD

Here are some fresh links for Live 8 concerts.
Live @ Live 8
The Who | 2 | 3
Paul McCartney | 2 | 3
Pink Floyd | 2 | 3 | video
REM | 2 | 3
Sting | 2
Green Day - We Are The Champions (avi)

RS Links:
Eels - Oh What A Beautiful Morning | 2
Cream - BBC Sessions
Peggy Lee - Love Songs
The Queen of the Damned - Soundtrack | 2

More Music:
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
Shinedown - Leave a Whisper
Mano Negra - Best Of
Common - Be
Green Day - American Idiot
Albums: Coldplay, Hoobastank, Evanescence, etc.
Albums: Super Furry Animals, The Coral, Calexico, etc.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Live: Tool + Pearl Jam

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Off Kilter - The Celtic Rock Alternative

OFF KILTER A unique mix of cultural and musical backgrounds merge to create the unforgettable sounds of this Celtic rock band. Jamie Holton, on bag pipes, guitarist Randy Holbrook, Mark Weldon, bassist; keyboards by Tony Escapa III and Scott Zymowski on drums; lead you through their inventive rock versions of many of the traditional Celtic songs you know and recognize. Off Kilter is showcased regularly at the Canadian pavilion at Disney's Epcot Center. After many years of various types of musical experience these five have found their niche and excell in it. Marketing research repeatedly rate them among Disney's favorite attractions. Special event and festivals nationwide add to Off Kilter's universal appeal, best put by a loyal fan "I'm of a mind that Rock N Roll died in the '70's", then a band like Off Kilter comes along and gives rock a shot in the arm and takes it to a new level. Off Kilter offers a unique, cross generation appeal, version of many traditional Celtic tunes as well as their own take on many of today's sounds and original songs. They offer "Something different" to feature at your festival, event, club, meeting. Something everyone will remember long after.

Off Kilter - Off Kilter

More Music:
Hyde - 666 and some pop albums

Snow Patrol - Final Straw
Muse - Absolution
The Killers - Hot Fuss
Taking Back Sunday - Where You Want To Be

Jamiroquai - Dynamite

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business

Many Albums - Metallica, Rammstein, Cradle of Filth, etc.

Radiohead - Hail to the Thief

Soundgarden - 7 Albums
Stone Temple Pilots - Core
Bush, Collective Soul, RATM, etc.

Placebo - 4 Albums
Daft Punk - Human After All

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Live: White Stripes + Nirvana + Collective Soul

Monday, July 04, 2005

Live 8 Rocks The Globe

Finally, the Live 8 concerts took place all around the globe. Twenty years after a scruffy one-hit wonder first demonstrated his gift for lofty dreams and grandiose statements, hundreds of the world's top performers and more than 1 million fans united for 10 free concerts across the globe aimed at fighting African poverty. The concerts in 10 cities, including London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin, Johannesburg, Rome and Moscow played to hundreds of thousands of people.

Live 8 - Coldplay
Live 8 - Keane
Live 8 - Snoop Dogg
Live 8 - U2
Live 8 - Dido
Live 8 - Elton John
Live 8 - Travis
Live 8 - The Cure
Live 8 - Pink Floyd
Live 8 - Many Selections

Bonus DL:
The The - 5 Albums

Air + Built to Spill

Violent Femmes + Fifteen

Friday, July 01, 2005

Maria Taylor

Though often referred to as half of the duo Azure Ray and 1/4 of Saddle Creek's Now It's Overhead, Taylor's soulful melodies and honeyed vocal talents have cropped up on the releases of Crooked Fingers, Bright Eyes, Moby, The Bruces, and The Faint. She writes the sort of classic, sad songs once favored by the first ladies of American songwriting. On this, her first solo full-length, she evokes the artistry of greats like Carole King, Laura Nyro, and Rickie Lee Jones, while spanning the spectrum from acoustic folk to electronic dream pop. The all-star cast includes Cursive's Gretta Cohn, Now It's Overhead's Andy LeMaster, and Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis.

Maria Taylor - 11:11

Bonus Albums:
Coldplay - 3 Albums
Audioslave - Out of Exile
Jet - Get Born
RHCP - Greatest Hits
and more

The Cooper Temple Clause - B-Sides
Robert Miles - Dreamland

Franz Ferdinand - ST
Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane
Muse - Absolution
and more

Cake - Prolonging The Magic
Keane - Hopes & Fears
Straylight Run