Wednesday, June 13, 2007


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M.I.A. may have teased us in recent times by leaking the tracks 'XR2' and 'BirdFlu' herself but the real event comes on August 21st when the new album, KALA, is released on Interscope Records/XL Recordings. It's been worth the wait. Working with the likes of Afrikan Boy, Blaqstarr, Diplo, Morganics / The Wilcannia Mob, Switch and Timbaland, it's going to be quite an event, this one. In a preemptive strike, her new single, 'Boyz', is being released on enhanced CD and digital release including the “Boyz” video, a “making of”, photos and remix parts. There will also be a 12” vinyl release and a limited edition, M.I.A. branded USB wristband version. The Guardian Guide made it their Single of the Week at the weekend, calling it "a riotous blitz of jerky military riddims." They're not wrong. The video, shot in Jamaica, is equally riotous and features that nation's top dancers as well as some amazing graphics.

M.I.A. - Boyz

New Music

Amestory - The March, The Parade (from They Can Sing Under Water EP, June 2007)
Architecture In Helsinki - Heart It Races (from Places Like This, July 2007)
Spoon - The Underdog (from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, July 2007)
The New Pornographers - My Rights Versus Yours (from Challengers, August 2007)
Robbers On High Street - Crown Victoria (from Grand Animals, August 2007)
Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have To Leave It (from Our Ill Wills, May 2007)
M.I.A. - Boyz (radio edit) (from Kala, August 2007)
Illinois - Missing A Piece (from Daytrotter Sessions, June 2007)
The White Stripes - Rag & Bone (from Icky Thump, June 2007)
Frank Black - Robert Onion (from Best Of Frank Black 93-03, June 2007)


Cat Power wins Shortlist music prize... (read more @ Spacelab)
Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene to release solo album... (read more @ Spacelab)
Ash confirm they are releasing their final album... (read more @ Gigwise)
Rage Against The Machine clock counting down... (read more @ MTV)
Tool tossing around ideas for surreal movie... (read more @ Billboard)
Jack Johnson get busy on new studio album... (read more @ Billboard)
Iron & Wine stretches out on 'Shepard's Dog'... (read more @ Billboard)

The Cinematic Orchestra - Ma Fleur (2007) !!!
Caribou - The Milk Of Human Kindness
Manitoba - Up In Flames
Chris Bowden - Slightly Askew
Indie Albums: Aberfeldy, Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura, Snow Patrol, My Morning Jacket,
The Fray, The Postal Service, The Shins, Goo Goo Dolls, Elvis Costello, Tracy Chapmen, etc.
The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
Mint Royale, 30 Seconds To Mars, Gratitude, VA Punk Goes 80, etc.
Jack Johnson, The Shins, Thelonious Monk, Sigur Ros
Secret Chiefs 3 - Book M + Singles !!!
The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I just wanted to drop in and say that I really appreciate the work you put into this blog. I've been introduced to so many different bands over the past year or so that I probably never would have listened to because of your writeups and the directories you post. I check this blog every single week day. Keep up the good work and thanks again.

2:30 AM  
Blogger Joao said...

I must be honest with u. M.I.A. doesn't fit into my tastes.

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to rely on this blog for introducing me to music, but lately there's nothing posted... what's happening? Is everything okay?

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

M.I.A. is bloody brilliant.

Anyways, Ziggy are you okay? It's been nary a week and not a peep. Have you take ill?

8:49 AM  

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