Friday, January 26, 2007

Come Sail Away With Me

Ah yes...I love YACHT...It's true...I have a crush on his music...and it bleeds over into his work with the Blow...and well, they're releasing an extended version of Poor!

Here's the track list:


Track List

1. Hey Boy
2. The Sky Opened Wide Like the Tide
3. Knowing the Things that I Know
4. Let's Play Boys Chase Girls
5. The Love That I Crave
6. Hock It
7. "Come On Petunia"

Bonus Tracks:

8. Begin Remix
9. Hock It (YACHT Remix featuring Claire L. Evans)
10. The Love That I Crave (Strategy's Strata Club Remix)
11. The Sky Opened Wide Like the Tide (Lucky Dragons New Age Powermix)
12. Hey Hey Hey Boy (K Maricich Remix)
13. Hey Boy (DJ Alan Fortarte Remix)
14. We Are Over Here (Lucky Dragons Remix)

How sweet is that? and the Lucky Dragons remixed two tracks as well.

Here's a tidbit to hold us over:

The Blow - Hock It (YACHT remix)

What's that? You want more? How about The Blow touring with Of Montreal? Yes, it's true, but only certain dates, and only on the West Coast:

Sun Jan. 28 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Tue Jan. 30 San Diego, CA SOMA
Fri Feb. 2 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Fri Feb. 9 Seattle, WA Showbox
Sat Feb. 10 Eugene, OR WOW Hall

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Time is so precious...and the blog is suffering...

But I just got this e-mail in my inbox and well...I must tell share...Remember Oswald hmmm...

Holy smoke. She's wear an Adickdid shirt. Awesome!

Well. Dian Rios, ex-member has her own blog going and it's a pleasure to read. Even more exciting, there's been a new Oswald 5-0 release...capturing and collecting all the hits and unreleased tracks. It's called Nothing to Prove and you can capture and save it over at CDBaby. Please do. I'll try to get one myself and let you know how it is.

Something I learned from her blog...there's a guy named Matt Paden making a movie on the music scene in Eugene, Oregon circa 1983-90. Wow. Should be interesting.

Gotta run.

Work to do. Like you care.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Original Doh

This just hit my in box, which is quite cool...Sebadoh is touring...the Sebadoh of old...Lou Barlow, Eric Gaffney and Jason Loewenstein. But you already knew this, didn't you?

Here are the dates:

02/26 San Diego, CA Casbah
02/27 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
02/28 San Francisco, CA GAMH / Noise Pop
03/02 Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
03/03 Vancouver, BC Richards
03/04 Seattle, WA Neumos
03/05 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
03/07 Santa Cruz, CA The Attic
03/09 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
03/10 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
03/15 Phoenix, AZ Clubhouse
03/16 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
03/17 Boulder, CO Fox Theater
03/19 Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar
03/20 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
03/21 Chicago, IL Metro
03/22 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
03/23 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
03/24 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
03/29 Northampton, MA Pearl St.
03/30 Boston, MA Paradise
03/31 New York, NY Webster Hall
04/02 Philadelphia, PA Northstar
04/03 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
04/04 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
04/06 Louisville, KY Headliners
04/07 Nashville, TN Exit In
04/08 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
04/09 Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar
04/10 Orlando, FL The Social
04/12 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
04/13 Houston, TX Walters on Washington
04/14 Austin, TX Emo's
04/16 Tucson, AZ Club Congress

And here's a couple of tracks for old times sake:

Sebadoh - Gimme Indie Rock
Sebadoh - The Freed Pig

And holy smoke...check this out...TONS of live tracks on their site, for example:

Sebadoh - Love is Stronger (Live @ Chicago, IL 2005)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

cuddling the bear

Remember Huggy Bear? No, not this Huggy Bear...or this one either...shudder...

but this Huggy Bear:

Huggy Bear formed in 1991, and wore their influences on their shirts and arms...Bikini Kill and Nation of Ulysses stuffed into the microwave and melted together.

Huggy Bear - No Sleep

More info found at Huggy Nation and Huggy Bear.
Buy it over at Kill Rock Stars.

Keeping keeping up

New track by Ben Davis (Sleepytime Trio, Milemarker, Bats & Mice) has been posted. Pretty good track, not sure if I love it or not yet, but well worth a listen.

Ben Davis - Gorilla Bot

Monday, January 01, 2007


Again, no top of 2006 list for me. But here's something close.

Top from 1981-1986 (otherwise known as the high school years).

But a couple of caveats...I tried to stick with releases that actually came out during that time period. I also avoided the big names, just because those songs are easily found. So the skipped list is long:

Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way
Clash - Straight To Hell
Violent Femmes - Add It Up
Cure - Close to Me
The Smiths - How Soon is Now
Scritti Politti - Absolute
Roxy Music - More Than This
OMD - Crush
Orange Juice - I Can't Help Myself
Tones on Tails - There's Only One
This single represented a lot...I searched for it everywhere, so hard to find and when I finally did it was outrageously priced.
English Beat - Save it For Later
Fishbone - Skankin' To The Beat
Originally a b-side to Party At Ground Zero, a different version later appeared on the soundtrack for Say Anything.
Minor Threat - Out of Step
Bad Brains - I Against I
Felt - Mobile Shack
Untouchables - I Spy (for the F.B.I)

And that's just the tip of the iceberg...The Specials, Madness, Love and Rockets, Bauhaus, Joydivision, Police, SNFU (scarecrow, anyone?), the list is long.

There are some cliches in there...but you gotta remember, when these songs came out no one was listening to them where I lived. In my high school of roughly 1600 kids the 50 of us or so who were into these songs were ridiculed and teased for listening to the music. By the time I graduated in 1986, the majority of kids had appropriated about half of the music, heck, how many people went to a prom during the later 80's where Alphaville's "Forever Young" was the theme 2-3 years after it was released and we were tired of it?

Wolfgang Press - My Life (1986)
A 4AD release, the album was beautifully put together, both physically and musically. A bit challenging at times but one of my favorite albums of all times. I wanted my hair like the singer's for the longest time.

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Forest Fire (1985)
Loved his lyrics and his voice. He made my teenage head think.

Tuxedomoon - The Cage (1982)
Although not my favorite song by them, it was this 12" that introduced me to the band. Purchased strictly because the cover and band name intrigued me. Couldn't find a photo with Winston in it...bummer!

Vandals - Urban Struggle (1982) REMOVED
This song is hysterical. Still makes me laugh.
Band page here. Steven "Stevo" Jensen, the lead singer of this era of the Vandals, died in 2005.

A Certain Ratio - Anthem (1986) REMOVED
Again, not necessarily my favorite song, but the album that introduced me to the band and one of the first CD's I bought. It sounded amazing through headphones. I was so amazed to not hear any of the crackles and pops on an LP and to be able to skip directly to any song I wanted.

Spandau Ballet - Chant No. 1 (1982) REMOVED
Diamond was an album that worked so well as an album, listened to from beginning to end. My bass instructor thought I was mad when I brought this CD in and asked him to help me with some of the songs. He had long rocker-styled hair and was about 10 years older than me. That photo is cracking me up.

Fiat Lux - Secrets REMOVED
This song is the epitome of New Wave goodness. Ahhh...Fiat Lux.

So there you go...hope you enjoy them. Hope your new years was great as well. Here's to 2007.

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