Swear I'm not Paul: 26/07/2009

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Album News: 7 Worlds Collide - The Sun Came Out

7 Worlds Collide - The Sun Came Out

I recommend you click on that album cover above to enlarge it. It's fantastic! 7 Worlds Collide is a project to raise money for Oxfam International led by Neil Finn. It features a whole host of musicians working together.

They are:
Neil Finn ( Crowded House / Split Enz / Finn Bothers ), Phil Selway ( Radiohead ), Ed OíBrien ( Radiohead ), Johnny Marr ( The Smiths / Modest Mouse ), Sebastian Steinberg ( Soul Coughing ), Lisa Germano, Jeff Tweedy ( Wilco ), John Stirratt ( Wilco ), Glenn Kotche ( Wilco ), Pat Sansone ( Wilco ), KT Tunstall, Liam Finn, Don McGlashan, and Bic Runga .

Th album is a double and will be released August 10th. And as it's for charity, I really suggest you buy it rather than downloading the leak.

01 Too Blue [ft. Johnny Marr, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway, and Glenn Kotche]
02 You Never Know [ft. Jeff Tweedy]
03 Little by Little [ft. Sharon Finn]
04 Learn to Crawl
05 Girl Make Your Own Mind Up [ft. Don McGlashan, Glenn Kotche, Ed O'Brien, and Jeff Tweedy]
06 Hazel Black [ft. KT Tunstall]
07 Red Wine Bottle [ft. Liam Finn]
08 Black Silk Ribbon [ft. KT Tunstall and Bic Runga]
09 Run in the Dust [ft. Johnny Marr]
10 The Ties That Bind Us [ft. Phil Selway]
11 What Could Have Been [ft. Jeff Tweedy]
12 Duxton Blues [ft. Glenn Richards and Johnny Marr]
13 Reptile [ft. Lisa Germano and Glenn Kotche]

Watch 7 Worlds Collide cover 'Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want':

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Album News: Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

Humbug is the third album by Sheffield's second best act, the Arctic Monkeys, and will be released upon the world in September, with an Irish release set for September 21st.

Tracklist:
1. "My Propeller" 3:27
2. "Crying Lightning" 3:42
3. "Dangerous Animals" 3:24
4. "Secret Door" 3:41
5. "Potion Approaching" 3:32
6. "Fire and the Thud" 3:50
7. "Cornerstone" 3:18
8. "Dance Little Liar" 4:43
9. "Pretty Visitors" 3:40
10. "The Jeweller's Hands" 5:42

Live: Jack Penate at the Village

Singer-songwriter Jack Penate returns to Dublin to promote his latest release, Everything is New in October.

He'll be performing at the Village on Wexford Street on October 17th, with tickets priced €20 on sale now.

Watch 'Spit at Stars':

Download: U2 at Croke Park, 24 July 2009

Great news U2 fans, and anyone who was unfortunate enough to miss U2 weekend at Croke Park last weekend. Here's the bootleg of the first show from Friday, 25 July 2009.

Setlist:
1. Breathe
2. No Line On The Horizon
3. Get On Your Boots
4. Magnificent
5. Here Comes The Sun (snippet) / Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet)
6. Elevation
7. Desire
8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
9. The Auld Triangle
10. One
11. Until The End Of The World / Break On Through (snippet)
12. The Unforgettable Fire
13. City Of Blinding Lights
14. Vertigo / Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet)
15. O Come All Ye Faithful (snippet) / I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
16. Sunday Bloody Sunday / Rock The Casbah (snippet)
17. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
18. MLK
19. Walk On / You'll Never Walk Alone (snippet)
20. Where The Streets Have No Name / All You Need Is Love (snippet)
21. 40 (snippet) / Bad / Fool To Cry (snippet)
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22. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
23. With Or Without You
24. Moment of Surrender

Download:
Part 1
Part 2

To download more U2 bootlegs, sign up for free at U2start.com, it's a marvellous website.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Watch: Monsters of Folk - 'Dear God (Sincerely MOF)'

There's now a video for the opening song on the upcoming Conor Oberst/Jim James/M Ward record. The album itself comes out September 22nd, and has the following tracklist:

Monsters of Folk tracklist:
01 Dear God (sincerely M.O.F.)
02 Say Please
03 Whole Lotta Losin'
04 Temazcal
05 The Right Place
06 Baby Boomer
07 Man Named Truth
08 Goodway
09 Ahead of the Curve
10 Slow Down Jo
11 Losin Yo Head
12 Magic Marker
13 Map of the World
14 The Sandman, the Brakeman and Me
15 His Master’s Voice

Watch 'Dear God (Sincerely MOF)'

Album News: Lucero - 1372 Overton Park preorder

Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

You can now pre-order the new Lucero album, 1372 Overton Park. I know that's not really news in itself, except for the fact that anyone who pre-orders gets six of the tunes right now.

Pre-order here:
http://www.luceromusic.com/site/index.php

Available now:
1. Sixes & Sevens
2. Smoke
3. Sounds of the City
4. The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo
5. Goodbye Again
6. Hey Darlin' Do You Gamble?

Live: Lily Allen at the O2

Lily Allen is set to play her biggest ever Irish show at the O2 in December. Tickets for the performance on 8th of December go on sale next Friday (the 7th of August) at 9. Tickets are €33.90 and €39.20.

'Not Fair' live at Oxegen:

Album News: The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come

The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come

The Mountain Goats are set to release a new album on the 6th of October. Mainman John had the following to say "It's not some heavy-narrative-distance deal either, though, and it's not a screed. It's twelve new songs: twelve hard lessons the Bible taught me, kind of."

Just have a look at that tracklist! I can't wait.

Tracklist:
1. 1 Samuel 15:23
2. Psalms 40:2
3. Genesis 3:23
4. Philippians 3:20-21
5. Hebrews 11:40
6. Genesis 30:3
7. Romans 10:9
8. 1 John 4:16
9. Matthew 25:21
10. Deuteronomy 2:10
11. Isaiah 45:23
12. Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace

More info:
www.mountain-goats.com/

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Setlist: Bell x1, Croke Park, 27 July 2009

It's every Irish boy's dream to run out in Croke Park and play in front of 80,000 fans. Maybe not supporting U2, but I'd say that's almost as good. Bell x1 played a nice little set before the Script at last night's U2 gig.

Setlist:
Ribs of A Broken Umbrella
Rocky Took A Lover
Eve (The Apple Of My Eye)
Great Defector
Tongue
Flame

Album News: Howie Day - Sound the Alarm

No idea when this is coming out. Should be this year though. It was delayed from 2008, so surely it must be a 2009 release. Surprisingly, 'She Says' won't be on it - it was on his first two records! And I don't care what you have to say, I still love 'Collide'. Great tune.

1. So Stung
2. Weightless
3. Longest Night
4. 40 Hours
5. Be There
6. Everyone Loves To Love A Lie
7. Undressed
8. Sound The Alarm
9. No Longer What You Require
10. Postcard From Mars
11. Counting On Me

Watch 'Sound the Alarm' at Joe's, NYC in 2008:

List: NPR's ATC's Top 30 Songs of the Year so far

NPR's All Things Considered has polled their listeners to find out the top 30 songs of the year so far. It's a pretty interesting list, and you can hear clips of all the songs over on NPR here:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2009/07/poll_results_best_of_the_year.html

Fantastic to see 'Knotty Pine' in there. What a tune.

1. "My Girls" Animal Collective
2. "Two Weeks" Grizzly Bear
3. "Blood Bank" Bon Iver
4. "The Rake's Song" The Decemberists
5. "Lisztomania" Phoenix
6. "Zero" Yeah Yeah Yeahs
7. "This Tornado Loves You" Neko Case
8. "Sleepyhead" Passion Pit
9. "Laughing With" Regina Spektor
10. "The Wanting Comes In Waves/Repaid" The Decemberists
11. "Train Song" Feist and Ben Gibbard
12. "Knotty Pine" David Byrne & Dirty Projectors
13. "Daniel" Bat For Lashes
14. "Summertime Clothes" Animal Collective
15. "One Wing" Wilco
16. "The Fear" Lily Allen
17. "Heads Will Roll" Yeah Yeah Yeahs
18. "Wilco (The Song)" Wilco
19. "Stillness Is The Move" Dirty Projectors
20. "Help, I'm Alive" Metric
21. "Anonanimal" Andrew Bird
22. "On No" Andrew Bird
23. "No You Girls" Franz Ferdinand
24. "I And Love And You" The Avett Brothers
25. "French Navy" Camera Obscura
26. "Magpie To The Morning" Neko Case
27. "Woods" Bon Iver
28. "Black Hearted Love" PJ Harvey and John Parish
29. "While You Wait For The Others" Grizzly Bear
30. "Panic Switch" Silversun Pickups

They also listed their Top 30 albums, although I'm surprised people haven't gotten bored with Animal Collective by now. The cover is still the only thing that captivates me:
1. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
2. The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists
3. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
4. Middle Cyclone by Neko Case
5. Wilco (The Album) by Wilco
6. Noble Beast by Andrew Bird
7. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
8. It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
9. Dark Was The Night by Various Artists
10. Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
11. Far by Regina Spektor
12. Actor by St. Vincent
13. Manners by Passion Pit
14. Hold Time by M. Ward
15. Reservoir by Fanfarlo
16. Fever Ray by Fever Ray
17. Fantasies by Metric
18. Two Suns by Bat for Lashes
19. My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura
20. Dark Night of the Soul by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse
21. The Crying Light by Antony & The Johnsons
22. The Eternal by Sonic Youth
23. The Ecstatic by Mos Def
24. Outer South by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band
25. Swoon by Silversun Pickups
26. Together Through Life by Bob Dylan
27. No Line on the Horizon by U2
28. March of the Zapotec by Beirut
29. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
30. The Mountain by Heartless Bastards

Live: And So I Watch You From Afar at the Academy

2009's critical darlings And So I Watch You From Afar (ASIWYFA as they're also known, it's easier to type out but harder to remember!) will be playing a headline show at Dublin's Academy 2 on August 30th. This is an all ages show, so there will be no booze on tap.

Tickets are €11.80 and are on sale now.

Watch 'A Little Solidarity':

Monday, July 27, 2009

Live Setlist: U2, Croke Park, 27 July 2009

If there are any delays tonight, it's totally my fault due to a terrible internet connection. Thanks to bngr for the live setlist update tonight. Three songs in, she notes "There's about 500 people around me sitting as I jump up and down!" Sounds like a good good time! Bono also wore a Polish flag thrown on stage from a crowd member, as well as thanking the support acts and the overwhelming response of the last three days. Tonight also saw the return of 'Stay' after a five year hiatus.

Setlist:
Breathe
No Line on the Horizon
Get On Your Boots
Magnificent
Beautiful Day
New Year's Day
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For >
Movin Up (Primal Scream tease)
Stay (Faraway So Close) (Bono and Edge acoustic)
Unknown Caller
The Unforgettable Fire
City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Two Tribes (tease) >
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Sunday Bloody Sunday
> Rock the Kasbah (tease)
Pride (In the Name of Love)
Walk On
Where the Streets Have No Name
One
Bad
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Light My Way
With or Without You
Moment of Surrender

Download: U2 at the Garden of Eden Club, 2 March 1980

U2 Dublin

To celebrate Ireland's official U2 weekend, or whatever you want to call it, I'm going to be providing you with some past U2 bootlegs from our own shores. This one is one of the early shows they did around the country, from 1980.

U2, Garden of Eden Club, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 2 March 1980 Setlist:
1. Silver Lining
2. The Speed Of Life
3. Life On A Distant Planet
4. Stories For Boys
5. Trevor
6. Another Time, Another Place
7. Another Day
8. The Dream Is Over
9. Pete The Chop
10. Cartoon World
11. Jack In A Box
12. Shadows And Tall Trees
13. A Day Without Me
14. Twilight
15. Boy-Girl
16. Out Of Control

Download the show in its entirety:
Part 1

If you want any other U2 bootlegs, you should register with u2start.com who have everything from soundchecks to the very last show at Amsterdam from the current 360 Tour. It's a fantastic website, and is free to register.

Download: U2 at Croke Park, 7 June 1987

U2 Dublin

To celebrate Ireland's official U2 weekend, or whatever you want to call it, I'm going to be providing you with some past U2 bootlegs from our own shores. This one is taken from the first Dublin date of the Joshua Tree Tour of 1987.

U2, Croke Park, 7 June 1987 Setlist:
1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. I Will Follow
3. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Exodus (snippet)
4. Gloria
5. A Sort Of Homecoming
6. MLK
7. The Unforgettable Fire
8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
9. Exit / Street Hassle (snippet) / Riders On The Storm (snippet) / Van Morrison's Gloria (snippet)
10. In God's Country
11. The Electric Co. / Break On Through (snippet)
12. People Get Ready
13. Help
14. Bad
15. Springhill Mining Disaster
16. New Year's Day
17. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
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18. Bullet The Blue Sky
19. Running To Stand Still
20. With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet) / Love Will Tear Us Apart (snippet)
21. Party Girl
22. 40

Download the show in its entirety:
Part 1
Part 2

If you want any other U2 bootlegs, you should register with u2start.com who have everything from soundchecks to the very last show at Amsterdam from the current 360 Tour. It's a fantastic website, and is free to register.

Download: U2 at Croke Park, 27 June 2006

U2 Dublin

To celebrate Ireland's official U2 weekend, or whatever you want to call it, I'm going to be providing you with some past U2 bootlegs from our own shores. This one is taken from the third Dublin date of the Vertigo Tour of 2006.

U2, Croke Park, 27 June 2006 Setlist:
1. Vertigo
2. All Because Of You
3. Gloria
4. Elevation
5. An Cat Dubh
6. Into The Heart
7. Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet)
8. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / The Boys Are Back In Town (snippet)
9. Original Of The Species
10. Bad / Dirty Old Town (snippet)
11. City Of Blinding Lights
12. Miracle Drug
13. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own / The Black Hills of Dakota (snippet)
14. Love And Peace Or Else
15. Sunday Bloody Sunday
16. Bullet The Blue Sky / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet) / The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Please (snippet)
17. Running To Stand Still / Happy Birthday (snippet) / Walk On (snippet)
18. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
19. Where The Streets Have No Name
20. One / Unchained Melody (snippet)
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21. Zoo Station
22. The Fly
23. With Or Without You
24. Vertigo / Stories For Boys (snippet)
25. Yahweh
26. 40

Download the show in its entirety:
Part 1
Part 2

If you want any other U2 bootlegs, you should register with u2start.com who have everything from soundchecks to the very last show at Amsterdam from the current 360 Tour. It's a fantastic website, and is free to register.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Download: U2 at the Botanic Gardens, Belfast, 26 August 1997

U2 Dublin

To celebrate Ireland's official U2 weekend, or whatever you want to call it, I'm going to be providing you with some past U2 bootlegs from our own shores. This one is taken from the Popmart Tour of 1997.

U2, Botanic Gardens, Belfast, 26 August 1997 Setlist:
1. Mofo
2. I Will Follow
3. Gone
4. Even Better Than The Real Thing
5. Last Night On Earth
6. Until The End Of The World / Break On Through (snippet) / Two Tribes (snippet)
7. New Year's Day
8. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
9. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Stand By Me (snippet)
10. All I Want Is You
11. Staring At The Sun
12. Suspicious Minds (Edge Karaoke)
13. Miami / My Mammy (snippet)
14. Bullet The Blue Sky / America (snippet)
15. Please
16. Where The Streets Have No Name / Playboy Mansion (snippet)
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17. Discothèque / Can't Stand The Rain (snippet) / Love To Love You Baby (snippet) / Barbara Ann (snippet) / Black Betty (snippet) / Whole Lotta Love (snippet) / Discothèque Howie B Hairy B Mix (snippet)
18. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
19. With Or Without You
20. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
21. Mysterious Ways
22. One
23. Unchained Melody

Download the show in its entirety:
Part 1
Part 2

If you want any other U2 bootlegs, you should register with u2start.com who have everything from soundchecks to the very last show at Amsterdam from the current 360 Tour. It's a fantastic website, and is free to register.

Download: U2 at the Point Depot, 26 December 1989

U2 Dublin

To celebrate Ireland's official U2 weekend, or whatever you want to call it, I'm going to be providing you with some past U2 bootlegs from our own shores. This one is taken from the first Xmas at the Point show from the Lovetown Tour of 1989.

U2, Point Depot, Dublin, 26 December 1989 Setlist:
1. God Part II
2. Desire
3. All Along The Watchtower
4. All I Want Is You / Sexual Healing (snippet)
5. Resolution And Independence (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
6. Gloria
7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
8. MLK
9. One Tree Hill
10. Van Diemen's Land
11. Bullet The Blue Sky
12. Running To Stand Still
13. New Year's Day
14. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
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15. Angel Of Harlem / Suspicious Minds (snippet)
16. When Love Comes To Town
17. Love Rescue Me
18. With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet)
19. 40

Download the show in its entirety:
Part 1
Part 2

If you want any other U2 bootlegs, you should register with u2start.com who have everything from soundchecks to the very last show at Amsterdam from the current 360 Tour. It's a fantastic website, and is free to register.

Download: U2 at Croke Park, 25 June 2006

U2 Dublin

To celebrate Ireland's official U2 weekend, or whatever you want to call it, I'm going to be providing you with some past U2 bootlegs from our own shores. This one is taken from the second Dublin date of the Vertigo Tour of 2006.

U2, Croke Park, 25 June 2006 Setlist:
1. Vertigo
2. Out Of Control
3. The Electric Co. / Bullet With Butterfly Wings (snippet) / Send In The Clowns (snippet) / I Can See For Miles (snippet)
4. Elevation
5. New Year's Day
6. Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet)
7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
8. All I Want Is You
9. City Of Blinding Lights
10. Miracle Drug
11. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own / The Black Hills of Dakota (snippet)
12. Love And Peace Or Else
13. Sunday Bloody Sunday
14. Bullet The Blue Sky / The Hands That Built America (snippet) / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
15. Running To Stand Still / Happy Birthday (snippet) / Walk On (snippet)
16. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
17. Where The Streets Have No Name
18. One
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19. Zoo Station
20. The Fly
21. Mysterious Ways
22. Party Girl
23. All Because Of You
24. Yahweh
25. Vertigo / The Boys Are Back In Town (snippet) / Jailbreak (snippet)

Download the show in its entirety:
Part 1
Part 2

If you want any other U2 bootlegs, you should register with u2start.com who have everything from soundchecks to the very last show at Amsterdam from the current 360 Tour. It's a fantastic website, and is free to register.