Swear I'm not Paul: 09/08/2009

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Watch: The Swell Season - 6 New Songs

Glen and Marketa's Swell Season played 6 new songs for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, and these can all be watched online. It's a nice way to sample upcoming album Strict Joy which comes out at the end of September.

"In These Arms"
"Low Rising"
"Fantasy Man"
"Paper Cup"
"Feeling the Pull"
"Back Broke"
"When Your Mind's Made Up"

Watch it here:

Download the audio podcast only:

Live: Gomez at the Academy

For the second time this year, Gomez will be playing at the Academy. This time it's in November, on the 28th, with tickets priced at €26. They should be on sale next week or the week after.

Watch 'In Our Gun' on Jools:

Live: Herm and Groom at Whelan's

A great double billing for Whelan's next weekend, as Herm and Groom will be playing upstairs on August 22nd. You can buy tickets on the door, so if you're not doing anything else next Saturday, it's worth heading down.

Watch Herm 'Shotgun' Muzu Sessions:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stream: Jack White - Fly Farm Blues

Jack White, you may have heard of him, has recorded a new solo single which is now out on Third Man Records. You can buy it from iTunes and all the usual places. Or else stream it below...


Download: The Almighty Defenders - Cone of Light

Remember I told you about the Almighty Defenders, the collaboration between King Khan and Black Lips? Well now I have my grubby little mitts on their second tune, 'Cone of Light' which I can proudly offer for download as a free mp3! Their debut album also comes out September 22nd. So it promises to be a great day for music.

01 All My Loving
02 The Ghost With the Most
03 Bow Down and Die
04 Cone of Light
05 Jihad Blues
06 30 Second Air Blast
07 Death Cult Soup n' Salad
08 I'm Coming Home
09 Over the Horizon
10 She Came Before Me
11 The Great Defender

The Almighty Defenders - 'Cone of Light'

More info:

Download: Volcano Choir - Island, Is

Volcano Choir is the new project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Milwaukee's Collectiosn of Colonies of Bees. They've recorded an album together, Unmap, which will be released on September 22nd in the US. Expect it to feature on many critics' year-end lists.

Volcano Choir - 'Island, IS'

More info:

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Live: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at Vicar Street

Banjo legend Bela Fleck will be coming back to Ireland for the first time in years to play Vicar Street on November 4th. I saw Bela Fleck and the Flecktones supporting Dave Matthews Band at Randall's Island in New York a few years back and their live show is astounding. They are fantastic musicians. Every one of them.

Tickets are €36 and are on sale now.

Watch 'Next' live:

Album Cover: David Gray - Draw The Line

David Gray - Draw The Line

Thought the 'Fugitive' single cover was dark and broody? Well, the actual album itself is even more so. Draw the Line will be released on September 18th, and is sure to be fantastic.

1. "Fugitive"
2. "Draw The Line"
3. "Nemesis"
4. "Jackdaw"
5. "Kathleen"
6. "First Chance"
7. "Harder"
8. "Transformation"
9. "Stella The Artist"
10. "Breathe"
11. "Full Steam Ahead"

Stream 'Fugitive':

Stream: Brendan Benson - My Old Familiar Friend

Brendan Benson - My Old Familiar Friend

Outside of the Raconteurs, Brendan Benson carves out excellent pop tunes. His first three solo albums are testament to this, especially debut One Mississippi. His latest release My Old Familiar will be released next week, but for now, you can stream it in full online at NPR.

1. "A Whole Lot Better"
2. "Eyes on the Horizon"
3. "Garbage Day"
4. "Gonowhere"
5. "Feel Like Taking You Home"
6. "You Make a Fool Out of Me"
7. "Poised and Ready"
8. "Don't Want to Talk"
9. "Misery"
10. "Lesson Learned"
11. "Borrow"

Stream it in full here:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Album News: Holiday Shores - Columbus'd The Whim

Holiday Shores - Columbus'd The Whim

Columbus'd the Whim is the bizarre title of the excellent pop debut from Holiday Shores. It's an album packed with summer bangers and is a masterstroke of pop. It was released on August 4th, so it's out there in the big bad world, trying to instill some happiness!

Phones Don’t Fued
Errand Of Tongue
Bradley Bear
I’ll Spend Money I Don’t Have
Edge Of Our Lives
Days Drag
Tremor Rolls The Peak

Holiday Shores - 'Bradley Bear'

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Download: Patterson Hood, 7 January 2006 Bootleg

Patterson Hood looking sexy

A hell of a lot of my readers downloaded those U2 bootlegs I posted about last weekend, so I've decided to point you all in the direction of some of my other favourite bootlegs. Here's one by lead Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood, taken from Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company on January 7, 2006. It was taped by Gordon Wilson and is available in full on the Llama. Download a few sample mp3s below, and then if you like it, get the entire show.

A Blessing and a Curse (false start)
A Blessing and a Curse
Feb 14
Miss Me Gone
Pay No Attention To Alice
Frances Farmer
Bulldozers and Dirt
The Deeper In
The Company I Keep
Aftermath USA
Dead Drunk and Naked
Why Henry Drinks
Don't Be in Love Around
Sink Hole
Thank You Friends (Big Star Cover)
Margo and Harold
World Of Hurt
The Living Bubba
Road Cases
Screwtopia >
Heavy and Hanging
Back Of The Bible
Nine Bullets

Patterson Hood - 'February 14'
Patterson Hood - 'Bulldozers and Dirt'
Patterson Hood - 'Thank You Friends (Big Star Cover)'

You can download the entire show here in mp3, FLAC or Ogg Vorbis here:

Watch: Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Movies

Somehow I doubt MTV and the like will be playing this tune, but I'm glad Justin made this strange video for it. Allows me to enjoy it all the more. I highly recommend the album of the same name, Midnight at the Movies for it's one of the best albums of the year.

Watch Justin Townes Earle 'Midnight at the Movies':