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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Headset On You

One last post before bed... Leeds quartet, Heads We Dance, just released a double remix single featuring Tepr and Frankmusik. I'll post my favorite HWD dance song which is an insta-pop classic that'll no doubt dominate your iTunes.

Heads We Dance - My Heart Is Set On You.mp3

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Ghostland Observes US Territory

Ghostland Observatory, one of the most amazing bands to come out of Austin - that I'm kind of bitter has become a national treasure because I loved keeping them my little secret - is heading out on tour to a city near you...if it's a large one. I caught them at Webster Hall during CMJ week and fell even deeper in love, their stage performance is everything that you can ask for and more; lasers, dancing, capes, the whole shebang. You can purchase their third album Robotique Majestique (Trashy Moped) February 29.

Ghostland Observatory 2008 Spring Tour Dates:
02/29 Austin Music Hall-Austin, Texas
03/08 Langerado Fest-Everglades, Florida
03/13 House Of Blues-New Orleans, Louisiana
03/28 Webster Hall-New York, New York *tickets
03/29 9:30 Club-Washington, D.C.
04/03 Crystal Ballroom-Portland, Oregon
04/04 Showbox @ The Market-Seattle, Washington
04/05 Showbox @ The Market-Seattle, Washington *tickets
04/17 The Mezzanine-San Francisco, California
04/18 Henry Fonda-Los Angeles, California

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Morning Benders

The Morning Benders are a Pop/Folk band from Berkley. They have recorded two EP's by themselves and have finally recorded a studio album entitled "Talking Through Tin Cans" out May 6 2008. If you like 1960's music with nice little key board parts you will like this.

Cross Eyed - The Morning Benders

Beck's Information is wrong

Beck's recent reissuing of Odelay Deluxe has incorrect lyrics in the first pressing. It turns out that they got Beck's lyrics off of the internet. If you can get a hold of this first pressing for god sake HOLD ON TO IT. It'll be worth a lot of money some day. Take care of it.


My Parisian Stride

So I was lucky enough to catch The Teenagers' last night in New York - their first of four shows - and not knowing what to expect I could not have been happier. They opened the set with Starlett Johanson which came as no shock because I'm pretty sure that they have been playing the same set across the country which I am completely okay with. Their stage antics were cute as ever and made them one of the most lovable bands to see live, I only wish that Dorian spoke up more just because he's been such an icon to American hipsters for the past few months. Anyways, I'm just giving a minute's writing summary - it was a great set, go check them out at Coachella and don't be afraid to speak to them if you see them because they really are some of the sweetest people you'll meet in a band. Thanks Dorian and Jason for adding me to the guest list. Check back into this blog soon because I'll be interviewing them later today and after editing and shit it'll probably be up here as well as IHEARTCOMIX sometime next week.

Also, if you live in NY The Teenagers will be filming their video for Selflove on Sunday at a super secret location and need extras. If you're interested, contact me and I'll give you the info.

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Hi. How Are You?

This was to be my first post on the IHEARTCOMIX site/blog. It didn't work out in that way so I am posting it here exactly as it was to be there.

So this being my first post it took some consideration on what I wanted to write about first. I thought about the new Hot Chip CD, doing a piece on PJ the Viking, and even heavily flirted with the idea of publicly declaring my love for Scarlett Johanson’s forthcoming CD. All of those sounded great until I turned on my iPod and heard the glory of what is called [Post-Foetus], a young musician making his own path in the Los Angeles music scene.

Having just graduated from the Hamilton High School Music Academy in June, Will Wiesenfeld under the moniker of [Post-Foetus] has been developing a unique experimental sound for at least the past two years that I’ve known him. Without going into a load of sycophantic bullshit I’ll just honestly say that this kid has talent so if you live in the L.A. area try to catch him live, he does not disappoint.

[Post-Foetus] - .(3) Glück

Nice to meet you all.

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Starlett Waits

I know that it’s only the first month of the year but I am calling it right now that I have found the number one album of the year. On May 20 our Teenagers’ favorite starlett the Scarlett Johanson will at last release her album Anywhere I Lay My Head via Atco. The album includes ten Tom Waits covers as well as an original ScarJo track. Guest appearances on the album include Stars Like Fleas drummer Ryan Sawyer, Celebration’s Sean Antanaitis, TV On the Radio’s David Sitek and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner. According to the Daily Advertiser, studio owner Steve Nails “predicts her CD will go platinum and win a Grammy.” Hopefully with her busy schedule of playing Courtney Love in the talked about not-yet-finalised Kurt Cobain biopic we’ll be lucky enough to find our Scarlett on tour. She has previously sung with The Jesus And Mary Chain at last year's Coachella.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Robert Francis on FMLY Radio

Hey Y'all,
Robert Francis will be on FMLY Radio tomorrow morning at 10:30
just tune onto Little Radio.
If you don't know who Robert Francis is, you will be hearing a lot about him this year. Check out his myspace

One By One - Robert Francis


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Black Vinyl Mirrors

The world of indie and electronic - that I like to call electrindie - has once again joined forces to combat a song that has definitely dominated my stereo for the past year. The Arcade Fire in all of their innovative promotional madness have recently announced a remix "contest" for their first single, "Black Mirror." The song tracks have already been isolated for you and are being hosted by where you can also find the incredible new interactive video for the song directed by Olivier Groulx and Tracy Maurice. Maryland's Oh Snap!!, who we learned about from JoeeIrwin on IHEARTCOMIX the other day, was quick on the game and has already posted his remix which you can check out on his MySpace.

Here are some of the isolated tracks, forgive me if I don't know exactly what the instrumentation is.

Arcade Fire - Black Mirror (acapella)
Arcade Fire - Black Mirror (drums)
Arcade Fire - Black Mirror (i have no idea what this is)
Arcade Fire - Black Mirror (guitar, violin and keys)
Arcade Fire - Black Mirror (very eerie reverb)
Arcade Fire - Black Mirror (orchestra)
Arcade Fire - Black Mirror (full song)

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snapple or weed

It's a beautiful country

Because my teeth started to hurt at 4:29 this morning.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Good Winter For Emma, Forever Ago

Hey FMLY. I'm pretty astonished at the amount of people that have not been touched by the magic of Bon Iver which is why I've found this post pertinent to your indieducation. Although Bon Iver has not played a role in the construction of contemporary indie music he has given us a voice that very few other musicians today have granted. "Bohn-eevair," French for "good winter," writes completely honest and heartfelt lyrics that personally touch me in a way that recently I've only felt with Maxwell Strachan's The Histories and Mario Luna's Meals For Children - especially with the new song, Frozen Blood. So without going too deeply into story time, Justin Vernon, who is the primary force behind Bon Iver, spent some time in a remote cabin located within Northeastern Wisconsin with the intention of hibernating. Instead he came out three months later with one of the most genuine albums I feel that we'll see in '08. He has just wrapped up his Winter tour with Elvis Perkins and has begun traveling again - I plan on seeing him on February 22 at the Bowery Ballroom playing with Black Mountain. Go pick up your copy of For Emma, Forever Ago out February 19 on Jagjaguwar.

Bon Iver Skinny Love
The Histories Like Parties Mean Anything
Meals For Children Frozen Blood

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mario Luna of Meals for Children

Mario Luna from Meals for Children did a live performance on FMLY Radio this morning. If you didn't hear it, check out the show to the right. Here is a link to their myspace if you want to check out some more tracks. You can check them out at the Troubadour on March 14. Buy tickets here.

Japawnezie - Meals For Children

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Getting to know your Coachella bands

Do you want to get to know the Coachella line up a little better? Well you better start now and Coachella can help. Here is a complete list of all the bands myspaces and youtubes.
Thanks Coachella!


super soak dem hoez

You can finally squirt little kids with your white stuff legally...


Hot Chip Gets Made In The Dark

Cool electropoppers, Hot Chip, will be releasing their most anticipated album to date, Made In The Dark (DFA), on February 5. This will be the band's third studio release and to follow, their second Coachella performance. A unique trait to Hot Chip's live show is their style of mixing their own music together from start until finish - almost like a Daft Punk concert. The album is said to have a rockier feel than their previous music but still containing electronic elements. Not that FAMLY is advocating this, but the album has been leaked in its entirety as of January 18. Here are a couple of tunes.

Hot Chip: Made In The Dark
Hot Chip: Ready For The Floor

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ed Banger Stocks Target

If you're a cultured hipster living in middle-America and need your ultimate Banger fix, look no cow-pasture further. From the same company that brought you the red circle, generic brands and low low prices in competition with Wal-Mart, you can now find your favorite So Me tees at Target...only they're not designed by So Me? And they're not shipped in from Ed Bangersville?

Re-designed tees blatantly ripped from the Justice video, the pin reads ACE instead of D.A.N.C.E. and the rest you can vent out on your own. Props to Palms Out Sounds on this discovery.

-Noah Klein

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Coachella 2008

April 25:
Jack Johnson, the Verve, Raconteurs, the Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan & Sara, Madness, the Swell Season, the National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does It Offend you, Yeah?, Minus the Bear, Spank Rock, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, Diplo, Adam Freeland, Santo Gold, Jens Lekman, John Butler Trio, Vampire Weekend, Dan Deacon, Architecture In Helsinki, Sandra Collins, Busy P, Cut Copy, Black Lips, Datarock, Professor Murder, Reverend and the Makers, the Bees, Porter, Rogue Wave, Modeselektor, American Bang, Lucky I Am

April 26:
Portishead, Kraftwerk, Death Cab For Cutie, Cafe Tacuba, Sasha & Digweed, Rilo Kiley, Dwight Yoakam, M.I.A., Hot Chip, Cold War Kids, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, DeVotchKa, Flogging Molly, Mark Ronson, Turbonegro, Scars On Broadway, Islands, Enter Shikari, Calvin Harris, Boyz Noize, Junkie XL, Cinematic Orchestra, Jamie T, The Teenagers, VHS or Beta, Carbon/Silicon, Erol Alkan, Yo Majesty!, Little Brother, Bonde Do Role, St. Vincent, Akron Family, MGMT, Institubes DJs (Surkin, Para One and Orgasmic), James Zabiela, Sebastian, Kavinsky, Dredg, The Bird and the Bee, Grand Ole Party, New Young Pony Club, 120 Days, Yoav, Electric Touch, Uffie

April 27:
Roger Waters, Love & Rockets, My Morning Jacket, Spiritualized, Justice, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, the Streets, Metric, Danny Tenaglia, Simian Mobile Disco, Booka Shade, Murs, Dmitri from Paris, Autolux, the Field, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Les Savy Fav, The Cool Kids, Sons & Daughters, Sia, Holy F*ck, Black Kids, Black Mountain, the Annuals, Kid Sister w/A-Trak, Man Man, Duffy, I'm from Barcelona, Manchester Orchestra, Deadmau5, the Horrors, Austin TV, Shout Out Louds, Plastiscines, Brett Dennen


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Jeremy Enigk at the Troubadour

I have always been a big fan of Jeremy Enigk. You might know him better from his first band SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE (if you are lost click the link. If you like what you hear you should download this album. The first time I saw Jeremy was about a year and a half ago at the Troubadour and I honestly thought it was one of the best performances I had ever seen. He had a great band and every song was full of energy. When Jeremy Enigk came out tonight he came out alone. Although the performace was incredibly passionate alot of it didn't stand up with out a band and what was once a full flowing texture was turned a little self indulgent. Unless you are a hard core Jeremy Enigk fan which most are, This concert wouldn't make sense. I still suggest all his old work including his two earlier solo albums and The Fire Theft as well as seeing him but before you do make sure he has a backing band...

Cameron Rath

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Dan Deacon at The El Rey

The El Rey in Los Angeles, California had a buzz Tuesday night that yearned for Dan Deacon. Abe Vigoda, a band of students from East L.A. opened the show followed by local experimental four-piece, Health. After Health set the mood for the rest of the night the Wham City collective of artists that make Ultimate Reality took stage. A massive video montage of Arnold Schwarzenegger created by Jimmy Joe Roche was projected onto the stage as drummers from Videohippo and Ponytail played along to a composition created by Danny boy himself.
The King of analog finally revealed himself armed with a blue iPod shuffle and a rare collection of second hand big kid toys like a signal generator, pitch shift harmonizer and plenty of other goodie bag treats that you have never heard of. After some starting difficulties that no one minded Deacon began building his set, one crowd-pleaser after another, of just great music. The night consisted of new music from the forthcoming album and double-D classics that all led up to his always anticipated sing-a-long, "Silence Like The Wind Overtakes Me." It is experiencing a Dan Deacon show like this one that you see just how hard he works, how bright he is and leaves you wondering just what he could possibly compose next. Beginning as an east coast gem to touring with Girl Talk last year and now becoming a headlining act across the globe, the indie calendar will forever declare 2008 as the year of the trippy green skull.

-Noah Klein

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