Archive for February, 2007

Cinematic Orchestra Brings Us “Ma Fleur”

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Cinematic Orchestra will be treating us with their latest relase on June 5th. Ma Fleur is the follow up album to 2002’s beautifully produced Every Day. This latest project is a soundtrack to an imagined film created by frontman Jason Swinscoe, which features longtime collaborator Fontella Bass as the story’s protaganist. Look for them to tour Eurpore and North America after the album’s release.  Can’t wait to hear it…

Tracklist:

  1. That Home (ft. Patrick Watson)
  2. Familiar Ground (ft. Fontella Bass)
  3. Ma Fleur
  4. Music Box (ft. Patrick Watson/Lou Rhodes)
  5. Time and Space (ft. Lou Rhodes)
  6. Prelude
  7. As the Stars Fall
  8. Into You
  9. Breathe (ft. Fontella Bass)
  10. To Build a Home (ft. Patrick Watson)

Regina Spektor Tours the U.S. Again

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

After a couple of dates in Tel Aviv, Regina Spektor will be hitting the U.S. again for a brief tour that includes Coachella and Bonnaroo. Unfortunately, she will not be coming to Austin on any of these dates. The closest she will be to Texas is either Manchester, TN or Savannah, GA. If you happen to be in these areas, then be sure to check out her live set.

February 25th Catch of the Day – The Somnambulants

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

In keeping with our “music from movies” theme this Sunday, I bring you The Somnambulants. This couple began making music in 2001 out of New York. Their elecrtronic/pop sounds takes influences from Joy Division, The Postal Service, and Tlaking Heads. The duo then moved out to San Francisco and completed their latest album, Evacuation. They caught the attention of filmmaker Ryan Fleck, who went ahead and included a track on the Half Nelson Soundtrack. Today’s ”Catch” is the title track off Evacation.

Chillville February 25, 2007

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

Oscar Sunday. See if you notice a pattern.

  • Massive Attack ft. David Bowie – Nature Boy (Moulin Rouge)
  • Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye (Vanilla Sky)
  • Bitter:Sweet – Bittersweet Faith (The Devil Wears Prada)
  • Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way (Valley Girl)
  • Elliot Smith – Miss Misery (Good Will Hunting)
  • Gary Jules – Mad World (Donnie Darko)
  • Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism (The Puffy Chair)
  • Coldplay – Don’t Panic (Garden State)
  • Urge Overkill – Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon (Pulp Fiction)
  • Underworld – Born Slippy/Nuxx (Trainspotting)
  • (10:00) Aimee Mann – Save Me (Magnolia)
  • Bjork Ft. Thom Yorke – I’ve Seen It All (Dancer In The Dark)
  • Fiona Apple – Sally’s Song (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
  • The Postal Service – Against All Odds (Wicker Park)
  • The Pixies – Wave of Mutilation -UK Surf Mix (Pump Up The Volume)
  • Groove Armada – Hands of Time (Collateral)
  • Garbage – #1 Crush (William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet)
  • Echo and The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon (Donnie Darko)
  • The Shins – Caring Is Creepy (Garden State)
  • Air – Playground Love – Vibraphone Mix (The Virgin Suicides)
  • Ben Folds and William Shatner – Rocking the Suburbs – Hedge Mix (Over the Hedge)
  • Foo Fighters – Walking After You (The X-Files Movie)
  • (11.:00) Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy (Sliver)
  • Beck – Deadweight (A Life Less Ordinary)
  • Zero 7 – In The Waiting Line (Garden State)
  • Sufjan Stevens – Chicago (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • Sneaker Pimps – How Do (Hostel)
  • Radiohead – How To Disappear Completely (Life As a House)
  • The Flaming Lips – Sponge Bob and Patrick Confront The Psychic Wall of Energy (The Sponge Bob Squarepants Movie)
  • The Somnambulants – Evacuation (Half Nelson) – Full Monty’s Catch of the Day

Weather Underground by Massive Attack

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

It has been 4 years since Massive Attack released their last original album, 100th Window. However, the band has been back in the studio with enough material that should grant us Weather Underground, the latest work in progress, and possibly one other album within 12 months. Massive has been rumored to have contributions from the likes of David Bowie, Mike Patton (Faith No More), Damon Albarn, Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins), Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), and TV on the Radio. Grant “Daddy G” Marshall has been heavily involved in this album, which did not occur so much on 100th Window. Hopefully, this involvement will lead to a Massive Attack style that was heard on Mezzanine and Protection. Either way, as long as frontman Robert Del Naja is still involved, it will be something to look forward to in the upcoming months.

The Decemberists at the Hollywood Bowl

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

The Decemberists will be playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on July 7th at the Hollywood Bowl. The band plans to bring their new orchestral performances across the country later on in the year. The added bonus to the LA date is that Band of Horses will be the opening act.

February 18th Catch of the Day – Hot Chip

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Hot Chip is the English elctro pop/punk band that are a great example of how hard work on the road can lead to succes. The band has played several live shows in the past three years all over Europe and the US, which led to the record deal with DFA Records (co-founded by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem). The bands latest album, The Warning, was nominated last year for the Merecurt Music Prize, and really showcased the bands talents overseas. They are now starting to get some recognition here in the US, which is very well deserved. Be sure to catch Hot Chip on the road this spring so you can find out what the buzz is all about. My pick for today is “No Fit State” off of The Warning. Enjoy!