Archive for June, 2008

Beck’s Modern Guilt

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

The Danger Mouse produced album by Beck has a confirmed title, track list, and release date. Modern Guilt will be approximately 30 minutes long, and will feature another Chillville artist, Cat Power, performing on a track called “Walls”. The LP will drop on July 8, and could possibly take on new sound from the funkiest white man in the biz. A few weeks ago I made the first single “Chemtrails” my catch of the day, and it absolutely takes on a more psychedelic/Bryan Wilson/Panda Bear sound. Can’t wait to hear the entire record, and see his set at ACL.

  1. Orphans
  2. Gamma Ray
  3. Chemtrails
  4. Modern Guilt
  5. Youthless
  6. Walls (ft. Cat Power)
  7. Replica
  8. Soul of a Man
  9. Profanity Prayers
  10. Volcano

Details on Fujiya & Miyagi’s Lightbulbs

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

The second full length album from Chillville artist Fujiya & Miyagi is set to hit the stores on September 16 here in the U.S. The LP is titled Lightbulbs, and will be introducing a fourth member into the band. Expect to see a tour later this fall to promote the new album – hopefully, we will see them here in the ATX. Click here to listen to an interview I had with the band last fall.

Check out the track list.

  1. Knickerbocker
  2. Uh
  3. Pickpocket
  4. Goosebumps
  5. Rook to Queen’s Pawn Six
  6. Sore Thumb
  7. Dishwater
  8. Pterodactyls
  9. Pussyfooting
  10. Lightbulbs
  11. Hundreds & Thousands

New York City by Brazilian Girls

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Chillville artist, Brazilian Girls, will be releasing their next full length LP on August 5. New York City is the records name, which does not include bassist Jesse Murphy who is currently taking a break. When Jesse was here in the studio with us several months ago, it was pretty clear that he was a major influence on the electronic sound of the band. I am pretty eager to see if there will be any change in the Girl’s sound on this new album. Here is the track listing.

  1. St. Petersburg
  2. Losing Myself
  3. Berlin
  4. Strangeboy
  5. Ricardo
  6. I Want Out
  7. L’Interprete
  8. Good Time
  9. Internacional
  10. Nouveau Americain
  11. Mano de Dios

June 15th Catch of the Day – Jem

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

The “Dog” actually turned me on to Jem when I first came aboard Chillville with the track “Amazing Life”. I fell in love with the Welsh performer and her style of electronic and smart-pop. She has recently put the final touches of her newest album, Down to Earth, which drops later this fall. I absolutely love how she can take the electronic genre and turn it into something so upbeat and catchy. Today’s catch of the day, “It’s Amazing”, happens to be the first single on the new album, which also appears on the Sex and the City soundtrack. I think she has a thing for the word with tracks like “Amazing Life”, “Maybe I’m Amazed”, and “It’s Amazing”. Enjoy!

Rivers Cuomo Spreadsheet

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

You may have heard us talking about Rivers Cuomo’s “magic spreadsheet” and how I modeled when asking Mary The Mad Blogger to help me crack the “Chillville Code.”  As we discussed on-air, when I first mentioned it to Mary and Monty, they both gave me that deer-in-the-headlights look, so I dug up some research, which you can enjoy.  Well, for starters, there are hundreds of web posts you can find if you just google “Rivers Cuomo” and “spreadsheet.”  Here are the links I discussed on air, the first being the Rolling Stone article where I first learned about and the second being a 2007 interview from Alternative Press with the Weezer frontman about the status of it all these years later.

Chillville June 15, 2008

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Happy Father’s Day!!!

  • James Pants – Crystal Lite
  • Husky Rescue – New Light of Tomorrow
  • Ivy – I Think of You
  • Pet Shop Boys – What Have I Done to Deserve This
  • Beck – Chemtrails
  • Goldfrapp – Happiness (Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve Re-Animation Mix)
  • (9:30) Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight
  • Radiohead – Knives Out
  • Ladytron – Soft Power
  • Ben Folds Five – She Don’t Use Jelly
  • The Shins – New Slang
  • (10:00) Groove Armada – Are “Friends” Electric?
  • Bitter:Sweet – Drama (Serj Tankien Version)
  • Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries
  • Thievery Corporation – The Mirror Conspiracy
  • Air – Playground Love
  • (10:30) The Beta Band – Dry the Rain
  • Jem – It’s Amazing (Catch of the Day)
  • Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
  • Calvin Harris – Neon Rocks
  • Bjork – Joga

The show will be ending early due to the Coldplay Viva la Vida special during the 11:00 hour. Chris Martin and the band will be talking about the making of the album, while we play the tracks from the new LP.

Concert Watch

Friday, June 13th, 2008

This just in: Mogwai is coming to town! They’re touring with F**k Buttons, who visited Emo’s just a few months ago with Caribou. The date to save is September 12 at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, just a few short weeks before our fair city explodes into the insanity that is ACL.

Tickets go on sale June 14th (that’s tomorrow!), so set your alarms for 10am, because this is a show you don’t want to miss. F**k Buttons will take the stage at 8, bringing their trance-inducing brand of organic noise rock, and then Mogwai will complete the audience’s total destruction with a post-rock post-apocalyptic sound of distorted guitars, meandering synths, and creepy, muted samples of random people talking about random things. Expect to see fellow concert-goers leaving the show with shell-shocked looks, uncertain as to what they just experienced, just knowing that it was awesome.

For more immediate concert recommendations, tomorrow you get to choose between Busdriver’s gangsta-free and hipster-friendly rap at the Mohawk, and the Black and White Years’ 70’s-era acid rock after a fashion show at the Parish. On Sunday, your best bet is going to be Grand Old Party at the Mohawk, and Monday evening you may catch a familiar Chillville person or two at Rilo Kiley with Thao With the Get Down Stay Down at Stubbs. We’ve blogged about Thao before, and can’t recommend this show enough.