Archive for August, 2008

August 31st Catch of the Day – Fujiya & Miyagi

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

The second full length album from Chillville artist Fujiya & Miyagi is set to hit the stores real soon. The kind people from F&M’s camp were gracious enough to send us an advance copy. The LP is titled Lightbulbs, and will be introducing a fourth member into the band who will be on percussion. The thing I love most about this band is that they do not take their lyrics seriously by writing about any sort of experience in their life; however, they are musically one of the most talented bands around. 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. Today’s catch is track #3 entitled “Pickpocket”. Enjoy!

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

Chillville August 31, 2008

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!

Be sure to check out our MySpace Page to see the “Chillville Concert Calender” along with other audio/vidual goodies. We will have ticket give away’s for Federico Aubele and Stereolab for our MySpace friends only.

Also, listen to the streaming broadcast of Chillville and other 101X shows at

  • Headstrong – Symphony of Soul (Reuben Halsey Chillout Mix)
  • Exstus – Mandala
  • Morcheeba – Sao Paulo
  • Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
  • The Orb – Blue Room
  • (9:30) Unkle – Heaven
  • The Cure – Trust
  • Delerium – Twilight
  • Hercules and Love Affair – Iris
  • Federico Aubele – Su Melodia
  • (10:00) Beck – Movie Theme
  • Brazilian Girls – Strangeboy
  • Beastie Boys – Something’s Got to Give
  • Natalie Walker – Quicksand (Thievery Corporation Remix) – click here to see pics of Natalie
  • Moby – I Love to Move in Here
  • (10:30) Coldplay – X&Y
  • Roxy Music – Avalon
  • Daft Punk – Voyager
  • Garbage – All the Good in This Life
  • Midnight Juggernauts – Shadows (M83 Remix)
  • Fatboy Slim – Sunset (Bird of Prey) – check out the cool video for this song here
  • (11:00) The Verve – Judas
  • Weekend Players – Higher Ground
  • Massive Attack – What Your Soul Sings
  • Stereolab – Chemical Chords
  • (11:30) 311 – Stealing Happy Hours
  • Radiohead – Pyramid Song
  • Kwanzaa Posse – African Vibrations (Massive Attack Full Vocal Mix)
  • Portishead – Hunter
  • Fujiya & Miyagi – Pickpocket (Catch of the Day)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Scale

Monday Night Alright

Monday, August 25th, 2008

If you tuned in yesterday and caught our live music recommendations for the week, you may recall a little something about free pizza and vodka at Beauty Bar tonight; what you maybe missed with all our talk about that interesting combination of liquor and greasy food was that the six-band all-star local lineup includes many Chillville faves.

On the indoor stage, you can catch the Sad Accordians, White White Lights, and Peel. Heading outdoors to the back patio (where there will be a tent set up, in case of any stray showers), Future Clouds and Radar kick things off, followed by AM Syndicate and then Belaire to end the live music portion of the evening right. The performances are staggered, so there’ll be great music going on at all times.

There will also be three DJs helping you get your groove on, including a side-project called Murder Monkeys from one of our friends in OHN. And to provide just that little bit of overkill incentive, My Morning Jacket has just confirmed that they’ll also be chillin’ at Beauty Bar tonight, the day after their sold-out Stubbs show. Sold on this crazy shindig yet? Because we are, and we’ll see you there.

August 24th Catch of the Day – The Submarines

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

The Submarines are one of the most underrated bands coming out of L.A (originally from Boston). The real life couple of John Dragonetti and Blake Hazzard carry a unique sound that crosses both folk and electronic genres. Their first full length record, Declare a New State!, was an outstanding debut album, and even spawned several remixes by artists like Morgan Page and Styrofoam. Their latest LP entitled Honeysuckle Weeks was released earlier this year, and picks up where they last left off with outstanding songwriting and performances. I met both John and Blake when they were last here at SXSW, and they are the sweetest people I have ever interviewed (they actually have a real interesting story of how they formed a band and fell in love). Currently, they are on tour with Aimee Mann. Today’s catch is the track, “1940″. Enjoy!

Chillville August 24, 2008

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Check out the updated Chillville Concert Calander and other goodies at our MySpace page. Come be our friends, and reap the benefits that come with it!!!

  • Garbage – Milk (Massive Attack Remix)
  • Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul
  • Esthero – Country Livin’ (The World I Know)
  • Gorillaz – Hongkongaton
  • The Shins – Phantom Limb
  • The Dandy Warhols – Love Song
  • (9:30) Ladytron – Soft Power
  • Depeche Mode – Waiting for the Night
  • Lykke Li – Hanging High
  • Moby – Memory Gospel
  • (10:00) The Flaming Lips – Waiting for Superman
  • Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes (XXXchange Remix)
  • Unkle – Glow
  • Bjork – Bachlorette
  • Faithless – Bring My Family Back
  • (10:30) Jes – Heaven (Myon Remix)
  • Radiohead – Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
  • Beck – Deadweight
  • Brazilian Girls – I Want Out
  • Josh One – Contemplation
  • (11:00) Ghostland Observatory – Midnight Voyage
  • Natalie Walker – Hypnotize
  • Air – Cherry Blossom Girl
  • The Submarines – 1940 (catch of the day)
  • Bitter:Sweet – Bittersweet Faith (Thievery Corporation Remix)
  • (11:30) My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2
  • Coldplay – The Scientist
  • The Smiths – There is a Light That Never Goes Out
  • Sia – Breathe Me
  • Travis – Why Does It Always Rain On Me

Live Tonight

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

We’ve talked about Xiu Xiu before; last time Jamie Stewart and his band were in town their live performance blew the audience away, despite the strangely affectionate heckling of one drunken audience member (imagine “That song was very interesting! It was weird but I liked it!” delivered in a stilted roar over a relatively quiet audience; eventually Stewart replied “You’ve very persistent!” and the heckler, acknowledged at last, shut up). Avant garde, noise rock, experimental indie insanity; however you want to describe Xiu Xiu, their live show is intense and immensely interesting. They’re at the Mohawk for an early show; doors are at 8.

Also competing for an audience are noisy rockers When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, along with Dikes of Holland, Follow That Bird, and Horn of Afrika, for an entirely Austin lineup at Beerland. Or you could go with some great hip hop jams and head to Emo’s for the Cool Kids.

August 17th Catch of the Day – Stereo MC’s

Monday, August 18th, 2008

So it’s been 16 years since the Stereo MC’s biggest hit “Connected” smashed through the airwaves, but what you may not know is that they have had several full length albums and EP’s in between. Yes, they never went away – they have always been here. However, U.K. media has been a lot more accepting of them than over here in the U.S. (which is always been the case with several other bands across the pond that have a huge U.S. hit and are just written off by American media – for example Blur, Oasis, Primal Scream, and The Stone Roses. This is a completely different topic that I can get into some other time). But I assure you that they music they put out since the 1992’s Connected has not been a step down at all. They have grown over the years with their sound, which brings me to their latest LP entitled Double Bubble. The one thing that stands out on this new album is how much their music has matured. Not only are they still dropping groovy beats and bass-lines, but they have made live instrumentation a big part of their act. This is really apparent on today’s catch, “Changing”. Enjoy!