Archive for November, 2008

The Soundtrack to Danny Boyle’s Sunshine has Finally Been Released

Sunday, November 30th, 2008


So earlier this year I talked about the issue involving the soundtrack to Sunshine (the Danny Boyle film that was released last year). If you’ve seen the movie, then maybe you were one of many that really enjoyed the ambient score that was composed by both Jon Murphy and Underworld. The problem was that both Murphy and Underworld could not come to an agreement on who should get credited for certain tracks due to a fusion of work on the majority of the cd. Did Murphy do most of the work, or did Underworld do it? This was the conundrum that ultimately delayed the release to the soundtrack for over a year. Well, it has finally been resolved! Both Murphy and Underworld agreed on credits by listing the artist as either Jon Murphy, Underworld, Jon Murphy & Underworld, or Underworld & Jon Murphy. Hmmmm. To be honest, I don’t think most of us care how the artist is credited as long as the cd is released. So as of Nov. 25th, you can now download one of the finest scores that came out last year (or this year?).One of the best tracks is Underworld’s “Capa Meets the Sun (To Heal)”, which contains quotes from the film.

November 30th Catch of the Day – Headstrong

Sunday, November 30th, 2008


This is the second time I have made the UK act, Headstrong, my “catch” in the past year. They have that ultimate electro chill vibe that has made them a very popular band on the show. Guest vocalists have become the biggest part of Headstrong’s sound with contributions from Kirsty Hackshaw and Tiff Lacey. Well, today’s track is no different with Shelly Harland lending her vocal talents to today’s catch entitled “Helpless”. The original version is a little bit more up-tempo; however, I have decided to use the “Acoustic & Strings Remix” that will really allow you to kick back and ease into the day. Enjoy!

Chillville November 30, 2008

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Come be our friends at our MySpace Page, and see the “Chillville Concert Calender” along with other audio/vidual goodies. Also, you can now listen to the streaming broadcast of Chillville and other 101X shows at 101X.com. We will have tickets to give away for Sounds Under Radio, so make sure you tune in.

  • The Dandy Warhols – Sleep
  • Dubstar – Stars
  • The Egg – Venice Beach
  • The Arcade Fire – In the Backseat
  • The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize (Postal Service Remix)
  • (9:30) Lykke Li – Little Bit
  • Tahiti 80 – Yellow Butterfly
  • MC 900 Ft. Jesus – While the City Sleeps
  • Death Cab for Cutie – Crooked Teeth
  • Garbage – Queer
  • Tosca – Chocolate Elvis
  • (10:00) The Postal Service – Grow Old With Me
  • Bjork – Isobel
  • Kruder & Dorfmeister – Original Bedroom Rockers
  • The Smiths – I Know It’s Over
  • Mutiny UK – Keep Love (Mutiny’s Lush Mix)
  • (10:30) Calvin Harris – Neon Rocks
  • Belaire – Ces Mots
  • Poe – Hey Pretty (Drive By Remix)
  • David Garza – Wake Up
  • Beck – Broken Drum (Remixed by DNTL)
  • (11:00) DeVotchka – How it Ends
  • Air – Run
  • Neil Patrick Harris – My Freeze Ray
  • Thievery Corporation – Warning Shots
  • U2 – Numb
  • (11:30) Massive Attack – Karmacoma (Portishead Experience)
  • Headstrong – Helpless (Acoustic & Strings Remix) – Catch of the Day
  • Moby – When It’s Cold I’d Like to Die
  • Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch (Hot Chip Remix)
  • Radiohead – All I Need
  • Underworld – Capa Meets the Sun (To Heal)

November 23rd Catch of the Day – Coldplay

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008


Prospekt’s March
is the upcoming EP from Coldplay that is set to be released tomorrow on Monday the 24th (not sure why on a Monday). It will be compiled of additional tracks that did not make the original cut for Viva la Vida, and contains tracks that were produced by Brian Eno & a version of “Lost” featuring Jay-Z. With that said, the material was too good to be passed up. You can get it one of two ways – either a double album with both Viva La Vida and Prospekt’s March together, or just the EP by itself. Coldplay will be off to Australia for a short tour, and the rumor is that Chris Martin will be taking a long break (maybe retirement) afterwards. We will soon find out. Today’s catch is the combined songs of “Prospekt’s March/Poppyfields”, which is my favorite on the record. Enjoy!

Chillville November 23, 2008

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Come be our friends at our MySpace Page, and see the “Chillville Concert Calender” along with other audio/vidual goodies. Also, you can now listen to the streaming broadcast of Chillville and other 101X shows at 101X.com. We will have copies of the new Dido cd to give away, so make sure you tune in.

  • the bird and the bee – How Deep is Your Love
  • Tipper – Tear Strips Off
  • Dust Galaxy – Sons of Washington
  • Beck – Deadweight
  • Jem – Finally Woken
  • Depeche Mode – Waiting for the Night
  • (9:30) Blue States – Golden Touch
  • Cinematic Orchestra – All That You Give
  • Ghostland Observatory – Midnight Voyage
  • Garbage – Milk (Massive Attack Remix)
  • Unkle – Be There (ft. Ian Brown)
  • (10:00) Dido – Burnin Love (ft. Citizen Cope)
  • Zero 7 – Destiny
  • Saint Etienne – Winter Melody
  • The Flaming Lips – Waiting for Superman
  • (10:30) Shock of Pleasure – Superstar
  • Radiohead – Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
  • Kruder & Dorfmeister – Where Shall I Turn
  • Santogold – Your Voice
  • Elliot Smith – Miss Misery
  • Moby – I Love to Move in Here (Holy Ghosts! Remix)
  • (11:00) Elsiane – Morphing
  • David Garza – Ye Olde Dream Delay
  • The Black Ghosts – Repetition Kills You (Diplo Mix)
  • Thievery Corporation – The Forgotten People
  • Spoon – I Turn My Camera On
  • (11:30) Fatboy Slim – Sunset (Bird of Prey)
  • Coldplay – Prospekt’s March/Poppyfields (catch of the day)
  • The Funky Lowlives – Sail Into the Sun (Nightmares on Wax Vocal Mix)
  • Dido – Don’t Believe in Love
  • Air – Once Upon a Time

Fun Raised to the Power of Three*

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Though the redundantly-named Fun Fun Fun Fest is only in its third year, relative infancy for a music festival with such an ambitious lineup, Waterloo Park and Transmission Entertainment seem well up to the Fest’s thrown glove name. Invoking a Dead Milkmen reunion, indie buzzbands galore, and an electronic and dj lineup that had dance-loving kids grooving, the park was packed with skinny jeans and mohawks alike braving the dust and sun for four stages of fun.

The Local Music is Sexy pre-show at the Mohawk Friday night started the weekend right with Brothers and Sisters doing their alt-country 60s-vibe of feel-good tunes. Foot Patrol made foot fetishes fun, ending with a killer Prince cover that got the entire crowd dancing and singing along, and secret guest Dengue Fever kept the party going until after 2am with Cambodian pop-infused psychedelic indie that was positively infectious.

Personal highlights from Saturday:

 Octopus Project

Octopus Project, who drew a crowd of loyal hometown fans. They rocked out with dancing puppets? muppets? dream-totems? behind them, Yvonne somehow remaining perfectly composed despite the heat and sun that directly blasted the stage. As they tentatively try their hand with more vocals, it somehow still works with their very electronic sound, moving them forward while maintaining the feel that fans love.

Deerhoof 

Deerhoof! From the very beginning, when they emerged on stage in lion and tiger heads, you knew there was something strange and intriguing ahead. What you may not have expected, however, was the ferocious and awesome drumming, which drove every song forward and energized onlookers. Reaching from all of their albums, the diverse set and endearing thank-you from the band charmed the dusty crowd.

 Dan Deacon

We only caught the end of Dan Deacon, as Deerhoof gripped our interest and wouldn’t let go, but what we saw was a crazy dance party. Deacon, playing in front of the stage, directed the crowd into a meandering chain of raised arms, and then had kids run through the tunnel that formed. Playful and fun.

 Z-Trip

Z-Trip then came on stage and killed with consummate dj skillz. Mashing Johnny Cash with Rage Against the Machine and many more, he kept the crowd jumping. Our only problem was with his insistence on constantly inciting the audience – the music needed no vocal encouragement for people to dance, they were already going.

Sunday highlights:

Til We’re Blue or Destroy had nine people on stage, but were having about 20 people’s share of the fun. Unintelligible lyrics, tamborines galore, and loud as heck; if you can catch them sometime in the future, they’re worth it.

 Annuals

We hadn’t heard much from the Annuals before, but at a recommendation from Mr. Curiosity of local music blog Covert Curiosity we stuck around, and were glad we did! They were fun, with some lovely harmonies.

 Islands

Islands is all catchy hooks and quirky indie, and didn’t disappoint with their late afternoon set.

 Black Angels

We may be biased, but local psychedelic rockers the Black Angels pretty much rocked our socks off. With fierce drums, gritty, relentless guitar, and wailing vocals, these guys produced a mind-overwhelming sound that felt like the soundtrack to a war. The dusty sunset was the perfect backdrop after the heat of the day, and we were in no way ready for their set to end.

Venturing around for sustenance and alcohol, we missed St. Vincent, which is a little crushing considering the rave reviews we heard of her set. We did make it back for Minus the Bear, who actually did not impress; they seemed very one-note, almost like they were phoning in the performance.

 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

The night ended with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, who were awesome. This cemented their live music cred in Austin as solid indie rockers, and we and the entire crowd, giddy with a weekend full of awesome music and dust, danced around like idiots to their feel-good and alcohol-influenced set.

Girl In a Coma 

We finished off the night at the Mohawk’s afterparty with Girl in a Coma, a rock band signed by Joan Jett. And these girls did rock hard, keeping the packed indoor room thrashing about long after the midnight hour.

*A bit belated, sorry. Thought it had already been posted.

Andrew Bird in February

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

You have probably heard of Andrew Bird, whether from his ACL performance a few years ago or his wonderful Take Away Show on the streets of Paris, and if you haven’t you are in for a treat. His soft vocals, piercing and pitch-perfect whistling, and plaintive violin-work combine for a live show that is engaging, interesting, and musically stunning.

And he’s coming back to town! Tickets go on sale this Saturday for a February 12th performance at the Paramount Theater, which has recently hosted stellar musicians from Pink Martini to Ray Lamontaine. Buy ‘em when you can, because they will sell out.