Archive for May, 2009

Two Door Cinema Club – More Various Songs – 2009

May 28, 2009

This should be the last of them, you can grab the others below.

Two Door Cinema Club are 3 people with the help of technology and a thirst for anything quirky. If you were to pose the question, “Where do Two Door Cinema Club live?” and someone was to answer, “Why, Bangor!” That someone would only be 66.67% correct because Two Door Cinema Club are a Bangor/Donaghadee based electro pop band. An obvious absence in the rhythm department is humbly filled by an unadulterated Macintosh and the electronic thump from the fourth imperceptible member goes hand in hand with the electro/pop direction.

A few nice people over at last.fm where gracious enough to send them my way after I came up empty looking for them online. I also ended up ordering their EP and I suggest any of you do so as well.

Here is an additional three songs from their ep.

Standing On Ghosts
New Houses
Not in this town

Download:
Here

Download two other songs:
Here

Download the Single:
Here

Similar Artists:
General Fiasco, Hockey, Friendly Fires

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Uzi & Ari – It Is Freezing Out – 2006

May 28, 2009

Rioting quieter than most, Uzi & Ari seems to essentially be the solo project of one Ben Shepard, of Salt Lake City – It Is Freezing Out is his second long-play collection following last year’s Dont Leave In Such A Hurry. These songs are well fleshed-out by an assortment of accomplished musicians, each lending their own nuances to proceedings, but at this album’s core beats the heart of a single man only.

Download:
Here

Similar Artists:
Sin Fang Bous, Dark Captain Light Captain, Finn

Fight Like Apes – And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion – 2008

May 20, 2009

What happens when four highly motivated couch potatoes trawl through the b-movie underworld in search of the purest of gold?… They Fight Like Apes! Hailing from Dublin, Ireland and weighing in at over six hundred pounds, Fight Like Apes combine the Synth with the Sword in this heroic tale of anger, jealousy, greed and …goblins. With an emphasis on loutish vocals, brutish bass and digital distortion, Fight Like Apes are highly trained, armed and considered extremely dangerous.

Download:
Here

Similar Artists:
Sky Larkin, The Joy Formidable, Thomas Tantrum

Harlem Shakes – Technicolor Health – 2009

May 14, 2009

This Brooklyn band debuts with a remarkably well-crafted EP of expansive garage-pop combining ultra-catchy melodies with soaring harmonies. Their bright, effervescent sound incorporates some vintage pop-rock influences (doo wop, Phil Spector and ’60s girl groups) while also fitting in with New York contemporaries like the Strokes and the Walkmen.

Garage rock that sets your feet (and heart) thumping! The rawness is all there, and they sound genuine rather than manufactured.

Download:
Here

Similar Artists:
Fanfarlo, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Handsome Furs, Arms

Two Door Cinema Club – Various Songs – 2009

May 14, 2009

Two Door Cinema Club are 3 people with the help of technology and a thirst for anything quirky. If you were to pose the question, “Where do Two Door Cinema Club live?” and someone was to answer, “Why, Bangor!” That someone would only be 66.67% correct because Two Door Cinema Club are a Bangor/Donaghadee based electro pop band. An obvious absence in the rhythm department is humbly filled by an unadulterated Macintosh and the electronic thump from the fourth imperceptible member goes hand in hand with the electro/pop direction.

Here is an additional two songs from their unreleased demo.

Hands Off My Cash, Monty.
Undercover Martyn.

Download:
Here

Download the EP:
Here

Similar Artists:
General Fiasco, Hockey, Friendly Fires

Clues – Self Titled -2009

May 6, 2009

Clues was founded in the summer of 2007 by Alden Penner (one-half of Unicorns) and Brendan Reed (Endless Forever, Arcade Fire). In 2008, Clues recruited friends Ben Borden, Lisa Gamble, and Nick Scribner from the Montreal art and music scenes.

During live shows and on recordings, the band share and trade-off on their extensive collection of instruments and create a hopeful, urgent music that expands Montreal’s (already diverse) pop music lexicon, with references to post-punk and experimental music traditions. Clues’ concerts incorporate multiple drummers, a Commodore 64, and an OLPC.

Download:
Here

Similar Artists:
Handsome Furs, The Unicorns, All Makes Parts & Collision, Islands

Titus Andronicus – The Airing Of Grievances – 2008

May 6, 2009

Titus Andronicus is an indie rock band which formed in Glen Rock, New Jersey, United States in 2005. They consist of Patrick Stickles (vocals, guitar), Ian O’Neil (guitar), Ian Graetzer (bass), Andrew Cedermark (keyboards, vocals) and Eric Harm (drums). The band takes its name from the Shakespeare play Titus Andronicus.

Their debut album, The Airing of Grievances, received an 8.5 rating from Pitchfork Media and has received positive reviews elsewhere. The album’s loud, heavily distorted guitars are influenced by shoegaze, while the lyrics and song titles are references to various books and other forms of entertainment (such as the album title, from the Seinfeld episode, “The Strike”, about Festivus).

Sample:

Download:
Here

Similar Artists:
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Times New Viking, No Age, Crystal Antlers

Crystal Antlers – Tentacles – 2009

May 6, 2009

Crystal Antlers formed in January 2006 in Long Beach, California. Creating their own blend of psychedelic, punk, & soul, the band quickly became local favorites among a broad range of rock fans. They’ve released two limited 7”s on small labels & recently released their first EP with producer Ikey Owens (Mars Volta/Free Moral Agents). Crystal Antlers issued their debut record, EP, in June 2008.

Sample:

Download:
Here

Similar Artists:
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Lotus Plaza, Women, No Age

Lotus Plaza – The Floodlight Collective – 2009

May 5, 2009

Lotus Plaza is the solo effort of Deerhunter’s Lockett pundt. His debut LP, entitled The Floodlight Collective, was released on March 23, 2009 by Kranky.

Sample:

Download:
Here

Similar Artists:
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Deerhunter, Atlas Sound, Here We Go Magic

I Was A King – I Was A King – 2009

May 5, 2009

I Was a King are an indie band based in Oslo, Norway, clearly influenced by acts such as Teenage Fanclub, Dinosaur Jr., and My Bloody Valentine. Their music is most commonly referred to as shoegaze and power pop.

Sample:

Download:
Here

Similar Artists:
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Lotus Plaza, Canadian Invasion