Friday, July 24, 2009

American tour dates for Mew

Mew has confirmed a small batch of headliner dates in the Americas:

08/22 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
08/24 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
09/01 - Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
09/04 - The Independent, San Francisco, CA
09/10 - Vive Cuervo Salón, Mexico City
09/11 - Teatro Estudio Cavaret, Guadalajara, Jalisco

Thanks, itsatrap, for the info!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jarvis & Generationals

Jarvis Cocker has made a free download of the Pilooski edit of "You’re In My Eyes (Discosong)" :

I'm enjoying a full CD listening party: the band is Generationals (formed from the short-lived act "The Eames Era" who had their music show up on Abercrombie & Fitch's website and on Grey's Anatomy). Here's the link ( I like the Angry Charlie track:

Monday, July 20, 2009

It's New To Me: Passion Pit

Well, I missed seeing Trash Can Sinatras because the date changed for the San Juan Capistrano show. I do look forward to seeing them here in San Diego on July 28th. I have two tickets...need to find another person that likes 'em to share that other ticket with.

After a few listens, I am listening to Passion Pit a lot this week. I like the album "Manners" much more than last year's ep "Chunk of Change." Here's the video for the latest single (a song I would have picked as the first single)!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

San Diego: Promo Video for local shop

Just passing along a video that Lee / (DJ) Dr. Indulgent created for his new shop here in University Heights. He's one of my favorite local DJs and I am happy to see him launch his own store. Hunt & Gather even has rare vinyl!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bloc Party shows love for a fan

How sweet is this? How many bands would care so much for their fans? Here's what is written in the Bloc Party newsletter:

"Nettie Remembered

On a very different note, we're sending all our thoughts and prayers to the family of Jennifer John right now. Jen, also known as Nettie, was very sadly killed in a car accident last Saturday. Nettie was truly one of our biggest fans and the thought of no longer seeing her in the front row of our gigs is a very difficult one to deal with at the moment. We shall miss her dreadfully.

For those of you who might want to share your thoughts and tributes to Nettie, please have a look at the thread at

She is very much in our thoughts.
Just came across this play-list:
1. The Dixie Cups - Chapel Of Love (2:48)
2. Beatles - And I Love Her (2:30)
3. Bjork - All Is Full of Love (4:47)
4. Ralph Myerz - 02 - Nikita (4:57)
5. Portishead - Numb CDS - 03 - Revenge of The Number (3:22)
6. Royksopp - Melody AM - 02 - Eple (3:51)
7. Ian McCulloch & Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) - Candleland (3:22)
8. Cocteau Twins - Winter Wonderland (2:49)
9. Stars - This Charming Man (2:43)
10. The Lightning Seeds - You Showed Me (4:07)
11. Thievery Corporation - Mirror Conspiracy - 04 - Lebanese Blonde (4:47)
12. Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored (4:51)
13. Wolfsheim - Künstliche Welten (City Philharmonic of Prague Edit) (4:28)
14. Spandau Ballet - True (6:07)
15. Nick Cave - I Am Sam Sountrack - Let It Be (3:30)
16. Human Drama - A Million Years (5:06)
17. Audio Bullys - Generation - 12 - Im In Love (2:54)
18. Pete Yorn - Musicforthemorningafter - 02 - Strange Condition (3:57)
19. The Jesus And Mary Chain - 01 - Darklands (5:29)
20. Cranes - Loved - 07 - Beautiful Friend (3:14)
21. The Smiths - Ask (3:12)
22. Peter Murphy - Unshattered - 02 - Kiss Myself (4:19)
23. The Damned - Alone Again Or (3:38)
24. Aberdeen - Homesick and Happy To Be Here - 01 - Handsome Drink (3:16)
25. Trash Can Sinatras - Cake - 05 - The Best Man's Fall (3:40)
26. The Las - There She Goes (2:42)
27. Echo and the Bunnymen - People are Strange (3:39)
28. The Damned - Phantasmagoria - 05 - Is it a dream (3:27)
29. Def Leppard - Hysteria (5:54)
30. Anything Box - Worth - Wedding Day (4:43)
31. Kie The Vez - Here is the House (DM Cover) (3:43)
32. Kate Bush - The Whole Story - 06 - Hounds Of Love (3:03)
33. Wolfsheim - Closer Still (Radio Edit) (3:27)
34. A Flock of Seagulls - Space Age Love Song (3:46)
35. The Sundays - 02 - Here's where the story ends (3:54)
36. Delays - Faded Seaside Glamour - 02 - Nearer Than Heaven (3:28)
37. Cocteau Twins - Frosty the Snowman (2:55)
38. The Cardigans - Lovefool (3:18)
39. Pete Yorn - Music for the Morning After - 11 - On Your Side (5:02)
40. The Motorcycle Boy - will you still love me tomorrow (3:20)
41. The Ocean Blue - Ballerina Out Of Control (3:55)

It's what I had DJ Narcolept play at my wedding. I guess #40 is answered because #27 is true. Now I just do #22 in #19 and listen to the music in this video:

Friday, July 10, 2009

Catching Up With my blog

I think the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs "It's Blitz!" is their finest material and I have come across a review that I can agree with. Read it here. has a free .mp3 from Felix Da Housecat titled "We All Want To Be Prince." Not too bad for this cat. Get it here.

I'm enjoying a bunch of new synthpop courtesy of the steaming player available at A Different Drum. It's a fine selection of tracks, and a perfect background to catching up on my blog! Elegant Machinery's "Move" is the mix too! Listen here.

Oh... what else? I haven't blogged much because most of my info is coming off twitter these days. I don't want my blog to become a list of RT (retweets).

My podcast (Like Sugar 25) is still available on zshare (as well as iTunes and Odeo).