Blog: Swedelife: mp3 blog
Download: Rulers, Ruling All Things by Midlake The more I hear the new stuff from Midlake , the more excited I get. I know it may be difficult to get excited about dreamy psych/folk/baroque/pop thing but I am. The more Midlake explores simplicity and harmony and its inner Fairport Convention, the more I like. I am awake. My friend Bab wanted to know if I wanted to see them in SF on March 4th. I do. But I told him that I'd [...]
Artist: Midlake Title: Rulers Ruling All Things Link Text: Rulers, Ruling All Things File Name: Midlake-RulersRulingAllThings. mp3 Year: 2010
I've never been to Coachella. Perhaps I'm too old or too busy or don't live in SoCal. But damn I'd like to see this. Pavement for one. It's over my Birthday as well. Maybe I should treat myself. Anyone else going? Besides Pavement... Yo La Tengo, Big Pink, Florence and the Machine, Deerhunter, Phoenix, Gorillaz, Edwin Sharpe, MGMT, Dead Weather, Yeasayer, PIL, Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, and LCD Soundsystem hold my interest. I could give a shit about Jay Z.
Download: Mercy (live) by Star and Micey Sure I'll post your music if you're a band that follows me on Twitter... why not? Especially if it's as solid as Star and Micey . They're a Memphis based folk pop band signed to Ardent. Mercy is a live track recorded at Ardent studios. Ardent is famous for recording a bunch of awesome stuff including Big Star and the Replacements.
Artist: Star & Micey Title: Mercy (live) Link Text: Mercy (live) File Name: 08 Mercy (live).mp3
Download: Norway by Beach House I had a sign on top of my front door that said "Beach House". I bought it on eBay. One of the hooks fell off and I haven't replaced it. Any house I live in is a Beach House. The band Beach House is from Maryland. Their third album, "Wowza", is coming out soon. They are pretty mellow, but I understand Wowza picks things up a bit. I'm looking forward to checking it out. Maybe I'll fix that sign this weekend.
Artist: Beach House Title: Norway Link Text: Norway File Name: beachhousenorway.mp3 Bitrate: 198 kbps Year: 2010
Download: Isn't It a Shame by The So So Glos I heard part of this track twice on XMU and for some reason could not remember their name. I would always catch it in the middle and then could never put who it was to memory. I think I restarted this blog just so I could post this song. It drove me crazy for a week. I finally found it and present it to you.
Artist: The So So Glos Title: Isn't It A Shame Link Text: Isn't It a Shame File Name: The So So Glos - Isnt It a Shame.mp3 Bitrate: 209 kbps Year: 2008
It's upsetting news when something like this happens. My kids were really into Jay Reatard. His last album on Matador was awesome. The fact that he's gone doesn't make sense right now. Needless to say, it's sad. Waiting For Something - a short documentary about Jay Reatard Jay Reatard | MySpace Music Videos
Artist: Shotgun Showdown Title: Mummy Link Text: Mummy File Name: 05 Mummy.mp3 Bitrate: 128 kbps Year: 2009
Should I start this blog up again? I like music. It would be good to promote the stuff I like and hear. Thinking about it...
Download Songs For Snakes - The Time You Lost Was Mine So the SF Giants look geared for another year of heartbreak and let down and I'm FUMING that knucklehead Mayor Newsom isn't wearing a Giants cap at every public appearance. What the hell is the matter with you?!? Maybe the boys would feel a little bit BETTER about themselves if they had a little SUPPORT, Gavin! Forget that stupid torch, get out there and boost up the morale of our beloved ballplayers. Well, at least SF [...]
Artist: Songs For Snakes Title: The Time You Lost Was Mine Link Text: Songs For Snakes - The Time You Lost Was Mine File Name: songsforsnakes-thetimeyoulostw asmine.mp3 Bitrate: 192 kbps
Download: Northern State - Sucka Mohterfucka Sassy political shit from NYC. Produced by Adrock. On Mike Patton's Ipecac label. That's all I need to know. Northern State is now on my frequently played list. They should be on yours too. In fact I like them so much, here's a bonus track Oooh Girl . Now go out and buy their album. See them live. Do it.
Artist: Northern State Title: Oooh Girl Link Text: Oooh Girl File Name: oooh-girl.mp3 Bitrate: 192 kbps Year: 2007
Artist: Northern State Title: Sucka Muthafucka Link Text: Northern State - Sucka Mohterfucka File Name: Northern State - Sucka Muthafucka.mp3 Bitrate: 192 kbps Year: 2007
Artist: The Black Keys Link Text: The Black Keys - Strange Times File Name: The_Black_Keys-Strange_Times.m p3 Bitrate: 96 kbps Year: 2008
Download: Peanut Butter Wolf Valentines Day Mix Peanut Butter Wolf . He's from San Jose. Right around the corner from Swedelife HQ. I saw him open for Beastie Boys last year. My kids loved him. So this is a mix he made a year ago. I thought I'd repost it. Happy Day Late Valentines Day!
Artist: Peanut Butter Wolf Title: Valentine's Day Mix for J-Wave, Tokyo Link Text: Peanut Butter Wolf Valentines Day Mix File Name: pbwolf-vday.mp3 Bitrate: 160 kbps Year: 2007
Download: Team Robespierre - Ha Ha Ha It is what it is. You know I was thinking that I'd like to have an automatic record review generator. You could just plug in some words like the name of the band, album, location of band, some basic descriptors (noisy, boisterous, outrageous, melancholy, intricate, etc), and style of music, then have it spit out the review. Everything seems to be so formulaic these days, I don't think anyone would notice. Just make sure your rating is in line with pitchfork and you're in the [...]
Artist: Team Robespierre Title: Ha ha ha Link Text: Team Robespierre - Ha Ha Ha File Name: Everythings Perfect_Team Robespierre_4_Ha ha ha.mp3 Bitrate: 176 kbps Year: 2008
Download: The Dodos - Nerds The Dodos are from my hometown San Francisco. They're another guitar/drum power duo but a bit more on the experimental side of the tracks. Most seem to embrace the blues straight up. The dodos make their own special kind of noise. So much so that they'll be playing the Noise Pop Fest. They are headlining the show on Feb. 28th at Cafe Du Nord with Or, The Whale. That should be a great night. Visit: The Dodos
Artist: Dodo Bird Title: Nerds Link Text: The Dodos - Nerds File Name: Nerds.mp3 Bitrate: 160 kbps Year: 2006
Download: The Magnetic Fields - California Girls I've been selling off my CDs left and right. There's no reason to have them anymore and I can use the extra cash. But as I was doing so tonight, I picked up the new The Magnetic Fields. So far it's great. Funny, I almost forgot about them. Check out California Girls. Get: The Magnetic Fields - Distortion
Artist: The Magnetic Fields Title: California Girls Link Text: The Magnetic Fields - California Girls File Name: 02 California Girls.mp3 Bitrate: 256 kbps Year: 2008
Download: Dale Strachan - Sad Gordon I was looking for a Dale song called Morrissey Blvd. but it appears we didn't put it on his solo album. I can't figure out why. Did he not want that song on his album? I love that track and was disappointed when it didn't make the cut for The King Is Dead... I'll have to ask Tim about it. Sad Gordon is about Dale's overweight beagle. At least that's what I think it's about.
Download: Or, The Whale - Isn't She Awful San Francisco grade band Or, The Whale will be at the Noise Pop Fest this year. As is their right. They'll be at Cafe Du Nord on Feb. 28th if they can fit on the stage. Okay I'm making them sound larger than they are. I like a band with more than 4 people. Fills the eardrums. More Noise Pop Info: Noise Pop XVI [...]
Artist: Or, the Whale Title: Isn't She Awful Link Text: Or, The Whale - Isn't She Awful File Name: isntsheawful.mp3
Wye Oak - Warning Via brooklynvegan , found this song the other day. Quite nice jangly, dreamy indie pop. Two piece. Girl and a boy. They make nice music and they are on Merge Records . More Wye Oak on Myspace . Not related, but... While a Tree Grew: The Story of Maryland's Wye Oak
Artist: Wye Oak Title: Warning Link Text: Wye Oak - Warning File Name: warning.mp3 Bitrate: 320 kbps
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