Fresh Indie Hits

I wanna write here a comment that i like a lot from a reader on my "10 Greatest British Album Ever" post. I don't know, he's right about on what's he believes in, music which is so relative! here comes a small part of that comment:

'If I had to choose one album to define the soundtrack of my life, ‘Young Americans’ would be it: heartache, devastation, beauty, cynicism and drama contained in just eight songs; life’s rich tapestry in all its vacillating, disingenuous glory.'

Thank You, it's a great comment. And i wanna share Young Americans video with you.
David Bowie - Young Americans

New Singles

1. The Magic Numbers - "Undecided" EP
video

2. Editors - An End Has A Start

3. Beirut - A Sunday Smile

4. Midlake - Mornings Will Be Kind

5. Bonde do RolĂȘ - Solta o Frango

6. Black Lips - Katrina

7. Motion City Soundtrack - This Is For Real

8. Hot Hot Heat - Let Me In

9. Noisettes - The Count of Monte Cristo (live)

10. Shiny Toy Guns - Rainy Monday
As you know, we chosethe worst single of the week too, so number 10 becomes the worst video and song of the week! Watch out!

Video Flashback!
Space - Begin Again
video

Siouxsie's Into A Swan was the best new song on previous week!

The Best of 2007

I'm so excited to see your attendance to the best of 2007 poll. Additionally, let's make this more contestable by representing my favorite records from the year with one tune below.

Neon Bible by Arcade Fire
It's One of the few albums got my ten point this year along with Battles.
Arcade Fire - Intervention

Kala by M.I.A.
M.I.A. - Bamboo Banga

Because I Love It by Amerie
Amerie - Some Like It Hot

Boxer by National
National - Mistaken For Strangers

Trees Outside The Academy by Thurston Moore
Thurston Moore - Wonderful Witches

Person Pitch by Panda Bear
Panda Bear - Bros

Dr. No's Oxperiment by Oh No
Oh No - Ox Broil

Random Spirit Lover by Sunset Rubdown
Sunset Rubdown - The Taming of the Hands That Came Back To Life

Definitive favorites
The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
Battles - Mirrored

Nick Lowe - At My Age

Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position

Beirut - The Flying Club Cup

Honestly, i want to spread nice words about all artists which work hard to release these nice songs. However, there are some songs that sound quite better than the others. Gulag Orkestar was a great record even if it's not a perfect one. The Flying Club Cup is the upcoming second album by Zach Condon, aka Beirut, and for me it's not anything much better than Gulag Orkestar. If you consider a relistening on tracks like Prenzlauerberg, Postcards from Italy and Scenic World, you'll see the results of a downfall from stunning multi-instrumentalist Zach Condon. I want you to remember the great songs on this new record, and they're "In The Mausoluem", "In The Mausoluem", "Cherbourg" and the title song, having you a trip between melancholic moments. Despite The Flying Club Cup's unsurprising and lazy air, Beirut fans will be happy once again.

Beirut - Cherbourg (MM Pick!)
Beirut - Postcards From Italy (From Gulag Orkestar)
more music:
Beirut - Lon Gisland Ep

Band of Horses - Cease to Begin

Melodic indie rockers Band of Horses returned with a new song, and it asks Is There a Ghost? I think the new record will be great, because if you liked the new song at your first listen, then it can't be that good. You should love the song by every new spin. I'm loving "Is There a Ghost", that broken voice is something you want to hear on every season. Everything All The Time was one of the favorite records in 2006. We'll wait and see the new Band Of Horses record that called Cease to Begin.

Band Of Horses - Is There a Ghost (New Track!)
Band Of Horses - Our Swords (MM Pick!)
Band Of Horses - Wicked Gil

Latest Music

I know that i'm very picky when it comes to music, but it's really hard finding good new music. We're losing the art, or the art is not enough for people now. I dream myself in a place where all precious artists stay, take me to there, and i don't want to see this finish anymore.

New Songs
1. Siouxsie – Into A Swan
video

2. Interpol – Mammoth
3. Mum - They Made Frogs Smoke 'til They Exploded (nice video)
4. Iron & Wine – Boy With A Coin
5. Natalie Imbruglia – Glorious
6. Kano feat. Craig David - This is the girl
7. The Young Knives – Terra Firma
8. KT Tunstall – Hold On
9. Voxtrot – Firecracker
10. Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call

Single Flashback!
Morrissey - The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get
"The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" was a single by Morrissey released in February 1994. It was taken from the then-unreleased Vauxhall and I album and was the first Morrissey single to be produced by Steve Lillywhite. Reaching number 8 in the UK Singles Chart, the single became Morrissey first top ten hit since "Interesting Drug" in 1989. It is also Morrissey's only charting single in the United States Billboard Hot 100.

Imitosis by Andrew Bird was the best single!

Manu Chao - La Radiolina

Some European music can be really good for trips. Manu Chao's music is one of them which heavily influenced by English punk acts like the Clash. However, Manu Chao was different, helped begin the Latin Alternative movement, way back in the '80s. His Clandestino was the best he's ever recorded, and La Radiolina is the upcoming album will be released on 4 September 2007. La Radiolina's been a fun, shiny and clever record which is the best record after Clandestino (1998).

Manu Chao - Rainin In Paradize
Manu Chao - Tristeza Maleza

Dreaming New Good Music

1. Andrew Bird - Imitosis

2. Spoon - The Underdog

3. The Move – Flowers In The Rain (reissue)

4. Maximo Park - Girls Who Play Guitars

5. Tokio Hotel – Ready Set Go

6. Elvis Presley - Blue Suede Shoes (reissue)
Elvis Presley - Into the Ghetto (flasback!)

7. Gogol Bordello - Wonderlust King

8. Tokyo Police Club - Citizens of Tomorrow

9. Jesse Malin – Love Streams

10. Hard Fi - Suburban Knights

Video Flashback!
My Bloody Valentine - Soon

Peacebone by Animal Collective was the best song last week.

Apparat - Walls

While there are a lot of songs that could be described as soundtracking a nonexistent film, this actually feels like it, strings and a handclap beat creating a pitch-perfect atmosphere to the end of a romantic movie. Raz Ohara's various vocal appearances throughout are nice additions but the highlight is "Hold On," where his perfectly in-the-moment R&B style contrasts the squelching bass and nervous but righteous groove to a 'T'.

Apparat - Hailin From The Edge
Apparat - Birds (MM pick!)

Go to a Rock Concert!

Indie Rock
Actually, i like Barely Legal much more than the two The Strokes song, but these are wonderful too. Especially, 'The Modern Age' sounds so hot!
Strokes - Trying Your Luck
Strokes - The Modern Age

Post-Punk
For me, it's one of the most interesting punk band at the center of it all was vocalist Mark E. Smith. You'll love or hate this.
The Fall - Get A Hotel
The Fall - Draygo's Guilt

Alternative Dance
The two song come from New Order's live record Disorderly(1981). This live Lp consists of the most depressive New Order works.
New Order - Senses
New Order - Denial
Alternative Pop
Ok, it's a good choice when the closing song is a good, striking, a sad ass song.
Nick Cave - Henry Lee
Nick Cave - Mercy Seat

Collective Soul - Afterwords

After 2000's poorly received Blender, the Georgia-based act reemerged mid-decade with a flurry of releases, including the '04 studio album Youth. The following that two-disc live album continued. Afterwords is the forthcoming seventh studio album by Atlanta-based rock band Collective Soul, is set to be released on August 28, 2007. Is it better than self-titled Collective Soul record, you decide. But i liked the new ultra commercial single 'Hollywood'. Nice art work, by the way.

Collective Soul - Hollywood
Collective Soul - New Vibration

New Yummy Music !

New Singles
1. Animal Collective - Peacebone
Panda Bear, you know it works to scream like that, i want to scream like that to all i hate.

2. MIA – Jimmy
you can steam the whole album at MIA's myspace page.

3. Bodies of Water - These Are the Eyes
The shouting section 'These Are the Eyes' in the song recalls a Nick Cave song which is named '(I'll Love You) Till The End Of The World youtube'. And the song is borrowing from Arcade Fire's complex indie rock arrangements. If you heart is weak, don't listen to it, because i'm close to have a heart attack right now. Hey, please someone stop this song!

6. Rilo Kiley – The Moneymaker (music video)

7. Elliot Minor - Jessica (music video)

8. The Dead 60s - Stand Up (music video)

9. Ghosts – Ghosts

10. Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen

Song Flashback!
Laurie Anderson - From The Air (original version)
This is not a new song, it's now included in reissued Big Science. You should give a listen to this amazing record that is originally released in the year 1981. The opening song From The Air is remixed by hip-hop producer Dan "The Automator".
Laurie Anderson - From The Air (remix)

Plaster Casts Of Everything by Liars was #1 previous week.

Oh No - Dr. No's Oxperiment

The Modern Music says:
With Doctor No's Oxperiment, you hear amazing psychedelic samples from Turkey, Lebanon, Greece and Italy. It also gets your attention on successful instrumental hip-hop music, now you
can see how wrong to be a conservative person on musical genres. Oh No make your eyes open that you can see every music has its own good examples.

Pitchfork says:
Dr. No's Oxperiment is one of the most fulfilling beat-driven instrumental hip-hop records since J Dilla's Donuts, and the fact that he pulled it off solely by turning to a rarely-tapped vein of psych that few hip-hop producers have even approached is proof enough that talent runs rampant in the family.

Oh No - Heavy (MM pick!)

Oh No - Ox Broil

Oh No - Emergency
This song takes its melody from another Turkish song.

Elvis Costello - The First 10 Years

There have been numerous Elvis Costello compilations, but this new release focuses on the most fertile period of his career, the first ten years. With these three songs rubbing shoulders with "Alison," "Watching the Detectives," "Pump It Up," "Oliver's Army," "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding," and all the other usual suspects, The Best of Elvis Costello: The First 10 Years winds up being the best single-disc summary and introduction to Costello's prime years.

Elvis Costello - Watching The Detectives
Elvis Costello - Every Day I Write The Book
Elvis Costello - Radio Radio

Okkervil River - The Stage Names

What's gotten into Okkervil River? While the band has always been basically the vehicle for the songs and musings of frontman Will Sheff, their formless approach--somewhere between indie rock, emo, and roots music--has always tended to be a too-middling, too-pensive, and an altogether too-tasteful affair. The Stage Names changes everything. With the mixing help of Spoon drummer and Austin producer extraordinaire Jim Eno, the Austin quintet finally unleash their inner rock animals and deliver an unhinged rock-&-roll record replete with finger snaps, swaggering riffs, and Sheff's most direct and dynamic song cycle yet.
Okkervil River - Unless It's Kicks
Okkervil River - A Hand To Take Hold Of The Scene (MM pick!)

The Sisters Of Mercy - Peel Sessions

Here are pre-FM recordings of the glorious din taped by the Sisters of Mercy for the Kid Jensen show on BBC Radio 1 in early 1983. Tracks 1-4 come from the 2CD bootleg, Kamasutra. Still, the tracks showed slight traces of vinyl flaws.

The Sisters Of Mercy - Jolene
The Sisters Of Mercy - Heartland
The Sisters Of Mercy - Burn (MM Pick!)
The Sisters Of Mercy - Valentine

M.I.A.

M.I.A. is hailed as one of the most freshly creative artists to hit the scene, paving the way for fierce and adventurous females to break the mold. With KALA, she pulls even more globe-trekking, and genre bending into her musical mix. Recorded in India, Trinidad, Australia, London, New York and Baltimore, M.I.A. has crafted an international sound that is as excitingly undefineable as it is infectious. On her new album Kala, i've just discovered a song which can make everyone dance!

M.I.A. - Jimmy
you can also watch Jimmy Video

Silence of the Lambs

I delight in watching the high artistic quality movies, betweentimes I'll try to post cult movies on this blog. This is already very famous motion picture, but what i like the most is not the scenario, it's acting of each character -- Hannibal Lecter, Clarice Starling and Buffalo Bill, they're quite memorable everytime you think of Silence of the Lambs. Buffalo Bill Dancing is my favorite scene from the movie, and also the song by a goth band Psyche sounds quite good!

Psyche - Goodbye horses

New Music for your Ears!

1. Liars – Plaster Casts Of Everything
Interesting song, interesting video. It contains of nudity and creepy scenes. That's why we like it most, you still love watching same old boring music videos like on MTV? Watch Liars video on youtube.

2. Richard Hawley - Tonight The Streets Are Ours (watch on Youtube)

3. Super Furry Animals - Show Your Hand
I'd mentioned about this single on my post Hey Venus!. There are other nice songs such as:
Super Furry Animals - Carbon Dating
Magical, isn't it?

4. Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining
Rilo Kiley have given us another peek of forthcoming fourth album Under the Blacklight. Continue reading on Pitchfork.

5. Kula Shaker - Second Sight
6. Martin Solveig – Rejection (watch on Youtube)
7. Robyn With Kleerup - With Every Heartbeat (watch on Youtube)
8. Elliot Minor – Jessica (watch on Youtube)
9. Darren Hayes – On The Verge Of Something (watch on Youtube)
10. Rihanna - Don't Stop the Music (watch on Youtube)

Video Flashback!
Sunset Rubdown - I'm Sorry I Sang On Your Hands
As you know, we like new Sunset Rubdown! Their previous record was one of my favorite indie rock records of 2006. And believe me you should check the record Shut Up I Am Dreaming. I'm Sorry I Sang On Your Hands provides a magical, dreamy atmosphere along with the artistic video.

Musical news
Common - I Want You Lyrics
Sean Kingston - Change Lyrics
Mya - Sorry Lyrics
Natasha Bedingfield - Say It Again Lyrics
Lil' Wayne - Tell Me You Need Me Lyrics
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