January 31, 2006
I only have 2 seconds to do this but here is a new song from Of Montreal from KEXP. I will post more on this later but probably not until Monday.
Of Montreal – Suffer for Fashion (new song) from KEXP 31 Jan 2006 (3.36 MB)
Update: Ok, I wanted to get that posted before I had to catch a bus after work (I made the post and the bus – a good day) so I wasn’t able to put any more detail than the above, but I don’t think anyone has seen it yet anyway. So, as For the ‘Records’ reported, Of Montreal were live in the KEXP studios today. They chatted a bit and performed a few songs. This was the first, a new one which is going to appear on their new, partially recorded album (due out January 2007). The album has a title but I missed that. If they said the name of the song I missed that too. I also missed (although recorded) the songs off “The Sunlandic Twins” which they performed. And I left the original file on my work computer (which I will be away from until Monday) so I can’t find out the info and post the other songs. Pretty useless at the moment, aren’t I?
Anyway, KEXP archives its programs for two weeks (the Of Montreal performance started just after noon) so you can check it out later and they usually have their live performances archived as well but they don’t seem to have today’s show up yet (another Of Montreal performance can be streamed here). I will try to get the full thing up next week. If anyone caught the title of this please leave me a comment.
Update 2/3: According to the playlist they played the following songs (with rapidshare links):
Intro (0.5 MB)
1. Suffer for Fashion.mp3 (unreleased) (2.86 MB)
Interview (5.83 MB)
2. Wraith pinned to the mist and other games.mp3 (Sunlandic Twins) (3.79 MB)
3. Cato Play with My Head.mp3 (unreleased) (2.97 MB)
4. Noir Blues.mp3 (unreleased) (4.12 MB)
Outro (1.69 MB)
Complete Of Montreal Live at KEXP.zip (21.1 MB)
The new album slated to be out in January 2007 is titled “Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?” And I am informed that have a tour EP and a 7″ out and are producing a remix record. For more of Of Montreal see You Ain’t No Picasso’s post of The Covers Show by Of Montreal from January 18 2002 (although, being realistic, I am sure you if you found this you probably already read YANP).
In preparation for the upcoming Belle & Sebastian/New Pornographers tour I have written a rather terrible haiku:
Belle & Sebastian
On BBC Radio
Enjoy, one and all.
Of course, these files are on rapidshare. I just posted the songs individually but the complete thing – with some very strange talk – is in a zipfile at the end. Thanks to Skatterbrain for alerting me to this and for the link to my other B&S BBC post (also For the ‘Records’ mention this session today). Stay tuned – I should have some New Pornographers for you this weekend.
Belle & Sebastian, Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2, 30 January 2006 ‘Belle & Sebastian Special’
5) B&S on BBC2 January 30th 2006 Complete.zip (30 MB)
January 28, 2006
This is part two in the ongoing series of bands that are coming to Kingston that I won’t be seeing for one reason or the other. I missed Feist and it looks like I will miss both Constantines shows next week at the Grad Club. If you are in town (or anywhere else on their current tour) I highly suggest you check them out if you like to rock out. And really, who doesn’t like to rock out?
In March and April the Constantines and the Weakerthans teamed up for a transcontinental tour of Canada doing 28 shows in 17 cities, starting in St. John’s and ending in Vancouver six weeks later. I caught their first show at Lee’s Palace in Toronto which fell exactly midway in the tour.
This was my first time seeing
both bands The Constantines and I wasn’t disappointed. The Constantines played a tight, high energy set to a very receptive crowd. (reviews here and here). Here my recording of their show. As usual, it is from an analogue recorder so quality isn’t tops. I did my best to identify the songs but I couldn’t find a set list so please let me know if I got anything wrong – and for the life of me I couldn’t identify the second song. If you know what it is I would be most grateful if you left me a comment. Also, I missed a bit of the middle of the last song. All files are on rapidshare so click and follow. Complete set with banter is zipped and ready to go at the end. Keep an eye out for the Weakerthans set from this show which I will post….sometime.
The Constantines, Lee’s Palace, Toronto, 8 April 2005
[UPDATE: The individual tracks have expired but i have uploaded the full set to be directly downloaded]
Tank Commander.mp3 (3.78 MB) [Update:got the title of this track]
Young Offenders.mp3 (4.06 MB)
Good Nurse.mp3 (3.8 MB)
Nighttime/Anytime (It’s Alright).mp3 (5.91 MB)
Seven AM.mp3 (3.78 MB)
Lizavetta.mp3 (3.67 MB)
Young Lions.mp3 (3.52 MB)
Soon Enough.mp3 (3.79 MB)
Arizona (split).mp3 (4.3 MB)
January 26, 2006
There is a real danger that this is site is turning into a BBC radio archive. While I don’t plan on having that happen, I am posting another live session from BBC 6 Music. Consider this midweek treat for all your visists – apparently I’m a one of WordPress’ fastest growing blogs. This is wholly due to the links by For the ‘Records’, Chromewaves, and Information Leafblower. So thanks for the links and enjoy these really good live Rogue Wave tracks (all rapidshare so click & follow). I will post something new and non-Beeb this weekend.
Rogue Wave, Live on Gideon Coe, BBC 6, 26 January 2005
1. Intro.mp3 (0.4 MB)
2. Publish My Love.mp3 (4.42 MB)
3. Talk with Rogue Wave.mp3 (4.05 MB)
4. Bird on a Wire.mp3 (3.84 MB)
January 21, 2006
photo of Feist at AJs, Kingston, 18 January 2005, from the Queens Journal
I will be away tommorow so this is going up a touch early. I should change the header again to ‘will be updated sunday or whenever the hell I feel like it.’ But you don’t care about that. On with the music.
Feist performed this past Wednesday in Kingston but I had to miss it. By all accounts it was a very good show, so, turning things away from Belle & Sebastian for the moment, I thought I would post these Feist radio sessions.
First up is a CBC recording of Feist who performed three songs on the sidewalk outside of El Mocambo in Toronto on June 11, 2004, as part of the North by North-East festival (see the photo below). As you might expect from recording in such a location, there is a fair bit of traffic noise in the background, including sirens, but the sound is good otherwise. Next is Feist’s studio session on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on June 21, 2005. And, lastly is Feist’s July 1st performance on NPR’s World Cafe. In this trio or radio sessions are two versions of the new(ish) song “Intuition” as well as a new and untitled song. Does anyone knows the name if this one?
You know the drill. All are on rapidshare so click and follow for that Feist-y goodness.
UPDATE: I’m not sure why I didn’t do this before, but for
here is a zipfile of all three Feist sessions (66.6 MB) for those of you who want it all at once.
Feist, El Mocambo, Toronto, CBC Concert Recording, 11 June 2004
3. One Evenin.mp3 (2.7 MB)
Feist, KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic, 21 June 2005
1. intro.mp3 (0.8 MB)
2. Secret Heart (Sexsmith cover).mp3 (3.75 MB)
3. Gatekeeper.mp3 (2.55 MB)
4. New Song? (Unknown title).mp3 (4.65 MB)
8. Let It Die.mp3 (3.46 MB)
9. Intuition.mp3 (4.54 MB)
10. Inside and Out (Bee Gees cover).mp3 (3.08 MB)
Feist, NPR, World Cafe, 1 July 2005
3. Voice talk.mp3 (2.9 MB)
4. Mushaboom.mp3 (2.9 MB)
6. Secret Heart.mp3 (3.8 MB)
7. One Evenin’ video talk.mp3 (1.24 MB)
8. One Evenin’.mp3 (2.9 MB)
9. Name talk, outro.mp3 (1.04 MB)
Update (by request): 10.
Complete Feist NPR session.zip (21 MB ;ink expired)
January 20, 2006
Since everyone seemed to love the B&S post that I put up earlier in the week I thought I would be on the ball and get this one up as early as possible. So here it is, Belle & Sebastian, on the BBC, again. As usual, they are on rapidshare so just follow the link. Check back on the weekend for some non-B&S stuff.
Belle & Sebastian, BBC6 Music, Gideon Coe, 20 January 2005
January 17, 2006
I just changed my header to say that this site will be updated on Sundays but from time to time I will update mid-weekly. I just couldn’t wait for this one. Thanks to the ever-aware For the ‘Records’, for being…uh…ever aware and pointing this Belle & Sebastian session with Vic Galloway out. I love the “ba da ba dada,” handclaps, and whatever that woodwind is on ‘Mr. Richard’.
I am very, very excited for their tour with the New Pornographers in Toronto – I’ve got my tickets, have you got yours? They haven’t sold out yet but I expect they will – so you can look forward to a few posts on both these bands as we get closer to February 25th (and hopefully some afterwards as well). Anyway, here is Belle & Sebastian on the Beeb. (all files are on rapidshare so just follow the links).
Belle and Sebastian, Vic Galloway in Scotland, BBC Radio 1, 12 January 2005
January 15, 2006
As I am sure you all know, Broken Social Scene is currently on a pretty damn big international tour. In a few days they are going to be playing a couple of dates in Toronto. To get you in the mood I am posting my recording of the first date on their current tour which took place in little ol’ Kingston and which I was lucky enough to experience. It was described here so I won’t go into too much more detail about is except to say it was awesome, although the sound was a bit wonky at times. Feist was there belting songs out and playing air guitar and hometown hero Sarah Harmer was present, too. She came out in the encore to sing along as well as give a (more or less) solo performance of ‘Escarpment Blues’.
Same as before: this was taped using an analogue recorder so there is some hiss and the quality is far from A+ (if you know of a better version let me know); the songs are posted individually with the full thing, including talk, posted as one big zip file; they are all on rapidshare so click to follow the link and let me know if you want to host the files yourself [UPDATE: The individual songs are now hosted, with only the zip on rapidshare.] I hope you all enjoy this.
Broken Social Scene, Grant Hall, Kingston, 19 October 2005
1. Handjobs for the Holidays.mp3 (6.49 MB)
2. Superconnected.mp3 (4.02MB)
3. 7/4 Shorelines.mp3 (5.93 MB)
4. Fire Eyed Boy.mp3 (3.77MB)
5. Stars and Sons.mp3 (5.21MB)
6. Major Label Debut.mp3 (4.39MB)
7. Swimmers.mp3 (3.44MB)
8. Hotel.mp3 (5.07MB)
9. Almost Crimes.mp3 (4.44MB)
10. Ibi Dreams of Pavement.mp3 (5.12MB)
11. Lover’s Spit.mp3 (7.82MB)
12. Backyards.mp3 (8.02MB) [encore]
13. Sarah_Harmer with_BSS – Escarpment_Blues.mp3 (6.38 MB) [encore]
14. KC Accidental.mp3 (5.36MB) [encore]
15. Broken Social Scene Kingston 19 October 2005.zip (86.1MB) (complete)
January 7, 2006
While I didn’t exactly anticipate that I would post first about the Decemberists show at the Phoenix this past October, that is what I happened to have ready so here it is.A few things to note. First, I don’t have any server space at this time so they are all posted on Rapidshare, so you can’t just right click on them and save: you have to follow the links. Sorry about that. If anyone out there wants to host any or all of these files, knock yourself out (I would appreciate you leaving a comment). Second, they were recorded in analog so that means there is some tape hiss. I couldn’t get rid of it but by and large I think the sound is pretty good. Third, I posted each song individually with the exception of the two solos that Colin performed – “Tristan and Isolde” and “I Don’t Mind” (with thanks to the posters on the Decemberists Message board for help with the songtitles) – and the banter between songs. For the full and complete experience, including talk and what I did get of the two solos, you can download the complete thing in a zipfile. Lastly, I missed the very, very end of the show – literally the last three seconds of “The Chimbley Sweep” where after we all sat on the ground very quietly we jumped up, sang the chorus one more time and the crowd went mental. You’ll have to use your imagination. That’s it. I hope you enjoy it. Leave me a comment if you have any problems, suggestions, etc.
Update – songs re-posted
The Decemberists at the Phoenix Club, Toronto, 13 October 2005
1.California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade.mp3 (10.3 MB)
2. July! July!mp3 (3.34 MB)
4. Los Angeles, I’m Yours.mp3 (4.04 MB)
5. talk – Petra high fives the front row.mp3
6. 16 Military Wives (3.45 MB)
7. talk – someone throws an email.mp3
8. Engine Driver.mp3 (3.94 MB)
9. Bagman’s Gambit.mp3 (6.87 MB)
10. We Both Go Down Together.mp3 (3.02 MB)
11. Colin asks for requests.mp3
12. Tristan and Iseult (missing last verse).mp3
13. I Dont Mind (Missing first two verses).mp3
14. Here I Dreamt I was an Architect.mp3 (4 MB)
15. talk – ties, ninjas & Petra highfives the front row a second time.mp3
16. The Legionnaire’s Lament.mp3 (3.84 MB)
17. A Cautionary Song.mp3 (3.69 MB)
18. talk – Special effects (Mariners Intro).mp3
19. Mariner’s Revenge Song.mp3 (8.24 MB)
20. Mr Blue Sky (ELO cover).mp3 [encore](4 MB)
21. The Chimbley Sweep.mp3 [encore] (10.8 MB)
Decemberists at the Phoenix, Toronto, Oct 2005 [complete] (73.3 MB)
Ok, here’s the deal. I have stuff that I think should be shared with the world so I’m gonna do it here. I plan on posting bootlegs of concerts that I have made as well as some other stuff that comes my way. It will be slow as I have to digitize and edit what I have so be patient. That’s it for now.