Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Mariachi el Bronx


LA hardcore/punk band, The Bronx, record a mariachi styled album (but sung in english) and everyone has lots to argue about. Me? I say it's a pretty cool record (but then i am a big Calexico fan). Check it out for yourself...

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

RIP Jim Dickinson

producer and session man for the Stones, Big Star, the Replacements (below), and Primal Scream, among others, and all round man of good...

“As a producer, it really is all about taste. I’m not the greatest piano player in the world, but I’ve got damn good taste. I’ll sit down and go taste with anybody.”

The Replacements

Monday, 17 August 2009

Thursday, 13 August 2009

John Doe

recently cropped up as Peyton's father in One Tree Hill (well, we all have our vices), which sent me back to his 'Country Music Club' album (mainly covers) with the (ever brilliant) Sadies from earlier this year. I wasn't totally won over by it initially, but have been listening to it a lot over the last couple of weeks or so on my headphones, and it's pretty cool. Here's (more in-studio footage) of the album's great opening track...

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Watch Out

Richmond Fontaine's superb new album 'We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River' is out on monday. In the meantime you can follow the links via their website Richmond Fontaine for another short behind-the-scenes video, which trails the (largely) instrumental track 'Watch Out'

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Keep On Keeping On

(and check out the suit...)

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Harry Patch (In Memory Of)

i heard this new radiohead track on the radio this morning and, fittingly, it's a really beautiful piece of music. You can download it here, and all proceeds go to the British Legion.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Some KEXP love for 'Hang the DJ'

that's right, Hang the DJ is coming out in the US this autumn, on super cool indie Soft Skull's autumn list, see a great plug here on KEXPs blog, and spread the word!