Sunday, March 29, 2009

Post-SXSW Post: Camera Obscura, Telekinesis, Buddy, I Love Math, Great Northern, Orchid Hwy., Morning Benders, Postelles, Conil, You Me At Six


We promised more tunes by SXSW favebands and--surprise!--we keep a promise. True, SXSW 2009 is now one week’s history, and the bands are scattered to winds NSE&W, possibly making this post a bit untimely. Hopefully, you won't mind. Click song titles to hear and/or download songs and artist names to go to their SXSW site.

First Time With Us-ers

Buddy - Is it Cold in Silverlake (advance premix version) mp3 - My sweet Lord if this doesn't resonate of "Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis)," our alltime favorite by Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians! So fine!

Telekinesis - Coast of Carolina mp3

The Postelles - 123 Stop mp3
Conil - If You Really Want To Leave mp3

Repeat Performers

Camera Obscura (pic)
Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken mp3

Great Northern

The Morning Benders - Waiting for a War mp3

The Orchid Highway
Next World mp3

I Love Math
A Good Flying Bird (Guided By Voices cover) mp3
Josephine Street mp3

Friday, March 20, 2009

Music of the Sphere: Church, Hoodoos, Lucksmiths, Super Furries, Ride, Silversun P's, Them, Strokes, That Petrol Emotion, MBV, Long Ryders, et. al.

Welcome back.

I'm so excited about songs I've discovered at some of my favorite blogs, I've decided to point you toward them before posting more SXSW tuneage. I surely hope you enjoy these songs and will thank our gracious host(esse)s. As you'll see below, it's also a pleasure welcoming back into action one of my very favorite bloggers.

The Lucksmiths - Untidy Towns - The Yellow Stereo

Ride - Sight of You (The Pale Saints cover) - Shelflife Records Blog

Silversun Pickups - Panic Switch - Speed of Dark

Flogging Molly - Light of a Fading Star - Battle of the Midwestern Housewives

Lucky Soul - Whoa Billy - Chromewaves - Hat tip to Morten over at Hits in the Car.

That Petrol Emotion - Big Decision - Snuh

You ready for this? Well, if not, you better get ready, 'cause Gary's up to his usual cuckoo antics over at Retro Music Snob. (Full disclosure: I found those last two via one of Gary's posts; he didn't mention them, though, so I wanted to be sure you saw them.)


My Bloody Valentine - Soon - Retro Music Snob

And now, the best news for last: One of the very best of all music bloggers, Merz, is back in action over at Mars Needs Guitars! (Coincidence that the Snob had that Hoodoo Gurus number? Stars realigning in the 'sphere? Your call.) Go pay Merz a visit, say hi, and begin exploring his incredibly rich musical offerings. I've discovered a wonderful world of music through Merz, but he's just posted a band we've both loved for a long time now.

The Church - Invisible - Mars Needs Guitars

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SXSW 2009 - Post Seven: Capsula, Cut Off Your Hands, The Girls, DeBretts, Dressy Bessy, Grates, Manhattan Love Suicides, Happy Hollows, Palomar, PB&J

Yes, it officially begins. . .right about now: the South by Southwest Music Festival. Even from afar we feel the excitement. We've plunged into our archives to pull out some primo offerings for SXSW 2009 bands who either didn't post songs at the official SXSW website this year or perhaps previously made available tunes we like an ooch better. Probably shouldn't keep saying this, but, yes, we have even more, so check back in a day or two. Don't wanta overdo it now, do we? We begin with one of our very favorite bands from last year (back again this) and go from strength to strength. Click song titles to play, artist names to go to their SXSW bandpage. Click here for previous SXSW postings at Powerpopulist.

Capsula - Voices Underground mp3


The Girls
Transfer Station mp3
This Is Goodbye mp3

The DeBretts - Hole In The Head mp3 - Don't take the lyrics literally. In fact, we really, really love you--and the song.

Dressy Bessy
Side 2 mp3
Simple Girlz! mp3

The Grates - Lies are Much More Fun wma & asx - Click as needed: Windows - Mac - Click here for free download of Aussies' new Burn Bridges EP.

The Manhattan Love Suicides
Suzy Jones mp3
Last Stand mp3
You’ll Never Get That Guy mp3

Monster Room mp3

You’re Keeping Us Up mp3
Woah! mp3

Peter Bjorn and John
Let's Call It Off (single mix) mp3
Young Folks wma

Monday, March 16, 2009

SWSW 2009 - Post Six: Everyday Visuals, Shiny Toy Guns, Heavenly States, Pretty & Nice, Clutters, Lazywall, We Were Lovers, My Sad Captains

(Band might cause problems this go-around.)

So, the big week's here, and so are we: South by Southwest, aka SXSW. For a shut-in such as moi, the main joyride is the cornucopia of songs the festival makes available at its splendid website. As some of you might have noticed, we've already posted a few of our favorites (c. 45), but we've got plenty more to go. Absent the onus of writing these silly little intros, we'd already have posted lots more. We're in this for the music, though, so if you are, too, start clicking (song titles to hear songs, artist names to go to their SXSW page). For the full schedule of bands-cum-mp3s, click here.

The Everyday Visuals - Boom! Boom! Boom! mp3
Shiny Toy Guns - Ghost Town mp3

The Heavenly States - Lost in the Light mp3
Pretty & Nice - Tora Tora Tora mp3

The Clutters - 9999 (Ways To Hate Us) mp3
Lazywall - Back To The Cradle mp3 - Morocckers!

We Were Lovers - Birds of a Feather mp3
My Sad Captains - Great Expectations mp3

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Vines: Melodia

Sydney rockers The Vines are set to release their fourth full-length, Melodia, stateside on 24 March. (According to their bandsite, it dropped down under on 12 July last year.) If this first song is any indication, we're in for some primo, glute-kickin', straight-ahead rnr. Thanks to World's Fair for the headsup. There are plenty of clickables here for continued reading and listening activity. Personally, I'd start with said album opener "Get Out," but, as always, you are the clickmeisters.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Music of the Sphere: Records, Stars, High Dials, Evervess, Longwave, Byrds, Green Day, Dire Straits, et. al.

Feeling pretty good about our close encounters of the heard kind. Thought we'd found enough for one post. "Okay, just one more faveblog," succumbed we to some dark inner pull. First two below made us twinkle with delight we did. Thanks to all the fab hosts. Too eclectic a mix? Click the below to find out. (Writing rapidly undergoing twitterization.)






Green Day - Emenius Sleepus - Star Maker Machine - Sure, it's listed last and by its lonesome, but that doesn't mean we don't love it.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

SXSW 2009 - Post Five: Botticellis, Black Hollies, High Dials, B. Scary, Gramercy Arms, Marching Band, Magic Wands, K. Andrews

We've taken a few days off from this now, so let's head back south by southwest. (I personally would have to climb totally inward, being pretty much exactly sxsw.) Anyway, the following are songs we've posted before but are still very much enjoying. Maybe you missed them the first time around or would like to hear them again? (Middle finger over index.) We've still got plenty of newbies to post, coming soon. Click artist names to go to band's SWSW site, song titles to download songs. Previous SXSW posts here.