New Radiohead Album

February 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

WANT. NOW.

More Kiwi Music for your (my) listening pleasure

February 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

Phew.  It’s been a busy week. I’ve just decided to move countries.  In May.  So I have a ton of crap to sort out and I don’t feel like being organised right now.

Although it’s all very cool and exciting, I’m feeling quite tense this week.  In an attempt to ameliorate my stressy vibes I’ve been making playlist after playlist. Here are some of my NZ picks this week:

1. Dictaphone Blues – Questionier

I like what Dictaphone Blues have been doing with their sound recently.  Sweet chunky drums, a little bitta synth, wowowah guitar, a lotta echo on those vocals. AAH DIG ITTT.

2. The Pink Pound Experience – Easy Come, Easy Go

There’s something vaguely uncomfortable about that band name, but this song is flippin’ neato, in a guilty pleasure kinda way. Classic thumping pop, and could easily be a big hit.  I’m not overly stoked with the mixing on this track though, it’s the only thing preventing me playing this on loop.   The drums are stealing too much space, and they strangely sound a little tinny, especially the cymbals (also I’d tighten up the hi-hats for this kind of track).  Other than that, though, I’m lovin’ it.

3. T54 – Ginger in Mouth

It feels like 1999 and I like it.

4. Pine – Heartbroken Hill

Hey Pine you are cute and you have a cool album cover do you want to go on a date with me?

5. Lawrence Arabia – Apple Pie Bed

Great chorus.

6. Pikachunes – Nervous

Straight on to my repeat-a-million-times list.  Can’t get enough, can’t get enough, no.

7. Bang Bang Eche! – Fist Full of Dollars

These Christchurch young’uns are really hitting their stride, I’m excited to see where they go from here.  This track has great energy – I’m not ashamed to say I’ve had a little dance in my bedroom while listening to it.

8. Grayson Gilmour – Gem Apple John

I know I keep putting this bloke in my playlists but fuuuuuck this album is. that. good.  Buy it.

9. Panther and the Zoo – Everything, Everyone

Yeah this was in my last playlist, but it deserves another mention anyway.  That singer has a simply splendid voice.

Yay thanks NZ.  Good job.  I’ll shout you a dollar mixture for being so sweet.

New Zealand Music Playlist: 4th February 2011

February 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Listened to this playlist while doing lab work yesterday. It made me really happy.

1. The Chills – House with 100 Rooms

2. The Brunettes – Small Town Crew

3. The Alan Ibell Band – All Those Stories

4. The Checks – You and Me

5. Dictaphone Blues – Lantern

6. Knives at Noon – Violins and Violence

7. The Checks – Crows

8. Split Enz – Dirty Creature

9. Grayson Gilmour – Loose Change

10. Panther and The Zoo – Everything, Everyone

11. John Egenes – Morning

12. Beat Rhythm Fashion – Turn of The Century

13. The Mint Chicks – Life Will Get Better Some Day

14. An Emerald City – Key To The Kingdom

15. Clap Clap Riot – Thief

16. Grayson Gilmour – Fire Downstairs

17. Dimmer – Case

18. Able Tasmans – Sour Queen

19. The Tweeks – It Happened Before

20. The Phoenix Foundation – Hitchcock

Youtubes/audio links after the jump.

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I made a song…

February 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

…and did the most horrific recording ever. It’s not until I record myself that I realise that I’m the shabbiest guitar player ever, but I think if I got someone talented to play guitar with me, and if I finalised the melody (and the lyrics), and if I actually recorded this properly, it might sound pretty cool.

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Monday Jams: 31st January 2011

February 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

A few days late posting this but you’ll forgive me when I explain that I had a shithouse day on Monday because I missed a flight from Auckland to Dunedin in the morning. Mainly because I booked a super early flight (as usual) and took too long getting ready in the morning.

So basically I threw $200 down the drain and had to purchase another flight. That’s a pair of whywhos I can no longer afford. Goddamn.

Anyway: Music. No theme today, just music I’ve been listening to lots.
(Youtubes or audio links after the fold)

1. The Mars Volta – Vermicide
2. The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
3. Tino Rossi – Tristesse
4. Mogwai – San Pedro
5. Crystal Castles – Baptism
6. Grayson Gilmour – Record Store
7. An Emerald City – A Thousand Stars At Night
8. Kasabian – Shoot The Runner
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Eeeek.

February 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

So I found out on the weekend that I’ve been offered a funded PhD place at Michigan State University, starting in May.

MAY.

Fuuuuuuu.

Like, awesome, but…

I’m scared of leaving because I’m happy here.

Where Am I?

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