Thursday, October 29, 2009

Goodbye Old Paint

This song is great. More Arthur Russell here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Boy Least Likely To

Having a case of the Tuesdays? Still upset about that NU / Mizzou / KU loss over the weekend? Or maybe you're just feeling bad for Hulk Hogan? Well here's a little post about a feel-good band from the UK. As Rolling Stone puts it, "If all your childhood stuffed animals got together and started a band, it might sound like The Boy Least Likely To." Aww. And it's so true. Happy day.

From their newest album:

And here's one from their first album:

Hoo-rah, more here.

If you are lookin' for something new... - if you don't need new stuff, please just give this one a chance...your modern day tom waits, sort of. - Ryan adams-ish with a mix of fleetwood.... - Kyp Malone TVOTR side project - hard to explain this one, just check it out, may not be for everyone band called loney dear

That's it for now. Hope this finds someone in due time.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Speaking of advertising genius....


Pretty good. It takes a minute to really kick in. It sounds like they wrote this in the 60's or something.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

UPDATE: Barbie Girl

The power of advertising.

If you can't beat 'em, exploit 'em. Full story at NYT Media Decoder.

In somewhat related news, BMI has dropped its lawsuit against Grooveshark.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The XX

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Last Night

We wanted to see...

But they were sold out. So then we thought about seeing...

But it was late and far away. So then we went back and listened to...

And drank...


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Learn Chinese in 5 minutes

I hope this qualifies as "keeping it shanty", Rusty, but if not, I'm sure you'll let me know. This was sent to me, and I read it at work, trying not to bust at the seams with silent laughter. I know Mander'll enjoy it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Good Releases This Week

Speaking of of the albums that came out this week is Run Rabbit Run, created by Sufjan with band Osso, a string quartet from NYC. It is, yet again, a completely different sounding side project from Mr. Stevens. Really good though. Read more about it HERE.

Noah and the Whale , The Raveonettes and Air also came out with new albums this week. Good stuff, y'all.


"Chicago" off his 2005 album "Illinois." Fucking awesome.

Continuing with Rusty's New Direction . . .

Thursday, October 8, 2009

In case you need a nice kick in the ass...

Mizzou v. Nebraska, 1997 - 2003

Have you guys heard this song yet?

My shuffle will never stop loving this song. Having said that, my shuffle knows nothing about his other songs. So first things first. I'm going to listen to his entire debut LP today and see if this guy's got more than just Buriedfed.

Just Buriedfed?! Isn't that enough?!

No. It's not. Not anymore.

I might even read about him in Spin magazine. Did you know he's already recorded his next album with Kyp Malone from TV on the Radio?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hi-Five The Cactus - The Extraordinaires

From Daytrotter:

There are times in listening to the work of Philadelphia band The Extraordinaires that you feel like you're sailing the seas of cheese or getting into the lives Winona and her big brown beaver, or the other characters made out of modeling clay, coming to life in the prog-rock world of Primus, but that same silliness is nonexistent. Or it's not as thick.

Of the song "Hi-Five The Cactus,":

In retrospect we realized this song was a total rip off of Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer, but it's set in the desert west and Rudolph is replaced with a lonely compassionate cactus. This was almost a children's song if it weren't for the dark Shakespearean twist at the end. Spoiler: No one gets out alive.

Who's up next for Trace That Tune?


"Now, you Irish cops are perking up. That's two sound theories in one day, neither of which deal with abnormally sized men. Kind of makes me feel like Riverdancing." Name the movie...

On another note, apparently this dude was tripping in his closet by himself and his buddy decided it would be a good idea to record his conversations with himself. Here is the result.

The Shanty Blog Welcomes Shlomo!

Cheers, but you still need to take me to your Vonnegut.

Here are a couple handy links on:

Tom Found Religion

Or, something like that. From the desk of Shlomo Sapien:

don't know how to post stuff yet. can you post this for me, if you have time?
caption: what to think if you ever hear the phrase, "Tom found religion."

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


This band is playing in STL tonight. Again, a little strange, but pretty decent. Let me know if anyone goes.

Here is a link to a Pitchfork review and what I think is their best song. Others are available on their Myspace page.

Live from Axis Mundi - Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello releases "Live from Axis Mundi" TODAY! The CD/DVD combo features the following tracks, smacks and video wacks (from

Disc 1 - CD

  1. Track Listing:
  2. Ultimate (BBC Sessions)
  3. Wonderlust King (BBC Sessions)
  4. Mishto (BBC Sessions)
  5. Alcohol (BBC Sessions)
  6. American Wedding (BBC Sessions)
  7. You Gave Up (Roumania) (BBC Sessions)
  8. Stivali E Colbacco (Super Taranta Sessions)
  9. Troubled Friends (Gypsy Punk Sessions)
  10. 60 Revolutions (Demo)
  11. Immigrant Punk (Demo)
  12. Immigrant Punk (Instrumental)
Disc 2 - DVD
  1. Ultimate
  2. Sally
  3. Not A Crime
  4. Dogs Were Barking
  5. Wonderlust King
  6. Mishto
  7. Forces of Victory
  8. Tribal Connection
  9. 60 Revolutions
  10. Start Wearing Purple
  11. Think Locally, Fuck Globally
  12. Punk Rock Parranda
  13. Illumination
  14. Baro Foro
  • Immigrant Punk
  • East Infection
  • Avenue B
  • Harem In Tuscany
  • Start Wearing Purple
  • Not A Crime
  • Wonderlust King
  • American Wedding
  • Creative People Must Be Stopped!
  • Sacred Darling
  • Purple (The Pizdetz)
  • Musika Agressia
I hope you all remember Brendan and I pushing the party gypsy punk the past couple years, including favorites such as Wonderlust King, Ultimate, Alcohol and Tribal Connection. If you didn't catch the bug then, this trailer for the new disc will surely have you foaming at the mouth.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tim Minchin

Kait turned me on to this guy the other night. Guy's name is Tim Minchin, and he's singer/songwriter who does really well with comedy. Check out another video of a song called, "Dark side". Funny as hell.
Paul, Manderchu,
This one's for you.

Music REc...

The Antlers. Too lazy to write a profound review. All I can say is that it's fucking awesome.

"Not that the Antlers are startlingly original-- they're just swinging for the bleachers at a time when it seems fashionable to bunt, or put your forehead on the bat and spin until you get dizzy. Their widescreen sentimentality comes with an equally familiar back-story. You remember the Bon Iver beat: Sad, bearded dude emerges from self-imposed exile with batch of urgently intimate songs; recruits band; self-releases album that earns surprise web-buzz and gets picked up by venerable indie label. Well, the Antlers used to be the solo project of Peter Silberman, who wrote Hospice while emerging from a period of "social isolation." During the bedroom recording process, two guest musicians (drummer Michael Lerner and multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci) became permanent members. They self-released Hospice in March, and Frenchkiss picked it up after web- and NPR-praise helped sell out its first pressing"

Thursday, October 1, 2009


OK, these dudes are a little different, but given a fair chance you might just dig it. Here is "Golden Phone," which sounds best with some strong bass.