Thursday, July 9, 2009

Broadcast - Tender Buttons (2005)

This record recently found its way back to my turntable after a few year long absence. I remember being really excited when "Tender Buttons" was released, luckily I was living around the block from an amazing record store so I could grab a copy on my way home from class. Although this is probably not their most popular record it is my favorite by far. Supposedly they are working on their fourth record right now but I haven't really heard anything about it. The music on this record is mostly electronic but it has a really heavy sixties pop influence. In this case the cold electronics and warm pop influences create a surprisingly organic sound. If you like this record I recommend looking into whatever else you can get your hands on by them. All of their records are great from start to finish and they have tons of EPs and singles out there which are all good.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

People Take Warning: Muder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938

I'm going to be in Europe for the next few weeks, so there won't be much posting going on here. But here's a parting gift, a wonderful collection of early 20th century songs of misery and paranoia.

Hope everyone has a good month of July.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Just a quick little post here. More stuff to come soon.

I’ve been listening to a lot of old blues/roots music lately and figured I’d share some. So here are Barbecue Bob and Clifton Chenier.

Barbecue Bob – Chocolate To The Bone (1992)

Clifton Chenier – Louisiana Blues And Zydeco (1965)