Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Thom Yorke - The Eraser

The Eraser

Thom Yorke's new project, The Eraser, which he desires to keep the word 'solo' out of it, will be released on 11th July. Some tracks has leaked to the blogosphere, judging from what I heard, The Eraser sounds nothing like Radiohead's new material, it is much more beats and electronics. Like Radiohead's songs, I believe I would have to give The Eraser a couple more listen to get into those tracks, anyhow it is an innovative masterpiece and no Radiohead fan should pass this album up.


1. The Eraser
2. Analyse
3. The Clock
4. Black Swan [download]
5. Skip Divided
6. Atoms For Peace
7. And It Rained All Night [download]
8. Harrowdown Hill
9. Cymbal Rush

*[edit] Mp3 links removed upon request


Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

I have been regularly posting requests on a couple music-sharing communities to get hold of new music, or music that is hard to come by. Those community members have always been kind enough to upload those requested songs for me, and in turn I'll help back by uploading music requested by others. This method of getting free music had never go wrong, until yesterday I was so pissed off by a hypocrite on one of those communities.

Well, as usual I requested music that I can't find elsewhere on a community and hoping for responses by other members. A bitchy person came by and wrote me some rude comments. I requested a new single of a Manchester four-piece indie band which she self-proclaimed the frontman was her brother, so she doesn't allow material of the band being requested or uploaded on these communities. She kept pestering me not to request the song and asked me to "trot along to the nearest record shop or purchase online" (as if the record shops in our 'boleh' land would carry the new single of such indie band and me a poor student has got credit card). Also it was so hypocritical for her to object to certain artist being shared in these communities, while at the same time, being a member of those communities, sharing music of other artists for free.

Of course, I've chosen to ignore her because I don't see anything wrong requesting any song I want on a music-sharing community. Well, I guess the band has lost a potential fan being the singer has a cynical, hypocritical, egotistical sister. Who knows I might buy the soon-to-be released album of the band if I could get the first taste on the single, but hey they can never earn my money now...
Kashmir feat. David Bowie - The Cynic


Saturday, May 20, 2006

Someone Else's Dream

Casablancas vs Green

This morning, my sister told me she had a very strange dream the night before, and even stranger I was also in it. The dream goes like this, me and my sister were at Rock Corner, a record shop; I was ready to buy an Adam Green's album, and my sister was there to forbid me to do so, but I insisted. When she has finished with her story, I was like 'what the heck'. I have heard a couple Green's songs, but was never into him. The fact that I even tried to listen to Green was because he has toured with fellow New Yorker, The Strokes before, and he bears an uncanny resemblance to Julian Casablancas. Now I've got a clue, anything associated with The Strokes appearing in my sister dream is definitely not strange.

Youth Group - Someone Else's Dream
Amos Lee - Dreamin'
Broken Social Scene - Ibi Dreams of Pavement
The Coral - Dreaming of You


Saturday, May 13, 2006

Best "Wolf" Band


I know I am way behind to talk about this band right now, they might have not received the hype as much as Arctic Monkeys, their album has been in the rotation of my playlist for quite some time, and I felt that I should really mention Wolfmother in case some haven't given them a listen. Pitchfork gave them a 75, I guess few marks short simply because they can't play banjo or are not from Montreal.

I am always a sucker for Aussie music, like Silverchair, Powderfinger, The Vines, The Living End, Jet, Youth Group, Architecture in Helsinki, Cut Copy, The Dissociatives, and The Presets. Hailed from down under, Wolfmother comprises Myles Heskett, Chris Ross and Andrew Stockdale who contribute drums, bass/keyboards and guitar/vocals respectively. The very first full-length self-titled release for the hard-rocking, classic rock-influenced Australian power trio is definitely one of my choice of best albums in year 2006. Rocking hard from start to finish with a throw-back to the like of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, yet somehow awash with originality in their raw, emotive punch.

During my holiday in Sydney last year, I was so close to watch the band perform live at the Modular & Tsubi Xmas Party, Bondi Pavilion but the tickets were sold out. Back then when they were nobody outside Australia, one of their singles "Mind's Eye" was already a hit played everywhere in the city of Sydney. Instantly I fell in love with their music, and the rest was history.

Wolfmother - Mind's Eye

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Vines' New Video

As promised, here's the video of Anysound by The Vines. Enjoy!


Monday, May 08, 2006

Radiohead Live In Copenhagen


Radiohead kicked off their first tour since 2004 in KB Hall, Copenhagen on 6th May. Eight new tracks from their eagerly-awaited 7th album were played during the show. One of the new songs performed was "Bodysnatchers" which has already debuted in the Koko gig on 1st May. "4 Minute Warning" was the most typical britpop-esque song played, "Spooks" was completely instrumental, and the more upbeat new number played that night was "15 Steps". Other new songs include "Bangers 'N' Mash", "Open Pick", "Nude", and "House Of Cards".

Here is the set (from NME):

Everything In Its Right Place
Planet Telex'
Bangers 'N' Mash [download]
Open Pick [download]
Karma Police
Black Star
Nude [download]
15 Step [download]
Street Spirit (Fade Out)
A Wolf At The Door
The Bends
4 Minute Warning [download]
Pyramid Song
House Of Cards [download]
Spooks [download]
There There

Bodysnatchers [download]
You And Whose Army
Let Down
Paranoid Android

Second Encore:

Thanks to Cinnamongirl for tapping, the video of Radiohead playing new song "Bangers 'N' Mash" in the show can be downloaded

*All audio and video links are taken from message board

Updated by YS


Friday, May 05, 2006



The video for The Vines's second official single "Anysound" from Vision Valley will be out soon. Catch a glimpse of the eccentric video from the picture above. Directed by Olivier “Twist” Gondry who was also the director for Ride and Winning Days, the threesome of Vines are animated in this video as plastic dolls and filmed using a stop motion (frame by frame) technique. Seems to be an interesting and cool video, a little bit creepy though because they look a lot like human-sized Chucky in the picture. Anyway, thanks to for the news and remember to keep checking for updates of the video.

Updated by YS


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

News And Tributes

The Futureheads

No ground-breaking news here. No tribute to any legendary icons here. All I've got is The Futureheads' sophomore album titled "News and Tributes".

The follow-up to their critically-acclaimed self-titled debut will be released on 29th May. First single lifted off the album "Skip To The End" will precede it by two weeks (No suprise many have heard of it already). The single has currently topped the NME chart.

Rumour has it that the album has leaked onto the internet on 27th April. I've listened to the full album, and it is pretty good. Catchy tunes adorned by jangly guitar and ferocious drumwork, wonderful vocal harmonies in thick accent, these are what I would describe The Futureheads. According to the band, the title track was inspired by the 1958 Munich air disaster, which killed several young Manchester United soccer players.

News and Tributes


01 Yes/No
02 Cope
03 Fallout
04 Skip To The End
05 Burnt
06 News and Tributes [download]
07 Return Of The Berserker
08 Back To The Sea
09 Worry About It Later
10 Favours For Favours
11 Thursday
12 Face [download]
13 Area*
14 Help Us Out*
15 We Cannot Lose*

*The last three tracks (taken from previously released "Area" EP) will only be featured in the first pressing of North America version.
Updated by YS