Wednesday, January 03, 2007
over and over and over again

Ok, last 06 recap post, I promise...

Things I slept on until 2006 was over:

Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block
Coincidentally, this little pop gem finally gets a NA release next month.

Killer Mike - That's Life
I know Chuck D is out on tour with Flava Flav and Prof. Griff between whatever terrible reality TV show that Flava Flav is currently taping, but Killer Mike might've been the only rapper in 2006 to actually channel what PE was doing circa 1991.

download: Killer Mike - That's Life (via Pfork)

Amy Winhouse - Back to Black
I didn't really pay much attention to Amy Winehouse, after brushing aside "Fuck Me Pumps" as well sung, but a touch gimmicky (read that title again - can you really blame me?). With that in mind, I was very pleasantly surprised when I took up a recommendation from the comments of my year-end list of albums (thanks Matt!) and gave Back to Black a spin. I've been on a bit of a soul kick lately, and what jumped out of my speakers fit that frame of mind perfectly. The record sounds like it fell straight from 50's heaven (or maybe, Brooklyn). And while that was a bit of a shock considering Amy's a slight, British 22 year-old, the lyrics are exactly what you'd expect from a witty, badass, British 22 year-old. The best of old and new then.

Asobi Seksu - Thursday
With all due respect to Asobi Seksu, when I get a hankering for the kind of musical dish that they're serving up, I generally just put on Loveless. This track still isn't "Only Shallow," but it's pretty goddamn good.

download: Asobi Seksu - Thursday (via MySpace)

Stuff (mp3s) that I posted last year that people seemed to enjoy, that haven't/won't be released commercially:

Chan Marshall shills for different things:
Diamonds:
How Can I Tell You (Cat Stevens Cover) (ZShare)
How Can I Tell You (Cat Stevens Cover) (YSI)
Cell Phones:
Hanging on the Telephone (Nerves Cover) (ZShare)
Hanging on the Telephone (Nerves Cover) (YSI)
Financial Services:
Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein Cover) (ZShare)
Somewhere (Leonard Bernstein Cover) (YSI)

According to Matador, there are no plans to release full versions of any of these, and in the case of "How Can I Tell You" (at least), Chan only recorded the portion of the song that features in the commercial.

Metric plays songs for the radio:

Live on MPR (Emily and James acoustic):
1. Ending Start
2. Interview 1
3. Monster Hospital
4. Interview 2
5. Live it Out

download: Metric - Live on MPR (4-10-06) (.zip)

Acoustic for Rolling Stone (just Emily and James again):
download: Metric - Between the Bars (Elliott Smith Cover)

If any of the links expire email me. If you leave a comment on the entry from months ago, chances are that I won't read it.

now playing: the Constantines - On to You

3 Comments:

maybe i should give amy winehouse a try then....

By Anonymous Sean, at 5:14 PM  

It is pretty good.

By Anonymous Jordie, at 5:38 PM  

Shout outs to Amy Winehouse and to Killer Mike (and to me!). That's why I read this blog instead of so many others.

By Anonymous Matt, at 8:31 PM  

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