|beastie boys, ryan adams, explosions in the sky, miles davis, dismemberment plan, david bazan, guided by voices, loggins and mussina, neil young, the clash, squeeze, explosions in the sky, black keys, the drams, gary numan, spoon, new order|
Ickmusic has Miles Davis 10-13-71 and Gary Numan 9-7-80.
Southern Shelter has The Drams 5-18-07.
I am Fuel You Are Friends and other has the Black Keys live EP for freedownload.
Culture Bully has Spoon live 8-12-06.
Julio Enriquez has Beastie Boys remixes by Nevilo.
Fie Weel has New Order rarities.
The Guided By Voices Database has a live show from 6-17-01.
Captains Dead has Explosions in the Sky live 3-14-07 and also Richard Buckner with Doug Gillard live on 5-6-06.
Can You See the Sunset has Dismemberment Plan 4-27-07.
Bradley's Almanac has David Bazan live 5-7-07 and also point to a link to NPR for another Bazan live show from 5-10-07.
Aquarium Drunkard has some rare tracks from Ryan Adams.
Speed of Dark has Ben Gibbard live 5-17-07.
Big O has Loggins and Mussina live 6-30-72.
Largehearted Boy finds Do Make Say Think live 5-22-07.
Perm and Skullet offer Neil Young's Time Fades Away, which has yet to be issued on cd.
Jefito has a bunch of live Squeeze.
Strange Reaction has a pocast available for download with twenty live unreleased tracks from The Clash.
Reviews posted this week at 75orLess.
Throbbing Gristle - Part Two. The Endless Not (Mute)
The 25-year wait for the new Throbbing Gristle album is over. Part Two. The Endless Not isn't nearly as subversive or confrontational as earlier recordings, and it seems the godparents of industrial music have mellowed with age. They do retain a signature sound; a pulsating, dark dirge spiked with noisy loops and saturated with murky ambiance. The music is at times complex and almost pretty, but absent is the challenging aural assault that once earned Throbbing Gristle the title "Wreckers of Civilization." - j. daltry
Sonya Cotton - Out of the Ocean (self released)
I expect a lot from my sophomores, and Sonya Cotton gets an A. To her second album of sorrowful folk- the lyrics evoke loss and yearning- she has added piano, percussion, and backing vocals here and there. I wish we could clone her, so everyone can have Sonya doing their harmonies; the end of "The Dying Light" has achingly beautiful ones. Her voice is just lovely, as if Karen Peris, Natalie Merchant and Judy Collins mixed theirs together to create one that wasn't babyish or throaty or reedy. Just lovely. - meredith
Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet (We Put Out/Atlantic)
Porcupine Tree's 56th album (or something like that) is a gallery of moody, almost supernatural prog rock with skyscraper-high songs that pour from an always-on faucet of beauty and throbbing heaviness. Not familiar with Steve Wilson and Co.? Well, Alex Lifeson (Rush) and Robert Fripp (King Crimson) make appearances and while the 'Tree shares only the "prog" tag with those bands, they could've toured together in 1981. If you choose to navigate the Seven Seas of Porcupine Tree, begin by hoisting your sails here. - jason m.
Goon Moon - Licker's Last Leg (Ipecac)
Goon Moon features Jeordie White (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails) and Chris Goss (Masters of Reality). The songs on Licker's Last Leg feature disturbing yet beautiful lyrics combined with an interesting mix of industrial, desert rock, and other unusual musical styles. Each track has its own unique personality and the album as a whole offers pleasing, and sometimes surprising treats for the listener's ears. This is some of the best and most creative work I've heard in quite some time. - j.p.
Voxtrot - ST (Playlouder/Beggars Group)
Coulda. Shoulda. Woulda. For a couple of years now, Voxtrot have promised some great and not-so-great things through a string of eps that ranged in quality from OMG to WTF. Now it's clear the band really needed the space provided by a full lp to stretch out and keep some of those promises. Ramesh Srivastava's previously direct songwriting style is obscured at times, but that's far from a bad thing. In actuality, it shows Voxtrot is a band with many moods never revealed before by the one-dimensional nature of those eps. They could, should and finally did. - paul
Finally, 75orLess Records released Fred Kendal Abong's "The Hand Trembler" today in a silkscreened edition of 150 copies. 14 tracks in just around 45 minutes. Only $6.00 postpaid. You can order a copy over at 75orLess Records.
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