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Monday, Sep 21, 2009

Lymbyc Systym
Shutter Release
(Mush)
Release Date: 3 November


Lymbyc Systym’s Jared and Michael Bell have done much preparing for the release of their second album, Shutter Release, due in stores on November 3. The brothers drew inspiration for the second album through late night phone calls to one another. The brothers, living in Austin and Brooklyn respectively, would sing melodies and coordinate and craft rhythms together over the phone and from this give and take, the record began to take shape. The ten song album came together using such instruments as organs, vibraphone, analog synthesizers, banjo, glockenspiel, African percussion, and even a toy piano. 


To promote the release of the Shutter Release, the brothers are hitting the road with The Books and Iron and Wine. There are two remaining shows available to catch the Bell brothers live:


09/25 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
09/26 Princeton, NJ Terrace F. Club


In addition to touring, the first single off the album, “Ghost Clock” is available as an MP3 download.


Song List
1. Trichromatic
2. Ghost Clock
3. Interiors
4. Bedroom Anthem
5. Kubrick
6. Contemporary Art
7. T-Ball
8. Shutter Release
9. Teddy
10. Late Night Classic



Ghost Clock - Lymbyc Systym


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Monday, Sep 21, 2009

Drums of Death does a killer remix of Franz Ferdinand’s “What She Came For”, and of Peaches “Lose You”. Makes the listener feel like they’re in a hipster basement club dancing with a gaggle of very skinny kids, holding on to the ceiling.



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Monday, Sep 21, 2009

Malia James interviews Long Beach, CA band Avi Buffalo for Dirty Laundry TV.



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Friday, Sep 18, 2009

Patty Loveless
Mountain Soul II
(Saguaro Road)
Releasing: 29 September


Patty Loveless has long been a favorite singer of mine. She’s firmly rooted in the musical traditions of her native Appalachia and sings with the pure, haunted, melancholy of a person who has witnessed truly harder times. Still, Loveless can add some Nashville sheen to her music to drive hits and yet never lose sight of where she came from and always maintain an element of that pure country edge in every one of her tunes.


Loveless made a career in the Nashville hit factory and churned out numerous popular singles and albums throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, but she always retained a love for the bluegrass music of her roots. Loveless is in fact the Kentucky daughter of a coal miner and grew up the Appalachian hills that birthed so many of those wrenching bluegrass lyrics and virtuosic musical pickers.


In 2001, she paid tribute to those roots with Mountain Soul and it quickly became one her most beloved works, earning her new legions of fans from the alt-country side of the fence. She’s always had the classic “high lonesome” in her voice that’s perfect for a bluegrass melody. On what is becoming the best day of the year for roots music fans, September 29th sees the long awaited release of Mountain Soul II. We’ve got the online premiere of “Busted” for you, as well as a bunch of videos after the jump.


The project will also be highlighting and supporting the important work of the Christian Appalachian Project, which helps people still living in poverty in this rich country. Find out more about the important work of the Christian Appalachian Project at www.christianapp.org.


SONG LIST
01 Busted
02 Fools Thin Air
03 A Handful of Dust
04 Half Over You
05 Prisoner’s Tears
06 Working on a Building
07 Friends in Gloryland
08 [We Are All] Children of Abraham
09 Big Chance
10 When the Last Curtain Falls
11 Blue Memories
12 You Burned the Bridge
13 Bramble and the Rose
14 Feelings of Love
15 Diamond in My Crown


Patty Loveless
“Busted” [MP3]
     



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Friday, Sep 18, 2009

With the September 15th release of his new album, Milky Ways, here and gone, French producer and remixer Joakim would like to get his fans involved with the video for one of the album’s highlights, “Spiders”. The winning video will be edited and integrated into the final video for the song.


The French musician is asking fans to create a video using their own personal interpretation of “Spiders”. Contestants are encouraged to be as creative as possible, or as Joakim put it on his website: “You may sing the song alone, with your sister, with your pet, play the song with a banjo or a trumpet, dance to the song, whistle the melody, do air guitar or whatever.”


The video formats accepted are MOV, AVI, MP4, and MPEG.  The video can be submitted via email to spiders@joakim-milkways.com or using YouSendIt, Megaupload or any other file sharing site.


The deadline for the contest is October 5th.



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