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Show Me Music favorite, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! have two new songs to download from their website. These are both songs from their new CD “Some Loud Thunder” to be released in January, and both are tasty little morsels.
Underwater (You and Me) is actually something that Alec Ounsworth recorded with Flashy Python and posted on his former website (www.flashypython.com) – which is no longer in existence. Luckily, Show Me Music has the track:
If you want something you can actually clap your hands (and say, “yeah”) to, check out their Myspace site for the mastered version of “Satan Said Dance.” That’s more like it…
¡Forward Russia! will be bringing their UK – style of dance punk to Kansas City’s Record Bar on Friday (December 8th). To sweeten the deal, they’re playing with Show Me Music favorite Snowden (see earlier post).
¡Foward Russia! is very hot right now. Their new cd “Give Me a Wall” is getting a lot of attention. The whole CD is full of dance-punk energy and, from the sounds of it, their live shows are a must see for any fan.
“Give Me A Wall is searing and energetic, a statement of intent. Anyone witnessing the band live (on their brief sneak attacks into the USA – playing SXSW, NYC, LA and SF) will have seen a sharpening of this sense of purpose. Confident and focused, the band have brought a thousand ideas together and produced an exuberant record that sets out their intentions.”
Show Me Music will be at the show, but I’d like to give away two (2) tickets and an autographed copy of their CD to someone who would like to check the show out (courtesy of Filter). Just leave me a comment stating your favorite live show in the Kansas City area in 2006. I will choose a winner on Thursday morning.
Have a listen:
Well, the Kansas City metropolitan area is covered in a blanket of snow marking the first official snow of the year – and the first official snow day. Since I haven’t posted for awhile (due to some exciting developments to be revealed in 2007) I thought I’d post my two theme songs of the day.
[MP3] Matt Pond PA – Snow Day
I’m so excited to finally get to post this. The new Shins disc “Wincing the Night Away” will be out January 7, but now you can download their new single, “Phantom Limbs.” This song is going to make everyone remember why they love The Shins, and perk up the ears of new fans. Be prepared to be frustrated in February when people start asking you if you’ve heard of The Shins.
[MP3] The Shins – Phantom Limb (download this now!!!!)
Update: Thanks to everyone who commented and congratulations to AJR for winning the CD!
In celebration of the release of “Stranger Than Fiction” tomorrow (November 10th) and the soundtrack this past Tuesday, Show Me Music is giving away one copy of the soundtrack!
The movie looks great, but the soundtrack is the icing on the cake. The score was done by Britt Daniel, and the soundtrack features four Spoon songs – including one new track called “The Book I Write” (stream the song below) – and other great artists including Califone, M83, and Maximo Park.
Official Site: http://www.columbiarecords.com/strangerthanfiction/
To win the CD, submit a comment below and answer the following question – In your opinion, what is the single best use of a song in a movie? I’ll pick one at random and the CD will end up in your mail. The contest ends on Friday, November 17th so get those comments in today!
I don’t know much about Can Joann. Their guitarist, Ryan Benjamin emailed me with a nice note and a couple of tracks. I have to say I am impressed. I’ve really been waiting for the next DIY band to come on the scene and give me something to look forward to. Can Joann is that band.
Can Joann is from Chapel Hill / Raleigh, North Carolina (yes, North Carolina is the new Montreal for upcoming artists). They made the scene with an EP in 2005 and have since recorded a full length entitled “Hurt People Hurt People.” They’re getting a lot of press these days, so a tour can’t be far away. Look for them coming to your area soon.
Listen to these tracks, then head on over to iTunes and purchase the disc!