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Ghosts & Monsters – A Halloween Playlist

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Happy Halloween!

If you need some music to listen to while handing out mini Snickers to the evil neighbor kids, Show Me Music can hook you up. I put together some songs that have something to do with Halloween, Monsters, and Ghosts (oh my!). Enjoy.

UPDATE:  All links have been removed.

The Automatic – Monster
Band of Horses – Monsters
DangerDoom – The Mask
DJ Shadow – Giving Up the Ghost
Gnarls Barkley – The Boogie Monster
The Heartless Bastards – Searching For the Ghost
I Am Kloot – Gods and Monsters
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – The Ghost
Longwave – Ghosts Around You
Matt Pond PA – Halloween
Of Montreal – October is Eternal
Onelinedrawing – A Ghost
Portastatic – Registered Ghost
Ryan Adams – Halloween
Ryan Adams – I See Monsters
Say Hi To Your Mom – I Think I’ll Be a Good Ghost
Sound Team – Movie Monster
Sparklehorse – Ghost in the Sky
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – I’m a Ghost
Tegan & Sara – Walking With A Ghost

October 30, 2006 Posted by | Halloween, Holiday, mp3 | 21 Comments

Not so EZ

Sorry for the lack of posts, but my file host, EZArchive, is going through some major upgrades.  None of my sound files are available now (to me or you).  Very frustrating.  Thanks for understanding!

October 29, 2006 Posted by | General | 1 Comment

The Changes

changes1.jpgDo you ever wonder what The Cure would sound like if they had more of a Steely Dan influence? Yeah, me neither. But, The Changes have somehow made me think of these two bands simultaneously. The Chicago band has released their debut album, “Today is Tonight”, to some pretty high praises. While there is nothing groundbreaking here, the album is great for good upbeat (somewhat “pop-y”) music.

Their song, “When I Wake”, is the standout in my mind. It starts of with some strange carnival sounding organ piece, but quickly moves into the meat of the song. The rest of the disc moves through Morrissey, the Police, and the Cure (and Steely Dan). Check it out.

[MP3] The Changes – When I Wake

[MP3] The Changes – Such a Scene

October 25, 2006 Posted by | mp3, The Changes | 3 Comments

Jeff Tweedy, Pugilist

tweedy-sunken.JPGJeff Tweedy’s new solo DVD, “Sunken Treasure Live in the Pacific Northwest” hits stores next Tuesday (Oct. 24). You can pre-order it here.

It looks great – I know what I’ll be doing Tuesday night. Check out the trailer here.

In related news – Jeff Tweedy punched a guy in the face. Monday night, in Springfield, MO, a guy jump on the stage and put his hands on Jeff Tweedy’s head. So, Tweedy turned around and PUNCHED THE GUY IN THE FACE. “No! Not Jeff!” you say? Here’s the video to prove it:

Jeff Tweedy punching a stage crasher in the face

After the unfortunate incident, Tweedy issued an apology:

“I really regret what happened last night. I wish it had gone another way… and i suspect had i felt safer on that stage, had security been doing a better job all night long, well things would have gone differently. He approached me from behind… and I reacted in defense to get him away. I didn’t know what his intentions were… and I had to get him off of me. I’m sad that it happened at all.”

Ah – the Show Me state doing us proud….

October 20, 2006 Posted by | Jeff Tweedy, Wilco | Leave a comment

Peter Bjorn and John

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This week Peter Bjorn and John’s “Writer’s Block” earned Pitchfork Music’s coveted “Best New Music” rating, and I could not agree more. If you missed it when I posted their song “Young Folks” in my very first post , here’s your second chance. Listen to these songs, go buy the disc, and drive around with it playing in your car all weekend. You will not be disappointed.

[MP3] Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks (back by popular demand!)

[MP3] Peter Bjorn and John – Up Against the Wall (back by popular demand!)

October 20, 2006 Posted by | mp3, Peter Bjorn and John | 2 Comments

The Decemberists

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The indie darlings are indie no more. Colin Meloy took his story-telling, folk-rock band, The Decemberists, to a major label (Capitol). Not much has changed with the band, or their music – now it’s just a little more accessible to mainstream music listeners. Their major label debut “The Crane Wife” is very accessible. Out of all their releases, this one is by far my favorite. I was first turned on to the band in 2003 with “Her Majesty.” The band has grown musically since then, and front man Colin Meloy has become an indie music icon.

The Crane Wife saga (the 2 songs below) represent the range of music The Decemberists cover – all of them are present in the 11 minute, 23 second story/song “Crane Wife 1 and 2.”

[MP3] The Decemberists – The Crane Wife 1 and 2
[MP3] The Decemberists – The Crane Wife 3

October 19, 2006 Posted by | mp3, The Decemberists | 1 Comment

The Hold Steady

holdsteady1.jpgThe Hold Steady is another band that needs no help from my little blog. Everyone is talking about them. Their new album “Boys and Girls in America” has been highly touted by every music critic and amateur blogger. They quickly became “America’s #1 Bar Band” (self-proclaimed) after the release of their last album “Separation Sunday.” Now, most of what is written about them has something to do with bars or alcohol. I guess they like to drink (notice the can of beer in lead singer Craig Finn’s hand in the picture on the left).

Somewhere in between the bar shows, drinking, and hangovers they manage to record some pretty good music. Is it worth ALL the hype it has received? Probably not – but this is the kind of music you can listen to while drinking with your friends or thinking about drinking with your friends. Hell, there’s even a couple of tracks you could listen to while drinking alone.

Go see “America’s #1 Bar Band” in Lawrence, KS (Bottleneck) on December 6th.

[MP3]The Hold Steady – Chips Ahoy!

[MP3]The Hold Steady – Party Pit

October 18, 2006 Posted by | mp3, The Hold Steady | 2 Comments