Deerhunter | Daytrotter Session

November 19, 2007 at 9:08 pm (Daytrotter, Deerhunter, Indie, New Music, Uncategorized)

In case you haven’t already heard, Deerhunter’s Daytrotter Session was posted earlier today. It consists of two previously released songs; Heatherwood, and a personal favorite, Dr. Glass, along with two brand new songs, Activa and Calvary Scars, which may be the strongest material they’ve put out yet. Very impressive stuff.

 

Download the entire session here

Deerhunter – Activa.mp3 (Daytrotter Session)

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The SC Blogroll

March 18, 2007 at 7:52 am (Uncategorized)


I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but there’s one thing missing from my blog; a blogroll. If you don’t know, a blogroll is a list of links to other blogs. Their main purpose is to drive traffic to other blogs, as well as your own, since most blogs you link to will be kind enough to link back to you. Essentially, they let several blogs share traffic between themselves. I’ve finally decided to put together my blogroll.But instead of finding random blogs to add, I thought it would be nice to make a sort of network of decent bloggers. To join, just email me your blog address; when the list is ‘complete’, I’ll email it to you, and you’ll need to add it to your blog in some fashion. If you’d like to make a similar post to your blog, feel free to; just remember to email any blog addresses you receive. You can reach me at kyle11235@gmail.com. Let’s get this thing going!

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Panda Bear: Live January 2005

March 17, 2007 at 7:46 pm (Uncategorized)

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I’m not going to apologize for my love of all things Animal Collective anymore. I love Person Pitch; if it’s not my album of the year, I’ll gladly stop posting about AC. But since that’s not going to happen, you’ll just have to put up with my rants in this otherwise well-organized blog. So, to the point of this post. A few days ago I ran across a live bootleg of an early ’05 Panda Bear concert, including ‘Take Pills’ and ‘Bros’. It’s really amazing to think that Panda’s been performing these songs for so long. While ‘Take Pills sounds more or less the same, ‘Bros’ actually sounds quite different; back in ’05 it was a much more schizophrenic song, with dark, psychedelic periods interspersed throughout. Who’d have guessed? Enjoy your 35 minutes of Panda Bear bliss.

Panda Bear – Live, January 2005 (1. Take Pills, 2. Search For Delicious, 3. Bonfire of the Vanities, 4. Bros)

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Kele Okereke: Quite Possibly The Most Awkward Interview Ever

March 14, 2007 at 6:20 am (Uncategorized)

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From previous interviews, it’s probably okay to infer that Kele Okereke isn’t comfortable discussing himself. He seems much more at home talking about his music. Which is fine; he’s obviously a person that likes privacy, something that we’re all entitled to. Of course, every now and then, some journalist feels it necessary to pry; such is the case with Okereke’s latest interview with the San Fransisco Chronicle. Rather short, the interview is filled with inane questions such as this:

Q: OK. Let’s talk about vampires. On “Song for Clay (Disappear Here)

you sing, “East London is a vampire/ It sucks the joy right out of me.” Where does your fascination come from?

A: I don’t think there is a particular fascination. The imagery lends

itself to the analogy that I was making in that song.


Sound painful? That’s not even the worst of it. Check out the full article in all it’s awkward glory here.

Bloc Party – Song For Clay (Disappear Here).mp3
Bloc Party – On.mp3

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Sky Blue Sky Is Streaming Again

March 11, 2007 at 4:11 pm (Uncategorized)

In case you missed it last week, Sky Blue Sky is streaming again today, from 2pm ’till 2am. Just click on the little birdie.

http://smartley3.wilcoworld.net/sbs/

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El-P: I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead

March 11, 2007 at 11:51 am (Uncategorized)

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On March 20th, El-P will finally release his second album, I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead. I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead is the highly anticipated follow-up to El-P’s much-lauded 2002 debut Fantastic Damage. So, does ISWYD match it’s predecessors brilliance? It’s tough to say; while it takes a while to get going, once it does, there’s no stopping it. At this point I’ll only say that it’s definitely a worthy follow up.
Unsurprisingly, my favorite tracks come from the album’s tail-end. You’ve probably already heard ‘Flyentology’, and I already did a post about ‘Habeas Corpses (Draconian Love)’, so today I’ll give you a taste of the album’s closer, ‘Poisonville Kids’. If there’s one way to close an album, it’s with Chan “Cat Power” Marshall wailing “never, never, never” repeatedly. Enjoy.

El-P featuring Trent Reznor – Flyentology.mp3

El-P – Draconian Love.mp3
El-P featuring Chan Marshall – Poisonville Kids No Wins Reprise (This Must Be Our Time).mp3
Flyentology Video (via Adult Swim)

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Help Save Online-Radio

March 7, 2007 at 6:03 pm (Uncategorized)


I’m sure you’ve all been reading about online-radio lately, and how it could very well be priced out of existence. So, if you’ve ever enjoyed online-radio, I urge you to sign this petition. This isn’t a situation to take lightly: if this petition fails, not only would most independent online-radio stations be completely devastated, their owners would also be in debt for for the rest of their lives. Please, give those good folks a hand.

SaveTheStreams.org

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Partial Hiatus

March 5, 2007 at 8:08 pm (Uncategorized)

Update: While certain issues are still up in the air, I will still be posting daily. Yesterday was a very stressful day for the site, and I need to be particularly careful from now on. That means that all link older than one week must be broken, and careful attention must be payed to the legitimacy of the mp3s I post. I don’t see this situation resolving itself anytime soon, so I guess these are the new rules.

Shameless Complacency is now on a partial hiatus. Certain issues need to be resolved.

-ke

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Sky Blue Sky Is Streaming Now!

March 3, 2007 at 11:07 pm (Uncategorized)

Sky Blue Sky is streaming from Wilcoworld right now, as I type. Get over there! When you’re done, be sure let me know what you think!

http://smartley3.wilcoworld.net/sbs/

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Amon Tobin: Big Furry Head

March 2, 2007 at 2:08 pm (Uncategorized)

While you’re at the (digital?) record store next Tuesday, picking up
you copy of Neon Bible, I urge you to check out another release; Foley
Room, by Amon Tobin. Tobin’s first true new album since 2002 is a bit
of a departure for him. While on his previous albums, Tobin had relied
mainly on sampled jazz to build music around, this time he’s using
entirely original samples of everday city life, such as a dripping
faucet, a motocycle roaring to life, and even people singing in the
bathtub.

It’s hard to place Tobins work in any one genre; his composition is
purely classical, but his sound is far too experimental to fit under
that small umbrella. The same goes for electronic; while some of his
music certainly fits under that category, the majority is a genre unto
itself.

In each track on his new album, Tobin generally focuses on one
sample, and builds an often stunning composition around it. The main
sample of my favorite track, aptly titled Big Furry Head, is a
tiger’s roar. The track begins asnothing more than a particularly good
electronic track. But when the tiger roar kicks in, everything changes.
A Scott Walker-worthy chill goes through your body, and you can’t help
but bobbing your head to the beat. Enjoy.

Amon Tobin – Big Furry Head.mp3

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