Sunday, August 31, 2008

Goodbye! September 1 Playlist

Holla sneak preview @ tomorrow's playlist:

1. The Promise Ring - Why Did We Ever Meet
2. Modest Mouse - Interstate 8
3. Wolf Parade - Grounds for Divorce
4. Shapes and Sizes - Head Movin'
5. Land of Talk - Some Are Lakes
6. Think About Life - Serious Chords
7. Islands - Humans
8. Jim Guthrie - All Gone
9. Destroyer - Blue Flower/Blue Flame
10. The Walkmen - Subterranean Homesick Blues
11. Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine
12. Ponytail - Beg Waves

# # # FREEDOM MP3 | Ponytail - Beg Waves | # # #

13. Miracle Fortress - Have You Seen In Your Dreams
14. Wintersleep - Drunk On Aluminum
15. Women - Lawncare
16. Snowden - Anti-Anti

We will both be at the Detroit Tigers game tomorrow to celebrate this special occasion. I had the chance to see Ponytail play the Crofoot in downtown Pontiac, Michigan on Friday. The were opening for Tough-and-Go stars Don Caballero, and my left ear is still suffering damage.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Today's Playlist

Today's awesome playlist...

artist song
The Music Tapes Tornado Longing for Freedom
Alejandro Escovedo Slow Down
The Pack A.D. Making Gestures
Silver Jews Suffering Jukebox
The Golden Hands Before God Conducts Incredible… One Fine Morning
The Stills Snakecharming the Masses
Chad VanGaalen Willow Tree
Javelins Out on the Sand
Okkervil River Singer Songwriter
The Awkward Stage Your Heart Serves Only You
Ra Ra Riot Dying is Fine
Adam and the Amethysis Stupid Ocean
Angela and the Mighty Ships Mighty Ship
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's My Baby (Shoots her Mouth off)
Alaska in the Winter 24 Hours in Lake of Ice
Calexico Two Silver Trees
The Helio Sequence Hallelujah
The Hold Steady Constructive Summer
The Mountain Goats Lovecraft in Brooklyn

Thursday, August 21, 2008

This Year's Gems

In my trials and tribulations of re-downloading my entire music collection, I have come across many specific and persistently brilliant Canadian albums, equally deserving are their American counterparts. Exposed are some of the albums below:

Detroyer - Trouble In Dreams

Melodic chambre pop extraordinaire Dan Bejar gives his contemporary interpretations of human historical relativity.

The Acorn - Glory Hope Mountain

I'm getting tired of them with every listen, but it's just a seasonal thing.

Human Highway - Moody Motorcycle

Structuralist folk music from two contemporary pastel yuppie rockers.

Oxford Collapse - Remember The Night Parties

Frat sonic Sub Pop signees reminisce on mid-90's octave power chords.

***Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue

Best CD this decade, please sit down.

Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumbline

NYC Barsuk band are bouncy melodies with a responsive vocalist.

The Walkmen - Me & You

This band produces monumental music that gets better as you age.

Monday, August 18, 2008

August 18th Playlist

The Paperbacks - Gray Skies
Sam Champion - We Will Awaken
Twilight Hotel - Highway Prayer
Basia Bulat - December, Snakes and Ladders
The Dears - There Goes My Outfit
Chad VanGaalen - Flower Gardens
Sondre Lerche - All Luck Ran Out
Bonjour Brumaire - Brooklyn
Black Kids - Hurricane Jane
Mates of State - La'hov
Human Kind - Mess Of A Boy
Raising The Fawn - The North Sea
Voxtrot - The Future, Part 1
Codeine - Pickup Song
The Unicorns - Sea Ghost
Aveo - Hypochondria Is Spreading
American Analog Set - I Must Soon Quit The Scene
Broken Social Scene - Looks Just Like The Sun
Grandaddy - Nature Anthem
I Am Robot And Proud -1901
National Skyline - Metropolis

Dearest Listeners (and readers)

It is with the deepest regret I inform you today that mp3this is taking a temporary washroom break. The schedules and demanding lives of these two young bloggers have taken over their commitment to contemporary music for the time being, but not necessarily for eternity.

The first clause is our radio program. Since I will be unable to attend the show for the months of September through December, Jon will take over the show. This is heartbreaking for me (Thom) but it is an investment. I plan to buy out CJAM in 6 years and thus need to prioritize my education. My last show will be September 1, Labour Day. Afterwards, we will celebrate our final show by doing a live show recording at Comerica Park, as the Tigers take on the Yankees in a rescheduled rain-out game.

The second and final clause is Toronto band Human Kind. These guys are straight up new wave purists, whether or not that is good is up to you.

Human Kind (Myspace)

Their EP It Will All End In Tears is on rotation at CJAM.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Monday's Playlist

The Mountain Goats This Year
Black Kids Hurricane Jane`
Bonjour Brumaire Brooklyn
Javelins El Dorado
Human Highway Sleep Talking
The Paperback A Northern Allowance
Brendan Canning Churches Under the Stairs
The Flaming Lips Free Radicals
Jay Reatard Night of Broken Glass
The Pack A.D. I Don't Have To
Zoos of Berlin Speak Well of Manderlay
Kevin Drew Love 5
Abe Vigoda Hyacinth Grrls
Gonzales Slow Down
Azeda Booth In Red
Alaska In Winter Your Red Dress
Born Ruffians Red Elephant
Oxford Collapse Vernon-Jackson

Monday, August 4, 2008

Show Playlist - August 4th, 2008

Do Make Say Think - In Mind
Jose Gonzalaz - Teardrop
The Shins - Know Your Onion
Oxford Collapse - Lady Lawyers
5. Broken Social Scene - Market Fresh
Born Ruffians - Barnacle Goose
Caribou - A Final Warning
The National - Anna Freud
Grizzly Bear - Little Brother
10. Joanna Newsom - The Book of Right-On
Animal Collective - Winter Wonder Land
The Futureheads - Le Garage
Elliott Smith - Clementine
Beck - Nausea*
15. Plants and Animals - New Kind of Love
MGMT - Time to Pretend
Pavement - Cut Your Hair
Jason Collett - Out of Time

* For Jon

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Hillside Post 4

Can't stop, won't stop...

Born Ruffians?

The Amount of photos we have of these guys are a testament to how fucking cool they were.

Thom and Jon Interview the Born Ruffians



Friday, August 1, 2008

Hillside Post 3

Hillside post number 3, revolves around the Saturday night Headliners, Islands.

I know the pictures are kinda weak but it was the best we could get at that show.

Thom and Jon Interview Islands

till next time,