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side of the day: Johan Agebjorn August 31, 2007

Filed under: music,side of the day — damonjay @ 7:01 am

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Johan Agebjorn is the man behind Sally Shapiro’s very cool and much praised album Disco Romance. Spacer Woman From Mars was originally intended for Disco Romance, but was left off because they thought it didn’t quite fit the rest of the material. The track will be included in a Lo Recordings release titled Milky Disco, due out September 17th.


Johan Agebjorn, Spacer Woman From Mars (ft. Sally Shapiro)


download: Spacer Woman From Mars (ft Sally Shapiro)

website: Johan Agebjorn

website: lo recordings

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Have a nice day.

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side of the day=Taken By Trees + The Tough Alliance August 30, 2007

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Sweden’s The Tough Alliance hit the US scene this summer, floating around blogs with records still only available on import. When you dig a little deeper into the alliance, you find bat swinging stage shows and a obscure hooliganistic demeanor. Whatever that is all about, they’ve found the secret sauce for the Swedish indie-scene and have caught attention in the states. TTA’s remix of Taken Too Young adds warm elecro-tropical air to ex-Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman’s┬ásolo project, Taken By Trees.

Taken By Trees & The Tough Alliance, Taken Too Young (Remix)



download: Taken Too Young

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side of the day: Radiohead August 29, 2007

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Radiohead is expected to release their next album in early 2008, but at least one track, Arpeggi, has been floating about. I am intrigued by the direction they are going with this track, embracing a sound that is more familiar in the world of classical minimalist compositions; Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint comes to mind, and a little of Benjamin Britten’s Now the Great Bear and Pleiades for a vocal line. These are loose associations, maybe not helpful, but this definitely sounds like some sort of departure.


Radiohead, Arpeggi


download: Arpeggi

 

side of the day: Alaska In Winter August 28, 2007

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Close Your Eyes-We Are Blind wanders delightfully. New Mexico’s Brandon Bethancourt, with friends in tow, creates an isolated village, with nothing to do at night but play with accordians and┬ásynthesizers. Alaska In Winter is on tour with Beirut this fall (of whom this track shares a contributer). Myspace link is below for more streaming and order info.


Alaska In Winter, Close Your Eyes-We Are Blind


download: Close Your Eyes-We Are Blind

Alaska In Winters myspace page, and label, Regular Beat.

tipped off by: I Guess I’m Floating

 

side of the day: Grovesnor August 27, 2007

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Grovesnor is everything that I want to hear from male singers today. I want them to channel their inner Lionel Richie, or their inner Aaron Neville; I know its in you. Grovesnor is former Hot Chip drummer Rob Smoughton. Nightmoves is out now on Hi-Beat as a split 7″ with Wallflowers. Video to Wallflowers below.

Grovesnor, Nitemoves

Grovesnor, House of Many Windows

download: Nitemoves
download: House Of Many Windows

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side of the day: Hari and Aino August 24, 2007

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Swedens Hari and Aino released a 3-inch CD-r this summer through Miami’s Cloudberry Records. No word on a full length release, or a trip to the US, but keep an eye on their myspace page for updates.

Hari and Aino, Second Song

Hari and Aino, Buy An Island

download: Second Song
download: Buy An Island

Buy: Cloudberry Records

Link to myspace.

 

side of the day: Earlimart August 23, 2007

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LA based Earlimart released Mentor Tormentor this week through Majordomo, the band’s imprint with Shout! Factory. Todays favoured side, Answers and Questions, is simple straight-up no umbrella pop. Here is a link to their excellent set on Morning Becomes Eclectic this week. Also see Happy Alone below.

Earlimart, Answers and Questions

Earlimart, Happy Alone


download: Answers and Questions

download: Happy Alone

Earlimart’s myspace.