Greetings from Boston! Mogwai @ House of Blues… we finally got to do this one over. Bedazzled to say the least!!!
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Commuting > In Headphones
Blonde Redhead - “Spring and by Summer Fall” *still reeling from last night’s rediscovery, the freaking riffs*
Blonde Redhead - “23”
Blonde Redhead - “Loved Despite Great Faults”
The Beatles - “Happiness is a Warm Gun” *One of my favorites, see what you’ve done Mad Men?
Burial - Kindred EP —- LONERRRR <3
@ Work with Headphones
Gold Panda x Night Works – “I Tried So Hard” via The Line of Best Fit ends abruptly, but I like.
Ricardo Tobar – “Esoteric” via The Line of Best Fit / interesting
Garbage - ‘Not Your Kind of People’ album stream via Spin - I was curious to see if I could take this seriously.. one song in, I can’t…
Four Tet – “Jupiters” via Stereogum x 5 Kieran Hebden is king of my heartstrings due to things like this. Highlight of the day.
Four Tet – “Ocoras” via Stereogum
One Little Plane - “Into The Trees” album stream. It was time to give this some attention… Pretty and a great companion to this NYC cloudy day but way TOO sweet right now so I get distracted to the next one by a link on Facebook…
New Order - “Blue Monday” (Live in Glasgow)
Peggy Sue - “Song & Dance” - Finally read Cheep’s diary and she made me miss this song so…..
Warpaint - “Burgundy” (that was a natural transition)
Warpaint - “Elephants” - can’t stop, won’t stop this album. Damn, I miss these ladies.
Warpaint - “Krimson”
Massive Attack - “Paradise Circus” » Sweet lady voices downward spiral.
Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam via YouTube with Carlos, showing off his singing skills.
Commuting > In Headphones
Mogwai - “Rano Pano”
Mogwai - “San Pedro”
Mogwai - “Letters to Metro”
The Beatles - “Tomorrow Never Knows” on Mad Men -had to watch the episode again!
Four Tet - “Jupiters” on Soundcloud
Four Tet & Burial - “Nova” on Soundcloud
Four Tet - “Locked” on iTunes
Moonface - “Lay Your Cheek On Down” x5 I love Spencer’s over-the-top voice in this. Tomorrow, I might just listen to Heartbreaking Bravery all day to keep this journal short. Ps: After failed attempt to sleep, I got up and played it some more.
Foals - “Black Gold” @ 11:30 p.m. x5 - I will loop this until midnight and dream of this freaking band coming to NYC once and for ALL in tuenytwelve!
Errors - “Pleasure Palaces”
Every time I listen to Errors it’s a bittersweet thing. The tunes they make enliven my insides yet it still saddens me to think about missing them open for their friends and label bosses Mogwai at Webster Hall due to visa issues last April. *Enter usual plea to come play New York City ASAP* After what feels forever, their upcoming album Have Some Faith in Magic is finally dropping later this month on Rock Action and I’m all kinds of excited. “Earthscore” was a fantastic preview of what was to come. Now, “Pleasure Palaces” seals the deal: this album will be a 2012 fave. The track is like New Order and Telefon Tel Aviv got together with these dudes and made a baby, the video is a colorful amalgamation of computer technology history/possibly future. Enjoy. I do say, enjoy! —Cheep
Too Raging To Cheers
Mogwai - Too Raging to Cheers
It was awesome to feel so present and calm walking around the midtown NYC hustle and bustle on this chilly sunny day while listening to this song. —Cheep
Finally out today on Sub Pop! Thank you, Mogwai for keeping it consistently epic, our love for this album is ever-growing with each listen.
Watch the video for “Mexican Gran Prix” and Stuart Braithwaite and writer Ian Rankin talking Mogwai, writing, Scotland and more below.