Tuesday, February 23, 2010

KTUH Playlist Feb.23rd, 2010

Timbre Tantrums - Tue., noon - 3pm on KTUH, 90.3 FM, Honolulu

Looking forward to the upcoming solo release by Jónsi, singer/guitarist of Icelandic soundscape-sulptors, Sigur Rós. The album, GO is scheduled for release on Apr.6th, 2010 on XL Recordings. In the meantime, the first track, "Lilikoi Boy" is available for free download via Stereogum, here. More songs and information can be found at his website: jonsi.com.

Richard Swift Walking Without Effort Theme
Jónsi Go Do
Poor Rich Ones Happy Happy Happy
Mumford & Sons The Cave
All My Pretty Ones Do or Don't
Melody Gardot If The Stars Were Mine
Daedelus Order of the Golden Dawn
the Souljazz Orchestra Agbara
Reverie Sound Revue Arrows
the Morning Benders Excuses
Liz Durrett Vine
Rosie and Me Bonfires
the Skyflakes She Loves Me
Alligators The Conqueror
Lykke Li Little Bit [Villains remix]
Oh No Ono Internet Warrior
Lusine Twilight
Elliott Voices/Calm Americans
the Absentee
the Electric Soft Parade Holes In The Wall
Portishead Humming
The Botticellis Stay With My Brother
Moonbabies War On Sound [edit]
J Dilla Don't Cry
Mos Def Priority
Phantogram Future Casket
Via Audio Goldrush
Phoenix Fences [The Poindexter remix]
Body Language At A Glance [Toro Y Moi remix]
Hudson Mohawke Overnight
Fugazi Cashout
Yukon Blonde Kumiko Song
Tahiti 80 On The Run
the Cardigans Lead Me Into The Night
Soulstice The Reason
Johnny Mathis Please Be Kind
Kaki King Jessica
Deastro Biophelia
Cocteau Twins Cherry-Coloured Funk
the Depreciation Guild Listless
the Get Up Kids High As The Moon
Hot Rod Circuit Safely
the Cardigans Carnival
the Innocence Mission Brotherhood of Man

Monday, February 22, 2010

Last Minute

An impromptu showcase with four of Honolulu, Hawai'i's current Indie-rock talents: Painted Highways, Clones of the Queen, GRLFRNDS (not shown), & the Jump Offs @ Asterisk, Honolulu, HI.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

KTUH Playlist Feb.16th, 2010

Timbre Tantrums - Tue., noon - 3pm on KTUH, 90.3 FM, Honolulu

Get fat(ter) Tuesday.

Count Five or Six
Broken Social Scene Stars And Sons
Jaga Jazzist Stardust Hotel
Röyksopp The Girl And The Robot
Via Audio Goldrush
Phantogram Futuristic Casket
Solid Gold Synchronize
Yukon Blonde Kumiko Song
Hot Chip Hand Me Down Your Love
Man/Miracle Hot Sprawl
Mumford & Sons The Cave
Kings of Convenience Gold For The Price Of Silver
Honey Is Cool Twinkle
Oh No Ono Internet Warrior
Vampire Weekend California English
the Souljazz Orchestra Awakening
Bunky Chuy
Dawes That Western Skyline
Gigi feat. Rose Melberg Alone At The Pier
the Shins Australia
Starflyer 59 I Drive A Lot
El Perro Del Mar Change Of Heart
Copeland Sleep
Kent OWC
the Delgados The Light Before We Land
Stereolab Magerine Melodie
Adam Green What Makes Him Act So Bad
Idlewild Quiet Crown
the Morning Benders Excuses
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down Know Better Learn Faster
Spitalfield Gold Dust vs. State of Illinois
Mayer Hawthorne Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'
Radiohead Kinetic
Sneaker Pimps Black Sheep
Phantogram Mouth Full Of Diamonds
Jónsi Go Do
the Stills Lola Stars And Stripes
the Depreciation Guild Because

Monday, February 15, 2010

No Excuses

the Morning Benders' (San Francisco, CA) new album, BIG ECHO will be released on Mar.9th, 2010 from Rough Trade Records. Produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, the album continues their tradition of making folk-tinged indie pop to make ears acquiesce sublimely, as evidenced in the video above for "Excuses," presented by Yours Truly. The song, "Promises" from BIG ECHO can be download in advance for free here.

Other videos by Yours Truly include live performances by
Papercuts, Band of Skulls, and Thao with the Get Down Stay Down.

Special thanks to Michael Pooley of Pink Mist and Painted Highways for the video turn-on.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ghostly Goodness

Ghostly International has just released GHOSTLY ESSENTIALS: RARITIES ONE, a new collection of electronic rarities from their roster, available for free download here. Including obscure tracks by some of Ghostly's more renowned artists such a Audion/Matthew Dear, and Mobius Band, the collection plays not merely as a random smattering of b-sides, but as a cohesive grouping of some top notch electronic music.

As a label, Ghostly and it's sister off-shot, Spectral Sound have remained at the forefront of contemporary electronic music and avant-pop. Recent releases have included the likes of Tycho, School of Seven Bells, and Choir of Young Believers. On February 23rd, they will be releasing the LP version of Phantogram's new album,
EYELID MOVIES. The album incorporates break-beats and synth pulses draped in a dark wash of shoe-gazed ambiance combined with a substantial amount of pop hooks, resulting in an album that is both easy to groove to and sing-along with.

The CD version of
EYELID MOVIES is available now from Barsuk Records.
You can download the song, "When I'm Small" from the album for free here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentines are for Lovers . . . Sex Jamz are for Everyone

. . . except maybe eunuchs, oh and children.

Timbre Tantrums - Tue., noon - 3pm on KTUH, 90.3 FM, Honolulu

Estelle feat. Kanye West American Boy
the Prodigy Girls
Justice Phantom pt.II [Soulwax Nite version]
Death From Above 1979 Romantic Rights [Jesper Dahlback remix]
the Red Onions Gimme Some More
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Natural Born Lover
the Years
feat. Sy Bar-Sheshet Let's Stay In Love
Shuggie Otis Aht Uh Mi Hed
Mayer Hawthorne A Strange Arrangement
the Stylistics I'm Stone In Love With You
Dirty Projectors Stillness Is The Move
Splashdown Games You Play
Enon In This City
Copeland Part-Time Lover
Corinne Bailey Rae Venus As A Boy
Talvin Singh
Traveller [Once Upon A Time In The East mix by Kid Loco]
Cat Power Naked If I Want To
the Magnetic Fields Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
Heart Crazy On You
Tahiti 80 In My Arms
Sylvie Lewis Of Course, Isabelle
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down When We Swam
Florence & The Machine Kiss With A Fist
Gym Class Heroes Viva La White Girl
Trembling Blue Stars To Leave It Now
Dinah Washington Big Long Slidin' Thing
Louis Prima & Keely Smith That Old Black Magic
Bagdad Cafe the Trench Town Love After Time
Phyllis Dillon Don't Stay Away
Hot Chip Over And Over
Portishead Roads
Stars My Favorite Book
Brazilian Girls Don't Stop
Lovage Lifeboat
安室奈美恵 (Namie Amuro) All For You
Chromeo Bonafied Lovin' (Tough Guys)
Fair and Kind Silty Sea
Ivy While We're In Love
Discovery I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

Audrye Sessions

“This is the soundtrack for first kisses. Their music is so beautifully warm and heartfelt. A wash of chorus glazed guitars caress you, then Ryan's voice sifts through to pierce your heart and wound you in the best possible way.” - Ryan Miyashiro, AMOEBA MUSIC: MUSIC WE LIKE, THE BEST OF 2003

. . . I still stand by what I said then.

Audrye Sessions (Oakland, CA) @ the Oakland Metro, Oakland, CA. 30th Sept. 2006

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

KTUH Playlist Feb.2nd, 2010

Timbre Tantrums - Tue., noon - 3pm on KTUH, 90.3 FM, Honolulu

Selections by DJ Tanner and myself. You can find her on Thursdays, same party-station, same party-time, different party-dimension. I'll be stopping by her show this Thursday, if anyone would like to hear more of our incoherent drivel as we learn more about "feelings".

The ever-so-cute song, "Ally Ally Oxen Free" by BMX Bandits and Yeon Gene can be found on the BIRDSONGS, BEESONGS VOL.A compilation by Eardrums Pop. It, along with later volumes can be downloaded for free here, although it may take several attempts due to server problems. More info on that can be found on their dedicated "Download problems?" link on their site. Keep trying! It's so worth it.

the Strokes What Ever Happened
Marina & the Diamonds I Am Not A Robot [Penguin Prison remix]
Why? The Vowels Pt.2 [AmpLive remix]
School of Seven Bells Face To Face On High Places
Vampire Weekend California English
Turin Brakes Mind Over Money
Blue States Studio 20
Miike Snow Silvia
Kings of Convenience Rule My World
Caribou Odessa
Yeasayer Love Me Girl
Dragonette Pick Up The Phone [Michael Van She remix]
Hot Chip Hand Me Down Your Love
MillionYoung Hammock
Toro Y Moi Causers Of This
Abe Vigoda Hyacinth Grrls
Palm Jazz Zimaï
BMX Bandits with Yeon Gene Ally Ally Oxen Free
Helen Reddy & Sean Marshall It's Not Easy
Gigi with Karl Blau Strolling Past The Old Graveyard
Slow Club Giving Up On Love
Whispertown 2000 103
the Hives Die, All Right!
the Letters Organize I Want I Want
Hot Chip Sexual Healing
Pinback Offcell
the Raveonettes Last Dance [Kap10Kurt remix]
Hudson Mohawke FUSE
Jimmy Eat World For Me This Is Heaven
Wanda De Sah Quiet Nights (Corcovado)
Vashti Bunyan Train Song
Richard Swift Lady Luck
Coeur De Pirate Comme Des Enfants [Le Matos Andy Carmichael remix]
CoCo Rosie Rainbowarriors
Chll Pll Pass Out
Volcano Suns White Elephant
CFCF You Hear Colours
Best Friends Forever Handpocket
Heavenly Nous Somme Pas De Anges
Iron & Wine Communion Cups & Someone's Coat
J Dilla Two Can Win
Ellie Goulding Under The Sheets [Aeons remix]
Of Montreal Jimmy