Friday, October 29, 2010


Very nice new EP from a group called Generationals. According to My Old Kentucky Blog, Trust comes out in mid-Novemenber. The title track is really sharp:


And here's the new video for it:

Generationals - Trust from LaundroMatinee on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Sometimes's Groove Salad station can get quite confusing! It plays some truly off the beaten track electronica, which I often play in the background as I program. Every now and then, a song really reaches out and grabs me and I have to find out more about it. This morning, it was a song listed by the artist (or artists?) "Faithless / Dusted", called Childhood, but no alumb name. Well, searching about for an artist with that name was fruitless but I did come across a group called Faithless. Further searching of the Faithless catalog and Wikipedia came to the rescue - there's a series of CDs called Back To Mine which has various artists compiling a list of songs they listen to. Faithless had Back To Mine #6, from 2007, and one of the cuts on it was a song by a group called Dusted, and they have a song called Childhood  from their (one and only?) 2001 release called When We Were Young (which actually featured a UK top 25 hit). Phew, that took a lot of dectective work!

And after all that, here's the cut:


And here's the minor hit, Always Remember to Respect and Honour Your Mother, Part One:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dancing Hands

Too cool! The song is called Pa-par-americano or We Don't Speak Americano, but of course it is the hands that draws the attention.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mexican Summer

Grabbed yet another free Amazon MP3 sampler, this time from the proverbial "up and coming" indie label, Mexican Summer, which includes some really nice songs, including one from the latest "hot" indie band, Best Coast:

Each And Every Day

But I think my favorie song from the entire 15 song collection was by Andrew Graham & Swarming Buzz. A nearly 7 minute wandering epic, it truly grabbed my attention, right from the title of the song:

Take It Easy On Kathy At Least She Can Dance

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Time for another 4AD embedded player. What a great label!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Erik Wollo

Grabbed a few new Amazon MP3 free samplers the other day:

Sarathan Records Indie Sampler
Sarathan Records Sunset Sampler
Experience Halloween: A Tunecore Music Sampler
Burning Building Fall 2010 Sampler for Amazon
Projekt: afar
Stones Throw Sampler [Explicit]
Young God Amazon Sampler

All of them were pretty solid (well, except the last 2, which were sort of thrash metal, not my cup o' tea), but nothing really stood out. I generally just play these while I'm working at the keyboard, so I don't really hear it all that closely. But every now and then a song makes me swap back and figure out who is doing it.

This time there was one - the last one on the Projekt: afar label sampler, by an artist called Erik Wøllo. He's a Norwegian composer of soundtracks and other electronica, whose discography goes back quite a ways. I really enjoyed this cut from his latest album, Gateway:

First Arrival

and on his web site you can find a few more free MP3 downloads, all of which are pretty good, but here's my favorite:

untitled 21

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Massive Attack

Another example to last month's Thievery Corporation post, where a group I should know about misses me completely, is Massive Attack. A pretty popular group in their heyday, they recently released a new CD Heligoland, but they were pretty quiet for years. I first came across them a few years ago and absolutely loved their sort-of Greatest Hits album, Collected. Some of my favorite cuts from that CD include:

Inertia Creeps

I then went out and got Mezzanine, where the songs I liked the most are also on Collected, but I added one more great tune:

Dissolved Girl

Monday, October 11, 2010

Gorillaz "in concert"

A very nice 45 minute concert from Gorillaz (aka Damon Albarn et al) from the Ed Sullivan Theater a few days ago:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Some good sounds from Stereolab's upcoming release, not music, which is the second CD from their 2007 recording session. The first CD came out in 2008, called chemical cords.

Here's the first cut from not music. It's called Sun Demon:

Monday, October 4, 2010

Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel is Yet Another Scandanavian singer with a gorgeous voice that has just a touch of an accent, writing great pop nuggets with deep lyrics. Her first full lenght release, Philharmonics, won't be for another couple of weeks. But here's Riverside, from an earlier EP:

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Some good sounds from Reporter, a band out of Portland, Oregon.  Here's a remix of the song Click Shaw by Runaway:

Click Shaw (Runaway Remix)

Check out their new album, Time Incredible. I particularly like the song Click Shaw.


And here's a short video of them live:

HT to INDIE Playlist for October

Saturday, October 2, 2010


hifiklub is a downtempo, jazzy sounding band from France. They've released a few EPs and here's a couple of cuts from the latest one:

Tombstone Blues (Dylan cover)

Hat tip to The Needle Drop for the song and the 'indie' channel on for finding it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cassette Kids

Cassette Kids are popular Down Under and have moved to the States to try to get even bigger. Nice poppy, Til Tuesday kinda sound from them. Here's a couple of nice cuts :

Lying Around
Lying Around (Sharam Jey Remix).mp3

And a video of the song Spin:

Cassette Kids - 'Spin' [Official Video]

Cassette Kids | MySpace Music Videos