9/14/2009

Music from My Mailbox

I actually started this post yesterday, but I got sidetracked by the NFL’s opening weekend. I’m not a major fan of the Dolphins, but they are the local team, so I had to get out and show my support for what turned out to be a pretty sorry effort. By the time I got home, the only thing I was thinking about posting was my ass in my bed.

So, to pick up where I left off, this harvesting of the mailbox yielded some decent stuff. I was a little surprised to see emails from three pretty big bands that are plugging records through the blogosphere. I think this really attests to the power bloggers can have. Well, maybe not my little blog specifically, but all of us together.

The Flaming Lips, The Raveonettes, and Wolfmother all sent me music, urging me to help spread the word about recent or upcoming releases. Since government radio has become such a shit show, really, the Internet is the only place you’re going to hear about new music. I know I’m preaching to the choir, but when was the last time your local “alternative rock” station played the Raveonettes?

A couple of other things worth bringing to your attention: The kinda groovy, 60’s vibe of “Coffee in the Morning” by Drug Rug; and “1-2-3-Go!,” which is the kind of song that should have come out at the start of the summer, not in these dog days. But it’s fun and stupidly catchy anyway. And completely out of left field is jazz singer Rochelle House. Check out her version of the old Roberta Flack song “Feel Like Makin’ Love.” There are actually several good things here, so don’t be afraid to give them a listen or two.

As always, follow the links for more information.

Raveonettes
Other / Other / Other
From: New York City & Los Angeles, Baby!
United States
Band MySpace
Last Dance.mp3

Drug Rug
Soul
From: Boston, Mass
Band MySpace
Coffee in the Morning.mp3

Tim Williams

Indie / Alternative / Acoustic
From: New York, N.Y.
Band MySpace
I Hit Another Wall.mp3

Wolfmother
Rock
From: Australia
Band MySpace
New Moon Rising (Fontan version).mp3

Stricken City
Pop
From: London, U.K.
Band MySpace
Pull the House Down.mp3

Hopewell
Soul / Psychedelic / Religious
From: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Band MySpace
Stranger.mp3

Ladyhawke
Pop / Classic Rock / Electro
From: Wellington / Sydney / London
Band MySpace
My Delirium.mp3

U.S. Royalty
Americana / Idol
From: Chinatown, Washington DC
Band MySpace
Every Summer.mp3

The Flaming Lips
Experimental / Psychedelic / Rock
From: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Band MySpace
Silver Trembling Hands.mp3

Hottub
Punk / Crunk / Funk
From: Oakland, Calif.
Band MySpace
1-2-3-GO!.mp3

Calypso
Punk / Grunge / Tropical
From: New York, N.Y.
Band MySpace
Casually Sad Mercedes.mp3

Rochelle House

Jazz / Neo-soul / Other
From: Seattle, Wash.
Band MySpace
Feel Like Makin’ Love (Roberta Flack cover).mp3

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(pictures, top-to-bottom: The Raveonettes, Wolfmother, Ladyhawke, Hottub)


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4 Comments:

At 1:45 PM , Blogger william927 said...

I can totally attest to corporate radio not playing anything new worth listening to these days. Man, I think I stopped listening to radio after KLOS shut down!!!

 
At 10:08 PM , Blogger Jerry said...

Corp radio is not government radio. It's plain old private sector lowest common denominator crap. My local alt-rock station is a college station anyway.

 
At 10:12 PM , Blogger aikin said...

I meant government radio as in the FCC has everyone under their thumb.

 
At 6:00 PM , Blogger rochelle said...

Thank you for including my music.
It is great to find another world where music thrives.
I appreciate the idea that I am "completely out of left field."
I will take that as high compliment.
Peace
Rochelle House
rochouserecords.com

 

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