|BLOG|Rzl Dzl video2006-10-06
Hardcore may not be what it used to be, but these kids sure look like they are going to have some fun before the rug is pulled out by Hot Topic and MTV2.
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IW: Abridged - Mittens on Strings2006-10-04
IW Abridged - Mittens on Strings
Look Up the Sky
Mittens on Strings are a small gaggle of Kentucky boys who rock off-kilter pop songs that at times seem held together by thin metal wire or twine. There's a loose feel, like a pick-up session or a sing-along. Textures and instrumentation are tacked, taped and glued on to the sides as the charming songs jog past. Acoustic guitars, accordion, often understated electric guitar, drum-machine (ill-advised for this guy) and even some mandolin make the ride. Along with the off-kilter song structure come some quirky lyrics that often work well and don't bog the whole disc down. For fans of lo-fi folk-rock with pretty flourishes and a wee bit of dark thrown in. Ignoring a cut or two that are overly-quirky you've got a strong disc of late-nite, summery, alt.-country-ish/indie-pop sounds that are sure please.
Mittens on Strings - Last Shot - MP3
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Alien8 makes mp3s available2006-09-26
Alien8 has updated their website making the majority of the label's releases available for sale in MP3 format.
Here's some instruction from the label:
"On the page for any release that is available for digital sale the visitor will find an audio player and list of tracks to preview the album via streaming audio. Albums are available for preview in their entirety (not just shorter clips). By clicking the '+' beside the track title or 'Full Downloadable Album' it can be added to a visitor's shopping cart. These features are also found in the store section of our site for any applicable Alien8, Fancy or Substractif release."
So far you can check out downloads of full albums by Acid Mothers Temple, Mitchell Akiyama, Books on Tape, Tim Hecker, Hrsta, Tomas Jirku, Kiss Me Deadly, David Kristian, Les Georges Leningrad, Lesbians on Ecstasy, Molasses, Nadja, Polmo Polpo, Set Fire to Flames, Shalabi Effect, Soft Canyon, Tanakh, Think About Life and The Unicorns.
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FilmThreat reviews American Hardcore2006-09-19
Yep, another FilmThreat link.
This time the site's Sally Foster reviews American Hardcore. She says "Much like the hardcore scene itself, this film is more about facts and the ideas behind the movement than looking nice". Uh, has she been to a hardcore show in the last five years?
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Elliott Smith demos online2006-09-19
Four previously unheard Elliot Smith demos are now online for your consumption. The tracks are called:
Let's Turn The Record Over
Talking To Mary
From A Poisoned Wall
and are rumored to be just the beginning of about fifty that will eventually surface.
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