• Plumtree - Mass Teen Fainting

    20. Okt. 2011, 20:14 von hortron

    Being a member of that infamous group who’re just that teeny-tiny little bit too young to have appreciated them when they were first around, I got into Plumtree as a result of Brian Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim comics. From the very first listen of the track from which the series takes its name (that’s Scott Pilgrim from Predicts the Future, if you weren’t sure) I knew this would be a love affair lasting many moons. I’ve just recently picked up the band’s first record, entitled Mass Teen Fainting, and it’s wonderful. Full of jingly-jangly guitars, harmonised vocals and a little bit of angst and awkwardness, it’s one of those rare records that makes your feet do that thing wot they do sometimes… I think it’s called ‘dancing’, but don’t quote me on that.

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  • top 10 artists: albums + songs

    12. Mär. 2007, 23:20 von concrete_d

    1. Plumtree
    Predicts the Future, This Day Won't Last At All
    Tropical, Phil Was Always Here, You Just Don't Exist, Racing Gloves, Effin', I Love You When You're Walking Away, Scott Pilgrim, Was That All?, Regret, My My, Faraway
    2. 宇多田ヒカル
    嘘みたいな I LOVE YOU, Making Love, Celebrate, 虹色バス
    3. YUI
    From Me To You, Can't Buy My Love, My Short Stories
    Merry Go Round, Tomorrow's Way, Last Train, CHE.R.RY, Laugh away, Summer Song, Sea
    4. The Brilliant Green
    Terra 2000, Winter Album
    5. I Am Robot and Proud
    grace days, the electricity in your house wants to sing
    grace days, her version, when i get my ears, the work
    6. Utada
    Devil Inside, Exodus '04, About Me, On and On, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - FYI
    7. YUKI
    Prism, JOY, 裸の太陽
    8. PUFFY
    Anything from NICE.
    9. Aric
    you idiot
    10. Nina
    Superhero, Aurora Tour, Rest in Peace, Happy Tomorrow…
  • In the Dead of Winter Fest

    12. Feb. 2007, 1:41 von rainerfloo

    This lovely idea got a second chance this weekend, after sufficient encouragement its first time out, around this time last year. Organizers say they want it to be more than a festival of local folkies, and indeed they did book some acts from outside the regular Hali folk giggers. Not a lot, but hey, they're just getting going. Anyway, who cares? The lineup was great, tickets were cheap, scheduling was smart, and the venue I bought (Bus Stop) was great for sight and sound. Hoo-rah. Below, some artifacts:
    One of our best songwriters, surely: Amelia Curran
    A discovery, for me, this Jenn Grant. Her nervous, awkward humility in the song circle had me cringing sympathetically until she started to play. Not sure what the confidence issue is - terrific songs performed exquisitely. Her album comes out in April and I'll be getting it.
  • 70 Questions Deal: A School Procastination Effort

    28. Feb. 2006, 3:32 von halifaxjunk

    1. What are you listening to right now?
    Sonic Youth - The Empty Page

    2. What song makes you sad?
    Plenty of them... Elliot Smith - Fond Farewell

    3. What is the most annoying song in the world?
    Vertigo by U2(not the worst, I am sure there are sogns that make me physically sick when I hear them)

    4. Your all time favorite band?
    The Replacements I guess. Sloan is up there too.

    5. Your newly discovered band is?
    Thanksgiving, mind you I have only hear one song. Phil Elvrum's protege. For bands I have acutually really listened to Explosions in the Sky.

    6. Best female voice?
    Julie Doiron

    7. Best male voice?
    Dunno... Elliot Smith, Ben Folds?

    8. Music type you find yourself listening to most?
    Indie, too broad. Power Pop?

    9. What do you listen to, to hype you up?
    Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot

    10. What do you listen to, to calm down?
    Any Nick Drake

    11. Last gig/concert you went to?
    Sylvie, From Fiction, Their Majesties, Dishonest Mailmen. Wasn't worth the money in my opinion.