We've just uploaded a new Acoustic Reverb demo - check it out on our Soundcloud page:
The demos were recorded live on the 8th June 2011, and were mixed, amplified, burned and printed to CD, including designing and printing the cover art, within 8 hours.
Mirrokill's new album came out earlier this year - and wow! Fantastic songwriting, captivating Discordian acoustic bongo rock music, humour, and energy... There are shades of Julian Cope, Half Man Half Biscuit, David Cronenberg's Wife, New Model Army, and even tiny hints of Comus and 70s acoustic hard-folk-rock. If you like that kind of thing, you will NOT be disappointed.
Any band that has the slogan "Nothing You Pay Money For Can Ever Be Subversive" has got to be alright.
On top of all that - it's FREE! Go and download it RIGHT NOW or you will never forgive yourself:
You should also check out their earlier albums, and their latest, 23 minute long track while you're there.
A record of the 'Around' group's Alice in Wonderland workshop at Eden Court, Inverness on Friday 29th April 2011.
I was put on to this fantastic dancehall mixtape from Natalie Storm by a fellow DJ on Twitter.
Contains LOTS of swearing and FILTHY talk, so:
However, if you like Reggae, Hip-hop, Dancehall, or best of all, all three, then you'll love it.
Ever wonder what the inspiration might have been for Prince's 'Starfish and Coffee' ? The lyrics are pretty strange, even for Prince, and there are several theories around the internet on where they came from and what they're about, but I no longer believe them, even if Prince himself claims they're about some "mentally challenged" girl he knew in school.
You have probably already heard Prince's 'Starfish and Coffee', but if not, you then you should listen to it RIGHT NOW, so that this post can have the impact it needs. (Sadly, Prince and his previous music companies are a bit weird about having of his music available on Youtube or anywhere convenient to link to, but Soulwax did a very decent cover here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj6DNArKwGE)
Even if you've heard it before, go and listen to it again (either Prince's original or the above link). Pay particular attention to the lyrics and the rhythm and meter of them.
Now, go and listen to this: http://dusttodigital.bandcamp.com/track/song-of-fifty-cents