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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Sunset Rubdown

Sunset Rubdown is Spencer Krug's off shoot band when he's not performing with Wolf Parade. This is a little more experimental , but to be honest, this is just as good if not better. Anyways, emusic now has Sunset Rubdown's 10 track LP, Shut Up I Am Dreaming for advanced download (comes out nationally May 2nd). I just downloaded my copy and it is better than I could have expected. Below is a sample track. This is a must get.

.: Stadium and Shrines II

[Advanced Download @ emusic] [website] [myspace]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 8:35 PM


Friday, April 28, 2006

Living With War

We all know my love for a Mr. Neil Young and he has just made available for stream his latest efforts, Living With War. Neil Young's new album can be streamed at his website and if you can't get to it there, how about Neil's very own blog, and how about a myspace. Neil is conquering the web.

Check it out. It's amazing. Back to his rockin' glory.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 1:39 PM


Wednesday, April 26, 2006

New Sufjan and Paleo's dailies

Two recent posts on other blogs that are must haves.

1) Stereogum has one of the new tracks from the new Sufjan Stevens album of outtakes due out this July. (Sufjan approved, so get it's outstanding)

2) Yer Bird has introduced me to Paleo and his amazing new project of recording and posting a song a day for an entire year. His music is frightingly good. Check out Paleo's Myspace and his daily download project. Oh, and if you have not made Yer Bird a must stop, what are you thinking, not only a great indie label, but the blog has only A+ artists, man he siphons out the best.

Anyway, my bandwidth problem was resolved last night, so all downloading can begin once again. Sorry if this caused any delays in getting some tracks. Especially that NMH concert.

Today may be swamped so this might be all you get today, but grabbing a new Sufjan track and eight of Paleo's daily tracks is still a great day at the P&S. Now go follow those links...

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 8:33 AM


Tuesday, April 25, 2006

NMH Live at The Side Door

After rbally's excellent post on NMH and his Cat's Cradle Performance from 1998, I started going through my NMH shows and boots and this one's been out for a while and is found through that knred site, but if you haven't heard it yet, it's a must. So here is Neutral Milk Hotel's acoustic show at The Side Door.

* Oh, and the bonus track below is a post- Aeroplane track that's really good.

Live at The Side Door 1997 (5/5/97 St. Louis, MO)
.: She Did Alot of Acid
.: Gardenhead
.: Naomi
.: Engine
.: The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 2 & 3
.: Song Against Sex
.: The Fool
.: Oh Comely
.: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Bonus (post-Aeroplane)
.: Little Birds

[download at emusic both NMH and a great live Mangum performance]
*photo MattBillings from 1997 Athen Show

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 12:02 AM


Monday, April 24, 2006

Crucifix Swastika EP

How did this fall off my radar last year? Why have critics panned this? Whether you followed him as CaPn' Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls, S/T, or Make Believe, I know I'm leaving something out but anyways, Tim Kinsella is the man. The album I am talking about is the 2005 release Crucifix Swastika EP. Below is one of the six tracks. You can hear another one on the Podcast from the previous post (Fondu or Don't) Head over to emusic for the whole damn thing. It's good, really.

.: 'Member Sexy' Branes

[purchase through emusic]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 12:34 AM


Sunday, April 23, 2006

Mix 2.5

Well, my podcast producer has been sick and I tried to record it myself, but you know what, it's just not the same. So, and you guys make like it better than hearing me talk anyways, but here is a 30min mp3 of some of what I've been listening to. Some new, some old, some classic. Enjoy.

.: PODCAST 4 (Mix 4)

Danielson - Did I Step On Your Trumpet
Bishop Allen- Corazon
Lewis and Clarke- Bare Bones and Branches
Papercuts- Pan American Blues Pt. 2
Bearsuit- Steven Fucking Spielberg
MIA- Pull Up the People
Tim Kinsella- Fondu Or Don't
R.E.M.- Carnival of Sorts (live 1984) (Thanks rbally)
TRT: 30:08

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 3:41 PM


Saturday, April 22, 2006


I posted about the Limbs earlier in the year, or I guess it was more like a blurb, but they were kind enough to send me their latest self-released EP, Suspension. I was extremely impressed with their s/t EP and I was expecting nothing less with this latest release. I was not disappointed.

Suspension EP is a five track masterpiece. They have improved upon the lessons learned from their prior release and even lessons learned from the past. I can't help but be reminded of bands from the Chicago and emo scene of the nineties, although the Limbs should not be thrown into either. But I hear Broken Hearts Are Blue, I hear The Van Pelt, I hear in some cases Braid, and it's not necessarily the vocals of Jeff Stultz but more in the instrumentation, although the chorus on Facile, possibly my favorite track on the EP, is right out of the record store shows of the mid-nineties.

Then there are the Polvo references that can not be denied. Stultz guitar work at moments mirrors the intense sharp strikes that was evident in, not only Polvo's music, but in alot of North Carolina bands of the era. A lot of reviews have used the word angular, and I told myself I won't use it, but in a sense, that word perfectly describes the melody that Stultz lays down for all to hear.

If that wasn't your scene then don't give up on these guys yet, because I'm just going off my first response, trying to find a focal point which to explore. They have taken the past and improved upon it. I really like it when bands do this and I was rather pleased to see the influences. I mentioned the reference to instrumentation above, but seriously, these guys know how to play. Chris Pressler on drums is amazing and the steady beat of Oisin O’Brien's bass establishes the mind blowing frame work on which Stultz can build on. One thing that is apparent is O'Brien's concrete rhythm keeps the Limbs somewhat contained, balanced, and right on track. He is like a loose netting that holds in Stultz's guitar work, and surprisingly Pressler's high speed and artistic drumming, although each pokes their head out from time to time. It is an amazing ride that I suggest you all must take.

I have heard their shows are awesome and I can only imagine. Limbs are growing in popularity, although not yet to what they deserve, but I suggest you get on board before that train leaves. With the two EP's under their belt I can't wait to hear an LP, which I hope is soon on the way. Be their friend on Myspace and download a few tracks and you can purchase the two eps from there as well. I thinks it's $10 for both, man you know you've got that and trust me it will be worth every penny of it.

Below are two tracks from the Suspension EP.

.: Facile
.: Silver Fetters

[myspace] [purchase]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:17 AM


Friday, April 21, 2006

Shelby Sifers

Out of Santa Fe, NM, Shelby Sifers records folk-pop songs on a four track recorder in her bed-room with her guitar, keyboards, banjo, and melodica. Imagine, if you can, a younger sounding Joanna Newsom accompanied by friends, family, classmates, and lovers. Her songs hold a child-like brillance to them, and that's meant in the highest regards. Sifers makes the listener feel as if she is there in the room singing and sharing with you, not at you.

The connection here is something not many artists have, and with her soft instrumentation and beautiful vocals, she lets you know that she has it. I've had you, geranium, you potato on for the past couple of days (also included on the upcoming Collective Podcast) and I just can't get enough of Shelby Sifers.

Below are three tracks for you to sample, but make sure to visit her myspace and if you like what you hear, she has released a full length on the excellent DIY label Oh! Map Records entitled Yeah and I'm In Love Too.

Her page on that site has this to say about Shelby,

"shelby sifers is an up-and-coming songwriter from the middle of nowhere california, now living in santa fe, who’s heart-warming lyrics and “cute-core” sensibilities are quickly taking hold of all that is trendy in the “play in your backyard” scene. her bedroom four-tracked first record is as perfect as it gets. intimate, compelling, tearful, and sweet—“…the softest abrasive music you will ever heard.” these are love songs the way that they are meant to be written. from the first track, which opens with her younger brother reading a list of things that he thinks are beautiful, you know that this is special. it’s the sincerity that gets you—she’s for real, and amongst a sea of derivative femme-folk, she is robust and beautiful. the album also features appearances from fellow oh! map artists mat vuksinich (the sarcastic dharma society), jordaan mason, and josh fu (the lonesome architects)." Oh! Map Records

.: you geranium, you potato
.: so hard
.: things are beautiful

[website] [purchase] [myspace]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 11:34 AM


Thursday, April 20, 2006

Real Live Tigers

I was searching Erin Day's myspace site and saw that she is finally making her way East side and one of her stops happens to be Fountain, NC on June 11th. Well I have never heard of Fountain, but there it is, just East of Wilson. Anyway she's playing the R.A. Fountain General Store with Real Live Tigers and Dustin the Furniture. I decided to check these other guys out since their playing with Erin and by now my enjoyment of her music has grown into an infatuation.

Real Live Tigers is, has been, and will always be Tony Presley. His songs are "often about wonder, about dreams, secrets, and moments." Lately they are sparse and quiet with only a nylon-string guitar and his voice. Staying busy through 2005, playing over 140 shows and releasing two albums, one proper and one of demos, Sadness is a Gentleman and There is a Storm that Sleeps Inside Us (demos), this Austin based troubadour has just released the Hospital Songs EP and will be touring the US this Spring and Europe this Summer.

If you are into minimal folk, old country, and/or the work of guitar legends such as Robert Johnson and Django Reinhart, then I would definitely recommend checking out Real Live Tigers. I'm hoping to get a copy of his latest release for a full review, but until then, enjoy a few tracks from his website from various releases.

.: No Regrets (from Hospital Songs EP )

.: Already Scarecrows (from There is a Storm that Sleeps Inside Us demos)
.: Sober as a Songbird (from There is a Storm that Sleeps Inside Us demos)
.: Two Goldfish (from There is a Storm that Sleeps Inside Us demos)

.: Weight in Nails (from Sadness is a Gentleman)
.: She Was a Friend of Mine (from Sadness is a Gentleman)

[website] [myspace]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 9:03 AM


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Lewis and Clarke: Live WPBR

I don't think I ever posted about Lewis and Clarke's excellent 2005 lp, Bare Bones and Branches. That truely is a shame, because it is one of the better albums from last year. I'm late, but not left behind.

Anyway, I was on their myspace site the other day and to my pleasent surprise (maybe it was there earlier and I just missed it) but to my surprise a link to a live version of Bloody Coat was on the site. After clicking said link, it lead me to four live tracks (all on their Audio/Visual page) for their 2/9/06 performance on WPBR.

Below are direct links to these tracks and all are must listens. Make sure to visit Lewis and Clarke's website where, if your so inclined, you can purchase the above mentioned lp.

WPBR set:
.: Bare Bones and Branches
.: Before it Breaks You
.: Bloody Coat
.: Blasts of Holy Birth

.: Bare Bones and Branches (LP version)

[website] [purchase] [myspace]

rBally has REM live from 1984 and this is a MUST listen. Carnival of Sorts is amazing!

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 1:34 PM


Michael Talbott and The Wolfkings

Being thrown into the Freak Folk genre for some reason, man I hate "genres", and sounding more like qualities of Beck's Sea Change, or at least what I've heard of the album so far, comes the debut album, Freeze-Die-Come To Life from Michael Talbott and The Wolfkings.

I've been listening to a few tracks from the release and it has been the perfect start to the day. Talbott offers up haunting and earnest vocals, anthems of sincerity if you will, and even based on the limited tracks I've heard, this release is most definitely being added to my list of top albums of 2006. Freeze-Die-Come To Life will be released on April 25, 2006, so make sure to head back to AFR next week. Oh, and like always, I have to mention what a great album cover.

Check out their site on Antenna Farm Records, and for that matter just check out AFR in general. First Papercuts I stumble upon and after some exploring of the others on AFR, man what a great label. More to come from them I'm sure.

.: Goodnight
.: Winter Streets

[website] [AFR] [myspace]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:11 AM


Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Devendra Banhart: White Sessions

If you haven't yet made Big O a daily, or at least a weekly stop, I guess you never will. Right now they have a few great shows up for download, with the above mentioned Devendra Banhart, White Sessions (September 14, 2004 Paris France), being the gem of the week in my eyes. Below are 2 direct link tracks from that 11 track session, but I implore you, just click HERE to get the whole show. You won't be sorry.

.: A Sight To Behold
.: In Empress Hands

Also available is Sufjan Stevens- Live at the Triple Door, and Laura Veirs- Railway Inn to name a few, but they also have some Led Zeppelin and Stones. Just check it out.

*Remember* Trade freely

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 9:51 PM


Papercuts: Mockingbird

Papercuts is the musical moniker of San Francisco songwriter Jason Robert Quever and today I've been listening to a few tracks from his 2004 release, Mockingbird. This album is lush to the senses and utilizes every ounce of it's sparse instrumentation to the fullest. Whether it's the organ underlay on Pan American Blues Pt. 2, the drumming parade on Poor and Free, or Quever's seemingly soft vocals, Papercuts envokes a kingdom of musical delight.

"Over the last few years, Jason has also worked with some of San Francisco's most prominent young songwriters, namely Cass McCombs and Owen Ashworth of Casiotone For The Painfully Alone. Jason acted as multi-instrumentalist/ engineer for the first two Cass McCombs releases on Monitor Records/4AD, and has played with CFTPA, Duster, and many others. Additionally, both Cass and Owen have been members of Papercuts at one time or another..." Antenna Farm Records

.: Poor and Free
.: Pan American Blues Pt. 2

[website] [purchase]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:14 AM


Friday, April 14, 2006

Eric Scholz

If acoustic guitar and balladeering are your thing, than I may have trippped into the gold mine. In my own back yard, and mentioned to me by my good friend Josh (podcast producer) sits Eric Scholz and his latest endevour, the Food For Sharks EP. A voice that resembles the good qualities of Jacob Dylan's voice with touches of early, post-punk Ryan Adams and a true sound of what American music in the south should sound like. This is a must listen.

Check out three tracks from this seven track release and head over to his site to see about grabbing your own copy.

.: Food For Sharks
.: Every Shade Of Blue
.: Lonesome Dan

[website] [myspace]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 6:19 PM


Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Carrie Biell

I was surfing some today and I ran across a new favorite. Carrie Biell harnesses all that is right with music today. A reflection to the past with a grasp on the future. Her songs have been playing all day and I can't get her beautiful raspy twank out of my head. Some of her influences are stated to be: Bonnie Prince Billy, Neil Young, Loretta Lynn, Cat Power, Carissa's Wierd, and PJ Harvey. All of these are present in the three tracks you can sample below.

Biell's band consists of Carrie Biell (Guitar, Vocals, some cello), Joe Wuollet(upright bass), and Steve Norman (dobro and electric guitar). I mention the whole band here because, while her vocals are touching and quite simply the most sincere I've heard in a while, but the music that accompanies her is well played and does nothing but add to this wonderful sound.

Well, I'm off for Makers and Biell tonight. Check out the info below and check out her cds through cd baby.

Her Myspace info reads,

Carrie was introduced to the Seattle music scene in 2001 with her first self-released record "Symphony of Sirens". The record gave listeners insight on Carrie's up-bringing with Deaf Parents, and stories of life and relationships. Carrie continues to turn listeners onto her music by writing graceful hooks and extremely honest lyrics.

Carrie Biell's third offering at the age 23, "Autumn on You", brings to the table a band-stripped, guitar and vocal driven sound that is wistful and fresh while maintaining her heartfelt lyrics and soothing sound. Her sultry vocals and intimate sense of mood have put her on stages at some of Seattle's top venues such as, Neumos, Chop Suey, the Crocodile Cafe and the Tractor Tavern, as well as The Subterranean in Chicago and a multitude of venues across the country with artists such as Kristin Hersh, Jenny Toomey, Elleni Mandell, Sera Cahoone, and The Turn Ons- to name a few.

In line with her previous releases, "Symphony of Sirens" (2001) and "Dusty Rooms" (2002), "Autumn on you" demonstrates Carrie Biell's mature development and growth as a musical artist. This record has served as a launch pad into a new direction for Carrie. Adding new band member Steve Norman a Louisiana native, might have something to do with the alt. country Americana sound of her newer songs that have yet to be released. Steve plays a variety of instruments such as dobro, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, and pedal Steel.

Recently Carrie also added upright bass player Joe Wuollet to accompany them with recording and live performances. The percussion and tone of the bass has given the songs a new depth that has helped tie the trio together.

Carrie and her band members will be in the studio at the end of April, and they will be in and out over the summer recording. Expect to hear other instrumentation such as light drums and strings in the mix. She hopes to have the next full-length released by late August or Early September.

Her latest blog entry states she is working on new songs and you can purchase Autumn On You here. Check out three tracks of hers below.

.: Don't You Blame Me
.: Autumn On You
.: Cross the Line

[myspace] [purchase]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 7:58 PM


Sunday, April 09, 2006

JK's Corner: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Outtakes

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Outtakes
, is the latest installment of JK's Corner. These tracks are outtakes from the legendary Freewheelin' sessions. The songs are straight from the mix down board in New York's Columbia Recording Studios and were recorded during the months of April - November of 1962. Enjoy.


.: Baby Please Don't Go (studio-outtake)
.: Corrina Corrina (alternate solo version)
.: The Death Of Emmett Till (studio outtake)
.: Mixed Up Confusion (single version)
.: Lonesome Whistle (H.Williams/J.Davies) (studio outtake)
.: Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues (from withdrawn promotional LP)
.: Milk Cow's Calf's Blues I (take 3) (Robert Johnson) (studio outtake)
.: That's Alright Mama (take 1) (A. Crudup) (studio outtake)
.: Rocks And Gravel (Adapted*) (alternate solo version)
.: Going To New Orleans (Trad) (studio outtake)
.: Let Me Die In My Footsteps (unedited with extra verse)
.: The Ballad Of Hollis Brown (studio outtake)
.: Wichita Blues (Going to Louisiana) (take 2)(Trad) (studio outtake)
.: Sally Gal (take 4) (Adapted**) (studio outtake)
.: Whatcha Gonna Do (studio outtake)

Bonus Alternate takes:

.: Mixed Up Confusion (alternate version A)
.: Rocks And Gravel (Adapted*) (from withdrawn promotional lp)
.: That's Alright Mama (take 2) (A. Crudup) (studio outtake)
.: Mixed Up Confusion (alternate version b)
.: Corrina Corrina (single version)
.: Milk Cow's Calf's Blues II (take 4) (Robert Johnson) (studio outtake)
.: Wichita Blues (Going to Louisiana) II (Trad) (studio outtake)
.: Whatcha Gonna Do (studio outtake)
.: Baby I'm In The Mood For You (alternate version)
.: Sally Gal (Adapted**) (studio outtake)

*Adapted from Solid Road by Brownie McGee and Alabama Woman by Leroy Carr
**Adapted from Sally Don't You Grieve by Woodie Guthrie
(songwriters and * information provided by Bobs Boots)

I also suggest purchasing The Official Bob Dylan Bootleg cds. They are amazing.

Almost Went To See Elvis will be removed shortly, so if you have not yet heard those tracks, they will be up for a bit longer. Click Here to view that post.

Also on the site, I still have a full M. Ward concert, a Joanna Newsom concert, and Neil Young Massey Hall still available, but all three will be removed shortly.

Just keeping you up to date. Hope everyone had a great weekend and thanks again JK.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 12:20 PM


Saturday, April 08, 2006


Today I've been listening to the band Kunek, hailing from Stillwater, Oklahoma. Originally this six piece had their sights set on an instrunmental outfit, but have since created an unique pop/dream-like sound that will "redefine what pop music should sound like." In each song, the band has constructed intense musical layers upon layers, establishing a georgous backdrop of flight for the early Thom Yorkeish lead vocals of Jesse Tabish. Below are three tracks from their debut album, Flight of the Flynns. If you would like to purchase the lp you can do so through their website.

.: Bright Eyes/The Swell
.: Section 2
.: Good Day


posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 1:59 PM


Friday, April 07, 2006

Pants Yell!

A little on the poppy side of my norm, but yet I can't turn away. Pants Yell!'s new album Recent Drama is the most recent lp released on Asaurus Records, (co-released with The Paper Cities.) Tim Shea and company have produced an album full of delightful arrangements that brighten the day and bring a smile to the face. A traditional 3 piece that do everything they can to conjure up daydream thoughts of open fields, brisk walks, and balloons. Sample two of the tracks from the latest release below.

.: Kids are the Same
.: Your Feelings Don't Show

[purchase] [website]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 3:13 PM



I've been out this week and when I returned I had some nice music in my mail box. About is Rutger Hoedemaekers and with his debut album, Bongo, he has made my Friday kick ass. A unique blend of fuzz, effects, and rock/pop with an amazing video that helped put these guys on the top of my post list for today. Check out that photo above. Nice. Question for the Minister type material for sure. Check out two cuts and the video that has been on constant stream this morning.

.: Think Niles Drink
.: Strike You As The Enemy

.: (QTV) Think Niles Drink

[website] [myspace] [cock rock]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 11:02 AM


Monday, April 03, 2006

Songs For Another Place 2xCD

I mentioned about Awful Bliss Records and their release Songs For Another Place, a double cd compilation (39 tracks) of previously unreleased tracks from USA/Canadian and Itailian bands, back in February. Some of the artists featured are Great Lake Swimmers, unbunny, Elephant Micah, Swearing by Motorists, and Phosphoescent.

Well, Guilio, one of the founders of the label was kind enough to send me out a copy. I listened to the lp when I got it a few weeks ago and have really been diggin it here the past few weeks. So thanks again Guilio and for those who did not check it out on my first post, you really owe it to yourself to make it over to Awful Bliss and get a copy. Also make sure to visit them on myspace.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 1:25 PM



SIS says "Tyler Whitney is one of these very few songwriters that have the capacity to change durably the way you interact with music..." and "If you like Carissa’s Weird, early Bright Eyes or Pedro The Lion records, prepare yourself to be blown away again."

Those are strong statements from what I consider a damn good indie netlabel. Chauchat is the incarnation of Tyler Whitney and this S/T album was recorded and performed between 2001 and 2004 by: Tong Ly, Tyler Whitney, Mike Musser, Chris Clunk, Erik Sahd, Pascal Troemel, Janet Lee, Emily Devitry, Jared McCoy, and Jon Langseth.

Below are a few tracks from this album, but the whole album can be downloaded here. Very accessable music and there is no question in Whitney's song writing abilities. A great listen.

.: eyelash
.: slayer bitch
.: propanolol
.: addict's song

[download] [Sundays in Spring]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 12:56 PM


Manipulator Alligator

Matt Hoppock is Manipulator Alligator. After posting about the Gators, I decided to mention Matt here on the blog. Although he is taking a bit of time off for school, he has 3 songs for download and will be performing shows this summer. He also has plans for a mainly mandolin and layered singing lp. So keep your eyes peeled for that.

Manipulator Alligator is currently on Sanitary Records and has a new song on their songs of the people of the village of the universe comp. Check out his myspace account and drop him a line. This is just some of the great music I've been enjoying on this rainy Raleigh day.

.: My Beatup Plymouth
.: Ringway to Seatac...

[website] [purchase] [myspace]

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 12:16 PM


Florida Gators!

In honor of my Florida Gators making it to the NCAA Finals, here are three of our songs performed by The University of Florida Marching Band. Two fightin' songs and "our" song.

.: Jaws, Go Gators
.: The Orange and the Blue
.: We Are The Boys From Old Florida

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 12:11 PM