Sunday, February 8, 2009

New Caddywhompus Songs

One of my favorite new bands to come out of New Orleans, Caddywhompus, have started a blog where you can find postings about all kinds of information to keep you updated. They have also posted two new songs on their MySpace from their tape split with Female Demand (another two-piece band that I need to check out) that will also be on their album to be released March 16th.

"Probably shouldn't have taken all that acid" is a slow, tripped out, hazey swirl of sonic noise. Definitely one of the more experimental tracks from the band, reminding me a bit of Animal Collective in the beginning yet they come to produce their own signature touch as Chris Rehm starts singing and Sean Hart's drumming comes crushing in.

"But Not Before A Show" is a song built on an infectiously catchy melody, likely to become their next big anthem next to Absinthesizer if it not already is. The guitar joyfully bomps along to the marching-band style percussion. It actually sounds like it would be a great song for a parade.

These new songs continue to showcase the band's amazing creativity and with the amount of praise they've gotten at shows thus far it looks like there's no stopping them from accomplishing great things in the future.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

On The Lookout: The Pains of Being Pure At Heart

This band from New York brings back the lush, dreamy-guitar pop of 80's bands such as The Smiths and mixes a bit of shoegaze like My Bloody Valentine in the production of their sound. It's like the heartwarming feeling of a beautiful, sunny day.

Their S/T debut comes out February 3rd and if you pre-order from Insound you can download their almost out-of-print EP for free.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ableton announces Live 8/I wish I had more money

I started to use Ableton Live 7 about a year ago and I really can't recommend it enough for people looking to get into recording and using the program not only to record compositions you have made but also to intuitively on the fly make up new things/try out interesting ideas. They've just announced their new one and it looks awesome. Go to their webpage and check out all the videos on it.

Also, Akai made a midi controller dedicated specifically for Live:

[Ableton Site]
[APC 40]

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Crescent City Radioshow Plug: Indielicious

Every Tuesday from 11pm-Midnight, I will be broadcasting my online radioshow Indielicious through Crescent City Radio. The main point of the show like this blog is to open up people to a variety of artists that aren't typically heard through the mainstream media. If you are an artist that wants your stuff played feel free to send me an email and if you have Facebook then join the group.

Also much thanks to Mike Brady for the awesome flyer.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

News Recommendation Site: ShortFormBlog

For those of you who like to browse news that is short and to the point, this is a great new website dedicated to just that. It also has a nice, sleek design.