The Swedish super trio Forest And Crispian finally released their debut album "Modern Sensation" I can strongly recomend a purchase ASAP - I've seen theese guys live 5 times this year, and they still seem to amaze me!
Neckface - Rehearsal For Death @ V1 Gallery - Copenhagen
It's time for at little update that has nothing to do with music.
One of my favorite street artists Neckface is exhitibing his work at my local V1 Gallery. If you are in the Copenhagen area I strongly recommend that you head down to Absalonsgade before the 17th of February.
There's something beautiful, sloppy and fragile about the new album from the Copenhagen based band Windermere that suit the dark and cloudy season perfectly. See for yourself on their Myspace and watch the video for' There's A Sun'.
Must remember to buy Arcade Fire tickets on monday... Must remember to buy Arcade Fire tickets on monday... Must remember to buy Arcade Fire tickets on monday... Must remember to buy Arcade Fire tickets on monday... Must remember to buy Arcade Fire tickets on monday...
Take some Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye. Shake it, spice it up a bit, and you have the the new single from DJ Shadow called This Time. There's a lot of alternative videos for the song. Check some out!
I recieved my copy of the new Josh Ritter live album "In The Dark" today. The album is as I expected great and will one of those records that you can just listen to over and over again. I also spend my evening watching the DVD which is the live recording and an interview with Josh. Watching this material really took me back to the best concert of the year here in Copenhagen. (yes better than The Knife) - come and visit us again soon - Josh.
If you are a fan of Josh you should head over to www.roadrecs.com and buy the album - it is worth every cent.
If you are too cheap to buy the album - Doug Rice has a lo-fi 22 track recording of a show from the Paradise Rock Club (Boston December 11 2004) up on his fan site. This recording has one thing that I miss from the "In The Dark" recording - A live version of one of my all time favorite tracks "Golden Age of Radio"
Also check out this alternative video recording of "Thin Blue Flame" from Olsson's Books and Records in Washington D.C.
BTW - This is what Steven King had to say about "The Animal Years" when he voted it the best album of 2006 (if that counts for anything...)
"The best album of the year in a walk, and maybe the best album I've heard in the last five. Mysterious, melancholy, melodic...and those are only the M's. Songs like ''Girl in the War'' simply do not leave the consciousness once they're heard, but the album's real gem is the strange and gorgeous ''Thin Blue Flame.'' This is the most exuberant outburst of imagery since Bob Dylan's ''A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall,'' in 1963. The Animal Years is an amazing accomplishment."
My favorite music video blog Shots Ring Out has put together their top 56 favorite videos of 2006 with links to quicktime versions of every one. You can also download all videos in this torrent file that should keep you occupied for a few hours.