Thursday, November 24, 2011

Weekly Airwave #20 :: NYCO: Out of My Head

TRACK: Out of My Head
ALBUM: Realize PPO

Neat pop tune I discovered on the Jamendo Pop/Singer/Songwriter radio station.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

#37 - Battling Back a Cold

Welcome to another podcast!  I was afraid I might not be able to talk as much for this episode because of a cold, but luckily it subsided long enough so that I wasn't interrupted every few seconds by coughing.  The new release section is a bit light on music, but overall there's some great stuff this week.

Section 1 - New Releases
Praverb the Wyse - Blue Collar (feat. Don Streat) from Professional Hobbyist (Oct 15/2011)

Painted on Silent Blue - Jealosy from This Could be Just One of Those Silly Dreams (Nov 11/2011)

Amanda Palmer - Ukulele Anthem single (Oct 31/2011)

Malones - Bandera from Capitulo #1 (Oct 11/2011)

Section 2
Bloody Lovely Audry - See Me from Animal EP (Jul 16/2010)

Captain Stu - Siamese Twin from Free Music EP (Jun 6/2010)

Five Minutes On: Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (2008, Tor Books)
Awards won: 2009 White Pine Award2009 Prometheus Award2009 John W. Campbell Memorial Award; nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel (Neil Gaiman won for The Graveyard Book in 2009).  For instructions on how to make things from Little Brother, see

frontRegen - Dead Corner from That Dance EP (Aug 28/2011)

Busby Marou - Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper cover)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Releases - Week of November 15, 2011

Sorry for the late post, but I was sick yesterday and had a busy weekend.  Excuses portion over now, here's what's new this week (and since last week):

Empathie by Rebentisch - November 11, 2011 - From German label afmusic, this is - err, well, an interesting release.  Afmusic is known mostly for goth-influenced music, and that's no different here. 

Pray for Rain by Mutts - November 8, 2011 - Bluesy band Mutts have a new CD out called Pray For Rain; it's available to purchase now, but apparently it will be available for free/pay-what-you-can download December 13th, 2011.  Keep an eye on this band.

PrixQuills by Ram Hoss - November 9, 2011 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based artist Ram Hoss has released an electronic-y album via netlabel 23 Seconds.  Only 7 tracks / 20 minutes long, this is actually a side project from band Azeda Booth.

That's all I have for now - as I mentioned before it's hard to find new release schedules from most netlabels.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Releases - Week of November 8, 2011

Welcome to a new blog feature!  This one is actually quite simple - it's just a run-down of new releases scheduled for the week.  I'm not covering anything released on Jamendo because it's not scheduled...they kind of just pop up unexpectedly.

Here's what you can expect for the week of November 8th, 2011:

Beyond Time & Space - Selknam Records Compilation - November 7th, 2011 - Okay, bit of a cheat, but the well was a little dry for tracking down new releases from various netlabels.  Selknam Records is a new label, focusing on "progressive psytrance" - whatever that is.  Check out more releases at Ektoplazm.

Jorge Saxon - Something Like Jazz (PHONOcast 1) - November 7th, 2011 - I sense a theme here, and that theme is "maybe I should say week of November 7th".  This release comes from Good Netlabels, which specializes in Nujazz, Downtempo, and Hip-Hop.  Something Like Jazz looks like it has a little of all of those genres mixed in there.  Check out similar releases from Good Netlabels.

Joe Frawley - Curious Perspectives - November 8th, 2011 - This is an interesting-sounding album.  It's a solo piano effort from the Clinical Archives netlabel by New London, Connecticut pianist Joe Frawley.  The description from Clinical Archives says it's an homage to French mathmatician and painter Jean Fran├žois Niceron. Too much detail to go in here, but suffice it to say his work was all about geometrically distorting images to create something new.  Sounds neat!  Check out more releases from Clinical Archives.

Dustmotes - None For The Crow EP - November 2nd, 2011 - This offering is from Dusted Wax Kingdom, and the album is described as "a magical ambient, lo-fi, abstract hip-hop sound-therapy medicine, boosting the spiritual energy and turning the state of mind in a lovely hypnotic reverie."  Check it out!  Hat tip to Blocsonic for sending this my way on Twitter.

That's all I have this week. There was a Blocsonic release scheduled, unfortunately there were some technical difficulties involved and it's delayed until next week.  I'm going to try and collect more new releases for next week well before Monday so that I have a better list next Tuesday.  Enjoy for now!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

#36 - New Hip Hop and New Features

Podcast 36 features lots of new hip hop, plus a new feature debuting!  It's called "Five Minutes On" and this week is reviewing His Girl Friday (1940).  Plus there's a new theme (based on TenPenny Joke's song "Sense"), and a few new elements thrown in that may or may not have come across properly.  At any rate, I fixed the microphone problem from #35.  Here's the playlist!

Kellee Maize - Mad Humans (Integration)

Garmisch - Rent (The EPs XE) [4:04]

BADLUCK - Got Hits (Renaissance 2011) [7:15]

Praverb the Wyse - Everlasting Struggle (The Professional Hobbyist) [9:43]
Go to Praverb's website to pick your favourite song from Professional Hobbyist!

The Bear Season - Trainwreck (If We Sink Together EP) [14:41]

Bearstronaut - Sensual Sanctuary (Satisfied Violence)[18:15]

Five Minutes On: His Girl Friday (1940) [23:58]

Lorenzo's Music - Intro (Solamentes Tres Polabras) [29:02]
Lorenzo's Music - I'm Doin' Fine (Solamentes Tres Polabras) [29:23]

The Bear Season - Just Dance [34:03]

* Notes: Check out to take a look at older Free Albums Galore posts

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Weekly Airwave #19 :: Conway Hambone : Thrift Store Twist

ARTIST: Conway Hambone
TRACK: Thrift Store Twist

Info In Brief: Conway Hambone plays some cool retro rock; Thrift Store Twist is some great surf rock, and perfect for an evening drive down the highway.