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@PumpUpThaVolume: Episode119 - #FromNowOn

Media Monarchy - Sat, 2014-07-19 22:08

♫Makin' a soundtrack for another planet to hear♫ on Episode119 - From Now On which features brand new sounds from Dead Stars, Tunde Olaniran, Peter Matthew Bauer, Delta Spirit, Tennis, Reigning Sound, Ought, Young Buffalo, New Madrid, Beverly, Garotas Suecas, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 and THE FAME RIOT...


Previous: Episode118 - Lovely Day

♬Liner Notes♬: What are you listening to in the summer of 2014? I find new favorites every week on PUTV! This week rocks Delta Spirit, Dead Stars, Tennis, FAME RIOT, Seun Kuti and tons more... Let's listen to great music, "From Now On"!

Dead Stars
Old Flame, 2014
Notes: "Brooklyn trio Dead Stars shine bright on their debut release, Slumber, an excellent collection of fuzzed-out ’90s-style guitar rock. Formed in 2009...the band had been self-releasing their music for years until New York label Uninhabitable Mansions stepped in to release their 2013 EP, High Gain. The five-song release caught the attention of Old Flame Records who released their first full-length earlier this summer."

Tunde Olaniran
"Brown Boy"
'Yung Archetype' EP
Quite Scientific, 2014
Notes: "A Nigerian-American raised in London, Germany, and Flint... His approach probably most closely resembles the kitchen-sink genre pastiche and loosely political brio of M.I.A. or...Das Racist... The two-year-old “Brown Boy” might still be Olaniran's most vital offering, though, a thunderous, clattering four-alarm fire of a song... The hook offers a pithy look at racial prejudice that somehow manages to not feel reductive."

Peter Matthew Bauer
"Scientology Airplane Conversations"
Mexican Summer, 2014
Notes: "Liberation!, the solo debut from Peter Matthew Bauer, isn’t All Things Must Pass. It probably won’t pack stadiums, either. Still, it’s an unexpectedly surefooted triumph from the ex-Walkmen organist/bassist, whose admirable contributions to that band were frequently overshadowed by the more visible Hamilton Leithauser and guitarist Paul Maroon." We heard from this ex-Walkmen man a few weeks ago on Episode116, but who could turn down a song with a title like "Scientology Airplane Conversations"?

Delta Spirit
"From Now On"
'Into The Wide'
Dualtone, 2014
Notes: "Delta Spirit are set to release their fourth studio album, Into The Wide, on September 9th via their new label Dualtone Records. Produced by Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Cut Copy), the follow-up to 2012’s self-titled effort is billed as the Brooklyn-via-California band’s “moodiest recording yet”."

"Never Work For Free"
'Ritual In Repeat'
Communion, 2014
Notes: "Denver indie-poppers Tennis have only been putting out records for a few years, but they aren’t wasting any time in cranking out material, and they’ve already announced plans for their third album, Ritual In Repeat, which is due in a few months. As on the 2012 album Young & Old, the band worked with the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney as a producer. This time, though, Carney splits production duties with a couple of other big-name collaborators, Spoon’s Jim Eno and the Shins’ Richard Swift. First single “Never Work For Free” is a peppy, welcoming wash of melody..." We heard two songs from Tennis' 2013 EP back on Episodes087/088. BTW, the new record is due 9/9, the same day a ton of other great new records are coming out.

Reigning Sound
"Never Coming Home"
Merge, 2014
Notes: "Five years since their last, Reigning Sound have returned with a highly anticipated new album and first for new label Merge Records... Opening with/punched up by violins and featuring a driving drum track, "Never Coming Home" sounds perfectly catered for classic rock radio, which is to say the song is a timeless country-inflected, garage-y burner."

"The Weather Song"
'More Than Any Other Day'
Constellation, 2014
Notes: "Ought has been burning with a strong and steady flame since flickering to life in Montreal in 2012... Ought's earnest, stately and exuberant post-punk is dextrous, deliberate, unfussy and fluid, with debts to Cap’n Jazz, The Feelies, Lungfish, Gang Of Four and early Talking Heads... " The Montreal band is also opening up for Dub Thompson this weekend in Minneap...

Young Buffalo
"Sykia" single
Votiv, 2014
Notes: "Oxford, Mississippi - or Ole Miss, as the residents refer to it - is a university town, a place where writers such as William Faulkner...gravitate towards. Young Buffalo are part of this artistic scene, with their summer sunshine songwriting fusing glorious harmonies to power pop melodies. The band's Dave Schiffman produced debut album will be released later this year, with new track 'Sykia' arriving online a few moments ago. Revolving around a glistening guitar riff, there's an intelligence to the songwriting which can't be denied."

New Madrid
New West, 2014
Notes: "Athens, Georgia has a special pull in music history, especially towards the more underground-inclined music fans... New Madrid steps into this daunting legacy, but willfully. The band members moved to Athens from Tennessee and debuted in 2012 with Yardboat. For album number two, this year’s Sunswimmer, the quartet actively analyzed what they liked and disliked about that initial effort and applied it to their songwriting... New Madrid truly lets loose on “Manners,” one of the highlights from Sunswimmer."

Kanine, 2014
Notes: "Dream pop goddess Frankie Rose is a love-em-and-leave-em kinda gal. The super-talent was in the original line-ups for Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and the Vivian Girls before taking off and pursuing her solo career. And, now Rose can add the project Beverly to that list... the sparkling debut, Careers...the Pixies-esque garage-pop stand-out “Madora.”"

Garotas Suecas
'Feras Miticas'
Munster, 2013
Notes: "Garotas Suecas, Portugese for Swedish Girls, are an alternative rock outfit from Rio De Janeiro comprised of five men and one woman... Their most recent release, Feras Miticas, is a fresh, jaw-dropping combination of artists like Jamiroquai, Os Mutantaes, Jackson 5, and Sly & The Family Stone. Today’s Song of the Day, part reggae, part funk, and part soft-rock, “Bucolismo,” meaning bucolic in English, is a genre-defying track off of Feras Miticas."

Seun Kuti and Egypt 80
"African Airways"
'A Long Way to the Beginning'
Knitting Factory, 2014
Notes: "Fela Kuti's youngest son has handled his father's esteemed Afrobeat legacy with aplomb, fronting his old band and over two albums adding modernist touches to a fundamentally unchanged format. Third time round the playing is faster and harder, with some wonderfully intricate horn parts, though the production of US jazzer Robert Glasper tends to bury Seun's righteous lyrics..." We heard "IMF", also off 'A Long Way To The Beginning', from Seun and Co. back on Episode112. (And we thank him for the tweet love, too!)

"Try To Be Better"
self-released, 2014
Notes: "This super glitzy duo took third place at last year’s fierce EMP Sound Off! competition [in Seattle], which has brought 13 years of local all-ages artists into the spotlight. Brothers Liz Scarlett and Shazam Watkins of THE FAME RIOT are totally captivating on and off stage... “Try To Be Better”, is all kinds of groovy. Liz and Shazam share lead vocals, or as they say, “lead-screeching” duties."

This week's B-sides: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Fink, Mesa Inn, Brownout, Marissa Nadler and Trampled By Turtles

@PumpUpThaVolume Music News:
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Cancel July 17 Show in Tel Aviv
@Nielsen confirms LA radio ratings scandal wider than first thought; @Univision station exec implicated
@Soundwave Focuses On Group Messaging, Playlists In Bid To Be #Music’s Water Cooler
Ed Sheeran named as ‘most important act in black and urban music’
#AlbumOfTheDay: Plastikman (@RichieHawtin) - 'EX (Performed live at the Guggenheim, NYC)'
#AlbumOfTheDay: #Morrissey - '#WorldPeaceIsNoneOfYourBusiness'
#AlbumOfTheDay: @FinkMusic - 'Hard Believer'
#AlbumOfTheDay: @AnnaCalvi - 'Strange Weather' EP
Morrissey's #WorldPeaceIsNoneOfYourBusiness, reviewed
@JennyLewis w/ @AnnaHathaway, @_KrisJStewart, @BrieLarson89 in Drag in "Just One of the Guys" Video
@Drake, @ArcadeFire, @Drake & @Timber_Timbre make @PolarisPrize 2014 short list
Listen: The Drums’ (@thedrumsforever) “Magic Mountain”, their first new song in three years
The Drums (@thedrumsforever) announce their "magic" new album, 'Encyclopedia'
Hear @caribouband go deeper, and higher, with the "Can't Do Without You" extended mix
David Bowie says new music is coming "soon"
R. Kelly says his house music album is on its way
Ron Howard to direct new documentary about The Beatles' early years
Beyoncé, @Eminem, and @IGGYAZALEA lead nominees for 2014 MTV VMAs
Best the @ESPYS ever had: Here are @Drake's finest moments as an entertainer
ICYMI: @Metallica are out of work in their new ad for @SportsCenter
The one that started it all: watch Weird @alyankovic's "Tacky" version of @Pharrell's "Happy," starring Jack Black
The @godhelpthegirl trailer is here — preview the musical from BElle & Sebastian's (@bellesglasgow) Stuart Murdoch

(Thanks again to our #SongOfTheDay sources at @KEXP, @KCRW, @KUTX, @TheKeyXPN and @TheCurrent. Thanks to @TwilightCircus1 for the bed music - and thank you for listening!)

AV funtime!

This Is Hell - Sat, 2014-07-19 11:03
URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://patatap.com “Patatap is a portable animation and sound kit. With the touch of a finger create melodies charged with moving shapes. Warning: contains flashing images.”

Tomorrow on This is Hell!

This Is Hell - Fri, 2014-07-18 12:16
Lovecraftian capitalism in the 21st century / North Korea's hidden economic boom / Naked Capitalism's Yves Smith 9AM - 1PM on WNUR 89.3FM

@PumpUpThaVolume: Episode118 - #LovelyDay

Media Monarchy - Sun, 2014-07-13 00:54

♫Makin' a soundtrack for another planet to hear♫ on Episode118 - Lovely Day which features brand new sounds from Sante Les Amis, Bill Withers and Studio Rio, AJ Davila, Elephant Stone, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Corb Lund, Popstrangers, Flyying Colours, EDJ, Bang Data, Mirah, Juana Molina, Genuine Leather, Burgess Meredith and Dana Buoy...


Previous: Episode117 - Cake And Eat It

♬Liner Notes♬: Summer's in full, funky swing and it's getting hotter by the moment - but when you've got new noise like this, it's always a "Lovely Day"! So let's cool off and Pump Up Tha Volume with the newest sounds around by Bill Withers and Studio Rio, CYHSY, Mirah, Juana Molina, Corb Lund and much more!

Sante Les Amis
Nacional, 2014
Notes: "During the last five years, Uruguayan dance punk darlings Sante Les Amis released two promising EP’s, Sante Les Amis and Morning Shine, garnering critical acclaim in their homeland... After two years of silence, the band unleashed upon us the full fury of Sudamericana: an eleven track record where the band demonstrates, not only their knowledge of the new wave/disco punk canon, but their ability to stray beyond their influences to create a sound both fresh and unique in South American rock." Song source KCRW says, "Uruguay’s Sante Les Amis will make their U.S. debut as part of the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York..."

Bill Withers and Studio Rio
"Lovely Day (Studio Rio Version)"
'Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection'
Sony Legacy, 2014
Notes: "Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection...features fresh, Brazilian takes of familiar American classics featuring the timeless vocals of legendary singers like Bill Withers, Billie Holiday, The Isley Brothers and many others... The Brazil Connection balances the voice of the original performances with the seductive pull of Brazil's most alluring grooves. These are authentic, newly crafted arrangements by Grammy® winning and legendary bossa nova and samba musicians and arrangers."

AJ Davila
"Lo Que No Sera" (w/ Alex Anwandter)
'Terror Amor'
Nacional, 2014
Notes: "Puerto Rico's AJ Davila makes his solo debut with infectious energy and the help of his friend Chilean artist Alex Anwandter on..."Lo Que No Sera" (“What Shall Not Be”)." We heard from AJ a few months ago on Episode107.

Elephant Stone
"Knock You From Yr Mountain"
'Three Poisons'
Hidden Pony, 2014
Notes: "Montreal psych rockers Elephant Stone will release their third full-length album, Three Poisons, on August 26th via Hidden Pony Records. They’ previewed their self-described “creative pinnacle” with the eerily calm title track, and now, they leap from ’60s psychedelics into ’80s New Wave/R&B with “Knock You From Yr Mountain”."

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
"Coming Down" (w/ Matt Berninger)
'Only Run'
self-released, 2014
Notes: "Only Run, both in form and function, is CYHSY‘s return to relevance, excellence even, and one of the best independent rock records of 2014. As if referencing his band’s complex history in the genre of indie rock, Ounsworth invited the National‘s singer, Matt Berninger, to perform guest vocals on lead single, “Coming Down”." We heard "As Always" from the new CYHSY record last month on Episode114.

Corb Lund
"Counterfeiters’ Blues"
'Counterfeiters’ Blues'
New West, 2014
Notes: "On very short notice, Americana and Canadian Roots artist Corb Lund was given the chance to record an album at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. There were two challenges, it would be filmed for a CMT-TV special and he had two days to record. Taking advantage of Sun’s recording live-off-the-floor nature, Corb recorded Counterfeit Blues - an electric, raw and pure homage to the sound of Sun Studios."

"Country Kills"
Carpark, 2014
Notes: "Last year, New Zealand band Popstrangers moved to London and put out a pair of songs to mark that change in their lives. One of those songs was called “Fortuna,” and though the song doesn’t appear on the band’s newly announced album, Fortuna, that single seems to have been an indication of where Popstrangers are headed. So where are they headed? New single “Country Kills” pushes them into even more lush and melancholic territory, without sacrificing any of their pop bounce."

Flyying Colours
"Not Today"
'Not Today'
Shelflife, 2014
Notes: "Fans of shoegaze might feel a pleasant familiarity upon hearing the first moments of “Not Today,” but those melodic vocals enclosed in a warped mass of guitar and drums aren’t My Bloody Valentine or Ride, they’re Melbourne’s Flyying Colours. Not Today will be the band’s debut full-length, following their 2013 EP."

"Lose It All, All The Time"
Easy Sound, 2014
Notes: "As the frontman for the Fruit Bats, Eric D. Johnson wrote sunny folk-pop songs with a psychedelic vibe. After the band’s demise last November, Johnson has gone solo under the alias EDJ and is striving to break away from that happy-go-lucky sound."

Bang Data
"Bang Data"
'La Sopa'
Rockolito, 2012
Notes: "Incorporating bilingual lyrics and a heavy beat, Bay Area MC Deuce Eclipse and producer Juan Manuel Caipo throw ska, samba, cumbia and hip hop into the mix..." Another great band featured at LAMC, the Latin Alternative Music Conference, which wraps up today in NYC.

"24th St."
'Changing Light'
K, 2014
Notes: "Mirah has come a long way in terms of refinement as her songwriting muse grew from the dog-eared D.I.Y. indie folk of her early days into subdued masterpieces... Fifth album Changing Light comes five years after her last proper solo album, (A)spera, and also follows a particularly harrowing breakup. The passing of time and the process of separation that starts with sadness and transforms into seething anger can be heard all over Changing Light."

Juana Molina
'Wed 21'
Crammed Discs, 2013
Notes: "On Argentina's Independence Day [July9] we check in with Juana Molina. On her latest album, the Buenos Aires-based artist fuses folk with electronic loops, as you can hear on..."Ferocisimo" (or “Most Ferocious”)." PopMatters says, "Constructed from looping bass lines, whirring guitars and keyboards, and her enigmatic, murmuring voice, this latest collection of songs from Argentina’s premiere electro-folk songstress is a glorious mess of sound... Wed 21 represents a thoughtful continuation of 2008’s Un día, which traveled similar soundscapes, equally littered with looping fragments and weirdly juxtaposed rhythms." It's also another "Best of 2014" contender album AND she's playing a free Summerstage show in Central Park NYC as we speak!

Genuine Leather
"The Viper"
self-released, 2014
Notes: "The best kinds of pop songs are over before you want them to be, leaving you desperately wanting more. This is the kind of approach that Austin’s Genuine Leather takes on its second release, Losers. While their self-titled debut felt tentative and the 2012 EP Crude Magic more than lived up to its name with a scruffy, lo-fi charm, Losers feels fully-realized, delivering hook after hook in concise blasts. One of these blasts is the leadoff track “The Viper.” Over a tightly coiled beat, the song cycles through some high-octane power-pop riffs, nodding towards Spoon, Guided By Voices, and Cheap Trick. The only bad part? It’s all over in just 120 seconds."

Burgess Meredith
"Me As In You"
'Banana Moon' EP
self-released, 2012
Notes: "Austin’s Burgess Meredith open[ed for the Polyphonic Spree in Austin last week]... Formed in 2010, the group’s members have spent time with the Lemurs and the Polyphonic Spree, taking their name from the actor who popularized the Penguin in the campy Batman TV series of the 1960s. Likewise, Burgess Meredith (the band) takes its cues from the ’60s, matching colorful keyboards with airy girl-guy harmonies. They’re sharper than a lot of ’60s-derived garage groups, spiking their songs with darker passages (akin to Of Montreal). While hard at work on a follow-up, we’re offering a cut from their 2012 debut EP Banana Moon as today’s song of the day–the twisting-and-turning “Me As In You.”"

Dana Buoy
'Preacher' EP
Middle West, 2014
Notes: "For your go-to catchy summer song, look no further than Dana Buoy’s ”Preacher”. Staying true to his name, Dana Buoy (a.k.a. Dana Jansson) lifts your spirits with the first synth notes of the title track off of his upcoming EP, Preacher. It’s the Portland-based artist’s first release since his solo debut, Summer Bodies, in 2012. We may know Janssen as Akron/Family’s drummer..."

This week's B-sides: The Crookes, Caloncho, Parquet Courts, José James and John Mark Nelson

@PumpUpThaVolume Music News:
Independent #Music Labels and Young Artists Offer Streaming, on Their Terms
@Nielsen Mid-Year Sales Data Shows #Streaming #Music Ate 30 Million Album Sales
Report: @SoundCloud is close to inking a deal with the major labels, essentially trading equity for not getting sued
Meanwhile, I'm really digging @Songza...
#GarthBrooks Signs to @SonyNashville, Eyes Black Friday Release, Going Digital Without iTunes
Judge dismisses suit aimed at scrubbing FBI report describing fans of @icp as organized gang
Pink Floyd is coming out with a new album, 20 years after its last studio album
Retweet to wish legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr a happy 74th birthday!
@Chvrches Responds To @LinkinPark After Being Called '@Disney Commercial #Music'
.@dcfc Hey, look who I ran into: It's my man Chris Walla of #DeathCabForCutie! We used to chat at @newseasons in #pdx
I rated Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall ★★★★ via Bandsintown
I'm going to The Drums at Star Theater in Portland, OR - Oct 8
#AlbumOfTheDay: @NightmaresOnWax - "N.O.W. Is The Time'
#AlbumOfTheDay: @Sia - "1,000 Forms Of Fear'
#AlbumOfTheDay: Hamilton Leithauser (@HLeithauser) - 'Black Hours'
#AlbumOfTheDay: @TheBadSuns - 'Language & Perspective'
#AlbumOfTheDay: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (@CYHSY) - 'Only Run'
Stream @devhynes' deep rework of @Sia's "Chandelier."
Death From Above 1979 (@dfa1979) returned this week with the twitchy "Trainwreck 1979"
Weekend playlist: the 57 best songs of 2014 so far
First Listen: #Morrissey, 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business'
7 albums to stream: Morrissey, @youngthug, @tbtduluth, @SLOWCLUBHQ, @AnandWilder, and more
Emo godfathers @braidcentral drop their first LP in 16 years, 'No Coast,' and it's badass
Happy weekend! Get weird with @MileyCyrus, Moby (@thelittleidiot), and @theflaminglips in their insane NSFW video
The Ramones' debut album finally goes gold 40 years after its release
#TommyRamone, last original member of #TheRamones, dies aged 62

(Thanks again to our #SongOfTheDay sources at @KEXP, @KCRW, @KUTX, @TheKeyXPN and @TheCurrent. Thanks to @TwilightCircus1 for the bed music - and thank you for listening!)

Don’t buy your pot in Jackson, MI

This Is Hell - Sat, 2014-07-12 11:02
URL Labs’ Website Of The Week: http://priceofweed.com Dr. Bigs suggested this site offering a crowd-sourced state by state breakdown of marijuana prices.  Handy!  Thanks, Dr. Bigs!

#NewWorldNextWeek: Episode198 - Offensive Israel, Cyber War Council, Big Pharma Tweets

Media Monarchy - Fri, 2014-07-11 13:45

Tomorrow on This is Hell!

This Is Hell - Fri, 2014-07-11 11:58
Murtaza Hussain / Nell Bernstein / Jón Gnarr - Plus Brian Mier, Matthieu Aikins and Jeff Dorchen. Live tomorrow 9AM - 1PM US Central.


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