Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Does Borrell Need Another Head-Butt?

Johnny Borrell from Razorlight apparently thinks he's Jesus. For those of you who are coming in late on this story here's what's up so far... Johnny Borrell was close mates with these two guys, Pete and Carl, who started this called The Libertines... in it's earliest incarnation some guy named Steve was singing and Johnny was playing bass... this didn't last long, the line up changed and all of a sudden you have the "new" Libertines release some of the best rock material in the first half of this century... Borrell went off and started his own band called Razorlight and did very well himself after he released an album called "Up All Night" (Charles and I were going to go see Razorlight and Muse when they came here to tour but, alas, that was in my "drug fueled" era and the ticket money went to pills or something)... last summer while playing a festival Johnny ran into his old friend Pete Doherty... who wrestled Johnny to the ground and headbutted him after Pete learned that Johnny had called one of The Strokes girlfriends (Pete's close friends, and former tour-mates) a whote... Mr. Borrell sported a nice shiner and proceeded to talk a lot of shit and blah blah blah... fast forward to today and Borrell is still talking shit... in this weeks NME Johnny says his band is better than the Arctic Monkeys and everyone else for that matter. Whether this is true or not is yet to be discovered... I don't know a LOT about Razorlight, but I do know a lot about Alex Turner and company (NOTE: today Andy Monkey left the North American tour due to exhaustion) and I think it would be hard to beat their music or their sales figures. You decide for yourself!

Here are the tracks:

Razorlight- "In The Morning"

Arctic Monkeys- "No Buses"

You be the judge! And make sure that you log your vote in the comments section!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Even more new Radiohead!

Well I got a positive response about the last post. I'm glad you people dig your Radiohead! I have been trying to locate everything I can from their new tours. I just found the second Copenhagen show last night (in full) and so psyched... the quality is quite good... almost as good as the Earl's Court show... but that actually is perfect so it's hard to beat! The first 5 songs are NEW and from the Copenhagen show... the last (Exit Music) is from Glasto 97 which is also a super famed performance... I put that on because I'm not in a super good mood right now... I do hope however that these make your day! Enjoy... leave me a comment if you want me to post more!

New stuff from the second Copenhagen show...
Radiohead- "Open Pick"

Radiohead- "Black Star"

Radiohead- "Spooks"

Radiohead- "Bodysnatchers"

This isn't new.. it just fits my mood but it's from the same show...
Radiohead- "Let Down"

And here is my depressing song from Glasto 97...
Radiohead- "Exit Music For A Film"

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

New Radiohead

I don't know about you guys but I tried to get tix to the Radiohead show in Chicago.. and that shit sold out in like two seconds... then the touts had the damn things posted on ebay as soon as the ticketmaster thingy stopped working... In the UK they care enough about this to have their music minister do a fucking summit on it. Here? I dunno... it wouldn't happen unless it was a president sponsored Koby Teeth concert... oh well... in the meantime I've been bootleg crazy and have been trying to compile all the new songs. I actually gave my copy of the new stuff to the guys at Michigan News the other day when I went to pick up the NME. They were listening to "The Bends" and I figured it would make their day. I wish people did shit like that for me! I do it all the time... and normally I don't mention it in my blog lol... just kidding... well anyway... I have a couple of the new ones up here for your consumption...

Radiohead-"15 Step"

Radiohead- "Four Minute Warning"

Radiohead- "Last Flowers"

And my personal favourite (and everyone elses) this has been around since the "OK Computer" days...

Radiohead- "Big Ideas"

And also for those of you who SOMEHOW missed this "life changing" email... Thom York is releasing a solo album...

Date: Tue May 16, 2006 08:00:40 AM PDT
Subject: Message to the members of w.a.s.t.e.

this is just a note to say that something has been kicking around in the background that i have not told you about.
its called The Eraser.
nigel produced & arranged it .
i wrote and played it.
the elements have been kicking round now for a few years and needed to be finished & i have been itching to do something like this for ages.
it was fun and quick to do.
inevitably it is more beats & electronics.
but its songs.
stanley did the cover.
yes its a record!
no its not a radiohead record.
as you know the band are now touring and writing new stuff and getting to a good space so i want no crap about me being a traitor or whatever splitting up blah blah...
this was all done with their blessing. and i don't wanna hear that word solo. doesnt sound right.
ok then thats that.

i think its out in july and im pretty certain XL are going to put it out.

love thom


Check out that homepage... it has a wicked little animation on the main screen.. in fact last time I checked that was all that was there.. that an a mailing list sign-up... Here is a track from Thom's new album...

This is the suspicious absence of anything even connected to his album... apparently a lot of people got nailed to the wall for posting tracks to his album... I OBVIOUSLY could not have done that as the album was just being spoken of at the time of this post... what I had posted was a Radiohead performance of a song that ended up on the album...

Hope you all enjoy these... I will try more often to post... I have been on the verge of getting fired here for a little while so I haven't had the time to post like I used to... I will make more of an effort though... but PLEASE suggest this site to the Hype Machine so I can get listed! I'm still working on making sure I have all the qualifications though :(

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Ladytron KCRW

Ok, ok I get it... I don't pay enough attention to you... I'm sorry... I've just been a little busy... you know how it is? I mean haven't you been so busy you couldn't attend to normal things? Of course... it won't happen again, I promise. Hehehe... anyway... so how fucking sweet are Ladytron anyway? WAY FUCKING SWEET RIGHT? For sure... I don't want to fuck them by posting album tracks... but I found this sweet KCRW live set. That should do... hopefully this will prompt you to get their new album "The Witching Hour"... it's a damn fine album... listen to it and you'll be dressing in black and an being very contemplative in no time...

Ladytron- "Destroy Everything You Touch (Live @ KCRW)"

Ladytron- "International Dateline (Live @ KCRW)"

Ladytron- "Sugar (Live @ KCRW)"

I promise I will be back with more goodies... I seriously enjoy this but I have been mad busy... I will give you the love you deserve... if you have trouble downloading these just go to http://homepage.mac.com/annoyme to download everything I have put up!