Archive for December, 2009

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[list] Best Songs of the Decade (#1-30)

12/20/2009

This is the second part my list for the best songs released between January 1st, 2000 and December 5th, 2009.

1. Autolux – “Subzero Fun” from Future Perfect

2. The Hold Steady – “Killer Parties” from Almost Killed Me

3. The Constantines – “Young Lions” from Shine a Light

4. Aloha – “Gold World” from Light Works EP

5. Interpol – “Leif Erikson” from Turn On The Bright Lights

6. Sylvie – “Breakout for Summer” from Trees and Shade Are Our Only Fences

7. The Life & Times – “Tragic Boogie” from Tragic Boogie

8. Blue Roses – “Can’t Sleep” from Blue Roses

9. Clipse – “Virginia” from Lord Willin’

10. Kestrels – “Take The Picture” from Primary Colours

11. The Mercury Program – “Florescent Laces” from Chez Viking

12. Joe Pug – “Hymn #101” from Nation of Heat EP

13. Tiny Vipers – “Development” from Life On Earth

14. The Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) from Funeral

15. Wilco – “Theologians” from A Ghost Is Born

16. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “More News from Nowhere” from Dig Lazarus Dig

17. The Strokes – “Someday” from Is This It?

18. Band of Horses – “Monsters” from Everything All The Time

19. Great Lake Swimmers – “Moving Pictures Silent Films” from Great Lake Swimmers

20. Cold War Kids – “Hospital Beds” from Robbers & Cowards

21. Death Cab for Cutie – “Scientist Studies” from We Have The Facts and We’re Voting Yes

22. Bon Iver – “Re: Stacks” from For Emma, Forever Ago

23. Shiner – “Pills” from The Egg

24. Minus the Bear – “Get Me Naked 2: Electric Boogaloo” from Highly Refined Pirates

25. Dinosaur Jr. – “This Is All I Came To Do” from Beyond

26. At The Drive-In – “Invalid Litter Dept.” from Relationship of Command

27. Aloha – “Ferocious Love” from That’s Your Fire

28. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – “Grandpa’s Interview” from Greendale

29. Fleet Foxes – “Ragged Wood” from Fleet Foxes

30. Built to Spill – “Hindsight” from There Is No Enemy

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[news] Autolux Reveal Album Details (sort of)

12/06/2009

Autolux has announced that they are currently participating in negotiations with various record labels interested in putting out their long delayed second album, Transit Transit. Although they toyed with the idea, the band ultimately decided against an ‘In-Rainbows’ release format based on the feeling that the new record needs “proper marketing and distribution since Future Perfect never had much support behind it”. The band expects to wrap up negotiations before the Holidays and plans to reveal more specific information including a release date for Transit Transit sometime over the next couple of weeks.

“Audience No. 2” was released as a single from Transit Transit back in 2008.

https://allandrewsfriends.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/01-autolux-audience-no-21.mp3

http://autolux.net/

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[list] Best Songs of the Decade (#31-100)

12/05/2009

This is the first part my list for the best songs released between January 1st, 2000 and December 5th, 2009.

I tried to avoid listing more than one song by a single artist but in some cases it couldn’t be helped.

31. The Constantines – “Love In Fear” from Tournament of Hearts

32. The Thermals – “Test Pattern” from The Body The Blood The Machine

33. Death Cab for Cutie – “Death of an Interior Decorator” from Transatlanticism

34. The Decemberists – “California One Youth and Beauty Brigade” from Castaways and Cutouts

35. Black Mountain – “Wucan” from In The Future

36. Minus the Bear – “When We Escape” from Planet of Ice

37. Do Make Say Think – “A Tender History In Rust” from You, You’re a History In Rust

38. Frightened Rabbit – “Head Rolls Off” from The Midnight Organ Fight

39. The Black Keys – “Same Old Thing” from Attack & Release

40. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – “How Near How Far” from Source Tags and Codes

41. The Hold Steady – “Multitude of Casualties from Separation Sunday

42. Jose Gonzales – “Crosses” from Veneer

43. Sleepless Nights – “Breath Deep Tornado” from Turn Into Vapor

44. Iron & Wine – “Fever Dream” from Our Endless Numbered Days

45. Kings of Leon – “Ragoo” from Because of the Times

46. Sylvie – “What You Find You Leave With” from An Electric Trace

47. Okkervil River – “Black” from Black Sheep Boy

48. Broken Social Scene – “Stars and Sons” from You Forgot It In People

49. Earth – “Omens and Portents I: The Driver” from The Bee Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull

50. The Flaming Lips – “Fight Test” from Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

51. Modest Mouse – “Gravity Rides Everything” from The Moon & Antarctica

52. Explosions in the Sky – “Memorial” from The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place

53. Low – “Canada” from Trust

54. Maserati – “No More Sages” from Passages

55. Hot Hot Heat – “Aveda” from Make Up The Breakdown

56. The Twilight Sad – “I Became A Prostitute” from Forget the Night Ahead

57. Ghostface Killah – “One” from Supreme Clientele

58. Ghosts and Vodka – “It’s All About Right Then” from Precious Blood

59. Ladyhawk – “S.T.H.D.” from Shots

60. Minus the Bear – “We Are Not A Football Team” from Acoustics

61. The National – “Start A War” from Boxer

62. Les Savy Fav – “Pots and Pans” from Let’s Stay Friends

63. Year of the Rabbit – “Lie Down” from Year of the Rabbit

64. Los Campesinos! – “Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #1” from We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

65. Raekwon – Catalina ft. Lyfe Jennings from Only Built for Cuban Lynx Pt II

66. Blonde Redhead – “Dr Strangeluv” from 23

67. Owen – “The Ghost of What Should’ve Been” from No Good For No One Now

68. Mastodon – “I Am Ahab” from Leviathan

69. Brian Borcherdt – “Co.” from The Remains of Brian Borcherdt

70. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Storm” from Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

71. Speech Debelle – “Spinnin’” from Speech Therapy

72. The Mercury Program – “Slightly Drifting” from A Data Learn the Language

73. Midlake – “Roscoe” from The Trials of Van Occupanther

74. The Mountain Goats – “Hast Thou Considered The Tetrapod” from The Sunset Tree

75. Pelican – “Ephemeral” from What We All Come To Need

76. The National – “All The Wine” from Alligator

77. Blakroc – “Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)” from Blakroc

78. John Frusciante – “Carvel” from Shadows Collide With People

79. Okkervil River “Singer Songwriter” from The Stand-Ins

80. Baroness – “The Sweetest Curse” from Blue Record

81. Queens of the Stone Age – “Go With The Flow” from Songs for the Deaf

82. Ring, Cicada – “I Can Hear You Breathin’” from Good Morning Mr. Good

83. Mono – “The Battle to Heaven” from Hymn to the Immortal Wind

84. Q and Not U – “Nine Things Everyone Knows” from No Kill No Beep Beep

85. Russian Circles – “Harper Lewis” from Station

86. St. Vincent – “Paris Is Burning” from Marry Me

87. Red Fang – “Prehistoric Dog” from Tour EP

88. Traindodge – “Watermark” from The Truth

89. The Sword – “Lament for the Aurochs” from Age of Winters

90. Owen – One Of These Days” from At Home With Owen

91. The Shins – “New Slang” from Oh, Inverted World

92. These Arms are Snakes – “Wooden Heirs” from Tail Swallower and Dove

93. Bruce Springsteen – “You’ll Be Comin’ Down” from Magic

94. The Cure – “Bloodflowers” from Bloodflowers

95. The Sea and Cake – “Aerial” from Car Alarm

96. The Weakerthans – “My Favourite Chords” from Left & Leaving

97. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – “Modern Mystery” from Pershing

98. Wintersleep – “Home” from Wintersleep

99. Animal Collective – “What Would I Want?” Sky from Fall Be Kind EP

100. Talib Kweli – “Drugs, Basketball & Rap” from Right About Now

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[mp3] Divorce Records Offer Free EPs, Christmas Sale

12/05/2009

Merry Christmas from Divorce Records!

As part of their ‘Freewave‘ series, Nova Scotian DYI label Divorce Records is currently offering EPs by Mess Folk, Husband & Knife and Zachary Fairbrother as absolutely free digital downloads. These EPs will only be available as free downloads until the next Freewave series is released, so jump on them while you have the chance.

In addition, all records distributed by Divorce are currently 25% off both online and at Lost and Found at 2383 Agricola Street for those in Halifax.