We took a camera with us to The Great Escape this year, here are the results edited down, only really entertaining for those that were there, it is essentially a series of private jokes, but I dunno, you might be bored, it is the summer holidays after all (a lot of MPs & school children check this blog)
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Field Day is Saturday, Underage Festival is Sunday. The coolest and best bands of the minute are generally on show, something Glastonbury sorely lacked. Make the effort to go if you can, tickets are only like 30 bash and you can stop at mine. The picture is from last years Underage Festival by Clare Shilland, and was the inspiration for this whole god dam post.
Posted by TOMthinks at Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
Fuck it, I've decided. Lykke Li's Tonight is my favourite song of all time. For some reason it wasn't on the album I download of hers last year, heard it for the first time a few weeks ago. Download it with one click here if you don't have it already. Or spotify.
(I reserve the right to change my mind about this next week)
I'm sure by now you have heard about Drake, I thought I'd post his two latest mixtapes incase you weren't on it. So Far Gone came out earlier in the year and heartbreak part 2 came out the other week. I think he is best described as post 808's and heartbreak...in fact that sums him up perfectly and leaves me little else to add. I'd listen to So Far Gone first if I were you. Best I Ever had is his current single, Say What's Real displays great rapping, Little Bit which sample Lykke Li show he can do refreshing stuff with samples rather than just clumsily rapping over the top, and I like the song Successful as well. Download So Far Gone here Heartbreak part 2 here
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
This is a preview for Julian Casablancas new solo record coming out in the Autumn, sounds and looks fresh as hell. Makes a lot of sense that he is releasing a solo record, seemed like the dynamic of The Strokes was bogging him down a bit - no disrespect.
Posted by TOMthinks at Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
Jeez I had no idea Jenny Wilson had released a 2nd album, someone fucked up. Jenny Wilson is swedish and great and a bit electro and a bit funky and on The Knife's record label. Listen to her album Hardships that was released in blummin february here if you have spotify or gay old myspace if you dont.
Did everyone else know Justin from Bon Iver had two solo records? I had no idea until Morrish sent me a link. Crazy. Download them from a blog called Even the birds are bumping. I have only listened to Self Record, it has some really good songs but generally it is a lot more pedestrian than his work with Bon Iver, the songs are a bit more conventional. I also tracked down his band before Bon Iver, DeYarmond Edison - pretty terrible, sorry justin, sounds not entirely dissimilar from Counting Crows. Download the album here if you must.
Another mixtape from Wale following on from last years 'A Mixtape About Nothing' which was widely regarded by as the best mixtape of the year. I've only listened to it twice so I don't want to commit too much but initially it seems great, perhaps not quite as good as 'A Mixtape About Nothing' but what is? Download here.
Friday, 10 July 2009
"Kennedy Corpus, 10, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, holds a note President Barack Obama gave to her after learning she was missing her last day of school on Thursday, June 11, 2009 to hear the president speak in Green Bay. (AP Photo/Shawano Leader, Cory Dellenbach)"
Lots of nice picture here. 167 days for no apparent reason but who needs an excuse to see pictures of Barry and the gang?
Moshi Moshi are great, put on great nights - this is good news.
"The Garage - Friday 10.30pm til 4am with live music from Casiokids, Teeth!!! and Django Djangoand DJ sets from Moshi Moshi, Friend, Lisa Milberg (The Concretes), Gold Panda, Plugs and Platform. Begins tonight Friday 10th July and continues every second Friday of the month thereafter."
This is a very good behind the scenes video regarding Test Match Special. Quite humorous as you'd expect. You can follow Alison on twitter too.
...yes i'm finding it hard to concentrate at work, but it's ok I come in early and leave late.
Daniel Kitson is doing lots of live dates in the coming months, Edinburgh warm ups in London, Edinburgh, and a national tour. The national tour is probably the first time in a while people outside of London can see him, so check out the dates here. Likely to sell out rather quick. Text me if you wanna go to one of the warm up dates in London this month.
Just found this...
Just found this...
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
I never quite got there with noah and the whale, just as I was starting to take notice they were swept up into the mainstream and that little gene that I resent so prevented me from alining with cunts and buying their album. However last night I had to turn the heat down on my frying pan when a song from their new album came on the radio...admittedly this was pure coincidence, the oil was starting to smoke, never the less the song called Blue Skies was fantastic, over at their website you can't download that but you can download 'the first days of spring' the title track from their new album due out at the end of August. It is an atmospheric folk epic, beautiful strings, tender reverb drenched vocals and a raw guitar line holding it all together that would make Andy Dunlop blush (yes that's the Travis guitarist, i still hold him in quite high esteem) and wish them well. Could noah and whale join the 'actually almost relervant 2nd album club' or is this going to be like the time I texted Rob claiming Bloc Party's 3rd album was a return to form only to find on repeat listens it was dog shit.
Posted by TOMthinks at Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
Saturday, 4 July 2009
Thursday, 2 July 2009
Grizzly Bear & London Symphony Orchestra are playing a special one off gig at The Barbican on Halloween, not wanting to dip into my teenage lexicon but WE ALL HAVE TO GO !!!!1! Tickets Text me if you fancy it, their album is my album of the year so far easily.
NB: SELLING OUT FAST GET ON IT. 14:50 Thursday
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