Sunday, May 31, 2009

LIVE WONGIE: little boots - remedy (live on later with jools holland)


little boots - remedy (live on later with jools holland)

WONGIE REMIX OF THE WEEK: gary go - open arms (michael gray remix)


gary go - open arms (michael gray remix)

WONGIE SONG OF THE WEEK: kid cudi feat sharam - she came along


kid cudi feat sharam - she came along
[download the mixtape dat kid from cleveland featuring this song and many more here]

WONGIE SINGLE OF THE WEEK: dan black - symphonies


dan black - symphonies
[just LOVE this song!]

jamie t - sticks n stones


jamie t - sticks n stones

DANCE BITCH DANCE: the saturdays - work (cahill radio mix)


the saturdays - work (cahill radio mix)

LIVE WONGIE: jack penate - tonight's today (live from bbc radio 1 maida vale studio)


jack penate - tonight's today (live from bbc radio 1 maida vale studio)

NEW SINGLE:

jack penate - be the one

LIVE WONGIE: regina spektor - blue lips (live on later with jools holland)


regina spektor - blue lips (live on later with jools holland)
[brilliant!]

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

LIVE WONGIE: kelly rowland - when love takes over (bbc live lounge)


kelly rowland - when love takes over (bbc live lounge)
[stop screaming kelly... we love you already!]

FREE MP3 YO! alexi murdoch - all my days (away we go soundtrack)


alexi murdoch - all my days (away we go soundtrack)
SOUNDTRACK NOTES:
Exploring the comedic twists and emotional turns in one couple’s journey across contemporary America, Away We Go (which Focus Features releases June 5 in N.Y. and L.A., and in June in select cities) is the new movie from Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes, from the first original screenplay by novelists Dave Eggers & Vendela Vida, and featuring the music of singer/songwriter Alexi Murdoch.

During the filming of Away We Go, Mendes began thinking about the music that would be the sound and soul of the film. When he first heard Murdoch’s acclaimed debut album, Time Without Consequence, he knew he had found what he was looking for.

Over the past 5 years, Alexi Murdoch’s music has been quietly engaging a fast-growing audience across the globe. After the unprecedented indie success of a first home-spun EP in 2003, which ultimately sold over 50,000 copies, Murdoch released the critically acclaimed debut album Time Without Consequence through his own label, Zero Summer Records, in 2006. Rolling Stone quickly named Murdoch one of that year’s “10 Artists to Watch,” while Interview lauded his “ability to directly communicate a wellspring of deep emotion,” Alternative Press awarded the album a 5 out of 5 rating, and similar raves came in from Entertainment Weekly, Paste, The Onion, and may more.

While his songs have been featured in such films as Gone Baby Gone and Garden State, as well as the trailer for Academy Award-nominated foreign film Paradise Now, his work on Away We Go represents the first instance where Murdoch is the primary musical voice of an entire film.

In addition to the tracks from Time Without Consequence that captivated Mendes, the Away We Go soundtrack album (available digitally June 2 and in stores June 23, from Zero Summer) features three previously unreleased Murdoch songs; “Towards The Sun,” “The Ragged Sea,” and the bonus track “Crinan Wood.” On the soundtrack, Murdoch finds himself in fine company with classics from Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground, George Harrison, and The Stranglers.

A total of eight of Murdoch’s songs are featured in Away We Go which opens, fittingly, with “All My Days,” also the opening track from Time Without Consequence. The song has also been used in its entirety in the movie’s theatrical trailer, which is already creating a buzz about the film’s music.
The track listing is as follows:
1. All My Days
2. Blue Mind
3. What Is Life (George Harrison)
4. Song For You
5. Golden Brown (The Stranglers)
6. Towards The Sun
7. Meet Me In The Morning (Bob Dylan)
8. Breathe
9. Wait
10. The Ragged Sea
11. Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ (The Velvet Underground)
12. Orange Sky
13. Crinan Wood (bonus track)

WONGIE DISCOVERY: blackbud - you can run


blackbud - you can run

LIVE WONGIE: great lake swimmers - palmistry (legion sessions)


great lake swimmers - palmistry (legion sessions)

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: maria taylor - time lapse lifeline / a good start


maria taylor - time lapse lifeline
[last weeks episode of bones reminded me how wonderful this song is!]


maria taylor - a good start

FREE MP3 YO!: james yuill - no pins allowed


james yuill - no pins allowed
james yuill - no pins allowed / post war years (ambient seagull remix)
[thanks to the folks over at nettwerk records!]

tori amos - fire to your plain


tori amos - fire to your plain