Jan 29, 2007

Podcast the first; 2006 the second

One of my New Year's resolutions was to do more with this blog, and today's post is another step in that direction. Continuing the collection of tracks found on my first 2006 mix, my first podcast features some of 2006's best songs from the year's best albums. This time you'll hear:

  1. Neko Case "Maybe Sparrow"
  2. The Streets "The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living"
  3. Midlake "Roscoe"
  4. Margot & the Nuclear So & So's "Quiet as a Mouse"
  5. TV on the Radio "I Was a Lover"
  6. Ghostface Killah "Back Like That" (feat. Ne-Yo)
  7. The Dresden Dolls "Mandy Goes to Med School"
  8. Liars "It Fit When I Was a Kid"
  9. Lupe Fiasco "He Say She Say" (feat. Sarah Green & Gemini)
  10. Arctic Monkeys "Perhaps Vampire is a Bit Strong But . . ."
  11. The Rapture "Whoo! Alright Yeah . . . Uh Huh"
Download the Podcast

If you enjoy the songs, please buy some downloads or an album. Support live music.

Your feedback is encouraged and appreciated.

To be continued . . .

(If you want any of the old mixes you missed, let me know.)

Jan 24, 2007

SS Recommends: Week of 1/23/07

I'm not even done sorting through last year (expect an '06-related podcast soon), and '07 is already off to a raging start. Tuesday gave us the new Shins, another Of Montreal album, the domestic release of Mew's Fengers, along with a handful of other notable releases. But the best of the lot is Deerhoof's Friend Opportunity.

Deerhoof's first
release since the Chris Cohen left the group, Friend Opportunity is another step in the band's evolution from quirky no wave superstars (see also Erase Errata and Melt-Banana) to the foremost purveyors of prog pop. They've been feeling out the combination of hook-friendly tunes and noisy experimentation for the last few years. '04's Milk Man, was the best shot so far, but the new album may have trumped that effort.

You can hear "+81" on the last posted mix or on various places around the net.

Friend Opportunity on insound.
Download the album from Emusic.

Jan 14, 2007

2006 part 1

I'll have something to say later.

For now, here's a mix of some of my favorite 2006 tracks.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Phenomena"
Clipse "Wamp Wamp (What It Do)" (Feat. Slim Thug)
Cansei De Ser Sexy "Music is My Hot, Hot Sex"
Mogwai "Glasgow Mega-Snake"
Joanna Newsom "Only Skin"
Beck "Nausea"
Nas "Hip Hop is Dead" (Feat. Will.I.Am)
Cold War Kids "Saint John"
Deerhoof "+81"
Girl Talk "Peak Out"
Madonna "Hung Up"

Download Stoplight Sleep's 2006v1 Mix

I'd really appreciate feedback from anyone who listens to this. I've just got into to mixing, and I love some criticism.

Thanks till next time.

Jan 6, 2007

Hide & SeeqPod

One of my New Year's resolutions was to get back to updating this site more often. I plan on posting some new mixes, reviews, etc. soon, but here's a new site for now.

For awhile elbo.ws and The Hype Machine have dominated the music-blog-aggregator market, but SeeqPod may change all that. SeeqPod's design includes a streaming list of new mp3s posted on various sites. Click on a track and it's added to a playlist on the right side of the screen. You can move tracks around, skip them, and play them again, just like on your favorite music program, such as iTunes or winamp. There are also links to the site, recommendations (which don't seem to be working just yet), and artists info.

The site is still beta testing, so you'll notice some bugs, mainly in the form of poorly labeled tracks, which is sometimes a problem for even Hype Machine and elbo.ws. The site may never gain popularity, but the idea is sure to cross-over to other sites/programs. If anyone makes an iTunes plugin or something similar, you'll be sure to hear about it here.

Read about SeeqPod on Wired
The SeeqPod Music site