Wednesday, June 11, 2008

WAAAAAY behind

Yes. I know. I suck.

All of this stuff happens in the music world that I love and like a greedy fat kid at candystore* I kept it all to myself.

A few quick rundowns:

Autechre released an exclusive digital album with even more mixes from the VERY UNDERRATED Quaristice the first week of May. It was Autechre quality so you are either going to love it or hate it (I am in the former group) If that sort of thing strikes your fancy head on over to bleep or iTunes and download it.

Speaking of online digital exclusives...

We finally get to say hello to some horses that had been gone for FAR too long. William Garvey ( who's name may not be familliar to you...yet) wrote a little song in the very late 80's that is probably very familliar to ANYBODY who has ever seen the Silence of the Lambs

Yes. THAT SONG. Goodbye Horses (which up until now had only been available on the VERY out of print Married to the Mob soundtrack or in an edited version on the Clerks 2 soundtrack) has been re-released as an iTunes exclusive EP with 3 new mixes and just sounds fan-friggin-tastic.

Buy it. If you are going to own one song that was used as the background to a creepy penis tuck dance THIS should be it!! Plus, the song has always been one of my favorites. While you are at it check out the the Q Lazzarus Myspace page and leave her a comment to tell her just how much you LOVE the song :)

So, last year Trent Reznor went out of his friggin way to prove that he is not a douche. It worked. he is totally awesome. Well, as if he couldn't become more awesome he sent out a message to his fans:

as a thank you to our fans for your continued support, we are giving away the new nine inch nails album one hundred percent free, exclusively via

That's right kids. FREE. Want a copy? Head on over here

He also released an exclusive tour EP with songs from the bands that he is touring with. Also available online and FREE.

My favorite movie of last year is finally available on DVD stateside.
Control (which unless you have been living under a rock you already know) is the biography of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. It's not to be missed by JD fans or film lovers. It's spectacular. i've literally seen it more than a dozen times ALREADY.

And finally (though good gawd there is so much music I missed out on!!) the whole reason I was making this post in the first place. Two great tastes are about to taste great together. I want to leave you with this.


Find more videos like this on w.a.s.t.e. central


(as a note. I don't care what anybody thinks. The new Portishead record is just great and gets better witH EVERY listen)

GAH! There is so much more I want to talk about but for today this is enough. I am going to do my best to keep up a bit more, but you know... life...

Anyhow. Keep listening. :)

*I was totally that fat kid.

1 comment:

micah said...

well you know i gotta argue with you on one point...

the new autechre is pretty blah. the bonus tracks are marginally better, though it's not like anybody is going to hear them, so they might as well suck as much as the album. i'm bitter and i hate to admit it, but Ae jumped the shark sometime around 2003. that live show was one of the worst experiences of my life. it's like confield was a bad experience for them: when they tried to do something really complex, the fanbase hated them for it and so they've just been taking the piss for several years now.

that portis/radio-head thing is great, though. now there's an album that's complex and difficult and rewarding. ;)