Attn. NY :: Club Weird

Tuesdays at Southside Lounge on Broadway and Wythe in Willamsburg, you'll find DJ Pieter Schoolwerth and guests spinning rare coldwave [of the euro definition, meaning cold new wave, minimal electronics + moody guitars as popularized by The Cure + Joy Division] and minimal-synth from 10pm on. WEIRD is by far the best party in NY. It's at an intimate bar with a loyal following and cheap drinks. In honor of DJ Pieter and WEIRD, I am unleashing 4 tracks of rare coldwave on your ass. Get it while you can.

I'll see you there next week, post-Blacklist.

Asylum Party - Pure Joy In My Heart MP3
Babel 17 - Angels Of TV MP3
For Against - Amnesia MP3
The Sound - Where The Love Is MP3


Teenage Fanclub demos/radio tracks

Thinking about Teenage Fanclub made me realise that I'd never checked out their site.
Low and behold, it has a sizeable downloads section with demos and radio tracks.. some of which are below.

Teenage Fanclub - Don't Need A Drum MP3
Teenage Fanclub - Cul-De-Sac MP3
Teenage Fanclub - Dumb Dumb Dumb MP3
Teenage Fanclub - Kylie's Got A Crush On Us MP3
Teenage Fanclub - The Sun Shines From You MP3

Teenage Fanclub official site
Merge Records

January :: Blacklist shows

A little self promotion?
It sure is.
Blacklist are playing a couple of shows this month. We hope to see you there.

Friday, Jan 6 - CBGB
315 Bowery, NYC - All Ages - $10

12am Vessel
11pm Still Life Decay
10pm Blacklist
9pm KhZ
8pm Five Star Dive

Tuesday, Jan 10 - Pianos
158 Ludlow, NYC - 21+ - $8

10:30pm Blacklist
9:30pm The Public
8:30pm King God
7:30pm Bloodfeathers [Drew from Aspera]

Blacklist - Language of the Living Dead

Blacklist on Myspace


Happy New Year.

So, I've tossed away any ideas of any sort of a "best of" list. Instead, here are a few of my favorite [non-re-issue] songs from this year.
If you like any of this, please hit your local indie store and support the artists by picking up their latest.
Pictured: my new puppy, Steve.

Echo & The Bunnymen - Stormy Weather MP3
Teenage Fanclub - It's All In My Mind MP3
American Analog Set - Cool Kids Keep MP3
Jens Lekman - Julie MP3
The Double - Idiocy MP3