The giveaway ends on Sunday night at 12:00AM. The winner's name will be on a list at the box office with a +1.
10/02/06 Henry Fonda (w/ Land of Talk)
[mp3] The Stills - In The Beginning
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Since I drive around LA a lot for work, I have become compelled with the poster/graffiti art that springs up all over the city. The nature of the medium gives each piece a great narrative. How in the world did Shepard get that 10 foot Obey Giant on the side of that 5 story building? Did he get away? It also begs ethical questions. Where does an artist stand on personal property damage? Banksy has talked about his work in public spaces being justified by the legal presence of multi-billion dollar advertising companies. These artists are the anti-hereos of our generation, but their rising notoriety has the potential to remove the venom from their fangs. I have faith in them though.
Here are a few Banksy themed songs to get you through the middle of the week:
[mp3] The Clash - Death or Glory
[mp3] Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
[mp3] The Streets feat. Pete Doherty - Panging Out
[mp3] Rage Against the Machine - Bullet in the Head
[mp3] CSS - Meeting Paris Hilton
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Promo Photo (Loving the hair Jordan)!
LA Tour Dates!
10/10/06 Amoeba Records (Free)
11/30/06 Henry Fonda Theatre*
12/01/06 Henry Fonda Theatre*
Stream New Mp3s!
Return to Cookie Mountain is not a departure from Desperate Youth, but instead an expansion of its musical boundaries. Desperate Youth is the foundation on which Cookie Mountain was built. As I stated earlier, the album is jammed packed with sound, which on first listen felt slightly overwhelming. However, once more through the disc, and I felt comfortable submerged in the fuzz. A song like "Playhouses" is a prime example of how TVOR create a driving force from the static. The constant drone keeps the song very linear, and leaves the listener focused on the track. "Province" is one of my favorite tracks on the album, due mostly to the chorus, and its subtle uses of sound. I love how the swelling synth elevates the vocals. Beautiful.
Judging from the production found on all three TVOR releases (I know there is a fourth but I've never heard it), it is clear the band have a high regard for vocals. This is where my "urban barbershop" comment fits in. The vocals are way out in front on almost every song, and singer, Tunde Adebimpe, enjoys using a cappella styling to accentuate the production. While barbershop is synonymous with clean cut gentlemen wearing candy red, Tunde makes it his own by adding more grit and heart to the delivery. In order to prove my point I have added "Mr. Grieves" at the bottom.
For the love of Art please buy this album people.
[mp3] TV on the Radio - Province
[mp3] TV on the Radio - Mr. Grieves
09/15 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room & Ballroom
09/16 - Austin, TX @ Zilker Park
09/17 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Austin
09/19 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
09/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
09/25 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
09/26 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House
09/27 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club
09/29 - Sacramento, CA @ The Library
09/30 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
10/02 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/03 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/04 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Showroom & Lounge
10/07 - Fargo, ND @ Playmakers
10/08 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/09 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/10 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
10/12 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House Concert Venue
10/13 - Montreal, QC @ Le National
10/14 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/17 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/18 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar Lounge
10/21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Lounge