Friday, December 24, 2010

NWMusicPDX's Channel

12/24/11-New adds:
New Audio Only-
Mogwai, The Morning After Girls, The Vera Violets, The December Sound, & Bright Eyes.
Wooden Shjips & Screen Vinyl Image 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Creation Records documentary 'Upside Down' screening details announced

See the story of Oasis and Primal Scream's label next year 
The Creation Records documentary 'Upside Down' is set to be screened next year.

Featuring interviews with Noel Gallagher, Bobby Gillespie and founder Alan McGee, the film tells the story of how the label that was home to Oasis and Primal Scream among others began, the bands it discovered and its financial dissolution in 1999. See below for screening details.

Speaking to NME, director Danny O’Connor described the film as, "A celebration of Creation, not an appraisal or review, a celebration of swagger and an attitude."

He also spoke of how the screenings won't be conventional viewing sessions. "Basically, it’s going to be like a night out," he said. "Everyone who buys a ticket gets an aftershow pass and we're going to have DJs and hopefully a few bands playing. Also, at every single one of the parties, someone from the Creation story will be there. They might be from the bands or just a player in the story, like Irvine [Welsh] or Howard [Marks], but someone will be there."

McGee said that the film "captures the spirit of Creation completely, Danny gets it completely, he did some much research, he knows it all. The film is bang on".

Creation has been the subject of two biographies, but McGee said that neither "can hold a candle to the film. It captures it completely. The whole thing was just a weird success and every time I watch it back I'm just shocked we survived as long as we did. Watching it also makes me realise, I think for the first time, that I actually like all of the people involved and what they did. It’s just lucky everyone’s still alive to tell the story."

Upside Down will be appearing at various film festivals around the world, with scheduled UK appearances in Glasgow, Stornoway, Liverpool and Sheffield. Tickets details are yet to be announced.

See for more information. 


Atlas Sound - Artificial Snow

Bradford Cox releases five versions of Atlas Sound's Artificial Snow on his blog. Check it out.
Work tapes for a song I made for my roommate David's annual Christmas compilation. Lockett also made a song, as well as David and Colin's band Hollow Stars and a bunch of other rad people. I think David is releasing it in the next few days. 

1. Artificial Snow (Notown Version)
2. Artificial Snow (Bedroom Version)
3. Artificial Snow (Rhythm Mix)
4. Artificial Snow (No Drums Mix)
5. Artificial Snow (Campfire Metallophone Version)

Instrumentation: Electric Bass and Jazzmaster through Fender Super Reverb, Drum Kit, Maracas, Weird African Tambourine, Xylophone, Metallophone, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Moog Rogue Synthesizer, Vocals

Recorded on Tascam DP-08 Portable Eight Track

Download Here

Via Bradford Cox's blog

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bright Eyes Shell Games

In a few short months, Bright Eyes will finally release their highly anticipated new album, The People's Key. Today brings us a new tune from that album!

"Shell Games" is available for the price of an email via the widget below. The album (which arrives via Saddle Creek) will be available for download via iTunes and it will come with a bonus track titled, "Singularity." You can also buy the album from Saddle Creek which comes with "Singularity” and another bonus track titled "In The Real World."

You can listen on NWMusicPDX 's YouTube channel in the New Audio Only Playlist.

The National: The Brooklyn band reflect on their most successful album

The National's High Violet  has got the number three spot on BBC's 6 Music's & on NWMusicPDX's top ten album's of the year. 

The Brooklyn band's fifth record has seen them reach a whole new audience and is their most successful album to date.

6 Music's Sarah Jane Griffiths has been looking back on an incredible year for The National: 

Via BBC6

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

NWMusicPDX's Channel

12/21/10- Newly Added-
New Audio Only-
Insect Guide, The Vandelles, Rick Bain & The Genius Position, The Prids, Ty Segall, Christian Bland & The Revelators, and White Noise Sound
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Hypatia Lake 

Christmas Songs For The Rest Of Us

If you haven't checked it out already, the YouTube Channel has a X-mas playlist featuring; Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Raveonettes, Bright Eyes, and more. Here are some additional tunes for all you good little boys and girls;

Frosty The Snowman- Banjo or Freakout
I've Got Something For You- Wavves & Best Coast
Practically Immaculate- Crystal Stilts
Snow Is Falling- Darker My Love
Don't Shoot Me Santa- The Killers

Upcoming Releases/Reissues 2011

There are plenty of releases/reissues that we have our eye on. Here is a short list of notables;

January '11
11th- British Sea Power- Valhalla Dancehall
11th- Love & Rockets- Sorted! The Best Of Love & Rockets
11th- The Fall- This Nation's Saving Grace (Omnibus Edition)
11th- The Pixies- Wave Of Mutilation: The Best Of The Pixies
18th- Smith Westerns- Dye It Blonde
18th- Spiritualized- Lazer Guided Melodies (vinyl reissue)
18th- Spiritualized- Pure Phase (vinyl reissue)
18th- Tennis- Cape Dory
25th- Cold War Kids- Mine Is Yours
February '11
8th- Bauhaus- Crackle
14th- Ringo Deathstarr- Color Trip
15th- Asobi Seksu- Flourescence
15th- Bright Eyes- The People's Key
15th- Le Sera- Le Sera
15th- PJ Harvey- Let England Shake
15th- The Dears- Degeneration Street
15th- Yuck- Yuck
22nd- Beach Fossils- What A Pleasure EP
22nd- Porcelain Raft- Gone Blind EP
March '11
1st- Dum Dum Girls- He Get's Me High 12"
22nd-The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart- Belong
29th- Moon Duo- Mazes
29th- Peter Bjorn And John- Gimme Some

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ringo Deathstarr Announce Debut Album Colour Trip

Austin, Texas based Ringo Deathstarr have announced that their debut album Colour Trip, will be released through Club AC30 Records on Monday February 14th 2011.

Recorded at The Bubble in their native Austin in the spring of 2010, the 11-track album, produced by Computerboy, will be preceded by a single, So High (mixed by Simon Barnicott -Doves, Temper Trap), on January 31st.

Having formed in 2007 and channeling influences such as The Cure, The Smiths, Fugazi and The Velvet Underground, Ringo Deathstarr have previously released a batch of singles on both sides of the Atlantic and in Japan - a self titled EP in 2007 and most recently, in 2009, a brace of 7"s in the States, You Don't Listen & In Love and a 9-track Japanese mini-album, Sparkler.

Recorded quickly and recalling the pop thrill and sonic squall of prime-time Mary Chain or Strawberry Wine era MBV, their debut album, Colour Trip, has already been lauded by the likes of Pitchfork and Nylon, who recently ran a double page spread on the band, over in the U.S.

The album track-listing is as follows:
1. Imagine Hearts
2. Do It Every Time
3. So High
4. Two Girls
5. Kaleidoscope
6. Day Dreamy
7. Tambourine Girl
8. Chloe
9. Never Drive
10. You Don't Listen
11. Other Things 

The video for Imagine Hearts is available on NWMusicPDX YouTube Channel in the NuGaze Playlist. 

Via Contact Music

Badly Drawn Boy Blows A Gasket @ The Troubadour LA

Damon Gough aka Badly Drawn Boy throw's a profanity laced tirade @ The Troubadour in Los Angeles 12/16/10. He lays into the audience after sound issues and hecklers disrupt his performance. Caution; Salty language ensues.

Morrissey Disses Prince William, Bryan Ferry, David Beckham, Etc.

This was an article on Stereogum from last week, but we saw something this weekend that made us decide to post it.

Last week we mentioned that Johnny Marr was unhappy having current British Prime Minister David Cameron as a Smiths fan. He didn’t elaborate, but Morrissey did last week. “I would like to, if I may, offer support to Johnny Marr who has spoken out to the media this week against David Cameron…” begins Morrissey’s open letter.
He goes on to criticize Cameron’s support for repealing the Hunting Act, a move that would mean, “… the brutal killing of foxes, hares, deer, badgers, otters — just about anything that moves. Prince William, as a hunting enthusiast, also receives Morrissey’s scorn. He calls the Prince and his fiancĂ© “… so dull as people that it is actually impossible to discuss them.” Moving on.

Back in August, Morrissey included Roxy Music’s For Your Pleasure in his list of his top 13 favorite albums. Now he’s taken it back. “I apologize very deeply for my support over the years for the group Roxy Music. I had no idea until very recently that their singer Bryan Ferret is also an avid hunter, and is now managed by his Lord of the Hunt son, Odious Ferry,” he writes. As it turns out, Ferry’s son Otis, is a hunter and hunting activist who has been arrested several times for clashing with anti-hunting activists. The elder Ferry has declared his support for Cameron, in part because repealing the Hunting Act would keep his son out of jail.
His dislike for David Beckham is a little less political:
The world apparently loves the simple, whether it be professional killers such as Jamie Horrible, or the dim-witted and good-natured David Peckham, both as certain of knighthoods as their mediocrity is bona-fide. David Peckham is so dull that he is yet to master his first words.
Not all of his letter is angry — Morrissey also praises Paul McCartney and his daughter Stella for calling on the world to go vegetarian, and for Stella’s line of “genius” vegan footwear.

Via Stereogum

Sunday, December 19, 2010


We put this up on the NWMusicPDX Facebook Group page a couple of weeks ago, but in case you missed it, here is the link to Bradford Cox's blog. You can download the album free. Enjoy.


Review- The Fuzzy Ball 12/17 Wonder Ballroom

The Fuzzy Ball; A Tribute To Shoegaze @ The Wonder Ballroom was a show well worth the price of admission. Several Northwest bands cranking out short 3-4 song sets, featuring 2 or 3 "Shoegaze" covers and one original song. The Shoegaze net was rather broad including Happy Prescriptions' cover of  The Cure's- Killing An Arab, Ten Million Lights' cover of Echo & The Bunnymen's- Lips Like Sugar, and Pete International Airport's cover of Love & Rockets- The Light. Of course  Slowdive, Ride, & My Bloody Valentine, what most would consider Shoegaze, were also on the plate. One of the highlights of the show was the set by Portland mainstays Rick Bain & The Genius Position. Their versions of The Stone Roses- I Wanna Be Adored and Pink Floyd's- Echoes, were show stoppers. If you get a chance check these guys out.

A free CD from Reverb Records was included in the $10 admission. Songs From A Sonic Land; featuring tracks from; The Raveonettes, Ringo Deathstarr, Hypatia Lake, and many more was an added bonus. Overall a great show that was sadly under attended. 

Support Live Music!!!!!!!! 

NW Artist Spotlight; Rick Bain & the Genius Position - Keep It Glowing