Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls - 15 years old and awesome.

Download Pacifica Nostalgia

Props to Transparent

Dirty Projectors 'Stillness Is The Move' video

My album of the year (so far) is Dirty Projectors 'Bitte Orca'. This is the second (maybe first, depending on my mood) best song on the album:

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Banjo or Freakout mixtape and video

Banjo or Freakout, ever the industrialist (is that what I mean?), has made a mixtape for the lovely people of Allez Allez (they who made that spectacular 'Mr No' remix). You can get the mixtape HERE. It includes tracks by Silver Apples, Neu!, The Bug, Chrome (who we nicked our name from), Dilla, Minor Threat etc etc.

There's also a video for one of the tracks on the EP, 'This City Is A Fake', on his blog, and below:

WOODS - 'To Clean' MP3

WOODS, who release 'To Clean' as a 7" on Half Machine Records later in the year (with exclusive vinyl only b-side "Rain On, live on WVKR'), have given away the track on RCRD LBL, click here to download it.

'To Clean' is also available on the excellent new album 'Songs of Shame'

Monday, 8 June 2009

Banjo or Freakout remixes - downloads

When the Banjo or Freakout 12" was available to pre-order from us, Rough Trade and a couple of other UK indie stores we gave away a cdr of remixes by some of our favourite remixers. All tackled previous single 'Mr No'.

Allez Allez turning in a 8 minute Kompakt-esque techno wonder, with Phaseone (recent remixer of Animal Collective among others) and Coma turned the track in to both ambient and menacing at the same time. Ash Cayon (also known as Banjo's live drummer and one half of Gentle Friendly, Daniel Boyle) created an intense psych rumble. With Radiant Dragon, Vincent Oliver and Radio Proof all doing the track proud (by fucking with it and turning it in to something else all together).

Anyway, as most people don't shop in Rough Trade or with us, not everyone got hold of these mixes. So here they are to download, give away, play in clubs/ walkman's/ iPod's/ etc.

Don't say I never give you anything.

Mr No (Allez Allez Remix)
Mr No (Phaseone Remix)
Mr No (Radio Proof Remix)
Mr No (Vincent Oliver Remix)
Mr No (Radiant Dragon Remix)
Mr No (Coma Remix)
Mr No (Ash Cayon Remix)

You can get the 12" from here

Monday, 1 June 2009

Real Estate 'Fake Blues' 7" - HMR014

Hope you're enjoying the sun.

The next Half Machine release will be a 7" by New Jersey residents Real Estate (myspace.com/letsrockthebeach) - cat no. HMR014. Out on 7" and download on Monday 20th July 2009. PRE-ORDER HERE

Coming on like Yo La Tengo or the Clean soundtracking a hazy Pacific beach party, Real Estate's debut UK release is the perfect soundtrack to the upcoming hot summer BBQ season.

They're signed to Woodsist in the US and are releasing an album with them (title tbc) shortly after our 7".

They're currently touring in the US with Love Is All, all dates on their myspace.

Here's some more stuff about them:
Stereogum - Band to watch
Pinglewood/ NME

Real Estate live at the Annex, NYC on 27th May 2009 (via Stereogum):

Real Estate live at the Annex, NYC on 27th May 2009:

Real Estate - Fake Blues [Live] from Ray C. on Vimeo.