Monday, July 31, 2006

If I Tore My Own Tongue Out, I Think I Might Taste It Still. So I Will Listen To You Now.

If you missed it on Saturday, I reposted my interview with Division Day over at Clever Titles Are So Last Summer for the successful Blogathon. Just got wind they're coming through Dallas in August with favorite tourmates Birdmonster. Make sure you check `em out if they swing through your town. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Check out tracks from Beartrap Island:

Division Day: Hurricane

Divison Day: Tap Tap, Click Click

Division Day: Colorguard

Division Day: Tigers

Check out tracks from 2004's The Mean Way In:

Division Day: Bad Black Moon

Division Day: There Is No Telling

Saturday, July 29, 2006

...And We Have Crashed Her Party....

Today's post is over at Clever Titles Are So Last Summer.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Friday Five Alive Mix

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Five Alive mix here at Indoor Fireworks. Nothing special about today's tracks...just 5 songs to get you in the mood for the weekend! For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Lupe Fiasco: I Gotcha

Beck: Que Onda Guero (Team Shi remix)

Eagles of Death Metal: I Like To Move In The Night

Fishbone: Unyielding Conditioning

Jurassic 5: Work It Out feat. Dave Matthews

***IMPORTANT REMINDER*** Make sure to head on over to Clever Titles Are So Last Summer tomorrow for the massive BLOGATHON. One new post every half hour for charity, so please make sure to donate some $$$. Yours truly will be posting between 10am-11am (Eastern.)

Monday, July 24, 2006

Only Came Outside To Watch The Nightfall With The Rain. I Heard You Making Patterns Rhyme.

23 years is a long time to be comitted to a band, let alone anything for that matter. But it's true. At the age of 9, I pledged life long allegiance to Duran Duran. They were my first concert, my first kiss, my first fuck. It's true. And I'm a better man for it. For your listening (dis)pleasure, remixes off the import only release Nite Romantics~Carnival~Tiger Tiger~Strange Behavior:

Duran Duran: Planet Earth (Night Version)

Duran Duran: Girls On Film (Night Version)

Duran Duran: Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix)

Duran Duran: Union Of The Snake (Monkey Mix)

On a side note, this Saturday see's a slew of blogger's doing guest turns over at Clever Titles Are So Last Summer. It's music blogging for charity, so head on over and witness a new post every half hour for 24 hours! I'll post my scheduled time for the day towards the end of the week. In the meantime, head on over and donate some money!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

First I Was A Murderer, Then I Was A Saint. Now I Live On Stolen Time. Twist And Run Like Paint.

Essentially a one off side project for Robert Smith of The Cure and Siouxise & The Banshees bassist Steve Severin, The Glove released a fairly stellar debut album that to this day sounds fresh and inviting. While on tour with the Banshees as a back up guitarist, Smith and Severin spent time after shows messing around with a variety of psychedelic soundscapes and 60's cult imagery. The end result was Blue Sunshine, a quirky album laced with a mix of straightforward pop and beat heavy tracks. Recruiting dancer Jeanette Landray to sing on all but 5 songs, The Glove eventually fizzled out once The Cure hit the Top 10 with their single The Lovecats. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

The Glove: Like An Animal

The Glove: Mr. Alphabet Says

The Glove: Perfect Murder

The Glove: Like An Animal (Club? What Club?)

Monday, July 17, 2006

She Leads You Up, Points Out Skylines And Stars, Steeple Chases In Bars. And Took Your Keys, Demanding That You Stay.

Am I too old to listen to Dashboard Confessional? Sometimes I wonder. Listening to Chris Carrabba sing is almost like eavsdropping on the thoughts of a very confused and in love adolescent: raging emotions one minute and then calm waters the next. But I can tap into those memories so easily sometimes, you know? I guess that's what keeps me coming back for each new release. Showcasing an even bigger, broader sound than 2004's A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar, DC have captured, in essence, a song cycle showcasing summer love on the recently released Dusk and Summer. An excellent companion to AMAMABAS, this is an album to fall in love with. Or to. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Dashboard Confessional: Rooftops And Invitations

Dashboard Confessional: Don't Wait

Dashboard Confessional: So Long, So Long (feat. Adam Duritz)

Dashboard Confessional: Dusk And Summer

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Came In Through An Open Window. Looking For An Open Mind.

I've been into reactions lately. Getting off on watching people search for a handle on the moment. While boozing it up with some friends on the Fourth of July, I slipped inside my abode and threw on Roland Orzabal's solo album Tomcats Screaming Outside. After the intial strains of music filtered into the humid evening, you could see our guests start to wonder. Where had they heard this before? And then it hit them. Tears For Fears. Yes! But wait, this is different. More modern sounding. Even though Orzabal took a slightly different turn with this album, the constant still remains. The voice. Warm. Welcoming. Like an old afghan that your grandmother made for you. The buzz you get after one too many shots of Jack. Or maybe just the solace of a comforting memory. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Roland Orzabal: Ticket To The World

Roland Orzabal: Snowdrop

  • Roland Orzabal: Under Ether

  • Roland Orzabal: Low Life

    Monday, July 03, 2006

    You Want Me? Fucking Then Come And Find Me. I'll Be Waiting. With A Gun A Pack Of Sandwiches. I'm Ready.

    Short on time but long on ambition today, I wanted to hit everyone up with a special holiday treat. Broadcast on the eve of releasing Amnesiac worldwide, Radiohead played a special show for the BBC to celebrate the album entering the UK charts at number 1. They would repeat this feat again the very next day in the US. Of note is an exceptionally atmospheric Talkshow Host, and a languid, slow burning version of The Bends. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

    Radiohead: Lucky (live)

    Radiohead: Life In A Glasshouse (live)

    Radiohead: Talkshow Host (live)

    Radiohead: The Bends (live)