Friday, July 27, 2007

Friday Five Alive Mix

Welcome to another edition of Friday Five Alive here at Indoor Fireworks. Here are 4 (sorry!) tracks guaranteed to get you ready for the weekend. Dig the post new wave/psuedo LCD Soundsystem stylings of Calvin Harris. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Calvin Harris: Merry Making At My Place (highly rec'd!!)

Calvin Harris: Certified

Calvin Harris: Acceptable In The 80's (highly rec'd!!)

Calvin Harris: Love Souvenir

::Video for Merry Making At My Place::

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Someone That I Met But I Hardly Knew. He Said That Everyone Loves A Defective Heart.

To be honest with you, the first time I heard Spoon I was pissed. A couple of years ago, a colleague of my wife, knowing my passion for music, dubbed copies of Girls Can Tell & Kill The Moonlight for me. And after sitting through both albums straight through I was mad as hell. How could I have overlooked, slept on, or just plain never been exposed to the brilliance of Britt Daniel until then? I felt cheated. Since that time Spoon have vaulted into my hallowed top 5 which, considering their peers, is no easy feat. With the release of their stellar new disc Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Spoon have crafted an insular and heavily melodic piece of work that holds it's own against any of their previous efforts. Not as expansive as Gimme Fiction, Spoon still remain one of the only bands who can use minimalism and stop gaps in their songwriting to make the tracks seem full. Building off the use of dark themes introduced in 2005's epic GF, Daniel and drummer Jim Eno have once again concoted a staggeringly essential pop record for fans of the band as well as a great introduction for any upcoming ones. Unless Radiohead release something this year, we've got a straight up tie between Spoon and The Shins for album of the year. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Spoon: You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb (highly rec'd!!)

Spoon: Finer Feelings

Spoon: Don't Make Me A Target

Spoon: Eddie's Ragga (highly rec'd!!)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Nothings Changed, I Still Love You. Oh I Still Love You. Only Slightly, Only Slightly Less Than I Used To. My Love.

I wish I had made this album. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

Mark Ronson: Stop Me Medley feat. Nathaniel Merriweather (highly rec'd!!)

Mark Ronson: Just feat. Phantom Planet (highly rec'd!!)

Mark Ronson: Valerie feat Amy Winehouse (highly rec'd!!)

Mark Ronson: God Put A Smile On Your Face feat. The Daptone Horns (highly rec'd!!)


Amy Winehouse: Valerie (live)

Mark Ronson: Stop Me Medley feat. Nathaniel Merriweather (original extended mix)