April 26, 2009

Great moments in Hey! Student comments

La Dentista! has left a new comment on your post "AFX Coachella set [Aphex Twin]":

I Saw Aphex Twin this year, on the 4th of April. It was BRUTAL.
After 2 hours of awesome acid/techno, the visuals were replaced by autopsies of transexuals and sickening scat porn.
Nobody danced, nobody leaved..You werent sure why you were still looking at the screen, while the most gruesome noise was coming out of the speakers at 120 dB.......
It took about 25-30 minutes till the promotor pulled the plug out.

Only Richard D. James could get away with that!

April 25, 2009

Hey! Student Mixtape #1

Today's a particularly wonderful day in New York City, a balmy though pleasant 85 degrees and sunny. To celebrate what I'm calling the first day of Summer in NYC, I bring upon our loyal readership the inaugural Hey! Student Mixtape.

I laid down this 30-minute bite-size mix earlier this afternoon. Styles that can be heard run from italo disco to french house to electro revival, and all of it will surely get you in the dancing mood.
Hey! Student Mixtape #1

1) Five Letters – “Tha Kee Tha Tha”
2) M.E. –“R&B Drunkie”
3) Alan Braxe – “Most Wanted”
4) Material & Nona Hendryx – “Bustin’ Out”
5) Kaos – “Feel Like I Feel”
6) Was (Not Was) – “Out Come the Freaks”

Any feedback is appreciated. Enjoy!

April 21, 2009

Not-new Super Furry Animals


Matt's post about the new SFA album comes at an interesting time, as I have just been heavily digging their last one, Hey Venus!, which is great. It never showed up on my radar, but I picked it out while flipping through the catalog at this place in Phnom Penh which sells you mp3s. Such is my laziness...

The songs on this album are definitely up to the standard set by their "golden" albums like Radiator and Guerrilla. (I like Phantom Power a lot too) This one has a track called "Baby Ate My Eightball." That's a funny title, plus the song is good.
Super Furry Animals - Baby Ate My Eightball [Hey Venus!, 2007]
Super Furry Animals - The Gift That Keeps Giving [Hey Venus!, 2007]

April 20, 2009

New Super Furry Animals


Haven't heard the whole album, but wanted to post this song, as this is the Internet age, and I've already lost my patience somehow.

Before I go, though, I'd like to take a moment to celebrate the fact that, you know: SFA are great. Rather: Were, are, will continue to be. Some of my fondest memories of college are biking to the cleaners to Rings Around The World – especially 'Receptacle,' right before it descends into a Gwarr-y hellscape.

Well done, guys.

Super Furry Animals – White Socks / Flip Flops [Dark Days / Light Years, 2009]

April 16, 2009

Blitzen Trapper

So, Blitzen Trapper. I like these guys okay...Say, 7 out of 10. It's easy folk, and, for all of the Pavement comparisons they get, they're actually much closer to something like CSNY: good'n'pretty'n'kinda'boring. However, when it comes to their Big Hit, Wild Mountain Nation, I've got to tip my hat, avert my eyes, bow in gratitude, and slink backwards out of the room. Malkmus, who ended up doing a few shows with them last year, summed the situation up nicely:
I was blown away by that (song). But then Janet’s like, ‘That song is absolutely amazing, but don’t worry, not every song on the album is that good. They’re not going to completely shred us.’
Honestly, I'd be shocked to see these guys doing any shredding whatsoever, let alone of the fucking Jicks. But this song will make your day, gar-on-teed.

Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation [Wild Mountain Nation, 2007]