Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This GoatCast, kookily entitled 'Music for Split Jeans', grapples with the following pieces:
Sufjan Stevens - Introductory Fanfare for the Hooper Heroes (The BQE)
Worriedaboutsatan - I Am A Crooked Man (Arrivals)
Charles Spearin - Vanessa (The Happiness Project)
Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar (7" Edit)
Mr Oizo - Positif (Lambs Anger)
volcano! - Africa Just Wants To Have Fun (XYZR_KX Remix)
Radiohead - Videotape (Phaseone & Frank Heat Remix)
65daysofstatic - Faceoftheearth[clingingonto] (Unreleased/Unreleasable)
J Dilla - Lightworks (Donuts)
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GoatCast 1.0: Music for Split Jeans by goatwriter
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
In a piece of truly excellent programming by the Beeb, Radio 3 are to broadcast the first ever radio adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's anti-war science fiction fable Slaughterhouse-Five. What's more, EPIC glitch-rockers 65daysofstatic are providing the soundtrack, as they describe here on their mailing list:
65daysofstatic have provided the music for the upcoming BBC Radio 3 adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Slaughterhouse 5’. Some of the music is from our records and stuff, and some of the more exciting bits like the time travel and the spaceship and the firebombing of Dresden during the war have some new music that we wrote especially for it.
To catch this, dust off the old wireless and tune to BBC Radio 3 in time for next Sunday at 8pm.
In a rare second piece of 65daysofstatic/BBC-related news you can listen to an exclusive and rather 'eclectic' (eugh) mixtape recorded for Radio 1's chill-out-gimp Rob Da Bank here. In this disgustingly Dave Pearce-esque 'doubleheader' 65daysofstatic go up against the DJing might of Jónsi (Sigur Rós) under his Riceboy Sleeps moniker. Sweet! Listen out for the likes of Liars, Les Savy Fav and Parts&Labor underneath the all-to-familiar swathes of fuzz. Thanks to 65kids.com for this.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Photo courtesy of The Telegraph
Goatwriter's Raucous Summer Releases:
1) Kiss Kiss, Brooklyn's stellar proggy emo-popstars, have released their new album 'And The Meek Shall Inherit What's Left'. See here for a Patton-esque deconstruction of Yellowcard by way of Cursive.
2) The Most Serene Republic's third album '...And The Ever Expanding Universe' has just been released on Arts&Crafts. This is going to be the lead off single...
3) Ex-Mclusky and Jarcrew party-poppers Future of the Left have released their second album Travels With Myself and Another.
Remember to check back with the Goatwriter on Spotify and for gods sake, lets get some SYNERGY going on this thing.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Storsveit Nix Noltes sit somewhere in the murky peripheries of that ill-defined genre ‘world music’, a brush with which lazy hacks tar those artists who exist outside of Camden. This is definitely true of Reykjavik’s finest purveyors of traditional Bulgarian folk music, whose latest album sees its UK release courtesy of venerable indie stalwarts Fat Cat. The 11-strong Storsveit (or ‘big-band’) feature some key alumni from Iceland’s indier-than-thou fraternity, not least Múm keyboardist Kristín Valtýsdóttir. Balkan-tinged indie has been en vogue for some time (see Zach Condon’s Beirut or Gogol Bordello’s gypsy-punk) however none could accuse the staunchly traditional Storsveit of jumping on any such bandwagon. Upon first listen Royal Family – Divorce explodes as an impenetrable torrent of mathematical orchestral noodling. However, as one’s lazy western ears adapt to the Slavic racket the tight, focused musicianship and intricate melodic interplay become evident. Storsveit weave effortlessly through complex, almost polyphonic, textures in their zealous pursuit of Balkan authenticity. The album plays out like the soundtrack to some raucous Romany barn dance, with the bombast at times becoming rather overbearing (see: chaotic opener Wedding Rachenitsa). Other moments allude more towards the post-rock heritage of the collective’s other ventures, as in the gloriously static ridden trumpet tirade of Cetvorno Horo. Indeed, the driving percussion and rickety orchestration of album highlight Elenska Rachenitsa is reminiscent of a more succinct A Silver Mt. Zion. It is in these moments of more cohesive composition that Storsveit touch on something special, a quality far removed from many of Royal Family – Divorce’s ramshackle folk ditties.
Once again, this glorious piece is published today in Bristol Universities Epigram.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sigur Ros performing 'Vid Spilum Endalaust' in a French restaurant for the brilliant Take Away Shows courtesy of La Blogoteque. Check out the lady on the phone, she doesn't know what's going on!!
Sigur Ros - Við spilum endalaust - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Cage The Elephant
The Big Pink
The Pains Of Pure Of Heart
65 Days Of Static (Nottingham only)
Boys Noize (Nottingham only)
Brodinski (Nottingham only)
As usual the thing is heftily biased towards Nottingham, with the only *real* big name 65DaysofStatic not being booked for a Bristol show. I mean come on CAGE THE ELEPHANT?! AGAIN? On top of this for your money you can dance the night away with a DJ set from Radio 1 no-hoper Annie Mac and lollop around to washed up Lord of Kook Patrick Wolf. Yawn. Got to Field Day instead. In fact, this line-up is so bad I can't even think of a suitable yootube video to end with. A dark day indeed.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
If you would prefer to read this review in the physical domain, pick up a copy of this month's Epigram.
Monday, March 2, 2009
The next person, male or female, who accosts me at a show, incredulous at our lack of success then tells me that they illegally downloaded all of our music gets punched squarely in the t*ts. No exceptions. Be a feckless, short-sighted f*cking thief all you like but self-righteous hypocrites with no sense of the absurd are valid, vapid targets.In the meantime, check out the yootube video for The Hope That House Built right here!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
New Mt. track available here (it's great)
PURE REASON REVOLUTION at The Cooler on Sun 15 Mar 09
THE ACORN at The Cooler on Mon 04 May 09
MONO at The Croft on Wed 25 Mar 09
M83 at the Fleece on Wed 06 May 09
PREFUSE 73 DJ SET/ SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS / KYTE / APACHE BEAT (BROOKLYN) / DJ SET FROM NADIA KSABIA at Start the Bus on Sat 28 Feb 09
JEFFREY LEWIS & THE JUNKYARD at The Thekla on Mon 27 Apr 09
AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD with support from Middle Class Rut at The Thekla on Wed 22 Apr 09
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE + SPECIAL GUESTS at Trinity Arts Centre, St Philips on Sun 22 Mar 09
MOUNTAIN OF 8 (A MINI FESTIVAL ) at The Arnolfini (Auditorium and Dark Studio) on Fri 03 Apr 09 - Qu Junktions presents. 'Mountain of 8' (A mini Festival ) with Dirty Projectors + Polar Bear + Wildbirds & Peacedrums + Matt Elliott + Gary Smith + Lucky Dragons + Silver Stairs of Ketchikan + Silver Pyre
Also, lol-worthy gig listing of the moment goes to:
THE SLACKERS + THE SKINTS (!) at The Thekla in on Mon 18 May 09
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
However at 10.11am GMT NASA implemented an undisclosed "contingency plan" as the payload failed to separate from the Taurus XL Rocket, thus ending the mission in failure. This satellite system could provide a key holistic insight into the processes acting on carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and therefore help in the battle against climate change. Follow the NASA OCO blog here as to the status of the mission.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
*it could be more than 80,000
Monday, February 16, 2009
This evening is likely to afford many an opportunity to make an angry dance music face, along with whatever face you might make when listening to post rock. Try watching this shimmering little Múm-esque ditty from Kyte, and please report back with whatever face you pull. Im struggling to get beyond glazed at the moment.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Music from the likes of Gregor Samsa, Mogwai, Final Fantasy and Rivulets as well a pithy review of 2008.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Quite what the opinion of the big man himself will be remains to be seen, following the continued effort of Radiohead to peddle their altruistic credentials (See: the In Rainbows pay-as-you-please release). No doubt the book will feature heavy rhetoric and vague tales of Thom's troubled upbringing from the perspective of someone completely detached from the band - and more equipped for writing Kylie's seminal biography Kylie Fever.
Thom Yorke: Radiohead & Trading Solo will be available from all bad bookshops from 26th February - or head over to DrownedInSound to try and win yourself a copy if you so please. For now, let us hope that such literary sacrilege triggers Thom to respond in kind with an insight of his own...perhaps going someway towards explaining this behavior.
- Music, Film and their discussion on the Radio
- Satellites and Science
- Things that grind my gears
- My blog
- A handbook for living the dream
In partial fulfillment of criterion 2 let us celebrate Obamarama with some satellite pictures of yesterdays inauguration (courtesy of GeoEye-1)..