Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Watch List


1. Venna - Small cafe surrounded by cornfields, a group of musicans gather to share the music and lyrics they have created. Two acoustic guitars, electric bass, bongo, and a voice so warm and powerful. Heather Hladish did not use a microphone that night and believe me she did not need one. I was truely blown away, and I hope you will be as well. they gave away hand made CD's with buttons that night so I am sure they won't mind I share this with you. Listen to: Eulogy (mp3)
2. br'er - Recently signed to Beatismurder Records, Benjamin Schurr and Christian Mirande make dreamy and nearly sluggish indie-folk-pop. They just finished making their debut album "Of Shemales and Kissaboos", and will be having a release party in his hometown Philly, PA on August 3rd.
3. Nancy Elizabeth - U.K. folk singer Nancy Elizabeth recently signed to The Leaf Label, and is preparing her new single and album. The album is entitled "Battle and Victory", due out in September and the wonderful single is "Hey Son"(mp3).


1. "Excepts from the Cancer Ward" by Carrin Pockrandt - An interesting story written almost in list form published over at Johnny America.
2. "No Progress Report" - What has the progress been in Iraq, and when will it all end?
3. Nick Ostdick "Ten Names I Would Use if I Were to Start A Punk Rock Band" - If you are looking to form a punk band, but can't think of a name Nick is here to help you out.


1. "June" by Lynn Xu - Debut chapbook from Brown grad Lynn Xu. $6


1. Iniciativa Colectiva #5 (July 2007): An e-zine for Artists by Artist, or so they say. This issue features work from Josh Taylor, Fontaine Anderson, Nicolas Gonzalez, Javier Gonzalez Burgos, and much more. Check it out here for free!
2. Fader #47 (July 2007): Bonde De Role on the cover and Daft Punk, Kavinsky, Dirty Projectors, Blitzen Trapper, Cool Kids, and more inside. It is a great issue and it is free!
3. Turzi's Bastille Day Gift - Celebrate Bastille Day with the complex sounds of TURZI, they are offering free music in honor of their country's holiday.


1. The new Blitzen Trapper Video for "Woof & Warp Of The Quiet Giant's Hem". The also sent this nice little remix of "Sci-Fi Kid" Check Out: Sci-Fi Kid (Principal Participant 'Kingswood' Remix) (mp3)
2. I don't know if it the greatness of the video or just the song, but I can't get enough this one - Spoon "The Underdog"
3. Cotton Jones Basket Ride - All Along The Year (in a day) (Thanks Matt!)

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