Scene Not Heard – 05.30.09

Aaaaaand we’re back. After taking a lil weekend escape last weekend to Park City, Saturday saw the return of the one, the only, the great Scene Not Heard. I found so much great stuff in the past two weeks I’d been waiting for this show.

This Vega song, I’ve had it for a while but it really hit me in the last week and the Wave Machines track, how did I go so long without thee? I love it. Miike Snow, Pashy Pit, Rainbow Arabia… it can be overwhelming at times. I want to spend so much time with these tracks but I gotta prep for next week’s show… so… Seacrest out!

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Scene Not Heard 05.30.09 Playlist
      Tao Lin - I Want to Start a Band

Passion Pit – Moth’s Wings
      Wave Machines - Keep the Lights On

Miike Snow – Cult Logic
      Miike Snow - Animal (Punks Jump Up Remix)

Dirty Projectors – Stillness is the Move
Royksopp – Silver Cruiser
      Peter Bjorn & John - It Don't Move Me (Miike Snow Remix)

Vega – No Reasons
Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer
Au Revoir Simone – Shadows (The Teenagers Remix)
J.J. – My Life, My Swag
Telekinesis! – Coast of Carolina
      St. Vincent - Actor out of Work

Wavves – No Hope Kids
Fever Ray – I’m Not Done
Royksopp – This Must Be It
      Rainbow Arabia - Omar K (Max Justus Remix)

As always you can listen to the archive of the show for 2 weeks from the airdate by going here.

LivingEars Podcast Volume Seven

Hot off the press I bring you LivingEars Podcast Volume Seven, the first podcast of 2k9 and the blogoverse is already stuffed with some pretty ridiculously great music… Animal Collective, Beirut, Fever Ray, Wavves, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart… the list goes on.

Playlist is in the comments. There is a little secret stuffed into this one…

  •       LivingEars Podcast Volume Seven

    (Right Click to Save As or click HERE to subscribe to this and future editions)
I kicked up the bitrate on this volume; it’s 192/kbps. This makes the file larger than they have been in the past but should also improve the sound quality. If anyone thinks these files are too big let me know and I can start creating them in low and high quality versions. If you’d prefer/download a 256 file which would be ~200mb let me know that as well . I figure most of my readers are heavy enough into music that the quality is important and should therefore be appreciated. Enjoy!

Wavves

Photo via surfgoth.

The band is Wavves, the album is Wavvves and you will probably hate both.

I’ve been into Wavves for a couple of months now and since discovering them (mostly just a him, San Diego’s Nathan Williams) I have been able to find at least a couple of new songs each week. The songs are coated with such a thick sludge of distortion that it takes multiple listens to catch what is really happening at the base of it all. Each listen exposes a little bit more of the wonderfully crafted songs underneath but most people won’t be able to make it that far. Most people will disregard these songs and this band. Most people will hate this music. Don’t be that person.

This music is awesome and passionate and is worth taking the time to understand. Give it a shot. If you still hate it go check out No Age (which I have featured here many times), Wavves are what I would consider the next logical step in the lo-fi droney fuzz punk that No Age are currently pioneering.
When Pitchfork gives this album an 8.4 you can tell your friends you heard it here first and isn’t that what this blog thing is all about?
  •       Wavves - Teenage Super Party
  •       Wavves - Side Yr On
  • Wavves: February 6, 2009 Market Hotel.zip
    (Full Show Courtesy of nyctaper, later removed at the request of nyctaper)


No Age’s album Nouns clocks is at just under 31 minutes. I cannot name another album that packs so much emotion, raw energy and beauty into such a short amount of time. Every damn song is moving. Errand Boy has been a particular favorite of mine since the beginning. The band works in slowly before destroying the song and leaving it hanging by a thread until eventually fading out entirely. It’s fucking perfect.

“With Passion It’s True.”

No Age are going to be one of the most important bands in rock. As I said in my last podcast, I believe No Age have the potential to impact rock music in a way similar to Nirvana. This band is doing something new and exciting and once they write music that is slightly more accessible the mainstream will catch on. Just.You.Wait.

  •       No Age - Errand Boy
  •       No Age - Teen Creeps
  •       No Age - Sleeper Hold