Three Tracks Not To Miss

I’ve been working on this (great) mix, following in the yearly tradition of Summer mixes. This one comes from a bit of a darker place… it’s still being finalized but you can get an early preview and provide some feedback and suggestions here. Leave a comment.

Check it out on Spotify.

There are a couple of tracks right now that are absolutely blowing my mind.

      Dum Dum Girls - Coming Down

      Girls - Vomit

      Drake - Marvins Room

Drake ~ Marvins Room (Official Video) from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.

Scene Not Heard 02.20.10

Tune in every Saturday night 9-10:30 MST to catch me spinning (digitally) the latest and greatest…

Kind of all over the musical landscape this week…
You can listen to a replay of the show whenever you would like for the next two weeks right here.

If you will be at SXSW and want to set up an interview for broadcast on UtahFM and this site please contact me.

Scene Not Heard 02.20.10 Playlist

      Girls - End of the World (Skeeter Davis Cover)

      Sharon Van Etten - Love More

Joanna Newsom – ’81
      Yuck - Automatic

Morning Benders – Pleasure Sighs
      Vacation Dad - Hemp Scented Body Lotion

      Fiveng - Jonah

      Boneless - Treetops (ftg. I Am the Dot)

      Flight - Over My Head

      Flight - Johnny's Mixed Up

Fungi Girls – Crystal Roads
      No Age - N.G.F.S.
(Daytrotter Session)
      Japandroids - Art Czars

      Zola Jesus - Night

      The xx - Islands (Delorean Remix)

      The xx - Insects (Rodaidh Mix)

      Baghdaddy - Hot Shit (Creep Remix)

      Coyote Clean Up - Lackadaisical Luv xxx fu 2 (Fur Remix)

      Major Lazer - Cashflow (Subskrpt Remix)

J Dilla & Nas – Thief’s Theme
J Dilla & Nas – Made You Look

Girls – Live in Salt Lake City

These are some videos I shot of the live Salt Lake City debut of Girls.

Before the actual show the band did an in-store at Slowtrain Records These videos are from that.

These are from the actual show at Urban Lounge later that evening:

Before launching into “Lust for Life” the band began with “All I Have to do is Dream,” a song most know as an Everly Brothers original though it was actually written by husband wife duo Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (according to the all knowing wikipedia).

“Carolina” was a personal highlight as back in 2008 when “Hellhole Ratrace” was on constant repeat there was only another song or two from Girls available in any form. The band had only had a handful of performances and youtube clips were difficult to come by. Even now it looks like the only version of “Carolina” on YouTube was from the 2008 Midi Fest. This is the same video I was jamming to way back then. I’m excited to have another version to share. I’m not sure if they’ve been playing this one every night on tour or not but it’s definitely worth sticking around for the encore. I hope this ends up being released as a b-side on an upcoming single.

Then after the show I whipped out my Flipcam and asked The Magic Kids a hard hitting question or two. **UPDATE 02/16/10** Apparently Bennet is not a fan of this video and wishes to rescind his comments and appearance. He just called and asked I take it down. “I don’t want my grandma to see it and she’s way more computer literate than I am.” He has agreed to do another interview, maybe down in Austin a few weeks from now. It’s tough to be in a band when you’re worried about your grandma but hey, removing it seems like the right thing to do.

Girls – Live & Acoustic on KDHX

On August 14th Girls recorded these 4 tracks in the studio of St. Louis’ KDHX. None of these tracks appear on Album and I don’t find them all that remarkable with the exception of “Broken Dreams Club,” but as a fan, I find them interesting as collectibles.

      Girls - Heartbreak

      Girls - Lovelife

      Girls - Broken Dreams Club

      Girls - How Can I Say I Love You

Girls – The History of Christopher Owens

I don’t have a whole lot to say here. I’ve professed my love for Girls at every opportunity and as more information comes out about the history of the man behind Girls the story just gets more interesting. Cool to find out that Lust for Life was the first thing written as Girls. I wondered if that song was about his mom. So far the major complaint I have on the press that is coming out is that nobody asks about the songs. Maybe that’s tough to dig into when most of us have only heard four songs and maybe the songs are so transparent that there wouldn’t be much to say…

Christopher Owens – Girls – FAQ

Girls – Lust for Life

One of my favorite songs of the year (and of last year) finally gets a video as Girls prepare to release their debut album, aptly titled Album, this fall. If you haven’t been keeping up, search the site for Girls and you will see what all my fuss has been about. This is a band with more than a sound, they have an image, an aesthetic and general air of flippant cool that makes me want to high tail it right out of here and take up shop in San Fran just to experience for myself the friends, the love and the Girls that the city has to offer. Oh and their songs are tops.

This is a special band.

Girls – Album

“The reason bands try to avoid spending an interview talking about prescription drugs is because it distracts from the music. But the music of Girls is too beautiful to ignore. The melodies are pure California pop, the lyrics as simple and affecting as those of Spiritualized’s Jason Pierce (of whom White and Owens are big fans). Full of tales of heartbreak and friendship, Girls‘ debut album, Album, comes across like a lo-fi Pet Sounds. It has an innocence that countless bands try to capture, a sense of childlike otherwordliness.”

Excerpt taken from a great new interview in The Guardian UK. The rest of the article goes on to talk about growing up in a cult, drugs, a millionaire mentor, Fleetwood Mac and a lot more drugs. Highly recommended reading.

Girls – Hellhole Ratrace (new remastered version)
Girls – Solitude (B-Side)