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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Submarines on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic

The Submarines are on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" show today. (The NY Times called the hugely influential show MBE "appointment radio" and it's host Nic Harcourt a "star maker". Make an appointment to check out the Subs set today and let's hope the star maker label is true!)

I work with the Subs at Nettwerk as their A&R guy. While that makes me biased, I suppose, "Declare a New State!" is one of my favorite albums of 2006. You can download download Declare a New State!.

On Wednesday, July 12, tune in at 11:15 am PDT to hear a live set: The Submarines on KCRW

Check out these two album tracks: Peace and Hate and Darkest Things

Click here for a great review from: Music for Robots

And here's a cool piece from Magnet:

Sunday, July 02, 2006

4th of July Songs

Some songs to consider this 4th of July which ostensibly is about celebrating our independence and freedom. Freedom from what?

A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free By Elliott Smith
Independence Day By Elliott Smith
Union Sundown by Bob Dylan
Spirit of America by the Beach Boys
America the Beautiful by Neil Young
When The Saints Go Marching In by Dr. John
Amazing Grace by Elvis Presley

Happy Holiday!

This weekend I'll be posting a bunch of fun songs to celebrate the 4th of July.

I've always loved this song by Doktor Kosmos who was (is?) the keyboardist in the Swedish band Komeda .

Listen to Doktor Kosmos' Holiday

13 new songs for$3.99

We have a new Nettwerk compilation up on iTunes. For ONLY $3.99 you can get 13 new songs from the Submarines, Josh Rouse, the Format, Jars of Clay, Pinker Tones, Nortec Collective, Weepies, Sara Valenzuela, Tresspassers William, State Radio, Venus Hum, MC Lars, Hem, Anathallo and Conjure One!

Download the Nettwerk Records Penny Candy sampler here!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Styrofoam and Ben Gibbard live in Amsterdam

On June 25 Styrofoam opened for Death Cab for Cutie in Amsterdam. Ben Gibbard joined my new friend Arne and his band for the first ever performance of "Couches in the Alley" which is one of my favorite songs. In the past few months, Arne and I have worked together on remixes for the Submarines, Leigh Nash and (possibly) Josh Rouse. (Of course Arne did all the remixing!) He's a great talent as a remixer, producer and musician. One of the undiscovered "new" artists to be sure.

Check out the video from the Styrofoam / Ben Gibbard performance

Buy the new live Styrofoam EP which is really good and moody.

Listen to the original "Couches in the Alley"