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mp3 :: Young Mammals > Landlady

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

On March 10th, Young Mammals is set to release its latest 7″ Landlady b/w Optometrist via the Bombs By Mail label. The A-side (mixed by Steve Christensen) is pure indie pop, while the B-side, is a dissonant lullaby recorded with Nick Stumpf (of French Kick fame) at the helm. Here is the A-side.

Listen.

Downloadable: Landlady (mp3)

Pre-ordering info is available @ youngmammals.bandcamp.com.

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q and also a :: Gray Goods

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Mr. Ryan Brown of Gray Goods sent us these answers to our questions in this next installment of the q and also a series.

q: What is the last song you (really) heard?

a: I heard Instant Karma! in the car this morning and it got me going, usually does. I’ve also been giving Fleetwood Mac a serious run for the first time in my life. A friend turned me onto Tusk and its been downhill from there. I always thought they were bullshit, jokes on me. The new Obits record is the real deal as well as is Disappears‘ new record.

Streamables:

Instant Karma (youtube) by John Lennon

Tusk on Solid Gold 1980 (youtube) by Fleetwood Mac

q: What is your favorite beverage?

a: I don’t really discriminate. Canned Dr. Pepper, cheap canned lager (Budweiser and its international equivalents), whiskey, gin, rum… whatever shoe fits the foot. In the cold months I’m usually a scotch/guinness guy, but bourbon season is just around the corner.

q: What is your favorite band(s) to see live?

a: The Obits, The Soft Pack, Disappears, Air Waves, Tijuana Panthers

Downloadables:
Pine On (mp3) by Obits
Walking With Jesus (Spacemen 3 Cover) (mp3) by The Soft Pack
Halo (mp3) by Disappears
Knockout (mp3) by Air Waves
Red Headed Girl (mp3) by Tijuana Panthers

q: What is your favorite venue in NYC (if applicable)?

a: We love everyone at Cake Shop and Union Pool. Never had a bad time on either side of it at both of those places.

q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?

a: The upcoming Baseball season.

q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?

a: We’ve been very prolific as far as writing and documenting is concerned over the past six months. We haven’t had a steady drummer, so Austin and I have been writing on average about one song per week without rhythm parts laid out, then taking a heap of them and playing with whomever is willing to sit down at a kit with us. So far we’ve shared some time with Nick Stumpf from the French Kicks, Scott Gursky from the Obits, someone we found on craigslist, and a friend of a friend.

While we’re still looking for a long term fit, working this way has really forced us to become better song writers, better musicians. Speaking personally I feel like I have a much better attitude about the whole band thing than ever before, consequently I feel like we’re writing our best material. Playing the songs with different drummers certainly keeps you sharp as far as playing live/improvising is concerned while rounding out the rough edges of the songs themselves.

The downside to the experiment is we haven’t been able to play live as frequently we would like and we have a full lengths worth of new songs we could go into a studio with tomorrow but no drummer. Between playing sporadically with people we really feel good about versus going through the motions with people we’re on the fence about, we’ll take it this way.

Downloadables:
I Can’t Take It (mp3)
Francis (mp3)
Closet Trash (mp3)

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mp3s: March 2008 Mix

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Time to kick back and reflect. Let’s look back to one year ago

The McLaughlin Group (mp3) by Andrew WK

The Melody (mp3) by The Mae Shi

Low On Air (birdman mp3) by Monkeywrench

Widow Of My Dreams (Live) (mp3) by Obits

Who’s Lady R U? (mp3) by The Night Marchers

All Remote and No Control (mp3) by Eric Avery (of Jane’s Addiction fame)

Abandon (mp3) by French Kicks

J’Acusse (mp3) by Hot Cha Cha

Rattled By The Rush (mp3) by Pavement

One Too Many Mornings Anthem (mp3) by Brad Breeck

I Summon You (Demo) (mp3) by Spoon

Bats Over The Pacific Ocean (mp3) by Jaguar Love

Bang On (4ad mp3) by Breeders

Volatile (mp3) by The Old Haunts

The French Revolution (mp3) by Motico

Running Free (Iron Maiden Cover) (mp3) by Knyfe Hyts

Jackpot (mp3) by Soiled Mattress & The Springs

Palmitos Park (mp3) by El Guincho

Sweet Love For Planet Earth (mp3) by Fuck Buttons

Little Sisters Of Beijing (Brenmar Remix) (mp3) by These Are Powers + Brenmar

Problem Is (Thrust Lab Remix) (fanatic mp3) by HEALTH + Thrust Lab

Comfy in Nautica (XXXChange Remix) (mp3) by Panda Bear + XXXChange

All Of The Other Songs Remixed (cardboard mp3) by Trey Told ‘Em

March 2008