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q and also a :: NYC Cassette Fair + Show

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

As you may already know, GIMME TINNITUS, Mirror Universe Tapes, GODMODE and Silent Barn are organizing the NYC Cassette Fair and Show! That’s happening this Saturday from 5pm-12am at Silent Barn (duh). It will feature tapes and merch from over 20 labels including: Mirror Universe Tapes, GODMODE, Friends Records, Super Meow Records, 1080p, New Camp, Orange Milk Records, Crash Symbols, SLUDGE PEOPLE, Bird Tapes, Hope For the Tape Deck, Grateful Bones, Sky Jokes Records, PlusHeartStar, Tranquility Tapes, Magnetic South Recordings, MJMJ Records, Bridgetown Records, Old Flame Records, Burger Records, Bleeding Gold Records, Fire Talk, Words+Dreams, Double Double Whammy Records/Tapes, and Awesome Tapes From Africa.

And here is the NYC Cassette Fair & Show “Mixtape”:

Tattoo (mp3) by Raindeer

Combat (mp3) by Sleepies

Other Side (mp3) by Lame Drivers

Nightface (mp3) by Imperial Topaz

Boredom Is The Dream Bird (mp3) by Trabajo

NeverSink: Face of the Amphibian (mp3) by Nonhorse

1_12_13 A (Tape Dub) (mp3) N A F T A

UPDATE: And stream a totally different NYC Cassette Fair + Show Mix at the GT Soundcloud or by using the widget below:

This event is being held in conjunction with Cassette Store Day.

So, I asked my co-organizers about tapes and stuff. Tom of Mirror Universe Tapes, Mila of Silent Barn, and Nick of GODMODE sent me these answers to the following questions in this special installment of the q and also a series.

q: What is the last cassette you listened to?

tom: Two nights ago I had Fugazi‘s Repeater (Discord) on repeat while cooking dinner. I actually had never spent time with this album until I bought a copy on Franklin St. in Greenpoint a couple years ago..so I heard it for the first time on cassette. I’ve also been listening to Moon Jelly‘s self titled EP (Bleeding Gold), Terror of the Deep‘s Permanent Weekend (Night People), and Unhappybirthday‘s Kraken (Night People) a whole lot.

tom's tapes

mila: maybe that fasano “the barn” tape from GODMODE, actually! i love the aesthetic of these tapes–monochrome and stamped with a cool, simple image. just asking to be collected and look great stacked together. i like stuff like that, though most of my cassettes are things i picked up for $.50 here and there. like i have more sade tapes than anything else and my favorite find is quite possibly madonna‘s erotica. i have this thing where if i originally purchase music on a specific format, i can only listen to it in that format or it doesn’t feel right. the internet dispels that completely, but i still can’t listen to r.e.m.‘s out of time on my laptop for that reason.

nick: I picked up a bunch of Dark Entries cassettes and have been working through them. They do a lot of good gothy drum machine type music.

q: Where is the last place you acquired a tape?

t: The last four tapes I acquired were all birthday presents. Ted McGrath gave me a copy of his new single (The Flag‘s Alpha 60 Punch Out), Drew Heffron gave me a vintage copy of Let them Eat Bingo, and GRZGRZ of Memories of the Future sent me a couple of early 90s Catsup Plate releases (Mean Spirit’d Robot’s His Armies Is Humming and Yak&’s Flavor House) that he stumbled across. I’ve actually never held any of the early home dubbing revolution tapes from the 90′s until now, and it’s reassuring that I’m following in a long established tradition.

Streamable: Beats International ~ Dub Be Good To Me (1990) (youtube)

m: the internet–bandcamp or at shows. i used to get all my tapes from the salvation army, including a nice collection of mixtapes of 80s jams–and it’s always 80s jams! (and discovered a few not-so jams like the hooters “all you zombies,” highly recommended youtube video). lately you can find tapes in record shops here and there, which is kinda funny. even deep cuts at silent barn has ‘em.

salvation army cassettes

n: I do almost all my tape purchasing via mail order. So the last place was New Camp’s bandcamp page. That’s Nate Luce’s label.

Downloadable: Caverb (mp3) by Flower Orgy

q: What piece(s) of cassette culture are you totally excited about right now (besides the upcoming Silent Barn tape fair)?

t: I’m not against pro-dubbing tapes, and Mirror Universe Tapes occasionally does it, but I’ve really embraced home dubbing. That is something I’m personally excited about. I feel that it brings me back to a place that I’ve really admired for a long time. In college I was a huge Mountain Goats fan, and I always dreamed of owning some of those cassettes (I’m still a long time fan). I feel like it’s a little closer to what Shrimper, Catsup Plate, and those classic indie cassette labels were doing, and the feel of the cassettes is a little more punk rock with resonates with my personal music roots. As long as the masters are good the duplicates will be good.

I’ve been looking for another dual cassette deck (which will make my 3rd). I’ve gotten kinda dorky about stereo equipment over the past year or so, and am looking for another Marantz deck. The motors on those machines are really special, and they really give life to the tapes.

m: i have mixed feelings about all the retromania this decade (which i totally propel myself) but overall i think it’s cool that the internet kind of better enables these kinds of niches to exist. why not have tapes if you’re into it and you have a community that’s into it and it’s cheaper to produce? a lot of people talk about the audio quality of tapes as if it’s some sort of disqualifier, but i think that’s a cop out–that invalidates the importance of medium in all forms of art. it’s all about what works for that particular piece of art and sometimes that’s subjective.

n: The community–people like Tom at Mirror Universe Tapes or Steve at Moon Glyph. I like knowing everybody by name. This is what I thought underground music was going to be like. I find that cassette people have a very pure enthusiasm for underground music, and not the game of surfacing underground music–all the noise you can’t help but encounter by living in New York and being friendly with music industry people, who are all shades of jade at this point.

q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whether it involves tapes or not)?

t: Having three tapes come out for Cassette Store Day just kind of happened. All of them would have likely happened without the “day” but it seemed like as good of a release day as any. It’s exciting that we are going to have tapes in some stores coming up…End of an Ear in Austin and Fingerprints Records in LA are two that I know of. Mirror Universe Tapes is going to release a tape by M. Sage at the end of September…I’ve been a fan of his music and label (Patient Sounds (intl)) for a very long time, and he is totally brilliant all around. It’s a pleasure to be working with him, and releasing an amazing piece of his music. There will be an album release show in New York as well. We have a couple other things in the works with other bands I’ve admired for a while…they just haven’t hit the point to where I can talk about them yet…but I can’t wait until I can share.

m: business as usual at the silent barn!

the silent barn

n: YVETTE‘s debut is coming out. It’s called PROCESS. That’ll be on vinyl. Alan Watts debut long-play cassette is nearly done too. I don’t know what they’ll end up calling it, but it’s their best work yet. That’ll be ready for the cassette fair hopefully. Sleepies have an EP coming out called More Humans, same deal. We recorded all this stuff at Silent Barn over the last few months. I’m also excited for people to hear Motion Studies, which is Tyler McCauley’s dance project. We’ve been working with Andrew Raposo at Midnight Sound on those. Otherwise we have a photobook by Miles Gilbert coming out, and a zine called IN/OUT that I am doing with Dale Eisinger. Lots of stuff man!

Cold Sweat (mp3) by Yvette

Africa Bats (mp3) by Alan Watts

In White (mp3) by Motion Studies

Remember: Silent Barn! Sept 7th @ 5pm-12am! Cassettes! RSVP @ facebook.com

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NYC Cassette Fair at Silent Barn September 7th 2013

q and also a :: Quilty

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Julian, Chuck and Sarah of Quilty 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?

j: Strangelight (youtube) by Fugazi

c: I Am A Scientist (youtube) by Dandy Warhols

s: Greenville by Grass is Green. This is a Boston band who slept on our floor last week and gave us some of their CDs in exchange. Sounds like Polvo and Chavez. Great.

Streamable: Greenville (bandcamp)

For comparison purposes…

Downloadables:
Beggars Bowl (mp3) by Polvo
The Guard Attacks (mp3) by Chavez

q: What is your favorite beverage?

s: Hell’s Belle belgian blond from Raleigh is the best beer I’ve ever tasted. Had it at The Cave in Chapel Hill, NC last time we went on tour. Wish they sold it in Brooklyn! I also drink a lot of tea–homemade ginger/lemon/cayenne/honey, or iced peppermint, or jasmine green tea, or… I’m a grandma. Oh, and Whippersnapper whiskey is a new fave.

c: I love when Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road Pumpkin Ale appears on the shelves. Pumpkin beer is possibly the second greatest invention of all time, after guacamole.

j: Arizona Diet Raspberry iced tea in a 99 cent can. Tough to find.

q: What is your favorite band to see live?

s: We played with Space Ghost Cowboys and Ramona Cordova at Silent Barn in December. Both of them were incredible.

c: Still thinking about the Autolux show I saw last year in Philly.

j: This band from Danbury called Ovlov. They’re pals of ours and we actually once skipped an Autolux show to play with them. It was worth it. We’ve also seen Young Adults dismantle a couple of rooms now. They’re from Boston…so many good bands from Boston.

Downloadables:
Time Goes By, Whatever (mp3) by Space Ghost Cowboys
Giver’s Reply (mp3) by Ramona Cordova
Audience No. 2 (mp3) by Autolux
ahhehuhah (mp3) by Ovlov
Drifting (mp3) by Young Adults

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

s: Some of our friends ran a house show space in the Bronx that we’ve played a few times. It was called Paul Shaffer’s House. The shows were basically organized around touring bands who wanna play a night in between Boston and New York. In the words of my friend Jesse Carsten, seeing a band there made you say, “Yo, last night you guys re-associated my brain with my body in an unprecedented fashion, it was also very un-American, and now I am bisexual, thanks for that–I need to reaccess my personality, and get a new haircut–you were so good, wow, really man.” Unfortunately, it has been shut down by the cops, RIP Paul Shaffer’s House.

j: To play, definitely Silent Barn. We all liked the Showpaper 42nd St. Gallery when it was around.

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

c: http://poophaikus.blogspot.com

s: The second season of Archer! Also Big Sausage Pizza. Google it.

j: The approval matrix in New York magazine.

Quilty

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

j: Quilty‘s been working on our second album for almost six months now. It’s called Masonic and it’s a concept album with a concept that only Sarah seems to be able to understand. We’re going to release it with a companion comic book as well. The thing is, we self-released our first album and while it was a good experience, I think we’re hoping to find someone to work with us and help us put this one out. In the mean time, we want to drum up some interest by releasing a steady stream of tracks for free on our Bandcamp. We did two in October and we’ve got a bunch more in the works.

c: That album is so secret even I don’t know much. Anything I should know about it?

s: I’m playing Stephen Malkmus in an all-female Pavement cover band called Babement. This is not a joke. It is insanely awesome.

Downloadable:
In The Guts (mp3)
Lizard Queen (mp3)
Chris on the Beach (mp3)

Quilty

You can download the Quilty Sampler @ soundcloud.com/coolingpierecords.

You can purchase Quilty merch @ quilty.bigcartel.com.

And here are the deets for the FORBIDDEN BABE TOUR ‘11

  • 5/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands w/ Spacer Ace, Lost Boy, Doldrums, The Library Is On Fire
  • 5/7 – Boston, MA (TBA)
  • 5/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/Creepoid, Ancient Creatures, The Love Dimension
  • 5/10 – Baltimore, MD (TBA…help?!)
  • 5/11 – Charlottesville, VA @ Magnolia w/The Fire Tapes
  • 5/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Highland Inn
  • 5/14 – Nashville, TN @ The FooBar
  • 5/15 – Louisville, KY @ Derby City Espresso w/The Blind Shades + tba
  • 5/16 – Bloomington, IN
  • 5/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vollrath w/Learner Dancer, John Rambo & the Vietnam Wars
  • 5/18 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe w/Narrow & the Brights, Love Culture
  • 5/19 – Chicago, IL @ The Honky Tonk
  • 5/20 – Royal Oak, MI @ UHF Records (in-store, all ages)
  • 5/20 – Detroit, MI @ Northern Lights Lounge
  • 5/21 – ???
  • 5/22 – New York, NY

And be sure to check out the rest of the q and also a series… here.

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Quilty playing Death by Audio

q and also a :: Sleepies

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Josh, Max, and Thomas of Sleepies 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?

j: I’ve been listening to “Oh!” by Sleater-Kinney on repeat for a few weeks now. We went on a Northwest tour back in January and I’ve kind of just stayed there.

m: “Poor Unfortunate Souls” by Ursula the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid.

t: Beck‘s Cyanide Breath Mint from back in his K Records, pre-Scientology days. 90s slacker cynicism at it’s most beautiful.

Downloadable: Oh! (mp3) by Sleater-Kinney

Streamable: Cyanide Breath Mint by Beck (youtube)

q: What is your favorite beverage?

j: Alcoholic – Nothing beats a good manhattan on the rocks. Non-Alcoholic – Two way tie between coffee (skim milk, no sugar) and a cold glass of carrot juice.

m: Daddy’s in Brooklyn makes this thing they call the Margaveza, which is a glass 2/3 full of Mexican beer and 1/3 margarita on top. Sometimes I dream of washing down infinite tacos with infinite Margavezas.

t: Cafe Bustelo, blueberry smoothies, and Reality Blasters.

q: What is your favorite band to see live?

j: I don’t think I can ever see Little Victory enough times. They are easily one of my top 3 bands in New York right now. I also relish any opportunity to see our buddies from Texas, Leg Sweeper. As far as I’m concerned, those two bands invented chemistry.

m: I will see Billy Bragg any time, any place…except for City Winery, which is waaaay too expensive. I listen to dozens of his bootlegs just to hear his between-song patter. Green Day is probably the band I have seen more than any other; the cooler-than-thou can whinge and moan about their recent output until the cows come home, but at the end of the day my guts still seize up when they launch into ‘Basketcase’ or ’2000 Light Years Away’…and that seizing is why I see bands in the first place, so, really, what’s your problem? I also have a taste for messianic stadium spectacle, so for real mass transcendence one must, immediately, see Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band for a proper baptism. Bad Credit No Credit make me the happiest of any band I see regularly in Brooklyn, and I cannot say enough good things about them.

t: Little Victory and Leg Sweeper will always poll extremely well with the three of us. If you can’t have fun watching those bands you’re just an asshole. I saw Pavement over the summer and it was pretty game changing. I’d only been a casual Pavement fan, but seeing them in Central Park on the big stage with all the rock star lighting was one of the more memorable shows of the summer. I would love to see the Urinals one day if they ever make it out east. Seeing Grass Widow last summer was a dream come true. I’m looking forward to seeing At the Drive-in and Fugazi when I curate All Tomorrow’s Parties.

Streamables:

EP (bandcamp) by Little Victory

Shreds (bandcamp) by Leg Sweeper

Beltway 8 (vimeo) by Bad Credit No Credit

Downloadables:
Rattled By The Rush (mp3) by Pavement
Hologram (mp3) by Urinals
Walking Out On Love (The Nerves Cover) (mp3) by Grass Widow

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

j: I think Dead Herring is an unbelievably special space. When we played their for the first time, our expectations of what a show should be like totally shifted. It’s intimate, comfortable and the kids who live there are amazing. I have yet to see or play a show there that isn’t an absolute blast.

m: Seconded!

t: Definitely Dead Herring. There’s no other place like it in New York and it’s run by the nicest people on the planet.

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

j: Special Agent Dale Cooper.

m: Of late, I ride for the following: The X-Files, Mr. Dream, Kant’s Critique of Judgment, Rick Ross, Parks and Recreation, Face the Rail, The Dark Knight Rises (7.20.12!!!!), and The Dicks‘ song ‘Saturday Night at the Bookstore’.

t: Mr. Dream’s “Trash Hit.” These dudes are going to save music from itself. It’s about time, too. Things were looking pretty bleak there for a minute.

Streamables:

Hustlin’ (youtube) by Rick Ross

Saturday Night at the Bookstore (youtube) by The Dicks

Downloadables:
Trash Hit (mp3) by Mr. Dream
What A Drag (mp3) by Face the Rail

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

j: Nick Sylvester of Mr. Dream just recorded two songs for a new 7″ we’re doing. I can’t wait for it to come out.

m: So kids, take out a second mortgage and invest in SLEEPiES securitized financial instruments!

t: Talk to your broker.

Here is the b-side to Hot Singles 7″ (which comes out tomorrow) plus a couple of Sleepies classics.

Downloadables:
Sludge River Mouth (mp3)
Polylith (mp3)
Here Come the Sleepies (mp3)

Streamable: Join The Shark (bandcamp)

You can download Join the Shark via the widget above or you can download it along with Split Cassette with Old Testament Heroes @ megaupload.com.

Upcoming Shows:

And be sure to check out the rest of the q and also a series… here.

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q and also a :: Pet Ghost Project

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Justin Stivers has been super busy working on the Brain-Cave Festival (this Saturday @ Shea Stadium), so Justin Gonzales of Pet Ghost Project 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: The first line of Facet Squared by Fugazi is always in my head. I love that album In On The Kill Taker. Lotus Flower by Radiohead is another one lately, though I’m still trying to wrap my head around that album.

Streamables:

Facet Squared by Fugazi

Lotus Flower by Radiohead

Editor’s Note: We cannot post the above video without including this fish smacking remix.

q: What is your favorite beverage?

a: Orange juice, especially fresh squeezed. Boring, eh?

q: What is your favorite band to see live?

a: Quiet Loudly! They’re a nice cocktail of old soul and R&B and psychedelic swirly loveliness. Great guys as well. I also enjoy the high energy country punk of Gunfight!, and the wackiness of MiniBoone.

I have regular cravings for the odd noise show here and there. Got to see Merzbow a few months ago, and it was a dream come true. I’m in need of a good free jazz show soon. The last great act I saw was Globe Unity Orchestra. The sounds coming from those horns were out of this world.

I should end it there. This could go on forever.

Downloadables:
Be My Baby Mama (mp3) by Quiet Loudly
I Would Be Your Man (mp3) by Gunfight!
Cool Kids Cut Out of the Heart Itself (mp3) by MiniBoone
Fire; Burning Building of Waco, Texas; Taxi in the Car Wash (mp3) by Merzbow
Every single one of us is a pearl (mp3) by Globe Unity Orchestra

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

a: It was Tonic for a long time (R.I.P.). Now, it’s pretty much all the DIY spaces relevant at this point: Death By Audio, Silent Barn, Fort Useless, Party Expo, etc. I also really enjoyed playing at Cameo Gallery.

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

a: Just saw that double rainbow video recently. Wow…

And I always enjoy Ghostface Killah‘s video complaining about low album sales. Cuz really, it’s the fans’ fault.

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

a: Well, our album Shelf Life has finally been put out there after what felt like an eternity!! I also have another top secret project that involves surfing, math, and Reason.

Editor’s Note: Justin and Justin recently released this statement:

wow, so this is it. after 7 plus years of having pet ghost project be such a huge portion of my life i sort of feel like i’m amputating a limb or something. well, so it goes…

anyways, the long and the short of it is this Saturday (4/9) at 6pm will be the last time that we bring pet ghost to the stage, from here on out PGP will be a recording experiment (which is exactly how it began, its come full circle. poetry). dont be sad though, lots of fun surprises and news that we will be disclosing at Brain-Cave Festival this weekend.

for those of you lovely people who have supported us over the years…we simply cannot thank you enough! remember, this isnt the end we (justin gonzales and justin stivers that is) just have some fun neeeeew stuff in store for ya and putting PGP as a side project just really makes sense at the moment. we are just using PGP as a place to jump off from; we’ve learned a lot and its time for us to move along and also up the ante with new things (as vague as that is). 7 years is quite a while to be apart of anything, this has a been a really interesting ride but this is the best and most appropriate way of parting ways with this band…amongst all of our best friends and amongst so many amazing bands.

to all of you peoples who live in faraway lands and cannot attend the last pet ghost shin-dig: don’t worry because this show should be well documented (audio and video). also pleeeeeeeease stay tuned and keep checking in on us, we will be uploading all of the past PGP albums on our bandcamp and we’ll also be posting all these fun surprises with in the next couple of weeks!!! more details and surprises shall be revealed soonish, we’ll keep you posted.

in the meantime, come to brooklyn this weekend and party it up with us.

digital hugs to all of you!

Which is sort of encapsulated into this tweet.


Pet Ghost Project’s last show @ Brain-Cave Festival! We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll do things in reverse. http://fb.me/NKfxcMeuless than a minute ago via Facebook Favorite Retweet Reply

And here is the poster for Brain-Cave:

Brain Cave Festival

So stream the whole of Shelf Life below and download some mp3s and then go and see Pet Ghost Project play one last time this Saturday @ Shea (ok?). They will be playing with Dinowalrus, Mr. Dream, She Keeps Bees, Natureboy, Dpony (mem Hooray for Earth), Shark?, Gunfight!, Quiet Loudly, El Jezel, Mussels, Datadog, Quilty, Magnetic Island, Blast Off!!!, The Rex Complex, Flotilla. Awesome.

Streamable: Shelf Life (bandcamp)

Downloadables:
Glitch Shake (mp3)
Age of Automatics (mp3)
Cloud Seeds (mp3)
Box Elder (Pavement Cover) (mp3)

And be sure to check out the rest of the q and also a series… here.

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mp3s :: Best Songs Of The Aughts > 2000-2004

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Welcome to part one of GIMME TINNITUS’ Best Songs Of The Aughts where we look back on the best songs of 2000-2004.

Back when all the “best of the decade” whoopla started earlier this year (with Pitchfork’s Best Of), I began thinking about the songs I would have blogged about had I actually been blogging (or let’s say posting about music on an angelfire page) way back in 2000. I sifted through many tracks to come up with this list, and I hope it helps you reconnect with some tracks you may have forgotten or better yet connect with something you may have missed.

The blog-o-sphere has been in a “best of the decade” craze of late, with all kinds of lists… here and here and here and here and here and here and here. There is even an aggregated page over at largehearted boy specifically for the topic.

Enough setup, here are the songs…

Downloadables + Streamables:

1. Small Stakes (mp3) by Spoon
(buy from the band)

2. Alan Is A Cowboy Killer (mp3) by mclusky
(buy it)

3. OK Apartment (mp3) by The Oranges Band
(buy it)

4. Speakers Push The Air (mp3) by Pretty Girls Make Graves
(buy it)

5. The National Anthem (youtube) by Radiohead
(buy it)

6. Rebellion (Lies) (mp3) by Arcade Fire
(buy from the band)

7. Cause = Time (mp3) by Broken Social Scene
(buy from the label)

8. The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret (mp3) by Queens Of The Stone Age
(buy it)

9. You’re No Rock N’ Roll Fun (mp3) by Sleater-Kinney
(buy from the label)

10. Sentimental Man (mp3) by Dismemberment Plan
(buy from the label)

11. 3rd Planet (youtube) by Modest Mouse
(buy it)

12. Black History Month (mp3) by Death From Above 1979
(buy it)

13. My Girlfriend’s Best Friend by The Sun
(stream sample/buy it)

14. Without MSG I Am Nothing (mp3) by mclusky
(buy it)

15. No Jumper Cables (mp3) by Aesop Rock
(buy from the label)

16. Black Metal (mp3) by The Forms
(buy from the label)

17. The Return Of Evil Bill (mp3) by Clinic
(buy from the label)

18. 99 Problems (torrent) by Jay-Z and The Beatles as mashed by Danger Mouse
(not for sale)

19. Barely Legal (youtube) by The Strokes
(buy it)

20. Two Bit Rhythm (M.I.A. Mix) (mp3) by M.I.A.
(for sale in the UK)

21. Spiders (Kidsmoke) (youtube) by Wilco
(buy from the band)

22. PDA (youtube) by Interpol
(buy from the label)

23. Braintrust (mp3) by Hot Snakes
(buy it)

24. Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone? (mp3) by Ted Leo + The Pharmacists
(buy it)

25. Staring At The Sun (mp3) by TV On The Radio
(buy it)

26. Powdered Wig Machine (feat. PJ Harvey) (mp3) by Desert Sessions
(buy it)

27. Everything Hits At Once (mp3) by Spoon
(buy from the band)

28. Fell In Love With A Girl (youtube) by The White Stripes
(buy it)

29. Slow Rt. Hand (mp3) by Califone
(buy from label)

30. Short Term Effects (mp3) by Motico
(not for sale)

31. Cashout (mp3) by Fugazi
(buy from label)

32. Freedom (mp3) by J Mascis & The Fog
(buy it used)

33. Panic Bullets (mp3) by Skeleton Key
(buy from label)

34. Mr. You’re On Fire Mr. (mp3) by Liars
(buy it)

35. Free (mp3) by Cat Power
(buy from label)

36. Watch Song (mp3) by Shellac
(buy from label)

37. Know Your Onion! (mp3) by The Shins
(buy from label)

38. Huddle Formation (mp3) by The Go! Team
(buy from label)

Also, be sure to check out part two of the Best Songs Of The Aughts 2005-2009. I have not decided whether I will tackle the topic of best albums yet, but the decade isn’t over (though I am running out of time here).

Best Of The Aughts