Posts Tagged ‘Golden Ages’

q and also a :: Ghost Animal

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Michael and Marisa of Ghost Animal 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?

michael: Hmm, that’s tough given the parenthetical. The last song I listened to was “GB City” by the kickass Bass Drum of Death off their kickass album GB City. But the last song I really heard? Let me check my last.fm. I feel like the question means something more than the last song I listened to, suggesting something along the lines of the last song that sunk its claws in or destroyed me in some emotional capacity. I don’t know. Let’s leave it at that.

marisa: “Into Black” by Blouse.

Streamable: GB City (youtube) by Bass Drum of Death

Downloadable:
You Should Close the Door (mp3) by Craft Spells (editor’s note: Michael’s actual last listen)
Into Black (mp3) by Blouse

q: What is your favorite beverage?

michael: I have a few, depending on when. Diet Coke (any time after noon and before nine), Gin and Tonic (either Bombay Sapphire and tonic with lime or Hendricks and tonic with cucumber, depends on how saucy I’m feeling), or just a nice big bottle of red wine from 7-Eleven. It’s a rotating cast, really, but never at the same time.

marisa: Gin and Tonic.

q: What is your favorite band to see live?

michael: Lately I’ve had a blast at every Hausu show I’ve gone to (it’s this band of four friends of mine at Reed College). I want to say The White Stripes but sadly they are no longer, and I’ve only seen them twice (once I was in the midst of a mosh pit in Rome, that was insane). I guess really my favorite band to see live is any band that makes me lose my mind. Especially if my friends are in the band. That’s really special.

marisa: Beach Fossils. John Peña is so cute. Also Craft Spells!!! They’re the best! LOVE JUSTIN.

Downloadables:
She’s A Babe (mp3) by Hausu
Fall Right In (mp3) by Beach Fossils
From the Morning Heat (mp3) by Craft Spells

Streamable: Seven Nation Army (youtube) by The White Stripes

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

michael: Well I’ve never been to a show in New York that I didn’t play. Glasslands was the prettiest venue, I’d love to go to a real bumping show there sometime. But Silent Barn was really fantastic. So I’d say Silent Barn.

marisa: Well my favorite venue in SF is Bottom of the Hill. When we played NY, the funnest space we played was Silent Barn.

Streamable: In Your Room (Live at Silent Barn) (youtube)

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

michael: The 90s coming back. It’s already happening with bands hugely influenced by Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., etc. I’m really waiting for a grunge comeback. That’s my goal. So, I guess the real answer: Nirvana.

marisa: Fuck, I don’t know. I’ve been cut off from the world too long, stuck in college. I don’t know…sweater vests?

Downloadables:
Gold Soundz (mp3) Pavement
Freak Scene (mp3) by Dinosaur Jr.

Streamable: Negative Creep (Live 8/20/91) (youtube) by Nirvana

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

michael: My latest and consuming project is my senior thesis on the novels of Virginia Woolf. Oh and I’ve started to download the entire R.E.M. discography because I realized the other day I’ve never listened to them, and that feels like a shame. Oh: musically Marisa and I have been writing and practicing new songs when we’ve had time. We’re really excited about what we’ve come up with so far and can’t wait for school to be over so we can get into the studio and record some of these tracks. So I guess just keep a lookout, new things should start happening by summertime. Also we have some old/new releases coming out – a 7″ with remastered songs from the first tape and another 5-song 7″ EP coming out, um…soon? Yes. And our Kill/Hurt tape sold out! The tape has two extra bonus tracks on it! Ok whatever. Oh and I think we’re doing a split 7″ with one of my favorite bands, Tan Dollar. But so far that’s all talk. Hopefully it’ll happen.

marisa: Well, we’ve been sitting down writing some new stuff. And guess what…I sing! I’m pretty excited for our new songs. You’ll be able to tell we’ve been sun deprived too long here in Portland. #whiteasfuck #seasonalaffectivedisorder

Downloadables:
In Your Room (mp3)
In Your Room (Golden Ages Remix) (mp3)
Single Man (mp3)
Young And In Love (mp3)
Tired (A Ceremony) (mp3)

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

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mp3s :: bandcamp dot com slash sxsw

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Here is a mix I have culled from the quite excellent bandcamp.com/sxsw. Some of these bands you will definitely recognize from the pages of GIMME TINNITUS, some not. Listen.

Downloadables:

  1. Boarded Up Houses (mp3) by Simple Circuit
    tags: garage lo-fi punk indie powerpop Austin
  2. Black Swan (Netherfriends Remix) (mp3) by Golden Ages
    tags: mid-fi pop psychedelic pop Chicago
  3. Counter-Time (mp3) by Friendo
    tags: 2-step alternative pop rock alternative chillwave doom dream pop experimental indie pop pop Calgary
  4. Single Man (mp3) by Ghost Animal
    tags: twisted surf pop Portland
  5. Beachwood (mp3) by Endless Hallway
    tags: alternative rock beachwood endless hallway indie rock Los Angeles
  6. Moris the Loris (mp3) by Zorch
    tags: coniferous experimental noise rock raw stewart zorch Austin
  7. Climb Over (mp3) by Kyst
    tags: experimental folk improv Poland
  8. Open Season (mp3) by High Highs
    tags: ambient folk pop rock New York
  9. Burn Bridges (Acoustic) (mp3) by Dom
    tags: burn bridges dom dom Worcester
  10. Wonder (mp3) by Adept
    tags: noise Holland
  11. Lawn Knives (mp3) by GOBBLE GOBBLE
    tags: pop techno terror San Francisco
  12. Bury Us Alive (mp3) by STRFKR
    tags: dance electronic pop jamz Portland
  13. Pepper (RUN DMT Remix) (mp3) by Butthole Surfers
    tags: dance drumstep dubstep dutch house experimental moombahton run dmt sutch synths Austin
  14. How Dare You (mp3) by Black Milk
    tags: electronic funk hip-hop rap soul Detroit
  15. sit down, man (featuring El-P) (produced by Scoop Deville) (mp3) by Das Racist
    tags: hip-hop rap
  16. Twins (mp3) by Happy New Year
    tags: brooklyn band experimental pop Brooklyn

Editor’s Note: I didn’t actually see that last track on bandcamp.com/sxsw, but it should be.

You can stream all the songs in this mix using the Yahoo media player at the bottom of the page OR if you are browsing with Chrome you can play (and scrobble) the whole page using the ex.fm extension OR you can just download any or all of the tracks at your leisure and play them using a digital media player of your choice.

If you want more SXSW downloadable goodness, check out these websites:

And if you like what you hear you should probably purchase music from the above artists at any of these fine online retailers (or your local independent record store):

Insound | Amazon MP3 | eMusic | Other Music

Also, If you want to download all (or most of) the tracks in this post, you should probably think about installing the DownThemAll! or FlashGot Firefox extensions.

bandcamp dot com slash sxsw

mp3s :: NOT POSTED Mix, Vol. 22

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

It’s time to listen to a bunch of the tracks I have not posted recently. Here is the next NOT POSTED mix. These are just a few of the songs that would get their own individual posts here on GIMME TINNITUS, if I only had the time. You can stream all the songs in this mix using the Yahoo media player at the bottom of the page OR if you are browsing with Chrome you can play (and scrobble) the whole page using the ex.fm extension OR you can just download any or all of the tracks at your leisure and play them using a digital media player of your choice. Listen.

Downloadables:

  1. THE SPELLS (mp3) by Mrs. Magician
    (d/l THE SPELLS 7″ @ Bandcamp)
  2. I Heard You Say (mp3) by Vivian Girls
  3. Time (What’s It Going to Do?) (mp3) by Nodzzz
  4. Equestrian (mp3) by U.S. Royalty
  5. The Jungle (mp3) by Natural Child
    (d/l The Strange Boys/Natural Child digital 7″ @ scionav.com)
  6. The Blackest Medicine (mp3) by Spectre Folk
  7. Try to Sleep (mp3) by Low
  8. Don’t Let Her Go (mp3) by Mind Spiders
  9. Skull Eyes (mp3) by True Widow
  10. Some Are White Light (mp3) by Caspian
  11. Alone (mp3) by James Pants
  12. Mechanic D (mp3) by Dfalt
  13. Living Lost (mp3) by Firebrand Boy
  14. Look At All The Smiling Faces (Take Remix) (mp3) by Shigeto
  15. Still Sound (Coyote Clean Up‘s Detroit Dub) (mp3) by Toro y Moi
  16. About My Girls (Houses Remix) (mp3) by Dominant Legs
  17. Swimmer’s Ear (Golden Ages Remix) (mp3) by Viernes
  18. Without You (NGUZUNGUZU Mix) (mp3) by Rainbow Arabia
  19. Good Luck (Dream Cop Remix) (mp3) by CYMBALS
    (d/l Don’t Forget To Smile @ Bandcamp)

Be sure to check out the other NOT POSTED mixes.

And if you like what you hear you should probably purchase music from the above artists at any of these fine online retailers (or your local independent record store):

Insound | Amazon MP3 | eMusic | Other Music

Also, If you want to download all (or most of) the tracks in this post, you should probably think about installing the DownThemAll! or FlashGot Firefox extensions.

Not Posted Mix

mp3s :: The January 2010 Mix

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

It’s time again to look back, reflect, and contemplate… what were we listening to one year ago?

Listen to the January 2010 Mix and find out.

Downloadables:

  1. Neon Noose (mp3) by Golden Triangle
  2. I Do (mp3) by Screaming Females
  3. Jail La La (mp3) by Dum Dum Girls
  4. Nuke Duke ‘Em (mp3) by Dinowalrus
  5. Acid King Of Hell (Guitar Feelings) (mp3) by Grooms
  6. The THINGS (mp3) by Skeleton$
  7. Cut Men (mp3) by Mi Ami
  8. Prince Of Tacoma (mp3) by BOAT
  9. Hold (mp3) by Hands
  10. No Dreams (mp3) by Worker Bee
  11. Norway (mp3) by Beach House
  12. You Are Free (The Mae Shi Remix) (mp3) by Mates Of State
  13. 100% (mp3) by Graffiti Monsters
  14. Me Thing Drawing Me (mp3) by Javelin
  15. Everything Will Be Alright (mp3) by Golden Ages
  16. some lonesome street corner (USF remix) (mp3) by cars & trains
  17. Muppet (Nathan Fake Remix) (mp3) by Grasscut
  18. Dancing in the Snow (mp3) by Ernest Gonzales
  19. Quartz Controller (mp3) by Pollination

If you haven’t done it already, make sure you check out the other monthly mixes.

And if you like what you hear you should probably purchase music from the above artists at any of these fine online retailers:

Insound | Amazon MP3 | eMusic | Other Music

Also, If you want to download all the individual tracks in this post, you should probably think about installing the DownThemAll! or FlashGot Firefox extensions.

January 2010 Mix

mp3 :: Ghost Animal > Tired (A Ceremony)

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The duo known as Ghost Animal plays some “twisted surf pop”. While they have been floating some free mp3s of said musics (a/k/a self-releasing) via their Bandcamp, they will soon release two 7″s and a full length cassette (plus digital). One 7″ will be released on the AMDISCS label (release date: ???), and the other one will come out on Spooky Town probably in November. Summertime in Hell will handle the full length digital and Orchid Tapes will be putting out 75 of the 100 tapes that have been manufactured (25 will be available at shows). The full length album should be out real soon. Listen.

Downloadable: Tired (A Ceremony) (mp3)

Oh, and did you get a chance to listen to this previously posted Ghost Animal track being remixed by Philly knob tweakers Golden Ages.

Downloadable: In Your Room (Golden Ages Remix) (mp3)

For comparison purposes, here is the original.

Downloadable: In Your Room (mp3)

The band has some shows listed in and around PDX and LA this fall (on their myspace), hopefully, they will make it out to the NYC area in the not too distant future.

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Ghost Animal is on Summertime in Hell
Ghost Animal is on Orchid Tapes
Ghost Animal is on Spooky Town

BONUS: In Your Room EP (AMDISCS)
(Note: the download is free, but you have the option of buying it for €3, so if you really like it — do the right thing)

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