Posts Tagged ‘Speedy Ortiz’

mp3s :: GIMME TINNITUS > Best Downloadables of 2014, Vol. 1

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

And now it is time for the first edition of the Best Downloadables of 2014.

So, you can play the whole mix below or some of the individual tracks using the tiny play buttons next to each mp3 link, OR you can stream the whole page using the streampad player at the bottom of the page, OR you can just download any or all of the mp3s at your leisure and play them using a digital media player of your choice.

Listen.

Downloadables:

  1. Comfortable Life (mp3) by Flagland
  2. Distraction (mp3) by Wimps
  3. Walk (mp3) by Slippertails
  4. Human Worm (mp3) by Waylon Thornton
  5. HD Snobs (mp3) by NICE GUYS
  6. Keep The Ship At Bay (mp3) by Total Slacker
  7. Daydream (mp3) by Ava Luna
  8. taurus (mp3) by bbigpigg
  9. Ok, Lost (mp3) by Orca Orca
  10. RNRFON (mp3) by Tense Men
  11. Everything’s Bigger (mp3) by Speedy Ortiz
  12. Fell So Hard (mp3) by Thalia Zedek Band
  13. Photograph (mp3) by Damaged Bug
  14. Pantomime Jack (mp3) by Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
  15. Tropical Dynamite (mp3) by CELEBRATER
  16. Eastern State (mp3) by Kindling
  17. Scot With One T (mp3) by Mayor Creep
  18. Silver Sand (mp3) by Curelight Wounds
  19. Scum, Rise! (mp3) by Protomartyr
  20. DIE ALONE (mp3) by GRIZZLOR
  21. Other Side (mp3) by Slow Animal

If you want to download all the individual tracks in this post, you should probably think about installing the DownThemAll! or FlashGot Firefox extensions as we are way too lazy to zip and upload every single best of mix.

Also, 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 (or at the merch table at a show):

Insound | eMusic | Other Music

And, if you haven’t done it already, make sure you check out the other best of posts.

gimme tinnitus best downloadables of 2014

q and also a :: Geronimo!

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Here are Geronimo!‘s answers in this next q and also a (maybe Kelly answered them).

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

a: I took this question to be one of two ways- the last song I actually did hear, or the last one that I “heard,” meaning the last one that really grabbed me. I’ll answer both ways.

The last song I actually did hear was “I Am a Real Machine” by A Severe Joy. We learned it in practice last night and sampled part of it on our new album. He’s a talented friend of ours and an inspiration to the band.

The last song that I remember “hearing” was by the band Ride. It’s a song called “Leave Them All Behind.” I saw it in a documentary about Creation Records. It’s like an 8 minute song with extended jam parts and really pretty harmonies. It reminded me a lot of what we were trying to do with Geronimo! for a while. Except they totally nail everything it in that song. I love listening to it and getting lost in the guitars.

q: What is your most common reaction to hearing your own music?

a: Criticism, unfortunately. I always hear something I want to do better. It usually takes a couple years until I can say “ah, I actually like that”

q: What is your favorite artist/band to see live?

a: Right now it’s Pile. I’ve seen them a few times and each time has been better. There isn’t a song they have that I think “oh, now’s a good time to go get another beer.” I want to hear them all.

Downloadable: Big Web (mp3)

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

a: We’ve only played NYC three times. Of those three the favorite experience we had was Big Snow (RIP). Generally, any type of intimate rock venue is OK with us.

Ed. Note: a few google and youtube searches did not reveal footage of Geronimo! at Big Snow, so instead here’s some Speedy Ortiz. OK?

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

a: I’m currently in the throes of the final season of television show The Wire. I had a black hole left in me after Breaking Bad finished and The Wire plugged it up and then some. Sweet merciful crap it is a great show. I’m trying to finish it before we leave for tour so I don’t have to wait two weeks for closure.

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

a: Speaking of tour! Check out our Facebook page or bandcamp for the dates. We are putting out a new album, Cheap Trick, on Exploding in Sound. It’ll be out officially May 13. You can pick up a copy at our shows on tour or at our official release show in Chicago on May 23 at the Observatory.

You can preorder Cheap Trick @ thegeronimoband.bandcamp.com.

You should probably also check out their free/pay-what-you-want EP project Buzz yr Girlfriend:

Vol. 1

Vol. 2

Vol. 3

Upcoming NYC Show:

Geronimo! is on the internet
Geronimo! is on Bandcamp
Geronimo! is on Facebook
Geronimo! is on Twitter
Geronimo! is on Hype Machine
Geronimo! is on Exploding in Sound

Also Playing Tonight BONUS:

Nu Punk (mp3) by Ovlov

Honeycrunch (mp3) by Dead Wives

Graveyard (mp3) by LVL UP

Geronimo!

mp3s :: NOT POSTED Mix, Vol. 72

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

It’s time to check out a bunch of the tracks I have not posted recently. 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. Here is the next NOT POSTED mix.

Instructions for use: you can play the individual tracks using the tiny play buttons next to each mp3 link, OR you can stream the whole page using the streampad player at the bottom of the page, OR you can just download any or all of the mp3s at your leisure and play them using a digital media player of your choice. Ok?

Listen.

Downloadables:

  1. Everything’s Bigger (mp3) by Speedy Ortiz
  2. Bon Jovi (mp3) by Stickers

    [d/l the What's Up Seattle Mixtape #2 @ whatsupseattle.bandcamp.com]

  3. Fell So Hard (mp3) by Thalia Zedek Band
  4. Clam Hands (mp3) by Dirt Nap
  5. Where I Stand (mp3) by John Zimmerman
  6. Visits (mp3) by BOYTOY
  7. $100 Blues (mp3) by Psychic Baos
  8. Doves (mp3) by Earl Boykins
  9. Hope Dealers (mp3) by Pow!
  10. Gagger (mp3) by The Beds
  11. Boom Pow Awesome Wow (mp3) by The Traps
  12. Rock n’ Roll (mp3) by Outrageous Fun
  13. Awake the Light in the Night of All Creatures (mp3) by Nostalgique
  14. Driving alone past roadwork at night (mp3) by Ricky Eat Acid

    [pay-what-you-want for Three Love Songs @ rickyeatacid.bandcamp.com]

  15. Life Bandage (mp3) by Life Partner
  16. Hippy Lifestyle (mp3) by Hippy
  17. Lightnet (mp3) by The Tower of Light
  18. Thanks Given (mp3) by State Champion
  19. Get on Top (mp3) by Porno Mags
  20. Emmi (mp3) by Mini Dresses
  21. Already Dead (mp3) by Waylon Thornton
  22. Photograph (mp3) by Damaged Bug
  23. January, 2008 (mp3) by Math the Band

If you want to download all the individual tracks in this post, you should probably think about installing the DownThemAll! or FlashGot Firefox extensions as I am way too lazy to zip and upload every single NOT POSTED mix.

Also, 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 | eMusic | Other Music

And be sure to check out the other NOT POSTED mixes.

NOT POSTED Mix

audio stream :: Speedy Ortiz > Everything’s Bigger

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

As you may have heard, Northampton, MA’s own Speedy Ortiz is putting out a new EP on February 11th. The EP, Real Hair will be released via Carpark Records. Real Hair was recorded and mixed by Mr. Paul Q. Kolderie, whose recording/production/mixing/engineering you have most likely heard on albums by Dinosaur Jr., Hole, Morphine, Buffalo Tom, Throwing Muses, Pixies, Radiohead, Big Dipper… seriously sounds like the perfect fit, no?

This is what Real Hair sounds like.

Listen.

Streamable: Everything’s Bigger (soundcloud)

(as seen)

You can preorder Real Hair @ store.carparkrecords.com or insound.com.

You can stream another track off of Real Hair entitled “American Horror” @ ew.com, you know, if you are into that sort of thing.

Speedy Ortiz are presently ON TOUR in the South and Mid-Atlantic, with their former labelmates Grass Is Green (who also have a new recording coming out soon).

Speedy Ortiz and Grass Is Green on tour now

Next comes a tour of the UK, then some SXSW dates, and then the West Coast in March/April with Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks (dates/places on their facebook)

Speedy Ortiz is on Bandcamp
Speedy Ortiz is on Facebook
Speedy Ortiz is on Twitter
Speedy Ortiz is on Livejournal
Speedy Ortiz is on Hype Machine
Speedy Ortiz is on Carpark
Speedy Ortiz is on Inflated Records
Speedy Ortiz is on Exploding in Sound Records
Speedy Ortiz is on Hidden Temple
Speedy Ortiz is on Taste My Kids
Speedy Ortiz is on eMusic

BONUS: Tiger Tank (mp3)

Speedy Ortiz Real Hair EP

audio streams :: Grass Is Green > Vacation Vinny

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Boston’s Grass Is Green is comprised of Andy Chervenak (vocals/guitars), Jesse Weiss (drums), Devin McKnight (guitars/bass), and Michael Thomas III (bass/guitars). Their latest LP, Vacation Vinny continues their efforts to blend post-punk, post-hardcore, and psych rock sounds into one killer amalgam. The LP was recorded during September 2013 by the Gravesend Recording team of Julian Fader and Carlos Hernandez at The Silent Barn in Brooklyn, NY, and mixed by Michael Thomas III along with Hernandez and Fader. The LP will be released on vinyl and digitally on January 14th via GT fav Exploding In Sound Records. Here are the three “singles” from Vacation Vinny.

Listen.

Streamables:

Big Dog Tee Shirt Birthday Weekend

Sammy So Sick

Vacation 2.0

If you like, why not stream the whole LP @ IMPOSE?

You can, and let’s face it, probably should preorder Vacation Vinny @ grassisgreen.bandcamp.com (w/ first 100 orders on “beer” colored vinyl)

Upcoming NYC Show:

Grass Is Green is on Bandcamp
Grass Is Green is on Facebook
Grass Is Green is on Twitter
Grass Is Green is on Hype Machine
Grass Is Green is on Exploding In Sound

BONUS: You’re Yawning All Over My Baby (mp3)

vacation vinny by grass is green