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Immuzikation – Highly Selassie (DangDiDiDangDad)
Sunday June 08th 2008, 5:22 pm
Filed under: Indie Music 2008

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Immuzikation just released another awesome blend called “Highly Selassie (DangDiDiDangDad)“. The new track mixes My Morning Jacket’s “Highly Suspicious” with Common and Pharrell’s “Universal Mind Control”. For those that don’t know the genius behind Immuzikation (aka. Alfredo Lapuz Jr.), think Girl Talk with more Indie tracks and less nineties pop hits.

From Immuzikation’s Blog entry on the new track posted last night, “there’s a large mmj fanbase here in athens (who are they again?) and they like requesting highly suspicious. i saw a flyer for an evil urges listening party the other day (who are they again?). i know i already used highly suspicious before, but umc was a better fit. i made this right before my gig last nite and touched it up this morning. i honestly didn’t want to spend too much time on highly, i donated enough of my brainpower on the last one. this one’s better though. dang dad!

Immuzikation – Highly Selassie (DangDiDiDangDad Blend)
from Probly Normal (unreleased), 2008

Download Immuzikation – Highly Selassie (DangDiDiDangDad) mp3 from SheenaBeaston (while available).

Other Immuzikation Favorites:
* Fish Tacos (ExtraTartarBlend)= Coldplay vs. Weezer vs. Cut Copy vs. The Blow vs. M.I.A. vs. Reading Rainbow (see Immuzikation MySpace)
* Sweet Young Angel= (Feist – When I Was A Young Girl) + (Burial – Archangel) + (Jens Lekman – A Sweet Summer’s Night on Hammer Hill)

Immuzikation – Sweet Young Angel
from Probly Normal (unreleased), 2008

Download other Immuzikation mp3s (including Sweet Young Angel) from BBQChickenRobot (while available).

Illinois – Alone Again
Saturday June 07th 2008, 6:41 pm
Filed under: Indie Music 2007

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Illinois – Alone Again
from What the Hell Do I Know?, 2007

Toadies at Stubb’s – September 3rd, 2008 – Austin Concert.
Friday June 06th 2008, 5:57 pm
Filed under: Austin Concerts 2008

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After their long awaited reunion in ’07, the Toadies are touring once again in support of their new album, No Deliverance set to be released on August 19th, 2008. Tickets for their September 3rd show in Austin went on sale this morning over at the Stubb’s website. Tickets will sell out, fast. I saw these guys perform back in the day during their prime (aka: Rubberneck). The albums that followed weren’t quite the same, but If you’re from south Texas it’s a must to see a live show (at least two times, if not more).

Here’s a video attempt at guerrilla marketing for their upcoming album (really, this place doesn’t have locks?…right) from TOADIESsuperfan, plus an old favorite about a stalker from Tyler, Texas.

Toadies in the studio!!! proof!, 2008

The Toadies – Tyler
from Rubberneck, 1994

The Toadies – Tyler Lyrics
And she runs through her days with a smile on her face.
And she runs, and she waits.
And I wait.

We can drive to any place.
Day and night, to cross this state.
And in the morning, into Mexico, we will wake up.
We will wake up.
We will.
I will be with her.

I found a window in the kitchen, where I let myself in.
I rummaged through the refrigerator, poured myself a beer.
I can’t believe I’m really here, and she’s lying in that bed.
I can almost feel her touch, and her anxious breath.

I stumble in the hallway, outside her bedroom door.
I hear her call out to me, I hear the fear in her voice.
She pulls the covers tighter.
I press against the door.
I will be with her tonight.
I will be with her tonight.
I will be with her tonight.
I will be with her tonight.
I will be with her.
I will be with her.

French Kicks with Frightened Rabbit and Zykos at The Mohawk – June 5th, 2008 – Austin Indie Concert.
Thursday June 05th 2008, 11:37 am
Filed under: Austin Concerts 2008

Playing The Mohawk June 5th in Austin, French Kicks with Frightened Rabbit and Zykos. A night of awesome opening acts. Get there early. I met the guys from Frightened Rabbit back in March and their show definitely topped my all time favorite highlights of south-by-south-west. Great energy, great music. Super stoked about this one, and I haven’t been early for something since…well, I’m just always late.

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French Kicks – The Trial of the Century
from The Trial of the Century, 2004

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Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit (photo by Dave Gourley)

Frightened Rabbit – Head Rolls Off
from The Midnight Organ Fight, 2008

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Zykos – Mrs.
from Zykos, 2004

The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight
Tuesday June 03rd 2008, 8:08 pm
Filed under: Indie Music 2008

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I’m a sucker for strings and lyrics, and broken hearted love songs. This one gets props for all three….

The band’s self-titled, debut full-length album was released on August 5, 2008 on Majordomo Records.

The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight

The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime Around Midnight Lyrics
And it starts, sometime around midnight.
Or at least that’s when you lose yourself
for a minute or two.
As you stand, under the bar lights.
And the band plays some song
about forgetting yourself for a while.
And the piano’s this melancholy soundtrack to her smile.
And that white dress she’s wearing
you haven’t seen her for a while.

But you know, that she’s watching.
She’s laughing, she’s turning.
She’s holding her tonic like a cross*.
The room’s suddenly spinning.
She walks up and asks how you are.
So you can smell her perfume.
You can see her lying naked in your arms.

And so there’s a change, in your emotions.
And all these memories come rushing
like feral waves to your mind.
Of the curl of your bodies,
like two perfect circles entwined.
And you feel hopeless and homeless
and lost in the haze of the wine.

Then she leaves, with someone you don’t know.
But she makes sure you saw her.
She looks right at you and bolts.
As she walks out the door,
your blood boiling
your stomach in ropes.
Oh and when your friends say,
“What is it? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Then you walk, under the streetlights.
And you’re too drunk to notice,
that everyone is staring at you.
You just don’t care what you look like,
the world is falling around you.

You just have to see her.
You just have to see her.
You just have to see her.
You just have to see her.
You just have to see her.
You know that she’ll break you in two.

* The correct lyric is indeed “cross”. See here for the explanation from Mikel (lead singer/guitarist).