Following the sucess of the‘Nude’ remix contest, Radiohead have decided to cash in follow on with ‘Reckoner’. You can buy the stems from iTunes at 99c a pop. (There’s usually 5 stems per track). Pay what you’d like for the album. Heck, get it for free. Then wait a few months. And charge 5 bucks for the same track. So many people buy it it gets on the iTune charts! And then toss a few grand at a ‘winner’, even though you’ve asked Diplo, James Holden and Modeselektor to remix for you.
I know I’ve used Kanye’s image in vain in the past, but at least he’s giving the ‘Love Lockdown’stems away for free on his blog. No word of a prize or competition, but did you really think you’d do a better remix than James Holden?
Hey guess what Kids - we love us some Tom Waits round these here parts. But then again, I guess that’shardlynews. ( If that is news then I gotta tell ya buddy, you need to get out less.)
As the Glitter and Doom Tour draws to a close in Dublin this weekend, those kind people over at NPRhave managed to finally harness the power of the interweb for good, and recorded the 2 and a half hour show at Atlanta’s historic Fox Theater on July 5 and made it available for all.
The set contains tracks that Waits hasn’t tried out of the studio, including “Hoist that Rag”, “Anywhere I Lay My Head” and triplejaysus favourite “All the World Is Green”.Backing Waits is a five-piece group featuring Seth Ford-Young (upright bass), Patrick Warren (keyboards), Omar Torrez (guitars), Vincent Henry (woodwinds) and Casey Waits (drums and percussion).
“They play with racecar precision and they are all true conjurers,” says Waits. “They are all multi-instrumentalists and they polka like real men.”
Got an email from MODULAR this arvo, stoking my already red hot anticiation of the upcoming VAN SHE release.
In preparation for the LP release, the band have also recorded + mixed their very own mixtape of some of their favourite tracks from today and yesteryear that have come to influence their new record in some way, making it an eclectic journey that buzzes at every corner.
The mix is some loose change over an hour long, and is typical of the ‘Hey kids, I just threw this together’ mix we have come to expect from artists like this ( Hear that Justice? ) - its a crackin’ mix with sublime production. If these bastids didn’t slave over this for days they’ve just made my shit list.
Feral Children, a Seattle quintet, are the latest band in the triplejaysus series of exclusive interviews. They have just released their debut long player, produced by Scott Colburn (Animal Collective) called ‘Second to last frontier’.
The nice people at Sarathan Recordshave given triplejaysus readers access to their 4 tracks from the debut in an exclusive EP.
‘Jaundice Giraffe’opens with keys and an oompah beat. Layered on that come ‘Beach Boy’ backing vocals, but don’t let that mislead you. Frank Black-esque barks signal the escalation into cacophony. Brock-like vocal calisthenics continue with what must be carefully constructed abandon, because you cannot deny that it catches you with many of its hooks.
‘Zyghost’is a pounding track with crazy carnival keys and a dirty bassline, and screaming backing vocals I haven’t heard since The Dead Milkmen’s ‘Stuart’. It’s brilliant stuff, and well worth the bandwidth. Go get it!
Jeff Keenan (co-lead singer and stand up drummer) took some time out to answer my questions after the jump. (more…)
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