30 April 2009

Swashbuckling Songstress

Coeur De Pirate (a.k.a. BĂ©atrice Martin) is a 19-year-old ubercute singer-songwriter from Montreal. Her self-titled debut album was released back in September 2008, but I only just now stumbled upon it. Before going solo, Martin lent her keyboard skills to another Quebec act, Bonjour Brumaire. Check out her video for "Comme des enfants." I have no idea what she is saying (as she sings in French), but the video is adorable.

26 April 2009

No Nose Wrinkling Allowed!

Here's the mix list provided by my other Twitter friend, Laura. You can check out here blog here. I've been informed that no nose wrinkling is allowed. Can't wait to check out these songs.

Song / Artist / Album

Bad Things / Jace Everett/ Theme from “True Blood”

Zombie / The Cranberries / The Cranberries: Stars - The Best of 1992-2002 Alternative

Summertime / Brother Love / Album of the Year

I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You / Colin Hay / Garden State (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

I Don't Care / Fall Out Boy / I Don't Care - Single

Free Loop / Daniel Powter / Daniel Powter

Whole Again / Granian / Hang Around

Lost My Way / Matthew Ebel / Goodbye Planet Earth

Home / Marc Broussard / Carencro

Big Ups / Ms. Triniti / Ragga Hop

A Light in the Dark

Dark Was The Night, is a double-disc compilation featuring 31 exclusive tracks by the who's who of the indie world. Bon Iver, Yeasayer, Feist, Iron & Wine, Spoon, the Arcade Fire, Cat Power, Andrew Bird, Blonde Redhead, My Morning Jacket and more have lent their talents to the project. Proceeds from the compilation will benefit the Red Hot Organization, an international charity that raises money and awareness for HIV and AIDS research. Learn more about the organization by visiting its web site.

25 April 2009

The "Cure For What Ails You" Playlist

My new friend, Miranda, posted this mix on her blog and I thought I would share it with RC. There's some stuff on it that I'd never heard before and that I'm really enjoying. Here's her post:

This list of some of my favorite songs and artists is dedicated to Laura & Erin! I hope you enjoy the diversity, girls. They're not as underground as your selections, Erin, but I'm sure you'll enjoy them!

These selections are in no particular order, but I will add that the song by Muse is my all-time favorite song.

1. "Me and the Skirts"/ The Features/ Exhibit A
2. "I Like You Better When You're Naked"/ Ida Maria/ Fortress 'Round My Heart
3. "The Pumpkin Song"/ Kate Nash/ Made of Bricks
4. "Electric Feel"/ MGMT/ Oracular Spectacular
5. "Black Wedding"/ Meg & Dia/ Here, Here & Here
6. "One Day"/ The Juan MacLean/ The Future Will Come...
7. "Henrietta"/ The Fratellis/ Costello Music
8. "Hang Me Up to Dry"/ Cold War Kids/ Robbers & Cowards
9. "I Know What I Am"/ Band of Skulls/ Baby Darling Doll Face Honey
10. "Time is Running Out"/ Muse/ Absolution
11. "Intervention"/ The Arcade Fire/ Neon Bible
12. "No Rest For the Wicked"/ Cage the Elephant/ Cage the Elephant

24 April 2009

Erin's Fresh Mix

Ok, so here's my mix suggestion for Miranda & Laura. Ladies, I have no idea what you like...so hopefully we're on the same page. I look forward to your suggestions!

Song / Artist / Album

1. “Jigsaw” / Mates of State / Re-Arrange Us
2. “I Know I Know I Know” / Tegan & Sara / So Jealous
3. “Gronlandic Edit” / Of Montreal / Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
4. “Tonight” / Lykke Li / Unknown (sorry!)
5. “I’d Rather Dance with You” / Kings of Convenience / Riot on an Empty Street
6. “Silver Lining” / Rilo Kiley / Under the Blacklight
7. “Standing on the Shore” / Empire of the Sun / Walking on a Dream
8. “1901” / Phoenix / Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
9. “L.A. Noir” / Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head / Glistening Pleasure
10.“Make It Happen” / The Teenagers / Reality Check

(art compliments of my coworker, Jason)

RC Meeting!

RC is back. Say it with me, "It's about time!" Looks like Monday evenings work for most of us, so the next RC meeting will be at my house Monday, May 4th at 7pm. As for the theme, I'm open to suggestions. That said, I was thinking it might be fun for us to bring songs by people/bands we've seen live. Could be a recent show or maybe your first concert (mine was Billy Idol and Faith No More). Just an idea. Again, I'm open to other ideas. Thoughts?


I stumbled across this old photo from Record Club back in January of 2006. You have no idea how happy it makes me that five of us are still doing this!

Pictured (left to right): Me, Vero, Rosemary, Darcey, Tanya, Jeff & Nick.

Get Your Mix Fix

I recently befriended two fellow Twitter gals who share a passion for music. We're now going to start sharing mixes with each other, hopefully introducing each other to previously unknown bands and rekindling our love of bands we may have forgotten about. I'll be posting my mixes (in the form of lists) on this here blog. Hope you RC kids are cool with that!

Hi, Miranda & Laura. Welcome to Record Club!

20 April 2009

The Fox Theatre, Part 2

The Fox Theatre - Band of Horses

This past weekend, Rosemary and I took a trip to Oakland's Fox Theatre to catch a performance by Band of Horses. While the band was fabulous (as expected), I was more impressed with the venue itself. After closing down more than 40 years ago, the venue finally reopened in February of this year. The exterior features a magnificent neon marquee and Middle Eastern architecture. The Middle Eastern theme continues inside with gilded walls, lavish fabrics and vibrant tile and paint works. Two 10-foot tall god-like statues reside on either side of the stage, glowing eyes beaconing concertgoers. Quite impressive.

The theater will serve as the flagship live music venue for Another Planet Entertainment, which has booked numerous shows for the Greek Theatre, the Independent, Paramount Theatre and other Bay Area venues. Expect great shows! Fleet Foxes, The Shins, M. Ward, Animal Collective and Of Montreal are all slated to play upcoming shows.

08 April 2009

SN&R Pulls My Piece

So, I just found out that SN&R pulled my small preview piece on the upcoming Jenny Lewis show. Why? Apparently, the feature was supposed to be on someone else, and the author surprised Nick with a piece on Lewis. Here's a quote from Nick Miller:

"yeah well the dude writing the feature that week surprisingly turned in a feature on jenny instead of garrett pierce."

What a fucktard! Who does that? Don't editors like to know what their writers are turning in? Well, here's what was suposed to run:

You know that little red-haired girl who was the object of Charlie
Brown's unrequited love? Well, she's got nothing on indie darling
Jenny Lewis, who has garnered the attention of boys and girls
everywhere. Her sweet, country-tinged voice has lent vocal tones to
albums by the Postal Service, Dntel, Bright Eyes and her own band,
Rilo Kiley. Lewis, who is currently on "the road to Coachella," will
make a pit stop in Sacramento on Wednesday, April 15th. Expect her to
drop tracks from her sophomore solo album, Acid Tongue. And kids, try
not to drool.

Metric in Denver, CO

So, Darcey and I just booked a trip to Denver, CO; where we'll be catching Metric perform at the Ogden Theatre. I'm pretty excited to visit the Mile-High City, and am hoping Rosemary & Erin will join us for the trip.