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Exotica, baby. Can you dig it?

Space Age Pop a go-go. Space Age Pop and Exotica album covers, complete with track listings and fun little comments. For fans of Dick Hyman, Arthur Lyman, Martin Denny, Esquivel, Ultra Lounge, and Shag. Even better, 317x.com offers enlargements. I Dig Chicks!. Tabu! Unsure of what all this might be? Take a listen (real audio only), with lots to choose from.
posted by ashbury on Nov 22, 2004 - 8 comments

Edison: Your loving Father

Edison spoke: "Of all my inventions, I liked the phonograph best..."

Auditory Antiquity as Anachronism.

Does One fancy the Sonic Cylinders and Spindled Spirals of Edison? are the Victorians' crackling gramophones what Ought to be? could it be the Transitory Teens for a treat in Tonality? perhaps One is enamored by the Resonance as Reasoned by the Roaring Decadence of Decade, the fret of Jitterbug Fears, and some Hopped-up Lindys instead?

Why not Then and Then to be found at Once?

( Fully formed Fondness recommends the abilities of a Reality Playfulness, the oddish Ogg, and an M.P.-third to boot. )
posted by tenseone on Nov 22, 2004 - 7 comments

Living can be lovely, here in New York state / Ah, but I wish that I were home again

The Wilde Flowers and subsequent British Canterbury bands.
posted by kenko on Nov 20, 2004 - 7 comments

Depeche Mode 101

Depeche Mode SoundToy. [via Fishbucket] [flash]
posted by soundofsuburbia on Nov 19, 2004 - 16 comments

beyond lyrics

Song meanings is a site where you can read the lyrics to a song and then post your thoughts on what the song means.
posted by bargle on Nov 18, 2004 - 57 comments

The Cantigas de Santa Maria

'The Cantigas de Santa Maria medieval-era manuscripts were written during the reign of Alfonso X "El Sabio" (1221-1284) and are one of the largest collections of monophonic (solo) songs from the middle ages ... ' Images.
posted by plep on Nov 18, 2004 - 6 comments

HELLO N00BS

I find Paris's Radio ABF the perfect background noise, with an optional 256kb/s stream. It's electronica.
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 18, 2004 - 22 comments

2004 Captured in Song

Underwear Goes Inside The Pants (video) is a nice little ditty about the condition of the world in 2004.
posted by debralee on Nov 18, 2004 - 25 comments

The Grey Album goes to video

Grey Video: a further experimental mashup (this time, in video) of the Beatles and Jay Z, for the DJ Dangermouse song Encore. Looks almost as slick as the old Weezer Happy Days video by Spike Jonze.
posted by mathowie on Nov 16, 2004 - 21 comments

Ashlee Simpson, you're our last H.O.P.E.

Trade in your Ashlee Simpson CD here.. A group calling itself HOPE (Horrified Observers of Pedestrian Entertainment) are offering to trade your Ashlee Simpson CD for one by one of Elvis Costello, The Ramones, X, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin, Mr. Bungle, Ray Charles, Abe Lincoln Story, Grateful Dead, Neil Hamburger, Joni Mitchell, and Brian Wilson. Next target is the film "Taxi".
posted by salmacis on Nov 16, 2004 - 68 comments

finally

Copy your iPod contents to your PC! Mac users have been swearing by such products as iPodRip or iPod Access but now we in the majority can "backup" our tunes from our lil device onto our ibm-compatibles. take that shelbyville!
posted by tsarfan on Nov 15, 2004 - 23 comments

It's getting near dawn....

The original power trio is back. Reunions are distressingly common these days, but these guys playing together again is historic. Old farts everywhere rejoice....
posted by jonmc on Nov 15, 2004 - 45 comments

Tali-banned

Secret Service investigates high school band Coalition of the Willing for performing a Bob Dylan song. Actually, for wanting to perform a Bob Dylan song. Parents freak out.
posted by swift on Nov 15, 2004 - 59 comments

Latter Day Taints

Latter Day Taints - DJ Riko - with bonus points for using tracks like Arnold Schwarzenegger - Gator Lodge & dialogue from Miami vice - this guy takes the bastard pop mixups another step forward. He also makes his own remixes to go alongside the DJ mixes (the Bangles with the Rolling Stones with Fleix da Housecat anyone?) And guess what? Just in time for the holiday season....two Christmas mash-ups to enjoy. These links are direct to MP3's
posted by mattr on Nov 14, 2004 - 5 comments

l'Art des Bruits

SoNHoRS - Panorama, histoire des musiques electroniques.
Great French language site on the history of electronic music.
posted by thatwhichfalls on Nov 12, 2004 - 3 comments

billy harvey dot com

Hey how's it going? Welcome to Billy Harvey dot com. Thanks for stopping by my site...I like to sing & dance & draw. The folks at sofake deliver another intriguing interface. (flash and sound alert) via B.A.'s Weblog
posted by madamjujujive on Nov 11, 2004 - 12 comments

How the pirates saved civilization

Every Song Ever Recorded His goal: to own a digital copy of every song ever made. His reason: to preserve them through the upcoming apocalyptic jihad. Just don't ask him to share. (via Macsurfer)
posted by joaquim on Nov 11, 2004 - 39 comments

DooWop Nation

DooWop Nation Not to get all Pepsi Blue on your collective ass, but I have been luxuriating in the Proper box sets The Dawn Of Doo-Wop (tracklist) and Doo Wop Delights (tracklist and discography) and thought to construct a post around the topic of the original postwar--as World War II--black harmony singing style, of which, as Greil Marcus notes in his Lipstick Traces, there were 15,000 records recorded after World War II--a DIY phenomenom which he compares to rise of punk... (more inside, naturally)
posted by y2karl on Nov 11, 2004 - 16 comments

Get down Jesus Style

CrusFX 1000 - Holy power to thrash

Justin Frankel creator of Winamp, is up to new tricks.
posted by sourbrew on Nov 11, 2004 - 6 comments

Folk the System!

Prussian Blue is a "white-power" band named after the color of the residue Zyklon-B leaves in a gas chamber. They do some originals, but mostly folk covers of neo-Nazi bands like Skrewdriver and RaHoWa. Oh, and they're twelve-year-old twin girls. (via Vice.)
posted by fungible on Nov 10, 2004 - 37 comments

Nothing Is Forever

Enough Is Enough: It's time to stop dancing to "Hey Ya!" "As of today, November 10, 2004, it is one year since 'Hey Ya!' was released in the UK. So all you Beyonces, and Lucy Lius, and babydolls, GET OFF THE FLOOR." Further proof that Popjustice is the world's greatest pop magazine, if their review of Girls Aloud's What Will The Neighbours Say? with Neighbours-cast-members-out-of-ten ratings scale didn't already convince you. Oh, and "note to DJs: This is not an excuse to start playing 'Crazy In Love' again."
posted by logovisual on Nov 10, 2004 - 10 comments

Pass the gefilte from the left hand side.

Matisyahu - Hasidic Reggae.
posted by dobbs on Nov 8, 2004 - 11 comments

The Numero Group

The Numero Group is a web-based record company specializing in unearthing great music that you probably didn't know existed but can't live without. (Flash site; more inside)
posted by ba on Nov 7, 2004 - 6 comments

For the boys overseas

V-Disc Records, a government-created music company, made 78's full of music, stories and announcements and sent them overseas to US servicemen from 1943-1949. They were never made available in record stores and, since the American Federation of Musicians was on strike at the time, they were the only recordings being made. All of the top stars of the day made them, including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and more. After the program ended in 1949, the government, following an AFM request that the records not be used for commercial purposes, destroyed the original masters. Luckily the Library of Congress has a complete set of V-Discs and the National Archives saved some of the metal stampers.
posted by tommasz on Nov 4, 2004 - 2 comments

WM Recordings

Welcome to WM Recordings! WM Recordings is a netlabel operating from Heerlen, the Netherlands. WM Recordings brings you music that is a little "different". We do not specialize in one style, but instead bring you exciting sounds that you're not likely to find anywhere else. Everything you see here is free, so take as much as you like.
posted by soundofsuburbia on Nov 4, 2004 - 9 comments

Straight Edge - Punk rock goes straight

Straight Edge - Punk rock goes straight: no drugs, no drink, no sex, no meat.
30 minute audio documentary and flash site on an underground music movement.
Minor Threat, Youth of Today, Seven Seconds, Gorilla Biscuits all X'ed it out.
posted by putzface_dickman on Nov 4, 2004 - 69 comments

Strange Bedfellows

Would the real Postal Service please stand up?
The Postal Service named their band to reflect the fact that its album was created by mailing tracks back and forth between collaborators. But about a year ago, it received a cease and desist order from that other Postal Service, as in, that one that actually delivers the mail. Well, a year later, instead of crushing the synth-wielding weaklings, the two entities have actually kissed and made up. The Postal Service gets to keep its name, and in exchange, the USPS gets a house band for its upcoming conference and maybe a soundtrack for its next tv spot. Somewhere, Moby is nodding approvingly.
posted by UncleDave on Nov 4, 2004 - 32 comments

Tarab.com - Free arabic music.

Tarab.com - Free arabic music. Use the map to navigate. Sadly just .ram-files, but tons and tons of them.
posted by mr.marx on Nov 2, 2004 - 7 comments

Europop my love!

dancing trancends all languages [Windows Media]
posted by pedantic on Oct 31, 2004 - 25 comments

MC Frontalot - he's so indy

Special Delivery [Mission Accomplished remix] - partisan rappery
posted by Pretty_Generic on Oct 31, 2004 - 1 comment

Lend me Your Ears - BWAAHAHA!!

Something ear-y for Halloween: Oddio Overplay gives you Ghouls With Attitude 2-CD compilation by Otisfodder, plus (from Martinibomb and Coconut Monkeyrocket), the Munster Beat mp3 (click below the image to listen).
posted by taz on Oct 31, 2004 - 8 comments

Get Your Bootleg On

Get Your Bootleg On has lotsa bootlegs. This kind, not this kind. Inspired by this.
posted by turbodog on Oct 27, 2004 - 3 comments

boing ping boom tschak

Nanoloop 2.0 released : Long live retro music!
posted by starscream on Oct 26, 2004 - 15 comments

Sad day for music.

Legendary radio DJ John Peel dies of heart attack at 65. Peel's contribution to modern music and culture was "immeasurable".
posted by dash_slot- on Oct 26, 2004 - 118 comments

March.

Mosh.
posted by dhartung on Oct 26, 2004 - 83 comments

Kitundu - Sound Artist

The bizarre instruments and superb sounds of Kitundu, Sound Artist.
posted by dobbs on Oct 23, 2004 - 5 comments

Tiny Mix Tapes

Tiny Mix Tapes might seem like just another album review site, but if they also have this great "Automatic Mix Tape Generator" that produces gems like these: 1 | 2 | 3.
posted by sciurus on Oct 22, 2004 - 3 comments

Marketing-induced Dizziness

U2-style Friday Flash Fun. They join the ranks of Flash game marketeers in the promotion of their new single, Vertigo, and upcoming album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. And by the way, someone found the contents of that briefcase that got stolen in Portland 23 years ago.
posted by udeups on Oct 22, 2004 - 5 comments

PepsiBlueAndIDon'tCareFilter

Mercedes Benz site Mix Tape. Free downloadable MP3 mix. Features mostly downtempo, wallpapery tracks.
posted by anathema on Oct 22, 2004 - 11 comments

MP3 Community Blog

MP3 4U.com is like a Metafilter for free, legal MP3s. Looks like it's been around a while, but never caught on.
posted by fungible on Oct 22, 2004 - 12 comments

After 26 years of remaining unidentified, it has been confirmed that Jandek has come out of hiding, playing a set at the Instal festival in Glasgow on October 17. [previous MeFi Jandek discussion]
posted by Quartermass on Oct 20, 2004 - 20 comments

ticks and tones may break my 'phones...

gameboyzz orchestra project, live @ paris. Don't be put off by the first track of the Paris set - that's just a warm up.
posted by nthdegx on Oct 19, 2004 - 4 comments

A Political Circle

Art rock/metal band A Perfect Circle are releasing a new album consisting of mostly politically orientated covers, including John Lennon's Imagine. With so many bands pumping out the politics recently why is this strange? Because for so many years the band, and frontman Maynard James Keenan (also the lead singer for Tool) have usually kept right out of politics, opting for a more mysterious and individualistic approach to their music. Interesting to read what some of their fans think?
posted by Jase_B on Oct 19, 2004 - 16 comments

Fear the hidden Nazis next-door

The Evolution Control Committee [Motion Picture Experts Group Standard 1 Audio Layer III]
posted by Pretty_Generic on Oct 18, 2004 - 8 comments

but that's the best part!

The Glenn Gould De-Vocalizer 2000
posted by machaus on Oct 17, 2004 - 8 comments

NSFQW (Not Safe For Quiet Workplaces)

Name that tune in the UGO Music Challenge. Available in three delicious flavors: Rock/Pop, Hip-Hop/R&B, and Movie Music.
posted by Fourmyle on Oct 15, 2004 - 7 comments

De Wolfe Music

De Wolfe Music has a vast and fascinating CD catalogue of commercial music: classics, genre, sound effects, mood music, and soundalikes. Search or browse to find online full-length demos in RealPlayer format. Alternatively, the UK site provides demos via a Flash playbar. Check out, for instance, Chinese epic, clones of Kurt Weil or Scott Joplin, an Egyptian/Roman blockbuster, the Final Frontier - or maybe be Tense, a gladiator, laidback and Scottish, or very English.
posted by raygirvan on Oct 15, 2004 - 5 comments

I'm goin' to heaven in a split pea shell

Remembering Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten (1895-1987): Oh, Lordy me, didn't [she] shake sugaree! [last 2 are audio]
posted by shoepal on Oct 14, 2004 - 13 comments

/.com and Fat Boy Slim

/.com gets a single from Fat Boy Slim. In his recently released new album Palookaville, FatBoy Slim [better known to the general public for hit parade tracks like Weapon of Choice (video, multiple formats)(featuring some impressive dancing skill by Christopher Walken), Praise You, Bird of Pray et al] dedicates the 2nd track to /.com. Question is...how long till some artists evokes the MetaFilter from the prestigeous internets ?
posted by elpapacito on Oct 14, 2004 - 29 comments

Woke up this morning...

Islam and the Blues.
Q. What's the difference between the muezzin’s call to prayer and The Blues.
A. Nothing.
posted by seanyboy on Oct 14, 2004 - 13 comments

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