Yearly Archives: 2005

Messing Around With the Feed

I’ve been adding some Feedburner technology to our feed so you easily add it to, e-mail links and other junk, so if things have been weird today, me so sorry.

And as a reminder, you can subscribe to by pointing your favorite rss reader here:

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My Top 20 or so albums of 2005 are now available for your viewing pleasure.

Rye Coalition News

The band recorded an album with Dave Grohl a few years ago but it has been in limbo ever since all the record companies bought each other out awhile ago. Remember that? ugh.

Anyway, looks like the album is about to see the light of day.

2006 begins with bang for the Hard Luck 5. Our first release in almost 3 years, Chariots On Fire is a 4 song EP produced by Dave Grohl and engineered by Grammy Award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz. It will be unleashed on Tuesday, January 17th and will be available on CD in Europe only. Stateside it will be available digital download through all major online retailers. By the way, the artwork is sick.

We will be joining the Foo Fighters in January as support for their European tour. We will be doing a bunch of solo shows as well. We are really excited to bring our live show back to Europe, and give the Europeans something we have deprived them of for far too long. If youre lucky enough to be in the NYC tri-state area, you can catch us in a few area appearances before the tour begins. Check out the tour dates for details.

In April we will release our long awaited album Curses. A collection of 12 brand spanking new songs produced by Dave Grohl. An ass kicker of album by any mans standards, it could blow the beard off of any hipsters face and could melt the star tattoos on any gals body. We know it has been a long time coming, but it is well worth the wait. These are the best Rye Coalition songs to date. The mixes are hot and the album cover is hotter. We cant wait to give birth to this little monster so we can watch it wreak havoc on the earth. Fans.Nurture the baby. Love the monster. Love it like its your own. It is our gift to you.

Tour dates after the break.
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Second Place Winner for Video of the Year

Click here to watch it!

San Francisco’s Laptop Indie Rock pioneers Pants Pants Pants succeeded in re-shooting, scene for scene, and in excruciating detail, the entire opening sequences of season 1 and season 5 of the popular television show “Full House.”

First place winner for video of the year was written about here.


Saturday Looks Good to SXSW

Frank pointed out to me that Saturday Looks Good To Me are playing a showcase at Emo’s on Wednesday the 15th.

This is a band that has elluded me for some time, so I hope to catch their set.

MP3: Lift Me Up
MP3: Underwater Heartbeak

BRMC exclusive download

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is offering a free song, Whenever You’re Ready, via its website.

Click here for more information. Not sure how long it’ll be there.

Bar None Records Showcase Info

I’m a really big fan of The Sharp Things so I’m looking forward to this event.

Friday March 17
venue tba

8 The Sharp Things
9 Oppenheimer
10 the soft lightes (formerly know as Incredible Moses Leroy)
11 Hotel Lights (Darren from the Ben Folds Five)
12 The Spinto Band
1 El Ten Eleven

[credz to torr]

Matador Records Showcase Shaping Up

A friend sent me a link to Matador Records’ news page that reveals some info of their showcase. It looks like, at a minimum, Cat Power, Belle and Sebastian and Mogwai will all be playing the Matador showcase.

Is Arab Strap still a Matador band? Were they ever? I’m sort of sleepy as I type this so excuse it.

Yo La Diary

Yo La Tengo are keeping a diary of all their Hannukah shows @ Maxwell’s that started last night. I’ll be there tonight and tomorrow, maybe I’ll see you.

The latest Donewaiting “Best of 2005” list

I know it’s difficult for you to celebrate the holidays before you read my “best albums of 2005” list so here ya go.