Saturday, July 21, 2007

Is Enough?
This one goes out to all those people who go to countries with great music and don't bring any back to me... (You know who you are.)
Wagëblë, one of the most popular rap groups in Senegal, have been working with Norwegian producers, touring in Switzerland, and are collaborating on the One People project. But beyond that, try to get this song out of your head once you hear it...

Senegal



Their Music Video

Their MySpace
and website

Buy Wagëblë at Amazon

Monday, July 16, 2007

Unpop Music
Since no one liked yesterday's song, I figure it is the perfect day to put up another that no one will like. So here's Cortney Tidwell from Nashville. And she is not at all country in case you are wondering, more Bjorkish (Bjorky?) I find something quite quite lovely and ethereal in it's noisy shagginess, but I am sure I am alone in this assessment.

Don't Let Stars Keep Us Tangled Up



Missing Link (Live)

Her MySpace
and website

Buy Cortney Tidwell at Amazon

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Less Than Idolized
Olivia has been poised for fame and stardom for six years, but it hasn't happened... She was the first artist signed to Clive Davis' J Records who then released one unsuccessful single. Then she was signed by 50-Cent and billed as the "First Lady of G-Unit" until last year when her album "Behind Closed Doors" went unreleased and she has since been dropped yet again. Word is that her new album will be produced by Missy Elliot and Timbaland. But perhaps my advice would be not to hold your breath...

Got Me Going Crazy



Live in Germany

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

PB & J
Despite an unfortunate evocation of Peter, Paul and Mary and being beloved by hipsters the world over, Peter Bjorn and John are really quite extraordinary. They somehow make slightly whiny and precious little songs full of whistling and bongo drums sound fresh and new. (Also their initials spell "PBJ.")

Objects of my Affection



Young Folks (Live in Glasgow)

Their MySpace
And website

Buy Peter Bjorn and John at Amazon

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

From the Basement in My Brain
The National are local. From Brooklyn I mean... And just quite fabulous, if you like this sort of thing. The sort of thing where an affectless mumble covers driving and writhing chaos. They play River to River August 17th.

Secret Meeting