Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Jaymay - Music to coffee, love and new year hangovers

Think a mug of steamy hot coffee, a few ray of the wintersun, the daily newspaper with only peace and harmony, add some sweet kisses, quiteness and no work. Think bad hangovers and then add some Jaymay aka 25-year old Jamie Kristine Seerman on the hi-fi. Even better. Stir very gently and calm down.

Jaymay makes me think of Emiliana Torrini. She started out playing local open-mic nights and made this Sea Green, See Blue EP earlier this year and made her voice recognized on a iTunes indie-list. Her songs are kind of lowkey and quirky with a good sense of humour. It's very easygoing and catchy.
Even though the production could have been more professional it has a certain feel to it, which makes me wanna relax and save it for days on my iPod. Add the belowlisted to your playlist or even better - buy her EP here.

  • Jaymay - Sea Green, See Blue
  • Jaymay - Gray or Blue
  • Jaymay - What happend
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2006 Liga Myspace New danish artists is a tv-program on danish national tv. In a week it'll change it's name to Liga and will now feature upcoming bands found on MySpace and YouTube and even a weekly podcast. Great that someone from the establishment finally will do all the small bands from the underground good. I hope the programme will be more groundbreaking than the namechange!

    Saturday, December 23, 2006

    Merry christmas

    Since christmas is here and I - as a Indie Laundry member - have been interviewed by danish national radio about music on the net, we have decided to do something we normally don´t do. We have decided to republish something from our archive. We like to see it as a christmas present and a reminder to our danish brothers and sisters* that this beautiful voice will be touring again this spring. So here are some live recordings from a concert Sara Grabow played this fall. Listen and go to a concert in spring 2007. It is still raw and alive!

  • Sara Grabow - Stars
  • Sara Grabow - Travel the World
  • Sara Grabow - Ballroom
  • Sara Grabow - Blueberries

  • *(not that we´re nationalist or anything alike - mind you, one of our members is from Iceland! Which means: we tolerate everybody) Merry christmas Arnár and everyone else

    Friday, December 22, 2006

    Favourite Christmas Music mp3s

    Below you'll find a list of some of my favourite christmas tunes. I'm linking to tracks on various blogs (without giving credit) so I hope that in the spirit of the season they'll be forgiving. Enjoy these soothing tunes!

  • Low "Just like Christmas"
  • Erlend Øye "Last Christmas" (Wham! Cover)
  • Snowden "White Christmas"
  • The Go! Team "The Ice Storm"
  • The Eels "Everything is Going to be Cool this Christmas"
  • Vince Guaraldi "Christmas Time is Here" (From the Charlie Brown cartoon)
  • Sufjan Stevens "Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time"
  • The Kinks "Father Christmas"
  • The White Stripes "Candy Cane Children"
  • A personal add-on for the best 2006 albums

    In addition to the list below featuring Indielaundry's best-of 2006 albums, I'll have to put Peter Bjorn & John. Since they released their album Writer's Block back in september, it has been in a-rotation on my iPod. NME puts the single Young Folks as the second best single of 2006, while Hot Chip single Over and Over runs in as #1.
    Buy their album here.

  • Peter, Bjorn & John - Let's Call It Off (Girl Talk Remix)
  • Peter, Bjorn, and John - Let’s Call It Off (JD Twitch’s Optimo Remix)
  • "Young Folks" - Peter, Bjorn and John ft. Victoria Bergsman
  • Peter, Bjorn and John - Young Folks (Tomas Anderson remix)
  • Hot Chip - Over and Over
  • Sunday, December 17, 2006

    Best of Indielaundry 2006

    The Indielaundry crew have tried to find an absolute top 10 ten of 2006. Here's the list. Click the album-covers to download a mp3 from the album!

    1. The Whitest Boy Alive "Dreams"

    2. Hot Chip "The Warning"

    3. Midlake – “The trials of Van Occupanther”

    4. Tom Waits: "Orphans"

    5. Bob Dylan: "Modern Times"

    6. Beck – “The Information”

    7. Album Leaf "Into the Blue Again"

    8. Band of Horses "Everything all the Time"

    9. M. Ward - "Post War"

    10. The Flaming Lips – “At war with the mystics”

    Husky Rescue club mp3 finland

    I know it's all xmas and winterish - which is fine - but are you as I growing tired of the pile of indiebands doing dreadful xmas-covers, then have some of this relaxing medicine. Or take whatever!
    Husky Rescue is inspired by film, photography, art, and the climate in its home country of Finland. Marko Nyberg is the founder and made a calming piece of ambient pop last year called Country Falls. It's not groundbreaking but it is gorgeous, wellcrafted and lazy with elements of yearning country and western slide and pedal steele. Put on top of that the hypnotic and ethereal vocal of young Reeta-Leena. Each piece is a minimovie and they sure counter the chill and the hype of christmas. So board now!
    Husky Rescue has a new album - Ghost is not real - out 29rd of january, 2007. It's first single Diamonds in the Sky is out in different remix-versions, ready for the clubbing!
  • Husky Rescues - City Lights
  • Husky Rescue - Summertime Cowboy (Mocky Remix)
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2006

    The Eames Era mp3 and twee

    Why exactly they chose to honor themselves after the iconic designcouple Ray & Charles Eames I don't know. Well, at least their music points towards the 50's, and they play this irrestistible girl-fronted indie-pop with an edge.
    The music is indie-twee pop...yeah, well it's sugarcoated alright, but catchy and innoncent as a college school girl and maybe as naughty.
    Their style reminds me of The Pipettes, Tilly & The Wall and that of Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley. It's girl-fronted pop and doesn't harm a bug, but leaves you happy for some minutes! Catchy can be good. And singer Ashlin Phillips delievers.

  • The Eames Era - Watson by your side
  • The Eames Era - I said
  • Rilo Kiley - After hours (nice Velvet Underground cover)
  • Tilly and the Wall - Bad education
  • Tilly and the Wall – Sing Songs Along
  • New singles from swedish Pinto dl

    Not long ago I wrote a short entry on swedish Pinto.
    Andreas Magnusson from the band wrote me and were of course happy about our review.
    We aim to please at IndieLaundry, so we are more than happy to present two new tracks from this very nice and so far unsigned swedish band. Judge for yourselves.

  • Pinto - Here comes the love
  • Pinto - Hard inside the heart
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2006

    Band Ane and Anish Music to the world

    Thinking about christmas? Thinking about presents? To yourself or somebody special? Thinking about Band Ane? You should! This almost new release from a laptop and Ane Oestergaard needs to be distributed all over the world - and the reviews seems to agree. With great childish humour and playfull use of the laptop and other instruments you´ll land in a fairyland. It needs to be located within your recordcollection.

    Listen to her work at My Space or My music. Or have a listen here

  • Lala

  • Nonesuch
  • Wednesday, December 06, 2006

    Download Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour

    Cool shit! Just found a place where you for free can download all the shows of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Show. Some say he can't sing. But believe me he can do the coolset radio-speeks i ever heard. And further more it's a ticket to a music time-travel in the never-ending world of American music. The download is a bit slow, but it's worth waiting for!

    Friday, December 01, 2006

    Andrew Bird nervous tic mp3 live

    Nothing new in this posting but a growing interest in this Andrew Bird guy. Quite a few times my internet-trail has passed that of Andrew Bird - a complete multitalented musician - so I decided to look a bit into it and post some of his stuff.
    I've just listent to a few of his tracks from his latest album 'Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs' from 2005. He kind of catches me. He is a classically trained violinist but dips into all kind of genres; Gypsy music, jazz, Brazilian sounds and the blues. And that does it for me today.
    Andrew Bird is quite a good whistler and he does that. He also plays with tapeloops, glockespiel, violin and what else he has at hand. Listen below to his highly melodic and sadly beautiful track and maybe check out the concert from Paradiso, Amsterdam. I come to think of Jeff Buckley, Devandra Barnhart, Arcade Fire and Rufus Wainwright. And that's a nice thing to think about.

  • Andrew Bird - Sovay
  • Andrew Bird - Nervous tic motion of the head to the left