Monday, December 31, 2007

Indie Laundry wishes you a happy new year

Here at the laundry-office, we would like to salute our readers and wish everyone a happy new year. We didn't really get that many new readers in 2007, but we don't care. There are still quite a lot of you every day and as long as someone findes something inspiritional we kind of overachieved!

We will see you next year with more groundbreaking stories. Hopefully we will be able to break the news that Led Zeppelin and Van Halen will guest the legendary Roskilde Festival. If anyone has enquieries, please feel free to contact us via the link provided in the right bar.

Enjoy the video below. It's fun pop-up book puppetry.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Vintage concerts live stream, zeppelin, black sabbath, byrds, beach boys

Wolfgangs Vault is the kind of shop you can visit and browse and feel entertained in without ever leaving a dime at the counter. Wolfgangs Vault sell all kinds of rock music memorabilia (soo cool tshirts), but the way interesting part in their business is free and it features the complete archives of legendary rock impressario Bill Graham, whose headliners included Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Janis Joplin, Aerosmith, Jefferson Airplane, AC/DC and Phish.

Today I've heard an evil liveconcert with Black Sabbath from Pittsburgh Civic Arena dated back to september 2. 1978. They have Neil Young concerts, Byrds stuff, Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin from Fillmore East and bunch of other totally vintage-style concerts. The flash-based player is way cool, allowing you to play only tracks, view bandinfo, post to friends etc. Just sign up for free and get in. It's the link of the last week this year, I'd say.

  • Led Zeppelin - Black Dog Live in Long Beach (1975)
  • Thursday, December 20, 2007

    Get The Blow! Mp3

    As always we bring you late news from the edges of the alternative pop world. This time we are late telling you about The Blow aka the two girls Khaela Maricich and teammember Jona Bechtolt. To me these two are a perfect pair and their record Paper Television is just plain addictive. It's minimal indie pop and of the intelligent lo-fi drumbeat kind. Even more than icelander Hafdis Huld in which this duo reminds me.

    Just check out the song Parentheses below - it's a absolutely gorgeous song set in a supermarket and helps its lovesick protagonist through the store, with a heartbreaking verse: "If something in the deli aisle/ Makes you cry/ You know I'll put my arm around you/ And I'll walk you outside." Better late than never, right?

  • The Blow - Parentheses

  • Monday, December 17, 2007

    Malcom Middleton capturing the essens of christmas - a christmas single

    I game for getting this the number one christmas hit. So merry christmas!

    An as an extra christmas bonus, it should be mentioned, that as a celebration (?) of the closing of the Arab Strap website, Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton is offering a free download of a previously unreleased song. Again, merry something. To all good night (mp3)

    Sunday, December 16, 2007

    The Moby Quotient

    The Moby Quotient determines the degree to which artists besmirch their reputations when they lend their music to hawk products or companies.

    The equation factors in the artist, how "underground" they are, the social character of the company, and how wealthy the artist is. Interesting! (via snarkmarket)

    Thursday, December 13, 2007

    Not Top 11 Music Videos of 2007

    This is not a top 11 list of best music videos of 2007, but these I've stumpled upon in the past year. And I like. There are many more, but here is a serving with different stuff; there's consistent popsongs here, freaky stuff with nice lightning and videodirection, a truely amazing Arcade Fire song about exploiting children (Joe Simpson) and just plain good music. Enjoy.

    Of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse

    Tim Williams - Novel

    The Shins - Phantom Limb

    Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton - Our Hell

    The Little Ones - Ordinary Song

    Trentemøller - Moan

    Arcade Fire - Antichrist Television Blues

    Radiohead - Ceremony (New Order)

    LCD Soundsystem - All my friends

    Feist - 1 2 3 4

    Blonde Redhead - Top Ranking

    Tuesday, December 11, 2007

    Database of a Country Christmas and Johnny Cash

    It's soon Christmas and there's nothing like some music for the season. I found the website of Joe Sixpack, which is part e-zine, music guide and wacky carnival mirror for his overstuffed, overly musical brain. I don't really know about the design of the website, but this dude has heard a lot of music. All his knowledge is put in a database and presented on his site.
    So if you want to be inspired for the season or just want to know more about hick music, alt. country, bluegrass, hillbilly fillies, western swing or are curios on country gospel, you have just found yourself an ever-expanding source of reviews.
    Below some YouTube from some old Johnny Cash holiday shows. Enjoy. It's a bit corny, but what...

    Johnny Cash Christmas Show '77 - Cash, Orbison, Perkins, Lee

    Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash 10th anniversary Christmas