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Hard News: Fridays are still for the music

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  • Russell Brown,

    I need to stop adding to the post, so I'll put this one in comments.

    From Bandcamp, Japan's Dirty Androids. Filthy electro-house FTW.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18970 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    This is my earworm, because this is what our household is all about right now:

    In the toddler sense, not the "picking up men for booty" sense. (Both are equally valid, of course. I ain't judging.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3661 posts Report Reply

  • Karen Crisp,

    The appearance this week of the first track from Jon Toogood’s new solo project, The Adults, took me by surprise. I had no idea such a thing existed – let alone that it included Ladi 6, Shayne Carter, Gary Sullivan and Tiki Taane, all on one track.

    Shayne P Carter is playing old stuff at the King's Arms mid-May. Looking forward to it already. 'Big Fat Elvis' anyone?

    Auckland • Since May 2008 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • andrew r,

    My pal David Kilgour put me on to this ---- its old but awesome, I keep playing it over and over

    auckland • Since May 2007 • 78 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Karen Crisp,

    Shayne P Carter is playing old stuff at the King's Arms mid-May. Looking forward to it already. 'Big Fat Elvis' anyone?

    If it's anything like what he played at the Stroke launch gig, it will be awesome.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18970 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    The Adults

    Have heard that song twice on bFm and squeed on both occasions. Similarly when I heard about this.

    Apparently seeing Jon Toogood and Shayne Carter at Arch Hill gig with The Clean was no coincidence.

    ETA: Snap. Too slow.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Like, where did The Adults come from? Because the last time I checked they did not exist then suddenly there they are, fully formed and with a sweet music video for us to enjoy. Fave part of "Nothing To Lose" - when Mr Carter's tense and wiry guitar breaks through the smooth rhythm and spews its attitude all over the song.

    As for the Beastie Boys, this is how you get older: you bring the cowbell with you.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1863 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher, in reply to Danielle,

    In the toddler sense

    What is toddler cruising? I am intrigued!

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1863 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    NZ music start-up musichy.pe have also done a "Songs for Christchurch" album: http://musichype.com/songs-for-christchurch/

    Well, I say "album"; minimum $5 donation gets you over 6 hours of music. Worth a go!

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Fave part of "Nothing To Lose" - when Mr Carter's tense and wiry guitar breaks through the smooth rhythm and spews its attitude all over the song.

    I got bored before that. Surely they can do better on the songwriting front? <ducks>

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16772 posts Report Reply

  • Raffe Smith,

    This has been my earworm over the last week:

    Grey Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 39 posts Report Reply

  • Nick Melchior, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    When they pull themselves into a standing position and waddle around a room holding on to things. Before they can walk independently.

    Melbourne • Since Nov 2006 • 31 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to Nick Melchior,

    So they go "cruising" around the lounge furniture, desperately trying to steal all your remotes from the coffee table and wreak havoc with your electronics.

    (Parenting really has a bunch of jargon, doesn't it?)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3661 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    Friday eye-candy - spot the local interest, I hadn't seen this one before - I'm sure it looks different now it's all shook up

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2176 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    LOL, pic 1 is my desktop wallpaper since a week or so ago.

    The ones with black on one side or corner are the most functional though, ’cos you can put your icons there for visibility.

    ETA: is it just me, or does "NASA astronaut Robert Behnken" look about 12?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Parker,

    Looking forward to this. Another Neil Young archival release from one of his country phases. (posted the link cos it's not on Youtube...yet)

    Napier • Since Nov 2008 • 232 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to James Butler,

    does "NASA astronaut Robert Behnken" look about 12

    Bieberish

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16772 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Sacha,

    Bieberish

    I was thinking Alfred E. Neuman, but yes.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Andre Alessi,

    I'm loving The Adults. Utterly surprised by it. And Gravy Rainbow has been great for watching local hipsters turn themselves inside out trying to distance themselves from it.

    Since buying a 16 GB MicroSD card for my phone, I now have my entire music collection on the go with me, so I've been relistening to stuff I forgot I even had. This one song jumped out at me and it's been on high rotate ever since. Sigur Rós - Hún Jörð (Hassbræður remix) from the very early Von brigði remix album. They're often written off as pretentious ethereal wank, but I think this track does a pretty good job of showcasing the underlying guitar-nerd rock band roots of the project:

    Devonport, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 862 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Another Neil Young archival release from one of his country phases.

    So, '84 & '85 concert dates with the International Harvesters.
    Grey Riders was stonkin' (and maybe others). Some of it's maybe a little on the trad side, for me.

    I'm really looking forward to Archives Vol. 2 ( Time Fades Away 2, Chrome Dreams, Homegrown, etc.) :)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Another Neil Young archival release from one of his country phases.

    I didn't mind this, but not for the purist I gather.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    I'm possibly one of the few excited by yesterday's news of Steve Ignorant (CRASS) playing at the KA June 19 (welly 18th)

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 342 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Chapman,

    Something pleasant from 9 to Noon today:

    Wellington • Since Nov 2008 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Chapman,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2008 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Pete Sime,

    I came across this the other day. I hated myself for laughing, but it turns out she was faking it so you can laugh with a clear conscience.

    Dunedin • Since Apr 2008 • 144 posts Report Reply

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