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Here’s The RUNDOWN (3/26-4/02) [CHARTS]

Here’s this weeks Top Post RUNDOWN starting from Saturday March 26th. Click the links to view the entire post:

  • BONUS: K’Naan – Take A Minute
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Fang Island [MUSIC][ALBUM][VIDEO]

Fang Island.  I guess the name says it all.  One part crazy electric guitar that bites the crap out of you and one part complete and utter fun which I guess you would have if you were on an island?  Crappy analogy aside Fang Island is a f*cking party.  They hail from Brooklyn, New York but I can hear them all the way down in Los Angeles.  In their bio they describe there own sound as “everyone high-fiving each other.”  I wish I could have written that.  Here’s the fifth track off their 2010 self titled release.
Sideswiper – Fang Island
With a three guitar wall of rock Fang Island will melt your face.  They are loud, fast and promise a great listening experience.  Opening track “Dream of Dreams” starts the crescendo of pace and volume and they never look back.  “Davey Crockett” offers a brief chance to catch your breath mid disc before it takes off into a massive guitar laden trance of awesomeness.  Clocking in at just under six minutes, this song will kill your ear drums.  Turn it to eleven and be patient.
Davey Crockett – Fang Island
Their bio states that Fang Island started as an art school project.  My second favorite band, Talking Heads, came together in the same fashion.  Get me into that school immediately because I want to try some of what they’re having.
Fang Island is guitarist Jason Bartell, bassist Michael Jacober, guitarist Chris Georges, guitarist Nicholas Andrew Sadler, and drummer Marc St. Sauveur. They all share collective group vocal harmonies and the occasional hand claps…  The goal was to “make music for people who like music.”  That is, music without irony that harnesses its uplifting qualities. Just like a classic rock song or classical symphony can stir us emotionally, Fang Island exists to unlock that spirit. — Fang Island
My favorite track on this record is an instrumental with emphasis on the “mental”.  It’s called “Welcome Wagon.”  The layers upon layers of guitar mixed with all kinds of loud is kind of making me want to get out of my chair and trash my apartment immediately as I sit here and write this blog.
Welcome Wagon – Fang Island
As I listen to this record from beginning to end as I write this post it is literally making me tired.  I just want to see them live so I can see if the record holds up.  It has to right?  With that said they just came off performances at SXSW and I’m sure they destroyed the place.  Having listened to this band for a little while (their record came out about a year ago) I think it’s time to give the three guitar rock onslaught their do and buy their record.  Here’s the info and, oh yea, one more tune and video.
Daisy – Fang Island
Buy “Fang Island” HERE.
By: Steve Rippin | Beat-Play Ambassador Los Angeles | @stevewithMWL|Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

The Realest Playlist #1 – 50 Amazing Indie Songs & Music Vids

1. Healing & EasyListening / Powerpop / Progressive

Fang Island – “Life Coach”


2. Rock / Punk

Underground Heroes – “Faceless Revolution”

Unamerican” Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vT4MxmY1UM&feature=related


3. Rock / New Wave / Electro

Me My Head – “Autumn”


4. Hip Hop / Soul
Toki Wright – “More Fiya”


5. Experimental/Rock
Minus the Bear – “My Time”


6. Trance / Psychedelic / Big Beat
Tame Impala – “Half Full Glass of Wine”


7. Electronica / Techno / Club
Blamma! Blamma! – “Carry Me Home”


8. Experimental / Progressive / Pop

A Public Betrayal – “Monster 2”


9. Pop/Other
Coma Cinema – “Only”


10. Americana / Folk / Folk Rock
Arrow in the Sky – Last Breath


11. Acoustic / Rock / Indie

Lissie – “In Sleep” (Live)


12. Other / Hip Hop / Turntablism

Ruckus Roboticus – “Here We Go”


13. Reggae/Rock

Rebelution – “Outta Control”

Studio Version: http://www.thesixtyone.com/#/s/3SJzWlFBeIU/


14. Pop

Katerina Graham – “Boom Kat”


15. Electro / Techno / Powerpop

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – “Garden”


16. Alternative / Pop / Rock / Electronic

Temple Scene – “Helsinki”

Temple Scene Recording “Helsinki” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRNsqNdCPWQ


17. Indie / Psychedelic / Shoegaze

Mono Stereo – “Orange is Green”


18. Spoken Word/Other

Te V Smith – “Decline of the Diaspora”

Live version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmOaf_a_CUo


19. Hip Hop

Dot – RIDIC Verse


20. Electronica / Funk / Electro

Kraak & Smaak – “Squeeze me”


21. Rock

TAB – “She Said No (I Love You)”


22. Punk Rock
The Futureheads – “I Can Do That”


23. Folk/Acoustic
Dave Peyton – “Waiting For You(part 2)”


24. Rock/Pop Rock

Shout Out Louds – “Fall Hard”

interview World Cafe XPN: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127929142


25. Alternative/Rock

ARTEFACTO – “Desespero”


26. Acousmatic / Tape music / Pop

Neon Indian – “Ephemeral Artery”

Live @SXSW: http://vimeo.com/10582992


27. Pop / Acoustic / Rock

Holiday Parade – “Never Enough”


28. Acoustic / Indie / Pop

Kina Grannis – “Strong Enough”

Valentine “ (Official Music Video): http://www.youtube.com/user/kinagrannis#p/c/EE19FA17759D07CD


29. Pop / Soul / Latin

Ria – “Change” Live


30. Indie / Pop / Rock

Zac Clark – “Amelia”


31. House

MOWGLI – CARAIBI EP minimix

Live: http://www.youtube.com/user/DEADFISHTV#p/a/u/2/YIb8HE4e534


32. Hip Hop

Emmanuel Jackson – Rippin it


33. Pop

of Montreal – Coquet Coquette


34. Rock

Johnny Ash – “Conspiring Along the Way”



35. Healing and Easy Listening
Band of Horses – “Compliments”

36. Rock
The Suburban Sound – “The Best Day of Your Life”
Studio Version: http://www.myspace.com/thesuburbansound

Acoustic Version:


37. Noise Pop

Sleigh Bells – “Tell ‘Em”


38. Pop/Rock

Strike Four – “A Shot In the Dark”

http://www.thesixtyone.com/#/s/kglFSiKg7BT/


39. Lyrical / Minimalist

Washed Out – “Belong”


40. Rock / Indie / Experimental

Repeater – “Missing”


41. Ambient/Electronic/Visual

Juseung Stephen Lee – “Music Video”


42. Metal/Experimental/Alternative

Rememberance of Pain – “Free From Redemption”


43. Rock / Alternative / Funk

Fat City Reprise – “Cowgirl”


44. Pyschedelic / Ambient / Gospel

Speck Mountain – “Angela”


45. Pop / Soul / New Wave

The XX – “Night Time” Live


46. Synthrock / New Wave / Alternative

The Birthday Massacre – “To Die For”


47. Club / Thrash / Pop

Hooray For Earth – “Form”


48. Synth / Dance/ Electro

synthosaurus – “Futuredance” (Live)


49. Comedy / Hip Hop / Beatbox

Reggie Watts – “Fuck Shit Stack”


50. Post punk / Latin / Folk

Guitars As Guns – “Gag (Guitars aren’t Guns)”

http://guitarsasguns.bandcamp.com/


Old School Extra:

Hip Hop / Old School / Experimental

Jungle Brothers – “Brain”

Official Music Video (Edited version):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAJDaprlVvk&feature=related

Spin Magazine to Stream Smashing Pumpkins Live in NYC and 4 other shows this week!

2010 marks SPIN Magazine’s 25th Anniversary and to celebrate the momentous occasion, together with ZYNC from American Express, the magazine are putting on 5 huge shows in New York City this week, but you don’t have to be in NYC to see these huge gigs. Each show will be broadcast at SPIN.com.

On Monday, July 26th (today!), SPIN and ZYNC are presenting the  (with special guests Kill Hannah, Bad City and the Jim Jones Revue) at New York’s Terminal 5. To watch the entire show, tune in @SPIN.com/SPIN25Live at 7:45 PM EST. Be there or be square. Read on full this week’s full SPIN25L Webscast Schedule.

SPIN25 Webcast Schedule.
All shows begin around 8 P.M. EST (except Wednesday, which begins at !0 PM EST) and are powered by Livestream.com:

Monday, July 26:

THE 

with special guests Kill Hannah and the Jim Jones Revue

Tuesday, July 27:

THE FLAMING LIPS

with special guests Fang Island

Wednesday, July 28:

THE BLACK KEYS

with special guests the Whigs and Lee Fields & the Expressions

Thursday, July 28:

THE NATIONAL

with special guests Kurt Vile and Suckers

Friday, July 30:

SPIRITUALIZED

performing their classic album, Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space