Clean My Heart From All The Rust That Stayed

27 Oct

For those of you who live in Indy, how great has the music been in this town over the last few weeks? I’m having issues with my camera’s memory card which, thanks to a little help from Amazon I think it should be resolved mid next week. I can’t believe the last time I posted pictures was from The Head And The Heart‘s first trip through town. I’ll save the details once I’ve got more evidence but here’s who I’ve recently seen play.

Yuck, Bear Hands, Pomegranates, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Washed Out, Caleb McCoach, Porcelain Raft, Thunderhawks, Ruby Radio Love, Hooray For Earth, Household Guns, and Vacation Club. Now that’s a good month! It deserves noting once again that Dodge and the My Old Kentuck Blog team have been the catalysts for what is actually becoming a substantial town for music so if you’re local make sure you follow what they are doing over there at MOKB and if you get a chance say thanks and buy the guys a beer, they definitely deserve it.

So here we go:

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Download:  Feed Me – “Pink Lady”

I have no idea what that opening is, probably ten seconds on google and I’d have all the details but I prefer to remain in the dark about it since it sets the song up so well, gives it a bit of an edge. I know Feed Me has been doing this for a long while and been heavy on the blog radar since last December but I’ve only been listening to John Gooch for a little over a week. Not sure how that happened but since I’ve been in dire need of some new dubstep Feed Me couldn’t have come along at a better time. Speaking of, I will probably have the new Skillex/Kaskade track up within a week, actually never mind I’ll go ahead and put it up.

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.Kaskade + Skrillex – “Lick It”

The only reason I had for wanting to put this up next week is that I haven’t taken the effort to (uh) borrow it yet but why not just stream it like everyone else whose put it up yet.  Usually I see eye to eye with Frank from Listen Before You Buy. Nearly every band he puts up I completely agree with his tastes. The only two exceptions are Radiohead and Skrillex. I think Sonny is one of the most interesting people in music, period,  and what he’s done for bringing energy back into a genre that was losing steam is practically unbelievable. Just like his days with From First To Last some people just flat out despise the guy. So when it comes to Skrillex you can understand why Frank and I have come to an impasse’.  I dig the song, as long as electronic music is your thing I think you will too.

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Download : Architecture In Helsinki – “Contact High (Javelin Remix)”

The Australians continue creating instantly addictive songs. Architecture In Helsinki are like a less intense Starfucker. The key work Javelin has thrown in on this one makes “Contact High” a much more vibe-able song.

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Download : Three Trapped Tigers – “1”

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve listened to an instrumental and felt convicted enough to add it into the mix. “1” is more than worth going against the heycoolkid! status quo. This song’s been out for a while but as with Feed Me I very recently heard it for the first time. How gnarly is the breakdown at 2:15? When that bass line comes in is when things start getting real, it reminds me a lot of Impure Jazz.

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Download : Teenagers – “Let’s Take a Ride”

Once again I bring you Teenagers.

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Download : French Films – “This Dead Town”

“Every day I’m waiting for

The airport bars and the fading shores

To clean my heart from all the rust

That stayed when nothing ever change

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That’s how you open a song!

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Download : Future Islands – “Balance”

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.Download : Real Estate – “Barely Legal”

If I’d been born maybe four years sooner I would probably be a bigger Strokes fan. I think they are solid but I have no real attachment to them since I only saw the hype and Ascension  from a distance. Real Estate though is a band I’m completely gay for at the moment. So not being familiar with the original, “Barely Legal” sounds like indie perfection. I’d be interested to hear how Strokes fans feel about this version though.

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Download : Dan Mangan – “Rows Of Houses”

All I can say about Heycoolkid! favorite Dan Mangans new album is… IT IS ABOUT DAMN TIME!

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Download : You Can Be A Wesley – “Talking Science”

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Download : Ohbijou – “Echo Bay”

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Download: Bear Hands – “Crime Pays”

Last week I had a chance to see Vacation Club, Pomegranates, and Bear Hands play at Radio Radio. Let’s talk about a great show! I went there for Pomegranates and left in love with Bear Hands. Before I get away from Pomegranates they deserve some recognition for melting the bars face during their set. I caught them at Locals Only last winter, maybe two years ago, which was a great show but the transition from a shoe-gazy live show to this ball of energy caught me completely off guard and I loved every second of it. If we’re being honest here then it needs to be said that my expectations for Bear Hands were not high, I truly thought there would be no way for them to follow Pomegranates without coming across as flat… I was wrong… really really wrong. They owned Radio Radio for forty-five minutes, it was incredible.

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Download : Radical Face – “A Pound Of Flesh”

One of the greatest instrumentals ever is Radical Face‘s “Asleep On A Train“. Each time it comes up on a mix I instantly put myself at the beginning of Kerouc‘s “Lonesome Traveler” and completely disappear to better yet heavier time and place. I mean that song just weighs your heart down with that uneasy lack of clarity sort of feeling that comes with deep thoughts late at night when unsure of the future, it’s almost peaceful but not quite, it’s very self-involved. That being said I’m really surprised by how good “A Pound Of Flesh” is. I just hadn’t expected Ben Cooper to deliver on the lyrical/singing end of things the way he does with that instrumental, yet another reason preconceptions are often wrong and nearly as often it is a good thing.

bonus download : Radical Face – “Asleep On A Train”

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Download : Netherfriends – “Me and My Ego (Nilsson Cover)”

If you have yet to see the Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everyone Talking About Him) documentary I highly recommend clearing some time for the next week to do so. Before seeing it I was familiar with maybe two songs of his and wasn’t intrigued enough by them to explore deeper into the Nilsson catalog. That film definitely changed my interest completely. If you’ve wondered why Harry Nilsson covers have been popping up all over, that film is the major catalyst behind it. Netherfriends went all out this time around and instead of just doing one song Shawn Rosenblatt  made an entire Nilsson covers album which is fantastic and free. I will say as a huge Netherfriends fan I’m not really behind his whole touring and doing only Nilsson covers but it is his career and his form of expression and he’s obviously got to do whatever it is he feels passionate about. I just find it strange to put all of that focus and energy into being a one man tribute band, especially when Rosenblatt is so damn good when he does Rosenblatt songs. (I also am not sure if he’s only doing a few shows of Nilsson songs which is kind of cool or actually touring as he had hinted at a few weeks ago on the Netherfriends facebook page)

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Download: Darwin Deez – “Up In The Clouds (Shoes Remix)”

I’m one hundred percent disappointed that “Radar Detector” comes on every night at the bar I work at. It’s reached the point where I’m having to make myself stay interested in Darwin Deez in general and remind myself that I too loved that song at one point in time, still want to really but can’t. This is a sweet little remix of “Up In The Clouds“. Shoes really put a nice touch to an already solid song.

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Download : Black Coffee And Cherry Pie – “This Is Not A Dream”

The only negative I have about Black Coffee And Cherry Pie is how similar Albert Murienne’s music is to Ducktails. Not much of a negative is it? I’m fine with it.

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Download : Ryan Adams – “Rescue Blues (Live)”

I try as hard as possible to reference other great sites that have helped me find incredible music.I feel like once a month I’m referencing I Am Fuel, You Are Friends. As far my opinion goes, Heather Browne is the best of the best when it comes to steering us towards all things great in indie. I can’t even begin to count how many bands I’ve fallen in love with that I first heard through her site. Sorry about the tangent but I’ve been wanting to put a little thank you somewhere on Heycoolkid! for some time now and this is my first solid opportunity.  She put this entire amazing (AMAZING!!!!) show up at the beginning of October. Last week I had three glorious days off in a row so I was able to sit down and finally relax and take the entire set in and I was blown away.

Ryan Adams, how much more impressed can I be by you? There has never been a live show that I’ve enjoyed listening to more than this one. It’s everything that is great about Adams right down to his random long winded ramblings that some find irritating but I find hilarious and enjoy. Click the link and download the entire thing, if you remotely like music you’re life will forever be better for having done so.

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Download: Ryan Adams – “New York, New York (Live)”

[https://heycoolkid.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/ryan-adams-new-york-new-york.mp3]

I originally planned on just putting up “Rescue Blues” and then adding another track from the set in the next week or two.While I was typing my itunes shifted to “New York, New York” which is my personal favorite from the set, I’m taking it as a sign or at least an abstract nudge to tell you how I really wasn’t a huge “New York, New York” fan before hearing this version, now I’m obsessed. These two songs are the epitomy of what aspect of his songs that a word like “Love” barely touches the surface on. My emotions/his songs they feel one and the same.

All songs are are for promotional purposes only. If you or an artist you represent would like some content removed send your hateful money grubbing emails over to Heycoolkid@yahoo.com and I’ll be more than happy to take the songs down and never reference you/the artist you represent in a positive light again. That’s the deal. It’s art it should be free!  If it’s good people will still buy it.

2 Responses to “Clean My Heart From All The Rust That Stayed”

  1. Ben October 29, 2011 at 5:07 am #

    Such a great site, thank you for this.

  2. Win November 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    This Radical Face song is so fantastic. didn’t know he had a new album out.

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