Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Best of TVD's Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

First broadcast on 3/19/10

Travelin' Music

The idea of making “travelin' music” is a loaded concept. We all have a “sound” we like to ride to. I created this mix thinking about the journey to Austin ahead.

has been an annual pastime—not only the music conference itself but for the listening prior. The weeks leading up to SXSW are always filled with intense listening. It’s a time to refresh the palette so to speak, and I challenge my current “pile of records” to either stay or leave. I take in as many new releases as I can and dig back in my crates.

Finally for my muse, I posed myself 2 questions: When it comes to music, what does Texas mean to me and what’s the reason we make the schlep to Austin every year for SXSW?

The simple answer is in this mix…cool bands and great songs.


xosidealer | @sidelic

TVD's Seven Day Weekend by Sal Go | Ty Segall at DC9, 8/11/10

Ty Segall played DC9 last night. "This is the first time we've played here." He told us. He began an Obama at the Circus joke, paused for effect, then delivered a chill punchline, "Now here's another song."

The band's demeanor was laid back but their amps were loud and vicous. They took their time in between songs sipping beers and adjusting pedals. The pace didn't bother the crowd, who danced and head banged along to the righteous lo-fi garage tunes. Many songs ended perfectly within two minutes. They played a few oldies from the Castleface LP and other singles, as well as new ones off the most recent Goner release, Melted. And! And! A Jabbers cover! Way to get the scumbags moving!

I spoke to Ty briefly after their set. A very friendly and gracious dude! He writes all his songs himself and records in his friend's studio basement. He had no future releases planned but will work on new songs after this short tour. If you haven't already, check out the new LP on Goner. It simply rips. And it comes with a free MP3 downloads. Nerds.

Ty Segall - Finger (Mp3)
Ty Segall - Ceasar (Mp3)

TVD First Date | Atlantic Line

Ray Silva (singer) | I was always bugging my mom to use her turntable when I was about eight years old. She finally got tired of me DJing so she got me my own stereo from the swap meet. Something I could beat up and blast in my own room. I played out all the Beatles and Zeppelin I could get my hands on. I liked the live tracks the best, It felt like I traveled through time a little bit.

Will Oraha (guitar) | I remember how much I loved listening to my dad's records, from the Beatles to Santana and one of my favorites was Thriller. Later on down the road I started to collect my own vinyls but the thing with my vinyls wasn't so much as to listen to the damn thing, but more so to listen to it as I manually slowed the rotation of the record or sped it up at times. I was extremely fascinated with how warped of a sound I could create. I would go to the extreme from trying to melt the record to scratching certain grooves to make it skip. As far as me and Atlantic Line's sound? I think that kid that's still trying to warp the sound that comes out at times.

Noah Alexander (drums) | Growing up in a small town in Indiana didn't provide much entertainment or offer a ton of creative outlets. The way I coped with the corn field backdrop and the never ending variations of the mullet was to shave my head and dive deep into the straight edge hardcore scene. Collecting seven inch records from the touring bands was my window into the world. It was amazing for this cow-town kid to see these pictures of the California SXE style, learn about the New York Vegan movement, or collect the limed edition colored vinyl of my favorite Florida screamers. The records were full of political and social views that opened my mind, made me question the status quo, and started the dreams of going and seeing these places. The DIY nature of the hardcore scene greatly influence the approach I take when presenting my art, and I am forever grateful for all of those amazing little records.

Henry Pope (Bass) | My first memories of music centered around old Fisher Price record player jettisoned in the corner of a room that my brother and I shared. We had two records. One was a Disney record that had the songs about The Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, and It's a Small World. The other record had a song that we played religiously...we had no idea who it was or what the lyrics really were but, we loved the rhythm and vocal melody. I loved that fact that the song made me happy and made me want to dance. Years later I realized that song was Looking Out My Back Door by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

My teenage years were marked by a collection of punk, hardcore, and breakbeat records...I poured through Maximum Rock and Roll and ordered tons of seven inch and rare imported vinyl. By the time I got to college and my had palette expanded accordingly, I stumbled upon the mother load of vinyl collections. A certain tall slender female had EVERYTHING from Duke and Coltrane to Zappa and the Stones...I spent a hazy Colorado summer behind drawn curtains exploring everything while delving deep into an aural well. Now days, I am addicted to the vinylizer patch in Reason...always hoping to make tracks "sound good"....

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Atlantic Line - Mist (Mp3)
Atlantic Line - Big Brother (Mp3)
Atlantic Line - Collectors (Mp3)
Authorized for download!

Free, complete download of Atlantic Line's "Exit To Intro" here.

TVD Fresh Track | New from The Posies

The Posies premiered their first song “Licenses To Hide” off their anticipated new Ryko LP 'Blood/Candy' (September 28) on this week, but we're the first to have the actual download for your right-clicking. The single features angelic guest vocals from Lisa Lobsinger, lead singer of Reverie Sound Revue and vocalist of Broken Social Scene.

In addition to Lisa Lobsinger’s contribution, Blood/Candy is brimming with cast of guest musicians and “for the first time in their 23-year career,” according to a recent feature. Kay Hanley of Letters To Cleo lends her voice on the ethereal “The Glitter Prize,” UK punk legend and ex-Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell contributes his pipes on the opening track, “Plastic Paperbacks,” and Paco Loco of Australian Blonde and Paco Loco Trio makes an appearance on “Enewetak.” The band also recruited Grammy-nominated string arranger Phil Peterson, who has played on recent albums for Owl City and Nada Surf.

The Posies begin their international tour in Spain on September 28, the same day their album lands in the U.S. The band will travel across Europe and the United States until the end of 2010. U.S. tour details will be announced soon.

The Posies - Licenses to Hide (Mp3)
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