Thursday, March 4, 2010

TVD's Record Store Day 2010 Label Showcase | Sarathan Records

When I was 7 years old until I was about 12, living in Birmingham AL, I had a weekly ritual... I would walk two miles to the little record store called Charlamagne Records (it's still there!) and pour over the stacks of used vinyl... it was really my most valuable musical education... more than any actual schooling... just taking those records home and putting them on my dad's record player while he was at work changed my ears forever.

That's how I first heard Paul Simon, Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Donny Hathaway, Wings, Gram Parsons, The Band, Randy Newman, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt... and the list goes on and on...

Maybe it was something about the dark stairwell leading up to the store which was covered in old posters, or the way place smelled, or just never knowing what I was going to find, or even walking with those LP's in an unmarked brown paper bag... whatever it was, the whole thing had an air of mystery and discovery...

Thank you Charlamagne Records!

—Peter Bradley Adams

Peter Bradley Adams - I'll Forget You [Radio Mix] (Mp3)

(Exclusive TVD/Record Store Day Track!)

TVD Fresh Tracks (...and a ticket giveaway.) | TelePhunKen - Latin Demon EP

Think you may not be ready to end the weekend this coming this Sunday night? If you're just a bit like me, that's a given.

Madrid’s exciting funk trio Telephunken is making a US tour around its official SXSW 2010 Showcase appearance. The tour begins on March 7th at Bossa in Washington, DC.
Combining animated elements of funk, fusion, Latin, jazz, raggamuffin, with a breakbeat background, Telephunken are a band with a long career. Performing a live show with a complete band, and currently presenting their fourth studio album "Que viva el ritmo!!" (ActĂșa Recordings 2009).

They have toured countries like England, France and Mexico. Ernesto performs with other musicians like Fernando Parrilla (drums) and Sergio Zamarvide (Bass and VJ), with the intention of overcoming the staging somewhat unchanging number of DJ's, providing direct their dynamism.

We've got a pair of tickets and the full length CD "Viva el Ritmo" for two winners ready to party straight into Monday. Plead your case in the comments to this post and we'll choose winners by noon on Saturday (3/6) for Sunday night while you recover from Friday night.

TelePhunKen - Latin Demon (Mp3)
TelePhunKen -He Was Really Sayin' Something (Mp3)
TelePhunKen -Latin Demon (Ursula 1000 Remix) (Mp3)
TelePhunKen -Yeah Yeah! (Mp3)