Davids fav songs, gigs, and releases of ’08

Hello.  As it’s that time of the year, I did a bit of a look through the memory and thought about my favourite songs, live gigs, and releases of the year.  It’s tricky being picky, but the top 7 releases and 5 gigs are listed, as well as some of my fav tunes from the year

Trees Climbing Trees  – Baby Please Don’t Go

Boy Eat All – Bounce

Lykke Li – I’m Good, I’m Gone

Lawrence Arabia – Beautiful Young Crew

Architecture in Helsinki – Beef in a Box (new album out next year!)

Gigs of the Year

#5 – Polka Dot Dot Dot @ Dux – Little Finger

#4 – Tourettes @ Wunderbar – I Don’ Write Poetry for Poets

#3 – Bear Cat @ Social Centre – Red Panda Blues

#2 – Lullatone @ Physics Room – Pajama Party Pop (party mix)

#1 – Arcade Fire @ BDO – Intervention

Releases of the Year

#7 – Naked and Famous – This Machine EP – Part 1

#6 – The Insurgents – Yours Disappointiedly EP – None of us are getting out alive

#5 – Bang! Bang! Eche! – EP – Time Mismanagement

#4 – Dudley Benson – The Awakening – Asthma

#3 – Tiger Tones -Tiger Tones – Pop Eats Pop

#2 – The Ruby Suns – Sea Lion – Adventure Tour

# 1 – Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now, Youngster – My Year In Lists


Delightful Ditties from 2008

Ready for the Floor – Hot Chip

Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa – Vampire Weekend

Paper Planes – M.I.A

l.e.s. artistes – Santogold

Little Bit – Lyyke Li

Dancing Choose – TV on the Radio

Shoulda Known – Atmosphere

Lights & Music – Cut Copy

Back of the Van – Ladyhawke

House of Cards – Radiohead

Time to Pretend – MGMT


Fun with ipod Shuffle

Hello friend,

I arrived rather late to the show today – I’m working at Eastgate Mall. I’m also moving flats, and had packed most of my cds. As a fun last resort, I grabbed my ipod Shuffle, which I added some new tracks to the other day. Come, let’s see what we get…

El Guincho – Antillas

Wondercastle – Leave You

Architecture in Helsinki – (something from Fingers Crossed, Imaginary Ordinary?)

Panda Bear – Bros (radio edit)

Los Campesinos! –

Speech Defect – Superfuture

High Places – Head Spins

Architecture in Helsinki – …

El Guincho –

The Gladeyes – All Romantics Make The Same Mistakes

Animal Collective – Peacebone

Aqua – Doctor Jones

Hip hop and miscellany

Nas – Sly Fox

Prefuse 73 – Black List (feat. MF Doom + Aesop Rock)

Sage Francis – Crack Pipes

Common – I Used To Love Her

Aesop Rock – 39 Thieves (feat. El-P)

*Gig Guide – Go see Tourettes Fri/Sun!*

Ruby Suns – Gibble

The Dodos – Fools

Metronomy – On The Motorway

The Enright House – Up

Shocking Pinks – Us Against The City

Disasteradio – Hotline

Bloc Party – Ion Square

Los Campesinos! – Knee Deep at ATP

Annies Australian Envy

Ah yes, the sunshine, the shopping & the smashing tunes! I do love Australia I must admit. Some mighty fine bands have come from that wonderful country too. Let’s listen to a few shall we?

Wild Strawberries – Pnau

Head in the Clouds – The Bamboos feat. Tyra Hammond

Minds Eye – Wolfmother

Future – Cut Copy

Where the Wild Roses Grow – Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue

Bring It On – Nick  Cave and the Bad Seeds

Vampire Racecourse – The Sleepy Jackson

I Go Hard, I Go Home – The Presets

Heart It Races – Architecture in Helsinki