The Late Night Sounds
is a monthly mixtape I put together of some under-the-radar bands, both past and present. The June '06 Mix is up, up, and away. I've inserted links to bands' sites and Mp3's (if I could find 'em), so feel free to give it a listen or checkout the artists on your own...
Mp3: Late Night Sounds June Mix '06
1. El Perro Del Mar
- “Here Comes That Feeling”
This has got such an infectious rhythm that I just had to start this month's mix with this tune from this Sweedish songstress. This sounds like a tune that one of the girl groups of the '60s would've done. This is off El Perro Del Mar's self-titled album...fans of Jens Lekman might dig this one. You can get some downloads from El Perro Del Mar's MySpace
- “It's Getting Light Outside”
(Mp3 courtesy of Bands' site)
This is a catchy Brit-pop number with a heavy drum beat. This track is from Clearlake's forthcoming Amber Demo. Hear more from Clearlake's site
3. Casey Dienel
- "Doctor Monroe"
(Mp3 courtesy of Collective Music)
For one reason or another, I've been listening to alot of piano based female pop lately. This track is from the album Wind-Up Canary. Fans of Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, or Fiona Apple might enjoy Casey Dienel's somber indie-pop and cabaret style. Hear more from Casey Dienel's MySpace
4. Trashcan Sinatras
- "Leave Me Alone"
Originally, I was going to play an early Trashcan Sinatras song, but something kept drawing me back to the 2004 album Weightlifting. This one is easily one of my favorite Trashcan Sinatras songs. I'm not sure why this band never really blew up stateside, but fans of Travis or Coldplay should go out and buy all the Trashcan Sinatras albums.
5. Federico Aubele
- "Ante Tus Ojos"
Federico Aubele got the attention of ESL Music label heads Rob Garza and Eric Hilton (of Thievery Corporation) and the duo were so impressed, they signed him to their label and produced his debut album. The result was Grand Hotel Buenos Aires, a sound collage of latin guitar and dub-influenced tracks with Spanish vocals. Hear more from Federico Aubele's MySpace
6. Brady Harris
- "Good To Know"
(Get the Mp3 courtesy of Garageband)
Brady Harris makes country-folk balladry and stripped-down singer/songwriter fare. You can hear more from Brady Harris' MySpace
- "The Strong and Silent"
Legendary Irish indie greats, A-House, released 5 studio albums between 1988 and 1997. They had a number of UK chart singles, tours with The Go-Betweens, The House of Love, and were actually supported along the way by Radiohead, Blur, The Charlatans and Sleeper. They didn't generate much buzz outside the UK, this song is off 1994's 360 North Rockingham EP (produced by Edwyn Collins).
8. Tokyo Police Club
- "Nature of the Experiment"
(Mp3 courtesy of the Rock Insider)
Tokyo Police Club are a Canadian indie garage pop quartet...this tune is off the album A Lesson in Crime. Hear more from Tokyo Police Club's MySpace
9. Tom Verlaine
- "Meteor Beach"
Tom Verlaine shaped the sound of modern music from his early days with the Neon Boys and Television, throughout his solo career, and most recently as the guitarist in Patti Smith's band. The Strokes and Dos are just a couple of acts that have stated Verlaine as a major influence. This is mellow instrumental tune from one of Tom Verlaine's two newly released albums. You can stream both albums in their entirety from Thrill Jockey Records