Friday, November 6, 2009

FoundTrack Podcast - Episode 8 - CMJ 2009 Review

Please join the FoundTrack enterprise on a journey into our new podcast series where we venture into the milky music ways new and old. We will try to keep each podcast short and sweet (roughly 1 hour) comprising of a mix of music sets, interviews, guest DJ's, and some companion material to correspond with our comprehensive weekly event guide. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or submissions, feel free to reach out - Nassir at foundtrack dot com

In this installment of our podcast series we review some of the top bands I witnessed at the 2009 CMJ Music Marathon, an annual showcase of the newest talent in music for 5 days in each and every music venue in New York. I got a little happy with my new Flip cam so i did plenty of coverage on all of these and other bands so make sure to check our coverage of over 50 live performances on our CMJ Channel of the FoundTrack Youtube page. Also, for reviews from each day go to

FoundTrack Podcast - Episode 8
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Complete Tracklisting and Liner Notes Below:

Chapter 1
Javelin - Soda Popinski
Jamz n Jemz (CD-R)
Self-Release (New material to come through Thrill Jockey/Luaka Bop)
Notes: Boombox fueled j dilla-like beats from production duo out of Rhode Island ; Remix/interpolation of the theme song from villainous boxer from Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Check out video here. Playing an number of shows in the LA area from now until November 12th

Chapter 2
New Villager - Rich Doors
Rich Doors (single) - Sample/Purchase
Moongadget (believe the full-length will come through IAMSOUND)

Notes: Catchy pop tune from duo with with great vocal range, comparable to Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio).

Chapter 3

Golden Silvers - True No. 9 Blues (True Romance)
True Romance (Sample/Purchase)

Notes: Imagine a rapping reincarnated Joe Strummer with a chromeo production styling...if you will

Chapter 4

Darwin Deez - Radar Detector
Darwin Deez (Deluxe CD-R for Purchase)

Notes: Indie rock with a side of calisthenics ; Danceable Death-Cab for Cutie ; Performs at Echoplex 11/10

Chapter 5

Think About Life - Sweet Sixteen
Family (Sample/Purchase)

Notes: Montreal foursome mixes the Friendly Fires, TV on the Radio, Bloc Party, Architecture in Helsinki

Chapter 6
Highlife - F Kenya RIP
Promo (Fader/Pitchfork)
New High (Doug Shaw's own label)

Notes: White Magic guitarist Sleepy Doug Shaw's blissed out safari tune, inspired by African highlife band, Francis Kenya's Guitar Band (Riches Big Sound Band)

Chapter 7 - Identification Interlude

Fool's Gold - Surprise Hotel
Fool's Gold (Sample/Purchase)

Notes: Best new live band alive...see videos for evidence. Then go to see them at the Kia Soul Series at Siren Studios 11/7 - RSVP Here

Chapter 8
Real Estate - Fake Blues
Real Estate (Out Nov. '10/Pre-order)

Notes: Nostalgic lo-fi, suburban beach pop in the style of Kurt Vile ; Live at Spaceland 11/23

Chapter 9
Blair - Kamakazee
Die Young (Out January, 2010)
Autumn Tone

Notes: Sweet soft-rock gem in the vein of Laura Veirs

Chapter 10
Freelance Whales - Generator ^ 2nd Floor
Weathervanes (Sample/Purchase)
Self Release

Notes: Uplifting Little Ones/Sufjan Stevens-like multi-instrumental/layered folk-tronica ; Opening for Fanfarlo at the Echo 11/23

Chapter 11
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel - Just For Me (But I Thought of You)
Desire and Dissolving Men (Sample/Purchase)
Self-Release (Debut full-length will be out Spring '10 on Rounder Records)

Notes: Voice carries many comparisons : Bon Iver, Paulo Nutini, Bill Callahan/Leonard Cohen,Glen Hansard

Chapter 12 - Identification Interlude

FOUND - Tenoripin
Fidelities EP (Sample/Purchase)
Aufgeladen Und Bereit, DE / Fence Records, UK / US (Unsigned)

Notes: Nice low-key instrumental from Scottish electro-experimentalists

Chapter 13
FOUND - Let Fidelity Break
Fidelities EP (Sample/Purchase)
Aufgeladen Und Bereit, DE / Fence Records, UK / US (Unsigned)

Notes: Ingredients: Mix 1/4 cup of Beta Band ; 2 teaspoons of Apparat/Ellen Alien and four bite-sized Hot Chips ; careful not to burn your tongue

Chapter 14
Phantogram - When I'm Small
Phantogram EP (Sample/Purchase)
Self-Release (Full length will come through Barsuk Records)

Notes: Like the XX with predominantly led female vocals a la Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins)

Chapter 15
ZAZA - Sooner or Later
Cameo EP (Sample/Purchase)

Notes: Jim James/Wayne Coyne vocals beneath a spectral shoegaze pop

Chapter 16 - Identification Break
Washed Out - Feel It All Around
Life of Leisure (Sample/Purchase)
Mexican Summer

Notes: Warning, this music will make you enjoy sitting or moving equally. Extremely blissful, discolightful.

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