“Death to the Bloodstained Giant” by Ritual Space Travel Agency

The band: Ritual Space Travel Agency (5 guys in/from Pittsburgh)

The tune: Death to the Bloodstained Giant (mp3 3:05) off the 2002 album “Ratbelly vs Gorgotron” [lyrics]

It was used in an Abercrombie & Fitch commercial.

I found it via a different, Joycean songtitle: Met Him Pike Hoses.

Meet the band: [official site]

More tunes:

Reviews:

11 December 2005 at 7:14 am

“Paulo” by Savath & Savalas

The band: Savath & Savalas (Atlanta’s Scott Herren of Prefuse 73, with Catalonia’s Eva Puyuelo Muns)

The tune: “Paulo” (mp3 3:52) from the 2000 album “Folk Songs for Trains, Trees and Honey”

I found it in the unfiltered delicious mp3 feed [posters]

Meet the artists: [official site for Prefuse and S&S]

Scott Herren [Stylus bio] [mp3 interview]

More tunes: [Prefuse mp3 clips] [Prefuse73 mp3] [another mp3 page] [ditto] [mp3 clips from Rolls and Waves] [Amazon w/clips from ‘Folk Songs’]

10 December 2005 at 10:27 am

“Noam Chomsky Spring Break 2002” by Department of Eagles

The band: Department of Eagles (two 23yo Californians who met at NYU).

The tune: Noam Chomsky Spring Break 2002
(mp3 3:15) off an album called either/both “The Cold Nose” and/or “The Whitey on the Moon UK LP”.

I found this via Said the Gramophone mp3 blog.

The title refers to the band’s roadtrip to break in (unsuccessfully) to NC’s office at MIT, after which the song was written.

Meet the band: [official site]

Daniel Rossen (aka Iron Chrysalis, vocals and guitars) [bio page]

Fred Nicolaus (aka Butterfly Emerging, beats and samples) [bio page]

More tunes: [mp3s from the band] [RealAud from BBC] [Flash clips from Boomkat] [mp3 clips from label] [Amazon w/clips] [Flash clips at TuneTribe]

I like most of these, but not as much as NCSB2.

Reviews: [NewNoise] [PlayLouder] [Skatterbrain]

10 December 2005 at 8:14 am

“Walk of Shame” by Thee More Shallows

The band: Thee More Shallows (4 SanFranciscans, 3m1f).

The tune: Walk of Shame (no mp3) off the album “More Deep Cuts”.

I found this on Said the Gramophone but they’ve retired it. I miss it so bad I decided to antedate this mp3-less post for it.

Meet the band: [official site] [pix]

David ‘Dee’ Kesler (songwriting)

Chavo Fraser (drums, samples, keyboards, bass)

Jason Gonzales (drums, samples, keyboards, bass)

Odessa Chen (vocals, guitar)

More tunes: [3 mp3s], [one more]

Reviews: [many quotes]

10 December 2005 at 6:19 am

Announcement

I expect to feature one mp3 per post, starting with my favorites, with background on the band and links to other resources.

10 December 2005 at 1:50 am

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