February 15, 2007

Today's Hotness: Swirlies, Logh, They Might Be Giants

The Swirlies -- 1993>> There is more Swirlies music available for free download here than you can shake a stick at. A couple years ago Bradley's Almanac pointed us to this page that hosts some more obscure Swirlies music, you know, radio sessions and the like. Well, we stumbled upon the link again recently and discovered that now the erstwhile Chimp Rock superheroes are offering entire albums, including 1996's They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days In The Glittering World Of Salons and something called Damon Andy Rob Ron: The Yes Girls that we can't wait to explore. As an added bonus, here's a link to the video for the Swirlies jam "Bell." We think we posted this a few months ago, but we dig it. And would you look at that -- there's a Wikipedia page for Chimp Rock.

>> Swedish indie rock act Logh's forthcoming set North is now available for pre-order here. As an added inducement, those who pre-order the record will receive a signed copy the very day it is released in Sweden March 28. Not sure if that applies if you are ordering it from overseas. But perhaps. Anyhoo, the first 50 who pre-order the set will also receive a Logh-branded ice scraper. A more timely piece of schwag we can not think of.

>> We love this quote from They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh, as published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch here and as first spotted at Largehearted Boy here:

"Depending on how you count them, this is either our 12th or 13th album. Unless you are in the business of conspicuous reinvention, it's hard to know how to approach your 12th or 13th album. But it's fair to say this is one of the strongest 12th or 13th albums to come out in a very, very long time."

>> We've seen Idolator have some success with this, and we used to keep a Wish List on our MySpace which met with some success. So we'll try again here: Does anybody have Blonde Redhead's "Jetstar" from the Zero Hour comp Threadwaxing Space Live The Presidential Compilaton 93-94? There's actually a really good Azalea Snail song on that comp, too. Anyway, if any of you kids out there has the song, let us know. We'll try to return the favor.

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