Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Thundercrack Playlist #16

Number 16 this week. Couple of real standouts for me this week, see if you agree. File is only 36mb this week so an easy download.

1. The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer (Live)

A live track of one of the best songs off the new album due out next month. The album's really great, definitely one of the best of the year so far. Gets better with each listen.

2. Julie Ocean - My Revenge

American band specialising in short power-pop blasts. Their album clocks in at ten songs in under 25minutes. A good summer album.

3. The New York Fund - Going To New York

London band, they've supported The Hold Steady in the past and have some really good songs on their MySpace. This is my favourite.

4. Try Me Bicycle - Big Small

My favourite song on the playlist this week, this four piece are from Arizona and have released their debut album 'Voicings' which 'Big Small' is taken from. Brilliant song.

5. The Slant - The Life Of A Biological Organism

Four piece from Pennsylvania, this is taken from their album 'Old North'. Can buy the album online from their website

6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!! (Live)

Great song, this is their performance on Jools Holland not so long ago. Took me a while to get into the album but really starting to enjoy it now.

7. ambeR rubarth - You Will Love This Song

She's got a big MySpace following but I've only recently heard of her, this is a cool track. Not the sort of thing I would usually go for but there's something about this track that captured my attention when I first heard it.

8. Saving J - Bus Stop

Irish band, this track was released last year and gained the band a fair amount of airplay. They're about to release an excellent new single 'Kick Off' at the end of the month. You can watch the video for the song on their website.

9. Damien Rice - 9 Crimes (Live)

Nice version taken from the On The Verge website of 9 Crimes from Damien's last album. He's currently doing a ten day car journey from Dublin to Barcelona where he aims to write a song every day. You can follow his progress on his website.

10. Goodmorning Valentine - Easter Park

Great track, Joey Beltram's vocals are really at the fore of this sparse song. They've got a number of other songs available to download on their MySpace, I'll be hopefully featuring these guys again on the site soon.

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