Saturday, September 02, 2006

Worship This

The Swedish Polarbears list their influences as "Old guys like The Byrds, Neil Young, The Beach Boys, Big Star and so on... And some later bands heavily influenced by them, like Teenage Fanclub, Weezer, The Posies, Redd Kross, Sloan." Without even downloading the songs below or visiting their webpage or myspace page and downloading another two you probably get an idea of what their songs will sound like. They even have a song about Mr. Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub, and any of these songs would not stand out on the Fannies best work. On a windy, rainy day in September when you realize the screws you bought to put up some shelves are too damn small and you need to go out again, play these and put a smile on your face.

- The Swedish Polarbears - Mess Around

- The Swedish Polarbears - Norman Blake

Download more songs here or here

Friday, September 01, 2006

Eighties Fans

Camera Obscura continued their quest to play a session on every half decent radio show on the globe this yeart by appearing on Mark Radcliffe's show this week. At the same time I continued my quest to record and upload said sessions so here are two songs from the album "Let's Get Out Of This County" and a previously unreleased cover of a song by The Paris Sisters recorded by Phil Spector when his genius to insaneometer wasn't slightly more balanced.

- Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country (Radcliffe session)

- Camera Obscura - Come Back Margaret (Radcliffe session)

- Camera Obscura - I Love How You Love Me (Radcliffe Session)

Buy Camera Obscura here

Bands own website
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country