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Friday, July 4th, 2008

Rewind

I’d never heard of Spanish site Buffet Libre before, but they’ve made a hell of a first impression with their enormous, 58-song ’80s covers and remixes compilation entitled Rewind, all available to download for free (and legal). The majority of artists are unknown to me but range from around the world and there are some familiar names in the mix – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin throwing some massive synths at XTC, Electric Soft Parade tackling Pet Shop Boys and We Are Soldiers We Have Guns paying tribute to The Go-Go’s. I can’t imagine I’ll ever get through everything in this collection, but it’ll (hopefully) be fun to try.

MP3: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – “Another Satellite”
MP3: Electric Soft Parade – “Jealousy”
MP3: We Are Soldiers We Have Guns – “Our Lips Are Sealed”

That last act is the current project of Sweden’s Malin Dahlberg, also of Douglas Heart, and her debut album Get Up, Get Out is out July 28. I’m losing hope for a new Douglas Heart record any time soon – I’m not sure when the two rough mixes on their MySpace went up but I’m betting it wasn’t recently – so this record will have to do. It’s interesting how much less introverted Dahlberg sounds outside the context of Douglas Heart’s dreamy aesthetic. It’s still certainly bedroom wallflower pop, but sunnier somehow.

MP3: We Are Soldiers, We Have Guns – “November”
MP3: We Are Soldiers, We Have Guns – “Songs That No One Will Hear”
MP3: We Are Soldiers, We Have Guns – “Damn Those TV Shows, Damn Them Straight To Hell”
MP3: We Are Soldiers, We Have Guns – “Tourists In Our Hometown”
Video: We Are Soldiers We Have Guns – “The Line Is A Dot To You”
Stream: We Are Soldiers, We Have Guns / Get Up, Get Out
MySpace: We Are Soldiers We Have Guns

Drowned In Sound talks to Sarah Assbring of El Perro Del Mar.

Though almost a third of the spots for this year’s Virgin Festival remain unannounced, they’ve made some progress in filling out what’s going on the weekend of September 6 and 7 by announcing the DJs for the Bacardi B-Live tent. Not being a dance/electronic music guy, most of the names meant nothing to me, but the big one certainly did. were announced this week with a bunch of names I don’t know and one that I do – Moby. My arch-nemesis – my great white whale, if you will – will be spinning on day two. There will be a reckoning. Oh yes. But first, hopefully there’ll be some more performers announced sooner rather than later.

Also happening on Toronto Islands this Summer is Wakestock, running July 24 to 27. There’s usually a passel of bands of the punk rock variety along for the ride and this this year they’ll also have the likes of Metric and We Are Scientists to soundtrack all the extreme sporting.

JAM, NOW and OnMilwaukee.com talk to Alejandro Escovedo about his new record Real Animal. He’s in town Monday and in addition to his show at the Mod Club that evening, he’s doing an acoustic in-store and signing at the HMV in Yorkville at 12:30 PM. And congratulations to Neil who won the passes to the evening performance.

Mogwai have offered up the first taste of their next album The Hawk Is Howling, out September 23. They’re at the Kool Haus on September 24.

MP3: Mogwai – “The Sun Smells Too Loud”

JAM chats with Adele.

Spin reveals what the cover of The Verve’s forthcoming Forth – due August 19 – will look like. Well, I suppose we should be thankful there’s not a rainbow.

Pitchfork finds out what Rose Elinor Dougall – aka Rosay – is up to as an ex-Pipette.

Jane Vain & The Dark Matter will be back in town at month’s end with two shows at the Horseshoe – one on July 26 with The Coast and a free one that following Tuesday, July 29.

Forest City Lovers have been keeping a tour diary for Exclaim! as they traipse across the continent on tour. Follow along at home! Vue Weekly also chats with singer-songwriter Kat Burns.

Joey Burns of Calexico discusses the back to basics creative process behind Carried To Dust with Beatroute while John Covertino talks to Metro Times. We’ll hear the fruits of their labours this Sunday night when they play the Mod Club. Also on the bill are Woodpigeon, who talk to eye about the state of the arts in their native Calgary. Congratulations to Joe who won the passes to the show.

Nashville Scene talks to The Black Angels. WOXY is also sharing a studio session with the band.

Black Mountain will be returning to town on September 27 with Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter in tow – that show will be at the Opera House.

Grizzly Bear update Billboard on the status of their next album. They’re at the Molson Amphitheatre with Radiohead on August 15.

Matablog points to a number of recent Shearwater radio sessions to stream.

By : Frank Yang at 8:37 am
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  1. stytzer says:

    I can only recommend that you check out the cover version recorded by Northern Portrait for the REWIND compilation. And the rest of this band’s work as well.

  2. Ricky says:

    that site is score.

  3. Buffetlibre says:

    hello!

    we are moving to a new server.

    you can enter Rewind here: http://www.buffetlibredjs.net

    very thanks!

    marc

  4. Music Critic says:

    Isn’t that Mogwai song delicious? I’m extremely excited about the new album