Note to readers:

Thank y'all for visiting, although our blog is now discontinued, it's not too far fetched to expect another blog from either Kate or I in the next year or two. Until then, happy downloading!

If you have any questions or if there's an album on here that you can't find anywhere else and you've GOT to have it, send me an email at Kingsofsquidma@Gmail.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

snow and ice

Sorry for the lack of posts. We've been having lovely winter weather here in Kentucky the past couple of days. Henry hasn't had internet the past week, and my power has been out the past two days. I'm borrowing from my brother at the moment. As soon as I think of something to upload I'll let ya know.

tyt.

P.S.
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Friday, January 23, 2009

Dark Was The Night

Just for your information, this compilation including many of my favorite artists has leaked. However, I could not morally be okay with posting the album on the blog due to where the money is going to for albums purchased.

I can tell you though, that these songs are amazing, and as soon as this is available for purchase, I will be buying a copy of it. You can listen to one track from the album a day at the Dark Was The Night myspace. Also, you can check over at YouAintNoPicasso, a fellow lexingtonian's blog, for who the artist is each day.

Beirut- March of the Zapotec/Realpeople Holland



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RIYL: Gypsy brass music, Zach Condon's endless improvement, great eastern-european orchestration mixed with electronica.

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If you want more I also have: Everything else of his.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

His Name ls Alive- Detrola



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RIYL: Electronic & organic sounds, female vocalists, albums ahead of their time

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Square People- Cosmic Sans mixtape 2008



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RIYL: Futuristic funk concept pop, equal parts spank rock, talking heads, and sun ra, mixtapes highly recommended by me, truly genre-defying music.

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If you want more, click here and go to the blog post with the entire discog.

Monday, January 19, 2009

My Morning Jacket - Hearbreakin' Man EP




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RIYL: older MMJ, music made on omnichords, heartbreakin' men, alternate versions of other MMJ songs, reverb, simple guitar strums and harmonies

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If you want more I also have:

EVERYTHING

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Also, for those that missed the previous post about this (or failed to download it the first time), do yourself a favor and download this My Morning Jacket documentary. And thank The Steam Engine blog for the link.

Matt Ward - Hold Time




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RIYL: genius songwriting, the perfect blend of folk and country, M. Ward's production, albums with Buddy Holly covers, music that your parents would probably enjoy just as much as you

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If you want more I also have:
Duet for Guitars #2
End of Amnesia
Post-War
To Go Home EP
Transfiguration of Vincent
Transistor Radio

Or if you'd like something else, just leave us a comment.

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - The Doldrums




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RIYL: paw tracks, songs about Kate (I, for one, do), psychedelic experimental lo-fi pop, Animal Collective, bands with great tour names (i.e. Thanks mom, I'm dead!)

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If you want more I also have:
Worn Copy
Haunted Graffiti

Henry probably has more, just leave a comment.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Sampler!

I figured with the spare time I have over the long weekend, I'd throw together a sampler of some music I hope you'll enjoy. It's very true in the sense of being a sampler, as that the songs have no common theme, genre, or ideas even. Don't be afraid to try it!

1.)the Chaozhou Ensemble- Gu Su Xing
2.)Vetiver- Rolling Sea
3.)Santo & Johnny- Tenderly
4.)Monkey- Heavenly Peach Banquet
5.)Erik Satie- Gymnopedies, 1.) Lent et Doulourex
6.)Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grapelli- I Wonder Where My Baby is Tonight
7.)John Coltrane- Exotica
8.)Martin Denny- Busy Port
9.)Daedalus- (i)Sent Off (ii) Sus Percoll Jogger remix
10.)J. Dilla- The Time Donut of the Heart
11.)Q-Tip ft. D'Angelo- Believe
12.)Jerry Butler- Just Because I Really Love You
13.)the Escorts - I Can't Stand to See You Cry
14.)Lee "Scratch" Perry- Dreamland Skank
15.)Leadbelly- Stewball
16.)John Fahey- The Death of the Clayton Peacock
17.)Alabama Sacred Harp Singers- Present Joys
18.)Tyrannosaurus Rex- By the Light of a Magical Moon
19.)Woody Guthrie- The Wreck of Old '97
20.)Townes Van Zandt- If I Needed You
21.)Neil Young- Words (Between the Lines of Age)
22.)the Band- Out of the Blue
23.)Beach Boys- Country Air
Download now!

If anyone has a good mp3 rip of the following song, if you could send it to me, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't know how to eliminate the cracks and pops from my record player :/


Django Reinhardt & St├ęphane Grappelli- Swing 39



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Django
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Stephane
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RIYL: jazz, gypsy jazz, swing, old time music, beautiful violin & wonderful guitar

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Matt Sweeny & Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Superwolf



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RIYL: mellow country, Will Oldham's love for his tummy, Palace Music, folk

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Between Henry and me, we probably have everything or can get it.

Just leave us a comment.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Morning Jacket- Live At the Palms

Go buy this.

I can't find a rip of it anywhere, and for six dollars, you couldn't get anything better. I am so incredibly astounded with this EP. I promise you'll enjoy it.

Monday, January 12, 2009

V3tiv3r - Tigh† Kni†



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RIYL:
Ryan Adams gone freak folk, chill albums, albums with great production, an appropriate followup of his recent cover albums

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If you want more I also have:
Vetiver
To Find Me Gone
Thing of the Past
Between EP

Martin Denny- Exotica



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RIYL: Music, music that you would have never expected was from the 50s, albums that are very influential today, jazz, post-rock, tiki music, an album that created a genre.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Upcoming:

Martin Denny's Quiet Village

You El Guincho fans might notice that at the beginning of this video you'll hear a bit of pedal steel guitar that you are familiar with. Among the many other groups this album has inspired is Quiet Village, who's album Silent Movie was one of my favorites of last year.

I think over the next bit I'll try uploading older albums that to this day remain relevant.

I uploaded one a while back, and I hope you all took the opportunity to download it. It's an album that has inspired tons of artists, one of which named two of their songs after songs on this specific album (Modest Mouse).

Santo & Johnny- Santo & Johnny

They are a group that you will instantly recognize when you hear them. Take this song- my favorite instrumental song ever, Sleepwalk, for example.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dent May- The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukelele



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RIYL: Jens Lekman, Buddy Holly, Magnetic Fields, Ariel Pink-esque harmonies, Elephant Six-esque brass parts, music you wouldn't expect came from mississippi.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

The New Year

We here at TYT hope y'all had a good start to the new year.

However, once the semester starts up again, it's more than likely going to hinder our ability to keep up a steady flow of album posts. With this in mind, at the time, I am able/willing to fulfill requests that comply with all of three rules so far.
These being:
1.) The album is not from a major label.
2.) The album is not from Kill Rock Stars.
3.) The album is not from Dead Oceans.

This being said, just comment or use the cbox for communication.

I intend to upload some interesting albums through the next week, while I'm doing nothing much more than listening to music.

As a bonus personal favor, if any of you out there know of any resources for learning jazz or braziliany/bossa nova guitar and/or good sites for learning about music notation on the internet, I would greatly appreciate learning them.

As some of you may know, I am personally a musician, and have released well over 20 albums at this point in my life (most on the internet and on CD-Rs) and have been doing so since age 13 or so. Lately, I've been listening to a lot of hip-hop, IDM and electronic music, which is where some of my music is heading. However, my first adventure into music was traveled with a guitar I received when I was eight years old. Ever since I've been trying to refine my skills as both a musician and a songwriter, however, I'm sort of stuck at where I am until I learn how to both read and write music.

Like I said, any good links appreciated, and if you're interested, take a listen to something I recorded a few minutes ago with my terrible quality computer microphone.

Listen here