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09
Feb
10

P&P Moving to WordPress, Seeking Designer


Weird post, but here’s the deal: In the past 24 hours, 3 music blogs that I know of and 8 blogs that I’ve heard about got deleted completely by Blogger. I feel like it’s only a matter of time before I get the boot as well. I put a lot into this blog and if I woke up and the whole thing was gone, I would be, as stupid as it sounds, devastated.

I’ve said it a lot, but I think the time has finally come. I need to switch to WordPress. With the help of some fellow bloggers (Thanks to TheMusicNinja, WAWSTSF, PMA, Tympanogram, PopLibrarian, DatNewCudi, and everyone else who has offered to help) I think I’ll be able to get the site up there soon. It’s a pretty simple process from what I hear, but I promise it will be a stressful, anxiety causing, traumatic experience for me, so keep me in your thoughts.

The good news is WordPress seems to have more features, customizability, and tolerance for music blogs, who often walk a fine line between promotion tools for labels and perceived profit thieves. I think it’s safe to say that most of us just want to share music and talk about it, and we believe that what we are doing is good for the artists, the fans, and ultimately ends up as a new tool for labels to use to push their product and form a strong fan base among the online community before artists even release an album. I’m rambling.

What I was trying to get to, if you’re still reading this, is that I’m going to need to redesign the site. I want to keep things pretty simple and maintain some of the elements I already have. As you may know, I have very limited skills when it comes to stuff like this, so I’m going to need to hire someone. If you have any suggestions, please email me at PigeonsAndPlanes at gmail.

09
Feb
10

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06
Feb
10

Definitive Jux Compilation: Farewell Def Jux


I just saw this over at 2DopeBoyz and you already know how much Def Jux meant to me so I couldn’t pass up on it. Thanks to Vega for putting this mix of classic Definitive Jux tracks together. Tracklist and download link below. I especially love the last song.

Farewell Def Jux: 1999-2010 (Full Download) | Alternate

01. Cage – I Never Knew You.mp3
02. Yak Ballz – Arabian Facebuster.mp3
03. Aesop Rock – Daylight.mp3
04. Aesop Rock – Bazooka Tooth.mp3
05. Cannibal Ox – Iron Galaxy.mp3
06. The Perceptionists – Let’s Move!!.mp3
07. RJD2 – The Horror.mp3
08. S.A. Smash ft Cage – Smash TV.mp3
09. Aesop Rock – Night Light.mp3
10. Camu Tao – Hold The Floor.mp3
11. Cool Calm Pete – Lost.mp3
12. Company Flow ft Ill Bill – Simian Drugs aka Feeling Ignorant.mp3
13. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Bubble Pop.mp3
14. Mr. Lif – Jugular Vein.mp3
15. Murs and 9th Wonder – Bad Man!.mp3
16. Party Fun Action Comittee – Mental Storm.mp3
17. Danny! – Where is Danny.mp3
18. El-P – Deep Space 9mm.mp3
19. Murs – What Do You Know .mp3
20. Despot – Look Alive.mp3
21. C-Rayz Walz – Showgun.mp3
22. Mike Ladd – Black Orientalist.mp3
23. Mr.Lif – Live From The Plantation.mp3
24. The Mighty Underdogs ft MF DOOM – Gunfight.mp3
25. El-P – Dead Disnee.mp3
26. Hangar 18 – Boombox Apocalypse.mp3
27. S.A. Smash – Illy.mp3
28. El-P, DBA The Lyrical Punisher, and J-Treds Freestyle.mp3
29. Party Fun Action Comittee – Chapstick.mp3
30. Aesop Rock ft Breeze Brewin – Getaway Car.mp3
31. Cage – ft Darryl Palumbo – Shoot Frank.mp3
32. Cool Calm Pete – Cool Calm Science.mp3
33. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – Naked Fonk.mp3
34. The Perceptionists – Black Dialogue.mp3
35. RJD2 – Someones Second Kiss.mp3
36. Rob Sonic – Rock The Convoy.mp3
37. C-Rayz Walz – The Line Up.mp3
38. Danny! – Turn Me Up.mp3
39. Hangar 18 – Feet To Feet.mp3
40. Mr. Lif – Arise.mp3
41. Camu Tao – Open Hands.mp3
42. El-P ft Cage – Habeas Corpses (Draconian Love).mp3
43. Murs ft Humpty Hump and Shock G – Risky Business.mp3
44. RJD2 ft Jakki Da Mitamouth – F.H.H.mp3
45. Yak Ballz – Flossin’.mp3
46. C-Rayz Walz – Battle Me.mp3
47. Dizzee Rascal – Excuse Me Please.mp3
48. Murs and 9th Wonder ft Phonte – The Animal.mp3
49. Rob Sonic – Dylsexia.mp3
50. Yak Ballz – Reign.mp3
51. 4th Pyramid – Aquatic.mp3
52. Aesop Rock ft El-P and Camu Tao – Rickety Rackety.mp3
53. El-P – The League of Extraordinary Nobodies.mp3
54. El-P – Sunrise Over Brooklyn.mp3
55. Aesop Rock – 9-5ers Anthem.mp3
56. Mr.Lif – Earthcrusher.mp3
57. El-P ft Cage – Oxycontin pt 2
58. Cage – Hells Winter.mp3
59. The Mighty Underdogs – Victorious.mp3
60. C-Rayz Walz – First Words Worse.mp3
61. S.A. Smash – Gangsta.mp3
62. Cannibal Ox – Pigeon

02
Feb
10

New! The Secret Machines – "Like I Can"


Remember The Secret Machines? With their self described “space rock” The Secret Machines were getting big buzz and critical acclaim a few years ago. Then, at least in my world, they evaporated. I haven’t heard anything from them or about them in years, and now they reappear with this hard hitting single.

This song was conceived as a conversation. You know, some of my best conversations have been held between me and myself. Not that I feel particularly anti-social or anything. It’s just that when operating as both parties, one tends to have more patience for revision. Editing for content and language. Balancing intensity of emotion with just the right amount of logic. Anyway, as you might have guessed this practice has resulted in many missed opportunities. So, this is it. Spilled out like a cracked wine glass. Me at my most persuasive? Perhaps not, but it’s a start.

The Secret Machines – Like I Can | YouSendIt

31
Jan
10

Miss America 2010


I know this doesn’t belong on a music blog, but I invested two hours of my time watching this fuckery so I feel like I need to use it for something. Above is the 2010 Miss America, the representative from VA.

I don’t know why I watched this. I feel like there’s something naturally shallow about me that enjoys judging a bunch of women based solely on their looks, because admit it, their personalities don’t really shine while they robotically answer questions about global warming, sing opera (I swear there must be 10 women in America who sing opera and they were all contenders), and strut around in bikinis. I was disappointed because early in the battle for the crown I became very strongly attached to Miss Oregon. Check her out below.

30
Jan
10

New! Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – "Beat the Devil’s Tattoo"


This is the title song off Black Rebel Motorcycle Club‘s upcoming album, out March 9th. It’s a loud, stomping, rootsy rocker reminiscent of early White Stripes. The song is inspired by Edgar Allen Poe

The sound of Beat The Devil’s Tattoo comes from everywhere and nowhere- it draws a map and embarks on a sonic road trip through American music; from howling front porch stomps on the Chattanooga and beer-sloshing Texas roadhouse rockouts, to swaggering proto-punk sneering in NYC’s basement bars.

Like the title of the album, a phrase gleaned from Edgar Allen Poe’s 1839 short story, “The Devil In The Belfry,” BRMC stands on the edge of darkness, but never dives in.

Beat The Devil’s Tattoo Tracklist

1. Beat The Devil’s Tattoo
2. Conscience Killer
3. Bad Blood
4. War Machine
5. Sweet Feeling
6. Evol
7. Mama Taught Me Better
8. River Styx
9. The Toll
10. Aya
11. Shadow’s Keeper
12. Long Way Down
13. Half-State

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Beat the Devil’s Tattoo | YouSendIt

Thanks to Will

29
Jan
10

New! jj – "My Life" & "And Now"


You wouldn’t know it by listening to most of their mellow, atmospheric music, but the mysterious Swedish group jj seems to have a strange obsession with Lil Wayne. First they exploded onto the scene with “Ecstasy”, their drug induced take on “Lollipop”, then they borrowed a Wayne verse for “My Way”, and now they again regurgitate Weezy’s words from the chorus of “My Life” for their latest album opener. It sounds kind of like Fiona Apple singing in a pitch black, damp cave with sparse piano accompaniment.

I’ve also included another track “And Now” from No.3, their upcoming album out March 9th. It’s a little fuller than most jj tracks, really picking up about halfway through with some light percussion, strings, and a couple electronic touches. What always stands out to me in jj songs is the simple and silky smooth melody. Although jj’s sound is very distinct and a little timid, you can imagine this melody being used in a heavy hitting pop song, an arena rock hit, or a jam band groove.

jj – My Life | YouSendIt

jj – And Now | YouSendIt

Thanks to WAWSTSF and YourThirdEar