Friday, December 10, 2010

Video Of The Week.

Hey Gang!!

Just Popping In To Show You This Awesome Video And To Tell You That New Music Will Be Coming Soon So Don't Run Away On Me Just Yet.

Have An Awesome Day And Stay Cool..........

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Someone Turned The Music Down?

Hey guys and gals. Well since the girlfriend and I have jumped ship and headed over to Australia To live for a while, it might be a little while before I get another mixtape up for you all. As soon as we get settled and get the nerd wires plugged back in, the music will start flowing again. So while you are waiting, why don't you head back over the last bunch of mixtapes and reintroduce yourself to the great music of the past. Til we meet again, The Doc.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Video Of The Week.

Hi Guys,

Check out this spectacular video from Mt. Desolation. Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin, known for their wonderful work in the band Keane, front this seducing sound. The track is called "Departure" and the movement is in my feet.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #17***


Did you know that '17' was the original title for The Beatles hit song 'I Saw Her Standing There'? Amazing isn't it? Or that it takes only 17 muscles to produce a smile? Well hopefully that is all the muscle you will need when you hear this month's amazing mixtape!

So why wait around reading pointless facts that nobody really cares about? Let's get to the music!!

Seems like somebody didn't like me putting a song on here and didn't have the courtesy to ask me to take it down. So this months tracklisting is A SECRET!!



MonthlyIndieMixtapes #17 - Part 1.
MonthlyIndieMixtapes #17 - Part 2.

Also, a huge thanks to my wonderful girlfriend for helping me choose the tracks this year. Thanks Hun!!

The Doc!!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shhh, The Secret 6th Mixtape Is Hiding Here.......

Hush now, don't let them pesky Music Police catch you here.

This is the 'banned' 6th MonthlyIndieMixtape which has been on the shelf for a while but now has resurfaced to see the light of day. Only problem is that the tracklisting is a secret. Or if you really want to know you can look back through my posts and find ***MonthlyIndieMixtape #6***.

This is good listening and all it took was one pushy music label to take it all away from you listeners. So fight the power and stay cool. Whatever that means.

The Secret No. 6 - Part 1.

The Secret No. 6 - Part 2.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Video Of The Week.

Here's a little ditty by Canadian artist Ash Koley.

It's happy, it's fun, it's got umbrella's in it. So it's cool.

Check it out.........

Sunday, September 12, 2010

"The Electric 10!" With The Peep Tempel

The Peep Tempel. Most likely the coolest 2 guys walking around the streets of Melbourne. Or so I have heard. You've probably walked by them before and felt the coolness just knock you to the ground, or maybe you don't come out of your house and prefer to masturbate to pictures of Katy Perry.

I've got a feeling the Devil was pissed with the world's output of pre-conceived crap-pop music so he grabbed himself a blender, threw in some Jello Biafra, a dash of ball sweat from Jay Reatard, a large shlosh of Keith Richard's Insanity juice and a slightly chewed up Tennis Ball and concocted The Peep Tempel. Two men to take balls out rock back to where it should be; the top.

Here's what they had to say about themselves...........

1. So come on, who are you and what the devil do you do in this thing you call a 'band'?
Stevie Strikes, I play the drums as hard as I possibly can.

2. Where and when did you guys first get together?
Blake and I both live in North Melbourne and first got together for a jam during the great summer of 2009.

3. What is it about your music that makes it stand out from the rest of the crowd?
We are fucking hot, and we only rip off the best.

4. What song or songs are you most proud of?
Thank you Machiavelli and Boots on the bed, they are just the most spontaneous of our recordings so far.

5. Which bands have influenced your own personal style?
Bands like Dead Kennedys, Jay Reatard and Fugazi.

6. How is being a musician different than everyday life?
Doing something that you passionately enjoy doing and not getting paid for it.

7. Who do you think is the worst band member at practice?
Since I am answering this question I would have to say Blake and being a two piece he would probably say me.

8. Other than the people you play with now, if you could get any musician, dead or alive, who would you entrust to be in your “Dream Band”?
Jimi Hendrix

9. Which musician could you spend a year with on a deserted island, know that what they could teach you would excel your music career tenfold?
Keith Richards,he would be good for climbing palm trees and collecting coconuts.

10. Other than this interview, what is the stupidest thing you have ever agreed to do?
Doing a show at Mt Hotham after a mushroom tea and then snowboarding down the summit. It was my first time snowboarding.

Awesome Guys.

Now check out how they sound right here!!

Fatboy by The Peep Tempel

Thank You Machiavelli by The Peep Tempel

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Video Of The Week.

See Green works some magical camera thingy picture taking awesomeness here in her new video for the song "Get What I Want".

Be sure to check her out coz she is goodness with a guitar.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #16***

Ahh, sixteen. I remember when I was sixteen. Half a lifetime ago and yet I still recall all the good things about being young and free. It was around this time that I really started to get right into music. I started to collect CD's until they were a sea of plastic cases on my bedroom floor, no CD being in it's right case. It was a magical time and though my collection has grown and become more 'organised', I still have that same feeling in my chest about music. It is what keeps my heart pumping day after day, waiting for that perfect song to come along. You never know, for you, maybe it is in this months mixtape. I hope you find it.


Alain Johannes - Endless Eyes
Amen Dunes - Murder Dull Mind
Azure Ray - Make Your Heart
Basement Birds - Skin Of The Sky
Bigger Fish Than Guns - Texas T
Bike - Welcome To My World
Black Mountain - The Hair Song
The Burns Unit - Since We've Fallen Out
Catherine Feeny - You'd Better Run
Charles Burst - The Famous Patient
The Cheek - Hung Up (Live)
The Clientele - Minotaur
The Coral - Walking In The Winter
The Cribs - Housewife
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Nothing But Our Love
Dominant Legs - Clawing Out At The Walls
Drunken Barn Dance - A Winter's Tale
The Farewell Circuit - I Am A Ghost
The Features - The Drawing Board
Frank (Just Frank) - Crisis
Frontier Ruckus - Ontario
Hanoi James - I Dig You
Harper Blynn - Loneliest Generation
Hurray For The Riff Raff - Slow Walk
J. Tillman - Diamondback
Joe Purdy - On The Wind
Jukebox The Ghost - Schizophrenia
Karaocake - Medication
Klaxons - Echoes
Les Savy Fav - High And Unhinged
Lille - Straw
Mark Scholtez - We Could Get Lost
Northern Light - Say My Name
Now You See Them - It's Worth It
The Parlotones - Should We Fight Back
The Postelles - Can't Stand Still
The R.G. Morrison - Beckett
Rancho Relaxo - Road Raged The Fuck Out
The Reign Of Kindo - Thrill Of The Fall
RickoLus - Photographs
Seagull - Water
Sharaya Mikael - Wrong Again
Shirley Manson - Pretty Horses
Social Studies - Run With Fever
Soda Fountain Rag - You Are Not Invited To My Wedding
The Soldier Thread - Erin
Spirit Night - Brains
Stornoway - Zorbing
The Superimposers - Where Do You Go?
Them Bird Things - Underground
The Thermals - Never Listen To Me
This Beautiful Mess - Clean
Tweak Bird - The Future
Wavves - Post Acid
White Arrows - 8050 (Too Fast, Too Slow)
Wild Beasts - We've Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues
Winter Gloves - Plastic Slides
The Yards - Get Off My Back
Young The Giant - My Body
Zola Jesus - I Can't Stand

Pretty impressive line up this month. Lots of different genres to choose from. So if you don't find something you like this month, hit us up next month for sure! There is always new stuff for you to wrap your listening gear around.

Get listening.

My links are your links:
MonthlyIndieMixtape #16 - Part 1.
MonthlyIndieMixtape #16 - Part 2.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Video Of The Week.

Stornoway - Zorbing.

If you like Band Of Horses, Mumford & Sons or anything that makes you move then you will no doubt like this band. Straight from Oxford, Great Britain, this band has the sounds that you've been looking for..............

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"The Electric 10!" With Loon Choir

This week I hit up Ottawa band Loon Choir for the Electric 10 and boy did they have some words for me!! What a fantastic read this is!!

1. So come on, who are you and what the devil do you do in this thing you call a 'band'?

Derek - Nikki Yates plays keys and guitar and sings. Dan Larmour plays guitar and sings back up. Brad Sheffield plays synth and guitar, and writes songs as well. Jamie LeClair plays bass. Khary Byron plays drums. I am Derek Atkinson and I play guitar and I sing and write most of our songs. Collectively, we all have a say in how the band operates, the songs are written and the direction we are going in.

2. Where and when did you guys first get together?

Derek - Brad and I have been in basement/garage bands for about the last 10 years. Nikki, Brad and I started a fun little folk-electronic band in 2008 called Capital Hearts. In late 2008, Brad was practicing with a group including Jamie and Khary. Nikki and I joined and the former front guy left (must have been something we said). The group evolved into a six-piece when I replied to an ad that Dan posted on an Ottawa music forum looking to start or join a band. He fit in perfectly and the team was established. We started playing regular shows by that spring and were fortunate to open early on for bands like Ohbijou, The Lovely Feathers, Rubik and others.

3. What is it about your music that makes it stand out from the rest of the crowd?

Derek - While it is certainly difficult to stand out in a pack of so many great bands out there right now (and in our own back yards), we like to think that our music and lyrics offer something new and different. I consider my lyrics to be challenging of capitalist and pseudo-democratic systems while also reflecting on the mysteries and grace of nature and interpersonal relationships. The themes of ‘disconnection’ (from nature and each other) on one hand, and connection (unity, peace) have been fairly ongoing themes in my words which definitely strays from the less confrontational though popular themes in the lyrics of popular music of heart break, lust and material gratification.

4. What song or songs are you most proud of?

Nik - I think the song I'm most proud of on the album is Summerland because of the softer approach we took during the recording process. It's a complete 180 when you compare it to how we play it live, and I think that really speaks a lot about our versatility as both a band and individual musicians. I'm proud of the overall album though because I think we've melded together a lot of unique sounds and styles that aren't necessarily always categorized within the same genres. The outcome has resulted in 9 completely different tracks... to me it keeps our music interesting, and exciting.

5. Which bands have influenced your own personal style?

Nik - As the only female member in the band I personally gravitate toward other female musicians for inspiration and influence. Neko Case has had a huge influence on me,
along with Leslie Feist, Emily Haines, and Tracyanne Campbell. As a whole, I think we collectively draw from larger bands out there such as Broken Social Scene, and Arcade Fire as a means of continuously challenging ourselves, to keep expanding our sound and using our collective creativity to its fullest potential.

6. How is being a musician different than everyday life?

Nik - I know for me, not only being a musician but 1 of 6 within a band is different from everyday life because I'm just a part of that whole. Whereas in real life we tend to go about things ourselves and decide what is best individually, in the band we're forced to consider all the angles, as well as everyone's perspective... the philosopher Emile Durkheim refers to a feeling that he calls "collective effervescence"... and it’s the idea of something sacred being produced by a group of people all coming together to believe in the same thing... and I think as musicians, we encounter this feeling more so than in everyday life through the process of creating music with others, and it really offers a sense of togetherness and peacefulness that isn't always present elsewhere.

7. Who do you think is the worst band member at practice?

Derek – I think Dan is the worst member at practice. He’s always trying to touch my thighs and making funny noises. Ha. Just kidding. Our little democratic republic is so top notch that when it comes to communicating our ideas and being productive there’s really no hierarchy of ‘suck’ here. But, ya, Dan.

8. Other than the people you play with now, if you could get any musician, dead or alive, who would you entrust to be in your “Dream Band”?

Derek – Thom Yorke, Kevin Drew, Hank Williams, Jónsi Birgisson and Chet Baker would be a pretty cool dream band. We’d probably suck though if I had anything to do with it and getting along with that many personalities might be a difficult task too. And I would probably have to play bass I guess, and that wouldn’t be that cool either. Oh, drums: Art Blakey!

9. Which musician could you spend a year with on a deserted island, know that what they could teach you would excel your music career tenfold?

Derek – I would love to learn trumpet more, and to sing better so Chet Baker would be pretty rad to hang with and learn from. He liked to party (too much) so we would likely get along. His voice was so silky and trumpet so flawless! In terms of living musicians though, while I don’t think he would like me, and maybe I wouldn’t like him, his voice and capacity for epic song writing is so huge that I would have to say Thom Yorke.

10. Other than this interview, what is the stupidest thing you have ever agreed to do?

Derek – Obviously avoiding getting into anything too personal, as there is definitely a lot worse things I have agreed to do, after thinking for about 30 seconds about this, I’ll give you a small (and sketchy) window into my life. I once agreed in Belize to go to a crack dealer’s house (ps - I don’t use or condone the use of crack). My anxiety/paranoia was going ballistic (and with good cause too). There were large ‘body guards’ there, it was really dark inside and nobody was talking much (besides the brief introductions and questions the guys had of the infamous cannabis that comes from British Columbia). I told them what they wanted to hear. In the end, I left unharmed and enjoyed watching Dumb and Dumber in a completely different setting, but felt really uncomfortable and was glad to get back to the beach and play some barefoot basketball with my friend Dege.

How about that hey? They definitely had me captivated! And speaking of captivated, check out the gang's music! It's much better reading this with their tunes playing along. So go on, try it out for yourself. You won't be disappointed!

Check them out here:

Loon Choir Official Page.

Loon Choir MySpace Page.

Loon Choir On Facebook.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

"8mm - Love And The Apocalypse" Review

First up, if you have don't have a copy of this album then I suggest you get your hands on one as soon as you can. 8mm sure produce the goods on their recently released 'Love And The Apocalypse'. Sultry, swooning pianos attack softly summoned beats on every track here and quite rightly, it works. Throw in the graceful melodic tones of Juliette Beavan and you have a crisp, comfortable lazy Sunday afternoon on the front porch sipping Long Island Iced Tea's whilst being stolen by the moment. Every track on here has an epic moment of it's own accord, slowly building up the emotional attachment for the listener. Personal favourite track, 'Life Is Good', just goes to show how the Husband and Wife team of Sean and Juliette pull together to bring out the best in each other. This is a great album and worth the 19 minutes playtime. Hey, short and sweet and hard to beat. That just means you get to listen to it over and over again.

Life is Good by 8mm

Saturday, August 7, 2010

"The Electric 10!" With Beyond This Point Are Monsters

Hi Guys!

This weeks Electric 10 comes from a very electric band that I have only recently found out about and let me tell you, they are quite the addictive sound! Check out what Ali had to say about this and that right here!

1. So come on, who are you and what the devil do you do in this thing you call a 'band'?
My name is Ali and I play bass in this Beyond This Point Are Monsters. We're not a 'band', we're a conundrum to ourselves, a miss-shapen stream of consciousness. A mess.

2. Where and when did you guys first get together?
Rob, Robin & Bazz started the band many years ago whilst they were still in college. The band has gone through a few line-up changes since then, but the current line-up was confirmed when Luke joined as third guitarist four years ago and I replaced the last bass player two years ago. I think this is as solid a line-up as we've ever had.

3. What is it about your music that makes it stand out from the rest of the crowd? reality probably nothing, we're extremely proud of the music we play, but conscious enough to know that we're not reinventing the proverbial wheel. If anything we avoid the traditional song structure of verse/chorus/verse, we almost never repeat part of a song twice, each idea leads into another like Joyce's stream of consciousness. I'd like to think this makes us a little bit more interesting to watch/listen to than your standard slow building instrumental post rock outfit. But maybe that's just me...some people like music that's five ways to play the same riff.

4. What song or songs are you most proud of?
Personally I love all the new tracks we've written since I've joined the band, we have to be to be honest, each track takes about 5-6 months to write and if we're not totally happy with a track then it won't leave the practice room. We're all perfectionist in one way or another and this makes writing a tiring and frustrating process but in the end when a track is done we know its the best it can be. Meggie Miyagi, which is on our split release with fellow Derbian's Alright The Captain, is the only new track we've released so far but its good example of what we're about now.

5. Which bands have influenced your own personal style?
Each band member has wildly different musical tastes to be honest so I can't speak for the group but personally I take a lot of influence (i.e. steal bass lines) from Hip-Hop bands such as Dalek and Subtle. When it comes to bass playing I detest the sort of fretboard wankery people such as (to give an example) Flea are guilty of, bass should be a simple, solid backing to music, not the main focus.

6. How is being a musician different than everyday life?
I guess it's main difference is simply that its not everyday life. Plus you can start drinking at midday on tour...

7. Who do you think is the worst band member at practice?
The one who starts playing Smells Like Teen Spirit everytime he gets bored. I'm mentioning no names...

8. Other than the people you play with now, if you could get any musician, dead or alive, who would you entrust to be in your “Dream Band”?
If I could get Tom Waits, Ornette Coleman and Frederick 'Toots' Hibbert in a room together we'd change the world...

9. Which musician could you spend a year with on a deserted island, knowing that what they could teach you would excel your music career tenfold?
Charlie Haden, who was Ornette Coleman's bassist, I think a year would be long enough for him to teach me how to play double bass.

10. Other than this interview, what is the stupidest thing you have ever agreed to do?
We did an acoustic set once of stuff off of Family Tree (our debut album), that was a pretty bad idea, we're just too rock 'n' roll for it...

These guys are amazing musicians and require your listening ears! Check out their Facebook page and of course, their MySpace page for some more information! Oh, and if you see them out and about at a show or on the street, say Hi to them! I'm sure they don't bite too hard!

Facebook Page!

MySpace Page!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Video Of The Week.

Harper Blynn are AWESOME!!! Like a modern day Beatles, these guys put a show on thru both their music and their videos!

I'm loving it!! Check it out!

Harper Blynn - Loneliest Generation

Monday, August 2, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #15***

August is upon us! Wow, that's gone fast! This month is a good month for The Doc. It's his birthday on the 21st! He is getting older and a lot more wiser that's for sure! Haha!

Well folks, here is the latest instalment for your ears to feast on. Found some really tasty ear treats for you this month. A few bands you will already know and a few you won't, but you will love them nonetheless.

Check out the good stuff right here! It's gonna be a good month for MonthlyIndieMixtapes!


Adelaide's Cape - Anchored Down
All Saints Day - It'll Come Around
Arcade Fire - Ready To Start
Athlete - The Getaway (US Radio Mix)
Best Coast - Goodbye
Beyond This Point Are Monsters - Rotator
Birds Of Tokyo - Plans
Blackbird Blackbird - Hawaii
Boy & The Echo Choir - Into The Light
Buttons The Intergalactic Sleepdog - Eve & Adam
Cats And Cats And Cats - Big Blue
Colour Revolt - Heartbeat
Dan Kelly - Hold On, I'm Coming On
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - The Man Who Played God
Darren Hanlon - All These Things
The Dead Brothers - Death Blues
Devotionals - Morning Due
Dirty Little Rabbits - Simon
Donna Regina - The Decline Of Female Happiness
Frankie Rose And The Outs - Must Be Nice
Futurebirds - Sam Jones
Gem Club - Animals
Grass Widow - Give Me Shapes
Hellsongs - Walk
Holly Miranda - Nobody Sees Me Like You Do
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - To Hell & Back Again
Jaill - On The Beat
John & Jehn - And We Run
Kate Maki - In Comes The Light
Kevin Devine - Breathe, Breathe Deep ("Hand Of God" RMX By Plosive)
Liz Phair - My My
Male Bonding - Franklin
Martina Topley-Bird - Phoenix
Miniature Tigers - Tropical Birds
Moonhearts - Shine
Natureboy - Pariah
No Kids - I Want To Be Around
One Happy Island - Faster, Sunshine
Owen Pallett - Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
Panda Bear - Tomboy
The Roadside Graves - Everything
Rogue Valley - The Warming Moon
Secret Colours - Love
The Silver Seas - What's The Drawback?
The Sister Ruby Band - Sweet Georgia
Small Sur - Weeds
Smoosh - The Line
Sonny & The Sunsets - The Hypnotist
Spooky Folk - Bible Belt
Sun Kil Moon - Alesund
Sunglasses - Stand Fast
Tamaryn - The Waves
Tango In The Attic - Whiskey In The Wind
Tears Run Rings - Forever
Tired Pony - Point Me At Lost Islands
Tracy Bonham - Big Red Heart
The Vaselines - Overweight But Over You
The Walkmen - Blue As Your Blood
The Wilderness Of Manitoba - St. Petersburg
8mm - Life Is Good

Yes folks, life is good! Especially with musicians that surprise us daily with new music! Nothing is better than music!!


MonthlyIndieMixtapes #15 - Part 1.
MonthlyIndieMixtapes #15 - Part 2.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sneakin' A Peek.

Something just grabs me about this song. Always been a big fan of the original by Pantera but when you strip it all down and really focus on the lyrics you can just see that Phil Anselmo was a great songwriter!

Check it out here and let me know what you think!!

Hellsongs - Walk

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"The Electric 10!" With Courtenay Green

Hey Folks!

Welcome to the first of many Electric interviews with some of the artists I have found to love! Every now and then I will be dropping 10 questions on an artist or band that has taken my fancy and relaying the answers back to you, my faithful readers!

First up we have the gorgeous Courtenay Green, otherwise known as See Green. Check out what she had to say right now!!

1. So come on, who are you and what the devil do you do?

I’m Courtenay Green, but I perform as See Green. Which also sort of refers to the band that accompanies me for live shows. I suppose I would describe the music as a hydra-headed monster with indie, pop, rock and other sub-genres represented. I write/arrange the songs and play a bunch of instruments, but for shows I sing and mainly play guitar.

2. Where and when did you first start playing music?

I started playing music at home in New York when I was about six. My brother was taking piano lessons and my parents both played guitar, and both of those activities seemed more fun than whatever I was doing at the time. Which probably involved My Little Ponies and a formidable Care Bear collection.

3. What is it about your music that makes it stand out from the rest of the crowd?

Recording it in 3D, for starters. Ok, I lie. But I do think my music is unusual in that it’s difficult for people to describe exactly what it sounds like. I borrow from a tremendous number of influences, spanning many decades, but I’m proud of the fact that like them or not, no one’s ever called my songs “derivative.” They’re sort of like a musical Rorschach test in that people hear what they want to hear in them, yet at the same time, they’re accessible, fun and put people in a good mood. Or at least I like to think that.

4. What song or songs are you most proud of?

This is probably a lame answer, but I’m proud of all of them, even if it’s in different ways.

5. Which bands or artists have influenced your own personal style?

I think the better question is which bands/artists HAVEN’T. I listen to and take bits and pieces from everything, whether it’s Bach or Traffic or The Hollies or Blondie or the Carter Family or The Buzzcocks or Broken Bells. Basically anything with a good melody and a sound I like. I guess I don’t borrow a whole lot from death metal. That I can say fairly definitively.

6. How is being a musician different than everyday life?

I’m not sure if I could separate “being a musician” from “everyday life.” It IS everyday life, since it’s what I do every day- for better or for worse.

7. Do you practice by yourself or do you like to have some other musicians around for feedback and support?

I’m very much a loner in that respect. I practice/write and do pretty much everything by myself, and only involve other people for live shows, rehearsals and recording. But there’s definitely feedback in rehearsals and at the studio. I’m not an autocrat, more like an oligarch who just happens to make most of the decisions for the group. Ok, maybe I’m an autocrat.

8. Other than the people you play with now, if you could get any musician, dead or alive, who would you entrust to be in your “Dream Band”?

I’m quite confident that Kenny G could rustle up some mean saxophone riffs for me.

9. Which musician could you spend a year with on a deserted island, knowing that what they could teach you would excel your music career tenfold?

I think Debbie Harry could teach me a thing or hundred about being generally awesome. That woman has presence. But if you’re talking strictly technical, I wouldn’t mind a year of guitar lessons from Pete Townshend.

10. Other than this interview, what is the stupidest thing you have ever agreed to do?

On a dare in high school, I agreed to put an entire jar of this Vaseline-like pomade in my hair. No matter how often I washed it, it looked like it was wet and greasy for nearly a month- a month that included my senior prom. Let’s just say that isn’t great for any 17-year-old girl’s stock.

So there you go, now you know just that little bit more about Courtenay and her wonderful music. Isn't she just a great young lass to let MonthlyIndieMixtapes delve into her amazing mind? I for one think she is!!

Thanks heaps Courtenay! And remember , you will always be the very first artist to feature on "The Electric 10!"

Check out See Green - Think Twice right here!!

Think Twice by See Green

Sunday, July 11, 2010

"No Kids - Judy At The Grove EP" Review

I can feel it. I can feel the love in these tracks from start to finish. Vancouver, BC group No Kids have found a sound that makes them stand out. A slightly funkier feel than previous efforts, Judy At The Grove is an amazing piece of work. There is a certain sort of soulfulness that really grabs your attention and puts that groove in your step. Second track in, "I Want To Be Around" is a dazy slow ride full of funk and fun while "The Jazz Singer" has an eclectic, even slightly Scissor Sisters sound to it and is brought to life with an array of instruments that any Indie band would be proud to call their own. I'm pretty impressed with this band and will definitely be following their whereabouts on the off chance that I will get to see them live. If they can even come close to what they can produce in the studio then I guarantee their live shows would be a hoot!! Don't miss out on hearing this one!!

No Kids - The Jazz Singer by artofbroadcast

No Kids MySpace Page
Art Of Broadcast Official Page

Cheers To You All!!

The Doc.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #14***

Look out folks, here it is! Another fine slab of Indie bliss!

Number 14 is just as good as the last 13 and rightly so with all these wonderful bands delivering superb results each and every time!

Check out these tasty treats. Go on, throw them at your ears!


Abandoned Pools - Legionnaire
Allison Weiss - From You To Me
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Lady Jesus
Beth Thornley - You're So Pony
Blackmarket - 10 And 2
Blind Zero - Snow Girl
The Bluetones - The Day That Never Was
The Books - I Didn't Know That
The British Robots - Favourite Shade
Ceo - Illuminata
Cloud Cult - Room Full Of People In Your Head
Crash City Saints - Every Face Is A Mirror
Crash Test Dummies - Songbird
Dan Sartain - Bohemian Grove
The First Ladies - Pocket Jokers
The Frowning Clouds - Please Yo' Self
Hafdís Huld - Action Man
The Henry Clay People - Working Part Time
Hexicon - She Plays Games
Holmes - Voices And Vices
I Am Kloot - Fingerprints
Inge Thomson - Cradle Song
Insect Guide - Wasted
Inspired Flight - I Won't Let You Down
Jamie Lawson - I'm Gonna Love You
Johnny Flynn - Lost And Found
Joy Zipper - Check Out My New Jesus
Julian Lynch - Ears
Kate Tucker - Carry The Weight ( I Wanted You)
KO - Radio
Lissie - Record Collector
The Love Language - Brittany's Back
Maps & Atlases - The Charm
Marble Sounds - Smoking Was A Day Job
Maria Haukaas Storeng - Precious To Me
Math And Physics Club - Trying To Say I Love You
Matthew Dear - I Can't Feel
Mike & Jee - Somewhere In The Middle Of This
Monarchy - Love Get Out Of My Way
The Moondoggies - Just Makes Sense To Me
Mystery Jets - Alice Springs
The Rags - Love Is A Lie
Reaching Away - Push Away The Moon
Sarah Harmer - One Match
School Of Seven Bells - Heart Is Strange
Sea Exchange - LED
See Green - Think Twice
Sophie Hunger - Lovesong To Everyone
Stars - Dead Hearts
The Tealeaves - Barefoot & Beautiful
Thrushes - Night Falls
Tokyo Police Club - Breakneck Speed
Trev Gibb - Say You Will
Vast - Until I Die
VersaEmerge - Your Own Lov.E.
Viernes - Entire Empire
The Wailing Wall - Bones Become Rainbows
The Weepies - I Was Made For Sunny Days
The Whiskers - Cameras
1973 - Simple Song (For A Complicated Girl)

The wonderful music just keeps on coming. I really cannot believe that it's July already!! Half way thru another year and hopefully we are all a little wiser.

Enjoy the sounds folks and folkettes. I made it all just for you.

Oh and don't forget to share MonthlyIndieMixtapes wherever you go. Post it to your Facebook profile, tweet, re-tweet and then tweet again. The more listeners I get, the more great things musically I can add to all of this! So get out there and share this like you'd share a cold.

Peace Out Lovers.


MonthlyIndieMixtape #14 - Part 1.
MonthlyIndieMixtape #14 - Part 2.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Sneakin' A Peek.

Hi guys.

Here is the first little sneak peek from the next MonthlyIndieMixtape. Every couple of days or so I will endeavour to throw up a sneaky little peek from a chosen artist.

First up, we have Allison Weiss with her track 'From You To Me'. A classical folk pop song with lyrics that bring out the happy in everyone!! Check it out and let me know what you think.

Allison Weiss - From You To Me

Video Of The Week.

New track and video from Portuguese group 'Blind Zero'.

The song is called 'Snow Girl' and features some really super tight body suits! Check it out below.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Look What's New!

Hey peeps,

Just thought I'd pop in an give you all an update on the happenings at the MonthlyIndieMixtapes office. Well when I say office I really mean wherever I can find a place to park my butt for a few hours!

As you can see MIM has had a revamp. Nothing too major that is going to scare you all away but enough to give this site a bit of character and a bit more modernisation. The layout is basically the same though so all your mixtapes and "Video Of The Week" will still be very easy to find.

In the near future, MIM will be looking into new avenues to pursue. A few more album reviews and even some track reviews will become more and more common, whilst if I can snaffle a few up, I will be including some interviews.

But the real big news is this. MonthlyIndieMixtapes will be working towards a monthly Podcast!! Nothing over the top but just something that gives you a little taste test of what to expect on the upcoming mixtape.

So there you have it folks, a little bit of what is in the pipeworks for MIM. I hope you are excited as I am! If not well I'll jsut have to convince you otherwise.

So off you all run, run into the big bad world out there and scream out everything that I just told you! Make it known that MIM is coming for you!!

The Doc Of Docaliciousness.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #13***

Unlucky for some but not for MonthlyIndieMixtapes!!

Gathered below are the best 60 tracks I could scrounge up this month and to tell you the truth, and I say it every month, this is some of the best I have found! I don't know why but Indie music just seems to be getting better as the years go on. Maybe these bands are starting to get a real feel for it and are starting to perfect the formula to a great Indie song!

So less jibbering by me and more track tasting by you.

Hope you enjoy and don't forget to leave a comment! I love reading what you guys have to say!


The Acorn - I Made The Law
Aerodrum - Don't Turn Me Down
Andy Elwell - At My Best
Arden - Grow!
Automatic Loveletter - Heart Song
The Bridgeheads - Tinnitus
Chief - Day And Night
Dan Sartain - Bohemian Grove
Detroit Social Club - Sunshine People
The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco
Everest - Keeping The Score
Farrah - If You Were Mine
Francis And The Lights - It'll Be Better
Fyfe Dangerfield - When You Walk In The Room
Gold Motel - Fireworks After Midnight
Good Self - Persia
Grouplove - Colours
Half Seas Over - Get Me To The Station
Hot Hot Heat - YVR
In Tall Buildings - The Way To A Monster's Lair
Jakob Lewis - Good News For All
James Yuill - Crying For Hollywood
Jamie Drake - Beautiful
Jeremy Messersmith - Lazy Bones
Jim Lockey And The Solemn Sun - Morning Wake Up
John Common And Blinding Flashes Of Light - Turnaround
John Mouse - By Central Cardiff Station I Sat Down And Wept
Lana Mir - I Wanna Be Adored
Luke Wesley - I Hope You Like This Song
The Magic Numbers - The Pulse
Mathemagic - Easy
Midnight Juggernauts - This New Technology
Minipop - Like I Do
Mother/Father - Cascades
Murder By Death - White Noise
My Heart Belongs To Cecilia Winter - Eighteen
My Wet Calvin - Sweet And Sour
Nathaniel Rateliff - Early Spring Till
The Niro - Stop It
Norman - It's Alright In Your Eyes
Pete Lawrie - Panic
The Pineapple Thief - The State We're In
The Pipettes - Thank You
Preacher's Sons - Poison Oak
Radio Star - Come Back
Rasmus Kellerman - The Greatness & Me
Robbers On High Street - Electric Eye
Ryan Adams - By Force
Seth Lakeman - Spinning Days
Slothbear - Don't Taunt A Tiger
Suckers - Before Your Birthday Ends
Tame Impala - Runway, Houses, City, Clouds
Tift Merritt - Mixtape
Uni_Form - The Liar
Villagers - Becoming A Jackal
Who Knew - Wallaby
Wild Moccasins - Late Night Television
Wild Nothing - The Witching Hour
Young Veins - Change
41st And Home - Sleeper

It's a very pretty list is it not?? I think it's beautiful. Check it out for yourself below.

Until next month you scurvy dogs!

Pink as a link:

MonthlyIndieMixtape #13 - Part 1.
MonthlyIndieMixtape #13 - Part 2.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Video Of The Week.

Hey gang!

Got a great little video here from Conor J. O'Brian who just happens to be founder of Dublin band "Villagers".

Check out the simplicity of this track and you must listen to the lyrics!!

Do as you're told!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Snow & Voices Album Review.

Slightly haunting, slighty deep. The new album from Los Angeles duo Snow & Voices is a breath of fresh air for this listener. Echoing vocals take centre stage with bellowing piano melodies which magically twist and weave within each other. Lead singer Lauri Kranz has a voice to die for. Think Imogen Heap meets Dido and you would probably have hit the nail on the head. Such is her voice the listener is encaptured with every single note and these days that is getting rarer to find. Tracks like "Everything Coming Apart" and the track that got my attention "I Am A Storm" are great examples of how pulsating rythyms can emphasise such a delicate voice. With strong bass lines and tantalising dream pop like guitar riffs handed to you on a platter from Jebin Bruni, you find yourself floating above the music looking down at the notes as they drift on pass as if they were boats on a river. The new album, "Anything That Moves" is a moving collection of well structured, well written alternative pop tunes that is sure to grab your attention. If you do one thing right this year, make sure it's checking out this band. You won't regret it.

Snow & Voices Official Website
Snow & Voices MySpace Page
Art Of Broadcast Official Website

Saturday, May 8, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #12***

So this is it. One year ago I started this little project and it's super cool to see how much it's grown. From maybe 3 or 4 downloads a month to over 500 is just grand!

I'd like to thank all of your personally so if you give me your home addresses I'll pop by sometime in the next 1000 years and shake your hand, hug you and even cook you dinner.

So here's to another year of great music and great memories. Enjoy!!


The Americas - Ted's Birth
Aqualung - 36 Hours
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round And Round
Arne Vatnoy - Colour Chalk
Band Of Horses - Way Back Home
The Bird And The Bee - Kiss On My List
The Black Keys - Howlin' For You
Blitzen Trapper - Laughing Lover
Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside
Caribou - Leave House
Cassette Kids - Spin
Ceremony - For Her Smile
Club 8 - Western Hospitality
CocoRosie - Hopscotch
Color Of Clouds - Brother
Dr. Dog - Where'd All The Time Go?
Editors - The Diplomat
Edyth And The Electric - To The Floor
Extra Life - Black Hoodie
Ferraby Lionheart - Holdin' Me Back
Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire! - War Coward
Foals - Miami
The Forest And The Trees - Escape
The Futureheads - Heartbeat Song
The Gaslight Anthem - The Diamond Church Street Choir
Gift Horse - Missionaries
Interpol - Lights
James - It's Hot
Jamie Lawson - Seven
Jim Luxon - In The Garden
Joel Alme - The Spell Of Brothers
Kate Nash - Higher Plane
Katy Wren - Sunshine
The Len Price 3 - The Girl Who Became A Machine
Lovedrug - Pink Champagne
Lucky Soul - White Russian Doll
Minus The Bear - Summer Angel
The Most Serene Republic - Pink Noise
Mouse Fire - Desert Woman
The National - Lemon World
The New Pornographers - Silver Jenny Dollar
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - 0=2
Open Hand - Old Hat
Patrick Park - Blackbird Through The Dark
Pin Me Down - Cryptic
Po' Girl - Follow Your Bliss
The Radio Dept. - This Time Around
Robert Pollard - The Weekly Crow
Robinson - Always Talk To Strangers
Robyn - None Of Dem
The Ruse - I Can't Stop
The School - The One Who Left Me
Serafina Steer - How To Haunt A House Party
Snow & Voices - I Am A Storm
Sweet Apple - Flying Up A Mountain
Taylor Locke & The Roughs - Hourglass
Teenagersintokyo - Long Walk Home
Tender Forever - Only The Sound You Made
Tyler Hilton - Keep On
UNKLE - On A Wire Feat. Elle J.

Not a bad little selection at all. Lots of artists have contacted me and asked to be featured so to all you bands, your wish is my command.


MonthlyIndieMixtape #12 - Part 1.
MonthlyIndieMixtape #12 - Part 2.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Video Of The Week.

Hey gang!

Sorry I've been a bit slack with the VOTW but here I am with an absolutely amazing vid to make a comeback!

Check out Greg Laswell in his new clip below:

Greg Laswell "Take Everything" from Vanguard Records on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #11***

Some interesting musical facts about 11:

- The interval of an octave and a fourth is an eleventh. A complete eleventh chord has almost every note of a diatonic scale.
- The number of thumb keys on a bassoon, not counting the whisper key. (A few bassoons have a twelfth thumb key.)
- In the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, Spinal Tap's amplifiers go up to eleven.
- In Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, there are eleven consecutive repetitions of the same chord.
- In Tool's song Jimmy, the number eleven is heard numerous times in the lyrics.

Pretty cool eh? Well so is the 11th MonthlyIndieMixtape!!

Just check out what we have in store this month!!


Amy McDonald - This Pretty Face
The Apples In Stereo - Dream About The Future
Archie Bronson Outfit - Magnetic Warrior
Arid - Something Brighter
Black Tambourine - Pack You Up
Brasstronaut - Lo Hi Hopes
Cady Groves - Real With Me
Chad VanGaalen - Bones Of Man
Clogs - On The Edge
Club Smith - Lament
Cults - Most Wanted
Dag For Dag - I Am The Assassin
David John Broughton - Perfect Louse
Dead Meadow - That Old Temple
The Deadly Syndrome - Party City
The Dolly Rocker Movement - Sad Sally
DOOMSTAR! - Ronald Ray-Gun
Dr. Dog - Where'd All The Time Go?
Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La
The Dynamites - Somebody Stop Me
Emanuel And The fear - Guatemala
Empire Of The Sun - Half Mast (Slight Return)
Freaky Age - A Little Late
French Cowboy - Girl
The Fresh & Onlys - Diamond In The Dark
Goldfrapp - Alive
Goldheart Assembly - King Of Rome
Here We Go Magic - Hibernation
Island - Mistral
Japanther - $100 Dollar Remix
Jason Collett - Love Is A Dirty Word
John Butler Trio - I'd Do Anything (Soldier's Lament)
Josiah Wolf - The Trailer And The Truck
Kaki King - Falling Day
Laura Marling - Alpha Shallows
Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love - Where're You Goin?
Marching Band - It Will Never Slip
Matt Pond PA - Starting
Matt Wertz - Somebody New
MGMT - Brian Eno
Micky Green - The Game
Miles Kurosky - She Was My Dresden
Monster Movie - Down, Down, Down
The Pass - Colors
Pepper Rabbit - Harvest Moon
Plants And Animals - Tom Cruz
Portugal The Man - 60 Years
Quadron - Jeans
Roky Erickson With Okkervil River - Goodbye Sweet Dreams
S - We Are Not Friends
Silje Karlsen - You Shit Like Me
The Slack - Indier Than You
The Splinters - Sea Salt Skin
The Tallest Man On Earth - Troubles Will Be Gone
Tocotronic - Ein Leiser Hauch Von Terror
Very Truly Yours - The Ballad Of Growing Up
Violent Soho - Outsider
We Have Band - Love, What You Doing?
What Laura Says - Spoke
Wye Oak - My Neighbor

Ahh it's purdy ain't it?

You guys have got to spread the word about this!! These mixtapes are gradually gaining much more exposure and who in their right mind wouldn't want to be a part of the biggest thing since sliced ipods?


Peace Y'all.

A Goo Goo Goo, A Ga Ga Ga, here are the links so far:

MonthlyIndieMixtape #11 - Part 1.
MonthlyIndieMixtape #11 - Part 2.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #10 - Part 2***

Welcome strangers and friends, and friends of strangers and strangers of friends. Here within your grasp is the second part to the magical 10th MonthlyIndieMixtape. Another 60 bands playing another 60 songs for well over 60 minutes! Well in fact it's more like 3 hours and 52 minutes but who's counting?

Well lets stop dilly dallying and get on with it shall we? Hmmm, Yes...........


Admiral Freebee - My Hippy Ain't Hip
Air Formation - Low December Sun
Alcoholic Faith Mission - Put The Virus In You
Angus & Julia Stone - On The Road
April Smith And The Great Picture Show - Movie Loves A Screen
The Automatic - Interstate
The Ballet - The House On Fire
Beach House - Walk In The Park
Bears - Let Me See You Again
Beck - Little Hands (Feat. Feist, Wilco & Jamie Lidell)
Bibi Tanga & The Selenites - The Moon
The Big Big Bucks - Do It Or Diet
Butterfly Explosion - Chemistry
Eagle Scout - Spies Like Us
Electrocute - My Tube Top
Ellie Goulding - Guns And Horses
Emerald Park - The Commonfield
Emily Arin - It Wasn't Love But It Was Lovely
Fishermans Mission - Torr
Frightened Rabbit - The Loneliness And The Scream
Ghost Society - Recognize
Giant Drag - White Baby
Golden Triangle - Jellyroll
Good Weather For Airstrikes - And All Seems Lost
Happy Birthday - I Want To Stay (I Run Away)
Have Gun, Will Travel - Wolf In Shepherd's Clothes
Hitide Lotide - Beaded Blood
Humanzi - Just Like Bukowski
Jaguar Love - Everything Is Awesome
Jay Malinowski - There's A Light
Joanna Newsom - Soft As Chalk
John Nolan - Screaming Into The Wind
Julia Nunes - Grown A Pair
Kiss Kiss Kiss - Scarlet
La Habitación Roja - Younger
Local Natives - Sun Hands
Look Mexico - They Only Take The Backroads
Los Punsetes - Dinero
Lou Rhodes - Circles
Love Is All - Never Now
Monzano - The Mannequin Wakes
The Mountains & The Trees - Up And Down
Murmansk - Sweet Trio
Nom De Guerre - Run Run Run
Nothing People - Explode A View
Per England - Lust Och Hägring
Rafter - Timeless Form, Formless Time
Scanners - Salvation
St. Claire - You Itch Like A Secret
Standard Fare - Let's Get Back Together
The Swimmers - A Hundred Hearts
Tindersticks - Harmony Around My Table
Tunng - Hustle
Turin Brakes - Sea Change
Volcano Choir - Island, IS
We Are The Willows - The Windows
White Apple Tree - Broken Bones
White Hinterland - Bow & Arrow
Wolf People - Black Water
Zeep - Hidden Surprises

Very cool eh? There are some wonderful songs in there that will be on high rotation for The Doc for sometime to come. I hope you find a new band, a new sound, a new favourite song. If you don't there is always next month!

Stinkin' Links:

MonthlyIndieMixtape #10/2 - Part 1.
MonthlyIndieMixtape #10/2 - Part 2.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


The Sun & Earth
March Tour Dates Announced

QRO Magazine, in a review of their newest release "The Sun & Earth", says "If you don’t like pop, Middle Distance Runner might just change your mind" and "full of elastic creativity that plays off accepted idioms with an ease and fluency that most bands would kill for."

"MDR’s sound clearly draws on mid-’90s British rock — think pre-OK Computer Radiohead, Blur, Oasis — and exudes a confidence and professionalism that many young bands lack.” – Washington Post

With a blend of tuneful pop-inspired indie-rock and darker, heavier layered guitars, Middle Distance Runner have been cited by Paste Magazine as “on the verge of something big” and heralded by SPIN as “insanely catchy.” The band completed The Sun & Earth earlier this year and joined Engine Room Recordings’ roster in July.

Formed by four high school friends in 2005, Middle Distance Runner self-released their debut album, Plane in Flames in 2006. A 2008 self-titled EP followed. Most recently, the band released their new album, The Sun & Earth. The video for the “The Unbeliever,” a stop-motion animation piece created by Philadelphia-based filmmaker Maxwell Sorenson, garnered early exposure for the band on MTVu, The Tripwire, and among other outlets.

Middle Distance Runner are Stephen Kilroy (lead vocal, guitar, keyboard), Erik Dean (drums), Jay Smith (guitar, keyboard, vocals) and Tony Acampora (bass, vocals).

The Fury - Free Song Download

Album Art

Band Photo

Tour Dates

3/11 8pm IOTA Club & Cafe, Arlington, VA
3/12 7pm Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
3/14 8pm Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA
3/15 7pm Hayride Diner & Venue, Shreveport,
3/18 4pm SXSW (Sonny's Vintage)
3/20 12pm SXSW (Lovejoys)
3/21 12:30pm SXSW (Austin's Moose Lodge)
3/23 8pm The 51st Speakeasy, Oklahoma City, OK
3/24 8pm Cicero’s, St. Louis, MO
3/26 8pm Huckleberrys Pizza, Rock Island, IL

3/27 8.30pm Founder's Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI
3/28 8pm PJ's Lager House, Detroit, MI
3/29 8pm The Summit, Columbus, OH

3/31 8pm M Room, Philadelphia, PA

For more information please visit:
Official Page
MySpace Page
Engine Room Recordings

Sunday, February 28, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #10 - Part 1***

Ten is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2 and 5. Ten is the smallest noncototient, a number that cannot be expressed as the difference between any integer and the total number of coprimes below it.

Ten is the second discrete semiprime (2.5) and the second member of the (2.q) discrete semiprime family. Ten has an aliquot sum σ(n) of 8 and is accordingly the first discrete semiprime to be in deficit. All subsequent discrete semiprimes are in deficit. The aliquot sequence for 10 comprises five members (10,8,7,1,0) with this number being the second composite member of the 7-aliquot tree.

It is the aliquot sum of only one number the discrete semiprime 14.

Ten is a semi-meandric number.

Ten is the sum of the first three prime numbers, of the four first numbers (1 + 2 + 3 + 4), of the square of the two first odd numbers and also of the first four factorials (0! + 1! + 2! + 3!). Ten is the eighth Perrin number, preceded in the sequence by 5, 5, 7.

A polygon with ten sides is a decagon, and 10 is a decagonal number. But it is also a triangular number and a centered triangular number.

Ten is the number of n-Queens Problem solutions for n = 5.

Ten is Grand. As is the 10th instalment of MonthlyIndieMixtapes. IT'S TWO PARTS PEOPLE!! Part one at the start of the month and part two halfway thru!! Ten volumes in and getting better and better with age. You can sit here and read all the useless information I have quoted above or you could get on with downloading the mixtape and enjoying it, with the volume increased ten fold.


Anna F. - Time Stands Still
Babybird - Unloveable (Feat. Johnny Depp)
Bedwetters - Nightlight On-Off
Beta Chicks - That's What She Said
Bikinians - Old Lady face
Bill Fay - I Will Find My Own Way Back
Blaudzun - Jezebelle
Botanica - You Might Be The One
Bullets In Madison - Riot
Clinical Trials - Polly Got Away
College - A Real Hero (Feat. Electric Youth)
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Star Eyes (I Can't Catch It) (Feat. James Mercer)
The Dirties - Summer Sunday
Efterklang - I Was Playing Drums
Emmanuelle Seinger - Emmanuelle
Errors - Sorry About This Mess
Exsonvaldes - Sunlight
Fallulah - Hey You
Fang Island - Careful Crossers
Fenech-Soler - Lies
Fionn Regan - Lord Help My Poor Soul
The Flaws - Sixteen
Grand Hallway - Blessed Be, Honey Bee
Greg Laswell - Off I Go
Hot Club de Paris - Dog Tired At The Spring Dance
The Hours - Never See You Again
I Was A Teenage Satan Worshipper - Whatcha Lookin' At?
Jeremy Jay - This Is Our Time
Joe Pug - The First Time I Saw You
Kissaway Trail - Beat Your Heartbeat
Kumm - Beautiful Country
Lali Puna - Rest Your Head
Le Vibrazioni - Va Così
The Lighthouse And The Whaler - Soon You'll Be Found
Lightspeed Champion - I Don't Want To Wake Up ALone
Love Connection - I Know You're Real
Martha And The Muffins - Drive
Mina May - Slow Fire
MiniBoone - Devil In Your Eyes
The Morning Benders - Wet Cement
Mumford & Sons - Roll Away Your Stone
My Gold Mask - Bitches
Northern Portrait -The Operation Worked But The Patient Died
Operator Please - Logic
Paul Dempsey - Bats
Phantogram - Futuristic Casket
Ravenna - When Good Men Do Nothing
The Ruby Suns - Cranberry
Sex With Strangers - (The Part Where You) Surrender
Shy Child - The Beatles
So So Modern - Berlin
Sophie Madeleine - I Just Can't Stop Myself (From Writing Love Songs About You)
SPARK PET - Cerillas Y Muebles
The Spill Canvas - Don't Let Your Enemies Become Friends
Tony Sly - Love, Sick Love
Twin Tigers - Passive Idol
Wakey!Wakey! - Almost Everything
We Show Up On RadaR - It Should Be You And Me
Yoyoyo Acapulco - The Patterns Of The Swallows
Zeus - Marching Through Your Head

Wonderful, wonderful sounds. Magical, phantasmagorical sounds. Once again it's the smaller bands that show the way in how music is meant to sound. Raw, passionate and loaded with love.

I hope you all get as much out of this as me.

Stinky Pinky Links:

MonthlyIndieMixtape #10/1 - Part 1.
MonthlyIndieMixtape #10/1 - Part 2.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Video Of The Week.

Hey Guys!

Short and sweet, this one is neat!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

How About Some YouTube Subscribing Just To Pass The Day?

Hey Gang.

Well I thought I'd just let you know that MonthlyIndieMixtapes now has a YouTube channel for all the wonderful videos we find. You should really take the time out of you day and head on over to subscribe just so you never miss out on all the good things that may arise over there.

Do You Dare To Tube?

Friday, February 5, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #9***

How do all you crazy cats?

Sorry about the late posting but you know, sometimes life gets in the way.

It's been another stellar month for music and this mixtape just goes to show it, with all it's majesty and glory.

I've really enjoyed the music this month and I hope you do to.

So without further interruption, let's get to the good stuff.


Akai - An End Deserving
Analog Rebellion - Brain ≠ Heart (I Need To Know)
BEAR CAT - Red Panda Blues
Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore - It Won't Be Long
Big Phony - I Love Lucy
The Black Box Revelation - Where Has All This Mess Begun
Brett Hunt - How She Looked
Cars & Trains - Intimidated By Silence
Citizen Cope - I Could Explain Why
Clem Snide - Forgive Me, Love
Danny And The Champions Of The World - Restless Feet
The Delta Mirror - And The Radio Played On
Emma Pollock - House On The Hill
Erland And The Carnival - The Sweeter The Girl The Harder I Fall
Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now! - Billy's Genes
The Feeling Of Love - Respect Exotic Love
The Fieros - To Pieces
Franz Ferdinand - The Eyes Of Mars (Feat. Marion Cotillard)
Future Islands - Walking Through That Door
General Fiasco - We Are The Foolish
Ginger Ninja - You're Wrong
Golden Ages - Waiting
Groove Armada - Cards To Your Heart
The Hot Rats - I Can't Stand It
Jason Boesel - French Kissing
jj - Voi Parlate, lo Gioco
Joe Firstman - The One That Makes You Happy
Justin Ripley - Borrowers
Kashmir - Mantaray
Kill It Kid - Burst It's Banks
The Knife - The Height Of Summer
Lars And The Hands Of Light - Me Me Me
The Last Dinosaur -The First Last Dinosaur Song
Lucy Schwartz - Respect
The Magnetic Fields - You Must Be Out Of Your Mind
Malachai - Shitkicker
Matthew P - On Top
Miles Kurosky - She Was My Dresden
Milkymee - In A Rented Room
Millionyoung - Cynthia
Northpole - Weekender
Parva - Good Bad Right Wrong
Pony The Pirate - 777
Quasi - Repulsion
The Red Krayola - Wile E. Coyote
Riva Starr - I Was Drunk
Rocky Votolato - Eyes Like Static
Rogue Wave - Sleepwalker
Seabear - I'll Build You A Fire
The Sleepyheads - Problems Are Depressed
Smile Smile - Somebody Else
The Strange Boys - I See
A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Daytime Rainbows
The Sunshine Factory - Stealing Kisses
The Sunshine Underground - Coming To Save You
Teitur - The Girl I Don't Know
Two Door Cinema Club - This Is The Life
U.S. Girls - Turnaround Time
Velojet - Don't Lose Your Head
Yukon Blonde - Babies Don't Like Blue Anymore

What a hoot eh? Song after song after song of good times, good sounds and great bands! It never ceases to amaze me how many great bands are out there that have still not been recognised. Hopefully for some of these bands I can get them a little bit more exposure. So listen loud, love the sound, go out and buy their records. Gotta keep the music coming.


MonthlyIndieMixtape #9 - Part 1.
MonthlyIndieMixtape #9 - Part 2.

Enjoy The NOISE!!

The Doc.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

***MonthlyIndieMixtape #8***


What a great year it was for music hey? And let me tell you it is going to get even better this year with bands challenging themselves sonically and technologically! I'm excited about what they all have in store for us in the big old year that is 2010!!

I have lists I have to post for my best of 2009 yet but I will get to that when I can. For now it's time to reveal the 8th, and the 1st for 2010, MonthlyIndieMixtape!

Come on and follow me!!


Ainara Legardon - Sickness
Alberta Cross - ATX
Amos The Transparent - Up, Up And Away
Anderson - Napoleon * It's You In The Spotlights
Annie - My Love Is Better
Basia Bulat - Go On
Best Coast - This Is Real
Big Spider's Back - Warped
The Blue Violets - Sam
Bombadil - Honeymoon
Brothers Of End - Big Bird
Califone - Bucuel
Camera Obscura - Swans
Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
Codeine Velvet Club - Hollywood
Cold War Kids - Santa Ana Winds
Colonies - Silence & The Stain
The Combs - Loser
Customs - Where The Moon Spends His Days
Delorentos - Editorial
The Dials - Watch Her Walk Away
The Dorian Grays - The Butcher
The Dudes - Not S'pose To Call
Electric President - Circles
The Elms - The Good Guys
Field Music - Effortlessly
First Aid Kit - Winter Is All Over You
The Flying Eyes - Red Sheets
Frankmusik - In Step (Acoustic)
Girls - Life In San Francisco
Goodnight Owl - Verandah
Gun - Seraphina
Hellogoodbye - When We First Met
Herman Dune - When The Sun Rose Up This Morning
The High Wire - Sleep Tape
King Of Spain - Menagerie
Let There Be Light - Dawn
Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
Magic Wands - Black Magic
The Men They Couldn't Hang - Mrs. Avery
Midlake - Acts Of Man
Minus The Bear - Broken China
Moonspeed - Harvest
My Luminaries - Ambition
Pyramiddd - Medicine
Ramona Falls - Clover
Rosie Thomas - Paper Doll
The Shudders - Better Off Dead
The Spinto Band - Jackhammer (Slim Version)
Steye & The Ottowanians - Pheromonic Magic Misses
The Sun - Do The Sucker
The Sweet Serenades - Boom Bye Bye
Tubelord - Somewhere Out There A Dog Is On Fire
Two Door Cinema Club - Do You Want It All?
Via Audio - Olga
Whateverland - Andromada
Yeasayer - ONE
Zoey van Goey - The Best Treasure Stays Buried
The Zolas - You're Too Cool

Would ya just look at that list? It's full of little treasures! I think it's a good way to start the new year and I know you're gonna like what you hear. So enough of me ranting, let's get down to the nasty business!

Below holds the links:

MonthlyIndieMixtape #8 - Part 1.

MonthlyIndieMixtape #8 - Part 2.

Enjoy my Pretties!

The Doc.