Friday, November 24, 2006

Finally Friday Video's Part XI

Just in time...this week I like to show you an awesome video that I came across this week (expect some Pantera next week, thanx again to B.Y.). The concept is quite brilliant if you ask me: album covers from the history of music battling each other to death! Some might've already seen this, but if you don' know what to do!

I'm still open for suggestions for this weekly post! Email me!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

50th post...time for a mixtape!

Fifty posts already! That's something to celebrate right? Let's just say that I believe this is a great opportunity for a first mixtape (actually mixed cd, but mixtape sounds so much better!) on File Transfer Complete dot Blogspot dot com. Let me introduce you to FTC's Autumn Mixtape 2006! 23 songs by 23 artists, most of which -for one reason or another- haven't been featured on this blog yet but are often listened to at FTC Headquarters.

The tracklist:
1. The Heavenly States - Look and Listen
2. Okkervil River - O, Dana [Big Star cover]
3. The Long Blondes - Once And Never Again
4. David & the Citizens - Graycoated Morning
5. Lucksmiths, The - Young and Dumb
6. None More Black - You Suck! But Your Peanut Butter Is OK
7. The Pipettes - I Like A Boy In Uniform (School Uniform)
8. Barcelona - Teenage Pop Star
9. Marit Larsen - Only A Fool
10. Matt And Kim - Yea Yeah
11. The Nice Boys - Teenage Nights
12. The Hold Steady - You Can Make Him Like You
13. Pipas - Riff Raff
14. Brakes - Hold Me In The River
15. The Cardinal Sin - Rough Road
16. Math And Physics Club - I Know What I Want
17. B.A. Johnston - My Heart Is A Blinking Nintendo
18. Oxford Collapse - Please Visit Your National Parks
19. The Bicycles - Gotta Get Out
20. Cruiserweight - There You Are
21. Irene - Stardust
22. Malajube - Ton Plat Favori
23. Susanna And The Magical Orchestra - Crazy, Crazy Nights (Kiss Cover)

The Artwork:
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You can download the mix (including the artwork) in two parts (wind and rain) below...Enjoy!

Update: if you rather download using torrents, you can use this torrent. If you do, please seed, cause my upload speed is teribble.

FTC's Autumn Mixtape Wind side (tracks 1-12 + artwork) [53.94 mb]
FTC's Autumn Mixtape Rain side (track13-23) [43.7 mb]

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Show Review: David and the Citizens @ Rotown

I like going to shows. Most times, these are shows of bands that I already know and like, but last night I decided to check out a band I'd only heard a couple of songs of: David and the Citizens. The songs that I had heard were ok, nothing that special actually: just plain decent indierock. Therefore I didn't have high (if any at all) expectations for this show.

We were a bit late and missed the beginning of the set, but from the first song to the last this band this band was...really good! I was somewhat surprised by it, but these four sympathetic and humble Swedes put on a great show. With conviction they brought their songs with an energy I was missing in the songs I've heard from them before. Their pop/rock songs filled with the occasional trumpet and keyboards won the crowd over easily (imagine a lot of headbopping and dancing...). The singer told how they played the streets of Rotterdam in the afternoon (awesome!), which got them some money and food. From the number of people in Rotown (much more than I'd expected) I believe that also got some people wanting to check them out.

So, if you ever get the chance to see this band...please do! You won't regret it. For now, watch the two video's below! Click here to check out more of their songs.