Archive for January, 2011

January 13, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

Sadly, obscurity went to their heads.

A friend’s post about the need for more sci-fi love songs (true, true) reminded us of one of our favorite bands, who unfortunately are no longer around, The North Atlantic and their song “Scientist Girl”.  They never got the props they deserved when they were still rocking faces off, but we’d like to do our part.  Check out the video for “Scientist Girl” and “Bottom of This Town” – a song we probably put on about 45 different mix cd’s for friends when it first came out.  So if you only have time to check out one of the songs, check that one out.  Then make time and check out “Scientist Girl” too.

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January 12, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

This song came up in conversation twice (TWICE) in one week with two different conversation partners, so we figured it must be a sign that we need to use our meager powers of media purveyance to purvey, purvey, purvey.

And as a bonus, check out this additional BOOM video for additional sweet dance moves that you need to be bringing back in your daily life.

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January 11, 2011

Tuesday Tip-Off: Davy Jay Sparrow and His Well-Known Famous Drovers

We’re kicking off a new segment here on Postcard Elba with an old friend with a new album.  New/old/new for those of you keeping score at home.  The Tuesday Tip-Off will be a weekly review of a new album by an artist that we think you need to know about.

Today’s Tip-Off is the new album from Davy Jay Sparrow and His Well-Known Famous DroversThe Bottom of the Barrel.

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January 10, 2011

Scotch on the Rock – Round 4

Scotch on the Rock is our irregularly recurring column from Scotch, music and life enthusiast JD Short.  Mr. Short has spent time in the rock and roll outfits Root and The Cardinal Number, as well as being a jack of all trades for Rickenbacker.  He currently records under the name BassDbler.

Scotch On The Rock: Round 4

Special Edition

The pairing of the decade

Ledaig 10 Year and Magma – Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh

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January 8, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

Doing Sesame Street is cool, but sleepovers at your age just aren't appropriate.

Our good pals Langhorne Slim recently were paid the highest of honors by being asked to be a part of Sesame Street history.  Check out their remake of the 12 Ladybugs Song below the jump.

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January 7, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Irene Yuen

Long John Silver? No, I work at Arrrrrrrrrrrrrby's. Why do you ask?

Just as love knows no boundaries, neither do our 2010 in musical reviews recognize the paltry calendar year.  Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no final month of the year long enough to stop our love.

Today’s late but still timely review comes from Irene Yuen who starts her recap off with this statement:

“Why I was asked to participate in this, I still have no idea, as I have neither Rock nor Roll in my body, but because Postcard Elba asked me, I was more than happy to oblige.”

The reason we asked is because Irene is a straight up super-fan of  the most inspiring heights.  She is known to regularly drive thousands of miles to catch all the west coast dates of her favorite acts.  She loves music and we love that she loves music.  So that’s why we asked her.  Check out the objects of her 2010 obsessions below.

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January 6, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Christian Rutledge

Cruelly mocking the peanut allergic.

The 2010 year in musical reviews continue to trickle in, and never let it be said that we don’t share our trickles.  Far from it.  Take our trickles, we insist.

Today’s recap comes from Christian Rutledge who gives us an interesting look at a year through the eyes of professional sideman.  Known for rocking the drums for Throwing Stars, Christian has also wracked up plenty of paradiddles with other bands of note.  Check it out yo!

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January 5, 2011

Where the Internet Took Us

Oh sweet lord we love YouTube for precisely this sort of thing.  You can check out our inter-office IM dialogue about this video below for a glance at the inner workings at Postcard Elba headquarters.

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January 4, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Will Pepple

He makes one of these faces when he makes love to a woman and the other face when he kills a man. We'll let you decide which.

The musical year in reviews keep trickling in from our rock and roll friends, and being the super laid back types who have never been completely sold on this whole “calendar year” thing we are happy to keep passing them on to you, the reader.

Today’s comes from Will Pepple, tour manager and sound-man for Mr. Heavenly, Matt and Kim, Amanda Blank, Murder by Death, Lucero, Deer Tick, Spank Rock, Diplo and for one magical week that surely changed the way Will thinks about life, love and music – Sam Lowry.

Will has created an amazing interactive list where you click the link and watch the words come to life with images.  Magic!

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January 3, 2011

Sound as Vision – Jeremy Brightbill

Happy New Year errr’body!  We’re kicking things off by a return to form and some of our favorite irregularly recurring segments.  Today’s return to form comes in the form of the formidable segment known as Sound as Vision – where artists present us with artwork based on musical inspiration.

Today’s artist is Jeremy Brightbill, who along with being a painter also leads one of our favorite indie rock outfits – Panic Strikes a Chord.  See what he did with the song “18” by the group The New Year.

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