Electronic Built to Spill & Frank Black Francis

Electronic Built to Spill & Frank Black Francis

Frank Black Francis

Frank Black Francis electronic


Is this a interpretative dance? No. Alternate courses and proof that a great song can be played with different instruments and feels. That is what great songsters can do. Although they have their preferred mediums like Doug Martsch and Frank Black Francis case in point have meddled into electronic-esque fabrications of some of their own music. There are other examples of side projects by many indie artists but these two are done exceptionally well since the the original were first written on a guitar. Crafted electronic revisioning of some already great songs.

Keith Moliné and Andy Diagram from two pale boys helped with this “contemporization” of these Pixies songs . These tracks appear on disc 2 of Frank Black Francis(2004), Disc 1 is Frank acoustic. Here’s a couple of my faves. Although there is also a version of “Into the White” which has more of Velvet Underground vibe that alone is worth seeking the cd out and paying for the whole thing. [Buy]
Where Is My Mind MP3
Monkey Gone To Heaven MP3

Built to Spill Electronic Anthology Project


Brett Nelson recorded these versions of Built To Spill songs with Doug Martsch singing. They are just as good as the originals. There is a very nice BTS write-up Bradley’s Almanac on this release for more info on the mixed up songs names and concert review. Good writing so no reason to duplicate here. Enjoy. [Buy]
Eels or Else MP3 (2010) Originally from Keep it Like a Secret

Music Bootleggers bring the show to you

Music Bootleggers bring the show to you


There are a lot of great shows this summer which makes it impossible to attend but goody for us the live show “tapers” are a dedicated kind. Sure it’s all digital now but whatever. You don’t have to stand there. They do the work for you. Here’s some tasty bites. So crack open a beer and crank up these shows.

Tapers & Bootleggers:
nyctaper: Has very recent shows byBuilt to Spill and The Flaming Lips
Southern Shelter: Melvins@40WattAthens and a old Tortoise show the Standards tour 2001.
North East Recordings: Hold Steady at Toads places and The Feelies from back in March.

Music for haters, liars and cheaters

Music for haters, liars and cheaters


I did a rant about a social network for karma police site on my life/tech blog today called Ventma.com which didn’t work when i tried to login to vent! ha! The site did inspire some songs about liars, haters and cheaters though.

Anybody know any good tattle-tale or whistle blower songs? I’m sure this is just the tip of the proverbial ice-burg.

Listen to some hate for now:
Liar – Built to Spill – mp3 from you in reverse
Cheater – Bubblegum Thunder
Hateful – The Clash – London Calling
Hate Paste – Archers of Loaf
I am the Jury – Moistboyz

OK that is it. Enjoy.