Tag Archives: The Apache Relay

The Long-Awaited Clips Update

Album review: Yelle – Safari Disco Club (American Noise)

Photos: The Apache Relay in-store at Grimey’s (Nashville for Free)

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Album review: The Kills – Blood Pressures (American Noise)

Album review: The Apache Relay – American Nomad (American Songwriter)

Photos: Yelawolf at Mercy Lounge (American Noise)

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Photos: Destroyer and The War on Drugs at Mercy Lounge (American Songwriter)

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Photos: Vanderbilt University’s Rites of Spring, featuring Public Enemy, the National, Matt and Kim, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and Kid Cudi (American Songwriter)

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Live: A-Trak and Kid Sister at Limelight (American Noise)

Photos: Pete Yorn and Ben Kweller at the Wildhorse Saloon (American Songwriter)

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Album review: Augustana – Augustana (American Noise)

Album review: The Wombats – This Modern Glitch (American Songwriter)

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Music Diary Project Day 1

Every day this week, I’ll be chronicling what music I listen to for the Music Diary Project.

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Oberhofer 2/12/2011

I checked Twitter first thing this morning and Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino had posted a new song, so I listened to that. Soon after that, I felt compelled to make a slightly delayed playlist for the first quarter of 2011, which ended up looking like this:

1. Cut Copy – Need You Now
2. Theophilus London – Why Even Try? (ft. Sara Quin)
3. Oberhofer – Away FRM U
4. The Kills – Satellite
5. Die Antwoord – Rich Bitch
6. Arveene & Misk – Love & Lust
7. MSTRKRFT – Beards Again
8. Childish Gambino – Freaks & Geeks
9. Chromeo – Hot Mess
10. Das Racist – Swate
11. Kid Sister – Gucci Rag Top (ft. Gucci Mane)
12. Architecture in Helsinki – Contact High
13. Peter Bjorn and John – Breaker Breaker
14. Anna Calvi – Blackout
15. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

These tracks aren’t in the order of how much I like them, I just hastily threw together what I thought would sound the best. I know some of these are on albums that came out last year, but I’m going with single/song releases. A twelve track mix probably would have been better, but oh well. You can listen to all of the songs here.

For the rest of the day, I’ve been working on my review of the Kills’ new album Blood Pressures, which drops tomorrow. I’ll be sharing my full thoughts on it soon enough, but it’s definitely very different from their previous material. I did take a break at 6 to go see the Apache Relay perform at Grimey’s. They’re a great alt-country band from Nashville, and I highly recommend their new album that’s dropping next week.

Bonus picture of what I ate for lunch. Multigrain toast with cream cheese/pesto spread, smoked salmon, and poached egg.

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Top Eight Thursday: 17 March 2011

1. James Blake – Limit To Your Love
2. The Apache Relay – Lost Kid (free download)
3. Bag Raiders – Castles In The Air
4. Noah and the Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. (Fake Blood Remix) (free download)
5. James Blake – Give Me My Month
6. A-Trak – Me And My Sneakers (ft. Lupe Fiasco)
7. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
8. Yelawolf – Daddy’s Lambo

Listen here

I highly recommend copping both of those free downloads. The Apache Relay are a Nashville band that’s really going places, and Noah and the Whale and Fake Blood make a surprisingly good combination.