Jónsi – Ævin Endar + Gathering Stories (Stream) – We Bought A Zoo Soundtrack

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Acoustic, Album, Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Other, Rock | Posted on 06-12-2011

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Jónsi - Soundtrack - Ævin Endar Gathering Stories Stream

Jónsi, the singer of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós has recently written the score for the film ‘We Bought A Zoo’. The soundtrack to the film contains two original songs by Jónsi, Ævin Endar and Gathering Stories which you can listen to now on Jónsi’s site.

We Bought A Zoo stars Matt Damon alongside Scarlett Johansson and is about a family that use their life savings to buy a rundown zoo in the English countryside. The film was directed by Cameron Crowe, the same man behind Almost Famous as well as Vanilla Sky (which also featured the music of Sigur Rós) and is set for release on the 23rd of December 2011.

If you want to hear the rest of the ‘We Bought A Zoo’ soundtrack, be sure to visit rollingstone.com tomorrow where it will be available to stream for free.

Jónsi - We Bought A Zoo

The Black Atlantic – Darkling, I Listen (Stream + Track Listing)

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Acoustic, Album, Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 05-12-2011

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As mentioned previously, The Black Atlantic are preparing to release their new EP Darkling, I Listen. The EP won’t officially be released until the 13th of January 2012 but The Black Atlantic have made the entire EP available to stream online for free from now onwards. The track listing for the EP is 1. The Aftermath (Of This Unfortunate Event) 2. The Flooded Road (Built on Sand) 3. Darkling, I Listen 4. An Archer, A Dancer 5. Quiet, Humble Man and you can listen to it through the SoundCloud widget below.

Darkling, I Listen can be pre-ordered from The Black Atlantic shop here on either CD or vinyl that are being pressed right now. Upon purchase, you’ll also be sent links to download the MP3’s, WAV files and artwork immediately.

Discovr Music – iPhone/iPad and Mac OS X Application

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Other, Other Finds | Posted on 27-11-2011

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Discovr Music is an iPhone and Mac OS X application to help you find new music. It works in a similar way to last.fm but instead of listing similar music acts, it displays suggestions graphically in interconnected webs. There is also a version to show similar iPhone apps called Discovr Apps.

discovr music app - iphone ipad mac osx

There are some negatives to this application though. It’s only available on the iPhone, iPad and Mac OS X 10.6 or later which means Windows or non-iPhone users can’t use this resource at all. It’s not a free application (£1.49 from the iTunes and the Mac App Store) which will put a lot of people off trying it and isolate it further.

A few negative reviews were also submitted. One person commented that it had returned Red Hot Chili Peppers for both Incubus and Ed Sheeran searches and a few others report it returning no results whatsoever. Possibly more people need to start using the app for it to gather more details and be able to offer less vague and generic results but for this, I think a larger reach is necessary.

Regardless of the down points though, it’s definitely an interesting concept that’s worth sharing and will hopefully be expanded, possibly to other areas such as films.

Goodluck Jonathan – The Futures Got No Love For Us

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 22-11-2011

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Goodluck Jonathan - The Futures Got No Love For Us

Goodluck Jonathan new single ‘The Futures Got No Love For Us’ is out on the 28th of November ahead of their second album that’s set to be released in 2012 through Something Nothing Records. It’s a bit of a challenge to find more about Goodluck Jonathan online as they decided to use the same name as the current president of Nigeria. Goodluck Jonathan offer a great varied and textured sound that although being vaguely similar to Bloc Party, also contains a lot of originality.

While I’m a big fan of this song, it has a really quite weak video in comparison that can be seen here. It was shot in black and white for no apparent reason and in it some hair is styled, a rollup cigarette is smoked, an obviously expired passport is burnt, and some small labels are attached to a pier.

The GAG Quartet – le Internet Medley

Posted by Indie Music Finds | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Other, Other Finds, Rock | Posted on 18-11-2011

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Le Internet medley genius song/video produced by the Israeli rockers The GAG Quartet. It’s an incredibly tight and well produced video with some hilarious, and often quite subtle, meme references throughout. Le Internet Medley has been on youtube for just 9 days now and has already racked up over 5.5 million views.

As far as I can make out, the medley goes: Nyan Cat, Ievan Polkka (Leek Spin), Keyboard Cat, Trololo, Chacarron Macarron, Numa Numa, Rebecca Black’s Friday, Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up, Chocolate Rain and then back to Nyan Cat. There’s allegedly 40 memes in total but sadly still no Milhouse.

Oh and I stumbled upon this video through a friend who makes some pretty cool, homemade music here.