The Morning Mail: 21-Nov-12

Good morning! Joy Division news; tracks from Conquistador, Parlour Tricks and Parquet Courts; and videos from Humphrey Milles and Radiation City.


Joy Division fans, check out this: remastered live shows and recordings on the blog, “The Power of Independent Trucking.” These are made available in FLAC form. Here’s a show from 8 February 1980 at the University of London‘s student union. Here’s a remaster of Warsaw. Hat tip to Drew Crumbaugh (AKA Analog Loyalist) and Pitchfork for this story.


Conquistador – “With A Love Like That”
Glam pop? My favorite description “Zappa and Prince had a love child.” Despite all of the cheeky behavior, this song grooves. Great synth pop sound. Los Angeles based critics hail the band’s live shows. Something to see if you’re around LA. Check out their Movember video, “Mr. Moustachador” below.

Parlour Tricks
“Radio Out”
from Parlour Tricks
out early 2013
Fans of Interpol and Foals will really dig the new album from Parlour Tricks. It’s bouncy pop rock with an edge.


“Radio Out”

Parquet Courts – “Light Up Gold”
from Light Up Gold 
out now on Dull Tools
I love this flippin’ album. It has a solid punk heart and so many fun tracks. Stream it here. I bought my copy on eMusic.


Humphrey Milles – “Not Enough”
from Tall Stories
expected early 2013
single out 3 December on AWAL
Modern pop track with an interesting message considering what’s about to happen in the next couple of days here in the states. Thanksgiving gets lost in all the commercial hype around Black Friday. This is a decent track, not exactly typical for our blog, but the song’s message struck a chord with me. Sometimes visceral appeal works, and the director of the video (no mention?) does a nice job of capturing the overall theme. AVARICE!

Radiation City
“I Would Hide”//”Hide From the Night”
from Cool Nightmare out now
I love these tracks and this quirky video. I’ll give you one guess where they’re from. Let’s just say, I am really high on this city’s artistic quotient. It’s like an endless spring of brilliance, and Radiation City is among great company.

Mr. Mustachador
Support Movember find someone growing a ‘stache to support men’s health awareness, and find what you can do to help. Or you can just watch this very silly video.



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