Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Altered Beast

I have been listening to this all day and loving it. Two lads from Glasgow that "got together for their love of italo, Erin Gray and shiny white shoes". A brilliant new release on Optimo Music, the three track EP is available on 12" or digital download. I got both!

Release the Beast / Den Haan (YSI) - expired.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Deep Freeze

Today I've got a track that I purchased digitally when it dropped this past summer on Deep Freeze Recordings – but then kinda forgot about it. Not becuase it's a snoozer (after all, I am taking the time to post) but probably because (a) I purchased it digitally and alot of times those purchases get lost in the depths of my hard drive, and (b) its like a full time job keeping up with and retaining all new releases on a weekly basis.

So yeah, I kinda forgot about it until I listened to a Cosmo Vitelli mix from last fall that's been re-upped at one of my favorite blogs. Let's rewind, shall we?

"Hey! I think I know that track. Hey! I think I own that track. Hey! I think I'll post that track."

Pendulo (Pete Herbert edit) / Silver City (YSI) - expired.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cosmic Nation

Indian Reservation / Orlando Riva Sound (YSI) - expired.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The lament of the Cherokee

I've never loathed then suddenly loved a movie much more than The New World. Great stuff. And Q'orianka Kilcher is the hottest Pocahontas like, ever.

And any movie that can jog my memory to dig up Don Fardon's classic Indian Reservation is a winner in my book. 

First heard this version on a mixtape from Only Fools & Horses – who happen to be Tom and Benji – the head honchos over at Permanent Vacation.

And get ready kids – 'cause the disco version is coming tomorrow...

Indian Reservation / Don Fardon (YSI) - expired.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bail me out, like whoa.

I've been underperforming for years – where's my bonus?
Thought I'd return to blog-O-land with a gem that's as relevant today as it was 34 years ago. 

Heaven And Hell / 20th Century Steel Band (YSI) - expired.

I've got lots of fun stuff to share in the coming week. Positive vibes.
I promise.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Soooo 2008

Today I'd like to share a track from what I consider one of last year's best full lengths*. I actually just bought the album - diskJokke's Staying In - which is kinda the reason I'm creamin' my jeans over this now as opposed to over a year ago when the album came out on Smalltown Supersound.

Wait. Is it blog suicide to post a track that's over a year old?
And posting a 30 year old italo tune is suddenly the bee's knees? Huh?

OK. Enough venting. Back to the positive.

Enjoy an absolute bomb from diskJokke's debut full length...

Some Signs Are Good / diskJokke (YSI) - expired.

*The album dropped November 07, but I didn't see it Stateside till March 08. I could be wrong. If someone wants to "out nerd" me with some cold hard facts, please do.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Wait, more Umberto?

Oh yes. This pleasant surprise was sitting in my inbox today...

Thank you for sharing Nassau!!! A damn fine groove indeed.

Dimmi di No (Nassau Poste80 edit) / Umberto Tozzi (YSI) - expired.