Archive for the bats

the Bats at Primavera Sound

Posted in free music with tags , , , on June 24, 2009 by Kayla

for your lazy summer mornings/early afternoons, the Free Music Archive has a fantastic set the Bats did at Primavera Sound. it’s perfect 80s jangle pop to listen to as you drag yourself out of bed and try to decide which pair of cutoffs and old camp tee you’re going to wear today. think R.E.M. by way of New Zealand. your dad probably would have loved them.

yeah, I like dad music.


video: “Give Up” by Strawberry Fair

Posted in videos with tags , , , , , on June 21, 2009 by Kayla

I’ve been in a super-retro, 50s pop mood for the past few days. Strawberry Fair’s “Give Up” in the video above is a perfect example. (one part ABBA + one part “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To”) it’s pretty much impossible to find the mp3 now as it came out some time ago and all the blogs that had hosted it have dropped it. BUT you can listen to more tracks at Strawberry Fair’s myspace.

in other news, I’ve been digging Crystal Stilts too. you can get a lot of their stuff for free at the Free Music Archive. I’m working on picking up “Alight of Night” right now.

speaking of the Free Music Archive, there are lots of Primavera Sound tracks going up everyday. I’m listening to a very nice sounding Bats set right now.