The Daily Rind Podcast: Week of December 1st

The Daily Rind’s weekly podcast is back. This week’s release kicks off with a new track from New Zealand post-rockers Cut Off Your Hands, who’s new EP gives us more to look forward to in their forthcoming full-length. The track is followed by the moody mod-ishness of The Raveonettes’ “Black/White,” one of a glut of new songs from the Danish Duo, as well as a previously unreleased track from New York singer/songwriter Toby Lightman as contributed to Serve3 , a benefit for World Hunger Year. We also throw in a remix from Au Revoir Simone’s Reverse Migration and a track from New York musicians-about-town, Gramercy Arms.

Download it here , subscribe on iTunes , and grab the albums at the links below.

Track 1: Cut Off Your Hands “Happy As Can Be” from Happy As Can Be [Frenchkiss]
Track 2: The Raveonettes “Black/White” from Beauty Dies [various]
Track 3: Toby Lightman “Color” from Serve3 [Hard Rock International and The Orchard]
Track 4: Au Revoir Simone “Lark (Ruff and Jam Remix)” from Reverse Migration [Our Secret Recording Company]
Track 5: Gramercy Arms “Looking At The Sun” from Gramercy Arms [Cheap Lullaby]
Bump music: Tipsy “A Night On The Town” from Buzzz [Ipecac Recordings]

The Daily Rind podcast: Week of December 1st

Another Sonic Dish Steaming With Casio Spirit

It is no surprise that Jerry Dimmer took the role of a cartoonist and illustrator for children’s books in another life. Now the man from Bruxelles, Belgium still refuses to follow any well worn paths and spends his time pushing the envelope with his genre busting musical universe under the name of Dim Dim. The songs on his new album Whip are like adventures through a twisted world created by Peter Max and Robert Crumb, with their almost neurotic blend of musical elements manifested in warped sambas and psychedelic waltzes. It will be a challenge not to grin with utter delight as you imagine one of his cartoon characters frolicking through the riff jungle. The brothers behind Dim Dim’s label Audio Dregs deserve three high fives apiece for keeping up the good work.

Top Ten Albums of 2008 – Aaron Turner (Isis)

With the changing of the times and 2009 rapidly approaching, The Daily Rind want to take a look back on what has been quite an awesome year in music. We asked some of our favorite labels and artists to narrow it down and tell us their top 10’s of 2008.

Aaron Turner, guitarist and vocalist from the band Isis, is the first to share his favorites with us. Ipecac Recordings Isis is an avant-garde metal band hailing from the city of angels. Their pseudo-concept albums stretch the bounds of heavy music and show an intellectualism that reaches artistic fans outside of strictly metal circles. Isis has impacted music with their unique personal vision, so let’s take a peek into Aaron Turner’s album selection:

AURA NOIR Hades Rises Buy
HYDRA HEAD – 2008 Releases…all of them
LEVIATHANMassive Conspiracy Against All Life
PRURIENTCocaine Death + And Still, Wanting
OREN AMBARCHIIn The Pendulum’s Embrace
MEGADETHRust In Peace + Peace Sells But Who’s Buying (LP Reissues)

More X-Mas: Raveonettes Style

The Raveonettes wrapped their EP series last week with Wishing You A Rave Christmas . Not content to just release a holiday short-player, they’re giving away a track from the album for free. Let’s hear it for Christmas Spirit! Peep “Come On Santa,” all woozy guitars and the same bittersweet harmonies that won Sune and Sharin praise earlier this year when they released their blissed-out fuzzsterpiece Lust Lust Lust . Highly recommend slipping this one in your digital stocking — not-so-subtle drug references and all.

MP3 : The Raveonettes – Come On Santa