Monthly Archives: August 2009

9999 Problems (and a mix ain’t one)

Woke up really early yesterday morning, couldn’t get back to sleep so decided to fuck about with a Jay Z instrumental track i had and use some of the random acapellas i had lying around to make an interesting piece of bootleg material. The resulting piece of bashed up glitchness that emerged pleasantly surprised me. This is just a rough demo version, like i said i put it together in the early hours of a sunday morning (probably whilst still under the influence of alcohol). It only took about an hour tops to make this version but i’m going to redo it and maybe add some more acapellas and maybe even some different beats.

MP3: Someones In The Wolf – 9999 Problems (rough version)

Someones In The Wolf 9999 Problems

Mash-up details:

Instrumentation: Jay Z

Acapellas: (in no specific order) Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, Bon Jovi (yes,….. Bon Jovi)

Feel free to download the track from here or if you just wanna listen to it and listen to a few other tracks i’ve done head over to

*Photography and artwork credit for the 9999 Problems cover goes to Aiobfan O’Hara*

S.I.T Wolf  X

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$elling Out (Out $elling)

$elling Out (Out $elling) i$ thi$ weekend$ mixtape. I came up with the platform for thi$ mix during my night$hift$ in the early $ummer month$. I thought it would be a good idea to have $ong$ that were “commercial” and have chopped/ma$hed/$pliced/de$troyed ver$ion$ of them all on a mixtape together and i al$o decided, that, ju$t to take away from the whole ma$h up feature i would throw in a few remixe$ of $ome other “commercial” $ong$ i like a$ well. I fir$t $tarted putting thi$ mix together in June, i let $ome friend$ hear a demo ver$ion of the mix at a pre-Union of Knive$ BBQ on the 25th of June….the night Michael Jack$on died……the mix went down rea$onably well but there were one or two element$ of it that i wa$n’t happy with $o i changed a few bit$ and bob$ and made the fini$hed article. It took me quite a while to get round to fini$hing the mix a$ a whole and there wa$ one $ong that no matter how much i altered i couldn’t fix the quality, $o i’ll apologi$e in advance for the bad $ound quality on the mp3 of the Metro $tation remix, it i$ noticeable, you can hear the $ound drop radically and it $ound$ really di$tant but thankfully it only la$t$ a few minute$ then the quality i$ back to normal for the re$t of the mix. Once again, plea$e accept my apologie$…i’ll make up for it with $omething $pecial.

MP3: $omeone’$ In The Wolf – $elling Out (Out $elling) Mixtape

(alternative download) $elling Out Mixtape mp3

$elling Out (Out $elling) Tracklist

1. Rolling $tones – Gimme $helter
2. The Who – Baba O’Riley
3. The Cla$h – $hould I $tay Or $hould I Go
4. David Bowie – $uffragette City
5. Norman Greenbaum, MGMT, $oulwax, $antogold Ma$h Up
6. King$ Of Leon – $ex on Fire
7. Hot Hot Heat – Bandage$
8. The Kill$ vs $ugababe$ – Round and Cheerful
9. Culture Beat vs Katy Perry – I Ki$$ed Mr Vain
10. Timbaland vs $nap! – Rhythm I$ The Way I Are (Original $.I.T Wolf Track)
11. Metro $tation – $hake It!
12. Ju$tin Timberlake – $exy Back
13. U$her – Love In Thi$ Club (M$TRKRFT Ver$ion)
14. Keli$ – Milk$hake
15. Kanye We$t – Love Lockdown
16. King$ Of Leon – U$e $omebody

Money Can Buy Anything.......Right?

Money Can Buy Anything.......Right?

*Kudo$ for $ome of the /remixe$/track$ on the Mixtape go to the Illuminoid$, Alavi, WhiteChokolate and Tenzin.*

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Legal Aliens

usb-cd-rock-mini-jukeboxOk first things first, Jukebox Cinema is a new section were i’m going to be putting up posts about films. It could be a new upcoming release, it could be an old favourite of mine, it could be an absolutely devastatingly bad film that me and my friends have vocally torn to shreds over and over (Cradle of Fear springs to mind) yet still find ourselves somehow drawn to watching it or last but not least it could be just any old film i fancy writing about. So why the jukebox part in the title? Well all the films will be accompanied by mp3’s that are somehow related to them either through subject matter or title so thats where the “jukebox” comes in….



District 9 is an alien/sci-fi film set in a pre-millenium Johannesburg. It’s directed by Neill Blomkamp, you may recognise the name. He was apparently due to make the movie adaption of Halo before the project fell on its arse, so to speak. Its also produced by Peter Jackson (he of LotR fame).

The storyline is pretty simple so i won’t go into to much detail. Aliens land in South Africa, the military and government find them, house them in a Government refugee camp and keep them quarantined from human society in an area called District 9. Then the fun begins….

It’s released over here on the 4th September (next Friday), i can’t wait to go see it.

1. Blink 182 – Alien’s Exist
2. Monster Magnet – Space Lord
3. Prodigy – Out Of Space
4. Radiohead – Subterranean Homesick Alien
5. Unicorn Kid – Wee Monsters
6. Mogwai – Angels Versus Aliens
7. Spacemen3 – Take Me to the Other Side
8. Muse – Space Dementia
9. Suicide – Spaceship
10. Babylon Zoo – Spaceman



Postal Service – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

I was the one worth leaving………

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To Fix The Gash In Your Head

On October the 6th New York noise mongers “A Place To Bury Strangers” return with new album “Exploding Head”. Aptly titled if you ask me. I’ve had a listen, my speakers exist no more, yes, it’s that loud. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Oliver Ackermann and the brilliantly monikered bassist Jono Mofo and drummer Jay Space. The trio released their self titled debut album back in 2007. I remember the first time i heard it. It literally blew me away. It was loud, it was riddled with effects pedals (Ackermann is the founder of Death By Audio in all fairness), it was melodic, the vocals and overall feel of the album harked back to the days of the Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. Shoegaze at its best in other words. The song “The Falling Sun” from that debut album is so loud and encapsulating that when i first heard it through headphones it felt like the end of the world was about to happen, i was convinced the apocalypse was coming through my IPod, thats how doom laden their music can be yet they always carry a sense of melody in all their tracks and wear their influences proudly.

MP3: A Place To Bury Strangers – To Fix The Gash In Your Head

MP3: A Place To Bury Strangers – Missing You

Anyways back to the new stuff. The band have carried on where they left off on their new album. They’ve kept all the ingredients that made their debut the huge success that it was and then added more groove this time around. There’s still the apocalyptic feel and the effects pedals are still present the whole way throughout the album but there’s definitely a sense of something new, i think it may be that this is the band finding themselves and realising what they’re capable of achieving on “Exploding Head” and it’s all the better for it. The last song on the “Exploding Head” titled “I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow Of Your Heart” is both beautiful and scary at the same time, not something a lot, if any, other bands can achieve. Put simply, A Place To Bury Strangers are in a world of their own. It’s just as well for us that we’re allowed in.

a_place_to_bury_strangers live 
I’m off to see them live (for the 2nd time) @ the Captains Rest in Glasgow on the 12th of November. It can’t come any quicker.

MP3: A Place To Bury Strangers – It Is Nothing

MP3: A Place To Bury Strangers – In Your Heart

“Exploding Head” Full Tracklist

1. It Is Nothing
2. Into Your Heart
3. Lost Feeling
4. Deadbeat
5. Keep Slipping Away
6. Ego Death
7. Smile When You Smile
8. Everything Always Goes Wrong
9. Exploding Head
10. I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow Of Your Heart

Support the band and buy the album when its out. Available from the 6th of October.

S.I.T Wolf x

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THE MONDAY LIST #3: Animals Play The Funkiest Things

After last Mondays top 10 animal related song titles we move swiftly on this week to the top 10 band names with animal references. There was a lot to choose from and in the future i may make another list of animal influenced band names. Picking 10 was quite hard as there are a lot of bands i like that somehow seem to have animals in their names. But here we go….

This Monkeys Gone To Heaven

This Monkeys Gone To Heaven

Here’s the list i came up with…

1.  Foals – Hummer
2. Cougar – Florida Logic
3. We Are Wolves – Fight & Kiss
4. Eagles Of Death Metal – Flames Go Higher
5. Panthers – Thank Me With Your Hands
6. Crocodiles – I Wanna Kill
7. Wild Beasts – Hooting & Howling
8. Modest Mouse – Float On
9. Dinosaur Jr – No Bones
10. Band Of Horses – Is There a Ghost

Elton John hadn't washed in a while

And thats it for another Monday list. Till next week……..

S.I.T Wolf  x

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Fucked From Above Since 1985

Bloody Beetroots
Inside a warm, dark club, lit only by the random bursts of neon lights/flames that shoot across the roof, lurks shiny turntables and some huge fucking speakers. Behind those turntables lurk two men dressed in Venom masks poised and ready to go…….. Welcome to The Bloody Beetroots @ Death Disco…..

 Bob Rifo and Tommy Tea (aka The Bloody Beetroots) are two men with a purpose, they’re intent on making our ears bleed, intent on making The Arches shake to the core,  intent on making everyone who has squeezed into the club jump and bounce all night. They carried out their intentions and more. By 3am everyone was drenched in sweat, i mean everyone, even the bar staff couldn’t help moving to the wonky techno and disorientating beats that were furiously leaping from the sound system all night. Even the weather couldn’t ruin the night. It was pissing down outside but nobody cared, there was no way our tshirts could get any wetter (is wetter a word? dunno) than they already were with sweat. Everyone who was there left with a smile on their face and wandered off into the rainy Glasgow morning drunkenly mumbling to each other about how good a night they had. I got home sometime between the hours of 5:30am and 6am , i can’t remember exactly when  but i know i stayed up discussing the night with my mate Gustav till 7am, then the dawn broke and i went to bed. When i woke up in the morning i had all the signs of a cold coming on (is it any wonder after wandering around Glasgow in a sweaty tshirt while the rain lashes down) but who cares? Not me, not after a night like The Bloody Beetroots. It was well worth it.

MP3: Bloody Beetroots – Warp 1.9 feat. Steve Aoki

MP3: Bloody Beetroots – Anacletus

Bloody Beetroots Live

I found this on YouTube yesterday, its a clip from Saturday night aptly described as “Bloody Beetroots fucking up Death Disco”. Couldn’t agree more. Have a listen. You’ll wish you were there.

GIG RATING: Bloody Beetroots 9.9 out of 10

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Found Fun, Lost Weekend

The Found Fun, Lost Weekend mitxtape was something i decided to put together early yesterday morning. All the songs were chosen on the spot, i had no certain tracks or anything that i was gonna work off of they way that i usually do. I just wanted to make a soundtrack that we could stick on back home after The Bloody Beetroots gig last night (one of the top 3 gigs i’ve been to, easily, but more about that soon). So i started off the mix with a bit of humour then straight into one of my own remixes and then from there onwards just some wonky, glitchy, digital dance music followed by some fast rapping infused songs and then onto a kinda chillout section at the end.

Found Fun, Lost Weekend Tracklist

1. Midfield General feat. Fielding – Midfielding
2. Dolby Anol – Puppies (Someones In The Wolf Remix)
3. UNKLE – Restless (DJ Edjotronic and Busy P Remix)
4. Trash Yourself – Die
5. TMVR – Bowie In The Bronx
6. Dirty Disco Youth – The Kids Want Maximal
7. Pance Party – Fun Factory
8. Bloody Beetroots feat Steve Aoki – Warp 1.9
9. Black Holes – War Drums
10. Modeselektor feat TTC – Dancing Box
11. MSTRKRFT feat E40 – Click Click (Someones In The Wolf Edit)
12. Pendulum – Tarantula
13. The Qemists feat Mike Patton – Lost Weekend
14. The Subs – Music Is The New Religion
15. Shadow Dancer – Landlines
16. Freeland feat Brody Dalle – Borderline
17. Trentemoller feat Anne Trolle – Moan
18. Bat For Lashes vs Delerium – Pearls Silence
19. Moderat – A New Error

MP3: Someones In The Wolf – Found Fun, Lost Weekend Mixtape

(remember it is possible to download straight from this blog if you want)

But here’s an alternative download Fun, Lost Weekend Mixtape.mp3

It couldn’t be easier, click the above link, click on download now when you get there and then waiting for your download to appear. Simple.

found fun, lost weekend mixtape

S.I.T Wolf x

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Comfortable Is Creepy: A Preview Inside the Studio With Them Crooked Vultures

Comfortable Is Creepy

Comfortable Is Creepy

Them Crooked Vultures have released yet another teaser for the upcoming album. They’ve chosen to let our desperate ears listen to a little bit more of “Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I”. But this time instead of a 14 second clip of the music accompanied by three music minded vultures (crooked ones obviously) we get a peak inside the studio and 33 seconds of the song. It seems like we are being fed the song little by little, piece by piece……i reckon we’ll have got to the chorus by Christmas.

But it sounds like the wait will be worth it. Here’s hoping.

It’s all good and well that the Ginger Elvis is making new music in Them Crooked Vultures but lets hope he’s not forgot about QOTSA, we’re due something new off the Queens any month now.

Just as a little reminder for those of you who have forgotten just how good the noise is when messrs Homme and Grohl put their skulls together, here’s a classic piece of Josh Hommes riffery nicely bolted onto Dave Grohls pounding beats.

MP3: Queens of the Stone Age – A Song for the Dead

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THE MONDAY LIST #2: The Top 10 Animal Related Song Titles

I was having a random conversation over the weekend with a friend about the band Miike Snow and their song “Animal” and it kinda inspired me to make a list about animals and their involvement in music. Whether it be in song titles, band names or lyrics.

And i just came up with a list of Animal Related Song Titles from bands that i like. Feel free to download the songs. (remember to have patience when downloading and check the instructions on how to do it correctly!)

Dog in headphones

There’s certainly a “wolf” tone in the list but it’s not intentional, just ironic i suppose. If you can think of anymore please feel free to leave your suggestions.

1. Miike Snow – Animal
2. IAMX – Bring Me Back A Dog
3. Bon Iver – The Wolves (Act I and II)
4. Nine Inch Nails – March Of The Pigs
5. The Kills – Cat Claw
6. TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me
7. Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Chicken
8. The Cure – The Lovecats
9. Pendulum – Tarantula
10. Spinnerette – All Babes Are Wolves

Cat Power had decided to take her show a little too far

Cat Power had decided to take her show a little too far

Next Monday i’m going to put up a top ten list of animal related bands. Example:- Eagles Of Death Metal. 

To finish the post i thought i’d put up a video that puts a different spin on the now famous Cadburys advert featuring a Gorilla and the Phil Collins (*shivers*) song “In The Air Tonight”. I personally hated the advert but i like this version.

S.I.T Wolf x

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Them Crooked Vultures

Them Crooked Vultures T-ShirtThere were rumours in the early part of 2009 that Josh Homme and Dave Grohl had got together with John Paul Jones (of Led Zep fame) to create some unearthly sounds together. In fact, talk of the trio jamming together goes as far back as 2005 but it was only in July this year that it was revealed that the guys had been recording together in a studio in LA.  How they came up with the name “Them Crooked Vultures” i will never know but it certainly sounds fitting. With Homme on guitar and vocals, Jones on bass and Grohl on drums the recordings surely promise to be something very special indeed. All 3 have tasted success with their own bands in the past and Them Crooked Vultures will surely carry on that success rate.

The group performed their first show in Illnois on August 9th and have a show in Amsterdam lined up this Wednesday (August 19) night. Alain Johannes (Eleven, Mark Lanegan Band, QOTSA, Spinnerette) appeared on stage as a second guitarist at the Illnois gig and is likely to help out again at the Dutch show.

Them Crooked Vultures live @ Metro Chicago, Illnois (August 9)

Them Crooked Vultures live @ Metro Chicago, Illnois (August 9)

The set list for the Illnois gig was:-

New Fangs
Scumbag Blues
Dead End Friends
Mind Eraser
Interlude w/Ludes
Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I

On August 12 the band released an official video on YouTube. It was a 14 second preview clip of the song “Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I”. See what you think for yourself.

There are also a few live video excerpts from the Illnois show on YouTube. The one below is the best quality i could find. I honsetly don’t know which tracks are which in the videos yet but apparently this one is a section of the track “Caligulove”. Enjoy.

The band are keeping their cards close to their chests and haven’t posted any music online yet. There is however a brand new t-shirt (pictured at the top of this post) available on their official website.

Anybody who knows me will know that i hold Josh Homme in high regard so i have massive hopes for this new project. And so the waiting begins….

S.I.T Wolf x

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