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)
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 http://www.myspace.com/someonesinthewolf
*Photography and artwork credit for the 9999 Problems cover goes to Aiobfan O’Hara*
S.I.T Wolf X
$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
http://www.mediafire.com/?g1ed21xmwwd $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 $omebody
Money Can Buy Anything.......Right?
*Kudo$ for $ome of the /remixe$/track$ on the Mixtape go to the Illuminoid$, Alavi, WhiteChokolate and Tenzin.*
$.I.T Wolf X
Ok 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………
S.I.T Wolf X
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.
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
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
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
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
S.I.T Wolf X
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
http://www.mediafire.com/file/nljk22gnjyg/Found 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.
S.I.T Wolf x
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
S.I.T Wolf x
There 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)
The set list for the Illnois gig was:-
Dead End Friends
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