catpower live on KCRW 12/09/2006

everyone should own a little catpower in there record collection . here is a live recording and bootleg from 2006 .

01. Intro
02. The Greatest
03. Wild Is the wind
04. Remember Me
05. ramblin’ man
06. good woman
07. interview
08. love & communication
09. house of the rising sun
10. hate
11. I don’t blame you
12. Islands

a summer mixtape

play at any time, so long as the sun is shining and the day is beautiful. when you’re in the car with the windows down, or you’re cleaning the house with music blasting because summer is coming, or when you’re jumping on a trampoline. this is for happiness, this is for smiling, this is for looking up at the sky, this is for summer.

1. the new pornographers – my rights versus yours
2. andrew bird – darkmatter
3. joanna newsom – good intentions paving company
4. the decemberists – sons and daughters
5. the mountain goats – palmcorder yajna
6. the thrills – restaurant
7. elf power – jane
8. the concretes – you can’t hurry love
9. the 1900s – two ways
10. the new pornographers – the bleeding heart show
11. andrew bird – tables and chairs
12. lovers – from a highway
13. the beatles – hey jude

plan B – defamation of strickland banks 2010

The defamation of strickland banks’ from plan b is the sound of motown, stax and obscure northern soul, filtered through the grit of contemporary east london. It is smokey robinson miraculously fused with eminem. It’s an urban fairytale, the story of a man who finds success hard to handle and then hits rock bottom. A sweet soul morsel with a razor-sharp edge. Plan b’s second single ‘she said’ currently b list on the uk’s radio 1 & radio 2 playlist. ‘the defamation of strickland banks’ are songs that tell the story of strickland banks, a sharp-suited british soul singer who finds fame with bitter-sweet love songs like ‘love goes down’ and ‘writing’s on the wall’ but loses everything when he ends up in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. It’s as if marvin gaye went from his early motown love songs to ‘what’s goin’ on’ in just one album, then had it all remixed by london grime artists. Produced by paul epworth, the studio genius behind recent hits by florence & the machine, the big pink and friendly fires, plan b’s latest is a ferocious collision of retro soul, funk, rock and rap that sounds smokey robinson fronting rage against the machine.