TheDecline: IRL

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Recent Vinyl Purchases

I enjoy wandering around the record shops in town and flicking through the LP's, a great way to pass the time and when I can afford it I'll pick something up.

With the recent closure of Road Records on Fade St, I decided to pay one last visit. I'd only been there one time before and picked up one of my most cherished albums that I hadn't seen before anywhere else(Arcade Fire - Funeral).
This final visit I picked up Parliaments Trombipulation.

On two separate visits to Freebird I picked up a few singles and a brand new copy of Andy Warhol by The Velvet Underground and Nico, complete with Peel able sticker.

The big chains are fine for DVD's but for my records I prefer to go for the Independent stores. But saying that I also have a soft spot for Tower Records on Wicklow street, with their ever expanding vinyl section I can't fault it really, on my last visit I picked up a nice shiny new copy of Loveless, the My Bloody Valentine Classic.

You've probably already seen these...

..but in case you haven't I'm throwing them up here.
UnaRocks Calls it a Day
Jim Carroll gives the new U2 Album an actual review

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Grand Duchy

Frank Black (Black Francis)'s latest musical project, this time with his wife. The album is called Petits Fours and information seems a bit limited at the moment. As with pretty much everything this man does musically I can't fault it, it's a slightly different sound from his last two solo albums (Bluefinger & Svn Fngrs), taking a bit more of a jump into the realms of electro, maybe it's synth or maybe he's just using some fancier pedals. eitehr way I recommend you check it out if you've liked any or his stuff in the past.

New Yeah Yeah Yeahs Tune

Zero (via myspace).
It's a nice teaser for It's Blitz, which is out in April.
Im still raging that they're playing the Knacker fest this summer, but hopefully I'll get to see them again somewhere else.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Polychromatic Funk Monkey

I'm loving this game atm, it's simple easy and best of all it's free.
Download and Read some better Reviews

Interesting Coincidence

Whilst browsing around today I discovered an interesting fact, Abraham Lincoln & Charles Darwin were both born on February 12th 1809.
These two men who, had a profound and long lasting effect on the history of the world, and yet if you were to think back to it rarely even occurs that they lived at the same time.
This may seem like a bit of a change of pace for this blog, but I've always been a big fan of both men and how they changed the world.
It's just something to think about!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Little Boots - Meddle

I really like this tune atm, I always like to see people using new kinds of instruments(or at least those that are new to me). And Stylopones Rock.
Anyway Enjoy!

The thing on the table with the flashing lights is a Tenori-on.