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Little Comets @ Governors Ball 2014

By Will Oliver, June 10th 2014


Little Comets came all the way from Jarrow, Britain for New York City’s 4th annual Governors Ball. They’re an act I first featured on here a few years ago, but their early set at Governors was the first time that I was able to catch them live. They kicked off Day 1 of my Governors Ball with a 12:15 set time just as the crowd was getting settled in to the festival grounds.

They made due with what they had, starting the fest off on the right foot. The crowd was receptive to such a vibrant set to start the weekend off with. Although I’m not as familiar with their newer stuff (which sounded nice), it was awesome to finally hear the older tracks such as “Jennifer” and “Dancing Song.” They have a warm energy live that will win you over with relative ease.

I had to head over to Drowners towards the tail end of their set, but wanted to stay. Hopefully the next time they’re in NYC I can catch a proper show.

Photos of their set posted below. Read the rest of this entry »

[music video] Little Comets – Joanna

By Will Oliver, November 30th 2010

I told you that I’d have more about Little Comets. They have just released the music video for their new single “Joanna”, which comes out on January 17th. It’s the 2nd single taken off their debut album In Search Of Elusive Little Comets, which comes out on January 31st, 2011 via Dirty Hit Ltd.

“Joanna” is a stunning single. This is some of the freshest British indie that I’ve heard in ages. “Joanna” is bound to capture the heart and soul of many. It’s sweeping chorus will be stuck in your head in no time. I’m hooked on Little Comets right now.

They are surely a band to watch in 2011. Their debut album is now one of my most anticipated. Thankfully we don’t have to wait too long.

Watch the music video, below;

The band has made an alternative version of the song available for free download. It’s called “Joannacapella”, and you can download it below:

[mp3]: Little Comets – Joannacapella

The original is available to stream below (in case the video doesn’t work):

Little Comets – Joanna by Mud Hut Digital

[music video] Little Comets – Isles (+ “Orchestral” Version)

By Will Oliver, November 28th 2010 — with 2 comments

I had seen the name Little Comets floating around blogs and British websites this year, but never did check them out. I finally gave their new single “Isles” a listen, and am enjoying it a great deal. It has a real British sound to it. Some British bands come off the wrong way, almost sounding forced fed for the NME. That’s certainly not the case with Little Comets. You get a sense of their hometown pride in “Isles”, and it plays off well. I don’t live in the UK but you can tell that the band is aware of what is going on in their homeland. The band had smart lyrics, something that will never go out of style.

“Isles” will be taken off their debut album In Search Of Elusive Little Comets, which will be released on January 31st, 2011 via Dirty Hit Ltd.

Check out the music video for “Isles”, below:

Stream/Download the “Orchestral” version of “Isles” below:

Little Comets – Isles Orchestral ( Presented by ) by Mud Hut Digital

Stay tuned, I’ll have more on Little Comets very soon.

Governors Ball 2014 Best Photos and Recap

By Will Oliver, June 18th 2014


Governors Ball 2014 came and went, and it was a great one for the books. How could you not love it this year? The weekend was completely free of rain and you could actually walk without your feet sinking into a dark muddy abyss. It was perfect.

Musically, the lineup was great. From top to bottom, Governors showcased a balanced lineup that featured something for everyone. 2000s rock fans especially, as we saw great performances from The Strokes, Interpol, Spoon, and TV On The Radio. There were also classic sets from legends such as Jack White, Damon Albarn, and of course, Outkast.

It’s about time that New York City has a major music festival that fans can rely on, year in, and year out. They’ve proven that they know how to book their lineups and can be trusted to deliver a great 3-day weekend each year. It’s become a major player in the festival circuit, and looks to only get bigger over time. I can’t wait to see what the future brings for it.

Below, I’ve ranked the top 10 sets I saw at Governors Ball, in addition to a day by day link catch-up style recap where you can check out the individual posts and photos. I’ve also shared my favorite photos that I took from the weekend. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

We All Want Someone To Shout For’s January 2011 Mix

By Will Oliver, January 31st 2011 — with 18 comments

(thanks/credit to Camilo Bejarano for the wonderful artwork)

January 2011 was a strange month. No need to get personal with you guys, but it was. I’ve been in a different state of mind of late, and maybe this playlist reflects my mood better than I can put into words. This is the stuff that got me through the last month. You could say that these are my favorite songs of January 2011, but that’s not really what this is about. This is a unique collection of songs that strangely works in my mind. I hope it works for you too.

I put it together in a specific order that should play together well. You can download the entire thing as a ZIP file or stream each individually.

This is my first monthly mix ever. I hope you enjoy it. This is what defined January 2011 for me:

1. Cut Copy – Need You Now
2. Slowwave – Pour
3. Panda Bear – Atiba Song
4. The Decemberists – This Is Why We Fight
5. Foster The People – Houdini
6. Futurist – Antihero
7. British Sea Power – Heavy Water
8. The Vaccines – We’re Happening
9. Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers
10. Action Movie Hero Boy – Skates 3
11. Cities Aviv – Float On
12. Night Surgeon – Color Me Black and White
13. Johnny Reb – Brown Paper Bag (Feat. Boz Boorer)
14. Beach Fossils – Calyer
15. Zoo Kid – Out Getting Ribs
16. Ducktails – Killin’ The Vibe (Feat. Panda Bear)
17. La Sera – Devils Hearts Grow Gold
18. Mister Heavenly – Mister Heavenly
19. Little Comets – Dancing Song
20. Chapel Club – Surfacing
21. Tennis – Pigeon
22. Glasvegas – The World Is Yours
23. Nostalghia – I Am Robot Hear Me Glitch
24. Emay – Because Winter (Feat. Lowell Boland)
25. Dusk Warrior – Dusk Warrior Television Show
26. Ravens & Chimes – Past Lives
27. Motive – Nobody Eats My Dinner
28. Oberhofer – Away Frm U
29. Patrick Wolf – Time Of My Life
30. Smith Westerns – All Die Young

January 2011 Mix ZIP

We All Want Someone To Shout For’s Best Songs Of 2010

By Will Oliver, December 24th 2010 — with 37 comments

Here we are, hours away from Christmas, and I am finally delivering you my best songs of 2010. I guess it can be considered my Christmas gift to all you guys. I heard more music in 2010 than ever before. It was hard to narrow it down, but these were the 100 songs that I thought were truly the best in my mind.

There’s not too much to say, other than I hope you discover something new here. If your a die hard reader, there shouldn’t be any surprises. If you can leave this list with one or two new songs that you enjoy, then I did my job.

Here are my favorite songs from the year that was, 2010:

100. Tamaryn – Love Fade
99. Ravens & Chimes – Division St.
98. The Chord And The Fawn – Love, Sex, And Rock ‘n Roll
97. Blake Mills – Hiroshima
96. The Bewitched Hands – Sea
95. Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For?
94. Gauntlet Hair – I Was Thinking…
93. The Tallest Man On Earth – King Of Spain
92. Wolf Parade – What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had To Go This Way)
91. Vermilion Club – Odd
90. Corte Real – Bastards
88. Sports – To Catch A Thief
88. Old Smile – Swept Up With The Tide
87. Lissie – Record Collector
86. Hey Marseilles- Rio
85. The Coral – 1000 Years
84. Caribou – Odessa
83. Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill
82. Interpol – Barricade
81. The Soft Pack – Mexico
80. Korallreven – Loved Up
79. Young The Giant – My Body
78. Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss
77. Glass Vaults – Forget Me Not
76. Tanlines – Real Life
75. Seapony – Dreaming
74. Indian Rebound – Sitges
73. Crystal Castles – Not In Love (Feat. Robert Smith)
72. Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
71. All The Damn Kids – Echoes
70. Faded Paper Figures – Invent It All Again
69. Pantha Du Prince – Stick To My Side (Feat. Panda Bear)
68. Glasser – Apply
67. Great Lakes – Ghost Brother
66. Male Bonding – Weird Feelings
65. Broken Bells – The Mall & Misery
64. Panda Bear – Alsatian Darn
63. Gobble Gobble – Lawn Knives
62. Wild Nothing – Chinatown
61. Wavves – Green Eyes
60. Stepdad – My Leather, My Fur, My Nails
59. Spoon – Out Go The Lights
58. The Pass – Treatment Of The Sun
57. The Drums – Down By The Water
56. Belle And Sebastian – I Want The World To Stop
55. Arctic Monkeys – The Afternoon’s Hat
54. Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
53. Delta Spirit – Bushwick Blues
52. The Gaslight Anthem – Stay Lucky
51. The Head and The Heart – Sounds Like Hallelujah
50. Free Energy – Bang Pop
49. Magic Kids – Candy
48. Tapes ‘n Tapes – Freak Out
47. Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
46. Cults – Go Outside
45. Delorean – Grow
44. Hot Chip – One Life Stand
43. Donovan Woods – Lawren Harris
42. Miles Kane – Come Closer
41. Yellow Ostrich – WHALE
40. Larsen B – Marilyn
39. Stornoway – Zorbing
38. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
37. Beach Fossils – Daydream
36. Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
35. Foals – Spanish Sahara
34. MGMT – Siberian Breaks
33. Young Empires – Rain Of Gold
32. Little Comets – Joanna
31. Tennis – Marathon
30. Surfer Blood – Floating Vibes
29. Summer Fiction – Chandeliers
28. Yeasayer – O.N.E.
27. The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s On Fire
26. Wolf Gang – Lions In Cages
25. The Tins – Green Room
24. Ra Ra Riot – Boy
23. Big Boi – Shutterbugg (Feat. Cutty)
22. Smith Westerns – Weekend
21. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Sink/Let It Sway
20. The Vaccines- If You Wanna
19. Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
18. Deerhunter – Helicopter
17. The National – Conversation 16
16. Villagers – Becoming A Jackal
15. Chief – Night & Day
14. Beach House – 10 Mile Stereo
13. Cee-Lo Green – Fuck You
12. Deerhunter – Desire Lines
11. LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
10. Vampire Weekend – Giving Up The Gun
9. Gorillaz – On Melancholy Hill
8. Cut Copy – Take Me Over
7. The Walkmen – Blue As Your Blood
6. Young Galaxy – Peripheral Visionaries
5. Sufjan Stevens – Futile Devices
4. Summer Fiction – Throw Your Arms Around Me
3. Kanye West – Runaway (Feat. Pusha T)
2. The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
1. The Morning Benders – Excuses

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