Saturday, July 31, 2010

+ + + News July 2010 + + +

Bleu in the UK and The Kickstarter Campaign

Bleu will tour in the UK in October 2010 - read more here or here on Facebook.
First confirmed date: 23/10/2010 London, The Borderline.

His kickstarter campaign to promote (or better to collect money to promote) his new album "Four" is still running for one month. The aim (8000$) was reached within 12 hours! Now it's at 27.000$ and rising!


Oranjuly

A new band on the horizon - Oranjuly.


Their self titled debut album is on sale now. Listen to the songs on their official site.
I won't mention Jellyfish now ... although it would be right ... but I won't.

PowerPopSquare - Sampler Vol. 8

So, here's sampler no. eight. hope you all like it. Some more to go!

01 Jay Clifford - Know When To Walk Away
02 Coldplay - Life In Technicolor II
03 Nada Surf - Blankest Year
04 Goldfrapp - Fly Me Away
05 Ben Folds Five - Army
06 Neil Diamond - Delirious Love
07 Badly Drawn Boy - You Were Right
08 Nik Kershaw - What Do You Think Of It So Far¿
09 Ron Sexsmith - Cheap Hotel
10 Owsley - Class Clown
11 The Polyphonic Spree - Light & Day
12 Josh Rouse - Sad Eyes
13 Gomez - Hamoa Beach
14 Kt Tunstall - Another Place To Fall
15 Cary Brothers - Ride
16 Howie Day - Collide
17 Feist - I Feel It All
18 Brendan Benson - Trouble With You (Demo)
19 Ben Folds - Songs Of Love


PowerPopSquare - Sampler Vol. 7

01 - Spoon - The Book I Write
02 - New Radicals - Mother We Just Can't Get Enough
03 - Badly Drawn Boy - A Peak You Reach
04 - Coldplay - I Ran Away
05 - Chairlift - Bruises
06 - Gomez - Girlshapedlovedrug
07 - Aimee Mann - Pavlov's Bell
08 - Del Amitri - Here And Now
09 - Colin Hay - Waiting For My Real Life To Begin
10 - Nik Kershaw - Fiction
11 - Ben Folds - Landed (Strings Version)
12 - Blue – Jayhawks
13 - Mike Viola - The Strawberry Blonde
14 - David Mead - Rainy Weather Friend
15 - Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
16 - Howie Day - Brace Yourself
17 - Imogen Heap - Hide And Seek
18 - Jason Falkner - Lost Myself


PowerPopSquare - Sampler Vol. 6

01 Nik Kershaw - Somebody Loves You
02 Nada Surf - Always Love
03 Travis - How Many Hearts
04 Ryan Adams - When The Stars Go Blue
05 Ben Kweller - Nothing Happening
06 Ben Folds - Cologne
07 Crowded House - Lost Island
08 Brendan Benson - Alternative To Love
09 Leo (Bleu) - Sukaz Are Born Every Minute
10 Beck - Lost Cause
11 Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time-Bank Holiday Monday
12 Aimee Mann - Momentum
13 Nada Surf - Whose Authority
14 Nik Kershaw - Die Laughing
15 Neil Finn - She Will Have Her Way
16 Michael Penn - High Time
17 Jude Cole - Raining On The Moon
18 Uncle Devil Show - I Had A Drink About You Last Night
19 Goldfrapp - Monster Love


PowerPopSquare - Sampler Vol. 5

01 Travis - Selfish Jean
02 Badly Drawn Boy - Born Again
03 Brendan Benson - Cold Hands Warm Heart
04 Aimee Mann - Wise Up
05 Keith Caputo - New York City
06 Nik Kershaw - Already
07 Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
08 Michael Penn - Walter Reed
09 Jon Brion - Here We Go
10 Gomez - Don't Make Me Laugh
11 Jason Falkner - The Knew
12 Ron Sexsmith - Not About To Lose
13 Stephen Duffy - In Iverna Gardens
14 Hotel Lights - Down
15 Colin Hay - Overkill (Acoustic Version)
16 Josh Rouse - God Please Let Me Go Back
17 The Dbs - World To Cry
18 Badly Drawn Boy - Welcome To The Overground
19 Jason Falkner - Goodnight Sweet Night


PowerPopSquare - Sampler Vol. 4

01 Jim Boggia - So Full
02 Ben Folds - Gone
03 Beck - Everybodys Gotta Learn Sometimes
04 Jason Falkner - Start Over Again
05 Jon Brion - Gotta Start Somewhere
06 David Bowie - Thursday's Child
07 Crowded House - Pineapple Head
08 Ron Sexsmith - Hard Bargain
09 Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
10 Nik Kershaw - One Day
11 David Mead - Make It Right
12 Ben Kweller - Penny On A Train Track
13 Ben Folds Five - Don't Change Your Plans
14 Aimee Mann - 31 Today
15 New Radicals - Flowers
16 Calexico - Bisbee Blue
17 Coldplay - Warning Sign
18 Crash Test Dummies - My Own Sunrise
19 Del Amitri - Don't Come Home Too Soon


Thursday, July 22, 2010

+++ Breaking news +++ Preorder "Bleu - Four" and he will cook for you! +++

You can now preorder the new CD of Bleu called Four (scheduled for autumn 2010).
But that's not just it! Let the man himself explain HERE.


To sum it up, if you spend money for promoting this CD you can get
- the CD (not very surprising) - also with an autograph
- unreleased stuff
- a handwritten 'Thank You' card
- tickets to his show
- he will COOK for you
- a video chat
- a birthday song written by him
- a house concert (in the USA)
- producing a song with him - even for his next CD (and choose a song title!)
- and finally: his big "Thank you"

So people - you know what you have to do!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

PowerPopSquare - Sampler Vol. 3

Here you have number three:

PowerPopSquare - Sampler Vol. 3:

01 Stephen Duffy - Home
02 Stephen Duffy - Don't feed the rats
03 Jason Falkner - In your eyes
04 Hotel Lights - Chemical clouds
05 Ben Folds - Learn To Live With What You Are
06 Coldplay - Yes
07 Aimee Mann - That's how i knew this story would break my heart
08 Del Amitri - Last Cheap Shot At The Dream
09 Travis - Chinese blues
10 Ben Lee - Whatever It Is
11 Bleu - We'll Do It All Again
12 The Nines - Dance just for me
13 Badly Drawn Boy - Something To Talk About
14 Nik Kershaw - All About You
15 Ryan Adams - New York, New York
16 Pelle Carlberg - Riverbank
17 Ron Sexsmith - All In Good Time
18 Jason Falkner - Say it's true
19 Tears for Fears - Size Of Sorrow

And again - the amazon link:


PowerPopSquare - Sampler Vol. 2

So I found a legal way to post at least song clips of the sampler - and here is volume two:

PowerPopSquare - Sampler Vol. 2:

01 Coldplay - Don't Panic
02 David Mead - Wherever You Are
03 Bleu - Somebody Else
04 Owsley - Coming Up Roses
05 Stephen Duffy - The kite & the sky
06 Jason Falkner - Author Unknown
07 Travis - Don't be shy
08 Lloyd Cole - What's Wrong With This Picture
09 Hotel Lights - Let Me Be the One
10 The Shins - Caring Is Creepy
11 The Nines - Drama Queen
12 Ron Sexsmith - Brandy Alexander
13 Jason Falkner - Clumsy grace
14 Travis - Colder
15 Ron Sexsmith - Hands Of Time
16 Stephen Duffy & The Lilac Time - This morning
17 Hotel Lights - Norina
18 The Nines - Darkening Sky
19 The Shins - Australia
20 Coldplay - Amsterdam
21 Ben Folds Five - Lullabye

Here is the amazon link to the songs:

Friday, July 16, 2010

PowerPopSquare - Sampler Vol. 1

So, something new to this blog: Some time ago I started to create my own PowerPopSquare mixtapes - til today there exist thirteen sampler.
If you like this, please respond, so I'll post further ones.
And if you have any easier or better way to post links to the songs in a legal way, please tell me!

Here it is - PowerPopSquare - Sampler Vol. 1:


The easier way is this (unfortunately not every song from the sampler is available in the amazon store...):


Thursday, July 8, 2010

David Mead

The singer/songwriter David Mead delivers crafted pop songs since 1999 with now five albums and one fabulous EP.


His fifth and newest album - Almost and Always - is an intense, fascinating song collection, while the Wherever You Are EP is a perfect way to start. With only 22 minutes length, the EP offers you six perfect pop songs. Listen and enjoy!

David Mead surely deserves to be played in the radio and to have a permantent place in the charts  - but as you guess - he's not.

Discography: