Posts Tagged ‘youth group’


Threesome: City of Angels

January 30, 2009

gursky_los_angeles[image: Los Angeles by Andreas Gursky, C-print, 1999. From the exhibition “Global Cities” at the Tate Modern, UK]

I’ve been on a roadtrip in the Central Coast of California all this week, and it’s beautiful, but I think I am temperamentally more suited to grey Seattle, icy Cambridge, or even foggy San Francisco. This became particularly apparent to me as I took a look through my music collection for this trio of songs. No sunshine, no surfing, no California dream in sight.

MP3: Youth Group – The Destruction of Laurel Canyon [buy]

MP3: Elliott Smith – Angeles [buy]

MP3: Bad Religion – Los Angeles is Burning [buy]


Video: Moshcam

December 9, 2008


Charmingly-named Australian website Moshcam is the go-to source for concert footage down under. They just posted video of a New Pornographers [pictured above] show at the Annandale Hotel in October, and you can also check out video of The Faint, Australia’s own Youth Group, and more. The site includes two excellent features: a clickable playlist, so impatient types can jump straight to their favourite track, and an audio-only option if you are on a low-bandwidth connection.

MP3: The New Pornographers – Sing Me Spanish Techno [amazon]