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Check Out RethinkDB

Read the notes + comments (hacker news) but haven’t had a chance to play yet.. seems promising though: “An open-source distributed database built with love. Enjoy an intuitive query language, automatically parallelized queries, and simple administration. Table joins and batteries included.”

Posted 1742 days ago in Geek

Engineers: Three Fact Fader

If you haven’t heard Engineers yet..

They’re a UK band that released their first effort (a mini-album) Folly in 2004, their first full-length (self-titled) in 2005 and their latest album, Three Fact Fader, this year.

I recently become obsessed with their wall-of-sound single, Clean Coloured Wire [listen to the serious music-lover's extended version here] and then got the new album – highly recommend it :)

Listen to tracks from Three Fact Fader (Myspace)
Download Three Fact Fader (iTunes)
Buy a physical copy (with Bonus singles)

Posted 2931 days ago in Audio

dead weather

You know that band with the SUPER ANNOYING pop-up ads that block content on all your favorite sites.. Dead Weather? Yeah well, despite that, they kinda rock – and they’re coming to First Avenue next week: Mon, Jul 27 / Doors @ 7:00 PM / get tickets here ($29)

Thanks @TENEBRINI for the heads-up :)

Download Dead Weather’s “Treat Me Like Your Mother (Diplo Remix)” here

Posted 2948 days ago in Audio

fever ray remix download

fever ray is a favorite of mine (the chick from “the knife”)

RCLB offers tons of streaming Independent music to share and daily free downloads (links emailed to you).. today they’re offering the allez-allez remix of Triangle Walks – download it here – and listen to “if i had a heart”, “when i grow up” and more

Posted 2995 days ago in Audio

girl talk album – dl it now

remix master girl talk has released his latest album as a “pay-what-you-want” download on illegalart.net

With hours of material collected from two years of live shows, Gregg Gillis (aka Girl Talk) meticulously edited together a seamless album that combines 300+ samples - get it here

girl talk is also the focus of the (freakin awesome) opensource film RIP: A Remix Manifesto.. download the film on opensource cinema and remix it ;)

Posted 3002 days ago in Audio

Danger Mouse + Sparklehorse + David Lynch

this is one of the coolest things i’ve run across this year.. **EDIT** buy / download the album here

the new album,”Dark Night of the Soul” was written by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, but feature a different singer on each track. The album won’t be released until July, and only 5,000 copies will be made available [packaged with a book of photos by director David Lynch] – and read the review

“In addition to Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, other artists (..) include: James Mercer of The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Frank Black of the Pixies, Iggy Pop, Nina Persson of The Cardigans, Suzanne Vega, Vic Chesnutt, David Lynch, and Scott Spillane of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Gerbils” – NPR

Posted 3017 days ago in Audio

rip music from your ipod

the ability to easily rip your ipod to a computer is the number one feature request by ipod users – but – it’s not going to happen, since apple has to play nice with the content providers. okay, piracy is very real concern but there are other, perfectly legit reasons you may need to do this…

if you’re on a mac, simply download senuti and follow the instructions (free 30 trial). all of the songs on the ipod will be auto added to your itunes music folder and your itunes playlist (so they’ll be loaded on the next ipod you sync)

if you’re on a pc it’s not quite so simple but still possible – you can use winamp along with it’s ipod plugins or just do this:
-Connect your iPod to your computer
-Run iTunes if it doesn’t automatically
-Go to Edit – Preferences
-Select “Manually manage songs and playlists”. This also opens up “disk use”
-Open My Computer from your desktop
-Go to the Tools menu, now select “Folder Options”
-Go to the View tab
-Click the radial button that says: “Show hidden files and folders”
- Now click OK on the Folder Options window
- In My Computer locate the iPod storage device (opened via disk use)
-Open the iPod_Control folder
-Inside you’ll find the Music folder..

there you go :)

Posted 3025 days ago in Audio, Geek

download a few free albums

various artists: enjoyed: a tribute to bjork’s post
stereogum brings us another tribute album, this time they took on bjork’s post and asked various artists to covers the songs.. download the entire album for free – but do it soon! they only offer the downloads for a limited time [scroll to the bottom of the article to grab the whole thing]

nine inch nails: the slip
nine inch nails released their last album for free, as a “thank you.. to our fans”. you can buy a limited edition cd/vinyl version of it or download all 10 tracks for free

coldplay: LeftRightLeftRightLeft
this 9 track live album will be made available as a free download on Coldplay’s website, starting on May 15th

know of any other bands offering free album downloads? please let me know – thx!

Posted 3026 days ago in Audio

new nin album (halo 27) $0

ok i wish that nin would just take a break from doing all the news-worthy sht they do so i could get some work done – tco is coming next week and i barely have time to sleep let alone blog..

anyway, nin has decided to release their new album “the slip” for free. FREE. period. go get it: www.nin.com

ps – advance tickets for the aug 2nd minneapolis show on sale on the 7th.. ticketmaster on the 10th..

Posted 3391 days ago in Audio

download 36 nin tracks for $5

ok, new nin album and you can download all 36 tracks for $5

Nine Inch Nails presents Ghosts I – IV, a brand new 36 track instrumental collection available right now. Almost two hours of new music composed and recorded over an intense ten week period last fall, Ghosts I – IV sprawls Nine Inch Nails across a variety of new terrain.
Trent Reznor explains, “I’ve been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn’t have made sense until this point”..”I’m very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I hope you enjoy the first four volumes of Ghosts.”-nin.com

Posted 3455 days ago in Audio

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