22 April 2009

one step BEYOND.

it's messages like this that make me smile. we had [2] two of our songs played on one step beyond, a podcast based in leipzig in march of this year. i found the above in my last.fm inbox a few days ago. it was inspiring to hear that "moving targets [eventually get hit]" was a "kind of underground hit." success in europe? not out of the question now, i suppose. i'm always surprised when we make fans that are so encouraging. thanks so much sindyan! we'll be grinning indefinitely. :)

19 April 2009

so you had better do as you are told. you better listen to the RADIO!

google-ing one's self. i know, i know. sounds kind of naughty & risqué, no? i suppose it could be. haha. it's interesting to see what you'll find. it's a hit or miss kind of thing, really. but sometimes...you find gold.

our song "a boy, a girl & a rendez-vous" [which was recently featured on the eardrums pop BIRDSONGS, BEESONGS VOLUME B compilation] made it onto dj dave's playlist for 14 april 2009! the STEREOPHONIC HI-FI HAPPY HOUR is his radio show that resides at the U [the university of missouri-st louis student radio] on tuesdays 7-8 pm. we shared the slot with brilliant artists such as : the jesus & mary chain, cornershop, the apples in stereo & it's a musical.

this makes us extremely happy. more airplay in more places is awesome. hopefully we'll make more friends/fans as a result. we'll keep our fingers crossed. :)

14 April 2009

volume BEE.

if [1] one free compilation featuring us this month wasn't enough for you guys & gals--then thank your lucky stars! 'cause here's another!

the new spring compilation from our friend, knut b. lindbjör's eardrums pop "BIRDSONGS, BEESONGS" is now available. so far, [2] two volumes have been released. we are on volume B. or volume BEE, i suppose. haha.

01 promise and the monster - words
02 parachutes - tree roots turn to forts
03 charlotte & magon - i love you, you are my friend
04 martin carr - why you gotta bring me all this rain
05 monobird - exploding view
07 no kids/mount eerie - prisoner of desire
08 the electones - the huntress
09 cryptacize - mythomania
10 seeland - pretty bird [alt. version]
11 looking glass - ah la la
12 blue roses - doubtful comforts
13 tailor made for a small room - pleasant hill
14 montt mardié - castle in the sky
15 tim & sam's tim & the sam band with tim & sam - inside the egg
16 arthur and martha - japanese kiss
17 wild honey - the house by the sea
18 wisdomtooth - bandits
19 tramontana - low rise
20 aquella illusion - buscador
21 jonathan johansson - du sa

our contribution is named after a red roses for me compilation that featured aberdeen's cover of biff bang pow's "she never understood." our song is about a couple separated by several degrees. [time/distance/where they are in life] it works on different levels, really. it's also the only jealous sea song [so far] to feature the "spoken word bridge" made popular by several 60's soul songs. if it worked for belle & sebastian, why wouldn't it work for us, right? hehe.

ps : if you download anything from the eardrums pop site, please give something back. thanks so much!

08 April 2009

so love me, hold me. 'cause i'm FREE.

UNDER THE COVERS, the [3rd] third volume of dale marquez's mp3 compilation series, is [finally!] up for download. this time around [21] twenty-one filipino indie pop bands participated.

we're quite fond of track number [12] twelve. hehe.

nocturnal we - femme fatale [velvet underground]
golden teardrops - if i needed someone [the beatles]
carnival park - portland, oregon [the cat's miaow]
scattered pearls - the lucky one [au revoir simone]
that lingering feeling - abandon ship [april showers]
the fantasy lights - loveless [new order]
superminty - time thief [pale saints]
some gorgeous accident - brighter [the railway children]
lovely days and loud hurrays - before we begin [broadcast]
so the jerk - hole in my heart [bmx bandits]
farewell isobel - keep your love [the loveninjas]
the jealous sea - toy tambourine [aberdeen]
soft pillow kisses - over the rainbow [the crooner]
the wentletraps - just like honey [the jesus and mary chain]
apple orchard - appetite [prefab sprout]
camera shy - afterhours [velvet underground]
radiomanila - saving all my love for you [marilyn mcCoo and billy davis, jr./whitney houston)
candyaudioline - nothing much to lose [my bloody valentine]
sonnet LVIII - skyscrapers of st. mirin [live] [the close lobsters]
sarah sitting - why baby [live] [aislers set]
lazy lorelei - know who you are at every age [live] [cocteau twins]

you can download it from either of these links :


the music may be free, but this compilation is priceless!