The Claude Mono Blog


The Phenomenal Handclap Band live at the Rivington Lounge
December 31, 2009, 2:09 am
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Live and raw – The Phenomenal Handclap Band performs “You’ll Disappear” at The Rivington Lounge in New York City – I wish I was there for the live sound and to hang out in what looks like a very groovy little bar

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The PS22 Chorus and Passion Pit
August 2, 2009, 6:08 am
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Too Cool For School

The PS22 Chorus, a bunch of elementary school kids with a way too hip Music Teacher now viewed 8 million times on YouTube have become ubiquitous!!! – I’ve got to say I like their take on the Passion Pit track Sleepyhead – some of their stuff is a bit too saccharine and Tori Amos-ish for my liking but they do OK with Pulp’s Common People (Music Teacher Gregg Breinberg changed the lyrics to be more child-friendly – can’t find it on YouTube -suspicious), The Cure’s Pictures of You  and The Doors classic People Are Strange.

You can check out their blog here

You can listen to a Claude Mono splice-up including a couple of other Sleepyhead DIY Internet mixes here

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The Mono Organisation – Indie-Pop Mixtape #1
April 25, 2009, 1:16 am
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How Does It Feel To Be Loved – Indie-clubbers having fun – from 2002 onwards hundreds of great photos here.

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One of the best recent indie-pop compilations is available here.

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Here is a taster track  from the kids at the club  – its I’m from Barcelona  doing “We’re from Barcelona”

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The first Mono Organisation indie-pop (old vs. new –  twee vs. c86 vs. jangly) mixtape  is now up –  its music for pleasure (mfp) to put into your portable cassette player

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Listen here (Mixcloud)

Mixtape tracklisting

 

quentin crisp – stop the music for a minute (from pillows and prayers on cherry red 1982)

white town- hair like alain delon (on spimart records 1992)

the field mice – emmas house (on sarah records 1988)

rocketship  – hey hey girl (1994)

brighter – I dont think it matters (on sarah records 1989)

action painting – these things happen  (on sarah records 1989)

belle and sebastian – legal man

benni hem hem – beginning end (from self-titled lp)

blink – happy day (from map of the universe)

bill murray – more than this (from lost in translation)

east village – vibrato

telemetry orchestra – hazy electric

the sundays – heres where the story ends (acoustic)

the klaxons – golden skans (acoustic)

serenaide – the girl from katong

flaming lips – race for the prize (demo)

the june brides – sunday to saturday  

voxtrot – the start of something (from the kids at the club on how does it feel to be loved)

the loft – why does it rain

the triffids – beautiful waste

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sunshine superstars #2
March 15, 2009, 11:57 am
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, originally uploaded by mirrorballet.

I dig these photos by mirrorballet

and I dig I love you like the way I used to do by Rocketship

A Certain Smile A Certain Sadness

A Certain Smile A Certain Sadness

A Certin Smile A Certain Sadness – 1996 – Slumberland Records

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