Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Frames / Sons and Daughters

Continuing with the "International theme" for the week, today it's music from the UK area. To be specific, two of my favorite countries, Scotland and Ireland. Both of these bands had a great year in 2005. Don't worry I won't give you any "2005 lists" anytime soon. I'm sick of lists as well...

The Frames

The Frames

This band is huge in their native Ireland and the rest of Europe! Sadly, like Robbie Williams, they're mostly unheard of in the USA. A crying shame in my humble opinion. They were one of the bands who really stood out (blew me away) @ Austin City Limits. Take a break from listening to the Pogues and U2, and check it out:

mp3: The Frames - Finally
mp3: The Frames - Fake

Website: www.theframes.ie

Sons and Daughters

Sons and Daughters

Luckily I've had a chance to catch this Scottish import live quite a few times over the past year and a half. They've really blown up since their latest album The Repulsion box hit the shelves, and deservedly so! For a change of pace from Travis and Franz Ferdinand, check these guys and gals out.

mp3: Sons And Daughters - Dance Me In
mp3: Sons And Daughters - Dance Me In (JD Twitch and The Truffle Club's Optimo Mix)

Website: www.sonsanddaughtersloveyou.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/sonsanddaughters

P.S. Maureen Dowd on Letterman Wednesday... priceless!

P.P.S. Don't forget, Jack & Meg are on TV Thursday and Friday... check your local listings!

5 comments:

alice said...

ahhh will you please please please repost the interpol track?? I want it so badly :(

rocknrollstar said...

Alice,

Done, enjoy...

simon said...

There is nothing like The Frames live.
Hopefully 2006 will be the year they crack the USA

jspaceman said...

Wow, thanks for the Sons and Daughters remix. I love them, posted them on my own blog a while back but I hadn't heard that track...

solace said...

The Frames kick so much ass. i was really bummed they skipped Mpls this fall. first time they have skipped us on a tour since their first (as far as i'm aware) Mpls show in '01.

as much as i do like Burn The Maps, it's probably my 2nd or 3rd least fave of their albums. that just shows how good they are. as great as their records are though, they're 100x better live. honestly one of the best live bands in the world as far as i'm concerned.

Sons & Daughters are amazing too. Seeing them live gives me so much of an X vibe, love it. I think i prefer Love The Cup to Repulsion Box just slightly though.