The Listening Experience podcast #1

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Today marks the debut of my new podcast called The Listening Experience. It branches off a bit from Book’s Music but I want to try a few new things in this one, which I will do in the weeks/months to come. The show remains, for the time being, 90 minutes in length although if you think it would be better if it was compacted to 60 minutes, let me know. As you can see, I don’t have a special logo for The Listening Experience so for now it’s basic.

The Listening Experience podcast #1 by Booksmusic on Mixcloud

VIDEO: Wizdom featuring Grynch & Fearce Vill’s “My City’s Filthy


It’s getting a little colder up in the 206. For those who don’t know, that’s the primary area code for Seattle, and Wizdom has been doing his thing for a number of years and he wants to let you know why his city matters in “My City’s Filthy”. The song and video feature Grynch and Fearce Vill, put together by director Jeff Santos. The song is from Wizdom’s album The Next Step (my review of which can be read by clicking here) and yes, Macklemore makes an appearance before the first verse is dropped. If you know your way around Seattle, you’ll definitely love the paths everyone drives on in this.

FREE DL: The 1978ers’ “P.O.T.” E.P.

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yU & Slimkat have some new music they want to share with you as the duo The 1978ers. This one is called P.O.T., released today, and they’ve released it as a free item for you to download. It’s a three part effort, so stream it to get a hit of what it’s about, then download it in full, free of charge. The EP is a preview of what’s to come on their forthcoming album, People Of Today (Mello Music Group).

RECORD CRACK: Supertramp’s “Crime Of The Century” gets the Deluxe Edition treatment

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Supertramp were one of the biggest bands of the 1970’s, which you can tell easily with two reasons: all of the copies of their albums at thrift stores/charity shops and garage/yard sales, and how much airplay they receive today on classic rock/oldies radio stations. Now, one of their biggest albums is going to get a massive deluxe edition, in honor of its 40th anniversary this year. The album is Crime Of The Century, and while it had taken three years for it to be certified gold, it maintained popularity due to the constant airplay of “Bloody Well Right” and “Dreamer”, along with other album tracks. Not bad for a group who had split up when their first two albums didn’t work well with fans and critics, but when they got back together, it seemed they went into the studio with a “make it or break it” effort, and they definitely broke it to success.

While old copies of Crime Of The Century can be found anywhere, you’ll want this newly remastered version. The vinyl pressing is being released as a 3LP set, duplicating the double CD edition which has the original album remastered by Ray Staff, along with a 1975 concert at Hammersmith Odeon, which features the entire Crime Of The Century album performed live, earlier songs, plus some material for what would become their next album Crisis? What Crisis?. The vinyl box will also have an 8-page booklet, a download card and two 10×8 prints.

The Crime Of The Century deluxe edition will be released on December 8th, in time for holiday shopping. The double CD edition can be pre-ordered below via Amazon.

AUDIO: Etnik’s “Unclassified” (full EP stream)

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If you’re looking for some new electronic music this Tuesday, you may want to have a listen to a new EP by Etni. Released today vis Bitclap/OWSLA, the EP is called Unclassified, described as being music that “dives into the unexplored side of techno.” Rapper Mykki Blanco even find himself in a song, the title track.

VIDEO: Tomorrows Tulips’ “Papers By The TV”


Tomorrows Tulips just released a new album called When so for fans of garage-y pop kindness, have a look at a video that seems to go quick and easy, but it’s a pleasant quick and easy. You can order the When album directly from Burger Records in all good and trendy formats, or below via Amazon.