The Rich Girls Are Weeping

14 December 2005

Ladies & gents, our first post.

Congratulations to The Decemberists on signing to Capitol Records! Here's a
Picaresque-era b-side from that's appeared in a few places. I got it off the Acuarela Songs 3 compilation a few months ago, but apparently, the song is also available (though possibly in a different version) on the vinyl-only Picaresqueties and the UK single for "16 Military Wives," released by Rough Trade. The Acuarela Songs 3 compilation, released in celebration of Acuarela Discos' 10th anniversary, features rare and exclusive tracks from Destroyer, Maquiladora, Piano Magic, The Impossible Shapes, as well as a handful Spanish indie acts I'm afraid I don't know anything about. According to the press for the record, every song included was written especially for this compilation. (No longer carried by Insound, Acuarela Songs 3 is stocked by Tonevendor.)

The Decemberists -- Kingdom of Spain - Version Oak St. Bldg
(follow link to download)

Also in the press this week, Owen Pallett, the adorable flaxen-haired frontman of Final Fantasy and sometime fiddler for the Arcade Fire was profiled in The New York Times on Sunday, Dec. 11. Here's a great track from his pre-Final Fantasy project, Les Mouches (You remember what mouches are from your high school French class, right? Flies.) This track, "Divorce the Ones You Love," is a hodgepodge of frenetic strings, finger plucked guitar, and plantive nursery-rhyme lyrics from the sole Les Mouches full-length album,
You Mean More to Me Than 10,000 Christians. (available from Insound.)

Les Mouches -- Divorce the Ones You Love
(follow link to download)


Blogger Serenaded Hourly said...

Hey there, puddings. Your link to the Decemberists track goes to your Owen Pallett download. Also, I lived in the Oak Street Building. Look at my cred.

Friday, December 16, 2005 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Oooh, thanks for catching that, dude. I fixed it.

Friday, December 16, 2005 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Also yes, you have MAD cred. As always.

Friday, December 16, 2005 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger Serenaded Hourly said...

Woo, cred! Added the blog to the LJ, and made the husband do so, too. Vrrry nice, vrryvrry nice.


Friday, December 16, 2005 1:48:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

thank you! i'm gonna customize it more at some point, perhaps.

Friday, December 16, 2005 1:56:00 PM  

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