Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Audra Site & Exclusive Previously Unreleased Songs

I am super excited to launch my band Audra's updated / new website! To celebrate, we've released 3 previously unheard recordings - exclusive to the site. Each new song has been added a bonus track to its respective album. Here's what they are:

- Everything Changes - The original demo recorded on 10.26.03
- In A Dark Room... - An early mix from the Going to the Theatre sessions in 2001
- What Your Eyes Had Seen - A high-energy live version recorded in Chicago on 05.13.06

These tracks are available as a single download or with the full album purchase

Listen & check out all the new photos & videos here


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Planet Rotations #219: Post-Punk

In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. We are huge fans of the album format, and love to experience the entire collection the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work. Like all music lovers, we love to share what we're listening to and discover some new things from friends.

Post-Punk Week!!! Sarah and I both chose to highlight 12 post-punk albums each that we played in full - the first 12 are mine, the second 12 hers. You'll also notice a Spotify player at the bottom, which features a song from each album. This is an ongoing playlist that you can follow directly on Spotify. Please put your own lists in the comments below, or interact at the Life On This Planet Facebook or Twitter. 


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Bret's 12
The Chameleons - What Does Anything Mean? Basically
Killing Joke - s/t
Wire - 154
Rowland S. Howard - Pop Crimes
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Kaleidoscope
New Model Army - The Ghost of Cain
The Sound - Jeopardy
The Associates - Sulk
A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
The Psychedelic Furs - s/t
White Lies - Ritual
The Wake - Harmony

Sarah's 12
The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
Young Marble Giants - Collosal Youth
Eagulls - s/t
Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right
Exploded View - s/t
The Associates - Sulk
Au Pairs - Stepping Out of Line: The Anthology
Public Image Ltd. - Second Edition
The Rapture - Echoes
Ceremony - The L-Shaped Man

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Planet Rotations #218

In the age of digital music, we tend to skip through albums, listening to one or two tracks - missing some of the deeper cuts that may be brilliant. We are huge fans of the album format, and love to experience the entire collection the way the artist intended. Listening to one or two songs is like randomly reading a few chapters of a book and expecting to understand the completed work. Like all music lovers, we love to share what we're listening to and discover some new things from friends.

This week, Sarah and I both chose to highlight 6 albums each that we played in full - the first 6 are mine, the second 6 hers. You'll also notice a Spotify player at the bottom, which features a song from each album. This is an ongoing playlist that you can follow directly on Spotify. Please put your own lists in the comments below, or interact at the Life On This Planet Facebook or Twitter. 


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Bret's 6
U2 - War
Zola Jesus - Conatus
Dif Juz - Soundpool
Preoccupations - Viet Cong
Iggy Pop - Apres
Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man

Sarah's 6
Kadhja Bonet - The Visitor
Tennis - Young & Old
Springtime Carnivore - s/t
Flock of Dimes - If You See Me, Say Yes
Pure Bathing Culture - Pray for Rain
Siouxsie - Mantaray

Listen to our ongoing Spotify Planet Rotations Playlist!
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