VIDEO: Nothing’s “Bent Nail”

The feel of this song is a bit on the Dinosaur Jr./Nirvana/Bush vibe, but get through the initial layers and you’ll find much more. In fact, when you get through more and essentially the core, it is where you will find Nothing, who offer a nice and rough song called “Bent Nail”. The song can be found in their Guilty of Everything album on Relapse, released earlier this month.

VIDEO: Audacity’s “Couldn’t Hold A Candle”

The guys in Audacity are getting drunk and high and partially nude in this road adventure of a video they call “Couldn’t Hold A Handle”, and yet they are with help from directors Kaya Yusi and Ada Rajkovic. The band are about to escape their Canadian compounds to tour the United States, beginning this weekend in Reno, check it out and maybe you’ll get a chance to party with them. Or at least rock out.

April 5… Reno, NV (Holland Project) !
April 6… Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
April 7… Denver, CO (Larimer Lounge)
April 9… Grinnell, IA (Grinnell College) @
April 10… St. Paul, MN (Turf Club) @
April 11… Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle) @
April 12… Bloomington, IN (The Bishop) @
April 13… Detroit, MI (Lager House) @
April 14… Toronto, ON (Silver Dollar) @
April 15… Montreal, QC (Divan Orange) @
April 16… Boston, MA (Great Scott) @
April 17… Brooklyn, NY (Baby’s All Right) @
April 18… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) @
April 19… Philadelphia ,PA (Kung Fu Necktie) @
April 20… Washington, DC (Comet Ping Pong) @
April 22… Richmond, VA (Strange Matter) @
April 23… Charlotte, NC (Milestone) @
April 24… Knoxville, TN (The Pilot Light) @
April 25… Chattanooga, TN (Sluggos)
April 26… Atlanta, GA (Atlanta Mess Around @ 529)
April 27… New Orleans, LA (Star Bar)
April 28… San Antonio, TX (The Korova) $
April 29… Austin, TX (Hotel Vegas)
April 30… El Paso, TX (Monarch)

! = w/ Weed
@ = w/ The Coathangers
$ = w/ The Rich Hands

Book’s Music podcast #352

Book’s Music podcast #352 by Booksmusic on Mixcloud

Randomness in the world of Book’s Music, just as you love it. This is show #352 of the extravaganza that is my podcast. Each episode is 90 minutes of music and dialogue, I call it “the radio show that radio forgot”. No special theme this time around. Press play and enjoy. You may download it via Podomatic (top player) or subscribe via iTunes.

BOOK’S FOODIE: Vietnamese Food Market in Sapa (from Lost & Found Travel)

I’m someone who would love to travel but do not have the means to do so, so I “travel from afar”, which in my case means I watch a lot of different videos and try to plan out where I’d like to go to if I was able to. Of course, one reason to remedy the situation would be to become a travel writer/blogger, which I am looking into. For those of you who are active travelers, and perhaps if you plan on visiting Asia in the near future, you may want to check out the city of Sapa, Vietnam for a very cool food market. I just found out about the Lost & Found Travel channel, so if you love your Vietnamese food and want to go directly to the (or a) source, watch this.

RECORD CRACK: Colemine Records preparing for release of new 45 by The Droptones

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The records for the forthcoming 45 by The Droptones are ready to go, but Colemine Records wanted to create something unique for the record: custom generic paper sleeves done up with spray paint. Once the sleeves were dried, the records were placed into the sleeves, inspecting each copy so that there’s no damage to the records themselves and boom, a potential classic for you and soul fanatics everywhere. The A-side is an Isaac Hayes/David Porter composition “Don’t Get Caught”, recorded by Mabel John for Stax in 1968. The record will be available for purchase from on April 1st.

FREE MP3 DL: Ambassadeurs’ “Rain”

The Beatles once said “when the rain comes, they run and hide their heads” but you do not have to run or hide from this new song by Ambassadeurs. Ambassadeurs are not a band but is a London man (Mark Dobson) whose electronic music will be further explored later this summer when a debut album is ready for release. He released a small handful of EP’s in 2013 and things are going to heat up with the full length but until then, have a small bit of the length with this song.

VIDEO: Lux$ta’s “Obama OG (That Osama)”

The title of this new song by Lux$ta almost doesn’t make sense until you listen to the chorus, talking about getting high like one, and blowing things up like the other. If anything, the track is a laid back party rhyme made to smoke and/or drink to, so head to that storage facility, get that “Sloop John B” whistle feel and make the best out of the situation with none of that flim flam.

AUDIO: Oscar’s “Open Up”

Indie pop can result in some of the most interesting things, and one thing of interest this week is a mighty fine track called “Open Up”, made by London-based artist Oscar. He is signed to Brown Rice/Smalltown Supersound and is putting the final touches on an EP due out later this summer or so.