Enjoy Some Industrial Noise Rock Instrumentals…

This cut from Nine Inch Nails’ 2008 release Ghosts just blows me away, one of my favorite things Trent’s ever done: And below is Dan Friel performing “Ghosts, pt. 1″ live from his Ghost Town, which is a great album start to finish: Finally, the Fuck Buttons’ appearance in “Juan’s Basement.” [Read more...]

Wilco and Feist Perform Live! Plus Amy Millan News!

we at Camels With Hammers couldn’t be happier with the new album’s cover art:

Wilco, The Album Cover [Read more...]

New Spoon EP Coming Tuesday

Great news! The new is EP is called Got Nuffin’ and it releases June 30th.  To celebrate, here’s a great Spoon song! with a cool video made from old educational videos! [Read more...]

New Devendra Banhart CD Coming Soon!

New Devendra Banhart CD coming in the fall! In honor of this news, here’s my favorite song of his.  It’s the absolutely beautiful “This Is the Way” from my favorite album of his, Rejoicing In the Hands for a Camels With Hammers Lullaby as many of you prepare for sleep soon. In other news, the [Read More...]

This Song Mesmerizes Me

I have a weakness for women who know how to sing with some personality, even if they’re singing really poppy stuff. I don’t know if there is a word for the way she sings the words “heart” and “fall” in this song but it makes my heart flutter it’s so beautiful and cool. [Read more...]

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers As Metaphor For The Excellent Nietzschean Soul

In reply to my review of Peter Bogdanovich’s film about Tom Petty Running Down a Dream , “Lizzie B” over at the Tom Petty message board points out an oversight in my review. She astutely observes: Something you didn’t touch on that really stood out to me in the film is Tom Petty’s shrewd sense [Read More...]

Why The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Is My Favorite Film

Michel Gondry’s masterpiece The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, following Charlie Kaufman’s masterpiece script, is one of the most top to bottom brilliant achievements in film I have ever seen. Taken as a science fiction film, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind ranks as a model for the genre. The film takes a [Read More...]

Meet The “Petty Kid”

Mike Monelscachi is Tom Petty’s biggest teenaged fan.  Over on Tom’s messageboard (and in his high school he says) he’s known affectionately as “Petty Kid” (which, incidentally, I think would make an awesome band name for him).  He’s cutting a record and here are three of his songs.  I’m seriously impressed after all this time [Read More...]

Peter Bogdanovich’s “Running Down A Dream”

[written October 24, 2007] One of the reasons that great art means so much to us is because we find ourselves reflected and expressed in it, even when it is other people’s creations. For a long while now, I have figured out the formula to really understanding my mind and my heart for anyone interested. [Read More...]


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