Monday, March 31, 2008

Nirvana - Drain You (Cover by Patrick Cuesta)

Very well done, i like it! You can visit his myspace profile at or see more videos at

Friday, March 28, 2008

Pennywise - Reason To Believe (FREE MP3 ALBUM DOWNLOAD)

Yes its true, the Californian hardcore punk rock band Pennywise are offering their new album, "Reason To Believe" for free mp3 download at through their new label: Myspace Records!

The only thing you have to do is have an account at, add Textango as your friend, after this you'll get a link to get a free high quality download (320 kbps without DRM). As they say at their official myspace: "NO SPAM, NO TRICKS, NO BULLSHIT".

By the way, the album download include the artwork with the lyrics and notes of the recording in pdf format! If you like punk and mp3's don't loose this opportunity, because the album rocks!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Converse to launch Kurt Cobain collection!

Converse are about to release a very special collection of shoes, inspired by Kurt Cobain and sanctioned by Courtney Love and the Cobain estate. In this world exclusive, the NFC will bring you the first high resolution pictures ever published of the shoes and the first description of what the collection offers.

To honor Cobain, in May, Converse will debut their Kurt Cobain collection of shoes featuring artwork and scribbles borrowed from Cobain's personal notebooks. It will mark a central part of the year-long 100th Anniversary 'Welcome to the Converse Century' celebration.

"Distressed in the way Kurt Cobain wore them, the shoes provide a rarely seen glimpse into the head of this musical and lyrical genius with sketches that display his hopes, dreams and lyrics from amazing songs such as Come As You Are."

To further pay tribute to the late singer, three of the Converse shoes that Cobain was often seen wearing will be reflected in the new collection which includes versions of Chuck Taylor All Star, Jack Purcell and One Star shoes. To make the collection even more unique, they'll have wear and fray detailing and Kurt Cobain's signature subtly embroidered on the shoe's outer.

The shoes will be made available in black and white versions and should retail for around $50 - $65.

Below you can find exclusive high-res images of the shoes:

There are no current plans to use Nirvana songs in connection with the marketing campaign that will be used to launch the shoes. However, this line of shoes represents the first collection or collaboration that the Cobain estate has done with a brand at all.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Navel - Frozen Souls

This is the first Navel debut album, its call "Frozen Souls" and it will be release 28 of March. For now you can listen to the single "Somehow" and now you can download one of the respective album songs. It have the same name of the album: Frozen Souls - Download it here

The song is fucking amazing, GOD BLESS NAVEL!!!

By the way, here are the complete tracklist:
1 Frozen Souls (04:54)
2 Lovetrap (03:17)
3 Keep My Dry (04:10)
4 Somehow (03:56)
5 So Much Left To Say (01:35)
6 Is It You (04:08)
7 For A While (06:10)
8 Blue World (04:21)
9 Out of My Way (05:37)
10 Dressed In Satin (03:26)
11 Vomiting (03:33)
12 No Name No.12 (01:12)
13 No Harm (07:48)

The world needs more bands like Navel!

Witch - Paralyzed

By Michael Tedder review from
Poor Kyle Thomas. It can't be easy being the singer and guitarist for any group that features indie ax-god J. Mascis in the line-up—even if the Dinosaur Jr. genius is relegated to the drum stool. (Taylor Hawkins, of Foo Fighters fame, could probably commiserate.) To Thomas' credit, though, Witch's new album is filled with several moments of guitar playing so mammoth, heavy and psychedelically tweaked that it's easy to imagine him saying, "Who's the guitar legend now, old man?" in between his thunderous licks.

And though there's nothing on the group's second album, Paralyzed, that's going to make anyone forget that J. Fucking Mascis is in the band but not playing guitar, Thomas's efforts to rise to the occasion results in a thoroughly entertaining stoner-metal album. Not that Mascis is slacking on his end either, as his galloping, energetic playing gives Witch a punk energy that keeps the sometimes stodgy songs moving forward.

Among the highlights are "1000 MPH," which is both concrete-thick and viciously quick at the same time, and "Psychotic Rock," which features a nifty drum breakdown and fuzz-out guitar solo coda. The album's closing track, "Old Trap Line," slows things down to a Sabbath-worthy crawl for a change of pace, whereas "Space God" indulges in time honored stoner-metal touches like pretty acoustic guitars and psychedelic vocal effects. Thomas, who also plays in the folk group Feathers, has a voice perfectly suited to this racket. It blends in well without calling attention to itself, which is probably for the best considering that the few lyrics can be made out ("Gods who walk the earth," or "Pools of light, slowing fate") suggest that he's just knowingly playing with classic rock fantasy tropes. But in fairness, Witch's success is proof that those tropes, when handled well, can still be surprisingly delightful.

Tracklist For Paralyzed:
01. Eye
02. Gone
03. 1000 MPH
04. Space God
05. Disappear
06. Sweet Sue
07. Psychotic Rock
08. Mutated
09. Old Trap Line

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Lou Reed: MP3s sound awful and nobody cares!

"Lou Reed is lashing out at new modes of audio technology, saying that "people have got to demand a higher standard" than current MP3 music files.

The edgy rocker delivered the keynote speech at the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference, which is underway in Austin, Texas.

Reed was interviewed Wednesday by producer Hal Willner, who recently worked with him on the opulent "Berlin" concerts in which the musician delivered a theatricalised concert version of his under-appreciated 1973 concept album of the same name. Those shows are the subject of "Lou Reed's Berlin," a documentary by Oscar-nominated director Julian Schnabel that had its American premiere at SXSW.

In typically glib and dry-witted form throughout the wide-ranging 55-minute conversation, the bespectacled Reed bemoaned the current state of audio and other digital technologies, noting that "it's like the technology is taking us backwards. It's making it easier to make things worse.

"Here's our song reduced to a pindrop - what, what, what?!" Reed explained. "It's like if no one knows any better or doesn't care, it's gonna stay on a really, really low level and people who like good sound are gonna be thought of as some kind of strange zoo animal."

Reed did express some hope that "you hear they've got a newer version (of MP3) that sounds better, and you suddenly hear the other instruments that are on the song. They've got to bring up the standard. You have the world open to you now; you can get almost any song in the world as an MP3, and I suppose if you like it you can go out and try to find a version you can actually listen to - if you like good sound. If you don't like good sound, none of this matters for a second."

During the session, Reed said he plans to stage the "Berlin" shows in Europe this summer but not in the United States. The "Berlin" concert concept "wasn't an audition to do more of these things" with any of his other albums, though he said 1992's "Magic and Loss" and 1978's "Street Hassle" would be good candidates if he did want to try it again." text from

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A new Minerva TV is Online?! Why?

The reason for abandon the first Minerva music channel was the quality of it (so many pixels, i don't understand why?) and it didn't provide the random option that i always want. So with this new television, everytime that you start to watch it, the video playlist will always be random = watching this channel will be always different and new for you guys, not be tired of it! The quality is equal to, place where most of the videos come from!

By now you can assist to 49 videos of all kinds, videoclips, concerts, interviews, music movie trailers that i think interesthing etc... The number of videos will increase soon!

I already updated Minerva website here with this new channel!

And by the way, you can download Miro software to subscribe this channel and others. the program downlaod every videos from the channel for you computer!

I hope you enjoy!

Here's the address:

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Minerva TV is online!

Minerva: The Grunge and Alternative Music TV is online free for you! Made through

In the flash window that you see below this text you can choose the videos from the channel, you only have to click on the "videos" button at the superior right corner of the window. You can rate the videos, see the information of then (inferior left corner of the window), you have the normal controllers (play, stop, next, volume, fullscreen etc) and finally you can grab the code to add on places like myspace, blogger, facebook, orkut etc... I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Navel - Somehow (videoclip)

This is the single/ videoclip from the first Navel album which will be release in the 29th of March... By the way this videoclip is already a MTV video (here's the prove)... Finally some good music! ;)

NAVEL - Somehow

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For more information about Navel click here