March 30, 2006

Numbers & Figures / Malory / Ireland

Today is my 100th day at Myspace and so far I have 504 "friends". That's more than 5 new additions per day. Maaaan I'd be popular if this was real life!

According to my Last.fm account I've listened to nearly 26,000 songs since 9th February last year. That's almost 63 songs per day or 5-6 albums. I've been listening to a LOT of music I guess?

According to Sitemeter this blog average 77 visits per day (long term) or 153 (short term). Obviously I wouldn't mind more hits, but my original ambition was 24 hits per day (1 per hour), so I guess I have no reason not to be satisfied?

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Last year Peter introduced me to German shoegaze/dream-pop band Malory and I quite enjoyed the few songs I heard back then. Today I learned that 3 of the songs of the 2005 album The Third Face are available as free downloads at Myspace, which has led me to give this band another listen. Maybe it's time for me to seriously considering buying the album, because everything I've heard so far from this band is very, very good!
Take Me Down (Remix) [mp3]
Silence Flows Through Noise [mp3]
Sleeper [mp3]

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One day it is France. The next day it's Sweden. Earlier today it was Germany. Wonder what it will be tomorrow? Right now it's Ireland and here's a quartet (not a trio anymore) of really nice alternative/indie pop/rock bands from The Emerald Isle.

The Handles
Addictive [mp3] This one blew me away. Cannot believe that this band has split up!
Youth [mp3]

The Walls
Black And Blue [mp3] Very, very, very etc. catchy.
Something's Wrong [mp3]

Lotus Lullaby
Frequency [mp3] Adding a little electronica to the mix.
When It Feels So Good [mp3]
Push [mp3]

Hybrasil
God Bless The Devil [mp3] Another really catchy one.....

4 comments:

Laurence Paquette said...

Hi, I just wanted to say I love your blog and I check it daily!!! nice to know I'm not the only one into music like this!!!! Keep going!!!

As for lastfm and myspace, you have more friends than I do and you listened to more music than I do, although my account was created on september 18th and I've lsitened to 10 000 songs so far...

My conclusion to all this is that hardcore music fans have a myspace, have a blog, have a lastfm account!!! anything else???

Laurence

my music blog : The Music and I, live in Denmark

Parklife said...

You (and everybody else) should DEFINETLY buy the Malory records - especialls their first (Not here not now) and their third are GREAT! :-)

merz said...

Awesome find on Malory and I appreciate it since I love that Shoegaze. Excellent post!

supergurg said...

great blog so far dude - keep doing, and do it well :)

a good way of getting more traffic is to always leave a comment or two at a blog if you download a track. People are more likely to pop over and 'check you out'

all the best
Gurg :)