Monday, January 28, 2008

Pfriends on Pfilm Update and Video...

Well, the driving portion of Andy Zipf's Pfriends on Pfilm Tour came to an end yesterday. We had a great time playing out at some very diverse locations. A northeast mini-tour is in the works for late Spring. I'll keep you all posted.

Here's a little montage of our kick-off show at SOTA (my studio). Enjoy!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

AC Collaborative Top 10, 2007

Top 10 Albums 2007

  1. Arcade Fire - "Neon Bible" [32 pts, 4 lists]
  2. Kings of Leon - "Because of the Times" [21 pts, 3 lists]
  3. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Some Loud Thunder" [21 pts, 3 lists]
  4. Radiohead - "In Rainbows" [18 pts, 2 lists]
  5. Animal Collective - "Strawberry Jam" [16 pts, 2 lists]
  6. Panda Bear - "Person Pitch" [16 pts, 2 lists]
  7. The National - "Boxer" [13 pts, 2 lists]
  8. Phosphorescent - "Pride" [9 pts, 2 lists]
  9. Shout Out Louds - "Our Ill Wills" [6 pts, 2 lists]
  10. The Shins - "Wincing the Night Away" [3 pts, 2 lists]

Top 10 Songs 2007
  1. "Ruby" - Kaiser Chiefs [17 pts, 2 lists] youtube link
  2. "Fans" - Kings of Leon [12 pts, 2 lists] youtube link
  3. "Rag & Bone" - The White Stripes [6 pts, 2 lists] bad youtube link
  4. "No I in Threesome" - Interpol [5 pts, 2 lists] youtube link
  5. "Drums of Glass" - Menomen [10 pts, 1 list]
  6. "All My Friends" - LCD Soundsystem [10 pts, 1 list] youtube link
  7. "Antichrist Television Blues" - Arcade Fire [10 pts, 1 list] youtube link
  8. "Satan Said Dance" - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah [9 pts, 1 list] youtube link
  9. "What's a Girl to Do?" - Bat for Lashes [9 pts, 1 list] youtube link
  10. "Bros" - Panda Bear [9 pts, 1 list] youtube link

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

2007 list

I think that it is fair to say that the selection this year was so great that getting your name on any of these lists is a big deal. I've left out great albums (i.e. panda bear, band of horses, yeasayer, monomen, midlake, etc.)

here goes:

Albums (js)
1. "Because of the Times" Kings of Leon
2. "Some Loud Thunder" Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
3. "Boxer" The National
4. "The Stage Names" Okkervil River
5. "The Shepherd's Dog" Iron and Wine
6. "Neon Bible" Arcade Fire
7. "Pride" Phosphorescent
8. "Our Love to Admire" Interpol
9. "Our Ill Wills" Shout Out Louds
10. "Wincing the Night Away" The Shins

Songs (js)
1. "Drums of Glass" Monomen
2. "Fans" Kings of Leon
3. "Green Gloves" The National
4. "Roscoe" Midlake
5. "Tonight I Have to Leave It" Shout Out Louds
6. "Rest My Chemistry" Interpol
7. "Wolves" Phosphorescent
8. "John Allyn Smith Sails" Okkervil River
9. "Peace Beneath The City" Iron and Wine
10. "Rag and Bone" The White Stripes

jason shrontz

(p.s. this definitely wasn't a year for album covers was it?)

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Hello fellow Corpsers and the like. It's been a minute or two since I posted. I apologize for being M.I.A. It's been a crazy time around here to say the least.

Back to the post at hand. I will be traveling with Andy Zipf on his upcoming tour, starting on the Jan. 18th-27th. Then playin at the Apple store in Vienna, VA on Feb, 2nd.

Some who know me might be saying, "Brad? He's the most musically uninclined person I know? What could he be doing on a band tour?" Well, funny you should ask. The tour is actually a collaboration between Andy Zipf, Pete Lim and myself. It's a visual tour, as well as an audible. That's really all I am at liberty to say. I promise you, it'll be a show not to miss.

We will be staying night with a Mr. Dave Hodge in our travels between the Iowa show and Indiana. Hope to see some of you out there at some of the different dates!

For tour info and the likes, please visit:

Thursday, January 03, 2008

2007 - Top 10 Albums

CORPSE-ers, now is the time to make those lists...We need numbers 1-10, and then I will tally/compile the lists into one all-powerful ALIEN CORPSE top 10 of 2007. Add your lists to this post with initials.

For those of you not with us last year, a #1 album will be given 10 points and a #10 album will be given 1 point, etc...the album with the highest # of points will be ranked #1 on our compiled list (I'm looking at you, Neon Bible). So, Jason, that means you will have to rank your list 1-10...we appreciate our art ordinately around here, dammit.

1. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Some Loud Thunder"
2. Animal Collective - "Strawberry Jam"
3. Arcade Fire - "Neon Bible"
4. Modest Mouse - "We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank"
5. The White Stripes - "Icky Thump"
6. Arctic Monkeys - "Favorite Worst Nightmare"
7. The New Pornographers - "Challengers"
8. Handsome Furs - "Plague Park"
9. The Shins - "Wincing the Night Away"
10. Kings of Leon - "Because of the Times"

EPs (TH)
1. Tokyo Police Club - "Smith"
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Is Is"

Songs (TH)
1. Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
2. Satan Said Dance – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
3. For Reverend Green – Animal Collective
4. Thou Shalt Always Kill – Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip
5. Brianstorm – Arctic Monkeys
6. Rag and Bone – The White Stripes
7. Sleeping Lessons – The Shins
8. Fans – Kings of Leon
9. White Dove - John Vanderslice
10. Holiday – Albert Hammond Jr.

Heron's Favorite Songs 2007

We didn't do this last year. I think it's a good idea, as a couple of tracks made it onto my song list that weren't on albums in my album list.
I think these are in order as well.

1. "(Antichrist Television Blues)" - Arcade Fire
2. "Bros" - Panda Bear
3. "Crystal Cat" - Dan Deacon
4. "At Death, A Proclomation" - Phosphorescent
5. "Ed is a Portal" - Akron/Family
6. "House of Cards" - Radiohead
7. "Up Against the Wall" - Peter, Bjorn & John
8. "No I in Threesome" - Interpol
9. "Just As You Are" - Robert Wyatt
10. "Change of Heart" - Teddy Thompson

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Heron's Favorite Albums 2007

I haven't posted in a while, so I thought a 2007 retrospective would be a good way to jump back in. I thought about doing a top 10, but then thought that top 10s really don't do justice to the listening that goes on throughout a year. Instead, I've simply ordered the list of what I bought/really listened to in 2007. This will reveal any limitations in my listening, and this way I won't have to come back, after someone else has posted, and say, "Well, yeah, I listened to that too, but it was number 11 on my list." I hope 23 albums isn't too long of a list - this might be an obnoxious way to do it. On the other hand, I'd love to see what each of you listened to all year long. I had thought of making a top 10 of 2007, no matter what the release date of the album, but thought better of it.
I hope I didn't forget anything.

1. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
2. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
3. Radiohead - In Rainbows
4. Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
5. Akron/Family - Love is Simple
6. Phosphorescent - Pride
7. Caribou - Andorra
8. Peter, Bjorn & John - Writer's Block
9. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
10. Robert Wyatt - Comicopera
11. Interpol - Our Love to Admire
12. The National - Boxer
13. Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
14. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse
15. Feist - The Reminder
16. Most Serene Republic - Population
17. Low - Drums and Guns
18. Okkervil River - The Stage Names
19. Air - Pocket Symphony
20. Elliott Smith - New Moon
21. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
22. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
23. Bruce Springsteen - Magic
24. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight