Thursday, March 08, 2007

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes / Big Star & Chow Chow

As you can tell, I've decided to give Major Leaguer a spring clean since it was beginning to look quite tired. So far, the response has been positive, with most readers finding version 2.0 much easier to read and navigate through.

The main change I've decided to make is to post more MP3s on the site. Why? Well, it seems like a majority of my online time is devoted solely to finding new music, whether looking for new tracks to play out whilst DJing (that is, after tracking down physical copies at the neighbourhood rekkid store. Erm, yes...), making mixtapes, checking out artists for future gigs, or just for the thrill of finding a new favourite band/artist. So why not share the wealth with everyone else?

Guidelines for MP3s found on this site are in the column to your right. If you like the site, and think you've got some music that might float my boat, contact me at

Here's a couple that haven't left my head the last week. Being a December boy, this first one certainly seems appropriate. Having got into Alex Chilton (and Big Star) quite late, I'm starting to voraciously explore his back catalogue, and this song is one of my favourites (it was later faithfully covered by The Bangles twelve years later). Fans of classic power pop should look no further.

Big Star - September Gurls

Now for something new. London's Chow Chow have a new single, 'Dear Francis', out on March 26. If you head on to the band's demo/download page you can pick up a few exclusives, including this remix of 'Skeleton With Hair' that seems to be wedged firmly in 1990, complete with an Italo house perm and baggy puffer pants. What's not to love?

Chow Chow - Skeleton With Hair (CIS/Kleenex remix)

Catch the band supporting !!! and Blood Red Shoes on March 22 at Shepherds Bush Empire.

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