Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Song of the Day

Tom Vek. Nothing But Green Lights. The keys, the bass, the sing-speak, are all children of Once In A Lifetime. But Vek isn't channeling - it's a lot more connected and personal.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Podcast: Podgy's Tokyo Talk

Is Saddam gonna be bigger than Harry Potter in Japan? Will Leonardo vocally object to Tom Hanks deciphering his booming jowels? Enigmatic smiles from P.T.T! Music from "Lonely Rolling Star", A Fog, Supraluxe "Boyfriend" and Emile Westergard "necessary rain".

Podgy's Tokyo Talk HERE.
Supraluxe episode HERE.
Stream directly HERE.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Podcast: Procrasticast

I was once in a band called The Procrastinators. Insert 'tardy' joke here.

Procrasticast HERE.
Supraluxe episode HERE.
Stream directly HERE.

Podcast: Tanfastic

Tanfastic home HERE.
Supraluxe episode page HERE.
Stream direclty HERE.

Podcast: Slap My Bitch Up

Main page HERE.
Podcast page HERE.
Stream show directly HERE.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Podcast: Bald Guy Show

Bald Guy Show

Bald Guy and Half Dome. One's a popular tourist attraction, the other's a mountain.

Get the latest episode HERE. Stream directly HERE.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Podcast: Radio QRM

Radio QRM - coming to you from New England, featuring "a couple of Real Southern New Hampshire men" doing some weird shit in the woods.

Check it out HERE. Stream it directly HERE.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Radio: The Current

Played again! The Current played Boyfriend. Don't know what to say but Wow. And Thanks.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Radio: The Current

Geez - we got played again on The Current. Cool.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Internet Radio: Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs

This one just came over the wire, we're being played on Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs!

Visit website HERE. Visit streaming site HERE.

Podcast: Riverbend Music Podcasts

Hosted by Mike Wills in greater downtown Mankato, Riverbend Music features Minnesota artists. TRB show #20 lineup:

1. Dynamite Lady - The Golden Gods
2. You Don’t Smile - Caitlyn Smith
3. Learn to Crawl - Black Lab
4. Tokyo - Supraluxe
5. Mr. Lonely - Beth Thornley
6. Fallaway - Fissure
7. Legacy - Mazinga
8. Freight Train - Brand New Sin
9. Consumed - Headrush

Stream the mp3 HERE.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Field Music

These guys have two great albums - "Field Music" and "Write Your Own History" - and a couple of EPs. Maybe it's retarded to plug other bands like this but I can't begin to tell you how fantastic these guys are. Best albums I've heard in a long while.

Radio: The Current

Got another spin on The Current.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Jam Records

Our CD is available on Jam Records. The people at Jam are terrific. Pay them a visit.

Go directly to our CD HERE.

Podcast: Indie Launchpad

Blue Sky makes an appearance on the latest Indie Launchpad podcast. Thanks Colin!

Listen to it HERE. Stream mp3 directly HERE.


I L-U-V old computers, and I collect pics of them, have for some time. The name Supraluxe has a sort of 50's refrigerator sound to it so the association with old mainframes was a natural. Anyway, I made a slide show of a few pics using Bananalbum.

Open the pod bay doors, HAL.

Friday, May 12, 2006


Supraluxe joins the Independent Artist Company website.

Huge thanks to Hugh Hamilton for tipping me off to this!

Podcast: Bald Guy Show

Bald Guy Show

Bald Guy and Isaac Hayes. Separated by melatonin.

Link to the episode 19 HERE. Link directly to mp3 HERE.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


We're finally on iTunes.

For some reason you won't find us if you use the search function (at least for now) but you can access us directly HERE.

Surfing Suggestion

I installed Stumble Upon the other day. It suggests websites for you to visit. I've happened on some amazing places I wouldn't otherwise have found. What a great tool.

Podcast: Not Lame

Our CD has been for sale on Not Lame for some time, and they've been great to us. Not Lame only sells music they like. Simple. So if you find a CD there that you like, odds are you'll like some others too. They put together a podcast once a month, and in the latest one they play Marmalade, probably our most understated song.

Anyway, check it out HERE. Direct link to mp3 HERE.

Purchase Supraluxe from Not Lame HERE.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Nice Lady

The nice lady wants you to know about all the cool Supraluxe shirts, mugs, and personal items available at the Supraluxe store.

She thinks you'd be totally stylin' in one of these:

She might even go out with you if you buy one.


Dear Supraluxe:
What do you call the music you play? I've heard it described as Power Pop, Rock, Pop, Lame, etc. but I want to know how YOU describe it stylistically.

Categorizing Things Makes Me Happy

We don't really fit in any style or genre, so we made up a new one:

Thanks for writing,
Your Friends At Supraluxe

Monday, May 08, 2006


Sorry, I really don't want to inject politics into things but this is the funniest thing I've read in a long time. What a maroon.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Podcast: Accident Hash

This is post #101, Supraluxers - what better way to kick off our second hundred than by announcing that we make an appearance on the latest Accident Hash podcast, episode #144. And, Sirius 102 will be airing the show on "Monday May 8th at 9:30 PM EST and the following morning at 5:30 AM EST".

Friday, May 05, 2006

Supraluxe in ASCII

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Podcast: Rock and Roll Jew

To start with, how cool is the name "Rock and Roll Jew Show"? Best name for a podshow, hands down.

And yeah, the CD really was recorded in Bob's basement. About a mile from glamourous.

Stream show #27 HERE.

Podcast: White Rabbit

White Rabbit Podcast. They play Run Rabbit Run. Long cast - over an hour. From Cheshire England.

Stream HERE.

Song of the Day

Got To Write A Letter by Field Music

I'm an member. My subscription re-ups on the 10th of every month, and last night I decided to go ahead and use up 10 of the remaining 11 songs for this month. I downloaded The Beginning Stages Of by The Polyphonic Spree - they happen to be really cool - I listened to them all day today, esp. track 10. Around 5:00 or so I tuned into The Current, and Mary Lucia played Got To Write A Letter by Field Music. Right then I had one of those Holy Crap I Know I Can't Live Without This moments. I hop on the upstairs laptop, hit - totally bummed I used up 10/11ths of my remaining downloads the night before - and download the song. I contemplate the purchase of a "Booster Pack" - something that emusic offers for impulsive sickos like me whose sanity is so dependent on the constant influx of new tunes that they can't contemplate life without immediately satisfying that urge yet have used up all their downloads for the month.

Anyway, this song is a rare one indeed, one of those that inexplicably hits that spot that makes me kick my leg like a dog getting a kickass back rub. Fascinating production values - the piano sounds like a cheap upright, it's not even in tune, but it somehow adds a human vibe that kills. At first I knew I heard Graham Gouldman harmonies, now I'm not so sure of the influence. The recording is very dead, little or no reverb, very "studio" sounding. I'm not going to spend more time raving about it. Suffice it to say that it moves me in a way few songs do. I don't know why.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Geek Movie Back Online

Good news, the movie about the Arpanet is back online at Google. You can play it inline or "download" it and play it with Google's video player.

Watch it.

Podcast: Atrasado

Ed. note 05/15/06: The Atrasado podcasters have informed my dumb ass that their podcast is in Portuguese, not Spanish. Corrections follow where appropriate.

Atrasado's site's in Spanish Portuguese I think, so I ended up using Google's page translation services, which pretty reliably provides kickass comic relief, as you'll see below.

Listening to the cast, they don't sound like they're speaking Spanish. Anyone want to help here? What language is this? Ed. note: See comments...

Stream HERE.

Atrasado site HERE.

Translated show description follows:

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Podcast of been slow #0009 - Myths
link for the emission

It is known that all the great artists, of times the times, make pauses for reflection and to evaluate its career. Times later, of recharged appear batteries, they say, and with a great one bronzed. We conclude that to reflectir it bronzes.

In these things of reflectir the behind one it is not exception and we also made our stopping. The example of other great stars as Emanuel, Agatha and even though Toy, we headed to "el dorado" of the espiritualidade, to meca of the instrospecção... at last, until where the camionista that in gave boleia to them left... Benidorm.

In return we are not reflectidos and determined in finishing with false prophecies and myths that for circulate there.

It does not lose plus this episode with the behind stamp of quality.

References of this edition:
- Scene that until saves gasoline, of tuning - the original and the copy (or vice versa) - imans has
- Cowboy singer
- Purchases of the month

Musical prominence
- Banguru

Other musicas
- Supraluxe - Tokyo
- Cheryl B. Engelhardt - Talk Talk Talk
- Dispatch - Out loud

feed of podcast
link for the emission

//posted by been slow

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Band practice tonight, at Rock Club as usual. We were playing through a (partly) new arrangement of a new song. The door opens - we leave it unlocked, and the practice space is home to a bunch of bands, each with their own room - in walks some kid, ostensibly impressed at how we sounded. Nice kid - wide-eyed, obviously only recently sprung loose from mom's teet. He hangs for a bit, leaves, and later comes back with an entourage - the entire band plus one extra non-musician guy. They listen to a song, we ask their ages, they're all about 20. Nice kids, all. Did I mention that already? I barely remember being 20 and I was wondering how much I resembled these guys when I was their age. One of the kids said we sounded like Magazine, which was amazing - I happen to love Magazine but they were before these kids' time and obscure enough that almost no one mentions them anymore. Then Nice Kid #1 asks if they can borrow a high hat - we say no, we only have one and we're using it, duh. Anyway, if you're looking for a moral or a point to this story, I'm sorry to disappoint but there isn't one. Maybe it demonstrates the cross-dimensional / generational unifying power of music in some small sense. Or maybe they just wanted to borrow a high hat.

Absolute Powerpop

Once again, Absolute Powerpop places us at the top of their "Best Of" list for 2006, (so far). So we're going to celebrate for all 31 days of May, because June 1 anything could happen. To be clear, it's amazing that we're even ON this list - it's not like there's a dearth of good music being released right now.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Song of the Day

Lemon Jelly, Space Walk.

This is an actual recording, I've read, of Buzz Aldrin and/or Neil Armstrong watching a sunrise in space. Set to music. 7 minutes and 2 seconds of blissed-out aural goose bumps. LJ does chillout better than anyone.

Interview: Self

Not the magazine, we interviewed ourselves. Only it was 2/3 of us and there weren't any questions, it was just Bob and me babbling. We'd been asked to provide the story of Love Sweet Love, and because there wasn't a story per se we just had a couple of beers and turned the mic on and kept the good stuff (i.e. the intelligible stuff, there wasn't much). Anyway, it was for the Home Made Hit Show, and who knows if Tony from HMHS will actually play it, it's so hack.

You can listen to it HERE.

Podcast: bit jobs for the masses

I missed a BJFTM cast, what'll we tell the children.

Show 128 HERE. Direct link to mp3 HERE.