i love Daytrotter.
Yeah it's a great site, check out Two Gallants on it.
and there are some neat acoustic Vivian Girls and Male Bonding ones recorded from when they toured together. and a really good Antlers one. and some great Sunset Rubdown ones.
also, is it a new Two Gallants session?
they have done two sessions, one in 2006 and one in 2007. This one is their best
Damnatio Memoraire is probably the best on it, some great lines.
Great version of Ashamed
and the Springsteen cover <3
there's a new Anamanguchi one up that appears to include an M83 cover: http://is.gd/xAWG1b
they have a bunch of free singles on their own site, and there was a free EP on 8bitpeoples a few years back that was great.
they also did the soundtrack to the 8bit-style Scott Pilgrim game, that's on Spotify and it kills
it's a neat cover. I know Anamanaguchi because they provided the theme song to the Nerdist podcast. Glad to see them getting more coverage. It's a neat cover.
So wish there was an edit button on DiS
Black Cab is pretty cool, but Daytrotter is like Peel Sessions 2.0 or something. that's why I like it, it's like a free proper release and it provides more of a window into a band or whatever, it's got me into more cool stuff than a one-take acoustic show in a car ever really could
Or even just different takes on songs. Quality site
Just caning some Daytrotter now. Great, great site. Traded emails with 'em not so long ago.
Anyone wanna help me set up a British version of Daytrotter?
Been thinking about this lots recently as have done a few live sessions for my site and I <3 doing them.
goldflakepaint.co.uk - there is a link to the sessions on the front page.
This is the best one we've ever done;
It's just frustrating because we need good kit that costs money which we dont have, so just taking the sound from the cameras at present.
looks similar to something i've been working on, on and off, for the past year. it's sortof half Daytrotter, half-that - four/five song, twenty minutes-ish short films.
(also, fuzzy lights! i saw them playing in the woods at End of the Road a few years back, they were great)
part of the reason I'm drawn to Daytrotter-esque stuff right now is that doing an audio-only session is about 384648x easier than doing a video session...
Totally agree on audio-only though, so much easier to do and something I've been thinking of doing for a while. Its just the whole space/equipment/money scenario.
If you pay for everything I'll help you set one up. Deal? Cool.
attaches to camera, but you will have to sync it manually. Pretty good sound.
the guy who helps out with the site has just bought one of those shiny 5D Mk.II cameras which will make the visuals look amazing so really need to get the sound sorted. cheers for the advice.
there are videos on youtube giving you a sample of the sound, think they even have one of someone playing guitar.
partly because the BBC do quite a good job of monopolizes the live recordings world but mostly because our media is much more fragmented and everyone has a go. i think daytrotter got in there early with a good idea, built and archive and slowly grew an audience around a simple idea. they're truly unique and i guess the question should really be, why aren't more people doing things like that, anywhere in the world?
recently discovered this which is quite cool http://thecryptsessions.com/
and have always quite liked but rarely frequent http://www.rockfeedback.com/tv/ and http://www.the-fly.co.uk/flytv/videos and http://bandstandbusking.com/
and i love how these guys shoot stuff http://beatcast.tv/2010/10/bloodredshoes-thegreatescape/
although when it comes to video, i think these guys in SF might be the best in the world http://yourstru.ly/
but i realise this isn't the same.
main reason we've not really done anything like this is because it's a huge amount of time, large investment needed to do it well (was one of the main things we wanted to spend the Sky cash on) and if you look at the hits stuff like this gets http://vimeo.com/26010196 (209 plays) it doesn't really seem worthwhile.
...fuck me i really shoulda read that before hitting send. </need coffee>
yeah, there seem to be no end of video-based ones, but a complete lack of live-in-a-studio Peel session here's-a-download-with-artwork ones, and those I think are far more interesting in the current cimate.
That's a good point about the BBC, and they are very good at getting new-ish UK bands in for sessions, but they're also a monolithic entity who guard their recordings very closely. You've got to think there's some gap for something similar to Daytrotter, but catering towards UK bands.
As you say, Daytrotter have done well (well, we say that, I have no idea if they break even from selling FLACs and running benefit shows) because they got in with a good idea early and they present themselves well (which I think is probably more important).
and to be honest, I've never heard of that TLOBF session artist, and I imagine they'd be fairly happy with 200+ views given that it probably cost them personally nothing, as would a number of bands on the BSM/Holy Roar/Fence/Alcopop etc level of toilet venue touring.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang%27s_Vault own a majority share, and that looks a bit like an indulgence project of some rich old dude more than a functioning, profitable enterprise.
where can i find me a rich old dude?
just had its 2000th Youtube view.
But yeah, most of them stall around the 500 view mark, which I'm quite happy with, but isn't really many views in the grand scheme of things.
You've got to think that Daytrotter does pretty well, but then most(?) people seem quite happy to stream these days so wouldn't surprise me if they barely had any FLAC downloads at all.
I would honestly love to start a Peel Sessions type venture, guess I'll have to take it on to dragons den.
I really like him, some great guitar playing. Keeps it simple when it needs to be.
Ever try reading any of the writing though? Makes me feel a bit sick.
So much amazing music. I had never really paid too much attention to the writing side of it before today. Blimey.
Hard to know if they are even talking about the band sometimes.
given that Sean tweeted this thread at the Daytrotter people at the time, can't help but feel they should at least offer me a job
I think we're all going to require some form of payment.
...but I loved this Danish sessions site: http://www.xsessions.dk
There was Channel M, but that seems to have disappeared.