2011-06-11T23:00:08-04:00 2011-06-21T19:33:03-04:00

The Indie Sabbath - Week 5

First of all, I apologize for missing last week. I know there were many panties in a bunch, horses not withheld and beans that were not cooled. I apologize for the heartache, and I made a point of bringing you the best indie tracks from the past 2 weeks, so make sure you control yourself- this sabbath is gonna probably cause you to make a boner. A mishap that is. Anyway...

First of all, I can't stop listening to "No Love" by the band Hooray For Earth. Which is a perfect band to kick off the sabbath with, because I have never been more pleased with the human race than I have over the past few weeks.

      07 No Love
Download: Hooray For Earth - No Love

      Anthems For A 17-YR-Old Girl (BSS Cover)
Download: Young Buffalo - Anthems For A 17-YR-Old Girl (BSS Cover)

      01 Everything All At Once
Download:Correatown - Everything, All At Once

      1389 Woods
Download: The Rosebuds - 1389 Woods

      01 Fragile Bird
Download: City and Colour - Fragile Bird

      05 Dont Sit Down Cause Ive Moved Your Chair
Download: Arctic Monkeys - Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair


As I mentioned in the previous Sabbath, I've been working down in Joplin, MO at the disaster relief headquarters. Things are going extremely well in the recovery operation, and for the first time in a long time, the human race has left me awestruck. I have never, in my life, seen such a turnout in terms of good will, people ignoring the drive for personal gain and doing whatever they can to help the person next to them- the person in need. I've been working the Homeowner intake counter with one of my good friends for the past week, so I haven't been able to go into the field and work directly with the homes. What I have been able to do is hear some incredible stories.

      03 Rising
Download: Son Lux - Rising

      11 We Almost Lost Detroit
Download: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - We Almost Lost Detroit

      You Know What I Mean
Download: Cults - You Know What I Mean

      Ice Cream (Feat. Matias Aguayo)
Download:Battles - Ice Cream (Feat. Matias Aguayo)


The other day a man was telling me how at a shelter in Duqesne, 90 year old military veterans were turning down shelter, tears in there eyes, because they knew there were other people that "needed it more than them." This seems to be the theme down here. No matter how great the offer or how awful the recipients situation is, people are turning down donations left and right, because they feel in there heart that other people need it more. It's one of the most heartwarming and heartbreaking things I've ever seen, and I just can't get over it.

      01 Clutching Stems
Download: The Ladybug Transistor - Clutching Stems

      04 Little Hell
Download: City And Colour - Little Hell

      01 Walking Through That Door
Download:Future Islands - Walking Through That Door

      East Harlem
Download: Beirut - East Harlem

      123 Stop
Download: The Postelles - 123 Stop


I decided to not include any pictures this week, out of respect for the homeowners and of the city itself. If you feel the need to see photos, just picture your own house. Then imagine a giant picking your house up, shaking its contents out for miles, and then slamming it down to the ground, smashing it a few more times, and walking away. Multiply that image by over 6200 (which is about the number of homes here that were completely destroyed) and you might be able to grasp the gravity of the situation.

      01 Catapilah
Download: Young Buffalo - Catapilah

      01 Abducted
Download: Cults - Abducted

      01 Pirata
Download: Ocote Soul Sounds - Pirata

      Dance With Somebody
Download: Mando Diao - Dance With Somebody

Download: Brian Olive - Left Side Rock


I also decided to take out the journal entry aspect this week, mainly because most of my entries say the same thing. This is also because when I wrote the last sabbath, I was fresh. I still had that new guy energy, despite working over 80 hours that week. To be quite frank, I'm a bit too tired to get into all that this week. What I can promise you is that I will make the content of the next Sabbath as in depth and descriptive as I can. And besides, I know you're just here for the sick tunes anyway.

P.S. If you're here to read what I write- thanksssss

      06 In A Circle
Download: Robert Pollard - In A Circle

      03 Further
Download: Correatown - Further


      01 Dreaming
Download: Seapony - Dreaming

      02 Now Youre Mine
Download: Shadows on Stars - Now You're Mine

Lets get real. Any farmer will tell you that some cows make better milk than others. It's science- Some chickens make better eggs, some people make better babies- some cows make better milk. Why waste time sorting through the different manatees of the land when you could have someone else do that for you?



You're welcome. Here's a list of the cattle that proved to be concoctors of the finest Milk Drank these past two weeks, starting with


Agnes Obel - iTunes Live from Paris

Give Me Fire - Mando Diao

Seapony - Go With Me

My Morning Jacket - Circuital

Son Lux - We Are Rising

City and Colour - Little Hell

Battles - Glass Drop (Bonus Track Version)

Cults - Cults

Hooray For Earth - True Loves


The People in the city of Joplin are experiencing and living with a tragedy that is on a scale most of us cannot imagine. If I wasn't so tired from working down here I'd write more, and make my writing a bit sharper- but I don't feel like it. I hope you guys enjoy the music this week. Keep the people of Joplin in your thoughts and prayers. Here are some links below if you're interested in volunteering, donating or just supporting the people in general. Thanks for reading.

Information on Volunteering: CLICK HERE

Information on Donating: CLICK HERE

Share Stories and Support: CLICK HERE

Note about the Indie Sabbath:

In August The Indie Sabbath will be back in full gear, bringing you the latest in the great music from the indie music gift basket.

Upon this day, I declare that Indie music is leaps and bounds more pure than anything else, and the Term "Indie" means not that a band isn't mainstream, but that a band has been able to hold on to its roots, even through fame and fortune. While the wonderful thumps and womps of electronic music gets me grooving, It will always be the Alternative Indie Rock that guides me to the homeland. And for that- I both thank it and applaud it- for it has brought me great pleasure in the past and will so in the future.

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@INDIE ARTISTS: If you are an INDIE ARTIST and would like for me to promote your music, whether that means on the Sabbath, an artist feature or an interview, email me ronnie@earmilk.com. Include 'Ronnie' in either the title or the opening of the email so that it will be filtered to my indie music section. I will review the content and get back to you as soon as I can.



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10 years ago

not enough tracks

Jeff Lourenço
10 years ago

not enough tracks


10 years ago

Best India Sabbath to date. I loved all of the tracks. I also enjoy hearing about your volunteer work.

10 years ago
Reply to  Kathaudrey


peter Kotzeff
peter Kotzeff
10 years ago

this is really sick dont stop

10 years ago

Good to have you back

10 years ago

Great track selection, especially liking the pirata track. makes me wanna trespass on some forsaken land

I love blake edwards
I love blake edwards
10 years ago
Reply to  slugamiz

I agree

10 years ago

Good music, hope all will be well in Joplin. Seems so when I read your stories, very good to hear!

10 years ago

money post. totally redeemed

9 years ago

i am so late in discovering city & colour's greatness!!! been listening all day!