Sunday, January 31, 2010


best alternative music album.


record of the year.
best rock performance by duo or group w/ vocals.
best rock song.

so how awesome is this tattoo? wish the dude sportin' it wasn't so slouchy.

lcd soundsystem teaser

clip 1 from lcd soundsystem on Vimeo.

parenthetical girls : evelyn mchale (video)

really a beautiful video.

american artifact: the rise of american rock poster art


so cool.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

stream pantha du prince's "black noise"

stream hot chip's "one life stand"

hear the whole new album over at their myspace.

delta mirror : he was worse than the needle he gave you

really lovely song, especially if you like interpol/paul banks.

great interview with the national lead singer/lyricist matt berninger about the band's upcoming may release. check it at p4k.

(new) jimi hendrix : valleys of neptune

yes, new jimi hendrix. new album info and new song to stream over here.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

letters of note : iggy pop

i've talked about letters of note before. this is my new fave. iggy pop = the coolest.

rip j.d. salinger

"what i was really hanging around for, i was trying to feel some kind of good-by. i mean i've left schools and places i didn't even know i was leaving them. i hate that. i don't care if it's a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when i leave a place i like to know i'm leaving it. if you don't you feel even worse." - j.d. salinger, the catcher in the rye, chapter 1

the strange boys : laugh at sex, not her

sounds like a more hillbillyish youth and young manhood-era kings of leon.

the antlers do "shiva" on la blogotheque

The Antlers - Shiva - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

florence + machine @ house of blues chicago on april 12.

local natives cover simon & garfunkel : cecilia (video)

the magic kids : hey boy

nostalgia. recommended if you like the smith westerns (which you know i do).

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

yeasayer : o.n.e.

get the newest single for the price of an e-mail here.

yeasayer in the studio

the embedding feature is whack. watch it here.

local natives : airplanes (video)

the song that started it all. this album is sure to be one of my 2010 favorites.

livenation/ticketmaster merger

i'm sure you've all heard about it by now, although i doubt any of us really know what this means for us as concert-goers. an interesting read about possible implications here.

broken bells : the high road (video)

The High Road

Broken Bells | MySpace Music Videos

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

just love how weird they are.

joanna newsom. have one on me. 2.23.10.

joanna newsom : 81

on this one joanna seems to take her vocal idiosyncrasies down a notch, but the song remains beautiful and haunting and nymphlike in a way that only a joanna newsom song can. stream it here.

yeah yeah yeahs : skeletons (video)

wild nothing : chinatown

bouncy. airy. infectious.

editors : papillion

from their latest, in this light and on this evening. i'm a bit of an editors fan, but this album didn't really do it for me. however, this song leads me to believe they can redeem themselves on the next album.

Monday, January 25, 2010

really like this guy's stuff. especially the whale.

charlotte gainsbourg (& beck) do "heaven can wait" on letterman

team coco forever.

lost flight 815 crash in real time

four tet : love cry

eponymous track off of four tet's upcoming release. for those new to four tet, i recommend putting on some good headphones, laying down, closing your eyes, and letting the music-induced trance creep over you.


the tallest man on earth. the wild hunt. 4.13.10.

the tallest man on earth : king of spain

off of forthcoming sophomore effort the wild hunt. his stuff always makes me feel like i'm on the road. it's a good feeling.

the tallest man on earth :: king of spain

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

akudama : i will be glad

oh man. these guys just nail it! although the singer could use a little more swagger, considering the pipes/threads/croon he's sportin'.

31 star flag. 1850-1858.
gq interviews vp of a&r at xl recordings kris chen about vampire weekend's surprise topping of the billboard charts. great read. check it here.

beach house : silver soul (video)

i can't recommend this album highly enough.

bottle opening in a pinch

all you need is another bottle. find out how. not sure what to do when you get the last bottle of the case.

grizzly bear : boy from school (hot chip cover)

really good.

local natives do "wide eyes" acoustic/live

one of my favorite songs off of a great album.

she & him : in the sun

stream new she & him over here. sounds like more of the same, but that's sort of what you want from an act like this.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

the xx : vcr (video)

the new pornographers. together. 5.4.10.

beach house : used to be (video)

different than this one. viewable here for one day only.

cold war kids : audience of one (video)

really love this song.

"i'm here" trailer

wow. new spike jonez short is amazing/slightly twee.

givers : up, up, up

louisiana band with a bit of a dirty projectors/vampire weekend vibe. makes me long for warmer weather.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

macgruber trailer

will forte, kristen wiig, ryan phillippe (what?), and val kilmer (awesome). watch it here. macgruber is one of the most consistently funny recurring snl sketches around, but at about 30 seconds a sketch, i wonder if it can sustain itself for an entire movie.

coachella 2010

los campesinos! : romance is boring (video)

love this song. twee-grunge.

gq coppin' my style.

amazon daily deal: spoon's "transference"

just four bucks. here.

beach house : walk in the park (video)

watch it here. viewable for one day only.
this may be my favorite gig poster ever (click to enlarge).

detail shot (click to enlarge).

Monday, January 18, 2010

hot doug's hot dog

kurt vile : i wanted everything

new kurt vile song set to appear on his meet the philly elite 7". nothing fantastic, but good for the completists out there. download it for free here.

stream four tet's "there is love in you"

just started listening, but first track is amazing.

toro y moi : blessa (video)

video does a great job capturing what it feels like to listen to this song. makes me miss summer.

beach house : lover of mine (video)

watch it here. viewable for one day only.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

teddy roosevelt riding a moose across a river. what else is there to say?

girls : laura

girls :: laura

vampire weekend do 'horchata' on ferguson

hangover cure

toast + honey. so says valet.


sincerely yours, jj's swedish label, is giving away two new jj tracks (one album, one bonus). p4k notes that bonus jam "my way" swipes lil wayne's entire verse from trina's "don't trip." it's awesome.

jj. jj nÂș 3. 3.9.10.

help haiti

text 'haiti' to 90999 and a $10 donation (added to your phone bill) will be made to red cross. every little bit counts.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

pantha du prince. black noise. 2.9.10.