Wednesday, March 31, 2010

born ruffians : what to say

stream another new track from born ruffians' upcoming say it over here. another diggable summer joint.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

fool's gold : nadine (video)

really feeling this video. this song (as well as the album it comes from) is likely to see increased rotation as the weather starts to warm up.

lcd soundsystem. this is happening. 5.18.10.

lollapalooza tix + lineup info

advance tix are on sale now. lineup will be announced on april 6, although we already know the headliners (gaga, soundgarden, green day, phoenix, strokes, arcade fire). grab em here.

mgmt : flash delirium (video)

really in love with this album.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

tokyo police club : breakneck speed

s'gum has the drop on the first audio from bb favorites tokyo police club's new album, champ. it's good. real good. feels like summer.

listen/download it over here.

parks & rec + the french kicks

was pretty excited last night when i saw parks and rec (one of my favorite shows) give some (subtle) love to the french kicks (one of my favorite bands). love it when my worlds collide. that red and blue poster pinned up inside the bar is the promo/cover art for the band's last album, which is one of my favorite albums of all time.


"abandon" music video.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

the tallest man on earth : burden of tomorrow

another new one from the swedish songwriter. lovely.

lcd soundsystem : drunk girls

presumably the first single from murphy's upcoming album.

scott pilgrim vs. the world trailer

michael cera + comic books + music. seriously very excited for this movie.

watch it here.

did any arrested development fans spot anne/egg/yam?

local natives do tunnelvision : wide eyes (video)

one of my favorites off the debut.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

making a setlist

one-half of spoon explain how they build a setlist. pretty sweet.

happy birthday, steve mcqueen

delorean : stay close

this is a pretty fun jam. like air france on drugs. video + mp3.

free live phoenix album

download a free album from phoenix by clicking here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

gaslight anthem : american slang

you can (and definitely should) stream the title track from the band's forthcoming full-length over at their myspace. they seem to be getting a bit more noise out of their instruments on this one, which is a really good thing.

stream two new broken social scene songs

get a listen to "forced to love" (you can hear the brendan canning influence) and "all to all, " both from forthcoming forgiveness rock record. over here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

the xx do jimmy fallon : islands

oliver sim's voice sounds so dirty/awesome.

the hold steady : hurricane j

first listen to new material from the hold steady. stream "hurricane j" over at p4k.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

pretty slick way to keep hold of laptop chords and doodads while your comp is away from its desk.

stream mgmt's "congratulations" in its entirety

and i do recommend in its entirety. start to finish. that's how the band wanted you to do it, and i think the album benefits from doing it that way. also, be warned that the band followed through with its promise/threat: no big singles/hooks (i.e. no "kids" or "electric feel" or "time to pretend").

florence + the machine : dog days are over (video)

so, before i show this pretty odd/awesome video for this totally incredible song by the insanely amazing florence + the machine, can we talk about how this song has all of a sudden become the go to soundtrack song for any melodramatic moments in any tv show/film involving a female lead? like, i realize (and think it's awesome) that a legit female musician is making legit tunes that are (i'm guessing) really empowering to women and speak to them in a way that maybe i can't understand. and i think that's great. but it's being played out. too many shows. i've heard it on at least four separate tv shows plus the new julia roberts flick. too many contrived scenes lacking any real emotional content. it's turning the song into a caricature of itself. makes me feel :(

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

dirty projectors : dark eyes (bob dylan cover)

very pretty harmonies. interesting to see the band so restrained.

black keys : tighten up

new tune from the infallible black keys. danger mouse produced. brown bear loves. stream it over at the band's myspace.

origins of band names

pretty sweet site that explains the origins of tons of band names, from the arctic monkeys to wham!.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

penny loafers. want 'em.

makin a comeback, but nervous for when they start showing up at urban outfitters.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

grams made me dessert tonight. love italian grandmothers.
on this whitest of holidays, it's nice to find an opportunity acknowledge some of the (seedy) greatness of those darker/greasier europeans. i'll be the first to acknowledge that the greeks peaked real early, but every now and then, they manage to produce a couple of badasses. like this fella.
hey, gang. sorry for the lack of music posts this week. every self-respecting blogger (that i rip most of my news from) is down in austin for sxsw. so until they get back, enjoy the non-music related content.

la roux does ellen degeneres : bulletproof

between two ferns: ben stiller

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

new idiot glee

i think that this guy has a strong chance of making a really special album some day. he seems to be able to jump from sound to sound while maintaining a very specific feeling in a way that doesn't feel in the least bit forced. anxious to see what this guy makes of himself.

the office + lil wayne

the office + lil wayne = preeeetty legit.

office musik (clockwork edit) :: dwight k. schrute vs. weezy

Monday, March 15, 2010

seabear : i'll build you a fire (video)

just lovely. not that i'd expect anything less from seabear. really hope these guys catch a break this time around.

kol summer american tour

the brothers (and cousin) followill will be doing a north american amphitheatre tour this summer, likely roadtesting the new material they've been working on for lp5. check the dates here. and also notice how ridiculous most of the venue names look ("comfort dental amphitheatre," "jiffy lube live," "" etc.).

the hold steady. heaven is whenever. 5.4.10.

devendra banhart : baby (video)

the antlers do a tiny desk concet

great performance.

stream she & him's "volume 2"

listen to the whole new one from z & m in its entirety over at npr.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


snl digital short : boombox

one of my favorites off of incredibad.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

fitz & the tantrums : winds of change (video)

just heard about these katz. motown and old pop vibe. like sharon jones only less gritty/funky.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

kate nash : do wah doo (video)

first proper single from kate's sophomore effort. exactly what you'd expect in a really great way. watch the video here.

strokes headline lollapalooza

so says jules. via the trib.

the national. high violet. 5.11.10.

the national do fallon : terrible love

the national kill it on this one! just kill it! so good.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

washed out : untitled track 7

you could put this on repeat and slip into a fairly major trance.

stars - making of the five ghosts (pt. 1)

chronicles of narnia LIVE

yeasayer : o.n.e. (video)

watch it here.

mgmt : flash delirium

feel like there might be a few complaints about this one. not "electric feel/kids" enough. but i think it's pretty great. head over here and download for the price of an e-mail.

toro y moi : talamak (video)

she & him : in the sun (video)

tron legacy (trailer)

this looks crazy. also, daft punk.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

foals : spanish sahara (video)

recommended if you like temper trap.

the drums : best friend (video)

dude's got his ian curtis schtick down pretty well.

dogs in slow motion

pretty much the highlight of my week.

horse feathers : belly of june

horse feathers :: belly of june

class actress : journal of ardency (video)

black keys. brothers. 5.18.10.

sawa shoes

dope looking shoes with a great purpose: to lay the foundation for a sustainable economy in cameroon, africa. read more about them here.

stream morning benders' 'big echo'