Monday, May 31, 2010

red tab

" Traveling Denim " Recording color fade for two years from Takayuki Akachi on Vimeo.

war is bad. always. but i'm grateful for those that have done it, are doing it, and are going to do it in the future, so that i don't have to. happy memorial day.

scott pilgrim vs. the world (trailer 2)

oh man. this movie just keeps lookin' better and better. watch it here.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010


champ, tokyo police club's sophomore effort, is so so good, you guys. makes you wanna get drunk and go to prom (again). pre-order the album, and get an instant digital download.

Friday, May 28, 2010

which one are you?

band of horses : compliments (ferguson)

kanye west : the power (ft. dwele)

first taste from kanye's upcoming tentatively titled good ass job. listen here.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

brand new : sowing season (acoustic)

deja entendu will likely always be one of my favorite records, even more so when seen in the light of how "disposable" a lot of bands from that genre ended up being. as of late, brand new hasn't really won me over with a full album, but they always seem ready and able to produce one track that'll leave me feeling moved. this is one.

a meeting of musical monsters.


an incredible way to save money and water. check it here.

the police : so lonely

boys like us : the creek became a river

boys like us is the solo project of vampire weekend's rostam batmanglij which has, thus far, been limited to remixing other people's songs. but now there's a very pretty song over at his myspace. recommended if you like horse feathers.

smith westerns sign with fat possum...

...and will begin recording the follow-up to one of my favorite albums of '09 later this summer.

arcade fire : month of may/the suburbs

stream two new jams from arcade fire over here. poor-quality radio rips, but enough to whet the appetite.

memoryhouse : minor white (fan video)

beautiful ambient tune.

black keys : tighten up (letterman)

beck, liars, st. vincent & os mutantes : never tear us apart (inxs cover)

Record Club: INXS "Never Tear Us Apart" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

charlotte gainsbourg : time of the assassins (video)

Charlotte Gainsbourg- Time of the Assassins from Charlotte Gainsbourg on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

tokyo police club : hands reversed/wait up (acoustic)

Tokyo Police Club - "Hands Reversed" from The Tripwire on Vimeo.

Tokyo Police Club - "Wait Up" from The Tripwire on Vimeo.

kol album update

according to spin via a bonnaroo press conference, fans can expect the new album to have some beach-y songs and some youth-y songs.


kurt vile : square shells ep (for free)

for a very limited time, you can download kurt vile's seven-song square shells ep for nothing more than an e-mail address. head here to do it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

who knew : we do

i've posted on these icelanders twice before. but with each new jam, a new reason to post. now while i again admit, as i did before, that these guys sound A LOT like wolf parade (or, more specifically, apologies era wolf parade), i also admit, as i did before, that i don't care. this much joyous and melodic cacophony is just too beautiful to pass up. their debut album, bits and pieces of a major spectacle, is out now in parts of europe. not sure about their plans for an american release.

new order : bizarre love triangle

this song is just killing me right now.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

los campesinos! : romance is boring (carson)

mgmt : brian eno (letterman)

twilight : eclipse

the next twilight installment has a soundtrack that looks set to rival its predecessor in indietastitude. tracklist below.

01. metric : eclipse (all yours)
02. muse : neutron star collision (love is forever)
03. bravery : ours
04. florence + machine : heavy in your arms
05. sia : my love
06. fanfarlo : atlas
07. black keys : chop and change
08. dead weather : rolling in on a burning tire
09. beck + bat for lashes : let's get lost
10. vampire weekend : jonathan low
11. unkle : with you in my head
12. eastern conference champions : a million miles an hour
13. band of horses : life on earth
14. cee-lo green : what part of forever
15. howard shore : jacob's theme

rooney : i can't get enough

rooney. sounding real good. this is the closest the band has come to capturing the magic that was all over their debut. stream the new jam over at rooney's myspace.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

x-files : 'starving yogi'

decided to start a new feature on this here blogspot, inspired in part by my newfound love for all things mulder and scully. really intrigued by the paranormal and supernatural. probably because in a day and age where science can explain away everything in front of us, it becomes harder and harder to believe that there exists something beyond that which we can see and smell and touch and observe.

sooo, this fella supposedly hasn't had a bit to eat or a sip to drink in seven decades. military medics did a two week study, during which the man neither ate nor drank. it'll be a few months before the scientists and doctors will be ready to report their findings, but needless to say i'm on the edge of my seat. the truth is out there.

super 8 (teaser)

an abrams/spielberg joint.

toro y moi. leave everywhere 7". 7.20.10.

someone still loves you boris yeltsin : album promo

dirty projectors vibe.

mountain man. made the harbor. 7.20.10.

mountain man : soft skin

posted on mountain man a few times (including my 'best of 09' post). here's a taste of the new stuff.

the coral : butterfly house

i could never get fully behind a full album by the coral, but the guys could always be counted on for a couple killer singles per lp. hopefully the trend continues with butterfly house. get a listen to the title track right here.

toro y moi : you hid (live...sorta)

according to carles, chaz played and layered all of the instruments/vox himself in a three hour studio session. 'vibing hard.'

the national : bloodbuzz ohio (video)

The National - "Bloodbuzz Ohio" (official video) from The National on Vimeo.


the tallest man on earth : king of spain (tunnelvision)

sleigh bells : treats (album stream)

stream the new album from the loudest band making music right now.

stream band of horses' new album

this right here is the most aesthetically pleasing streaming setup i've seen yet. well done, band of horses. well done.

m.i.a. : xxxo


Monday, May 10, 2010

ratatat : party with children (video)

stream the black keys' new album

head over here to listen to black keys latest, brothers.

memoryhouse : lately (deuxieme) (video)

not sure how long this outfit has been around, but this song is so so lovely. think eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. download the band's years ep for free right here.

the tallest man on earth : the wild hunt (tunnelvision)

local natives : world news (video)

carlos d has left interpol. sad news for fans of his octave-jumping staccato bursts (such as myself). you can hear the last of carlos' contributions to interpol on the band's still untitled fourth lp.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

the hold steady : hurricane j (interface)

katy perry : california gurls (ft. snoop dogg)

ugh. just so much to apologize for. but i can't help it. it's not that i don't recognize this for exactly what it is. but sometimes, just sometimes, recyclable pop music by recyclable pop stars just hits the spot. and this one fits the bill. listen here.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

antony & the johnsons. swanlights. 10.5.10.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

limited edition red/white/blue field notes. available at levis stores this summer.