Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

lauryn hill : repercussions

new lauryn hill song? that's the rumor. listen here.

mountain man (kaleidoscope session)

these ladies are so excellent at what they do. i cannot believe that they haven't hit the scene any louder than they have. rec'd for fans of fleet foxes, joanna newsom, folk, harmonies, the appalachian mountains.

jens lekman : the end of the world is bigger than love

interpol : memory serves

of the three tracks we've heard so far, this is by far the best. and a good song in its own right, to boot. listen.

fleet foxes tour doc (video)

really just singer robin pecknold. assuming most of the footage is from his opening stint for joanna newsom. watch it here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

raphael saadiq : it's a shame (levi's pioneer session)

real good. love those horns. grab it here.
somewhere in china.

Friday, July 23, 2010

st. vincent : actor out of work (solo acoustic)

when full-band songs are stripped down, they can often sound/feel a little half-baked. like a demo. but this feels like a whole other song entirely. like it was made for those nylon strings.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

tron legacy (trailer #2)

trailer for an untitled deerhunter concert film. looks pretty cool.

wolf people : tiny circle

rec'd if you like rock, psych, the 70s, flute.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

pavement bassist recommends some hidden mexican gems in the windy city.

welcome to daytrotter

learn more about this and how to help make it happen here.

beach house : walk in the park (video)

amazing song. bizarre video.

tennis : marathon

denver duo make dewy sweet pop.

keep shelly in athens : a tear in my i

another loungey/trippy jam from the greeks. this one sounds like it could accompany something on cinemax. at night. late at night.

delorean : real love

the latest single from delorean's fantastic debut, subiza. rec'd if you like dancing, sunshine.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

it's a clip that would normally be a little too short for me to post, but the snippet of new song "roccocco" sounds just too good.

el guincho : bombay

rec'd if you like panda bear, the caribbean.

ra ra riot : boy

new jam from ra ra riot's the orchard. download it for the price of an e-mail from here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

caleb followill talks a bit more about kol's upcoming fifth full-length. expect fiddles, trumpets and lap steel.

ferraby lionheart : arkansas

another new and breezy (and beautiful) track from upcoming the jack of hearts (8.3.10). anticipation building.

Friday, July 16, 2010

lots of working and bachelor parting (no 'y' because i'm crazy like that) this weekend. will resume posting on monday night. keep cool, my lovelies.
arrested development movie still happening.

broken social scene : meet me in the basement

Thursday, July 15, 2010

more new walkmen

stream four tracks from the walkmen's upcoming lisbon over here. they all sound really really strong (esp. "juveniles"). this is going to be a whiskey-sipping album if there ever was one.

idiot glee : ain't no sunshine (bill withers cover)

i've highlighted idiot glee. lots of promise. just get him in a proper studio with well-matched producer (dave sitek? chris taylor?) and let the magic happen. check out his excellent cover (or any of his other songs) at his myspace.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

santorini, greece.

edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros : memory of a free festival (bowie cover)

from the upcoming war child charity comp.

due date (trailer)

rdj + galifianakis. i would see this movie based on the first 40 seconds of this trailer alone.

jenny & johnny : big wave

jenny lewis + jonathon rice = jenny & johnny.

gayngs : gaudy side of town (live)

the walkmen : blue as your blood

taste of another new one from lisbon. radio-rip here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

los campesinos! all's well that ends ep. 7.19.10.

soft cat : black bird

rec'd if you like ola podrida, sam amidon.


ra ra riot : too dramatic ('the orchard' preview)

strider hero : strider hero ep

just stumbled on toronto band strider hero. very enjoyable. they sound a bit like someone, although i can't quite place it. french kicks? alberta cross? the walkmen? the smiths? not sure. either way, they are giving away the songs on their self-released ep.

and as for album art, the band is letting you choose your favorite comic-inspired inspired theme here.
stream full versions of two new panda bear songs here.

interpol : barricade

new interpol jam can be heard here. better than "lights."
art by ty williams.

best coast : best coast

stream best coast's debut album in its entirety over here. rec'd if you like smith westerns.

morning benders : virgins

this is a video of the band rehearsing for their upcoming blogotheque performance. new song. very nice.

the walkmen : stranded

gorgeous new track from upcoming lisbon. heavy on the horns. listen.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

'good ass job' tracklist (alleged)

goes something like this...

01. hell of a life
02. dark fantasy
03. power
04. chain heavy
05. ghetto university
06. that's my bitch
07. runaway
08. lost in the world
09. gorgeous
10. monster
11. holding me back
12. devil in a new dress
13. the joy
14. so appalled
15. blame game
16. sweat on my face

listen to some short snippets of panda bear's "tomboy" and "slow motion," off of the forthcoming sure-to-be-great-but-sure-to-be-overrated tomboy, over at amazon.


she & him : thieves (video)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010