Tuesday, August 31, 2010

the antlers : sylvia (kexp video)

sometimes a little jig makes everything better.

it's interesting to see that almost all the older clips (footloose, grease, even true lies) still hold up, but all of the newer ones (honey, etc.) already seem really corny/dated.

song stuck in your head?

unstick it.

Monday, August 30, 2010

arcade fire : we used to wait (video)

this is interactive and amazing. really cool. these guys are always pushing, and you just have to respect that.

matt and kim : cameras

listen here. it sounds like new territory for matt and kim. but it also sounds exactly like matt and kim. that's good.

the walkmen : lisbon (full album stream)

here. it's good. but would you expect anything less from these guys?
lake louise. canada.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

r.i.p. : srv

2o years ago today.

interpol : barricade (video)


sufjan stevens : i walked

wondering what the age of adz will sound like? the thought of warm banjos and acoustic guitars being replaced by icy synths and drum machines scaring you a little? if we're being honest, it scares me a little. i prefer the former. but i could definitely get into the latter. have a taste.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

how did i never know about this??
want to get in one of these and drive across amurica. like meow.

kanye west : see me now

this is over a week old in real time, which is like eight months in blog time. sorry. i was out of town when it "dropped." but you can get it right now. just click here.

tokyo police club : bambi (video)

such a great song.
this is a good thing.

this is why:

Sunday, August 22, 2010

jenny and johnny : i'm having fun now (album stream)

listen here.

go get : wild nothing's gemini

wild nothing's gemini came out earlier this summer, but i just finally got my hands on the album. oh. my. gosh. so good. so so good. it's what the pains of being pure at heart would sound like if they weren't so insufferable. it's what atlas sound would sound like if cox wasn't such a sad sack. it's what the smiths would sound like if they came out this decade and stayed under the radar. it's 80s-y. it's new wave-y. it's shoegaze-y. it's shimmery. it's fantastic. i really can't remember the last time i've been this amped up on an album.

now, with all that said, i'm not entirely convinced this band can maintain a long career on this sound (although i could be wrong, too). i'm also not sure how the band, as they move forward, will be able to adapt/grow their sound. but i don't really care. this is, for me, a near perfect album from start to finish and will most certainly end up as one of my favorite records of the year, with a good chance of joining my list of all-time favorite albums. yeah. that just happened.

Friday, August 20, 2010

happy birthday : pina colada

56 years young this week.

The Classic
2 oz. light rum2 oz. fresh pineapple
1 oz. cream of coconut
1/2 cup crushed ice

Pour rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice in blender. Add ice. Blend for 15 seconds. Pour into a glass and garnish with some fruit (plastic sword optional).

antony & the johnsons : thank you for your love (video)

sufjan stevens : all delighted people ep

<a href="http://sufjanstevens.bandcamp.com/album/all-delighted-people-ep">All Delighted People (Original Version) by Sufjan Stevens</a>

download it here.

toro y moi : low shoulder (video)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

glasser : home

rec'd if you like lykke li, bell.

got one of these for my bday from a hella-kewl lady. excited to start drinking in situations where one should not be drinking.

how to dress well : lover's start (video)

How To Dress Well - "Lover's start" from Jamie Harley on Vimeo.

jenny & johnny : switch blade

shaping up to be a pretty nice little album.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ra ra riot : boy (video)

s. carey : all we grow (album stream)


ra ra riot : the orchard (album stream)

justin vernon (bon iver) on collaborating with kanye, new album, etc.
mac'd out.
GROUPER -- Hold by ROOM40

p.s. if you don't own it already, go get dragging a dead deer up a hill. right meow.


s. carey : in the stream

another gorgeous little number by bon iver vocalist/percussionist sean carey. it doesn't hold a candle to "in the dirt," (which may be one of my favorite songs of 2010), but still bodes well for the album as a whole being worthwhile.

antony & the johnsons. thank you for your love. 8.24.10.

yeasayer : madder red (video)

belle and sebastian. ...write about love. 10.12.10.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

small black. new chain. 10.26.10.

no age : glitter

can you feel it? i can feel it.

plus a b-side.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

going to the mountains for a bit. posting will be infrequent at best. will miss y'all.

arcade fire @ msg

watch arcade fire's show at madison square garden live right here. starts at 9 central.

antony & the johnsons : thank you for your love

great song once the horns kick in. and a bit of an unexpected (but excellent) outro.

you can also download it for the price of an e-mail over here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

dumbdumb : the dancer (orbit)

not as good as the first, but still love it.

kol lp5 album title and release date

the now nearly ubiquitous kings of leon have officially announced a release date and an album title for the follow-up to their most recent and wildly (commercially) successful (but aurally disappointing) album, only by the night. lp number five, continuing with the five syllable album title rule the band has seemingly self-enforced since lp1, will be called come around sundown and will be released on october 19.

how to dress well : you won't need me where i'm going

i'm sure many would argue that it'd be counterintuitive for this type of artist/music, but i think this song could stand to use a bit crisper production. regardless, vibing hard.

peace out, prop 8.
el guincho. pop negro. 9.14.10.

lil wayne : right above it (ft. drake)

for all those (rightfully) scared away from weezy by his "rock" outing, rebirth, here's a decent number to ease you back into the weezy you used to know. not necessarily an album-worthy cut, but good mixtape material. speaking of which, this song is from an upcoming lil' wayne mixtape, to be released on his birthday, september 27.

ferraby lionheart : harry and bess (video ft. rainn wilson)

i posted this song a couple weeks back, and if you haven't listened to it yet, shame on you. no excuses this time around. this song will most definitely be making my best of 2010 list.

spoon : nobody gets me but you (fallon)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

did y'all watch lost? remember the man in black? ever wonder what his (or rather, his character's) name was? answer.
no age. everything in between. 9.28.10.

amazon daily deal : arcade fire's THE SUBURBS

only four bucks right here. and it's really good, too. the anthemic moments you're probably used to aren't really there. and the catharsis is quite a bit more nuanced/subtle. but it's still really good.

Monday, August 2, 2010

triceratops not real? just baby version of this?
san francisco bay salt ponds.

80/35 (refresh everything)

have y'all heard of 80/35? it's a pretty special music festival that takes place every summer in the great midwestern city of des moines, iowa. i say that it's special because, over the last few decades, iowa as a performance stop has been pretty overlooked by bands and agents alike. an afterthought, if a thought at all. but thanks to the efforts of organizations like 80/35 (of which one of my dearest friends, tim, contributes much man/brain/willpower), iowa, and more specifically des moines, is starting to pull in really great acts of all different sizes (phoenix, passion pit, band of horses, spoon, the roots, etc.). and i, for one, believe that 80/35's hard work should not go unnoticed/unrewarded. so do me a favor and go to this site right here. bookmark it. and go back to it a couple times a day and vote for 80/35. for me. for them. for iowa. for music.

broken social scene : forced to love (video)

Broken Social Scene - Forced To Love from Arts & Crafts on Vimeo.

arcade fire : the suburbs (album stream)

listen to the new arcade fire album in its entirety here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010