Sunday, October 31, 2010

tracy jordan : werewolf bar mitzvah

the greatest halloween song since "monster mash." happy halloween y'all.

snl digital short : shy ronnie

better than any "real" rihanna song.

ra ra riot : the orchard (daly)

one of the very few strong tracks off the new album of the same name. to be honest, ra ra riot's sophomore effort was probably one of my most disappointing new releases. the songs just weren't there.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

tilt-shift van gogh's. AMAZING.
a new guitar-less death cab for cutie album is on the way. i couldn't really get into narrow stairs, so i'm pretty interested in hearing what this key-heavy brian eno-referencing album will sound like.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


crystal castles : not in love (mp3)

posted a stream to this the other day. thought i would put up the recently released free mp3, in case anyone wanted to take it home.

keep shelly in athens : running out of you (mp3)

more zima music for y'all. rec'd if you like beach house, haze, greek people.

tokyo police club : daytrotter

tpc do daytrotter session, which includes an unreleased jam called "top five!". listen/download here.

matt and kim : block after block (stream)

another new one by the husband and wife duo from their new lp, out next week.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the streets : trust me (video)

watch it here. definitely worth hearing. this was one of the free tracks mike skinner tweeted away last year, although this is a cleaned up and slightly altered version. likely (and hopefully) to appear on the streets' upcoming final lp.

on a personal note, this is probably one of my favorite streets songs. in the same vein as some of his earlier jams (think "weak become heroes" or "has it come to this?").
smith westerns. dye it blonde. 1.18.11.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

diamond rings : special affectations (album stream)

Diamond Rings - Special Affections by SecretCityRecords

daft punk : derezzed (video)

crystal castles : not in love (stream)

featuring the cure's robert smith. listen here.

new lonely island in 2011

i must admit that i have a big soft spot for lonely island and flight of the conchords, which i admittedly find curious because i really hate most "musical comedy" type acts. i think maybe the reason i dislike them so much is that the vast majority of them end up being bad comedians AND bad musicians. but these guys have both sides of the coin on lock down. excited.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

le fits (revisited)

le fits is a band i found when i first learned about blogs. they seemed, to me at least, to be a buzzdiamond in the blogrough. but they never really took off, to my disappointment. i bring all this up because the band has relocated to philadelphia (from the bay area) and is working on album number there. also, they have a couple of their finer tunes available for free. get into it.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

the troll hunter (trailer)

just me, or does this look mostly awesome?

best coast : boyfriend (video)

one of my favorite songs of the summer. the year, too.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

kings of leon : come around sundown (album stream)

you can stream all of lp5 over at the band's website.

it's odd. doesn't seem like it will appease fans of pre-only by the night kings. doesn't seem like it will have great appeal to the obtn crowd, either. not to say that a band has to (or even should) make music to appease or appeal certain people. but a band like this sort of seems like they would want to. all in all, though, i kind of like this album. more than i thought i would. definitely more than their last effort (although it's a little looser compositionally, and with weaker hooks). give it a listen and leave your thoughts in the comments.

Friday, October 15, 2010

lia ices : grown unknown (stream)

justin vernon harmonizes.

cold war kids : royal blue (stream)

new one from cwk's upcoming release. the disc was produced by jacquire king, who had his gross hands in the last two kol records. you can hear his influence towards the end of this track, too. stream it here.