Monday, November 29, 2010

the streets. cyberspace and reds. < 2.7.10.

kisses : bermuda (video)

sounds like jens lekman + disco.

feist : my moon my man (mp3)

free download of a stripped down version of feist's "my moon my man" over at amazon. for a limited time only.

memoryhouse : heirlooms (video)

iron & wine : walking far from home (stream)

the first single from the new album is streaming from the band's myspace. and it's really really good.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

happy thanksgiving

just don't call it turkey day.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

the national : wake up your saints (stream)

from the deluxe version of high violet. listen here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010


saw my first banksy while in nola. amazing.

revolver : get around town (video)

red tab

great french commercial for levi's.

cut copy : take me over (stream)

cut copy emracing the men at work influence on this one. it's a good look for them.

atlas sound : bedroom databank vol. 1 (album download)


amazon daily deal : my beautiful dark twisted fantasy

kanye west's horribly titled new album received pitchfork's coveted 10.0 today (the first 10.0 since 2002). get it today for only $3.99 right here.

gorillaz : crystalized (video)

i feel like damon albarn is the british version of jack white. musically, the dude can pull off anything.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

jean-michel basquiat: the radiant child is on netflix instant watch. recommended.

Friday, November 19, 2010

bought this in nola. might be the best $2 ever spent.

new toro y moi on the way. i love chaz, and i think he may end up being a real force to be reckoned with behind the mixing boards, but his output as an artist has been sort of hit or miss for me. granted, the hits were bullseyes and the misses were slight, but the inconsistency felt fairly off-putting. excited for round two.
very nice (and timely) read on the subject of year-end lists. last year i hadn't planned on doing one for bbwh, but after a couple of requests i acquiesced and ended up really enjoying the list-making process. so i think i'm going to do another one this year. look out for that sometime next month.

the decemberists : down by the water (conan)

i was always impressed by the decemberists' ambition and execution during their "prog-rock opera album" phase, but i never really could get behind the songs. a few of them, especially the shorter ones that stuck closer to traditional pop/folk formulas, were always the ones where the band seemed to shine the brightest. this song (and hopefully the rest of the album) seem to be a much welcomed return to form.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

arcade fire : snl

"we used to wait"
"sprawl ii"

Saturday, November 13, 2010

tonight with L at tipitina's in nola.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

the walkmen : woe is me (carson)

one of my favorite songs off the new record by my one of my favorite bands ever.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

memoryhouse : heirloom (stream)


tennis : take me somewhere (mp3)

lovely summertime gem by denver duo tennis. rec'd if you like sandwitches, late 50s girl groups.

iron & wine : kiss each other clean (album trailer)

sounds amazing.

conan + jack white : twenty flight rock (conan)

conan's new show debuted last night. it was good. he played with jack white (who i'm convinced is the music version of johnny depp). it was good.

Monday, November 8, 2010

jesse and kracker

as of around 2 a.m. this morning, i was blessed enough to join the esteemed ranks of jesse and kracker as an uncle. i imagine, much to my pleasure, that this is the type of stuff the little tyke and i will be enjoying together.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

the streets : backseat barz (video)

this is currently believed to be the first photo of a human being ever. due to the technological limitations of the time, a person would have had to stand still for quite awhile to be captured. the desolate looking street would likely have been bustling with people and carriages, but nobody halted long enough to be saved forever in film, save this man (seemingly getting his shoe shined).

Friday, November 5, 2010

wolf parade : semi-precious stone (stream)

an expo extra.

Wolf parade - Semi-Precious Stone by wilcow
ever wonder where phrases like "happy as a clam" and "basket case" came from? learn.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

patrick wolf : time of my life (video)

not the official video. i know who patrick wolf is, as he had quite a blog presence for the past few years, but i've never really given his music a listen. his latest single is convincing me that that might have been a mistake. this song is a doozy. cinematic, even.

the tallest man on earth : love is all (video)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

air waves : knockout (mp3)

think get up kids in their mellower moments.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

tennis. cape dory. 1.18.11.

the streets : 4 o'clock (video)

another video/song release following in the footsteps of "trust me." and i really like this one, too. think it's the horns. not sure if this jam will find its way onto the final streets album, but here's to hoping.
iron & wine. walking far from home 12". 11.26.10.

the decemberists : down by the water (mp3)

from the king is dead, out 1.18.10.

conan : show 0

smith westerns : weekend (stream)

opening track from the bands forthcoming lp2. listen here. or below.

Monday, November 1, 2010

bruce springsteen : the promise

don't know if any of y'all saw the excellent documentary that aired on hbo of the same name (if you haven't yet, go see it), but this is the corresopnding album that is being released celebrating bruce's darkness on the edge of town. and it comes with lots of extras. listen to a few here.

elliott smith : an introduction to... (album stream)

you should already be familiar with/enjoying most of these songs, but just in case...listen here.

matt & kim : sidwalks (album stream)