Thursday, December 30, 2010

new antlers record done, apparently.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

i want to believe

yeasayer : live at ancienne (album download)

a name-your-own price christmas gift from yeasayer. pay (if you want) and download here.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

happy birthday. wish you were here.

cedar rapids (trailer)

arctic monkeys lp4 --> may 2011?

so says nme. would love to see it happen. humbug was one of my favorite albums of 09, and i have no doubt that this will fit in to my best of 11.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

andrew wyeth. the granary. 1961.
in case you missed it last night...

r.e.m. : it happened today (stream)

R.E.M. - It Happened Today (Feat. Eddie Vedder) by weallwantsome1

christmas megamix

the most excellent fellas in the walkmen have compiled a most excellent christmas music mix available for download. many of the songs sound like vinyl rips, carrying with them enough warm snaps, crackles, and pops to make you feel like you're bundled up next to an open fire. or like your ear is next to a bowl of rice krispies. get them over at the band's blog.

bright eyes : shell games (mp3)

Monday, December 20, 2010

kurt vile. smoke ring for my halo. 3.8.11.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

sharon van etten : dsharpg (stream)

i'm a little late to the party on this one, as sharon van etten's praises seem to have been sung by most already. but better late than never, i suppose.

not sure how to best describe why female singer-songwriter sharon van etten is worth noting. it's not that singer-songwriters aren't worth noting, it's just that i don't know what sets one apart from another. it's hard to put a finger on. the nature of the performers within the genre is so homologous, you know? maybe it'd be better if you just gave it a listen.

Monday, December 13, 2010

still corners : eyes (mp3)

cover of rogue wave's "eyes." recommended if you like your covers aching.

toro y moi : still sound (mp3)

feeling this. i like how it just stays in that funky little pocket for the whole song.

the streets : going through hell (video)

you can watch the official video at the streets site here. i wasn't all that impressed by this song at first, but it's really starting to grow on me. the verses are, at least. still not sold on the chorus.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

kings of leon : pyro (video)

"the bucket" and "four kicks" not withstanding, these dudes just cannot make a decent video.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

transformers 3 (trailer 1)

movie 1 was great fun. movie 2 was really pretty bad. let's hope movie 3 delivers.
new free ipad-composed gorillaz album on the way. more info here.
preliminary work starts on morning benders lp3.
bon iver lp2 approacheth.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

banned in alabama.
what a popping water balloon looks like shot at 1/40,000th of a second. more of edward horsford's work here.

Monday, December 6, 2010

young galaxy : cover your tracks (mp3)

sounds kind of like the knife's "heartbeats" in slow-mo.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010