Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
this is a new track set to appear on grouper's forthcoming double lp, a / a. and it's as good as anything off of her last effort, dragging a dead deer up a hill. which is to say it's excellent. listen here if you like your music ethereal and ghostly.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
sometimes i feel bad for the strokes, because they never really stood a chance at living up to the level of hype that surrounded their entry into the public consciousness back in 2001 (they kind of seem like the very first buzzband to ever have existed), and i think they get pooped on quite a bit. on the other hand, i find much of the criticism fair because some of their songs seem objectively crappy, and they put them out anyway. and the band is clearly capable of (seemingly effortlessly) constructing great songs (see just about every song on the band's first two albums). so if critics and common listeners alike can easily identify the best of the bands tracks, surely the band themselves are capable of discerning a winner from a loser.
anywho, the point is that the strokes new album, angles, which has winners and losers, is available for 3.99 at amazon for the rest of the day. grab it here.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
you know how lady gaga calls her fans "monsters"? i need a name for my fans/readers (all five of you). submit suggestions in the comments section.
anywho, i've been out of town for a few days and will be gone for a few more. posts will resume this sunday. thanks for being you.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
robin pecknold, the lead singer and main songwriter of fleet foxes, has made good on his recent twitter promise to release music more often. about seven hours ago (approximately 8 blog weeks), robin posted this link which will get you three acoustic jams (a duet with ed droste of grizzly bear, another original, and a cover).
this kid's voice. here.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
it happens with new music often enough, but much less so with older music. for me at least. that is, when you're driving and a song comes on the radio and you're just like, "whoa. where have you been all my life?" which is what happened to me last night.
Friday, March 4, 2011
bad band name, but good band. my dear friend adam g. alerted me to these ever so slightly alt-country guys, and i'm feeling them. rec'd if you like my morning jacket, band of horses, wilco or bright eyes. if i were to get really specific, though, i would say they sound kinda like gregory alan isaakov if he played with a full band. listen here.
rumor had it that the band would have lp 5 out to the masses by the summer, and a brand spanking new song is a good indication that the rumors are true. the band seems to be continuing with the same sonic exploration it began on humbug, which is to say a sort of heady, druggy, sludgy version of the monkeys' signature sound. i think it suits them well.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
first time i learned/told you about foster the people was nearly a year ago. it was a tip i got from my good friend willie, who himself got the tip from a high-up TOMS employee he undoubtedly charmed while sitting next to her on a flight to cali for a surf trip. this is a new jam by the band i just found, and it's way fun. really dancey.