Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

arctic monkeys : suck it and see (album stream)

you can stream the new one from arctic monkeys over at the band's website. lots of people seemed to find the band's last album, humbug, to be an uncomfortable departure. personally, it was my favorite. to my ears, suck it and see feels like the big departure. give it a listen and let me know what you think.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

50/50 (trailer)

this movie is going to be a big mix of laughs and tears for old brown bear.

Friday, May 27, 2011

cults : cults (album stream)

you can listen to cults' debut self-titled album at npr. a little light on substance, but a nice breezy record for the summer months.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

just really excited about this.

my morning jacket : circuital (album stream)

listen at npr.

between two ferns : will ferrell

death cab for cutie : codes and keys (album stream)

listen at npr. probably their best since transatlanticism.

the horrors : still life (stream)

the first taste of the horrors third lp, skying, comes in the form of "still life." the horrors have done quite the about face since their first album, and it is suiting them extremely well. stereogum hears traces of tears for fears and psychedelic furs. give a listen.

bon iver : i can't make you love me (fallon)

j.vern covers bonnie raitt on fallon.

yeasayer : devil and the deed (conan)

yeasayer played a brand spanking new track on conan the other night, and it sounds pretty cool. i'm not sure they'll ever capture what they had on their debut, but they're still a band worth keeping your eye/ear on.

the shivers : love is in the air (mp3)

a really lovely little love song by the shivers. right-click the link to download.

solar i-pod charger. so excellent.

Monday, May 16, 2011

fool's gold. leave no trace. 8.16.11.

bon iver : calgary (mp3)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

kol is always sunny

looks like nathan (drums) and jared (bass) followill of kings of leon will be making a cameo on it's always sunny in philadelphia season 7.

arctic monkeys : reckless serenade (stream)

Arctic Monkeys - Reckless Serenade by kaneomak

pictureplane : real is a feeling (mp3)

really great dark dance jam from pictureplane's new album, thee physical, coming out 7.19. it's not dark like "scary" dark. but maybe more like just being in the dark. and dancing. dancing in the dark.

Monday, May 9, 2011

drive (movie clip)

this a pretty intense/cool clip of new movie called "drive," featuring ryan "baby goose" gosling as a stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver. awes.

james blake : jools holland

seeing james blake on sunday night at lincoln hall and i'm very excited.

"the willhelm scream"

"limit to your love (feist cover)"

Friday, May 6, 2011

calvin harris : bounce ft. kelis (stream)

middle east : hunger song (mp3)

i've posted on australian folkies middle east before, but back then they had only released a little ep and didn't seem like they were planning on releasing much more. well, they are. their first proper full-length comes out july 12, and you can download a song from the new album below.

jerry seinfeld : 3 bits

seinfeld devotees (moi) will appreciate this. jerry seinfeld started a site. jerry has saved tapes from every recorded gig that he's done, and every day will post three bits that he still finds amusing. check it here.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

the burning house

i have really been enjoying this non-musical site i just found called the burning house. the premise behind each and every post lies in this fairly straightforward question: if your house was burning, what would you bring with you? it's interesting to see some of the answers and even more interesting to think about how you yourself would answer that question.

new beirut album coming this summer

which is great news. beirut's last album, while good, was thoroughly unfulfilling for some reason. it just felt like it was a few fully-fledged songs and a lot of half-thought out ideas thrown together and released because it was "time" for him to release an album. anywho, i'm real excited about this one. read a little bit more about it here.

ted leo solo + 3rd man records

ted leo, one of the hardest working and most respected musicians in the indie-sphere, will be doing a solo show at jack white's third man records store/venue/whatever that will be recorded live. leo usually does some great covers when he plays solo (the boss, kelly clarkson, split enz, etc.) so expect this to be a vinyl worth buying. more info here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

always open : amy poehler

fleet foxes : grown ocean (mp3)

just not getting tired of this song. sub-pop is giving it away for free now, so right-click the link below to download. and, just as a reminder, any post with "mp3" in the title means you can download the track by right-clicking the link provided.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

new music mondays

for those chicagoans unfamiliar, new music mondays are a series of free concerts at chicago's millenium park, and they're pretty fun. i've seen dirty projectors and she & him there, and both were great. this summer's lineup has been announced, and there are more than a few acts worth checking out, including iron and wine, ted leo, and bonnie "prince" billie. grab some bread, cheese, a bottle of red wine, a blanket and a lover, stretch out on the lawn and enjoy the show. and watch out for hipsters. they're everywhere.

full line-up here.

mojave bird : you animal people

you can download portland band mojave bird's debut album you animal people over here for free (or for money, if you feel so inclined). recommended if you like grouper, ambient jams, or ghosts.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

obama v. trump

trump, you just got faced, dawg.