Wednesday, February 29, 2012

avengers (trailer ii)


willis earl beal : evening's kiss (stream)

s'gum was singing this young fella's praises today. i wasn't crazy about the song they posted, but found this one instead. pretty bare, but could be something special here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

core (trailer)

buster bluth.

norah jones : happy pills (stream)

first taste of norah jones' dangermouse-produced new album. love nj.

Monday, February 27, 2012


bowerbirds : the clearing (album stream)

listen to the whole album here. it's really good. the first two singles were the most immediate, but give the rest of the album some room to breathe and you'll be hooked.

bon iver : towers (video)

Bon Iver - Towers (Official Music Video) from Bon Iver on Vimeo.

arctic monkeys : r u mine? (stream)

this new monkeys track is FIRE. so good. blues/rock vibes.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

patrick watson : into giants (stream)

with patrick watson, sometimes i'm like "ugh...what are you trying to do?" and sometimes i'm like "whoa...that's really nice". this falls closer to the latter.

brave (extended clip)


beirut : vagabond (video)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

robin pecknold : olivia, in a separate bed (stream)

so robin pecknold (primary singer/songwriter for fleet foxes) has broken up with his long-time girlfriend. at least, that's what his twitter feed has led me to believe. and this song, too, which seems to be pretty direct product of that break up. listen below. (edit: robin said in a tweet that he would be taking this song down soon, and it looks like that time has come. you can still hear it here, though.)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

wonder women! the untold story of american superheroines (trailer)

much like ron swanson, i love me a strong woman.

jack white. blunderbuss. 4.24.12.

memoryhouse : the slideshow effect (album stream)

listen to the full album at spin.

frankie rose : know me (mp3)

sounds like a female fronted wild nothing. rec'd if you like 80s and jangly synth-pop.

Monday, February 20, 2012

iphone/ipod touch-enabled lazer tag by hasbro. up to 24 players. i know i'm in my late 20s but this is still awesome.

santigold : disparate youth (stream)

this is a jam for sure. santi's last was a super-solid pop album (especially for a debut album). expecting lots of radio-ready (and bud light lime-ready) singles from this one, too.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

bon iver : 4ad sessions

s. carey gives justy a run for his money on the falsetto front. just incredible.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

grimes : visions (album stream)

a really enjoyable electro-pop album. stream here.

the cribs : chi-town (mp3)

chicago's very own indie-punk anthem produced by chicago's very own steve albini. actually pretty awesome.

the cribs :: chi-town

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

horse feathers : fit against the country (mp3)

download the new folk jam by horse feathers below. nice.

horse feathers :: fit against the country

los campesinos! : songs about your girlfriend (video)

no nudity, but there are scantily clad strippers in this video, so may not be totally sfw.

Monday, February 13, 2012

perfume genius : put your back n 2 it (album stream)

you can listen over here. it's gorgeous. sounds like a collection of sufjan stevens demos about homosexuality.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

double ewes : caravilla (free ep download)

you guys. you need to go here and download this. it's free and it's pretty great and i have a feeling these guys are something special. sounds like haze-farm-dream-pop.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

st. vincent : cheerleader (video)

the amazing spider-man (trailer)

dang, y'all. always wary of revamps so close in time to the previous iteration, but this looks reeeeal good.

Monday, February 6, 2012

on the superb owl halftime show

what did you guys/girls think? don't get me wrong, madonna's the queen. i love madonna singles as much as (probably more than) the next straight guy in his late 20s. but what were we watching? a woman NOT singing songs that she technically did NOT write while half-dancing to something she did NOT choreograph? feels kind of like we just watched a moderately attractive 54 year-old stand on stage for 12 minutes. don't we deserve something more? not to say i expect to see arcade fire or phoenix up there anytime soon. i mean, i realize that probably the single most important factor in picking the half-time act is name and song recognition across all demographics. and madonna's singles are certainly that ubiquitous. but it still doesn't change the fact that what we watched took less skill than a two song run on karaoke night. that if you took some polyjuice potion and were able to look (only physically) exactly like madonna, after two days of dance rehearsal you could have gone on stage in her place and nobody in the world would have been able to tell that they weren't watching the real madonna perform. that sucks for us. and i realize the pool of viable candidates is dwindling, that we don't produce arena acts like we used to, but are we really down to this? if we want to continue with the aging musician theme, we've still got people like fogerty and petty and nicks left. skewing slightly younger, what about kanye and jay-z? beyonce? coldplay? pearl jam? dave matthews? daft punk? hell, i'd even settle for newbies like taylor swift or (barf) bieber. i'm not talking about artistic integrity here (although that would be nice). i just want to see someone PERFORM at the half-time performance.

big easy express (trailer)

mumford and sons, edward sharpe and old crow medicine show took an old train and toured with it. the doc looks really cool. i also wonder the carbon footprint of touring this way compared to the normal van/trailer/truck style...

the shins : september (stream/video)

"simple song" b-side.

The Shins: “September” (b-side of “Simple Song” 7”) from Record Store Day on Vimeo.

the walkmen. your favorite indie band's favorite indie band.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

avengers (trailer ii)

you guys. just so excited, you guys.

happy super bowl

me. right now.

Friday, February 3, 2012

my favorite working band.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

lia ices : little marriage (video)

such a beautiful song. expecting lia to break through sometime soon.

Lia Ices Official "Little Marriage" Video from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

i realize i'm in a bad place when i start getting excited for trailers of trailers, but i can't help it. AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

of monsters and men : little talks (mp3)

i posted a stream of this soon-to-be-everywhere track a while back, but now the mp3 is up for grabs. just click here to download "little talks".

daniel rossen : silent song (stream)

another new one from the ep. just an unbelievably gifted composer of folk/pop.