Saturday, March 31, 2012

dirty projectors : gun has no trigger (stream)

eight and a half : scissors (stream)

eight and a half is a new band comprised of a broken social scene drummer and a few members of the stills (rip). doesn't really really sound like either band. all mood and synths.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

the walkmen. heaven. 6.5.12.

arctic monkeys : r u mine? (live in mexico)

that hair...

shuffle surprise : landforms by other lives

just a really gorgeous song by a band i don't that much about.

willis earl beal : acousmatic sorcery (album stream)

haven't yet decided how i feel about this (once homeless) guy yet. you'll probably hear his name quite a few times over the next few months, take a listen so you'll know what people are talking about.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

the tallest man on earth. there's no leaving now. 6.12.12.

Monday, March 26, 2012

sigur ros : ekki mukk (stream)

sigur ros will return with new album valtari (not to be confused with this) on 5.28.12. the first taste of the eight track album comes in the form of "ekki mukk". as you'd expect, it's quite beautiful.

Sigur Rós - Ekki múkk from Sigur Rós on Vimeo.

best coast : the only place (mp3)

nothing too new here, but i'm staying interested because jon brion, maybe one of my favorite producers, was behind the boards on this album.

best coast :: the only place

of monsters and men : my head is an animal (album stream)

listen here. rec'd if you like mumford and sons, edward sharpe, the head and the heart, etc. my favorite is "from finner".

Sunday, March 25, 2012

the morning benders = pop etc

so it looks like the morning benders have changed their band name to pop etc. i'm not so sure about the name (sounds like a late 90s-era nickelodeon boy band), but it's hard to argue with the band's reasoning. read why (hint: "bender" is not a cool word abroad) and grab a mixtape from the band (which seems to include some leftovers from the upcoming album) over here.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

the lumineers : ho hey (mp3)

this is a great little ditty that's sure to make it to some sort of vaguely young-adult marketed commercial in the near future. doesn't mean it's not a great song, i just want you to know what you're getting into. recommended if you like of monsters and men, the head and the heart, edward sharpe, etc.

the lumineers :: ho hey

Friday, March 23, 2012

polica : amongster (mp3)

friend steve recommended this band to me. not sold on the album as a whole, but this song is great. would have fit comfortably on the drive soundtrack. which i guess means it sounds vaguely 80s and very synthy.

polica :: amongster

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

the lumineers : the lumineers (album stream)

listen here. rec'd if you've been vibing to any of the americana/folk revival stuff that's been going on lately (e.g. mumford & sons, edward sharpe, head and the heart, etc.).

flo + machine x clams casino : never let me go (stream)

this song is called "evil twin"...and it's fucking incredible.
- alex turner introducing his own song
black keys @ united center.
photograph by brown bear.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

calvin harris : i feel so close (video)

can always count on calvin harris for an emotional banger.

balam acab : just stay + come true (mp3)

looking for that ambient-esque piece to lull you to sleep on this extremely nice spring night?

balam acab :: just stay

looking for that vaguely burial-esque / how to dress well track to tide you over until those artists release new material?

balam acab :: come true

miike snow : bavarian (stream)

Friday, March 9, 2012

perfume genius : la blogotheque

so good.
"hood" + "normal song".

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

sharon van etten : leonard (video)

poor moon : illusion ep (album download)

you can download fleet foxes side project poor moon's debut ep for free (for one more day only) below.









beach house : myth (stream)

yes please.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

four tet + burial : nova (stream)


i have zero experience/knowledge in the technical side of recording an album, but hopefully this means that things are wrapping up.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

santigold : disparate youth (video)

on track to be one of my favorite songs of the year.