Thursday, May 31, 2012

bloc party. four. 8.21.12.
bloc party lp4 teaser. all the jams teased on here are giving me ridiculously good vibes. hoping the whole album holds up.

shuffle surprise : trois gymnopedies by frank glazer

a classical jam. hard to believe this is the work of a composer who was born in 1915. beautifully sparse.

dan boeckner of wolf parade fame and britt daniel of spoon (and another guy) have a side project called divine fits. album out this year. teaser below.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ramblin' jack elliot and woody guthrie.

foxygen : make it known (mp3)

some band names just get it right. checked these cats out on the strength of the name alone. rec'd if you like mgmt's second album, ariel pink, retro vibes.

foxygen :: make it known

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


download lp1 + lp2 from grimes

grimes, the canadian pixie-goth responsible for one of my favorite albums of the year, pointed out on twitter that her first two lps are up for free download (or a donation) right here. some really killer tracks on both albums.

kindness : house (video)

kewt video for one of my favorite songs of 2012.

the walkmen : the house you made (stream)

achingly, bourbon-sippingly gorgeous b-side to the heaven single.

the tallest man on earth : 1904 (mp3)

the new one from this bbwh favorite is a little different than anything off the last two albums, but still unmistakably ttmoe.

the tallest man on earth :: 1904
passion pit. gossamer. 7.24.12.

yeasayer : henrietta (stream)

new track from yeasayer, who are gearing up to release album number three sometime this year.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

grimes : nightmusic (video)

latest video from the increasingly creepy/adorable grimes. some slight nudity, so maybe not safe for work.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


shuffle surprise : doll parts by hole

i know courtney love is sort of a wreck and everyone likes to use her as a punchline, but this song is sooooo good. always has been.

the walkmen : we can't be beat (stream)

another new one from heaven. love those back up harmonies (courtesy of fleet foxes' robin pecknold). really nice shift at about the 2.40 mark.


Monday, May 7, 2012

passion pit : take a walk (stream)

first song off of passion pit's forthcoming sophomore effort streaming below. if you liked passion pit before (or matt and kim now), you'll probably really enjoy this jam. and if you have a problem with the helium-level falsetto that passion pit brainchild michael angelakos usually sings in, you might find this a little more palatable.

beach house : bloom (album stream)

stream the new beach house album in its entirety @ npr .

Sunday, May 6, 2012

commercial appeal : this head i hold by electric guest

heard this song on a commercial for hbo go. pretty tasty.

animal collective : honeycomb + gotham (stream)

new music from critical darlings animal collective here.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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