Friday, June 29, 2012

foxygen : waitin' 4 u (mp3)

another awesome late 60s / early 70s vibed track from the washington duo. rec'd if you like bowie, jagger.

foxygen :: waitin' 4 u

Thursday, June 28, 2012

vampire weekend's ezra koenig interviewing the walkmen's hamilton leithauser.
full read here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

monsters university (teaser)

animal collective. centipede hz. 9.4.12

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

wild belle : take me away + keep you (stream)

two nice summer jams by chicago band wild belle. better vibes on "keep you", but "take me away" (the first track below) seems ready to sell a zune or something.

Monday, June 18, 2012

cat power. sun. 9.4.12.
emily white, an intern at npr, wrote a very short piece about not paying for music.

david lowery, who most people my age might know from the band cracker or camper van beethoven, wrote a fairly long but reasonably thoughtful response.

both are very worth the read if you are an album stealer, an album purchaser, a spotify user, or somewhere in the middle. 

cat power : ruin (mp3)

grab the first (and very different) taste of cat power's new album below.

cat power :: ruin

Sunday, June 17, 2012

my hero. happy father's day.

Friday, June 15, 2012

dirty projectors : dance for you (stream)

second taste of swing lo magellan. pretty mellow, but i'm feeling it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

passion pit : i'll be alright (stream)

another track from gossamer. a lot going on here.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

carly rae jepsen + jimmy fallon + the roots : call me maybe (video)

so, as i hope you all know by now, this is pretty much the pop song to beat for the year. "call me maybe" is to 2012 what beyonce's "countdown" was to 2011. not to mention that the line "before you came into my life i missed you so bad" is probably one of the most sincerely moving lyrical lines of the past decade. but aside from all that, fallon shows once again why the roots are the greatest band in all of late night.

dirty projectors : gun has no trigger (video)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

jens lekman. i know what love isn't. 9.4.12.

jens lekman : erica america (stream)

love this guy. that intro is about as adult-contempo/"i'm on the phone and i'm on hold" as music can get, though.

bowerbirds : overcome with light (video)

every time i listen to this song it makes me think about my dad's last moments. i can't hear it without crying, but it's still one of my favorite songs of the year.

beach house : lazuli (video)

ariel pink's haunted graffiti : baby (stream)


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

the-dream (ft. pusha t) : dope bb (stream)

it's not really called "dope bb", but i just want to keep things respectful around here. 

four tet : 128 harps (stream)

new one from four tet.

ombre : cara falsa (mp3)

this is a really pretty, really heady piece of almost-ambient pop.

ombre :: cara falsa

djano unchained (trailer)

looks pretty boss. watch it here.

the walkmen : the love you love (fallon)

Monday, June 4, 2012

hot chip : motion sickness (stream)

there are a couple great tracks off that hot chip album (i posted a link for the full album stream below), but this one is way stuck in my head. those horns.

Hot Chip - Motion Sickness by Double Post

fiona apple : werewolf (stream)

another insanely good track from fiona apple's album due out later this month. you can stream it over at p4k.

clams casino : instrumental mixtape ii (album download)

download another solid set of woozy instrumental tracks from clams casino for FREE by clicking here.

the tallest man on earth : there's no leaving now (album stream)

listen over at npr.

bobby womack : the bravest man in the universe (album stream)

head here to hear.

hot chip : in our heads (album stream)

head to npr to hear hot chip's latest.

pop etc. : pop etc. (album stream)

head here to hear pop etc.'s (formerly the morning benders) new r&b/auto-tune heavy album in its entirety.