Wednesday, July 25, 2012

the xx : angels (conan)

betting on this being one of the best albums of the year.

hot chip : how do you do? (video)

just a perfect video for this band. no irony in it either. humor, yes. but irony, no. that's part of what makes this band so endearing.

Monday, July 23, 2012

the orwells : in my bed (video)

really vibing to these guys. scuzzy rock riffs. hearing the animals and the sonics in this one.

the orwells : mallrats (la la la) (stream)

couple of 17-year-old chicago punks. the hives meets smith westerns.
  The Orwells: "Mallrats (La La La)" by wearesolidgold

bat for lashes : laura (stream)

natasha sure knows her way around a heavy piano ballad. great track.

  Laura by Bat for Lashes

Sunday, July 22, 2012

blood diamonds ft. grimes : phone sex (unicorn remix)

don't let all the horrible names in the title scare you off (blood diamonds? grimes? unicorn? "phone sex"? - woof), this is a dance jam well worth hearing. late night tropicalia vibes.
and the original, which is probably even better.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

hot chip : look at where we are (video)

one of my favorite songs off the album, which is one of my favorite albums of the year.

no doubt : settle down (video)

Monday, July 16, 2012

passion pit : gossamer (album stream)

another highly anticipated album, stream gossamer in it's entirety over at npr.

the xx : angels (stream)

a first taste of one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. safe to assume that if you liked any songs off the first album, you'll like this. the progression from lp1 to this is subtle, but feels very natural. you can hear romy growing into her voice.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

the helio sequence : october (mp3)

a nice little indie jam. bit of a grower.


Monday, July 2, 2012

the libertines : can't stand me now (live)

is there a band that can command an entire festival crowd to sing every single word to a song in america? feel like that's more a comment on the state of american audiences than it is on bands in america.