Tuesday, May 28, 2013

bent shapes : behead yrself, pt. 2 (stream)

slightly snotty indie pop for sweaty summer days.

cashmere cat : mirror maru (stream)

a really really lovely electronic song from norwegian electronic artist cashmere cat.

chvrches : gun (stream)

good pop from scotland.

volcano choir : repave (album trailer)

you get what sounds like an entire new song in this trailer, vocals courtesy of bon iver's justin vernon. nice big chorus.

volcano choir. repave. 9.2.13.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

washed out : paracosm (album teaser)

washed out, along with toro y moi, are probably the only two survivors of the chillwave "movement". and at the start of things, toro y moi was the clear favorite. but the more these two artists release, and the further they get away from that chillwave sound, washed out seems to be creeping ahead. and with this teaser, it seems like washed out might just hold the lead. the kaleidoscopic, malick-esque visuals, the ambient bird chirps, the xylophone/glockenspiel all slowly building until a lush string and choral flourish break and announce a simple late night summer groove. check it out below.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

sean nicholas savage : other life (album stream)

listen to sean nicholas savage's new 4 a.m.-vibes album over at p4k.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

majical cloudz : impersonator (album stream)

listen to the pretty great album right here, but only when you've got the time. this one takes a little patience. give it the time to unfold.

julianna barwick : nepenthe (stream)

headphones up on this one. so much texture.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

the national : trouble will find me (album stream)

stream the new album from the national over at itunes. if you liked alligator or any album after, i'm pretty certain you'll like this, too.

daft punk : random access memories (album stream)

you can stream the very new and very tasty jams off of daft punk's new album at the very inconvenient itunes.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

the national : sea of love (video)

chance the rapper : acid rap (album stream / free download)

this is a pretty great mixtape and chance the rapper is giving it away. stream and download for free here. try out "good ass intro" (below), "my jam" and "smoke again".

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

the orwells : other voices (stream)

it sort of seems like chicago has cornered the market on super young skuzzed-out glam rock bands (smith westerns, the orwells, twin peaks, etc.). this one was produced by tv on the radio's dave sitek.

lonely island : spring break anthem (video)


smith westerns : varsity (video)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

vampire weekend : modern vampires of the city (album stream)

stream the very enjoyable new album from vampire weekend over at the worst place to stream an album.

juveniles : strangers (stream)

french duo juveniles are about to release their debut and are leading off with this new wave gem. don't miss this one, these guys may be going places.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

great article on the very sad disappearance of biodiversity in the world of apples. pretty certain it's the same situation for most of the U.S.'s fruit/veg output, especially corn.

sean nicholas savage : more than i love myself (stream)

i fell in love with SNS last year when i discovered movin up in society, an incredible album of pared back and jangly folk. he's got a new album due out may 28th, and this song is an incredible start. all smoothed over synths and bouncing bass.