Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

hamilton leithauser : alexandra (video)

as you may or may not know, one of my favorite bands of all times (the walkmen) recently indicated that they were more or less done making music together, at least under the walkmen moniker. a very sad day for us all, indeed. but on the plus side, walkmen frontman hamilton leithuaser has a solo album coming out this spring, featuring contributions from members of the walkmen, dirty projectors, vampire weekend, fleet foxes and others, which is awesome. "alexandra" is the first song from it, and it is a hell of song. very likely to end up as one of my favorite of the year. watch the video below.

the men : tomorrow's hits (album stream)

you can hear the men's great new album in its entirety here.

real estate : atlas (album stream)

you can stream all of real estate's latest album at the awful trackless itunes.
sharon van etten. are we there. 5.27.14.

coldplay : midnight (video)

strong justin vernon vibes.

cloud nothings : psychic trauma (stream)


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

guardians of the galaxy (trailer 1)

chris pratt's peter quill looking poised to become the most lovable marvel cinematic universe character since robert downey jr's tony stark.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

night flowers : embers (stream)

rec'd if you like cheap trick's "surrender", the pains of being pure at heart.

beck : morning phase (album stream)

stream beck's first album in six years over at npr.

st. vincent : st. vincent (album stream)

stream all of st. vincent's self-titled fourth album over at npr.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

a winged victory for the sullen : atomos vii (stream)

rec'd if you like stars of the lid (one half of sotl is in this group), ambient, ambien. it's gorgeous.

odesza : sun models (mp3)

download this banger by clicking here.

somos : dead wrong (stream)

rec'd if you like early aughts punk/emo.

Monday, February 10, 2014

walter martin : sing to me (stream)

walter martin (of the walkmen) and karen o (of the yeah yeah yeahs) duet on this one.

karen o + ezra koenig : the moon song (link)

vampire weekend's ezra koenig and yeah yeah yeah's karen o duet this song from the her soundtrack. listen here.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

the national : learning (stream)

the national cover perfume genius. really great pairing.

the men : different days (stream)

another solid track from the men's forthcoming album. listen here. rec'd if you like to rock.

Monday, February 3, 2014

fear of men : alta / waterfall (stream)

the men : another night (stream)

highly rec'd, especially if you like bruce (think "tenth avenue freeze out"), the clash (think "train in vain"), van morrison. listen here.