Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Check out the shades on that Bear!!!
Below are my favorite albums of 2010 and a song from each that is a good representation of each album. These albums / songs are not ranked in any type of order, but more how I felt they would blend together during a yule tide holiday listening session or something festive like that.
Feel free to listen to each, but you should try buying these full albums too if you haven’t already. Happy Holidays to everyone.
- Arcade Fire - “Ready to Start” (Suburbs)
- Deerhunter- “Revival” (Halycon Digest)
- Field Music - “Measure” (Measure)
- Stereolab - “Sun Demon” (Not Music)
- Twin Shadow - “When Were Dancing” (Forget)
- Yeasayer - “O.N.E” (Odd Blood)
- Broken Social Scene - “Romance to the Grave” (Forgiveness Rock Record)
- Of Montreal - “Enemy Gene” (False Priest)
- Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - “Round and Round” (Before Today)
- The Walkmen - “Blue as Your Blood” (Lisbon)
- The Radio Dept. - “Never Follow Suit” (Clinging to a Scheme)
- LCD Soundsystem - “Home” (This is Happening)
- Dum Dum Girls - “Jail La La” (I Will Be)
- Wild Nothing - “The Witching Hour” (Gemini)
- Country Mice - “Festival” (Transmissions)
- Best Coast - “The End” (Crazy for You)
- Beach House - “Lover of Mine” (Teen Dream)
- The Morning Benders - “Excuses” (Big Echo)
- Blitzen Trapper (feat. Alela Diane) - “The Tree” (Destroyer of the Void)
“ “ = Song
( ) = Album
You can also find this full list on Grooveshark (HERE)
A Very HAPPY NEW YEAR to EVERYONE!!!!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Field Music, who have been on hiatus since 2007 released a 3rd album last Tuesday, titled "Measure". So far it’s easily a stand up triple. Another perfect example of a "Stand Up Double" is the video of Kurtis Sanchez below...yep, its the game where Oak Grove DOMINATED Laguna. Never gets old seeing Laguna go down to OG.
Anyway, my point is that this album is really good. Its 20 tracks, 70 minutes and its quirky. Quirky in a good way, but difficult to describe. One song may start with beautiful spacey piano and end with complex percussion and string arrangements. So, I keep landing on quirky as a description. So many excellent tracks too, the Brewis brothers could have seperated this into two seperate excellent albums. Throughout the album I hear flashes of Beta Band, pinches of Super Furry Animals, and even a sliver Steely Dan on occaison. Field Music + Sanchez = Field of Dreams
Field Music- Them That Do Nothing
Field Music- Clearwater
Friday, February 12, 2010
After dropping out of college in New York and interning at FADER, Bethany Cosentino wanted to focus her efforts on music and move back to a more mellow and relaxed environment – fucking Los Angeles. After returning to her home state,
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Eat your heart out John Kruk.
Two songs of 2008's constant hitmaker, one off 2009's Childish Prodigy, and another great song from Kurt's non-solo project "The War On Drugs" (they're great too)
Kurt Vile- Freeway
Kurt Vile- Breathin Out
Kurt Vile- Hunchback
The War on Drugs- Taking the Farm
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The band begins a east coast tour this week and they will also playing a few Midwest dates. You can listen to the ENTIRE record from NPR all week. Listen Here.
Below is the single off Phantograms "When I'm Small" compliments of The Orchard, as well as an excellent live version of "Mouthful of Diamonds" from a session on KEXP.
Phantograms- When I'm Small
Monday, February 1, 2010
For those that laughed at the mamba joke there is a bonus song below titled- “Ambling Alp” which had been floating around the elusive blogosphere for a while. Listen to it as well.
Yeasayer- Ambling Alp
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
"Teen Dream" will be released this Tuesday, 1/26/10.
Below is another live performance of Zebra and the streaming mp3.
Monday, January 18, 2010
“Jay was what few people have the capacity to be,” Cox wrote. “He created an
undeniably classic album that contained so much pain transfered (sic) to tape in
such an explosive way that it made you feel different after hearing it. He was
transgressive and honest. His flaws were something he focused on and overdubbed
and distorted until they made you forget who he really was: a person with
feelings and a good heart. He loved music and worked hard from a young age to
pursue it. He was a self-made and unmade man. I am truly sickened to see him
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I'm late, but I wanted to go ahead and post favorites albums / songs of 2010.
I think 2009 was a good year for music, but then again, I think there is great music made and released every single year, you just have to be open to it. As far as lists go...they're completely subjective, everyone has favorites and mine is no better (or worse) than anyone else's. So here they are in no particular order, but where I thought they fit best in a mix-a-lot form.
Oh, yes Happy 9 days in for 2010. (No big deal, but that totally rhymed).
Looking forward to an amazing year of life along with beautiful music and all other things inbetween.
Avi Buffalo- What's In It For?
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Home
Grizzly Bear - While We Wait for the Others
We Are Country Mice- There's No Other
Local Natives - World News
Blitzen Trapper - Silver Moon
Deerhunter - Rainwater Casette Exchange
The xx - Islands
Holiday Shores - Phones Don't Feud
Surfer Blood - Swim (to reach the end)
Real Estate - Beach Comber
Girls - Lust for Life
Animal Collective - My Girls
Washed Out - You'll See It
Atlas Sounds - Walkabout (w/ Noah Lennox)
Miike Snow - Animal
Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move
Phoenix - Listzomania
Japandroids – Crazy/Forever