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