Thursday, December 23, 2010

Richard Def and the Mos Pryors- Songs Fo Da Deaf

Genre: math rock, rock

Great new album from our boys in Richard Def. For fans of music.

Drinking Games- Conversation Mistakes

Genre: pop punk, emo, indie

A nice twinkly pop album that LastFM says sounds like Light Skits. I don't know if I agree, but it's pretty enjoyable. Nothing new really, but they have a good sound.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Spinach Prince

Clever jazz hop beats from Chicago. The current soundtrack to my morning commute to Denver. Magnificent production with live instruments, subtle sample usage, and head nodding beats. My next post will be something other than instru-beats I PROMISE!

Download Here

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Birthmark- Shaking Hands

Genre: indie, songwriter, avant-garde

Haven't actually listened yet, but wanted to share because the first album was really, really good. Very unique with some really good arrangements and instruments.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Iron and Wine- Walking Home EP

Genre: folk rock, indie

Featuring the first single from his new album and two B-sides, Iron and Wine's "Walking Home" EP is a good first look at the new album. I'm pretty interested to see how this album will compare to "Shepherd's Dog," which was a dramatic departure from earlier works. If it's anything like this EP, it'll be more of the electronic experimentation and full band work. I can do without the B-sides, but the title track is great.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mike Slott - "Flunky + Lucky 9Teen"

Beat music has most certainly arrived as a widely recognized and respected form of musical art. In a time where just about any modern computer has the ability to become a fully functioning recording studio, aspiring hip hop inflected electronic composers are coming out of the woodwork all over the world; sans vocals.

Mike Slott is at the top of the heap.

Theres just something indescribably unique about the glitching, careening caterwaul of sound collage and slinky rhythmic propulsion that his production unveils. This music is equally suited for quiet reflecting with headphones or volume cranking on a scenic drive. I particularly love his unique use, and combination of synthesizers and chirpy, melodic samples.

In short, I listen to this alot, and I think you should try it out.

Sorry for the lull in every bunny activity. I am now moved into my new apartment in Boulder, Colorado and have a renewed enthusiasm for musical pursuits. Stay tuned. I really do mean it this time =]



Saturday, November 20, 2010

Eric & Magill- All Those I Know

Genre: indie, ambient, folk

Thanks to Brian for this awesome find. Lovin the ambient yet folky vibe. Kind of reminds me of some early Moving Mountains stuff.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Loose Lips Sink Ships/Victor Villareal- Eating Happens

Genre: math rock

Honestly haven't listened yet, but I know it's gonna be cool. Victor is a legend and Loose Lips is awesome (from my experience). Enjoy!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Poison Kitchen

Genre: electronica rock

Dark and brooding but still gets your foot movin, great album from our buddy Ian. His live show is also great from what I've seen. There are a bunch of albums on here, all a little different, check it out.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

You Blew It!- The Past in Present

Genre: math indie emo

Nice little emo record from You Blew It! on Good Friends Records. Very similar to Algernon Cadwallader, American Football, and Look Mexico. Pleasant way to start off your autumn, and my first worthwhile post in like a month.


Geology- Three Birds EP

Genre: indie rock

From the guitarist of mewithoutYou. It's ok.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kopecky Family Band- The Disaster

Genre: classical indie rock

Great band with some great folks from Belmont where I go to school. Sort of commercial sounding indie chamber pop but with some indie fresh lyrics and great musicianship. See them at CMJ!

<a href="">The Disaster by Kopecky Family Band</a>

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

White Denim- Last Day of Summer

Genre: indie rock, psych rock

White Denim surprisingly released a free album on their website, and it's really great. It's a collection of tracks that have just never gotten recorded, and some are much chiller than the usual psych rock stuff, although there's some of that too. Gets pretty jazzy at points. A nice album to enter fall with.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Built to Spill- Keep it Like a Secret

Genre: indie rock

Just discovered this album, and it's quickly becoming one of my favorites. "Sidewalks" is an absolute jam, while Doug Marsch shows off his songwriting in "You Were Wrong" by using classic rock lyrics in a new way. Great guitar wizardry and engineering. A must-listen for 90's indie rock fans.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kanye West- "Lost in the World"

Genre: omg

This new Kanye track is absolutely the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. But I still want the entire world to hear it. I don't know if this makes Justin Vernon more or less amazing. I'll let you know.

(note: Obviously that guy yelling a web address throughout the song isn't actually in the song.)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sajjanu - "Pechiku"

This an exhausting initial listen to be sure, but at this point I consider it one of the most profound and mind boggling pieces of music ever to be achieved by humans operating electric guitars and a drum set. A lot of comparisons have been drawn with fellow Japanese acts "Ruins" and "Naked City", but I really implore you to put this record on the next time you ever feel the need to analyze and pick apart music. Each song is composed of intricately crafted, run on sentence riffs, broken up by slight improvisation and a mellow jam out here and there. It is an INSANE amount of rhythmic and melodic material to be exposed to in one may wear you out, but the experience its definitely worth it.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Casa Castile- Vake

Genre: psych pop, dub

Shout out to my friend Andrew for this great album of poppy, trippy jams. I could see this being released on Stones Throw easily. Great job buddy!

Free Download

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cee Lo Green- "Fuck You" Video

Genre: funk, pop

The video doesn't quite do the song justice in my opinion. It's just a little sloppy. But if you haven't heard the song, it's amazing.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sufjan Stevens- All Delighted People

Genre: Sufjan

New EP that got a surprise internet release today! Haven't listened, but I'm sure it's awesome, and supposedly "epic."

<a href="">All Delighted People (Original Version) by Sufjan Stevens</a>

Friday, August 20, 2010

Light Skits- Nooks and Crannies

Genre: punk, math rock

Tyler and I are both in this band, and we just had our CD release show this week. I'm very happy with how the CD turned out, and I would love for you guys to download it and give your opinions. Here's my fav song:

<a href="">Sanding Warmlings by Light Skits</a>

And you can download the whole album here: Light Skits

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bars of Gold- S/T stream

Genre: indie rock

Members of the best band of all time, Bear vs. Shark, come together to do... something. I'm not sure if this is good or not. But it's interesting, and has some cool parts. And Marc Paffi is my favorite person, so. Check it out.

s.carey- All We Grow

Genre: singer/songwriter, indie

The main drummer from Bon Iver's solo project. Slow piano or guitar rhythms are supplemented by the occasional handclap or kick drum, but mostly the lilting vocals and simple melodies carry this nice album along. Think of the ambiance of Bon Iver mixed with the rhythmic and arranging tricks from another drummer's side project, Birthmark. A little more variety would have been nice, as well as two or three more tracks, but this is a great start for the songwriter. (Note: Jagjaguwar is quickly becoming the best label out there.)


And if you like it, please consider preordering

Friday, August 13, 2010

Bon Iver + Kanye West??

Yeah, so, pretty sweet news. Justin Vernon is on the next Kanye West single. He also did things with Nicki Minage, John Legend, and Rick Ross, not to mention beatmaster Pete Rock. Check the interview below.

(via Pitchfork)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bigg Surr- "Miss You Most EP"

Genre: beach pop

Great end of summer album that is both super catchy and heavy. Sounds like The Drums meets Best Coast. The best song is definitely "Gone," but the whole album is worth a listen.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tyondai Braxton Leaves Battles

Our first music news post! Hooray! Well when I first read this (via Pitchfork) I was like, "Oh shit." But now I'm thinking it might be kinda good. Like maybe Ian Williams will take a more leading role. He needs to live up to his potential like he was doing in the beginning with Storm & Stress and Don Cab.

Any thoughts?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Colour Revolt- The Cradle

Genre: indie, rock

Listen to the entire new Colour Revolt album here. I'm not exactly sure what happened to the band since their last album, but they apparently only have two members left. The album sounds pretty good, although there's no way it can top "Plunder, Beg, and Curse."

Colour Revolt site/

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cap'n Jazz Live Set- 7/25/10

Genre: duh

Wondering if the reunited Cap'n Jazz still have the magic? See for yourself with this whole live set. Straight from the soundboard, very good quality.

NYC Taper

(perhaps an excerpt of a statement from the man running sound at the venue will lend itself to your idea of what the recording quality might be -

"I recorded this set as I do all shows at this venue — Neumann’s at the cage mixed with a board feed. On this particular night, the band’s FOH and Maxwell’s superb house soundman worked in perfect unison and the venue sound was mixed to perfection. I am amazed at how good this recording sounds. Enjoy!" )

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Monster Machismo - "Aye Aye Porcupine"

So I apologize for basically pposting nothing but computery beat shit....sorrry can't help make up for it it heres a little slice of wickedly ridiculously retarded good instrument playing. The vocals are strange but in an I kind of like that sort of way, and they come in sections, which I appreciate. a lot of good bands have been ruined by obnoxious singers thinking they have to be constantly saying something. This is thankfully not the case here. Power trio guitar drums bass blast of delightful goodness.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Enemies- "We've Been Talking

Genre: post rock, math rock

The new Enemies album is more great stuff from one of my favorite recent bands. Post rock that doesn't get boring and has just enough mathy flair to keep interest. Their last album was great, and this one doesn't disappoint either. Might even be better than the first.

Note: We received some complaints for putting up direct links to albums, so I guess we won't do that for a while, at least on advance releases. But most albums we post can be found at Sordo Music or you can leave a comment and we'll email you a link. Thanks!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

fago.sepia- "quatorze"

Genre: math rock, indie

New song from fago.sepia on their MySpace, and I must say it could be the best thing they've done. If a whole album of this caliber material comes out, I will be buying first day.

fago.sepia MySpace

Friday, July 9, 2010

Best Coast- Crazy for You

Genre: surf pop, lo-fi

Sunny, fuzzy anthems about nothing complicated. Amazing summer album, and amazingly catchy. I can see anyone chillin out to this album. Highlights include "When I'm With You," "Boyfriend," and "Goodbye."


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FLYamSam - "Bootleg Beats"

Tight beats courtesy of Flying Lotus and Samiam. =] Hello from Lexington Michigan. Currently sleeping outside and jamming day and night in a homemade jam hut. The big annoucnement thingie has been slightly delayed, but is comingggg. Just got a shit ton of new music to go through so stay tuned for new posts for the month of Jooolai.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Shapes Like Dinosaurs- "Husky Rabbits"

Genre: math rock

Shameless self-plug of me and Tyler's band. This is a new song. You can download our albums for free at our BandCamp site.

Shapes Like Dinosaurs "Husky Rabbits" from tyler ambrosius on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Tera Melos Pre-Order

Thought I'd give everyone the heads up about the new Tera Melos album pre-order. Pretty sweet bundles of swag I'd say. Not sure how the actual album will be, we haven't heard anything from it yet if I'm not mistaken. If anyone has some tracks, please share!

Patagonian Rats Pre-Order

Wavves- King of the Beach

Genre: surf pop, pop punk

Stream the new Wavves CD "King of the Beach" at the link below. Much better than the first effort in my opinion. Gone are the lo-fi leanings and left are smart, fast pop punk songs that make you wanna run on the beach and be a kid forever. The late Jay Reatard's backing band makes an appearance for the better. I miss Zach Hill though.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Prefuse 73 "Meditation Upon Meditations (The Japanese Diaries)"

Heyheyhey there sorry for the inactive month of June. This should get you excited if you havn't heard it though. Its a Prefuse 73 Japanese only release that dropped in April 09', and its not a collection of throwaway b-sides. Its more of the intricately constructed material the man is well known for, though more artistically abstract and laid back than his earlier work under this moniker. Equally good for laying under the covers with headphones or blasting on your car stereo. Don't let some of the long intros persuade you to change the track. The beat is coming....I promise;)

ps. a big announcement for every bunny is coming soon. stay tuned.



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jeff Tweedy Sings Beyonce's "Single Ladies"

This is hilarious.

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. Tyler's got lots of music going on, and I have lots of life going on. Don't forget about us.

Love Sam

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

David Karsten Daniels and Fight the Big Bull- I Mean to Live Here Still

Genre: singer/songwriter, orchestral pop, indie

You can now stream David Karsten Daniels' new album "I Mean to Live Here Still," in it's entirety on NPR's website. It's not too far away from his previous releases despite the addition of nu jazz band Fight the Big Bull. I enjoyed it a lot, check it out if you've enjoyed his other work or enjoy a little big band flavor.

Listen on NPR

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Maps and Atlases- Perch Patchwork

Genre: indie

I'm not supporting pirating good music, but this is just too exciting. Upon first listen, much more straightforward than the last EP, which is disappointing. But it might be a grower. High points include previously heard "Israeli Caves," and "Pigeons," but also "Solid Ground."


"Hey Jude" Live at the White House

So this was just too good to pass up. Paul McCartney sings "Hey Jude" at the White House joined by President Obama and his family, Seinfeld, Jack White, Stevie Wonder, and what I believe is one of the Jonas Brothers. Corny. Silly. Amazing.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Taken by Trees- Anna (Remixed by CFCF)

One of the best tracks from last year gets a new spin thanks to rising producer CFCF. The melody is intact because it was amazing to begin with, but has some nice bass and guitar to back things up. I love it.

Via Pitchfork:

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Jimmy Bruno's rendition of "Giant Steps" is utterly stupifying to me. Listen at least to 1:12 when the drums come in if you are not into solo guitar jazz.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Pluvial - "for cast for give"

Hey looky here a bass/drum know how those can be, except this is not like that at all. No sir. Ok for starters, this is a fantastic recording. The bass tone really rumbles yer tummy in a soothing manner. Each drum hit crackles and sparkles perfectly. Oh and the music is real good too. Its not dull and repetitive. Its not noisy or spazzy either.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Genre: electronic pop, supergroup

Just found a new supergroup that I'm pretty pumped about. Members of Mew, Coldplay, and fuckin' AH-HA. Sounds a lot like Mew but glitchier and heavier. You can listen to most of their new album at the myspace.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Muhsinah - "Daybreak 2.0"

How do you feel about an experimental RnB album? There are two particularly interesting little facts to state about Muhsinah. The first is that she graduated from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts and of Howard University, and the second is that she both performs and produces her own music. She happens to be ridiculously sick at doing both of these things. The opening intro "A.M." into "Construction" pretty much sets the tone for the whole album. Summer's basically here kids. Here's a little package of good vibes to get it started with.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Mathrocky One

Carson Mcwhirter "Every Body tour EP"

Players: Tony Schatz, Joey Hyland, Andrew Weaver, David Zeidman, and Carson McWhirter

This guy is probably most widely known for his short stints playing bass with Hella and the Advantage, but he is instrumentally multitalented and is involved in writing, recording, and performing with a wide variety of projects. This is a 3 song ep of recordings made for a brief tour by a group of people assembled by Mcwhirter to play under the moniker "Every Body". It rules and has sick ass guitar/piano playing over complex, lurching drum rhythms. I like it a lot. Maybe you will too.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Caddywhompus- Remainder

Genre: experimental, noise pop


We'd played a show with these guys a while back, and I am really excited to find their CD. Think Animal Collective meets Algernon Cadwallader. Very full and complex sound for a two-piece. Highly recommended.


Horse Feathers Daytrotter Session

Genre: folk, indie

I'm loving the new Horse Feathers CD, and this Daytrotter session features some of the new songs as well as some old favs. Good quality and great musicianship.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Little Brother - "The Chittlin Circuit"

Some of the best sample based rap ever. If you are in to good rappers rapping over beats composed primarily of soul/retro sample hooks, then this is your album.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Man Suit

Genre: folk rock, indie rock

So there's a new supergroup in town. Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou, parts of Elvis Perkins' band, and various other super talented folks are involved. The song isn't amazing, but it is pretty cool. I greatly prefer Aaron's yellin to his singin, just FYI. A happy summertime jam though.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

isn't he?

hey guys whats up? new stuff soon. stay toond.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Phosphorescent Song Premiere (via Stereogum)

Genre: folk rock

The first song released from the new Phosphorescent album was a feel good romp without much substance, but "Mermaid Parade" gives me my hope back. I need some sadness from a Phosphorescent album. This is a lot like the song sounded live, which could be good or bad. I really liked the stripped down feel of Pride, so I don't know how a whole album of full band songs will turn out. Still hyped though, and I will probably love it.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Jay Dee - Donuts

Smoothest instrumental hip hop album ever by one of the most renowned and influential hip hop producers ever. Experimental, yet mildly old school feel with fantastic sample placement and manipulation. Make this the soundtrack to your next sunny grillout day.


Friday, April 16, 2010

New Chicago Jams

Genre: math punk

Just thought I'd drop an entry to endorse some good bands that have some new songs on their respective MySpaces. Castevet and Noumenon.
(Pre-order the new album here:

All the new songs are at the top of both pages. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

J. Tillman Daytrotter Session

Genre: indie, folk-rock, singer/songwriter

I don't usually post these, but this one sounds great and has some really great songs. J. Tillman (drummer for Fleet Foxes) is a really amazing songwriter and these arrangements are spot on. If you like Fleet Foxes, Phosphorescent, or Wilco, check these out.

Nuito "Unutella"

Tera melos meets aphex twin? No electronic stuff though...its all played live. Constant variation. Insane transitions. Brain boggling tempo shifts. Craziest shit ever. Check it out.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Forest Feeling - s/t ep


My internet collab stuff if anyone is interested.


Monday, April 5, 2010

New Maps & Atlases song!

Love it.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Delorean- Ayrton Senna (Bonus Track Version)

Genre: dance pop, electro-indie

Do you want to:
-Feel like spring is coming?
-Not care about things?
-Nod your head because you're too cool to dance in your dorm room?

Then you should check this out. Similar to Passion Pit or MGMT but minus the annoying qualities that both share. There's some cool production on here too.

Dr. Dog- "Shame, Shame" Stream

Genre: folk rock, indie

Check out the entire new Dr. Dog album on NPR. I'm liking it quite a bit even though it's a lot like their last album.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tom Brock - "I Love You More and More"

Thats right. A soul album. Fantastic melodies and good vibes. The title track, "there's nothing in this world...." and "naked as the day I was born" are my favorites.



Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cheyenne Marie Mize- Before Lately

Genre: folk, indie

Remember that album I posted a while back, Among the Gold, a collection of songs from the early 20th century by Cheyenne Mize and Bonnie Price Billy? Maybe you do. Well Cheyenne was nice enough to update me on her goings on, and she just released a new EP online, along with the previously mentioned album in digital form. You can find them both here:

<a href="">Best by Cheyenne Marie Mize</a>

The new EP is quite good, for fans of Horse Feathers, Bright Eyes, Azure Ray, etc. Check it out!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Keith Fullerton Whitman - "Playthroughs"

My go to record for thinking, studying, and meditation. This is pure wave generation however, so if you are not in to textural ambient tone music, then you should probly skip this. For me though, this music gives me a lovely calming sensation that is perfect for when I am in a lousy mood, or just need to wind down.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

We All Have Hooks for Hands- The Shapes of Energy

Genre: indie rock


I had heard one song from this album a while back, "Made Up of Tiny Lights," and was impressed. It was nothing extremely new, but the band did it well. The entire album kind of left me with that impression. There are traces of other recent bands in here, like Surfer Blood, Broken Social Scene, and maybe even a little Built to Spill or Pavement. Singer has a pretty cool voice, but I could see how some would think it's a little annoying. Nothing revolutionary, but a great springtime indie rock album.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Minus the Bear song!

Genre: Nintendo indie pop

I like it. Super keyboards.

Tables and Seats

Me and Sam's good buddy Daniel just started a blog. You should read his first post.

The Tallest Man on Earth- The Wild Hunt

Genre: folk, songwriter, indie


Pretty much exactly like his last album, "Shallow Graves," but this guy is a pretty neat songwriter and creative guitar player, not to mention having a crazy voice. There's also a little more layering of instruments this time around instead of just solo guitar. If you like twangy folk songs, give it a shot. Comparisons to Bob Dylan are not unwarranted.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Humbolt Fog

new album evidently. holy fuck.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Stage Kids Song

"Morning Sunrise"

3 guitars, bass, drums, computer composition/production.

Check Dat

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Phosphorescent Album!!!

Genre: indie folk

New Phosphorescent album!! Entitled "Here's to Taking it Easy." I heard the songs "Mermaid Parade" and "Los Angeles" when they played here a few months ago, and I must say I'm very hyped.

You can hear the first song at Pitchfork from this link. It's a little goofy, but I think the rest of the album will probably give it some context to judge around.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

bygones- Spiritual Bankruptcy

Genre: thrash, punk

New album streaming from bygones. It's nothing like the first one, by-. This is like straight street punk. It's not that great, but yeah.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Colour - "Anthology"

Length: 53:06 min
Genre: Indie
Size: 75.53 MB
Track List:

01. Conversations (03:25)
02. Silverbeast (03:12)
03. Outerspace (04:56)
04. Shamu (05:10)
05. Some Miles (05:19)
06. Over The Moon (05:43)
07. Chutes (04:04)
08. Tired Eyes (02:36)
09. Unicorns (03:53)
10. Run Like You're Being Chased (03:56)
11. Jewels Like Fairy Lights (03:33)
12. Tallulah's My Mother's Name (03:42)
13. Dinosaurs (03:37)

Everything they ever recorded via various singles, splits, ep, and such. You probably won't love every song, but all are worth checking out and they do have some quite fantastic ones.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Aaron Ross - vocals, guitar, roland synth pedals

Spencer Seim - drums

I like it.

Untitled from TERROREYES.TV on Vimeo.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Miles Davis - "Kind of Blue"

1. So What (9:25)
2. Freddie Freeloader (9:49)
3. Blue in Green (5:38)
4. All Blues (11:36)
5. Flamenco Sketches (9:26)
6. Flamenco Sketches (alternate take) (9:32)

Length: 55:26

If you need an introduction to Miles Davis, or jazz in general, here you go.


"Kind of Blue isn't merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it's an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album, a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Why does Kind of Blue posses such a mystique? Perhaps because this music never flaunts its genius. It lures listeners in with the slow, luxurious bassline and gentle piano chords of "So What." From that moment on, the record never really changes pace -- each tune has a similar relaxed feel, as the music flows easily. Yet Kind of Blue is more than easy listening. It's the pinnacle of modal jazz -- tonality and solos build from the overall key, not chord changes, giving the music a subtly shifting quality. All of this doesn't quite explain why seasoned jazz fans return to this record even after they've memorized every nuance. They return because this is an exceptional band -- Miles, Coltrane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb -- one of the greatest in history, playing at the peak of its power. As Evans said in the original liner notes for the record, the band did not play through any of these pieces prior to recording. Davis laid out the themes before the tape rolled, and then the band improvised. The end results were wondrous and still crackle with vitality. Kind of Blue works on many different levels. It can be played as background music, yet it amply rewards close listening. It is advanced music that is extraordinarily enjoyable. It may be a stretch to say that if you don't like Kind of Blue, you don't like jazz -- but it's hard to imagine it as anything other than a cornerstone of any jazz collection." ;)

Dr. Dog- "Shadow People" (Stereogum Exclusive)

Genre: folk rock, indie

Pretty neat new single from Dr. Dog. Not as unique as some of their other work, but the bouncy guitars and piano lines are still around, as are the lead singer's infectious voice. Check out their last CD "Fate" if you haven't, it's really great.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Vampire Weekend Cover Rancid

So yeah, Vampire Weekend covered "Ruby Soho" by Rancid. It's not that good, but I love waxing nostalgic about the song, so here you go. We're not always about good music here. Sometimes it's just weird, or novelty, and that's ok dammit.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

new chon song

click the big picture for sw33t shredding 8p

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pianos Become the Teeth- Old Pride

Genre: screamo, indie

Topshelf Records was kind enough to send over the new release from Pianos Become the Teeth called "Old Pride," and I'm really enjoying it. It's kind of a mix of old screamo stuff and newer wave emo like Castevet and Native. Give it a shot if you like a little aggression in your indie. They only let me put up three tracks, but the whole album is enjoyable.

Also, look up the lyrics, they're pretty great.

Jaga Jazzist - "One Armed Bandit"

Though I doubt they'll ever top their album "what we must" (for purely nostalgic reasons honestly =]), this shit is pretty much blowing me away right now.. The tracks with the most initially high awesome factor are probably "prognissekongen" "book of glass", and "music! dance! drama!", but the a slew of amazing feelings awaits anyone who spends the time needed to properly digest the entire album.

If you dig any of this, do yourself a favor and check out their album "what we must".


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Four Tet- There is Love in You

Genre: smooth beatz

You can stream the entire new Four Tet album at the link below. I haven't made it all the way through, but it's pretty awesome so far. If you liked Rounds, I think you'll be pleased.

New Gorillaz Single- "Stylo" (feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack)

Genre: trip-hop, pop

I have to admit that I liked Demon Days quite a bit, and I am somewhat excited for this album. This single isn't their best work, but I think it deserves mentioning. The singing is ridiculous, almost to the point of ruining the song, but it kinda fits. I guess.