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  • July 29, 2011 8:49 pm

    Nicole Atkins & The Antlers - "Hounds"

    1/4 of the way through this video I had to pause because it was JUST TOO MUCH. My life is reacting with violent emotion to Antlers songs. Nicole Atkins joins them in-studio this time, for “Hounds”. Believe me when I say the result is unbearably lovely.

  • July 29, 2011 12:39 pm

    Neko Case playing “This Tornado Loves You” at P4Kfest. That was some magical stuff. I love her little silly bit at the beginning about turgid excitement and fish sperm.

  • July 17, 2011 3:49 pm

    Sunday Five: Toro y Moi, Cults, and more


    [MP3] Toro y Moi - Saturday Love

    Chaz dropped a new Toro y Moi cut the past week. It’s pretty much bliss. Honestly, when you listen it does feel like a Saturday. Even today, on a Sunday.

    2. Cults finally have a video for the sparkly gem of a song that is “Go Outside”, and it’s pretty… intense. I guess it reminds you of where they got their band name from?

    Go Outside, by Cults from Boing Boing on Vimeo.


    Pitchfork’s Music Fest was/is this weekend, and as a result I’ve finally gotten into Gang Gang Dance. Mostly I’m into the groovy funk of “Romance Layers”. Apparently they are playing at Johnny Brenda’s too on the 20th!

    4. In the case of Elite Gymnastics, I’m going to let them/their lastFM speak for themselves. FYI my favorite track from them is “m i n n e a p o l i s   b e l o n g s   t o   y o u”.





    5. My latest Bandcamp addiction is Crash Collect, especially the track “Move”.

  • July 4, 2011 12:52 am


    A sneak peak of the upcoming Blind Pilot album! Sounds awesome! 

  • June 27, 2011 2:32 pm

    Naked Chins

    Sophie Madeleine’s sound is poignant. Her voice holds a secret you want to figure out. She’s almost precious, but undeniably talented. She even wields a ukulele.

    Check out her performance of an older track, “Beard Song”.

  • June 26, 2011 4:57 pm

    Sunday Five: New Bjork, Bad Lamps EP, and more

    1) The first of new Björk hit the internet a few days ago. Check it over @ Disco Naivete, if you haven’t already. “Crystalline” is wonderful, perhaps my favorite track I’ve heard from her in a while.

    2) I’m obsessed with this track, ”Wastin’ Time”, off of the new Shoes album Crack My Bones. It doesn’t help that there’s a great video to go along with it.

    Buy Crack My Bones or stream and jam out to it.

    3) Stream the Soultronic EP by Bad Lamps over at Bandcamp, or download and name your own price. They provide some fresh, catchy stomp-along pop tracks. I especially dig “The Moor”, and “Fancy Dresses” is legitimately classifiable as “dance-folk”.

    4) Jo Hamilton’s “How Beautiful" starts off a bit sinister, but her voice packs plenty of sweetness. Her sound is anything but conventional and still goes down easy. I could say I get PJ Harvey vibes, but she is her own woman no doubt.

    5) I haven’t listend to JoJo in a while, but after playing this mixtape I remember how great her voice actually is.

  • May 26, 2011 1:33 pm

    I wanna lead ya

    I heard a few tracks from her mixtape back in March, but lately I cannot get enough of Dominique Young Unique. A week or so ago she put out a video for “Follow the Leader” and it’s infectious.

    You can download her latest mixtape via Art Jam Records.

  • May 23, 2011 3:40 pm

    Blood and Tears: James Blake’s “Lindisfarne”

    James Blake has recently put out a video for his self-titled LP’s tracks “Lindisfarne I” and “II”, combining them into one entity. As usual, it’s hard to find words to describe how his music makes me feel. I always want to throw every superlative in the English dictionary at him, because honestly his music is the most perfect encapsulation of contemporary uncertainty and disconnect in the midst of increasing technology. It’s almost unbelievable how precisely, emotionally resonant his work is. “Lindisfarne” is no exception.

    The video features a close-knit group of friends performing a kind of ritual to send one of them off on her own the next morning. Think battle scars, spitting into a cup, dancing pantsless in the great outdoors.

  • May 12, 2011 10:20 am

    You’ve got my heartbeat running away

    Nicki’s puzzling to me, though I suppose that stems solely from my personal expectations of her. I have a lot of conflicting opinions (I love her attitude, I love a lot of her thoughts about rapping, less enthused about some of the cultural appropriation and buddying up w/Eminem), but basically I think she is mad talented as a rapper though I don’t like her solo stuff. WHY DOES PINK FRIDAY SOUND LIKE IT DOES? IT SHOULD ALL BE LIKE HER BLISTERING VERSE ON KANYE’S “MONSTER”. She stole the show from everyone on that track.

    This is the first single that she’s put out that I love. In fact I cannot stop playing it in the car. Everywhere I go, I have this song blaring.

  • April 18, 2011 3:22 pm

    More from Coachella

    Watch Kanye West perform “POWER" and "Lost in the World”.

    Watch Arcade Fire perform “Wake Up”.

    You can watch performances by Two Door Cinema Club, Broken Social Scene, Mumford & Sons, and more at the Coachella live stream webpage. They have about thirty performances or so up, and it looks like they just started adding a least a few more.

    I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna need a minute. A whole lot of minutes. So many bands were at the top of their game. Kanye’s performance was legendary. This is why I love music so much. EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL AND NOTHING HURT.

    eta: You can view Kanye’s entire performance:

  • February 21, 2011 2:42 pm

    Alex Winston’s Sister Wife

    The mad-hyped Detroit native managed to beguile me- for all that’s been said about her in praise I think she deserves it. She wrote the songs on her upcoming first EP Sister Wife (they were produced by The Knocks and Charlie Hugall), played all the instruments, and has a wonderful voice to boot. It has a quality to it that reminds me a bit of Kate Bush, a bit of Joanna Newsom, but Alex’s songs come off as something completely original- fresh-sounding pop music with an almost spooky, more traditional spirit at the center. Definitely a talent to watch (and to listen to, again and again).

    [MP3] Alex Winston - Sister Wife
    [video] Alex Winston - Don’t Care About Anything (live acoustic)

    Check out Myspace to preorder the Sister Wife EP and/or buy some tickets and support Alex.

  • February 11, 2011 10:09 am

    Daughter - "In The Shallows" (Tales From Shop Session) from Stay Loose on Vimeo.

    Daughter - In the Shallows (live)

    Beautiful, delicate music by an up-and-comer. You can get Daughter’s 4-track demo EP through her Myspace (and you should).