Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Best Song Ever: Passing Knowledge

I could have taken the easy trump route and walloped Joey with "Extra Man", however this little curveball comes courtesy of the oft-overlooked Kurupt. Not one to shy away from giving his opinion, he provides the children of today with the warning that, no matter how much effort you put in, and they faith you have in the good of humanity, you still can't make a hoe a housewife.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FUCK YEAH: Tears In My Beers

Mean Jeans are a very satisfying band: besides sounding like fucking gravy, they put out solid releases pretty often. The new "Tears In My Beers" 7 inch is the newest example and is worth every penny. It's out now from the also consistent Trouble In Mind.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New M.I.A. video: Born Free

Banging new M.I.A. video to compliment her killer press photos (like above). Check out "Born Free" below, directed by Romain Gavras. Track and vid ruleeeees hard.

FUCK NO: About as white as it gets...

The New Pornographers have returned with yet another album of unnecessarily bland adult contemporary songs. One thing about this lot is at least they're formulaic and consistent. NPR and Paste could not be happier to wade their way through another summer of mediocrity. I feel for you, Canada.

Monday, April 26, 2010

GO TEAM: Panther!

MP3: White Flight - Panther

Those who are lucky enough to have any kind of working relationship with Range Life Records and it's main man Zach Hangauer were most likely hearing songs from White Flight's mythical "White Ark" sessions for years now.

I myself remember first hearing songs from it, including "Panther", on a train ride leaving Salt Lake City in 2007. So while Panther and the like are almost like old friends by this point, it's been kept in pockets like a big secret and anytime a passenger would catch a curious glimpse of it, you'd almost instantly have to reject their advances and move along to something else. And that made you feel really, really fucking cool.

So it is with mixed emotions that this single has been released. On the one hand, Panther is a hot track, perfect for any summer and everyone deserves to hear it. It's genius. Plus, the years leading to this release were not spent lying down: this single is the culmination of an insane amount of hard work and missed opportunities. On the other hand, I liked being part of a small society with these sessions. Sure, I've got "Princess Pentagon" and you don't, but "Panther" was our crown jewel.

In the end, of course I am so fucking pleased this exists and that I can help in any way to get people onto White Flight. I pushed the first record so hard and if White Ark ever does happen (which I hope it still does), I will send it to the galaxy.

Beat by RATATAT, swagger by White Flight. Enjoy "Panther" everybody, you deserve it.

Download the Panther single with an instrumental and a hot 1,000,000 Light Years remix from iTunes HERE.

Friday, April 23, 2010


MP3: Dead Meadow - Beyond the Fields We Know

Busy week. I've been traveling and what have you so I totally blew it this week. Next week will be killer, I've got a back log of posts and Giordano sent in a ton of goodies/shit talkers.

In the meantime, Dead Meadow plays New Haven, CT tomorrow night and you can bet yer bottom dollar I'll be there ripping. Enjoy a joint from their first lp.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday @ Insound!

Summertime jamesz?

"You should never argue with a crazy [motherfucker]" is where it's going. Das Racist have found themselves to be inconsistent in their early output, but when they're on, they're on, and this is a prime example.

Friday, April 16, 2010



HEALTH are releasing a new remix album "DISCO2", the sequel to 2008's "DISCO". The collection begins with a brand new song called "USA Boys", which is pretty rad. A total party planner.

Maybe FY!GT! will get thanked in this collection too (the band including us in the liners of DISCO is still a highlight of this blog).

DISCO2 sees release June 22nd from Lovepump United.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

HWGM - the post.

So, folks on the blogs, the new Here We Go Magic record is a quite good collection of popping indie jams. Here is one of them. Get your head nodding.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

New Kurt Vile: Invisibility : Nonexistent

Kurt Vile - Invisibility : Nonexistent

To ease the pain between Kurt Vile records, the "Square Shells" ep has been conceived and will be birthed May 25th from Vile and Matador. Check out “Invisibility : Nonexistent”, the first ultrasound from the power duo.

"When I'm With You" music videotacular

MP3: Best Coast - When I'm With You

New music video for Best Coast's #1 hit "When I'm With You" directed by Pete Ohs. It's a real fucking sunny piece that makes you want to grab a doobie and book it to California. Well done, BC.

The video (embedded above) is on MTVU which has the worst streaming player in my opinion. Hopefully it pops up elsewhere shortly. Also, enjoy an mp3 of the song if you haven't already.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gauntlet Hair, mother fuckers.

MP3: Gauntlet Hair - I Was Thinking...

Hot on the heels of their sold out Cults 7 inch, Forest Family has announced the follow up: a 7 inch from Lafayette, Colorado duo Gauntlet Hair. "I Was Thinking… b/w Our Scenery" will be out in late May/early June with a pre-order to come, but in the meantime the label was kind enough to share the a-side with the interworld and it's a fucking keeper. Lick it up.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bob Marley

Mi Ami - Secrets

Mi Ami have a new record out on Thrill Jockey called "Steal Your Face" and it is filled with six tracks of awesome spastic dub. Put this on the record player and booty-shake you way into springtime, or just when throwing some tastiness onto the grill.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010

FUCK YEAH: Black Sabbath + weather.

MP3: Black Sabbath - Children of the Grave

Have you been outside today? Who gives a fuck about blogs and the internet? Grab your board and shades, then skate to Black Sabbath!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Feeling Without Touching (That's some deep shit)

Glass Candy - Feeling Without Touching

Another day of half-assing, but whatever I've got a job interview in like an hour. Here is a jam from Glass Candy's "Feeling Without Touching" single. Dope as always. Sunshineeeeeee...

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Life on the outside ain't what it used to be.

Cheeseburger - Commin' Home

I'll be honest, today left me a little stumped as far as posts go. Then I was saved: why not post the fucking radical theme to "Superjail!", one of the best cartoons on television. Performed by Cheeseburger, who's Christy Karacas is a co-creator of the show, it sums up the vibe so perfectly. Or something. Don't hassle me man, it's early.

Monday, April 05, 2010


MP3: Elias and the Wizzkids - Waste Of Time

Any of you IAT! readers know in my review of this record, I gushed rather vociferously over the new Elias and the Wizzkids album—and why not? It sure is deserving of such accolades, as their tackling of the pop-rock gamut is done exceedingly well and excruciatingly detailed. A real triumph, and here is the lead song from it—one to kick off the springtime in sunny fashion.

Friday, April 02, 2010


MP3: Mark Sultan - I Get Nothin From My Girl

Matt was cool enough to send the new Mark Sultan record "$" along this morning and a song from it seems like a good way to close out the week. A fine follow up to last years rad "Hold On" 7 inch, $ is completely what you'd expect which is cool jams.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

The Best Song Ever: Vangelis Again

MP3: The Fucking Champs - Vangelis Again

Sorry I didn't post yesterday (APRIL FOOLS! I'm not sorry!), but today I am issuing a response to my friend Matthew Giordano's March 22nd entry. I see your Chorale Motherfucker and raise you Vangelis Again. Your move.