Monday, January 18, 2010

OFF WEEK

Hey guys, I apologize but I will be taking this week off due to the passing of a family member. I hope to return next week in full force, in the meantime I appreciate your understanding. Enjoy the classics!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Aziz Ansari yo.


MP3: Aziz Ansari - Kanye West vs. Darwish

I leave you this weekend with something different: I like comedy (when it's actually funny of course) and I was lucky enough to get an advance of the cd and dvd of Aziz Ansari's new special "Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening" (no vinyl advance, bummer I know) which premieres on Comedy Central this Sunday and hits stores on Tuesday. I like Aziz and was pretty excited for this and it totally delivers. It's mostly quick jokes about CVS or Craigslist or whatever which everyone can dig on but there are a couple of stories too like the mp3 I included today. Judge for yourself, but this blog is down. Watch this on Sunday and if you dig, go pick a copy up on Tuesday. Fuck yeah!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

RIP Jay Reatard


MP3: Jay Reatard - Blood Visions

Sad news yesterday with the shocking passing of Jay Reatard. Never saw him live unfortunately but I always enjoyed most of his records, with the last one finally starting to grow on me. When he was on, he was fucking on and he will be soundtracking the best parties for years to come. Rock on.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Dum Dum Girls: Jail La La


MP3: Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La

You crazy today Sub Pop: here is the re-recorded album version of the great "Jail La La" from the Dum Dum Girls' upcoming "I Will Be" lp, coming out March 30th (with the LP on Hozac). That sweet 7 inch single like artwork above there is actually the cover for a sweet 7 inch single. Nuts right? That comes out February 16th with non album b-side "Play With Fire". Sounds dangerous. Party time.

Hot Shit=Happy Birthday


MP3: Happy Birthday - Girls FM

Just caught this one from Gorilla vs Bear: Happy Birthday is that dude from King Tuff and it's fucking sweet jams. Dirt pop or some shit: I'm making up genres. This is how this record is going to open and that means it opens fucking greatly. Also these dudes are playing here next week so obviously I'm going now. Fuck yeah!

This record comes out March 16th from Sub Pop.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Have One On Me


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Drag City posted this on their website. If it's a new Joanna Newsom album or art or whatever, that's cool but mainly that is a fucking bad ass comic strip.

PUNKS GROW UP


MP3: Mattias Alkberg - Jag bara tänkte, liksom, att

I'm a bit late in getting the new Mattias Alkberg record, but that could well be a result of his other band's stellar record that was really nary a month or so prior to this effort. Anyway, here is a great track from it, as well as link to him performing it on PSL.

http://blogg.svt.se/psl/2009/11/23/musik-med-mattias-alkberg/

Monday, January 11, 2010

Dirty Projectors Free Virtual 7 Inch


MP3: Dirty Projectors - Ascending Melody

Dirty Projectors have released a 7 inch for 2 songs from the Bitte Orca sessions, originally to appear on a single that never ended up pressed after all (though it leaked like crazy). These song now exist in a limited physical form, which can be purchased here or you can download it from the widget below. Good shit, as to be expected.








Thursday, January 07, 2010

Dance your life away to the drum fills


MP3: Kite - Cannonballs

After a stellar debut EP, Kite has returned with another set of electro-pop goodness. Unabashedly danceable and bright, they deliver the message that you're never alone, no matter how isolated you feel in the world around you. Unlike most artists though—they do it well.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Japandroids live from Bikini Island


Japandroids did not disappoint last night on Jimmy Fallon. Seriously, this band is too fucking rad.

New Quasi: Repulsion


MP3: Quasi - Repulsion

Hey guys, sorry for the extended absence. I meant to return from my holiday yesterday, but New England snowed me in and it was not meant to be. Oh well! We're back and ready to kick 2010 into high gear.

Helping to do so is a new Quasi ripper from their new "American Gong", out Feb 23rd on Kill Rock Stars with artwork up yonder. The new lady member sounds pretty great and they sound pretty fresh. I fucking love me some Quasi though, so judge for yourself.