Tuesday, March 30, 2010
MP3: Cults - Go Outside
MP3: Cults - Most Wanted
Forest Family Records is a hot out of the oven label headed by the excellent folks at Gorilla vs Bear and Weekly Tape Deck and man they launching this sucker in style: the deservedly hyped Cults will release the "Go Outside" 7 inch on yellow wax later this April. It's limited to 400 and the label has been cool enough to provide the ENTIRE thing for download. So snag it, you won't regret it. Pre-order here and many congrats to our blog homies.
Monday, March 29, 2010
MP3: Japandroids - Art Czars
MP3: Japandroids - Darkness on the Edge of Gastown
Japandroids have been cool enough to keep the momentum up and running through 2010 with a 7 inch series (beginning with next month's "Art Czars") and "No Singles", a collection of their 2 eps pre-dating last year's fucking awesome "Post-Nothing" lp. The 7 inch is awesome and looking forward to hearing their older stuff. Thanks Polyvinyl!
Art Czars is out No Singles is out May 11th.
Friday, March 26, 2010
My friend Rob runs the fantastic Skywriting Records who has the honor of not releasing anything shitty. After slam dunk releases by Cloetta Paris and Dreamdate, Skywriting returns this week with "Things You Used to Say" from Chicago's Very Truly Yours. If you ever needed a Spring soundtrack, THIS IS IT. It's pleasant, sunny, touching and poptastic. I can't stop listening to this record and you should buy it so it'll stick to you like your favourite tan. Seriously, these mother fuckers can write a pop song!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
While we're all still enjoying "Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle", Bill Callahan drops us "Rough Travel For A Rare Thing", a live album full of solo and Smog classics. The recording quality is fucking awesome, so don't miss out on this. I know live albums mostly suck but this one doesn't, and is available now on double LP from Drag City.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
While the world awaits a new Fucking Champs album, how does a little "Chorale Motherfucker" sound? For some reason I thought I had heard they broke up, but Wikipedia described them in the present tense, so that gives the world hope of Fucking VII. Who knows, perhaps it'll even have a L'Inferno referenced title...
Friday, March 19, 2010
05. Never Stops
07. Calvary Scars
I don't know if it was a fluke that Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. was so great, but I haven't enjoyed anything as much from Deerhunter before or since (other than Atlas Sound's incredible "Logos" lp). This limited cassette was from that brief period of brilliance and is very awesome.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
MP3: Magic Kids - Hey Boy
I'm jumping on the bandwagon here, but bandwagons exist for a reason. Magic Kids are awesome and it may seem premature to label "Hey Boy" with FY!GT!'s coveted Best Song Ever label, but it is true and completely well deserved. They're gonna be huge, but we already knew that.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
MP3: Happy Birthday - Subliminal Message
The Happy Birthday record that came out today rules a ton and if you like rock and roll plus fun and babes, buy six copies. Your friends will thank you for being so radical.
Monday, March 15, 2010
MP3: Milk 'N' Cookies - (Not Enough Girls) In the World
Friday, March 12, 2010
While I typically prefer my King Khan with BBQ, King Khan and the Shrines have plenty of hot jams. This is one of them from the killer "Mr. Supernatural" record. Hopefully the nice weather sticks and we all have a killer weekend.
MP3: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round
Ariel Pink ain't fuckin' around: Round and Round is a new cut from the upcoming 4AD debut and holy cocks does it slay. Pure summer drenched sun pop, the perfect anthem for drugs and tans. The 7 inch single for this joint drops April 26th: you've been warned.
(via Gorilla vs Bear)
Thursday, March 11, 2010
MP3: Fredrik - Ner
Fredrik just keeps on getting better! I had the chance to see them again recently, and they put on another great set. Although their US tour is quite short this time, they are supporting the compilation (comprised of their self-released EP series) appropriately entitled Trilogi on The Kora Records. They've honed their bliss-infused pop to more atmospheric levels while never losing the tight rhythmic qualities they laid the foundation for on their debut.
MP3: Woods - I Was Gone
Also they're on tour, like bands do sometimes. Dig it:
03/12 - New York, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg ^#
03/13 - Montreal, QC Lambi ^
03/14 - Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern ^
03/15 - Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall ^
03/16 - Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall ^
03/19 - Austin, TX SXSW Other Music Lawn Party @ French Legation Museum
03/19 - Austin, TX SXSW Cheer Up Charlie's AKA Ms. Bea's
03/20 - Austin, TX SXSW Woodsist Showcase @ Red 7
03/22 - Nashville, TN The End ^
03/23 - Bloomington, IN The Bishop ^
03/24 - Cleveland, OH The Spot at Case Western ^
03/25 - Pittsburgh, PA Univ. of Pittsburgh ^
03/26 - Haverford, PA Haverford College ^
03/27 - Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel ^
03/28 - Durham, NC Duke Coffehouse ^
05/13 - New York, NY Abrons Art Center / Joshua Light Festival *
^ = w/ Real Estate
# = w/ Happy Birthday and Wild Nothing
* = w/ MV + EE
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
MP3: Neon Indian - Sleep Paralysist
New jam from Neon Indian, produced by NI and Grizzy Bear's Chris Taylor. A little more slick, but still lots of groove. Dudes blowing up, this track was made on Mountain Dew's label Green Label Sound. Beep beep gleep glop: delicious!
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
MP3: T. Rex - Life's a Gas
The first time I ever really got into this T. Rex jam was driving home pretty stoned a few months back and my iPod really thought I would dig hearing this. It was right. So we high fived, got more stoned and popped this mother fucker on repeat. All T. Rex is god for the most part, but this one can be the greatest when the galaxy allows it.