Monday, June 25, 2012

White Wires - All Night Long [MP3]

July 31st brings the world a new White Wires album, so get ready! The press release for WWIII touts maturity, catchiness and pop masterpiece - and a lot of that is true, so that's great news!!

Way to go, Dirtnap.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


MP3: Sam Flax - Child of Glass (Age Waves)

Like the sign says - Burger Records is having a summer sale and it's a great time to stock up on some killer tapes. In case you needed some help, I've posted a selection of MP3s from currently available releases that I highly recommend. GET TO IT $$$!!

Twin Shadow - Five Seconds [VIDEO/MP3]

"Five Seconds"
4AD 2012
Director: Keith Musil

Just hearing or looking at Twin Shadow doesn't make you ever think "bad ass", but this sweet video certainly does a killer job changing that.

HOT TRAXXX: Cat Power - Ruin [MP3]

"I have to say, the past couple of months I have been bad… not bad. I’ve been revisiting my teens and actually smoking a little marijuana. I’m telling you that because it actually helps my mind calm down a lot and relaxes me when I’m by myself. I haven’t sat down and played records since I was a teenager."
With that, her recent breakup and the new haircut, I'd say this new Cat Power record is gonna rule!

(quote via The Stool Pigeon)

Thursday, June 14, 2012


"No Waves"
No Waves / No Ass
Mom + Pop 2012
Director: Ryan Baxley

Cop this single, it's some great rock n roll and its cover is graced with extra radical art by my pal Brendan Donnelly. FUCK IT DOG LIFE'S A RISK!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

FUCK YEAH: Spacin' - Empty Mind [MP3]

MP3: Spacin' - Empty Mind

I finally got an opportunity to hear Deep Thuds, the way killer debut by Spacin'. Why are they worth checking out? There's a dude from Birds of Maya in the band, the album has a nice warm/rusty sound to it and has a goddamn rock and roll heart!

The album, out on Richie, is sold out though. So uh, try google!

Monday, June 11, 2012

HOT TRAXXX: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Baby [STREAM]

Here's that Ariel Pink cover of 1979's great pop gem "Baby", by Donnie & Joe Emerson. This version is better, #nolie. See you in August, Mature Themes.

TOPS - Rings of Saturn [VIDEO] / Go Away [MP3]

Tender Opposites, the debut album by Montreal's TOPS, is one I wish was getting noticed more. It's solid and clever all the way through, featuring songs with both bliss and sadness (today we're featuring one of each). What more could you possibly want??

Friday, June 01, 2012

The Best Song Ever: All Night Radio - Sad K [MP3]

With a new Beachwood Sparks album on the way, and our ever devotion to the them over here, I've been listening to a lot of All Night Radio. There's just something inherently gorgeous about the layers upon layers of psychedelia following in and out of one another. And the clarity! Each instrument is giving it's own space, coming and going in soft entrances. Our love of this album especially has led it to possibly being posted in full before The Slider, even. Enjoy.