8.31.2011

YOUNG FRIDAYS

That Ghost - Young Fridays - 2011
lo-fi, rock, pop, bedroom, Brooklyn
I can hear similarities to lots of bands without being too much like any of them: Ty Segall, Oh No Oh My, The Black Keys, early Bright Eyes, and even the Wavves bro.

8.30.2011

GHOST SONGS

Ghost Songs EP Cover Art
Rain Kings - Ghost Songs EP - 2011 (bandcamp)

You are about to zone the fuck out! Folk, grime, kraut, prog, lo-fi, smoke weed, Sweden

8.29.2011

HAVING YOUR HEART BROKEN MEANS ONCE HAVING HAD SOMEBODY TO LOVE

Having Your Heart Broken Means Once Having Had Somebody To Love Cover Art
The You Are Minez -
Having Your Heart Broken Means Once Having Had Somebody to Love -
2011



groove, apocalyptic valentine, 60's, spooky, Calgary

TONSMORECOWBELL GOES TO THE MOVIES



I went to the historical Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff Saturday and saw an absolutely brilliant Spanish film called 'The Last Circus'.  It was a genre-melding love story about clowns that makes Quentin Tarantino look like a gay.  Possibly the best movie I've ever seen.  10/10

8.26.2011

ADULT SWIM

YOU ARE ALL I SEE

Active Child - You Are All I See - 2011

This is one of those times where I'm posting the album as soon as I find it.  Haven't listened yet, but extremely optimistic after last year's effort.

8.23.2011

OH, AND I ALMOST FORGOT...

TODAY IS OUR 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!

first post here... how did I do?

THROUGH DONKEY JAW

Amen Dunes - Through Donkey Jaw - 2011
lo-fi, alternative rock, psych, slightly spookie


"Christopher"

SUPPORT MY FAVORITE BLOG

DAYVAN ZOMBEAR has funded the cassette tape/digital release of a band called Wavepool Abortion.  Comprised of 2 17 year old's (Matvei and Pyotr) from Moscow.  Don't worry, they're singing in English.  This shit is hella sick!!!

"Wavepool Abortion (ЖЕРТВА АБОРТА) is a new and exciting proto-pop-punk band featuring Pyotr Reznikov (guitar/vocals) and Matvei Solovyov (guitar/vocals/drums), based in Moscow, Russia. While listeners will surely enjoy Wavepool Abortion's ear for classic pop melody, you may have to dig through some filth to get there. The reward is a half-hour blissful regression to punk's dirty roots--a joyride of almost-on vocal harmonies, guitar solos that swell in and out of feedback, sludgy drum machines, and enough tambourine to fill a cesspool.
Wavepool Abortion - S/T - 2011



"When I heard The Ramones and things, I was like, wow," says Solovyov, 17. "I take my guitar and Pyotr and we made this song so fast." Reznikov, also 17, attributes his interest in punk to popular Russian band Ногу свело! "We sing in English because we like the Beatles," Reznikov says. "Wavepool Abortion is the heaviest thing! It's like maybe The Ramones and The Beatles taking a big shit."


Wavepool Abortion has been making waves in their native city since their live debut last winter. As the leaders of a growing scene of like-minded teenagers, calling themselves "Искусство боли" (The Art of Pain), Wavepool Abortion are the most exciting thing from Russia since the space race. Matvei and Pyotr will finish high school first, but expect their U.S. live debut to follow. In the meantime, this first album of visceral dirt-pop will kick your ass to the gulags"  -DZ Tapes

8.22.2011

THURSDY

The Weeknd - Thursday - 2011
R&B

"As always, listening to The Weeknd still feels like waking up hungover in a opulent hotel room, a dented mound of coke sitting on the coffee table and cigarette butts floating in the champagne flutes.  The operational emotion infused in these set pieces is difficult to describe, but it’s something akin to the inability to feel guilty about something recklessly pleasurably."  -No Genre

8.19.2011

8.18.2011

OH SHIT LOOK!!!

Hurry and get this before they kill the link!


Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost - 2011
 

 Track List:
01 Honey Bunny
02 Alex
03 Die
04 Saying I Love You
05 My Ma (incorrectly labeled as Myma*)
06 Vomit
07 Just a Song
08 Magic
09 Forgiveness
10 Love Like a River
11 Jamie Marie


(There's a bloop/scratch/skip halfway through track 9, Forgiveness.  Please forgive me.)

A.O.T.Y.

8.08.2011

INVENTING GENRES

Mister Heavenly - Out of Love - 2011
doom-wop from Honus Honus of ManMan along with members of Modest Mouse and Unicorns... YAY!

8.04.2011

I'LL SEE YOU ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF HELL


Goodbye Vibrations Cover Art
Blank Fritz - Goodbye Vibrations - 2011


Released earlier this week, Bill Baird's new moniker Blank Fritz gives us 'Goodbye Vibrations'.  A sobering and beautiful album featuring 8 new songs about the emotions associated with 'hello' and 'goodbye' (mostly love). 
I bought my limited (50) edition vinyl/polaroid last month and would highly recommend you do the same if there are any left.  Everything he touches turns to gold.

folk, mellow, lo-fi, acoustic

8.03.2011

SAT. NITE DUETS RELEASED NEW EP TODAY!


Wilder Dreams Cover Art
Sat. Nite Duets - Wilder Dreams EP - 2011
peace, rock, funk, anti-terror, Milwaukee

Also check out this feature that CNN podcast did on Sat. Nite Duets!  (right-click, save as)

MUSIC VIDEO MONDAY (WEDNESDAY EDITION)



The People's Temple - Axe Man





Toro Y Moi - How I Know





Mayer Hawthorne - A Long Time





Braids - Lammicken





Sat. Nite Duets - Throwback Man



Sat. Nite Duets - Peel Away





Sat. Nite Duets - All Nite Long