9.27.2011

LATE TO THE PARTY




So I guess I missed this when it was released, but god damn is this awesome!  Indie, Psych, Pop, Rock from Philadelphia.

Wide Awake LP Cover Art
Arches - Wide Awake - 2011

9.26.2011

9.22.2011

TIGER WAVES RELEASE NEW SINGLE, HEAD FOR DALLAS

I just told you about Tiger Waves a couple of weeks ago and I already get to give you more brilliance.  'It Could Never Stop' was released today and I'm more convinced than ever that these bros are destined for good things.

The guys are also coming to DFW for a couple of shows this week: 

Tuesday 9/27 University of Dallas (house show).   1700 E Northgate Dr. #2039 Irving.  w/ Ezra Pound & the Wonder Zoos, Paper Carousel- $5 admission includes keg access.  **Recommended for everyone who doesn't want to spend a shitload to see Panda Bear at Granada.**

Thursday 9/29 - Abbey Underground in Denton.  100 W Walnut, Denton (Located behind The Abbey Inn on Denton Square)

Get the new single, and be the first to own a Tiger Waves SHIRT!!!



9.21.2011

MUSIC VIDEO MONDAY


Washed Out - Amor Fati


Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Ffunny Ffrends


Girls - Honey Bunny


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Nothing But Your Love (Live @ACL 9/18/11)

Sun Airway - Wild Palms

9.19.2011

ABOUT FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS AN OUNCE

This is an album I had, lost, couldn't find, and just found again today.  It's fucking amazing and was one of the best things to come out of 2008.  This is not a surprise to fans of Nick Thorburn's work.

Reefer - Life Narcotic - 2008

9.12.2011

DAVID LIEBE HART IS COMING TO DALLAS AND RAP-TALKING

David Liebe Hart - Mixtape - 2011
Be sure to get tickets for David Liebe Hart when he plays Bryan Street Tavern.  (thanks to PARADE OF FLESH)  Apparently his momma died right here in Dallas County (Lancaster) this year... so there's that.

9.09.2011

DON'T TRUST THE MAN

Unfortunately, 'hipster' websites like Pitchfork, Hipster Runoff, and Gorilla vs Bear are too fucking scared to acknowledge the truth about 9/11.  This brings to mind the question: "Are these guys actually 'alternative' or just another mainstream voice with unique music taste?" I would vote for the latter.

If you don't use your platform to make a difference, you don't deserve it.  Just something to consider 10 years after the fact...




Zeitgeist: The Movie - 2007 by Peter Joseph from ZeitgeistMovie.com on Vimeo.

9.08.2011

B-B-B-BENNY AND THE JETTS

Do you remember when I told you about TV Girl?  It's okay if you don't.  It was a long time ago...


They have something new and I didn't realize it.


Benny and the Jetts Cover Art
TV Girl - Benny and the Jetts - 2011

Indie-pop, rock, indie, lo-fi, pop, golden jizzum from San Diego.

YOU'RE GOING TO HELL YOUNG MAN


Hell Young Man Cover Art
Coyotes in the Room - Hell Young Man - 2011


Creep, drunk, folk, psych, gnar from Indiana.  I want more of it inside me.

9.07.2011

ONLY GOOD BANDS HAVE ANIMAL NAMES

There is something absolutely fucking brilliant about a possible album of the year candidate that doesn't even spell the name of their album correctly on the cover art. 

Meet Tiger Waves... pop, indie, surf, rock, orgasm.



Only Good Bands Have Animal Names Cover Art
Tiger Waves - Only Good Bands Have Animal Names - 2011



BIO:

"Tiger Waves was birthed on the Internet in the spring of 2011. At that time James worked for NASA in the Department of Theoretical Cosmic Physics in Austin, TX and spent his days paying bills and playing with his little dog Pierre. Meanwhile, Reid studied continental philosophy in Chicago and avoided the cold weather whenever possible by staying inside and deconstructing his experience of the cold. After a freak shuttle accident, James was hit on the head and began believing that he was either Phil Spector (on a good day) or Syd Barrett (on a bad day). To play into these delusions, Reid went along with it claiming that he was in fact Brian Wilson. Then, on a whim, these two friends began emailing each other, in mp3 form, fragments of their songs: half written melodies, chord progressions, drum beats, and so forth. Slowly and surely—as the sonic layers were piled atop one other—the fragments began to take shape and look, each day, less and less like isolated bits of music and more and more like finished songs. Harmonies were added to melodies, distorted slide guitar solos were overdubbed on top of fuzzed out verses, Humphrey Bogart’s voice, dripping with delay, was inserted into the background of folksy funeral ballads, stream of consciousness lyrics were quietly sung in dark and sullen dorm rooms in desperate attempts not to wake the roommate. This went on and on, week after week—nearly ad infinitum it seemed. These songs, with all of their chaotic bedlam and wry humor, are the product of that secluded and protracted process. We, of course, hope you enjoy it."

9.06.2011