Thursday, December 13, 2007

Yes- Sweetness

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Gallo and Ricci "Spanning time" together.

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"We're a couple that doesn't hold hands."

I bought Buffalo 66 the other day and watched it for the first time. I can't stop watching scenes of this movie now. It is ridiculous and so rude and tension filled but undeniably sweet. This track closes the movie and it is also sweet, Sweetness being its name I stand by the band's choice to name it so. I believe this is Buck 65's favorite song of all time.

Download Yes "Sweetness"

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Depreciation Guild- A Room, A Canvas

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My Bloody Valentine meets M83 tastes good.

Download The Depreciation Guild "A Room, A Canvas"

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Jonas Game- ADHD

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This label is everything right now. Never heard music like this everrr.

Download Jonas Game "ADHD"

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Raveonettes- Dead Sound

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When I first heard the album "Chain Gang of Love" it sounded like innocence. Combined with a fuzzy minimal garage pop sound, it was candy. That album means just as much to me as "Is This It" and "Turn On The Bright Lights". Their last album "Pretty In Black" was nice but a little too sweet. "Lust Lust Lust" brings the raw fuzz with the right amount of sugar. I guess this is early favorite for best album 2008.

I know that you want the candy.

Download The Raveonettes "Dead Sound"

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Like Young- Dead Eyes

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Really love these two. So adorable. So raw. So broken up like almost 2 years now. So sad.

"I don't want to know you if you give me dead eyes!"

Download The Like Young "Dead Eyes"

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Working For A Nuclear Free City- Quiet Place

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You now can begin to stare at your shoes.

Download Working For A Nuclear Free City "Quiet Place"

Monday, November 12, 2007

Los Campesinos!- International Tweecore Underground

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The 2nd Most Punk-Rock Band In Britain

I bet you twenty pounds if you knew ten years ago how pretty you'd turn out then you'd never have gotten your ears pierced, but I never got my ears pierced and look how I turned out,and the last time that you tried listening to music, and reading fiction at the same time, you never finished the chapter, but you finished the song with your chin on your knees like you belong

and i never cared about Henry Rollins
Amelia Fletcher never meant anything to me
but the International Tweexcore Underground, will save us all

Getting the laptop fixed by a professional doesn't make me a pawn and
stamping harder on your FX pedal, won't make you feel any better any more
oh you said "we've gotta bite the hand that feeds" but I was sucking seductively on the fingertips of a civil servant, said "how you gonna bring the state down when you're propping it up? with daytime radio
and skimmed milk and soppy bows
just 'cause you're scared to be alone"

and I never cared about Ian MacKaye
Calvin Johnson never meant anything to me
but the International Tweecore Underground, will save us all

Ooh, this city is run by fucking pigs, and though you say you're my friend, you're not, you're one of them.
and i never cared about...whatever
Sarah Records never meant anything to mebut the International Tweexcore Underground, will save us all

Download Los Campesinos!- International Tweecore Underground

The Answering Machine 'Light Bulbs' music video

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Muscles- Chocolate, Raspberry, Lemon & Lime

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"I wish I could keep you inside my pocket."

Download Muscles "Chocolate, Raspberry, Lemon & Lime"

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Cut Copy- So Haunted

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Another personal favorite of mine. This is the latest from these electronic pop stars that brought you the 2006 mega album "Bright Like Neon Love". We hear them seriously rocking out early on this before settling into a lush groove that tells us "This is real."

Download Cut Copy "So Haunted"

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Voxtrot- Trouble

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This really does sum up my exact feelings for this band.

"My love/hate relationship with Voxtrot continues. I love the fact that I love their songs. I hate the fact that their songs are so non-immediate. They require an investment (as do the best of things). My short-term attention spans sometimes misses out though and gets lazy. Fortunately I tend to come around."

Please trust me that the "investment" is well worth it. Some really imaginitive songwriting and touching themes that we all can relate to.

Download Voxtrot "Trouble"

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Horrors- Draw Japan

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I 'm acually not really sold on these guys music to be honest. But I wanted to post something halloween themed and this is what I came up with. This track is pretty fun though. Something to freak right out on. Right? Just to add what The Horrors lack in sound they make up with there absolute flawless style.

Download The Horrors "Draw Japan"

Monday, October 29, 2007

Lo-Fi-Fnk- A.D.T. + Change Channel

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I have been holding off posting some tracks by this very special pop act from Sweden for too long now. I will say that this is my favorite band of 2007 and they put out my favorite record of the year "Boylife". These are special.

Download Lo-Fi-Fnk "A.D.T."
Download Lo-Fi-Fnk "Change Channel"

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Robots In Disguise- The Sex Has Made Me Stupid

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What can I say? I'm a sucker for the spikey guitar delay. And also obviously..."the sex has made me stupid the sex has made me stupid the sex has made me stupid."
How do these robots know so much?

Download Robots In Disguise "The Sex Has Made Me Stupid"

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Chromatics- Running Up That Hill

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I was first introduced to Kate Bush through The Futureheads when they covered "Hounds of Love". I bought her album and instantly fell in love with the opening track "Running up that Hill". It had a real magical sound to me. Now that song has now been covered by gloomy NYC band The Chromatics and they certainly do the track no shame.

Download The Chromatics "Running up that Hill"

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pinback- Good To Sea

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A pretty tight well rounded listen. Tight is the key word here.

Download Pinback "Good to Sea"

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Maccabess- Toothpaste Kisses

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This is a love song.

Download The Maccabees "Toothpaste Kisses"

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Vampire Weekend- A-punk

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Whats in Eli Cash's tape deck.

Download Vampire Weekend "A-punk"

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Au Revoir Simone- Stay Golden

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This song is featured in the movie "Dedication" which I just posted the trailer for below. Also on the soundtrack is "Ask Me Anything" by The Strokes which makes this movie even more cool if that was even possible from what we see in the trailer. Love the casting for this. I'm a huge fan of Mandy. I think she is very underrated. This seems to have a Garden State thing going which obviously isn't a bad thing. I find ironic that Mandy who dated Braff is the lead chick in this. Then there is the trendy indie soundtracks but where Grarden State mostly had a acoustic bare sound this is filled with lush keyboards and a abundance of mellotrons and synth's all over the tracks by The Strokes, Fischerspooner, and Deerhoof. Well played.

Download Au Revoir Simone "Stay Golden"


Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Moving Units- Dark Walls

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"Give me your heart. Give me your soul."

Love this band. Always will. The synth's in this are the most lovely part. And I will give them the award for best cover art in 2007.

Download Moving Units "Dark Walls"

Monday, October 8, 2007

Late Of The Pier- Bathroom Gurgle

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This track has SERIOUS a.d.d.! Like Of Montreal meets Devo meets Scissor Sisters. Any song that challenges me to "get your hands on some cheap wine" is a instant classic in my book.
"Music to have asthma to."

Download Late of the Pier "Bathroom Gurgle"

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Babyshambles- Baddies Boogie

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You could say that this song belongs on the album Is This Up The Bracket. Get it?
Love the intro to this track. Pete does good.

Download Babyshambles "Baddies Boogie"

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Where do you go to my lovely- Peter Sarstedt

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My Dad once sat me down and told me "Kevin your an asshole. But I'm still gonna love you even though your an asshole."

To this day it sticks out and seems so surreal to me. It was the sort of thing that Wes Anderson would write. That sort of sad humour.

Download Peter Sarstedt "Where do you go to my lovely"

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Coconut Records- West Coast

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Jason Schwartzman honestly can do no wrong.

Download Coconut Records "West Coast"

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Les Savy Fav- What Wolves Would Do

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Starts out with a Flashdance influenced drum beat then come the paranoid guitars and to top if off the Warren Zevon "aaaoooohhhh's". Haven't even bothered to listen to the lyrics yet.

Download Les Savy Fav "What Wolves Would Do"

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Rogue Wave- Lake Michigan

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This band is where its at. Don't be surprised when you see "Asleep At Heaven’s Gate" at the top of everyones top 10 list of 2007. But dont just take my word.

"Songs of 'Lake Michigan's ilk often become the cornerstone of indie mixtapes for years to come, so if you're reading this in 2009 check your bookcase."

Download Rogue Wave "Lake Michigan"

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Vhs Or Beta- Burn It All Down

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Don't listen to this song over and over. You will seriously think its shit. Just wait till you are getting ready to go out and you've had a couple drinks, then blast this*. Instant fun.
*Only do this once a week.

Download Vhs Or Beta - Burn it all down

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Data.Select.Party-She's An Eyeful On The Alley

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"It's the weekend! It's the weekend!" The English do it better.

Download Data.Select.Party "She's An Eyefull On The Alley"

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Teenagers- Feeling Better

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Oh how I love the Swedish.

Download The Teenagers "Feeling Better"

Monday, August 27, 2007

M.I.A. - Paper Planes

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Holy fuck! Who likes gun shots? "Packed and delivered like UPS trucks."

Download M.I.A. "Paper Planes"

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Forms - Knowledge In Hand

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It's been a while. I'm kinda out of the loop right now. But this is the first good new song I've heard the last couple weeks and sounds completely like nothing out right now. Thats not to say its different from anything you have heard ever its just a good throw back to maybe 1996. It reminds me of R.E.M. a little. I also want to throw The Fray in here just to say that this song is something they would want to strive for if they ever wanted any kind of coolness attachted to their name.
Download The Forms "Knowledge In Hand"

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Ears Like Golden Bats

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My Teenage Stride must sit around all day watching John Hughes movies and listening to The Smiths. I give 2007's ode to Pretty in Pink.

Download My Teenage Stride "Ears Like Golden Bats"

Monday, July 30, 2007

Moving Pictures

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Mega production is a wonderful thing. The Cribs are a beautiful thing.

Download The Cribs "Moving Pictures"

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Love Is A Heart Attack + I Control The Wind

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Two for the price of one kiddies!!!

I just heard of this band today from my roomie. Snakes Say Hisss! Indeed. These tracks are gems. Period. In other news I do have a bed now. Give it up y'all!

Download "Love Is A Heart Attack"

Download "I Control The Wind"

Friday, July 27, 2007

Soft Rock Star (Jimmy vs Joe Mix)

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A re-release of Metric's debut has been made available and from it we get a intimate stripped down version of what you probably know of the band. This track has always been one of my all time favorite Metric tracks and the remix just insentuates Emily Haines clever songwriting.

Download Metric "Soft Rock Star (Jimmy vs Joe Mix)"

Thursday, July 26, 2007

25 Years and Running

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The Tough Alliance get pop music. They arn't trying to be ironic. They truly know that at the heart of a great pop song theres purity and innocence. So if you feel while listening the urge to play hopscotch or jump rope thats because theres still a boy/girl inside your heart.

Download The Tough Alliance "25 years and Running"

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Window Bird

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At first listen I found the piecing of the softer and heavier parts quiet stange but definitely after a few listens you really appreciate what The Stars are trying to accomplish with there lush arrangments. I don't know if it gets any more heavenly then Amy's vocals on this. Lines like "Your reckless heart, You know you got it" and "I find your mouth and try to hold it" are delivered so elegantly.

Download Stars "Window Bird"

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Plot

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All my favorites come from New York; The Strokes, Interpol, The French Kicks and The Walkmen. Now introducing White Rabbits who sounding very much like the latter of that talented bunch of NYC rockers. The Plot has relentless drums, some Walkmen-esqe piano and some sweet "whoaaaa's". I'm impressed.

Download White Rabbits "The Plot"

Monday, July 23, 2007

Hazel St.

Already being hailed as best live band of 2007, Deerhunter, with a "had to be there" experience at NYC's Bowery Ballroom and there domination of the Pitchfork Festival. Lead singer Bradford Cox's vocal melody adds to a certain timelessness that bands like Animal Collective and Panda Bear have endorsed.

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Download Deerhunter "Hazel St."

Sunday, July 22, 2007

No I In Threesome

This is definitely the standout in Interpol's "Our Love To Admire". I don't think there is any other band out there that could pull off this song, considering its context. Interpol's style and grace is what fuels this track.

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Interpol asks "Isn't it time you give something new a try?"

Download(M4a format) "No I In Threesome"