Saturday, December 6, 2008

Passion Pit- Sleepy Head

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I really wish this song could be a minute longer.  Maybe then the play count wouldnt be at 22 right now...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

10 Best Albums of 2008

Early on in 2008 i was blown away by a certain band from Scotland.  The raw energy and emotion from Glasvegas was one of my best friends this past year.  Thank you.

1.Glasvegas- Glasvegas
2.Friendly Fires- Friendly Fires
3.Kings of Leon- Only By the Night
4.MGMT-  Oracular Spectacular
6.Cut Copy- In Ghost Colours
7.M83- Saturdays=Youth
8.The Raveonettes- Lust Lust Lust
9.The Walkmen- You & Me
10.Alphabeat- This is Alphabeat

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Metric- Help, I'm Alive

As my man Larry David would say, "pretty pretty pretty good."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Order

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If you consider yourself any kind of music fan of the 1980s then it's your duty to listen to New Order.  So if you haven't then there's no better time then now because their first 5 albums have been remastered and reissued(all are double discs).  Here's my standouts from each album.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Killers - Spaceman

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Therrrree Baackkk! With more Oh-Oh-Oh's to drown your whole pop collection. Brandon Flowers is the orginal gangsta dont front. So get ready for some high energy synth pop coming straight to your dome kid.

The Killers - Spaceman

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Matt & Kim- Daylight

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This song would ignite the crunkest sing-a-long everrr.  

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Los Campesinos!- You'll Need Those Fingers For Crossing

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Two albums in one year! Thank you.  Best song yet. If you haven't heard what you waiting for?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Chairlift- Bruises

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So you have surely heard the new ipod nano commercial with this song. Ya apple knows how to  pick these fucking cute little numbers. Its really genius.  I bet there are gonna be a lot of people that hear the commercial and think this is Feist. You wait and see.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Salem- Brustreet

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So this is pretty much a cover of Bruce Springsteen "Streets of Philadelphia".  Which came out on the Philadelphia soundtrack.  I loved both the movie and song when they first came out.  The movie is still watchable but at parts is very dated. The song has always held up in my book as one of the most dark pop songs that had top 40 success to come out in 90s.  The darkness gets stretched to limit in this version and its done perfectly.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Robots In Disguise- The Tears

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Can you really start comparing bands to MGMT?  Sure.  This band is the girl version.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bloc Party- Ion Squared

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It's Bloc Party going all Arcade Fire on us.  This is the work of genius.

Bloc Party- Ion Squared

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

John Mayer- Kid A

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I'm 48 hrs away from my first live Radiohead  concert.  Acually it's not a concert it's an experience.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Spinto Band- Oh Mandy

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It doesn't really get much sweeter then this. The word heartfelt comes to mind.

"Oh right now tell me where your heart is"

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Kings of Leon- Sex On Fire

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Seriously can any rock band pull off this song title like these southern boys can.  I really think this is the best rock song of 08.  

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Takka Takka- Everybody Say

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A song to add to your summer late night driving soundtrack.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mates of State- Help Help

One of the most fun bands to sing along to I would say.

Mates of State- Help Help

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Walkmen- In The New Year

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The song I want to hear if I ever decide to celebrate my New Years Eve in Times Square.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

French Kicks- Abandon

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I have always instantly fallen in love with the opening tracks of all their albums.  I can say the same about Interpol, The Strokes, and The Radio Dept.  I guess I really like that quality in a band.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Air France- No Excuses

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I can now say I really feel that it's summer now.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Santogold- L.E.S. Artistes & You'll Find A Way

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Ok I thought this chick was some rapper, I thought she was some wannabe M.I.A.  Not only all that shit is completely backwards she reminds me of all the things I like about Gwen and Karen O.  She does mix it up a bunch  but I love the staight rock tracks she does, it makes me wanna say she could be a new age Blondie.  

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wolf Parade- Bang The Drum

My first post with my new MacBook, I know pretty epic isn't it.  I have like less then 40 songs in my itunes right now so not a lot to choose from. I just wanted to make a post because it's been approximately 18 months since my last post.  Give me a week and I'll be back delivering the hits.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Albert Hammond Jr.- Gfc

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I really miss The Strokes(remember them?). I'm just happy one of my boys keeps hope alive.

Albert Hammond Jr.- Gfc

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Radio Dept.- Freddie And The Trojan Horse

I hold this band very close to my heart so its only fitting that I post the first single from the new album and who also happen to be the influence behind the name of this blog.

The Radio Dept.- Freddie And The Trojan Horse

Monday, May 5, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Crystal Castles- Good Time

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Its so great when a band titles a song that matches exactly how you would describe it to someone who hasn't heard it.

Crystal Castles-Good Time

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

M83- We Own The Sky

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This one brings to mind all those warm fuzzy feelings I had when I first heard 2003's "Run Into Flowers". It was then that M83 told me "even though its the chemicals. i want to run into." and i believed them partly because my head was filled with chemicals. But also because M83 is just the most magically sad inspiring thing around. No more chemicals but I'm getting that feeling again , I now own the sky.

M83- We Own The Sky

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Super Saturday

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Lots of really great new music out at the moment. Here's a taste of what I'm feeling this morning.


Tokyo Police Club-Listen To The Math

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Kills- Tape Song

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Coolest duo on planet earth. I know...from experience.

The Kills- Tape Song

Thursday, April 3, 2008

It was 12am and the music disappeared

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My mix tapes I feel are always pretty random but I always deliver the "hits". Also I feel my opening and closing tracks are always brillent selections. Also throwing in well placed gems from the past is a talent of mine, as i show at track #5 with a wonderful brit-pop classic from Pulp. But really my true gift is the ability to find the one song that really goes deep to the soul of myself and gives you a piece of me. With that I have given you track #10 Randy Newman's "I Love LA", my Lakers have been an inspiration for me all season.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cut Off Your Hands- Closed Eyes

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I contemplated which first 15 seconds are better, this or TPC "Nature of the Experiment". Its a tie! Any song that captures me so easily in the first 15 seconds is a winner in my book. Or in this case no winner just a tie.

Cut Off Your Hands- Closed Eye

Monday, March 31, 2008

The Long Blondes- Round The Hairpin

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I can't believe this is The Long Blondes, this is one dark thriller of song. Its also completely furious and I would love to hear this live. Its also their best Wire imitation.

The Long Blondes- Round The Hairpin

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cut Copy- Feel The Love

Some bands are ridiculously good and put out amazing songs that make you dance like a freak.

Cut Copy- Feel The Love

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Teenagers- The Streets of Paris & Make It Happen

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I know I'm starting to repeat myself and going back on my promise of not doing multiple posts with the same band. But seriously if you haven't listened to The Teenagers yet you are really missing out on some infectious ear candy. All I have to say is " the streets of Paris, man its crazy."

The Teenagers- The Streets of Paris

The Teenagers- Make It Happen

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Steve Aoki's Pillowface..The Standouts

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The soundtrack to the hipster olympics has arrived. I'm sure everybody has in some form heard most of these tracks. But there are some standouts. Heres a couple.

Scanners feat Uffie- Low Life (L.A. Riots Rmx)

Does It Offend you, Yeah? feat Spank Rock & Amanda Black- We Are Rockstars

Monday, March 3, 2008

Glasvegas- Geraldine

I really try hard not to post multiple tracks by one band. But Glasvegas makes it fucking impossible. There is nothing coming close to this sound. It is raw emotion and it absolutely shreds me.

Download Glasvegas "Geraldine"

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Club 8- Jesus, Walk With Me (Jimahl Rmx)

Really solid remix of this luscious Club 8 track that is part of their beautiful pop gem of an album "The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Dreaming", one that is up there with the best of 2008. The remix nearly clocks in at 8 minutes but it rides a seriously addictive groove that never sounds tiresome.

Download Club 8 "Jesus, Walk With Me(Jimahl Rmx)"

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I'm A Realist(Postal Service Rmx)- The Cribs

Nice to hear something from The Postal Service. Very nice to hear them remix something by one of my favorites The Cribs.

The Cribs "I'm a Realist(Postal Service Rmx)"

Monday, February 18, 2008

Los Campesinos!- Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats

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The 2nd most punk-rock band in Britain might have 2008 in the palm of their hand. Sounds exactly like indie gold.

Download Los Campesinos! "Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats"

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Shocking Pinks- This Aching Deal

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"How am I not myself?"

This makes me feel vulnerable in the most enjoyable way possible.

Download Shocking Pinks "This Aching Deal"

Friday, February 8, 2008

Those Dancing Days- Hitten

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I couldn't say enough about how the name of this band evokes the spirit of this song. Hearing this just made my weekend.

Download Those Dancing Days "Hitten"

Monday, February 4, 2008

Look See Proof- Casualty

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This reminds me of early Bloc Party with the speedy/driven guitars(dare i say "Skeleton") mixed with all the good pop qualities of Blink 182.

Download Look See Proof "Casualty"

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rooney- When Did Your Heart Go Missing

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Yes! Rooney! I'm not fucking with you. I honestly never gave these guys a chance. This hook is ridiculous! I mean that in the most flattering way. I've been converted. Love their style as well.

Download Rooney "When Did Your Heart Go Missing"

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Answering Machine- Lightbulbs

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I had posted the video for this a little while back and now i was finally able to track down a mp3 of it. I just think the world of this cute jerky catchy fun indie pop song.

Download The Answering Machine "Lightbulbs"

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Honeydrips- (Lack of) Love Will Tear Us Apart

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I just learned this lesson first hand...not for the first time.

Download The Honeydrips "(Lack of) Love Will Tear Us Apart"

Monday, January 21, 2008

Glasvegas- It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry

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In some backwards world this is what an emo band would sound like from the 1960s from the future. Its the bomp and brillance of a Glasgow band. You follow me?

Download Glasvegas "It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry"

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Beach House- Astronaut

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I would classify this as gorgeous.

Download Beach House "Astronaut"

Monday, January 7, 2008

Club 8- Heaven

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Thank God for Labrador Records. The Radio Dept becomes my true music love more and more each month. This duo is made up of label mates The Legends and Acid House Kings. Swedish pop you slay me once again.

Download Club 8 "Heaven"