Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mastodon - High Road

The new album from these cats is impressive. It's a bit more melodic than I'm used to hearing from them but it works. Definitely in the running for my year end best of list.

Sandrider - Gorgon

Great track from an under-appreciated band.

Pet The Preacher - Remains

Metal Thursday! Not really the same ring to it as Monday, but we'll make due. Here's some grungy stuff to get you pumped up for the weekend, or maybe just your laundry.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chinese Man - Once Upon A Time

Tumi droppin' the lyrics on this funky production. Pretty sweet video too.

Step Brothers - Step Masters

A tinge of the Beasties with this one. Evidence and The Alchemist in da house!

CYNE - Running Water

Hip hop anyone? Anyone? Cultivating your new experience.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kimbra - 90s Music

...and this is Kimbra's new video. I have nooooo idea what to think of it. It's quite a departure from her last album, which was pretty good. The production is kind of glitchy pop, reminds me of M.I.A.. The video is totally nutso. Overall package: up for debate.

Sarah McLachlan - Into The Fire

How about an oldie but a goodie? Sarah's got a new album out. Haven't heard it yet but this was the song that first caught my ear many moons ago. 

BOY - Skin

Been on the road. Good times were had. Back in business. Here's a choon.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Daniel Avery - Drone Logic

This one comes from an album that was most unfortunate not to make my Best of 2013 list. So much so I just had to go back and check to make sure that it didn't, because I really thought that it did in the end. Anyway it's a very good album, easily one of the best electronic releases of the year, and this is just one of several killer tracks. Enjoy your Saturday. And whatever you do, don't forget to giver.

David August - Forgive Me If I Bleed

This one's more dubby, but still has a minimal tech vibe. And it's really cool.

Extrawelt - Breedle

I always thought Saturdays were best for techno. There's just something inherently more metal about them. You can giver all night and then you get a day of recovery. Let's start small.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Todd Terje - Strandbar

I rocked this track at Folly Fest this year. I'll be putting that mix up soon, by the way.

Dusty - Mood Matters

I just love this video.

Daft Punk - Touch

It's Friday, which is a good day for groovy disco beats. Have at 'er.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Stanfields - The Boston States

Let's tie it up with some celtic punk folk. These guys are awesome. I'm sayin' it again.

Iron Horse - Rocketman

Posted another cover by these guys a while back. Seems to fit nicely with my country vibe.

Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down

I'm feelin' kinda country-ish today. As country as I get, that is. Truth be told I don't like country music. I don't mind some of the older stuff, real country as I like to call it. No fake accents, pick up trucks, and regurgitated lyrics over pop beats. More of a folk feel to it. Kinda like this. Dope track with a dope video. Nothing says country like Jap-anime.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bill Callahan - Small Plane

Well, since we're already down here, may'sll go a little further. South we go, to New York! If you haven't heard of Bill before, you can thank me later. He's great. Really great.

Brown Bird - Thunder And Lightning

Let's stay in the east, but a little further south. To Boston we go! Still chillin' though.

Rose Cousins & Jennah Barry - All The Stars

I'm up early. Can't process anything loud or angry, so here's something relaxing. From Nova Scotia, no less! The Trestle Trail Bridge in Liverpool, to be exact.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Queens Of The Stone Age - The Vampyre Of Time And Memory

If you haven't seen my Best of 2013 list, DO IT NOW! Sitting on top of the pile, above all other challengers, was this awesome album by Josh Homme and crew. This was one of my favorite tracks, though that changes from day to day. The video is completely wacky.

Phantogram - The Day You Died

Here's another alternative band with a female lead. This is actually just the upstate New York duo of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, supported by guest musicians when they tour. It's a nice blend of staple guitar rock with an electronic tinge. With a couple full albums and a few EPs out now I still kind of feel like they haven't quite 'found their sound', and hopefully there best is yet to come. That said their latest release is a pretty solid effort and worth checking out if you're into something different.

Black Submarine - Here So Rain

When I first heard this track I was pretty excited that we might have a new grungy alternative rock band. I was wrong on a few points. First, they're not really new. They are in that this was their debut album release, but they're really kind of a super-group, with members of The Verve and Goldfrapp coming together with lead vocalist Amelia Tucker. Sadly, the album doesn't quite live up to the single. Davide Rossi takes the lead on a few tracks and his chops are not up to Amelia's. It's mostly hit-and-miss, with several tracks probably best left on the production floor. Anyway, this is a cool track and hopefully they can deliver more in this vein in the future. 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Darkside - Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

Finally this great duo jamming for a little over 45 minutes. Camera work, not so great.

1. Freak, Go Home
2. The Only Shrine I've Seen
3. Paper Trails
4. Golden Arrow
5. Heart
6. Metatron

Plants And Animals - Live On KEXP

And now these cats from Montreal. They're even better live in person.

1. Before
2. Song For Love
3. The End Of That
4. Lightshow

Chvrches - Tiny Concert

I'm taking tomorrow off. Probably. Maybe. We'll see. Here's some live performances to keep you entertained in the meantime. The first is these indie synth stars from Scotland.

1. Recover
2. Gun
3. The Mother We Share

Friday, July 18, 2014

Weird Al Yankovic - Tacky

Ah, that's better. Nice job Al. Tomorrow, something different.

Weird Al Yankovic - Handy

This one isn't as good as the others. And it's on a crappy player for now... meh.

Weird Al Yankovic - Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

May'sll make this a Weird Al week. Let's start with an unofficial fan video. Nice job dude.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Jungle - Time

I've been waiting for this album since their EP came out, and now I has it. The verdict? It's awesome. Just like this video. So much fun. See ya tomorrow.

Die Antwoord - Pitbull Terrier

...aaaaaaand let's just get this one over with. WARNING: These cats are insane.

La Roux - Let Me Down Gently

May??? That's the last time I posted?!? Well that's embarrassing. In my defense I've been busy, but that's no excuse really. I've got a ridiculous amount of tracks to post, a couple new mixes on the way, and an EP or two in line over the next couple weeks. 

Let's fire this up again with some new La Roux. It's just the strangely alluring Elly Jackson now, no more Ben Langmaid, though he did collaborate on about half of the songs on the new album, including this one, before getting the boot from Elly. I'm excited to hear this album, the first one caught me by surprise so I hope she-slash-they haven't been bitten by the sophomore jinx. Guess we'll find out in a week!