Monday, September 29, 2014

Primus - Live At Woodstock

I inadvertently took the weekend off. Let's wish Les Claypool a happy birthday together.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SBTRKT - New Dorp, New York

Might as well just come out and say it. I'm not feelin' the new album. I absolutely loved the self-titled LP, it was my favorite release of 2011, and when this new disc was announced it was a shoe-in to be a contender for my best of this year, but this one just... doesn't do it. Don't count your chickens? 

If you're into weird indie hip-hop hybrid stuff you'll probably like it. I tried to get into it. Gave it a few listens, and nothing, just... meh. This track... cool video, don't like the song. I suppose that's not surprising since I'm not really into Vampire Weekend. Anyway, I hope you like it more than me.

Sylvan Esso - Coffee

This is Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, out of North Carolina of all places. Nice and smooth, good for a late night chillin session. Like.

Austra - Painful Like

I'm back at last! Nice little road trip, good times had all around, now it's back to business. We need some beats. This one comes courtesy of Jenn. Thanks Jenn.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Coheed & Cambria - Neverender Dallas

Still on the road, so here's a totally awesome show by a totally awesome band performing their epic In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 album in its entirety about a week ago in Dallas as part of their Neverender show. Double encore bonus! So sick.

1. The Ring In Return
2. In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3
3. Cuts Marked In The March Of Men
4. Three Evils
5. The Crowing
6. Blood Red Summer
7. Faint Of Hearts
8. Backend Of Forever
9. Al The Killer
10. A Favor House Atlantic
11. The Light & The Glass
12. 2113

1. Neverender
2. Good Night, Fair Lady
3. Number City

1. The Lying Lies & Dirty Secrets Of Miss Erica Court
2. Ten Speed
3. Welcome Home

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Saturday Beat

Right, this one's been a long time coming, and I owed you some bangin' tracks. A Lannister always pays his debts. Taking tomorrow off. See you Monday.

A quality exception from that mediocre Fatboy Slim World Cup album.

New one from my man Galen, free download too!

I actually like the original mix better, but this will do.

Nice little tech house ditty here.

More bumpin' tech.

Big fan of Mr. Horvat's work...

...and El Brigante. Tribal dopeness right here.

Been a while since I posted a Gigamesh remix!

Deep and deadly.

That'll do donkey, that'll do.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Juan MacLean - A Place Called Space

Now this is a chune. Trippy video. Solid new album too. Definitely go check it out.

Zoot Woman - Don't Tear Yourself Apart

These guys are kind of hit and miss for me. Not sure how I feel about the new album yet. On first listen, it was kind of ok. I'll give it another chance or two. This track's decent.

Joe Goddard - Gabriel

Right, it's Friday. Let's dance. Here's a groovy track I meant to post a while ago.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sloan - The Other Man

So I guess it's sort of an unofficial Canadian rock day too? Fair enough. These great east coasters have a new album out. It's a serious throwback album. It sounds like it could have been released in the early '70s. Not as good as their earlier stuff I don't think, but worth checking out. This track... yes.

The Odds - Eat My Brain

I think these dropped the 'The' part in their name, but it sounds better so I'm sticking to it. Remember this great track??? Ya, I bet you do now. Good weird album too.

Moxy Früvous - My Baby Loves A Bunch Of Authors

Holy crap I almost missed Throwback Thursday! Not to fear, here I am! Here's some Jian Ghomeshi before he was... well... the superstar he is now.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Death From Above 1979 - Trainwreck 1979

These guys have a special place in my heart... well not really, but that was a good vintage. This song is pretty much written for me. The new album is heavy, heavy, heavy, which means it's fun. Not earth-shaking in terms of originality, but it's a good solid group of songs. If you dig this track, you'll be into the rest. Bam. There's your Tuesday treats.

We Were Promised Jetpacks - I Keep It Composed

I mean really. Where do you come up with this name? They are from Scotland, so perhaps it's a bit of a metaphor for their lack of support from London. I wonder if they're voting yes? Anyway their music is cooler than their name. A lot more indie than the last group, but still with a grungy progressive feel. Kind of similar to earlier Wintersleep. Enjoy.

Thank You Scientist - My Famed Disappearing Act

What's in a name? I'm not sure how exactly it really contributes to the success of a band, but the ones I'm posting today certainly have unique monikers.

These guys have been getting a lot of support lately from Coheed & Cambria, who they'll be opening for on tour. It's not hard to see why, they have a really unique instrumentation and complex songs that are clearly heavily influenced by Coheed, as well as progressive groups like Tool, the Mars Volta, and even a little Dream Theater.. The musicianship is pretty impressive, which I imagine is almost a burden given that so many strong players are in the group and there's only so much money to go around.

Their album is getting a sort of re-release party even though it actually came out a couple years ago. I guess it's getting re-mixed/mastered, which is probably a good thing since I thought that part left a lot to be desired in the initial offering. The songs have a lot of potential. Check it out, it's well worth a listen, definitely not your every day indie punk group. If you're into the bands I've mentioned you'll definitely enjoy the sound.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Nine Inch Nails - The Becoming

This one's only a decade or so old. Still dope. Timeless angst.

Pop Will Eat Itself - Ich Bin Ein Auslander

From the same era here's another old school beauty.

KMFDM - A Drug Against War

It's Monday. Let's do something loud. Something industrial. Old school industrial. Remember this one? Twenty years later and it's still a badass track.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Moon Hooch - Tiny Desk Concert

This one is worthy of a single post feature, I think you'll agree.

1. Tubes
2. Number 9
3. Bari 3

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Eric Copeland - Cheap Treat

Now let's get really wacky. Nowhere better to look for that than DFA Records.

Son Lux - Lost It To Trying

Ryan Lott is now part of the 'supergroup' Sisyphus, which is a really interesting but also somewhat underwhelming experiment. I find his own stuff far more captivating.

Rone - Bye Bye Macadam

So I watched Guardians of the Galaxy last night. It was good, but not really worthy of all the hype in my opinion. Pretty run of the mill story and some of the acting was fairly ordinary. Anyway for a couple hours of cheap eye candy entertainment it did its job. 

I did have one other gripe - I had to watch it in 3D. I really would have preferred to see it in 'normal vision', I didn't think the silly glasses added anything to the movie and the sooner that silly fad disappears the better.

None of that has anything to do whatsoever with this track, or these tracks, except that there's some snazzy video effects in them. I like snazzy things.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Cat Empire - Live At Lowlands Festival

Just a quickie today, but not really because it's a whole show. These crazy Australians always have a good time on stage and this is no exception. So much fun. Enjoy.

1. Hard To Explain
2. Two Shoes
3. In My Pocket
4. Steal The Light
5. Brighter Than Gold
6. Wine Song
7. The Chariot
8. All Night Loud

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo

Might as well finish with more latin guitar, and this duo is pretty much as good as it gets. For the full 40-odd minute performance look here.

Antonio Bandares - Canción Del Mariachi

Speaking of mariachi, this is actually Antonio singing, accompanied by Los Lobos.

Mariachi El Bronx - 48 Roses

This super-fun troupe has a new album coming out in November. Here's one from their last album. You can see the full live performance here.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Blind Melon - Walk

I saw someone suggest that these guys were a one-hit wonder the other day. Not only is this patently ridiculous, it's... Let's just appreciate Shannon Hoon for a little bit longer. A slight aside, let's also pay tribute to the old Much. Can't believe how crap it is now.

Earthbound Trio - Sinkin' Like A Stone

The one and only Mumble on the drums and sexo-fied Kelly Waterhouse guesting with this funky trio. Check 'em out if you get a chance.

Adam Ben Ezra - Can't Stop Running

There's been some surprisingly good random music posts on reddit lately. Usually it's a cesspool of massively overplayed stuff or just ordinary, but this one is a good call. Done in one take, really it's the dog that makes the video.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Dawn Golden - All I Want

Don't really remember where or when I found this one. It's got a spacey vibe.

SOHN - The Wheel

Really cool band that was recommended to me by a yoga ninja. True story.

Philip Selway - Coming Up For Air

I missed yesterday's beats. It was a long day and I just forgot. I'll find some extra-dope stuff for next week. Here's some downtempo stuff to relax to tonight.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Deca - Breadcrumbs

Super amazing animated illustration video by Steven Martens.

Jurassic 5 - Quality Control

No explanation required. Da biz.

A.D.O.R. - Let It All Hang Out

I feel like I haven't posted some hip hop in a while. Let's fix that. This one is from one of my all-time favourite hip hop albums. Funky, punchy, catchy production. Awesome.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Le Snob - Kashmir

Led Zeppelin performed by a bunch of Frenchmen on Segways. Insano.

Ronald Jenkees - Red Lemonade Remixed

Any time I'm short on inspiration, a sure place to find more is in the mind of Mr. Jenkees. He's an offbeat kind of character, and I just love the way he rocks out. 

The Extremities - Check Your Led

Today's been kind of a damp squib so I'm gonna throw up some abnormal selections today. I'm not really much of a turntablist, that as scratching is not my forte, nor am I really an aficionado, but I can appreciate talent when I see it. This is a nifty mashup of Led Zeppelin and the Beastie Boys by a couple DJs named Fresh Kils and Uncle Fester. I think these guys practice.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Banks - Goddess

New album on the way from Miss Jillian, I've heard it and it's pretty decent. Gonna take a few more listens to let it sink in, but this is a pretty good example of what's on it.

Chvrches - Recover

So are these guys gonna be a flash in the pan or are they going to rock on forever? I guess we'll see, but they're definitely riding the coattails of this album for as long as possible...

Mr. Little Jeans - The Suburbs

I am not an Arcade Fire fan. They bore me. There, I said it. Probably said it before. This is a much cooler version of their song than the original. You decide. No, I'm right. Yes I am. Yes, this video sucks. Stop arguing.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Red Fang - Crows In Swine

I post these guys fairly often, so I'll cool it for a bit, but I had to post this. Because it's awesome. And it's metal. And it's awesome. Enjoy your head-bangin' Monday.

EDIT: Oh hey I made a new header. With working links and such. Swedish.

Pallbearer - An Offering Of Grief

These guys are ultra dark heavy grunge metal, and they're pretty cool. Again not something I'd listen to on a regular basis, but sometimes you need a fix of sludge and doom. For some reason they don't have any type of music video up, or even a decent live performance, so here's a fan-made one. Get on it already fellas.

The Daisy Anthesis - Rails

It's Monday. Labor Day Monday. And that can only mean one thing:


I posted a little blurb about seeing this St. John band a while back at The Capital, and they were awesome, easily one of the best metal bands I've ever seen live. I've said it a bunch of times, but let me re-iterate that screamo metal isn't my thing. It's unlikely I'll sit down and listen to their recorded stuff once a year, if that. Live though, I will happily check them out. They are true musicians and tremendous performers in person. Seriously, so see them and be entertained. I think they're actually just called Anthesis now, but frankly I like the original name better. Switch it back, fellas.