Friday, February 26, 2010

WE'RE MOVING.

Details will be forthcoming.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Is Love Is All still all that?


I'll have to hear the rest of their new album Two Thousand and Ten Injuries, which drops on March 23rd, to really answer that question. The leading single "Kungen" is an underwhelming shadow of their previous two albums. The song lacks the instantly captivating melodies and that raging sax and characterized their earlier work. Furthermore, frontwoman Josephine Olausson's unique and occasionally frantic vocal delivery now seems somewhat practiced, and in the frenzy that is the new wave/ proto-punk sound of Love Is All, that's not necessarily a good thing. Judge for yourself, check out the streaming audio and download below. Happy listening!

Love Is All - "Kungen"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Yeasayer

In the days leading up to the February 9th release of Odd Blood from Brooklyn based band, Yeasayer, I thought i'd post a couple tracks to give a taste of what's in store. Their music has been self-described as "Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel", I don't know about that but whatever it is, it's fucking brilliant. Here's two tracks from the album, the first being their single and the second a stand-out track. Enjoy.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pavement!!! Yeah!


Basically, I find any reason to write about Pavement EXTREMELY EXCITING, so you can just imagine how tickled pink I was to learn that they will be releasing their long-awaited 'best of' on March 9th on Matador. They've also announced four shows they'll be playing in Chicago, but those tickets have sold out over a year in advance. My favourite Pavement track, "Grounded" made the cut, and I am going to indulge myself a bit here and post a superior live version, recorded in 1993 at Random Falls, NYC. Happy Listening!

Pavement - "Grounded" (Live)

Goon Moon, Sparkle!

Hey guys. So it's 1:30 in the AM, and I stumble across this. You have to watch it. Artist's name? Goon Moon.

Has this won my approval? Si senor.

(David Byrne would be proud)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Video of the Week: Toro y Moi's "Blessa"

Great artist. Great track. Wonderful music video. This week's video is definitely worth a viewing. This song is so great to chill out to. Toro y Moi, of whom I've seen live a few months back (and might I add was phenomenal), is an up-and-coming electronic artist, who takes inspiration from all aspects of sound. His music is packed with variety and freshness. Check out the video to right or by clicking here.

It wouldn't be wise to take your eyes off Chaz of Toro y Moi. Trust me.