Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Faux Fir's latest album release

Not sure how we missed this. Or maybe I just missed it. But here is the full recording available from their Bandcamp page.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Midlake - "Antiphon"

Going to see these guys on Fri, Dec. 6th ....... Mr. Gosser would you like to join me?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Son of Dad - "Armon"

Side project of Jackson Pollis, the drummer from Real Estate.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New albums coming out in 2013

These are all the artists coming out with new albums for the remainder of 2013. Needless to say, I'm pretty jazzed.

The Field
Real Estate
Four Tet
Ducktails (second EP of the year)
Cass McCombs
Janelle Monae
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Pearl Jam
Sleigh Bells
Arcade Fire
Luke Abbott
Faux Fir

Real Estate LP3 Teaser


Temples - "Shelter Song"

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

New Album!

Four Tet just announced a new album. Today, today is a good day.

In honor, here are some less famous tracks from him. All gems.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Luyas - "Channeling"

I'm going to see them with Julian Lynch in Chicago on June 20th. Excited to see Julian—was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked them. (Hadn't heard of them before seeing Julian's concert.)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Janelle Monae - "Tightrope"

Janelle Monáe - Q.U.E.E.N. (Booty don't lie)

Perhaps my favorite single of the year so far and by far the coolest music video I've seen in a while. There is something enchanting about alt-indie black subculture.


Fantastic band. Check out both albums.

This is off their first album, an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. "My Time".

And this is off their new album out last month. "In The City".

Okkervil River - "John Allyn Smith Sails"

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

El Ten Eleven - "Connie"

El Ten Eleven: the poor man's R@@@ ....... or the rich man's White Stripes - which ever is funnier or least accurate.

Lotus Plaza - "Jet Out Of The Tundra" & Deerhunter - "Nothing Ever Happened"

With the first week of good weather here in the upper midwest, I thought I'd post something to get us ready for summer.

This is Lotus Plaza at last year's Pitchfork festival. I thought the name of the song is aptly named for this post as well.

Be sure to make it through the entire song. You'll be happy you did.

(Btw, Lockett Pundt, the lead of the band, is 1/2 of Deerhunter. You may recognize the voice on a few Deerhunter songs, though Bradford Cox is usually the main vocals. As a bonus, here is Deerhunter at Pitchfork. Note how cool Lockett is playing that guitar :-)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"

You've probably heard it already, but hot diggity dog this is gold.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Beat Rhythm Fashion - "Turn of the Century" (NZ 80s indie)

New Zealand indie from the late 80s. Some could argue they were the beginning of MBV and Pavement.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Van Stee - "When the Hammer Comes"

Heard these guys on a podcast. The song is about the singer losing his dad in a car crash. They're from Minneapolis.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Hot Chip - "I Feel Better"

There is a vast chasm between what I assumed the lead singer of Hot Chip looked like and the way he actually looks.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Postal Service Reunites for 2013

2013, baby.

Confirmed by Billboard that they are going to be touring this year, but no new album is scheduled as of yet. However the possibility is not out of question.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Top 2012 Albums and Songs

I wrote up two blog posts, one documenting my top 10 albums of 2012 and one for 10 songs of 2012. Please enjoy!

Top 2012 Albums

Top 2012 Songs