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 :-)