HEAVEN [Track Premiere]
Tan Dollar sent me over an extra track with their exclusive to my Mixtapes For Haiti project (which has only 21 more days by the way), It’s called Heaven. In this song, you can enjoy everything that is Tan Dollar. The upbeat drumming and slight surf vibe gives this song a cool summer feel. Tan Dollar: Heaven
CHUCK PUS PHOTOS: April 16th at Mars Gas Chamber
My Macs’ logic board went, so these photos have been getting delayed from posting for some time now. Brian Chippendale never ceases to amaze me with his talent. He is the drummer for Lightning Bolt, a popular noise rock band from Providence, RI. His solo project is known as Black Pus, but on the night of April 16th, we experienced Chuck Pus, an improvisational, unrehearsed set with Chuck...
Dash Jacket is lo-fi surf with mostly fast-paced songs that are possibly due to some punk influences and it’s sure to bring you some nostalgia of the summer. San Pedro and Melting Glaze are two tracks off of their High Spirits Cassette which will be released through UV Recordings. It’s a limited release, there will be 100 on light blue tapes. If you live on the west coast, try to...
WHEN THE MORNING COMES
New beautiful track from Colorado’s Woodsman, it’s drowning in super dreamy post-rock bliss. Total perfection. When The Morning Comes is off of their upcoming 12” called Mystery Tape dropping on Lefse June 1st. Woodsman: When The Morning Comes via
I HOPE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR IS EVERYWHERE
Vacation Dad sent me over this cool new track, he wrote it for a girl. Who doesn’t like a tripped out/psychedelic love song? keep your eyes peeled for a couple Vacation Dad mega-splits with the likes of Farms, Orchard Thief, Coral Legs, Panda Teeth, and Pawlic. Vacation Dad: I Hope Your Favorite Color Is Everywhere Previously: Vacation Dad: Dan and I Drank Dayquil
ARIEL PINK VIDEO DEMO
My pals over at Rose Quartz premiered this sweet Ariel Pink video demo today, made with footage from Nanuka (Georgian visual artist). I’m not a huge fan of their Round and Round single, but I totally dig this retro space jam video. For all you locals, Ariel Pink is playing at Middle East in Cambridge, MA with California surf duo Pearl Harbor and True Panther’s Magic Kids July 25th. ...
TWIN SISTER ON THE TRIPWIRE
Check out these awesome Twin Sister videos that Eric and Andrea did in the back of a van for The Tripwire. Both are acoustic versions of Nectarine and Ginger, which premiered on Chocolate Bobka’s Curatorial Club tape. In fact, the acoustic version of Ginger shown in the video is Twin Sister’s contribution to my Mixtapes For Haiti project. Twin Sister - “Ginger” from The...
In Case You Missed It: Larry Gus' Stitches
Larry Gus is Panagiotis Melidis. He is from Greece and makes some really cool hip-hop based instrumentals. It’s really difficult to categorize this music specifically, because there are so many different sounds that compose it. The track Little Room has an urban aesthetic to it, while Cooking As A Habit totally has a 70s soul vibe. Larrys’ Stitches has populated my last.fm account...
YOU b/w BEFORE WE TALKED
You is the A-side from Gold Panda’s newest EP, the man who brought us Quitter’s Raga last year. It drops officially May 10th, you can pre-order it here You by Gold Panda via
ABOVE GROUND AND A GOLDEN CLOUD
Check out this rad fan video for Emily Reo’s song Above Ground And A Golden Cloud put together by Jheri Evans from Get Off The Coast Emily Reo - Above Ground And A Golden Cloud from Jheri Evans on Vimeo. via
SONG FOR NATASHA
I was pursuing Transparent blog when I found this video put together by Odelo and throughly enjoyed the visuals. They match the flow of music nicely, and symbolically the idea of repetition is discernible, while presenting an illusory state of mind. Song For Natasha from Odelo on Vimeo.
Youth is a track from the Beach Fossils debut LP dropping May 25th on Captured Tracks. The Beach Fossils’ Dustin Payseur has proved he’s been able to hone the art of jangly pop, and I for one, have been waiting very patiently for this release. Beach Fossils: Youth Previously: Wide Awake Twelve Roses
I WANT TO
Tom over at The Great Pumpkin posted these sweet Best Coast live videos when she played at the Knitting factory in Brooklyn. The video posted below, I Want To, caught my attention out of the videos he posted. It really ‘takes off’ toward the end, which I really enjoy. Best Coast- “I Want To” from the great pumpkin on Vimeo.
The Growth of Bloggers and Indie Labels in the...
I remember when I started to blog; I had a lot of aspiration for bloggers who hosted their own shows. Gorilla Vs. Bear, Friendship Bracelet, and Chocolate Bobka, to name a few, are singularly responsible for presenting some of the best blog-based shows. These shows are ‘totally ill’ because they made the artists who they blogged about tangible, and stuck by them, which I believe...
F**K THIS WORLD
Speculator is easily in my top 5 artists. I still remember when I read about him at Friendship Bracelet. In those days I was such an innocent blogger, trying to figure out my place in the blogging world. If you still haven’t listened to Speculator yet, you can download this summary of free Speculator tracks that I put up not too long ago. Below is a video of Speculator playing ‘Fuck...
The dreamy Orlando-based musician Emily Reo is blessing us with two new tracks off of her upcoming EP, Witch Mtn and Blue Canoe. Witch Mtn, in particular, also happens to be on the White Guys With Beards Cassette Compilation. Emily’s soft voice and ‘drone pop’ instrumentals creates a certain ethereal sound that helps one envision what dreams ‘sound’ like, it is...
FRIEND OF THE NIGHT
Yet again, we revert back to nostalgia. Friend Of The Night is a track from Teen Inc.’s upcoming clear, 500-run 7” which you can pre-order here. The best way to describe this track is a meld of sounds from the 70’s and 80’s, or perhaps the 80’s and the 90’s, may I dare say all of the above? I feel like a decades’ trends (clothing, social habits, etc.)...
FRIENDSHIP BRACELET CLUB VOLUME 4
Hey all, my friend Ian over at Friendship Bracelet has curated a new mix for his Friendship Bracelet Club series, it’s ‘totally ill’ and worth checking out. Ian typically sells this mix on CD-R too, but this time he’s doing it on a cassette which reflected a collaboration with a record companies’ compilation that he has been asked to put together. You can get it for...
Lápis de Cera: REAL ESTATE
Johnny from JCCG hooking me up two times in one day with some awesome music finds. Shortly after he emailed me about Branches (previous post) he told me to check out this video of Real Estate playing a ‘unplugged’ version of at an abandoned university in his hometown in Portugal. Turns out his father used to teach there. Kind of surreal, huh? These videos are insanely sweet in all...
Branches: mar de março
Johnny from JCCG turned me on to this totally ill video from Portugal-based Branches and reminds me so much of popular U.K. band Forest Swords that broke into the mainstream when they released their Miarches cassette on LNA. Anyway, if you dig Branches’ tunes, a bunch of their stuff, including the song below, are posted on their blogspot for free download (via soundcloud). branches -...