Probably not the most appropriate song to throw on here for a Friday afternoon, as you should be revving up for your weekend but here's a short thrill to get you hyped-up for Raw Thrills' 14 track Shakedown LP that will be out by February on Sixteen Tambourines Records . This is the solo work of our beloved Zak Mering (of The Sweethearts , Greatest Hits and Outer Limits Recordings , etc.) Pretty much anything this guy does, I am way into and it will end up in my library. [...]
WHOA , I didn't get out much today but even if I had I'm pretty sure this would still top most things I could have seen today. Did you get to see a shark?? Or...?? Or...?? These three dudes recorded this in their New York practice space on Dicta Tape. You can download this jam for free on Bandcamp, along with their sssecond track Second Sunday , if you ssso desire. [MP3] The Yes Club [...]
Here's a little firecracker for this 1961 jam from The Gee Cees. Now grab a buzz saw and do the twist. Just kidding; I don't really recommend that... PS: There's a few random things in this vid... This video is called Anna y los fuegos by Compañía Volcánica. Grab the tune here .
As soft, light and lovely as the snow falling outside my window. This is a new cover of Rogue Waves' Eyes from London's Still Corners. These guys are planning to make their way over to the US in March and may be one of the lucky guests at SXSW next year. [MP3] Still Corners Eyes (Rogue Wave cover) | Download [...]
The sun has left, the clouds have returned and the rain has washed the snow away. Somehow, the hands of time have reversed overnight — leaving behind mid-summer warmth and late-autumn-like surroundings. With the change of weather, came a 'typhoon', that splashed and crashed against my windows for hours. A sudden disruption to my night occurred — one that kept me awake and thinking; much like the unexpected surprise of a vicious storm that nails you a like a typhoon , everything you know around you can change just as suddenly — a good night's sleep, the change in [...]
Here's Drew Diver's official video for his and Maria Usbeck's charming indie pop track Farewell , which was featured back in November. If you missed it, want to hear more or would like to read about their upcoming 7", you can check it out here .
Your day just got a little meaner and stranger but don't worry, these super chill, fuzzy, lo-fi tunes won't hurt you or bite you...but there's a good chance California's Will Marquis will (if he's as mean as he claims to be). These tracks appear on his Probably Not EP, and up until recently, you were able to bank it for a buck on Bandcamp but now it's only available for your listening and [...]
This track gently tugs at the deepest part of you — causing you to dream and drift away to a place where you can reminisce about times past. This is the second track off of Diamond Messages' debut Smoke and Mirrors EP. Released November 29. Available wherever records are sold. [MP3] Diamond Messages Liquid Summer Here is their video for it, which features clips from the 1970 classic En kärlekshistoria . You may [...]
Over a year ago, we were all taken on our first Neon Indian mind trip (and what a trip it was!); now, after much play and much rest, Neon Indian has suddenly surprised us with our first mind drip — one that allows us to explore the trippy results of the LZX Visionary. Neon Indian "Mind, Drips" Official Video from Neon Indian on Vimeo . Here's a little blurb about the video: "Lars Larson and partner Edward Leckie of [...]
Lace up those lollerskates, here's some indie pop from brooklyn that will get ya spinning those wheels around the rink...or your living room...or your office! Do it. You won't do it. It's Monday, just tell them you're still drunk... I'm actually a velcro kind of gal myself, and always will be. How 'bout you? Do you prefer the security of a long, luxurious lace or the convenience and comfort of a strap? [MP3] Rollerskaters In The [...]
It's wild and I La La La Like it! This is La Femme's track Sur la Planche and their totally radical video for Amour Dans le Motu . Watch out, you might just fall La La La Love tonight. [MP3] La Femme Sur la Planche LA FEMME - Amour dans le motu from lafemmeressortt on Vimeo . PS: If you La La La [...]
Oh, yes...yes, yes, yes. Here's an awesome video for Wise Blood's STRT SRNS by Pat Vamos. He used some filthy footage from the Adventures of Filthy Harry trailer, which you can check out here but you might want 1:39 of your life back. WISE BLOOD X FILTHY HARRY from PAT VAMOS on Vimeo . [MP3] Wise Blood STRT SRNS | Download Get wise on MySpace GET SMAHT on Bandcamp
Saw these guys play in Cambridge Wed. night and they totally blew me away. After losing power at my place from a wild storm, I headed over to Middlesex Lounge to watch one of the most mind-blowing performances I have seen in a while. I really just want to say F#%K yeah! This is some crazy good indie rock that isn't just noisy but has substance, soul and sweat. What they contribute together as a live band is a sound and an energy that [...]
"When the wind is blowing and the leaves are shaking, I feel like a shadow..." This is a new dream pop track from Portland's Blouse; let it blanket you like the shadow of a swaying tree while you drift off to sleep. [MP3] Blouse Shadow | Download
Hi friend, I just thought I'd tell you that the stars in the sky have never shimmered as bright as the ones I see in your eyes tonight. Are you blushing yet? Here are some/all of my favorite Shimmering Stars tracks from the last few months. I thought I'd cluster them all together—kind of like the M 31 cluster (aka the Andromeda Galaxy) that will be visible during this month of December; but in actuality, you don't really need that, there's more than enough here [...]
This is Connor Burke's whopping 24k gold video for Same Dream China . It comes in all shades of gold—an entire spectrum, in fact—and has also been proven in 4 out of 5 case studies to alter a person's mental state so that they never dream the same again...they say you actually dream in Chinese. How about that for a video? Gold Panda - "Same Dream China" Music Video from Connor Burke on Vimeo . I don't know what the going rate is for an entire [...]
Don't you think if a band is going to name themselves Pure Ecstasy, they'd have to be pretty damn good? I would think so. Actually , I would hope so. Lucky for Austin, I don't think any bar fights will start with an argument against them; these guys are pretty damn good. So, until they start producing music that is below bar standards, all bar stools will calmly remain at rest. Pure Ecstasy will be releasing their debut album very [...]
Swimming holes, long grass, tire swings, friendship, romance, picking flowers, bike riding, daydreaming, bubblegum, lazy sunny afternoons, surfboards, salty hair and sunsets...and driving down long winding roads with your hands hanging out the window. Everyone deserves to get lost in this song. I always listen to it on loop—it's way too short and way too good not to let it carry you away. Here's a new unmastered version (originally released back in August). [MP3] Ducktails Hamilton Road | [...]
Hey guys, I'm heading down the Holiday Road for a bit. Gonna take a break from the world wide web and hang with the fam and eat some turkey and lamb...thought you might enjoy this jam...by Lindsey Buckingham. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! And if you don't celebrate it, maybe you should 'cause turkey is good.
Here's the new official video for Future Islands' The Ink Well . Directed by Theo Anthony. THE INK WELL /// FUTURE ISLANDS from Theo Anthony on Vimeo . Order it on Friends Records Future Islands on MySpace