07/20/2010 M.I.A. Space Odyssey her new album has 3 standout tracks space Odyssey + XXXO + It takes a Muscle! Chemical Brothers Swoon (Boys Noize Summer Mix) Somehow the brothers keep working it out. Put the album on, let it play . Scissor Sisters Nightwork again whole album = great pop music! [...]
06.02.10 Robyn returns with more dance queen angst. Luvs it! Robyn - Dancing On My Own Download Dancing On My Own via Hotfile
06.01.2010 I caught a cab on Saturday. And then it caught a Toyota! (notice both airbags deployed) And in that split second as my wasted life flashed before my eyes, all I could think was "I should have blogged more!" So here we go.... The Wideboys take Little Jackie's catchy spring anthem to the clubs. Reminds me of [...]
05.20.2010 We Are Scientists - Barbara Not much to say about the guys new album except WOWIE! Pop album of the year so far! W.A.S. are fantastic to begin with (remember their uber hit "After Hours"?) Every track here is excellent - Rules Don't Stop, Pittsburgh, Break It Up, Foreign Kicks, Ambition...the whole thing is gorgeous! WE ARE IMPRESSED! Whoever this Barbara chick/muse is she must be something! We Are Scientists [...]
04.17.2010 Here's the sound to your summer mixed by yours truly! Its over 2 hours long, features scads of fantastic producers & summer anthems and most importantly I threw in not 1 but 2 Will Smith samples. Actor Will Smith not Prince Will Smith. Enjoy! Live Stream: DJ RC - My Wheelhouse Part 1 DJ RC - My Wheelhouse Part 2 [...]
04.15.2010 JoJo is a harpy penis. I mean a harpist / pianist. Shes got lady parts. And did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks? Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Company PS My new summer house mix will be up shortly! And sh*t goddamn it clocks in at 2 HOURS!
03.24.2010 More trouble for EMI, this time with Gorillaz big hit Stylo from their new album "Plastic Beach". Eddy Grant and his lawyers claim there are "substantive similarities" between Stylo and his 1983 song Time Warp . See more HERE . Whosampled.com seems to think it's a rip. Check it out HERE . Eddy Grant says "Damon Albarn knows in his heart of hearts – it's unfortunate that we cant get into people's hearts – he knows that this is a song that he's loved, in his [...]
03.22.2010 OK Go just recently parted ways with EMI to start its very own independent record label, Paracadute (Italian for "parachute"), 'cause they weren't happy with EMI's decision to not allow embedding of the band's videos online. This as their latest video "This Too Shall Pass" was, like, totally going viral... The band's no stranger to viral videos. Their 2006 music video for "Here it Goes Again," featuring choreographed dancing on treadmills, has been seen almost 50 million times and is in the top-50 most-watched videos on YouTube ever. See [...]
03.19.2010 Sources say Ezra Koenig (pictured above) was raised in New Jersey, son of a therapist mother and movie industry father. He is a MoT and the fourth generation of his family to attend an Ivy League institution. Rostam Batmanglij, keyboardist/guitarist/backing vocalist, and who recently "came out" to much publicity, recently addressed the issue of the band's last album sounding like Paul Simon's Graceland album: "We actually met Paul Simon and I asked [...]
03.15.2010 Future Islands? Future Shock! As far as I can tell, it appears to be a trio based out of Baltimore, Maryland. Basic instruments used: Synth keyboards, Drum machine and bass guitar. One source described their style as "minimalist dancepunk, pop, lo-fi, post wave". The lead singer is Sam Herring and his voice is striking: sometimes it's gruff as he belts out some poignant refrain, at other times it's euphonious, even plaintive. Future Islands will move you. Beach Foam is from their 2008 album "Wave Like [...]
03.15.2010 Summer is here. I'm convinced of it. Ettes = one bad ass two-thirds Texas girl band! The Ettes - You Can't Do That To Me
03.04.2010 1. Un prophète A Scarface for the 21st century! Tahar Rahim (Malik) is superb! Niels Arestrup (Ceasar) as well! Spielberg is undoubtedly already at work on the American remake. Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Mack The Knife 2. Technology! I mean Avatar! (in Imax3D) [...]
02.28.2009 If you were shipwrecked on this island and walked up to this house; this is what you would surely hear echoing from the front door... Heres hoping this lady is there too! Defected have a 2010 summer anthem here for reals! Ridney - At Night
17.02.2010 Cold Cave bring their indie dance sound back. Luvs it.
05.02.2010 It's the weekend! Time to make bad decisions involving liquor, ladies and some dirty club that makes you stand in a cold line for the better part of an hour only to find out you wore the wrong shoes and therefore cannot gain entrance. Or you could just stay at home put these tunes on repeat and not get laid all the same... Paul Harris vs The [...]
02.02.2010 Indie fantastic. What are Yellow Wings anyway? The Urban dictionary tells me...oh. Oh my. Well that's just awful. Necro-what!? I've made a huge mistake. This has tainted my appreciation of this song. Keepaway - Yellow Wings
02.01.2009 Irish electronic act, the Japanese Popstars, team up with the man, the legend, Jon Spencer! If you are not familiar with 90's punk/blues/rock god JSBX then all you have to know is this - In university there were two types of women: lesbians and woman that loved Jon Spencer. The Japanese Popstars feat. Jon Spencer - Destroy The Japanese Popstars are A-OK as well. The hype behind these [...]
01.31.2010 OK I know its been quite a barren month post wise here at the MMU. But hey that's all gonna change cause honey I've been digging gold all week long and I'm bringing it home to you... This gives me good shivers, unlike the winter ones to which I'm becoming all too accustomed. Whats with the Cut Copy sound alike at the 2:35 mark? It's sorta like Groove Armada is sending a hidden [...]
01.30.2010 Fan Death is super duper Vancouver lady duo who are surely going to be bringing us some Alist material in 2010. At least that's what the blogs and papers would like us to believe. With all the hype behind these two, I had to wonder if it was warranted. So I put my detective hat, monocle, and cape on, called my trusted sidekick and started building a case. After many hours of intensive private eying these two ladies, I managed to not [...]
01.24.10 "Romance is Boring" is off of Los Campesinos! (or "The Farmers!") second album. And if this is any indication it's already better than their first...