Sunday, June 28, 2009

Paul Baribeau - Grand Ledge

such an amazing album of uplifting melodies and lyrics that will make you want to cry


Saturday, June 27, 2009

the b52s

these guys came to my home town last night and were sooo good. they got everyone dancing and sounded just like it was 1977. if they come around to your town, i highly recommend you go see them. 

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Velvet Underground- Loaded

TheThe Velvet Underground was a part of the subculture New York City art collective surrounding Andy Warhol's factory and his Exploding Plastic Inevitable events. The band's music and lyrics challenged conventional societal standards of the time, and broke ground for other musicians to do the same. The band favored experimentation, and also introduced a nihilistic outlook through some of their music. Their outsider attitude and experimentation has since been cited as pivotal to the rise of punk rock and, later, alternative rock. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

happy birthday nate!

you inspire us all

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The Microphones-Song Islands

possibly one of my favorite albums i own. this beautiful collection of sounds fills my soul and makes me both happy and sad at the same time. do not miss this album.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Black Tambourine - Complete Recordings

Over the course of 1990, while Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer poisoned American radio, Black Tambourine sat down and wrote eight songs in sympathy with the British noise pop they admired from afar. [..] If there's any justice, Black Tambourine will see their name inserted into revisionist histories of American independent rock. Though their existence was laughably short, the band concocted a great sound out of step with even their peers, pointing the way for a string of female-fronted underground bands formed soon after their demise. -Pitchfork

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Between Two Ferns with Zack Galiflanakis

Mount Eerie - Twenty Bees 7" (2005)

Mount Eerie doesn't let me down with this 7". These lo-fi songs are beautiful to the ears and a gem of the phil elvrum collection. apparently only twenty copies were released.

Japanther- Master of Pigeons

Japanther is made up of two students from Pratt that decided to make a punk band in NYC. they warped the typical punk sound when they added their incomparable noise rock lo-fi melodies into the mix. If you are into noise rock you'll definitely want to check this album out.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Candy Claws EP

This very singular trio's sound is fueled by glitchy tune out sounds and organic textures that intertwine into a broad psychedelic tornado that sucks you right in. Once engulfed and flailing away, the momentum will change, and the beats and noises will divert, in and out constantly, to the point where you can't escape. The sound is overall tremendous and a true experimental work of art. Once you're in, you won't want out. -A&A

Native Korean Rock

The tracks are vastly different from her work with Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Going under the name Native Korean Rock, the tracks have a stripped back acoustic sound layered by a scattering of drums. No one can deny the fact that Karen O’s voice is simply beautiful, her spell-binding Yeah Yeah Yeahs shriek has been contained in a continuous melody, something she does very well. Every track on this album is brilliant. 


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