The indie rock TO, a friend involved with the Mission Creek festival in Iowa emailed me this morning with a heads up about their exclusive scoring of a newly sanctioned mp3 leak of “Run,” from the new Gnarls Barkley album The Odd Couple, due out whenever the whole thing leaks, since I’m guessing only about […]
http://youtube.com/v/zN9x6zckn18 Sometimes it’s not that phony rock and roll
Beach House – Devotion Surprisingly affecting, more focused and less meandering than the debut, but then again I was only looking for some background music while I washed the dinner dishes.“Gila” Sons and Daughters – The GiftMuch better than expected, thanks to S&D adding some fine new ideas to their chugging sound which, on the […]
Insound got sold to Warner’s (ok, ADA, but they’re about as independent of Warner’s as Sprite is from the Coca Cola company). Maybe Warner refused to take back all those unsold Bloc Party records. Are there no more indie sellers on the internet? Can we call Amazon indie? The Plug awards seemed to think so. […]
After some redone math, it turns out I won last week’s football pool after all. I don’t even follow the NFL, which makes it even better. Bennie’s Thai, on me, for everyone (who lives in my apartment). Ride – Like a Daydream (Peel Session)
Idolator has recently offered a spate of posts recalling the 90s, and I’m increasingly convinced I was watching another decade entirely from ’90-’00. Not to slag their recollections. There’s nothing wrong with exhuming Jawbreaker, but there’s also nothing novel or earth-shattering about recalling them, either, at least not in the sense of holy shit, how […]
http://youtube.com/v/EHEkzLQyG48 I’ve now heard all of her new record. It has its moments, I guess, and she’s in better voice than ever, but Chan Marshall/Cat Power will never top this brief moment with the Dirty Three, the one band born to collaborate with her. So here’s to none of these four people expiring before that […]
Our three-year-old has spoken. This song is good for kids: Jens Lekman – The Opposite of Hallelujia Happy New Year.