Sunday, October 31, 2010

Check em

AKV by Sprutbass

snail gate by heRobust

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Spaced out

Space Dimension Controller - The Love Quadrant by futuresoundstemporary

Lindstrom - I Feel Space by Anders Bersten

Matias Aguayo - Menta Latte (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) [Kompakt] by alchemyremixmanagement

The New Breed of Bangers

Everyone knows the scene leaders at this point - FlyLo, HudMo, Nosaj, Free The Robots. So here are the Noise Verse Noise the new gunslingers

The Award by jonwayne

Hot Boxing the Cockpit by shlohmo

Take - Horizontal Figuration Tokimonsta Remix by TOKiMONSTA

Teebs - 'Why Like This' by BRAINFEEDER

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Thermals/Cymbals Eat Guitars: Live

On Thursday I saw The Thermals and Cymbals Eat Guitars, an absolutely fantastic show. Both bands are touring pros and know how to put on a great show.

Cymbals Eat Guitars create the kind of loud, relaxed college rock that is sorely missing at the moment. They just jam with out being tedious or boring. Plus frontman Joseph D'Agostino might be the hardest working/sweatiest performer I have ever seen. He absolutely shreds his guitar as well. They played a mix of their excellent debut - Why There Are Mountains, plus a bunch of new songs. The new material sounds like Cymbals are taking their game to another level. I am excited to hear it.

If Cymbals Eat Guitars were great for their ability to jam and let the song evolve, then The Thermals were fantastic for their ability to keep the songs energetic and compact. I have no idea how many songs they played, but they went by at Ted Leo pace. In fact the Thermals might be the best live act I have seen since Ted Leo. The new album sounded fantastic live and the classic songs got the audience pumped. Absolutely essential to see both bands live.

Cymbals Eat Guitars - ...And The Hazy Sea by Ragged Words
The Thermals - Personal Life by The Drift Record Shop

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Bassweight from The SRK on Vimeo.

This looks pretty cool. I am excited to see it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Video Drop

Lucky 1 from Abby Portner on Vimeo.

Holy Other 'Yr Love' from FAMILY on Vimeo.

Tunes of the Day

Here are new tracks that I think you all need to hear!

My man Teebs has a released a banger of a new song and he has a new album out in eight days!
Teebs - 'Why Like This' by BRAINFEEDER

Lindstrom & Christabelle - Love Sick (Four Tet Remix): Just look at the title
Lovesick (Four Tet remix) by TimeOutNewYork

Caribou - Leave House (Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix): Caribou's swim is one of the best albums of the year.

The Comeback: LCD, Hold Steady, Bowery Boys

Sorry I have been away for a while, but I am back and prepared to get Noise Verse Noise back up. More updates and tracks to come.

Since being back in Boston I have seen LCD Soundsystem and the Hold Steady. Both shows are fantastic and everyone should check them out. LCD has its live performance nailed. I have seen them twice now and it always delivers. The set is perfect mix of old and new and features all your favorites.

The Hold Steady's live show has been legendary for a long time now and still lives up to the hype. It was some of the most fun I have ever had at a concert. The Wintersleep opened for them and they are fantastic. Good sound and college rock vibes, a solid choice for an opener.

Lastly, want to give a shout to my friends in the Bowery Boys. Great local Allston band. These guys are a ton of fun live and should not be missed. Their cover of Free Bird is always entertaining.

Below are photos from all shows.

LCD Soundsystem


The Hold Steady

The Bowery Boys