Friday, April 29, 2011

Tame Impala and Yuck

Last night I saw Tame Impala and Yuck at Paradise last night.  It was a great guitar rock show.  Displaying two different, but compatible band sounds.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


I am sure anyone who is reading this blog knows all about the great DâM-FunK, but its always nice to periodically be reminded of greatness.  I have been listening to him a lot today, something about rainy days I guess.  Those silky smooth rhythms and funkiness have been helping me stay sane.  Wish I had been able to see the Stonefeeder event when I was in Coachella, but oh well.  Check out a couple choice tracks below and enjoy.

Stayin' Super Fly - D-F by DâM-FunK

Westside Pasadena - DâM-FunK (Unreleased) by DâM-FunK

WeCoolerDanNem - DāM-FunK by DâM-FunK

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Africa Hitech

Africa Hitech are Steve Spacek and Mark Pritchard.  They make glitchy, sputtering music that feels off kilter.  It is awesome.  Their songs have a very high energy, low fi, juke style to them.  Kind of like if juke and dystopian future dubstep had a baby together. Their debut album 93 Million Miles is out 05/10/11 on warp.  I am not sure if I have accurately describe what the music is accurately, but this stuff definitely will be banged all summer!

Africa Hitech - Lash Out by Warp Records

  Africa Hitech - Out In The Streets by Warp Records

Africa Hitech - 93 Million Miles - Album Sampler by Warp Records

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Airborne Toxic Event - All At Once

The Airborne Toxic Event are releasing their sophomore album, All At Once, today.  It is streaming for free here.

John Talabot

I think at this point it is pretty well noted that I love John Talabot. He has a new record coming out soon and just posted this "Changed" remix to his soundcloud. Check it out below and also check out a couple other choice cuts!

  Mario Basanov & Vidis feat. Ernesto - Changed (John Talabot Private Mix) by John Talabot

Shit Robot - Take Em Up (John Talabot's BlancoyNegroMix) by John Talabot

La Ninya (Afrodub version) by John Talabot

Monday, April 25, 2011

Road Warrior Tour at Paradise - 4/24

The Road Warrior Tour is Mary Anne Hobbs current US tour. Last night she, Lorn, Take, and Mike Slott all played the Paradise rock club. I don't think the Paradise was ready to meditate on bass weight. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Coachella: The Wrap Up

Over the past weekend I went to Coachella.  As always its a fantastic experience.  The crowds are fun, I get to hang with the fam, and the sound is great for a festival.  This year the crowds seemed lighter - a combo of better site design and harder to sneak in.  Over the course of the three days I saw lots of great music - mostly Saturday and Sunday, since I got a migraine on Friday.

New Bullion Mix - New Album

Bullion - Canterbury Mix by Toast Press

Bullion is releasing a new album out on Young Turks next week.  A nine track non-lp according to pitchfork.  Below is his new mix of psychedelic goodness.  Love the vibes on this mix.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Coachella: Couple Quick Songs

I have a midterm today, so no time to post the photos, videos, and write up about Coachella.  However, I will post some songs from bands I thought to be stars of the show.

Wiz Khalifa - Still Blazin by bkrenzer

Broken Social Scene - Texico Bitches (Star Slinger Remix) by Arts & Crafts

GHOSST by Lorn

Take Me Over by cutcopymusic

Delorean - Stay Close by artsandcraftsmx

Monday, April 18, 2011


Pain by Knx.

Knxwledge is a a part of the All City Dublin crew with Mike Slott and Lunice. His beats have a nice blend of downtempo electronic music and hip hop. He mixes in some pretty great samples as well, so check the tunes. My mom just asked who Knxwledge  was so you know he is good!

NiceOut by Knx.

1stNite by Knx.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Coachella Day 2

JOHN TALABOT / Families (Ft Glasser) by Young Turks

I know I can not be the only one who still plays Sunshine all the time. Glasser are definitely getting serious plays over here as well. This release sounds like it will be fantastic!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

LCD Soundsystem - Live Alone (Franz Ferdinand)

Do I even need to say why this is absolutely fantastic? I wanted to post Franz Ferdinand's cover of All My Friends, but couldn't find it on soundcloud.

LCD Soundsystem - Live Alone (Franz Ferdinand cover) by DominoRecordCo

Saturday, April 9, 2011

  ST 2 Lettaz and DaVinci, "Get Her High" (Prod. by Lunice) by The FADER

Shit is totally crazy.  ST2 Lettaz, from G-Side, and DaVinci, from the Yay, go over a Lunice track.  Fader described it as Underwater rap, that is deffinitely not too far off.  The pings at the end sound like submarine going down.  I think it still sounds like space, something that HAL would put together after sippin'.  Regardless deffinitely worth checking out.

Friday, April 8, 2011

  Big K.R.I.T. - R4 Theme Song by bkrenzer

Such a hot song.  The whole tape is great, but this is my early favorite.  The samples are on point here and the call back to the last tape is fantastic.  Go to the tapes page for download info to get all of Return of 4eva.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Girlfriends Interview

  Eat Around the Bad Parts by Girlfriends 

Girlfriends are a band from Allston who play punkish rock n roll.  They recently were on the cover of the Boston Pheonix.  You need to know about them.  Check out the interview below.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Parsons Red Heads Interview

Big Sur Folk Festival

The Parson Red Heads - "It Never Snows" LIVE [Mondays (in Spaceland) Vol. 6 - January 28th, 2008] by spacelandrecordings

The Parsons Red Head are a band based out of Portland, Or.  They play a very compelling brand of indie x pop x folk music that is extremely joyful and pleasing.  Their first record King Giraffe  was unfortunately slept on despite being a consistent and pleasurable record.  I can not wait to hear the new record.  Their song Punctual as Usual is currently sound tracking a Blue Moon commercialI spoke with Evan Way about the new record, the Blue Moon commercial, and LA vs Portland.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Alex Winston - Sister Wife (Starslinger Remix)

  Alex Winston - Sister Wife (Star Slinger Remix) by Star Slinger 

Sheeyyytttttttt, man where did this come from?  Straight banger.  Loved the vocals on the original Sister Wife, love the backing track on here.  This song is definitely a windows open in the car song.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tamaryn & the Raveonettes - 3/31 Paradise

tamaryn - sandstone by szobahipszter

Tamaryn is a newish band based  out of San Francisco.  They will be inevitably be labeled shoegaze, though that isn't exactly what they are.  Their performance last night opening for the Raveonettes was certainly a memorable experience.