Tuesday, June 28, 2011


  Araabmuzik - Streetz Tonight by dress warm 

Araabmuzik is a Dipset/Jim Jones associate/beat maker.  "Salute" by Dipset - that's his beat.  Whats more interesting though is his new instrumental album.  Its been described as taking Trance tunes and giving it a Dilla treatment, a fair description.  That description does not give enough credit to how great these songs are though.  "Streetz Tonight" has been getting love, as it rightfully should.  It is what everyone always wanted trance rap to sound like.  Rap drums mixing it up with big synths and the ever present cooing diva.  I look forward to picking up his new album Electronic Dream.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Iceage/Jeff the Brotherhood/Fucked Up @ Royale June 24

Jeff the Brotherhood

Fucked Up

Wow. This was an absolutely incredible show. Every band brought it and took it to another level. Really a shame that I could only experience this one time. I would love to go to this show over and over again. The only complaint is that all I have are blurry photos from the show. This is the last time I am going to bring my pos Camera, but with the number of stage divers I am glad I didn't have the nice camera with me. Anyway, a more detailed description after the jump.

Friday, June 24, 2011

If there ever was a Noise Verse Noise show

Please Please Please, do not email me for free tickets.  I do not have any.  I stole this from a Bowery Boston email.  The early show is kind of a surprise, but it should be pretty awesome.  All ages are always a lot of fun as well.  Look at that lineup - Iceage, Jeff the Brotherhood, and Fucked Up - current owners of best album of the year.  Actually, all three bands have released absolutely incredible albums this year.  I think this might be Iceage's first or maybe second American show ever - so lets show these boys how Boston does shows!  I am going to do a review of Iceage's debut early next week.  Anyway, hope to see you all there!

  iceage - White Rune by What's Your Rupture?

  Jeff the brotherhood - Heavy Krishna by artistadvocacy

  Fucked Up - Queen Of Hearts by snipelondon

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

FFunny Frends - Unknown Mortal Orchestra by Janesaysgrrrrr

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Little Blu House" by fatpossum

Better late than never. I just learned about Unknown Mortal Orchestra through Pitchfork. The mixing of psych-pop and boogie funk has been tried before, but its never been as proposive or fun. If you find most Yeasayer songs lacking and Dam-Funk missing something, these guys might be your savior. The song "Ffunny Frends" might be the best new song I have heard in a long time.  Tour Dates After the Jump!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hooray for Earth @ Paradise June 13th

Hooray For Earth - No Love by goldestegg

Last night Hooray for Earth played the Paradise with Architecture in Helsinki.  The Bruins also played the Cannucks, so Architecture in Helsinki was skipped - side note: Game 7, Stanley Cup is there a better sporting event?  Anyway, Hooray for Earth rocked the stage for one quality set.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains - Once Rendering by MovMou

Moving Mountains are a "majestic post-hardcore", their description not mine, band out of New York.  While majestic post-hardcore would not be the exact description I would use, it is an accurate description.  The band has evolved considerably over its lifetime, originally they were much more of a classic instrumental post-hardcore, think Red Sparrows, Pelican, or ISIS.  Their first couple albums were quality instrumental hardcore music, but the band became tired of the loud-quiet-loud song structure.  This evolution away has yielded an intriguing and powerful new album that will be reviewed in the next week or so.  For now enjoy the posted tracks.

Moving Mountains - The Cascade by MovMou

Moving Mountains - Tired Tiger by MovMou

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Rapture - How Deep is Your Love

I have missed the Rapture.  Peices of People We Love was a freakin awesome album.  Can not wait for the new album.  Check the new video!

DFA White Out Sessions - How Deep Is Your Love? by The Rapture from DFA Records on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Mountain Goats covering Jawbreaker

The Mountain Goats cover Jawbreaker

Does anything more need to be said?

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Senator by DominoRecordCo

YES! New Stephen Malkmus and he seems engaged! I liked the last album well enough, but Malkmus seemed a little too disinterested. "The Senator" is much more up front and energetic. It still contains Malkmus' trademark wit and humor. This increases the expectations for the new album.  The "Senator" makes me think that the new Beck produced album might be a little more Pavement and a little less loose jam fest.  Time to get excited.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Hooray for Earth

  Hooray For Earth - True Loves by Dovecote Records

  Hooray For Earth - "Form" by Dovecote Records

Hooray for Earth are a new band out of new york who make great psy-pop in a similar vain to MGMT or Yeasayer. They make very good pop songs which have a sort of quirky off key quality. Currently,"True Loves" is getting a lot of blog love.  It is getting love for good reason, it has a great rhythm and groove, with a very catchy chorus.  A pop tune totally ready for summer festivals and outdoor parties.  "Form" is a more straight ahead rock song, but still very enjoyable and uptempo.  From these two tunes you can see why they have toured with Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Surfer Blood, and Architecture in Helsinki.  Expect big things from these guys!  Tour Dates after the jump and a Lemonade remix of "Comforable, Comprable".

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Yourself & The Air

Yourself And The Air -Trampolines by franciscoo21

Yourself & The Air are a new band from Chicago that make the sort of quirky indie-pop that will never go out of style.  They remind me of a bunch of bands, but I can not quite put my finger on which ones.  I hear a bit of bit Passion Pit, a bit Oh No Oh My, and maybe even some MGMT, but not exactly any of them specifically.  That is a long list of influential and creative bands up there, and Yourself & the Air remain unqiue and fresh. They have played with a much of cool bands like A Lull, Peter Bjorn and John, and Portugal. The Man.  Yourself & The Air have a new EP out, Who's Who in the Zoo, that I will be reviewing in the next couple days. "Trampolines" is the lead off single from the new EP. Everyone should definitely check it out!  Yourself & the Air play O'Briens in Allston June 7th.  Follow the jump for more tour dates!