Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ratatat - LP3

New Ratatat = Good
Predator = Also Good
New Ratatat + Predator in slo-mo = brillance

Ratatat - LP3

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

British rock. Like a folksy Doves, an early Radiohead fronted by Peter Gabriel, or Iron & Wine + Coldplay + Balls. This is their 4th album, and if you dig, the previous 3 are just as good.


"Grounds For Divorce"

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Blue Sky Black Death - Late Night Cinema

I've been waiting for this one a long time - actually BOUGHT it on Amazon - and it just destroys. It tastes like instrumental hiphop on the tongue, but is actually more of a post-rock electro shitstorm...there's shades of Shadow and Blockhead, sure, but also M83, Burial, Godspeed!, Diplo, and Explosions in the Sky. Each track is so layered and complex, constantly evolving and building, but flows perfectly - I'm just totally fucking awed.

"The Era When We Sang"

"My Work Will Be Done"

BSBD - Late Night Cinema (REUPPED)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Radiohead Show, Nissan Pavilion, May 11, 2008


1. All I Need
2. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
3. Lucky
4. Nude
5. Pyramid Song
6. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
7. Myxomatosis
8. Idioteque
9. Faust Arp
10. Videotape
11. Paranoid Android
12. Just
13. Reckoner
14. Everything In Its Right Place
15. Bangers and Mash
16. Bodysnatchers
17. Like Spinning Plates

18. Optimistic
19. Karma Police
20. Go Slowly
21. Planet Telex
22. Fake Plastic Trees

Encore 2:
23. National Anthem
24. House of Cards

Monday, May 5, 2008

Starpower - The Petting Zoo

Last year, as a tribute to J Dilla, this British producer Bullion made a beattape exclusively using samples from the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" album which totally blew up on the interweb. NYC rapper Starpower recently got a hold of it and rapped over all 12 tracks, none of which are more than two and a half minutes long. Clocking in at just 22 minutes, this is the best mixtape of the year. Starpower is like Ghostface without the snarl, and the beats are just brilliant, transforming surf rock into dusty funk nuggets.

"Rod Only Knows"

"Bring Him Back"

Starpower - The Petting Zoo