Thursday, January 31, 2008
Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
PS These songs are completely out of order - sorry I'm lazy
They just released Belly - which I am going to work on procuring.
But check out their page: Belly and Geek Down are both pretty impressive.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
(seeing the video is jarring close your eyes and imagine them singing fifty years ago with a black bass player... as I did)
Old Crow Medicine Show- Big Iron World
Old Crow Medicine Show- OCMS
The more I find out about it the less cool I think it is so Im gonna leave it at this. Banging Dr. Dre-style production by Black Milk (Detroit (and some guests...eyes rolling and a pfffffsh, including Jake One and Oh No who are both bubbling)) and pretty ill raps from Bishop Lamont (California (and a bunch of pretty solid guest appearances highlighted by Royce, Busta and Rass Kass)). This shit bangs lots of machismo pussy and gun talk. Punchlines galore. Think good Xzibit albums, chronic 2001, and anything else from when aftermath actually was HOT. Seriously lick a shot if your down with armageddie. Highy advised you check it out, best thing out of Hip Hop in a minute (other then the Freeway cd. Ill post that up too haha).
Black Milk presents Bishop Lamont and Black Milk are Caltroit
Friday, January 25, 2008
VA - Jonny Greenwood Is The Controller
Thursday, January 17, 2008
So, if you've read a music blog in the past 3 months you've probably seen these guys being hailed as the Next Big NYC indie band, which sucks, because they deserve way more credit than that derivative label implies. Describing themselves as an "Upper West Side Soweto Band", Vampire Weekend integrate the sounds of reggae, surf rock, Afro-rock and Beatles-esque chamber arrangements in such a deceptively simple way that, on the surface, you could mistake them for a pop band. Actually, its a pretty sophisticated combination, merging the mutual good vibes of African/Island music and ragged indie-ness, like if Graceland had been made by The Shins. I'm completely addicted.
"Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"
"The Kids Don't Stand A Chance"
In the same vein of whitey indie world music, Yeasayer sounds kind of like TV On The Radio if they took way more drugs and developed a hard-on for Porno For Pyros. Which is to say, they sound pretty awesome. There's a strong Middle Eastern influence to their music, which gives their songs a hard, almost funky edge, and many of their songs reach a Zeppelin-level of rocking out, yet its all grounded by folksy vocal harmonies that sound like drones, weaving their way around and through the noise. Some mezmerizing shit here.
"Wait For The Wintertime"
Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
Monday, January 14, 2008
Throwing this on for the first time reminds me of the first time I heard DJ Shadow or Massive Attack, in the way that Endtroducing and Mezzanine didn't fit any genre but created an atmosphere entirely their own. While sounding completely different, this is also the update of that sound - dark, lonely, complex and beautiful music that beats the shit out of you in the way only great music can.
Burial - Untrue
Friday, January 11, 2008
P.S. Everyone keep your eyes peeled for those Radiohead tour dates, they just announced a bunch of US shows to be upcoming in the Spring or Summer.
She's In Control
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Though I was three gin and tonics down by the time they reached the stage, upon never hearing this band before, I declared that they are definitely going to blow up this year. They had everyone dancing by the end of the set (I myself worked in a bevy of high kicks and fist pumps). Very smooth, very funky, very danceable, very fun - I would post some, but it seems iTunes is the only place I can find it and I'm cheap.
Then Tittsworth came out - he's somewhere between Girl Talk-style mashup Djs and your more standard Kanye-style production. Incredible set - but he really killed it when he threw in "I Can't Go for That."
Press clip says it best: "Tonight's edition is the heaviest one yet: It's headlined by Tittsworth, the accomplished turntablist whose blend of Baltimore Club, hip-hop, '80s mashups and remixes drops jaws as well as booties...his upcoming tour includes stops in Canada, Thailand and China before four days in Australia with Kanye West, Thievery Corporation, A-Trak and Pharoahe Monch." –Washington Post
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Quantic Soul Orchestra - Pushin On