Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gold Panda - Same Dream China (video)

This is Connor Burke's whopping 24k gold video for Same Dream China. It comes in all shades of gold—an entire spectrum, in fact—and has also been proven in 4 out of 5 case studies to alter a person's mental state so that they never dream the same again...they say you actually dream in Chinese. How about that for a video?

Gold Panda - "Same Dream China" Music Video from Connor Burke on Vimeo.

I don't know what the going rate is for an entire Gold Panda these days but you can stream and order the debut LP at luckyshiner.com and grab some free panda treats over there, too. So go get 'em, tiger! I mean panda...

Be a gold digger on MySpace

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pure Ecstasy

Don't you think if a band is going to name themselves Pure Ecstasy, they'd have to be pretty damn good? I would think so. Actually, I would hope so. Lucky for Austin, I don't think any bar fights will start with an argument against them; these guys are pretty damn good. So, until they start producing music that is below bar standards, all bar stools will calmly remain at rest.

Pure Ecstasy will be releasing their debut album very soon; so in addition to these three indie psychedelic tunes (two of which have already been released) you'll have a few X-tra to chill out to.

[MP3] Pure Ecstasy Voices
[MP3] Pure Ecstasy Alexandria
[MP3] Pure Ecstasy Dream Over

Here's a short and lovely promotional clip featuring one of their purely ecstatic tunes. Shot and edited by Riley Blakeway.

MINKPINK - Summer 2011 from Riley Blakeway on Vimeo.

Pure Ecstasy on MySpace

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lindsey Buckingham - Holiday Road (flashback video)

Hey guys, I'm heading down the Holiday Road for a bit. Gonna take a break from the world wide web and hang with the fam and eat some turkey and lamb...thought you might enjoy this jam...by Lindsey Buckingham. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! And if you don't celebrate it, maybe you should 'cause turkey is good.

Ducktails - Hamilton Road (video)

Swimming holes, long grass, tire swings, friendship, romance, picking flowers, bike riding, daydreaming, bubblegum, lazy sunny afternoons, surfboards, salty hair and sunsets...and driving down long winding roads with your hands hanging out the window.

Everyone deserves to get lost in this song. I always listen to it on loop—it's way too short and way too good not to let it carry you away. Here's a new unmastered version (originally released back in August).

[MP3] Ducktails Hamilton Road | Download

This is a new video for it by Thal.

Ducktails - Hamilton Road from Thal on Vimeo.

Ducktails on MySpace

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Future Islands - The Ink Well (video)

Here's the new official video for Future Islands' The Ink Well. Directed by Theo Anthony.

THE INK WELL /// FUTURE ISLANDS from Theo Anthony on Vimeo.

Order it on Friends Records

Future Islands on MySpace

Monday, November 22, 2010

Weird Korea

Here's some moody, noisy kick ass basement rock from some weird dudes producing this stuff on their Nintendos over in Purchase, New York.

This here photo is vintage Weird Korea getting weird and awesome.

Starting off with their almost nine-minute-long track Dagger (this is the one that really hooked me) from their No Art // No Trade EP. Currently available for free download on Bandcamp. The beginning of this song couldn't be more perfect.

[MP3] Weird Korea Dagger | Download
[MP3] Weird Korea Youth Cult | Download

Get weird on MySpace

Sunday, November 21, 2010

WOOM - 'Muu's Way Remixed' and 'The Hunt Video'

Since the release of WOOM's debut album Muu's Way back in July, there have been a bunch of remixes that include the works of Greg Saunier of Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, BJ Warshaw (Parts and Labor, Shooting Spires), Lucky Dragons, Talk Normal, Japanther, and Butchy Fuego (Pit er Pat, The Boredoms). BaDaBing Records recently announced that they are going to release this "slew of remixes" as an EP entitled Muu's Way Remixed. Check out two of the tracks below and definitely watch this new video for their original release of The Hunt.

[MP3] WOOM Quetzalcoatl's Ship (Greg Saunier Remix)
[MP3] WOOM Salt (Japanther Remix)

This video is gorgeous.

WOOM: The Hunt from Double Triple on Vimeo.

July 2010 post on WOOM - Muu's Way

WOOM on MySpace

Friday, November 19, 2010

MIXTAPE: "Hey, listen to this!"

Here's an eleven track mix of some songs I have been digging over the last couple of months but haven't had enough time to give them each their own feature. I thought it might be nice to throw them up here for you to enjoy on this sunny (and snowy) Friday. To be quite honest, I'm still not ready for winter... I'd much rather be hanging out on the beach and making phone calls with this guy, how 'bout you?

Depending on how close you follow music, these may or may not be new to you at this point, but nonetheless, always nice to come back to so "hey, listen to this!"

[MP3] Walsh Birthday Girl
[MP3] Small Black Search Party
[MP3] Greatest Hits You're Just An UPTOWN GIRL
[MP3] Millionyoung Calrissian
[MP3] Coolrunnings Chorus | More Coolrunnings
[MP3] Generationals Trust
[MP3] Tennis Take Me Somewhere | More Tennis
[MP3] Michael Parallax Man, No
[MP3] Blouse Into Black | Via
[MP3] Sleep ∞ Over La Rose
[MP3] Lord Huron When Will I See You Again


"Hey, watch this!" Here's a video by Magic Chill for Tennis Take Me Somewhere.

Tennis - Take Me Somewhere from MAGIC CHILL on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Soulbenders - I Can't Believe in Love (flashback video)

Here's a video for Grand Rapids 1960s garage rock band, The Soulbenders.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Tallest Man On Earth - Love is All (video)

Here's the new official video for The Tallest Man On Earth's Love is All track. Johan Stolpe "bought 4 rolls of super 8 film from a random guy in Finland and made this."

Love is all I have for this...

Tallest Man On Earth - Love Is All (Official Video) from johan stolpe on Vimeo.

The Tallest Man On Earth on MySpace

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Now two years after Jonquil's 2008 Whistle Low EP was released and their title track is still one of the most played songs in my entire library. No matter what mood I'm in, this song has me jumping up from my seat and dancing like a complete nut. Jonquil released their sophomore 7" One Hundred Suns today and I can already tell that the track It Never Rains will have me shaking my limbs in unnatural ways over the course of the next One Hundred Suns and days.

Here are both tracks: start with the new then the old, or the old then the new; it's up to you.

[MP3] Jonquil Whistle Low
[MP3] Jonquil It Never Rains

Jonquil on MySpace

Anika - 'Anika' and 'Yang Yang Video'

This self-titled album is full of trippy, post-punk, psychedelic, 60s-sounding tunes and grooves. I suggest listening to the few tracks below and go from there. Anika will be released in the States this December on Stones Throw but you can stream and purchase the album now on Bandcamp.

Anika's voice and the sirens in her Yoko Ono cover have been driving me wild for days.

[MP3] Anika Yang Yang
[MP3] Anika Officer, Officer
[MP3] Anika No One's There

Here's the sweet video for Yang Yang.

Anika - Yang Yang from Mintonfilm on Vimeo.

Anika on MySpace
Anika on Bandcamp

Monday, November 15, 2010

Computer Magic - The End of Time (video)

Dino Rossi has been up to some tricks lately. We never know what or when he's going to pull something out that little hat of his. This time he surprised us with some Computer Magic MAGIC. So reach into your own hat, pull out that mouse and click play; it's time to get digital everyone!

computer magic :: the end of time from Dino Rossi on Vimeo.

More magic on MySpace

Sunday, November 14, 2010

French Films - Golden Sea EP and Golden Sea Video

I don't know how these guys managed to do it in this short four song debut EP but Finland's French Films has created a sound that fluctuates between that of more well known bands, such as The Drums, The Cure, Franz Ferdinand, The Colour, Stellastarr and even Joy Division. I know that's a lot to live up to (and they sound like The Drums more than any of them) but it's the vocals that really trigger those musical connections for me. All and all I don't think you can go wrong if a band is compared to even one of those aforementioned.

French Films released their Golden Sea EP last month.

[MP3] French Films Golden Sea
[MP3] French Films Take You With Me
[MP3] French Films Lift Me Up
[MP3] French Films Dropout Jr.

Here is a video for their awesome title track.

French Films - Golden Sea from hoodywarrelsonboots on Vimeo.

Check out French Films on MySpace

(Thanks to iamnosuperman)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Palms on Fire

My palms have been ignited from hitting replay all day! This is some of the catchiest indie beach pop I have heard in a while, and the fact that it comes with a Russian accent makes it all that much better. Yes, you should listen to this.

[MP3] Palms on Fire Deep Forest
[MP3] Palms on Fire Palm Tree
[MP3] Palms on Fire You Are My Dream

Palms on Fire on MySpace

Download the entire EP, now available on Holiday Records

Friday, November 12, 2010

Braids (video)

Beautiful Braids...I really want to experience their intertwining strands of "sweeping sounds" and strong structures in person one day. Their debut album Native Speaker will be released January 18th on Kanine Records; and I really can't wait! I think it's going to be mind blowing, judging from what I have heard from them so far.

Some of Raphaelle's inspiration for this album came from the feeling of damp hair (I think that's pretty funny). Check out this awesome performance by them, and see if you can pick up on that dank damp feeling.

Braids on MySpace

Weed & Foxes in Fiction - 'Teenage Dream' Katy Perry cover (video)

A Katy Perry cover? Really? Yes, I never thought a Katy Perry song would make it onto this blog but after listening to Weed's and Foxes and Fiction's recent collab of Teenage Dream over and over...and over again (I have to say it is shamefully addicting), I decided that I had to share it. When you reach second 47 and Weed steps in, you'll understand why it made it to this blog. The contrast of their two sounds in this song are more than enough to keep you interested; and I'm willing to bet you'll catch yourself singing it later in the day.

Weed & Foxes In Fiction (Katy Perry cover) from franzgoumet on Vimeo.

Foxes in Fiction on MySpace
Weed on MySpace

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Games - Shadows in Bloom (video)

Here's the oh-so-sweet video for Games' way-too-short track Shadows in Bloom, off of their recently released, very futuristic, very awesome, can't-get-enough That We Can Play EP. Now out on Hippos In Tanks and elsewhere.

OK, now that you've got the scoop, You Can Play...

GAMES - shadows in bloom from W31RdCoR3 on Vimeo.

(via GVB)

The Octopus Project - Hallucinists (video)

Fantastic video for The Octopus Project's experimental pop track Hallucinists by Wiley Wiggins.

Hallucinists from Wiley Wiggins on Vimeo.

Check out The Octopus Project on MySpace

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tree Hopping - The Beat Band

Holy loincloth! Gabriel Berrios' drum beats and samples make me want to swing from branch to branch and dance and dance on a tropical island! I have listened to this album tree times today! If you don't like this album, I don't know what to tell ya!

(Thanks to Unholy Rhythms)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Soda Shop - Farewell

Well, being a sucker for sentiment and a catchy 50s-sounding tune, this Brooklyn duo (Maria Usbeck from Selebrities and Drew Diver of Horse Shoes) caught my attention rather quickly with their track Farewell, not too long ago; and ever since then, I have found myself taking swigs, gulps and guzzles of their delicious fizzy pop Soda Shop offerings. Their debut double-sided 7" is expected for release this January on Shelflife Records; so man a seat at the counter, friends, you don't want to miss these specials!

Single Side - Farewell (with gas)

B-Side - When You're Lonely (sans gas)

Soda Shop 'til you drop on MySpace

Monday, November 8, 2010

Seamonster - These Bones EP and Oh Appalachia Video

This bone-us EP was released at the end of October on Gold Robot Records. It is actually meant to be an accompaniment to the Two Birds 7" that was released back in March but it has a new track, a cover and some really sweet remixes that you should def. check out and download for free.

01. Seamonster - These Bones
02. Seamonster - New England (Bomarr Remix)
03. Seamonster - Oh Appalachia (Slow Jam Version)
04. Seamonster - Oh Appalachia (SOVIET Remix)
05. Seamonster - Oh Appalachia (Railcars Remix)
06. Seamonster - Bearsuit (Meanest Man Contest Remix)
07. Seamonster - The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (Visions of Trees Remix)
08. Seamonster - The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (Roman Ruins Remix)
09. Seamonster - The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (The Rocketboys Remix)
10. Björn Kleinhenz - Annalee (Seamonster Cover)

[MP3] Seamonster These Bones
[MP3] Seamonster Bearsuit (Meanest Man Contest Remix)
[MP3] Seamonster The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (Visions of Trees Remix)

Download the entire EP

Here's a video by Chad Hartigan for Seamonster's original track Oh Appalachia.

Oh Appalachia from Chad Hartigan on Vimeo.

Seamonster on MySpace
Seamonster on Bandcamp

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tomorrows Tulips - Eternally Teenage (video)

"Happiness, love and haircuts"...or so they say. Here's one off of Alex Knost's and Christina Kee's debut EP.  These guys from Costa Mesa, CA produce mellow beach wave, garage rock that will leave you feeling eternally teenage.

Oh, Jack Coleman, what is it about you?

Tomorrows Tulips - "Eternally Teenage" from jack Coleman on Vimeo.

Buy their cassette EP at Papermade

Pick Tomorrows Tulips on MySpace

Catwalk - (Please) Don't Break Me

Here's another one from Captured Tracks that will be released later this month on a 7".

Catwalk - (Please) Don't Break Me

Also, here's a short but very sweet experimental clip of Catwalk's 2008 7" release from YAY! Records. If you haven't yet, listen to the original version of Past Afar on YouTube.

This dude totally stole my moves...

Do the Catwalk on MySpace

Friday, November 5, 2010

Soft Healer - Movie Light

Post-new age, jazzy, tropical, garage rock full of soft healing power. This was released back in May on Captured Tracks.

Check out their track Souer as well on MySpace

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Air Waves - Knockout (video)

Total KO! Another great video by Magic Chill. She's oooonnn fiiiiirrrree, she's on fiiiiiirrreee.

Air Waves - Knockout from MAGIC CHILL on Vimeo.

Ride more Air Waves over at MySpace

Walsh - Sweet Draemz (video)

Sweet Draemz (are made of this). Here's the latest video by Dracula Horse. It's very Draemy.

WALSH - Sweet Draemz from DRACULA HORSE on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Boylant - 'Silver Thistles' and 'Sweet Nothing'

I know a Boylant song when I hear one, that's for damn sure; well, I guess the fact that they come from him also helps but there is something so undeniably unique about Reed Parker's voice and the atmosphere he creates with his somber, yet cheerful beats and melodies. I always find myself swaying in my seat, nodding my head or tapping my fingers in a very relaxed way. It's the kind of music that distracts me from whatever I'm doing and leads me to glossy gazes and twirling of the hair.

His newest of the new tracks Silver Thistles lives up to its name with its shrilling sharp edges and reflective vocals in shiny silver surfaces. And his other new track Sweet Nothing should be called Sweet Something because that's exactly what it is.

[MP3] Boylant Silver Thistles
[MP3] Boylant Sweet Nothing | Download

More Boylant

The King Khan & BBQ Show ('videos')

It's lunchtime, how about a BBQ show? I love coming back to these guys.

Starting off with my favorite BBQ dish I'll Never Belong, off of What's For Dinner? (but more like what's for lunch?)

And for seconds...

And for thirds...man, I'm hungry today

If you want 4ths and 5ths (or 6ths and 7ths) go eat them up on MySpace

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Seabear - Lion Face Boy (videos)

So, some of you may have already seen these on the FB page but I realize not everyone goes there; and these definitely deserve some blog time. So, if you have seen them, watch them again, and if you haven't, do. These were filmed by my amazing and talented friend Ben Fee/Bar Bar Apartment Sessions. And because both versions of this song are wonderful and worth watching, you get both to watch with your lion face.

This is the first take.

Seabear - Lion Face Boy from bar bar apartment sessions on Vimeo.

This is the Take 2.

Seabear - Lion Face Boy (Take 2) from bar bar apartment sessions on Vimeo.

Sea Seabear on MySpace

Monday, November 1, 2010

Wheels On Fire - Bad Lie (video)

Love this ragged rock from Athens, ohio. Bad Lie is off their latest album Liar Liar, which was released back in September on Alien Snatch!. Go Snatch! it up.

Spin those fiery wheels and head over to MySpace

(Thanks to Fabien)