Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spook Houses - Real Ghosts/Pretend Ghosts

Here's one more spooky artist for you before I head out for the evening. These guys are also from Ridgewood, New Jersey...what is it about that place? Honestly...


Start with Family Plot, that's my fave...



Check out Spook Houses on MySpace

The Mumlers - Coffin Factory (video)

Happy Halloween everyone! Here's a spooktacular jam from one of my favorites.



More from The Mumlers

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Craig Cruiser - New Theory (Washed Out Cover)

Ben Wagner, aka Craig Cruiser, covered one of Washed Out's best songs, New Theory, on his eight track release, Lifestyles (out today). And although summer comes to mind when we think of the word 'chillwave' Ben mentioned that this album, and the dreamy genre as we know it, is more about being trapped in his room during the wintertime than anything else.


[MP3] Craig Cruiser New Theory (Washed Out Cover) | Download

Listen to the entire album on Bandcamp

Friday, October 29, 2010

Mo-Dettes - White Mice (video)

Check out mo of dis or mo of dettes!



The Growlers (videos)

Dino Rossi got me on a Growlers video kick today. This first one is one he recommended after my last post, and I would have to agree with him; it does pair up quite nicely with it. So, in his honor and The Growlers', here are a few videos for you to check out. I LOVE these guys!

This is Spider Stomp (I do the wiggly stomp when I see spiders, fo sho!)



"Change, people don't change. People don't change when you want them to."



This is actually called Drinkin' The Juice Blues



Check out The Growlers on MySpace

The Strange Boys - Be Brave (video)

Feeling a little strange today.



These guys are no strangers but check 'em out on MySpace

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bela Tarr - Salty Lights

Gorgeous video by Valentina Dell'Aquila for the ethereal psychedelic track Salty Lights by Bela Tarr.


Bela Tarr - Salty Lights from valentina dell'aquila on Vimeo.

(Thanks to Coco's OCD)

Outer Limits Recordings

Here you go, Sugar Pie. This is another track from Sam Mehren (who is Outer Limits Recordings). There are two amazing 7" singles coming out next month and if you pre-order by November 15th, you also get a free DVD with these awesome videos and more. So head over to OESB, check out some vids and gets some goods. This is just a little sample of what you can find over there right now (in addition to The Sweethearts video from last week).


[MP3] Outer Limits Recordings Sugar Pie (Demo) | Download

Here's the video for Plastik Child. It's fan-plastik!


Outer Limits Recordings "Plastik Child" from OLDE ENGLISH SPELLING BEE on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Grass Widow - Give Me Shapes

Here's a video by Mike Stoltz and Hannah Lew for Grass Widow's psychedelic surf song Give Me Shapes. Edited by Renny McCauley.

Grass Widow "Give Me Shapes" from Mike Stoltz on Vimeo.


Check out Grass Widow on MySpace

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

To The Happy Few - Guide My Eyes

David (of Chief Black Cloud), Alex, Elysio and Cyril have a way of making edgy electro rock that grabs you instantly. I like to think of Guide My Eyes as silky electricity for my ears—silky electricity that radiates from my ears all the way down to my finger tips and toes.


This is another band off the Seven Sons Records label—a label that I have fallen in love with lately. Definitely check them out; they have some great stuff coming out of their Paris studio. Thanks dudes.

[MP3] To The Happy Few Guide My Eyes

To The Happy Few on MySpace

Monday, October 25, 2010

School Knights - Never Needed

Get your pippity-poppity noise pop fix with this new School Knights track. Thanks for sending this over, Zack!


[MP3] School Knights Never Needed

Pastic Flowers - We Just Had More Fun (video)

Kevan Giffen's shimmery and glimmery video for Pastic Flowers' We Just Had More Fun.


Plastic Flowers - We Just Had More Fun from Kevan Giffen on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Indian Manhood - Indian Manhood (video)

Here's a great video by Dino Rossi for Indian Manhood's self-titled track. He always seems to play off the track name in a literal way—which I like about his vids. And he sure knows how to pick 'em, that Dino. He has lead me to some really great stuff lately. What a guy.

This has a great Kurt Vile folk rock feel to it.

indian manhood :: indian manhood from Dino Rossi on Vimeo.


Download Indian Manhood

Check out Indian Manhood on MySpace

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Blessed Feathers - Blessed Feathers

These guys are from Milwaukee. I once went to Milwaukee and ate a lot of cheese curds. You should listen to this. It's perfect for a lazy day and for sitting around and eating cheese curds.


This album was recorded by them in "various living rooms, bedrooms, back porches, barnyards, and bathrooms throughout southeastern Wisconsin."



Here's their latest video for Fuck You Derrick Jensen (Pawn Shop Blues) by Wooden Lens via iamnosuperman


Blessed Feathers // Fuck You Derrick Jensen (Pawn Shop Blues) from Wooden Lens on Vimeo.

Blessed Feathers on MySpace

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dirty Pigeons and Bagpipes // A Tale of A European Tour

So, you may ask yourself, why dirty pigeons and bagpipes? Well, my friend, that was the end result of an awesome first night with The Fruhstucks (but we'll get to that). The guys kicked off their I Don't Have A Mind Tour at Le Truskel, a cozy bar nestled in the heart of Paris. The setting was perfect for their die hard fans, as it created an intimate environment and welcomed the opportunity for everyone to walk up, say hello and get to know these guys; and, in other cases, each other.


The night was very special for all of us, and when I say all of us, I mean Sutja, Miguel, Hendrik (of Poule d'Or), Anh Phi (of Voluume!Webzine), Juliette, Marta, Fernando (aka DJ MonkeyzParties) and more. These guys, The Fruhstucks, brought all of us together from different areas of the world just to watch this show; and I should mention that, Sutja, just the day before, lost all of his music, when his computer crashed, and he was forced to improv—and he did one hell of a job!  Here's a video of them performing their tour's title track.





Thursday, October 21, 2010

Y La Bamba - Juniper (video)

Beautiful video for Y La Bamba's Juniper.

Y La Bamba - Juniper from Tangible Worldwide on Vimeo.


Check out Y La Bamba on MySpace

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Sweethearts - Burnin Through the Nite (video)

A new one off of an upcoming Olde English Spelling Bee 7"


The Sweethearts "Burnin Through The Nite" from OLDE ENGLISH SPELLING BEE on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sheena Easton - Telefone (video)

Make love to Sheena's eyes, will you?



Costume Parties

I can't even tell you how refreshing it is to hear music like this right now. I love you Costume Parties. I wonder if my arms could fit around all four of you at once? Cyrus, Baylie, Dylan and Dallen, should we try?

I bet the names Dylan and Dallen cause some confusion when they hang out together...especially when they perform in those southern states. Dylan Dallen; Dallen, Dylan...


Oh my Dallan, these are good. You can definitely hear influences of The Strokes and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

[MP3] Costume Parties Bad Books | Download
[MP3] Costume Parties I Watched You Float | Download

Visit Costume Parties on MySpace

Monday, October 18, 2010

J. Viewz - Salty Air (video)

Fell in love with this song a few weeks ago. Here's the video for it.



This video really makes me long for summer instead of -40º days... I'm having a hard time accepting winter this year...am I feeling OK?

Visit J. Viewz on MySpace

Mickey Brown - Never Cry

This has to be my favorite track by Mickey so far. It also features one of my favorite Canadians, Lester Brown . I'm very excited to see/hear that these guys have come together to produce this song, which dates back to March but has just leaked out. Bravo boys.


[MP3] Mickey Brown Never Cry | Download

Visit Mickey Brown on MySpace

(Thanks to No Modest Bear)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wisdom Tooth - 'Do You Feel The Same?' and 'Now We Know' (videos)

Here's Wisdom Tooth's latest video for Do You Feel The Same? Filmed and edited by John Andrews with the help of Alex Bowe.

Wisdom Tooth - Do You Feel The Same? from john andrews on Vimeo.


Watch their '09 video for Now We Know while you're at it, too. It's so good, it kind of hurts my chest a little.



Purchase the album Baby Neptune on cassette at thespookytown.blogspot.com

Visit Wisdom Tooth on MySpace

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Back From Vacation

Back from Europe! Had an awesome time! Managed to survive on little sleep and lots of fun! Good times with The Fruhstucks, Seven Sons Records, Hendrik Schlimper and more. Paying for it now...feeling jet lag and sick...somebody call the Doctah!



I will write more about my travels soon...but right now, I am going to go throw my jammies on and crawl into bed with a copy of The Typewriter is Holy and fall asleep. Hello and goodnight...or, good morning?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Fruhstucks Tour // I'm On Vacation

Tonight, I fly the ol' ojo rojo to see The Fruhstucks on tour. I will be back with pictures and stories. For now, enjoy their latest remix of The Good Fear's folk rock song Be Like Us and check out an awesome radio set of theirs from a few months back.


Anything they touch turns to candy—so sweet, I want to eat it up.

[MP3] The Good Fear Be Like Us (The Fruhstucks Remix)

[MP3] The Fruhstucks The Fruhstucks on the Radio Pt. 1 | Download
[MP3] The Fruhstucks The Fruhstucks on the Radio Pt. 2 | Download

////// MORE FROM THE FRUHSTUCKS AQUÍ ///////

Will return around the 16th ish.
I'll miss you guys.
Besos.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Syd Barrett - Here I Go

An afternoon with Syd.



Monday, October 4, 2010

Algodón Egipcio

Here's a Venezuelan artist I have been meaning to post for a while now. What drew me to Algodón Egipcio was his ability to create a tranquil environment with his soothing voice and flowing acoustic pop tones. The combination of these mixed with his Venezuelan influences makes this artist quite special and one that stands out from the masses. Algodón Egipcio normally plays in a band called Jóvenes y Sexys but recently completed his first solo album La Lucha Constante—originally planned to be released upon completion but was picked up by Lefse. Many are anticipating the release of this album, and it should be out soon.


[MP3] Algodón Egipico El Ingenio Humano
[MP3] Algodón Egipico El Día Previo | Download

To download El Ingenio Humano, copy and paste this link and add .mp3 to the end (it was confusing my player) www.alteredzones.com/dl/audio/389/algodon-egipcio-el-ingenio-humano

Visit Algodón Egipico on MySpace or on Bandcamp

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Simon Stokes & The Nighthawks - Voodoo Woman

This classic psychedelic blues song is on repeat while I cook the pot of coffee...(gonna skip the stew) but man, oh man, I can't get enough...OF THE VOODOO [WOMAN]!



Edith Piaf - (Les Feuilles Mortes) Autumn Leaves

It's dark outside. A lonely street lamp reveals autumn leaves as they drift under the light and past my window. I'm sitting here, wrapped in a blanket, trying to stay warm but I continue to shiver. I'm neither happy nor sad, energetic nor tired—just neutral—but I find the power of Edith's voice and the sentimental tone of this gorgeous song to be quite moving. It has been a mini soundtrack to what has become an apparent exchange of seasons outside my window.



The falling leaves
Drift by the window
The autumn leaves
All red and gold

I see your lips
The summer kisses...


Lovely.

Friday, October 1, 2010

COMPILATION | THE CUT

Here's a mix I made for when I cut my hair last night—hence the name. To sum it up, the mix starts with a medley of pop, shoegaze and electro tunes and then takes a split and ends with some 'heavier' mixes—that's when things really got crazy with the skizzers.

I realized last night how much I haven't posted and would like to post, but for now, these are the ones that made The Cut.


Photo by Matt Coddaire

[MP3] Mutual Benefit No Mundo da Lua
[MP3] Ricky Eat Acid Balloons
[MP3] HOUNDSds High@Work
[MP3] Fiveng Skin
[MP3] Mr. Little Jeans Vs. Twin Shadow Twins In The Attic
[MP3] MémoireD’amour Leo 2011
[MP3] The Hundred In The Hands Ghost
[MP3] Persona La Ave Beach 1
[MP3] Houses Seasons
[MP3] Boylant Fingers

[MP3] The Fruhstucks I Don't Have A Mind (POMBO angry mind REMIX)
[MP3] Deerhunter Helicopter (Star Slinger Remix)
[MP3] KBFF Out at Night
[MP3] Young Montana? Twenty3skidoo

Some of these tracks have yet to be released. Download the ones that have been here.

Fiveng Skin is available as a 'name your price' on Bandcamp