Monday, November 30, 2009

Major Lazer - "Keep It Going Louder"

Major Lazer shocked the world with the bitter sweet dance melody video of "Pon De Floor". Now they are back with a creepy one with sweet lyrics and dancability "Keep It Going Louder".

New Spoon Song

These dudes keep on just making good songs. I don't even have to listen to this one to know that Spoon will be it in 2010. Hear their new one over at NPR. "Written In Reverse" will lead Transference into the best of list for next year. Wanna bet?

Friday, November 27, 2009

William DeVaughn- "Be Thankful for What You've Got"

Appropriately, I woke up with this song by William DeVaughn in my head yesterday and I assumed I would get this up on my ultra important blog, but I got caught up with my hip fam. We were eating turkey. I was vegetarian though and had a tofurkey. Or nah.

Enjoy this song today even though it's a day late. This is the original. You probably know the Massive Attack version because you are more indie.

Happy Thanksgiving.

- be thankful for what you've got (original)

Phenomenal Handclap Band @ Bowery 12.11, Video for "15 to 20"

I listened to Phenomenal Handclap Band on my Thanksgiving trip to Philly or should I say the Philly burbs. I really think this group is underrated. I wonder how many of my peeps would agree. Anyway, I think I may go to see them play their tunes at the Bowery B on 12/11. It's their last show of the year and if you miss them you may be sad.

Below you can watch their video. You probably won't ever see this on MTV so the only place to watch it is here.

Phenomenal Handclap Band "15 to 20" Official Video from friendly fire recordings on Vimeo.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Califone - "Funeral Singers" Video

While I write a review for another sweet indie pub, watch Califone's, "Funeral Singers". Don't bother me though. At least til I'm done.

califone - funeral singers from Califone on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Over at Spinner We can tell the end of the year is here

Not much goin on at Spinner other than a few RJD2 reissues. And Motley Crue. And Norah Jones!

Class Actress, Acrylics, Violens on Wednesday, December 9th at the Mercury Lounge

Some super sweet bands at the the MerLou on a Wednesday in December. Been listening to the Acrylics EP (you can download it for free there too) a lot lately and it's sorta dope. I think you'll like it to if you know what's good. Also Class Actress is the other one that will be playing and Pitchfork is hyping them so they gotta be good, right? Violens EP I listened to a lot some time a go but when I listened to it today I didn't get excited.

Might go to this show.

Here's an Acrylics tune called "All of the Fire"

Here's a Class Actress song called "Careful What You Say"

Where else can you get these things but Musicology NYC?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Oh yeah. Forgot to mention this since I fell asleep the other night; Magnetic Fields new album. Sounds awesome. I mean, I haven't heard any of it but the idea sounds way cool. I guess it'll be called Realism. It has an album cover a lot like the other ones and that's cool. Maybe it'll be good like them too. Anyway. They are touring as well. Dates below.

February 4
Lisner Auditorium @ George Washington Univ.
Washington, DC
February 6
Corona Theatre
Montreal, QC
February 8
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Toronto, ON
February 10
Wilbur Theatre
Boston, MA
February 11
Wilbur Theatre
Boston, MA
February 13
Howard Gilman Opera House @ BAM
Brooklyn, NY
February 21
Aladdin Theater
Portland, OR
February 22
Aladdin Theater
Portland, OR
February 23
Town Hall
Seattle, WA
February 24
Town Hall
Seattle, WA
February 27
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA
March 1
Herbst Theatre
San Francisco, CA
March 2
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
March 4
Pabst Theatre
Milwaukee, WI
March 5
Buskirk Chumley Theater
Bloomington, IN
March 6
The Pageant
St. Louis, MO
March 7
Harris Theater @ Millenium Park
Chicago, IL
March 10
Town Hall
New York, NY
March 11
Town Hall
New York, NY

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cribs - "We Share The Same Skies"

And with the Cribs, I'm off to bed. Is it really only Monday?

Enjoy "We Share The Same Skies" from Ignore the Ignorant.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Flaming Lips - 'Watching The Planets' Video

Holy Crap. The Flaming Lips are back, Wayne Coyne is weird still and those people are completely naked. Awesome song, and video for "Watching the Planets"! NSFW fools, nme provided.

Neil Young - Dreamin' Man, Archives Performance Series #12

On December 8 (vinyl on Jan. 12), 17 years after the original release of Harvest Moon, Neil Young, who in our eyes has never done anything wrong and probably never will, will release:

Dreamin’ Man Live ’92 track listing:

“Dreamin’ Man”
“Such A Woman”
“One Of These Days”
“Harvest Moon”
“You And Me”
“Hank To Hendrix”
“Unknown Legend”
“Old King”
“Natural Beauty”
“War Of Man”

This is an all acoustic version of his 1992 classic Harvest Moon. Stream "Dreamin Man" here.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Grizzly Bear - "Ready, Able" Video

Here's a band that I write about only to get visitors to Musicology NYC. 0h Grizzly Bear, thou are holy. After years of trying to be cool enough t0 like them, I've accepted that I'll never get them.

Here's another thing; Horn of Plenty is their best album.

Check out the new video for "Ready, Able" from everyone's favorite 2009 album Veckatimest.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Please don't forget this awesome showcase that will feature the two and only Sharon Van Etten and Natureboy. If you want to hang out with Kevchino and Musicology cool kids and watch the Sky Report DJ too, you should come. I'll pay your (1) cover if you comment here and say something awesome. Presents . . . .
Sharon Van Etten, Natureboy, Rey Villalobos
Saturday, November 7th Union Pool
DJ Scot Bowman of The Sky Report will be spinning between sets
Reindeer Art show by Brad Nack in the lobby
$10 Advance online and $12 at the door. 21+

Bebel Gilberto and Mark Ronson - "The Real Thing" MP3

I've been seeing pictures of Bebel Gilberto all over the city. I guess that makes her not really "indie" but still she can sing good and who doesn't dig good singers especially when they work with... Mark Ronson. Holla. That dude is mad sick at making records like Amy Winehouse's and others probably too.

Listen to and download "The Real Thing" here.

Bebel Gilberto will tour these places too.

11.18.09 – Fillmore Miami Beach – Miami Beach, FL
11.20.09 – The Loft – Atlanta, GA
11.22.09 – The National – Richmond, VA
11.23.09 – 9:30 Club – Washington D.C.
11.25.09 – Hiro Ballroom – New York, NY
11.27.09 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
11.28.09 – Wellmont Theatre – Montclair, NJ
11.29.09 – L’Astral – Montreal, QC
11.30.09 – Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
12.02.09 – Park West – Chicago, IL
12.03.09 – Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant – Minneapolis, MN
12.05.09 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
12.08.09 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
12.09.09 – Henry Ford Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
12.10.09 – Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco, CA
12.12.09 – Holocene – Portland, OR
12.13.09 – Showbox at the Market – Seattle, WA
12.14.09 – Commodore – Vancouver, BC

Loretta Lynn & Jack White - "Portland Oregon" Video

Because cool people shop at thrift stores I swung by the thrift store near my apartment and picked up Loretta Lynn's 20 Greatest Hits knowing nothing other than Jack White digs her. Because Jack White knows what's cool, I listened and liked too. Thanks for the referral Mr. White.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

El Perro Del Mar covering Lou Reed, I like Lou Reed

Oh El Perro Del Mar, how sweet are thou. And Lou Reed too. Someone please comment on this youtube link cause no one has yet!!! And we just can't have that genPoppers.

Freelance Whales are cool per my sister

She's right. And so is the mighty Stereogum (grarrrg). Check out the Freelance Whales and be happy bout it.

Bishop Allen - "True or False" Video

True: the mighty Stereogum (rarggghhh) premiered this cool video from the Bishop Allen album Grr... called "True or False". True, there's a lot of people dancing in this vid. Turns out some people can dance soberly. And to this song nonetheless. Go people.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spinner has Julian Casablancas, Cold Cave, More

Hey look, it's Julian Casablancas again. I wonder if anyone would pay this album any attention if he weren't the singer of the Strokes.

Spinner also has this new Cold Cave album that a few people have been talking about. And that Foo Fighters we're all excited about. Or no.

But they do have Creedence and Slayer. And those dudes really are good.

Listen to all here.