Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Twin Tigers Tune

I owe all of my Twin Tigers knowledge to Sarah Spy. They are way cool and they have a new song that is way cool, too. You can get it here. Look at those dudes over there. Crazy.

The song's called "Passive Idol".

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Our friends over at The Sky Report are having this amazing winter showcase at Tandem in Bushwick on Friday, February 5th, 2010 featuring Brahms, ShadowBox, Fan-Tan, David Shane Smith DJ’s Fatalist, Jeremy Russell, Silent T.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dan Black - "Symphonies" Video

A friend of mine mentioned Dan Black to me a few months back but I haven't heard any songs or much about him since. The below video for "Symphonies" ended up in my inbox today and now I sort of want to hear more. Cool tune, cool video.

You can download a remix of the tune with Kid Cudi here.

Hot Chip -​ "One Life Stand" Video

At one point I've heard that this new Hot Chip album sounds just like a Hot Chip album should and I have been listening to it like mad. And I'd agree. It's pretty cool. See the new video from Myspace (think Facebook with music) called "One Life Stand" from the album of the same name out February 9, 2010.

Hot Chip - One Life Stand (MySpace Exclusive)

Hot Chip | MySpace Music Videos

Monday, January 25, 2010

Red Baraat at Barbes in Park Slope

I can only say great things about the Red Baraat show at Barbes in Park Slope. Absolutely one of the best shows in some time. Packed in a tiny room, lots of drums and horns, dancing and sweating. If you've not heard these dudes it's time to buy the album and go see them. They'll be at [le] Poisson Rouge on Saturday for their CD release. Run.

The two videos below aren't the best quality but you'll get the idea.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

R. Stevie Moore Interview

Found this via emusic. R. Stevie Moore appears to be an icon of some sort. Dig it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Groove Armada w/Bryan Ferry

For you young folk Bryan Ferry was in Roxy Music. For you other young folk Groove Armada was a duo that I listened to a lot back in the beginning of last decade. They still make good music. Check out "Shameless" from the upcoming Black Light (out 3/2/10) Listen or download it here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Eels and Spoon at Spinner Listen free

The new Spoon must be awesome since this dude thinks so. Plus I thinks so, so....

The new new Eels I haven't heard yet. Which sucks.

There is also new Editors.

Dawn Landes who will be playing at the Merc Lounge this Friday has an album.

El May.

All of these things that are darker (bold) than the other words are streaming at Spinner.

The Very Best "Warm Heart of Africa" Video Premier

"The Warm Heart of Africa" is a new video by The Very Best (the uncomfortably named Radioclit and Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya). This is one you'd be happy to dance to for sure. Via mtvU.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Eels - End Times Streaming at Myspace

While I listen to Teddy Pendergrass I will inform you that the new Eels album End Times is playing live over at their MySpace page. Eels are still alive.

Teddy Pendergrass RIP

Another loss. Teddy Pedergrass was 59.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jay Reatard RIP

Jay Reatard died today. He was 29.

New MIA?

No one seems to know. Sounds like it though. See fader.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lupe Fiasco - "Enemy Of The State: A Love Story" Free Mixtape

Somehow I missed this. Lupe Fiasco mixtape called Enemy Of The State: A Love Story. Get it now for free. Honestly, how could I miss it. Crazy.

Spoon - "Transference"

If you aren't aware that you can listen to Spoon's new album Transference here's your heads up. Thanks NPR. Get on it now. 2010 in music sounds damn good so far. Review coming over at Kevchino.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Damon & Naomi (ex Galaxie 500), Michio Kurihara (Boris, Ghost), Sharon Van Etten @ 92Y Tribeca 1/30

This is basically a must attend. One reason is Sharon Van Etten's haunting vocals (below). Another is Damon & Naomi (ex Galaxie 500), still another is Michio Kurihara (Boris, Ghost),

Sam Friend at Living Room and Pete's Candy Store

Sam Friend is a name you might not know. Here's where you decide if you should or shouldn't. We kinda dig him. You can also check him out live:

Jan 15 2010
Milkboy Coffee
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Jan 18 2010
The Note
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Jan 22 2010
World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jan 24 2010
The Living Room
New York, New York
Jan 25 2010
Pete’s Candy Shop
Brooklyn, New York
Feb 3 2010
Miami, Florida
Feb 10 2010
Miami, Florida
Mar 18 2010

Laura Veirs - "July Flame" Video

First thing I notived on this new Laura Veirs video was that the computer in the beginning is probably not an Apple product. How dare you Ms. Veirs.

A great song nonetheless. Will you let it slide?

via stereogum


Daryl Hall and Eli “Paperboy” Reed cover Hall & Oat’s “Uncanny,” The Volcanos’ “Storm Warning” and Average White Band’s “Pick Up the Pieces” Live From Daryl’s House, available starting Jan. 15 at

Thursday, January 7, 2010

RJD2 - "Let There Be Horns" Video

With all the Mad Men we've been watching we had to post this new RJD2 jawn called "Let There Be Horns".

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Shilpa Ray at the Knitting Factory Presented by Short and Sweet NYC!

Our good friends over at Short and Sweet NYC have this awesome show coming up on Friday, January 22 at the Knitting Factory. Get your tickets ASAP. If you haven't seen Shilpa Ray and the Happy Hookers now's your chance.

DJ Rob Swift
Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers
Venn Diagrams

Show info:
Fri, January 22, 2010
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 8:30 PM
All Ages Show!

Venue info:

Knitting Factory - Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Class Actress at Highline Ballroom Thursday

Elizabeth Harper has a singer-songwriter kinda name. And she used to be and sorta still is. But she does so in a non-singer-songwriter way. In a more new wave kinda way. Or somethin'. She and her band perform under the moniker Class Actress and they make good music.

If you don't believe me then believe Pitchfork (Rising!) and Grizzly Bear (They are on Terrible Records the new label run by Chris Taylor). What more could you ask for? How bout live music...Thursday, January 7th with Au Revoir Simone. Doors are at 7pm, Class Actress on at 9:30pm

Drink Up Buttercup - Born and Thrown on the Hook out March 23, 2010

A pop release worth looking forward to. And they're Philly boys (I may know a thing or two about Philly). Drink Up Buttercup talks about Born and Thrown on the Hook in the Vimeo vid below. Sounds are enjoyable.

Drink Up Buttercup // Born and Thrown on a Hook EPK from Drink Up Buttercup on Vimeo.

Track Listing:

1. Seasickness Pills

2. Animate the Hangtime

3. Young Ladies

4. Doggy Head

5. Even Think

6. Gods and Gentlemen

7. Lovers Play Dead

8. Who Spilled the Beaker

9. Heavy Hand

10. Pink Sunshine

11. Vietnam Waltz

12. Sosey and Dosey

13. Mr. Pie Eyes

14. Maestro Monsignor

Monday, January 4, 2010

Vampire Weekend - "Contra" Streaming

We know you were wondering when we were gonna talk about rock music again. Today's the day. Listen here Vampire Weeekend fiends. Contra is out next week. But you can listen now.

Strong Arm Steady feat. Phonte "Best of Times"

Yes. I like music when it sounds like this: Strong Arm Steady feat. Phonte "Best of Times". I would marry Stones Throw Records if it were legal. Can't wait to hear this whole thing.

Brothers Johnson - "Stomp"

Happy New Year people.

My most recent vinyl score was $1 for the album "Light Up the Night" by the Brothers Johnson. For those of you not in the know the album is produced by Quincy Jones, it has songs written by Rod Temperton (MJ songwriter)and Michael Jackson himself.

"Stomp" was a song I heard one night back in Philly in my mom's car, I shazamed it and saw this album art:

So therefore I was hooked.