Friday, December 21, 2012

Bat For Lashes - "A Wall" Video

New video for the stellar track, "A Wall" by Bat for Lashes.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Exitmusic - "Passage" Video

Listened to these guys earlier in the year but have fell in love with them recently. The singer also starred in Boardwalk Empire but to me she should just sing all the time. Check out this track and video for "Passage". Enjoy Exitmusic.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Silent Signals - "Games Without Frontiers"

Check out the Silent Signals awesome version of Peter Gabriel's classic, "Games Without Frontiers".

Musicology NYC Best of 2012 (1-15) List by Nick Greto

15 Kindness World, You Need a Change of Mind :  A dance-punk LP that was quite a surprise earlier this year.

14 Liars WIXIW:  Liars.  Always solid but this is their best LP since Drum's Not Dead

13 Guts Paradise for All:  Dope beats!

12 Gojira L’Enfant Sauvage:  Metal. that you must see live to believe.

11 Gonzalez- Solo Piano II:  Number one fall-asleep LP of 2012.  Also, nice to pay attention to.

10 Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes:  FlyLo with a softer album than Cosmogramma but still damn good.

9 XXYYXX XXYYXX:  More beats.  Heard this kid was 17 when this was recorded.  Awesome.

8 Kendrick Lamar good kid, mAAd City:  Didn't love his mix tapes so this was a surprise.

7 Chromatics Kill for Love:  Smooth.  And opening with a Neil Young cover?

6 Wild NothingNocturne - This one really grew on me this year.  Only a few guitar albums on here.  For fans of the Cure and the Smiths.

5 Passion Pitt Gossamer Party LP of the year?  Maybe.  More like, damn, this is fun ...But sad.  My favorite kind of LP.

4 Frank Ocean Channel Orange:  First part of the Year of R&B trilogy (see below).  If you would have told me this wasn't my fav of the year when it dropped I'd'a told ya, you crazy.

3 Michael KiwanukaHome Again:  Crazy that Terry Callier passes the same year this dude hits it big.  Classic album.  Immediately.

2 Alt-J An Awesome Wave:  A very, very creative rock album.  So nice to hear rock songs sounding so unique.  Expecting great things from these dudes.

1 Miguel Kaleidoscope Dream -  Woah!  Where did this come from?  So damn good.  And who expected it?  I added this after reading about it on Pitchfork.  Pitchfork of all places!  And before I played it I went in with such hesitation.  It is so great to be surprised by something this good.  Every track on this is awesome.

Here is a playlist I put together that has a song from just about every album that I liked last year.  I should also mention that Wildcookie was a discovery this year and if you haven't hear them, you need to.

I love list season.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Musicology NYC Best of 2012 (16-50) List by Nick Greto

I promised myself I would only do a top 20 this year and then I would list the rest without numbers. For some reason that never happened. I will be making notes as we get closer to number one. That should happen tomorrow or Wednesday. Regardless, here is the MusicologyNYC top albums of 2012.
Titus Andronicus – Local Business
Shins – Port Of Morrow
Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
Crybaby – Crybaby
Metz – METZ
The xx – Coexist
Angel Olsen – Half Way Home
Diiv – Oshin
Max Richter – Recomposed: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Janka Nabay – En Yay Sah
Damien Jurado – Maraqopa
Joey Bada$$ - 1999
Indian Handcrafts – Civil Disobedience for Losers
Lemonade – Diver
Cat Power – Sun
Jessica Pratt - Jessica Pratt
The Sword – Apocryphon
Musette – Drape Me In Velvet
Walkmen – Heaven
Odisee – People Hear What They See
Julien Dyne – Glimpe
Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t
Baroness – Yellow & Green
Exitmusic – Passage
Tanlines – Mixed Emotions
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Andrew Bird – Break it Yourself
Mirroring – Foreign Body
Beach House – Bloom
John Talabot – Fin
Now, Now – Threads
Grimes – Visions
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
Lee Fields – Faithful Man

The xx Covering Wham!'s "Last Christmas"

It is a cover but there is a much different vibe to the xx version of this Christmas classic.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Jane's Addiction - "Ted Just Admit It"

Appropriate for today. Newscasters have high ratings on days like these. Take a look at what you are buying each and every day.  Turn off your TV and live.

Isaac Delusion - "Midnight Sun" Video

Been digging on this new Isaac Delusional EP. Here's a video from it to wet your appetite. EP follows.

The Knife "Shaking The Habitual", to be released in April 2013!

Holy o! News of the day. New LP from the Knife is due in April. They will also be touring Europe but not the US as of yet.  News here.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Paul McCartney + Dave Grohl and friends - "Cut Me Some Slack" (Jam)

That "Nirvana" "reunion" everyone is talking about that isn't a "Nirvana" "reunion" at all.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Isbells - "Elation" Video

Something about Isbells. Check out "Elation" and make the call. I've been listening to their EP a bit. Check that out via Rdio below.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Debo Band - "Asha Gedawo" (Live on KEXP)

Digging this album by Debo Band. Interesting and fun "'Golden Age' of Ethiopia" sound.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Guts - "Laisser Lucie Faire"

This new Guts album is my favorite album of the moment. Click play either on youtube or rdio and you'll find out soon enough.

Megan Wyler - "Through the Noise"

Cool new track from Megan Wyler.  She's a London based artist and her soundcloud has all of her music that is available ta this point.  Keep an eye on her.  Great voice.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Soft Continent - "Scars"

Digging this tune by Atlanta's Soft Continent.  The second song is a little twangy but still decent.  Here is hoping there is a full length coming soon and it sounds more like "Scars".

Eels - "Peach Blossom" Video

A new Eels tune and video:

Eels - "Peach Blossom" from stereogum on Vimeo.