Saturday, December 28, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Radkey - "Romance Dawn" Video

These kids are channeling some good stuff here. Hear some Misfits and even some Dischord Records in Radkey.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Jungle - "The Heat" Video

Digging Jungle and especially this track, "The Heat".

Jungle - The Heat from Jungle on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Denmark Vessey - #CultClassic Video

It's been tough for rappers to get my attention lately but I am feeling Denmark Vessey. Anyone else?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Jose Gonzalez - "Stay Alive" Video

Was just thinking about how much I would love a new Jose Gonzales LP and here is a new song.  Don't get me wrong, I like Junip but Jose by himself....

"Stay Alive" is from the the movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Friday, December 13, 2013

Musicology NYC Best of 2013 (1-13) List by Nick Greto

You've been waiting all week for this moment.  The top 13 of 2013 is coming up.  And what a year this was.  Any of these albums in my top 13 could very well be number one in my eyes.  A wonderful year in music is coming to an end.  If you haven't heard these you probably should.

The rest of our list is here and here.  But if you aren't concerned with the albums we ranked at 14-50 just read below.

13) Pusha T - My Name is My Name:  Sleeper for me.  Didn't love it at first but it grew on me.  This is a solid straight hip hop LP.  King Push.
12) Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (1 of 2):  Why, oh, why did JT have to put out that second album this year.  This one was perfect pop.
11) GrouperThe Man Who Died in His Boat:  Devastatingly gorgeous.
10) Janelle MonaeThe Electric Lady:  If my lady had her pick this would be number one. Solid RnB with some great featured artists. How is JM not a bigger star?
9) My Bloody Valentine - mbv:  Their return LP didn't miss a beat.  It is sort of like it's the 90s all over again.  But this time I got to see them live.
8) Daft PunkRandom Access Memories:  It really is unbelievable that a funk album that is this good only sits at number 8.  It is the reason that I am digging through the catalogue of a 70's funk/ disco band called Chic.  And both Chic and this album are awesome.
7) Hiatus Kaiyote - Tawk Tomahawk:  This album has some Dilla in it and some soulful folk rock.  Huh?  Exactly.
6) James Blake - Overgrown:  A great electronic artist that is also a performer.  James Blake also writes amazing music that makes up near perfect albums.
5) Rhye - Woman:  This album was also a shock.  For different reasons though...who would have thought that the chick that sings for this group is a dude.  That said, this is a great sexy time LP with some great songwriting.  It is worth noting that the album at number 50 is this band's singer's solo work.
4) The National - Trouble Will Find Me:  They somehow get better and better.  I am amazed at the craftsmanship that this band is still bringing.
3) Vampire WeekendModern Vampires of the City:  A completely different sound for them with some incredible songwriting.  A lot of this album's focus is around death and growing older.  But it is also very fun.  As it should be.
2) Darkside - Psychic:  Nicolas Jaar is my hero.  What a great minimalist sort of electronic rock album.  Put this on at any time of day, in any sort of mood and you would have picked the right album.  Not an easy accomplishment.
1) Kanye West - Yeezus: No one is making albums this good/creative/unique six albums into their career.  And most people aren't on their first either. I have never given Kanye a number one slot.  He earned it on Yeezus.

If you want a taste from all of our faves you can play the mix below.  It includes a song from just about every album on this list plus a few additional.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Musicology NYC Best of 2013 (14-25) List by Nick Greto

Day two of our best of 2013.  1-13 will be up tomorrow.

25) Postiljonen - Skyer
24) Daughter - If You Leave
23) Knx - Anthology
22) Arcade Fire - Reflektor
21) Dustin O'Halloran - The Beauty Inside (Original Film Score)
20) Machinedrum - Vapor City
19) Local Natives - Hummingbird
18) Russian Circles - Memorial
17) Beastwars - Blood Becomes Fire
16) Disclosure - Settle
15) Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse
14) denitia and sene. - his and hers.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Musicology NYC Best of 2013 (26-50) List by Nick Greto

It is that time of the year where we all share our favorite albums. I stress favorite...not best.

My favorite part about list season is seeing other lists so I can check out some things that I may have missed. Anyway, here goes, 26-50. The rest will be added later this week. I know I forgot something. I'm sure you'll see some edits down the road. Couple of honorable mentions for that new Burial EP, Nadine Shah LP, Haerts and Diana.
50) Milosh - Jetlag
49) Julien Dyne -December
48) Savages - Silence Yourself
47) Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
46) Django Django - S/T
45) Chvrches - The Bones of What you Believe
44) Sebastien Tellier - Confection
43) Oddisee - The Beauty in All
42) Inc. - No World
41) Eric Kufs - The Long - EP
40) Forrest Swords - Engravings
39) Jim James - Regions Of Light And Sound Of God
38) Ejecta - Dominae
37) Letherette - S/T
36) Grey Reverand - A Hero's Lie
35) Charles Bradley - Victim of Love
34) Nightmares on Wax - Feelin' Good
33) King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
32) Moderat - II
31) London Grammar - If You Wait
30) AlunaGeorge - Body Music
29) Jay Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail
28) Atoms For Peace - Amok
27) Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety
26) Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II

New! Burial - Rival Dealer

Really excited that new Burial is available to stream. Enjoy "Rival Dealer", "Hiders" and "Come Down to Us".

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tinashe - "Vulnerable" Video

Cool track and video by Tinashe who I discovered from the end of year lists. Particularly this one. (Be on the lookout for my year end list soon. In the meantime, enjoy "Vulnerable.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Snowbird - "Porcelain" Video

Gorgeous new track from Snowbird. We should receive a full length LP from these guys on February 4th, 2014. So warm up to this tune called, "Porcelain" by Stephanie Dosen and Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins).

Friday, December 6, 2013

Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound Compilation

A cool little compilation of tracks that may or not have influenced Prince and also that were influenced by him.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Nadine Shah - "To Be A Young Man" Video

This Nadine Shah album just showed up at my doorstep today and this track is pretty damn good. Dark. Haunting even. We will see what happens as I listen to more but I wanted to share this ASAP.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Lucius - "Tempest" Video

I've been listening a lot to these guys, Lucius. Check out "Tempest" and the full LP Wildewoman. This is good female-fronted indie pop rock.