Thursday, December 30, 2010

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross



Awesome movie, and an even better soundtrack.

The Social Network - OST

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Giants



Philly Fan: YEEEA, AFTER A HARD FOUGHT SEASON, WE WON THE (Certain Title or Big Game) OVER OUR NEW YORK RIVAL!

New York Fan: OH YEA?? WELL XXXX*! PHILLY FANS ARE ASSHOLES AND (TEAM IN DISCUSSION)'S FANS ARE BY FAR THE WORST! IF (Something that didn't happen) HAPPENED, YOU WOULDN'T BE CELEBRATING RIGHT NOW!

*where XXXX = last year where that particular sport's New York organization won something more significant than the title in question.

Sweet Game
The loss leaves the Giants (9-6) clinging to fading playoff hopes and wondering if there was a hangover effect from the previous week's collapse against Philadelphia. New York's turnover issues continued Sunday, as the Giants lost two fumbles and Eli Manning threw four interceptions.

Fuck the snow



fuck it

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Festivus!



even though it was yesterday...

i got a lot of problems with you people!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Deafheaven



thought i would hate this demo and i love it. definitely one worth sitting through start to finish.

and the name your own price thing is cool.

get it here.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Part Chimp - Thriller



Someone sent me this a few weeks ago and I've been rocking it quite a bit. Kind of sounds like a louder/heavier/dirtier Torche. Dig it.

- taken down. i would have posted a link to buy it if it didn't take forever to find one... fuck it.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Mark Mcguire


Mark is the guitarist from Emeralds and this shit rules. It came out earlier this year and will end up being a favorite for a long time. Please give it a listen.



listen

destruction....



listen

still one of the best records ever. for some reason i have the deluxe edition on my computer which has a bunch of b sides that i didn't include. if you want them ask.

wait for it...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Examination Of The...



Kicking A Dead Horse Aside
To Anacreon In Heaven
Ressurecting The Stones
Whitest Of The Elephants

The Whitest of Elephants

this is the only thing i've ever heard from this band and know nothing else about them. play it loud.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Mogwai - Special Moves



I'm Jim Morrison, I'm Dead
Friend of the Night
Hunted By A Freak
Mogwai Fear Satan
Cody
You Don't Know Jesus
I Know You Are But What Am I
I Love You, I'm Going To Blow Up Your School
2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
Like Herod
Glasgow Megasnake

listen

This is a live album that came out earlier this year that was recorded in New York over 3 nights in 2009. Probably one of the better live recordings I've heard recently. If you've seen this band then you know what to expect... if you haven't, you should. They are touring early next year to support their new album "Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will". Playing Philly at The Starlight Ballroom on 4/20... brahhhhh.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Warpaint



Set Your Arms Down
Warpaint
Undertow
Bees
Shadows
Composure
Baby
Majesty
Lissie's Heart Murmur

The Fool

4 chicks from LA make postpunkrockpopexperimentalindiepsych tunes. and i am into it. above is the new one and below is the old.



Stars
Elephants
Billie Holiday
Beetles
Burgundy

Exquisite Corpse

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Maserati



"On August 11, 2010, it was announced that Maserati would be releasing Pyramid of the Sun, their first new album since the death of drummer Jerry Fuchs, on November 9 via Temporary Residence Ltd. According to a press release, the extra time and care that went into the record was in an effort to honour and preserve Fuchs’s final works."
wiki
band site
a must listen

tour dates pulled from PT:
MASERATI - 2010 TOUR DATES
11-11 Arlington, VA - Iota *^
11-12 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *^
11-13 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl *^
11-14 New Haven, CT - Lily's *^
11-15 Boston, MA - The Middle East *
11-16 Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks !
11-17 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle !
11-18 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar !
11-19 Atlanta, GA - The Earl %
11-20 Athens, GA - The 40 Watt #
* with the Psychic Paramount
^ with Steve Moore
! with Parlour
% with Royal Thunder, Brainworlds
# with Powers

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

that's weed... that's weed!

Foo Fighters



Dave Grohl is getting back to basics with the Foo Fighters for their next album. In an interview with the BBC, Grohl revealed the new Foos record is their heaviest one yet, with nary an acoustic guitar or ballad on the album. "Each song is full on, the whole record is full on," he said. "In the 14 songs, there's not one acoustic guitar, there's not even one in the house."

The Foo Fighters are cutting the record DIY-style in Grohl's garage — "Totally old school analog," he said — and the album finds Grohl returning to his Nirvana-era roots. Nevermind producer Butch Vig is at the helm and bassist Krist Novoselic will make a guest appearance on bass. "This whole project has been really cool," Grohl said. "I haven't made a record with Butch for 20 years." So far, the Foos have cut seven tracks and are planning to lay down five or six more.


spin

pretty excited about this.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Melali

Rob Machado Melali Opener from dragon alliance on Vimeo.


About a month ago a friend gave me this vid and I haven't stopped watching. It's 30 minutes of surfing/music from Rob Machado and friends and the above video is from the premiere a few months ago. The album is meant to be played in sync with the video and that's what they do live.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

U.S. Christmas - Run Thick In The Night



In The Night
Wolf On Anareta
Fire Is Sleeping
Fonta Flora
Ephraim In The Stars
The Leonids
Suzerain
Maran
The Quena
Deep Green
Devil's Flower In Mother Winter
Mirror Glass
The Moon In Flesh And Bone

lose your mind.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Satan Worshipping Doom




Hail
Satan
Worship
Doom

awesome dudes/awesome album.

buy it

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

QOTSA



Ode To Clarissa
You're So Vague
Never Say Never
Who'll Be The Next In Line
Born To Hula

listen

B sides that sound really awesome. They put these out with the reissued Rated R along with a live set from Reading.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Castevet



1. Six Parts Summer 3:05
2. Narrow Hallways 3:42
3. Hiccups 4:37
4. Lautrec 2:54
5. Midwest Values 4:32
6. Model Trains 2:33
7. Bike Notes 2:47
8. Cities & Memory 5:28

I probably won't stop listening to this for weeks. If you like Small Brown Bike, Minus The Bear, The Casket Lottery, good music, etc... give this a try.

Please listen to this album. And buy it here.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jessie you're a good dog

such a good dog



Gasoline
Sleeping Bag
Jessie
The Bridge
Couldn't Know
Pansy
Lolita
Dragline
Veronica
One More Bottle
Sugar Cane
Hard Pig

listen

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

yep...



gonna keep posting videos that nobody will watch.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Torche EP in the fall



Miami, Florida's Torche will release their next album (technically an EP) on September 21st. Titled "Songs For Singles," the eight-song offering will once again surface via Hydra Head Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. U.F.O.
2. Lay Low
3. Hideaway
4. Arrowhead
5. Shine On My Old Ways
6. Cast Into Unknown
7. Face The Wall
8. Out Again


REALLY looking forward to this... although i bet it's a bunch of pop rock tunes.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mastodong


dudes did the soundtrack for Jonah Hex. To be honest, it looks like a terrible movie but this ep is wacky. kind of like it.

listen

Monday, June 21, 2010

SLEEP tour....





9/3 Monticello, NY @ Kutsher's Country Club - All Tomorrow's Parties
9/7 Philadelphia, PA @ Starlight Ballroom
9/8 New York, NY @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
9/9 Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
9/10 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
9/11 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
9/12 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

playing Holy Mountain in its entirety and parts of Dopesmoker.

!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Junius




This showed up in the mail today and it sounds/looks incredible. :)

It's their first 2 EPs put together but it doesn't sound pieced together. Legitimate full length.

listen

Monday, June 14, 2010

Time In Malta



1. This Is Our Voice
2. All Said and Done
3. Read Your Mind
4. What We've Become
5. Dissolve
6. You Faded
7. This Revolution
8. Azure
9. Remedy Unknown
10. Against the Tide
11. Washed Out
12. Grant's Stand

listen

Great band that no one ever talks about. This was their first full length and equally as good as their first EP and split with Breathe In.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

face to face



listen

I always end up throwing this on when the weather gets warm...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Isis broke up



pretty much knew this was coming but at least they will be finishing out their tour this summer with the Melvins.

Good Night!

ISIS has reached an end. It's hard to try to say it in any delicate way, and it is a truth that is best spoken plainly. This end isn't something that occurred over night and it hasn't been brought about by a single cataclysmic fracture in the band. Simply put, ISIS has done everything we wanted to do, said everything we wanted to say. In the interest of preserving the love we have of this band, for each other, for the music made and for all the people who have continually supported us, it is time to bring it to a close. We've seen too many bands push past the point of a dignified death and we all promised one another early on in the life of the band that we would do our best to ensure ISIS would never fall victim to that syndrome. We've had a much longer run than we ever expected we would and accomplished a great deal more than we ever imagined possible. We never set any specific goals when the band was founded other than to make the music we wanted to hear and to play (and to stay true to that ideal), so everything else that has come along the long and winding path has been an absolute gift. As with any momentous life-changing decision (which this certainly is for the 5 of us), we feel a very dynamic range of emotions about this and cannot express all of it within the space of a few sentences, and perhaps it's best to do what we've always done in and let our music speak for us. It is and has been the truest expression of who we are as a collective and in some ways who we are as individuals for the 13 years in which we've been together. The last and perhaps most important thing we might say in relation to all this is how grateful we are for the people that have supported us over the years. It is a lengthy list that would include those who put out our records, those that played on them and put them to tape, the many bands with whom we shared the stage, all of our family, friends and companions who supported us in our individual lives and thus made it possible for us to continue on in the band, and most importantly those who truly listened to our music whether in recorded form or by coming to out to our shows (or both). It is quite true that we would never have done what we have without those people, that is many of you who are reading this. Our words can never fully express what we feel, but we hope that our music and the efforts made to bring it into being can serve as a more proper expression of gratitude for this life and for everyone in it. Thank you.

In more immediate and practical terms the tour we are about to embark upon is indeed our last. We are hoping that these final live rituals can help us bring a close to the life of this band in a celebratory and reverent way, and also provide us with a chance to say goodbye to many of those that have supported us over the years. While there is a measure of sadness that comes with the passing of this band, we hope that the final days can be joyous ones during which any and all that wish to come and join us will do so. It seems fitting that the last show of the tour and of our active existence will take place in Montreal, the site of the very first ISIS show in 1997 (though that was an unintentional move when booking the show initially). After the tour we also plan to follow through with other projects set in motion some time ago - pursuing the completion of a final EP, compiling live audio and visual material for future releases, and generally doing whatever we can to make our music available for as long as there are people who wish to hear it.

Thanks again to any and all,

ISIS, May 18, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

God Is An Astronaut



1. Worlds in Collision - 7:39
2. In the Distance Fading - 4:31
3. Lost Kingdom - 5:24
4. Golden Sky - 6:33
5. Dark Rift - 5:08
6. Parallel Highway - 3:56
7. Shining Through - 5:08
8. Age of the Fifth Sun - 6:28
9. Paradise Remains - 2:25

listen

new one.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Band of Horses - Infinite Arms



1. Factory
2. Compliments
3. Laredo
4. Blue Beard
5. On My Way Back Home
6. Infinite Arms
7. Dilly
8. Evening Kitchen
9. Older
10. For Annabelle
11. NW Apt.
12. Neighbour

buy it here

their 3rd full length. so far i'm diggin it.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Bride Screamed Murder



1. The Water Glass (4:16)
2. Evil New War God (4:49)
3. Pig House (5:30)
4. I'll Finish You Off (4:58)
5. Electric Flower (3:28)
6. Hospital Up (5:38)
7. Inhumanity and Death (3:04)
8. My Generation (7:39)
9. PG X 3 (6:20)


listen

new Melvins. :)

A Determinism Of Morality



1. Ayil
2. Je N'en Connais Pas La Fin
3. Blue Day For Croatoa
4. Release
5. Revolve
6. Renew
7. A Determinism of Morality

listen

new one from Rosetta. :)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?



01 - Candy Shoppe
02 - The Cycle of Abuse
03 - Double Helix
04 - Science Center
05 - Genetic
06 - Goes By
07 - Does It Look Like I'm Here?
08 - Summerdata
09 - Shade
10 - It Doesn't Arrive
11 - Now You See Me
12 - Access Granted

listen

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Alice In Chains / Deftones / Mastodon Tour

yep...

9/16 Chicago, IL @ Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
9/17 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/18 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
9/20 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
9/22 Boston, MA @ Agannis Arena
9/24 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
9/28 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
10/1 St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
10/4 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/7 Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
10/8 Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
10/9 Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter @ Memorial Coliseum
10/16 Las Vegas, NV @ The Join

more dates to be announced. who wants to go to new york if there's not a philly date?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New MTB



1. My Time - 4:05
2. Summer Angel - 4:45
3. Secret Country - 5:31
4. Hold Me Down - 4:08
5. Excuses - 4:38
6. The Thief - 4:33
7. Into the Mirror - 5:11
8. Animal Backwards - 4:16
9. Dayglow Vista Rd. - 5:10
10. Fooled by the Night - 7:23

listen

After a few days of listening to this I gotta say... it rules. There's a few tunes I'm not into but songs like Secret Country and Dayglow Vista Rd. more than make up for it. I've been humming the melodies in my head constantly... Kind of excited to see some of them live as well. :)

Mono - Holy Ground: NYC Live



01. Ashes In The Snow
02. Burial At Sea
03. Silent Flight, Sleeping Dawn
04. Are You There?
05. 2 Candles, 1 Wish
06. Where Am I
07. Pure As Snow
08. Halcyon (Beautiful Days)
09. Everlasting Light

listen

About a year ago Mono played two shows in NYC with the Wordless Music Orchestra to commemorate their 10th anniversary. Temporary Residence just released a 3xlp/dvd combo and it's pretty amazing. This is the first night, recorded by Matt Bayles. The only song that isn't included here is Follow The Map... as it's only on the lp and this is the cd version. Todd and I were at the second night and after watching the dvd I wish we had made it to both.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Godspeed Returns...

After years of inactivity, the Canadian post-rock juggernaut known as Godspeed You! Black Emperor is rumbling back to life.

The first order of business: curating and headlining ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas, taking place at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, England December 3-5. Other acts performing include Deerhoof, Mike Watt, the Ex, Tim Hecker, Scout Niblett, and Bardo Pond.

Then: In a note on their website, Godspeed promise a tour consisting of "a handful of British and European shows, and then nine American shows." And that's it... for now. As they say, "Until further introspection, WE WILL NOT BE FIELDING ANY OTHER OFFERS." They also aren't doing any interviews, so don't ask.

The note also says, "between now and the live-dates, there'll be rivers of noise and distraction. and the internet is a petty tyrannical monster. please remember that really all that matters is the keep on keeping on. and all that really matters is the shows. and physical engagement in the world. and folks like us and folks like you. thanks for understanding, and thank you for still listening."


looking forward to seeing them again. to this day it's still one of the best shows i've ever been to.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

27



Brighter Days
Heaven Owes Me One
Closer To You
1001 Gods
A Million Years
Half Life
Windows and Glass
Gullfoss
The Downfall of the Upright
Sorrow's Crown

listen

i love this band/album. this is the last full length they've released.

Maria Christopher is amazing.

Shake Harder Boy



Smile Pretty
Baristas Get Stalked
Bargains Only
Caseydriver
We've Come for Your Daughters
Easy Prey
All This Time I Thought Your Name Was Cool Dude
The Burly Spur
Your Name is Shit
Introducing the Creeker Sneaker
Settle Here


listen

Harkonen was so fucking good...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Violence Beneath



The Violence Beneath
Buried Hopes
Restore
In Your Eyes

listen
buy

new ep from mouth of the architect. this band has always been better live than on record but this is pretty damn good.

The Rising Tide



Killed by an Angel
One
Rain Song
Disappear
Snibe
The Ocean
Fool in the Photograph
Tearing in My Heart
Television
Faces in Disguise
The Rising Tide

listen

it seems people like this one the least out of all their albums but i love it. it's their last full length. check it out if you haven't heard.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tahiti last week...



it's been a long time since it's been this good/nuts. also pretty much unheard of in March.

Deftones - Diamond Eyes



1. Diamond Eyes
2. Royal
3. CMND/CTRL
4. You’ve Seen The Butcher
5. Beauty School
6. Prince
7. Rocket Skates
8. Sextape
9. Risk
10. 976-EVIL
11. This Place Is Death

deftones.com

this is really good. like white pony good.

*** link taken down. do yourself a favor and pick this up on 5/18.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Red Sparowes



01. Truths Arise
02. In Illusions of Order
03. A Hail of Bombs
04. Giving Birth to Imagined Saviors
05. A Swarm
06. In Every Mind
07. A Mutiny
08. As Each End Looms and Subsides

listen

i think i like this more than anything they've done... and at least they took it easy with the song titles.

Yawning Man



listen



so this band started in the 80's but no studio recordings were released until 2005. this is the lp & ep combined into one.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Daughters



The Virgin
The First Supper
The Hit
The Theatre Goer
Our Queens (One Is Many, Many Is One)
The Dead Singer
Sweet Georgia Brown
The Unattractive, Portable Head

listen



listening to this now and it's pretty nuts/awesome. get into it.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Good tunes for a nice day...



Groove Holmes 2:33
Sabrosa 3:30
Namasté 3:59
Pow 2:13
Son of Neckbone 3:22
In 3's 2:22
Eugene's Lament 2:13
Bobo on the Corner 1:13
Shambala 3:41
Lighten Up 2:46
Ricky's Theme 3:44
Transitions 2:32
Drinkin' Wine 4:40

listen

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Minus the Bear song


from Omni, due out on May 4th. listen and read about it here.

I'm sure a lot of people are going to hate this but I'm digging it. Can't wait for this album.