castoffcrown: dilated: wayne coyne gives a tour of his house. Sometimes I think it’s a good thing I don’t live in Oklahoma because I would stalk them all - including Derek - so hard.
Beach House - Teen Dream
Devotion was my favourite album of 2008. It improved upon it’s predecessor and packed sound of many a variety. I was certain this was one of the definitive albums of my entire life and therefore wouldn’t be beaten by even it’s glorious makers. That was two years ago, before they were appearing on television and way before they rekindled my love for them. I had a mental block in my mind which...
New M.I.A. Song →
Sounds like Love Is All WTF. But that’s a good thing. But it’s M.I.A. WTF
MGMT - Congratulations
MGMT - Congratulations We all know the story about the new MGMT album. To recap, MGMT didn’t want to make such a mainstream pleasing album that has few stand out songs which happen to be chart topping singles this time around. They never intended on Oracular Spectacular to be such a hit. They decided they wanted the new album to be heard as one piece of music, one work of art, not a bunch of...
Broken Social Scene Releasing EP with New Album →
shelbyw: fuckyeahbss: Today the band announced that they’ll also be putting out a special EP — Lo-Fi for the Dividing Nights — the same day. According to a message on their official website, the 10-song collection features “lovely little songscapes” that the rock collective spun out during their downtime recording the new full-length at Chicago’s Soma studios with John McEntire. What...
True moments of musical brilliance on this one. Classic moments you were there...– HEALTH on Merriweather Post Pavilion (via rawsalt)
High Places - High Places vs. Mankind
High Places were a band I listened to when chilling in the garden with a nice ice cold, refreshing drink. The sunny bleeps and bloops of their synthesizers were the soundtrack to my 2008 summer. Their self-titled debut left me in a world of my own, dazed from the beautiful imagery the album induces. High Places had the MPP sound down before it was introduced to mainstream audiences by Animal...
Caribou - Swim
The main focus of Swim’s lead track, Odessa, are animal noises that’s laden with an unusually bitter bassline - This could’ve of gone two ways. He could be fucking around, just another gimmick thrown in to the ever expanding realm of music theatrics, or, it could be the best song of the new decade. It’s the subtle texture in which Caribou mastermind Dan Snaith incorporates these animal noises that...
Record store day
Record store day was immense! Couldn’t get Beach House or Flips though. Bitch.
Caribou - Jamelia I’m in love with this...
Okay, I’m starting to get into this whole Tumblr thing. It’s pretty hench, no?
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Hot Chip - One Life Stand Ultimately, I had already decided what I thought of One Life Stand before I listened to it. Being a person who detests the whole of Hot Chip’s back catalogue, I obviously wouldn’t find a new release of theirs appealing. Why would I? Ready For The Floor was the most annoying and ugliest song I had heard that year, The Warning was the tackiest piece of shit I had ever...
Surfer Blood - Astrocoast
Surfer Blood - Astrocoast The catchiest band since late 2009 have revealed their magnificent debut album. It surfaced the horizon at the end of last year, a time in which people were too busy compiling numerous lists, a time when people were too busy to listen to music because they were writing about it. Surfer Blood appeared from nowhere and are again, one of those bands with a big ambition with...
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Vampire Weekend - Contra Contra means to be against or oppose to something. Synonyms of contra are; Rival, opposing, challenging, hostile, and competing (notice the oxford comma?). These are all pretty cynical words for bands whose first album were filled to the brim with nostalgic jams, and Contra is no different. Just listen to the instant winner White Sky, the second track. In fact the only...
Yeasayer - Odd Blood
Yeasayer - Odd Blood Remember that Family Guy episode when the Griffin family are getting robbed and are about to die because of Peter’s striking idiocy? He’s declares that he has something to admit, something he needs to get off his chest - He didn’t like The Godfather. He followed this statement with the funniest line of the episode, he says that the film insists upon itself. I had no fucking...
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor More people need to notice that this album is actually pretty groundbreaking and such an incredible turnaround from a primarily low-fi band. The Monitor is a concept album from an unlikely garage rock band from New Jersey. World, meet Titus Andronicus. They may look like hipsters who would have trouble filling a local bar with an audience but these guys’ music is...
The Knife - Tomorrow, In A Year
The Knife - Tomorrow, In A Year Silent Shout is one of the most amazing albums I’ve ever heard, it contributed greatly to the condition of dance music during that period of time of it’s release and made me take notice to similar artists. Two of those artists I failed to discover where Mt. Simms and Planningtorock, who were involved in the making of The Knife’s new album, Tomorrow, In A Year. I’m...