Month: February, 2012

Mixtape | February: Music for the Leap

This is my mixtape for February. Its 20 of my favorite tracks from the month, this month seems to be quite a bit more subdued, but there are some rocking tracks on here. Hope you enjoy it. Tracklist:  Heartless Bastards – Parted Ways Water Liars – $100 Greylag – Black Crow The Great American Canyon [...]

PS I Love You – Sentimental Dishes

PS I Love You – Sentimental Dishes Canadian Noise-Pop duo PS I Love You just released this track “Sentimental Dishes,” off of their upcoming album, Death Dreams, which releases 5/8 on Paper Bag Records. “Sentimental Dishes,” a song sure to energize you’re entire being, is a high tempo noisey, grimey, rock effort with a blistering solo, and [...]

New Music | Kyle James Hauser – Hopeless

Kyle James Hauser – Hopeless Give a listen to Kyle James Hauser, a Denver based singer songwriter that specializes in banjo. He’s a graduate of our (BOSTON!) Berklee College of Music, and is one hell of a banjo player. He released his debut solo album last year, titled Oh Oh, and this single “Hopeless,” shows [...]

Video | The Rassle – 21

NYC’s the Rassle is a good ol rock & roll band that makes music that feels like it is pulled from another era & modernized and rocked the hell out.  Check out their video for their single “21,” a rollicking  full-speed-ahead  track that practically forces you to play at loud volumes (11 anyone?) If by [...]

New Music | Michael Kiwanuka – Lasan

Check out this B-Side to Kiwanuka’s single “I’m Getting Ready,” which will also be featured on Michael’s debut album, Home Again, which is set for release 3/12 in the UK and some time later in the summer here in the US (BOOOOO!). The track was recorded in London and produced by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) [...]

New Music | Regina Spektor – All the Rowboats

I first pressed play on this new Regina Spektor single “All the Rowboats,” not sure with what I was to expect. Let me rephrase, it is definitely not what I was thinking I’d hear. It’s an extremely moody, kind of dark, but altogether beautiful piece of music. Its a great surprise, and the huge production [...]

New Music | Django Django – Storm

Check out the super-catchy, “Storm,” the second single off of Django Django’s self titled record. It’s a bit of a psychedlic pop stomper, with the plodding bassline, the sort of monotone vocal delivery and distant percussions create an adventurous sound that is really interesting and makes the song feel almost off the cuff. Buy on [...]

Live Review | Sharon Van Etten and Shearwater at the Paradise

Sharon Van Etten – Serpents Sharon Van Etten and Shearwater stopped by the Paradise on Thursday evening to play two great sets in support of their newly released albums. Sharon Van Etten’s third studio album Tramp was released February 7 and already has a slew of positive reviews and new fans. Van Etten has been [...]

New Music | Yellow Ostrich – The Shakedown

Yellow Ostrich – The Shakedown Yellow Ostrich is releasing another fantastic single off their upcoming album, Strange Land, titled “the Shakedown.” The track is sonically guitar-heavy, and inspired by Neil Young, says singer guitarist Alex Schaff. Their upcoming record takes them on the road with a huge tour (listing below) and note the fantastic show [...]

Video | Cultfever – Collector

Check out the video Brooklyn’s Cultfever put out for their track “Collector,” a synthy, pop track that pounds the drums and fizzles and pops while the video’s narrative is a sort of modern day frankenstein.  Check it out, and grab their fantastic self title album.

Video | The Shins – Simple Song

Check out the new video for the Shins’ single “Simple Song,” which puts an interesting (very Wes Anderson like) narrative albeit dark spin on the single.  It features Mercer dying and giving his kids the home to whomever finds the deed, hidden somewhere inside the home.  I don’t want to ruin, so just give it [...]

New Music | The Great American Canyon Band – Tumbleweed

The Great American Canyon Band – Tumbleweed Chicago based husband and wife duo Paul and Krystal Jean Masson make up The Great American Canyon Band, and are about to release a self-recorded 7″ from their debut album, which was recorded in a gutted house in Chicago. Their ethereal sound feels like a stripped down, Band [...]

Video | Islands – Hallways

Check out the video for Islands’ new single, “Hallways” from their new album ‘A Sleep & A Forgetting,’ which out now. The video, Directed by Lex Halaby & Toben Seymour features frontman Nick Thorburn as he leads a band of puppet skeletons, yeah its that awesome. Buy A Sleep & A Forgetting

New Music | Reptar – Sebastian

Download Sebastian Reptar has just announced that their debut full-length album, Body Faucet, will be released May 1st via Vagrant. Produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Washed Out), the new record is the follow up to the group’s debut EP Oblangle Fizz Y’all. Give the first track “Sebastian,” a listen and I think [...]

New Music | Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires – Centreville

Lee Bains II & the Glory Fires – Centreville Sometimes a fella just needs some rock and roll. Irreverant, loud music that transports you into a more rebellious sense, the kind of radical rock and roll the Stooges played. Alabama’s Lee Bains III & THe Glory Fire have swagger, and cockiness in spades. The lead [...]