Thursday, July 7, 2011


I think I'm going to stop writing on here, at least for a while.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Slow Motion

Check out this hazy video/interview from Panda Bear for Slow Motion off his latest solo album, Tomboy.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Weeknd

The Weeknd is a Toronto-based R&B singer named Abel Tesfaye. Abel started uploading songs to YouTube in 2010 and in March of 2011 he dropped his first mixtape, House Of Balloons. You can download the album for free here. Check out the quasi-official video for my favorite track, The Morning, below.

The Weeknd - The Morning (music video) from High Five Collective on Vimeo.

Source: and Pitchfork.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Erika M. Anderson

Erika M. Anderson or EMA, recently released her debut solo LP, Past Life Martyred Saints to much acclaim. Check out the videos for Milkman and California, below. Also take a look at her website/blog for pics, vids, and posts by Erika herself.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Alsatian Darn

Animal Collective member, Panda Bear, has a new video for Alsatian Darn off his latest solo album Tomboy.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Danish noise rockers, The Raveonettes, just released a new video for Apparitions, off their 2011 LP, Raven In The Grave.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gang Gang Dance

Experimental NYC band Gang Gang Dance just released a new album, Eye Contact, that is getting a ton of praise including BNM from Pitchfork. Check out the video for MindKilla below as well as the 4AD session.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Abducted (Official)

The other day I had posted the unofficial video but now the real one is up. Check the official vid for Abducted by Cults below. Their debut LP should be coming out this month. Consequence of Sound has details on the album and their current tour.


NYC-based pop duo Cults have a new single out. Check the unofficial vid for Abducted below. Their debut LP should be coming out this month. Consequence of Sound has details on the album and their current tour.

Cults - Abducted from George Tanasie on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Times New Viking

Ohio Lo-Fi pop band, Times New Viking, just released a vid for my favorite track from their new album, Dancer Equired. Watch Ever Falling In Love below.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cloud Nothings

Cleveland power poppers Cloud Nothings have another new vid. Check out Forget You All The Time, off their 2011 self-titled LP, below.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thee Oh Sees

San Fran garage rockers, Thee Oh Sees, just put out a video for I Need Seed. It will be included on their upcoming double-LP Castlemania, due June 14th on In The Red Records. And apparently their are rumors of another album coming out this fall!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Reflections on Sonny & The Sunsets

San Francisco garage pop band Sonny & The Sunsets just released a video for Reflections On Youth, off their latest album Hit After Hit, which I briefly mentioned here a few weeks back.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bear Costume

Spirit Night is a West Virginia based bedroom pop project headed by songwriter Dylan Balliet.You can download their first full length album What We Will Be over on Bandcamp, where you can also find an EP for free as well. Make sure to check out my favorite track on the album, Bear Costume, below.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Take Me Somewhere

New video for Take Me Somewhere by one of my favorite bands, Tennis, off their debut LP Cape Dory, released earlier this year.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

My God

Pusha T finally put out a video for his latest coke banger, My God. The video contains some great footage of people going H.A.M. at church.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pumped Up Kicks

I'm obsessed with this tune, Pumped Up Kicks by L.A. indie poppers, Foster the People. It has that same lackadaisical feeling as that Peter, Bjorn, and John single a few years back. Enjoy!

Monday, April 18, 2011

I Wanna Do It

San Francisco garage pop band Sonny & The Sunsets just released their second album Hit After Hit. Check out my favorite track off the album, here. Also, peep my fave cut from their 2009 debut LP, here.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Clams Casino

Hip hop producer Clams Casino has a scorching Instrumental Mixtape out. Cop it for free here. Do not sleep on this cat! Also check out his piano laden Dilla-esque track, Fakest Year Ever.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Middle Of The Map Fest

I went to Ink's Middle Of The Map Fest at Westport in Kansas City, MO last night. Checked out Daniel Johnston at the Beaumont Club and The Raveonettes at the Record Bar. Below are a couple of videos of Johnston's set, courtesy of I Heart Local Music, a Lawrence, KS outfit, who wrote up reviews of Day 1 and Day 2. Also check out Ink's write-up.

Updated with a few vids of The Raveonettes set, courtesy of imstld.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Into The Depths

Bay Area goth band, The Soft Moon, released a new video for Into The Depths, a dark, droning track. If you dig also make sure to peep the staticy vid for Circles, below.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bad Kids

New video from raucous Atlanta rockers, Black Lips, for Modern Art, off their upcoming album Arabia Mountain, due June 7th.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Moon Duo

San Fran psychedelic twosome, Moon Duo, put out a video for the title track off their debut LP, Mazes, released yesterday. Also, peep the video for my favorite Moon Duo track, EZ Street, further below.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gone Blind

Mauro Remiddi aka Porcelain Raft just put out a new video for the title track off his new EP, Gone Blind.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

One of my all time favorite bands, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, just released their second LP, Belong, today on Slumberland. Check out the feel-good video for Heart in Your Heartbreak below. Also, catch up and watch their Super 8 video for Young Adult Friction, off their eponymous debut LP from 2009, further down the page.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Constellation Dirtbike Head

Almost a year ago, Tobacco, frontman of Black Moth Super Rainbow, dropped his solo album, Maniac Meat. Packing a heavy dose of shooting synths and crashing drums, the album was something not of this planet. One of the top singles from the album, “Constellation Dirtbike Head”, came pretty darn close to making my eyes pop out the first time I heard it. With help from director Trevor G. Allen, the video employs some nifty psychedelic, sci-fi aesthetics, perfect for this track.

Hit the skip to peep the visuals for “Constellatin Dirtbike Head”.
Article - by David Reyneke on Potholes In My Blog
Video - Pitchfork

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Coma Cinema

South Carolina musician Mat Cothran, aka Coma Cinema, is one of my favorite bedroom pop acts right now. Dude has been writing and recording since 2005 and just released his third album, Blue Suicide, this month. You can peep the somewhat depressing/disturbing video for the title track below. Also, make sure to peep the video for my favorite track off the new album, Her Sinking Sun. All three albums are currently available for free, here, but that might change if he gets signed.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Death Grips

Legendary math rock drummer Zach Hill has a new project, the avant-garde/hardcore/experimental rap group, Death Grips. Their 13-track, self-titled debut LP should be out in a month or so. Until then peep the vid for Full Moon (Death Classic). And head on over to Hips Together or the official site to peep more off the upcoming album.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bussin' Down

Chicago dancehall DJ, Chrissy Murderbot, has a new album coming out on Planet Mu. Check out the Street Fighter-themed video for Bussin' Down (Featuring DJ Spinn), off his upcoming LP, Women's Studies, due out May 9th.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Crafting Spells

Seattle dream pop group, Craft Spells, is currently touring with Cloud Nothings and Beach Fossils. They have a new vid for After The Moment, a track off their upcoming debut LP Idle Labor. The album is due out March 29th on Captured Tracks.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nothing's Wrong

Cleveland power poppers Cloud Nothings have a funny new vid. Check out Nothing's Wrong, off their 2011 self-titled LP, below.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Smokin Cigs

I made a video of myself and some friends shooting guns over the weekend and put it to False Jesii Part 2 by Pissed Jeans. I don't bother!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Detroit-based singer Alex Winston, recently released her album, Sisters Wife EP to much acclaim. Peep the video for Locomotive, below.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Recharge and Revolt

New vid from Danish fuzz rockers, The Raveonettes, off their upcoming album Raven in the Grave, due out April 5th. Check out the video for Recharge and Revolt, below.

Friday, March 4, 2011

6 Foot 7 Foot

Weezy's home and has a new vid for his banger, 6 Foot, 7 Foot.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gold Hearted

La Sera aka Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls and All Saints Day recently released her eponymous solo debut LP on Hardly Art. Below is the video for Devil's Heart Grows Gold. Also, check out my previous posts covering her solo venture.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Vivian Grrrls

All-girl pop band Vivian Girls have a new album, Share The Joy, due out April 12th on Polyvinyl. Watch the video for the first single, I Heard You Say, below. Also, the girls are touring with garage rockers, Black Lips, and will be coming to Kansas City at the Beaumont Club on April 26th!!! Check out the rest of the tour dates here.

Tracklist for Share the Joy:
01 The Other Girls
02 I Heard You Say
03 Dance (If You Wanna)
04 Lake House
05 Trying to Pretend
06 Sixteen Ways
07 Take It as It Comes
08 Vanishing of Time
09 Death
10 Light in Your Eyes

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

King of the Beach

Video for the title track off last year's LP, King of the Beach by Wavves. Plus possible cameo from Best Coast's cat, Snacks.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Rainbow of Arabia

L.A. psych-pop outfit Rainbow Arabia just put out a video for the infectious track Without You, off their upcoming debut LP, Boys and Diamonds due out March 1st on Kompakt.

01 Boys and Diamonds
02 Without You
03 Nothin Gonna Be Undone
04 Blind
05 Papai
06 Jungle Bear
07 Hai
08 Mechanical
09 This Life Is Practice
10 Sayer
11 Sequenced

Also check out an older vid for Omar K.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Golf Wang

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is the future of rap. Swagged out, angsty teenagers. I don't have time to go into it all but if you don't know about these cats you can catch up here. Then go over to their Tumblr and grab free tracks, videos, albums, etc. It's all free. Peep their performance on Jimmy Fallon last night below. Shit is INSANE. Also peep a vid off Earl Sweatshirt's album, EARL. You can grab that on their Tumblr as well.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Killer Instinct

New track from The Kills off their upcoming album Blood Pressure, due April 4th. Watch the video for Satellite below.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Canadian goth pop group Austra just released a dark, arcane video for Beat and the Pulse. The track will be featured on their debut LP, Feel It Break, due May 17th.

AUSTRA "Beat and the Pulse"
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Get $$

San Fran noise pop group Sic Alps just dropped their latest album Napa Asylum. Check out the video for Do You Want To Give $$? below.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rave On

One of my favorite bands, Danish fuzz rockers, The Raveonettes, just released a sneak peak at their new album Raven In The Grave due out April 5th. The album drops just ahead of their April 9th show at Record Bar in KC as part of Middle of the Map Fest. Check out the free track Forget That You're Young.

Tracklist for Raven in the Grave:
01 Recharge & Revolt
02 War in Heaven
03 Forget That You're Young
04 Apparitions
05 Summer Moon
06 Let Me on Out
07 Ignite
08 Evil Seeds
09 My Time's Up

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Water Wheel

RJD2, as The Insane Warrior, has released the official music video for his track “The Water Wheel”. This track is from his latest album project entitled We Are The Doorways which you can grab HERE. Check out the darkly awesome video below.

Source: Earmilk 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Neu Chicago

Clive Tanaka's story is an amazing one. A social outcast and extreme recluse most of his life, the Japanese producer found his voice within music and broke the bonds of self-imposed silence. Clive Tanaka y su orquesta has a Nu Disco sound. Check out the video for Neu Chicago below, a heartfelt track with an equally beautiful video. The track comes off his January 2011 release, Jet Set Siempre 1°.

Neu Chicago - Clive Tanaka y su orquesta from Clive Tanaka on Vimeo.

Monday, February 7, 2011


PURITY RING is the project of a member of GOBBLE GOBBLE, an electro-pop band from Canada. Ungirthed is the first track to come out. It's a hauntingly beautiful glitch-pop track with fractured beats and vocals. The video is very fitting.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Killed It

New track from The Kills off their upcoming album Blood Pressure, due April 4th. Listen to Satellite below.

The Kills - Satellite by DominoRecordCo

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Listen Up

Portland lo-fi rockers The Thermals, just released a video for Never Listen To Me, my favorite track off their latest LP, Personal Life. Shot on Kodachrome, a simple yet lovely video for a genial song.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Equall parts Prince and Tupac, Lil B aka Based God, is an eccentric, ambitious rapper who came up with the Bay Area's The Pack. Dude has put out thousands (yeah that's right) of tracks since going solo. If you haven't heard of him he's a highly controversial rapper with influences that include RZA, MF DOOM, and Jean Grae. You might want to check out this article on NPR about him. Get you up to speed. Here's an excerpt from that article:  

He raps about cat care and back pain. He raps about black liberation and becoming a deity. He jokes about being a nerd. He laments materialism and claims to be an incredibly wealthy ladies man in the same breath. From a distance it would be easy to mistake him for an eccentric hiccup in the long line of in-the-moment pop rappers, but further inspection reveals a considerably more complex artist, one whose body of work look less like a musical catalog than a broad conceptual cross-media art project, or perhaps a relentless soundtrack to one young man's compulsive disorder.

Check out the video for Motivation below, a track off his new LP Angels Exodus. According to the label this digital-only album will serve as a prelude to his upcoming album Glass Face.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Team Work

Brighton's 6-piece pop band The Go! Team just partnered up with Bethany from Best Coast for a track off their new album, Rolling Blackouts, released today. Check the video for Buy Nothing Day below.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Native Speaker

Montreal experimental pop outfit Braids just put out a video for Plath Heart, one of the tracks off their acclaimed 2011 debut, Native Speaker. Plath Heart uses primal drums, psychedelic synths, and playful vocal cadence to convey an otherworldly feeling. The video takes you down the rabbit hole as well.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Trill Trill

Sleigh Bells finally releases a video for Rill Rill, the only slow tempo track off their 2010 debut, Treats. While the song may be lazy and sweet, the video is super creepy.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ducky's Dub

My boy Damon "Ducky" Williams just sent over this Dubstep mix to celebrate the Frost Winter Electronic Music Festival, Saturday, January 29th at The Midland in Kansas City. You can stream or download it below. Shit's hot. Get your wobble on.

Ten Rozmarin - Draxter
Back From Orion - WavyPanda
Shut The Fuck Up - R-Dubz
That Hardcore Tune - Noah D
Nightmare - Ry LEGIT
Starstruck(Southbound Hangers Remix) - Santagold
3K Lane (Xtrakta Remix) - Jakes & Joker
Modern Warfare - Staffy
Supernova - Shekel
Whistle Tips (Point Blank VIP) - Point Blank & Helicopter Showdown
Powertool - Emalkay
Kickstarts (Bar9 Remix) - Example

  Ducky's Frost Mix LULZ 1-26-11 by DC-ONE

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bad Bitch

Check out this new video for Bad Gal, where Savage Skulls and Douster team up with Robyn to create electropop perfection.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sign of the Times

Ohio Lo-Fi pop band, Times New Viking, just announced a new album, Dancer Equired, to be released via Merge on April 25th. Check out the animated video for the first single, No Room to Live, below.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Cleveland's Dylan Baldi, the 18 year old behind the pop outfit Cloud Nothings is set to release his self titled debut LP on Carpark Records on January 25th. Check out Consequence of Sound for tour dates and info on an upcoming split with lablemates Toro y Moi

Make sure to see them at Riot Room in KC on April 1st, with Toro y Moi. Watch the new video for Should Have below.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Summer > Winter

Photo by Shannon McClean

With all the snow, some of which is still in my shoes, I could really use something warm and sunny.

Check out Best Coast's new song, Sunny Adventure, off of a previously reported split 7" with JEFF the Brotherhood on Volcom; you can check it out below.

Best Coast-Sunny Adventure by VolcomEnt

Source: Gorilla vs Bear and Pitchfork

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cat Party

New vid from Best Coast for Crazy For You off last year's debut LP by the same name. This hilarious video premiered on icanhascheezburger, you know, because of all the cats and their misspelled thoughts.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Panda Bro

My favorite member of Animal Collective, Panda Bear, has just announced the release date for his upcoming album Tomboy. The album will come out April 19th on their label Paw Tracks. Below you can check out a skate tape backed by Atiba Song, one of the tracks from the upcoming album.

ATIBA EVANS Panasonic GH2 Skate from skatefairy on Vimeo.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Dan Bejar aka Destroyer's latest electro/jazz album is a smooth one. Kaputt is easily the sexiest album of the still young 2011. As you can see from the provocative yet tripped-out Dawn Garcia-directed video for the title track, Bejar is well aware of the sexiness.

Kaputt is out 1/25 via Merge. Don’t forget the “Archer On The Beach” 12″, which includes two songs not found on the record.

Sources: Stereogum and Pitchfork.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Matt Skat

Check out this set by my friend Matt Navarro aka DJ Driscol. Tons of recognizable tracks mixed in. Shit is really good.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Good Girls

Vivian Girl Katy Goodman's La Sera project is set to release their self-titled debut LP February 15 via Sub Pop offshoot Hardly Art. Before that, La Sera will release a new 7" single on the label, "Devlis Hearts Grow Gold", January 18. 

Below, you can check out the single's title track (which also appears on the La Sera full-length). Like her previous release Never Come Around, covered here, this song sounds like sunshine with a beautiful catchy melody. It'll be paired with the non-LP cut "Dedicated to the One I Love" as the B-side. That's the ultra-strange single art above; check out the tracklist for both the single and LP below.

"Devils Hearts Grow Gold" 7":
01 Devils Hearts Grow Gold
02 Dedicated to the One I Love

La Sera:
01 Beating Heart
02 Never Come Around
03 You're Going to Cry
04 Sleeptalking
05 I Promise You
06 Left This World
07 Hold
08 Under The Trees
09 Devils Hearts Grow Gold
10 Dove Into Love
11 Been Here Before
12 Lift Off

Source: Pitchfork

Monday, January 10, 2011

Table Tennis

Husband/wife surf pop duo Tennis is finally releasing their much anticipated debut LP, Cape Dory, on January 18th on Fat Possum Records. Check out the vid for Pigeon below.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Horror

Peep The Glow Remixes EP, a free album from iconic trip-hop producer RJD2. You can listen below or download it for free!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Audio Daily Double

Two new tracks from Madvillain just found their way onto the latest Stones Throw Podcast, a mix by label owner and legendary DJ/producer Peanut Butter Wolf. The tracks don't appear in their full form as they are part of the set that he is mixing but Avalanche / Victory Lap can be downloaded here or you can check them out in the context of the full mix here. It's not known whether these tracks will make their way onto the highly anticipated sequel to Madvillainy but new material is promising regardless.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

6 Foot, Seven Foot

Beetlejuice sample + Bangladesh + Lil Wayne = BANGER. Check out Weezy's newest track, Six Foot Seven Foot ft. Cory Gunz.

  Lil' Wayne - Six Foot Seven Foot (ft. Cory Gunz) by FuxTheHerd