Harlem :: Hippies

Posted: Thursday May 06

I’ve been waiting on this one for a while.

Thank god these guys didn’t take a class in boring. You could learn a thing or two.

Harlem – Faces

Harlem - Hippies

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MGMT :: Congratulations

Posted: Tuesday May 04

Oh really?

It’s better music than you could write.

MGMT - Congratulations

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Broadcast 2000 :: Get up and Go

Posted: Monday May 03

He must be getting lazy… Nope. You’ve just been really boring since the last post.

Like I say, you start putting out better music, you’d hear from me more.

So while I sit through boring album after boring album, this SONG caught my ear. The album as a whole is by no means horrible, it’s just not life changing. But this song might be able to change some lives.

Now go do what you do and leave me alone.

Broadcast 2000 – Get Up and Go

Broadcast 2000 - s/t

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The Morning Benders : : Big Echo

Posted: Friday March 19 Tags: ,

So every now & again, I fall onto a flavor of the week that catches my attention. And I’ll just gnaw on it for a little bit to make sure its hooks and melodies don’t punch into the annoying zone after a few listens…

And without much more ado, I present the Morning Benders. I know, they’ve been around a little while. But this album sounds all grown up and good.

And listen hipster, my favorite song doesn’t even really kick until 3:17. I can hang with your trendy shit, it’s just usually not this good.

So while you won’t find bangs swooped across my forehead, you will find The Morning Benders on my playlist.

Get over it.

The Morning Benders – Stitches

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HEY! I just bought that shit on vinyl. What have you done today?

Don’t Listen to Live Records

Posted: Wednesday March 17 Tags: , , ,

Now please don’t get me wrong.

I don’t like / condone / promote live albums. I only own a few. One on vinyl. It’s the Stones. It was at Goodwill. It was 99 cents. Fuck you.

I also don’t really like talking about bands that upon hearing my mention of them, you can’t find / buy / download much on them.

But with all the buzz about these jerks recently, I want to hop in on this bandwagon.

They’re called The Babies, and I’m sure by now you know what’s up. If not, it’s one dude from Woods, one chick from Vivian Girls, and some other guys. And holy crap it’s good.

I can’t for the life of me find where I found this, so I’m just going to post a link to download it from here until someone doesn’t want me to anymore.

Now I am aware they have recently released a 7″, but it’s sold out everywhere. So, how about you be a doll and buy it for me?

Thanks. Now enjoy the Babies. Asshole.

The Babies-Meet Me in the City

He's So Cute!!!!!11

Download: The Babies – Live at Grasslands

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Lawrence Arabia :: Chant Darling

Posted: Thursday March 11 Tags: , ,

I always get hesitant to share anything unless I’m 100% sure that it totally kicks ass. You know, have to keep my cool points up.

But with the fourth listen through this album, and my body still a dancing against my control, I decide it’s fair enough to pass along.

Maybe it’s just too clean, maybe that’s my problem. It’s a little too pretty which is always a harder sell for me, but not always a bad thing. The recording is flawless and all the sounds are crystal clear. Now his voice  does want to be John Lennon so bad it hurts, but thankfully I love John Lennon. Like some sort of deity.

The whole album is quite charming to sit through, and there are about three solid winners on there to throw into any mixes you might need a little spice for.

Enjoy Lawrence Arabia – Chant Darling

Lawrence Arabia – Apple Pie Bed

Lawrence Arabia - Chant Darling

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Let’s Praise it for Hanoi Janes

Posted: Saturday March 06 Tags: , , ,

There’s not much out there on these guys just yet, and thanks to Jane Fonda’s visit to Vietnam in ’72, the search gets a little convoluted. But don’t be discouraged! If you dig, you’re bound to find treasure. And what a treasure indeed!

These boys hail from Germany. Wait… Germany?! Yes. Germany.

Quick. Pop-y. Perfect. I’d even go as far as say infectious, Virus-y.

Seems like they have an a real life album coming out… atleast that’s what I read. Some say February. Some say March 1st. But I don’t see it anywhere. So do yourself a favor. Buy this little 7″ to tide you over until the mystery full length makes its appearance.

Hanoi Janes – Across The Sea

Hanoi Janes - Across the Sea 7"

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Surely Made of Magic!

Posted: Friday February 26 Tags: , , ,

Free album download. Get it while it’s hot!

Magic Man – Real Life Color

Wonderful little indie / electro / pop. Nothing too original, but hey it’s definitely worth a couple of listens. A couple of the melodies ring a familiar vein I can’t pinpoint just yet.

Magic Man – Monster

Nothing Else Needed.

Posted: Monday February 22 Tags:

The problem here is you don’t need much more than this. Quick, great melodies, and you can tell there isn’t much a care thrown in. Rock and roll at it’s finest.

Nothing you haven’t heard before, but you surely want to hear this. Why can’t everyone be like this?

Put your running/dancing shoes on and get to it already!

Mean Jeans – Are You Serious?

Mean Jeans – Steve Don’t Party No More

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So MGMT and The Shins have a baby…

Posted: Monday January 25 Tags: ,

They name him Avi Buffalo and he’s the coolest baby you ever met.

Avi Buffalo – What’s in it for?

Quit being an asshole and buy as many of these as you can.

Avi Buffalo 7″ from Sub Pop

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