July 31st, 2009

Monsters of Folk “Say Please”

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Indie rock supergroup Monsters of Folk, which consists of Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, his co-conspirator/producer Mike Mogis, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James aka ‘Yim Yames,’ and the very accomplished M. Ward – most recently of She & Him with Zooey Deschanel, release the teaser single to their upcoming debut album, also titled Monsters [...]

July 30th, 2009

Memory Cassette “Surfin (Sail a Whale)”

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Best new artist name I’ve heard in awhile and the music lives up to it. These new tracks and seemingly endless stream of mixtapes have an increasingly larger group of music bloggers checking back to the mysterious We’re Tapes blog that the Memory Cassette/Weird Tapes contingency calls home.
This particular track is the most popular [...]

July 27th, 2009

Neon Indian “Deadbeat Summer”

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So this is Neon Indian. Just some dude from Texas messing around in his bedroom doing some lo-fi, Nintendo beats shit. Great name though, right? His other track I’ve heard is called “I Should’ve Taken Acid With You.” Let that title serve as an indicator of what this song sounds like.
Neon Indian [...]

July 22nd, 2009

Kings of Leon “California Waiting”

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I read in the news today that Kings of Leon’s latest album, Only By The Night, their fourth, has officially gone platinum. To celebrate, I’m not playing anything from that album, for several reasons, namely the fact that it is by far their worst. And they know it. Not that I don’t [...]

July 14th, 2009

The Dead Weather “Treat Me Like Your Mother”

The music video for this track, which is the second single of The Dead Weather’s debut album Horehound, is absolutely ridiculous.
The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother

July 6th, 2009

Dirty Projectors “Cannibal Resource”

Never really gotten into their old stuff, but “Cannibal Resource” is one of several songs from this new LP, Bitte Orca, that has been making the rounds on indie rock radio, along with “Stillness is the Move” and “No Intention,” and they are all great. The record itself is pretty great on the whole, [...]