February 24th, 2010

M.I.A. Tweets New Video

According to a recent tweet by the artist known as @_M_I_A_, her new album may be out as soon as June. She recently posted a video for one of her new tracks “Space Odyssey,” which she also used her Twitter account to announce. Who needs public relations anymore? Check out the video below.

February 20th, 2010

LCD Soundsystem “Bye Bye Bayou”

LCD Soundsystem - Bye Bye Bayou

If you’ve read my list of the Top 50 Albums of 2000-2009, then you’re already aware that I’m a pretty big LCD Soundsystem fan, and if you haven’t,  get ready for a major spoiler alert – their most recent album, 2007’s Sound of Silver, is #1 on the list. According to a recent interview with NME, the […]

February 19th, 2010

Four Tet – On Record and In Concert

Four Tet - There Is Love In You

Four Tet There Is Love In You (Domino) 2010 Purchase: Lala | Amazon By the time the hypnotic female vocal sample crept into the mix about 30 seconds into “Angel Echoes,” the appropriately titled opening track of There Is Love In You, I was totally sold on Four Tet.  Despite releasing four albums and several EPs under […]

February 18th, 2010

A Thin Line Between MGMT and Hate

MGMT - Congratulations

The above image is the cover art for Congratulations, the new MGMT album due in stores on April 13th.  If you pre-order now you can get a limited edition CD or vinyl with a “scratch off front cover” and “custom metal coin.”  I’m not kidding.  As for a first single, the group said in a […]

February 17th, 2010

Surfer Blood “Floating Vibes”

Surfer Blood Polaroid

If you love big dumb guitars and fist pumping, and who doesn’t every now and then, you’ll probably enjoy West Palm Beach export Surfer Blood. They are a brand spanking new band, which you can clearly tell from this Polaroid photo I got off their MySpace page (as counterintuitive as that may seem), and their […]

February 8th, 2010

The Best Album of the Decade – Sound of Silver

James Murphy

Sometimes there’s a man… I won’t say a hero, ‘cause, what’s a hero? But sometimes, there’s a man. And I’m talking about the Murph here. Sometimes there’s a man, and well, he’s the man for his time and place. He fits right in there. And that’s James Murphy, in Williamsburg. Sarcasm. Cynicism. Irony. Meta-humor. Anti-pretentiousness. […]

February 7th, 2010

My Top 50 Albums of the 2000’s

The Horrors - Primary Colours

No. 50 The Horrors Primary Colours (XL) 2009 No. 49 Nas God’s Son (Columbia) 2002 No. 48 Midlake The Trials Of Van Occupanther (Bella Union) 2006