Friday, July 30, 2010

Vilaines Filles, Mauvais Garçon

While nothing new (1999, y'all), this is delicious Mod/synthpop Eurotrash at its finest. Serge Gainsbourg would eat this up if he wasn't already dead.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Queen Drum!

Aw yeah, Young Galaxy. You and Menomena make this week worth sifting through the usual garbage

Update: Okay. I lied. Clubfeet, I swoon for you.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


It's been a very good week for folk and folk-revival. Mountain Man, I salute you.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Posterity's Sake

The Two Most Requested Albums (that haven't been released yet):
1. Rush's "Clockwork Angels"
2. John Mellencamp's "No Better Than This"

We had almost as much audience excitement the month before Sleigh Bells debuted.

Also, you should be listening to School of Seven Bells' "Disconnect from Desire" and quite possibly Admiral Radley's "I Heart California" for no real reason other than I told you to. And the free poster we'll give you. And maybe the Earlimart connection. Yeah, that. Is this also where I admit my shoegaze obsession?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Blue Giant

Portland's Viva Voce is dead; long live Blue Giant. Kevin and Anita Robinson give up the ghost and join Chris Funk of the Decemberists, Seth Lorinczi of the Golden Bears, and Evan Railton of the Swords in a twangy Americana revival circa the bastard offspring of Band of Horses' "Everything All the Time" and Gillian Welch--with a little Alina Simone (never mind she's Ukrainian) rolled in for good measure--without succumbing to the Saddle Creek camp's nu-country overload (Oh, Maria Taylor, how I loved you so).

(Amazon is offering a free MP3 of "Blue Sunshine," by the way, if you don't mind their slightly invasive download-app. )

Thursday, July 8, 2010


The new Kelis album is all kinds of delicious "Confessions on a Dance Floor" Madonna. I will admit I've been bored with the dance-floor 80's throwbacks lately (Goldfrapp, I'm looking at you), but Kelis achieves an ass-boogie soundscape without losing my attention.

For those of you who haven't been on the internet is the last few months "Acapella" is demented and amazing, but sexy as anything. Watch it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Alive with the sound of laughing

The only thing Ed Kowalcyzk's new album is missing is a shirtless Enrique Iglesias in a wind tunnel.