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Friday, January 29, 2010

Cheat Sheet #1

So my I-pod is officially gone. I had it in school, and my best guess is that one of my students swiped it off my teaching cart. I've spent the last two weeks pretending that I just misplaced it and left it in a car, pants pocket, or desk drawer; but no such luck. So somewhere out there is kid getting an education in music. I hope they enjoy it. It will probably be months before I replace the thing, so currently I'm listening to an old I-pod Classic 30 GB loaded with music from 2001-2006. It also has a sweet Britpop playlist which has been taking up a lot of my time. The Happy Mondays and Pulp still sound good.
The video is not so good, but Bez is dancing!

The Greatest Britpop Song Ever and maybe my all-time #1 Song:

Here is list of tracks I have found surfing other music sites and blogs, that is what I thrive on....finding music so you don't have to. Most tracks I have given one listen, but I'll be spending the weekend letting them play in the background and we'll see what sticks come Monday.
Start the weekend with this!!!!! A-Trak [ft. Drake and Birdman]: "Loonies to Blow" UUUNNNNGGGGGHHHHHHH

This is Beck's current favorite Lemonade - Lifted (pitchfork)
Caribou - Odessa (Bored and Beats)
Four Tet - Love Cry (Bored and Beats)
She and Him - In the Sun (Bored and Beats)
Dum Dum Girls - Jail La La (Ear Farm)
WE Are Wolves - Blue (Ear Farm)
Parenthetical Girls - Evelyn McHale (Pop Tarts Suck Toasted)
Tallest Man On Earth - King of Spain (Pop Tarts Suck Toasted)
Dinosaur Feathers - Teenage Whore (Pop Tarts Suck Toasted) I love this song
The Antlers – Two (Buffetlibre Remix) (Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good) great song from last year, great remix this year

And a lovely Video: Dan Deacon - Woof Woof

R out C out

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Namesake!!!!!!

Sorry for the bogus Daft Punk post, turns out Daft Punk is not taking credit for the track, so whoever put it out there.....excellent imitation!

To make up for the guffaw here is some LCD Soundsystem:

clip 1 from lcd soundsystem on Vimeo.

James Murphy is the coolest dude in the world; leader of LCD Soundsystem, owner of DFA records, club DJ, recording music in a mansion, and producer/engineer. Sometimes I think he is living my life, but then my wife goes and makes a sick chicken casserole and my kid smiles at me and I know I am in the right place. I guess I was meant to listen, not make the music. However, that won't stop me from training my kid to play every instrument and to make the music for me. Here are some more tracks from LCD Soundsystem, it looks like they have a new album coming out soon, but no details yet.

Bye Bye Bayou a possible submission for the new album
Yeah (crass version)
LCD/MGMT - All My Children Remix two great things together

Friday, January 22, 2010

What A Switch

From the soothing sounds of Low Anthem to the pumping beats of Daft Punk. Looks like a song from the Tron Legacy Soundtrack has leaked:

here is a link to the sweet ass new Tron film,, and some clips below from the original movie. This is the Matrix, before the Matrix was the Matrix; to me it was the greatest idea in the world...getting trapped in a video game and having to fight your way out. I was a beast at the Intelivsion video game of Tron best in the family at deadly discs.

and the video game:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Low Anthem

From Providence, RI the Low Anthem were one of my favorite discoveries of 2009. I heard about them from listening to NPR All Songs Considered coverage of the Newport Folk Festival. They use an array of instruments and produce mellow and sometimes sad music that sounds like it was inspired by the great depression. Makes sense, since that is what we are in now. The songs are simple but well composed. I find myself humming along all the time and get the tunes stuck in my head while at work. This is great driving music. In other words I recommend them highly if you haven't heard of them yet. So the whole reason for the post was to let you know you can check them out on NPR All Songs Considered again, this time on tiny desk concerts. 
Here are some bonus videos from their album "Oh My God, Charlie Darwin."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Are you ready for the new Liars album?

it will be boss

I hope for more like this:

So far it sounds like it will be awesomeLiars - Scissor

I love how it kicks the doors in a about 1:50. Bring it on Liars!!!! the album sisterworld is due out early 2010. For less info check out there bizarre website

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Laura Veirs

Hear this great new single by Laura Veirs "July Flame". I first heard her on NPR Weekend Edition, but she has been around for some time. She sounds down to earth and the music is simple and refreshing. Hear the interview here. You can swing by her site now to get 2 free tracks or the new album is out this Tuesday January 12.

The video for July Flame is also off the hook: