Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Merry Katemas

In honor of Kate Bush's birthday (known as Katemas to her legion of fans, including myself!), here's her famous Cloudbusting video, based on the life Wilhelm Reich, a controversial psychoanalyst. You can find this song on her classic Hounds of Love CD:

Amanda Palmer

This is one rockin' song from Amanda Palmer's Who Killed Amanda Palmer CD. You think this video of Leeds United kicks ass, you ought to see her perform it live! I saw her in concert with The Butchers & The Builders, Vermillion Lies and the Danger Ensemble and she brought them all out for the song and I thought the roof was going to literally come down!

Amanda Palmer "Leeds United" Music Video from Amanda Palmer on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Beach House

A truly bizarre video for a very nice song! This is Beach House's Walk In The Park, from thier Teen Dream CD. It is the official video and it's quite disturbing, especially for a nice bouncy song like this. But maybe that's the point?

Beach House - Walk in the Park (Official Video) from Allen Cordell on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


More video storytelling, as mentioned in yesterday's Pitchfork article, this time Aerosmith's Janie's Got A Gun, from 1989's classic album Pump:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Broken Bells

Another Broken Bells video, this time for the wonderful song Ghost Inside. Really nice production, starring Christina Hendriks (aka Mad Men secretary Joan Holloway). Read interview about it with director Jacob Gentry on Pitchfork here.

Monday, July 26, 2010

1 More Steve Mason

How about one more for birthday boy Steve Mason? This is a video for the song Lost & Found, another great cut from Boys Outside:

New Metric!

Metric's Fantasies was one of my favorite 2009 releases and it looks like they are working on a new one. Here's Eclipse (All Yours):

Steve Mason

Listen to another one of my favorite 2010 CD releases, Steve Mason's Boys Outside. Coincidentally enough - it is Mr. Mason's birthday today!

Steve Mason - 'Boys Outside' by DominoRecordCo

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Laura Veirs

Here's the title track from Laura Veirs most recent CD, July Flame. Another guest on the upcoming Vehement Flame #6? Hmmm...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Eels

The Eels new album, Tomorrow Morning, won't be out until August 24th, but you can hear a cut from the album, Spectacular Girl, right now:

Jakob Dylan

High on my list of favorite 2010 CDs is Jakob Dylan's 2nd CD, Women + Country. With smooth backing vocals from Neko Case, this Americana from Bob Dylan's kid is a solid CD from first cut to last. Maybe on Vehement Flame #6?


Friday, July 23, 2010

I the Mighty

Download I the Mighty's debut EP, Hearts and Spades, for free here . Some pretty interesting pop-rock stuff. Here's the video for the song Technicolor:

I the Mighty - "Technicolor" from I the Mighty on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Red Baarat

How about a little Red Baarat for you, a “bangin’ bhangra and brass funk" band? Listen to their latest CD, Chaal Baby:

<a href="">Punjabi Wedding Song (Balle Balle) by Red Baraat</a>

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm a huge Katie Herzig fan, but haven't heard of Andrew Belle until he got together with Ms. Herzig in this song, Static Waves. Like it!

Monday, July 19, 2010


Cool video on the making of the great song, I'm Not In Love:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Holy F*ck

While their name will be harder to explain to my kids than The New Pornographers, Holy Fuck sure makes some great music. This is their latest CD, Latin, and has some great licks. Check out the official video for the song Latin America:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lower Dens

Really looking forward to this band's debut CD. I first heard Lower Dens on the NPR All Songs Consider Summer Preview - it was my favorite cut. Let's check in with the NSFW entitled song, A Dog's Dick, recorded live on a Brookline MA cable access show:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Social Studies

No, it isn't time for school yet! Social Studies is a group from San Francisco with a debut album, Wind Up Wooden Heart. Take a listen at the first video from it, Time Bandit:

Social Studies "Time Bandit" from Social Studies on Vimeo.

Friday, July 9, 2010


This song, from Goldfrapp's latest, Head First, is on the second Vehement Flame. Here's Rocket:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club has been generating lots of hype. Here's their first video from their new release, Champ. Here's the song Wait Up (Boots of Danger) and lots and lots of dogs:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

28 degrees Taurus

Some really nice local "shoegaze' rock from the band 28 Degrees Taurus. Listen in! I especially enjoy track #5, electricity.

<a href="">all the stars in your eyes by 28 degrees taurus</a>

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tambourine Dream

This is confusing "Tambourine Dream mix CD mixed by Cousin Cole featuring remixes by Pocketknife & Cousin Cole". Whatever it is, it's pretty cool.

Tambourine Dream - Pocketknife & Cousin Cole from Cousin Cole at
Tambourine Dream - Pocketknife & Cousin Cole from Cousin Cole at

Monday, July 5, 2010

Lemon Demon

A little jumpin' electronica for you from Lemon Demon. This song, in case you don't figure it out from the Neil Cicierega video, is called Brodyquest:

Hat tip to Danz for the video pointer! Remember Computer Magic from yesterday?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Computer Magic

Spotlighted on Stereogum as a "Band To Watch", Computer Magic is a one woman act and has some great sounds. Danz is almost old enough to drink and is creating some good songs. Listen in:

Electronic Fences
Teenage Ballad (High School)
And Lastly The Kids Are Growing Up (Demo)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Hot Chip

Hot Chip showed up on Vehement Flame #1 with their infectious song Hand Me Down Your Love. Here's another cut from the One Life Stand CD, I Feel Better:

Hot Chip - I Feel Better

Hot Chip | MySpace Music Videos

Friday, July 2, 2010

Alejandro Escovedo

Kind of a rock icon, Alejandro Escovedo has released a rocking new CD called Street Songs of Love and it is some great rootsy rock! Wish there was a better example of the songs, but this simple version of Anchor will have to do for now:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Another New Pornographers

Sorry, just had to add yet another version of The New Pornographers' Sweet Talk Sweet Talk, this time one that TNP did on Letterman last night. It even includes a 4 person handclap section!

How To Destroy Angels

Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) and his wife, former West Indian Girl vocalist Mariqueen Mandig, combined to form How To Destroy Angels and the result is pretty intriguing. It is available for a free download from their website and is definitely worth checking out. Here's the official video for The Space In Between: