Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Yeasayer's latest album, Odd Blood, contains some pretty solid tunes. You can find a free download on AmazonMp3 of this:

Madder Red

And crazy images dominate this video for Ambling Alp, also from Odd Blood:

Monday, August 30, 2010

Steel Train

Very clever video "movie" by Steel Train, featuring their song Turnpike Ghost, from their eponymous debut CD. Join them on the set of Up Late with Al Scalzo!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Slowed Down Sci-Fi

A recent meme took the 'nets by storm, with a Justin Bieber song slowed down 800%. Now, I don't care how "good" it might sound, or how much an improvement over the original it may be, but it'll be a cold day in Hell before I post anything by Justin Beiber, no matter how mixed it may be.

But here's a variation on that theme that really sounds good - sci-fi classics slowed down 800%. Great electronica results!

Slowed down science fiction classics (from io9.com) by charliejane2

via io9

Saturday, August 28, 2010


First up from MGMT is this cut from Congratualions:

Flash Delirium

And they has a new video for their song Congratulations, the title song from their latest effort. It's well made and pretty strange!

Thanks again to The Music Slut for the heads up!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Kermit The Frog

An early appearance by Kermit the Frog on the show Sam And Friends. He plays the banjo and pitches, of all things, bacon!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Steve Mason

Another one from one of my favorite CDs of 2010, Steve Mason's Boys Outside. This is a live version of Am I Just A Man, one of my favorite cuts from a long list of great songs on this CD.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Vehement Flame record label?

This book looks interesting - Start and Run Your Own Record Label, Third Edition: Winning Marketing Strategies for Today's Music Industry. Maybe a Vehement Flame record label is in the cards? Ha, I doubt it!


Everywhere I Go is a song from Lissie's debut full length album, Catching A Tiger, which is a solid collection of folk/rock/pop songs powered by Lissie's unique, powerful vocals. Here she is live in a duet with Ellie Goulding:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


No, not a song, but a full album worth of visceral images from Robert Rodriquez, whose Mexico Trilogy (El Mariachi, Desperado, and Once Upon A Time In Mexico) is truly a ballet of violence. Machete looks to be equally outrageous:

David Gray

Some great songwriting from David Gray. This is his "hit" Babylon from 2000's White Ladder. I'm really liking his new album, Foundling.

Monday, August 23, 2010

More New Pornographers

Indulge me a bit for some more of The New Pornographers, would you? This is a nice little interview by ABC of AC Newman and his niece, Kathryn Calder on TNP past, present and future. Thanks to The Music Slut for the video pointer:

The Chapin Sisters

How about some power folk for my Monday morning? Here's a new cut by The Chapin Sisters from their upcoming CD, Two, due out next month:

Palm Tree

And here's a song from their debut album, Lake Bottom, called Let Me Go:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rachel Bloom

A pretty funny, sexy and definitely NSFW song by Rachel Bloom called Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury. Great beat!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Jenny and Johnny

Sweet little song you can download yourself. This is Jenny and Johnny's Scissor Runner, which you can find on their home page http://jennyandjohnnymusic.com :

Scissor Runner








Thursday, August 19, 2010

Weird Tapes

Some cool music from the now defunct "group", Weird Tapes. This one is called The Heavens:

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Cool song by Delerium, featuring Sarah McLachlan on vocal. This is Silence.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Kyle Bobby Dunn

Some really nice ambient electronica from Canadian composer Kyle Dunn. Here's his A Young Person's Guide To... :

Kyle Bobby Dunn - A Young Person's Guide To by Low Point

Friday, August 13, 2010

Gold Panda

Gold Panda's debut release, Lucky Shiner, is due out on October 12, but you can take a listen to the first song from the CD, Snow & Taxis, already:

Snow & Taxis by Gold Panda

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Sweet! An cool interactive 3d video for the wonderful Broken Bells song, October!


Le Mystere de Voix Bulgares

Yesterday's song reminded me how much I love Le Mystere de Voix Bulgares, an especially good sound to program by. Don't understand a word, but it sure is purty :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010


One of my favorites from 2010 is the ambient / electronic from loscil, Endless Falls. Have a listen at some sounds from the CD:

<a href="http://loscil.bandcamp.com/album/versions">Emma by loscil</a>

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Jolly Boys

What a great cover of the Amy Winehouse song, Rehab, by The Jolly Boys. Gives it a wonderful reggae sound:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Loyal Divide

Funky song with a funky video from the psycho pop group Loyal Divide. This is Vision Vision, and you can pick it and all their other songs up for free on their bandcamp site here.

Loyal Divide - Vision Vision (Directed by BBGUN) from bbgun on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Music Enthusiast site

Interesting little web site that does a sort of mashup using Google Maps and some concert info. Type in an artist and it shows you all the upcoming concerts on a map. It also helpfully lists some YouTube music videos with that artist. Nice concept, needs more features (of course!).

  • Should, of course, have a Tweet This button for the artist you are looking at
  • But it also needs an easy way to share a particular link for the artist search
But stil, a cool idea. Check it out:

Music Enthusiast

(HT to MakeUseOf.com for the link)

Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost! has a new EP called Static On The Wire and here's a cut from it, I Know, I Hear with Caroline Polacheck of Chairlift on backing vocals:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Eyelid Movies is a really solid trip-hop debut album from Phantogram on the great Barsuk label. Listen in on the song Mouthful Of Diamonds:

Monday, August 2, 2010


Some good soft rock from Inu's latest album, Not For Everyone:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Liz Phair

Liz Phair released a new album, but only on her web site! Some good stuff on Funstyle, including this cut, My My: