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Menomena. Why is this band not incredibly popular? They have been tweaking a unique sound for some years now, and their most recent record “Mines” is a stand-out of the summer (if you don’t have it, you should). How can I post songs on this blog? Lemme know and I’ll post my favorite trax (tracks)… Read More

From the Past Few Months

Hey all, I have been busy and not able to write anything non-fiction, let alone a review, interview, ethought, etc. on this brilliant but under-utilized blog space. I haven’t been in a cultural vacuum, though, and with this entry, I plan to lay out what I’ve been spinning, watching, and hearing about recently. Some of… Read More

M.I.A and the Ginger Conceit

“Born Free”, the dope, new track from M.I.A. with a video by Romain Garvas (sp?) *Warning: More graphic than a normal music video… Already removed from Youtube… Proceed with caution M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.

Two New Discs

Dr. Dog and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti… perhaps only similar in name recognition.

The National: World Premiere

The lead-off track from High Violet, out May 11, sets the bar quite high. Check it out on Fallon. What starts out as mediocre builds to pure, almost-punk bliss.

Sunset Rubdown

Sunset Rubdown’s 2009 epic “Dragonslayer” was one of the best records of the year, and is the most accessible in Spencer Krug’s whole labyrinth catalogue including work with Wolf Parade, Frog Eyes, Swan Lake, and Moonface. The video for the 10 minute “Dragon’s Lair” was released today and can be viewed below: If you cannot… Read More

Bands to Watch: Parenthetical Girls

Parenthetical Girls sound like Colin Meloy if he grew up with the Elephant 6 collective. After 2008’s ambitious orchestral opus Entanglements, the band is set to release their new album, Privilege, on their own Slender Means Society label, distributing the tracks in the form of five EPs to be released sequentially over the next fifteen… Read More

Movie Mash-up

This is dope. If you can name 50 samples used, Rick and Rad will give you a shout-out on our third season premiere. If no one can, then we will announce whoever could name the most. I can name a lot, and wouldn’t mind shouting out to myself, which I had planned to do anyone… Read More

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