Sunday, February 22


So I done moved to wordpress.

The new blog is

The new feed is

I am leaving this blog up as an archive. The mp3s located herein will be available for a while.



Friday, February 20

Friday Night Vids: 2/20/09

I am setting this up for a ROBOPOST. Enjoy your Friday Evening!

Streamable: "Tunnelvision" (p4k) by Here We Go Magic

Streamable: "What A Drag" (youtube) by Bear Hands

Streamable: "jewel of dew" (youtube) by Sore Eros and Gary War

Streamable: "Murder" (youtube) by The Big Sleep

Streamable: "Dancing In The Dark" (youtube) covered by Ted Leo

Streamable: "Cable TV" (p4k) by Fol Chen

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HEALTH Megggamix (Mixed By Acid Girls)

You may know the Acid Girls from their two Health remixes a la HEALTH//DISCO. Well now they have taken the music of GT favs, Health and crafted an almost 28 minute crazyass megamix. I tend to like my music in 1:30 to 3:00 minute punk-sized chunks, but in this case I am willing to make an exception. (You may have noticed) I have a tendency to describe things as awesome. Well, this IS awesome.

Listen: "HEALTH Megggamix (Mixed By Acid Girls)" ( mp3) (props to Urb)

In other Health related news, they are recording a long player presently entitled GET COLOR. Also, HEALTH//DISCO comes to wax in with a new sequence and a new remix from MATH HEAD. Maybe we will get to hear that soon (hint hint).

Myspace page is here.
LOVEPUMP Records is here.
HEALTH//DISCO project page is here.
Enhanced HEALTH//DISCO cd is here.
Wiki Wiki Wiki is here.
eMusic page is here

Consider CLICKing
- Stop what you are doing right now and download some reposted Dickless over @ Lamestain.... here (also Cat Butt + much much more). FYI: Dickless sound kinda like TAD meets Babes In Toyland.

- Tonight... Issue Project Room is filled with amazing sounds @ 8pm - Qbico U-Nite XIII w/ Arthur Doyle (of Sonic Youth's "Mariah Carey and the Arthur Doyle Hand Cream" (ysi mp3) fame) + Acid Birds + Muruga & Perry Robinson Duo w/ Special Guest Badal Roy + Direct Current. Tix and lots more info... here.

- Also Tonight... Less Artists More Condos @ 8pm w/ The Muggabears + Skeleton$ (with a dude from Zs) + Skinny Claire

- Stream interstellarpunks Mi Ami's February 16, 2009 performance on the Liz Berg Show on WFMU:
"New" (wfmu m3u)
"New Guitar" (wfmu m3u)
"New New" (wfmu m3u)

- Some New New New promomp3s to check out:
"Skeleton" (pirate mp3) by The Decks
"Killed By The Boom" (beggars mp3) by The Veils

- One new old promomp3 to check out:
"Gauze" (subpop mp3) by Red Red Meat

- NOT Math Rock... Rock Math! Dum Dum Girls + Blank Dogs = The Mayfair Set. More info and downloads @ the FADER... here.

- Listen to dark swirly (yet somehow slightly abraisive) goodness of The Spanish Armada @ Built On A Weak Spot... here.

- Finally, new newness from the overhyped-but-we-love-them-anyway Vivian Girls is available at p'fork (and on lots of other interwebsites)... here. What the hell, I'm posting it too. Why not? "Lake House" ( mp3)

acid Girls vs. HEALTH

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Thursday, February 19

Tourniquet By Sholi

So, I assume you've heard the bad news about Touch & Go/Quarterstick going into survival mode... here or here or here or here or here or here or here or here or even here. Well, to cheer you up a little (maybe), here is some music from what may be Quarterstick's final release (hopefully not)... Sholi by Sholi

Listen: "Tourniquet" ( mp3)

Sholi is Payam Bavafa (vox, git), Jonathon Bafus (drum), and Eric Ruud (bass, vox). The eponymous album by the SF indie rock band was produced with Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. It looks like this:


The album is presently available in stores physical and digital.

Myspace page is here.
Touch & Go page is (still) here.
Holocene Music page is here.
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Consider CLICKing
- You knew it was coming right? new New NEW Yeah Yeah Yeahs! Grab the mp3 of "Zero" @ Indie Rocker Dot Net... here.

- Listen to latest Dirty Projector solo act (Angel) Deradoorian over @ Stereogum... here.

- Random REPOST: "Superball" (mary timony mp3) by Helium


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Wednesday, February 18

Zontag By Gary War

Mining, Vol. 1

Time to start mining for some nuggets of gold. Why not start with a man who has an invalid Myspace ID?... Gary War.

Dig the lofisynthpunk.

Downloadable: "Zontag" (sxsw mp3)

SXSW schedule is here. page is here.
Old Raven Sings The Blues post is here.
SHDWPLY Records myspace is here.

Chas. Mtn. BONUS: "Cinematic, Unbearable" (western vinyl mp3)
FYI: Chas. Mtn. is Gary War and Ned Egg's freakfolk project (I assume there is only one Gary War).

Consider CLICKing
- New New New Fol Chen promomp3 remixed by Liars... "Cable TV (Liars Remix)" (forcefield mp3)

- Check out a mellow "I Fought The Law" cover by Bell X1 over @ Daytrotter... here.

Gary War

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Tuesday, February 17

Quiet Dog By Mos Def

I downloaded this Mos Def track last month, and it is finally cycling up into my ipod listening. I have been enjoying it and figured I would share. Dig it.

Downloadable: "Quiet Dog" ( mp3)

And yes, if you are white you should already like Mos Def. This fact is well documented... here.

Downtown Recordings is here.
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.
Excuse Me, This is the Yah Mos Def by The YMD is here. (FYI: as far as I know, Mos Def is not in any way involved in this project which mixes whiteboy rapping with hardcorepunk and mathrock samples)

Consider CLICKing
- Get the new new new The Secret Life Of Sofia EP, Empty Sleeves is available fer frees... here.

- Pinglewood leaks a track off the new as-yet-unreleased Dan Deacon album, Bromst... here.

- If you haven't picked up the 2007 eponymous A Place To Bury Strangers album, then go to Bandcamp and get it for free... here.

- There's a free Beirut track over at internetsuperstore Amazon... here.

- Two new bands to check out over at thepunkguy, Red Fang and This Town Needs Guns... here.

Mos Def

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Monday, February 16

First Daze By Pterodactyl

Bklynoiserockers Pterodactyl have a new album coming out on April 21. It looks like this:

by Pterodactyl

Listen to the awesome promomp3: "First Daze" (scjag)

The band also has two upcoming dates in the area.

Feb 27 @ Cake Shop
with Sonoi (ex-Manishevitz ), Beach Fuzz and DM Stith

April 2 @ Glasslands
with USAisamonster, The Library Is On Fire, and Starring

Myspace page is here.
Jagjaguwar page is here.
Brah Records are here.
Cardboard Records are here.

"Esses" (scjag mp3)
"Reverbdactyl" (mp3)
"Polio (KALX with Disco Shawn, 7/21/06)" (mp3)

Consider CLICKing
- The Spinto Band's session recorded for Daytrotter is live on the internets... here.

- These Are Powers get recorded while playing live by our favorite taper, nyctaper... here. Also, These Are Powers are putting on a free show tonight at Other Music @ 8PM. More info... here.


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Saturday, February 14

Sunlight By Harlem Shakes

It's been a while since we heard from the Harlem Shakes. Well, that is about to change. Tonight they are playing BAM SOUNDS LIKE BROOKLYN FESTIVAL @ Southpaw. They are playing with Phil And The Osophers and Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers. Then, the Harlem Shakes are going on tour with Tokyo Police Club (and playing Webster Hall). And then on March 24th the new album, Technicolor Health comes out. Take a listen.

Downloadable: "Sunlight" ( mp3)

They are also playing SXSW. Speaking of which, the SXSW schedules went up, and you know what that means... mp3s! Lot's of 'em. Don't worry, we'll be mining that motherlode over the next few weeks. Let's start now.

Downloadable: "Strictly Game" (sxsw mp3)

Myspace page is here.
Gigantic Music is here.
Daytrotter Session is here.
WOXY Lounge Act is here.
eMusic page is here.

mp3 BONUSes:
- I assume you remember this catchy ditty... "Sickos" ( mp3)
- If you were wondering what Phil And The Osophers sound like..."They Threw A Shoe At You" (mp3). I hope Amy Goodman know about this song.

Consider CLICKing: Reissue Edition
- DNTEL is going to be rereleasing some old joints in a 3CD set on Phtalo Records. Some deets are... here. Listen: "Loneliness Is Having No One To Miss" (phthalo mp3)

- Indiecater Records is reissuing janglepop classic 1994 recording The Language Of Everyday Life by In Motion. Deets are... here. Listen: "Hollow Blow" (indiecater mp3)

Dig the Technicolor Health coverart by Jules de Balincourt
Harlem Shakes

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Troubles Like Mine By Gun Outfit

Didn't get to post this on Friday in the AM. It's new new new Gun Outfit. This is off Dim Light, which comes out Tuesday 2/17. Dig it.

Downloadable: "Troubles Like Mine" ( mp3)

The album looks like this.

Gun Outfit

Post Present Medium page is here.

Consider CLICKing
- Get the full album download of Lemonade's Remixtape over at RCRDLBL... here.

- Read The Young Person's Guide To Silkworm @ The Unblinking Ear... here.

- MBV "Refuse[s] To Use Tune-Yards’ Exasperating Capitalization Scheme"... here.

- The FADER has a Tyvek a/k/a Tyvjk "freeload"... here.

- Titus Andronicus is the latest indie rock band to market itself with the iPhone. Prepare yourself for their tetris clone Loadin'... here.

- A Million Miles Away has featured The Feelies three posts in a row... here and here and here.

- Listen to a shoegazey Panda Riot mix over @ Loveless Music Group... here.

Gun Outfit

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Friday, February 13

Friday Night Vids: 2/13/09

Streamable: "Parasites (Live)" (youtube) by The Soft Pack

Streamable: "What'cha Gonna Do About It?" by Condo Fucks

Streamable: "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" by The Small Faces

Streamable: "Eugene Mirman's advice for surviving high school, getting into college, and surviving drugs and rock" (youtube) by Eugene Mirman

Streamable: "We're Through" (youtube) by James Pants

Streamable: "Boyfriend" (youtube) by Screaming Females

Streamable: "Apathy" (vimeo) by Bachelor Of Arts

Streamable: "Daylight" (youtube) by Matt & Kim

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Thursday, February 12

Cage Those Pythons By Dinowalrus

Time for another pysch-mp3 from...

Downloadable: "Cage Those Pythons" ( mp3) from The Dinowalrus CD-R

"Cage Those Pythons" is also the B-side to new new new Electric Car, Gas Guitar 7". Dig the big SURF sound and get the 7" online... here (also available around NYC at Kim's, Other Music, Academy, EAT, passout, and Earwax).

Some deets:
- Insert screenprinting by Ian Graezter from Titus Andronicus.
- Audio mastering by Josh Bonati from Aa.
- Only 200 pressed.

Upcoming dates:
Feb 14 @ Death By Audio Valentines Day Benefit
Fiasco... download FREE "fabulous bozo EP"(beautiful zip)

Mar 7 @ Dead Herring
The Forms
Bachelor Of Arts
Real Estate
boogie boarder

Myspace page is here
igetrvng is here.
Old GT posts are here.

Consider CLICKing
- New New New Casiotone For The Painfully Alone: "Optimist vs. The Silent Alarm (When The Saints Go Marching In)" (team clermont mp3)

- Preview bklyn-noisniks Pterodactyl's latest @ RCRDLBL... here.

- The FADER posts a pre-release track from ATL-all girl-punx The Coathangers, "Stop Stomp Stompin'"... here.

- Another Heartless Bastards promomp3 has surfaced. This one is less rockin... "Early In The Morning (Acoustic)" (fat possum mp3)

- Raven Sings The Blues about Aussie rawkers The Ooga Boogas... here.

Oh, the of the Electric Car, Gas Guitar 7" looks like this:

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Wednesday, February 11

Pine On By Obits

Ohboyohboy! Sub Pop dropped the first promo mp3 from the rock and roll unit called Obits last night.

Downloadable: "Pine On" (sub pop mp3)

I Blame You is now available for preorder (with a 3/24 release date)... here.

The record release show is at The Bell House in lovely Gowanus, Brooklyn. The deets:

Friday 3/27: 8pm / 18+ / $10 adv / $12 dos
Openers... Lycaon Pictus, The Browns, and Rope

Myspace page is here.
Sub Pop page is here.
Comedy Minus One is here.
eMusic page is here.

Consider CLICKing
- Also dropped yesterday, the new new new poppy single from former sub poppers, The Thermals. Listen: "Now We Can See" (krs mp3)

- Bushwick Is Beautiful posts a minimix featuring the iron and wine-y Mimicking Birds... here.

I Blame You

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Tuesday, February 10

Grinding Halt (Cure Cover) By The Muslims a/k/a The Soft Pack

A good Cure cover?? Not an easy thing to find. Well, let me tell you, there is at least one worth listening to on Perfect as Cats: A Tribute to The Cure (which came out last year). It is by The Muslims d/b/a The Soft Pack. It is pretty faithful, methinks.

Downloadable: "Grinding Halt (Cure Cover)" ( mp3)

Streamable: "Grinding Halt (Live Melkweg 1979)" (youtube)

Kemado page is here.
1928 Recordings is here.
Sweet Tooth Records is here.
S'Gum Band To Watch post is here.
eMusic page is here.

Consider CLICKing
- Coin Under Tongue (a band with no internet presence) have put forth two new new new rock and roll mp3s at the Death By Audio blogspot... here. Listen to their "tribute to night gardening": "Night Weed" (killer rock and roll mp3)

Also, they have some dates coming up:
Feb. 26th 8PM
Cake Shop
152 Ludlow St., New York City, NY 10002
w/ Pursesnatchers, Von Haze, Colomboid

Feb. 28th 9PM
Death By Audio
S. 2nd St., Brooklyn
w/Fatal Film, Gold Tooth, Total Bolsheviks, Sisters

- In addition to taping Wavves, nyctaper also recorded NODZZZ (and maybe coming soon Blank Dogs?) at their recent Market Hotel gig... here.

The Muslims d/b/a The Soft Pack

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Sunday, February 8

Is She There By Nodzzz

Today, I have a catchy little ditty for you. It comes all the way from San Francisco. It is by the band known as NODZZZ, who have been playing around the NYC area for the past few days. They have one more show to go. Here are the deets: 2PM at Underground Lounge 955 West End Ave @ 107th St $3 with Columbia ID $5 everybody else (presented by WBAR Barnard College Radio and Todd P). Also playing are Woods, Blank Dogs, and the mucho-hyped Wavves.

Listen: "Is She There" ( mp3)

The band's blogspot is here.
Make A Mess is here.
What's Your Rupture is here.
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Consider CLICKing
- Speaking of Wavves, nyctaper recorded their recent set @ Market Hotel... here.

- The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart new self titled LP gets the big thumbs up from Your Favorite New Song... here.


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Saturday, February 7

Don't Lie By Abe Vigoda

It's time. It's time to hear Abe Vigoda's newer melllower less-glittery (more shoegazey?) cut off their upcoming EP, Reviver. The EP comes out on 2/17.

Downloadable: "Don't Lie" ( mp3)(source: spinner)

Preorder Reviver... here.

Abe's life blog is here.
Post Present Medium page is here.
Not Not Fun is here.
Zum is here.
OMS-B is here.
Amazon MP3 page is here.
eMusic page is here.

Consider CLICKing
- Raven Sings The Blues posts an mp3 by postpunkers France Has The Bomb... here.

- Check out a preview of the cheeky new Attractive Eighties Woman CD over at Drive A Faster Car... here.

Abe Vigoda

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