Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Goodies

These have been getting me through the work week like it ain't no thang.
Geographer - Kites

Geographer - Kites by geographermusic

Purity Ring - Ungirthed

Ungirthed by PURITY RING

Chinese Man Records - I've got that Tune

Chinese Man Records ~ I've Got That Tune by shwingom

KISSES - Johnny & Mary (Robert Palmer Cover)

Kisses - Johnny and Mary - Free Download by :kinema:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Portugal. DA MAN

Caught Portugal. The Man live last week and they put on quite the show.  Trippy light displays donned the stage that reminded me of the forest in the crazy stop motion music video for "All Your Light" below.

They played most of the songs from their most recent album In the Mountain, In the Cloud which you can stream below. Personal faves include "So American" and "Floating"

Portugal. The Man - In The Mountain In The Cloud by ATL REC

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Phantogram is back at it again with this electro-pop gem "Don't Move". It's got a nice rhythm and some interesting lyrics backed by a looped clap sample that will have you hitting replay immediately.    They've got a new album, Nightlife, coming out in November that you can stream now from their Facebook page. 

Don't forget to revisit the song that first turned me on to Phantogram "Mouthful of Diamonds"

Phantogram - Don't Move by pyka

Phantogram - Mouthful Of Diamonds by BACKLOOP

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Davila 666 released their second album back in March and I'm hitting myself for not getting in to them sooner.  This Puerto Rican band has really got something going here.  The video for "Tu"( below) is what grabbed my attention.  The song is exactly what I'd like to listen to at a house party on a chilly fall night; it's got that nostalgic lo-fi humdrum that's just the right amount of sad and sweet.  The video is its own separate project full of hazy black and white footage of young things doing what young things do when they go out to a field and let loose, but it's the ending that I like best of all.

Note: Video is NSFW

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Givers debut album In Light came out in June and they have been all over the place ever since.  Their MySpace page describes them as”Afro-beat / Folk Rock / Italian Pop” and I’d say that’s about right.  There is definitely a Vampire Weekend vibe there and I like it. They’ve got some feel good tunes across the whole album. The cooler it gets outside, the more tempted I am to play this song around a bonfire while I drink spiked ciders.

Here is their most recent video, for the song "Meantime".

My personal faves from the album

"Ceiling of Plankton" immediately puts me in a good mood.
Ceiling Of Plankton by GIVERS

"Noche Nada"great buildup, great tune.
Noche Nada (A Lot From Me) by Glassnotemusic

Friday, October 7, 2011

A video to blow your mind and a song that will get you pumped for the weekend. 
You can check out an interview on the Urban Outfitters blog with ol' Spank Rock himself and the Director for this video.

Favorite quote: "I want to feel that magic that I felt when I saw Purple Rain for the first time."  Don't we all?

I don't know what it is about Spank Rock, but dude makes me want to rave.

Spank Rock - #1 Hit (Official Video) from Urban Outfitters on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Play this one at your Halloween Party

It's October, all the new scary movies are coming out, Friday the 13th is playing repetitively on TV and now we've got a whole genre horror and this time it's coming out of the speakers

Kavinsky's "Nightcall" starts out with a Thrilleresque howl that leads into almost zombielike vocals.  Their bandcamp site gives us a nice description of the song; doesn't it just reek of DAFT PUNK ?
"The new single ‘Nightcall’ from Kavinsky is composed of 4 tracks that represent the sensual, epic and romantic French sound like never before.
The song was produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk and mixed by SebastiAn and finds the spooky, distorted, zombie vocals of Kavinsky perfectly counterbalanced by the sultry purr of CSS’ front kitten Lovefoxxx."

Nightcall (feat. Lovefoxxx) by Kavinsky