Category Archives: Music

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The Hoof and the Heel

“Fireworks”

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Plants and Animals

“The Mama Papa”

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Kammerflimmer Kollektief

“Spookin’ the Horse”

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Black Tambourine

“For Ex-Lovers Only”

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The Art Museums

“We Can’t Handle It”

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Spike!

Spike Press comes out with some of my favorite band posters. The first 3 pictured below, for the National, are incredible. Does anybody know what the images are that make up the colored portion of the prints? It looks like Rodin’s Gates of Hell (which is mind-blowing in person – check it out if you’re ever in Paris) but it seems like it would be hard to make a print from a sculpture, so I’m lost. You can purchase prints from their site or view a collection of prints from past and present at Gig Posters.

Road to Waist

I’m loving these belt buckles made from recycled license plates by Vintage in Retrospect. You can have them write whatever you want on the cassette tape before they seal and ship it. Awesome. I’m trying to remember what cassette tapes I used to rock… The Misfits, The Descendents, Face to Face, The Smiths… Oh and Cyndi Lauper! What about you?


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I’ve been so busy with the new job and other life stuff that I haven’t had much time to find new music (or post on the blog) but here’s some stuff I’ve been loving lately.

The Delta Mirror

He Was Worse Than The Needle He Gave You”

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Reading Rainbow

“Be Who I See”

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Little Dragon

“Looking Glass”

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Frightened Rabbit

“Swim Until You Can’t See Land”

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Broken Social Scene

“World Sick”

Spanish Sahara

The Foals album, Antidotes, was one of my favorite albums of 2008. I’ve been anxiously awaiting their next album, Total Life Forever, which is scheduled to drop in the U.S. on May 11th so I was pretty stoked to run into this video for a new song, Spanish Sahara. I was surprised by how different it is from the dance-punk rhythms of earlier songs but not at all surprised by how much it tickled the pleasure center of my brain. The video itself is a little creepy but gorgeous and mesmerizing (as is singer Yannis Philippakis and his big brown eyes). Oh and the expansive winter landscapes completely reminded me of a Dan McCarthy painting.. like this one minus the dinosaur.

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It’s been awhile since I’ve made a music post. Here are a few songs I’ve had on repeat the last few weeks.

Fan Death – Veronica’s Veil

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Warpaint – Billie Holiday

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Twin Sister –  I Want a House


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Thee Oh Sees – I Was Denied

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Pit Er Pat – Water

Top Albums of 2009: 10-1

My favorite albums of the year!

(PS – Has anyone else noticed how bad album art has been this year??)

#10 The AntlersHospice

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#9 Screaming FemalesPower Move

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#8 The xxxx

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#7 Wild BeastsTwo Dancers

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#6 PapercutsYou Can Have What You Want

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#5 The ThermalsNow We Can See

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#4 The Joy FormidableA Balloon Called Moaning

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#3 Yeah Yeah YeahIt’s Blitz!

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#2 Fuck ButtonsTarot Sport

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#1 Grizzly BearVeckatimest