Thursday, July 29, 2010

Golden Ages

Golden Ages

"On their debut full-length, Tradition, Golden Ages picks up where they left off on last year’s Sitting Softly In The Sea EP. “Waiting” is packed with eccentric electronic experimentation on par with a more melodic, less tribal Animal Collective. What really sets this band apart from its contemporaries is that they take common elements of electronic dance and filter them through an Oz-like world of mystery and bizarre darkness. From the ambient calm to the melodic electro-noise, Golden Ages are pretty much one of a kind.

And like other bands that fit this ethereal space, Golden Ages blends each song together, making a cohesive, seamless album. “The Knife House” fades into the percussive intro of “Grow Kid”. Always leaning toward a mesmerizing meditative sound well beyond reality, Golden Ages have created a signature abrasiveness not in abstract harmonies but in the sheer weight of the volume. In other words, this shit is LOUD! Or, better yet, if you’re listening to it right now: THIS SHIT IS LOUD!!! It’s also quite good.

Tradition reminds me of something both exotic and other-worldly; like, maybe the music super good-looking aliens with ten times our brain power would listen to. Exotic, smart, and so very progressive."

Big Spider's Back

For fans of atlas sound and panda bear.

Check it.

Beat Connection

Another free download from bandcamp. I love band camp. These guys are really good.

Beat Connection

Candy Claws

Candy Claws

"I would categorize Candy Claws and their single “Catamaran” as experimental pop in the vein of Panda Bear. “Catamaran” and the album from whence it came, Candy Claws’ debut LP In The Dream Of The Sea Life, has similar experimental characteristics, from the varied and incandescent instrumentation to hushed, melodic and oft indecipherable vocals. The theme is consistency and flow; each song transitions flawlessly into the next. "

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Well, unfortunately this is where we live...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tame Impala

Mander, I was going to post about tame impala and saw that you did already. Good stuff. You guys should check it out.

"On first listen, Innerspeaker provides a lot of dots to connect: There are patches of late-60s American psychedelia, buzzy Motor City riffage, and decades of British pop, ranging from the pastoral pop of the Kinks to the vivid expansiveness of the Verve to the narcotic warmth of the Stone Roses. Frontman Kevin Parker shares an eerie vocal similarity with John Lennon, both in tone and in the way he allows his voice to soar with each melodic turn or rhythmic surge. Though most of the album is a little restrained lyrically, Parker's rapturous phrasing conveys the meaning. Mixed by Flaming Lips collaborator Dave Fridmann, each component is here is set on an even plane, allowing bass lines and delay-swept guitar bursts to melt into one another, cultivating a uniform feel that's vintage, far-out, and irrepressibly cool."

from pitchfork

Friday, July 23, 2010

Dark Night of the Soul

For those of you that haven't heard this yet . . . Yet another Danger Mouse project, this time with Sparklehorse and a host of talented guests. The album almost didn't get released due to the December overdose death of guest vocalist Vic Chestnut and the March suicide of Sparklehorse front man Mark Linkous.

The website is also interesting:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Eagleman Stag

This looks to be a pretty cool movie from director Michael Please.

The description from YouTube:

This is but a mere trailer for my new Film. It is 9 minutes in total and has kept me very busy for the past 6 months. It features the wonderful vocal talents of David Cann and a musical score by Benedict Please. Alas I cannot upload the whole film quite yet, but it will be screening very soon at a theatre near YOU.... Like I know where you are.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Another free album. All you have to do is click and roll. Its pretty experimental with a brush of psych across the canvas. Start with number two.

From the blogosphere... "Next up we have Wools. I want you all to stop and take note. Six months down the line, when Wools takes over Sleigh Bells’ title as the most-blogged about nextbigthing, I want you to remember that you heard it here first. With love. From me to you."


Monday, July 19, 2010

New Panda Bear

First two tracks from upcoming album

Friday, July 16, 2010

Y La Bamba

Check out Portland-based y la bamba. Their upcoming album was produced by The Decemberists' Chris Funk and is expected out in September.

Calexico Show in Nuremberg

Stream the concert or download mp3s HERE.

Another day at the Oakland Burger King

Thursday, July 15, 2010


This is a band called Guards. Excellent....and free. Enjoy!

1.resolution of one 03:15
2.trophy queen (feat. Caroline Polachek) 02:10
3.sail it slow (feat. CULTS) 03:02
4.dont wake the dead 03:10
5.crystal truth 02:27
6.long time 01:43
7.i see it coming 03:14

Monday, July 12, 2010


I couldn't find any way of embedding, but I thought THIS SONG from Portland-based agesandages was Shanty-worthy.

New Books Album

Sunday, July 4, 2010