Monday, January 23, 2012

The Deep Dark Woods

NPR First Listen: Gotye

The song "Somebody that I used to know" is quickly becoming an indie hit, and the rest of the record is pretty solid.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Oh Mander Top 5 Albums of 2011

It was hard this year because I feel like 2011 was a year of good singles, not necessarily a year of good, cohesive start-to-finish albums. Meh... might just be me. Here's my list:

1. White Denim - D
2. Alexander - (Self Titled)
3. Bon Iver - (Self Titled)
4. Tune-Yards - w h o k i l l
5. Joy Formidable - The Big Roar

I also am digging the new album from The Black Keys, but haven't had enough time with it to call it Top 5 material.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fleet Foxes-ish Side Project

60's pop throw back project of two of the dudes from Fleet Foxes. Nothing new, but decent. They are playing at "Slowdown Jr" on March 31st if anyone is interested.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Summer of Punishment

Here is the new album by the Milwaukee band, Sat. Nite Duets. It's great Pavement-y type 90's rock music. "Way Behind My Age Group" is the first single off the album.

Looks Like Brendan Got Some Sweet New Ink

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My top 5, I guess, in no particular order -

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lenses Alien
Elite Gymnastics - Ruin 1/Ruin 2
The Drums - Portamento
Drake - Take Care
Araabmuzik - Electronic Dream

M83 is up there and Black Lips and Stephen Malkmus. And Rihanna and Katy Perry.

Elite Gymnastics is the best. Here it is in case you haven't heard.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wild Child

Good folky stuff from Austin. Stream the entire album for free HERE.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Top Five 2011

1) Bon Iver - Bon Iver
2) Middle Brother - Middle Brother
3) Generationals - Actor-Caster
4) M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
5) Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation

Notable Mentions:
James Blake - James Blake
Brown Bird - Salt for Salt