Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chad Vangaalen - Infiniheart

Infiniheart is Chad Vangaalen's first album."Maybe this is just an American's projection onto our northerly neighbors, but I imagine Chad VanGaalen knows the cold very intimately. He hails from Calgary, where he busked street corners and subways for years, gradually building up a large catalog of original songs. Using a variety of instruments and equipment-- some of which he's fashioned by hand-- the relentless DIY'er has recorded hundreds of his songs in a makeshift studio in his bedroom, where you can imagine him retreating from a frigid evening."

Stephen M. Deusner, August 18, 2005 Pitchfork

1000 pound eyelids

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nikakoi - Sestrichka

Nikakoi or Nika Machaidze is part of the Goslab film, video, art, and music collective, and is a studied film director. This is his first album. Nika is from a country called Georgia in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. I first heard from Nikakoi in a compilation from the best electronic music singles released on 2002 called Indietronica.

video for City Lights


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dntel - Early works for me if it works for you II

Early Works For Me if It Works For You is a three CD set, CD's 1 and 2 are a re-release of albums released in 1998 on the Phthalo record label called Early Works for Me If It Works for You. This is the third CD, Early Works for Me If It Works for You II.

just put it on, leave it there and just chill

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Black Moth Super Rainbow - Eating Us

Little is known about the band or its members, as they have kept themselves something of an enigma.

Eating Us

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Telekinesis! - Telekinesis!


Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

Yellow House—recorded in a house off Cape Cod, one which, yes, just happens to be yellow—maintains their debut’s DIY aesthetic, its blood is thicker, with plenty of strings, subtle electronic flourishes, and a more rhythmic base. The result is a prodigious leap for the band, combining their deft sense of atmosphere with a renewed attention to songcraft and, perhaps more importantly, album-craft.


DOOM - Born like this

The Born like this LP features contributions from Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and the beats of late production genius J Dilla, and represents seven years of work recorded on and off at home in Atlanta.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Books - Thought for Food

Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong are The Books.

The Books make Aleatoric music ("its course is determined in general but depends on chance in detail") Nick Zammuto plays acoustic guitar and electric bass and Paul de Jong is a cellist. Together they incorporate samples of sounds, speech and music to create their songs.

Thought For Food is The Books first album. It contains all the characteristic elements of their sound


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Daniel Johnston - Songs of Pain

Daniel Johnston's first album recorded in the basement of his parents house in West Virginia.

Get it!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Vetiver - Vetiver

What can i say, i love this band.

This is their debut album and it's been keeping me busy these past few weeks. please DOWNLOAD

Monday, May 11, 2009

DeVotchKa - A Mad & Faithful Telling

A Mad & Faithful Telling is DeVotchKa's fifth album.

DeVotchKa is a four piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble that fuses Romani, Greek, Slavic, Bolero, Mariachi (and many more styles) music with American punk and folk roots. Based in Denver.

Nick Urata (vocals, theremin, guitar, bouzouki, piano and trumpet)
Tom Hagerman (violin, accordion and piano)
Jeanie Schroder (vocals, sousaphone, double bass)
Shawn King (percussion and trumpet)

Ray Lamontagne - Trouble

Trouble is Ray Lamontagne first album.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Little Joy - Little Joy

Rodrigo Amarante( singer/guitarist for Los Hermanos ), Fabrizio Moretti( drummer for The Srokes ) and Binki Shapiro( multi-instrumentalist/female vocals ) are Little Joy.

Amarante and Moretti met at a music festival where both their bands were performing, they latter came up with the idea to start a new musical project unrelated to their respective bands. In 2007, Rodrigo Amarante traveled to Los Angeles to collaborate with Devendra Banhart on his Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon album where Amarante and Moretti met multi-instrumentalist Binki Shapiro through mutual acquaintances. The band was named "Little Joy" after a cocktail lounge not far from their house in L.A.

Their debut album was recorded with the help of producer Noah Georgeson, whom Amarante met during his sessions with Devendra Banhart. It was released by Rough Trade Records on November 4, 2008.

One thought, has me turning back
A dozen point the other way
We act upon desire
To reach your hand for higher
And patience isn't worth the wait

You've got knifes in your eyes
You would be happy not to change your mind
I can't defend you truly
When I worry about smoke instead of putting out the fire

And if we work it out
Chances are bound we'd be standing around
for no one's better sake

What are we waiting for?
What are we waiting for?
What are we waiting for?
What are we waiting for?

What are we waiting for?
What are we waiting for?

What are we waiting for?

How faint might that light become
You focus 'bout miles away
Although my position
Just gives you ammunition
You're certain that I know my place

So is this how it ends
Oh with a whimper in the place of bang
I can't defend you truly
When I worry about smoke instead of putting out the fire

And if we work it out
Chances are bound we'd be standing around
for no one's better sake

We would be friends
if we'd try again
I'd take second place
just to end the race
for no one's better sake

Friday, April 10, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein

Harlem, NY, natives Vordul Megilah and Vast Aire are CANNIBAL OX

"I came up in a house that enjoyed music... always having music being spun in my crib," says the MC. Hip-hop was starting to make itself known and the connection was itself known and the connection was inevitable, "By the time I was ten, I started doin' it myself... I've been rhyming for 14 years now."
Cannibal Ox has made track after track of real, honest hip-hop, something you don't see enough of. With the help of El-P they've released their first full- length, The Cold Vein, on Def Jux Records. If you don't have a copy of this album yet, youl'd be smart to pick one up; you,ll be smart to pick one up; you'll be waiting a long time before you hear another record of it's caliber.
The need to make rhymes about real life and the things that go around you everyday of your life is what will set Cannibal Ox apart from other artists for years to come. The Group's records will be the lost treasures of hip-hop that kids will hunt for and trade twenty 12" singles for, decades from now. And when it's all said and done, what will people be saying about Cannibal Ox? "Forty years from now I'd like people to be saying, 'They held it down."
Tyler Borich

[Vast Aire]
My mother said, "You sucked my pussy when you came out
Don't ever talk back
I handed ya life and I'll snatch it back"
I'm just a latch key kid with a snotty nose
High school drop out
Space, I'm around me whiteout
And I ain't dealin with no minimum wage
I'd rather construct rhymes on a minimum page
Cynical ways, cats sin for nickels these days
Pulling the chrome out
And you actin like pullin the chrome out
Hated the sound of grandma's cryin the crooked letter
You could hear it from the ground or when the sky thunders
Made you wonder 'bout early
Sunday morning
Relatives dressed in black and they all mourning
Flows be bangin in the paint, throwin elbows
My first fight was me against five boroughs
I lost my first wish
But remembered every detail of my first kiss
That's that Bronx Tale bliss
The holiest of holies
Hip hop, it was '88
Even at the age of 10, phrases levitate
Drinkin Lil' Hug quarter waters
Dodgin stray slugs on the corner in that exact order
While you playin, death is what happens
I found the passion: aerosol cans and hands clappin
Backspins, microphones and cats rappin
Linoleum and up rockers, the show shockers
Who rip Lee patches off of imposters
You ain't the Real McCoy, you a wind up toy
And it's gonna cost ya
And that's my B-Boy Alpha

Straight outta the depths of hell
Reflect the sec-ond
Inhale the buddah wisdom
Envision and edit inscriptions of Vor-Megala spiritualism
Paint a picture from the spiritual
And seriously spit a lyric
That'll rip through a phsyical ligament
Trigger livin in these city limits
Limited with no money, goin through crazy minutes
Crazy thinkin of back in the days
When blazin a lazy ridance
Before we was swallowin duces, poppin with gooses
And rockin the bubble gooses
Trouble lose kid, puffin a loosie
Hoppin off Huffy, stealin Marvel comics and water uzis
All of us canoeing through sewers with juvenile manuevers
Caught up in nooses from borders with troubleshooters
On corners where coppers'll hop outta Dunkin Donuts
Poppin they gun and shoot us
Or more of us aware
Thinkin Rudy Guili really don't give a FUCK ABOUT A MOULE!
Got me woozy, sippin Kaluha's loosin my noodles
Screwed up in the two triple losers
Sprayin it live, b-boy grafitti alpha
Out of rap-palooza
Looza, looza

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank The Cradle

Iron & Wine is Samuel Beam a singer-songwriter from South Carolina, this is his debut album.

Lion's Main


Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha

Andrew Bird is a singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist from Chicago, he plays the violin, guitar, mandolin, glockenspiel and has great whistle. Armchair Apocrypha is his fourth solo album released march 2007.

"Spare-Ohs" in Paris


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Röyksopp - Melody A.M.

This is the debut album from the Norweigian electronic duo geniuses Röyksopp (Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge). This album definitely changed the way i hear music, Erlend did vocals on "Poor Leno" and "Remind Me" two great singles. If you haven't heard this, you should.

Arthur & Yu - In Camera

Sub Pop Records..... Drawing sonic inspiration from the Velvet Underground as well as the studio experimentation of Lee Hazlewood, each track is a study in expansion, centered loosely around chiming guitars and swirling melodies. Olsen’s hazy croon is lifted by the smooth harmonies of Westcott, and both reel in the influence of Nancy Sinatra between the familiar crash of a tambourine and layers of guitar.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ethiopiques Vol 1,2,3,4 and 5

(1998) The Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music

(1998) Tètchawèt! Urban Azmaris Of The 90s

(1998) Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music

(1998) Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale, 1969-1974

(1999) Tigrigna Music

Ethiopiques is a series of compact discs featuring Ethiopian and Eritrean singers and musicians. Many of the Ethiopiques CDs compile various singles and albums released during the 1960s and 1970s in Ethiopia. Some of the CD's focus on traditional music, while others highlight individual musicians or specific styles.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dj Kicks - Erlend Øye

DJ Kicks started out in 1995 as a compilation of electronic DJ club style mixes in the techno or house genres, with the then-novel twist of being targeted to a home listening audience. It's a sequence of musical tracks typically mixed together to appear as one continuous track. This album has a lot of good mixes, even one with Erlend covering The Smiths song "There's a light that never goes out" and more.

Poor Leno