February 8, 2010

Hot Chip - Hand Me Down Your Love

Pretty impressed that Hot Chip can write great songs without tons of effects.  The whole album is great, check it out.

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February 7, 2010

Dawes - Love Is All I Am

Finally saw Dawes live for the first time last night.  Unbelievable.  Noah likes to hype them up a lot so I tried to manage my own expectations.  But they were simply incredible.  Their album is so good and yet they were much better live.  If our musically tastes are in any ways similar, make sure you give this album a couple spins.  No idea why they aren’t huge already…

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February 3, 2010

Balmorhea - Settler

Super fun instrumental track. Reminds me of something but can’t think of what.  Thanks WeAreHunted!

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January 11, 2010

Bibio - Lover’s Carvings

I am finally getting to go through all the year-end review lists. As is usual I missed lots of great stuff.  This Bibio album is one of the first standouts.

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January 3, 2010

Sondre Lerche - Blush (Animal Collective cover)

I love a good cover. This really highlights how amazing Animal Collective’s music is. Strip away all the crazy instrumentation and effects, and you still have an ridiculously awesome song.

fred-wilson:

Bluish (Animal Collective cover) - Sondre Lerche

i know i’m jumping the gun and posting a cover on wednesday, but i couldn’t wait on this one

wearethedigitalkids:

tesslynch:

reneenay:

Sondre Lerche covering Animal Collective’s “Bluish”

via Stereogum

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January 2, 2010

JAMm09

It’s that time of year again. The fifth installment of my annual mix CD is finished.  JAMm09 is 77 minutes from my favorite bands of the last year. How I select songs:

  • From one of my favorite albums of 2009 (did not need to be released in 2009 just needs to be when I was introduced to it)
  • A song that is one of the most accessible from that album
  • It is better if the artist has not appeared in a JAMm before

Go to http://bit.ly/4mRhIz to download the mix.
Or stream it here:

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December 20, 2009

The Antlers - Bear

I have been meaning to post a The Antlers track and Fred just made it too easy to not do. Thanks Fred!

fred-wilson:

Bear - The Antlers - Hospice

The Antlers are the artist of the weekend on fredwilson.fm and this song Bear is amazing.

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December 16, 2009

Surfer Blood - Swim (To Reach The End)

Yes, I am delinquent.  Remember when I said I would post 3 tracks a week? Maybe I mean’t 3 tracks a month.  Although I don’t think I am hitting that even. Sorry!  I love those of you that are sticking with me even more because of it. ;)

So, here is Surfer Blood.  Indie surf rock with hints of Vampire Weekend and lots of reverb.

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December 3, 2009

Beach House - 10 Mile Stereo

Totally slacking I know. Hopefully this sweet Beach House track will make it up to you.  Props to my buddy Jake at http://blip.fm/jccunningham

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November 25, 2009

Florence & The Machine - You’ve Got The Love (The XX Remix)

This song started blasting after The XX finished their set on Sunday. I don’t know if I have ever heard a song related to the band play immediately after their set? It worked.  Good remix.

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