Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MGMT goes Wavves (Congratulations album art)

Because surf punk is the new freak funk.

I think this song leaked or something.

Zooey Deschanel and Katy Perry are the same person.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Remember Tapes 'n Tapes?

I found this on YouTube. I feel like I'm posting too much YouTube and not enough content that's not YouTube. I'll try to improve guys. I promise.

Monday, February 15, 2010

New The Antlers Video - "Bear"

The Antlers - Bear from Evan Owen Dennis on Vimeo.


Gorillaz - "Stylo (feat. Bobby Womack and Mos Def)"

I'm not sure if this is officially out or if it leaked. Plastic Beach comes out on March 9th, I think.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The 10 Best Indie Love Songs Ever

What with Valentine's day being tomorrow, I made a list of the best indie love songs. All the other blogs are doing this, but their lists suck. (Some of them really suck.)

So here we go,

1. My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise

I could make this entire list out of My Bloody Valentine songs and it would be better than it is now. The lyrics are chillingly good.

2. Belle & Sebastian - If She Wants Me

I guess I'll go with this Belle & Sebastian song.

3. Animal Collective - Purple Bottle

There's one list where this guy says My Girls is a love song.

4. Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube

The video is great.

5. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

6. The White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl

7. Slowdive - Alison

More shoegaze.

8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

9. The Postal Service - Such Great Heights

Tired and cliche, but I feel obligated to include it. Have you seen the screamo version? It's hilarious.

10. Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!

They sure love exclamation points!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Congratulations, the new MGMT album is going to suck.

So MGMT have this new album coming out in like April 13 called Congratulations. It's going to suck.

Let's take a look at the tracklist they released:

01 It's Working
02 Song for Dan Treacy
03 Someone's Missing
04 Flash Delirium
05 I Found a Whistle
06 Siberian Breaks
07 Brian Eno
08 Lady Dada's Nightmare
09 Congratulations

(BTW, what's the point of releasing a track list? It's like if you made a movie and then were like, this is a list of the names all the scenes will be when the DVD comes out and you go to scene selection. It's retarded, really.)

7 is an obvious attempt to seem like they know what the hell they're doing. (No one knows what they're doing. And those that realize they don't know what they're doing often turn out to be the best bands.)

8 just is like "WTF? Seriously? What are you guys on and where can I get some?"

Okay, now on to why it's gonna suck.

Here's how things like this go:

1. Band releases half-decent debut album with like 2/3 catchy songs.
2. Band gets hyped a crapload despite mediocre critical reception.
3. Band ends up in various car commercials and plays a few late night shows.
4. Band announces 2nd album and gets hyped even more craploads.
5. 2nd album sucks and major backlash commences.

Trust me. I know this stuff.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Late to the Party: The Antlers - Hospice

I try, but I can't keep up with every single album that comes out. Hospice came out last August and I haven't heard it until this past week.

I would definitely have put this in my best albums of 2009 post if I had heard it sooner. I mean it's at least better than that Dirty Projectors album.

It's sorta half post-rock. For the most part, it sounds like a post-rock record except it has more lyrics and a bit more conventional song writing than the average Godspeed album. It sounds like a movie.

Amazon / eMusic / MySpace / Free MP3s of the band's older music

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Music-related Videos from YouTube with less than 50,000 Views that I Think are Cool

My Bloody Valentine Interviews

Jens Lekman - "Maple Leaves" Live

Animal Collective - "Cuckoo" Live

Gang of Four - "Damaged Goods" Live

Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me Album Art

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Broken Social Scene in May

I'm totally stoked.

They have new tour dates on their website.

The Orb - "Little Fluffy Clouds"

The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld is my favorite album right now.