Saturday, January 30, 2010
I've been listening to Surfer Blood's full length Astro Coast for the last couple of days and have to say it's fantastic! Are there any other bands from West Palm Beach, Florida? If you're into any of the indie/alternative bands to release music in the last 10-20 years, the best description I can come up with of Surfer Blood is that they're a conglomeration of all that is notable: Pavement, Arcade Fire, The Shins, Band of Horses, Dinosaur Jr., Pixies, Weezer (1st album), etc..... With a touch of reverb thrown in for good measure (see surf music).
Looks like West Palm Beach, Florida now have their very own flagship band and maybe it will become the new Brooklyn(?). You can download the song "Swim (to reach the end)" from Astro Coast via P4K and watch the video for the same song below:
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Spoon: 01/18/10 | L.A.'s El Cid
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Blur: No Distance Left to Run | Documentary
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Spoon's 'Transference' | Exclusive First Listen
NPR is streaming Spoon's new album Transference, see below player, right now before the official release date of 01/19/10. The band decided to DIY it this time around without the help of a producer, which I think was a wise decision as this one goes back to the sound of Girls Can Tell and A Series of Sneaks. Britt Daniel doesn't need a dude meddling with his genius anyway. The songs are catchy and the in/out sound fx are used to great affect as well. Wish I could take the below player with me on the go, guess I'll just have to wait... I haven't said this in a while but this one is a must have.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Yeasayer | "Tightrope" Live on 89.3 fm
Stumbled on this live video of Yeasayer at the radio station The Current, 89.3 fm, out of Twin Cities and couldn't resist posting it, so good. Even though this song isn't on their forthcoming album, Odd Blood, you can currently download the new single "Ambling Alps" (MP3) courtesy of Secretly Canadian. The album is set to be released 02/09/10.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Lilys "Claire Hates Me" | Happy New Year
I've been totally addicted to the song, "Claire Hates Me," by Lilys for the past couple of weeks. You can download it at Stereogum by clicking here. Not sure how it initially fell under my radar as I was pretty obsessed with the EP A Brief History of Amazing Letdowns when it first came out years ago. Is there even a better noisy guitar pop song than "Ginger"? RIYL: Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Swirlies, Beach Boys