Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tang Golf

Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis drop their version of RZA's "Liquid Swords." Sweet. Get it here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

David's Town

In conjunction with their new LP "David Comes To Life," to be released in June, Fucked Up are also dropping a fake compilation of bands that are supposed to inhabit the world of their rock opera. Guest singers galore play with the band as they recreate a lot of the punk scene from the 70's and 80's. Get it on Record Store Day. Hooray!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Help Japan / Get awesome music

Hey kids, help out Japan and get an awesome compilation of 64 songs, all for only $15. It's a good cause, and you know you want it. Go here.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Holy Other

Mancunian producer Holy Other is set to release "With U," a 12" EP in June. We loved, loved, loved the dark, cold jam "Yr Love" that came out last year, and it's included on the EP. Haunting, ethereal, see-your-breath-cold electronica...good and sad the way it's supposed to be. Check it out from Tri Angle.

Holy Other - Yr Love by Pure Groove

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Destroyer pics

Here's some pics from last night's Destroyer show. Great, fun show keeping with the smooth "Kaputt" vibe of a "Romancing The Stone" soundtrack. Good times. I even saw Bejar crack a smile, although as i was later informed, it was only because someone in the crowd called him God.

Flaming Lips and Neon Indian 12"

The new 12" from The Flaming Lips and Neon Indian came out. And i don't have it. And that's bullshit.

Flaming Lips & Neon Indian - "Is David Bowie Dying" by

Friday, March 25, 2011

David Comes To Life

Fucked Up's concept rock opera, "David Comes To Life," comes out in June from Matador. Look for singles and a "Town Comp" of fictional bands from the album's universe to come out over the next couple of months. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

"It's about a guy, David, who works at a light bulb factory. He falls in love with this activist. She subsequently dies during an accident. You never really find out what the accident is because we couldn't think of it [laughs]. Then David's on trial. There's this prosecutor who was secretly in love with the activist but is also aware that he's in a play. Then it gets really heady and drugged-out."

I cannot wait for this.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sega urinal game

The mad scientists at Sega (i was surprised they're still around too) are creating urinal video games in Japan. There's one that measures how much you pee and records it like a high score and another that allows you to wash graffiti off a wall with a hose. Take that earthquake/tsunami!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore is set to release a new solo LP called "Demolished Thoughts" on May 24th from Matador Records. Beck produced the album, and it sounds really beautiful. Go here to download the first song, "Benediction."

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

C Spencer Yeh

Brooklyn by way of Taipei artist C Spencer Yeh just released a 7" on De Stijl. Awesome jangly pop, with some Bowie and some Byrne thrown into the mix. Good stuff. Get it here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

House of Balloons

Still grooving the smooth R&B from the bitchin' Gayngs Affiliayted show from Thursday? Digging on some Frank Ocean? Check out the "House of Balloons" mixtape from The Weekend. Groovy R&B to get you through your week and prepped for the weekend. It's nice outside!

Download the mixtape for free right here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Last pics of SXSW

And with that, SXSW comes to a close. Highlights included Dirty Beaches, Colin Stetson, Thee Oh Sees, and Odd Future. Here's a couple of snaps to end it all. Now it's back to work bitches.


Dylan Ettinger

Topping Bottoms

Free shows today!

Can't get enough of all this SXSW mayhem? Come over to The Parlor for some free ambient and experimental sets from some of the finest artists Not Not Fun and Sleeping Giant Glossolalia have to offer. Eat some pizza, drink some beer, and let this last week just run out of your system.

Mess With Texas pics

Mess With Texas was in many ways this year, a fucking mess. Due to some last minute change, Odd Future played on a different stage than had been advertised. People freaked. In the surge to get to the main stage, people brought down a fence and started to flow over the line of port-a-potties. The area got swarmed so quickly, that we had to make security feel bad enough to let us leave through the emergency exit. We then promptly re-entered the park through the main entrance. Hazaa. Anyway, here are some pics from the day:

Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood


Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

The Dead Milkmen

The Dead Milkmen

Big Freedia

Odd Future

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Some Friday pics

Pitchfork Offline Day 2. Owen Pallett bailed (boo), but Colin Stetson was something else entirely. Here's some pics.


Colin Stetson

Colin Stetson


The Soft Moon

Dirty Beaches

Edwyn Collins

Gayngs affiliated

Gayngs Affiliated: an evening at The Mohawk of a ton of diverse Minneapolis bands, 90% of whom are a part of the band Gayngs. Here's some pics.

Mystery Palace


Leisure Birds

Marijuana Deathsquads

Solid Gold

Har Mar Superstar




Har Mar Superstar with Gayngs

Friday, March 18, 2011