Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tyler the Creator - Tron Cat (video rip)

I have no idea how a few "yo-yo artists" got a hold of a new Tyler track, but I'm glad they did. If you want to watch the actual video click here, otherwise grab an mp3 rip of the audio below.

Tron Cat (youtube rip) - Tyler, The Creator

Goblin is out May 10, check out Yonkers and the pre-order the album.
Update: As if you weren't excited enough for Goblin already, head over to pitchfork to check out a pretty incredible interview with Tyler, and the Daily What for 30 second clips from every song.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


I am officially finished with school for the year! To celebrate I'm posting my first mixtape in a while. I'm not entirely sure how much time I'll spend blogging this summer, but leaving Tallahassee definitely marks more than a few changes for me. As such, over the next few days I will also be posting lists of my favorite songs and albums of the year so far. Spoiler alert: 8 of my 15 favorite songs are on this playlist. Oh and by the way, little dude on the left is my dad.

  1. Sore Spores - Bobby
  2. Marichka - Deradoorian
  3. Roman Candle (Acoustic) - Suckers
  4. Burn Bridges (Acoustic) - Dom
  5. Greenleaf - Generationals
  6. Killing the Vibe (ft Panda Bear) - Ducktails
  7. You Know What I Mean - Cults
  8. Like A Champ - His Clancyness
  9. Horses - High Highs
  10. Stand in the Water - Wildlife
  11. Frequency - Unouomedude
  12. Horse Shoes - Wavves
  13. Brunettes - COOLRUNNINGS
  14. Morning Thought - Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr
  15. I'll be there - Welcome Back Sailors
  16. Stay Calm - Old Arc
  17. Howolding Girls - Birthdays
  18. True Romance (Teen Daze Remix) - Seven Saturdays
  19. Too Much To Lose - Sun Glitters
  20. Sister Wife (Star Slinger Remix) - Alex Winston
  21. Frequency II - Unuoumedude
  22. Ungirthed - Purity Ring

Music Video: Hooray For Earth - True Loves

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Music Video:Youth Lagoon - Cannons

Youth Lagoon - Cannons from Trevor Powers on Vimeo.

Making your own music videos can be quite a useful skill you know. Trevor's new "double threat" status is just one more reason "The Year of Hibernations" is one of my most anticipated albums the summer. If you missed it, grab the mp3 for Cannons and the equally excellent July here

Monday, April 25, 2011

Because NPR is the best

you can stream the new Fleet Foxes and The Antlers albums now!

Sun Glitters - Everything Could Be Remodelled and thats Fine!

The very rad dudes of Blackbird Blackbird and Old Arc are the creative force behind the UFolk digital label. They've been haunting various corners of the net for a few weeks now and today marks their first release. Sun Glitter's remix album features 17 remixes from chillwave's finest including Niva, Teendaze and of course Blackbird Blackbird. Comparisons with Seven Saturday's remix album are notable enough, right down to "the potential to make all the chillwave haters shut up for a few minutes."
If 17 tracks seems a bit intimidating, start with the Daniel Randall, Teen Daze, Niva and Papercutz remixes and dig in.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

DES A BODA - Neon Retainer

More delicious glitch-pop from Liam Hamilton aka Des A Boda. Neon Retainer doesn't spazz quite as hard as the phenomenal Ponytail, but it still gets the "time to dance" sensors in your brain firing, especially with that rad house piano. If you haven't heard Ponytail yet, check it out along with the rest of the incredible Ukranian Pearl EP on bandcamp. Neon Retainer is part of split EP with Mr. Miyagi's Ghost (who apparently has "nothing on the WWW you can follow), released on 4/20.

Neon Retainer - DES A BODA

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sun Glitters - Boy From the Sun/ Ungirthed remixes

Sun Glitters has been on constant repeat for longer than most other artists this year, but for some reason I've never gotten around to posting his stuff. Better late than never I suppose, Sun Glitters recently remixed Niva's "Boy From the Sun." You can hear Niva repay the favor come Monday morning when Sunglitter's remix album is released on Ufolk. Check out the remix, along with Niva's Feverish Dreams EP(don't miss the stand out Ghost in My Head) below.

Sun Glitter's also tried his hand at remixing my favorite song of the year. Sun Glitters takes Purity Ring's Ungirthed, chops it up even further and replaces a bit of the original's joy with an ethereal pensiveness. With an original so incredible, its hard to see a reason for so many remixes, but if you somehow get tired of the original, we now have three worthy alternates.

Foxes in Fiction - Bathurst (Live)

You've already seen Jon Casey capture the essence of Happy Trendy far better than my tinychat show possibly could have, and now he's doing the same with Foxes in Fiction. The footage was shot on the same tour, which had an almost unbelievably chill line-up (Foxes, Happy Trendy, Yohuna, Call before You Dig). This particular cut of Bathurst was shot in a parking garage after one of the venue's fell through the night of. At least half of my best internet friends were there to sing along.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Braids - Plath Heart (Silly Kisses remix)

As far as Native Speaker remixes go, I'd say Teen Daze's Glass Deer still reigns supreme, but Silly Kisses' Plath Heart reinterpretation is a pretty close second. The remix was part of Kanine Records' record store day compilation, which you can stream on soundcloud.

06 Plath Heart (Silly Kissers remix).mp3 by kaninerecords

Cults - Go Outside (2 bears Remix)

Cults uploaded this swagged out version of their first single to their soundcloud a few hours ago. It's most definitely worth checking out, but I don't think it will be replacing the original for very many people. Even though I'm not totally sold on the remix, it is nice to see zonked out hip-hop influences become increasingly prevalent in more mainstream indie.

Beaches Beaches, Shells, Astroboy

So I was looking through the last few pages of blog posts and I haven't really posted any straight up chillwave in probably too long. Today is also 4/20 so if smoking weed is your thang (it isn't mine) you're probably already chilling. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Streams for Spring

For the Sake of Simplicity I'll just list the band, the album and where to stream it. And in case you're wondering, no I haven't listened to all of these yet either.
Explosions in the Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care - the Band's website
Of Montreal - The Controllersphere - Rolling Stone
Pantha Du Prince - XI versions of Black Noise - 3VOOR12
Julian Lynch - Terra - Altered Zones
Times New Viking - Dancer Equired - NPR
Yeasayer - Phoenix Wind/Swallowing the Decibels(Record Store Day 7") - Stereogum

Monday, April 18, 2011

Premiere: Ben Talmi - Greatest Need

Whether you're stricken by his prolificness (check out Art Decade if you dig his solo stuff), his unpredictability(this EP is 3/4ths compositions for string quartet!) or simply just his sound, I think its safe to assume Ben Talmi really loves making music. Throwing in classical instrumentation, cuddly Indie Rock influence and enough stately, electric melodies to make a RATATAT fan salivate, Greatest Need is what Age of Adz would have sounded like if Sufjan wasn't in such a rough spot when he wrote it. If this track can't get you to smile, well I can't imagine what can.

Greatest Need - Ben Talmi

Greatest Need is the opening track on the "Constitution EP" slated for release on April 27th. Check out more of Ben's work on bandcamp.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Trendy - Losing it (live)

When Dylan played "Losing It" during my tinychat show, I well... lost it. It was the first moment of the night where I actually forgot the whole thing was going on over the internet and I just listened to the music. If you missed the tinychat show, don't fret, Jon Casey's live footage is (visually at least) a million times better than the tinychat stream.

Happy Trendy - Losing It from Caseytography on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cults - Abducted

Listen to Cult's very own Record store day single on NPR(bottom of the page).
Abducted rocks harder than your average Cults song, but it has their trademark creepy vocal samples and transitions into the 60s telephone in space feel of OMG. Awesome cover art too.
Thanks GVB!

There's an mp3 floating around a few blogs on hypemachine. It may or may not be a radiorip and I may or may not feel the need to take it down later.
Abducted - Cults

Purity Ring - Lofticries

Day-glo alchemists Purity Ring have finally released the B side to what I'd consider the most exciting single of the year. We've already heard the title track Ungirthed along with the Christian Aids and Deptford Goth remixes. The B-side is a more obvious flirtation with the "Post-Burial" tag certain websites have been throwing on to their sound. The hooks aren't as wormy, and the beat no longer bouyant. Instead Megan James is surrounded by a dark backbone with all the glitchy, dubby substance you could ask for.

The Ungirthed 7" is scheduled for release next week (April 18th) on Transparent. UK friends can buy the record here, and North Americans right here. Thanks p4k!

Lofticries - Purity Ring (UPDATE: fixed!)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oh Fortuna - Iota/Tetherball

Gainesville's very own Oh Fortuna, both the organizers and pride of Total Bummer, have just released two new tracks from their upcoming tape, Frosted Tips. Like most everything else these guys touch, Iota and Tetherball are both super cathartic but somehow breezy dance jams. If I'm not mistaken, I got a preview of both during their opening set for Gobble Gobble a few weekends ago.
Tetherball by Oh Fortuna

Grab a few more tracks from over at soundcloud.
Frosted Tips should be out coming out this summer on Wonder Beard tapes!

Friday, April 8, 2011


Hey everybody! I'm organizing a Tinychat show next Wednesday at around 8pm EC. To make things easier I'm going to keep all the details in one place, so head on over to the facebook event.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wise Blood- Losing my Mind (Live)

I don't really know how I slept on this for so long, but NYCtaper has the audio from Wise Blood's opening set for Wu Lyf at Glasslands last Friday night. If you didn't hear any of the post SXSW hype, I'll sum it up for you: Apparently he's an entirely different beast live. Straight up rapping/yelling replace the usual falsetto chants and live drums help add to the urgency. Wise Blood thrives on paradox, and his live show just adds another dimension. To be honest, its almost reminiscent of Nu Metal, but the divide between what we've heard from '+' and Laufman's live presence can keep even the largest skeptics fascinated.
Check out a new song we've only heard in live form below and grab the whole set (including Solo 4 Claire featuring Wu Lyf's singer!) here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mozart's Sister - DEAR FEAR

My big brother(who's officially a bigger hipster than me) turned me onto the glamorous bedroom pop of Mozart's sister. The mastermind of the project is Caila Thompson-Hannant of (of course...) Montreal. Caila's vocals twist and turn through endless permutations in the span of just three songs, touching upon the likes of Erykah Baduh, La Roux, Deradoorian, the girls of CoCoRosie and even Kim Gordon. Although vocals are clearly the star of the show, the actual music has quite a bit going for it too. The first two tracks are aimed at the dance floor, with "Don't Leave it To Me" sounding not so far off from Diamond Rings. "Single Status" delves into weirder territory, including a sort of death moan breakdown and a shrill whistling outro. The final song and most innovative of the three, "Contentedness," recalls the famous stream-of-consciousness intro from Teenage Riot. Pounding percussion and vaguely eastern guitar stabs keep the song from bogging even though it takes up half of the EP's length. Its hard to believe that the entire affair takes less than eleven minutes. There's at least half an hour's worth of ideas jammed into DEAR FEAR, but the whole thing is so playful that you're never overwhelmed.

Death Cab for Cutie - Home is a Fire

DEATH CAB for CUTIE - Home Is A Fire by ATL REC.

Well yes, the easy comparison is Ben Gibbarb's other project, but personally I'm thinking its more along the lines of Radiohead's King of the Limbs. Definitely worth checking out, but I'd still rather listen to You Are a Tourist.

A Day with Daytrotter

Awesome video shot by on one of my favorite music related websites. Athid favorites Oberhofer are featured extensively in the video as well, so thats pretty exciting!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Youth Lagoon

I just scoped these tracks on No Modest Bear and was blown away. I don't have much info on Youth Lagoon at the moment, but I know that Trevor Powers of Boise, Idaho (hey Grandpa Frank!) is behind the project that currently has one finished album waiting to be released. According to NMB, "The Year of Hibernation" will be released sometime in the future on BIRP's new record label, Juno Beach Records. Both tracks have that beat-heavy, piano-based homespun feel to them that I've been really into lately. July's vocal outcry and downpour of piano chords hit me like a ton of bricks.

Antlers - Parentheses

We've already heard all of The Antler's new album "Burst Apart" in a live setting, now get your first preview of the studio version. Parentheses buzzes along in a state of constant paranoia, focusing mainly on Silberman's vocals along with a few stints of crunchy guitar and mechanical percussion. The easy comparison to make is Radiohead (particularly In Rainbows) and that comparison is hardly ever an insult.
Download Parentheses now when you preorder the album.

Stream Panda Bear - Tomboy

I don't know about you guys but this is the first time I'm hearing Tomboy fully produced and as a whole. NPR's got the hookup. Enjoy!

Ha Ha Hospital (Live at the Farside)

This weekend I finally got to see Tallahassee mainstays and Mountain Goat disciples "Ha Ha Hospital" over at the always lovely Farside. Coincidentally, some one recorded and uploaded a few songs from the very same show! They write bite-sized pop numbers with an obviously witty sensibility. Its probably worth mentioning that it seemed like everyone at the show except for me knew all of the words. Definitely a charming duo worth checking out.

Watch a few more videos from our courteous uploader's youtube channel.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Jay Reatard - Teenage Hate (Reissue)

Influential garage rocker and constant reminder that the good die young, Jay Reatard's Debut will be reissued on Goner Records. Teenage Hate was released under the name the Reatards and was released in 1998 when Jay Reatard was only 18 years old. The album will be packaged with "Fuck Elvis, Here's the Reatards" which includes assorted early recordings by Jay, many of which were only previously available on cassette. Buy the combo on May 17th, and listen to it right now.

Stream Teenage Hate/Fuck Elvis at pitchfork