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My 2010 album

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

I haven’t heard the album yet, but Spoon’s new album is going to at least be in the top 10 for 2010, right? Other than Animal Collective to DB, is there any surer thing in music than Spoon?

In 25 years, will they make music with Wiis?

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Meet Anamanaguchi. Here’s how they describe themselves: “Anamanaguchi makes loud, fast music with a hacked NES from 1985.” Here’s what Oh My Rockness has to say: “Guitarist/Programmer Peter Berkman hacks into an original Nintendo and manipulates its sound chip to create, along with Ary Warnaar and James DeVito, some of the catchiest and most delightful rock-outs you’ll hear.” My goal for the summer now is to see them live, but you can listen for yourself here. Or better yet, watch.

Anamanaguchi – Sting Operation
(MP3 via 8bitpeoples)

According to Fleet Foxes, The World is Choking on Gas Fumes

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Addressing rumors that Fleet Foxes had signed to Virgin Records, Robin Pecknold softly explained, “Fleet Foxes will never, ever, under no circumstances, from now until the world chokes on gas fumes, sign to a major label. This includes all subsidiaries or permutations thereunder. Till we die.” Fleet Foxes are signed to Sub Pop Records. Warner has owned 49% of Sub Pop since 1995. Warner is a major label.

Well…fuck.

Songs to download of the new Decemberists song

Friday, January 16th, 2009

These are all kinda garage-y, lo-fi, nothing like the Decemberists, FYI

Let’s Wrestle – I Wish I Was in Husker Du (or go to their myspace and listen to ‘Tanks’ also.)

Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire (or go to their last.fm and preview their new album, “Post-Nothing.” I personally like ‘Sovereignty.”)

Knight School – Pregnant Again (myspace)

Guildean Gang – Everybody Says That You’re A Mess (I can’t find a download link, sorry)

CMJ ’08? I didn’t have a badge!

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Long ago, I was a KWUR DJ. And got to go to CMJ, with a badge and everything. In those days, banks actually had money. This year, I didn’t have a badge. And look at the banks now…Being in New York, however, I had the opportunity to go to some of the events. The actual DJs have already covered all the bands that I saw, but I did get a nice little recap from some other attendees. There were lots of complaints about this year’s festival, but there were a few stand-outs. So, here are some bands that people were talking about at the after party/various other parties:

Wye Oak
-Apparently, it’s mind-blowing that they’re only two people.

The Mae Shi
-Long story short (or short story shorter, rather), Kenny’s right

Passion Pit
Lots of people wanted to see them, but no one I talked to actually did. Most people were waiting until Saturday’s planned rooftop show to see them, but the show got rained out.

Kirsten Ketsjer
-Okay, no one actually said anything about them. But we saw on Friday night in what was essentially some dude’s bedroom. By Sunday, their picture was in the Times. ‘Nuff said.

So Many Dynamos
-Granted, this is from people who already knew the Dynamos very well. But, apparently, the new album is awesome. And doesn’t come out until February. Smarmy bastards.

Monotonix
-Everybody I spoke to saw them. Suprisingly, everyone came out alive.