Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Click, Click, Click, Click" - Bishop Allen

It's been a busy week so I haven't had too much time to check out new stuff, but this is another band that I discovered while watching Nick and Norah last week. And no, the title of this song has nothing to do with Under Armour. They'll be playing a show Friday March 13 at the Black Cat. File next to the Decemberists.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

"Lover" - Devendra Banhart

I recently watched the film Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. As both protagonists are aficionados of the indie music scene, you can imagine that music plays a large part of the story. There were many great tracks played throughout the movie, though I thought this to be the best. Based on this amateur video, it looks like I'm not the only one who feels that way. File next to awkward teenage romance.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"No Karma" - Jaydiohead

Capitalizing on the success of Girltalk's now famous mashups, Jaydiohead is a concept album from DJ MintyFreshBeats mashing up classic Jay-Z and Radiohead tracks. Many of these combinations work quite well, with the above track taking advantage of a great instrumental from Karma Police. If you would like to hear more, the 10 song album can be downloaded for free here.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Wannabe In LA" - Eagles of Death Metal

Yesterday was the coldest day in the district in quite some time. As if that wasn't enough, the heat in my girlfriend's apartment went out last night. Suffice to say, I think we'd all like to be somewhere warmer right now, as the title of this song suggests. File next to warmer climates.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"Little Toy Gun" - Honey Honey

In honor of Jack Bauer's return to television, I'm featuring a video in which Kiefer Sutherland both stars and directed. File next to a south of the border White Stripes.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Spaceman" - The Killers

There's only so many times you can listen to Brandon Flowers croon "are we human or are we dancer?" before you actually no longer wish to be human. Thankfully, the Killers second single off of their latest album, Day & Age, holds up to repeated listening a little better. File next to the 1993 film Fire in the Sky.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

"Just Impolite" - Plushgun

This song is so damn catchy I'm calling it my first big discovery of 2009. Great use of synths yet the down to earth and accessible lyrics help the song still feel organic. Look for their debut album hitting the stores on February 17. File next to The Postal Service.

Monday, January 5, 2009

"Geraldine" - Glasvegas

I discovered this song a few months back when iTunes featured it as its single of the week. I don't think the rest of the album matched the energy of this track, but it's still the best song dedicated to a social worker I've heard in quite some time. File next to Snow Patrol.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

"The Wrestler" - Bruce Springsteen

This song plays over the closing credits of the new film sharing its title. Haunting melody and truly beautiful lyrics that capture the essence of the movie (expect a forthcoming review over at Save The Manatees). File next to looking back at a life of broken bones, lost love, and the strength to move on.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

"Something's Got You" - The Nextmen featuring Zarif

Could Zarif be the next big chanteuse to come out of England? File next to Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen.