Sunday, December 5, 2010

"Cameras" - Matt & Kim

First single off of their new album 'Sidewalks', which is the best 30 minutes you'll find this year in pop music.

Monday, September 27, 2010

"Daisy" - Fang Island

I'm not sure what happened in August but I'll just blame it on a lack of worthy material. At the risk of going another month without a post, this is a track that I found myself humming quite a bit over the summer. The video is beyond bizarre and the lyrics border on being incoherent, but it still rocks. Which is all that matters.

Friday, July 16, 2010

"Tighten Up" - The Black Keys

Not only is this a great song, but the video is also a lesson in model parenting.

Friday, July 2, 2010

"Tenderoni" - Kele

First single from Bloc Party lead singer Kele's debut album. Tommy likey synthy.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

"Snowflake" - Malachai

I'll acknowledge that the video is a little on the creepy side what with the ape mask and all, however this song rocks as hard as anything I've heard recently.

Monday, May 31, 2010

"Mowgli's Road" - Marina and the Diamonds

Sure to draw comparisons to Florence and the Machine, Marina and the Diamonds and her debut album, 'The Family Jewels', still hold up in their own right.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

"Who Fingered Rock and Roll" - Cornershop

Even though this track from one of my old time favorite bands Cornershop was released last year in the UK, it was only recently released stateside. My thought was that they had to make sure enough time had passed since the movie Freddie Got Fingered came out so as to ensure there was no question as to whether the two were related.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Dreams" - Passion Pit

One of the better covers I've heard in a while.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"Oh Lord" - Foxy Shazam

Since the band 'The Darkness' ceased being relevant several years ago, there's been a clear void in lead singers worthy enough to evoke the spirit of the late Freddie Mercury. Enter Cincinnati-based Foxy Shazam, and their glam rock lead singer Eric Sean Nally. Their self titled album was released earlier this week, and does not disappoint from top to bottom. Fat bottomed that is.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

"Opposite of Adults" - Chiddy Bang

You ever notice how sometimes a business you thought was closed down all of a sudden reopens with a banner proudly proclaiming "Under New Management!" Thought being that such an announcement will easily absolve the operation from any previous shortcomings that may have plagued the original incarnation. That's sort of what we have going on here. To streamline things and improve the site going forward, there will be an emphasis more on content and regular updates. And while we're on the topic of new management, what better way to kick off the relaunch than the band MGMT-- well sorta. If you haven't heard their new album yet, it's a stark departure from the synth driven ballads of their debut. In fact, I gave it one listen and found it pretty forgettable. But fear not, because I present to you Philadelphia based hip hop ensemble Chiddy Bang, who have manged to take MGMT's hit "Kids" and turn it into something even better. Look for their album to be dropping later this month.