April 23, 2009

This Will Destroy You - This Will Destroy You (2008)

This album resurfaced into my library the other day when I decided to put everything on shuffle. I had forgotten how good it was. They're a little more post-rock on this record than on their EP, but that is never really a bad thing.

Buy it!

April 18, 2009


Okay, I guess it's been long enough, and boy (or girl), have I got some tunes for you. I hate to present them like this, but really, I don't. Enjoy the noise.

Magic Markers - Balf Quarry (192 kbps [VBR])
A few of the tracks here are like nothing they've ever done before, in such a good way. And yeah, this is probably their best release so far.

Nodzzz - Nodzzz (320 kbps)
Quick, summery noise-pop. This is how No Age would have sounded in the 80's. Totally recommended, obviously.

Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains (256 kbps)
Half of these dudes are my age, and they already got "best new music" from Pitchfork. Here I am sitting on my ass blogging about it. This is some pretty transcendental indie-rock. Kind of sounds like Arcade Fire and Titus Andronicus, but that really does it no justice.

Magic People - You Are The Magic People (256 kbps [VBR])
Kind of a spoken-word, mewithoutYou-style vocal, but there's no guitar involved, only analog synth and awesome distorted bass. I got addicted to this album while playing Donkey Kong Country 2.

Inverness - Forest Fortress (128 kbps)
Myspace (includes sendspace link to 320 kbps version)
Kind of a spacey, underwater Deerhunter/Atlas Sound feel. But more expansive, in a post-rock way, in that it'll make you almost forget about the impending apocalypse by predicting something entirely more painless. Plus, they're from Brazil. How exotic is that? Makes you want to jump into the South Atlantic and find out how deep they went to record this.

Pocahaunted - Passage (128 kbps)
Another sweet, swirling set of tribal slow jams from the best of them. If anyone has a better quality version, help me out!

Snowing - Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit (320 kbps)
Killer five-song EP from ex-members of Street Smart Cyclist and Boy Problems. If you don't remember them, think about Cap'n Jazz, Algernon Cadwallader, Braid, etc. I also get a shout out on one of the tracks: "I did some funny things with my best friend Patrick." John, I'm honored. Really.

Kickball - ABCDEFGHIJKickball (192 kbps)
I've seriously been meaning to post this for over a year, no joke. It's kind of like minimalistic post-punk, with a vaguely Bobby Burg-esque vocal. Erm, yeah. They're friends with Paul Baribeau, if that helps you. Did I mention it might also change your life?

I was gonna post the new Dirty Projectors album, Bitte Orca, as well. But since they're on Domino now, I guess the links for it have been taken down just about everywhere. If I were to post it, though, I'd have to be pretty clever about it.

April 16, 2009

The Mountain Goats & John Vanderslice - Moon Colony Bloodbath (2009)

This is an EP released on a tour The Mountain Goats and John Vanderslice recently completed together. Vanderslice is a pretty boring, if not really awful artist, but I was impressed with these songs when I saw them live and excited to see them finally find their way to the internet.

Download, 192kbps

April 11, 2009

Pulling Teeth - Martyr Immortal (2007)

Great group from Baltimore. They mix hardcore and thrash. Pretty groovy, too. I also fucking love that artwork.


Trash Talk - Trash Talk

Awesome fucking hardcore from Sacramento. This is their self-titled. I also suggest going to their website and listening to the song they have off of their upcoming ep, which you can pre-order, which I just might do. If you like Ceremony, or if you were a fan of the Mind Eraser I posted, this is your shit.


April 05, 2009

And, also...

If you have Firefox, there is no reason for you to not have this. Seriously, it is the greatest.



Due to the fact that this band has been graced with a major label, I cannot give you the entire album. However, I can give you a link to stream a reallllllly great song from it!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Skeletons

It's the first one.