Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

merry x-mas from underwater peoples

>>just posted on Chocolate Bobka, the folks from Underwater Peoples Records have decided to grace us with a winter review compilations of their best crowd-pleasers./// download from their site for free, for a limited time only///

---back to eggnog---

merry christmas

stag hare - black medicine music (2008)

/// i thought I'd take a little of my time to gift you with a little gem ///

listen here

Sunday, December 20, 2009

2k9 - the year in sold out tapes

//cassettes galore // joyeux noel

high wolf - animal totem
get it here

high wolf - gabon
get it here

washed out - high times
get it here

best coast - where the boys are
get it here
dirty beaches - c22
get it here
dunebuggy - c20
get it here

pocahaunted - gold miner's daughter
get it here

Monday, December 14, 2009


memory cassette - call and response 7" (2009)

// one of my favorite EP of the year //


Thursday, December 10, 2009

odd blood

yeasayer - odd blood (2010)

>>> oh shit
i hate album leaks. but this one's a big one.
/// christmas came early this year
thx bolachas

can't wait to buy the LP (equipped with 3d glasses?)

click here to listen:

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

dragging a dead deer up a hill

grouper - dragging a dead deer up a hill (2008)

>>not only does it have one creepy mofo of a cover or is it baptised with the best album title ever, "dragging a dead deer up a hill" is by far my definite go-to when i feel like listening to pleasant sounding melodies without really wanting to make the effort of listening to something// a total no-brainer while being perplexingly intricate, i love this album

//perfect if you'll be spending the first mega snow storm (in canada anyway) in bed this morning


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

woodsist records

woodsist records/fuck it tapes
>>brooklyn based record label who basically put out most of my favorite records of 2009// how great is that?

all around lo-fi overachievers

click on albums (or link).downloads below. treat yourself. enjoy over the weekend. then buy what you like.

ganglians - monster head room (2009)

woods - songs of shame (2009)

real estate - s/t (2009)

the mayfair set - young one (2009)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

causers of this

toro y moi - causers of this (2010)

chillwave tsunami leak

coming for real 2.23.10

get it now, listen, and buy the real deal :
// fixed the sharing links for the 4 last posts // switched to mediafire // the problem is hopefully resolved


long live snowblink

snowblink - long live (2008)

/// saw these guys playing with Timber Timbre last week, recording a live set for cbc radio// the best show I had seen in a short-long while/ very intimate, haunting/ did a killer mjackson cover/ the black sheep inn is a fantastic venue.

>>thank you ming for the photos....

>>look on cbc radio for the recordings.

give a listen to the album.... buy it at one of their shows if you dig it.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

the sun was high (so was I)

best coast - art fag 7" and when i'm with you 7"

// this is it >>>> i found what i've been continuously looking for these past weeks.// thanks to the guys at no not fun not no, we now have enough california heat to survive the canuck winter// i offer you 5 more songs from the consistently wondrous rocker of beast coast//

get your dose of UV here:

soma mix#3

mix3// in which we realize that making new friends is fun, plantar warts aren't.

40 minutes of fun, jolly songs cranked up with distortion.

get your own ici:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

yeasayer bundle

//holy moses.// new video for yeasayer's fearsome new single from the upcoming odd blood lp// complete mindfuck, right out there with heaven can wait

>>>>while waiting, get their debut LP, all hour cymbals, one of my favorite albums:

Monday, November 23, 2009

whatever forever

abe vigoda - skeleton (2008)

// total fucking chaos

check it out:

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sex is a Dream That I Know I Can Find You In...

Kip Hanrahan - Coup de Tete (1982)

"Fittingly enough, the first sound heard on Kip Hanrahan's premier release is that of the conga and the first word sung is "sex," two leitmotifs that would appear consistently in his ensuing work. Coup de Tete burst on the scene in the early '80s as an entirely fresh, invigorating amalgam of Cuban percussion (much of it Santeria-based), free jazz, funk, and intimate, confrontational lyrics. Hanrahan had worked at New Music Distribution Service, a project run by Carla Bley and Michael Mantler (both of whom appear on this album), and had established contacts with numerous musicians from varied fields who he threw together in a glorious New York City melting pot. With the percussion and electric bass laying down thick and delicious grooves, the cream of the younger avant saxophonists in New York at the time wail over the top, accompanying some of the most brutally uncomfortable lyrics ever put to wax. The relationships Hanrahan details are turbulent to say the least, often intertwined with economic concerns as well as a general sense of the impossibility of understanding one's mate. After asking him for abuse and being refused, his lover (sung wonderfully by Lisa Herman) taunts, "When you could only sulk/I had more contempt for you than I ever thought I could have." Interspersed among the bitter love harangues and ecstatic percussion-driven numbers are two stunningly lovely pieces, Marguerite Duras' "India Song" and Teo Macero's "Heart on My Sleeve," both aching with romanticism. Coup de Tete is a superb record, an impressive debut, and, arguably, one of the finest moments in Hanrahan's career along with the following release, Desire Develops an Edge. Highly recommended." AMG

Get it Here:

where the boys are

best coast - Where The Boys Are' (tape/blackest rainbow) -- SOLD OUT

// if this is your 1st taste of surf-noise-pop-ensemble best coast, listen to the make you mine 7" first./// i obsessively could'nt get enough so i dug and dug and dug for other material. i finally got my hands on this sold out 5 song tape// and yes it's goood// noisier and angrier

// i'm still looking for the 7" on art fag, so if you have, please share

down low here:

Friday, November 20, 2009