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Monday, January 30, 2012

G∞gle - b∞m

What is the name of this artist? Damn if I know, but this has the experimental abandon that I crave.
Un-compromised  and underground. There are several good joints on their Bandcamp.
via Unholy Rhythms

Friday, January 27, 2012

AyGeeTee // Games

This guy is rapidly moving to the top of my favorite things list. He has a whole raft of stuff on his Bandcamp for free download, all interesting. I grabbed all of it the other day. It takes time to digest deeper music, which this is. There are echos of everything I've ever loved here, including TG and Animal Collective.
This music is pushing the frontier, and in the right direction.
via All Everyone United

Thursday, January 26, 2012


"Making music from a room in Brighton."
The debut EP from this artist.
Check his tumblr as well.
The downloads are in the confounding (to windows users) aiff audio format. 
Try this easy to use online audio converter ONLINE_CONVERT to make the files MP3s or any other format you desire. aiff is a lossless format so I converted to WAV, thereby not losing any quality.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Finally Boys - Lunar Lover New MP3

"finally boys is here to protect you with their love"
I've been following this artist since last years' epic Ascending Temple and was not disappointed with this new track. The zipper contains the Ascending Temple and another great track called You Will Be Healed. Download here.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cryst▲llized - Mysterious New Artist

Listen / Download
I think I found this artist on Fokkawolfe
and have been much delighted with the quality of these tracks.
Here is his Soundcloud page
The blog is consistently interesting and the music worth checking.
Crystallized' music is half way  between chillwave and witch house,
 YATTA being more of a dance kind of joint and Little Angel (LA) 
being more on the witch-rock tip. Both are free downloads.

Give Me The Stake -- I'll Kill The Fucker

I was waiting in a lobby recently and was glad to see a Rolling Stone magazine, like an old friend. The magazine gave us Hunter S. Thompson in its’ heyday, and I have a soft spot for culture-critique. But the mossy old stone isn't exactly rolling, and I was amazed at how oblivious to reality the magazine seems to be.

A single page of this issue, dated Nov. 24 2011, demonstrates the paradigm-shift underway, so painful to the old guard. I ripped it out thinking I might expand my reaction to it into a blog entry, so here goes.

First is “Rock Radio Takes Another Hit” by Steve Knopper, which basically laments the decaying cultural idiom. Apparently Clear Channel, which owns 850 stations in the US “cut hundreds of jobs” in a belt-tightening move. Local radio ‘talent’ is being replaced with syndicated ‘talent’ like Billy Bush and Ryan Seacrest or the ‘Big D and Bubba Show’.

Which is lamentable, I suppose. The Clear Channel spokeswoman said “…it’s about efficiency and giving our listeners what they want.” Indeed. Why have a DJ in every town when one can do the trick? The article goes on to lament the firing of long-time LA rock DJ Jim Ladd, who says “It’s really bad news… the people programming stations are not music people --- they’re business people.” Major stations in Chicago and NYC switched their formats from rock, “leaving those markets without a single major outlet to break rock acts.”

Well Steve, here is the worlds’ smallest violin... The author is not decrying concentration of media ownership among a few companies. It's about those poor poor rock stars (and the DJs and writers who earn(ed) their living feeding on the corpse).  Which brings me to my real point—who needs rock radio anyway? The only radio programming I listen to at all is NPR, and I live for new music. Old dinosaurs die hard. Rock has been on life-support for years. Give me the stake...

I’ll be sad when I don’t have the hoary old magazine to kick around anymore. But does anyone think that music will suffer without new rock acts or rock radio?  Knopper then gives us this gem; “Even proven hit-makers, from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Coldplay, just don’t get enough spins on the limited number of radio stations to break a (new) single.” Leaving aside the apparent falsity of this statement, are we supposed to feel sorry for these corporate mega-rockers? My god man – get real. It’s like complaining that you can’t even fly your friends to the Superbowl without looking like some kinda goddamn bum because the seats in your airplane are ripped.

The out-of-touch hubris of the piece maxes out with this closing quote from Bob McLynn who manages Fall Out Boy and Hole (ugh) among others; “Some of the biggest rock markets in the country have no rock radio. How are people going to find new acts in these markets?” Ever heard of the internets?

Post Script: In 1996 the US instituted the Telecommunications Act and de-regulated ownership of radio and television stations. Previously fears of consolidation of ownership had caused regulators to block the conglomeration that has taken place since 1996. Today, two companies, Clear Channel and Viacom, command 42% of the radio audience and 45% of industry revenues. They are attempting to pull the same shit on the internet. TURN OFF YOUR RADIO.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Whendays - I'll Still B Here

There is a sense of Scandinavian melancholy
that pervades the music of this Stockholm duo (or is it a trio?)  
They truly have a sound all their own. This track has a great mix and beautiful vocals.
Their SC page also has a great new remix of Egyptian Wrinkle by Austin's Boy Friend,
a project of former (?) members of Sleep ∞ Over.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Shortcircles - Dreams and Situations

These guys made what i consider a sort of chillwave classic last year with  
which is still a free d/l btw and they just posted this new lovely, which is also free

Monday, January 2, 2012

Seabright - Lost Ones LP

          Seabright is Justin Morales of southern California, who has produced a solid album to follow-up  last years FEEL GOOD which was one of the year's best. LOST ONES is trip through sample-surf-chillgaze heaven, each song  distinctive and complete.

Listen / Download

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New track from Memoryhouse

Free MP3 from their blog.


The first day of the year is a fortuitous occasion to begin a new project, and with the youtube changes that are pissing me off the need to graduate to the next level is immediate.
Sooooo -- here it is. The beginning of what will hopefully be a great year in music. These are great times we are living in.

Nature's Kid :: LOOPS

Grab it here.

What is beautiful ?

Sunlight is.

Retired avatars.

This was one of the first avatars I used on the internet. It is OCTAVIAN who later became Augustus Caesar.
Retired avatars.

This says it all.