December 28, 2009

Post Christmas Pre New Year Goodies

I meant to post this on Christmas day, but turns out that having family over ensures that you are to busy to remember about your blog. There are worse things though and I've got three songs to share with you now. So let's get to it:

I heard the first two songs on a TV show and in a movie. I've been watching Joss Whedon's Dollhouse since it started and it's been pretty underwhelming, to be honest, but as of late it has been much improved. In fact the last few episodes have been pretty exciting, it's too bad it's been cancelled already. In any case, I think two weeks ago they had a really great montage at the end of the episode using Greg Laswell's cover of the song "Your Ghost", originally by Kristin Hersh. I found it here, but I have a feeling it'll be gone soon. I hope you're lucky enough to get it in time. The song and other by Laswell are a little bit more pop, than I normally listen to, that's not a bad thing in this case though. I have a couple more Laswell songs on my computer, but have no clue where they're from. I just saw there's one called "Amazed" over at betterPropaganda. I've never heard it before, so I can't tell you whether it's any good.

The second song is Nick Drake's "'Cello Song". For anyone who's seen the wonderful The Blind Side, you've heard this song in the title sequence. "'Cello Song" is on Drake's 1969 album Five Leaves Left. I actually first heard Nick Drake quite a few years ago on Gilmore Girls. The show used the superb "Pink Moon" (off the eponymous album released in 1972) and I've been listening to that track on and off ever since then. "'Cello Song" and "Pink Moon" both feature simple arrangements allowing Drake's voice to take center stage. I'll post links to the songs on youtube here, since I can't find any place where they are freely available.

Ok the last song is "Your Rocky Spine" by the Great Lake Swimmers. My good friend Pixie told me about this Canadian band over a year ago, but I never really got around to checking them out until a while ago. I have absolutely no idea where I got the song from, but you're in luck because Google led me to this page, where you can get it too. The song's got a banjo and beautiful harmonies, it's a bit melancholy, but in the best way. Have a listen.

"Your Ghost" by Greg Laswell
Covers EP, 2009

by Greg Laswell
Through Toledo, 2006

"Your Rocky Spine"
by Great Lake Swimmers
Ongiara, 2007

December 17, 2009


So I'm pretty sure I haven't posted anything since Halloween or some such and I'm just about to head off to Munich for the weekend, but I just heard/saw "White Noise" by Lauren O'Connell over at the J-Walk Blog and I figured I should at least post this before I leave. O'Connell did the song and video in GarageBand and iMovie. It's pretty incredible. I hope you like.

November 06, 2009

Sufjan Stevens Remixed

They posted about this at the A.V. Club: a Montreal-based producer called Tor remixed a couple tracks off of Sufjan Stevens' album Illinoise and a few other records with Aesop Rock, Outkast and some other artists I'm not familiar with. So far I've only heard the "Star of Wonder/None Shall Pass" remix, but it's really cool, to say the least. The best part is you can get all of the songs for free right here.

In the meantime you can listen to "Star of Wonder/None Shall Pass" right here, it's over on youtube:

"Star of Wonder/None Shall Pass (Tor Remix)" by Sufjan Stevens feat. Aesop Rock
Illinoize, 2009

October 13, 2009

100th Post

I've been preparing this post for quite a while now. But today seems like the ideal time to actually publish it, seeing as it's Halloween and all. Especially considering that this is my landmark 100th post. I hope they haven't all sucked so far :)

I have a special treat for everyone. This one's courtesy of my bud Ingers (his blog is over here, it's mostly hip-hop stuff). He sent me this brilliant little video the other day. I'm praying really hard this kid Bangs is being serious. Check it out:


Now onto other stuff I've picked out

I've been listening to the Headlights for a while. I probably heard them first on Grey's Anatomy or some such, maybe a couple years ago even. In any case they're good and they've had a new album come out earlier this year and there are a few songs on it that are very good. You should have a listen to "Get Going" right here, or if you'd prefer check out "Telephones" and "Secrets" over here. It's pretty happy stuff, which is always nice. I hope you agree.

Next up, I've got Calexico. I've written about them before and I think I mentioned this last time, but I've really had to get used to their music. The first time they came on when I was listening to random tracks on betterPropaganda, I thought they kind of sucked. For a while now though, I have to say I've really started enjoying the music. In fact, now I can't even tell what was off-putting to me at the beginning. It's very calming music. I reckon you should just check out their song "Cruel" for yourselves over here. I think the purty album cover might be influencing me too, but that's definitely not the only nice thing about Calexico.

Speaking of cool album covers. This one from the Horse Feathers album House With No Home is probably even cooler. It reminds me of the abandoned shacks one sees when driving around Vermont in the cold Winter months. I took this fabulous little class my senior year in college called pin-hole photography and we spent a good amount of our time taking pictures of just this sort of rickety old buildings. The song fits the mood pretty well too. It's a bit of a melancholy tune, that captures the solitary winter atmosphere on the cover perfectly. Listen and download here.

Well that's that for now. If I think of anything else I'll be sure to post it asap. Have a good Halloween.

"Get Going"
by Headlights
Wildlife, 2009

"Cruel" by Calexico
Garden Ruin, 2006

"Curs in the Weeds" by Horse Feathers
House With No Home, 2008

October 12, 2009

Camphor and then some

I just realized that I never wrote about the wonderful song "The Sweetest Tooth" by Camphor before. The song has been on my list of staples that I listen to very frequently for a very long time and it's really odd that it should have slipped my mind to post about it on here. It's got all the hallmarks of my favorite kind of song: Strings and smoky vocals. If you like that kind of stuff too I suggest you find some good headphones or turn your stereo up really loud and have a listen.

Because I like the Camphor track above so much, I decided to see what similar tunes betterPropaganda would recommend to me. Turns out The Black Heart Procession is one of the bands it came up with. I'm glad too. "Not Just Words" isn't quite upbeat, but it's sweeping, which can be better. Someone over at the site aptly described their sound as "beautifully bleak and brooding indie rock with a dark side". If that sounds interesting to you, listen here.

There are several songs at the link above. I haven't listened to all of them. "Exit Out" came on randomly. It's an instrumental track and has some of the same qualities as "Not Just Words". Listen and download here. I think I like this one even better than "Not Just Words". When an instrumental track is done well, it's such a pleasure to listen to. I wasn't even really paying attention to the music that was playing on my computer when I heard to song the first time, but I suppose it was good enough to make me stop what I was doing and actually listen to it. There you go. I hope you concur with my feelings about "Exit Out".

I heard Califone for the first time while watching Stranger Than Fiction (which stars Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Emma Thompson). The soundtrack included a song of theirs, whose name I can't recall currently, that was quite pleasant. I found "Wingbone" over at betterPropaganda and I like it even better. It's a very slow and soothing song. It almost feels like you're sitting around with a few good friends jamming. Listen and download here. Incidentally, there's another song available at the same spot, but I cannot report anything as to its quality, you'll have to listen yourselves.

"The Sweetest Tooth" by Camphor
Drawn to Dust, 2008

"Not Just Words" by The Black Heart Procession
The Spell, 2006

"Exit Out" by The Black Heart Procession
Badman Winter 2005 Sampler, 2005

"Wingbone" by Califone
Heron King Blues, 2004

September 16, 2009


As you might have guessed, I've been back from vacation for quite some time. I've been in a bit of a procrastinating mood since then. I'm just listening to this rather fabulous song though, so I've become inspired to at least post about that.

I'm talking about Florence and the Machine's "You've Got the Love (the XX Remix)", which you can listen to and download here. There's also a second song called "Kiss With a Fist" (about which I cannot say anything, since I have not listened to it) and a third song called "Cosmic Love" is here. The remix of "You've Got the Love" is killer and the other two songs are great too, they're obviously more melodic though since they haven't been souped up with electronic beats. You'll have to see what you prefer.

On another note, I've been watching trailers for movies lately and the one for Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are is fantastic. What's particularly charming is the Arcade Fire song "Wake Up". It's a couple of years old by now I think. Nevertheless it fits the trailer perfectly and is a good song whether or not you have the images of the movie to go with it or not. If you haven't heard it or like it and want more of it, you can get it here.

Last, but not least for right now, this is not music related. It's just something fun I found on the internet. It's a website called Photo505. The site has a large selection of templates where you can upload your own pictures and have them used in some pretty neat photo effects. Sort of. It's a bit hard to explain, but if you stop by you'll see for yourself. It's a cool way to waste a couple of minutes. Plus, some of the effects, if you use the right picture, turn out pretty stellar. Hope you like.

"You've Got the Love (the XX Remix)" by Florence and the Machine
Lungs, 2009

"Cosmic Love" by Florence and the Machine
Lungs, 2009

"Wake Up" by Arcade Fire
Funeral, 2004

July 16, 2009


Well, I'm off to Asia for a month. Weeee! I don't suppose I'll be blogging much, if at all, during that time. I thought I'd give a heads up to the one person who will read this :)

Here's a funny picture for you to laugh (I hope at least chuckle) at.

Until soon then!

July 09, 2009

Hilltop Hoods and Tone Matrix Extravaganza

A little over a week ago a very good friend of mine asked me to send him some more songs by a really cool Aussie group called Hilltop Hoods. They're a hip-hop act. My other friend Ingers (check his blog) had told me about them, probably about a year ago and I have to say that they're still great to listen to. Evidently Viraj a.k.a. first friend a.k.a. not-Ingers agrees.

The point of that very long winded prelude is that I should write about Hilltop, which I'm obviously doing now. Logic is not my strong suit today. I think I might be too tired. Be that as it may here's "The Hard Road Restrung".

I've been searching the interwebs for good places to get some more Hilltop Hoods tracks, but I have found absolutely nothing. You'll have to purchase things on iTunes or Amazon or what have you. I hope you like the Hilltop stuff. Personally, I go through phases where I listen to lots of hip-hop and if you've ever read this blog before you'll be well informed of my infatuation with strings. So clearly and hip-hop artist who decides to re-record an entire record with full accompaniment from an orchestra is more than fine by me. If you wanna read some more about Hilltop you can go here.

Now this is entirely unrelated. But I found an awesome toy today. It's called the Tone Matrix and what it is, is a simple sinewave synthesizer. Or so the website tells me. In any case, it lets you make very short musical samples. It's fun. To say the least. Go check it out yourselves and if anyone uses this thing as a basis for a bigger musical project, report back, because I would like to see how that turns out. I found the link to this baby over at That's Also Truuuue.

Tone Matrix

Edit: This is entirely unrelated to music - rice paddy art is cool.

June 03, 2009

Eclectic Catch-Up

This post is beyond overdue and because of that it's also extremely random. I've been saving up things that I've been meaning to write about for a good while now. Consequently there's a veritable plethora of unrelated songs and other music related things to mention. I think I'll just start with the first thing I have noted down and go from there.

I found a really cool iPhone app over at the J-Walk blog. Now, personally I think iPhones are pretty unexciting and kind of a general waste of time, but this app is kind of awesome nonetheless. If you have an iPhone I would seriously consider getting it. So what am I talking about? Well, the app is called Bebot and it's essentially a very cool program that features a little robot who makes sounds and moves according to how you touch the screen. There's a video of how it works over here. If anyone has this or is going to get it, report back. I'd love to know whether it's as cool in real life as it looks online.

Alright, next up are two music videos I found while perusing a list of the "Best Bands of the Decade" (sort of) as determined by various musicians. The consensus is that there isn't one best band, but that seems like a bit of a no-brainer. Anyway, the list is here, if you'd like to see what everyone came up with. The list did have some very nice links to videos of the different artists featured and I discovered some new things.

Namely, this very cool music video for the song "Proof" by I Am Kloot.

The other video is for "Hold the Line" by Major Lazer feat. Mr. Lexx and Santigold. This song isn't necessarily my cup of tea, but the video is absolutely awesome :) Incidentally Diplo makes up half of the Major Lazer duo, I think I've written about him before...

Finally I wanted to share some music that I have been listening to for a really, really long time and that I thoroughly enjoy. I'm talking about Sam Phillips. Some of you might know her as the la-la-la-singer from the WB's Gilmore Girls. Phillips hasn't really released anything new in a good while now, but her older songs are still a real pleasure to listen to. I will admit that a good amount of her work is a bit peculiar and it might not appeal to everyone. There's one song in particular off the album A Boot and a Shoe, which is just fabulous though. Phillips' smokey voice blends beautifully with the cello in "Reflecting Light". Have a listen here, to see what I'm talking about. You can also check out more of her stuff at her official site.

So I've decided to start listing the songs I mention within my posts again at the end, to make finding things easier. This will only be done for mp3s :)

"Reflecting Light" by Sam Phillips
A Boot and a Shoe, 2004

May 06, 2009


Mayer Hawthorne is recommended over at betterPropaganda and his song "Maybe So, Maybe No" is the kind of retro cool you want in your music collection. Get it here.

May 04, 2009

Oh waaaaee wooooooooo!!!!

I've decided to go about getting the rest of the muzak that was on Chuck's finale last week. Can't believe it's been a whole seven days already and we haven't heard about renewals and whatnot yet. Still keeping fingers crossed.

While we're waiting, you can head over to here, where you can get The Thermals' "Now We Can See" or if you'd rather just listen to it first, that can be done at the same place too. Oh there's also a second Thermals song available on that blog, but I can't say whether it's any good because I haven't listened yet. The consensus on the interwebs seems to be that they're a pretty fab band though. Report back if you have any insights.

Next up is "Looking at the Sun" by Gramercy Arms. Found that one here. It's the third song down. I really like this one because it's so cheery.

The next tune is "Christmas TV" by Slow Club. This is another pretty squee-inducing song. I like it. You can get it here. Also I didn't realize that the song used on Chuck was by Slow Club. I had just downloaded another song of theirs called "Dance to the Morning Light" from here and that one is quite lovely too.

Alright there was also some Styx and The Cure in the Chuck finale, but I'll leave you to your own devices to find those. And of course there was some awesome Blind Pilot, but I've already rambled on about them incessantly for a pretty long time, so there's no need to wax poetic about them yet again. If you're looking for their song "3 Rounds and a Sound", which was on the show, or any of the other songs they have, just click on the label at the end of this post and it will take you to anything I've written about them. Easy as pie.

That's that from me for today. Check out the silly song a friend and I made about Chuck (I think it's two posts down). Have a good one!

Edit: Ok I got both the missing songs after all. Styx's "Mr. Roboto" is here and The Cure's "Friday I'm in Love" is here. Enjoy.

May 02, 2009


Seeing as Chuck has stopped being on (hopefully only for the time being), I've started catching up on other shows that I've been meaning to watch. This means that I will probably finally get around to seeing The Wire, of which I've only seen about three episodes I think, but it's good so far. I also caught United States of Tara back when if first came on TV, whenever that was, and stopped watching after a few episodes because I had too many things going on. I'm almost completely caught up with that one now and I actually also heard a cool song on the show, which I thought I'd share with everyone.

Interestingly, United States of Tara also had a Bon Iver song in its eighth episode (this after Chuck has been featuring his excellent songs quasi-weekly). They used "The Wolves (Act I and II)" in a really creepy scene from the son, Marshall's Hell House re-enactment that involved an abortion, which was represented by some nasty looking chopped up liver. You're gonna have to see it for yourselves, but I assume you're sufficiently put off right now to not want to see it. It's a good show though so I suggest having a look-see anyway.

So on to the song that I wanted to post about. "That Knot Unties?" is by David Karsten Daniels and it's a really mellow folksy song. Listen and download here. It was used in a really lovely montage sequence at the end of an episode and it was sort of like a pretty ribbon that tied the whole scene together beautifully. Hope you like it.

April 29, 2009

Seriously Save Chuck

NBC had better renew this ish after all the time my friend and I just spent on making this video. Hope you like.

Here's the song if you want the tune for your hard drive.

If you'd like to download the video, you can do so here. I tried uploading the video to Mediafire, but it kept getting stuck during the verification process. So this is what we're stuck with for now.

April 28, 2009


My favoritest band of the moment was on Chuck. W00t. Alex Patsavas sure knows what she's doing. You can listen to and download Blind Pilot's track "3 Rounds and a Sound" here. That is all. Oh yeah, and I've added the song to my own mp3 player as well, more convenient that way if you just want to listen. Carry on!

PS.: NBC had better renew Chuck or I'm gonna be crazy annoyed. For serious.

April 27, 2009


I wrote about Kid Cudi kind of a long time ago, but I was just browsing through videos over at Motionographer and stumbled on the video to his song "Day 'N' Nite". It's got a really cool blend of live action sequences and some hand drawn illustrations that you should have a quick look at. I'm still liking the chill sound of the song too, so that's a plus :)

Day 'n' Nite - Kid Cudi from DP on Vimeo.

And back to Chuck. Tomorrow night is the last episode of the season. Watch it! I'm not kidding. Fanks.

April 21, 2009

Creature Fear

More Bon Iver on Chuck last night. "Creature Fear" is off his older album For Emma, Forever Ago, but it's a really cute song. You can listen to it (and download it, if you so choose) here.

Also next week is the last episode of Chuck of the season and potentially ever. If you still haven't gotten around to watching it - you're missing out big time. I'm glad I listened to my friend and started watching, plus there's always great music to look forward to :) Hope you like this particular Bon Iver track!

Edit: I've also added the song to my own little mp3 player. I've been listening to a lot of Bon Iver lately, so it's about time he was included.

April 18, 2009


I'm pimping Chuck yet again. It's awesome and totally worth your time. If you've never seen it, watch it this Monday at 8/7c on NBC. It's the second to last episode of the season (and potentially of the series). So if you're a Nielsen family, tune in and help to convince the network to pick it up for the fall season. I'd be really happy :D And if you're not, you should be watching anyway because it's that good. (Incidentally, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and House will all be repeats, so you have zero excuses not to be watching Chuck.) Awesome.

So on to the music. My friend sent me a link to a music blog the other day and after browsing the archives for a bit I found Erik Hassle. It's fairly recent stuff and here's why I like it. "Hurtful" is the kind of pop song that makes you want to turn up the speakers until your whole house is jumping and then sing along as loudly as you can, no matter how tone deaf you may be. It's like all those time you blasted "Since U Been Gone" from your car stereo. Except that Hassle isn't so much Kelly Clarkson as an awkward looking, skinny and really white kid from Sweden. If you want proof of that check out the smexy video to "Hurtful" here. That's also the spot where you can get an mp3 of the song (and two other tracks) for your computah.

Hope you like the track and don't forget to watch Chuck!!

April 13, 2009


I recently had a look at all the cool music that was in the archives over at Untitled Records and I found this one great song: "The Clockwise Witness" by Devotchka. The song has beautifully arranged strings, as all my favorite songs do. You should just have a listen to it and you will hear why it's so great. Go here and scroll to the bottom of the post to listen to and/or download the song.

Also, and this is sort of really old news, since the album has been out since 2006, but Ed Harcourt deserves a mention. I heard the song "Shadowboxing" on TV somewhere a while back and it stuck in my head, because it was just the right amount of catchy without being annoying. After a limited amount of research I found it on the interwebs, so everyone can have a listen. You may check it out here.

April 09, 2009


I just found a nice song by a band called Akron/Family. The tune is called "River" and you can get it here.

April 05, 2009

Blind Aviator

I posted about Blind Pilot a few days ago and directed everyone to here, where you can get two of the duo's songs. As it turns out, after listening to the whole album, I have become even more enchanted with the group's music. Their song "The Story I Heard" has been added to the mp3 player to the right, so now you officially have no excuse not to listen to them.

Enjoy. In the meantime I am going to go to sleep and ready myself mentally for the delicious pancake breakfast that will await me tomorrow morning :) Yay for Sundays!

April 01, 2009

Fleet Foxes

Apparently I have never posted about Fleet Foxes, which is a bit of a shame because they're really wonderful. I just saw that a song off their Sun Giant EP is now available here. You can also get their song "White Winter Hymnal" off their self-titled album at the same place. Fleet Foxes do a lot of very rich vocal harmonies that are just a real pleasure to listen to.


So the last time I headed over to Untitled Records, I found a great song by Helene called "International Klein Blue". I forgot to mention it in my post about stuff from that site (which included the awesome songs by Blind Pilot), but better late than never, right? You can get the Helene song here. Hope you like.

March 31, 2009

Bon Iver

Well I thought I had better write about Bon Iver. He was featured on Chuck again last night. I thought I had posted about him already since I've been listening to his music for a while now, but after double-checking it turns out I haven't.

Anyway I just recently got some of the songs on Bon Iver's new EP Blood Bank and they're really great. There's "Woods", which is very much like Imogen Heap's "Hide & Seek" and that's a good thing. It's just different enough to still be interesting though. Then of course there's "Blood Bank", which is the song that was on Chuck last night. They're all sort of melancholy tunes that really hit the spot. I found the whole EP over here. Awesome.

By the by, there seems to be a lot of hate going on towards "Woods". I don't quite get it, people are just not fans of the synth I guess. Just check it out yourselves though and see what you think.

So before the Blood Bank EP Bon Iver had another little album called For Emma, Forever Ago, which was equally as wonderful as Blood Bank. In case you haven't had the chance to hear any of the songs from that one, you can get "Flume" and "Skinny Love" here. The latter was also picked by Chuck's fabulous music supervisor Alex Patsavas for the show. She also had another song off that album on Grey's Anatomy a while back, which is actually where I heard about Bon Iver the first time. So thanks again to that lady, she really is brilliant at picking good songs.

Also on a different note, I hope people have started to be curious about Chuck, considering how often I mention it. It's an awesome show. It's probably the most consistently entertaining program on TV and you really should be catching it. If you've never seen it, it's on NBC on Mondays at 8/7 c. Watch it. You can also go catch up on old episodes at the official NBC site, at Hulu or at NinjaVideo. Incidentally, last night's episode "Chuck Versus the Broken Heart" was hilarious. Watch it now.

Edit: I almost forgot to mention... If you're one of the unlucky who can't access NBC's videos or Hulu because you're outside the US, there's a brilliant little free program that will work around that for you. It's called Hotspot Shield and essentially what it does, is create a VPN (virtual private network) that will assign you a different IP address, thereby tricking all those restricted US sites into thinking you're actually from the US. Sweet Jesus! Yes, it's that awesome. Also when you install it be sure to deselect the option to install that silly toolbar. It's no good for your computer. Get the program here. You can thank me later :)

March 23, 2009

Blitzen Trapper and Blind Pilot

I found something fabulous the other day over at Untitled Records. The songs "The Story I Heard" and "I Buried a Bone" by Blind Pilot are absolutely wonderful. The tunes feature lovely guitar arrangements and even lovelier vocal harmonies. Sigh. You definitely have to go check Blind Pilot out here.

Additionally, I've been meaning to post about Blitzen Trapper for a while. They play great folksy stuff. The song "Furr" is like a musical fairy tale. You can get it here. I hope you like it!


There seems to have been a veritable plethora of visitors to the blog lately (or at least that's what Google Analytics tells me). I wonder what inspired the recent increase in interest. Leave a comment if you can enlighten me on that subject.

In music news: Last week's Chuck (by now you really can't be surprised at me bringing that show up any more) had a great Bloc Party song called "Signs" at the end of the episode. Now, normally I'm not a huge fan of Bloc Party, which sort of confirmed itself for me when I listened to their album Intimacy all the way through. There are a few great songs on there, but all in all it was just a little too much for me. That being said, "Signs" is such a terrific song, that it can't go unmentioned.

I just spent a good 10 minutes trying to find the song online and I finally got lucky. Hehe. The link's in Hebrew, but the song is there. Go get it here. I also chanced upon two remixes of "Signs" - the first one's here and there's another one here. The latter is less good, but that's just my opinion. Have a listen yourselves and see what you think.

The other band or rather duo I wanted to talk about is Mackintosh Braun. I reckon they were featured on Chuck as well, but I can't remember whether that's correct now. Either way, Mackintosh Braun plays some seriously awesome electronica. I really like the whole of their album The Sound, but for obvious reasons it would be a bit excessive to wax poetic about each song individually. Instead I will just direct you here, where you can listen to and download "Good So Far" (it's the fifth one from the top, right-click on the track to download), which is one of many, many great tracks on the album.

Hope you like everything :)

Edit: You can get two more Mackintosh Braun songs here.

March 19, 2009

Local Natives

Found a great song called "Airplanes" by the band Local Natives. You can get the song here. You'll just have to scroll a little way down.

The National

My obsession with The National continues unabated. Consequently I've found it necessary to add some of the band's songs to my little mp3 player on the right. If you flip around the selection you should find both "Ada" and "Slow Show" off the 2007 album Boxer. "Slow Show", as well as another song called "Fake Empire", were featured on Chuck, which is why it occurred to me to post about The National in the first place.

I also added the song "Know When to Walk Away" by Jay Clifford to the player. Currently, I'm drawing a complete blank as to where I know it from, but it's a pretty straightforward rock song, which is such a good thing every once in a while, isn't it?

Well I hope you like the new stuff.

March 15, 2009

Piers Faccini

I've added another little tune to the player. It's called "A Storm is Going to Come" and it's by Piers Faccini, who apparently is French, but the song is in English. It was on Grey's Anatomy this past week, that show has really kind of gone to hell in a hand basket, let's hope that nonsense ends soon - and by that I mean either the ridiculousness or if there's no other option, the show. The music has always been good though, so I guess that would be a slight shame. In any case, the Piers Faccini song is pretty much nowhere to be found online. The album that it's on, Two Grains of Sand, won't be released until later this month, which probably explains, why the song is MIA. I hope listening to it will do for now though. Until soon.

March 12, 2009

Grand Archives, Take Two

Since I've been watching Chuck incessantly for a while now, I've also started paying more attention to the music and stumbled upon a lovely song by Grand Archives that I thought I'd share with everyone. I've already added "Sleepdriving" to the music player on the right, but if you'd prefer to have it on your computer, you can get it here. If you feel so inclined, I posted about Grand Archives's "Torn Blue Foam Couch" some time ago, here's the link to the previous post, in case you'd like to check that tune out as well. That's that from me for now.

March 05, 2009


I just found something over at AV Club, I think it was, that will amuse you for a good ten minutes or so for sure. Go here. It's just a drum machine or sorts, but definitely at least mildly entertaining.

March 04, 2009

Rogue Wave

Well it seems like I haven't posted in a really long time yet again. I've been listening to a bunch of new stuff though. I finally got around to watching Chuck, which my friend had told me to see eons ago, but I never got around to, until now that is. It's a pretty hilariously awesome show. I suggest you check it out, if you're not familiar with it. It's sort of if The Office met Alias, with a whole bunch of absurd humor (courtesy of the supporting cast mostly - hehe) and lots of pop culture and geek references thrown in. All in all it's a very consistently good TV experience. The added bonus here is that Alex Patsavas, music supervisor extraordinaire, is picking the songs for the show. Naturally I've been checking up on what's been on the show. You can see for yourself here. There are a lot of favorites of mine like Spoon and The National to be had and I've also discovered a fair number of new and old (yay Eels) goodies. I wanted to mention Rogue Wave though. They used a song called "Lake Michigan" off the album Asleep at Heaven's Gate on the show and it's really fantastic. In fact that whole album is a real pleasure to listen to. Now fortunately, "Lake Michigan" and a few other Rogue Wave titles are available at betterPropaganda. I swear that site is one of the best things on the internet. Anyway go here to listen and download.

Well that's that for right now. Hope you like the music.

January 20, 2009

I wonder

I wonder how discombobulated my mind must be for me to have neglected to write about TV on the Radio this whole time. I've been listening to them for a few years now and love their crazy eclectic brand of music. They mix pretty much any genre imaginable and they do it well. At least I happen to think so. If you don't know them yet, it's high time you listen to some of their stuff. I haven't been able to find anything to download for naught from the newest album called Dear Science, but there are four songs off older albums available here. You should definitely listen to their latest offering though. Their myspace page doesn't have anything usable, but you can listen to all the music on their official site. And if you're too lazy to click on the link, I put "Family Tree" and "Province" in the little player in the top right hand corner of the blog. The first of the two songs is off the newest album and the other one is off of Return to Cookie Mountain, which is also a good one. Anyway I hope you like their stuff. I find it improves on repeated listening.

Also, unrelated, but hopefully of interest. I also added "Drop and Roll" by Breathe Owl Breathe, who I posted about a while back, to the mp3 player. That song is so wonderfully good, that I couldn't not put it on there. If you missed it last time I wrote about it, now's your chance to have a listen anyway.

Alright then, that's it for now. I'm about to head over to betterPropaganda to check out the new stuff.