Friday, September 17, 2010

band of the week: Phantogram

What can one say about Phantogram? They are perhaps best embodied in the very context which got me into them. Months ago, my best friend was coming out of a bad breakup so I went over, picked her up and took her to Rickshaw Stop, my go-to place whenever I feel down in the dumps. There, we found a pair of electronica wizards, each outstripping the other in glittery prowess. The boy-girl duo from NY crafted a magical sound: hazy, fuzzy, shiny, soft, edgy. You know the term “black gold” for petroleum? Phantogram is the aural equivalent of it. They remind us singletons that there is beauty in solitude yet.

Phantogram – Mouthful of Diamonds [mp3]

Phantogram on MYSPACE

Eyelid Moves was released earlier this year and it is a trippppp

The Strokes Post #567

I think my favourite thing about my tattoo is that it gets children into The Strokes.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Classic Track Thursday

Black Flag - Nervous Breakdown [mp3]
from the Nervous Breakdown EP (1978)

I've been binging on Black Flag lately. they embody such splendid simplicity in their punk ardour.

The Strokes Post #566

via SPIN

song of the day: Everest - Let Go

Everest on MYSPACE

The LA band will play SF's Fillmore on Saturday (September 18) with the Mother Hips. tix are only $20, come out and enjoy the show!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Free Energy to (co)headline Slims


Friday 29 October 2010
tix are $15, buy em HERE

Free Energy - Cmon Let's Dance [mp3]

The Strokes Post #565


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Strokes Post #564

thanks Shayan =)

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Strokes Post #563

Dear Strokes,
your music will always be beautiful to me,
regardless of which venues you play or what you do with your time.
thank you for making life sparkle.

song of the day: Darlings - "Big Girl"

Darlings - Big Girl [mp3]
this song is perfect.

Darlings are from NYC. visit them on MYSPACE