Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The Dodos, a favorite band of mine in 2008, drop their next album, entitled Time to Die on September 15. As a result of an ill-timed leak of the upcoming album, the band and its record label created a website to stream the official-version of the album for free. You can hear the entire album here. It's worth a listen, especially if you're sitting at work and need some background music. In the meantime, you can download a track off the album below and can listen to my favorite song from last year's album below that.
The Dodos- "Fables" (right-click or control-click to download)
Four years ago (four years! has it been that long already?) as I spent the summer working on the shores of Table Rock Lake, I purchased Sufjan's Illinois (yep, I got it the day it was released so mine came with Superman on the cover). I am still waiting, we're all still waiting, for the follow-up to that album. Well this may not be the official follow up, but it's something. And something is better than nothing. On October 20, Sufjan drops The BQE, a purchase-able format of his 2007 multimedia performance inspired by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (hence the name The BQE). Read more about it here and here. Watch the trailer below.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Maybe all those blonde haired, blue-eyed Scandinavians provide the inspiration behind the consistenly sunny indie-pop coming from Sweden. Check out jj, of the Sincerely Yours record label. They're debut album JJ N° 2 dropped at the beginning of the month.
jj - "things will never be the same again" (right click or control-click to download)
Friday, July 17, 2009
A blast from the not-so-recent past. BSS's song "(7/4) Shoreline". This would have been a good one to post on the Fourth of July considering the 7/4. Word on the street is Broken Social Scene is back recording a new album. That will be a must have.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wow. It's been awhile since I've posted. I think I've had a lack of creative inspiration lately. Here's a cool song though. Cass McCombs is the name of the artist. The song is "You Saved My Life". This summer he opens for both The Walkmen and Band of Horses so he must be decent.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
This video for the song "Little Bribes" by Death Cab For Cutie was made by Ross Ching, a long-time DCFC fan. When the band saw it, they deemed it the official video. It is one of the better time-lapse videos I've seen in awhile.