Friday, July 24, 2009

Andrew Bird

Check out Andrew Bird playing his song "Souverian" for Pitchfork.

- Joel

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Dodos

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.

- Joel

The Dodos- "Fables" (right-click or control-click to download)

Sufjan's "BQE"

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.

- Joel

THE BQE- A Film By Sufjan Stevens from Asthmatic Kitty on Vimeo.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Photographer of the Day

© Matthew Genitempo
Matthew Genitempo. Matthew is based in Austin, Texas and part of the Public School collective. I love where he places the horizon line on this shot.

- Joel

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.

- Joel

jj - "things will never be the same again" (right click or control-click to download)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Broken Social Scene

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.

- Joel

Live on Letterman

Great performance by Grizzly Bear on Letterman last night. This is their song "Ready, Able".

- Joel

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Music Reviewer

I wrote a review of Discovery's LP for Check it out here if you're interested.

- Joel

Cass McCombs

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.

- Joel

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Love It

I found this on the Public School blog. Cool watercolor background made by Travis Stearns on You Work For Them. I'm always in need of a little inspiration to be more loving.

- Joel

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Death Cab: "Little Bribes"

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.

- Joel

Death Cab for Cutie - Little Bribes from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Positive Prints

I love this set of prints from SparklePower aka Candace Todd. You can even buy them all for only $30 at her Etsy shop. I find the simplicity in these prints to be incredibly cool. She has lots of cool stuff so check it out.

- Joel