Friday, April 30, 2010


Like everyone else, San Francisco band Collider is also releasing their fourth ep in May. They can be a little hit or miss but the thing is when they get it right, they really get it right.

The Grid Goes Down Tonight from their previous, Big Bang Machines.

Take Off, a single from their upcoming album, Pris.



Good morning world.

The Wave Pictures - 'I Love You Like A Madman'

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Keep Em Coming

Yet another Brooklyn band Sleigh Bells are releasing their debut LP Treats on May 11 [is everyone releasing on that day or what???]. Their track Ring Ring is really fitting my mood today.

Also, just released The Golden Filter Voluspa [link is for a review with 3 singles available for listening]. One of the reasons I like them is because they're super secretive about themselves and just want their music to do the leg work. I can respect that.

Thursdays are looking up.

La La Thursdays

Also, just heard the Big Pink Tonight remix by oOoOO- on a mixed cd I'd pair it with M83s Couleurs or Dark Moves of Love. [free download]

My Boy Roy

The ad in this link preceding the video is pretty worth it.

Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" in Blue Velvet -


Love makes some people do crazy things and not in the slightly charming hysterical Say Anything kind of way. Some people seem to really love drama.

Check out the very sophisticated go-go dancer moves about halfway in.

Hurts are coming out with a new album, xing fingers, hopefully very soon. Hurts – Better Than Love

Spring is a good season for listening to the Pixies - well really any time is a good time but just read this funny excerpt from the book “The Pixies’ Doolittle (33 1/3)” that speaks about their track "La La Love":

“It is the jokiest, cutest, dumbest song on the album, an upbeat goof with foxy-lady whistles and a Woody Woodypercker guitar riff that is all about love, love, love. ‘All I’m saying, pretty baby / La la love you, don’t mean maybe.’

“It’s bullshit, of course. ‘There is no love in here,’ Thompson told the NME. ‘Not a drop. I’ve never written a love song. It’s just like an abstract sort of joke… it’s just mimicking a really bad 1950s song, or maybe I should say 1980s. ‘First base, second base, third base, home run’ is a very Shakespearean crass joke in America, a crude joke for full copulation. I’m just being a minimalist as I can, but it conjures up lots of images — well, one image, I should say.’

“This joke — abstract, crass, crude — is a dig at the very idea of a love song. (…) The ‘la la’ bilge is sarcastically embraced as a kind of proof that pop music is by definition repetitive and banal. ‘If the song means something,’ he says, ‘then it’s just to be a wiseass.’

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mary Onettes... or Bust.

I love volcanoes even more now. The Mary Onettes had to cancel their US tour due to the Icelandic ash cloud [sorry to all who bought tickets or have been affected by the volcano]. But now this means I have another opportunity to catch them later in the year as I was about to put myself in the poor house flying 2,300 miles to see them.

PS. Ben if you're listening, brace yourself, HTX will be hounding you again.


US Tour Canceled

We are very sorry to announce that we are forced to cancel our US tour due to the volcanic ash that is keeping European air traffic grounded.

We feel really sad for all our fans who had already bought tickets and for the promoters and support bands who have been advertising and working for the shows.

We would like to thank Ben at Paquin Entertainment and Sioux at Magnum Pr, who have done a truly amazing job.

We hope to return for a new tour later on.

Please contact the box office where you bought your tickets for refunds.

Big Love

The Mary Onettes



Monday, April 26, 2010


Amendment: Ok I take my previous blase post back. This past weekend I had the chance to drive around with the windows down, ignoring all open container laws, after the Beach House show, which by the way killed me they were so good live. I think I like this album even more than their last, especially since I've had at least one song a day stuck in my head on a loop for a week.

Definitely worth a listen. And kids, don't drink and drive.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mullet with Headlights

This song was sung last night at Karaoke. Brought the house down.

Friday, April 23, 2010

The Opposite of Lust on a Friday

It's been a rough week, I'm glad it's almost over.

Video by Barnaby Clay

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pop Quebecois

You can't go wrong with adorable pop quebecois. xx

Silly Kissers, Ghost in My Heart


Last night I dreamt my face was made out of books, rather the pages of books comprised the tissue of my face, so much so that when I woke this morning, I involuntarily touched my cheek to double check there wasn't any residual ink or papyrus.

This morning, quite synchronistically, one of my blog subscriptions posted a link to this photo.


Jealous Swoon

Nothing makes me feel more jealous than seeing random bloggers partying and snuggling with my current music crushes.

Robbie Furze of the Big Pink getting down with it at Coachella.

Good morning me.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Working It...

Today I've been bouncing around the world, literally listening to music from all over instead of actually working. Turns out noise art project Gowns died in January - leaving behind a 17 minute opus as a parting gift.

Erika Anderson of Gowns. Read her blog and download the final Gowns release here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


835 covered The Ramones, I dunno synth Ramones... you decide, but for late nights, it's pretty awesome.

835 cover of Judy is a Punk, The Ramones

Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene's latest Forgiveness Rock Record due out May 4 is receiving lots of hype and buzz and a lot of people are unimpressed and cynical about it. I am not one of them. So, it's typical BSS? Who says a band has to reinvent their sound with every album release? It may lack some of the subtlety of You Forgot It in People and will undoubtedly be a hit at the outdoor music fests, but it's still a pretty decent album overall.

Texico Bitches is cute and All to All is a perfect spring tune. Other highlights for me include Forced to Love, Meet Me in The Basement, Sentimental Xs, and Sweetest Kill.

01. World Sick
02. Chase Scene
03. Texico Bitches
04. Forced to Love
05. All to All
06. Art House Director
07. Highway Slipper Jam
08. Ungrateful Little Father
09. Meet Me in the Basement
10. Sentimental X’s
11. Sweetest Kill
12. Romance to the Grave
13. Water in Hell
14. Me and My Hand

Monday, April 19, 2010

Birthday Lust

My birthday is coming up. Hint, hint.


Saturday, April 17, 2010


Friday, April 16, 2010

Lust on a Friday

If only I could wear this look in that video.

Kind of been returning to my roots a bit this month and listening to one of my old old old favorite bands, Suede [and no I don't subscribe to the London, that hippie girl can suck it]... just can't get enough of them. Old and hazy smack-induced Bernard Butler era, new after Brett cleaned up sans Bernard, romantic, thrashy - it's all mesmerizing. Why I ever traded them for Hot Chip is a mystery to me. Fair warning, they'll show up a lot in the next few weeks.

Cuz, on you my tattoo will be bleeding
and the name will stain.

Xiu Xiu

This song made it into my theme for 2009. Like I said heartbreaking, but in the best way.

Wolves [to be cont.}

Because in my old post the jump links in the player went crazy and I really want to share this song. Patrick Wolf is pretty and ugly simultaneously and is one of my new favorite treasures resulting from the myriad "wolf" bands out there right now. Kind of reminds me of Xiu Xiu a little, though maybe not as heart breaking, more light or something. Like two neighboring viper heads on the same hydra.

Also worth a peek, if unfamiliar, are Sea Wolf, Wolfmother, Wolf Parade, Wolf Eyes, Wolf and of course Wolf Parade. If I can figure out computer speak I'll try to get that pesky player up again soon.

And the moment that started it all?

I have no desire to play the She-wolf to your Remus and Romulus. These teats are virgin and anyway it's much more my style to just walk away.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dum Da Dum

So I'm a pop princess; I never said I was a pushover. This makes me really happy.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Heartbeats and Bits

Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

With only two singles and one 7" out I'm itching for more. Since last spring, I've waited patiently but still nothing... So reminiscent of New Order and Depeche Mode... I love them so. I put their other track Hide & Seek on a xmas mix I sent out to my lovelies, but this one is just as good.

Boys get your act together and put out some more shizzz.

Double Downin It

Whoa, just when you think fast food restaurants can't possibly concoct anymore greasy ways for us to slowly commit food suicide, check out KFC's Double Down: two chicken fillets stuffed with bacon and cheese... it's healthy because it's sans bread.

Just for the record, that's 32 grams of fat and 1,380 mg of sodium - your whole day in one meal. Yeah... I thought Japan's Windows 7 Whopper was pretty bad, but at least then you only had 7 days to commit coronary mortis.

Here's a funny live-blogged taste test by the folks at Wait, Wait... Don't Blog Me.

I need a carrot just looking at this business.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Been surfing the music blogs today, but my brain is still fuzzy from the wild weekend so focusing on any one band has proven impossible. I give up. Here's a very small collection of the tracks that caught my attention, if only for a minute.

Oh and the Future Blondes record release party is tonight at DiverseWorks - oh my aching brain. Maybe I'll sleep tomorrow.

Adam & Alma – Smile For Me, Sun

Darker My Love "Summer is here" Video

"Gold Panda "You""

This is my favorite one of today. Maybe because it's kind of how my brain feels. [Also kind of awesome, their label calls Austin/Houston home.]

"White RingIxC999"

Friday, April 9, 2010

Dreamy Lust on a Friday

Come to me
I'll take care of you
Protect you
Calm, calm down
You're exhausted
Come lie down
You don't have to explain
I understand

You know
That I adore you
You know
That I love you.
So don't make me say it
It would burst the bubble
Break the charm.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'll Break Your Heart

One review for Warpaint's Exquisite Corpse:

L.A.'s Warpaint make this kind of–and pardon my use of this word for a second–transcendental folk music that wraps you up like a mummy and carries you up a mountain to be buried....The record is sprawling and gorgeous and totally the kind of shit I would play if I lived in a treehouse in the woods and was trying to communicate with the birds outside my window. It also (obviously) sounds beautiful without doing that.

I'm so excited about this album: it's haunting and spooky. I'm even more excited to melt into a viscous pool at their show tomorrow.

WARPAINT 'Beetles'

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Vorld is Swedish for world. I'm bubble-gumming myself out before tonight's A Place to Bury Strangers/Big Pink show since it'll be a night of distortion and grit.

Adorable little mini-video by one of my current pop obsessions, The Sound of Arrows

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Those Lovely Lady Lumps

Hey ladies, check yourself before you go wearing those daisy dukes, you might get shot!

An Ohio woman did just that to her 19 year old cousin for wearing "inappropriate attire" for Easter dinner and catching the eye of her lecherous uncle. article.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Shards of Love

Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks (official music video)

So popular and catchy but I don't care because this song makes me want to dissect my heart, smash it into a thousand tiny little pieces and then rub my face in the shards, I love it that much.

Check out this cutesy fan video - complete with bunnies and a dark ages knight.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I Will Eat You Alive

If you knew me, you would have a better idea of how true that statement really is. As it stands I make no apologies...

There's a gap in between
There's a gap where we meet
Where I end and you begin

And I'm sorry for us
The dinosaurs roam the earth
The sky turns green
Where I end and you begin

I'm up in the clouds
I'm up in the clouds
And I can't and I can't come down

I can watch and not take part
Where I end and where you start
Where you, you left me alone
You left me alone

X'll mark the place
Like the parting of the waves
Like a house falling in the sea
In the sea

I will eat you alive

There'll be no more lies

Friday, April 2, 2010

Adamant Lust on a Friday

This is one of my favorite blogs, The Bird. Excerpt from April 4/1/10 post

"Adam Ant - pop star from the nineteen-eighties who was probably adamant about something or other"

P.S Today's lustful inspiration is brought to you by awesome 60's garage rock band The Bram Rigg Set of Connecticut. Meow.

The Bram Rigg Set - I Can Only Give You

Thursday, April 1, 2010

He Was Worse Than The Needle He Gave You

Where reviewers get their vernacular I've no idea but the review for Delta Mirror's latest album "Machines That Listen" intimates the band wanted to make an album conceptualizing every room in a hospital in an effort to "catalogue the fear and morbidity... as well as.. peacefulness and hope pervading each room".

I think it more likely the band is just hoping for a spot on Grey's Anatomy. This track isn't too bad - catchy but kind of cliche.

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