God Save the Queen

April 29, 2011

Thank gawd the wedding’s over. So sick of the media.

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The Whitefield Brothers

April 26, 2011

So, I’ve been trying to put together a post about this band for, something like weeks now. I think I’ve been toiling over it so long because I really really love this album and wanted to write some cosmic words about its greatness to inspire the masses to dig in and listen. Well, it didn’t happen. Instead …. I pondered and wrote notta. Idiot. I know.  So here goes … written stream of conscious style: My Love Affair with The Whitefield Brothers. Their album Earthology has been out for over a year and I’m just finding it, but, seriously, just glad I stumbled upon. It has become one of my absolute favorite things to groove to. It’s the perfect collective of world, funky, raw soul, afrobeat, hiphop, jazz, and groove. It’s got a real throwback sound, yet lots of fresh newness to it. Never have I come across this perfect of a blend of styles and past/present sounds.  The fact that these are German dudes still blows my mind. Ridiculously relevant. You owe it to yourself to listen up. The best thing I own right now.  You can check out some sample sounds here. So do it.

Damn I Love The Go! Team

April 20, 2011

Their new album Rolling Blackouts just makes me all bouncy and happy and you know, feelin’ good! I dig when bands have so many sounds all coming together for an upbeat boogie down. Here’s the trailer for their new album.

So super rad … and check out the full length video for “Apollo Throwdown” featuring Dominique Young Unique (who is a total badass in her own right). Get your spazz on.

Monday’s Little Helper

April 18, 2011

Forbidden Zone 1982 Richard Elfman

The Smiths

April 9, 2011

Most peeps, or at least most from my generation, who wore black, eyeliner, thought the life of a teenager was soo hard and miserable, hair – highly teased, shaved, or straight over an eye, (if you lived in Houston) went to club NRG, have a history with The Smiths. That band changed lives. I can remember the first time I heard of them, of this “Morrissey” person. Late night TV (we didn’t have cable). Some sort of English news cast. I can remember the people interviewed, what TV I was watching, and where it was in my house. The next day, I headed to the local mall (had my mom drive me), hit the record store, and bought my first Smiths album. Actually, it was a cassette, Meat is Murder. That shit changed my life in that all intense epic way things can happen as a teenager.

Why these random musings about The Smiths?

Memories and profound love for them were stirred and renewed after reading this blog post on Door Sixteen. It made me look at the albums, singles, and creative motivation of the band/Morrissey in a whole different light. I highly encourage you to click the link, check it out, and let your memory juices get ta’ flowing.

This is my favorite album (12″ technically) cover. I still have all of my Smiths/Morrissey vinyl. I love them so. And I love how much the music means to me, still.

Beastie Boys Trailer

April 9, 2011

Trailer for the upcoming Beastie Boys album. Freakin’ hilarious!!!

Lykke Li

April 4, 2011

Oh My Gawd. I have the biggest crush on Lykke Li’s new release, Wounded Rhymes. I know she’s the “next be thing” and sometimes that can be, well, a turnoff or whatever. But really. It’s good, really good. Diverse in it’s indie-ness, she covers a lot of territory.  Hard to soft. Echoing 50’s nostalgia to straight pop. The girls got it. Big large sounds. Love it all.

Discovered courtesy of Electric Forest.