Aaahhhhh

June 22, 2011

It is a most glorious day here in Austin, TX. It is dreary, overcast, and most importantly … a morning basking in the joy of an overnight rainstorm. To put it mildly, it has been days upon days of freaking hot 100 degree temps. Embracing this rare morning of rain and “cooler” temps with dreamy pop.

Courtesy of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Adventures in Counter-Culture. Wow. A whole lotta sound goes down in this one release. Musically, goes way beyond expectations of hip hop. Electronic, experimental, beats. Inspiring and pushing boundaries. Still many expected aspects of hip hop, but plenty of untraditional aspects of hip hop too.  These two songs are a great example of the range.

New Young Pony Club

June 15, 2011

Shameless self indulgence. Love this band. 

Feeling them hard today. Waiting for a new album …

 

Nicola Conte

June 8, 2011

Nicola Conte Presents Viagem 3 is the perfect collection of sounds for the summer. His third installment digs deeper into 60-70’s samba/bossa nova movement for a collection of cooled out tracks. And isn’t that album cover amazing?  A decidedly jazz sound moves through some of these Brazilian gems.  Nicola Conte continues to fuel my love for him. From his personal music to the compilations he creates … the soundtrack to evening cocktails.