Dec 18 2011

Best Music Videos of 2011

Thirty of my favorites from this year, unranked, in alphabetical order.

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Dec 3 2011

Culture Greyhound Podcast 12/3/11

Every Saturday, I post a 15-20 minute podcast featuring some tracks I’ve been jamming the previous week, as well as some commentary and random musings from yours truly. Enjoy!


Black Bananas – Rad Times
Rihanna – You Da One
Black Keys – Gold On the Ceiling
Bleached – Electric Chair
Blink 182 – Wishing Well

Nov 29 2011

Currently Digging: Black Keys – El Camino

It may seem a bit soon for this Akron duo to release a follow-up to the breakthrough album Brothers, but for those who have been following the Black Keys for years, we already know they like to keep busy. Their first three albums were dropped in the span of two years. The longest they’ve waited in between releases has been that amount of time. And while recent albums haven’t exactly packed the punch of early material, they’ve had moments of growth and sheer excellence along the way. Magic Potion was a critical darling. Attack and Release was a grand experiment. Brothers got them Grammys and Saturday Night Live guest spots and money. And now the Black Keys have returned with their most accessible work yet, this time produced in full by Danger Mouse.

There’s nothing new here, except for subtle growth. The duo has embraced their well-deserved fame and honed their trademark sound for a new legion of mainstream fans whilst keeping the hearts and minds of the longtime devotees. It’s the most focused Black Keys disc since Rubber Factory – it’s quick, powerful, and lacking any filler whatsoever. Perfect for an angry commute or a determined workout. “Lonely Boy” gets your booty shaking, “Gold On the Ceiling” gets your fist pumping, “Run Right Back” will compel you to challenge the mettle of your sound system. It hasn’t been that long, sure, but man it’s great to have these guys back.

Oct 26 2011

New Black Keys – Lonely Boy

It doesn’t seem that long, but the Black Keys are already prepping a new album El Camino, for release December 6th. And the viral promotion for it has been absolutely awesome. First a teaser video featuring Breaking Bad’s Bob Odenkirk, then a fantastic album cover, then the equally minimalist single cover above (which you’ll be able to grab November 25th on vinyl as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday – the single is available digitally today), and this video below for the song. And “Lonely Boy” itself? It’s guaranteed to make you move and shake just as erratically as our friend here.

On a side note: apparently there used to be a building where that bulldozer now sits. And in that building the Black Keys recorded their best album Rubber Factory.

Jan 2 2011

Ten Best Music Videos of 2010






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Apr 30 2010

Random Videos For Your Friday

More after the jump….

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