Oct 1 2011

Culture Greyhound Podcast 10/1/11

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!

Tracklist:

Games – No Disguise
TV Girl – Girls Like Me
Trailer Trash Tracys – Wish You Were Red
TEETH – Flowers
Youth Lagoon – Bobby


Mar 29 2011

Five MP3s You Must Grab 3/29/11

      1. Ford & Lopatin (Games) - Emergency Room

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      2. YACHT - Dystopia

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      3. Childish Gambino - Freaks and Geeks (Star Slinger Remix)

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      4. Wiz Khalifa - The Race

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      5. Pusha T - I Still Wana feat. Rick Ross & Ab Liva

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Mar 3 2011

21 Bands To See @ SXSW 2011

Spring break is upon us, and with it the finest week of the year, SXSW.  As is customary, my friends and I are gonna RAGE and make like Andrew W.K. and PARTY HARD and all that good stuff.  New parties and showcases are being announced every day, and next week I hope to have a list of my picks for ones to check out.  In the meantime, however, after the jump is a list of bands I am hoping to see this year while meandering around downtown Austin, and you should try your damndest to see them as well.

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Jan 11 2011

Top 50 Albums of 2010 – 40-31

40. Games – That We Can Play EP

      1. Games - Strawberry Skies

39. Delorean – Subiza

      2. Delorean - Simple Graces

38. Brothertiger – Vision Tunnels EP

      3. Brothertiger - Lovers

37. The Thermals – Personal Life

      4. The Thermals - I Don't Believe You

36. Diamond Rings – Special Affections

      5. Diamond Rings - Show Me Your Stuff

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Jan 5 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 100-51

100.

      1. Vampire Weekend - White Sky

99.

      2. The National - Lemonworld

98.

      3. Magic Kids - Superball

97.

      4. Drake - Up All Night (feat. Nicki Minaj)

96.

      5. Free Energy - Bang Pop

95.

      6. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream

94.

      7. Evan Voytas - Our Thing

93.

      8. DOM - Burn Bridges

92.

      9. Games - Strawberry Skies

91.

      10. Dominique Young Unique - Show My Ass

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Jan 3 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 200-151

200.

      1. The Golden Filter - Solid Gold

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      2. Delorean - Real Love

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      3. Band of Horses - On My Way Back Home

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      4. Games - Heartlands

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      5. Cults - Oh My God

195.

      6. El Guincho - Bombay

194.

      7. Marnie Stern - Nothing Left

193.

      8. Interpol - Barricade

192.

      9. Ke$ha - Your Love Is My Drug

191.

      10. Janelle Monae - Make the Bus (feat. of Montreal)

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Jan 1 2011

Quarterly Review – October-December 2010

Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.

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Dec 19 2010

Sunday Night Videos 12/19/10

Smith Westerns – Weekend from Fat Possum Records on Vimeo.


Nov 26 2010

Currently Digging: Games

Where did all the chillwave go? If 2009 was the year for it, 2010 was the year for slow, boring indie snooze-rock galore.  Once the xx got all famous, that sound (as pretty as it is) over-saturated our hipster culture.  Damn it, sometimes I just gotta dance! — to music that chops up samples, mixes 80’s new wave with trip-hop and electro, and usually consists of indecipherable, reverb-heavy vocals.  Love it!  So thank God for Brothertiger, and now thank God for Games.

While I personally haven’t been a huge fan of Daniel Lopatin’s drone-heavy Oneohtrix Point Never project, I adore this collaboration with Tigercity’s Joel Ford.  The crew’s latest EP That We Can Play (above) is a six-track synth-y treat.  The highlight is, of course, the Cocteau Twins-channeling “Strawberry Skies” featuring vocals from Brooklyn singer Laurel Halo, while “Shadows In Bloom” sounds like something clipped and diced straight from a deep Phil Collins bootleg.  So in short – the backlash is over; can we start hyping this stuff again? Please?

      1. Games - Heartlands
      2. Games - Strawberry Skies
      3. Games - Shadows In Bloom

Nov 14 2010

Sunday Night Videos 11/14/10