Jul 27 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 7/27/10

Nicki Minaj – Your Love


Star Slinger – Minted


Evan Voytas – I Took a Trip on a Plane


Marnie Stern – For Ash


Yuck – Daughter


Jul 16 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 7/16/10

Panda Bear – Slow-Motion


Cut Copy – Where I’m Going


Local Natives – Wide Eyes (Fools Gold ft. Aristotle Pop a Bottle Remix)


Josh Ritter – Folk Bloodbath


Wavves – King of the Beach


Jul 15 2010

Rocking Retro: Refused – The Shape of Punk to Come

Last month, Epitaph reissued The Shape of Punk to Come, the seminal hardcore album from the now-defunct Swedish band Refused.  In celebration, Pitchfork hosted the documentary Refused Are Fucking Dead for one week on Pitchfork.tv.  After viewing the film, I blew the dust off my old copy of the group’s third and final album for another listen.

What can I say that hasn’t been said before?  Even today, one cannot deny the influence and importance of this appropriately-titled record, and the world has taken notice.  The disc is one of the most acclaimed of the punk genre in recent memory. Incorporating drum machines and electronic noises, Refused strayed away from the purely traditional sounds of their previous releases in order to provide what they felt was an appropriate backdrop for their anti-establishment, left-wing lyrics.  New rhetoric, new approach.  Politics aside, the sounds of The Shape are revolutionary – inevitably more than the group’s message turned out to be.

Refused – New Noise

Refused – Liberation Frequency

Refused – Worms of the Senses/Faculties of the Skull

Jul 6 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 7/6/10

Dent May – That-Feeling


The Thermals – I Don’t Believe You


Rogue Wave – Permalight

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Beverly Kills

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Gorillaz – Superfast Jellyfish (Ft. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul)

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Jun 23 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 6/23/10

Tennis – Marathon


Blonde Redhead – Here Sometimes


Diamond Rings – Show Me Your Stuff


Hyper Crush – Ayo (Prod. By Diplo)


Yawn – Kind of Guy


Jun 22 2010

Doo. Dah. Dippity. – An Old Skool Hip-Hop Mixtape

The KIA hamsters made me do it….a tribute from no particular era, in no particular order.  Check it.

Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)

Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Shimmy Shimmy Ya

Lil’ Kim and Lil Cease – Crush On You

Onyx – Slam

Wyclef Jean – We Trying To Stay Alive

DJ Kool – Let Me Clear My Throat

PM Dawn – Set Adrift On Memory Bliss

A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour

Latyrx – Lady Don’t Tek No

JJ Fad – Supersonic

Pete Rock and CL Smooth – They Reminisce Over You

Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check

Geto Boys – Mind Playin’ Tricks On Me

Naughty By Nature – O.P.P.

Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day

Jun 8 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 6/8/10

Underworld – Scribble


Tokyo Police Club – Wait Up (Boots of Danger)


Big K.R.I.T. – Country Shit


ceo – come with me


Cloud Nothings – Even If It Worked Out


May 11 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab – 5/11/10

After uploading these tracks, I noticed all of them have female vocals.  And they all rock.  Girl power!

The Joy Formidable – Whirring

Fol Chen – In Ruins

Best Coast – Far Away

Twin Sister – All Around and Away We Go

M.I.A. – XXXO (Radio Rip)

Apr 21 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab

Dom – Living In America

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Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms (Brahms Remix)

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Male Bonding – Year’s Not Long


Onra – High Hopes (feat. Reggie B)


Gil Scott-Heron – New York Is Killing Me

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And a bonus classic:

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – 1st Of Tha Month

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