Monday, November 30, 2009

tally ho!

two amazing tracks from the year 1981:

the clean-tally ho
my roommate tells me every time i listen to this song that it is the theme song to the "drew carey show", but i digress. it is not "cleveland rocks". at all. hopefully you agree.

new order-everything's gone green
this track represents the seminal transition in the early years of new order's career where they transitioned from the joy division sound to a more distinctly "new ordery" sound.

Friday, November 27, 2009

strawberry story & conspiracy theories.

pt. 1: strawberry story-

do you like happiness?! do you like sunshine?! do you like rainbows, sweaters, kittens, meadows, and bunnies?!

then you'll like STRAWBERRY STORY!
they're twee as fuck, but you know, i like twee. honestly they're a bit much sometimes, but some of their songs are worth being overly-drenched in tweeness for the rest.

you can download their album "clamming for it" through mediafire here.
suggested tracks: kissamatic lovebubble, i still want you, close my eyes

also, this song is so so good and you have to listen to it.

pt. 2 racism-fueled conspiracy theory.

this is completely random and has nothing to do with music. but, have you heard about that couple from virginia that crashed a party at the white house in the news recently? after seeing an article like this as the secret service notes they are "deeply concerned and embarrassed" about letting uninvited guests into the white house, doesn't it make sense that this is a publicity stunt of sorts not to promote the status of these random people, but to publicize the lack of proper security at the white house? that's what it seems like to me, it's like- assassinations, please! yeah?

pt. 3 shannon and the clams/TacocaT

i'm going to a show sunday at the black lodge that will feature bands shannon and the clams and tacocat, most notably, but also seattle bands consignment and ape city.

check them out!

ps cats + tacos + personified food in general = yes.

Monday, November 23, 2009

the kitten parade.

hello (possibly existent) blog readers,

i must take an entry for shameless self-promotion purposes, and tell you about my awesome radio show!

i've been devoting a lot of energy to it lately, and i want YOU! to listen to it.
it's 2 hours of my latest musical endeavors all in one convenient stream, plus you get the addition of me awkwardly talking between breaks. so! go to and on the left hand side of the page, there is a place where you can listen to the archive of my show any time [live stream is monday 9-11 am]. so just in case you're too busy being a sleepyhead, you can listen to my most recent show any time. AWESOME, right?!

i put a kind of ridiculous amount of effort into building kickass playlists for this show, so you should check it out.

okay, done with self-promotion, but here's my most recent tracklist so you can get a feel of the kind of stuff you might hear.

harmonix-surfer blood
the void-ganglians
life form (transmission received)-major organ and the adding machine
kelly brown-the earlies
where did our love go?-soft cell
never let it go-dolly mixture
new york city-cub
i told you so-talulah gosh
what a way to die-shop assistants
sci-fi guy-strawberry story
snakes got a leg III-sunset rubdown
the pelican-menomena
bad lover-small black
beach comber-real estate
too little too late (jojo cover)-daniel rossen
puzzle pieces-tiger trap
make out fall out make up-love is all
i was wrong-black tambourine
get yourself together-henry's dress
short sleeves at night-brilliant colors
you lose-CaUSE Co-MOTION!
to the dregs-wavves
local joke-neon indian
sheila-atlas sound
missing the light of the day-air
cebe and me-cold cave
rough steez-fuck buttons
the sun is my girl-candy claws
some things last a long time-beach house
graze-animal collective

Thursday, November 12, 2009

hella hella hella nervous nervous nervous

i bring you GRAVY TRAIN!!!!
no actually, all of those exclamation marks are in their band name. [though i am also pretty excited about them]

they are a pretty ridiculous/trashy/electro band from oakland, ca that apparently make out with each other during performances and encourage audience participation. their music screams sex and dancing, basically, so i can imagine their shows kind of look like pt. orgy, pt. dance party. probably an either traumatizing or super fun situation.

here's a video i found but will put up without watching due to my location in the library and it's great potential to be inappropriate:

you can also just stream the track HERE , yah?

Sunday, November 8, 2009



is quite an impressive band from toronto who will also be opening for the mountain goats tuesday at showbox at the market! exciting.

this song is super excellent!

Friday, November 6, 2009

america's boy

excellent song from one of my current favorite albums, tender buttons by amazing avante-garde/electro band broadcast.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

tous les whaaa

Also, because I'm bored, I'm thinking I'll double fist this day in posts and make you listen to FRANCOISE HARDY!

60's pop>a little bit greater than everything else

basically just kind of watch this video and your day will instantly be BETTER!
so so serious.

shake ya ass, watch yaself

i'm back to updating this blog and making it all musiclicious for you all. that line was meant to get your attention, i hope it was successful.

So first I'd like to begin by saying that if you are at all into Ian Curtis, post-punk, electro, post-punk influenced electro and otherwise, there is a band I discovered the other day FOR YOU!


Okay, one of their singers [they have several females ones which channel bands along the likes of Broadcast, Beach House, Ladytron etc] sounds JUST like Ian Curtis. It's kind of eerie. Their new album "Love Comes Close" is pretty good, some of their songs ["Cebe and Me", "Life Magazine"] get me super excited about them, but others on the album, not as great. Sometimes they get too wrapped into their icy electro glaze of hipness and mystery and chant things like "we miss the disco lights, it's all pleather now?, a synthetic world without end, sheds a tear, of plastic deception" from a song "Youth and Lust"- a song title which is a little high on the vomit-o-meter as well.

Not entirely sure if the pleather line is correct because I can't find the lyrics online, but still, you get the idea. Most of the songs on the album, take that icy attitude and turn it into post-punk electro bliss. Yes!

OH but Caralee McElroy, formerly of Xiu Xiu [!] is involved with this band, so that kind of means they can say whatever shit they want and still be pretty fucking cool.

Anyway, visit their LAST.FM here.
Also, here's a video!

ps look at this fucking album cover.