Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I just have no title that's worthy of this

Whether or not you like Arcade Fire (which you probably should), this is one of the neatest things I have ever seen in the history of the internet, and more important, in the history of music videos.  I just ask you all to at least give it a try, I really think you won't regret this.  Just make sure you have a fast internet connection.

Welcome to the future (?), enjoy:

Arcade Fire (presented in HTML5) - "The Wilderness Downtown"

thx to my music loving girlfriend

Friday, August 27, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cee-Lo - "Fuck You" (yep, that's the name of the song and it's amazing)

Cee-Lo, one half of Gnarls Barkley, close associate and songwriter of Outkast, and the guy in this picture with me on the left, just put out a new cut that is without a doubt the most catchy and to-the-point song of the summer.  Eamon's "Fuck It" from my sophomore year ('03?) just got knocked out of first place for best break up song ever.  This tops it.

Forget the new Enrique, forget that new sweet song with Eminem and Rihanna (or however you spell her damn name, I always forget where the 'h' goes), and definitely forget the hottest kid of August (not Bieber, it's that stupid opera singing girl from America's Got Talent).  Here is summer's latest and greatest hit.

So, enjoy this new banger, oh so cleverly titled "Fuck You."  Damn I love this song:

Thx to Frommer.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Music Discovery

Today's post is all about finding new, awesome tracks via el interneto. Recently two tools, both very different in how they work, were created and are excellent for just that. Without further ado:


Internet radio via blogs. It's pretty great. You choose a genre of music and it takes you from music blog to music blog, playing you songs you might have heard, or in most cases, some new, noteworthy shit. Give it a whirl.

here: Shuffler.fm


An iTunes that's populated as you browse. This thing is awesome. Say you go over to the hype machine and listen to a few tracks. Well, if you have Extension.fm all the downloadable mp3s on Hypem get uploaded into a nifty little browser version of iTunes, there for you whenever you want. One downside, it's currently only available for Google Chrome browsers (which sucks, but it made me download chrome, and the Extension.fm plug-in is certainly worth the trouble).

here: Extension.fm

And what would a new music thursday post be without a killer jam?
As you wish:

Wise Blood - STRT SRNS from Dead As Digital on Vimeo.

In joy.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday the 13th's Goodness: Brett Shady

Happy Friday Yall,

This is one of those 'lucky it fell in my lap' songs, as I've been listening to it all week and having some serious foot tapping sessions. There unfortunately isn't a ton of music to listen to online by this talented dude, Brett Shady, but what a great song this is, titled "Angels, Ghosts, and Demons." Lyrically full of personal experiences and ups and downs, musically upbeat, and easily evoking early Johnny Cash - it's a great jam. Call me an emo guy, but the final minute of the song actually gets to me a bit, it just seems deep rooted from somewhere, always have to wonder what experiences artists write about in their songs.

I'd highly recommend listening to the song in its entirety. Foot tap away (as everyone whose already heard this song will attest to), and it's 2010 so hopefully you have Flash installed on your computer):

[Flash 9 is required to listen to audio.]

Right click on me and hit save as to download
Buy the album: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/BrettShady/from/viglink
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/brettshadysongs

Thanks to Kristin A.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ghostly Essentials

Another Thursday, another free download.
By signing up for Ghostly's email list (and i recommend you do so anyway), you get a free, instant download of Ghostly Essentials: Rarities One, a 10-track disc made up of some unreleased (weird) but killer tracks.

Get it here: Ghostly Essentials

Also, only 4 days left to download The Electronica Summer. Get it while its hot.

In joy.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Electronica Summer

As promised, here's a mixtape I put together featuring some pretty excellent artists - both up and coming and firmly established in the electronica world. It's available this week only for a free download, so...if you're reading this, you might as well click the link below and grab some free tunes.

It's not for everyone, but throw some headphones on, turn the volume up and let me know what you think.

Download it here: The Electronica Summer

In Joy.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Kid Cudi and a free gift for your ears...

This Kid Cudi video is my favorite in a looooooooong time.

Yes that's Ratatat. Dig on it.

And while you do, I want to be the first to let you know about The Electronica Summer - a free mixtape I'm putting together that will be available for download shortly. If your ears like crunchy beats and lemonade, it's for you. Details to come.

in joy.