Wednesday, July 27, 2011

thank you criminal records!

My favourite music store ever—Criminal Records—closed its doors this past Sunday... it was indeed a very sad day. Thank you Paul, Josh and Jameson for 5 years of kindness and awesomeness, you guys will be missed!

Criminal Records' Last Day

don't you dare tell women what they can and can't do when it was a woman that gave life to you

One of my favourite albums of the year—Punk & Poetry by The King Blues—will finally be released on vinyl (extremely limited to just 200 in UK) on August 15th!!! Pre-order your copy now over at Banquet Records (they only have 12 copies left!)

New song "Holiday"!

Friday, July 22, 2011

the summer I was taking steroids

I am really loving this band/duo from New Jersey called The Front Bottoms at the moment. They play folk-y punk songs with a carefree and lively vibe... perfect summer tunes! You can stream a handful of their songs over at the band’s Facebook page. Their s/t debut album is out on September 6th through Bar/None.

The Front Bottom: Beer [wicked-cool song]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

bill wells & aidan moffat: everything's getting older

I don’t consider myself a jazz fan—I have very little knowledge of the genre; and I only have two jazz albums in my music library: the Sweet and Lowdown Soundtrack and A Charlie Brown Christmas. So it is not surprising that it took me a while to really get Everything's Getting Older by Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat—a brilliant avant-garde jazz album full of soothing piano lullabies and minimalistic percussion. The best part about Everything's Getting Older is the fascinating lyrics and Aidan Moffat’s wisely sounding voice provides engaging spoken-word stories, philosophies and rants. This is not the typically type of music/album I usually recommend on this blog, but I highly encourage everyone to give this fantastic record a listen or two!

buy Everything's Getting Older here

Thursday, July 07, 2011

i see dylan thomas in your face, reciting butler yeats now in your grace

All five portraits by John Lindquist to promo Patrick Wolf’s ultra happy new record, Lupercalia are online! Watch them below:

Lupercalia I

Lupercalia II

Lupercalia III

Lupercalia IV

Lupercalia V

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

song of the moment

Have been listening to Dead Ends by Heights a lot in the last few days, wicked hardcore album! Check out the band's video for "Eye For An Eye" below:

Friday, July 01, 2011