Friday, January 31, 2014

friday wake up call

"Hold Open My Head" by Nai Harvest, the title track from Nai Harvest's EP Hold Open My Head, out on March 4th through Dog Knights Productions & Topshelf Records.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

wednesday wake up call

New single from Timber Timbre entitled "Hot Dreams".

"Hot Dreams" is from Timber Timbre's third album, out on April 1 through Arts & Crafts.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

tuesday wake up call posted two live videos of Direct Hit! performing at the Redwood in Los Angeles.

"Satan Says"

"The World Is Ending (No One Cares)"

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

sunday wake up call

Impressionist video by Romain Assénat & Ana Silva for Nils Frahm's "Says".

"Says" is off of Spaces, out now through Erased Tapes Records.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

saturday wake up call

New No Age video for "I Won't Be Your Generator", directed by Oliver Payne.

"I Won't Be Your Generator" is taken from An Object, out now via Sub Pop.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

thursday wake up call

Ridiculously crazy new Death Set video (directed by Sofia Szamosi) for "Lite The Fuse", taken from the band's new EP entitled King Babies, out on Dim Mak.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

tuesday wake up call

My most anticipated album of the year, Transgender Dysphoria Blues by Against Me! is out today! Watch Laura Jane Grace & James Bowman perform acoustic versions of "FuckMyLife666" and "True Trans Soul Rebel" at Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

sunday wake up call

Great stop-motion / shadow puppets video by Katie Maren Nelson for Hey Ocean!'s "If I Were A Ship".

Thursday, January 16, 2014

thursday wake up call

"Difference Maker", beautiful track by NEEDTOBREATHE, taken from their upcoming album Rivers In The Wasteland, out on April 15th.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

wednesday wake up call

"Miss Teen Massachusetts" by Skaters, taken from the band's debut album Manhattan, out on February 25th.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

tuesday wake up call

What a beautiful song — "Brighter!" by Cass McCombs featuring Karen Black, video directed by Stephen Eckelberry.

Monday, January 13, 2014

monday wake up call

Bad Religion performs a live web exclusive of "True North" (one of my favourite songs from last year) on Conan!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

sunday wake up call

King Krule pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock in this new video (directed by Jamie-James Medina) for "A Lizard State".

Saturday, January 11, 2014

saturday wake up call

Jake Bugg has released a new single/video for the song "A Song About Love", taken from Jake's second album, Shangri La.

Bonus: Jake Bugg performs "A Song About Love" on Later with Jools Holland.

Friday, January 10, 2014

friday wake up call

Here's a live video of Finch performing "Letters To You", taken from the band's upcoming live album/DVD, What It Is To Burn X, out on February 25th through Tragic Hero Records.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

wednesday wake up call

Watch "Bank of Elevators", chapter 8 from Direct Hit!'s Brainless God, out now on Red Scare Industries.

If you missed the previous chapters, watch them here (chapter 1 to 4), here (chapter 5) and here (chapter 6 & 7.)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

tuesday wake up call

New Lawrence Arms song/video, "Seventeener (17th and 37th)", from the band's upcoming record, Metropole, out on January 28th via Epitaph.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Sunday, January 05, 2014

sunday wake up call

New Blood Red Shoes song/video entitled "The Perfect Mess", taken from the duo's upcoming S/T album, out on March 3rd through Jazz Life.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Friday, January 03, 2014

friday wake up call

Really cool video, directed by Stephen Meierding and Sami Jano for Appomattox's "United".

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

my 30 favourite albums of 2013

Happy New Year! Here's a look back at some of my favourite albums from 2013 ... other great albums that made it just outside of this list include Anthems by Pure Love, No World by Inc., You're Nothing by Iceage, Enola by I Can Make A Mess, Kveikur by Sigur Rós and Good Together by Chapel Club.

30. Direct Hit!: Brainless God

29. Nils Frahm: Spaces

28. The Flatliners: Dead Language

27. Ghostpoet: Some Say I So I Say Light

26. Zomby: With Love

25. Frank Turner: Tape Deck Heart

24. Bad Religion: True North

23. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires Of The City

22. Deafheaven: Sunbather

21. Weekend Nachos: Still

20. The Wonder Years: The Greatest Generation

hello 2014!