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Monday, May 24, 2010

$500 Amazon credit for sale

I have a a $500 Amazon credit I would like to sell for cash.  If anyone is interested, send me an email.  I can sell it at value on ebay, but would prefer to avoid the hassle.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Covers Nr. 04 - Mumford and Sons cover Neil Young

Mumford & Sons - Dance Dance Dance [Neil Young cover]

recorded live for's Toadcast

Did I mention that Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More is #1 on my Best Albums of 2010 list, so far?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Band of Horses do Letterman - Laredo

Not my favorite track off the album . . . but a good performance.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sigur Ros on Gogoyoko music service

Something sigur rós care deeply about is fair play in music. here is georg talking about gogoyoko – a new online music store and social network where artists receive 100% of their sales revenue and a 40% cut of gogoyoko’s advertising revenue, based on the streaming of their music.

georg: “finally there is something that actually changes things, rather than just slightly … this is taking the concept a lot further”

(via eighteen seconds to sunrise)

Song du Jour Nr. 111

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh


Say Hi


Oohs & Aahs

Unreleased: Iron & Wine - In Your Own Time [clean]

Iron & Wine - In Your Own Time [clean] [mp3]


unreleased demos, circa 2000

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Song du Jour Nr. 110

Dying is Fine


Ra Ra Riot


The Rhumb Line

Free Junip (Jose Gonzalez) EP!!!

Head over to for a free download of Junip's new Rope and Summit EP (you only have to sign up for their mailing list).  It will go on sale May 25, and be followed next September with a full length LP, Fields. 

If you are not familiar with Jose Gonzalez (Swedish raised by Argentine parents) then you REALLY need to go educate yourselves!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Song du Jour Nr. 105



The Long Winters


When I Pretend to Fall

Song du Jour Nr. 104

Unsalted Butter


The Long Winters


The Worst You Can Do Is Harm

Song du Jour Nr. 103



The Long Winters


The Worst You Can Do Is Harm

Local Natives - Wide Eyes mp3 (plus Suckers remix) (album only $5)

Local Natives - Wide Eyes (Suckers Remix) [mp3]

(via stereogum)

The original

Local Natives - Wide Eyes [mp3]

from Gorilla Manor [2010]

Buy the entire album for only $5 at!!!

The Simpsons reveal location of Springfield (kind of)

View Larger MapThis isn't music related, but I am posting anyway.

On last Sunday's episode of the Simpsons, Moe Letter Blues, the bartender Moe revealed that he moved to Springfield because on a calculator, the zipcode spelled "Boobs."  That means that Springfield is either in the zipcode 58008 or 80085.  Well, there is no 80085, but there is a 58008 - Barney, North Dakota.  Unfortunately, there is no nuclear plant or neighboring Shelbyville near Barney North Dakota.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Radiohead (15 Step) vs Dave Brubek (Take Five) MASHUP

Radiohead (15 Step) vs Dave Brubek (Take Five) MASHUP [mp3]

New Damien Jurado - Cloudy Shoes

(via stereogum)

Cloudy Shoes


Damien Jurado


Saint Bartlett [out May 25 on Secretly Canadian]

Song du Jour Nr. 102

Soul Meets Body


Death Cab for Cutie



Song du Jour Nr. 101

Title and Registration


Death Cab for Cutie



Song du Jour Nr. 100



Death Cab for Cutie

You Can Play These Songs With Chords

Song du Jour Nr. 099

A Movie Script Ending


Death Cab for Cutie


The Photo Album

Covers Nr. 02 - Vampire Weekend - Everywhere [Fleetwood Mac cover]

Vampire Weekend

Everywhere [Fleetwood Mac cover]

Covers Nr. 01 - The Postal Service - Against All Odds [Phil Colins cover]

The Postal Service

Against All Odds

[Phil Colins cover]


Jonsi does Craig Ferguson - Go Do

Stream Band of Horses, Infinite Arms

Stream Band of Horses' entire upcoming LP, Infinite Arms HERE

Album Review - Ratatat - LP4

A quick few thoughts on Ratatat's upcoming LP4 [out June 8 on XL Recordings].  Their self-titled debut LP, Ratatat, was AMAZING.  Its its lead-off track, Seventeen Years [mp3], is still one of my all time favorite indie electronica tracks - hands down!  Classics had some good tracks, but LP3 kind of bored me.

LP4 combines a lot of the best elements of their previous 3 albums, reintroducing the heavy electric guitar edge that was too absent from LP3.  There are LOTS of new textures and sounds on this album as well.  If not for Seventeen Years, LP4 might be my favorite Ratatat album.  Well . . . maybe it will be in any case.

I will explain more in June, but for now here are some samples:

Drugs [mp3] removed by request

Neckbrace [mp3] removed by request

Bare Feast [mp3] removed by request