March 31, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Comes out this October. Fuck yes.
March 29, 2009

Jack Scolloquial

Sinking Ships and Sand Castles

I've been threatening to do it for years and the day has finally come. Here's my first song, written, performed, engineered by yours truly. Let me know what you think.

The Vacant Lot

The Vacant Lot was a short-lived comedy sketch show that ran in 1993 and 1994. This sketch, The Head, is the only one I can remember watching when it actually ran on Comedy Central back then which is probably a sign of how badly it disturbed me as a child.

March 27, 2009


They're currently working on an album that they hope will be ready for release this summer.

from Push/Pull (2006)
Forgiving Monarch

from We The Wintering Tree (2003)
The End of Dying
March 26, 2009

Cymbals Eat Guitars

from Why There Are Mountains (2009)
Wind Phoenix (Proper Name)
Living North
March 25, 2009

Brendan Canning

Brendan Canning is a regularly contributing member of Broken Social Scene, and he recently released a solo album (backed by members of Broken Social Scene and other well known Canadian acts) called Something For All Of Us, which absolutely fucking killed.  Canning was also featured on the IFC Canada documentary series The Rawside Of... which detailed the making of this album. If anyone knows where I can find this online, I'd be grateful enough to cuff myself to your radiator.

The Late Great Sam Kinison

Sam Kinison was one of the great ones that died relatively young. I personally remember him as my favorite part of Rodney Dangerfield's, the MC here, Back to School.

March 23, 2009


Dumb Luck

Dntel is badass. From The Postal Service and Figurine to his own solo stuff featuring a vast array of artists, I never get tired of him. I think the only pop/electronica/glitch artist that rivals him would be Four Tet, but I'm not sure that's a fair comparison anyway. Maybe I'll do a Four Tet post next. If only I could do glitch pop like Dentel...

While they did perform a few reunion shows last year, Denali called it quits back in April of 2004 after just two albums. Unfortunately for me, by that time I had still only heard the mp3 I've provided below "Hold Your Breath." Everything about the song sucked me in: the guitar work, the dark female vocals, the strong rhythm...

from The Instinct (2003)
Hold Your Breath

"Normal Days" performed March 5, 2004 at The Echo Lounge in Atlanta.

The Soft Pack

The Soft Pack used to go by the name The Muslims.

from the Parasites/Walking With Jesus single (2009)
Walking With Jesus (Spacemen 3 cover)

from The Muslims (2009)
Future Rock
Bright Side

The War On Drugs and Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile is in The War On Drugs

from Wagonwheel Blues (2008) by The War On Drugs
Arms Like Boulders
Taking The Farm

from God Is Saying This To You? (2009) by Kurt Vile
My Sympathy
My Best Friends (Don't Even Pass This)


Isn't it weird when you see the same word pop up around the music scene in album titles or band names?

from Free Drugs ;-) (2008)
South of France
Beautiful & Very Smart
Red Herring

...and just in case that picture from the Austin Chronicle didn't scare you, here's their cover of Q Lazzarus
Goodbye Horses

Holy Fuck vs. Radiohead

Holy Fuck's contest winning remix of Radiohead


(The above photo is of Holy Fuck from a 2007 session)
March 22, 2009

Dylan Moran on the subject of Germany

Dylan Moran from the hilarious DVD of his third major tour, Like, Totally (the entire show can easily be found on YouTube).

Chad VanGaalen and Women

Chad VanGaalen and the band he's in Women.

Soft Airplane (2008) by Chad VanGaalenSoft Airplane (2008) by Chad VanGaalen

from Soft Airplane (2008) by Chad VanGaalen
Rabid Bits of Time

from Women (2008) by Women
Group Transport Hall
Black Rice

March 14, 2009


from Everybody, Come Outside! (2009) by Pomegranates

March 8, 2009

Harlem Shake

Strictly Game

I was perusing around on and found this. This is for everyone who needs a touch of optimism; it's catchy as hell with decently uplifting lyrics.

Oh, and, Watchmen the movie did not do the book justice (obviously), but what's her name is hot as fuck and it was decently entertaining...though a tad soulless.
March 6, 2009


First video mash-up. I'll be uploading the accompanying essay to my other blog.

Enjoy this multimedia explosion!

The Whigs

Right Hand on my Heart

The Whigs' main claim to fame: they were the last big thing out of Athens. This song is a really good example of how garage rock can be beautiful even in its simplicity: about 75% of the song is based on one note. It's catchy as hell, I keep getting it stuck in my head, so I figured why not post it up here. This is really the only encounter I've had with them, but it might be enough of a basis for me to buy a ticket to their upcoming 40 watt show. Enjoy.
March 1, 2009

Kings of Leon

Use Somebody

I just realized there hasn't been a new post in more than a week, so I decided to throw this up. This album is kind of old news, but I just recently rediscovered it and felt the need to share this particular song. I think his voice is badass and the song structure, progression, and development are really creative. I also think it's funny that these guys had lackluster success here, moved to the UK and blew up, then came back here and sold-out Madison Square Garden. Enjoy.