Mew - Introducing Palace Players

Danish art-rockers/prog-rockers Mew are finally back, and are in August set to release their first album in four years. Their pretentiousness, which they often joke about themselves, shines through in the album's absurdly long title. The next Mew album is called (*cleanses throat*):

No more stories
Are told today
I'm sorry
They washed away

No more stories
The world is grey
I'm tired
Let's wash away

Yup, that's the name of the album. The first song from No More More Stories... has leaked, and it's called Introducing Palace Players. The mp3 I posted for it is very likely to be a transcode, since the song only has been released on Mew's Myspace and on a Pitchfork stream so far, but I hope you all will be able to enjoy it nonetheless. It's a very promising sounding track, I can't wait to hear the whole album!
May 27, 2009


avril 14th

Haven't posted in a while, I'm going to go ahead and blame it on the fact that it's summer time. I've decided to post some oldies; for some reason, I've been getting into glitch and electronica a lot, so, it seemed appropriate. The first song, avril 14th, is one of the most beautiful piano pieces I've ever heard. It's off of Aphex Twin's 2001 release, drukqs, and is a huge departure from most Aphex Twin songs. The second, 4, is typical AFX: lots of glitch drums scattered over some pretty atypical melodies. 4 is from his 1996 release, Richard D James. Both are awesome, let me know what you think of them.
May 19, 2009

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective has been blowing people's minds for quite some time now, and their newest release, Merriweather Post Pavilion, is yet another exciting addition to their already extensive catalog. Like much of their more recent releases, the songs on this album definitely reflect the band's ever-changing interests and sounds very similar to the more electronica-influenced music Panda Bear's been putting out on his own. Deeply layered tracks, unique rhythms, and a certain amount of playfulness are the MO here.

from Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)

May 18, 2009

The Beta Band

The Beta Band were a commercially underappreciated band from Britain.  They performed a blend of psychedelic rock, trip-hop, and electronica that critics creamed over.

Mp3's come from a collection of their early EP's.  "Dogs Got A Bone" is a personal favorite.

from The Three E.P.'s (1997)
May 17, 2009


So Boxstr decided to kill my account by not allowing me access and proclaiming that they'd never heard of my email address before when I tried to reset my p-word.  So if my old links are broken, I apologize.  I'll try to re-upload them and change the links when I can.

New account is up.  Username = boxstrsucks

Chiggety-cheers, all.
May 15, 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeah's Zero (again)

Toldja I'd get it on here somehow. Either way, YYY has been pissing me off. First they shaft the blog community and then they have this song on the new Gossip Girl commercials? If Karen O's voice wasn't so badass I wouldn't even bother with this.
May 12, 2009

Cassette's Won't Listen

Freeze and Explode

Sorry I haven't posted in so long, it's been a hectic few weeks. I found this song on one of my tv guilty pleasures and thought i'd share it. It's dripping with pop, incredibly catchy, and it's a nice departure from the stuff i've been listening to.

Their sound isn't the most original, but they do it well. The video for "Young Adult Friction" makes me nostalgic for times I never had, and some of those vocals make for a heck of a Morrissey impression.

from The Pains of Being Pure At Heart (2009)
Young Adult Friction
Everything With You