Entries from November 2010

The Walkmen Cover Lindsay Buckingham for Holiday Undercover

November 30th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Walkmen Cover Lindsay Buckingham for Holiday Undercover

The Walkmen cover “Holiday Road” Saw a tweet scroll by this morning that mentioned this and then K reminded in an email, so I have no excuse not to post. The Walkmen are participating in another round of The A.V. Club’s Undercover series. This time it’s Holiday Undercover for, well, obvious reasons, and to comply […]

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VIDEO: Robyn “Dancehall Queen”

November 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Robyn “Dancehall Queen”

Love this track. So very Diplo.

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The Drums – “Me and the Moon”

November 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Drums – “Me and the Moon”

I thought for sure that my love for this album would wane over time, but I still love it as much as I did 6 months ago. Definitely in my Top 10 of 2010, which I should probably start putting together.

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VIDEO: Klaxons “Twin Flames” (NSFW)

November 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Klaxons “Twin Flames” (NSFW)

I’ve never been a huge fan of Klaxons, but this video is fascinating.

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The Museum of Indie Rock Ephemera

November 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Marc Masters, AKA @Marcissist, author of No Wave and writer for publications such as Wire and Pitchfork has started scanning & posting some Indie Rock ephemera on Flickr. A fun trip down memory lane for anyone that was a college radio DJ in late ’80s or early ’90s. (via Logan via Twitter) p.s. This letter […]

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Jakwob Releases Single “Here With Me” and Signs with Mercury

November 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Jakwob Releases Single “Here With Me” and Signs with Mercury

So, Jakwob, Dubstep producer and remix god (Ellie, CoCo, Kid Sister) has released a single (sept 2010) and recently signed to Mercury Records. Not so sure about this foray away from remixes, but I must say I am looking forward to hearing whatever Jakwob brings in 2011.

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Humdrum Town

November 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Humdrum Town

Googling for a video of that Stars cover of This Charming Man led me to Theophilus London‘s “Humdrum Town” from 2009’s underrated* This Charming Mixtape which I had heard a while back but never paid much attention to at the time. (*underrated by me, I suppose, since I didn’t give it more than one listen.)

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Stars cover “This Charming Man”

November 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Stars cover “This Charming Man”

I’m such a sucker for that riff. Love the looped sample, too.

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Robyn Performs “Dancing On My Own” on Leno

November 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Robyn Performs “Dancing On My Own” on Leno

Not sure Leno’s audience is quite the target market, but whatever. Love her anyway…

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Teen-Beat 432 / Teen-Beat Graphica Exhibition

November 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on Teen-Beat 432 / Teen-Beat Graphica Exhibition

I wish I had made it to this… So cool!

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Gorillaz Strip Down for BBC And Cover The XX

November 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Gorillaz Strip Down for BBC And Cover The XX

Gorillaz recently played an intimate live set for BBC1 Radio’s Live Lounge, where they did stripped down version of “On Melancholy Hill” and “Doncamatic”, as well as this excellent cover of The xx’s “Crystalised.” I’m kind of obsessed with this cover, as it’s one of my favorite people in the world singing one of my […]

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Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip, and Hot City – “Didn’t Know What Love Was”

November 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Bernard Sumner, Hot Chip, and Hot City – “Didn’t Know What Love Was”

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More Music for Commercials

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on More Music for Commercials

The blog “Music For Kids Who Can’t Read Good” has a collection of commercials featuring music from Morning Benders (see above), Joanna Newsom and Los Campesinos, among others. We at Drawer B are still in shock from the Gang of Four Xbox ad.

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Jay McInerney on Joy Division

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Jay McInerney on Joy Division

“…the petty compromises of day-to-day existence, of getting by and getting ahead, the moment right before that which may go by in a flash or last for years when you can’t help but concentrate on the big picture and wonder what the hell it all means…” Vanity Fair Via Logan

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JJ – You Know

November 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on JJ – You Know

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that seeing JJ “in concert” wasn’t at all impressive, in fact it was downright embarrassing for the crowd. They definitely are not a touring ensemble, that is for sure. That said, I am still an unabashed fan. Thanks go to Tug for turning me on to them (long […]

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Christian Marclay on Night Music

November 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on Christian Marclay on Night Music

Came up in a twitter conversation regarding the new Girl Talk album and figured I would share it here, as well.

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DOWNLOAD: Tim Kasher’s “I’m Afraid I’m Gonna Die Here” mp3

November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on DOWNLOAD: Tim Kasher’s “I’m Afraid I’m Gonna Die Here” mp3

Tim Kasher’s The Game of Monogamy was released October 5 by Saddle Creek. It’s the most cohesive and blatantly “pop” collection of songs that any of his bands have released. Tim Kasher on tour: NOV. 11 LOS ANGELES, CA THE BOOTLEG THEATER NOV. 12 POMONA, CA GLASS HOUSE RECORD STORE NOV. 13 SAN DIEGO, CA […]

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forgetters Live on WBEZ Chicago

November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on forgetters Live on WBEZ Chicago

forgetters perform “I’m Not Immune” in Chicago from WBEZ on Vimeo. In its first year of existence, Blake Schwarzenbach’s new trio, forgetters, has released exactly one double seven-inch. With one song per side. That’s three trips to the turntable just to listen to four songs. I like the throwback nature of the release on double […]

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Even While Dormant, Ryan Adams Still Releases More Music Than Your Favorite Band

November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Even While Dormant, Ryan Adams Still Releases More Music Than Your Favorite Band

For a year when it feels like Ryan Adams has practically been in hiding, when you tally his songs-released total by year’s end, he still blows away most active bands. In addition to his “true metal album” Orion, Adams has a double album on deck that he recorded with the Cardinals during the Easy Tiger […]

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Ride’s Nowhere Reissued by Rhino in December

November 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

As much as I resent being taken advantage of by record companies’ transparent marketing schemes, I do pony up for a reissue every now and again. News of Ride’s seminal Nowhere being given the fancy makeover by Rhino has me pulling out my Christmas list for editing. I literally wore this cassette out from over-playing […]

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