Friday, October 31, 2008

Dr. Dog - We All Belong

A fantastic album, from a band i had always heard about but never listened to until recently. This is my favorite of theirs, I especially like "The Girl". Enjoy

Beirut - Gulag Orkestar

Beautiful Gypsy shit here.

Monday, October 27, 2008


oh by the way the kinks album is back up

Wise Blood - S/T

My friend Karl has finished his solo self titled album. He is getting it mastered and probably going to release it on vinyl. The album is fucking great. Not a bad song on the whole thing. Karl is religious and it shows in his music and his first solo effort. Don't look for preaching, but more analogies and parables, seen in other musicians like Sufjan Stevens. My favorite track on the album has changed many times, right now I would say it's "untitled". Other song recommendations are "Well I Had A Revelation And...", "The Ballad Of Ichabod Vincent For His Lady At Sea", and "Ballons". If you like AA Bondy, Bon Iver, or José González you will really enjoy this album. There has been a shortage of good album releases lately. And this one makes the top of my list. Enjoy

His Myspace

Saturday, October 18, 2008

MMJ Fans

Any big MMJ fans want to catch a early look at the band around the time of the Tennessee Fire release should check by The Steam Engine, for a free video download. Its really worth it.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies

A friend recently reignited my love for the Kinks. This band probably made the best pop songs ever. Muswell Hillbillies was released in 1971, and like most classics stands the tests of time. The Kinks were great at taking a serious or sad subject matter and translate that into a catchy pop song. This album is a concept album, which was very different than what RCA expected when they signed The Kinks after the smash hit "Lola", this album solidified the Kinks as just not a band who makes a hit and surround it with a few songs to make an album, every song is made to fit into the album as a whole. Muswell Hillbillies takes on matter of addiction, classism, and fad diets. Enjoy

Thursday, October 9, 2008

This American Life - the Financial Crisis

This isn't the usual subject matter of this blog, but what the hell. This 1-hour special by "This American Life" on the financial crisis is simultaneously harrowing, depressing and also the most clear and understandable explanation of it that I've heard -