Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Well this hasn't been posted to in a long time. So here are a few singles that I compiled over the last month or so.

Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn (Download)
This Irish band, although they don't actually have a live drummer, have some great dance-y guitar songs on their debut album. (myspace)
Broken Bells - The Ghost Inside (Download)
My favorite song on the album by the Shins' James Mercer and Danger Mouse (myspace)
MGMT - Flash Delirium (Download)
This isn't the same MGMT as we know, but their new album is more than solid. (site)
The Radio Dept. - Heaven's on Fire (Download)
Great song off a solid album from this Swedish electronic shoegaze band. (myspace)
Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue (Download)
A lesser known artist but catchy song. This 2009 album has a somewhat similar feel to Broken Bells. (myspace)
Tokyo Police Club - Breakneck Speed (Download)
Tokyo Police Club is one of those bands that really, really doesn't get enough praise. Over their first EP (A Lesson in Crime) and full-length (Elephant Shell), just about every song was decent or better. This is the first single off of their forthcoming album, Champ. (site)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jordan's Top Five Albums of the Decade

5. Lil Wayne- Tha Carter III

4. Arcade Fire- Funeral

3. My Morning Jacket- Z

2. Radiohead- In Rainbows

Download: Radiohead- Nude

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Fever To Tell

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ben's Top Five Albums of 2009

At long last, here are my top five albums for the year of 2009 along with a track from each.

5. Girls - Album

Download: Girls - Lust for Life

4. The Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health

Download: The Harlem Shakes - Sunlight

3. Matt and Kim - Grand

Download: Matt and Kim - Daylight

2. Passion Pit - Manners

Download: Passion Pit - Little Secrets

1. Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young

Download: Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension

Julian's Christmas-themed B-side.

Bonus 2:
James Mercer (The Shins) and Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, The Gray Album, Beck's Modern Guilt) collaborated on an album under the moniker Broken Bells due out in March. The first single, The High Road, is out now for free on their site.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Libertines & Calypso

Two garage rock bands, one new, one not so new.

The Libertines are the well-known garage rock band from England that released albums in 2002 and 2004 and subsequently broke up. I only just started listening to them and have really started to like them.
A similar style of band is Calypso from Brooklyn. They only have an EP out, but it's really promising. Look for more good material from them soon.

Download mp3's

The Libertines - Time for Heroes

Calypso - Son of a Gun

Friday, November 6, 2009

Post 3: Yeasayer

Yeasayer is a prog-rock group from Brooklyn that uses world-ish beats, but doesn't go over the experimental edge. Their new album, Odd Blood, Will be released February 9th, 2010. The first single, Ambling Alp, is almost reminiscent of Passion Pit synth-pop. The other song I'm posting, Tightrope, was featured on the Dark Was the Night compilation. Jordan says to download Sunrise because its funky fresh. Have fun with the music kids, don't get hurt dancing. 

Download Yeasayer

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Post 2: Food or Music?

Hello fellow followers! If you care, some interesting concerts are coming up in the near future. Monsters of Folk are playing this weekend at the United Palace Theatre 11/6 and at the Beacon Theatre 11/8. 101.9 RXP is sponsoring a holiday show on 12/2 at Hammerstein Ballroom featuring Phoenix, Passion Pit, Manchester Orchestra, and Jack's Mannequin (pretty killer lineup). Ghostland Observatory are playing at terminal 5 on 12/5. Arctic Monkeys are playing 12/10 and 12/11 both dates at Terminal 5. Passion Pit is headlining 3 shows at Terminal 5 from 1/8 - 1/10. Also, Cold War Kids are playing 1/29 also at Terminal 5. So whatchu waiting for, get yo tickets fools! Just right click on the song names to download them, and remember to dance! 

[New Music]
The Heavy (The House That Built Dirt)
Briggs- Its ok, nothing jumps out at me / How You Like Me Now / 2.5 / 
Anderson- English bluesy band that is almost reminiscent of the Black Keys / Sixteen / 3.5 

Monsters of Folk (Monsters of Folk) 
Briggs- Too much folk for my taste / Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F) / 2.5 / 
Anderson- Conor Oberst and Jim James in the same band together, nuff said. / Say Please / 4.5

Girls (Album)
Briggs- A solid, lo-fi emotional roller-coaster. / Lust For Life / 3.5 
Anderson- Runaway christian cult music for the heartsick. By the way, I dig his throaty voice. / Hellhole Race / 4

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Post 1: mp3 Downloads

Downloads for this week's recommended tracks:
Step 1. Right-click
Step 2. Download linked file
Step 3. Open in iTunes
Step 4. Crank the volume and commence dancing

The Generationals - Con Law

Nobody Could Change Your Mind

When They Fight, They Fight

Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young

11th Dimension


Arctic Monkeys - Humbug