Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Grifters- One Sock Missing

The lost lo-fi 90's dudes.

This albums is flat-out amazing. Guided By Voices were the Beatles of this scene, and these guys were the Rolling Stones, but if the Stones were passed over by future generations.

If you're at all into the 90's noisy low-fi thing that was going on, you owe it to yourself to click here.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Unrest- Isabel Bishop EP

As promised

Hey guys remember Unrest? I'm surprised people don't, because they were really good. Here's an EP they did for 4AD records.

I'm not really sure how to sell people on this. The one adjective that everyone seems to be using to describe their output is "shimmering," so I'll go with that. I'm also going to add that they have a wry sense of humor and a deep knowledge of the people who made music before them, and around them. Fortunately, they decided to use their powers for good instead of evil.

Here it is

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Ulysses speaks!


Were they intellectuals or contrarian weirdos?

Were they making music, or a statement about music?

Did they know their influence would be this far-reaching?

Are these guys joking?

These are all valid questions you could ask about the Nation of Ulysses, D.C.'s infamous post-hardcore radicals. In addition to their musical output, they also produced a prodigious amount of propaganda in support of their post-soviet vision for the world.

It's too late to join their cause, but if you click here, you can relive the revolutionary glory days you never had.

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Friday, January 16, 2009





Thursday, January 8, 2009

Another mixtape!

What if I told you that one of the best mixtapes of the year was based around Seinfeld?

Wale is probably one of the smartest MC's I've heard in a long time. This is what Atmosphere would be doing if he wasn't busy doing lines and hitting on sad girls. This album tackles the usual backpacker issues like relationships, race relations, etc., but it manages to avoid most of the navel-gazey pitfalls. Also it features guest appearances from The Roots, Bun B, Pusha T, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Li'l Wayne.

Wale managed to find an excellent balance between cerebral rap and party rap. Yay for him and yay for us!


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Sunday, January 4, 2009

For my cousins, mostly. But also for you

The other good Li'l Wayne mixtape.

One of my favorite things from either one of these guys. Everyone download it now.

Click here

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