Thursday, October 25, 2012


So recently I was given an assignment to compile the following-

Top Five New Musicians/Bands

Top Five Youtube videos

Five Good Blogs/Tumblrs

Top Meme

Top Five "People To Watch"

....and these are the results:


Empress of  : This is Lorely Rodriguez of Brooklyn. She just recently started posting “colorminutes” with beautiful 1 minute songs over a single color. A few days ago she posted Empress of’s first full-length track “Don’t Tell Me”. The color minutes are addicting(I’ve listened to 2 and 7 seriously 50 times). She will be playing her first Empress show this Thursday Oct.18. Her website is also a great craigslist look-alike. (more)

Death Grips : One of Zach Hill’s many musical ventures along with MC Ride and Andy Morin. They recently released Deep Web No Love for free on their website against the wishes of their label, Epic Records, who wanted to push the date further back. I would bet it had something to do with the record cover (it’s pretty shocking). The album already has millions of legal downloads. (more)

Lord Huron : LA Band that just released their first full length on October 9th. Their harmonies are a spooky, folky choir of voices over songs suited for traversing the American Southwest. Seem like nice guys.(website)

Tobacco / Black Moth Super Rainbow : Freaky-deeky experimental-electro jammers Black Moth Super Rainbow are releasing a new album October 23. They are Pittsburgh locals with an often-masked frontman, Tobacco, who has also released some amazing solo work. (more)

Fergus & Geronimo : These fellows hail from the home of my alma mater, Denton, TX and currently reside in Brooklyn, NY. I was excited when they recently made Rolling Stone’s Top 10 College Radio Albums with Funky was the State of Affairs on Hardly Art. I used to see their old band, Teenage Cool Kids, at house shows in Denton constantly so it’s nice to see   
                                 them blowing it up in NYC.(more)


Will Bryant : Bryant is a visual artist from Texas currently working in Portland, OR. I really like his doodle-y style and 90’s throwbacks. He has done work for several notable bands and recently did the flyer for GvB’s CMJ Party. 

Olga Koumoundouros : Visual artist who recently turned a house she was squatting in to a art project. Her other work is sort of creepy.

Zach Hill  : Insanely great self taught drummer and part time visual artist. This guy has a hand in several musical projects, including Hella, Death Grips, Wavves Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group, bygones, and the list goes on.

T.J. Cowgill : Musician/Designer (King Dude / Actual Pain) I read an interview with him in the most recent issue of Vice. His clothes are nice if you like goth things but aren’t totally suicidal.

Nicole Lavelle  : Portland Artist / Writer. Simple Projects, personal and accessible 

PAGES/BLOGS/TUMBLRS   :  Great resource for American - made fashion.  :  Stay cutting-edge and nerdy. : Shut your fucking face and listen. : Tel - Aviv based blog & concert promotion company. : Provocative image overload.


TED Talks : Amy Cuddy - Power Poses. Cuddy explains how body language controls the way we handle stress, confidence, and how we think of ourselves.

BLR Soundbites are hilarious. Joe Biden & Rick Perry are my two favorites. - Pes is a stop-motion pop culture genius.

Warm Myth - Working (Director : Jesse Yules) Music video by a Canadian filmmaker.


 “Binders full of women” (Mitt Romney Comment) Memes

THINGS TO READ * Collage Culture  (order)

Monday, October 15, 2012

ty segall

Segall released his new LP Twins last week and it's pretty rage. Here is a good one.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

the can't tells

These three musketeers from Brooklyn played at Silk City last night ( I was working *sigh*). It was slow enough where I was able to catch a good portion of their set and they were really good. I looked them up today and their recordings are much more poppy than what they sounded like last night (they were pretty PR). Really good lead guitar , not so many power chords. Plus, they switched guitar and bass as well as lead vocal duties which is always rad. I want to see them again.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

death grips

Wildnout. Death Grips is one of the many projects that Zach Hill has a hand in, which brings a crazy progressive element to this  hard-groovin' hip-hop outfit. Their No Love Deep Web LP was released yesterday, and its cover is pretty raunch (especially offensive to those with a distaste for male nudity). Death Grips actually released the record against the wishes of their label, Epic Records, when they decided to post it for free download yesterday. They already have something around 34 million legal downloads on BitTorrent. Right from the first track this album is like getting punched in the face in a good, Fight-Clubby way.

This video features a censored version of their album cover(the real cover is just a penis with the title written on it in sharpie).

Monday, October 1, 2012

floating action

   Real Vibe-y. One of my dear old friends showed me this band and they just played last night at Kung Fu Necktie. I wanted to go see them but I didn't because I was so tired. I went to bed really early. 
  Fake Blood was released on Removador Recordings & Solutions early last month (Jims James' record label). Read their info and watch their "solutions", very funny.

Friday, September 28, 2012

dirty projectors

   Dirty Projectors played at Made in America Festival fairly recently. This is a name I have been hearing for years but never took the time to listen to. My friend that saw them at M I A Fest said they were the best act there and gave me their last album Swing Lo Magellan so I could give then a listen. The first time through I wasn't sure what to think because they have progressions and changes that one might normally hear in Classical music, not some modern indie band. I can't stop listening now. This record is amazing (I still haven't even listened to their others , all with rad titles I might add). Singer and main composer, David Longstreth has an amazing grasp on music theory and shows this in his intricate and progressive song structure. The lovely ladies in the band also provide layers of dreamy harmonies for Longstreth to croon over. These babes are taking the fluff out of pop, and looking very unassuming while they do it.

This is my favorite track from Swing Lo Magellan, released last July.

Friday, August 31, 2012

zach hill

I've written about this fool before. I was looking at some more videos from him and he is unbelievable. Plus he releases new stuff like 6 times a year. It's WILD! (note: top comment on this first video is gold)