Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Awesome New Republic - Wheels No Engines

This is actually a different version than the mp3 I call home but, you get the idea. I can't remember when I discovered this song but it was a fun day, maybe 6 years ago? For some reason it reminds me of how San Diego smells and feels when it's about 70 degrees and sunny....or I guess every day of the year. I don't understand the pictures on the youtube video but I hope you enjoy the music.

Monday, February 20, 2012

My Best of 2011

It's good to be writing about this stuff again.

All in all 2011 felt like a down year for me.  Releases that I was pining for didn't quite do what I thought they would and in many cases I was pretty disappointed.  Luckily 2011 offered many things that were not on my radar that helped me out.

I love year end lists so heres the best I can do for you.

My Top 8 (So I can feel a bit more exclusive than CK)

1. Girls, Father, Son, Holy Ghost

2. Ty Segall, Goodbye Bread

3. Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring for My Halo

4. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

5. Yuck, Yuck

6. Oneohtrix Point Never, Replica

7. The Antlers, Burst Apart

8. Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Belong

I really wanted to like Bon Iver's album but I didn't and St. Vincents album just felt a little flat.

Anyways, excited about 2012, new Sleigh Bells comes out tomorrow yay.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

9 for '11

So, it's been awhile. Thanks to Brett for getting the flow going again.

It only took me 1.5 months to post a "my favorite of 2011" list. At this rate, you'll see my "best of the 90's" list in 2020

Without further ado, and in no particular order:

1. Bright Eyes - The People's Key

Welcome back from your odd solo acts and bizarro bands, Conor Oberst

2. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic

Thanks for giving me some new material to replace Slanted and Enchanted in my playlists, Steve

3. Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'

Thank you for going 1 for 3 on solo artists, Tone Toni Tony

4. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Thank you for making me want to grow a ZZ Top beard and move to a cabin in the woods, Fleet Foxes

5. Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Thank you for also making me want to grow a ZZ Top beard and move to a cabin in the woods, Justin Vernon

6. The Rapture - In the Grace of Your Love

Thank you for making me dance at work (and by dance, I mean bop my legs up and down beneath my desk and bob my head up and down until someone walks into my office), The Rapture

7. Wild Flag - Wild Flag

Thank you for being the best all-girl band since Heart, Wild Flag

8. Beirut - The Rip Tide

Thank you for making me promise a promise that I will never keep (that I will listen to more multi-national music, play a tiny guitar, and sing in a weird voice), Beirut

9. Cults - Cults

Thank you for making the best fucking album of the year , Cults.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Okay, time again

Here's the weird

Here is the awesome

Two Things - Food & Music

1.) You need to check out Steve Albini's food blog, it's just as awesome as he is! Steve Albini Food Blog

2.) The other day when I was listening to Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down for about the ten thousandth time I realized that this song may be the closest thing we have on this earth to perpetual motion. There is not a single wasted note, word, or beat in it. There are other songs I like better but, there aren't many that are more perfectly crafted.

P.S. since my first post in way too long was pretty mainstream I will try and get weird next time.

Love - B.C.