mini-vaca in encinitas

whaddddap yallll.

im currently in socal hanging out w/ my girlfriend & her folks. they live in encinitas, which is about 25mins north of san diego.

its been fun & beachy so far. went surfing yesterday but it was a bit too choppy. 1st time on a short board was a mild success...definitely going out again today. hopefully i can catch some festy barrel waves, brah.

heres a beachy-electro song by washed out. this kids from souf carolina & hes blowing the F up.

mp3 --> washed out - lately


hot: girls, the band that is

what can possibly be said about the band girls that hasnt already been said? not a whole lot, which is surprising since the san francisco duo have yet to put out an album. in the last year the lo-fi indie two-some have released a couple 7" vinyls featuring 1-2 songs, but nothing more substantial. then again, those few infectious tracks were all that they needed to break out; slow-jam "hellhole ratrace" & lively "lust for life" set the stage for major buzz & blogosphere love.

how much TLC are girls getting? well, if were talking about the band, enough to land a deal w/ nyc label true panther sounds & secure a (current) us tour w/ the ever-more-prominent the pains of being pure at heart. then directly afterwards, girls embark on a european leg where they headline each show. not bad at all.
girls drop their full-length album, laconically titled "album", on september 22nd.

girls live in sf:
september 9th @ the Great American Music Hall w/ cass mccombs & papercuts
september 15th @
Amoeba Records

mp3s from the forth-coming "album"

girls - laura
girls - g*ddamned
girls - hellhole ratrace

randumb notes:
  • song "lust for life" was included on the mix in the 1st blog post
  • "hellhole ratrace" was filmed in the mission district & bernal heights, sf


rock make skreet fest

yesterday was the Rock Make street festival. free event between 17th/18th & treat in the mission district that was put on by The Bay Bridged. there was a stage on either end of the block, & vendors in between. we got to see the band Odawas. their sound can best be described as ambient folk w/ an occasional touch of electronica, & heavily drenched in reverb.

on their records they create beautiful orchestal landscapes (totes gorge) w/ layers of strings, synths, & tranquil piano parts, usually backed by a sampled drum beat. it kind of ends up resembling a pure mood soundtrack, in the best possible way. i mean who doesnt dig a lil enya, "sail away"? real talk, that sh*t is the ILLest. anyway, Odawas played a great set live as a 5 piece; they used a harmonium @ one point, & also dropped down a mandolin. it was pretty packt. pictures/video below.

dload the track "the case of the great irish elk" from their latest album, "the blue depths" below.

right click the link to dload
Odawas - The Case of The Great Irish Elk


we found a good lil spot to sit down


charmaine & adum

even dawgz like odawas, its true. meet "charlie".


i needz a hurrrcut

so charmaine is cutting my hair today. i have some ideas. pictures below. at this moment im quite inclined towards the "ballcaphathair" look (reference 3rd image). thats some serious class. or maybe the last image w/ the uneven bangs & negative sideburns. we'll see what happens.

oh & heres a song by haircut 100. it really has nothing to do w/ haircuts at all, buts its a good azz 80s jam.


1st post

hello fine peoples. thank you for visiting a work in progress.

this is going to be my spot to post music, pictures, anecdotes, etc.

i will put up randumb mp3s for download ever-so-often, & then each month im gonna post a fat mix of the stuff thats been hot on my headphones. the 1st of these mixes can be dloaded below - i broke it into 2 parts. not all of it is new music, but most of it is. enjoi, & come back frequently for updates!

here are the links to dload the mix (scroll down, click the orange download button) --> dillvegas.vol1, dillvegas.vol2

track layout

volume 1

1. atlas sound – bradford cox (deerhunter)+ panda bear (animal collective).
2. highlife – lead singer of the band “woods”. looking forward to the full length album.
3. beirut – my cut off “march of the zapotec/realpeople holland”.
4. girls – gotta represent for fellow frisco kids, & they live in the mission dist.
5. lemonade – brooklyn by way of sf. rave-esque indie music.
6. cave singers – standout track from the new album “welcome joy” that dropped aug 18th.
7. danger mouse & sparklehorse ft. flaming lips – phil collins style w/ a definite flaming lips touch.
8. banjo or freakout – sounds like it was recorded near the ocean. heres the VIDEO.
9. glasser – saw her last year w/ a team of dancers. think feist, but way more spacey.
10. crocodiles – steady drum build & explosion at 2:35.
11. hockey night – pavement + thin lizzy dueling guitars.
12. sleepy sun – bay area psyche-rock-folk. this band will blow up very very soon.
13. boat club – amazing beach music. nuff said.
14. camera obscura – 1st song on the newest album & definitely a gem.
15. low anthem – slowcore/folk w/ great harmonies. this is for all the ohioians.

volume 2

16. pains of being pure at heart – can you say “my bloody valentine”? i can, & its GREAT.
17. teengirl fantasy – casio/electro duo from Oberlin College the track breaks out around 1:05.
18. jay reatard – garage rock/one man band. my favorite cut off “watch me fall”.
19. suckers – it gets your body movin’, albeit, slowly at first. big wall-of-sound build.
20. washed out – shoegaze/electro slow jam. i love this track.
21. papercuts – hazy/reverb/shoegaze/mellow.
22. titus andronicus – new jersey kids. angsty punk w/ thick layers of guitars & an epic finish.
23. neon indian – 80s-psyche-electro-ish.
24. ty segall – loud, spastic, rocknroll.
25. ganglians – fun reverbed out rock w/ a driving bass line.
26. vetiver – again frisco musician, repping the bay hard on this mix. tour partner of devendra banhart.
27. black lips – my fave. garage rock. fuzz. featuring gza of wu tang.
28. russ chimes – french electro. super dance. think daft punk & justice.
29. ott – atmospheric electronic music. in the same vein as thievery corp.
30. dishwasher – canadian. layered vocals + beach boy harmonies.