"whaddap purps"

If you dig hella heavy Friday night dance party sh*T, you in the right place.

Don't confuse Joker with the Batman villain of the same name. Although both wear copious amounts of purple, they have little else in common. One is a conniving prankster, & the other drops wonky, synth-laden, bass driven tracks that sonically assault yr earholes. THIS is the music that should be "up in da club", yo. It's not surprising Joker is tight w/ fellow dubstepper & rising star, Flying Lotus. Just saw him @ Coachella & he straight ripped it. Definitely gonna be a big year for both these mugs.

Scope these tracks & get yr grime on.

joker - "tron"
joker - "digidesign"
tc & joker - "it ain't got a name"


breakout: moss of aura

cover to the newest will smith movie, "i am nebula"

There is good music, great music, & then there is I-HAVE-TO-DOWNLOAD-YOU-IMMEDIATELY music. Moss of Aura absolutely qualifies in that coveted category. Hazed out electro jamz - similar to contemporaries Washed Out & Millionyoung - but heavier w/ bigger & badder beats. Which reminds me, Washed Out, Small Black & Pictureplane @ Rickshaw Stop March 28th. Gonna be the jumpoff, sen. Now quick, listen before it's too late.

moss of aura - swilling
moss of aura - thundra
moss of aura - team



"trick that sh*t out, sen!"

OMGZ, there has been hella good music coming out lately. I'm talking jams stacked on jams. The new Tallest Man on Earth, Radio Dept., Broken Social, Morning Benders, Strange Boys, etc etc etc. Here's a mini mix of some ultra-addictive tunes from said artists & a few more.

Mathemagic - Breaststroke
Broken Social Scene - World Sick
The Morning Benders - Excuses
Memory Cassette - Ghost In The Boombox
Tallest Man on Earth - Burden of Tomorrow
The Radio Dept. - David
The Strange Boys - Be Brave
Warpaint - Stars

Bonus (via Justin):

Memory Cassette - Last One Awake (Friend Version)



Josiah Wolf is the drummer & multi-instrumentalist for the lauded band WHY?. He's also a professional reindeer, in his mind. Josiah is stepping outside of his kit to release his 1st solo album "Jet Lag" on Anticon, March 2nd. It's an amalgam of folk & pop, w/ a wee dash of psyche. Check out 2 stellar tracks below. Listen & Like.

Josiah Wolf - Master Cleanse (California)
Josiah Wolf - The Trailer & The Truck


the young sinclairs

The Young Sinclairs are a band from Virginia who sound straight outta 1960...like, seriously. They play summery psychedelic pop, & they play it very, very well. Be on the lookout for the album The Songs of the Young Sinclairs soon to be released on Kindercore. If you know what's good for you, you'll take a listen.

Young Sinclairs - Tribe

Young Sinclairs - Darling

Young Sinclairs - Help You Decide

Oh & did I mention they sound like the Byrds?



"a few loose ends, you gotta tie em up"

New demo from the enigmatic duo. Scope it, download it, & leave yr commentz!

DANG! - slipping through the cracks (in your heart)

So...who & what da L is DANG!?

DANG! is the side-project of Greg Mabry (Heartbeater) & myself. We write & record songs when were together, which isn't often anymore since he lives in TN & I live in CA. We penned this song while Charmaine & I were in Nashville during our winter trip. It's recorded @ the Vaticon, aka the mansion where Heartbeater / Ascent of Everest / Evil Bebos reside.

*to download, right-click / cntrl-click & "save-link-as"



Oh the joy of getting a new album you've been waiting for. It's like Christmas all over again, or Hanukkah, or Festivus. It's that good.

Unlike the stripped-down acoustic timbre of "The End of History", his newest offering is saturated w/ electric guitars & a backing band. Fionn evokes a Bob Dylan-esque rollicking vocal style across most of "The Shadow of an Empire" - think "Subterranean Homesick Blues" - while adding his own unique spin to the equation. He's always been one for fresh, poetic lyrics, & he certainly continues that tradition here. He even rhymes "glasses" w/ "Mr. Onassis". Fionn is quite the clever cat.

*UPDATE: Received a complaint from Blogger about hosting the album & mp3s. Had to delete the content.


wild nothing

"just hanging out in a coin-op laundromat, fixing my buttonz. cool duder."

Check out this hooky new jam from up-&-coming Wild Nothing (pictured above). This kid knows what he's doing. It's poppy, it's enthusiastic, it's fierce. Well, maybe not quite fierce. But you get the idea. Listen to it, download it, & keep your eyes open for the full-length "Gemini" on Captured Tracks due out in May. Yay!

Wild Nothing - "Chinatown"



Check out the glorious mullet-stache on this fella. Straight up wicked.

Yezzir, it's Friday & I'm feeling good, feeling great. Currently 55 in the mish w/ scattered...sunlight. I'm about to embark on a lil bike adventure. But 1st, a couple of solid tracks to get you ready for the weekend.

Harlem - "Tilly & I"
Yuck - "Georgia"
Railcars - "Dreams (Cover)"


hey cool kid


Cloud Nothings - "Hey Cool Kid"

It's loose, unpolished, lo-fi, & has a hella good hook. I'm definitely into it. Also, CN is from Cleveland. Gotta rep the ole hometown. The rest of the album/tape (they're part of the relatively new tape scene) is legit too. According to the Cloud Nothings myspace page, they have a bunch of projects in the works. I can see them gaining traction very soon. Keep it on your radar if you dig the sound.



"rad party dood. no seriously, it looks like a lot of fun."

If you dig this track from Toro y Moi (& you prolly should), you can download the mp3 &/or the full-length album that drops February 23rd below. Vurrry nice.






Here's a grab bag of cool azz tracks that have been bouncing around the apt lately. Get at it.

laura veirs - portland folk. best song of the album july flame & worthy of non-stop repeat playz.
millionyoung - newest buzz worthy glo-fi, chill-wave.
heartbeater - my fave (new) hbeater song. live demo from their recording studio/mansion.
starf*cker - layered sound, heavy, electro.
bear in heaven - cool dude, rill cool.
jeff the brotherhood - dirty garage-punk from nashville.
bachelorette - solid electro w/ dame singer.
lake heartbeat - this guy tours w/ jens lekman, enough said.
oOoOOo - totally rad frisco goth electronic ish, courtesy of my boi justin.

welcome to the new decade


Bring on the streamers and fireworks, we have entered the year of the tiger. How's that for poetic justice, Tiger Wood's unraveling happens directly before the year of his namesake. Eh who care's about him.

So it's been quite a while since the last post. Charmaine and I have been traveling for the last 3 weeks - San Diego, then Cleveland, then Nashville. It was a long & wild ride, to say the least. Watching season 1 of X-Files till 4am every night on a projector screen was definitely a highlight. I'll be posting a new mix soon, prolly tonight. Stay tuned!