Friday, February 19, 2010

The Be Good Tanyas

The Be Good Tanyas - Blue Horse

Pretty much awesome music. I'm not gona bother with tracklists today. Download this and enjoy.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Mountain Goats

So I'm not even going to pretend I have all this guy's ever put out. He's released 16 LPs over his career and probably a billion eps and 7"s and appeared on two billion compilation albums. I will however upload what I recommend you guys check out. His first ten albums were mostly him playing acoustic guitar into a four-track boombox, so as good as the songs are, they sound like shit. Since he's signed to a major label he got himself a full band and worked on filling out his sound. Shit is excellent. I have listed his six full-band albums in the order that I recommend them. First is my favorite and on down the line. They're all super-fantastic though.

We Shall All Be Healed

The Sunset Tree

Get Lonely


The Life of the World to Come

Heretic Pride

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Portugal. The Man

So if you've never heard of these kids, you really should have paid more attention. A good starting point is either Church Mouth or Satanic Satanist. These guys really don't fit into a genre very easily. Early on they were very electronic, but their modern music sounds more like poppy southern rock. Censored Colors sounds like Reggae. Just download some and try it out.

Under The Waves of the Brown Coat EP

Waiter, You Vultures!

Devil Say I, I Say Air EP

It's Complicated Being a Wizard

Church Mouth

Censored Colors

The Satanic Satanist

The Majestic Majesty

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Efterklang - Performing Parades (2009)

Ok, so imagine the biggest sound you can imagine. Now make it bigger. Now add more horns. You might be about half-way to what Efterklang is like. When you take a few brilliant danish vocalists, add in a full band, back it all with some ambient electronics, and make it all sound like the most awe-inspiring moment of every adventure movie you've ever seen, you get this album. It's a live album played with the help of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. This album is honestly so beautiful that I have problems doing other things while listening to it.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Silver Jews - American Water

When I first heard this album, I responded to it along the lines of, "I hate myself for loving this so much." I don't know what it is, exactly, but I can't get enough of it. Why don't these guys actually sing when they play??? Who cares. It's worth a listen. This genre, I suppose, is known as Lo-Fi. The haunting poetic lyrics, simple riffs, droning voices. Mmm. Delicious.

1. Random Rules
2. Smith & Jones Forever
3. Night Society
4. Federal Dust
5. People
6. Blue Arrangements
7. We Are Real
8. Send In The Clouds
9. Like Like The The The Death
10. Buckingham Rabbit
11. Honk If You're Lonely
12. The Wild Kindness

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Damien Judaro - Ghost of David

I seem to be in a weird folk kick lately. Damien Judaro fits my tastes perfectly. The simplicity, the sincerity, everything adds up to equal goodness, here. Maybe it's just the mood I'm in, maybe it's just right.

1. Medication
2. Desert
3. Johnny Go Riding
4. Great Today
5. Tonight I Will Retire
6. Ghost of David
7. Parking Lot
8. Rearview
9. Paxil
10. Walk With Me
11. December
12. Rosewood Casket
13. Ghost in the Snow

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Rosa - I Mississippi You

Rosa. I found these folks randomly. This thing is perfect. Folk + Punk and just lovely lyrics. ?They helped usher me into this genre, and I think it's a nice place to start.

1. Chapel Hill
2. Leah's Song
3. Hit the Bottle
4. Starch + Carbohydrates
5. Scan to Print
6. Asheville
7. Bike Rides and High Fives
8. Hitched Up Kids
9. You Can Almost Hold it in Your Hand
10. Milk Crates
11. Greg Allen
12. Wiskey