Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Oh No Ono - Swim

I don't no what it is with Danish bands and quirky videos but this little nugget is fantastic. The US release for there second album EGGS is January 26, 2010.

Oh No Ono Swim from Adam Hashemi on Vimeo.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Black Milk feat. Royce Da 5'9 - Losing Out


One of my favourite producers Black milk is teaming up with Sean Price and Guilty Simpson to form Random Axe. The track MONSTER BABIES is definitely the best hip hop track i have heard of late. Album out sometime 2010.

While looking for an image for my Random Axe post this great picture came up. The funny thing is this guys blog was trying to sell the Structural engineering of the CN Tower in Toronto note the red arrow nice!


Bang Bang Eche are poised to make that next level of inde success in 2010 with the daringly titled Sonic Death Cunttt [EP] (2009). I remember seeing these guys play at smokefree rockquest and and am still dumbfounded that they did not win.

Local Natives - Camera Talk

From Silverlake, Calif. Blowing up in europe and bubbling under here but not for long i would say.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Flying nun back in kiwi hands again

The best christmas present ever Flying nun records founder Roger Shepherd has brought back the label he left in 1999. Hopefully Flying nun can get back to its old ways after languishing on the back burner of late.flying nun records

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Music that touched me in 2009 in places you want to be touched.

1 The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea video
2 David Dallas - Indulge Me (ft. Devolo) video
3 Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar video
4 The xx - Crystalised video
5 Handsome Furs - I'm Confused video
6 tape deck mountain - scantrons video
7 Califone - funeral singers video
8 Wooden Shjips - Motorbike video
9 Lightning Dust - Never seen video
10 Fever Ray - Keep the Streets Empty video
11 The Big Pink - Velvet video
12 Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden - Bonkers video
13 Hush Arbors - Coming home video
14 Pink Mountaintops - "Execution" video
15 Kong - Leather Penny video
16 Lightning Bolt - Colossus mp3
17 GusGus - "Add This Song" video
18 Mint Chicks - Hot on Your Heels video
19 The Roots - How I Got Over video
20 The Wild Beasts - All The King's Men video
21 Animal Collective - My Girls video
22 Cold Cave - Love Comes Close video
23 Chali 2na ft Beenie Man "International" video
24 Windmill - Big Boom video
25 Volcano Choir - "Island, IS" video
26 Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move video
27 PNC - Tonight video
28 David Kilgour & Sam Hunt - Chord video
29 Rain Machine - "Give Blood" video
30 Cobra Khan - ' Walk Through Fire' video

Animal Collective - My Girls

Digital Leather - Hurts So Bad

just to funny. Digital Leather are from Yamaha, Nebraska and "Hurts so bad" off the charming album warm brother.

Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move

Indie kids do Destiny's Child.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Beast - Out Of Control

soaring emotive and what a voice from Betty Bonifassi, the second single from Montreal's Beast.

Woodhands - CP24

I just missed there set when they opened for junior boys at soundlab am really bummed now.

Anti-Pop Consortium - Volcano

They are back missing in action since 2002 Arrhythmia. Now all we need is a new Cannibal ox album.

Massive Attack - Paradise Circus

The Golden age of porn.NOT FOR YOU IF YOU ARE UNDER 18

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Eddie Vedder with Neil Finn and Liam Finn - Not Given Lightly

A great Chris Knox cover, from a pearl Jam concert auckland november 2009.

Monday, December 14, 2009

David Dallas feat. Niko - "I Get The Feelin"

Not the strongest single off the David Dallas debut album Something Awesome and a rather lame video too. Whats up with David sitting in a chair again can't the boy move. Then again one listen to the single indulge me will blow you away big time.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Digital Noise Academy - "Melting Inside"

Wow what an addicting beat from this Los Angeles based group.

The Twilight Sad - "And She Would Darken The Memory"

I have been wavering wether i like the Twilight sad or not this may be the turning point. From the 2007 album Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Art Vs Science - "Parlez-Vous Francais?

Official Art Vs Science "Parlez-Vous Francais? Music Video from Alex Roberts on Vimeo.

Apple purchase of lala

Apple has just purchased Lala i not sure how happy i am about this. Competion is always good they stream albums that load alot faster than say itunes and have the cheapest mp3 albums around. It will be interesting to see what changes apple makes.

PJ Harvey & John Parish - Black Hearted Love

Small Black - Despicable Dogs

"Despicable Dogs" by Small Black from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

Minuit - Aotearoa

Feeling a little patriotic today just watched new zealand win IRB sevens in Dubai.

Phoenix - 1901

i love how one of the only people to realize who they are is the african guy selling the tacky tourist shit.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

GusGus - "Add This Song"

surreal video great song what more could you ask for.

GusGus "Add This Song" from Kompakt Records on Vimeo.

Chali 2na ft Beenie Man - "International"

From Jurassic 5 to Ozomatli whatever Chali 2na touches is golden.

Vandaveer - A Mighty Leviathan Of Old

Very charming indeed.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jakob - Safety in numbers

I keep hearing about bands like god is an astronaut but they are just ok, jakob have more emotion and power for me. Safety in numbers is from the album Solace.

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Mint Chicks - Don't Sell Your Brain Out, Baby

Video number three from 2009 "screens" with some beach boys love.

Matt and Kim - "LESSONS LEARNED"

One of the most creative and daring videos of the year, the songs not bad either.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Imaad Wasif - Fangs!

Canaidien Imaad Wasif has played in the Yeah yeah yeahs and The New Folk Implosion among others this is a track off his third solo album for Tee pee records, The Voidist.

Imaad Wasif - Fangs from Adam Harding on Vimeo.

Loney Dear - I Was Only Going Out

I am really starting to dig this.

White Denim - 'I Start To Run'

There is a new video out there but i prefer this twisted rockin version.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Polvo - Right the Relation

The biggest surprise this year for me was a new Polvo release In Prism.There 1996 album Exploded Drawing was one one my favourites of the 90's.I thought they had disappeared never to return.

Ringo Deathstarr - Some Kind Of Sad

Its a shoegaze kinda day with Austin Texas, Ringo Deathstarr.

Ringo Deathstarr Some Kind Of Sad from elliottfrazier on Vimeo.

skywave - don't say slow

From the Synthstatic album, whose members went on to form "Ceremony" and some other band "A Place to Bury Strangers".

Friday, November 20, 2009

Fever Ray - Keep the Streets Empty

Haunting and hypnotic the impressive singles and equally impressive video's continue from Fever Rays self titled debut.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dimmer - Comfortable

This one is a definite slow burner, the third single from this years "Degrees of Existence".


Dimmer | MySpace Music Videos

Roll Deep - Heat Up

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Toy Love - Squeeze

New Zealand great Chris Knox (The Enemy, Toy Love, Tall Dwarf's,The Nothing) unfortunately suffered a stroke earlier this year.
A tribute/benefit album soberly titled "Stroke" was released in New Zealand today featuring 25 tracks with artists including Jay Reatard,Bill Callaghan,The Bats,The Chills,The Mountain Goats and many more it will be released in the states Feb 2010 on merge. If you have never heard any of Chris work do yourself a favor and pick some of his stuff up and give it a listen it wont disappoint. The mp3 album can be downloaded right now from Lala or Itunes.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

k-OS - I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman

Easily the best song title of 2009.

Lise Westzynthius - Childlike Curves

If Danish singer Lise Westzynthius track was released this year not 2007 , then it might even take the craziest video of the year away from Major Lazer's "Pon De Floor" maybe.

The Big Pink - Velvet

London's The big pink with this soaring gorgeous single, it is going to be one of my favourite tracks of 2009 when it comes down to it. There debut album A Brief History of Love was released in september on 4AD.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fan Death - Reunited

Great catchy track from Vancouver's Fan Death , love the video with all the cameos(sic).

The Warlocks - Red Camera

This track just blew me away.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dizzee Rascal - Holiday

I just can't stop playing this album, i drive around blasting it all day.

Talib Kweli & Hi Tek - The Blast

Classic, Classic, thats all i got to say.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cold Cave - Love Comes Close

Matador records have just rereleased Love Comes Close the debut album of Cold cave.

Ddub - 'Making My Way Home'

Not paying much attention to Ddub was my loss due to one song i did'nt dig. But thats all changed now with there 2008 album Medicine Man which i have just discovered and you should too.

Bear In Heaven - Werewolf

Bear In Heaven's new album Beast Rest Forth Mouth was added to best new music in Pitchfork today.Do they deserve this, hell yeah more than a fair percentage that are bestowed this honour. This track comes from there 2007 album Red Bloom of the Boom.

Bear In Heaven - Werewolf from Hometapes on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hikoikoi - 'Blood in the Sand'

Hikoikoi released there self titled debut earlier this year, they are based out of Petone New Zealand.

Crystal Antlers - "Andrew"

After almost 30 years Touch and Go are still releasing amazing albums.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Boris - HMA

The best thing is its not even Boris in the video.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Volcano Choir - "Island, IS"

This is such a subtle track that sneaks under your skin ever so sweetly.


Fantastic Australian garage rock.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The bravery - Hatefuck

Directed by The Bravery's Mike Hindert.

The Mighty Underdogs - Science Fiction

Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truth Speaker and Headnodic are the Mighty underdogs with a huge bunch of big name guests. Gift of Gab also has a new solo LP out next week Escape 2 Mars.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lawrence Arabia - "The Beautiful Young Crew"

This is my favourite song on the album Chant Darling this little kiwi pop gem. 
The video just takes it over the top.  

Coco Solid - Weight Watchers

Coco solid has been ruling new zealand collage radio for a while now.
Its time for her to dominate everywhere.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trinity Roots - Home, Land & Sea

When i get homesick i play this song.This is from there last show they played together .

Mestar - Konked Out

as catchy as the clap i say.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Spiral Stairs - "Stolen Pills"

By now we all no pavement are having a reunion tour next year, but why wait when Spiral Stairs has a new album out next week. It only seems like yesterday that i was 18 when slanted and enchanted came out, it makes me feel really old but also lucky to be at the perfect age to enjoy the early 90's music scene.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Onanon - Your Days Are Numbered

tape deck mountain - scantrons

This song already has become one of my favourites of 09. San Diego's tape deck mountain will be releasing there debut ghosts on November 17.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dead Pan Rangers - Dwarfism

Hamilton's sporadic and often brilliant Dead Pan Rangers.

David Kilgour & Sam Hunt - Chord

New zealand legend David Kilgour using legendary New Zealand poet Sam Hunt's words to create this new album 'Falling Debris'. i haven't seen much of Sam Hunt lately but as a kid he was everywhere, a bit of a character old Sam.


FAT FREDDYS DROP have a new album out , you need it now go buy it! Don't dilly dally anymore.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Roots - How I Got Over

This track sneaks under your skin i was singing along after the second listen! How I Got Over is released october 20 also.

Kings Of Convenience - Boat Behind

Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe are back after a five year absence. Declaration Of Dependence drops october 20.

Wiley - She Likes To (The England 10)

UK style baby

16 Horsepower - Haw

15 years old and this song still sends chills down my spine.

16 Horsepower "Haw" from John Campbell on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bachelorette - Her Rotating Head

Annabel Alpers is Bachelorette and this track comes off the album My Electric Family . Apart from the fact she's from New Zealand i no nothing about her. Except that this song is perfect.

Windmill - Big Boom

Londons answer to the Flaming Lips maybe?

Windmill "Big Boom" from friendly fire recordings on Vimeo.

Royal Bangs - "Handcuff Killa"

A band that should be bigger Royal Bangs from Knoxville, TN.

Billy Drease Williams : I Like It

Buffalos own Edreys try getting this song outta your head.

Surf City - Records of a Flagpole Skater

Two of New Zealands best for ya Surf City and Die!Die!Die!.

Die! Die! Die! - "155"


From the album Weirdo Rippers.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The xx - Crystalised

I like it south Londons The XX. Just one question i keep reading they are R&B more like stoners covering New Order to me.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Desert Sessions - Crawl Home

Ok i may have been a bit harsh about Josh Homme the other day i just miss Kyuss i guess. This is from the desert session's 9 & 10 released in 2003 . There are rumors that there will be more desert session's hopefully soon. Wow PJ harvey looks hot in this video.


This looks crazy good its an album with The Black Keys featuring some of the biggest names in hip hop. Jim Jones, Mos Def, Q-Tip, RZA, Raekwon, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, NOE, Nicole Wray, Billy Danze and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard wow slated for release black friday November 27.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Liam Finn - Second Chance

I know there is an official video out there but it doesn't have the power and energy of this Letterman performance . Be patient the music starts 1:30 in.

Kerretta - The Square Outside

New Zealand just keeps churning out great post/rock.

The Very Best - Kamphopo

Malawi/UK dance sensations The Very Best have just dropped a new album "Warm Heart of Africa" this track comes from there 2008 free mixtape .

We Have Band - You Came Out

We have band are touring these parts they play Toronto october 22.

Friday, October 9, 2009

kyuss - green machine

The Mighty Kyuss hell yeah. It's a shame Josh Homme couldn't keep this up since the shit he has been peddling with QOTSA post Rated R.

BORIS "Statement"

Not enough rock on this blog of late so here's boris. Sitting here with a bottle of chimmay and some boris perfect!

Vitalic - “Poison Lips”

New album Flashmob was released september 28

Vitalic - Poison Lips from Nate Gibbs on Vimeo.

Uffie - "Pop the Glock"

This single was first released in 2006 and a video finally popped up last week . Uffie is american born and french based (lucky her) . Uffie's long awaited/delayed album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans is set to be released feb 2010 maybe?

Uffie Pop The Glock from Uffie on Vimeo.


This is the best Bob Pollard track i have heard since the 'Not in my airforce days" . I was starting to wonder if it was ever going to get this good again.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Esquire Declares Kate Beckinsale 'The Sexiest Woman Alive'

For once i think they got it right!!

Smashproof -“Brother” featuring Gin Wigmore

One of the few awards Ladyhawke didn't win was video of the year which went to Smashproof. It also was the biggest selling single in New Zealand last year. Oh and look out for Gin Wigmore too, she is headed for big things very soon.

“Brother” by Smashproof featuring Gin Wigmore

Ladyhawke - My Delirium

Ladyhawke ( pip brown ) cleaned up at the New Zealand music awards last night winning six major awards good stuff.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Rainbow Arabia - "OMAR K"

Who doesn't love kids turning into werewolves .This husband and wife duo Danny Preston and wife Tiffany Preston are sure making some fun world/electronic music here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wild Beasts - All The King's Men

I believe the hype yes i do!! this being the second single from Leeds, England's the Wild Beasts.

Röyksopp - 'This Must Be It'

A new single coming november 2nd. cool video and a great track featuring Karin Dreijer Andersson (The Knife, Fever Ray)

Röyksopp 'This Must Be It' from Röyksopp on Vimeo.

Major Lazer - "Pon De Floor"

Holy shit this could be the craziest video of alltime. Major Lazer is a collaborative musical project from DJ/Producers Diplo and Switch.

Major Lazer "Pon De Floor" from Eric Wareheim on Vimeo.

Dimmer - Powerchord

Not an official video but it works great. From the wicked 2001 album "I Believe You Are A Star" .

The 3Ds - Outer Space

J Dilla - "Won't Do"

We miss you J Dilla

Theophilus London - TNT

Dead Meadow - What Needs Must Be

Dead Meadow usually bore me to tears but this track i really like maybe its a kick start to better things for me and Dead Meadow.

Monday, October 5, 2009


The silver jews just like a fine wine getting better with age.

To kill a petty bourgeoisie - 'the man with the shovel,.."

I have always been a big fan of Kranky records and this is no exception. I guess from my days listening to Labradford all day long it's that buzzing wash layered with pop music that i love . The man with the shovel is from the 2007 album The Patron.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Beach House - 'Master of None'

After the bills got flogged again i need to listen to something mellow.This track is from there 2006 self titled debut album.

Minuit - 25 BUCKS

Second single from the fantastically titled Find Me Before I Die A Lonely Death.com

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - "Everything With You"

oh its so sweet

Devendra Banhart - Little Yellow Spider

Saturday, October 3, 2009

David Dallas - Big Time

If David Dallas doesn't make it big time then i will have to find someones hat to eat!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Verlaines - "Death & the Maiden"

is this the greatest kiwi pop song of all? Check out the Stephen Malkmus version for Flying Nun tribute album Under the Influence - 21 years of Flying Nun Records.

The Clean: "Anything Could Happen"

The Clean the godfathers of the new zealand indie scene.

PNC - Tonight

palmy baby sick. from the album 'Bazooka Kid'

Thursday, October 1, 2009

LES SAVY FAV - Brace Yourself

one of the best bands out there right now no question. From the album let's stay friends

Vitalic - My friend Dario

wicked song badass fun video.

Jakob - I'm on your side

Napier boys Jakob with a track off "subsets for sets" they squash all other post-rock bands. oh yeah i grew up in the same town as these boys only wish i new them!!

Loney Dear - Airport Surroundings

Loney Dear is Emil Svanängen this is a track off Dear John his first for Polyvinyl.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Snapper - Buddy

Classic kiwi rock!! Swedish band Silverbullit did a great cover here on the arclight album.Then the fun started swedish bands johnossi and MFMB covered Silverbullit ahh kiwi rock gets around.

The Antlers - Two

The Antlers are one of the buzz bands of the moment, i usually shy away from groups such as this but the second half of this song is so dam catchy.

Future Of The Left - 'adeadenemyalwayssmellsgood'

I haven't been paying attention to Future Of The Left well maybe i should have . I was a fan of mclusky whose former members Andy "Falco" Falkous (vocals, guitar) and Jack Egglestone (drums) now form Future Of The Left with bassist Kelson Mathias. play it LOUD

Scout Niblett - 'Kiss'

A very heartfelt song from Scout Niblett and the ever wonderful Will oldham ( bonnie prince billy ) from the Album 'This Fool Can Die Now'

Thursday, September 24, 2009

High Dependency Unit - El True East

all i want to no is why High Dependency Unit has never really blown up in the post rock world . They still release quality albums unlike say Mogwai (who i love) whos last great album was 1999's CODY. It must be because they are from new zealand !! El True East is from 1998's Cross Channel Multi-Tap LP.

The Bug - Skeng

Just a great dubstep track!!