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

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.