Friday, December 31, 2010

Tiki Taane & DUBXL - Summer Time

This time of year is Summer Time for me oh how i miss it. Happy new year aotearoa.
Summer Time is former Salmonella Dub member Tiki Taane's first single from soon to be released second album "In the world of light"

Zeal - Vigilante

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Miracle - "Better Dayz"

Crazy good Australian hip hop, even if rap is not your game you cannot deny this track.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lower Dens - Batman

Brand new single from Lower Dens a genuine surprise for me in 2010 heartfelt indie at its finest.

Suma - Headwound

Monday, December 20, 2010

PJ Harvey - The Last Living Rose

2010 Music videos of the year

No thanks to the state of Mtv music videos could have died but sites like vimeo and you tube have kept them alive. Which is fantastic because it gives a lot of songs that extra dimension that was sometimes missing. enjoy and happy holidays.

2010 Albums of the year
Just Off Elmwood's top 25 songs of 2010

10 Zach Hill - The Sacto Smile

9 Former Ghosts - Taurean Nature

8 Vitalic - Second Lives

7 Yuck - Rubber

6 Yeasayer - Madder Red

Madder Red by Yeasayer from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

5 North Shore Pony Club - Sex, Drugs & Drum Machines

4 Broken Social Scene - Meet Me In The Basement

3 Kanye West - Runaway (Full-length Film)

2 Wolf Parade - Yulia

Wolf Parade - Yulia from Sub Pop Records on Vimeo.

1 Grum - Through The Night

Grum - Through The Night from The General Assembly on Vimeo.

And for the pure hell of it the outtakes from Grum "Through The Night" roll on the floor hilarious.

More Chance + Rick from The General Assembly on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Grinderman - Evil

2010 Albums of the year

Heres my top ten albums that touched moved and shook my world in 2010.

Also if you missed it Just Off Elmwood's top 25 songs of 2010

10 Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts video

9 Surf City - Kudos video

8 Diamond Rings - Special Affections video

7 Die! Die! Die! - Form video

6 The National - High Violet video

5 Future islands - in evening air video

4 Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa EP video

3 Weekend - Sports video

2 lower dens - Twin hand movement video

1 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy video

Kody & Bic - Darkness All Around Us

Dub Pistols - 'Back to Daylight' feat Ashley Slater

I heard this track a year ago and it didn't resonate with me then but i guess time time changes taste. 'Back to Daylight' also has a plenty chill vibe perfect for a lazy sunday morning.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - 'NY Is Killing Me'

Just Off Elmwood's top 25 songs of 2010

These are the songs that ticked the right boxes for me in 2010

25 ceo - come with me video

24 Batrider - Jan Power video

23 Die! Die! Die! - HowYe video

22 Kano - "Get Wild" ft Aidonia x Wiley video

21 Holy Fuck - Red Lights video

20 Diamond Rings - Wait & See video

19 Black Milk - Deadly Medley (feat. Royce Da 5'9" & Elzhi) video

18 Male Bonding - Weird Feelings video

17 Blaqstarr - OH MY DARLING video

16 No Age - Glitter MP3

15 Wolf Gang - Back To Back video

14 Quest For Fire - The Greatest Hits By God MP3

13 Wolf Parade - Yulia video

12 Gordon Voidwell - "Ivy League Circus" video

11 Grinderman - Heathen Child video

10 Lower Dens - Hospice Gates MP3

9 The Tallest Man on Earth - "Love Is All" video

8 The National - Terrible Love video

7 Gil Scott-Heron - "Me And The Devil" video

6 Weekend - Coma Summer MP3

5 Arcade Fire - Ready to Start video


3 Kanye West - Runaway (Video Version) ft. Pusha T video

2 Future Islands - Tin Man video

1 Freddie Gibbs - "National Anthem" (Fuck The World) video

Well there it is kids i'm sure there is lots of what is he thinking. Top ten albums and videos of 2010 sometime next week kinda crazy work schedule right now. Aloha.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kanye West - Runaway (Video Version) ft. Pusha T

Kanye West may be the most egotistical maniac in music right now but sometimes thats what you have to be to become visionary. "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is just that a vision of the future, album of the year its all of that and more.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Future Islands - "The Ink Well"

yeah i love Future Islands these Baltimore lads have made one of my favorite albums of 2010. In all its synth rock, post wave glory.

THE INK WELL /// FUTURE ISLANDS from Theo Anthony on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jeff The Brotherhood - U Got The Look

A drum kit and a three string guitar now thats what i call rock n roll. Jeff The Brotherhood are former members of the now defunct Be Your Own Pet.

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Brand new Arcade Fire video directed by Spike Jonze need i say more.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pearl Fiction - Insomnia

Just try getting this track from Pearl Fiction out of your head today, the beat infectious.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Weekend - "Monday Morning/Monongah, WV"

While not as instantly catchy as the single "coma summer" , "Monday Morning/Monongah, WV" is a grower of a tune. For those who want more adventure in there musical diet.

yuck - rubber

If anyone out there has seen a more bizarre video then let me no. Yuck are from London and have a 90's indie rock shoegaze thing going on which is mighty addictive.

Yuck - Rubber from Yuck on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Chromeo - 'Hot Mess'

I finally get Chromeo, the video is not to shabby either.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hot Chip - I Feel Better [ft. Bonnie Prince Billy]

I am really enjoying this more organic version of Hot Chips "I Feel Better" it also helps having
Bonnie Prince Billy adding his americana vocal stylings.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Les Savy Fav - "Let's Get Out of Here"

Its Les Savy Fav they should need no introduction they have been releasing amazing albums for 15 years but somehow they still do. Heres the first video from new album Root for Ruin.

Monday, November 8, 2010

DWARR - "Screams of Terror"

DWARR is South Carolina multi-instrumentalist Duane Warr who released two albums in the 80's then got lost to the usual rock n roll problems in the 90's. Two more albums since and now his second album "Animals" has just been rereleased on indie label Drag City. Think a freaked out psychedelic version of Black Sabbath and you would be on the money.

Barn Owl - Light from the Mesa

Barn Owl - Light from the Mesa from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Curren$y doing Freestyle over Gold Panda beats

"What does Gold Panda Drive to the studio"

Gold Panda - Snow And Taxis

I'm digging this Gold Panda dude if you like Four Tet or a less dark The Field this could be for you.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Former Ghosts - "Taurean Nature"

The funk we get ourselves into when relationships go bad. Former Ghosts contain members of This Song Is a Mess But So Am I, Xiu Xiu, Zola Jesus and TEARIST.

Monday, November 1, 2010

WHITE HILLS - Three Quarters

Three Quarters is just pure unabated rock n roll from WHITE HILLS stunning.

Three Quarters by WHITE HILLS from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Future Islands - Vireo's Eye (acoustic)

Future Islands - Vireo's Eye (acoustic) from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Golden Bug - Never Stop Dancing

With a track like this its almost impossible to stop dancing.


Weekend - Coma Summer

San Francisco's Weekend have a blissed out feedback screamer of a single in Coma Summer
invoking memories Jesus and the Mary Chain as well as Joy Division. I have no problems jumping on Weekends bandwagon. Debut album "SPORTS" is released November 9.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Freddie Gibbs - "National Anthem" (Fuck The World)

This track is seriously unstoppable. Freddie Gibbs Str8 Killa Ep could be the best rap release this year.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The National - Terrible Love

Brand spanking new video from The National in all there emotional glory. For a band with not to many tricks up there sleeves they sure write some amazing  tunes.

Suuns - "Up Past The Nursery"

For a minute there i thought i was listening to Clinic but i guess its Montreal's Suuns.
I really do like this song but am not sure how i feel about bands that sound like carbon copys of others.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Serena-Maneesh - D.I.W.S.W.T.T.D.

Holy Fuck - Red Lights

This new video from Holy Fuck gives a new meaning to the saying cool cat.

Friday, October 15, 2010

John Steel Singers - "Overpass"

Brisbanes John Steel Singers not only have a catchy tune in "Overpass" but a stellar video to boot. A winner all round.

John Steel Singers "Overpass" from PEDESTRIAN.TV on Vimeo.

Diamond Rings - Something Else

Saturday, October 9, 2010

N.E.R.D. - "Hypnotize You"

I haven't been moved by a N.E.R.D. track so much since there first album In Search Of... heres hoping for good things from the new one "nothing". This track was also produced by Daft Punk.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Not really sure why i like this song so much .. just do
Slightly fuzzy vocals and enough hooks to keep the kids happy. London's IS TROPICAL have the potential to be huge.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Wolf Parade - Yulia

The most beautiful music video of the year so far...

"The Earth is blue [...] How wonderful. It is amazing" Yuri Gagarin 1961

Propane Propane - It's Alright

Black Milk - "Welcome (Gotta Go)"

Second video from "album of the year", from the always amazing Black Milk.

Monday, September 27, 2010

John Legend & The Roots - “Wake Up”

John Legend & The Roots cover Arcade Fires Wake Up and do a pretty dam good job at it too.