Sunday, January 31, 2010

Trans Am - Tesco vs. Sainsbury's

I kinda forgot about Trans Am after there one two punch of Futureworld and Red line but i think its time to get back in the Trans Am. For fans of Krautrock, electronica and booty shakin rock.
From the 2007 album "Sex Change"

Holly Miranda - "Waves"

A little catpowerish a lot great.

Holly Miranda "Waves" in my Room from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Friday, January 29, 2010

dDub - We are the ones

The perfect sound for summer or even winter in this part of the world.

Sora Shima - "DB" (live)

Sora Shima live at Bar Bodega, Wellington, New Zealand Saturday December 19 2009

Sora Shima - Live - "DB" from Newtown Street Justice on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


While on the topic of favorites, Bailterspace the greatest band ever out of the shakey isles.

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The Clean - Getting Older

One of Just off Elmwood's all time faves. Live in Dunedin 2008.

The Clean - Getting Older from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Home - Sugarplum

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

COUGAR - Stay Famous

Instrumental band Cougar with there second album Patriot out on Ninja tune records. As post rock bands go this tune is damn captivating.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The weeks that were (the extreme highlights edition)

I have been meaning to do this all evening but channel surfing between the NFC game and extreme makeover Buffalo kinda took over.
Some of the last couple of weeks highlights include the Theophilus London track Humdrum town this brooklyn boy is headed for very big things. just wondering is it just me or does the start of this track sound like when the doves cry.
For the rock heads check out Leeches Of Lore with Cenozoic death waltz but don't you just want to slap the drunk chick fucking with the keyboards. Other highlights include the Kiwi aussie hip hop connection Beatkamp and an amazing new track from gil-scott-heron.
Cheers for reading if you like what you hear spread the word tell ya friends, drop a comment good or bad peace.
ps i gotta go sleep now apparently i am a pastry cook now too.

Basement Jaxx - Scars (ft. Meleka, Kelis & Chipmunk)

while not an official music video the animation by Jan van Nuenen is used for Basement Jaxx live show.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Prefuse 73 with Live Band, Gaslamp Killer, Voices Voices - Soundlab Buffalo 1/21/10

Arriving at soundlab which is a great little club there was a big crowd and an expectant air of excitement. Gaslamp Killer was dropping his brand of dubstep with his wild hair and infectious dancing behind the decks i was expecting a fun night.
Then Prefuse 73 and cohorts took the stage and for a while the crowd was into it but after a while it just got tedious fast they would hit a great beat and then just destroy it with noise. i don't mind feedback noise etc being a fan of artists like Sonic youth to lightning bolt but there really seemed no point to it. With little or no crowd interaction people either left or just seemed confused. The two tracks from One Word Extinguisher near the end were the highlights for sure but they were to little to late the set ended muted applause and no calls for an encore pretty much summed up the mood. very disappointing.
As a side note i have heard Prefuse 73 solo shows are fantastic, maybe next time.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Yeah i no this is not from his new album Drift but from the Octopus Ep but i love NOSAJ THING's sound so much right now. IT just soaks in unconsciously and before you no it you are grinning and getting your sway on.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Xx – Islands (Nosaj Thing Remix)

This is then second Nosaj Thing remix i have posted in as many weeks this LA boy has got it going on, sonic bliss.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Leeches Of Lore - Cenozoic Death Waltz

One of the most exciting and interesting bands i have found in a while. From Albuquerque, NM

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Miss Ting & Psycho Tanbad - Bonify

A Place To Bury Strangers - Keep Slipping Away

After there first album was sheer noise and i loved it this tune from there second album Exploding Head is less about the fuzz. Good or bad not sure yet.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Joy Division - Atmosphere

Occasionally i get asked what my favourite band is and for a while now it has been Joy Division and this tune probably the one that resonates with me the most. A lot of times i get blank stares which surprises me and when you tell them they became New Order after Ian Curtis unfortunate passing you get you get a much more Positive response.
While only releasing two albums the songs are some of the powerful ever recorded which has a lot to do with Ian curtis tortured soul. For those of you that no very little about Joy Division give them a spin also check out movies such as Control powerful affecting stuff.

Joy Division - Atmosphere from Wes Dorris on Vimeo.

Single Twin - Came Home Dead

There is just something beautiful and timeless going on here.

Single Twin - Came Home Dead from Pete Ottery on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Julie Doiron - "Consolation Prize"

From julie's latest album "I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day" and the fuzz and rock is back from her days with Eric's Trip. Fantastic .

Pac Div - Whiplash

The Week That Was

Well we are already 10 days into 2010 and this little blog that keeps on living got its own facebook page this week. Its a fun way for me to discover new and revisit old tracks and share some of that joy of discovery.
This weeks highlights included RjD2 fantastic new video for the track " Let There Be Horns " it shows there is no limit to the imagination. Another remix of Drakes forever by Nosaj Thing look for big things from him the future and the remix well i think its the best one i have heard.
Australian siblings Angus And Julia Stone track And The Boys and Hurricane Bells "This Year" both showed that simple song structures can and will stir the soul. And for pure entertainment check out a SISSY NOBBY track its bloody hilarious and brilliant.
In buffalo things are a little quiet this week but shows from Prefuse 73, Mr Liff , Dr Dog and Cold Cave in the near future will warm things up nicely.
Happy new year people peace and aloha.

Museum of Bellas Artes - Who do you love

Super catchy Sapphires cover.

The Heads ( Live 07 )

I have been a huge fan of these guys since picking up "the time is now" way back in 98. The second half of this track is pure bliss , The Heads are the most criminally underrated band in the universe.

Kora - Flow ( Live 06 )

Friday, January 8, 2010

Hurricane Bells - "This Year"

I haven’t been moved so much by a song as this since i first heard The National. It drags you into a sense of sorrow but invokes some redemption. It has been a long year but this is my year baby.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

She Keeps Bees - Cold Eye

Brooklyn's She Keeps Bees have a sound not unlike PJ Harvey and the White Stripes which is never a bad thing.I have yet to hear the rest of the album nests but am sure i will be picking it up fairly soon.

Major Lazer feat. Mr. Lexx & Santigold - Hold the Line (Frikstailers Remix)

Not even an official video which is kinda crazy how good it is.

Major Lazer feat. Mr. Lexx & Santigold - Hold the Line (Frikstailers Remix) from Frikstailers on Vimeo.

Sissy Nobby - Lay Me Down (L-Vis 1990 Remix)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

the Knife with Mt. Sims and planningtorock - Colouring of Pigeons

I was well and truly done posting for today until a post from the fantastic prefixmag sparked my interest. A new track and album from The Knife, wait i have yet to fully digest Karin Dreijer Andersson's solo album Fever Ray and they are about to release this Colouring of Pigeons breathtaking.

Colouring of Pigeons by Rabid Records

RJD2 - Let There Be Horns

Shit this is funny as hell, the old bull in the china shop classic.

Eyedea & Abilities - Smile

love it's slow swagger from the album "By The Throat" .

Drake – Forever (Nosaj Thing Remix)

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Kiwi boys doing good things.


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Angus And Julia Stone - And The Boys

And The Boys is the lead single for this brother sister duo's second album Down The Way to be released early 2010.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Fresh from success with Smashproof Young Sid is about to release his second solo album in april 2010 What Doesn't Kill Me. This is the first single and its kinda addictive , heard a few negatives about the video but its simple and you focus on the track. I mean how many times can you show scantily clad girls grinding/dancing not that thats a bad thing either.

Lethal Bizzle - Going Out Tonight

NEUROSIS - "A Sun That Never Sets"

Freedom Hawk - "Stand Back"