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Monday, March 31, 2008

Death Cab Will Possess Your Heart


So I don't know what the deal is with the new Death Cab song, but I am diggin' it. Although it is reminiscent of their older (and better) material in terms of the song dynamics, structure and lyrics, I would have thought that their major label, Atlantic, would have added a more commercially appealing song to the band's MySpace page. As a first look at the album, considering that Death Cab is a top five point on my all time favorite band list, I am really excited to hear the rest. "I Will Possess Your Heart" has exceeded my expectations and it the perfect song for Death Cab to release after the very successful Plans. I'm crossing my fingers for a Ben Gibbard project with Timbaland. Purchase Narrow Stairs when it comes out May 13.

Death Cab - I Will Possess Your Heart

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The Dodos. 3/31. Soundfix.



So I went to see The Dodos tonight at Soundfix in Brooklyn and it was pretty much what I expected. I'll first say that I have been in class from 10 until 5:20 and had two hours of sleep yesterday, which did make me a bit irritable at the show as I stood alone among a crowd of strangers - and of course behind the tallest man there. The Dodos tuned, soundchecked, chilled and then only 15 minutes late began their set. The set of course consisted of mostly songs from Visiter which I haven't made myself too familiar with, but they were still very enjoyable. They did play "Men" which I posted earlier today and overall I was pleased with seeing them live (especially the drumming), but it would have been better if I actually saw them - during the entire 30 minute set the only time I physically saw the band was a single glimpse of the drummer, and I was standing close to the front. Actually, I'm critiquing Soundfix more than I am The Dodos, but it was a free show so there is no reason to complain. If you're familiar with The Dodos music, pay for tickets and see them live. If you're not, see them cheap or free and I guarantee you'll leave with their album in hand.

Question of the day: If Voxtrot and Vampire Weekend played a show together, who would headline? Of course The Dodos would be the opener.

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The Fall of An Empire

I have never been a big U2 fan but their new deal with Live Nation is the latest sign of the fall of the old music industry. They just announced a 12 year deal with the super promoter joining Madonna as one of the trend setters to leave the traditional record companies and sign with a promoter. This, of course, cuts out a lot of middle characters and is just one more sign in THE FALL OF AN EMPIRE!

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Does It Offend You, Maybe?



Does It Offend You, Yeah? is nothing new to the blogosphere, but I felt that in light of their recent album release, Coachella and their SXSW performances they deserve to be brought up. Does It Offend You, Yeah? is a British electro-rock band that has become notorious for their electro-grunge sound. Their debut album, You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into (Virgin), came out March 24 in the UK and is due for an April 15 release in the US. I would say that their hype immediately began with their name and then with the public release of "Weird Science" and "We Are Rockstars," the public became aware that this name had talent behind it. Now I have not heard the album in its entirety but what I have heard since first coming across them in '06, I have enjoyed. P4K recently reviewed their album negatively, and without reading the entire thing I'm going to disagree with it as I usually do. What I recently learned about this band from the iheartcomix SXSW showcase is that this is a band in the literal sense, they are guys with instruments. I believed that they were guys with laptops and maybe a keyboard making these awesome sounds. If you haven't already, check these dudes out, get offended, but don't read the P4k review until you've heard the album. Also, check 'em out at Coachella!

Does It Offend You, Yeah? - We Are Rockstars

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The Dodos Come To The 'Burg



The Dodos released their indie-smash album, Visiter, on March 18 and since its release The Dodos have become quite a hot name on the tip of many tongues and the subject of much lively discussion. Everyone from newborns to old rabbis love San Francisco's darling Dodos and if you live in NY then you can too FOR FREE tonight!
The Dodos will be playing Soundfix in Williamsburg tonight at 6:30 (L train to the Bedford stop, a few blocks north).
You can also catch Boredoms tonight fo' fuhree at Other Music in the East Village.

If you're going to Coachella, you can also catch The Dodos playing with the rotating family that is Akron... Akron/Family, or as I like to say Akron/FMLY.

Also a fun bit of info that Cameron just called to tell me about: U2 has signed with Live Nation. He'll probably have more to say on the matter so I'll leave that to him.

The Dodos - Men

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tristan Perich / 1-bit Music



For me, Tristan Perich is the name behind one bit music...probably because I've never consciously heard it before. If you've studied psychology or how the brain reacts to music and sound, one bit music practices many of Gestalt's laws which I find exciting. If you haven't, don't worry about it or look into Gestalt laws on Wikipedia. Very basically and completely from my understanding, one bit music is like video game music (8-bit) but only written on one track so all of the beats and melodies flow together, like common fate. But don't take my word on it, I'm going to go do some research.

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"Artist, inventor, and composer Tristan Perich holds degrees in music, math, and computer science. Inspired by the aesthetics of these disciplines, Perich works with simple forms and complex systems to compose works for solo instruments, small ensembles and orchestras. His "1-Bit Music" project, consisting of hand-built electronics packaged inside a standard CD jewel case, probes the foundations of electronic sound. Perich's work has been played by courageous contemporary music ensembles including Bang on a Can, Calder Quartet, counter)induction, New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Due East, Y Trio and Ensemble Pamplemousse at venues including P.S.1 and Mass MoCA." [thanks BV]

Tristan Perich - Gilgamesh

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Fleet Foxes Rule


I feel that right now, Fleet Foxes are that big small band that Death Cab, Grizzly Bear or Vampire Weekend once were. Their sound is so strong and defined that I am just sitting here waiting for the moment that they appear on SNL or some other late night show. Fleet Foxes is a band of five from Seattle and are fitting signed to Sup Pop, once homage to Death Cab and Nirvana... unfortunately not at the same time. Give them a listen, it'll be worth it in several months time when they're on the cover of Spin and all of your friends commend you for catching them at the beginning of their megaton wave.

Fleet Foxes - Oliver James

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Dan Deacon Added To Health Show

Something great just got even better!


Tuesday's show at The Market Hotel scheduled with Black Pus, Aa (Big A Little A), Health and special guests, just became a lot more wild. I'm not familiar with Black Pus but already a show with Aa and Health is bound to be a crowd destroyer - if the entire venue isn't destroyed first. However, Dan Deacon has been revealed as the special guest turning this love noise fest into a fight for your life.

Ticket's for the show WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.
tickets go on sale @ 6PM TODAY, 3/28 @ CINDERS GALLERY [ 103 Havemeyer St @ Hope St - 718.388.2311 ] but... Cinders is closed on Mondays & Tuesdays, so tickets'll also be available starting Monday, 3/31 @ GOODBYE BLUE MONDAY [ 1087 Broadway @ Dodworth St - 718.453.6343 ].

If tickets aren't sold out the night of the show I suggest buying them at GBM the night of and just walk over to Market.

FMLY interviewed Health last week at their show with Crystal Castles, it will be posted in the next week.

Also, if you're into Boredoms, which I hope you are, they will be playing a *free* show at Other Music on Monday night.
*a free show after showing the ticket from your purchased copy of their new CD which you bought at Other Music.

Health - Lost Time

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Stars of the Lid


So one of my favorite groups to chill out and do homework to are post-rock minimalists, Stars of the Lid. They take a sound that I can relate to as a mix of Boards of Canada, The Album Leaf and maybe a pinch of Sigur Ros. Coincidentally, they're from Austin which is my favorite music scene next to Brooklyn. Stars' music is a landscape of droning sounds, effects-treated guitars and an assortment of other instruments that create a dynamic and beautiful arrangement. Since their conception in 1993, the duo has released seven albums including a live CD and two split releases. Their latest release will turn a year old on April 7, but I say dig deeper into their catalog. This is a band that should not be overlooked.

Stars of the Lid - Requiem for Dying Mothers, Part 2

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Bay Area Forrests



San Fransisco has always been a great place for music but the Bay Area has been on my mind a lot recently. From Why? to The Dodos, a lot of good stuff has been coming out of there lately. My latest find is a singer/songwriter/producer/instrumentalist that goes by the nameForrest Day. If you are a Why? fan you will love this guy. Combining indie rock and hip-hop with elements of everything else, he creates a fun and dramatic sound that will have you swaying, rocking and just listening to his fast paced lyrics.

About Time - Forrest Day

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Flashback! Party Sequence

Another week, another installment of Flashback! Party Sequence.



This week's Flashback! Party Sequence is a remix that has a couple of years on it. Maybe you remember that band Asobi Seksu? From what I remember, they sang in Japanese. Well, a pretty cool guy known as Cassette's Don't Listen remixed that tight ass track "Strawberries" a while ago and I use to jam out to it in High School. Anyways, cry, enjoy, hug, love. Peace!

Asobi Seksu - Strawberries (CWL Remix)

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What's The Haps NYC?

Yo yo yo NYC! WHAT IS UP!
The city is warming up even if it does look like shit outside, but with that new Meals song that Cameron posted, my cloudy skies are f'sho breaking into summer showers of light. We've just got some more news in about college shows happening at NYU and The Sidewalk in the next couple of weeks.



April 3rd at NYU are El-P, Crystal Castles and The Cool Kids.

Fun fact: The Cool Kids listen to Vampire Weekend. So do I?

TONIGHT at The Sidewalk Cafe is Wizard Rock Night (all songs influenced by Harry Potter).
Wizard Rock Night:
8pm Catchlove
9pm The Moaning Myrtles
10pm The Whomping Willows
11pm The Malfoys

Monday at 6:30, The Dodos will play a free show at Soundfix Records.

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New Meals for Children



Meals for Children released a new song yesterday for your listening pleasure. If you are a fan of indie music, warm days, and cuddling I'm pretty sure you will like this.

Crippled Beauty - Meals for Children

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Fucked Up Fridays

Greetings blogosphere! Sophie here, your resident drunkie and creator of FMLY's new segment, Fucked Up Fridays. Each Friday I'll be serving up drinks the whole FMLY can enjoy.

As we approach the warmer side of spring here in LA, I felt the need to make this week's refreshing libation perfect for those warm, sunny days.


Smirnoff Blue Lemonade Slushie

1. Fill blender 3/4 of the way with ice
2. Gather Ingredients: Vodka (I used Smirnoff but feel free to use your favorite brand), Blue Curaçao, and either store-bought or homemade lemonade.
3. Loosen up with a little pre-drinking.

4. Fill blender 1/3 of the way with vodka.

5. Add 1/3 of the Blue Curaçao

6. And a 1/3 of lemonade

7. Blend until nice and slushie.

8. Serve in a margarita style glass and garnish with your favorite citrus fruit (for me, the clementine) or for you alchies, simply drink straight from blender.

9. Enjoy and I'll see ya next Fucked Up Friday!

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

New Black Moth Super Rainbow



In a MySpace bulletin posted earlier today, Black Moth Super Rainbow's Tobacco wrote:

"our new single coming out in may on suicide squeeze is in our music player now. it's called Zodiac Girls and will be limited to 2000 copies of clear 7" vinyl.

it will also be available digitally in case you don't get a chance to pick one up."


New Black Moth!? We can hear it right now!? Sweet!
Well after about ten listens I'm hoping that they break further out of their comfort level and experiment with their unique style of music for the rest of the album. For now this is very pleasing.

You can listen to "Zodiac Girls" on the band's MySpace page.

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WIN LOUIS XIV TICKETS

Louis XIV will be playing at the Avalon next friday and you can win tickets! Just email contact@littleradio.com and tell us why you should get em!

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Mexico's Emo War



So in Mexico, emo kids are being beaten...

As many times as I've said that over the past couple of days I haven't been able to bring myself to type that and take it seriously. Although this is a very serious issue, it just sounds completely ridiculous. Daniel Hernandez covers the current event well.

"A bizarre wave of mob emo-bashings is sweeping across Mexico. The movement is being generated on message boards and social networking sites by non-emo youth who highly dislike like the emo look and attitude.

The spark came first in Queretaro on March 7. An estimated 800 young people poured into the city's Centro Historico hunting for emos to beat the crap out of. They found some. The next weekend it spread to Mexico City, where emos faced off against punks and rockabillies at the Glorieta de Insurgents, the epicenter of emo social space in the capital. There's also been reports of anti-emo violence in Durango, Colima, and elsewhere.

The question on everyone's lips right now seems to be, "What the hell is going on?" Been reporting this story since it broke, and we're looking further into it. Updates in the near future."


Save the emos? The next Darfur? The next Holocaust? The next mass genocide? I'm looking forward to hearing My Chemical Romance and Good Charlotte go 'Artist on Artist' via MySpace sponsored by Hot Topic about the issue in tribute to the deceased Hawthorne Heights member.

Here's a Youtube vid where you can watch some fights and interviews in Spanish.

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Ghostface Killah



These have been floating around for a couple of weeks, but just in case you didn't pick them up anywhere else here they are. From time to time on FMLY you hear from a character known as the 'indie kid.' This character doesn't really care too much about great detail but you think he is cool, even though he's actually a bit depressing, so you'll listen to whatever he says. Lets hear what indie kid has to say about this.

indie kid: Charlie Brown is a really tight Ghostface song from the album More Fish. It went under the remix treatment several times and now we have this sweet cover art and remix tape. I like Ghostface, he doesn't fuck with Daft Punk.

Enjoy!

Ghostface Killah: Charlie Brown + remixes.zip

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

NYC Show News



Forgive me if any of this information is incorrect - I've just waited 40 minutes for a subway, had a bit to drink and danced for hours at Studio B to Health and Crystal Castles. In the news...

Columbia has announced their annual spring concert, this year it will be The National and Grizzly Bear. As a plus and minus, "The Bwog" has claimed that from a very official anonymous source they have heard the concert will take place indoors (laaaaaaaame) for $5 (tight!!). If you were at the annual Fall concert with Vampire Weekend and Clipse, that's what's in store - good bands, shitty obnoxious Justice obsessed DJ as filler.

If you've been in NY for a while then you should be familiar with the McCarren Park Pool, a legendary historical pool that has been empty for a couple of decades. Well...the pool is being filled but this hasn't stopped the concert flow! M.I.A. and Holy Fuck have signed on as the first confirmed acts this summer to take place on June 6. Tickets go on sale March 29.

Goodnight and have a pleasant tomorrow.

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Aptera



I just saw this car on the news and had to show it off. It can go across the country on a gallon of gas! For under $30,000 at the end of the year, you will catch me driving it pretty soon.

Check out more here

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Panda Bear Gets a XXXChange



XXXChange strikes again! This time, Spank Rock producer Armani XXXChange feasts on Animal Collective's Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear. Person Pitch classic, "Comfy In Nautica," goes way of electro beats and dancefloor killing jams. It's surprises like these that keep me enamored with XXXChange like I always will with Panda Bear. A definite download.

Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica (XXXChange Remix)

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Slick Dogs and FMLies



FMLY Radio is back this Thursday bringing tidings of Louis XIV tickets at the Avalon in Los Angeles for your winning pleasure. Tune in from 10-11 for your chance to win.

Sometimes You Just Want To - Louis XIV

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Gillie Gets Down


This isn't a new song, but it definitely deserves more hipster cred than it has been getting. Gillie Da Kid's "Get Down On The Ground" will probably be my favorite legit hip-hop single of the year - if not for Gillie's fresh face then for utilizing maybe one of the best samples in hip-hop history...and for having the balls to publicly diss Lil' Wayne at the height of his career. Show off your knowledge of Gillie da King of Philly to your friends, you'll look well versed in hip-hop resulting in extra hip points.

Gillie Da Kid - Get Down On The Ground

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Stuff FMLY likes



If you haven't already seen it, you need to check out this blog Stuff White People Like. It's so funny and true from Mos Def to standing still at concerts. If you are white or know a white person you will definitely laugh out loud.

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

FMLY Smells Dick



Why you comin home at 5 in the morn
Somethin's goin' on, can I smell yo dick


I've jumped on the "Smell Yo Dick" bandwagon and am calling this the song of the month? The year? This song is the "Umbrella" of 2008? Not to go really out there but could this start a dick smelling phenomenon? I predict that by this summer, everyone will be masturbating to women [or men] smelling dicks. Clearly, this has already become a Youtube epidemic, women and men of all races and ages are smelling dicks. Have you smelled your man's dick today?

Smell Yo Dick Cheney?


Riskay - Smell Yo Dick (Solly Stanky Pecker Edit)

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New Buffetlibre Mix



Buffetlibre is back with another creative mix series. Easily summed up, Buffetlibre asks a handful of musicians from The Avalanches to The Bloody Beetroots to pick a favorite song and then work it into a continuous DJ mix that is sure to be a unique and interesting listening experience. Check out the tracklist here.

Buffetlibre DJ's - Verbena Selected 2

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Pillow Fight NYC



If you were one of the many who attended the annual NYC Pillow Fight, you can check out Leia Jospe's Flickr to find photos of you for your MySpace. Maybe if they're bangin', So Me will work his magic on the pic and add it to his gallery.

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Galleries Are So Me


So Me is the man behind the art of Ed Banger. From Justice videos to show flyers he has got the graphic art world on lock and after directing that Kanye video a while back he's hotter than ever. If you live in Toronto then you're lucky enough to see even more So Me art of even more Ed Banger franchise graphics. If you can't go throughout your day without looking at Justice or Pedro Winter, then this will be the perfect gallery for you. Check out some more here.

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New Girl Talk



Coincidentally I've been getting heavily back into Girl Talk the past few weeks, just in time for this news.

"After spending the lion's share of his time since 2006's Night Ripper on tour, Gregg Gillis is hard at work recording the next Girl Talk album for a late spring/early summer release." - P4k

The album is titled Wild Peace IV: Feed the Animals, Raise the Dead (Illegal Art/Wham City), "This album is going to be dense with samples like my previous releases," says Gillis in a MySpace blog posted on Thursday, "but I'm trying to give some of the parts more room to breathe. I'm focusing less on sporadic chops and more on having pieces of the album build. The new material definitely has its share of quick cuts, but it's less dependent on that style. I think it's more dynamic because of it."

I've been in Corcord, Massachusetts for the past few days so forgive me while I play catch-up, it's been an exciting weekend.

Bonde do Role - Gasolina (Girl Talk Megamix)

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Saturdays = M83



French shoegazer Gonzalez Anthony (M83)'s fifth studio album, Saturdays = Youth (Mute), sounds like the latest sign that the 80's are back. Rich, layered electronic landscapes and calming vocals are layered with drum beats that are enough to make you get out the white blazer with the sleeves rolled up. If you are planning a sunny drive down PCH put this CD in the player.

Saturdays = Youth (Mute) will be out April 15.

Skin of the Night - M83

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Friday, March 21, 2008

Islands In Arm's Way



In light of their May 20 release date for their sophomore Arm's Way, Islands has signed to indie heavyweight label, Anti-. "After more than a year in the frozen pipes," frontman and ex-Unicorn Nick Thornburn says, "We are beside ourselves (three times) to be presenting what we believe to be our finest work yet, on the finest label we could think of. It's been a long time coming, and it'll be a long time before it's gone." Way to go! Islands will soon become a full-blown land mass, finally growing out of their "ex-Unicorns" name. I've heard the entire album live at the Brooklyn Vegan CMJ party and it's great.

Islands - The Arm

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

FMLY // Health



Have any questions for Health? FMLY will be interviewing the Los Angeles noise band, Health, on Wednesday the 26th. If you have any questions for the band please either leave them as a comment or email them to hi.noahklein@gmail.com.

Health - Lost Time

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

FMLY PRSNTS:


FMLY FRNDS The Parson Redheads will be playing at the Echoplex this Friday and we are giving you the chance to go! We are giving away three pairs of tickets to this show. All you have to do is email me at cameronrath@gmail.com and pry to the music gods.

The Parson Redheads - Forever

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New Yo Majesty Video



Yo Majesty is the Tampa based hip-hip duo of Shunda K. and Jwl B., but often times you can find them as a trio. The group gained international fame following their acclaimed Yo EP and has become notorious for taking off their tops and exposing their breasts during live performances. You can check out Yo Majesty at this years Coachella, they definitely won't be the only ones taking their tops off in the 110 degree weather.

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Anamanaguchi //FMLY

I posted this on iheartcomix last night

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For some time, one of my favorite rising bands has been New York's Anamanaguchi. Lucky for me, I have been able to host their debut Los Angeles show, open for them [with Metro Station], see them on my birthday, and now interview them for a second time. Anamanaguchi has come a long way since I first met them a year ago and now with a new album on the way, '08 is turning out to be a big year for these college buddies. With FMLY's Luke Silas now on drums, Peter, James and Ary have all settled into a strong presence. From playing Sum 41 classics during sound check to traveling as a band to SXSW for the first time, expect to see more 8-bit music as well as Anamanaguchi this year.

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DJ Ecks Debuts Mixtape On FMLY



DJ Ecks should be a name that you're unfamiliar with, and that's because he wants you to be. Alex Levin aka DJ Ecks is brand new on the scene, with one mixtape under his belt and much more music in the works you should be hearing a lot more about him. Since beginning at Parsons, Ecks and FMLY's Your Majesty have become a dynamic duo - Ecks specializing in the hottest new electronic music and Your Majesty ripping up Top 40 hipster favorites. Ecks does not have a MySpace and currently has no available contact information making him a ghost in the music world which is exactly what he wants to be. For a first tape, this is solid and I can't wait to see what he has in store. Ecks and Your Majesty throw monthly college parties in NYC, if you would like to find out more about these please send an email to hi.noahklein@gmail.com.

Ecks Mix, Vol. 1

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Pineapple Express screening



So I am really excited for Judd Apatow's (Superbad, Knocked Up) new movie Pineapple Express. It's being called the first ever stoner action comedy and if you live in LA, you have the chance to see it this Wednesday at the Landmark. All you have to do is leave a comment or send me an email at cameronrath@gmail.com and you and a friend will be in!

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FMLY // IHEARTCOMIX // KAP10KURT



A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting with one of the electronic scene's finest, Kap10kurt, to discuss his past, present and future. Probably one of the most charming and sincere people that I have had the pleasure of spending timed with, Kurt also shared his insight that I think everyone could find interesting. Happy St. Patrick's Day, enjoy the interview.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

Flashback! Party Sequence



So I don't want to give away any FMLY secrets, but Your Majesty is working on a new mixtape which is being put together with the theme of prom in mind. Here's an original version of a song that you may just find somewhere on it and is also this Friday's Flashback! Party Sequence! If you live in L.A., don't forget to go to the Troub tonight for Meals, Histories and Canon. Sorry things are moving slower around here, my internet is on the fritz and SXSW has been eating up a lot of time.

Dutch pop stars are the best.
Vengaboys - Boom Boom Boom Boom

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Timothy Rabbit is Morning Bending

FMLY friends, The Morning Benders have made a new music video for their song "Waiting for a War"


They have also added a new bassist; our good friend Timothy Rabbit. Timothy Rabbit is a catchy singer song writer hailing from Los Angeles and Berkly. His style of cute indie pop will get your head bobbing and your girlfriend swooning.


Timothy Rabbit - Lucky Me

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

FMLY // Chromeo



FMLY is interviewing Chromeo this Saturday. If you have any questions that you would like to have answered, please email them to either hi.noahklein@gmail.com or leave them as a comment. Thanks guys.

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New Teenagers Music


So we have another blogosphere premiere from The Teenagers. It is an outstanding remix of "Love No" by Tepr who is no doubt going to hit it huge in '08. You can find Tepr within the sets of the best of the best DJs and once you hear what has happened to "Love No," you'll understand why. Tepr takes The Teenagers to a brand new level.

The Teenagers - Love No (Tepr Remix)

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FMLY Tickets



This Friday marks the first FMLY show with three bands that are very close to us Canon, The Histories and Meals for Children at the Troubadour. We are giving away a pair of tickets to who ever wants them. All you have to do is email me at cameronrath@gmail.com

Good luck!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Video, Holy Fuck!


Holy Fuck released their video for "Lovely Allen," just in time to build more momentum for their SXSW and Coachella performances. A must see live band.

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Coachella Update



Aphex Twin and Goldfrapp have just been added to the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL 2008 bill.

Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross, and Adele have also joined the line-up (see full list below) for this year's ninth annual festival set for Friday, April 25, Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA.

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Why? at NHM part 4

Here is the final part in the Why? at the Natural History Museum series!



Alopecia is out March 11!
Please go out and buy it. This is an amazing album and worth owning (by paying for legally).

Why? - Good Friday

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Happy 311 Day!

March is so great because you have 3oh!3 Day (3/3) that is about fulfilling your dirty sexual fantasies, 311 Day (3/11) that is about smokin' it up and St. Patrick's Day which I don't think needs any explanation. Today is 311 Day and every year I thank KROQ that I'm alive for it, how will you celebrate?

If you live in NY, you can celebrate at the Justice and Chromeo show tonight.

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Why? at NHM part 3

The Vowels pt. 2


Gemini

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Why? at NHM part 2

The series continues with two more live songs...
Enjoy!

The Hollows


Rubber Traits

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Why? at NHM part 1

Here are a couple of songs from Why's live performance at the Natural History Museum. Look for an interview soon!

These Few Presidents


Waterfalls

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Herculez


HERCULEZ is the newly announced band comprised of Jacob Thiele (The Faint), Todd Fink (The Faint), Alex Ridha (Boys Noize), Steve Aoki and Mark Hunter aka the Cobrasnake. In the next couple of weeks the supergroup will come together at The Faint's studio in Omaha, Nebraska to record a future release on Dim Mak. You can read more about the supergroup and the pretty entertaining story of Aoki getting his gear stolen and returned here.

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Adem Releases Covers Album



Adem Ilhan [or just Adem] is poised to release his third solo album, Takes, on May 12 via Domino. Takes will be the follow-up to Adem's Love and Other Planets released in 2006. "It's a covers album of music that I loved from 1991 to 2001," says Adem, "It was recorded at The Pool and The Exchange Live Room Studios. The first time that I've taken my music out of the werehome (house by day, studio by night...). It all sounds brilliant." With Adem's unique sound, it will be interesting to see how he takes on The Smashing Pumpkins, Pinback and Aphex Twin.

Adem - Launch Yourself

Takes Tracklist:
01. Bedside Table - Bedhead - 7" single 1992 (+the end of the day (beheaded1996))
02. Oh My Lover - PJ Harvey - Dry 1992
03. Slide - Lisa Germano - Slide 1998
04. Loro - Pinback - Pinback 1998
05. Hotellounge - dEUS - Worst Case Scenario 1994
06. To Cure A Weakling Child + Boy/Girl Song - Aphex Twin - Richard D James 1996
07. Tears Are In Your Eyes - Yo La Tengo - And Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out 2000
08. Starla - Smashing Pumpkins - I am one 7" b-side 1992. (+Window Paine from Gish 1991)
09. Gamera - Tortoise - Gamera 12" 1995
10. Unravel - Björk - Homogenic 1997
11. Invisible Man - The Breeders - Last Splash 1993
12. Laser Beam - Low - Things We Lost In The Fire 2001

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IHEARTCOMIX News


DJ Franki Chan, the founder of L.A. based record label IHEARTCOMIX, mixed a sampler for Scion to be handed out during SXSW - MAKE SURE YOU PICK THIS ONE UP IF YOU'RE GOING! This is what Franki has to say:

"This is a mixtape I made for SCION. It's for their remix series and will make it's debut during SXSW and WMC. They are making 500,000 copies and it will be available for FREE all across the US all summer long. I've been working on and coordinating this mixtape since August and it features 13 new IHEARTCOMIX tracks, 8 of which are exclusive remixes made just for the mixtape by Radioclit, Flosstradamus, Designer Drugs, Miami Horror, Mano feat Hollywood Holt, Tom Neville, Lies In Disguise and LA Riots and 2 other originals just for the mixtape by Acid Girls and HEARTSREVOLUTION. Those 8 original remixes mentioned above, we'll be sending those out for downloads as well, including an additional LA Riots remix of The Toxic Avenger."

Also a reminder, do not forget about the IHEARTCOMIX SXSW parties that will no doubt be the highlight of the entire festival.

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Your Majesty Releases New Mixtape


FMLY's Your Majesty has released his new mixtape and first new music of 2008. "I've been on a complete block, this is the first time I've been able to express myself musically in about 4 months and it feels good," he says, "it's pretty short, but it packs a punch." Featured on the 16 minute track is Britney Spears, Hot Chip, The Spice Girls and Purple Crush from Brooklyn among others. Hopefully this creative flow will continue into many more releases before the summer. You can download the mix exclusively right here on FMLY.

Your Majesty - The Comeback

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Sunday, March 9, 2008

Decriminalize It!

Here's ANOTHER reason why Obama should be President.

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Aoki vs Jacobs



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Steve Aoki wearing an Obama shirt and Marc Jacobs' Hillary shirt design. No comment.

Also in the news - Johnny Love from Guns 'n' Bombs is selling his Mercedes for $2,000 on Craigslist with photos by The Cobrasnake. Click here if you're into it.

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Lil Wayne Goes Down Strapped



I don't know why there are so many new condom companies emerging. As a guy, I would never trust anything outside of Lifestyles and Trojan unless it came in an incredibly awesome color. On the other hand, I haven't heard about any illegitimate kids coming from [Lil'] Wayne so maybe if these condoms can stand the sex life of one of the biggest hip-hop/rap acts in the nation then they can really rise up, no pun intended.

Apparently there are condoms that play Christmas music.

And how about this for a prom dress?

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