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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Twisted Thursdays



What are you going to tonight?!
Moby at Malibu Performing Arts Center (Find a ticket if you can!)
Grand Ole Party with the Parson Redheads and What's Up at the Echo
The Weather Underground with The Flings and Hazelden at Safari Sam's (FREE)
Castledoor with The Flying Tourbillion Orchestra and O'Pioneer at The Scene
Sarah Silverman at the Largo

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Tobacco is Deadly



Black Moth Super Rainbow's Tobacco has announced plans to release his debut solo album Fucked Up Friends. I trust anything that Tobacco does and have full faith in this album.
From his press release:
"On F***ed Up Friends, his first solo album, Tobacco explores a darker, starker and altogether more badass dimension of his complex vision. With his group Black Moth Super Rainbow, Tobacco distinguished himself as a master of jagged beats, glowing melodies and pronounced tension. This time, he works alone, in rural Pennsylvania, away from conventions and interference."



Truck Sweat - Tobacco

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Paper Planes" on Drums


I'm not sure if this is a Youtube sensation yet, but I keep seeing videos of this same kid drumming to everything from Underoath to M.I.A.. Here's his video for "Paper Planes" making this around the 400th version available online.

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Boredom is Free



Next Friday The Boredoms will be performing 88BoaDrums with 88 drummers selected by The Boredoms who will begin exactly at 8:08 and play for 88 minutes at the La Brea Tar Pits. This is going to be an incredible experience and I highly recommend this FREE event.

Although this event is free, you must get a ticket before hand. They just released a new batch so what are you waiting for?! Get your ticket here!

Bore Now Bore - The Boredoms

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Mid Week Madness

mother fucka!

And here's what's going on in your world today:

Summer Nights Yoga Series
Chromeo and Peanut Butter Wolf at the Henry Fonda
The Hold Steady with The Loved Ones
White Lies at the Echo (Early Show)
Jay Reatard and Cheap Time at the Echo (Late Show)

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

FMLY Presents ...Music Video?


I could not be any happier to announce FMLY's participation with the Silverlake Lounge in presenting a night with our pal ...Music Video?. Creative force Paul Jenkins writes beautiful electro-pop melodies that shine down onto audiences like Postal Service beats mixed with Built to Spill lyrical stylings. You can catch the Arizona singer/songwriter August 6 with Faunts and Stop Revolt, and while you're there ask Paul what it was like opening for Health. For more show info, please look at our helpful toolbar to the right.

ATTN: FMLY has THREE PAIRS of tickets to give away for this show. If you can tell me which Radiohead song Paul remixed, I'll send a pair your way. The answer is on his MySpace page. Please send all answers to hi.noahklein@gmail.com or cameronrath@gmail.com.

...music video? - the day i exploded
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Movie Corner - Kabluey!

[Noah Klein, me, in the Kabluey suit, pictured with writer/director/actor Scott Prendergast and actress Angela Serafyan]

So while everyone is talking about the Dark Knight - myself included - allow me to introduce you to what I'm putting my money down as the best movie of the year. Kabluey, which is loosely based on director/writer/lead actor Scott Prendergast's sister, follows the average life of Inept Salman. Salman isn't a very bright man, not a very motivated man, and is not good with kids. When he hits rock bottom and has to move in with his sister-in-law and absorb her "motherly duties" while his brother is fighting in Iraq, all hell breaks loose in an 'indier' Little Miss Sunshine Fashion. Check out the trailer below and then go check out Kabluey, it's currently playing in Los Angeles at the Sunset 5 and the Regent Showcase.

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WHAT WOULD NPH DO?

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EARTHQUAKE!!!

(Not LA)



Today in LA the Earth stopped by to remind us who's in charge with an earthquake of 5.8. I had forgotten what a quake felt like and despite everyone I know gushing about how fun it was (myself included), I can't help but wonder what will happen when it hits closer and harder but since there is nothing we can do about it and even city council didn't leave, I suppose all we can do is enjoy life until that day.

Sweet Love for Planet Earth - Fuck Buttons

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Tuesday Tickles



And here's what's going on in your world today.

The Watson Twins, Tim Fite and Robert Francis at the Echo
Black Kids at the El Rey
Bloc Party with Does It Offend You, Yeah? at the Mayan
The Shys at the Troubadour

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DETOUR '08


It looks like DETOUR really put some time into their lineup this year, it's too bad I'll have to miss it again.

"LA Weekly and Goldenvoice present the 3rd annual LA WEEKLY DETOUR MUSIC FESTIVAL on Saturday, October 4th. This daylong, multi-stage, all-ages, live music festival, set amidst the backdrop of downtown Los Angeles, brings together the hottest acts in indie rock, along with a cutting edge selection of electro-leaning artists and DJ’s.


This year’s show features The Mars Volta, Gogol Bordello, Shiny Toy Guns, The Presets, Cut Copy, Matt Costa, Black Lips, Hercules and Love Affair, Grand Ole Party, Datarock, Bitter:Sweet, The Submarines, Adam Freeland, The Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Para One, Guns n Bombs Live, Peanut Butter Wolf, Buraka Som Sistema, Nico Vega, Japanese Motors, The Mae Shi, We Are Wolves, Afternoons, Noah and the Whale, Mugison, donMoy, DJ Kid Lightning, Paparazzi, AC Means."

Don't miss The Mae Shi...seriously.

The Mae Shi - Run To Your Grave
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Monday, July 28, 2008

7/27 - Mt Egypt. Mollusk.


If you know Benway records then you know the devastation that was brought to Venice when one of our greatest record stores was forced to move to a Santa Monica location. Fortunately, the new occupiers of the Windward Circle space happen to be a group of great people who run a surf shop known as Mollusk. Home to frequent art exhibits, musical nights, a real live treehouse and a small but incredible music selection ranging from The Microphones and Her Space Holiday to Bonnie "Prince" Billy and The Tyde, Mollusk is undoubtedly a hotspot to watch out for. Last night I drove over to the shop to check out Blackblack and Mt. Egypt, it seemed like a logical thing to do since I live within a mile and am into music. Unfortunately I missed Blackblack - this has happened multiple times now - but made it in time for a great seat to catch Mt. Egypt. Travis Graves is Mt. Egypt and boy could he get a message across. With beautifully written songs provoking a cross between Paul Baribeau and Decemberists emotions Travis captivated a large audience and I'm sure he won a few hearts that night. With a great backing band and now residing in Santa Monica, Mt. Egypt is a local beauty to discover and feast your ears upon.

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Shark! Shark! Added To FMLYFEST


You asked and we provided, Shark! Shark! has officially been added to the FMLY Extravaganza August 9th! If you missed our previous post, SS will be playing alongside New York 8bit innovators Anamanaguchi, Port O'Brien's Caleb Nichols, Los Angeles' stunning Haim and more! Don't forget to RSVP and check out more great bands right here.

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Mega Mondays



Are you ready to take a break from the week and make Monday the beginning of your weekend? Well here are some events for you.

Rock & Bowl with Bloc Party
Princeton at the Silverlake Lounge (FREE!)
Duke Spirit at Amoeba (FREE!)
Bloc Party and Does It Offend You, Yeah? at the Glass House
Health and Midwife at the Smell

Health - Lost Time
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Sunday, July 27, 2008

C'mon Baby Light My Lantern



You love lamp, I love Lanterns. I've been following Lanterns since sometime in '06 and unfortunately haven't been able to make it to a show by these San Diegoans. San Diegons. San Diegans! If you happen to be in Southern SoCal in the next few weeks, check out the MySpace for some great shows. If you're into their music you can also order their Apocalypse Youth EP off their page as well as a super cool t-shirt. It's all here.

Lanterns - Knives Gleam
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Free show in Venice



Blackblack and Mt. Egypt are playing a free show tonight at Mollusk Surf Shop in Venice. These are two incredibly talented locals so head on down from 6-10 to drink some beer and watch some great music.

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Bran Van 3000


Bran Van is back ya'll! Bran Van 3000 aka BV3K came together July 1 at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and played a show to a crowd of over 125,000 fans. BV3K is an electronica collective founded by DJ James Di Salvio; you can find collaborations with a number of musicians such as Stephane Moraille, Sara Johnston, Steve "Liquid" Hawley, Jayne Hill, Québécois rock star Jean Leloup and others. Since releasing their smash hit "Drinking in LA" in '97, it feels as if nothing has changed as BV3K has been welcomed back with incredible response. Thanks for the new album last year, now let's see some more live dates!

BV3K - Drinking In LA


Bran Van 3000 - Drinking In LA
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Super Sunday

[The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning]

What a surprisingly great time there is to be had on a Sunday.
American Apparel Flea Market
Gnarls Barkley, Youssou N'Dour, Deerhoof at The Hollywood Bowl
Castledoor, Tenlons Fort and more at Little Radio Warehouse
Culture Clash at KPFK's 50th Anniversary
The Black Ghosts Album Release Party at Turntable Lab

The Black Ghosts - Any Way You Choose To Give It (Boy 8bit Dub Remix)
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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Supp Saturday?


Today is a fantastic day if you feel like going to a show. If I didn't already have a ticket to the Troub courtesy of Rumspringa I don't know what I would do. Merry decision making!

The Black Ghosts and Does It Offend You, Yeah? at The Echo
Gary War, Super Vacations, Teeth Mountain at The Smell -$5
Lemon Sun, Rumspringa at The Troubadour (where i'll be)
Does It Offend You, Yeah? DJ's Free Modular Pool Party at The Standard
Amp Live at The Roxy
Summer Sessions '08 at The Getty
6th Annual Vice Photo Show
Booka Shade at The Avalon
Alternative Art Market
Lazaro Casanova and Does It Offend You, Yeah? at The Vanguard
Less Than Jake at The Wiltern

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Friday, July 25, 2008

The Bedroom Covers





The Morning Benders have released a free CD of covers on their blog for free! It includes covers of Roy Obison, The Smiths, Velvet Underground and other bands that you probably know. You should download it and catch them at the El Rey on August 7th with The Airborne Toxic Event. You can check out all their tour dates on their myspace.

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Furrrrdai


Darker My Love, Fool's Gold at The Echo - FREE (21+)
Ludachrist, Villians, LAZRtag, Ultra Violet, DMNDAYS, Big Na$ty at The Roxy (HIGHLY REC'D)
Feel Good Fusion
Busy P, Drop the Lime, Them Jeans, Hyphy Crunk, Keith 2.0 at The Avalon
Pop Culture Redux - Summer Screening
Diana Ross at The Hollywood Bowl
Ying Yang Twins at The Key Club

Ludachrist - MARTA Girl (Original Bmore Club Version)
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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rumspringa



Tomorrow FMLY Radio is back on Little Radio with special guests Rumspringa who will be stopping by for a live set. So tune in from 10-12.

Shake Em Loose - Rumspringa

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What's The Deal, Thursday?


[Grizzly Bear premiering brand new song, "Two Weeks," on Letterman last night]

Tokyo Police Club & The Afternoons are FREE tonight at the Hammer Museum
Dizzee Rascal is griming up the floors at The Echo
Owen and Rocky Votolato are at The Glass House
Anavan, The Late Severa Wires and Tik//Tik are playing it big at The Smell
6th Annual Vice Photo Show
Pier Twilight Dance Series: Bachata Roja Legends - FREE
HyphyCrunk's Bday Party at The Heist
Don't Knock the Rock: Asian Punk Triple Header!

As stated above, Grizzly Bear has unveiled their second brand new song totled "Two Weeks." Headed by Ed Droste and Chris Bear "Two Weeks" is certainly much poppier than "While You Wait For The Others," but that was expected. Enjoy!

Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
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Outside Lands line up announced



I don't now about you, but I'd kill a Lithuanian to go this year.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hood Watch



Hoodstar ABX does it again with a mash of Public Enemy's "Bring The Noise" and Health's "Tabloid Sores." Check it out below.

ABX - Bring the Tabloid Sores [via zshare]




Partner DJ STV SLV puts together another Bangers & Cash mash with Bag Raiders

DJ STV SLV - Bang Raiders [via zshare]

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What's Going on Today?


Mozart Under The Stars
Tenlons Fort, Emma Burgess and more - FREE
Soul In The Park
Dodgeball4Ever Team Registration
Hercules and Love Affair at The Echo
Free Silky Smooth Ice Cream

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This widget just came to my attention, the FMLY widget! Apparently it was created in March and it's an easy way to track FMLY posts. If you're reading this post, you may as well download it. Check it out right here.

Sebastien Tellier This Sunday


American Apparel is holding a yardsale in their downtown factory location. Info is here, a map is here and you can check out a list of events below.

Schedule of events:
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM - Viva Radio (DJ Set)
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM - DJ Bwyse (DJ Set)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM - TBD
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM - Quiero Club (DJ Set)
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM - Ryan Hamilton (DJ Set)
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM - Mae Moreno (DJ Set)
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM - Happy-Fi All-Stars (Live Set)
09:30 PM - 10:00 PM - Them Jeans (DJ Set)
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM - Sebastien Tellier (Live Set)
11:30 PM - 01:00 AM - Them Jeans (DJ Set)

For the record, I'm not a fan of American Apparel because of its associations and I'm not a fan of Dim Mak because of their principles. I am, however, a fan of Sebastien Tellier and urge you to trek downtown specifically for him. Also, Tom's Shoes will be on hand to make your own personalized shoe. FMLY's got a pair.

Sebastien Tellier - Divine
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Monday, July 21, 2008

Free Shows!


Hey guys, now that we're over the halfway hump of summer are your pockets feeling a bit light? Well don't worry because here's a list of all ages shows that range from free to cheap for you to indulge in.

7/24 Tokyo Police Club and The Afternoons @ The Hammer Museum, 8pm - FREE

7/27 Gnarls Barkley, Youssou N'Dour, Deerhoof @ The Hollywood Bown, 7pm - $10

7/28 The Duke Spirit @ Amoeba, 7pm - FREE

7/28 HEALTH, Midwife @ The Smell, 9pm - $5 (HIGHLY REC'D)

7/31 The Weather Underground, The Flings, Hazelden @ Safari Sam's, 8pm - FREE

7/31 Imaad Wasif And The Two Part Beast, Magic Lantern, Tweak Bird @ The Smell, 9pm - $5

8/04 Juiceboxxx, I.E., Winners, The Amazements, The Monolators, Birth!, Social Junk, Big Nurse @ Pehrspace, 9pm - $5 (REC'D)

8/08 Boredoms (88BoaDrums) @ La Brea Tar Pits, 8pm - FREE w/ ticket (HIGHLY REC'D)

up next...NEW YORK!

Boredoms at ATP '06 - check it out!

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Dark Knight


I haven't yet seen Dark Knight but I just turned on CNN and this is what they have to say about it.

"It was so epic, every other movie is terrible in comparison."
-CNN

Is this true? Not that I am questioning...

Pink Batman - Dan Deacon

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White Rainbow Glows Tonight


Well if you live in LA you should be familiar with tonight's inaugural event, Glow (click to see schedule of events). What I'm here to say is that if you've made the right choice to go to Glow instead of Hard, DO NOT MISS WHITE RAINBOW. FMLY has previously posted on Portland's White Rainbow, but if you missed our praise then come check him out for yourself. Adam Forkner is a man not to be missed; you can find him at 2am tonight playing in the carousel building...a perfect choice.

Here's a video of Adam hanging out with Pauly Shore, it's a good watch.


White Rainbow - Germany
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Friday, July 18, 2008

FMLY Has A Mansion?


Come one, come all to the FMLY Mansion August 9! You can find our luxurious headquarters located at 1210 Appleton Way, Venice, Ca, 90291 or you can click the link to the right of this post to say, "hey guys, i enjoy your work and without a doubt i'll be attending your extreme and ultimate music festival!" We are aware of a conflict of dates with Rock the Bells but you know what, this is an even rarer opportunity to see incredible music and we wouldn't miss RtB for just any backyard show, we do have some surprises to announce in the coming weeks. The jist of our fest is that it takes up two Venice homes that are just two doors down from each other, the party starts at 2pm and will go into the night. Expect to see familiar names and hopefully some new ones, here are the announced bands thus far:

Anamanaguchi
Caleb Nichols (of Port O'Brien)
Haim
THiNK ALiKE
Koalacaust
Lazer Wolf
EXIT MUSIC
Nicholas Alexander & The Matadors
Books & Music
Open Spaces
Jack Littman
Your Majesty
DJDT
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Books and Music - Madi Please Leave Dan
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Don't forget that the week of the FMLY house party is also the week of the Zachella Blowout Extravaganza, what a great week for the Los Angeles music scene. FMLY music fest is $5 for all day entrance to both backyards, Kabobs are on sale for $5 and your good time is priceless! We'll keep you updated on any news, GET PUMPED!

2 Backyards. 1 Awesome Day.

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K.O. Not At Home


Remember when FMLY let you know about Devendra Banhart's side-project Megapuss last month? Good call. Well to follow up with that I'd like to let you guys know what Yeah Yeah Yeah's singer and heartthrob Karen O does on her free time. You can catch Karen O performing solO at two NY gigs under the moniker Native Korean Rock. This is not a Yeah Yeah Yeah's show and this is not a performance of the leaked K.O. At Home - Karen will be performing love songs which she has written over the last two years. Nothing will compare to these two intimate performances so make sure you get in! Tickets are on sale now.

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Super Mash Bros!!!


Last night saw the release of the long awaited Super Mash Bros EP and boy do those guys know how to partay! The show kicked off with Haim who played a lovely set as always, followed by Dracula Mountain who brought audience members to tears, had the room hugging and I even saw two girls kiss! However, no one was expecting the ultimate dance party that Super Mash Bros created so props to you guys, you deserve it! You can download your own copy of Fuck Bitches. Get Euros. by clicking the picture above.

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The Histories need your help!



The Histories are up for artist of the month in the Deli Magazine San Francisco and you can help them by voting for them here! It will only take a second and will help them out.

VOTE FOR THE HISTORIES HERE!

Also if you are in the bay tonight, you are in luck! Get your ass over to Mama Buzz to see an amazing show with The Histories and Railcars. If you've never seen the Histories live, you have no idea what you are missing.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Railcars Release EP


A girl introduced me to Aria C Jalali a couple of years ago, they were friends and she liked my taste in music. In trade, I introduced her to Meals for Children. FMLY blog readers are already familiar with MfC, but how familiar are you with Mr. Jalali? Some time back Aria changed his self-titled project to the band-friendly name of Railcars.


Railcars will release a new EP "around august 1st" titled Cities vs Submarines. The album was recorded as well as produced by Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart and will be released as a 500-run 7" vinyl as well as digitally via Berkeley's Gold Robot Records. The digital release will be $5 and tracklisting is as follows:
Side A:
1. there is ice; it is blue
2. saints are waiting for me outside my door
Side AA
3. concrete buildings
4. through the trees lay smokestacks
5. bohemia is without a sea

Head on over to Railcars MySpace to hear four new tunes.

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Mount Eerie


"Newborn babies come to life on my face, and they say ta daa!"

Phil Elverum (born Phil Elvrum) takes his music to the next level - see pre-evolved stage of The Microphones - with a collaboration project called Lost Wisdom. Working with teenage hero Julie Doiron, of the legendary Eric's Trip, and Fred Squire, of Baby Eagle, the trio have quite an expectation built up. Catch Mount Eerie touring the east coast through September and pick up your copy of Lost Wisdom October 7.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

What's the Difference?

If you are like me, you've been wondering what the difference is between Bush and McCain. Well thank god for us, McCain's top VP prospect Mark Sanford is here to help us out.


So McCain is McSame.

In other news, Obama is still the best hope for this country. Check out this video that Tisa and Daedalus made.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Make Music To Daedelus


Fans of Daedelus, the FMLY are. It's times like these where you just gotta love MySpace for hooking it up with album streams. Head on over to DaedeSpace to check out Love To Make Music To in its entirety just by clicking here.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Merriam Webster's Blog House




What is blog house? Well I'm not going to bother getting into it, rather redirect you to our FMLY friend Hipster Runoff who has done a damn fine job of explaining. If you're interested in learning about your generation, follow the link...to right here. You can also watch the video above made by two guys who obviously didn't know what blog house was, assuming that they now know, until they were given the assignment. It's an entertaining watch though!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hip New Releases

Today was a great day for independent music and doing it yourself. Fully Fitted FINALLY released their Fully Fitted re-edits EP and Black Moth Super Rainbow self-released Bonus Drippers, a compilation of older BMSR tunes that didn't make it onto the forthcoming Drippers EP.


You can order the Drippers EP here.
You can download Bonus Drippers FOR FREE right here via megaupload.


You can purchase the Fully Fitted EP here for a mere $9.

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Teasers Galore


I've got a couple of teasers for ya today. The first is from Parisians Goon & Koyote who've recently released their Wellness Is Wild EP packed with your weekend's dance party. G & K handle the booty bass scene across the Atlantic and they hold it down along with the biggest players in the genre. Wellness features three self-produced and original tracks by the duo plus two remixes by Dre Skull and Dikulous’ Zulu. As promised, here's the teaser to hold you over while you find out how you can buy this now.

Goon & Koyote - Wellness Is Wild EP (teaser)
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Why? Plot Fall Tour


Why? has done it big in '08 and with their release of Alopecia this past March the fearsome threesome have made their way from a personal iTunes secret to an 'in-the-know' household name. After a non-stop U.S. tour followed immediately by a European tour - where brothers Yoni and Josiah Wolf crossed paths with the mumps just before Yoni broke his hand - Why? has announced their Fall U.S. tour to begin August 29 in their hometown of San Francisco and end October 4 in Portland after trekking across the country and back. Lucky enough for Why? fans, pals Mt. Eerie, Tobacco (of Black Moth Super Rainbow) and Tussle will be sharing opening duties throughout the month tour.

Interesting: If you type 'Why? Yoni' into google images, pictures of land formations or rocks that look like vaginas will come in abundance.

August 29th - San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall%
September 4th- Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
September 5th- Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
September 6th- Tucson, AZ Solar Culture
September 8th- Austin, TX Mohawk*
September 9th- Dallas, TX Granada Theater*
September 11th- Pensacola, FL Sluggo's*
September 12th- Gainseville, FL Common Grounds*
September 13th- Miami, FL White Room*
September 14th- Orlando, FL The Social*
September 16th- Asheville, NC Grey Eagle*
September 17th- Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church*
September 18th- New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
September 19th- Boston, MA Museum of Fine Arts
September 20th- Portland, ME Space Gallery
September 21st- Providence, RI Club Hell
September 22nd- Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
September 25th- Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival
Septeber 26th- Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge#
September 27th- Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock#
September 29th- Denver, CO Hi- Dive
September 30th- Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court
October 2nd- Vancouver, BC Richard's On Richard
October 3rd- Seattle, WA Vera Project
October 4th- Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

% = w/ Tussle
* = w/ Mount Eerie
# = w/ Tobacco


Why? - Good Friday

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New Your Majesty


I seriously hate writing about myself in the third person so I'm not doing it anymore, the jig is up! I'm not a big fan of promoting my own music, it feels pretty lame, but if I don't do it it's not like anyone else will. Yesterday morning I, Your Majesty, finished up a new track that I hope everyone will enjoy. In the context of my live performance I love the track, but it's hard for me to look at it as a stand-alone; don't be afraid to share your thoughts and constructive criticisms. Thanks to Jeansbjorn for your deck skills and Elliott aka Space in Warwick, NY for the lyrical inspiration. Also, thank your sister Ricky for me. More music will be released soon as I'm wrapping up work on the I Need To Speak To Mary-Kate tape. Also stay tuned for information regarding upcoming shows.

Your Majesty - I Hate This Club feat. Jeansbjorn (Elliot D.C. Diss Version)
click here if above link doesn't work

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Monday, July 7, 2008

Watch Out Hip-Hop


The fear of jail time has really done wonders for ATL rapper T.I. who was convicted of carrying illegal firearms last year. With Paper Trail due September 9, hopefully people will be reminded that there is music outside of Lil' Wayne. Above is the video for the single "No Matter What," a personal track of T.I.'s that I can't get enough of. The two below aren't quite as stand alone as "No Matter What" but still worth having a part of your iTunes arsenal.

T.I. - What Up (via Rap-Up)
T.I. - Swing Your Rag feat. Swizz Beats (via XClusive Zone)

As long as I'm getting away with posting on hip-hop, check out Wale's new video for the Seinfeld sampled " The Artistic Integrity" off of The Mixtape About Nothing.

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Get Your Giggle On


In 2003 I caught Jerry Minor performing what would quickly become a comedy classic on the HBO show Sketch Pad. I didn't know who Jerry Minor was at the time and the sketch is all a blur but the memory has always stuck with me and until tonight I've never been able to find the video. If you're into laughing, this is a favorite sketch of mine mostly because of the catchy music. Enjoy. If you're not feeling it, Mitch Hedberg is just a click away.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Thanks '08


Before you take another look at that last post let me bring up some music that you're probably not seeing on every other blog and hearing about from every other friend with an iPhone and/or an M.I.A. shirt; the two are definitely mutally exclusive. Here's a taste of my best of '08 with more to come so please download with care.

It has literally taken years for Baltimore's Beach House to grow on me, but they have and in a big way. Devotion was the breakout album much needed that I highly suggest all fans of The Velvet Underground, Grizzly Bear and The Kinks go out and buy. It's so difficult to pick a song from a flawless album, but here goes nothing...
Beach House - D.A.R.L.I.N.G.

I know, I know, Adele was on Entertainment Tonight and has been all over TV...well fuck that because I don't watch television other than Lost and she certainly has not been there. Adele has one incredible voice that should be shared with the world, it's just unfortunate that her presence is overshadowing Kate Nash who only rose to American fame earlier this year. Battle it out broads, we love ya. But seriously, the first time I heard this song I cried. Kinda like the first time I heard Kate Nash's "We Get On." Perfect for 'those' kind of mixtapes.
Adele - First Love

Adem has been a love of mine since his release of Love And Other Planets in 2006. This year the english folk artist and Fridge member went the way of covers with his release of Takes or as I call it, Adem Sings The Classics. I can't stress enough how important it is to know of Adem or how badly everyone who gives a shit about contemporary music needs to have Love And Other Planets. Here's a jam from Takes, it's a cover of The Breeders. Fun fact: Adem went to school with members of Hot Chip, Burial and many other talented individuals.
Adem - Invisible Man

Air France's No Way Down EP can't even be described in the English language. I love it. Everyone who hears it loves it. I'm just going to say it...unless Panda Bear, Blink-182, Marky-Kate Olsen or Animal Collective release an album before the end of '08, this will be my favorite album. With such lush compositions and orchestral backdrops I have no idea why you're not hearing Air France from each direction. Post-rave bliss...
Air France - No Excuses

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Noah's Top 5 Albums Of The Summer


Hey guys and gals, I thought that it would be nice to share the top five albums that I've been jammin' out to this summer and hopefully Cameron and Sophie will follow with similiar posts. Now if I didn't party too hard all summer then I'd have the good sense to say that Air France, Talkdemonic and Syclops are my top three summer albums, but unfortunately I don't so you'll have to wait until the end of the year to see those babies again.

5. My summer began with an obsession over L.A. based band, Pocahaunted. Their dark and primal sounds remind me of an earlier less-poppy Animal Collective and I'm a big fan of slow progressions when there are haunting vocals involved. I'm honestly a little confused when it comes to records that Pocahaunted has either released or appeared on, so I'm going to call upon their entire discography for this one.
Pocahaunted - Sweat Lodge

4. Who can deny The Cool Kids their Bake Sale kumuffins? Certainly not me. I was lucky enough to catch Mickey and Chuck at The Key Club in early June - just a month after catching the guys at Coachella - and I've been dropping lyrics in conversation just to make myself "A Little Bit Cooler."
The Cool Kids - A Little Bit Cooler

3. After an intense reclusive period in my life where all I did was talk about and listen to Animal Collective, what better way to ease back into a normal social world then to dive head first into El Guincho? None, that's what. If you haven't hopped on the train yet, it just arrived at the station for ya. El Guincho's smooth spanish stylings will without a doubt make their way into all of your summer playlists, and with great timing as usual our pals over at The Hood Internet have posted a kick-ass mash of El Guincho and Pitbull.
ABX - Anthemillas [via zSHARE]

2. I love Ratatat. I always have and, unless I hear that they're fucking underage girls like so many others, I always will. LP3 easily makes it onto my list of albums that everyone needs to party to this summer.
Ratatat - Black Heroes

1. As a guy that has DJ'd enough parties to understand the highs and lows I've gotta shoutoutoutout to the biggest crowd pleaser around, Girl Talk. Feed the Animals has been in my car non-stop since its release a couple of weeks ago and I'm absolutely loving every second of it. If you haven't already, download the entire album for FREE off of his MySpace.
Girl Talk - No Pause

So there it is! I couldn't be more excited to hear more music coming from Esau Mwamwaya, Clipse and others. I'm also going back and listening to No Age's Wierdo Rippers in a whole new light. What have you been rockin' out to this summer?

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