Sunday, February 8, 2009
END: FMLY, Pt. 1
We've had a great run but it's time for us all to move on as a FMLY to Wordpress. Your efforts we're incredible and we squeezed all that we could out of ya, but in the long run it will not be enough. In the next week you'll be seeing a lot of changes in your FMLY and as you do we'll announce our entire SXSW line-up as well as hand over a few gifts we've been holding onto. We hope that you come to our Los Angeles Booty Shaking Blog Launch Party with Daedelus, Free The Robots, [Post-foetus] and Intricate Machines. NY events will continue soon, and we can't wait to further build this relationship. Whether you've been a reader and attender for the past year or if you just found out about FMLY, we personally thank you and welcome you to our neck of the woods.
We've moved to www.thefmly.com and www.thefmly.com/ny, although I believe that by
Music should be free. But until then we'll be here to bring you our favorite bands as intimately as possible for as cheap as we can. Please, artists, musicians, writers, video peeps, get in contact with us if you want to keep busy.
See you soon,
Labels: FMLY Events
Saturday, February 7, 2009
New Grizzly Bear
Welcome to the new Grizzly Bear. We've seen "While You Wait For The Others" and my favorite so far, "Two Weeks." Now you have the chance to warm up to the depths of "Cheerleader," I know you've always wanted to.
Grizzly Bear - Cheerleader (live)
The new site is done and I'm so pumped to share it with you. Cameron and I have poured our everything into it and it'll be great to watch it evolve. All I've gotta say is that you'll be surfing it sooner than the next Lost episode. Notice that with "Cheerleader" there's no more Mediafire middleman, yeah, that's right...we host our own files now.
Labels: Grizzly Bear
Friday, February 6, 2009
The Kellogg Company Drops Michael Phelps, The Cannabis Community Drops Kellogg’s
And now a message from NORML:
Tell Kelloggs their actions against Phelps will not be tolerated!
Please take time today to contact the Kellogg Corporation.
Tell them that you oppose their decision to drop Michael Phelps and that, as a result you WILL NOT BE PURCHASING ANY KELLOGGS RELATED PRODUCTS (until the company decides to reinstate the Phelps as their spokesperson).
There are several ways you can make your opinion known to the company.
You can call Kellogg’s main telephone number during east coast business hours, Monday through Friday, at: (269) 961-2000 or toll free at: 1 (800) 962-1413.
You can e-mail Kellogg’s consumer services department by visiting: http://www2.kelloggs.com/ContactUs. aspx.
You can contact Kellogg’s media relation department at: 269-961-3799 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can e-mail Kellogg’s corporate responsibility department at: email@example.com .
You can e-mail Kellogg’s investor relations department at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Or finally, you can write the Kellogg Company a letter at:
One Kellogg Square
P.O. Box 3599
Battle Creek, MI 49016-3599
When contacting the company, please be polite and concise. Tell them:
“Hi, my name is _____________ and I’m a frequent consumer of Kellogg’s products.
Nearly one out of two Americans has used marijuana. This includes tens of thousands of prominent, highly successful Americans — including our current President. Michael Phelps should not be stigmatized nor condemned for private behavior that he, and millions of others, engage in on a daily basis.
The majority of the public, as well as those in the media, are standing behind Michael Phelps and so am I. I will no longer be purchasing Kellogg’s brand products until your company reverses its decision and reinstates Michael Phelps as your spokesperson.”
Thank you for standing up against the needless discrimination of cannabis consumers.
It’s the absurd and hypocritical laws that criminalize the behavior of Phelps and tens of millions of other successful and productive Americans like him that is worthy of condemnation.
FMLY is looking for music, film, fashion, mixtape and random spirit lovers to help out on the blog. If you have a driving passion and feel the need to express it to the world then send an email to email@example.com with your name and a sample of your writing. There are no conditions, you do not need prior experience and you will not have to serve us digital coffee. You'll start by posting minimum once a week and then ideally, over time, each day. Location does not matter, just please be interested. In return you can drop the FMLY name for concerts on the condition that you post a review within 24hrs of the show. If you're interesting in recording shows, sound, lighting, making flyers or advertising at FMLY events then contact me at the email above as well. Or if you just want to talk...
Also, don't forget about the transition to the new website!
URB has exclusive Gorillaz demos. They sound great, peep here.
Odd Nosdam Remixes Danielson
anticon. co-founder and ex-art director Odd Nosdam worked some magic on Danielson's "Our Givest" - as if Danielson isn't magical enough! I don't know where you can preview the track, but you can purchase the 7" here. Definitely worth checking out on Odd's MySpace is his remix of Black Moth Super Rainbow's "Forever Heavy."
If you're in SF tonight make sure to stop by USF for an all evening concert featuring our boys in Koalacaust! More info on their MySpace.
Natural History Museum's First Fridays
First Fridays are back at Los Angeles' Natural History Museum! Tonight brings The Bird And The Bee duo with our D.C. pals Jukebox the Ghost. Dublab DJs in the African Mammal Hall include The Phatal DJ and DJ Michael Stock.
This year's series overview
This year Charles Darwin turns 200 and his world-altering On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection turns 150. Often considered one of the two or three most important – and misunderstood – texts published in the sciences, The Origin of Species is also one of a handful of scientific works that has reverberated beyond science, shaking the foundations of art, literature, philosophy, religion and society. This season's First Fridays celebrate “Darwin Year” through entertaining and fascinating conversations with six of the world's foremost authors and experts on the life of Darwin, the science of evolution, and the revolutionary impact of the man and his work.
Jukebox the Ghost - Hold It In
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Ol' Dirty Bastard Youtube Highlights
[ODB and Biggie]
I was surfing Youtube and came across some interesting videos. The first being Ol' Dirty Bastard with Biggie. It's just so great to see them in the same shot holding mics. The second video is ODB interrupting the Grammy awards after finding out that Wu-Tang lost to Puffy. In his defense, it did look like he bought an expensive suit. Catch a pretty drunk ODB freestyle right here. Awesome 25-second clip of The Roots performing ODB's "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" and A Tribe Called Quest's "Award Tour" here. Longer version of "SSY" at VH1's Hip-Hop honors is here. Ukelele cover of "Got Your Money" here from Dave Atell's Gong Show. Finally, my personal favorite, "Shimmy Shimmy Ya" on a Disney toy here.
And possibly the best way to ever end, start or cuten your day...a small child singing "C.R.E.A.M."
BMSR Bside Gets Video Treatment
"Happy Melted City" off of Black Moth Super Rainbow's Drippers EP just received a touch of video.
my man beta carnage (responsible for all the visuals in the tobacco dvd) made us a video for happy melted city off of the drippers rarities ep. we still have some scratch n sniff copies of the cd and 10" colored vinyl at the bmsr webstore.
www.blackmothsuperrainbow.com/disco1.htm [via BMSR Bulletin]
Peep it above. Beta Carnage says, "Giant hand is from some 70's funk video compilation , I think it was on a stevie wonder song. I have no idea where they got it from,. girl in portal is from Barbarella."
BLINK-182 REUNITE FOR SUNDAY'S GRAMMYS (edit: or not)
BLINK-182 ARE REUNITING. I don't even know how to express myself at the moment. Read.
edit: MTV fixed their site, Blink is not reuniting, they're only presenting an award together. But that's still a breakthrough! And the Coachella rumors are entertaining.
edit's edit: BLINK IS BACK! NEW ALBUM! SUMMER TOUR!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
So I'm not going to keep it under wraps any longer, FMLY does have a website and it is just about finished. For the next week or so until we launch it I'll be leaving a blurb at the bottom of every post reminding you to set your FMLY browsers for our new site. Chances are that it will redirect you automatically from here to there, but I just want everyone to be conscious of this step.
There is both a NY and an LA site now, I'm so excited for you all to see it and until then we've left a nice little FMLY welcome. Welcome to FMLY 2.009, we're glad you're all with us. SXSW announcements and some other things we've been working on coming soon.
And uhhh, come to our show on the 21st. Fbook RSVP here.
Labels: FMLY Events
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Black Dice Go "Glazin"
[cover art of the year so far]
Black Dice have given us a taste of their forthcoming fifth album, REPO (Paw Tracks), and I could not be more pleased with this sound. Fusing their IDM psychedelia trademark sound with the rising popularity of distant tropical vibes gives us "Glazin," a Spanish pop song that has been put through the blender that is Black Dice - the two-minute mark gets pretty epic. I don't know when we can expect more tracks, but I'm really looking forward to this album so I'll post updates as they come along. REPO is due April 7, I'm psyched to her what the final track "Gag Shack" sounds like!
Black Dice - Glazin
Fruit Bats w/ Luke Temple Tonight
Hey LA. Fruit Bats is in town to play with our pal Luke Top and Friends. Its been a minute since Fruit Bats has been around, so I'd snag this opportunity to catch a quiet night of music appreciation. Recommended if you dig Page France or The Robot Ate Me.
Fruit Bats - Legs of Bees
Labels: fruit bats
Pep Rally Beats, Juiceboxxx Thunder Jam
Pep Rally is a group out of Brooklyn made up of two white girls rapping, but wait...they're hot! Not going down the sexy road of Lil Kim or witty road of Lady Sovereign, I'd call Pep Rally more of a southern-beat Cool Kids. Check out their photobooth-made video for "Squalie” above, it features the duo in a room with some guys rolling a joint - very hot stuff.
Speaking of white folk rap videos, Juiceboxxx just dropped the video for "Thunder Jam #5" on us. Definitely one of my fav boxxx jams, I'm feelin' the vid as well. Milwaukee basement party f'sho.
Fun Fact: Juice won't smoke weed before a show because he's worried about it negatively affecting his performance. But afterwards, he's fair game. And you won't find that ANYWHERE else online!
Labels: pep rally
Monday, February 2, 2009
Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II was hailed as the "#6 most anticipated album of 2007" by XXL Magazine...and the for past two years it has been the mystery record on Wu fan's minds. A radio rip of the then unknown "Wu Ooh" surfaced over the weekend and thanks to modern technology we now have CD quality evidence of this album in it's 200% form as Raekwon promised, "People been wanting this record for the last 10 years, so I gotta make sure that this shit is bulletproof."
Similar to the first Cuban Linx album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II will be set up in cinematic fashion, tying each song together in a sort of storyline, and each rapper playing an implied 'persona' of sorts; for instance, Raekwon is the main protagonist, with GZA and Inspectah Deck playing 'supporting roles' throughout. Other guests will also take Gambino personas as well. In a Scratch Magazine article, it was confirmed that the RZA produced several tracks titled, "Thug World", "Rock Stars & Smoking Barrels", "State Of Grace", "Kareem Khan", and "No Matter How Hard You Try." "Thug World" and "No Matter How Hard You Try" were later reworked and appeared on the 8 Diagrams and Digi Snacks albums being renamed as "Unpredictable" & "You Can't Stop Me Now". Wu-Tang's DJ Allah Mathematics confirmed on his Myspace he will have song called "Mean Streets" featuring GZA & Inspectah Deck on the album. [via]
Apparently Travis Barker makes an appearance as well.
Raekwon - Wu Ooh (ft. Ghostface Killah & Method Man) [via zShare]
Cities vs Submarines For Free
I'm a big fan of Railcars and Aria's unique voice in the experimental electronic / art rock music scene - especially considering the Bay Area's love for that hardcore dance stuff. I'm also proud to say that Aria and his Railcar crew played with our pals, The Histories and Nephews, on two separate occasions a short while back which I found to be very fitting shows (not to mention his shared bills with Religious Girls, Captain Ahab, etc). To get to my point, Aria has leaked Railcars' EP, Cities vs Submarines, and is urging everyone to download it and tell their friends. Thanks, and we will!
Fun fact: CvS was recorded in the basement of Xiu Xiu frontman, Jamie Stewart, who also produced the EP. Railcars is working on The Cathedral With No Eyes with Stewart as well, an album that I'm certainly anticipating.
Railcars - Cities vs Submarines EP
Paper Route Animal Gangstaz
So sometimes it feels like The Hood Internet are reading my mind...but I can't be the only one. Combining my favorite mixtape of '08 with my favorite album of '09 (so far) brings us "Animals Collecting Money" - a mashup project combining Paper Route Gangstaz' "Bama Gettin Money" with Animal Collective's "Taste" and "My Girls." Long story short, it works and now we have an image and sound of my wet dreams.
ABX - Animals Collecting Money
If you haven't already I can not urge you enough to download PRGz' "Fear and Loathing In Hunts Vegas" mixtape. I've been listening to these guys since Talib Kweli was bigger than Kanye and with this FREE AKA PAY WHAT YOU WISH AKA THANK YOU RADIOHEAD debut mixtape comes the ultimate satisfaction of listening to maybe the most awesome hip-hop crew to be assembled this decade. In Alabama no less!
Download it here.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
"Will Wiesenfeld of [Post-Foetus] is a absolutely unrecognized genius. He creates the kind of music your soul plays right before you go to sleep and makes your heart swell up as you go on a journey you could have never imagined. Will Wiesenfeld has truly mastered his art and brings electronic music to the next stage." [FMLY, Sept 3]
What an awesome weekend for fans of [Post-foetus]. I hope that Friday night's show at the Knitting Factory was rad, so lets end our freedom with a brand new tune, "Douse." As usual with [Po-fo] tracks, "Douse" comes equipped with an ambiance that only Will's sweeping voice has the capacity to handle. This is the first [Post-foetus] track that we've heard since The Fabric release last year, but certainly not the only work that will has been up to - remember when we blogged about Geotic's Winter Loops EP late last year? Anyways, sit down with a nice cup of tea, enjoy the music and have a great rest of your night.
[Post-foetus] - Douse
Don't forget to catch [Post-foetus] at FMLY's night of Booty Shaking February 21. Daedelus, Intricate Machines and Free The Robots will also be in attendance. RSVP via fbook, here.
I'm indifferent to the Super Bowl, in fact, I didn't even know it was today until someone just asked me what I was doing tonight. Here are a couple of Sunday tunes to get you in the lazy Sunday mood. "Lazy Sunday" SNL Digital Short above, "It's the Chronic-what!?-cles of Narnia!"
Beirut - A Sunday Smile (Live on KEXP)
My friend Molly made this song with her friend Milo some time back. I don't remember the band name that they came up with but I absolutely love the minute-long tune.
Molly Gonzalez - Lazy Sunday
The Amazements bring soul to the art-rock party that will leave you floored. With catchy titles such as "Time Anus" and the rough, but very listenable cut of "Steel Mill," I'm looking forward to hearing some higher quality recordings from these Los Angeles folk. The most clear comparison to draw would be a mix of tequila folk-rockers Rumspringa with the heart and soul of Bmore's Ponytail...plus featuring art that looks like one of the Garbage Pail Kids only helps The Amazements enter the realm of 'definitely worth checking out' at The Smell or Pehrspace in the next month. "Steel Mill" video below.
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