Posted: February 13, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized
Baltimore EDM (IDM, blargh-DM) from Adventure – think Aphex Twin, duh, but think beyond that as well. New album, Weird Work, due out 4/30.
Posted: November 13, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized
The press release explains it best:
In response to the unprecedented effects caused by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast and particularly in the New York tri-state area, East Village Radio
(EVR) and Andy Rourke
, along with Fender
, are teaming up to support the American Red Cross
’ aid of those impacted by the storm, as well as entering you to win a signed bass by The Smiths’ member.
“I was deeply touched by the damage and the lives impacted in the wake of the storm,” Rourke notes. “I wanted to do something to help and so being able to call on Fender and to have the opportunity to work through the Red Cross, with all the great things they’re doing is quite humbling. I’m hoping that we can do our part to raise much-needed funds for those that need it the most.”
Beginning Tuesday, November 13, 2012, you can win a Fender Precision Bass
autographed by Andy Rourke
by donating $10 to the American Red Cross
. To enter, text REDCROSS
by Monday, December 31, 2012
for your entry to be eligible. Once you’ve made your donation, simply take a screenshot* of the confirmation and send the image to email@example.com
. Your $10 donation will aid in the Red Cross’ assistance in the ongoing relief efforts in place to help out Hurricane Sandy victims. Or if you’d prefer to donate online, please do so via the Red Cross microsite
, sending your receipt to the email address as above.
For more information and official contest rules and and legal specs, please visit this link. Contest will end on Monday, December 31, 2012 with the winner to be announced live on EVR.com’s Andy Rourke’s Jetlag on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2pm ET.
Posted: September 7, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized
New track from Band of Horses - some mellow shit.
Posted: July 4, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Woods
Posted: July 4, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Golden Retriever
Posted: May 29, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Ween
Posted: May 25, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized
I can’t attend this show tonight, but you should
Posted: May 10, 2012 Filed under: Uncategorized
Off to Finland and Russia for 10 days. I leave you with this.
Posted: September 8, 2011 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: XL Recordings
Want a free record from XL Recordings? The first 1000 people that email XL11@xlrecordings.com with their address will get a free vinyl sampler sent to them featuring Tyler, the Creator, The Horrors, Friendly Fires, and more.
Posted: August 8, 2011 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Jaga Jazzist, JR Ewing, Killl
This is gonna hurt your head, but it’s Monday so whatever. Killl features members of hardcore band JR Ewing and electronic outfit Jaga Jazzist, two seemingly opposing forces in music, who have come together with visual artist Are Mokkelbost to create an audio-visual speed-metal experience that is pretty intriguing. The group has an CD/DVD out in September, and you can watch a clip below. If you have seizures when you watch strobe effects, don’t hit play.
Posted: May 26, 2011 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Chali 2na, Longevity, Method Man
Longevity’s getting some Method Man comparisons from his PR machine, but I’m hearing a little bit of Chali 2na here as well. Watch this dark video for “Tantrum” below.
Posted: December 23, 2010 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Rick Ross
At first I was sure it was this song (admittedly heavily influenced by Funk Master Flex’s histrionics):
But after listening to the entirety of Rick Ross’s Teflon Don, I think it might be this song:
Posted: December 22, 2010 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: The Drums
The Drums are like The Smiths reincarnated poorly, and yet they made my top ten list of albums this year. Fey? Yes. Pretentious? Absolutely. Overwrought? You bet. But isn’t that what makes them so good?
Posted: December 22, 2010 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Das Racist
Das Racist’s entry into the scene was the stupid/smart blog hit “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.” If that’s the only mark this Queens-bred, multi-racial hip-hop duo had left, they would have fast faded away. Fortunately, two mixtapes later, Das Racist has proven that there’s more to the trick than just post-modern observation. Yes, they kinda have that backpacker mentality which is sometimes nerdy and too self-referential and annoying. But bottom line is Das Racist make better hip-hop than a lot of other artists out there right now. Stream-of-consciousness rhymes, sometimes literally broken into fragmented one-word ideas, play out over excellent beats, both original and jacked (see their take on Ghostface’s “Nutmeg”). Can’t wait till the album drops.
Posted: December 17, 2010 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Beach House
I had ignored Beach House for a few years, but their 2010 release, Teen Dream (Sub Pop) really made me take notice. Victoria Legrand’s vocals are just beautiful – earthy, throaty, and vibrant – and Alex Scally’s guitar playing is deceptively simple. He can carry a song with a simple guitar line and just a few effects. I got the chance to see the band at Prospect Park this summer… well, not exactly “see” since really I sat outside the walls of the concert and just listened. But that was good enough.