Video: Besnard Lakes – “Colour Yr Lights In” (NSFW)

Example of how  images can make pretty songs pretty disturbing.

Film Review: Maniac

Hard to find much to like in my review of the remake of Maniac.

Sounds: Adventure – “Happiness”

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.



Win a Bass Signed By Andy Rourke and Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

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 ofThe Smiths by donating $10 to the American Red Cross. To enter, text REDCROSS to 90999 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 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’s Andy Rourke’s Jetlag on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2pm ET.

Sounds: Band of Horses – “Slow Cruel Hands of Time”

New track from Band of Horses - some mellow shit.

Sounds: Woods – “Cali in a Cup”


Video: Golden Retriever – “Serene Velocity”

RIP Ween

Big Baby Gandhi Show

I can’t attend this show tonight, but you should

Vacation Time

Off to Finland and Russia for 10 days. I leave you with this.

XL Giving Away Free Records

Want a free record from XL Recordings? The first 1000 people that email with their address will get a free vinyl sampler sent to them featuring Tyler, the Creator, The Horrors, Friendly Fires, and more.

Video: Killl – “Track 08″

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.

Video: Longevity – “Tantrum”

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.

Number One Song of 2010: Rick Ross – “BMF”

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:

The Drums – S/T (Island/Moshi Moshi)

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?


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