Best New Music 2010 – nr.25 – Caribou

28 05 2010


Your car, your friends, your future wife/husband – even the people waiting to cross the street who hear this on your mediocre car stereo – they will all love you for playing Caribou. Read the rest of this entry »


Best New Music 2010 – nr.24 – The Black Keys (Album Review)

5 05 2010

The Black Keys

Oh yes. We’re back on the rocker and this one’s a shocker. I don’t live in Florida anymore, I no longer have a car to blast my music from while speeding past fat police officers looking the wrong way with their speed guns, I can no longer wear sunglasses every day, but- I still feel like a king listening to this. Read the rest of this entry »

Best New Music 2010 – nr.23 – Avi Buffalo

28 04 2010

Avi Buffalo have been popping up here and there more and more. Mentions and reviews across the blogosphere have helped drive a little hype for this Californian indie-folk-pop band. There’s even an interview with The Guardian. One aspect of the band which can be recognized in all the interviews and articles is that these kids – all roughly 19 – are horny. Teenage-blue-ball-horny. At least thats what you get from the (dirty) talks with songwriter and main man behind the band, Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg. Read the rest of this entry »

Best New Music 2010 – nr.22 – Skybox

15 04 2010

Skybox Album Cover

What if Simon & Garfunkel had tea and a joint with MGMT, The Descendants, and The KGB? You’d probably be fond of their offspring: Skybox.
The band has released two albums since forming in 2005. The first, Arco Iris (2006), was a bit more on the rocky side. The second, Morning After Cuts, was released January 2010 and has some über-chilled psychedelic-indie-rock-ness to it. Let’s have a listen. Read the rest of this entry »

Best New Music 2010 – nr.21 – Holy Fuck

18 03 2010

Holy Fuck on stage
As the song crescendoed into a downright orchestral blow-out, my arms waived frantically. Playing the drums, I grinned with content at the band to my right, and caught glimpses of the crowd to the left as I head-banged my way through the last minute of the song. When it was over I was raging – my heart beating, my nerves on call, adrenaline pumping through me like an oil rig at dawn.

I looked left towards the crowd, slowly pulled the curtain shut, and turned to my iPod to see which band had brought this city-center embarrassement upon me. It was Holy FuckRead the rest of this entry »

Best New Music 2010 – nr. 20 – The Pass

8 03 2010

It doesn’t get much newer than this: The Pass have just brought out their very first EP, Colors, in February – and are currently recording an LP mixed by Alex Aldi (who worked with Passion Pit, The Walkmen, White Rabbits, etc.) [via IRC]

The available tracks are bright and funky – with tendencies to fall slightly in the vicinity of Phoenix, Passion Pit, and other New-Wave/Psychedelic-Pop bands – but are still fresh and clean. Read the rest of this entry »

Best New Music 2010 – nr. 19 – Portugal. The Man

7 03 2010

Strolling through the musical universe I slowly started to think I’d have nothing to write about today. The wood block designs I was planning for the DAW2010 failed miserably due to lack of RAM on my seven (!!) year old laptop. The Flash Plugin for my Firefox seems to be on vacation, so finding your next favorite song has been pretty hard in recent days. I also lost my knuckle in a cheese-grater during breakfast. It’s not the first time that’s happened either.

But what the hell do you care?

How many bands do you know from Alaska? Keep reading, and you might just know one. Let’s listen to Portugal. The Man! Read the rest of this entry »