Monday, May 31, 2010


Tokyo Police Club's second album, Champ, surprisingly does not suck. One of the few 2010 sophomores that not only didn't disappoint, but really caught me by surprise. Check out Bambi, that riff is ridonkulous. To think I wasn't even going to bother with this album makes me glad I second guessed myself.

Bambi - Tokyo Police Club


Babara, We Are Scientists' third album, on the other hand; did suck. Big time. Check out Jack & Ginger, it's not as infuriating as the rest of the album.

Jack & Ginger - We Are Scientists


Thunderheist are breaking up, I'd hardly call myself a true fan, but from what I've heard of theirs, this is a pretty sad announcement. This is their swan song.

Drive In - Thunderheist


Everything Everything have a new song out, called Schoolin'. It's got the same sort of sound as the rest of their work, in fact, i'm beginning to suspect they are one-trick-ponies. Prove me wrong in August, Everything Everything.

Schoolin' - Everything Everything


Elite Gymnastics is awesome. It's "Post-Chillwave", and if you never got on the Chillwave bandwagon to begin with then too fucking bad, progress waits for no man.

Is This On Me? - Elite Gymnastics


Matt & Kim cooked up this infectious song a while ago but I'm late in discovering this one. It's called Daylight, and the keyboard at the start is rad.

Daylight - Matt & Kim


Underworld were responsible for that massive club hit Born Slippy .NUXX (.NUXX was the version with vocals you iTunes tagging savages; make the correction now) way back when. You may remember it from the closing scene of Trainspotting, or maybe not, but if you youtube it or something you'll have one of those "Ohhhh, this song!" moments. This is their new song and it's really catchy, reminds me a lot of the Skins Theme by Segal, which is a great thing.

Scribble - Underworld


Tame Impala show that even something as insulting as Midnight Juggernauts' sophomore, The Crystal Axis, is not without its silver lining.

Vital Signs - Tame Impala




Wednesday, May 12, 2010


oOoOO is exactly what I'm looking for these days. NoSummr4u has that sort of hopeless emptiness that makes you want to lie in bed all day with the curtains closed. It's the other side of the nostalgia coin, one oft left out in favour of the sunny carefree surf-pop nostalgia that everyone has finally discovered again. I'm very late to the party with this one, I know.

NoSummr4u - oOoOO


Circle Pit are an awful looking, rubbish sounding, can't-sing-for-shit sort of band. Think Wavves/Girls/The rawer side of The Vines, and you'll know what to expect. They are apparently signed to Modular Records now, but Modular Records hasn't made it known at all, not sure why.  

Another Trick is a cool summery garage-surf-rock track, I can imagine hipster couples passing it between each other on cassette mix tapes and remarking on how "ok" it sounds.

Infinity is a slow-jam style love song with this hazy wash over sparse instrumental work. Infinity is the most laid-back song on the album (which is, depending on your tolerance for harsh, raw, garage rock; really quite good).

Another Trick - Circle Pit
Infinity - Circle Pit


Tex Taiwan are the latest in what is nearing a fucking battalion of Crystal Castles copycats. They've skewed more in a HEARTSREVOLUTION direction however, in that this stuff makes you feel like you're in a Hypercolourbubblegumrobotkitten party in Japan (Where I can only imagine there is a huge market for this sort of music), rather than wanting to kill yourself; as the Canadian duo does.

Won't blow your mind, but it will certainly keep you entertained for two and a half minutes.

Labyrinth - Tex Taiwan


Born Ruffians have a new album called Say It. It's very similar in style to the first, so there aren't any nasty surprises for the real fans. They are the sort of band you will either love or hate so this little blurb is pretty pointless really, just give What To Say a spin and see what you think.

What To Say - Born Ruffians


Posted up a remix for Neverest by Hey Champ a while back. Here's the original, carefree electro-pop at its... well I wouldn't say best...

Carefree electro-pop.

Neverest - Hey Champ


Kamei is a pretty cool dude. He deals in the realm of sampling rad disco hits from yesteryear and sprucing them up (or down), which is a great way to avoid the bulk of the annoying grunt-work real musicians have to deal with.

Falling In Love - Kamei


Sunday, May 9, 2010




I've had a weird response to this song. First impressions I had were extremely positive, and then I started to think that the rest of the song was lacking compared to the amazing opening. Now I've jumped back to thinking it's fucking cool. I'll let you make your own mind up. Personally I am liking Breakbot a whole lot more when he adds vocals to his work.

So yeah, I may have held onto this song for a tad too long, making it old news, but if you haven't heard it do yourself a favour right now.

Baby I'm Yours - Breakbot


Friday, May 7, 2010


Check this both of these out, you only really need to see about half of the first video, the second one puts its ridiculousness into context, in a very funny way.


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010




Trent Reznor is always impressive. His new project with his wife called How To Destroy Angels sounds like it's going to be a natural extension of the NIN we saw in Year Zero, which is more than fine with me. The video above is one of several way slick teasers on

Saturday, May 1, 2010


If you don't fall in love with this then you are a slimy fuck. Have a great day.

Aminals - Baths