Friday, January 30, 2009

We've Moved!!

Well we jumped the Bloggership, and jumped onto the WordPress Wagon. While doing so we also changed names! Kind've just to start something new you know? So update your bookmarks to:


Loch Lomond

Here's another band you ought to know about: Loch Lomond. They are ex-Decemberists tourmates and on the Dec's old label, Hush Records. As you can tell there are many of them. Seven, I guess. But they just released an EP on Hush called Trumpets for Paper Children. Their sound is pretty downbeat, and sounds as if they were singing old Scottish folk songs. They have a CD out, Paper the Walls that I want to check out too. But anyway you can download the EP for free/small donation at Hush's website here. Here's a track from the EP as a taster.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I Don't Want To

Remember that band Soldout I posted on the other day? Well digging a little deeper I know a little bit more about them. Their newest CD Cuts is actually their second LP (there's another disc of remixes and stuff too). The video above comes from their first CD. Apparently the track has been remixed several times. But the video above is um amusing? And disturbing.

You can find out more about Soldout at their label Anorak Supersport's website. And while you're surfing around check out this video of them playing a track off their new CD called "The Cut."

New N.A.S.A.

Here's the newest video from N.A.S.A., "Hip Hop." Cool animations with an awesome song. And here's another track off the album, The Spirit of Apollo, out February 17th on Anti-.

She Said She'd Leave at Threeeee

Have y'all seen this video? It's just about the greatest thing. Since...some other amazing/clever video...anyway, I love any excuse to post on Metronomy (duh) so here's one: this new remix by Blackout.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

So Fine

Telepathe-So Fine

The Park

I know pretty much everyone has already seen/heard this but it's just too gorgeous to pass up. Justin Vernon's voice is perfect for cold weather. I've been listening to his CDs on repeat on my walks to school and it clicks very well. And now he goes and covers Feist. How awesome would it be if someday in the future they recorded something together?

Bon Iver-The Park (Feist cover)

Vernon and Feist both appear not once but twice on the Dark Was the Night compilation everyone's buzzing about. Pre-order it here.

Monday, January 26, 2009


I don't really understand what this is. Some Hazmat suit-wearing cell phone-loving YACHT-seeing event. If you're in NY...go or whatever tonight. Weirdos.

The Blow-Hock It (YACHT Remix)
<--Bang it

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Skeleton Boy

Friendly Fires-Photobooth (Mock & Toof Remix)

This video reminds me of this one...

People Got a Lotta Nerve

Okay so I know pretty much all of you have heard this song already but it's for a good cause! I just found this out.

Neko Case has released a new single, "People Got A Lotta Nerve," that is available as a free download at the Anti- Records website.

The record label plans to make a donation to the Best Friends Animal Society for every blogger that posts the song and every iLike user who adds it to his or her profile, according to a press release.

The promotion for the song, which is the first single from Case's new album, "Middle Cyclone," will run from Jan. 14 to Feb. 3. Five dollars will be donated for every blog post and $1 for every iLike user that adds the song to their profile.

"Middle Cyclone" will be released March 3.

So basically for putting this song on my blog Anti- will donate $5 to a good cause, the Best Friends Animal Society. So NOW we know why Neko almost always mentions animals in her stuff...anyway go to the song's iLike page and add it to your profile and you'll be helping out too!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Can't Stop

Ok so I just had to share this. Most of you have already heard Franz Ferdinand's new album Tonight (if you haven't, you can stream the whole thing at Myspace) but as you may have heard, there's a deluxe edition of the album featuring another disc entitled Blood: Tonight which features dub versions of several songs off Tonight. If you didn't think Tonight was dancey enough, check out the dub disc. It's mind-blowing. For sampling, check out the AMAZING track below. Oh, and turn up the bass.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Die at the Same Time

Photo by Sarah Meadows

I am definitely loving White Lies' album To Lose My Life and am super anxious to see these guys live at SXSW. In the mean time they've been getting the remix treatment to which I have no argument.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

We Are Soldout

So, new cool band alert! They're from Belgium (home to Soulwax, waffles, and the Dardenne Brothers) so they've gotta be awesome right? They're called Soldout and really I don't know a whole lot about them. I received their album Cuts and am loving it's electro gooey-ness. Female vox. Great beats. Rad. Definitely check them out! They will (hopefully) be huge.

One Word and the Next

PS the software to turn any picture into a Polaroid is now available for Windows! Rejoice and be merry! Download it here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Kind of Thrill

You guys have all heard Franz's newest single "Ulysses" and the 10,032,348 remixes people made for it, and now it's time for the b-sides! Enjoy! And if you haven't seen the video, definitely worth a viewing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Shark Week Pt. 2

Here at DOH, we definitely lurv us some Shara Worden aka My Brightest Diamond. We mentioned back in November that Shara had released an EP of remixes from her sophomore release A Thousand Shark's Teeth. It was the first of several EPs where one musician remixed different tracks from the record.
Well Asthmatic Kitty announced today that the second ep, Shark Remixes - Vol 2: Son Lux of the series, this time the remixer is Son Lux, was available starting today.

Inside a Boy (Son Lux Remix)
Pluto's Moon (Son Lux Remix)

You can download Shark Remixes - Vol 2 from eMusic.

Deep Red

What could only be good news really is. Deep Red is the side project of Andrew Raposo, Morgan Wiley & Nomi Ruiz, all members of 2008 breakout act Hercules & Love Affair. Formed while on the road, the band will be playing their very first show in New York this week on the 22nd.

If you're desperate to hear new Hercules & Love Affair, you can use these two tracks to try and soothe your jazz-disco needs. Deep Red's sound is very similar to H&LA so, enjoy! And go see them if at all possible!

Presidents, Magistrates

Monday, January 19, 2009

MXSW Part 3: Selma Oxor

Also hailing from the beautiful Monterrey is Selma Oxor. The band features, as you can see, two girls and a guy. Their rough-edged songs sound like something like a girl band who's Influences section on their MySpace could be could read: Peaches, CSS, YYYs,.
They've got the canned drum beats and then some weird organ moans on tracks like "Tienes Algo," with singer Violeta chanting something alongside. The production quality isn't amazing but the potential definitely is there. I'm going to be very excited to see these guys flesh it out live.

Tienes Algo
Sexo Moral
Let's Burn
Abrazame Demonio

Friday, January 16, 2009

We Are the People Who Rule the World

Speaking of Mexico, check out Empire of the Sun's new video for the song "We Are the People," which was shot in Mexico. Who knows where. Gotta be somewhere towards the south with all the ruins...anyway it's a great video, weird. But good. Plus an awesome remix below the video.

We Are The People

We Are the People (Ted & Francis Remix)

MXSW Part 2: Ratas Del Vaticano

Hailing from Monterrey, Mexico, Ratas del Vaticano (come on think it out, RATaS del VATICANo) just might be Mexico's answer to the Black Lips. Or the Ramones. Their grungy and loud guitars definitely are reminiscent of another era, some leftover from the late 70's. But the songs are filled with an intensity (usually in just 1 1/2 - 2 minutes) that'll make you fall in love with the punk asthetic all over again. Or maybe even for the first time.

Tema de las ratas

Check out their MySpace for even newer, better songs! I can't wait to see these guys live.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

MXSW Part 1: Hello Seahorse!

So, checking SXSW's lineup so far I noticed a lot of Mexican bands were playing and thought it would be fun to highlight some of them here because they probably won't get much press anywhere.

First off we have the decidedly non-Spanish named group Hello Seahorse! from Mexico City. Late last year the group was signed to Portland's Magic Marker Records (home of other groups former and present like Dear Nora, BOAT, Tullycraft, and All Girl Summer Fun Band). Their bright and poppy bilingual tunes are hooky and cheery. The stand-out single "Won't Say Anything" is infectious and adorable. You can call it MexiTwee. Check out the cute overload video for "Won't Say Anything" below.

No Encontré Nada (I Found Nothing)

Buy Hello Seahorse!'s CD Hoy a las ocho.

The Rake's Song

Head on over to The Decemberists' website for a FREE download of a new song from their upcoming album The Hazards of Love called "The Rake's Song"! Enjoy!!

Tonight I Drew First Blood

Okay soo here's a mix of some of my favorite songs of this moment. Good ones by Telepathe, High Places, Ssion and I gotta go to class.

First Blood (33.75 MB, 28.34 min)

High Places-Head Spinz (Hawnay Troof Remix)
The Knife-Pass This On
Chromatics-Running Up That Hill

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ready for the Funeral

Photo by Dunny

I am really in love with this track by Kanye's protege Kid Cudi. It's off his mixtape A Kid Named Cudi that 10 Deep is offering for free. You can download the whole mixtape (way worth it) here.

Kid Cudi-The Prayer

You may notice the sample used on the track is Band of Horses' amazing track "The Funeral" from their debut, Everything All the Time. Such a great track. Here's that one for you too.

Band of Horses-The Funeral

Monday, January 12, 2009

Here We Go Magic

Hello blogosphere! Here is your new boyfriend! Or girlfriend. His name is Here We Go Magic, the brainchild of Luke Temple. The self-titled album was recorded over two months on his own analog equipment all in his own Brooklyn bedroom.
What's got me hooked are the beats. Ethnic drumbeats to be precise. Here's what the press release says:
Many of the songs pulse with infectious afro-beat and kraut-rock influenced grooves, calling to mind classic albums like Remain in Light and Graceland.
Okay? Does that sound awesome or what? Just wait to you actually hear the music. It's gorgeous. I will take this over Animal Collective any day, thank you.

You can hear the track "Tunnelvision" at Fader. And hear two other songs at their Myspace.

If you live on the east coast you can see them play with Department of Eagles:
01/17 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
01/18 Cambridge, MA The Brattle Theatre
01/19 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

Friday, January 09, 2009

Fear's Got a Hold On Me

Have you guys heard these White Lies guys? They could potentially be a next-big-thing. I mean, they're British. They're going to be at SXSW. And they've got catchy music. The vocalist sounds like the guy from Stellastar* (remember them?) and Robert Smith and Mark E. Smith and Ian Curtis and um some more British singers. I am really digging these two tracks. Their new full-length comes out in England on January 19th, I'm not sure about everywhere else. Until then check this out.

Unfinished Business
Death (HAUNTS remix) <---better than the Crystal Castles remix

Buy it at Insound

Monday, January 05, 2009

Fallen Snow

I am back in Utah (for the first time in two and a half years) and of course, it is snowing. I hate snow. A lot. Especially on the first day of classes. Music however, about snow, is a lot prettier. And a lot less wet.

Au Revoir Simone-Fallen Snow

Belle & Sebastian-Fox in the Snow
Laura Veirs-Snow Camping