Tuesday, December 27, 2011

And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

Holy shit. AH! I can't get enough of this. Please listen!

Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

songs to checkout - You Can Have It All, The Crying of Lot G , Tears Are In Your Eyes, Night Falls On Hoboken

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Memoryhouse- Choir of Empty Rooms

Pretty nice ambient jams from an unsuspecting group. Apparently, this is a solo side project of Evan Abeele. The group claims that this is "not Memoryhouse" but we should convince them to head more in this direction right?! ;] ;]

for those fools who cannot open RARs yet

enjoy and best of luck with finals.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Beat Happening

SO GOOD! At first I really didn't like them and then I saw the light. Give em a chance.

to start, check out the songs: Indian Summer, Bad Seeds, and Our Secret

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I'm Tired of Everything But You

This song has been keeping me smiling:

(based off the 1925 version by Nick Lucas)

Monday, October 24, 2011

What's Happening?

Erryday I ask this question.
The order of the tracks matters!

1. "Image-Autumn-Womb" by Goldmund
2. "Anybody Anyway" by Even As We Speak
3. "Slight Sun" by Green Blossoms
4. "If You Rescue Me (Chanson Des Chats)" By Gael Garcia Bernal, Sacha Bourdo, Alain Chabat, and Aurelia Petit (from the film "Science of Sleep")
5. "Jenseits Des Stromes (Beyond the Tide)" by Jurgen Muller
6."Too Good To Be True" by Blueboy
7. "Joob" by Pogo
8. "Early to Bed" by Dear Nora

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Doom & Gloom - Episode One

The playlist from the first episode of my radio show Doom & Gloom which airs saturdays 4-6 on http://www.WECB.FM

Idk what to about the size of this image... I can't (or am too lazy to) make it clearer or larger =[

parts 1&2

Monday, October 3, 2011

Velvet Underground

Just in case you forgot

Velvet Underground - s/t

Velvet Underground & Nico - Andy Warhol

Velvet Underground- White Light/White Heat

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

my bess frans

Alone - Las Villas

the beaut- Maria Alvarado's very first release ever

Sonoak - Go Ahead

The man, the king of splits, Greg Salwen (alongside Mike Mausler of Classic Tribe, Vice Versa, Mages)

You can find all this stuff plus lyrics, and more hip information on our new and improved website !!! its' so beautiful. Ken Korb is a fucking god. Hire him to do a website for you. Just look at it!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Cloud- Rocket (2011)

I finally finished my second album. A big two year chunk of my young life. I wrote this little passage about it when I was really bummed out. Without further ado:

When I first realized that I was in love with you I was surrounded by a North End Italian restaurant full of loud people. I was busing tables and I saw my face in a mothers kiss to her child. I had to pinch myself or concentrate on the patterns in the rug in order not to cry. I went into the basement and started to write my thoughts down so that I would never forget them- as if that were even possible. This is how a lot of the songs on “Rocket” were written. After Elephant Era my biggest fear was forcing meaning and feeling into my songs. Luckily, I had so many things going for me for this fear to be crazy. The album like most things is about growth and inspired by love. Every second of it documents a period of the most awe-struck confusion. And excitement! Excitement that you couldn’t possibly realize was detachable from your baby brain. Excitement for no pin pointable reason whatsoever. Just to look at you looking at me; our whole lives ahead of us. And I know that sometimes this feeling is completely foreign to us. When anxiety takes us instead and we’re held captive with our hands on our head. Rocket was written in both of these polar times. For me, every mention of an anxiety or “lovelow” is a tool to bring me back to the excitement that seems endlessly far away. To confront it and battle it. It’s like I’m always trying to stay on top of the mountain. I guess that falling is normal. Especially when it’s for things that are insanely ambitious. I’m still unsure whether we should shoot for these things that are out of reach and may only leave us unfulfilled. Things such as keeping close to a soul or being a ‘good person.’ Looking back on this album, one of these things is the desire that you keep somewhere inside you and on occasion beams out of your eyes right onto me.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Album art for "Rocket"

I realize that the promo video said that the release date was 9/11. that was a freudian accident. It was originally supposed to be 9/20. But I'm thinking it'll be a little sooner than that.... I'm working as fast as I can I promise you that!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Portugal. The Man- In the Mountain In the Clouds

New Portugal. The Man. Enjoy

if you can't open .RAR files then go this website. and choose the .RAR from your computer and make sure that the output format is a .ZIP and you will be able to download the file as a zip. Easy!


Anyone else hear about this wtf??

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Nana Grizol- Love It Love It *** (please listen!)

This folk punk band is great. I just gave the album it's first listen and I'm digging it so hard. I think that a sick cover of David Dondero's Less Than The Air is what really sold me. I really suggest you give it a listen. They remind me of; Plan-it-x, Titus Andronicus, and Neutral Milk. Dave, Jason, and Alex will love these guys. Thanks for the recommendation Kyrie.

*turns out this band has ex-members of Neutral Milk Hotel! My guess is on the horns because they reminded me of NMH. Who knew!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Casey's new music is amazing. His full length album "Tasting The Waters" is a peaceful reverberated dream with creative hooks and drippy guitar riffs. And the Split with Bare Bark (Joey Puleio) is a twinkle-daddy-esque jam duo with incredible drumming by Joey. Tapestry will be the first non-adam & naive Practice Room Records artist.

Tapestry- Tasting The Waters

Tapestry & Bare Bark- Split

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Seefeel - Quique (1993)

IDM- intelligent dance music. This trance-y shoegaze band hit the nail on the head with this album. Mesmeric, repetitive, and tubular. Enjoy it.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dirty Three - Ocean Songs (1998)

If you like to listen to music as you read or sleep, you'll find it more helpful to listen to instrumental music. So if you are craving some good instrumental tunes, boy do I have a treat for you. I had listened to their album Horse Stories a couple of times and thought it was pretty good. Today I listened through it again and something clicked. The sounds of the brushes in sync with the violin became orgasmic. I listened through their album Ocean Songs twice through today. I suggest you give it a try. The song "Sea Above, Sky Below" is beautiful.

I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

For Serious This Time - EP's

I just picked up their new cassette split but I don't know how to rip it to the computer. Any help? They're pressing vinyl so all you vinyl collectors better get ready! These guys are the hometown heroes of the surreal Northport music scene. Their music is great for those nice summer bike rides and they will most likely be playing at the Haircut Haus on the 24th or 25th. We all better go ! And if you fools don't know the words to their songs Fog Bank, Bobsun, or 48 Tonight... you'll regret being the only person not singing along. Enjoy foo's

Friday, May 27, 2011

Data Dog- Night Light

This is a pretty cool EP from a Long Island electronic pop group. I'm enjoying the first two tracks of it the most. I was drawn by the really awesome album art.

Download it for free at the bands bandcamp here:

Surprise Upload

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yo La Tengo

In response to the buzz in the prac room last night. Thanks to Lore for getting me into this bandl! This band is perfect for the summer. They sound just like an indie The Velvet Underground. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Doom & Gloom Sessions Vol 1

The recordings from Spring Semester 2011

by Kate & Tyler on their WECB radio show, Doom & Gloom

1. "Arbitrary Bastard" interview by Frank Gao music by Emeralds
2. "Christmas Tree" interview by Dana Natera music by Sam Goldberg
3. "Honey Island" interview by Samira Winter music by Chopin
4. "The Inferiors" interview by Jason Cerundolo music by Glass Frog
5. "It's Not A Film" interview by Greg Salwen music by Sigur Ros
6. "Nuclear Bunnies" interview by Jon Davies music by William Basisnki
7. "Rap Battle" rapped by Dana Natera, Tyler Taormina, and Lorena Alvarado
8. "Shooting Star" interview by Omar Saeed music by Fjords
9. "Teeth Glow" interview by Tyler Taormina music by Flowerman
10. "Twelve" interview by Lorena Alvarado music by Sean McCann
11. "Who Knows" interviews by Kirby Archer, Emily, Brendan Mattox music by Glass Frog
12. "The Wrong Island" interview by Wes Boudreau music by Emeralds

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Animal Collective - live @ Great American Music Hall 2011

For Jordan. But I guess anyone else who has only Petaluma or no LPX boots at all.
Apparently they're FLAC's I can't find a smaller file size right now but if it's a problem with anyone just say so I'll up mp3's. Anyways these have really grown on me. So so good. The boys are back!


or you can download the mp3s individually here

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Carissa's Wierd / S

two words I will NEVER be able to spell: weird & crowd.

This band is an awesome slow-folky sad group from mid 90's Seattle. Apparently their breakup left the city in despair. Ain't that a nice aesthetic? So S is just the solo project of one of the Carissa's Weird members, Jenn Ghetto. I guess she was the cooler of the two founding members because the other dude moved on to do Band of Horses.... and fuck them. Check out their songs "Ignorant Piece of Shit," and "So You Wanna Be Super Hero" From S, I've only really gotten into "5 Dollers," such a great track. hope you enjoy, keep in mind that they're definitely the type that grows on you.

Carissa's Wierd- Songs About Leaving (2002)

S- Puking and Crying (2004)

Saturday, April 9, 2011


This band was SO GOOD live. ASHLEY i think you'll love these guys. They're like a 60's psych rock group. I was listening to them on a sunny bike ride and it was a great combination. I suggest you to do the same.

UPDATED ... zip file in the link!


for those of you who are sick of streaming it off npr

Friday, April 8, 2011


this band is awesome. such fun jammin with dreamy girl vox and the best album introduction ever. check out this debut album from CA rockkkkerz

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hollow Part II (New Sister-Mix)

By demand of Greg... here's a "sister-mix" to the mix "hollow."

1. "Amsterdam" by Pipas
2. "Lazy Thunderstorm" by Blueboy
3. "Nocturne No. 8 in D-Flat major, Op. 27/2" by Frederic Chopin
4. "The Moon is the Eyes of a T-Rex Cloud" by Neato Fleets
5. "We've All Gone To Sleep" by Grouper
6. "Don't Watch Me Dancing" by Little Joy

enjoyyyy. the weather is starting to turnn.... summer fun mix is coming!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat Major Op. 9 No. 2

We all know it. But don't overlook how beautiful and perfect this song is.

by Frederic Chopin

Also to update everyone, I got fired from my old job and in a week got a new job at an ice cream parlor with a resume including these pictures:
I think it's the screenshot from Friday that really did the trick! ha!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hollow (New Mix)

Hollow (New Mix)

There's something about this mix that I like. Maybe you can fall asleep to it, or just relax. I picture myself sitting silently on a couch. Hope you enjoy

1. "Hollow" by The Boy Who Could Fly
2. "Garden Constellation" by July Skies
3. "Also Ran" by Blueboy
4. "Coffee Is Dead" by Neato Fleets
5. "The Bobby" by Pipas
6. "To The Lighthouse" by Memoryhouse

p.s. the order is important!

p.p.s. that picture is of kenny's aunt(?)

correction... this is very much in fact a picture of Kenneth Michael Korb Jr's aunt. You can find out more about Kenny and his aunt here www.gooogle.com

Monday, March 14, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011


This band kinda sounds like belle & sebastian. They're a little bit before b&s and are a "Sara Records" band- Meaning they are awesome! listen to the songs "The Joy of Living" and "Also Ran" Enjoyyyy

Blueboy- If Wishes Were Horses (1992)

Blueboy- Unisex (1995)

Two things:

1) I'm home for break 3/5- 3/13. If you are home to call me!
2) Can everybody open RARs? at this point? I will make a good post to assist you if not.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Strawberry Switchblade

The way I found this band is pretty cool. I was at a A Sunny Day In Glasgow show when in between the songs the band had to tune, so one of the girls sang an acappellla version of Trees and Flowers. It was beautiful! Here are some of their albums.