Saturday, December 29, 2012


alright. here are my favorite albums & songs. all worth checking out. great year for music!!


Aantarcticaa - Demo   
Aaron Dilloway - Modern Jester
AllOne & The Room - The Inevitable Effort
Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
Animal Collective- Centipede Hz
Beach Moon/Peach Moon - Wonderstanding
Black Dice- Mr Impossible
City Museum- Our Roofs
Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
Glass Frog- Blue Fog
Gypsy- Giant Despair
infinity girl- stop being on my side
Marblemouth - Nocturnes
Metacomet - You Run Too
Mirroring - Foreign Body
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon
Plain Grays - lifeboat
Safehouse - Equinox
Trestin Eeling - Crust
Whirr - Pipe Dreams
Windy & Carl - We Will Always Be
Winter - Daydreaming


Aantarcticaa - Water Atlas // Demo
Angel Olsen - The Waiting  // Half Way Home
Animal Collective - Applesauce // Centipede Hz
Beach Moon/Peach Moon - Wonderstanding // Wonderstanding
City Museum - Forgetness // Our Roofs
Desaparecidos - Backsell // MariKKKopa EP
Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan // Swing Lo Magellan
Dirty Three - Sometimes I've Forget You've Gone // Towards The Low Sun
Ena Alvarado - Irene With All // Puddle (Spring Compilation #1)
Grouper -  Sleep //  Violet Replacement
Gypsy - Unconditionally Dependent // Giant's Despair
Gypsy - All Along // Giant's Despair
infinity girl - untitled (July) // Just Like Lovers
infinity girl - cannons // stop being on my side
Lisa/Liza - Song to Another Self // Ancient Edge
Metacomet - Innerfaces // You Run Too       (FAVORITE OF THE YEAR)
mewithoutYou - Cardiff Giant // Ten Stories
Safehouse - Summer Sky // Equinox
Text Message - Dream Invader // Lake Opposite
Trestin Eeling - Crust
Whirr - Flashback // Pipe Dreams

Download some of my favorite tracks here

Monday, December 3, 2012


Heyyyyy. This post is for all you A&N kids out there who might want to own Summer in the Storm Cellar on vinyl. It could be yours for as low as 12$


Thanks y'all.

or simply download them mp3s here

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lisa/Liza - Ancient Edge (2012)

From Portland Maine and tagged as "Stargazing" on bandcamp is Lisa/Liza. Check her out now! Beautiful tunes. Just listen to "Song to Another Self" if you don't believe me.

Lisa/Liza - Ancient Edge (2012)

Free Downloads Here

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fjords - Live at Great Scott 11/12/12

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M.A.F.  (minimal as fuck)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


never posted this Olympia band. amazing stuff. greg was at their first show! they're great for those peaceful chilling nights. find out for yourself!

Download for free

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sibylle Baier

Fall is here. Enjoy this beautiful record. Recorded in the 70s and not released until 2006. Reminiscent of a female Leonard Cohen. Beautiful stuff here, especially for those autumn views.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

It's Time For...

alright. fucking download this now. no ifs ands or buts. this is very quickly becoming one of my favorite albums. A mixture of 50s Rock-n-Roll and utter bliss. INCREDIBLE.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

2 songs each from 2 great bands

Desaparecidos - MariKKKopa EP  Downloads

Animal Collective - Campfire Hz  Downloads

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Jonathan Richman- I Jonathan

Alright this is big.... The other night somebody asked me "what is one song you can listen to and will make you happy no matter what..." I took the question very seriously and replied "...Welll. I don't know. Nothing I guess." But I think I found it. Not a song, but a song-writer. Please please please give this guy a chance. He represents everything light about being a human space bean.


If this video doesn't sway you. you're fucked. I've certainly found a new obsession.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cloud - Comfort Songs

Sometimes you walk around your room trying to shake it off and it doesn’t come off. After pacing the floor, you decide that the only thing you can do is go for a bike ride or walk or something. You walk around looking down with your music on as you have an entire conversation with yourself over and over again. You’ve convinced yourself that everything is terrible and spend every step trying to reverse the spell saying “everything is not so bad.” It’s not so bad. Listen to this album on that walk. I hope it brings you some comfort.

Monday, September 17, 2012

American Analog Set- Fun of Watching Fireworks

Such a sick album circa 1996. reallly really mellow kinda psychadelic, reminds me of some cool slowcore bands. the last three tracks are my favorite (especially "It's Alright") but it's a great album all the way through.

Download this album for free illegally here

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Okay Summer - a short film by Kyrie Gentilcore

okay summer from Kyrie Gentilcore on Vimeo.

Captures my love for nostalgia, the beauty in bleakness, and my hometown to a T.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Comfort Songs - the teaser

The Comfort Songs are:

Cars & It's Autumn
Authorless Novel
Wish Little Fish
Boy Sees Mirror
Stomach Pit
Frére Jacques and Me
Blurry & Bright
Mother Sea
A Light Wish Weighs A Lot
Desperation Club
Halley's Comet

to be released on Practice Room Records  9/25/12

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Plain Grays - lifeboat

Such intensely emotional guitar drones by my best friend, Jordan Rebolini, off of his debut album =]


Saturday, September 1, 2012

new Animal C album- Cent. Hz

at first I was very disappointed. Now this album is fucking awesome!

320kbps ! download

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Kate Bush- Hounds of Love

For all you 80s pop lovers.

A mixture of Madonna, Fever Ray, Joanna Newsom, Portishead, and most of all, David Bowie's Labrynth.  Really enjoying this album in such a weird nostalgic way.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Olympia Month One!

a mix from greg

1. Ashoken Fairewell by Ya know
2. Desperate Houselives by InkMouth
3. Don't Ever Find Me  by Dubb Nubb
4. There are 2 Moons   by  The Celestials
5. Underwater talkin garble nonsense   by The Celestials
6. Water Atlas by Aantarcticaa  (sooogoood)
7. Metaphor by Dragon Lee
8. Mary's Song by The Aislers Set
9. Mother, Father, Sister, Brother   by Camp Wisdom
10. The Sky & the Clouds Switched  by Dragon Lee
11. Spring Fever- Noah Salwen
12. The Summer Feeling by Jonathan Richman

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Modern Lovers

So great! Reminds me of The Velvet Underground (which this band apparently worshiped) and Beat Happening. "Roadrunner," "Pablo Picasso," and "Hospital" are so sso so so so good. Members of this band went on to form acts such as The Cars and Talking Heads...

Also so sick because the lead singer Jonathan Richman always talks about Boston and Massachusetts with lyrics about "dropping out of BU" or walking around the fenway area. So glad I have another Boston semester to look forward to with this band !


Monday, June 18, 2012

Santo & Johnny

A lovely duo from Brooklyn in the 1950s. Rhythmic &  beautiful slide guitar with each track accompanied by awesome brush drums. Tons of 50s pop songs redone into nice bright instrumentals and a handful of ballads. Their original track "Sleepwalk" is their most famous. You might know Modest Mouse' rendition of it. Perfect for summertime =]

Download the greatest hits here

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ibrahim Ferrer - Buena Vista Social Club

So fucking good. God damn. The song "Aqeullos Ojos Verdes" inspired a life goal of mine.

Ibrahim Ferrer - Buena Vista Social Club

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer 12 Mix

To be listened to on sunny bike rides or car rides or walks (the point is you must be getting from point A to point B (excluding public transit))

Download that mixxxx

1.  "The Summer" by Yo La Tengo off of Fakebook
2. "You" by Sourpatch off of "Crushin'"
3. "Shut Down Part 2" by Condo Fucks off of Fuckbook
4. "Take Your Time (With Me)" by Guy Harvey off of Take Your Time (With Me)
5. "Roman Candle" by Bedhead off of Beheaded
6. "It Happened" by Dirty Three off of Cinders
7. "Try Happiness" by Blueboy off of Some Gorgeous Accident
8. "Here Comes Your Man" by Pixies off of Doolittle
9. "Tiger Trap" by Beat Happening off of You Turn Me On
10. "With A Girl Like You" by Condo Fucks off of Fuckbook
11. "London Madrid" by The Aislers Set off of Terrible Things Happen
12. "I Love You Like The Way That I Used to Do" by Rocketship off of A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness
13. "Everyone's Happy for The First Time In Weeks" by Small Factory off of For if You Cannot Fly
14. "Evaporar" by Little Joy off of Little Joy
15. "Let's Be Still" by Yo La Tengo off of Summer Sun

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Confined - Demo '12

So proud of you, Mike!!!! For fans of hardcore--

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

procrastination at its finest

So I'm procrastinating pretty hard on an essay right now. My essay writing process usually takes 5, 6 hours at a time and I have to listen to music the whole time. I got really sick of throwing albums and discographys on and having them come to an end. I get distracted and have to pick something new which takes a while. So I decided to make an endless loop of music that is INCREDIBLE

do it yourself! this is what you need: (play all three at the same time in separate windows, duh)  (put this on repeat)  (part the loop between 3:42 and 3:44)  (click drum beat 3)

This is the most entrancing remarkable thing ever! You can make music using the internet so easily. holy shit. here's a screenshot so you know you're doing it right!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

recent requests

Leonard Cohen's "Songs of Leonard Cohen" Download

Animal Collective's "Transverse Temporal Gyrus" Download

Haven't listened to AC but that Leonard Cohen album is incredible!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Recent Indie Pop Selections

Ever since I went to Chickfactor in NYC I've been revisiting my obsession with Indie Pop (groups like The Aislers Set, Belle & Sebastian, The Softies and Beat Happening)

Check out some of the new bands I caught on to:

Comet Gain- Casino Classics (1995)  Download

Small Factory- For If You Cannot Fly (1994)  Download

Augustus Sweetheart - We Know You're Beautiful (2004) Download

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012



Monday, March 26, 2012

Gypsy - Giant's Despair

This album is so so good. Jawbreaker reincarnate. Super group comprised of a lot of popular modern hardcore acts such as Bad Seed, Let Down, and Blacklisted.

Listen to: Dear Sister, Unconditionally Dependent, and All Along. I can't get over this stuff!!!!!!!!

Gypsy - Giant's Despair (2012)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Vote Boston

(such an excellent music selection, eh?)

An organization for Venezuelan expatriates to vote in the upcoming elections! Tell any Venezuelan friends if you got em!

for more info:

Sunday, February 19, 2012

At The End of a Long Day

At The End of a Long Day
alone on my bed
my room is my room
my loved ones far
but inside my head
the world makes me tired

1. "Aquellos Ojos Verdes" by Ibrahim Ferrer
2. "Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen
3. "Everything's Fucked" by Dirty Three
4. "Highway Hypnosis" by Metacomet
5. "Fawn" by Tom Waits

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Metacomet - Depression Ceremony

Ever imagine a darker sadder Cranberries? Imagine no further. This stuff is utterly beautiful. Please please please do yourself a favor and listen to this.

Life On An Island's own :

Metacomet - Depression Ceremony

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Double Feature!

Surprise motha fuckas! Two completely different albums. Both awesome

This album is so beautiful. Lately the best music to me has been music that encapsulates strangeness. This album is such a great example (and so is Cassadaga, Jordan) of doing so and in a beautiful asian-influenced fashion. "Akiko" is the type of song that really makes me feel like I understand. I can't really phrase that how I'd like but it's really powerful to me.

I think this is Konrad's best work yet. He's really found his way in the electronic realm. This album is overall very peaceful and at some points gives a hectic future-shock that really reflects how mad everything is today. Instrumentals such as "Tuna" and "See Through The Fog" are exactly the reasons I love this type of music. Also... beautiful album artwork, Kryie!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Found these guys through Bah! Records. Kind of reminds me of a beachy Weed Hounds. They've also been tagged as Doo-wop . You can download all of their stuff at their bandcamp fo free and they have a sweet velvet underground cover on youtube.

My favorite songs so far are -- Teenage Heartthrob, and Slow Skate