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