Sunday, March 6, 2011

edIT - Crying Over Pros For No Reason (V1)

If you liked The Glitch Mob, here is edIT. edIT is the main man behind The Glitch Mob and before he formed them he was just a solo glitch dj. This album reminds me a lot of downtempo stuff/postrock/triphop. Weird I know but there is an appreciation to it.

I highly recommend this album if you are looking for an alternative to techno/electronic style music. It is a refreshing experience. Give it a listen.

Download it here or support edIT here.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

mewithoutYou - It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright (V0)

At some point in our lives we all wanted to be backwoods folk musicians, living in the middle of the woods trying to make songs about imaginary animals and people doing stupid simple things that were suddenly exaggeratedly important within the context of our songs.

Now, if you tell me you didn't have that life-long dream, let me tell you that you're in denial and you'll never reach your penis (amount of people that will get that reference is a solid 0).

This is that album, mixing in Folk with Indie Pop- kind of like a more aggressive and in your face Belle and Sebastian, with wordplay that could blow up a small child's brain.

All The Time, Everyone, Everywhere, Everything.

Download this amazing album title.
Support this maze of links. I'm serious about the maze, it takes some navigating to find any actual web store.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Teeel - Amulet (V0)

I don't like synthpop at all, it's probably one of my least favorite genres but thankfully someone made a synthpop album for me, one that doesn't seem like it was stenciled out of the 80's.

Listen to Masterplan
Download Amulet
Support Teeel

Monday, February 28, 2011

Summertime Kids - Table Manners (FLAC)

Although spring is only beginning, Nick Roberts seems to be permanently anticipating the summer. Table Manners, recently released independently under Roberts' solo project, Summertime Kids, is a deeply personal series of foggy and ethereal songs that could be just as easily written by Helios as they could by Calla, like a Fear of Fireflies-inspired adaptation of Ayres.

Table Manners, as clean and well-defined as it is, leaves much to the imagination. It is longingly sober, vaguely surfy, and powerfully intimate, not just as a soliloquy to the end of summer but as an ode to its beginning. When Roberts speaks, his words aren't just another layer of melody — they create meaning, tell a story, and engage the listener in a way that typical repetition-driven lyrical structures do not.

Roberts has released his EP through bandcamp here. It's basically free, but support him with whatever you can afford; this guy deserves to make more music.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Dada Life - Just Do The Dada (320)

You like Daft Punk? Is that a yes? Well, then, I have this awesome treat for all you lovable fans.

Serving you "Cookies With A Smile," I present to all of you: DADA LIFE!!!

I would describe Dada Life as a modern Daft Punk if they were to be a little darker with their sound. Don't believe me? Give this a listen, it's of an EP but one of their greatest songs.

Still don't believe me? Then download this album and give it a listen. I promise that you will be hooked from track one.

So if you believe me then here is the album and if you want to be awesome then buy it here.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Foxes In Fiction - Alberto EP (320)

Any regulars of 4chan's /mu/ might already be familiar with Foxes In Fiction, the Toronto-based project of Warren Hildebrand. It's a funny story, actually, as he gained his initial success through someone reposting his songs as alleged new material by Atlas Sound on, where else but 4chan. People quickly spread the songs around and he wound up getting a record deal and even a lovely pitchfork review in the process.

I can only say I'm extremely grateful for that. The man certainly knows what he's doing, and I'd honestly go as far as to say that his first LP, Swung From The Branches, was one of my most loved albums of last year. Seriously, if you like indie, shoegaze, ambient or any of that stuff you basically kind of HAVE to like Foxes In Fiction. Pitchfork described it as Warren making the follow-up to Logos that he wanted because he just couldn't wait. That's certainly a valid comparison, but it's not something he should be defined by. There's a lot more than just avid Bradford Cox fanboy-ism at play here.

So Alberto, his newest 2011 effort is his attempt at making slightly more structured, poppier songs, a direction I was kind of hoping he might take. His songs literally relieve stress for me.

So, I'm gonna dump a few links on you now.

First, download all of his music (for free) from his site. Swung From the Branches can be downloaded here.
You can get Alberto here, packaged by me.

You can listen to a personal favorite of mine, "Fifteen Ativan," here.

So when you're done gasm-ing all over, FINALLY support this man by buying his album here.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Canblaster - Master of Complication (320)

Canblaster and his buds at Club Cheval are poised to be big names this year, with releases all over the place; his XLR8R podcast, Discobelle mix, and now his techno-house fusion electronic dance concept album Master of Complication have all proven to be enormous displays of talent and creativity. Canblaster made video game music for a while and it shows through clearly here, because this guy knows how to get down.


Listen to his remix of Charlotte by French Fries.