No More Booty Podcast

March 8, 2009

In a sign that I’ve become tired of posting youtube clips, Domestic and I have started a new podcast that can be found on its own page here. In the first episode, we play some relaxed sets and end with a discussion of the theoretical It’s very high-brow.

… sounds slightly better than the original version, but really I like both. Too bad I hadn’t heard any of the Grouper album before this week, it definitely would have made my favorites of the year.

Grouper, Heavy Water (Phaseone Remix)

2008 Favorite Albums

December 23, 2008

1. Department of Eagles:: In Ear Park

Could be the soundtrack to… The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Requisite youtube clip… The fantastic non-album track, 1997 (live).

Floating on the Lehigh

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In Ear Park

July 9, 2008

Possibly the best news I’ve heard this month (and that’s counting getting hired), Department of Eagles has announced a release date (October 7th) for their long overdue second album. From their myspace page:

In Ear Park is a colorful and expansive album, an intimate and personal collection of songs; much of the material that Daniel brought to In Ear Park draws on memories from his childhood, especially those relating to his father, who passed away in 2007 and to whom the album is dedicated (the title track is a nickname for a park in Los Angeles that the two used to visit). Many of Fred’s contributions relate to similar themes of nostalgia and mortality, giving the album at times an elegiac feel.

I love the word elegiac. The title track definitely fits that description. It’s not as good as the previously released No One Does it Like You (which hopefully will be included on the album), but it’s growing on me.

In Ear Park (mp3)

No One Does It Like You (mp3)

… reminds me of my sophomore year of college. I’m going to predict that I play this song about twenty more times before I go to bed (and then possibly never again after that). It’s the music equivalent of a bowl of gummy peaches, which for the record, I would almost certainly eat in one sitting. [Fun fact: the lead singer is the star of an awesome M83 video]

blackblack, Emerald Forest (mp3)


May 27, 2008

After another heart-pounding victory, things are starting to look up for the team from LA.

The Good The Bad and The Queen, Mr. Whippy (live) (mp3)

GARBAGEFALLING2 Since I’ve been listening to random mixes on muxtape more and more, I’ve decided to try to make a new mix every few weeks if I can. It’s kind of annoying that you have to upload the songs one at a time, but otherwise I like the website. Also, since I haven’t posted any mp3’s lately, here are two of the tracks from the mix for your downloading pleasure.

Daniel Johnston, True Love Will Find You in the End (mp3)

The Velvet Underground, Ocean (live) (mp3)