Coldplay offers remix to stupid “Viva La Vida”

In the spirit of the holidays or to thank fans in the spirit of the holidays or something, Coldplay is giving away a remix of “Viva La Vida” by Thin White Duke. Personally, I was tired of “Viva” pretty much from day one. This remix takes that tired modern rock formula and makes […]

A Death Cab/She & Him Wedding

Death Cab For Cutie front man Ben Gibbard and actress/She & Him front woman Zooey Deschanel have just announced their engagement (according to! It’s great because she’s so cute and he’s so… hrmm. Regardless it’s a great day for music. Here’s to hoping they last (or not. I’m still waiting for Zooey)!


Andrew Bird – Noble Beast (releases January 20)

Sorry for the lack of posts in the past, oh, 48 hours, as we are in the process of compiling our own special year end lists (we know everyone does something, so we’re trying to make them unique). Continue to visit as they will be posted soon.

Anyway, back to the bizzzz, […]

“Pop music splintered in ’08”

Interesting article by Brian McCollum over at the Detroit Free Press, concerning the lack of truly excellent pop music in 2008:

“In the textbooks of the future, 2008 is already assured its own highlight on the timeline. It was a milestone year on the world stage, from politics to economics. But […]

In Case You Missed It: Week In Review

Celebrating a variety of winter religious holidays? Sitting around Godless and alone? Then you missed some good stuff at Knox Road!


Beyonce gets mashed up with Fleet Foxes

Everybody gets mashed up by Super Mash Bros.

12 Days of Xmas Music: Sufjan Stevens

Bob’s top 5 […]

iPod touch commercial music: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Another feature in our frequent “For Those Of You Wondering” posts. The iPod touch 2G commercial features the song “Around The Bend” by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour. If it sounds familiar, the same song was also featured on an episode of this season’s Gossip Girl. Mp3 below. (Special thanks to Pretty Much Amazing.)


Marching Band

Wow. From out of nowhere (well, actually, thanks to Heartache with Hardwork for the heads up), Marching Band, a duo (Erik Sunbring and Jacob Lind) from Sweden, has swept me off my feet. Disclaimer: I love just about any music the Swedes put out there. They have a secret recipe for […]

Lykke Li performs “Dance, Dance, Dance” live at the 2008 MTV Woodie Awards

Lykke Li. Incredible artist, incredible performer. Basically, I love this video. Mp3s below.

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Lykke Li – Dance, Dance, Dance

Lykke Li – Breaking It Up

(from Youth Novels)

Black Before Red

From Austin, Texas (where else) comes Black Before Red, a band that in my opinion hasn’t received enough fanfare for a stellar debut effort, Belgrave to Kings Circle, back in 2007 (oh so long ago). I haven’t heard much recently from the sunshine pop stars but I figured I’d highlight some […]


From, you guessed it, New Zealand, is panda-obsessed duo Bearcat (also seen as Bear Cat). They play acoustic and sing with a determined passion about, well, usually pandas. From what I can tell they’ve recorded an EP or two here and there and they sell them on tour in not America. For those […]