Awesome new website:

So there’s a new website that’s gaining some momentum called, and I’ve poked around and concluded that it’s pretty much awesome. The main idea is, according to the site:

It’s real simple. Artists upload their music. Fans download it for free. We pay artists for every download out of ad […]

iTunes Mixery

Whew, almost missed getting one in for July. I know I haven’t done Mixeries every month, but I will *try* from now on. It’s fun for me and I hope it’s fun for you too. Per usual, an explanation:

For those who don’t know, this is iTunes Mixery part cinco. Here’s how it […]

[MP3] DD/MM/YY: “Digital Haircut”

This is definitely a love it or hate it kind of song, but I’m on the like it side (??) of DD/MM/YY’s single, “Digital Haircut.” The track is off their third LP, Black Square, which is going to be re-released on Brooklyn’s Impose Records in September. Oooo and the album is split into […]

The Fantastic Mr. Fox trailer is here and sufficiently quirky

For those worried that Wes Anderson’s first foray into animation would curb his distinctive quirk, well, stop being worried because this trailer is pretty much drowning in it. That’s right – his Fantastic Mr. Fox trailer hit the internet today, and it has all the wit and Bill Murray you could ever ask for.


The Worst Things: 10th annual Gathering of the Juggalos

The title says it all – from August 6th to 9th of this year, the 10th annual Gathering of the Juggalos will take place in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. Below is the 14 minute infomercial made to promote all the great music Pauly Shore stand up that’s going to go down at the fest. And […]

Sweet sweet Canadian Dala

Dala is the beautifully mesmerizing folk/pop of Canadian bff’s Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther. For reference sake, they’re kind of a cross between Aimee Mann and a more upbeat Azure Ray – no small comparison. Intimately but forcefully acoustic, Carabine and Walther mix quirky subtleties in with the catchy and soothing melodies. Deftly […]

Interview with The Blue Van’s Steffen Westmark

Coming off their latest album, Man Up, Denmark’s The Blue Van have been touring and promoting their music to make a mark in the U.S. After winning Knox Road’s coveted Most Promising Band at Siren 2009 award, frontman Steffen Westmark answered my burning questions about breaking the U.S. scene, going nuts onstage and escaping […]

Doby Watson’s first “proper” record drops August 4

Folksy shmolksy two days in a row from me. That’s right, I’m going slowcore on your asses. I think the humidity is drawing me to a bit of a stall, evoking a need for such comforting music. Doby Watson, from Kansas, fits the bill perfectly, as fragile acoustics dominate – including guitar, tenor […]

Patton Oswalt is doing lots of stuff

On August 25th, noted Really Funny Guy Patton Oswalt will be releasing My Weakness is Strong, an hour long special that comes packaged with “DVD-only short films and more!” And more! That includes the fact that it will be aired as a Comedy Central special too.

The show was recorded back in February […]

Arran Arctic

Arran Arctic is Arran Southall from The U.K., frequently accompanied by various other guests for backing instruments and vocals. Southall describes himself as an introvert – which is all but obvious from his intimately dazzling, understated music. He sings, records, programs, produces and plays acoustic/electric guitar, violin, pedal organ, accordion, concertina, harpsichord, recorder, […]