Arcade Fire make a personalized, interactive video for “We Used To Wait”

Well this is something new and different. The Arcade Fire have always been into pushing the themes of their albums and the suburban angst from their latest, The Suburbs, is no more clear than in their new video for “We Used To Wait.” The music video website asks you […]

In Case You Missed It: Week In Review

Jamie came back with a vengeance! Happy times for Knox Road. Jon went back to school, I’m heading to NYC. Where will our lives take us next? No idea. But if you check out what you may have missed this week…

…yeah, completely unrelated.

To sum up the week, unscramble these letters: SUFJNA.


iTunes Mixery

For those who don’t know, this is the thirteenth iTunes Mixery. Here’s how it goes: I play iTunes on shuffle -> tell you which song comes up -> provide the mp3 and a tidbit -> continue until five songs and embarrassment are complete. Again, nothing’s off-limits – I don’t “fix the mix”. Have a […]

[Abby’s Road] The (second) best medicine

“We’re having some fun We’ve got music and laughter And wonderful times

That’s so important in today’s world

Oh yeah.”

Truthful words, no? A few weeks ago while bumbling around my local bookstore I fell upon a 2007 memoir of someone who I haven’t thought about in quite a while. As I turned […]

Roy Paymon

It’s hard to classify Roy Paymon‘s music, as it blends together several styles of folk, pop, blues, rock, and general Americana. He’s a singer/songwriter based out of Brooklyn, and recently released his self-produced debut album, Guarding Crows.

Check out a couple tracks below, including the stunning “Imonetta” (if you don’t understand why that’s […]

[Stream/MP3] Sufjan Stevens: “I Walked”

Well Sufjan really likes surprises. First the out-of-nowhere All Delighted People EP, then the news of his long-awaited new full-length, The Age of Adz, and now a stream of one of the tracks from Adz! This guy knows just what we want and he’s delivering. The track is definitely not quite what we’re used […]

Sufjan announces new album, “The Age of Adz”

The day has come! Put down your worn-out copy of Illinois and get ready for The Age of Adz, Sufjan Stevens’ LOOOONG awaited new (song-based) album. On the heels of the mysteriously surprising All Delighted People EP last week, Sufjan has announced the release of the new album (pronounced The Age Of Odds) officially […]

Vampire Weekend vs. their own album cover

Kudos to Pitchfork for picking up on this Vanity Fair article about the woman who appears on the cover of Vampire Weekend’s top-selling album, Contra, and is suing pretty much everybody over it. The polaroid of a blonde-haired blue-eyed girl from the 80s is maybe one of the most memorable album covers of […]

[MP3] Starfucker: “Julius”

Big news for Portland band Starfucker! Not only are they announcing a big tour with cute Austin-based group The Octopus Project, but they also signed to Polyvinyl! Wonderful! The band will release Julius, their first single with the label on September 14 (digital) and October 12 (vinyl). Fortunately, we already have an MP3 […]

[MP3] Ducktails: “Art Vandelay” / “Hamilton Road”

Any time a song is named after a Seinfeld joke, you know it’s worth listening to. Art Vandelay, the great importer/exporter can now live forever in the song of the same name by Ducktails, another project related to the ever-growing Real Estate family. The track is the b-side to the band’s upcoming Hamilton […]