Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Buzzkill(er) by The Dead Weather - BRAND NEW!!!

Check out a brand-new track from The Dead Weather!! Alison Mosshart & Jack White make for a killer combination (especially live!). I can't wait for The DW to tour again!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sunshine by Flight Facilities Featuring Reggie Watts

This new Flight Facilities video featuring the always fabulous Reggie Watts has everything: a groovy beat, funky dance moves & Venice Beach Boardwalk. And I think Reggie has actually got something with his Happy Days meets Twilight movie pitch! ;)

Monday, October 27, 2014

I Won't Let You Down by OK Go

Here is yet another creative, colorful, fun & incredibly well-choreographed video from the always clever & inventive OK GO :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mr Noah by Panda Bear

Mr Noah is the 1st single off Panda Bear's upcoming new album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper (set for release on 1/13/15) but it's also the title track of a surprise 4-song Panda Bear EP currently available on Spotify. 

You can watch the new official video directed by AB/CD/CD below. 

It's making me (kinda) wish it was next year already!

Monday, October 20, 2014

You'll Stay by Tom Vek

My newfound love for this 2012 track by Tom Vek makes me really wish I was attending KCRW's Masquerade Costume Ball and Dance Party this Saturday night but seeing Beetlejuice at Hollywood Forever instead will help ease my pain ;)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Does Anybody See You Out? by Cowboy Indian Bear

A lovely track from Lawrence, Kansas-based Cowboy Indian Bear's 2013 album Live Old, Die Young:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sweat Shock by J. Roddy Walston and the Business

I desperately wish I could be in FIVE different places at once next Thursday night!! I'm beyond stoked to be going to Greek Theatre L.A. for Massive Attack's rare LA performance so I certainly can't complain but there are 4 other shows the same night that I wish I could attend as well:

1 - J. Roddy Walston and the Business @ Troubadour
2 - SBTRKT with GoldLink @ The Belasco Theater
3 - of Montreal with Springtime Carnivore @ Mayan Theater
4 - Rubblebucket with Royal Canoe @ El Rey Theatre

Luckily, I've seen of Montreal, Rubblebucket AND SBTRKT all live before but each artist puts on such incredibly unique & wild shows that I'd love to see them all again. 

Unfortunately though, I have not yet witnessed at J. Roddy Walston and the Business show & Troubadour is 1 of my top favorite venues so missing that performance is a serious bummer. I can only imagine how badass THIS track is going to be live:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Taylor Swift Covering Vance Joy's Riptide in the BBC's Live Lounge

As a matter of principle, I have always refused to call myself a Taylor Swift fan despite thinking she's pretty adorable & having no real reason to truly DISlike her but, lately, 3 specific things have started to swing me toward slight Taylor Swift fandom:

1 - Taylor's live, acoustic(ish), BBC Live Lounge cover of Vance Joy's Riptide.

2 - The fact Taylor threw a party at her house for her biggest fans (who I assume were picked via a contest or lottery of some sort) where she took tons of photos with everyone & even let people play with (& take photos with her) cat.

3 - No matter how hard I try to NOT like it, I DO actually like her hit single Shake It Off. It always gets stuck in my head AND my 3 1/2-year-old niece loves to sing it too which means we sing it ALL the time when we're hanging out :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Careful You by TV On The Radio

There's nothing I'd rather wake up to on a beautiful Tuesday morning than another brand-new track from TV On The Radio. Here we have the lyric video for Careful You, the 2nd single off TVOTR's upcoming new album Seeds

I CANNOT WAIT to hear this song live on October 22nd at The Regent in Downtown LA!! TVOTR is unbelievable live!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Real Thing by tUnE-yArDs - NEW Official Video!!

tUnE-yArDs (aka the unbelievably talented, unique & original Merrill Garbus) has released yet another wacky, imaginative, colorful & slightly creepy new video for 1 of my favorite tracks off her latest album Nikki NackI was lucky enough to hear this same song for the 1st time when I saw tUnE-yArDs perform a special, intimate performance inside Masonic Lodge in Hollywood Forever Cemetery on May 5th. It was my 6th time seeing Merrill perform live & she just keeps topping herself every time.

Real Thing (Official Video)

tUnE-yArDs Performing Real Thing at Masonic Lodge (which just happens to be my 3rd most viewed Youtube video EVER!!)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Danny MacAskill: The Ridge (aka Cuillin Ridgeline in the Isle of Skye, Scotland)

WOW. Danny MacAskill, Red Bull, GoPro & Cut Media have done it again! This time, Danny is mountain biking along the death-defying Cuillin Ridgeline in the Isle of Skye in his home country of Scotland. The man is a wonder. P.S. Pay extra close attention to Danny's unreal fence trick at 6:10.

On a musical sidenote: Danny holds a special place in my heart because THIS video got me into Ben Howard who I now absolutely love. The song featured in The Ridge is Blackbird from Martyn Bennett's album GRIT (courtesy of Real World Records).

His Way Back Home video didn't suck either!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Brother Ali TONIGHT @ Troubadour

For all you lucky folks attending the Brother Ali show at Troubadour in West Hollywood tonight (or those of you considering trying to snag a last minute ticket outside the venue which I fully support!), here are a couple badass Brother Ali tracks to get your Rhymesayers hip hop juices flowin'!

Uncle Sam Goddamn

Breakin' Dawn

Wednesday, October 1, 2014