Archives For Mixtapes

Last night Real Estate made their network debut! They played “Talking Backwards” off of their new album Atlas on Letterman!

Check out our interview with Alex Bleeker of Real Estate / Alex Bleeker and the Freaks


Our favorite Rhode Island band, Roz and the Rice Cakes, have come out with a new album titled Need To Feed (produced by Low Anthem). Some of you were wonderful enough to support this new album and helped overfund it. For those that didn’t, you should still check out Need To Feed on their bandcamp page.

To start off, I think the entire album is great, probably their best work yet (and that means a lot considering we loved their past albums), I absolutely love the title track “Need To Feed.” I can clearly picture this song being played during one of the many, many times I’ve been able to see The Rice Cakes perform at Firehouse 13. It’s a song that seems to fit perfectly with this band, yet seems different from their previous work. Most of the tracks on this album feels like a healthy departure from their earlier work. They’re able to walk the line of being bit darker and a bit lighter on the same track. “Simile Like Me” takes this a bit further. It’s nothing I ever expected The Rice Cakes to make, and I absolutely love it.

In the meantime, if you live in the North East, check out one of their upcoming shows.

apr 11 @ New Brunswick, NJ @ Candy Barrel w/ Party Cops, City Limits, Sea Creature, Terrible Terrible


apr 18 @ New London, CT / 33 Golden w/ King Sickabilly

apr 19 @ Philadelphia, PA / The Bubble Bowl

apr 25 @ New Paltz, NY / QUINNS


Record Store Day will be on Passover this year (4/19). I have to ask, What makes this Record Store Day different from all other Record Store Days? Well, I’ll probably be in New York so I can actually participate. For once. So here is my list of records I want to buy. Full list can be found here! All donations towards the purchase of these records will be accepted.

Sam Cooke – Ain’t That Good News

The Cure/Dinosaur Jr. – Side By Side Series

Deer Tick – Eel Bowel

Haim – Forever

Chuck Inglish & Chromeo – Legs

Hamilton Leithauser – Alexandra b/w In the Shadows

Man Man – The Man in Turban With Blue Face

Of Montreal – Satanic Panic 10th Anniversary

Otis Redding – Pain In My Heart

LCD Soundsystem – The Long Goodbye (LCD Soundsystem Live At Madison Square Garden)

School of Seven Bells – Put Your Sad Down

Sun Ra – Outer Spaceware

Haim is back with a new video for If I Could Change Your Mind. And it’s great. Which is perfect since they’ve been hyping IICCYM on facebook since the beginning of time. Or last week. Whichever. Just get ready for this dance-a-licious music video to be turned into 1000 gifs.

I’m not going to say this song is the least bit genius. It isn’t. It’s a toned-down Pinkerton-ish Beverly Hills. Whenever I listen to Weezer these days it reminds me how personal art is, and how bullshit commercial art can be. Rivers Cuomo is still Rivers. He’s the same person that made Pinkerton and the Blue Album. But he’s also the same person that put out every album afterwards (1/2 of Green album not withstanding). His first two albums connected because he just happened to have emotions and musical composition that people could relate to.

I mean, we all want to be famous self-involved musical super douches, right? Can’t wait for that song about him having a threesome, I think that’s something we can all relate to.

If you were on twitter this morning, you would have seen Drake flip out over the fact that Rolling Stone dropped him from the cover in order to honor the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.


I never commented on Yeezus for my interview portion of Rolling Stone. They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue.
— Drizzy (@Drake) February 13, 2014

I’m disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil.
— Drizzy (@Drake) February 13, 2014

I’m done doing interviews for magazines. I just want to give my music to the people. That’s the only way my message gets across accurately.
— Drizzy (@Drake) February 13, 2014

Most of his tweets were deleted. But if there is any indication that Drake is done with magazines, maybe he’ll start doing interviews with blogs. I mean, I’m sure we can put together some pro-Drake questions that will make him look like a God and not like a 3 year old’s tantrum. Where here for you BB whenever you need it. We’ll put you on the cover of our blog any day.

Chromeo is straight love-making. Another great song, another sexy video. WHY ARE THEY SO GOOD I DON’T UNDERSTAND I just wanna be them.

Nothing beats a video about a guy that has a hard-on for mannequins.

I’m not going to pretend to understand what’s going on here. Or what JPop is. Or why Japanese people enjoy off key yelling in their songs. Or why this group has a huge fascination with the Beastie Boys’ song Sabotage, more so than I ever had. But hey! This is the times of the internet and anything goes.

// Kotaku

It’s that time of year! When I scour the SXSW pages and find all the bands that have a Jew. So, introducing the bands of SXSW 2014 in alphabetical order:

  • Action Bronson
  • Avan Lava
  • Avi Buffalo
  • Bear Hands
  • Ben Kenney
  • Buffalo Killers
  • Clear Plastic Masks
  • Communist Daughter
  • Dawn Landes
  • Diarrhea Planet
  • Dudu Tassa
  • Elizabeth and the Catapult
  • Ezra Furman
  • Fauntella Crow
  • Fotxails Brigade
  • Ghost Beach
  • Grieves
  • Habibi
  • Steve Poltz
  • Sarah Jaffe
  • Hunter Hunted
  • Keren Ann
  • Kiven
  • Little Daylight
    Little Fyodor
  • Low Cut Connie
  • Maya Isacowitz
  • Mirah
  • Jonathon Toubin
  • My Jerusalem
  • Mystic Braves
  • NO
  • Oberhofer
  • Papa
  • Papermag
  • Potty Mouth
  • Pure Bathing Culture
  • Pyrrhon
  • Roxy Roca
  • Royal Canoe
  • Rubblebucket
  • Survive
  • Schaffer the Darklord
  • Soul Khan
  • Surly Gates
  • Swear and Shake
  • The Bernie Worrell Orchestra
  • The Binary Code
  • The Black Watch
  • The Darcys
  • The Defibulators
  • The Dot Wiggin Band
  • The Family Crest
  • The Mowgli’s
  • The Rocketboys
  • The Silent Comedy
  • The Soft White Sixties
  • TriBeCaStan
  • Tumbleweed Wanderers
  • Urge Overkill
  • Vaadat Charigim
  • Yvette


Pat yourself on the back. You’re part of the growing, vinyl purchasing culture! Who needs illegal downloads when you can have an intimate moment with a physical piece of art? Vinyl is great. It’s cheap. And it usually comes with a download code (unless it’s from a second hand store, or if it’s from Drag City… God damn it Drag City, make your records cost $3-5 more and put a damn code in there so I can take your amazing music to work or on the road.)

Anyone else surprised that people still buy CD’s? I don’t think I’ve bought a CD in 6 years. But I did spend about $300 on vinyl this past year.