Saturday, November 27, 2010

Haunted Air

Compiled by Ossian Brown, Haunted Air, is the author's private collection of Halloween photographs taken between 1875 and 1955. The photos featured in this book are anonymous and have been salvaged by the author by rummaging through attics and antique stores.The book serves as a glimpse into America's past, unifying the uncanny with the at-the time living.

The photos are baleful, and it it no surprise that the foreword is written by David Lynch, master of depicting suburbia's underbelly. Lynch describes the photos as
‘A void out of time. And here they are – looking out and holding themselves still – holding still at that point where two worlds join – the familiar – and the other.’
And here is a preview of just some of the delightful and lovely images found in this book.

The Holiday season is right around the corner and this could serve as a truly unique gift for anyone enamored with photography, history, or, for those fascinated with specters, and all things supernatural.

AYYYYY

Forget the music, download the split just for the handsomely stunning man on the cover.

Glocca Morra/The Greek Favourites Split - Songs in the Key of Ayyyyy


RIYL: Good music, Handsome men with red lips

P.S. I may have forgotten a few Y's in the title.

Available for free over at ifyoumakeit. Never hurts to buy it though :)

GM Bandcamp
TGF Bandcamp

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Walking Dead - Series Premiere

Last night, AMC premiered the pilot episode of The Walking Dead, a post-apocalyptic series chronicling the lives of survivors following a zombie outbreak. It is based off the comic book of the same name, written by Robert Kirkman. If you happened to miss the show, or are unable to catch AMC, watch it below.




Saturday, October 30, 2010

Album of the Year

Been a hell of a week in terms of leaks. This album will undoubtedly end up on the top of people's album of the year lists.

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy



Here's the link. Keep in mind, there are two tracks missing.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Mr. Rager

Drip, drip..

Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager


Giving it my first listen as I write this. Not quite sure what I think about it yet.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

RIP Mr. Octopus

It is with great regret that I am to inform you that Paul the Psychic Octopus has passed away. 

 January 2008 - October 26th, 2010



And in unrelated news, here's a picture!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Someday, someday

Dear The Strokes, 

If your next album can be a return to form and be nearly as perfect as Is This It was, I'd greatly appreciate it.

-an avid fan


RIYL: Good music, The Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon

Now I'm sure most of you should already own this album, but if you don't and have yet to hear it, give it a listen. As I'm sure you'll fall in love with it, here's the link to buy it.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's Jersday!




Expect, another blog update later on tonight.

P.S. Anyone else follow Jersey Shore?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Vinyl!

Just received my copy of End of a Year's You Are Beneath Me. I was asleep and heard the doorbell ring. As I stumbled out of bed to go answer the door, I wondered who would have been ringing the door at this unholy hour of the morning. As soon as I saw the postal man, it felt like Christmas morning.

Seeing as how the lyrics to this album are almost non-existent on the net, I figured I'd copy and paste them for whoever is interested in reading them.

Charles Ewert

My fourth grade teacher told me, "The road to hell is paved with good intentions."
I'm inclined to agree, but there's one aspect she never mentioned:
When you cheat on the girls in your life, man, that shit comes right back and it bites you.
My tenth grade teacher told me, "Only pick the fights you know you can win."
A coward heart from the start, I took his advice and it's how I've chosen to live.
When you cheat on the girls in your life, man, that shit comes right back and it bites you
I'm entitled to good things, so give, give, give.
Teeth applied to neck, body shakes as I go stiff.
When you wear your cleats to bed, man, expect soiled sheets in the AM.

Marissa Wendolovske

Mistletoe, tattooed to the crown of my skull. Welcome home, chapped lips.
Slapshot taught, "Might makes right," but that must be a lesson I had missed.
Can I put my thumb down your throat? Please, spit into my mouth.
Don't look to the door, dear. It's cold out there, I fear, with report of a wintery mix.
And here's the twist: I torched your coat.
Kept my eyelid ajar and finally saw, what I now know best:
My body in motion most resents yours at rest.
Can I put my thumb down your throat? Please, spit into my mouth.
Don't look to the door, dear. It's cold out there, I fear, with report of a wintery mix.
And here's the twist: I torched your coat.
Grandpa died on far-off frontlines, but that's not the end for me.
I much prefer warmth and the night to take its course, with your mouth around my tongue.
Mistletoe, tattooed to the crown of my skull. Hello, chapped lips.
Slapshot taught, "Might makes right," but that must be a lesson I had missed.

Fred Dekker

Caught a Mets' game but left my hat on the subway.
Caught a foul ball but left my wallet on the seat.
Caught a cab home but left without paying, so I caught a beating.
The day's a wash, now repeat.
You said you want, "The exciting life." Say hey, news alert, it's not with that guy.

Caught a Mets' game but left my hat on the subway.
Caught a foul ball but left my wallet on the seat.
Caught a cab home but left without paying, so I caught a beating.
The day's a wash, now repeat.
You said you want, "The exciting life." Say hey, news alert, it's not with that guy.
Security! Security! Your motives become clear to me.
 There's no shame in the stroller walk...provided, that's what you want.
So woman, thrill me.
Caught a Mets' game but left my hat on the subway.
Caught a foul ball but left my wallet on the seat.
Caught a cab home but left without paying, so I caught a beating.
The day's a wash, now repeat.

Louis Slotin

To hold what I found myself to close to grip.
Lesser concerns! Lesser concerns! I can almost put my tongue to it!
Problems on problems, they form a garrote.
Now here's how you solve them: Put your knee in my back, let your hands to the saving.
What I wouldn't give for a billion smaller problems.

Eric Hall

Give me a call when your marriage dissolves.
Dial my phone when the family stalls.
Reach out for me when you've nothing at all.
I'll be reaching right back with razor-sharp claws. Some things you can't plan.
Now attached to your head. Brought along my drill bit.
A small hole placed in your skin; brains spill across your desk. Some things you can't plan.
Lips abutting your heels. Honestly honored to be here, in the presences of my fear: Woman carrying life shared.

Jeni Leigh

Bedsprings cut my knees. Shoulder blades, they dig deep.
Legs are numb, but still I want. I arch to hear you breathe.
The licked hand. The licked hand. Shaken child in my clothes to big for him.
Unsolicited opinion: I don't like the men you're with.
A reoccuring idea: White sands with no end; a sunny day with no wind. You firmly planted in my hands.
Christ, oh Christ, reveal the secret of your device to me.
If I pinned myself to planks would I receive attention now denied to me?
The licked had. The licked hand. Shaken child in clothes to big for him.
Unsolicited opinion: I don't like the men you're with.
A bug crawled up to my ribcage. I left the farm and made my way.
Lone pigeon to migrate, to the thought that killed my brain.
Christ, oh Christ, reveal the secret of your device to me.
If I pinned myself to planks would I receive attention now denied to me?
The licked had. The licked hand. Shaken child in clothes to big for him.
Unsolicited opinion: I don't like the men you're with.
The licked had. The licked hand.Tongue pressed to thumb pad.
The licked hand. The licked hand. I'm lost under your bed.

Bo Diaz

My deepest sympathies extend, to those who don't know where he is.
Both feet in water. Both hands on breasts. Both eyes on lips. Brain set to forget.
And then.
My consistent request, to those who might save me from this.
Both feet in quickrete. Both drums rupture. Both lungs burst, from what you put me under.
And then.
My gracious bequest: Brain to keelhaul of ship.
Both lobes don't mind. Both lobes don't mind. Both lobes don't mind leaving skull behind.
And then again.

Eddie Antar

So you wonder what men want? Well, here's a heads-up: Everything and then some. And more. And more.
I'll take what I can before they slap the cuffs on.
A pine tree fell through my window and I stood there while the wind blew cold rain against my bed.
I chose not to wake you.
It's my own tower in Dubai, but it's burning at all times.
It's cash-on-demand, but the money ignites when it touches my hands.
Oh, what it is to broke. What it means to have no money.
So you wander what men want? Well, here's a heads-up: Everything and then some. And more. And more.
I'll take what I can before they slap the cuffs on.
Pine Hills Market, left a mess by students' vomit. I wore my Rush shirt and got in a fight, right on the sidewalk.
It's my own tower in Dubai, but it's burning at all times.
It's cash-on-demand, but the money ignites when it touches my hands.
Insurance fire!
So you wonder what men want? Well, here's a heads-up: Everything and then some. And more. And more.
I'll take what I can before they slam the cell door.
A pine fell through my window and I stood there while the wind blew cold rain against my bed.
I chose not to wake you.

Philip Jose Farmer

Greasy hand up my skirt, while the other raids my purse; friend, you've proven quite the flirt.
Lips part and offer teeth just like a wolf's. My reply, "No thank you, I'm good."
Is there any good idea lame assholes won't steal? Not that I've seen.
Is there a single thing the frauds won't strip clean? No, not that I've seen.
Oil lamp provides light for the camp, but does it scare away the fauna?
Are wild beasts ever put to pasture, or is it always-constant struggle?
Is there a single thing the frauds won't strip clean? No, not that I've seen.
You thought you'd impress me. Well, you did. I've rarely seen such greed.
It's a nest full of a million mouths that are always ready to feed.
You wish you could hold my brain, but I regret to convey
Your arms wouldn't reach around my balls.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Good News for Kanye Fans

Earlier today, it was announced that American rapper Kanye West, would be releasing his 5th album. Although it still does not have a name, the album will drop on November 16th. If the album is anything like his G.O.O.D Friday releases, I expect it to be a top contender for AOTY.



Hate him or love him, this man is a genius.

Greatest Tumblr Ever


Check it out!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Don't Treat Lepers Like Lepers

End of a Year Self Defense Family, the name of a sweet hardcore band from Cohoes, New York. I highly recommend you check them out (not that my recommendation should mean anything or has any inherent value). They recently released their second LP, You Are Beneath Me, which you can purchase from here. They have also just released a rerecording of some songs with vocals done by a friend of the band, Caroline Corrigan, who I applaud for doing a damn good job. For creepers out there, including myself, she's pretty cute too.


End of a Year - You Are Beneath Me

Seriously, if you dig their sound, don't be a douche and buy it. Download it here.

P.S. If you want a good laugh check out the band's twitter and Patrick's (vocalist) formspring where he offers troubled individuals advice.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Donald Glover aka Troy from Community aka Childish Gambino

Some of you may know him as Donald Glover through his sketch group "Derrick Comedy", others may know him as a writer for 30 Rock, whilst some of you may know him through the hit television series Community. What some don't know though is that Donald Glover is also a rapper who goes by the name of Childish Gambino. His latest album, Culdesac, was made available on July 3rd. Like all other of his releases it was a free download off his website.


Childish Gambino - Culdesac



I would also recommend checking out his other releases where he raps over indie hits such as Grizzly Bear's Two Weeks and Neon Indian's Deadbeat Summer, to name a few.

Stream the album below.
Culdesac by Childish Gambino

Girlfriends

And no, I'm not talking about actual girlfriends. Allow me to introduce the 1 man band of Jerry Joiner. His listed influences alone should be reason enough for you to check out his band (Daitro and Kidcrash, amongst others). His album is available through bandcamp, where you can legally download it for free, but do not hesitate to donate.


Girlfriends - Girlfriends

Untitled #6 Lyrics

I remember when the water here was cold.
now it's real warm when I'm tired,
staggered,
old.
these old limbs, they aren't cut out for work anymore.
so I'll claw at my bones until they work again.

I remember when the water here was cold.
now it's real warm when I'm tired,
staggered,
old.
if I were you I'd be head deep in blue.
youthful, naive you.

you get your way.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Currently Listening to..

So You Wanna be a Superhero - Carissa's Wierd (no it's not a typo)


Carissa's Wierd - Songs About Leaving


RIYL: Melancholically Beautiful Music
Download.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

VIOLENCE IS BAD...MMKAY?

As the semester approaches an end, it appears that I always somehow find myself listening to much heavier and much more violent genres of music. Maybe it helps with the stress, or maybe I've just conditioned myself and it has somehow become a habit, not that it's a bad one or anything. Anyway, here are some of my favorites releases in this domain:


Raein - Il N'y a Pas d'Orchestre

Download

Orchid - Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!

Download

City of Caterpillar - City of Caterpillar

Download

Sunday, April 18, 2010

RIP Devon Clifford

Devon Clifford, 30, of the Canadian band You Say Party! We Say Die!, passed away early this morning. He had a brain hemorrhage on stage last night, and was rushed to a hospital where he was placed on life support after having emergency neurosurgery. He died several hours later surrounded by loves ones. The band's record label released the following statement earlier today: "It is with absolute sadness to report that our dear friend Devon Clifford passed away just hours ago in a Vancouver hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. I request that we respect the family's privacy during this incredibly difficult time."
It's incredibly sad to see anyone go at such a young age. My sympathies go out to his family and friends.

Clifford (far left)


Crystal Castles Leaks..

Yeap, that's right! The experimental electro, low-fi, Canadian two piece's latest album, Crystal Castles, which was due out June 7th, 2010, leaked late last night. I've given it a few listens so far and I'm liking what I hear, maybe even more than their first album. They're currently on tour over in Europe, but will be making a few stops around North America in August, starting from the west coast. Be sure to check them out when they come to a city near you, for they put on an anarchic and energetic live show. Not only that, but Alice is also good-looking, but that's not exactly why you should be wanting to see them live anyways.



RIYL: Klaxons, Uffie, You Love Her Coz She's Dead

Download it here. Pre-order it here.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Chat Roulette Craze

In recent weeks, the latest internet sensation has been a site called Chat Roulette. By now, most of you have been there and have been traumatized by all the perverted old men's sagging ball sacks, and the raging hormonal teenagers. Despite all this, there are some treasures to be found there.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

“He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.”

-Albert Camus

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Where There's A Will, There's A Whalebone

Check the Islands out. They're an indie rock band based in Montreal (yay!). They released their third full length back in September and definitely deserve more recognition. You might recognize their vocalist Nicholas Thornburn and drummer Jamie Thompson from their previous project The Unicorns and their ongoing indie/hip-hop band Th'Corn Gangg.



RIYL: of Montreal, Sunset Rubdown, Wofl Parade

Their second album, Return to Sea. If link is down, send me a message and I'll re-upload it.

My bad!

Here's a picture to make up for my absence.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

First!

Finally decided to set up a blog, not really sure what convinced me. For the time being I'll most likely be recommending artists/bands that people should check out. Maybe in the future I'll branch out and use this blog for other purposes as well.

Lately, I've been listening to a Norwegian post-rock, emo band called Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson. They've recently released their sophomore album and it is S/T.



RIYL: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sigur Rós

Download it here. Buy it here.