Monthly Archives: August 2009

So that just happened . . . I met Geologist last night

So I was at a Flaming Lips concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion, the venue which lends its name to Animal Collective’s most recent triumph.  When the concert ended I thought I recognized a man waiting for somebody by the exit … Continue reading

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Listen to This: The XX

Four nineteen year-old Brits come together, crafting the sound that would emerge if Kelly Clarkson joined forces with one of the dudes from Frightened Rabbit and they had New Order as their backing band. . . Debut is out now … Continue reading

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The Jam of the Summer: Diamond Rings “All Yr Songs”

Is this dance pop’s talented answer to Soulja Boi?  Perhaps.  His name is John O.  He is from Toronto.  He goes by the name Diamond Rings.  Acquaint yourself! (via Pitchfork, via Chromeowaves)

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Why didn’t anybody tell me 500 Days of Summer was the most depressing film since Schindler’s List?

A fair warning would have been nice.  This movie looked cute and innocent, kind of like the vibe you get when you catch a brief glimpse Zooey Deschanel’s infectious blue eyes.  My initial thoughts:”Oh, an indie friendly, quirky romantic comedy … Continue reading

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Inglourious Basterds is well worth seeing

“I think this may be my masterpiece” – the last words uttered by Pitt in the film could be Tarantino’s very own reaction to watching his latest epic.  From opening credits to the final scroll, this is a must see … Continue reading

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Listen to this: KONG – Snake Magnet

Public Image Ltd. meets Liars meets Hella meets yell your face off: http://hypem.com/track/883910/Kong+-+Leather+Penny

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Album Review: Mount Eerie – Wind’s Poem

There’s a scene in Fargo, the Coen Brothers’ 1996 masterpiece, in which a frustrated Steve Buscemi bangs his open fist atop a snowy television set inside of a cold cabin. As he hits the casing in a futile effort, cursing … Continue reading

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