Videos

4 Minutes of Jens Lekman Dancing in “How We Met, The Long Version”

Today, Swedish pop artist Jens Lekman released a video for his song “How We Met, The Long Version” off his new Secretly Canadian LP Life Will See You Now. And, to be honest, as of the writing of these first few paragraphs, I have not yet watched it or heard anything off the new record.… Continue reading 4 Minutes of Jens Lekman Dancing in “How We Met, The Long Version”

Song Reviews

Throw Me The Statue: Sharpshooters (BOAT Cover)

Can you remember 2006? I can. In particular, I can remember a little Seattle band I discovered as they neared the release of their debut LP, Songs That You Might Not Like. That band was and still is called BOAT. I’ve been a huge fan ever since. BOAT is now prepared to drop their fifth… Continue reading Throw Me The Statue: Sharpshooters (BOAT Cover)

Videos

Damien Jurado: Kalla Hus (Video)

Damien Jurado may be a big fan of Christmas, but there’s one thing he hasn’t done since he began his solo songwriting career in the mid 1990s: write and record an original Christmas song. Well that has changed and Jurado can now scratch that off his bucket list. “Kalla Hus” came out earlier this week… Continue reading Damien Jurado: Kalla Hus (Video)

Videos

Exitmusic: The Sea (Video)

I played Exitmusic‘s “The Sea” on my KSVR radio show a few weeks back. I found the music to be somewhere between the haunting melodies of Beach House and the hushed whispers of Still Corners. The band consists of New York duo Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church. And if Palladino looks familiar, it’s because she… Continue reading Exitmusic: The Sea (Video)

Videos

Gardens & Villa: Black Hills (Video)

Gardens & Villa has a new video for “Black Hills” off their recently released self-titled LP and, in a way, it reminds me a bit of E.T. You have the young kid on a bike with a foreign object in the basket. He’s being chased by the enemy, which in this case is a few… Continue reading Gardens & Villa: Black Hills (Video)

Song Reviews

Jens Lekman: An Argument With Myself (MP3)

Night Falls Over Kortedala was one of my favorite releases of 2007, topped only by Fishboy’s release that year. It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since that album, and that it’s taken so long for Lekman to follow it with new material. Wait no longer; Lekman is back with a new EP… Continue reading Jens Lekman: An Argument With Myself (MP3)

Videos

Here We Go Magic: Casual [NSFW Video]

For a song so dreamy and seemingly pleasant, it’s hard to realize without seeing the video for “Casual” by Here We Go Magic that the song is actually quite disturbing. In a makeshift hospital room, the band waits. The singer has a nasty gash on his arm and in obvious pain sweats and winces. A… Continue reading Here We Go Magic: Casual [NSFW Video]

Features

Throw Me The Statue: Ancestors [Album Preview]

Songs like “Young Sensualists” and “Yucatan Gold” off Throw Me The Statue‘s debut LP Moonbeams were, in my opinion, far greater in depth and personality than the song that initially garnered them fame: “Lolita”. Thus is often the curse of the first single; luckily their sophomore follow-up to Moonbeams debuts with “Ancestors”, a song that… Continue reading Throw Me The Statue: Ancestors [Album Preview]

Live Reviews

Richard Swift: Live At The Crocodile [2009.04.18]

It’s hard to believe that my first live show of 2009 didn’t happen until mid-April. Then again, with the extent of travel over the past six or so months, maybe it isn’t. Add to that the fact that I’m getting older, and that it’s getting harder and harder for me to stay up late. Still,… Continue reading Richard Swift: Live At The Crocodile [2009.04.18]

Videos

Throw Me The Statue: Yucatan Gold [Video]

Written by Fense There’s something profound about a nude album cover. I guess this isn’t necessarily a ground-breaking statement, but it catches the eye. You’re seeing something you’re not supposed to, and that’s naughty and exciting and… yeah, maybe a little weird. To be honest, I like nude covers. And I don’t mean that in… Continue reading Throw Me The Statue: Yucatan Gold [Video]