Archive for July, 2009

july mixtape

Posted in mixtapes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2009 by Kayla

as promised, here is your July podcast. this one’s pretty groovy, if I do say so myself. I ended up having to rework the whole thing at the last minute but oh well.

also, the whopping one vote in the poll was for “109,” so it ended up on the mix. thank you, one voter.

download here.

tracklist/commentary after the jump

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choose-your-own-adventure

Posted in mixtapes with tags , on July 28, 2009 by Kayla

ok folks, so here’s the dilemma. I’ve finally got a tracklist for the July mixtape BUT I can’t decide between two very good Toro Y Moi songs.

one is vintage Toro Y Moi (circa 2007), dancier, way less fuzzy, and is pretty much absent from the Internet as far as I can tell. I got it from a friend who got it from a friend, etc. way back when. it’s called “Your Skin.” the other is the b-side to the super-hyped “Blessa,” “109.” fuzzier, poppier, and very much current.

simplified: Cut Copy-esque vs. Ariel Pink-esque.

I’ll probably just put “109” up as it fits with the others better but if you insist, maybe I’ll put it on. or both! (my only real qualm is that it may not have been available for free and I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes here)

EDIT: turns out “Your Skin” got re-named to “Left Alone At Night” and was released earlier this year. you can stream it/buy it here.

big names, little blog

Posted in obsessions with tags , , , , on July 27, 2009 by Kayla

the past couple of weeks have seen some big indie front-men going solo. first came the cryptic but kind of fascinating video above from Julian Casablancas of the Strokes. now, I know that the Strokes are sort of mainstream, but I still enjoy their albums and the Strokes were one of the first “indie” bands I heard way back in early high school. (cue nostalgia about “Reptilia”  and cutting class in the newspaper room)

as for what this album is going to sound like, who knows. but I’m excited to see because that Casablancas has a pretty cool voice and that video is pretty mysterious.

also announced (the day after) was Alec Ounsworth’s (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah glory) solo debut. it was recorded in New Orleans so it might be jazzy. BUT there’s also another album under the weird-but-cool name Flashy Python that’s supposed to have members of the Walkmen and Dr. Dog and Man Man on it! which is pretty darn exciting. Pitchfork posted a long interview with Ounsworth but I can’t decipher when the Flashy Python album comes out, so if you know, please leave me a comment.

in other news: I’m going to start working on the July podcast very soon and I’m taking off to the mountains for playtime/manual labor the first week of August so I’ll see if I can whip up another mini-mix. xoxo!

sorry…

Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2009 by Kayla


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Originally uploaded by ksglasscock

…for my absence lately.

expect a post filled with lots of good things maybe later tonight or tomorrow. I have been feeling a tad under the weather/I am still in lazy beach mode.
and July is almost over so I guess I should start working on a podcast.

things to look forward to!

also, check it out, I’m using flickr to post this. pretty rad.

what i read on my summer vacation

Posted in not music with tags , , , , , on July 20, 2009 by Kayla

that picture is just the greatest. (via HRO)

I know I normally talk about music or whatever but I’ve had a lot of free time on my hands to get some reading done this summer so I wanted to brag/recommend. but I’ll be courteous and put it behind a jump so you don’t have to look at it if you just want the music stuff.

WARNING: xtreme pretension ahead!

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Kurt Vile live at WFMU

Posted in free music with tags , , , on July 19, 2009 by Kayla

so I’m back from my beach vacation, rested and a little bit darker. I finally got to some of the music I’d downloaded but not listened to.

one such thing was Kurt Vile’s set for WFMU about a year go. Vile’s “Freeway” has been blowing up lately and with good reason. but this old set is great too, dark and moving psychedelic folk music. I remember really liking “Taking the Farm” from Vile’s band, the War on Drugs, about a million years ago and Vile does in fact seem to be a “constant hitmaker.”

listen to it here at the Free Music Archive. You can also get “Freeway” at the FMA as well.

p.s. new song from Vile’s forthcoming album available at Matador Records.

ice cream and cake

Posted in videos with tags on July 19, 2009 by Kayla

apparently this was a real song?