Archive for August, 2009

show time

Posted in radio with tags on August 31, 2009 by Kayla

today is really hot and sticky but here is some cool news to chill you down: my new radio show will be on cofc radio on Tuesdays from 8 to 10 at

not entirely sure what to call the new show yet, but if you have any ideas, let me know. and tune in tomorrow!!!


summer song

Posted in free music with tags , on August 31, 2009 by Kayla

because I just know I’m about to have this stuck in my head for all of Marketing. and it’s described as a love poem to James Murphy.

Summer Song by YACHT from the Free Music Archive

off to class!

the start of something

Posted in free music with tags , on August 30, 2009 by Kayla

this one’s an old one but my roommate was playing it this morning and in honor of certain events in her life, I think it’s worth sharing.

“The Start of Something” by Voxtrot is cute and vaguely Smiths-y. you can download it here from Prefix, or at least I think so. let me know if that link doesn’t work. I downloaded it earlier this year but I’m not sure where…

also radio programming is supposed to start up this week, but I’m still not totally sure when my show is since I had to work through the meeting today. I will post the time as soon as I know, though!

but now it’s time to unwind from a very very long night at work and maybe whip up a podcast if I feel like it.

party breaksss

Posted in free music with tags , on August 23, 2009 by Kayla

Knife sample + Heart sample + hip hop + weird cartoonish intro = Party Breaksss by AK Slaughter, another diamond in the rough courtesy of the Free Music Archive. it’s kind of like if Girl Talk had rappers (one part Salt-n-Pepa and one part Beastie Boys) that abbreviate ‘pretentious’ to ‘pretentch.’

more music from the Baltimore duo at their myspace and on the Free Music Archive.

p.s. the good stuff starts a minute or two in on the FMA track, so stay with it. the version on myspace is a little cleaner.

this just in

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

Creative Commons has uploaded about 50 new tracks to the Free Music Archive, with tons of small names and some big names (Nine Inch Nails, Beastie Boys, David Byrne, etc.)

I’m very happy to see the archive growing and am excited to see what CC can add.

in other news, go pick up the free Lefse record compilation ASAP. it is very good. I’m really digging Neon Indian’s remix of the Silent League (what a surprise) so you should check it out.

since school will be starting up in a week, I’ve been pretty busy but I’m thinking about making a very retro-inspired mini-mix sometime soon since I’m not sure an August podcast will happen. but I also thought about doing a walk-to-class mix because I hate walking to class alone without music. stay tuned, I guess.

stream Flashy Python’s new record

Posted in free music with tags , on August 13, 2009 by Kayla

(I don’t have any relevant pictures so I picked this bird one instead of infringing on peoples’ copyrights)

it sounds (unsurprisingly) kind of like they just put Alec Ounsworth’s voice on a Dr. Dog record. but maybe that’s not a bad thing.

you can stream the whole album and download a free song here. and buy it of course. but why not listen before you buy/illegally download it off the internet?

where have I been?

Posted in shows with tags , on August 12, 2009 by Kayla

meonmountainI’ve been pretty busy, head in the clouds, you know how it goes. anyway I don’t have much to say tonight but I will link to this great new Family Portrait track that GvB put out while I was hiking and building stuff in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.

in other news, it’s back to Charleston in 9 days. I’m like an excited puppy.

AND Toro Y Moi hits up Charleston a few days after, the 25th I think, at the Recovery Room which is a bar but apparently it’ll be 18-up. I’m excited for that too. seems like new tracks go up every other week on his myspace. also noticed a sweet mention on Ed Droste’s twitter. lucky kid!

he’ll also be playing in Cola the night before and is hitting up a lot of the East Coast at the moment as well as tearing up the blogosphere with that Michael Jackson cover from Chum Onah which I haven’t completely gotten through yet but is on my to-do list.

ALSO you can get his latest cassette, Body Angles, from Mirror Universe Tapes. (hey Ben)

CORRECTION: the Toro y Moi show is now only 21+. lame x 10.