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best of 2009

Posted in obsessions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2009 by Kayla

WKSG’s Best of 2009

wordpress doesn’t support youtube playlist embedding, so you’ll have to click through. sorry! but you can do so by following the above link or the link to my youtube channel somewhere on the right.

it’s got some of my favorite songs and videos of the year. I’ll list them after the jump so you can see if you’re sufficiently interested or if you feel like reading my thoughts.

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Posted in obsessions with tags , on October 5, 2009 by Kayla

pitchfork/every other blog in the world has Vampire Weekend’s “Horchata” off of their forthcoming second album, “Contra,” which I am now officially excited about. expect me to play some Vampire Weekend tomorrow night. it’s just such good fall music.

download it. thank me later. (by listening to my show tomorrow at 8 on

feel good friday

Posted in obsessions with tags , on September 18, 2009 by Kayla

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!

terminally chill

Posted in obsessions with tags , , on July 2, 2009 by Kayla

pool at night

there’s a new Neon Indian track over at Gorilla vs. Bear and I’m psyched! (get it? because their album is called Psychic Chasms?) ok, while that joke was lame, this song is not. and “Terminally Chill” has to be one of the best song titles I’ve heard in a while. (Close Lobsters has best band name title right now)

I am now fully head over heels for Alan Palomo’s latest project. Neon Indian is now signed to Lefse Records, which has the tracklist for Psychic Chasms, which will apparently be out October 13. more songs for your sampling pleasure at available at Neon Indian’s myspace/any self-respecting and many non-self-respecting music blogs out there.

obsession: Tobacco vs. Aesop Rock

Posted in obsessions on June 7, 2009 by Kayla

real old, but it’s been driving me nuts the past day or so.

The Hood Internet put out this mini-mix-compilation-whatever last September of Aesop Rock and Tobacco (of Black Moth Super Rainbow which I need to check out ASAP apparently). I like it a lot.

favorite track is of course “Coffee Hawker” because John Darnielle (of Mountain Goats fame and probably just behind FDR on my heroes list) is on it and it is suprisingly awesome. I’m going to italicize awesome because I’m that excited.

in other news, I’ve got my hands on Wolfgang Amaedeus Phoenix so I’ll let you know how that goes. next up is Black Moth Super Rainbow researchin’ and it looks like I’ve got to actually buy some Little Girls records. more on them later as well as “VENOM” is like a musical cigarette for me.

obsessions: toro y moi

Posted in obsessions with tags on June 6, 2009 by Kayla

I’ve had an eye out for Toro Y Moi for a few years now. Chaz Bundick hails from Columbia and is the lead singer for the Heist and the Accomplice, which a friend of mine shared with me in high school. although I wasn’t crazy about the band’s last album (their first and second albums always make me think of some of my better afternoons in high school, though, and are pretty great), I love where Toro Y Moi has been going.

apparently he’s been blowing up in the blogosphere as of late, so let me jump on the bandwagon. Gorilla vs. Bear has two songs up (new to me) and a lot of stuff on his myspace that I haven’t heard either.

radio note: I played a few tracks on Poolside Chatter last year and you can expect more next year although it will probably be older stuff because CofCradio’s music library is kind of lame.

copyright note: I stole that rad picture from some blog.