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Archive for June, 2012

do the lovers still meet at the chiang kai-shek memorial?

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Posted on Thursday 21 June 2012

While I’m on the topic of throwbacks, I stumbled on to this video of The Van Pelt playing the epic ending to Sultans Of Sentiment live in 1996 and wanted to share it.

a history of modest mouse

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Posted on Tuesday 19 June 2012

The best thing I’ve seen all year. Interviews with Isaac Brock, Eric Judy, Jeremiah Green, Dann Gallucci, Doug Martsch, Calvin Johnson, Phil Ek, Rich Jensen, Chris Takino, Scott Swayze, Elliott Smith, and Pat Graham.

To say that the first two Modest Mouse records changed my life would be an understatement. I’ve poured over those lyrics, sang along (including an impersonation of Isaac’s lisp), confused myself with the time signature of “Dramamine,” and used both albums as a soundtrack to a cross-country driving adventure. I am still enamored with these two albums, and the thesis of Lonesome Crowded West (and similar ideas expressed on This Is a Long Drive For Someone With Nothing to Think About) probably had a greater effect on my thinking than a good deal of my education. Must see (Pitchfork-dot) TV.

lonesome crowded west documentary preview

Posted on Thursday 14 June 2012

I may need to take Monday off.


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Posted on Monday 11 June 2012

I’m pretty sure that if every music video was full of Ghostbusters references, I’d be glued to Vimeo all day. New Beach House directed by Allen Cordell of “Walk In The Park” fame.

hollywood forever cemetery sings

Posted on Saturday 2 June 2012

Tashaki Miyaki

Hearsay favorite Tashaki Miyaki covered Father John Misty‘s “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” (I know, that’s sort of a mouthful). Even without indie-blogger-dweeb (read: me) dreamgirl Aubrey Plaza’s ferocious insanity, the track is fucking choice. Free download from Bandcamp.

The slower, driving pace to the track, along with a beautifully nagging piano harmony is what really kills it for me. I don’t dislike the original – actually it’s pretty solid – but it does have this Pedro the Lion feel to it that holds me back from dropping my head to succumb like the Tashaki Miyaki version.

june 2012 mix

( Mixes )

Posted on Friday 1 June 2012

June Mix

If last month’s mix showed my inspiration from Wyndham’s funky February mix, then this one is my homage to Freed’s mix last summer. I’m confident that many will make summer mixes, but this one is mine. Others may focus on what’s new, but this focuses on what’s awesome. And that’s what makes it so cool.