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november 2015 mix

( Mixes )

Posted on Sunday 1 November 2015

One of my favorite moments on Reflektor… well, was “Porno,” but also the bridge on “Afterlife”:

But you say
Oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
When love is gone
Where does it go?

That concept really resonates with me: whether it be about the death of a loved one or the end of a relationship. There’s something so palpable about feelings of love that they seem like a “thing” rather than an emotion; a noun rather than a verb when its original destination has been removed.

Arcade Fire – Reflektor

( Videos )

Posted on Monday 9 September 2013

Oh shit.

sprawl ii

( Videos )

Posted on Saturday 17 December 2011

I was just listening to this album yesterday and thinking how much better a year with an Arcade Fire release is than a year without one. The interactive version of the video is here.

arcade fire hates a working man

Posted on Friday 11 February 2011

Arcade Fire

It’s a shame, the “secret show” tonight had such promise. All they had to do was hold on to the information. Make it a mad scramble. Nobody gets a leg up on anyone. And we could have a jubilant experience in line with the shows back in ’04/’05: an intimate performance without the yuppies and industry douches that detract from their shows these days.

favorite songs 2010

Posted on Sunday 9 January 2011

Hearsay Best of 2010 Mix
Click HERE for this year’s “best of” mix. I just needed this weekend to wrap it up. My actual completely subjective and nonsensical list of favorite tracks of the year is in the comments.

the suburbs

Posted on Thursday 18 November 2010

We heard back in April that this was getting shot outside of Austin, TX. Ghost riding bikes, BB guns and loss of youth in the suburbs. Looks pretty stunning.

november 2010 mix

( Mixes )

Posted on Saturday 6 November 2010

November Mix

Surprise! Here’s a mix for November. I tried to scale back form the soul focus of the last few, but there’s a bunch of soul on here anyway because, damn, the music is just so good. I absolutely love the simple, jazzy drums of Barbara Brown’s “Can’t Find No Happiness.” It’s 1968 and is Memphis soul production at its height. Asha Bhosle’s “One Two Three Baby” is my token throwback tune, on here because it is absolutely endearing vintage Bollywood, but also because a coworker of mine plays it in the office at least every three days and it is incredibly catchy.

an open letter to the guy in front of me at the arcade fire show

( Live )

Posted on Monday 25 October 2010

Arcade Fire live at the Shrine Auditorium

Dear the guy in front of me at the 7 October Arcade Fire show,

The irony of telling people to stop singing along after the lyric, “They heard me singing and they told me to stop”, was obviously lost on you, but I take some solace in the fact that your kind got called out. Straight up:

So every time at every show, there’s always someone in front of you who’s like, “Could you please not dance, ’cause I’m trying to watch a show.” So politely say, “It’s very nice to meet you, and I respect your personal space, but I’m trying to be at a fucking rock and roll show.”
– Win Butler, 5 August 2010 (audio below)

most anticipated 2010

Posted on Friday 1 January 2010

01. Oddisee-produced Finale album {05.25.2010} 02. Pavement reunion shows, maybe new material 03. Arcade Fire – LP3 {05.2010} 04. Beach House – Teen Dream {01.26.2010} [sample] 05. Black Milk – Album Of The Year [sample] 06. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter Of Mixed Drinks {03.09.2010} 07. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah, Part II: Return of […]

most anticipated 2009

Posted on Thursday 1 January 2009

01. Foreign BornPerson To Person
02. Handsome FursFace Control {03.10.2009}
03. Nosaj Thing – debut album
04. Matt and KimGrand {01.20.2009}
05. Jay ElectronicaAbracadabra: Let There Be Light
06. Neko CaseMiddle Cyclone {03.03.2009}
07. Foundry Field Recordings – new album {01.2009}
08. RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 {03.2009}
09. Neckbeard Telecaster – debut album
10. Arcade Fire – in the studio, Miroir Noir, maybe LP3?