Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nick Catchdubs & Mr. Decker- Radio Friendly Unit Shifter (90's Alternative Mix)


1. L7 - Pretend We’re Dead
2. Sonic Youth - 100%
3. Folk Implosion - Natural One
4. King Missile - Detachable Penis
5. Beck - Beercan
6. Dinosaur Jr - Start Choppin’
7. Meat Puppets - Backwater ‘
8. Pavement - Cut Your Hair
9. Nirvana - Sliver
10. Foo Fighters - I’ll Stick Around
11. Porno For Pyros - Tahitian Moon
12. Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike
13. Tripping Daisy - I Got A Girl
14. Primus - Wynonas Big Brown Beaver
15. Body Count - There Goes The Neighborhood
16. Offspring - Come Out And Play
17. Rancid - Roots Radicals
18. Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz
19. Weezer - El Scorcho
20. Green Day - Longview
21. Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
22. Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade
23. Bjork - Army Of Me
24. Soundgarden - Outshined
25. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss
26. Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God (Live @ The Tibetan Freedom Concert)
27. Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man (Live @ Woodstock ‘94)
28. House Of Pain - Shamrocks and Shennanigans
29. Cibo Matto - Know Your Chicken
30. Breeders - Cannonball
31. Smashing Pumpkins - Today
32. Butthole Surfers - Pepper
33. Sublime - Doin’ Time
34. Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
35. Faith No More - A Small Victory
36. MC 900 Foot Jesus - If I Only Had A Brain
37. Everclear - You Make Me Feel Like A Whore
38. Toadies - Possum Kingdom

Monday, December 15, 2008

Nickel Eye- The Time Of The Assassins

The Strokes members' spinoff bands keep on comin', and I can't say I am mad at them at all. Great stuff from the one of the weirdest looking guys in rock, Nikolai Fraiture.

DOWNLOAD: Nickel Eye- Intro (Everytime)

DOWNLOAD: Nickel Eye- Fountain Avenue

DOWNLOAD: Nickel Eye- Providence, RI

Kid Cudi - Day N' Night Video

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Top Albums of 2008: Part 2

#10- Does It Offend You, Yeah?- You Have No Idea What You Are Getting Yourself Into

DOWNLOAD: Dawn Of The Dead

DOWNLOAD: Epic Last Song

#9- Santogold- Santogold

DOWNLOAD: Lights Out


#8- Faded Paper Figures- Dynamo

DOWNLOAD: North By North

DOWNLOAD: Polaroid Solution

#7- Neon Neon- Stainless Style

DOWNLOAD: I Told Her On Alderaan

DOWNLOAD: Dream Girls

#6- My Morning Jacket- Evil Urges

DOWNLOAD: I'm Amazed

DOWNLOAD: Evil Urges

#5- Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend

DOWNLOAD: Oxford Comma


#4- The Teenagers- Reality Check


DOWNLOAD: Starlett Johansson

#3- Kings Of Leon- Only By The Night

DOWNLOAD: Use Somebody

DOWNLOAD: Manhattan

#2- Cut Copy- In Ghost Colours


DOWNLOAD: Lights And Music

#1- M83- Saturdays=Youth

DOWNLOAD: Graveyard Girl

DOWNLOAD: We Own The Sky

Monday, December 8, 2008

Top Albums of 2008: Part 1

#20- The Courteeners- St. Jude

DOWNLOAD: Not Nineteen Forever

DOWNLOAD: What Took You So Long?

#19- Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago

DOWNLOAD: re: stacks

DOWNLOAD: Skinny Love

#18- The Verve- Fourth

DOWNLOAD: Valium Skies

DOWNLOAD: Love Is Noise

#17- The Death Set- Worldwide

DOWNLOAD: Negative Thinking

DOWNLOAD: Intermission

#16- TV On The Radio- Dear Science,

DOWNLOAD: Golden Age

DOWNLOAD: Family Tree

#15- Lykke Li- Youth Novels

DOWNLOAD: Little Bit

DOWNLOAD: I'm Good I'm Gone

#14- Sebastian Tellier- Sexuality


DOWNLOAD: Fingers Of Steel

#13- Raphael Saadiq- The Way I See It

DOWNLOAD: Sure Hope You Mean It

DOWNLOAD: 100 Yard Dash

#12- Kudi Cudi- A Kid Named Cudi

DOWNLOAD: Embrace The Martian

DOWNLOAD: Man On The Moon (The Anthem)

#11- School Of Seven Bells- Alpinisms


DOWNLOAD: Half Asleep

Bon Iver- Blood Bank EP

DOWNLOAD: Bon Iver- Blood Bank

DOWNLOAD: Bon Iver- Babys

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Wale- Nike Boots Video

Official Wale "Nike Boots" video (Directed by Chris Robinson) from Elitaste on Vimeo.
The revolution will be televised! Get on the train folks.

Sebastian Tellier Live at Henry Fonda Theater 12/3

Purchase tix HERE to see Sebastian Tellier bring one of the best albums of the year to life, and maybe just get someone pregnant in the process.

DOWNLOAD: Sebastian Tellier- Roche

DOWNLOAD: Sebastian Tellier- Fingers Of Steel

DOWNLOAD: Sebastian Tellier- Divine

Oren Lavie- The Opposite Side Of The Sea

DOWNLOAD: Oren Lavie- Her Morning Elegance

DOWNLOAD: Oren Lavie- The Opposite Side Of The Sea

Monday, November 24, 2008

My Modest Request For You To Vote

Lets show Pitchfork and Brooklyn Vegan who runs things around here.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Skatebard- Cosmos

Norwegian minimal space-disco in the same vein as The Field.

DOWNLOAD: Skatebard- Inspirational Weekend

DOWNLOAD: Skatebard- Vuelo

DOWNLOAD: Skatebard- June Nights Out Of Siena

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Boat Club

Beautiful, smoothed-out beach sounds from Sweden of all places.

DOWNLOAD: Boat Club- Warmer Climes

DOWNLOAD: Boat Club- Always Away

DOWNLOAD: Boat Club- Nowhere

Faded Paper Figures- Viper Room Tonight!

Come out and support the homies Faded Paper Figures tonight at their first LA show at The Viper Room.


They are also playing next Tuesday 11/18 at The Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa for all you OC folks.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Faith No More

I heard "Midlife Crisis" the other day on Indie 103.1 and remembered how much I loved these guys. Their hard hitting yet fun punk-rap-funk sound paved the way for many modern acts. Their performance on SNL (the one where Mike Patton humps the fan on the side of the stage) was one of those eye opening musical moments for me as a kid.

Although he has gone off the deep end with his lackluster subsequent solo projects (Mr. Bungle, Lovage, Peeping Tom, etc), Patton's music with Faith No More remains poignant.

Reunion anyone?

DOWNLOAD: Faith No More- A Small Victory

DOWNLOAD: Faith No More- Midlife Crisis

DOWNLOAD: Faith No More- Epic

DOWNLOAD: Faith No More- We Care A Lot

Anthony Kiedis To Bring Story To HBO

Anthony Kiedis is working with HBO on adapting his autobiography Scar Tissue for an upcoming TV show. If you haven't read Scar Tissue I highly recommend it. Its the tale of his upbringing in a drug filled household in West Hollywood in the late 1970's, his rise to fame with Red Hot Chili Peppers and his subsequent drug addiction.

Read the full story HERE.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Menahan Street Band

Soulful instrumental sounds laced over hip hop beats from the coolest record label in the land, Daptone Records.

You may recognize "Make The Road By Walking" from Jay Z's "Roc Boys."

DOWNLOAD: Menahan Street Band- Make The Road By Walking

DOWNLOAD: Menahan Street Band- Tired Of Fighting

DOWNLOAD: Menahan Street Band- Montego Sunset

DOWNLOAD: Menahan Street Band- The Contender

Monday, November 10, 2008

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

A good number of my recent posts have been removed by Blogger under the new Digital Millennium Copyright Act. I guess they have received complaints from labels or other copyright holders, so I have complied and taken the posts down.

Although I love sharing new tunes with you guys I'm not trying to go out like that Chinese Democracy guy.

Windsurf - Coastlines

DOWNLOAD: Windsurf- The Big Island

DOWNLOAD: Windsurf- Pocket Check

DOWNLOAD: Windsurf- Light As Daylight

Friday, November 7, 2008

Kanye West- Heartless Video

Has this guy ever made a bad video? Ok, I guess the one with the puppets was pretty stupid.

Hey Champ

Just signed with Lupe Fiasco's new label, get your Chicago electro-rock while it's hot!

DOWNLOAD: Hey Champ- Cold Dust Girl

DOWNLOAD: Hey Champ- Face Control

DOWNLOAD: Yeasayer- Sunrise (Hey Champ Remix)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Totally Michael

More electro-pop punk for all your Death Set heads out there.

Sounds like a mix of Blink 182 and Matt & Kim. "Casual Satisfaction" is one of the most stupidly awesome songs I've heard in a while.

DOWNLOAD: Totally Michael- Winona

DOWNLOAD: Totally Michael- Summertime

DOWNLOAD: Totally Michael- Don't Stop

DOWNLOAD: Totally Michael- Casual Satisfaction

Hellaween Mix

Obviously I am a few days late on this, but give a listen to this spooky mix by Punchy for the good folks over at Kitsune Noir. Tracklist above.

DOWNLOAD: Hellaween Mix

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Great Day

I'll post some more music tomorrow but wanted to take a day to celebrate with the rest of the world.

Can you believe this beast is actually going to be our leader?