Tag Archives: mp3s

Phantogram – Nightlife EP

all you do is shake shake shake keep your body still, keep your body still I had a really hard time choosing a song to feature from this EP, which, in EP terms, is an exceptional sign. The reasons I finally settled on “Don’t Move” are two-fold: First, the beats are excellent; Second, it’s a [...]

Sun Airway – Waiting On You (video)

This is the first I’ve heard of Sun Airway, but I really like it so far. They are from Philadelphia, and this song is off of their forthcoming record Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier. I’ve reproduced the mp3 below for your listening convenience. Stylistically I haven’t seen a lot recently quite like this video. They [...]

Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

Mumford & Sons began in 2007, with the quartet coming together to bond about their shared love of folk and wonder. Eighteen months later they released their first EP, which received a small but positive response. Last summer they released the first single from their debut album (now out in Europe on Island Records – [...]

Rafter – Sex Death Cassette

Hailing from San Diego, Rafter is the brain-child of Rafter Roberts. The music is all over the place, but all of it is good. It’s experimental, poppy, lo-fi, indie, upbeat, and ridiculous… depending on which song you listen to. I’ve included a couple of my favorites from his newest release (out in January of this [...]

The Submarines – You, Me and the Bourgeoisie

The Submarines, a (now) LA-based indie pop group, have a colorful history. Originally a couple in Boston who wrote and recorded some songs together, they broke up without really releasing anything. The story gets cute when, after the breakup, both of them listen to what they recorded and decided to get together to write more [...]

Sunnybrook – Big Waving Hands

Sunnybrook is a little-known exp-ambient-folk group from Denton, Texas. Think harmonies mixed with interesting insturments that sounds like a slightly more experimental/ambient version of Fleet Foxes, though a little (a lot) less upbeat. I’m really digging this song, which is the only one I’ve gotten my hands on so far. Definitely check them out if [...]

Port O’Brien – All We Could Do Was Sing

This Oakland-based quartet just released their first full-length studio-recorded album, “All We Could Do Was Sing,” on May 13th. I loved it the moment that I heard it, and I still can’t stop listening to the first song on the album, “I Woke Up Today.” I’ve included both the song and the video for the [...]

Jonquil – So Far So Good

New showing from Jonquil – a little slow, doesn’t really pick up, but I really like it anyway. I think I have a soft spot for this band. Jonquil – So Far So Good And off of their previous album: Jonquil – Lions Jonquil – Sudden Sun

Silver Jews – Party Barge

Silver Jews have been around for a while. Quite a while. The Tennessee (originally UV/New York) trio released their first album under this name in 1995, six years after they formed at the University of Virginia. Their latest album, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea, will be available on June 15th from Drag City – and it’s [...]

Fond of Tigers – A Long Way to Temporary

A friend of mine turned me on to this fantastic group from Vancouver who go by the name Fond of Tigers. Really wonderful stuff, instrumental and beautifully composed. It’s a little posty and a takes it self pretty seriously, but in terms of instrumental/avant-(jazz? rock?) it’s one of the best things recently. Their album Release [...]