Thursday, December 30, 2010

Four On The Floor

   Believe it or not, I am still alive. Between the end of a semester, recording music with my own band, holidays, and travel I've been slacking heavily on the blogging side. But the other day I got into a conversation about how the good 'ol "four on the floor" beat - you know, that dance beat that every pop song has now - has been around strong for a few years now. And it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. SO I'm here to talk pop, rather hip-hop, for a second. If you think about it, "radio music" has definitely taken a turn for the dance in the "Lady Gaga Era", if you will. It's and easy beat, and it's super popular, but here's two nice examples of people diverging from that beat. Maybe we've found an out.
   The first comes from our beloved T-Pain. His new song, aptly titles Rap Song, throws out this dance beat for some more classic In Love With A Stripper feel. The song actually shows some strong writing too. And a ton of layered vocals. I'm enjoying it currently, but I'm sure this one will blow up soon. It is T-Pain, after all. Here's the video:

   I've always had a thing for Keri Hilson. She's gorgeous and talented and, well, that's all my check boxes. I was a bit skeptical of Pretty Girl Rock when I first heard it, but I'm into it for sure. The song has some lyricism, an interesting beat, and a very well done video. I should mention that with both these songs there are strong videos, which is great. It's awesome to see someone thought outside the box for what was becoming pretty monotonous hip-hop video. Check it out:

As a bonus, here's DJ Earworm's new mashup of the year of 2010 in pop. Not too bad.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mr. Little Jeans

   So I heard this last night and it made my night. Mr. Little Jeans. There's not much on the interwebs about this girl, but from what I can gather, she's from Fiji and dropped her EP Angel in June. Her tracks seem to just be starting to make the rotations, but the sound is awesome. RAC just remixed one of her songs entitled Rescue Me, and that's how I found out about her, but her original is amazing too. This girl is talented. Here is the original and the RAC remix of Mr. Little Jeans' Rescue Me off of Angel. Check out her MySpace here

  Mr Little Jeans - Rescue Song by Pure Groove

  Mr. Little Jeans - Rescue Song (RAC Mix) by Remix Artist Collective

Fences and Cliffs Along the Sea And Bo Burnham

Here's a great song from Fences

Fences - Girls With Accents from Christian Sorensen Hansen on Vimeo.

Here's a pretty sweet slow song from Cliffs Along The Sea with an interesting take for a music video. Super high-budget so I hear. (I'm lying).

Cliffs Along The Sea from Christian Sorensen Hansen on Vimeo.

Here's a hilarious new song from Bo Burnham. Kid's pretty intelligent whether you admit it or not.

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Morning Benders

Well here's something neat. The Morning Benders have teamed up with the Echo Chamber Orchestra and put out a neat version of their song Excuses from the album Big Echo. Check it out below:


the morning benders | Myspace Music Videos

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Acrade Fire Video By Spike Jones

Check out this exceptional video for The Suburbs by Arcade Fire that was produced by Spike Jones. Pretty wild. What do you think of it?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mumford and Sons Cover Vampire Weekend

Check out an, at first, almost eerie cover of Vampire Weekend's Cousins by Mumford and Sons. Pretty great:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lupe Remixes Modest Mouse

   Yup, you read that correctly, Lupe Fiasco has used Modest Mouse's Float On as the loose basis for his new song The Show Goes On and it's pretty badass. There's a reason that Lupe has made the name for himself that he has. Check this track out:
  The Show Goes On by Weeennnzzz

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Animal Collective and Thom Yorke

   So to continue my "I'm not a slacker" updating, here are two great songs I've heard in the past few days.
    The first is from Animal Collective and the track is My Girls. I'm not usually too into Animal Collective, but this track I really like so check it out.
  Animal Collective - My Girls by indiana129

   The next song is by Thom Yorke and is titled Hearing Damage. The track is about a year old so I'm totally behind on this, but look at the soundcloud track and look at how much noise there is in this song. Try and listen to everything in the background. That along with the nice drum beat make this song pretty interesting to listen to.
  Thom Yorke - Hearing Damage by coryjohnny


   Check this out: Just heard a new single from Kings Of Leon's new album. It's called Pyro and I've listened to it like five times in a row. Definitely digging this sound. No good mp3s for it yet, but here's a YouTube video with some ok quality. Check it out, tell me what you think!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday Morning

   Hey everyone, I know it's been a bit since I updated - I've been keeping a few other blogs for a class I've been in, and working on a senior presentation for the college major - and sadly my favorite blog (this one) tends to get neglected for a few days. But here are a couple nice Monday morning tracks. Consider this me coming back!
Starfucker - Isabella of Castile
  Isabella of Castile by starfucker_usa
 Angus and Julia Stone - Paper Aeroplanes
  01 Paper Aeroplane by milton.......
Vampire Weekend - Giving Up The Gun
  Vampire Weekend - Giving Up The Gun by AlbertPHAM

Finally, here's one of the projects that's been stealing time: It started as a project for a class, but people have been enjoying it so I've been doing it. And seeing as I care about quality on this blog rather than quantity, I've been slacking. But no more!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Freelance Whales!

    I'm completely reblogging this from PrettyMuchAmazing. There's new Freelance Whales!!! And it's fantastic. Song's called Enzymes and it's apparently been created for a Mountain Dew thing. Whatever. The band has dropped their folky instrument sound for this new single and though somemay be leery I already love it. Check it out. [pic via PMA]

Freelance Whales - "Enzymes" by Pretty Much Amazing

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Aside from a very Eiffel 65 bridge, I'm beyond down with this song right now. Just heard it this morning. Check out the video. Swedish artist Lazee with Mohombi: Do It

Sam Adams, Local Natives, Remixes

    Well I haven't updated for a while, that's for sure. My bad. Keeping a blog that I want to be mildly respectable and not just links while also working through the last year of college can be a hassle. So that's why I'm beginning this update with I Hate College by Sam Adams. I can't stand that "i love college" song, I just don't like the kid's flow or anything about the original. But I can relate with this one.
  Sam Adams - I Hate College by

Next, I've been meaning to update about Local Natives. The band is out of LA and their album, Gorilla Manor came out in February. Definitely been into this band lately.
  Wide Eyes by Local Natives

Want to hear a great remix of Flo Rida's Club Can't Handle Me mashed with Kings of Leon's USe Somebody? Yes, you do.
  Club Can't Handle Somebody (Kings of Leon vs. Flo Rida) by DJZJ

Finally, if you read this you know I love Vampire Weekend. I saw them on their first tiny tour and it was great. I saw them again the other night, now all grown up, and it was mind blowing. If you have the opportunity you really should go to one of their shows.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Only Old Song I'll Ever Post

  If you know me at all, I mean at all, you'll know I don't like much old music. "But you have to know where things came from to appreciate where they are now!" you'll cry, but I say nay, readers! I just don't do the old music thing. I like the new. Which is why this blog exists. So now that we have that out of the way, I'm going to post to you one of my favorite old songs that I do know. Seriously - this song has just been stuck in my head and I've always liked it..but honestly, it may be because of Phantom Planet's cover of the song that they made forever ago.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Octopus Project

   I think Octopuses (Octopi? Octopodes?) are awesome. I mean, they can squeeze through tiny holes, predict World Cup victories, and are brilliant. So when I saw a band named The Octopus Project I had to pay attention. The band is from Austin, Texas and has been creating neat instrumental compositions since 1999. The first song I heard from the band was called Fuguefat and I'll share that one with you because, it's pretty great.
  The Octopus Project - Fuguefat by IndieRockReviews

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Falon

   I tried to post this last night before it aired, but the links were all screwed up from NBC for some reason but Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Falon did the history of hip-hop in three minutes last night and it is badass.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Land of Talk and Golden Pandas

   When I was pretty young I thought I loved grunge music. Not the "Nirvana" sound, but more The Exies and they're accompanying bands. I thought I was really cool for wearing plaid and thinking I had teen angst. Well, we've grown up since then, and coming across a grungy band is not even easy nowadays, but this band I'm about to talk about gives me that old grungy feeling without all the shame of liking grunge.  
    Land of Talk is a three piece self described indie rock band from Montreal. Damn Canadians and their musical talent. One thing I really like about this band is that you could say "indie rock" and actually mean it for once. There's not synth stuck in every open part of the songs, no autotune, or any "indie" benchmarks in these songs - it's pure instrument music and I love it. Here's their song Swift Coin of the album Cloak and Cipher   Land Of Talk - 'Swift Coin' by nmemagazine

   With the ever emerging and changing sound of 'dubstep', a lot of new music is coming to our ears that people may have marked as "weird" even last year. With that said, it's not often you hear a song with two (2) lyrics and think "man, I could listen to that again"...but that's what I said when I first heard Gold Panda's song You of of the debut LP Lucky Shiner. Check out You below, and from Gold Panda's MySpace There's an entire album stream, which I'll post below
  Gold Panda - You by subraw

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Fun Tracks

   Alright, it's finally Friday! To celebrate, I've got three badass remixes that you can begin your inevitable night of partying to. Check these out!
   I can't get enough of this song, and this remix is making the addiction far worse
  Please Dont Go (8barZ Remix)FINAL by 8Barz
   This is a pretty great Sam Adams remix of Deadmau5's Some Chords. Love Sammy Adams (VIA)
Some Chords by _thedopestop.com_
   Finally, an aweeesoomme remix of Fire in Your New Shoes that I came across last night. Listen and love!
  Kaskade feat. Martina Of Dragonette - Fire In Your New Shoes Electric Daisy Remix by Jpkelly

Thursday, September 23, 2010

El Guincho

   I don't know anything about this band yet, or this song, or even their album. Sure, I could do some research but this is my Friday and this week definitely needs to be over. I don't ever post NSFW stuff here, but this video is NSFW. It's pretty artsy, and it's interesting to say the least, the song isn't too bad either - check it out: El Guincho - Bombay

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Albums I Meant to Cover

Here are three albums that I suggest you look into that I meant to post about on this site and completely forgot to. Two of them dropped within the last two weeks, one is a bit older.

Firstly is Maroon 5's new album, Hands All Over. I've given the record a few listen throughs and it's pretty good sans a few attempts at sounding very 80s in a couple spots. I'd suggest it.
  Maroon 5 - Give a Little More by DJGreenleaf

Next would be Brandon Flowers' debut solo record named Flamingo. I'm having a bit of a hard time getting into the groove of this one, but one sort of has to expect that to be the case with a guy like Flowers' music.
  Only The Young - Brandon Flowers by djmajr4

The final album would be Jimmy Eat World's new record entitled Invented. I love these guys and randomly had a few songs stuck in my head today which reminded me of this album. Check it out:
  My Best Theory (90) by Interscope Records

Bonus! One of my favorite Jimmy Eat World songs: Here it Goes

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Been A While

Who would have thought that school would actually take up my free time? Blasphemous, I tell you. Anyways, there have been a lot of new songs that I've been wanting to throw up here. The first one is a little baffling...know that guy with the crazy dreads, the ballin-ass grill, and the fashionable orange jumpsuit? Ya know? Lil' Wayne? Yeah, the one who's been in jail since March? HE STILL HAS AN ALBUM COMING OUT! The man has been in prison for over 6 months, and he is releasing a new album next week. That's dedication. Actually, it was originally an EP that he decided to just release as an album. It's called I Am Not A Human Being and it's being released on the 27th. Here's one of the songs that have been floating around on the radio lately.
Right Above It

Remember when you were stompin around in your Air Force One's? Me neither. But Nelly does. And he's back. My guess is that he spent all his money from his original success a few years ago and realized that he still had a lot of talent. I really like this song...the intro reminds me of the song he did with Tim McGraw a few years ago, that surprisingly worked out really well. This is Just A Dream. I hope he's got some more goodness like this coming.
Nelly - Just a Dream

I have NOOOO clue what a "dutty" is, or what "dutty love" means. But Sean Kingston always has songs that make you want to dance a little bit in public places. This is called Letting Go (Dutty Love) with Nikki Minaj (she's featured on another rapper's song? Shocking).
Letting Go (Dutty Love) by Sean Kingston ft. Nicki Minaj

I kinda hate myself for this one. I guess some Jesse McCartney songs are a little bit of a guilty pleasure. I don't know or care what album this is from, but it's a pretty catchy song.
Jesse McCartney - Shake

That's all for now. Keep checking us out for some info on the new Maroon 5 album that just dropped today.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Songs of the Day

   Busy day today, but I figured I'd post up three songs from three albums that are getting me by today. I'm in an American music mood:
  06 High Pressure Low by user5358639
  AM Taxi- Fed Up [] by itsthedream7
  The Gaslight Anthem - Boxer by user806065

Monday, September 13, 2010

Maps & Atlases

   Probably should have included this in the last post, but check out Maps & Atlases' new video for Solid Ground right below. Click through the video to vimeo and read the director's description of the video - pretty badass.

Maps & Atlases - Solid Ground from FatCat Records on Vimeo.


   Go to hear You, Me, And Everyone We Know's new song A Bigger Point of Pride from their upcoming album “Some Things Don’t Wash Out” dropping October 12th. Love this band. So down with the new stuff.

My Jam Right Now

   If you visit The Radio Dept.'s MySpace, you'll find some interesting music. Sadly, you won't find what I think is their best song that's floating around the intertubes. This song has been out for a while, and I've been meaning to blog about it for a few months, but I finally heard it again and remembered, so here you go: The Radio Dept with Heaven's On Fire
The Radio Dept - Heaven's On Fire by ganaz

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I Think I Like This

   I was skeptical upon first listen, but I think I really like this song. Check it out: Kaskade ft. Martina of Dragonette - Fire in Your New Shoes

Friday, September 10, 2010

Apparently Definitive

   Gawker has just released this list of what to listen to this fall and, well, if you were interested in listening to the albums of every single song that's on the radio then the list is useful. Now admittedly, I haven't listened to all of these, but I wouldn't clog my hard drive with a lot of the people on the list. We've written about some of them here but, hey, check out the list for yourself and see what you like - luckily they embedded tracks from everyone. The stand out for me? The new Maroon 5 track, which I'll post below
Maroon 5 - Give a Little More by DJGreenleaf

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Kings of Leon! (And it's good)

   Yup, you read that right! There is officially new Kings of Leon off of their upcoming album Come Around Sun. And I like it. Not like I'm the definitive guide to what is good and what isn't, but this song is pretty nice. I used to be a pretty big naysayer about KOL but they're a great band no two ways about it. Kings of Leon are skilled in making entertaining slow ballads as well as upbeat radio tunes - and this new one is the latter - but that's not bad. The song has an almost choral, church hymnish sound at points and strike a great tone. I heard someone today say that this song isn't just an attempt to cash in on the band's popularity while they have it - that the whole album is not that, and I believe it.
   This sounds like an honest progression of this band's unique sound and that's great to see. Like most bands that kind of carve their own niche into our music culture, King of Leon stay strong for this new album Come Around Sun. Here's the single AND I ran into a video for it below:
  Kings Of Leon - Radioactive by samhdot

(Video taken

Oh also, apparently Interpol has a new record. Meh. Google it if you want. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Danceable Music

  Remember when this blog used to post dance music every Thursday night? If you do, pat yourself on the back, you're a long time follower. Anyway, I've been surfing some remixes today and, though it's Tuesday, let's get our dance on, shall we?
  Hands (Low Sunday Indie Fix) - The Tings Tings by diegoquintao
  Ra Ra Riot - Boy (RAC Mix) by Remix Artist Collective 
My Jersey friends tell me this is the new fist pump song - get to it!
  Flo-Rida-The-Club-Cant-Handle-me-Electrolightz-Remix-NB-verse by Jpkelly

Hard Review

   AbsolutePunk's Chris Fallon has posted the best review I've read in a while. It's about Runner Runner's new self titled album. I had high hopes for this band, hearing the song a while before it came out it sounded like pop-punk had a new branch to work with - but I've tried to listen to this album a few times, and no, there's no new branch. Check out this review for a hilarious dashing of the album

Stroll Your Own Memory Lane

   This is insanity. The Arcade Fire have really been on their grind since releasing this new album, and their latest music video venture blows my mind, as well as a ton of other people. I've read some say this will be the "future" of music videos - possibly - but I saw it's a super interesting adventure with this new HTML5 which I don't understand yet. If you know what HTML is, it's the underpinnings of websites. Well, I think HMTL5 allows for interactive, or like slideshow-ish websites. I dunno, I'll investigate. Ask me if you're interested. 
   Anyway, The Arcade Fire's new video/website mashes up your childhood home and their song We Used to Wait. It's pretty incredible - go here: and enter your address (I entered my University). They recommend you use Google Chrome and so do I. I tried it on Firefox and it got pretty heavy, worked great of GC. Check this out - and let me know you're opinion in the comments!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Canadian Music

  Canadians are interesting. I imagine they kind of sit above the United States riding their horses drinking maple syrup and looking down upon us while they make awesome music. That may not be true, but the fact that Canadians consistently churn out music that makes me jealous is. Maybe it's the water, or the climate, or the lack thereof for both thing (which is probably true), but today while driving around I checked a couple Canadian radio stations, which generally never update their music, don't display titles, and sometimes just play what is supposed to sound like dance music, but I came upon a band named Boxer the Horse and decided to give their song - Mary Meets the Pilot - a try. I really liked it. The band sounds like they have a sound that they're still growing into, but its a good sound. It's one of those noises that if asked what it sounded like you'd say "well, I think it's indie-ish? it's like, music, ya know?".
   Anyway, I'm down with it, and I've been listening to their MySpace for a little bit now so it's a pretty good listen. The MySpace has around 80k visits - so I don't expect you to know these guys yet - (I mean, I almost have that much! Give them some page views ladies and gents!) but I'd expect that given a little more time to refine this sound we'll definitely be hearing about these guys soon.

Boxer the Horse - Mary Meets the Pilot (via HeroHill)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New Matt and Kim

   Big news today everyone! I'm not 100% when this dropped but I caught a listen of the new Matt and Kim yesterday and I'm totally sure I looked like a nutcase with this blaring in my car just sitting in a parking lot. The new song is called Cameras and it's complicated, loud, bassy, and sounds like an awesome growing up of this great band. Check this out - and be prepared to have it stuck in your head.
  Matt and Kim - Cameras by TSB

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rick Astley, Anybody?

   Does anyone remember Rick Astley? Maybe, but probably not. The guy hasn't had a single for 17 years, and his main fame as of recent memory comes from the infamous "rick rolling" on the internet with his famous Never Gonna Give You Up. Well now, he's back. And why am I posting about this, you ask? Well, Operation Lights Out is the new movement to get him to #1 on the charts for all he's given us on the internet. I figured why not participate - I've been rick rolled a few times, and hey the song isn't too bad. VERY excited for some dancy remixes of this song - just wait.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

We Tried to Fight

We all tried to fight it, but it was bound to happen. Whether you like it or not, Cee Lo's F**K You has gone viral, and SiriusXMU has picked it up, which means soon enough it'll be on the pop charts. Gawker wrote a pretty funny article about it, and today the official music video broke loose to the interwebs. So, as your intrepid music finder; here ya go:

Quick Video Update

   First the real news: Friendly Fires released a cover of Holy Ghost's Hold On as well as a mixtape called Bugged Out. I love this band - everything they make is golden. Here's the new cover:

   So if you're on Twitter (If so follow me @JackKellyIsHip and become cooler) You'll know that Kanye West and Justin Beiber began having some kind of romantic relationship the other day and, well, now they have a baby. Beibye teamed up with good ol' RZA and created this beast below. I don't think I like it, but you might.

   Now, unless you live under and internet rock you've heard about Antoine Dodson's sister and her almost raping (which is horrible, and kind of horrible this viral video has eclipsed it, anyway), if you've followed it at all you'll know the charismatic Antoine's interview was remixed by The Gregory Brothers and actually got on Billboard's Hot 100. Well, now Hayley Williams of Paramore Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory Ethan Luck of Relient K have remixed it. Just check it out:

   Do you remember Ida Maria? They had a pretty popular song about enjoying people's presence while naked, and now they have a new video for their song Oh My God. A Canadian friend actually sent this to me, I believe I overlooked it's release, Thanks Alex! Check it:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dance Party, Pants Party

Halfway through the weekend. Time for an update (I don't know what being halfway through the weekend has to do with anything...I just write when I get bored or find some new music that I like). We'll start off with a little Bruno Mars; I've already explained that I like his sound and can't wait for his album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (AWESOME name!) to come out on October 5th. His new single, Just the Way You Are isn't exactly "Dance Party, Pants Party" type music, but to all the guys out'll get you laid. Don't believe me? Try it. Prove me wrong.

On to some more upbeat stuff; unless you actually believe that the world is going to end in 2012. If this includes you, you may be better off skipping this song. Jay Sean ft. Nicki Minaj. I have always been a little iffy on Nicki Minaj's voice, but there's no doubt that her lyrics are some of the best/most original out right now. This should have been the theme song to the movie 2012...although somehow, I don't think it would fit in.

While we're talking about Nicki Minaj, we'll throw in a little more from her. At first, I didn't think I liked this song, but it's definitely grown on me. Bottoms Up by Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj. It's starting to seem like Nicki Minaj just likes to be featured on other peoples songs instead of doing her own stuff (I know, she has some of her own songs out...but they aren't too great).

Unless you went to Warped Tour this year, you probably haven't heard much of the band Hey Monday. The West Palm, Florida based band kinda has a Kelly Clarkson sound...but better. I think I heard I Don't Wanna Dance on the radio recently, so I've decided to pass it on to you. Enjoy.

Finally, since we like to pretend that everyone loves Katy Perry as much as we do, I'm gonna stick another song from her on here. It's actually appropriate for today...Last Friday Night(TGIF). What happened to you last Friday night?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Remember High School?

   So just released a list of the "Top 10 High School Music Videos" ever...
10: Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
9: Diamond Rings (Who is that!?) - Show Me Your Stuff
8: Nada Surf - Popular
7: Pearl Jam - Jeremy
6: She and Him - In the Sun
5: Chiddy Bang - Opposite of Adults
4: Missy Elliot: Gossip Folks
3: Free Energy: Bang Pop
2: Van Halen - Hot for Teacher
1: Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Here's the list on their page
[Img via - from the Bang Pop video]

Really? Well, I don't think I agree with this list very much. Maybe if you're judging purely on high school content in the videos but Nirvana at #1? Listen, just because high school has become an excuse to freak out your parents by dressing in plaid, talking about the 90s, and painting your nails black doesn't mean everyone loves Nirvana. Or does it?

Anyway in FAR more interesting news: Jimmy Eat World's new record drops September 28th and you can head over to to hear their new single My Best Theory (Which is great). Hear the song here

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

La Musica

Today's special; Teeny Boppers! We'll start off with Selena Gomez. The Disney star made it big with her show The Wizards of Waverly Place, then did some cheesy made-for-tv movies. Well now she decided to try her hand at music...and seems to be doing a pretty good job of it. Round and Round is her latest single out.

NEXT UP! Miranda Cosgrove, another child actress-turned-musician. This one started out on Nickelodeon with a few supporting roles and then her lead role in iCarly....don't ask me how I know this. She decided to try her luck at music, and it seems to be working out pretty well for her as well.

This next one isn't actually a Teeny Bopper. She's actually my future wife. Don't worry, she'll know when the time comes. Taylor Swift is coming out with a new album, scheduled for October 25th, called Speak Now. I don't see how it's physically possible for anyone (other than Kanye) to dislike Taylor. Her new single, Mine came on the radio recently and I immediately LOVED it.

Taylor Swift - Mine

The next two songs don't really fit in the original category, but oh well. Just listen to the music. If you're in college (Freshmen, welcome), and you've attended at least one party recently, you've heard this song. Ke$ha is the trashy, but in a hot way, type of girl that you want to keep around, but not really take home to mommy and daddy. And for that, I love her. I have a feeling that this song is going to lead to a lot of people getting naked.

Finally, this song isn't exactly mainstream. Lead to Gold is a relatively little-known band based out of Gainesville, FL. I heard this song from a friend and immediately loved it; hopefully this will help get their name out there a bit more!
(Look, they have a Myspace.)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Slipping The Cracks

   How did I forget to post this? In keeping with our constant Katy Perry stream, here is her new video for Teenage Dream. I talked with a few people the other day about the video and we were all wondering - why not just put Russell Brand in the video as the guy? Maybe because he's not the gristle looking dude here but hey not my video, right? (PS, this is that dumb MTV embed so just struggle through their commercial).

Katy Perry - New Music - More Music Videos
 Is there anything better than Katy Perry and old cars? Geez.


   Remember Of Montreal's new song Coquet Coquette? Well here's the video for it. This shit is weird. This band is weird. I'm sure it's some artsy thing I don't understand:

Conan O'Brien

   Check out a preview of Conan O'Brien's collaboration with Jack White on Go here!
   The preview is only up for 24 hours apparently so get in on it. It's him speaking like Dr. Frankenstein; it's interesting.
[Image and article via Pitchfork]

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Couple Videos

   Alright so here is a good example of me slacking off the past couple weeks. With the last year of school starting and all, I've been a tiny bit busy and sadly the fun of listening to music falls to the wayside far too often! Anyway, I have been getting some songs for you to hear. The first is a crazy Katy Perry and Phil Collins mashup that hit the internet sometime last week. It's pretty well done - check it out:

   The next thing I have for you is this crazy new video from Yeasayer for their song Madder Red. A lot of people are talking about how weird this video is with the Kristen Bell/weirdo monster thing. I think the song is great, if not a little sad, and I heard some REO Speedwagon today and (never thought I'd say this) it reminded me of the song.

   Finally, The Ting Tings have new music. I'm actually pretty excited about that - even as repetitive as they can be, those two rock, in my opinion. So for that, here's Hands, which was one of the top downloaded songs this week, from their upcoming album. Here's an embed from Some Kind of Awesome
  The Ting Tings - "Hands" by Some Kind of Awesome
   "Clap your hands if you're working too hard" - this is me clapping my hands.

   BONUS: Just found this song, which, people are saying, would have been the summer smash hit if it dropped a month ago or so - but it didn't, so this is Cee-Lo Green's F*ck You. It's got a definite summer groove, an odd bridge, but I could definitely see it catching on in a very similar way that "mambo number 5" did. Anyway:

Friday, August 13, 2010


   Ok so today was an interesting day. Despite my attempts to make it a happy day, at first, the day began pretty shitty. So, as I was miserably driving around today a couple bands I'd never heard of graced my ears. Good music always turns my days around.
   Port O'Brien is a folky indie group out of California that has a really great sound. The band has toured with the likes of Nada Surf, Modest Mouse, and more - which surprises me that they haven't become more known. M. Ward, the Him side of he and Zooey Deschanel's She and Him rated Port O'Brien as his favorite new band in 2008. The band's newest album is called Threadbare. go pick it up! (if you aren't immediately in love, keep listening...I think you will be).
Here's the single that caught me onto the band I Woke Up Today

And here's is the band's video for their newest single My Will is Good:

Next we have a band that actually scares me a little bit.
   Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti is a freak-folk band from, I think, L.A. and they're quite interesting. I'll admit, usually I'm biased and when I see a long named band I sometimes get leery. Especially when it sounds weird. And APHG is definitely weird...I'm afraid I may dream of carousels tonight, but hey, check this out and give it a chance.
Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round

   The other two bands I wanted to write about tonight, I've decided not to; so I'll say this: I heard a live performance the other day called "Matt Morris/Mighty Kate". There was no description other than that, they had pretty great vocals, and an intense, great drummer - it got me interested. So I've been researching and they're two separate bands. Both are good, neither are really completely my taste, but it's nothing I'd flick the channel from. So with that said I say go check out Matt Morris:
and also check out Katy Pffafl, or Mighty Kate:
Mighty Kate's page looks like it could use some traffic, so, uh, get on that, wouldja?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Quicky

Not gonna be much writing in this post, just a ton of videos...which is the point of this blog, is it not?

Mike Posner's first big album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff just dropped on the 10th; I've listened to a few songs and really like it so far. If you like his first single, Cooler Than Me, you'll like the rest. Here's his next single, Please Don't Go.

Ke$ha also has a new single out. Here's Take it Off. God I love this girl.

I don't think I should like this song, but it really grew on me. New Boyz ft. Iyaz with Break My Bank.

Finally, Jack and his love for Katy Perry will like this one. This is her new single, Teenage Dream. It's not going to be as huge as California Gurls was and it's a little less upbeat, but you can't really go wrong with Katy Perry.

 Four Years Strong debuted their video for Tonight We Feel Alive (On a Saturday) the other day and here it is:
For a great HD version check our PureVolume:

   I just ran into this video by..some daughter of some hedgefund billion/millionaire friend of Bill Clinton's. I don't know anything about it - I don't want to know anything about it, but pretty much I've decided my life has been a lie up until seeing this video. Now everything just feels...better. Music can stop trying now because this girl has won. She's won music. Yup. Someone give this girl a trophy, like one of those "triumphant boy on top on soccer ball" trophies, except it will be her conquering a music note. Geez.

   In other news, I'm still acting like I'm incapacitated from losing my wisdom teeth/moving into a new house. Expect real updates sometime within next week.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Project!

   Ok, Updates soon to come..had some dental work and I've been recovering. In the meantime...check out the new's a work in progress, but it's going to be great!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Seriously Not Serious

   Ok So I'm posting this for a multitude of reasons. To preface this, I'm currently in North Carolina driving back to Florida from New Jersey, where I've been for almost two and a half months; with that lead in you'll understand one of the reasons for the following video. The second reason is due to a hilarious experience on the Jersey Shore that I had a couple of weeks ago. If you read my non-musical blog you'll have seen it..if not check it out HERE. Finally, Enrique Iglasias secured his spot in the badass hall of fame, and this blog, by doing THIS. So, it is with those three reasons that I give you the Enrique Iglasias I Like It (Jersey Shore Version). Jersey Shore: America at it's finest.