Tuesday, March 26, 2013

IO ECHO, Ministry of Love [stream]

IO ECHO's album is finally available for streaming, via Pitchfork Advance.

I've been following these cats since they opened for NIN on their farewell tour... and I truly don't understand why it's taken so long to get music out to us all.  Hopefully they've tapped into some crazy creative process that just took awhile, though... and all our waiting will be worth it.

Anyways.  Think: Explosions In the Sky meets Camera Obscura?  Great stuff, and I can't quite put a classification tag on it... but that's more exciting, I think.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Biannual Attempt to Restart Blogging...

No news at the moment, but I'm getting this started again.

For now, Waxahatchee recently put out the sophomore LP, Cerulean Salt.  Fantastic stuff give it a listen.  "Peace and Quiet" is where it's at.  Reminds me of how I used to feel listening to Alkaline Trio's "Sorry About That"... but without the shame.  :D

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yuck, Rubber [NSFW Video]

Super stoked about Yuck at Coachella... this is probably my favorite song of theirs.  NSFW video, but toss the tab behind a few others and enjoy the song, at least :D

Monday, January 9, 2012

At the Drive-In Reunite

Pitchfork has the deets.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Pisces (Sarah Negahdari)

Sarah's been working on this Pisces project for awhile now and a couple of tracks are streaming on her blog right now.  Folky, airy, awesomeness.

Check 'em out!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Streaming Atlas Sound's New Album, Parallax

I'm a big fan of almost everything Bradford Cox does, and this album is no exception.  It's currently streaming from the NYT blog and it'll be out on Nov. 8, next week.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SMiLE, The Beach Boys

Can't stop listening to this... http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/3

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Björk's New Album - Biophilia

Excited to hear this!

via Pitchfork (via NPR)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Dum Dum Girls, Streaming at AV Club

It's been a few months since I've posted on here, lol.

I liked their first album a whole lot.  For people who enjoy The Like or Best Coast, give this one a go.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I keep seeing this band pop up and they haven't disappointed me yet.  Most recently, Weekly Tapedeck linked to a few new songs of theirs.  Totally dig their "Rusk" track.

They seem to have a decent amount of material up on their website, but still haven't exploded.  Keep an eye on them.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Black Lips - Modern Art

It looks like the Black Lips released the first .mp3 off of Arabia Mountain.

Modern Art.


Also, if you haven't seen the video yet, you can see it here.

(from Aquarium Drunkard)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mr. Reznor

First off, I swear, I'm going to be back to blogging regularly very soon.  My life (moreso my daily routine) has been turbulent over the last couple months and it's finally starting to settle down.  I've tried to jump on here whenever things are really important to me.  And I'll continue to do that even when I'm not posting regularly.  So... in that tradition... here's an update from Trent:

What a surreal week, capping of an equally surreal few months! Thank you all for the support and kind words throughout. I need to once again point out the reason that score worked so well was David Fincher. We were simply executing his vision and it was an honor and an eduction working with him. Which brings me to:
The Girl WIth the Dragon Tattoo. Atticus and I are hard at work scoring David's next film, which will be opening this Christmas. We've been composing quite a bit of music for this and have just begun to see some of what's been shot. Trust me when I say this film (and of course the music!) will not disappoint.
Perhaps I misspoke on the red carpet or wherever it was I said the new How To Destroy Angels record is finished - it is not. We've been working since last summer on it and are due to mix it this summer for a fall release. We've spent a lot of time experimenting and finding our own sound and identity this time around and we're very happy with the results. The three columns of things I'm currently funneling music into - HTDA, NIN and film work - I believe will start to make more sense to you (and me) as everything unfolds. By having a few different outlets for my work I'm finding more inspiration within each one. No, Nine Inch Nails is not dead and I plan to focus on that next.
And finally, I am friends with Timur Bekmambetov. He's an interesting and very talented director that caught my attention with his film Night Watch (check it out if you haven't). He asked me if I was interested in scoring his new film he's doing with Tim Burton entitled "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". I was familiar with the book, read the script and it felt like an interesting challenge as a composer - very different from the Fincher films. While discussing the film with Timur he started gently pressing me to play a small role in the film. The idea was a cameo-esque role that would be kept under wraps and be a surprise around opening night. I was considering this when I awoke a few days ago to the news I am now STARRING in ALVH (which is obviously not true). Fuck. We both apparently forgot the internet existed AND THERE ARE NO SURPRISES anymore.
So... do me a favor and act surprised, OK?

This was posted on the nin forums earlier today.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sufjan Stevens & Gaspar Claus

saw this on pitchfork... it's really pretty stuff, exactly what you'd expect from Sufjan Stevens

As TwentyFourBit points out (via La Blogotheque), last year, Sufjan Stevens collaborated with the French musician Gaspar Claus on three long improvised works. The tracks have awesome titles: "Romance Cave", "Alien Vs. Predator", and "Invalid Skin". They're wordless, impressionistic pieces, heavy on strings and electronics, and they're collectively about a half-hour long.
Here's the link to stream the tracks...

Monday, January 31, 2011

New Vivian Girls track