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Here’s another teaser of some of the new stuff coming for This screen is part of the music section.

posted by wade about a day ago · 6 comments

My attempt at making a web site look like the logo-plastered walls of any corner store in Guatemala. Also my attempt at Latin Alternative Rock. Listen here.

posted by davidlindes on Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010 · 4 comments

case study

The Case Against Using Your Head

I’m an amateur singer-songwriter when I’m not at work or asleep (let’s say for now that they’re mutually exclusive), and for the last few years I’ve been writing and performing material with different bands, duos, and on my own. Throughout that time I’ve tried different things to get my songs from pen and paper to studio and stage. It’s a typical creative process – start with an idea, work, work, work, end with a performance or a recording or both. For the longest time, my process for getting from point A (“Mmmm…good idea…”) to point B (“We’re going to play a song for you called…”) was pretty straightforward.

posted by davidlindes on Friday, Aug 21, 2009 · 6 comments

A post from Ryan Sims audio tumble. He takes a song and produces some great typography to portray the meaning of the song while using the color scheme from the album cover. The above is a line from Along the Road” by Radical Face

Good Design. Good Music.

posted by craig on Friday, May 08, 2009 · 2 comments

Where the Wild Things Are trailer, with the track “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire.

posted by jason on Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 · 1 comment

Pitchfork’s posted 51-100 of their 100 Best Tracks of 2008. This isn’t only a great list, they’ve finally added handy little MP3 players to hear or download tracks on the list. I guarantee you haven’t heard of over half of these artists. Go explore and find some new faves.

My tops: The Veronicas (87), Justice (76), Sigur Rós (71), The Whitest Boy Alive (64), Q-Tip (61), and some freakin’ Vampire Weekend at 56.

posted by jason on Monday, Dec 15, 2008 · 1 comment

You’d do yourself right to pick up this new offering from mountain folkster Ray LaMontagne, called Gossip in the Grain. It’s the 3rd CD of his in high rotation around here, following Trouble and Till the Sun Turns Back.

He’s packed this thing full of his trademark raspy soul, with some upbeat funk thrown in (“You are the best thing”), a full out confession of love to Meg White (“Meg White”), a little banjo plucking action (“Hey me, hey mama”), and some heel-tappin’ blues, complete with reverb’d harmonica (“Henry nearly killed me [It’s a shame]”).

You need this. Buy now and save yourself future embarassment.

posted by jason on Friday, Nov 14, 2008 · 3 comments

CD cover for Focus Jazz, designed by Barral Fabien

posted by jason on Friday, Nov 07, 2008

Reckoner Lockdown – a DJ Earworm mashup of Kanye and Radiohead. Both Chris and Sam should love this one.

posted by jason on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008

Sometimes when I work, I like to play a little music in the background. Recently, I’ve been listening to a lot of Jonathan Coulton. However, other times, when I want something a little more relaxing, I put on Solo Piano Radio. What internet stream or artist do you enjoy while working

posted by cannona on Tuesday, Oct 28, 2008 · 8 comments

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.”
Jazz composer and bassist, Charles Mingus

posted by kaleb on Friday, Oct 10, 2008

New Apple iPod Nano ad, featuring the song “Bruises” by Chairlift.

posted by jason on Thursday, Sep 11, 2008 · 0 comments

Ok now I’m sold on the new thumbnail layout in iTunes 8.

posted by jason on Wednesday, Sep 10, 2008 · 3 comments

Watching a HD music channel the other night, I stumbled upon some random UK music festival that featured tons of bands I’ve never heard of, with prolly 30,000 people singing to every one of them. These guys were there, and was a rare gem in that mess of UK love. Paolo Nutini, singing a catchy tune about how much he loves new shoes (and it’s a true story). Apparently this guy’s been around for a while, but it’s news to me. Regardless, I can dig.

posted by jason on Friday, Sep 05, 2008 · 2 comments

This is slightly old news, but it’s still sounding fresh over here where I’m from. Hip hop producer Amplive, known in my book for his work with Del the Funky Homosapien (best rap name ever), remixed a few tracks from our darling Radiohead’s In Rainbows, and got permission from Radiohead to release it free, yo. You can download Rainydayz Remixes here and take a peek for yourselfz. Thanks to Kurt for the hookupz.

posted by jason on Wednesday, Sep 03, 2008 · 2 comments

What are you listening to?

I’m settled in today for a day of writing and analysis, and I need some good music. This weekend I’ve been on a Stadium Arcadium kick, and my recent tastes have varied from Blackalicious to Vampire Weekend.

What are you listening to? What you got? Link it up.

posted by jason on Monday, Aug 25, 2008 · 15 comments

Love this. Maybe I need to quit making websites and just focus on posters.

posted by jason on Thursday, Aug 21, 2008 · 2 comments

I’m so sick of lame little birds.

posted by jason on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2008 · 3 comments

Are you seriously not listening to the Submarines yet?
The first taste is free: KCRW · Facebook · iTunes.

posted by jason on Thursday, Jun 19, 2008

The 2008 Twilight Concert Series Lineup has a few awesome names, and it’s free to boot. Josh Ritter, the Roots, De La Soul. Thanks for the tip, WesternDave.

posted by jason on Thursday, Jun 19, 2008