The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction

. Friday, May 1, 2009

This self-titled album (Amazon)(iTunes) was getting lots of buzz earlier in the year just before it's release in February. They'll be playing in Chapel Hill on Monday.

Passion Pit - The Reeling

. Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The new video from Passion Pit is of a song off of their first full length album. The Chunk Of Change EP showed lots of promise, and based on what has been released so far, the full length should build on that. The full album will be released Manners (Amazon) on May 19th

Stereogum today linked to a good remix from Calvin "I like them carrying a little-bitty weight girls" Harris. Here's the link

The Knife - Heartbeats

. Tuesday, April 28, 2009

An oldie but goodie. This song always makes me feel happy. It's on The Knife's album Deep Cuts (Amazon) (iTunes)

Here is a link to an acoustic cover that's not too bad.

M83 - We Own The Sky

. Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I realize I just posted some M83, but I figured since I finally found a link to the new video that I would post again. Like I said, this was my favorite album from last year, so it deserves extra special treatment from my perspective.

This entry was the winner in the contest to be the official video for We Own The Sky, and was ultimately selected Anthony Gonzalez himself. While I think it was a fine selection, the song itself outshines the visuals, so do yourself a favor and get Saturdays=Youth (Amazon) (iTunes)

The Delve Player doesn't come through on some RSS readers, so here is also a link to the youtube version.

Mastodon - Oblivion

. Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I'm a big fan of Mastodon. I think their new album Crack The Skye (Amazon) (iTunes) is amazing, but in my ears these guys can do no wrong. I enjoy that they change their sound somewhat with every album. I'll be seeing them when they come to town in May, so needless to say I'm excited!

Also if you're a fan of the Mastodon album artwork, most of it has been done by Paul Romano

M83 - Graveyard Girl

. Monday, April 20, 2009

The album Saturdays = Youth was definitely my favorite release from 2008, and that says a lot considering there was plenty to choose from last year. M83 recently released the video for We Own The Sky, but I can't seem to get a good link to the winning video (they held a contest), so instead we have Graveyard Girl, which also happens to be my personal fav from Saturdays = Youth (Amazon) (iTunes)

Bat for Lashes - Daniel

. Friday, April 17, 2009

Despite this year seeing releases from some of my favorite artists already, I think I've got to say I've enjoyed the album Two Suns from Bat for Lashes the most so far. Here's where you can find it: (Amazon) (iTunes)