I liked “Horchata” with its clever word play and obscure references to Spanish drinks I wasn’t aware existed. That’s the type of pretention we’ve come to know and love from Vampire Weekend. But I was not super impressed with “Cousins,” I’ll be honest. Pitchfork referred to it as a “the closest these non-punk punks have […]

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I’m not going to do a top ten albums of the year list (cause I’m lazy!) because it’s pretty much a random shuffle of the albums that comprised my top ten songs depending on what I’m feeling that particular day (and I’m lazy!). But I would like to take a minute to write a short […]

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IT’S HERE! My top ten songs of the year and a wonderful chance for you all to tell me what I excluded. HA. Keep in mind, lists are never objective. They tend to very personal and eventually take on a life of their own. I’ve been sweating over these choices ever since June and now […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt6imgDYoTg] Gorilla vs. Bear posted their “Best Songs of 2009″ list earlier this week and Wavves “No Hope Kids” was on both. Looking back on the year, I still dig Wavves and don’t really care about all the bullshit arguments that everyone seemed to get into about this project. I actually like the music BECAUSE […]

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Turns out I didn’t listen to much music while I was on my travels aside from the occasional Thai cover band rocking a serious Taylor Swift cover. But the first thing that awaited me upon my return was a shiny new copy of Animal Collective’s Fall Be Kind EP. (Many thanks to my friends at […]

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I know we are just getting to know each other but sadly, I will not be around for the next two weeks. Why? CAUSE I’M GOING TO THAILAND! I am so excited that I look like a 5 year old kid at Christmas. To truly honor the spirit of this epic trip (not to mention […]

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Normally I would tell you all to beware of those musical projects that are crazily over-hyped. They only tend to disappoint in the end. But around a month ago, Sub Pop filtered out Teen Dream, the new LP from Beach House, to a few select bloggers who immediately began tweeting that it was sure to […]

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYEAflCO4Eo] I had a little crisis of conscience a few days back after posting about that Dirty Projectors cover. I decided that it is much better to share music that I like and find interesting with all of you then contribute to more negative shiz on the internet. (I mean, there’s enough of that isn’t […]

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Here is the thing. I am normally a big fan of covers. I really enjoy hearing well-known familiar lyrics in a different light. But ever so often a song comes along and I think to myself, “Not this one. Please don’t mess with this one.” And with that being said, Solange Knowles please get your […]

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I’m not going to lie to you. When I heard the Harlem Shakes broke up, I went through all five stages of grief. Denial – “IT’S NOT TRUE! Oh wait… it’s on Brooklyn Vegan.” Anger – “What the… but they JUST released Technicolor Health! I hate them! I’m not listening to any of their solo […]

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