Sleigh Bells Ringing Through Your Town with Vintage Shades and a Machete

Posted by Smiles Davis, January 27, 2011 01:43pm | Post a Comment

N.E.E.T. Records
recording artists Sleigh Bells just dropped a bomb on the music industry with the premiere of their video "Rill Rill." If I had to pick favorites with tracks from their critically acclaimed debut album Treats, my money would definitely be on "Rill Rill," so thank you to the powers that be for granting us with visual accompaniment to a perfect soundtrack. NERD ALERT: "Rill Rill" samples Funkadelic's "Can You Get to That" from their game changing Maggot Brain album.

Chatter's quieted down a smidgen in the 8 months since Treats' release. Derek E. Miller (songwriter, guitarist, producer) and Alexis Krauss (vocals) seem to be bent on keeping the whispers going, successfully executing one hell of a tactic is a great way to do that; being totally awesome helps too. The video, absorbing and disturbing, was directed by Jon Watts. It features the Fantastic Brooklyn duo cruising through the desert in a car made for James Dean, wrecking havoc like protagonists in a Quentin Tarantino flick or something. Oh, ya know, as you do!! In other good news: they released tour dates this week. Check Sleigh Bells do what they do in a town near you.

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Till next time, chew the corners off!

2010 Music Picks: 30 Things to Ease the Holiday Blow

Posted by Smiles Davis, December 20, 2010 12:46pm | Post a Comment

For all you savvy observers, the description “best” was omitted from this year-end post. Why, you ask? Well, for several reasons: a) who the hell am I to say so and so's album was better than so and so; and b) I'm not a jukebox; I simply don't listen to enough albums a year to know whom to accurately give that title to. Furthermore, the ever-expanding field of opinions and critics makes me gag, so I'll pass. Since the bulk of my day is spent discovering, sorting, and devouring music in general, I do have a few things to share at this year's end. Here is a tight list of albums/ mixtapes/ LP’s/ videos and such I couldn’t stop playing this year. In no particular order, here are my favorite musical things of 2010:
1) Matthew Dear – Black City (Ghostly)
2) Aloe BlaccGood Things (Stones Throw)
3) Quantic – Dog With a Rope (Tru Thoughts)

4) Toro Y Moi - Causers of This (Carpark Records)
5) Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (XL Recordings)
6) Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)  (Universal Motown)
7) Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy  (Roc-A-Fella Records)
8) First Aid Kit - The Big Black & The Blue (Wichita   Recordings/Jagadamba Records)
9) Tame Impala - Innerspeaker - (Modular Recordings)
10) Yeasayer - Odd Blood (Secretly Canadian & Mute Records)
11) Dale Ernhardt Jr - Horse Power EP (Quite Scientific Records)
12) Ninja Tune XX Box  - Ninja Tune Comp

13) Selah Sue - Raggamuffin EP
14) Bruce Haack – Farad: The Electric Voice (Stones Throw)
15) Onra – Long Distance (All City / Favorite)
16) Light Sounds Dark - Return Of The Sherm LP (Phonica Records)
17) Janelle Monae - Archandroid (Wondaland Arts Society)
18) Earl Sweatshirt, Earl (Odd Future)  


19) Jay Electonica - "Act II: Patents Of Nobility (The Turn)"
20) A Chicago Footwork Compilation - "Bangs and Works Vol.1" 
21) Mansions on the Moon - "Paradise"
22) Theophilus London – "I Want You" 
23) DJ Jazzy Jeff + Mick Boogie: "Summertime: The Mixtape”

(the following video is NSFW)

12" /7"
24) Aeroplane - "We Can't Fly" 12" (Eskimo Recordings)
24) Cults – "Go Outside" 7" (Forest Family Records)
26) DJ Harvey – Doc Severson "You Put the Shine On Me/ Be With You" 12"
27) Morgan Geist aka “Storm Queen” – “Look Right Through” feat Damon C Scott (Environ Records) 12"
28) Dennis Ferrer – "Hey Hey" 12" (Objektivity)
29) Tennis  - "Marathon" 7" (Fat Possum)
30) James Blake - "Limit to Your Love"/ "CMYK" 10" (Hemlock)

New Groove: Toro Y Moi - "Still Sound"

Posted by Smiles Davis, December 14, 2010 02:38pm | Post a Comment

Fresh off the press: "Still Sounds" is the new laid back 70's disco groove by Toro Y Moi. If you haven't already heard his infection experimental electro pop debut album Causers of This, do yourself a favor and give it a listen. "Still Sounds" is from his forthcoming album, Underneath the Pine, which drops February 22, 2011 via Carpark.

Still Sound by fantasma_

{via www.deathandtaxesmag}

Video: Carte Blanche ft Kid Sister - Do! Do! Do!

Posted by Smiles Davis, December 7, 2010 12:46pm | Post a Comment

Kid Sister
posted a new video yesterday. Enjoy!

Find Carte Blanche ft. Kid Sister: "Do! Do! Do!" - A-Trak, Dirty South Dance 2 (Obey; 2010)
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It's a School Night with Grouplove, The 88, & Ryan of Local Natives

Posted by Smiles Davis, December 6, 2010 01:20pm | Post a Comment
School Night was just voted "# 1 Party in America" by Paste Magazine. Come see what all the fuse is about tonight at Bardot in Hollywood. As always, it's presented by MFG Production, LA Weekly's 2009 pick for best promoter. See ya on the dancefloor!

1737 Vine Street

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