Listen :: Guards – Coming True

Listen :: Guards – Coming True

The second single from Guards‘ forthcoming debut, In Guards We Trust, is here. Listen to “Coming True” below, don’t think about it. Just listen. It’s awesome, trust me.
“Coming True” via Soundcloud [premiered on Stereogum]

In Guards We Trust drops on February 5 via Black Bell Records.

And make your way back here to check out the first single & video from the upcoming LP along with links to previous tracks, EPs, etc. You have no excuses, listen to this band.

See ’em live if you’re in these cities…
11/29 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
12/01 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
12/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Chameleon Club
12/08 Lancaster, PA @ Arch Street Tavern
12/09 Hartford, CT @ Upstate Concert Hall
12/12 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk
12/13 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
12/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory

Listen :: Bridge Underwater

Listen :: Bridge Underwater

Bridge Underwater is an indie/pop band from the greatest town I’ve never really been to, Philadelphia, PA.
Recently the band released Send Me All Your Love EP on CD and digital download. These brilliant, dreamy pop tunes have an unforgettable 80’s sound with a vibe that’s brand new. And it’s easy to pick up on the band’s influences without it being too overwhelming.
These songs would fit in on any John Hughes’ movie soundtrack. You know, at the end when Samantha Baker kisses Jake Ryan or when Keith and Watts kiss. Swoon.
Anyway, my favorite track on the EP is “I Love You.” That ending guitar riff really does it for me.

mp3 :: I Love You – Bridge Underwater

Have you fallen in love yet? Download it here.

If you’re in Philly on January 26, you can check them out at The Fire, otherwise you’re just going to have to keep obsessing over their Bandcamp page like me.

You can stalk Bridge Underwater on all these fine sites:

Welcome To Daytrotter Movie :: Documentary

Welcome To Daytrotter Movie :: Documentary

Welcome To Daytrotter Movie is currently in production and has been for the past few months.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Daytrotter, it’s a website devoted to music and keeping it relevant. Bands that travel across the US stop in the town of Rock Island, Illinois and record some songs in a little studio. These songs are in turn put up on the Internet for your listening and (free!) downloading pleasure. The music blog and studio started in 2006 and has been going strong ever since. Some sessions include Local Natives, Suckers, Free Energy, Death Cab For Cutie, The War On Drugs (a most recent favorite of mine), Kris Kristoffersen, Diego Perez, Vivian Girls, Aloha and so many more. They also put on special events called Barnstormers which takes place in various barns around the midwest. Daytrotter also had a really incredible Fourth of July party, Barn On The Fourth of July, that featured These United States, The Walkmen and more.
Daytrotter is ran by a great group of people who truly love music. Personally, I think Daytrotter is one of the best ways to find out about new bands.
This documentary can’t happen without some help, so if you visit you will find some information about how you can help raise funds and generate interest in this documentary.
Check out the trailer and other links below.

Facebook for Daytrotter
Facebook for Welcome To Daytrotter Movie

Now go, tell your friends!

[via Pitchfork] New M.I.A. is total punk rawk :: “Born Free”

[via Pitchfork] New M.I.A. is total punk rawk :: “Born Free”

Okay so, M.I.A. is suppose to have a new album out this summer. If this is a taste, I guarantee you its going to be AMAZING!

Check it out and listen:
New M.I.A. on Pitchfork.

I think it’s awesome and I’m sure you will as well.

The Soundmen :: Remix That Tree – Snoop Dogg & Kid Cudi

The Soundmen :: Remix That Tree – Snoop Dogg & Kid Cudi

The Soundmen are at it again, remixing great songs and putting their own unique twist. And it’s no surprise to me that I love the newest remix featuring “That Tree” – Snoop Dogg & Kid Cudi.

From The Soundmen:

The Soundmen have taken Snoop and Cudi’s new single “That Tree” and turned it into a space disco jam where George Clinton, New Order, Passion Pit, and Modest Mouse would all be playing at the same time. Its an extremely fun record whose goal is helping to bring the listener through those last weeks of winter and into spring. I hope you enjoy!

Listening to track: That Tree – Snoop Dogg & Kid Cudi (The Soundmen Remix)
And follow this link to download it!

The Soundmen are the NYC/Seattle production duo of Justin Jamison and Scott Durday. They have produced and remixed records for artists such as Glasvegas, The Drums, Super Viral Brothers, 33hz, P.SO (AOK Collective), Ron Browz, G Dep and many others.

“Keep your browsers bookmarked, because we may be witnessing the birth of the next Girl Talk” – Paste Magazine

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Whip It! :: Movie Review

Whip It! :: Movie Review

Over the past weekend I was lucky enough to see the sneak peek of Whip It! due to come out this Friday. Go see it. Seriously.

Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut with this one and its a knock out. Starring Ellen Page as Bliss, Whip It! involves a misfit from a small town trying to find her place in the world among roller derby babes and pageant queens. Based on the book by Shauna Cross by the same title, this movie will have you cheering for the underdog the entire way.

Bliss is a pageant queen that gets involved with the right kind of derby girls to show her that being who you are is all you need. She finds herself on a journey of bruises, heartache and becoming a hero.

Whip It! also starring Barrymore as Smashly Simpson, Andrew Wilson as Razor and an array of comedic vets including Jimmy Fallon, Daniel Stern and Kristen Wiig. Others include Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden and Eve.

“Be your own hero” and see this movie on October 2nd.

The soundtrack is amazing, too. Get it on September 29th. Here’s a track listing if you don’t believe me.

Pot Kettle Black – Tilly and the Wall
Sheen is a Punk Rocker – The Ramones
What’s the Attitude – Cut Chemist, Hymnal
Bang On – The Breeders
Dead Sound – The Ravonettes
Blue Turning Gray – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Your Arms Around Me – Jens Lekman
Leanralilgivinanlovin – Gotye
Boys Wanna Be Her – Peaches
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Caught Up in You – .38 Special
Never My Love – Har Mar Superstar Feat. Adam Green
Black Gloves – Goose
Crown of Age – The Ettes
High Times – Landon Pigg, Turbo Fruits
Unattainable – Little Joy
Lollipop [Squeak E. Clean and Desert Eagles Remix] – The Chordettes
Doing it Right – The Go! Team
Breeze – Apollo Sunshine

If you get the soundtrack on iTunes it comes with two additional songs: Know How – Young MC and The Road to Austin – The Section Quartet.

John Hughes :: 1950 – 2009

John Hughes :: 1950 – 2009

John Hughes got what few filmmakers did not, which was being a kid, being angry and being completely awkward. He will definitely be missed.

So, in honor of John Hughes, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite songs from my favorite Hughes’ movies.

::Pretty Sixteen Bueller Science Club Mix::
Left of Center > Suzanne Vega

Shell Shock > New Order

Don’t You (Forget About Me) > Simple Minds

We Are Not Alone > Karla DeVito

Brilliant Mind > Furniture

The Shyest Time > The Apartments

Miss Amanda Jones > March Violets

Taking the Day Off > General Public

Oh Yeah > Yello

Little Bitch > The Specials

Wild Sex (In the Working Class) > Oingo Boingo

Method to my Madness > Lords of the New Church

Try a Little Tenderness > Otis Redding

Pretty In Pink > The Psychedelic Furs

If You Were Here > Thompson Twins

Listen to this play list on Imeem here.

John Hughes will be missed, but not forgotten.