Sep 20, 2010

glasser 'ring'

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Jun 24, 2010

women release new album!!!


the first album of women is one of my most favorite records ever. also when i saw them live last year, it was just GREAT!! and after a few years of silence, they're coming back with this new album called 'public strain'. it's coming out on jagjaguwar in august and flemish eye in september. i had a chance to take an early listen of it and it's beautiful. not sure if it's better than the first record but it might be.
here's probably the best track of the album and my personal favorite of women ever! heat distraction.
go buy this record when it comes out. it will make it to the top ten of this year.



Jun 5, 2010

band of the day #4: mountain man




seriously, this video of the song 'river' by mountain man is the best i've seen over the past couple weeks. their STELLAR album called 'made the harbor' is coming soon via bell union. it's my personal BNM.

May 28, 2010

girls


so christopher owens cut his hair and got a new guitar. i wonder how will the new girls' songs sound like. seriously can't wait.

May 23, 2010

big k.r.i.t.

pitchfork named big k.r.i.t.'s tune 'country shit' best new music. this track's is really good indeed but my personal BNM would go to this one:



check out 'wuz here' mixtape here. some really good shit out there.


is anyone reading this like at all?

i'm gonna work on some proper design soon.
also looking 4 someone to join our team.
i just heard the xx album for the very first time. should i be running a music blog at all??

the wilderness of manitoba

The Wilderness Of Manitoba - Bluebirds from zeeeeej on Vimeo.



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May 19, 2010

perfume genius 'learning' out june 22!!


perfume genius' album called 'learining' is coming out on june 22 via turnstile music!
i have been waiting for this record ever since i first heard some of his earlier demos on his myspace and saw his magnificent videos on his youtube channel.
mike hadreas' fragile piano driven lo-fi ballads are so hauntingly beautiful that once you start listening to them, you just can't stop. seriously, this is gonna be one of the best releases of the year. JUNE 22.

EDIT: just heard it. this IS one of the best releases of the year (ever).



May 14, 2010

gary


gary is a band from switzerland/germany and their new album is coming out soon on siluh records.

'don't leave me in the summer, leave me in the winter when i'm done anyway'
leave me is the first single off the new record. the video's kinda weird but the song's great.



May 11, 2010

buffalo moon 'beach boy'


buffalo moon is hailing from minneapolis, mn and they've recently released their second album called 'wetsuit'. the closing track 'beach boy' is just incredible. if you do love best coast and all this retro 60's pop wave, you're gonna love this. the same as we do.

stream it on band's myspace. highly recommended!

you want me be somebody who i'm really not

this new M.I.A.'s record called /\/\/\Y/\ due july 13 is gonna be epic.

new single XXXO



via pitchfork


May 4, 2010

teen daze

Teen Daze - Shine On, You Crazy White Cap from zeeeeej on Vimeo.



teen daze is releasing their debut ep 'four more years' via arcade sound ltd and wonder beard tapes this summer.


cults live!!!

the beloved newyork duo cults played their first show ever last saturday at mercury's lounge. here's the footage so we can all hear how these guys sound with a full band. amazing.



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May 3, 2010

painting soldiers


there are sure a lot of so called singer/songwriters out there. myspace is kinda overfilled with them these days. but still, from time to time, it's possible to find someone truly unique like painting soldiers. no further info available but there's no need for it. the songs speak for themselves and althrough andrea just plays guitar and sings these ''simple'' songs, there's just something about them.



painting soldiers at freddy's curry house from Andy Biscontini on Vimeo.

May 2, 2010

broken dreams club



christopher owens from girls plays this new song 'broken dreams club' and talks about it

Apr 28, 2010

girls april tour video



by chrissybaby

still blue still turning pt.2


hey, the beautiful slow-fi new york duo still blue still turning put all their stuff on bandcamp so you can get it for free. so GET it.

Apr 27, 2010

introducing: beko dsl


beko dsl is a digital label based in france. they put on a new single which you can download for free every monday. among others, they released one of my most favorite singles this year, to the lighthouse (b/w lately) by memoryhouse. you can get all the singles on their website. lots of great stuff by bands like moscow olympics, woodsman, million young, tan dollar, rxry, eternal summers....the list is long. check their myspace. highly recommended!

best coast 'our deal'




i've had this tune on repeat for past hour or so. this is new best coast's song from the upcoming album i can't wait to hear.



Apr 15, 2010

ROLLERSKATERS


i have no idea who's behind this band. they joined myspace yesterday.

all i can say about this song is: THIS IS THE NEXT BIG THING!!



still blue still turning


new york duo still blue still turning is incredible. at first, it was one of those random myspace finds but right after the first song came on, i was totally overwhelmed by the beauty of it. the first couple of songs on their myspace are sad, piano/synth driven, atmospheric soundscapes. it kinda reminded me of perfume genius. just without vocals. but then 'i can't breathe' started and my jaws literally dropped when the layered shoegaze guitars appeared making this solid wall of sound. this is really amazing!!

sill blue still turning is ryan brady and ray duer. last year, they released an album 'simone' on hand rolled gold and currently, they're recording a new one. i seriously can't wait to hear more from these guys. they're brilliant.

i can't choose which song to post here because they're all great, so please listen to them all on their myspace. i can vouch of it.

summer camp

this band is just gorgeous.

myspace



Apr 14, 2010

best coast 'when i'm with you'



the raddest video ever!!! best coast is the best band in the world right now!

Apr 13, 2010

gauntlet hair


at first, i wasn't very much into this gauntlet hair blogosphere appreciation (i liked the name though)...but after few listens, i had to admit that their most noted song 'i was thinking...' is pretty catchy.

now, this tune b/w with 'our scenery' is comming out on 7" in summer on forest family as their second release after (now sold out) cults 7". this label is getting more and more interesting.

Apr 6, 2010

glitter bones


i just came across this band's myspace. glow in the dark is amazing. download 'returning the magic' here and buy the 12" on svn sns records when it's done!


yuck!


yuck are one of my favorite new bands. they're from london/new jersey/hiroshima which probably makes them automatically cool...but their music is also pretty good! may it be some shoegaze nostalgia (georgia) or this piano driven downer (automatic), it always sounds pretty neat.

they've recently released a split 7" with herzog via transparent. more to come soon, i hope.

and even times new viking (with whom yuck toured the uk) told me they're great. what more do you need? i want to see them live!




Georgia from Yuck on Vimeo.



band of the day #3: best coast


i'm pretty much into this revival of 50's - 60's pop music, california sound and stuff like that. a lot of bands have been popping up lately playing this kind of music. most of them are pretty good, but if i had to choose, best coast would be my most favorite.

bethany cosentino started her music career at a pretty young age. after recording some songs and putting them on myspace, some major labels showed interest in releasing her music and making a teenage pop star out of her. she turned them down and stopped making music for a while. then she moved to new york to study creative writing. there she realized how much she misses west coast, so she dropped out of college, moved to los angeles and started best coast.

she's released a couple of 7" and eps and currently is finishing her debut album. best coast is awesome.



Apr 2, 2010

sam amidon


i saw sam amidon playing live at this small gallery yesterday. totally unplugged, he just sat in a corner and started playing 'i see the sign' from his newest album. it was one of the most beautiful moments i've ever experienced in my life. his voice build up such an intense atmosphere it took me (and hopefully that twenty other people too) somewhere out of this world. his music is pure beauty.

check his new album 'i see the sign' recorded in iceland and released on bedroom community. and if you ever get the chance, go see him live. it was a highlight of my life.


Mar 31, 2010

that ghost



i've been in love with that ghosts' music ever since someone played me his album 'young fridays' released on two syllable records. i listened to it again and again for a coule of weeks. it is exactly the kind of bedroom music i am into. sometimes noisy, sometimes just fragile songs played on acoustic guitar with lyrics i can completely relate to. you don't get even the smallest chance to get bored.

that ghost also released great 7" single on transparent.

really good stuff.



Mar 30, 2010

band of the day #2: memoryhouse


memoryhouse has to be one of the best bands around now. i was catched immediately right after i put on 'the years' ep, which you can download for free on their myspace (do it!).
they're from canada and recently released 'to the lighthouse" 7" on arcade sound ltd.

and please, don't confuse them with these guys though they're also cool.


the ending of this song gives me shivers every time i listen to it. pure beauty!

you don't like rock'n'roll



the newest hunx and the punx's (punkettes) video. good stuff. 'gay singles' reissue now on true panther sounds.

Mar 29, 2010

strawberrycough

this is fucking amazing!!!

strawberrycough


thank you, delicious scopitone

lonely galaxy debut ep coming soon on transparent

lonely galaxy is a project of harry granger-howell who used to play in video nasties. after the band broke up, he started recording music by himself. the result is a couple of most beautiful and heartfelt songs i've ever heard. transparent will release his debut 10" ep in april.

tracklist:
have a heart
time
waiting
so low


girls - end of the world

thousands of words have been written about girls already. i can only say that i love this band to death. they plan to release a new ep later this year (summer?) and next album next year. but few weeks ago, they put out a single of morning light b/w with skeeter davis' cover of 'end of the world'. this is the video for the early version of the song made by scott garner. again, it is beyond beautiful.

band of the day #1: lemonade

to be honest, i wasn't the biggest fan of the first album of lemonade. i thought it was quite ok but nothing that special. my whole relationship with this band changed when i first saw the video for their new song 'lifted'. i imediately fell in love with this song and couldn't wait for their new ep to be released. 'pure moods' came out recently on true panther sounds and the songs on it are one of the most refreshing electronic music up to date. check out their myspace and listen to 'lifted' and 'underwater sonics' and then go buy the 12". it's worth it!

cults to release debut single on forest family records!!

i've been listening to these three songs of cults quite a lot lately. the members of cults are two students of film, originally from san diego, now based in new york. they've been making music for just a couple of months when gorilla vs bear first posted their stellar song 'go outside'. then things went fast, they became a new blogosphere sensation and got 'best new music' on pitchfork.

now they're releasing their debut single 7" including 'go outside' and 'most wanted' on a new label forest family records, which is run by the awesome guys behind weekly tape deck and gorilla vs bear. i expect big things to come. can't wait!

ivansxtc

this video of ivansxtc's yesterday (made by perfume genius) was being blogged quite a lot few months ago. but since then, nothing new happened. we can only enjoy these three brilliant songs on his myspace. they are highly recommended. no further info available.


about

hi.

we're starting this new blog thing. our goal is to promote brand new bands, as well as posting new stuff from our long time favorites. doing interviews. occasionaly, we'd also love to release some music. digitally or physically. you do the choice.

if you want to see your band on our blog OR if you want to remove already posted things, you can reach us at monsterheartrecords@gmail.com

we'll try our best to check everything.

thanks

monster heart