Streaming: Unwound – Live Leaves

Just listen, one of the greatest bands of the past 20 years, nuff said.


Streaming: Regents – Antietam After Party

Punk rock “super-group” featuring members of Frodus, Thursday, Battery, Sleepytime Trio, Maximillian Colby, Combat Wounded Veteran and Men’s Recovery Project. Produced by Mr. J. Robbins. Listen courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan here.

Streaming: Calvin Harris – 18 Months

New Calvin Harris album out 10/30, but you can listen here in advance. Bounce.

Stream: Trail of Dead – Lost Songs

Courtesy of Spin. Best album since Madonna.

Sounds: Teengirl Fantasy – Tracer

Listen to Teengirl Fantasy’s new album, courtesy of NPR.

Sounds: Del The Funky Homosapien & Parallel Thought – Attractive Sin

Probably the best music Del has released in years. It’s the beats, people, the beats. Stream the album via Spin here.

Sounds: Turing Machine – What Is The Meaning of What (Temporary Residence)

Stream the excellent new album from NYC’s Turing Machine via Rolling Stone, and revel in the glory. This the first release since drummer Jerry Fuchs’ untimely death in 2009, when he fell down an elevator shaft. “Slave to the Algorithm” in particular makes me happy.

Streaming: Lambchop – “Gone Tomorrow”

The wife and I could not stop listening to KORT, but Kurt Wagner returns with a new Lambchop album next month, Mr. M, and proves he’s doing just fine with his old band, thank you.


Streaming: The Rapture – Sail Away EP

Some remixes for you.

Streaming: Shlohmo – “wen uuu”

Nice lo-fi downbeat electronic from this rising producer. It’s only a matter of time before he’s producing for Drake.

Streaming: Xiu Xiu – “Hi”

Tuesday is the best day for great, overwrought art rock. New Xiu Xiu, Always, comes out on Polyvinyl on 3/6.

Streaming: Paul McCartney – “My Valentine”

I think McCartney is going for a late-’90s Sting vibe here. Please make it stop.

Streaming: Malkovich Music – “Jim Kong Ill”

A fitting tribute for the Dear Leader from Malkovich Music. I think he recorded this the night he found out. Listen here.

Streaming: The Cure – “Boys Don’t Cry” (Live)

The Cure have a new live album out today, The Cure: Bestival Live 2011, and you can check out “Boys Don’t Cry” here. Anyone lucky enough to have seen them on the recent Reflections Tour knows they can still rock the oldies.


Streaming: Spectrals – “Confetti”

The new album from Spectrals, a 21-year-old British ginger kid, has been an unexpected pleasure at the end of the year. Listen to the song below and share the joy.