13 October 2012

The Modern Lovers - "Someone I Care About"

I downloaded a mixtape off the internets once, and this song was track number one. Jonathan Richman is identified as a massive Velvet Underground fan, and is the man behind this song. Despite being recorded in the early 1970s this track still manages to strike a chord among certain mind sets.

10 October 2012

Thee Oh Sees - "Lupine Dominus" (VIDEO)

It sort of misses the point to identify any one track as a standout on a Thee Oh Sees record, since they all own, but "Lupine Dominus", off of this year's Putrifiers II, is a major league jam. To these ears, anyway. The seering groove surges along like a train with somewhere to go. The vocals here are beyond inviting, and make it all too easy to take the plunge. Put simply, this song is awesome.
All things considered, the video is a little quirky. For starters, it takes place in a strip joint. However, it quickly deviates from any sort of predictable path. Dig on the track all you like, but once you're finished be sure to rush out to your local record store and buy the damn album. I implore you.

Putrifiers II  is out now via In The Red
video courtesy of Pitchfork.tv 

08 October 2012

The Babies - "Get Lost"

At just the right moment, news comes through the wire that The Babies will be releasing their second proper long-player on November 13 via Woodsist. The New York-based outfit counts Kevin Morby of Woods and Cassie Ramone of the Vivian Girls amongst its members, and already have last year's stellar  self-titled joint under their belts so it's totally understandable if this news stirs you up in the best sorts of ways. (Writer's Note: I count myself in this camp. I still spend many, many mornings listening to it while on the train ride to work.)
Anyway, the new record will be titled Our House on the Hill. Two jams, "Get Lost" and "Moonlight Mile" are below. Dig. They're going to tour to boot. The venue for the Philly gig is TBD, but here's hoping for The Church.
Order from Woodsist

(via BV)