Friday, December 23, 2011

Ditches and Writer @ Soda Bar!!!!!!!!

I just got this little number from one of my favorite San Diego bands Ditches. They will be tearing the roof off tonight at Soda Bar along with an SD classic Writer. get there and dance your dicks off ya J-holes!! And preview the dopeness that ensues below.

Ditches Hiking


WRITER - Miss Mermaid from Brothers Ralph on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Grimes "Vanessa/Oblivion"

I'm kind of in love with this whole movement of one person acts. I feel like with loop stations and vocal layering, people get to express what they truly want without pissing off a shit load of band members who just aren't on the same page. Grimes is the perfect example of this. Not only is she as cute as two buttons on peter rabbits winter coat, but her energy could get any crotchety old grouch to do the mash potatoes in no time.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Barbarian - "Chromatose Yellow"

It's always scary when your friends ask you to listen their music. Cause you know, what if it sucks? How are you supposed to tell them? Luckily for me the exact opposite just happened. My buddy Andrew just dropped this dope ass gem on my life. The surf-y guitar licks coupled up with the melancholic drug induced lyrics are doing nothing short of flooring me. Long live Barbarian and another score on the board for San Diego music. Listen to the track below and if you like it, show all your friends. If you don't like it, you don't know anything.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ditches @ Tin Can Tonight!!!

So tonight Ditches are opening up for Pterodactyl at tin can ale house. If you went to the last Field-trip event then you saw them rock the fuckin house with The Burning of Rome. Anywho get your ass down to tin can cause these kids rule all. They're definitely in my top three favorite San Diego bands right now. Peep the track below and you'll know why. See you kids at the tin can tonight.

Ditches Put Out

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Black Keys "Lonely Boy" (Video)

So, like the rest of the world, I can't fucking wait for the new black keys album. And like normal I'm a little late to the game with the new video. My Buddy Tommy B. dropped this footage on me last night. It's beyond genius, hommies got some mean dance moves and a death stare that could choke a wild stallion. Most importantly though is the content of the song. It's upbeat, dance happy, and depressing as fuck, I love it... "Any old time you keep me waiting, oh wah oh I got a love that keeps me waiting, I'm a lonely boy". I'm pretty sure that this is my unofficial theme song. Long live the happy grooves of sad-bastardism!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (At Soda Bar Dec. 10th)

Sometimes hitting some Elliot Smith type tones and feelings S.S.L.Y.B.Y. also ranges into some nostalgic territory. Capturing a lovely bedroom tone and a sunny childlike bliss. Make sure not to miss this show at Soda Bar on Dec. 10th. peep the tune below, and enjoy, ya babes.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tennis - "Origins"

Well I've been wondering when indie-rocks cutest couple was gonna release a new track. Here it is and surprise surprise it fucking rules. No joke these two are cuter than a puppy hugging a kitten in a birthday hat. Oh yeah and did I mention that Patrick Carney of The Black Keys produced this track..... So there's that.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Bruisecaster tonight at Soda Bar!!!!!

I have no idea what you kids are doing tonight. But I'm pretty sure it's not gonna be as dope as watching Bruisecaster tear it up at Soda bar tonight. You should prolly cancel dinner with your whiny ass girlfriend and tell your mom you'll help her "learn the Internet" at a later and get your ass to Soda. Show starts at 9. See you weenies there.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Die Antwoord - Fok Julle Naaiers (Video)

Holy shit! Die Antwoord is straight heating up for their January album drop. Yolandi is sexier than ever, bringing her fiesty verbal attacks to a whole new level and Ninja's still droppin the most wicked threats in South Africa. Seriously though, I gotta be honest, the best part of this track is the end when DJ Hi-Tek comes in and threatens to " Fuck you in the ass, you punk ass white boy". Considering hommies actually gay, this is the most gangster shit I've heard in forever. Hi-Tek is shattering verbal boundaries and shaking shit up. Peep the video below, and if you need it, there's a disclaimer video below to explain what you've just seen.

FOK JULLE NAAIERS from Die Antwoord on Vimeo.

FAGGOT from Die Antwoord on Vimeo.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Messy Sparkles "New Blessings"

So MJ MJ just released their free mix-tape the other day and on it is Messy Sparkles. A good vibed mess of neon tribal sounds. This song is nothing to fuck with but definitely something to get fucked up too. Give it a spin then Download MJ MJ's mix from here

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Field Trip! (Boat Ghost and the Burning of Rome) TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!

OK kiddies, this is it, time to rage cage like Elen Page.... Actually we'll prolly party a lil harder than that chick. Anywho' get your booty-holes over to the Bluefoot for a pre-party with Joe-mama on the one's and two's. Then catch the bus down to Analog to watch Boat Ghost and The Burning of Rome shred your faces off whilst DJ Tomas K. Bohan spins out the good vibes between sets, and who knows maybe there'll be a surprise performance. I mean shit anything could happen. Then catch the bus back up the hill. K I'll see you kids tonight! And here's a little teaser of Burning for ya..... Oh yeah and dibbs on the keyboard player she's hawt stuff.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Gardens & Villa "Orange Blossom" (Video) So Fucking good!!!

OK I know that this is two posts in a row for these kids but honestly if you don't dig this shit you should prolly go to the doctor and get your head checked cause you're just not listening right. I wish that every song I made came out like this. There's so much tension doubled in with buttery smooth melody. Not to mention the vocals that slide all around those flute hits rock my fucking world. Seriously Gardens and Villa whatever you guys are doing it's totally working!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Gardens & Villa "Black hills" - Video

I'm a little late to the game when it comes to Gardens & Villas. After watching this video and the live one below it, I'm definitely kicking myself for missing their performance at Soda Bar. This video is for sure gonna make my top 10 list for videos of the year. The over acting and mashed up with the black and white theme is more than entertaining and not to mention that little kid is a badass! Also peep the live performance, I want hommie with the flute backpack to be my best friend.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

TV Girl "Girls like me"

God damn-it, these kids are too good. Of course their gonna cover "girls like me" and of course it's gonna be even poppier than the original and of course I'm gonna be humming this shit for like the next two weeks. Seriously though I love this re-make, it's awesome! Cruise over to I.G.I.F.'s label Small Plates to pick up the 7", the first 150 get a gold vinyl! Long live San Diego music, another win for SD!

Girls Like Me by TV Girl

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Girls "Honey Bunny" (Video)

Girls front-man Christopher Owens is such a string bean. This video's pretty awesome cause it's just him being skinny as shit running around town (half high and half coming down). When this song first came out it was pretty much my theme song, mostly because of this line

"I've been messing with so many girls
who could give a damn about who I am
They don't like my boney body
They don't like my dirty hair
or the stuff that I say
or the stuff that I'm on"

Outside of the "boney body" bit that is,I had that shit on repeat for the better half of a month. Anywho peep the goods below and dibbs on the blond chick she's hella bangin'.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Youth Lagoon "Montana" (Video)

This kid has been haunting me for the last couple weeks. Ever since I saw him perform at Tin Can things have shifted a little bit. There's definitely a formula to this boys music. The beginning of every song he makes, creeps in from the bottom like a fog and then all of a sudden you're surrounded and there's nothing but music. You're covered from head to toe in whatever the fuck it is that this kid wants you to feel. I'm so excited for artists like this. I feel like you can just tell that they have no idea how to anything on planet earth except for how to be 100% genuine in all that they do. I'm usually not into U.S. war bullshit, but this video is a different story. The way that Father and son bleed together until finally everyone's crazy (including the viewer), that concept is right up my ally. Not to mention that this video begs for guns and a grip of overly saturated shots of intensely stressful situations. I can't wait for this guy to make a thousand albums, cause I've been surviving off like 8 of his songs for the last 3 weeks.

Youth Lagoon - Montana from Tyler T Williams on Vimeo.

Lana Del Ray "Video Games" (Video)

I've slowly become obsessed with this track. It reminds me of when Paul Thomas Anderson brought on Aimee Man to create the soundtrack for Magnolia. I remember watching that movie as a kid and hearing her remake of "One" and being floored. Lana Del Ray conjures up the same form of musical drama with a devastatingly intense cadence. Below is her newish video for "Video Games" and just for fun that Aimee Man remake is in here too, mashed up with a Magnolia preview. Cause it's seriously one of the dopest movies ever made... Oh yeah, and can we talk about those D.S.L.'s on Lana?!?!? "Holy shit girl, What time you get off work!"

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sleeper Agent @ Che Cafe tomorrow night!!

I'm pretty interested in this show tomorrow night. I've spun through their album quite a few times. Right off the bat The Hives came to mind, then a hint of The Black Lips started to surface and I even got a little bit of a Fiery Furnaces vibe. Needless to say that this show tomorrow is gonna be pretty dope. So get your ass over to the Che and I'll see you kids there. Here's a lil preview, I can't get this tune outta my brain. Oh yeah and dibs on home girl she's fly as fuck.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Caveman "Greatlife" Dope ass performance

OK, I know that I constantly say that shit's "The best thing ever" but whatever, fuck you guys, shit's pretty cool. I happen to appreciate the good stuff, possibly more than most other people. I think it's a waste of fucking time to bitch about how shitty everyone's life is, cause everyone's life is fucking shitty as shit, let's not fool ourselves...... That being said, this caveman performance is THE BEST SHIT EVER! There's like 10 drummers in this fucking band and my favorite part is that for the first whole minute of this song your gonna be like "Fuck you Dominic this song's like, whatever" and then all the drums are gonna kick in and you're gonna be all "Oops my bad Dom that shit was the fuckin shit I'm gonna watch it like 30 more times" OK anyways just watch the goddamn video, and you're welcome.

Caveman "Great Life" is from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Yellow Ostrich - WHALE (Official video)

I just Got an email from Y.O. this morning of the first ever official Yellow Ostrich music video. It's pretty dope, and a lil stressful. You'll see what i mean. I know it's a ways off but this kid will be playing with the Naked and Famous at the Belly up tavern in Solana Beach on Nov. 9th. Tickets aren't on sale yet but here's some info I dug up. Also there's a good chance that Ra Ra Riot will be performing as well, considering the tour that they're both on. OK peep the goods below.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Surf Club - "BB" & "It's Life"

OK so when I first saw that there was a band called Surf Club, I was like, "What kinda riddin the surf rock train, bullshit, type of name is Surf Club?" then I saw that they were from Stockton and it instantly became like the funniest shit ever. These guys kinda fuckin rule, especially since the funnest thing to do in Stockton is get the fuck out of Stockton. I know cause I used to live in Sacramento, and Sacramento is like fuckin Vegas compared to Stockton and Sacramento is like Stockton compared to San Diego. OK you get where I'm going with this. Just listen to these singles and Download them and share them with your friends cause the shit's pretty dope.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Uderground Rebel Bingo Club (Hommie hook up on tickets for the next 48 hrs, this shit is gonna be crazy!!)!

So a couple weeks ago I was approached by what first seemed to be a very shady operation. After some minor research and a few questions.... Well let's just say that said "operation" looks like a one way ticket to hell, but the cool kind of trip to hell. The kind where you get to be a fucking rock star, and fly first class and bang like whoever you want and buy houses whenever you get bored, and wear t-shirts and ripped up jeans into billion dollar hotels and get 5 star treatment. Though I'm still not 100% on what The Underground Rebel Bingo Club fully is, I'm more than confident that it's fuckin crazy and beyond a good time. September the 21st is the first time that the URBC will be visiting San Diego at an unnamed location (keep it secret keep it safe) and the shits already blown up In New York, L.A., and London. I was told that I can post a discount ticket price for all my blog hommies for the next 48 hrs. and then I gotta take down this post. If you get your tickets in the next 2 days by clicking here then you only gotta pay 5 bones. That's the price of a subway foot long. So you can either eat a soggy ass cold-cut-trio or party your fucking dick off, it's up to you. Below are some videos from this same event in other city's.

Sorry I Party!

Underground Rebel Bingo from Tom Grundy on Vimeo.

The Underground Rebel Bingo Club from Rebel Bingo on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

TV Girl, and Youth Lagoon (Tomorrow night at tin can ale house!)

Hey kids, I'm pretty stoked for tomorrow night. Youth Lagoon will be gracing us with their echo'y, pained, and beautifully crafted presence. Also, TV Girl will be puttin your feet in permanent tap mode. I'm serious, have you heard the new shit? It's really good. I mean like it's super good. It's super hella crazy good. It's like.... Well fuck it, just listen for yourself (this video is pretty dope too).

TV Girl - Baby You Were There from TV Girl on Vimeo.

Also here's a preview of Youth Lagoon, just incase you've been missing out

Friday, September 2, 2011

Black Hondo - "Mexican Rock n Roll"

So the other day these kids threw me their self titled 6 song EP, and I gotta say it's pretty dope. The Guitar work fits very evenly into the percussion. The intensely exaggerated vocal tones definitely stand on a plane of their own. The last song titled "Mexican Rock n' Roll" has some pretty rad jittery guitar work that reminds me of early Electrelane, and anyone who's read anything I've written knows that I believe Electrelane to be the dopest band to ever rock in the whole effing world. Below is the last track from Black Hondo's EP give it a whirl.

Black Hondo "Mexican Rock n' Roll"

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Girls "Myma" (Umm it's kinda the business)

I always like to think that I've, "out grown" the sad bastard songs. I amuse myself with the thought of moving past the stages of reveling in the depths of self pity, and to be fair to the current, "not so sixteen" version of myself, the appreciation for such self loathing content has become less and less relate-able... This is not to say that I don't appreciate the truth that lies within heartache and loss, in fact, it's quite the opposite. I am much more selective in my jaded and, "over it" perspective. The outcome is that when one of these, downer jams, slips through the filters, it hits harder than ever, and let me tell you, this song aches with the realness. To be honest, this album on a whole, (which isn't supposed to drop for a few weeks and can be downloaded by clicking here... oops never mind it got taken down) is full of undeniable truths, and at the very least, chuck full of super-conscious musings... OK, enough babel, just listen and don't forget. "It's so hard to feel so all alone and so far, so far away from home, and you Myma..."

Friday, August 19, 2011

Mrs. Magician - "Prescription Vision"

Mrs. Magician is one of my favorite things going on in this little town. I'm more than stoked to see that these kids got signed to a label. Check out this little ditty, it'll get your feet tapping for sure. The "Wipe-out" drum sections coupled up with those subtle surfy guitar bends could bring the sun out at 2 in the morning. Rumor has it that these sandy toed kids are gonna be recording some heat in October which I'm pretty stoked on. Alright enough talking press that play button and go to the beach!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

So Many Wizards "Best Friends" (Video)

Yesterday the new So many Wizards video dropped and I gotta say as simple as it is, I kinda love it. This song is already on the top of my list. With it's wispy triangular harmonies and endless instrumental layers it's kind of hard not to be on a good one when this is flowing through your head. I like the concept of death being your best friend/lover, and this girl is all the hot. peep the goods below.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Charles Bradley "The World (is going up in flames)" Listen now!!!!!!!!

Charles Bradley's face may look more tore back than a ripped up tool shed, but who gives a flying fuck, when he can still belt out the Motown pain to a generation stuck on 120 b.p.m.'s? It's the very narrow and constantly fleeting group of aged musical wizards who are the exception to the saying, "Only the good die young", cause sometimes, every now and then, the good gets old as fuck and keeps doin what they've been doin, and anyone within earshot reaps the benefits of their actions. That is, if they still know how to hear the good things. This song is a prime example.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Primitive Noyes (Tonight at Tin Can)

Tonight the air inside tin can should be saturated with a wall of drone and melancholic drenched vocals. Primitive Noyse will be laying it down thick and I can't wait. the shows only 3 beans so you can either gas up your moped or watch these kids hammer out the sounds. see you kids tonight.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Best Coast "Our Deal" (New Video, Dir. by Drew Barrymore! pretty fucking dope!!!)

I was just obsessing about how god damn good this song is last night. Only to wake up to Drew Barrymore's directed video of "Our Deal" that was released this morning. It's insanely awesome Warriors concept; filled with gang battles, over the top cheesy plot lines, and a grip of hooligans decked out in gear that I wish was filling my closet at this very moment, is way too good. Not to mention, Don Glover and home girl who plays Maybe on Arrested Development have a cameo which is never a mistake cause those kids are beyond amazing. Oh yeah, and Chloë Moretz stars in this epic gang-beef/love story. To call Chloë, in that wolf pack jacket and amazing blond swoop, a heart breaker, is a drastic understatement. That girl is the hottest hood-rat on either side of the train tracks. Ultimate dibs!

Monday, August 1, 2011

The War On Drugs "Come to the city"

Layers, filters, layers, filters, layers, filters....... This video is everything I love. Every shot looks like a moving 70's snap-shot. Obviously the video was put together by the cats over at Urban Outfitters, suprise suprise. This album needs to drop already I've been waiting forever and ever and ever.... OK not that long but shit, give it to me already.

The War on Drugs - "Come to the City" (Official Music Video) from Urban Outfitters on Vimeo.

The Martinis "Hung Over"

I figure since last night I drank like 30 shots of Fire Ball and pounded Dos Equis until I became, "The most uninteresting man in the world", that this jam was an appropriate anthem for the start of my day. If you're in any condition like I was this morning tap that lil play button and double fist some water, your day'll be groovin right along.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

TV Girl - "Baby you were there"

Oh man, this track has got me on a good one right now. My only qualm is that it's under 2 minutes long when it could easily be 20 minutes and I'd prolly still have it on repeat. Not to mention that this track got posted on Stereogum this morning which is great news for anyone half as obsessed as me, with the idea of San Diego getting the musical credit that it's been earning over the last couple years. Keep up the good work boys and if you read this just know that BRUIN wants nothing more than to play a show with you guys...... It's a shot in the dark but why the fuck not.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Coathangers - "Getting mad and pumping iron"

First things first, dibs on the keyboard player... Anywho, last night this group of super-babes rocked the shit out of the soda bar. If you weren't there you definitely missed the fuck out. Their sound is caught somewhere between that of electrelane and a methadone clinic. Shit was dope. Have fun in LA girls, you can crash at my pad any time.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Drums - "Money"

I've been worried about what The Drums were going to do after they made that song "Let's go surfing" cause let's face it when a band has a song like that on their first album it's pretty fucking hard to top that shit. Well I don't know if this song trumps it but holy fucking shit I kinda can't believe what I'm hearing. "I want to buy you something, but I don't have any money." is quite possibly the best chorus for a song that's come out this year. Not to mention that fucking guitar has got me doing the foot-scramble all over my bedroom. Thanks to my hommie ace for dropping the goods on me this morning

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Clockart - "Greener" (Free Download)

So yesterday my buddy Peter dropped this business into my inbox. My first plan of action was to figure out where these babes are from. Huh, go figure, they're from San Diego and they just played their first show at the Tin Can Alehouse the other day. You better believe that BRUIN is gonna be all over these kids nuts to play a show together. Keep your ears peeled cause these kids are going places. Below is one of my two favorite jams "Greener" from their four song release which can be downloaded for free by clicking here. "Greener" is something between dream and reality. The lucid guitar strums that flow just behind the insanely sexy vocals forces the listener into a room with vaulted ceilings filled with silky pillows where the only beverages served are extra bubbly champagne and the floors are made of violet colored trampoline material. Put on your smoking jacket and press play, trust me on this one you're in for a good time.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Allah Las @ Tin Can this Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey kiddies this Saturday the 16th Allah Las is gonna be shaking shit up inside the tin can alehouse. I'm pretty effin stoked on this show, it should be pretty next level. Bellow is one of my favorite jams, "Catamaran" give it a spin and I'll see you nerds at the tin can! "You're the pretty little thing that I gotta have"

Allah Las - Catamaran
Allah-Las - Catamaran by Nick Waterhouse

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dinosaur Feathers, Tropical Popsicle, & BRUIN @ Soda Bar Tonight!!!!

So tonight is gonna be a beachy blast at Soda bar. My Band BRUIN is playing with my favorite new San Diego Sound, Tropical Popsicle, and headlining is the tribal good vibes of Dinosaur Feathers. So show up and get a mai-tai and bring your beach ball. Below is a little preview of the nights line up. See you there! Love Dominic

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Beirut (Album Leak!!) Hurry and get it before it's blocked!!!!!!!!

So the other day my awesome pal Nick-a-dick sent me a link to the album leak for the new Beirut album, Rip Tide. It's scheduled to drop on August 30th. So Click here to get it now and do it quick before this post gets taken down. (motherfuckers have been blocking my shit.) Below is the track East Harlem from the album it's pretty great, also after giving this album a solid spin I find it very hard to believe that we wont be seeing these lovers at Coachella this year, along with Tune Yards. Now that I think of it this year is a great year for amazing albums. OK enjoy, love Dominic

Beirut - East Harlem by Revolver USA

Friday, July 1, 2011

Foster the people "pumped up kicks" (REMIX by DJ Kue)

So the original version of this track has been one of my favorite jams to come out over the last year and last night when I was working at Analog the DJ was spinning this dubbed out remix that was kind of blowing my mind. A lot of times my problem with remixes is that DJ's loose the essence of a perfectly good song by adding some bass and dropping the meat of the original track. Next thing you know any bitch drinking a vodka press and sporting an ed hardy drenched boyfriend looses their mind for no good fucking reason. This Remix keeps true to the original tracks time signature and somehow keeps all the lyrics in tact whilst still managing to get bassed the fuck out. As far as remixes go this one is pretty next level. Peep the goods below. Plus I included the original track in case you haven't heard it yet cause it's pretty dope.

Foster the people Pumped up kicks (remix by DJ Kue)

Foster the people Pumped up kicks

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Unknown Mortal Orchestra "How can you luv me" (Plus early Show info!!!)

I remember when this song first dropped, it freaked my bean. Yours Truly whipped up this live recording and I'm back to having yet another one man pants off dance off in my bedroom. Here's a little secret, you ready? Ya sure? OK, here goes, I hear that one of This Moving Pictures favorite San Diego bands, Roxy Jones, will be playing the Atari lounge at the Casbah for these guys and the amazing sounds of the English dickhead band, Yuck, on the 29th of July. Keep your eyes peeled for tickets to go on sale cause if that shit doesn't sell out I've lost all faith in San Diego's taste in music. Enjoy! Presents: UMO "How Can You Luv Me" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Allah Las - "Catamaran"

Last night I was flipping through some TOTEM emails and stumbled upon a leak to the Allah Las album. Let's just say it's been one beachy blast in my bedroom for the last 13 hours. I've been doing Steve Martins "king tut" dance like it's going out of style, side note; there's no way on god's green earth that the "king tut" dance would ever go out of style. Put your sunnies on, grab a hot babe and blast this little tune shore side and I'm pretty sure you'll be having a better day than most everyone else.

Allah Las Allah-Las - Catamaran by Nick Waterhouse

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Celestial Shores - "Pals"

Wow ummm this song is the epitome of "more yesness" it's super math-y it's super meth-y and it's all beach-y. Yes please give me more you kids fucking rule.

Celestial Shores Pals

Monday, June 20, 2011

Black Carl - "The 20"

I got this gem sent to my inbox a few days back from my buddies Black Carl, and it's been on heavy rotation ever since. There's something intriguing about the guitar and vocal tracks and the way that they harmoniously weave in and out of each other, both raspy and clean to form a state of authority. This jam will be on Black Carl's up and coming 7", which you can bet your sweet titties I will have in my possession as soon as it's released. Enjoy this little teaser, and try your damnedest not to fall in love with Emma and her out of this world voice.

Black Carl The 20

Friday, June 10, 2011

Memory Tapes "Yes I know" (Video) ABSOLUTELY MUST WATCH!!!!!!

When I was a little boy I always had a strong fear that my veins would surface through the top of my skin and leave my body, I also used to worry about my bones growing too fast and through my skin. There is something about the inner-workings of the body that has always creep-ed me out. Having a wildly vivid imagination comes with a heavy price; unrealistic, surreal and very paralyzing fears that sprout from the tiniest most mundane of daily tasks. This video is layered with impossible truths and has conjured up some of those buried skeletons that I had laid to rest in my teens. Also as an adult I constantly battle with the fear of socially and quit literally, disappearing, which would explain why I am without a doubt the loudest drunk in the bar after one apple-tini. This video for so many reasons will definitely be making it on my year end top ten list for it's content, and visual freedom. Hat's off to Eric Epstein for directing this visual marvel.

Memory Tapes "Yes I Know" from Najork on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lia Ices "Ice Wine"

I'm pretty sure I just found my new obsession, Lia Ices is like the hottest babe on a keyboard since Sean Marshal from Cat Power. No joke though, this video makes me feel like a 13 year old girl biting at the bit through every page of a teen-bop magazine. There is something pretty epic and all encompassing that comes along with her vocals as they are weaved into the instrumentation to form this quilt of sound that is very new. Needless to say I'm a huge fan, and home-girl's givin out boners like it's a going out of business sale at the wiener factory.

Lia Ices - Ice Wine from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Tune Yards "you yes you" (Video)/ Soda Bar Show

Hey guys, the kids over at yours truly released this amazingly warm footage of tune yards giving me yet another reason to believe that they should be on a year long tour with the Dirty Projectors and David Byrne from the Talking heads. Watch the goods down below, it's the best. Also just so you guys are aware, Soda Bar booked these kids for the 26th of this month so get on those tickets by clicking here. Obviously Rafter will be opening for them which is always a good time. Enjoy. Presents: tUnE-yArDs "You Yes You" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tropical Popsicle!

So yesterday I raced over to the Soda Bar in hopes to make it in time for Tropical Popsicle's set. My efforts were met with no reward, they had already played and Ale Mania had just hit the stage. But that's not what I'm here to tell you, I'm here to say that if you have 2 dollars in your bank account you should prolly take my advice and buy this little 3 song beauty. I believe it to be only a teaser for more awesomeness to follow in the future. The very first track is woven together beautifully with organ and drums set at almost the same level and the vocals just behind giving off a very tribal warm glow. Track two is for sure my favorite though, more than anything it just makes me want to go surfing and hit on beach babes like it's my fuckin job. Below are the tracks, give em a spin and I'm pretty sure you'll be stoked. Also, as a side note, I gotta say that bands like this get me amped on the direction that San Diego music is going on a whole. I feel like the pretension is drifting away and the good vibes are being pumped up to eleven.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yellow Ostrich - Whale (Video)

Today is the best ever. There's finally a video for what I believe to be one of last years best tracks, Yellow Ostrich's Whale. Not only is it an amazing cottony layered beautiful ball of greatness but it's also a supporting track for's newest internet champagne, which is a grand thing indeed. Anywhoo hurry up and watch the goodness that ensues and nothing but smiles are in your future......... I promise

Monday, May 23, 2011

COOLRUNNINGS "Thunderbirds"

If you don't think that this song is the most badass thing you've heard all year long, then there is something seriously wrong with your ears. All the guitar work, married into the tribal drum beats, all lifting up some extra sexy dance-off-pants-off vocals, seem to form some pretty dope fighting montage imagery inside my noggin. Do yourself a favor and buy this god damn album, it's only five beans and it's better than most of the bullshit that comes out on Capitol records. OK, enough blabbering, press play, but make sure to clear everything out of your room real quick for some dancing space, shit's about to get pretty awesome!