Saturday, June 25, 2011
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!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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
Monday, June 20, 2011
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
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.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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.
Monday, June 6, 2011
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.
Friday, June 3, 2011
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
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 iamalive.org'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