Osker – Treatment 5

silverunity (yes I am still alive.)Before a few days ago, I haven’t listened to this cd in over 3 years. When I popped in Osker’s “Treatment 5” into my car CD player my first immediate thought was, “Man, this band is angsty.” Then I remembered how 6 years ago, I used to feel a connection with the lyrics. While I don’t have that connection anymore, this CD is still an amazing album that I love to listen to.Osker is probably the snottiest punk band I […]

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Folk Music for the End of the World

Sasha:Bush presidency got you down? Swamped with end of the semester papers? There is a light at the end of the tunnel friends, only a couple months left of school and as for Bush… well that next election will be here eventually. But if that’s not good enough and you’ve already succumbed completely to depression the wonderful Yer Bird Records can provide you with some sulking music. Comfort yourself by weeping quietly to Matthew Ryan, embrace your oncoming fate with The Gunshy’s terrifying death rattle […]

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No Show!

Sasha: Well it looks like there is no Neutral Milk Hotel show, it was all the early April fools day joke from the folks over at Tiny Mix Tapes. MP3: Neutral Milk Hotel- Holland, 1945MP3: Neutral Milk Hotel- Circle of FriendsMP3: Neutral Milk Hotel- Bucket Buy Neutral Milk Hotel:InsoundAmazon

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New New Pornographers?

Sasha: I read an interview at Billboard.com with New Pornographers member Carl Newman about the new album they’re recording and I haven’t calmed down since. It may be out as early as August AND they’re planning a tour, Neko Case included! Newman described the new album during the interview saying: “We realized, we can do any kind of song we want on our albums. This record is an extension of that. It is maybe slightly more epic. It has our first song that passes the […]

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Say Hi To Your Mom/ Bishop Allen

Sasha:Monday night I had the good fortune of seeing Bishop Allen, +/-, and Say Hi to Your Mom. Originally I wasn’t planning on going because the show was an hour away and nobody would come with me but after reading all the great reviews of Bishop Allen’s SXSW show I couldn’t stay away. It was absolutely worth the trip. Even though they opened and had the shortest set I think the standout band was Say Hi to Your Mom. Eric Elbogen rocked particularly hard during […]

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Arcade Fire Video

I think the Arcade Fire are great, but I never really understood people’s fanatical devotion to them… before seeing this. It’s a “take-away show” done for La Blogotheque at Olympia Hall in Paris. Enjoy the elevator performance of Neon Bible and stick around for Wake Up. [dailymotion id=324qbQRIU9JmiaRbL]#41 – Arcade Fire – Neon Bible & Wake UpUploaded by lablogotheque

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Pete and Pete/ Polaris

Sasha:Sometimes I to think back to the golden days of Nickolodeon where I could watch Salute Your Shorts, Clarissa Explains it All, Hey Dude and best of all Pete and Pete. The makers of Pete and Pete must have maxed out all their scene points getting guest stars like Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, Selma Blair, Janeane Garofalo, LL Cool J, Luscious Jackson, Micheal Stipe and so many more I can’t name them all. The show even played music from indie rockers like Magnetic Fields and […]

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Lagwagon

Skate punk, melodic, sweetness. If this was the game Tribound, the answer would be Lagwagon. I really don’t have much to say since I’m so damn tired, so just check the songs out yourself. MP3: Lagwagon – Razor Burn This is song is really damn catchy, and pretty funny in a ridiculous way. About how his girlfriend broke up with him, so he’s going to grow a beard to show his shame. MP3: Lagwagon – Violins I listened to this song 6 times… yesterday. Impressive […]

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The Toasters

Sasha:I’m in a great mood, maybe because it’s Friday, but I thought I post some happy music. Bridging the gap between second and third wave ska the Toasters are one of my favorite ska bands. I’ve seen some amazing shows these past few years but none of them hold the same place in my heart as the Toasters shows I saw in high school at the crappy local venue. Just try listening to these songs without smiling. Get out your two-tone! Start skanking! Get rude! […]

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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Sasha: If I learned one thing seeing Ted Leo at Pitchfork last summer it’s that he’s punk rocker. Don’t believe me? Take a listen to his new album Living With the Living; in this release he returns to his earlier sound and I couldn’t be happier. He’s fast, he’s political, he rocks. For those of you who loved The Tyranny of Distance, no worries I think even moving in this direction he keeps his pop sensibilities (check out C.I.A. especially.) MP3: Ted Leo and the […]

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