sight. sound.

These United States – Everything Touches Everything (scarecrow rock)
Loney Dear – I Was Only Going Out (mirrors the sweetness of the song)
Grand Archives – Oslo Novelist (construction paper odyssey)
Fruit Bats – The Ruminant Band (a raucous eulogy)
Lissy Trullie – Ready for the Floor (meant to post this ages ago)
Dead Man’s Bones – Dead Hearts (wishbone legs and falling stars)

Midnight Masses – Walk on Water (dreamy, sparse, members of TVotR)
Princeton – Sadie and Andy (doomed duet)
Nirvana – Scoff (a punky peek from a 1990 show in Portland)
Real Estate – Beach Comber (lives up to the title)
Seven Saturdays – A Beautiful Day (a slightly happier M83/Mogwai)
Lymbyc Systym – Ghost Clock (instrumental escape)
Lou Barlow – Gravitate (sideshow folk)


SubPop has released a 2009 sampler for your listening pleasure. Cybersex features tracks from Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, Flight of the Conchords and more!

You can download the sampler for free here.

(Note: Even though the site looks like a sketchy, virus-laden wasteland, it’s intentional and actually from SubPop.)

stay famous

Click below to listen to “Stay Famous” off Cougar‘s upcoming album Patriot. I booked them several years ago and it was one of the most epic live shows I’ve seen – a combination of stunning projected photography and highly-emotive ’emergency rock’ – the band’s self-donned genre. Recommended for fans of Mogwai, Appleseed Cast, and Explosions in the Sky.

If you like what you hear, head over to NME to download the track.