Time Out listed some of my favorite spots in Brooklyn in their latest issue: “When I first moved to Brooklyn in 1996, I was two blocks away from the pier at India Street, which at the time was an abandoned lot with the best view you could possibly imagine of the New York skyline. I used to go there to [...]
25. The Weeknd, House of Balloons 24. Cave Singers, No Witch 23. Jay-Z/Kanye West, Watch the Throne 22. Sun Araw, Ancient Romans 21. Fucked Up, David Comes to Life 20. Shabazz Palaces, Black Up 19. The War on Drugs, Slave Ambient 18. Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two 17. The Sea And Cake, The Moonlight Butterfly 16. Battles, Gloss [...]
I’ve been addicted to Sun Araw lately. Here’s my favorite track off of Beach Head:
Nothing moved me as much as 2009′s debut record by Girls. But who’s complaining? Overall, some pretty great music was made this year. This is what I was listening to in 2010: 15. Sam Amidon: I See The Sign 14. Julian Lynch: Mare 13. Lower Dens: Twin-Hand Movement 12. Wild Nothing: Gemini 11. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening 10. James [...]
Aquarium Drunkard just posted an interesting compilation of Christian psychedelia from the sixties and seventies: This is so good. A couple of weeks back the guys at Crescere shot me an email hipping me to their latest creation; a two part compilation of super-obscure, often private press, outsider psychedelic guitar and folk music from the 60s and 70s… all with [...]
I love this video.
Somehow, this doesn’t really surprise me: Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and other world religions, famous religious figures and the constitutional principles governing religion in public life. On average, people who took the survey answered half the questions incorrectly, and [...]
Yu(c)k – Automatic from Yuck on Vimeo. This is still my favorite video of the year. Beautiful in its simplicity, especially in contrast to some of this year’s less subtle videos.
This is what I was listening to this year. The obvious oversight is Dirty Projectors. I appreciated their record—and they are flawless live—but I just didn’t listen to them enough to add Bitte Orca to my list. In addition to the records below, I’m totally addicted to Adron’s self-released first record which came out in 2008. Do yourself a favor [...]