Trials + Tribulations

August 13, 2009, 3:36 pm
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Photo by Mark Weaver

Listen guys, I know who you are. I know where you sleep, eat, pump gas, and download free (possibly illegal) music. I know you keep thinking “Man Newsweek still says the economy is BAD!” and then you go to McDonald’s/Wendy’s and only buy food from the dollar menu.

Because you, reader, are cheap.

I know I know. I caught you. Embarassing. Anyway, here are two VERY FREE  pieces of music you will now continue to download.

The first is an EP from fun guys Fol Chen. It’s called The Longer U Wait. You will download it here.

The other is a compilation from the very Gorillavsbearcore record label Lefse, home to Neon Indian, Phaseone, and other fuzzy artists. Download it here.

Now go enjoy your Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, cheapo.

SXSW Recap

ttsxswI swear this is my last post dedicated to SXSW this year. But I’m just going to put up all the links to all of the pictures my sister and I took this year in one post so you can like, be jealous. And the videos too. All of the videos are here that we took.


Wednesday March 18
Horse Feathers
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
The Tallest Man on Earth
Janelle Monae
Heartless Bastards
The Decemberists
Fol Chen
Tara Jane O’Neil
Kap Bambino
Boys Noize

Thursday March 19
The Golden Filter
The Mae Shi
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Little Boots
Vivian Girls
Rye Rye
Kid Cudi

Friday March 20
Alela Diane
Peter Bjorn & John
Grizzly Bear
Margaret Cho
Lady Sovereign
Kid Sister

Saturday March 21
White Lies
PJ Harvey/John Parrish
The Pack AD

No Wedding Cake
February 5, 2009, 8:19 am
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“You know that mysterious black object that the creepy family is staring at on the cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Presence” album?  Fol Chen sound like that. But we don’t sound like Led Zeppelin. (We actually do a little.) Instead, we sound like Prince with Amon Duul II and a children’s religious revival, not to mention Hot Chip, Pink Floyd, Gwen Stefani, Pere Ubu, Danielson Famile, Scritti Politti, Boards of Canada, The Blow, and Pulp. (Mostly.) We are using secret powers and the guidance of legendary DJ Donna Donna to combat our nemesis, John Shade. We are cryptic and joyful and we would like you to dance.”

♫ No Wedding Cake

♫ No Wedding Cake (Matthew David Remix)