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Los 80

24 May

Someone has assembled a list of all the 80s music videos available on YouTube.

Here's a horribly out of sync gem I found that I hadn't heard in years:

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Amen Break

1 Mar

Can I Get An Amen?
Nate Harrison has some really cool projects. I really enjoyed “Can I Get An Amen?”, an 18 minute video essay about a six second drum solo recorded in 1969 which has gone on to become a staple of contemporary music.

Disconnect the Dots

28 Feb

I’m slightly in awe over the way that the internet makes new music so discoverable.

A couple of bands I’ve been enjoying lately:

Of Montreal

Of Montreal

They have a great selection of mp3s on their site. Check out Wraith Pinned to the Mist (and other games) and Disconnect the Dots.

Strip Squad

Strip Squad

Strip Squad are at their best when they keep their vulgarity elegant. Unreliable Narrator and Pervert/Expert have been in heavy rotation.

Thrill Jockey

22 Jan
One Bedroom

I bought One Bedroom by The Sea and Cake a few days ago and have really been enjoying it. The Thrill Jockey site is excellent. They provide previews of a huge amount of stuff in their catalog and digital downloads without any digital rights management nonsense. And when you make a online purchase you are thrown to a picture of their office being manned by dogs; very reasurring.

I’ve also discovered some great music blogs lately: