21 September 2007

what the qwel?

today i was reaching for my tofu and rice from the freezer and became disappointed when i found ice all over the muffa (two words: mother and effer). freezer burn is a son of a gun.

freezer burn<---link

03 September 2007

freak a leak


bay to the root

it feels like a sunday

so here is a sunday post.
more melancholy beats for sunday nights....or mondays that feel like sundays.

victor bermon - arriving at night

26 August 2007

i love you guys....but i am busy

this record takes me back to my first year in college. it calmed my nerves and gave me a style to try to rip off....so far unsuccessfully. anyway, i love this album on sundays or any day that i feel like chilling out.

savath + savalas - folk songs for trains, trees, and honey

23 August 2007


Shut up.

16 August 2007

Didn't He Have a Song About Little Boys?

In honor of everyone being all abuzz about Devendra Banhart's new record, I've decided to post his original demo tape along with The Charles C. Leary, (techincally) his first album. The story goes that Banhart recorded the songs for the demo while traveling around Europe or something and then Michael Gira got his hands on it and released some if it on Oh Me Oh My... and then everyone started getting orgasm juice all over his records.

The Charles C. Leary is a bit more complicated. It came out in 2001 on the tiny Hinah label (they don't even have a Wikipedia entry! WTF?) and then just faded away I guess. There's some overlap between Charles... and Oh Me Oh My... which makes it even more confusing. So basically I don't really know what's up with this one, but I've never really heard anyone talk about it so I'm just assuming not many people have heard it.

Oh, and here he is in his underwear.

link--->Devendra Banhart - Demo Tape
link--->Devendra Banhart - The Charles C. Leary

14 August 2007

Better than Band of Horses

Matty G here and I'm going to be posing up some goodies while Yesoos is on hiatus. I'm not up on all the leaks and shit, so I'm going to be digging through my vaults to bring you slept-on gems and shizz you probably should have heard already.

Today I've got Exclusive Audio Footage, the Clipse's first record. The album was shelved by Elektra after the label decided it didn't really feel like promoting the single "The Funeral" all that much, which is kind of like the Fox Network and every good show they've had. It's not entirely produced by the Neptunes, but they did do most of it and a few of the beats turned up on less-good albums (Jadakiss). It took me forever (forever in Internet time = like 2 hours) to find a decent copy with all the tracks, so enjoy.

P.S. - The dudes are so young they sound like they sucked on a balloon before recording. And I think Pusha is still going by Terrar at this point, which is a stupid name.

--->link: Exclusive Audio Footage

P.P.S. - BONUS: I've also got We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 1 for you too. Everyone should have volume two by now.

--->link: We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 1

08 August 2007

gone for a minute

i wont be posting anything for the next couple of weeks....except tomorrow i might post two weeks worth of links.

and the clickits - express gifts link is fixed.


07 August 2007

label sampler

starting their thug-thizzle (justin uses this phrase and it seemed appropriate) back in 2005, moteer records has speratically put out twelve albums during their two year life span. their catalog ranges from ambient to glitch to ambient-glitch and one electronic-lounge band (Minimum Chips) that sounds like stereolab with some post-rock elements.... some call the mix on moteer "laptop folk". YES!
key tracks: 3, 8, 10, 12

various - moteer sampler<---link

its a boy!!!!!

nine months ago, telefon tel aviv and cinematic orchestra made love while boards of canada watched. today, they have a child named clickits signed to the moteer label.

clickits - express gifts<---link

05 August 2007

don't get out of bed today

...if you don't have to.
solo andata's 'fyris swan' is perfect for the days you want to be alone. its a very introspective album, but not in a depressing way...unless you want it to be.
so don't get out of bed, keep your blinds closed, and turn off your phone.

solo andata - fyris swan<---link

04 August 2007

thee, horse who floated freely

these two albums are couple of my favorites:

ramona cordova makes music that is a mixture of folk, fairy tales, kid music, and gypsy tunes. the first song kind of weirded me out with his high pitched tiny tim like voice...then i caught myself listening to the entire album over and over.

ramona cordova - the boy who floated freely<---myspace link


after finding out about ramona cordova, i checked the label's website he was on (clapping music). they put out some awesome records and are distributed through AS Corpus, who also puts out awesome albums. my favorite discovery there is thee, stranded horse.
thee, stranded horse is yann tambour of ENCRE. he plays the plays the kora, sings, and romances the ladies. this album is very much in the folk genre, but it sounds like a french guy singing like an irish guy playing an african instrument. good times!

thee, stranded horse - churning strides<---myspace link

03 August 2007

i remember when talib kweli was fresh

it was when kweli and hi-tek were doing stuff for a hip hop group called mood. i remember when mood came out, one of my friends played it for me...i loved it. after looking around peoria for a month and not finding it, i finally got a hold of the cassette version in Chicago.
the beats are haunting and the lyrics are "esoteric". check out talib kweli on 'Sacred-Pt. 1' (track 9). its sounds like his flow pattern actually changes up within the verse. WOW!!!

mood - doom<---link

01 August 2007

little sounds from japan

lullatone makes little music. they call it "pajama pop".
anyway, here is a video to illustrate why i call it little music:

that song is from this album:

lullatone - Plays Pajama Pop Pour Vous<---link
lullatone is curently on tour. so check their site for dates. www.lullatone.com

and i really like this song by cubismo grafico:

31 July 2007

japan wins the money

pitchfork hates casino versus japan (giving a 3.3 for this particular album,'Numbers Play the Basics') for some reason. maybe its the stick up their pretentious chicago a-holes?
anyway, i like this album...even if everything casino versus japan does sounds like boards of canada.

casino versus japan - whole numbers play the basic<---link

29 July 2007

colleen plays a good sampler

Colleen - Everyone Alive Wants Answers<----link
this french girl knows how to sample records. too bad this is the only album where she uses samples. the only way to describe it is if four tet was a french girl that didn't program drums and made ambient music (this comparison has been used before, but i'm going to use it anyway).

and because i don't like you guys so much:

colleen - Mort Aux Vaches<---link
its a limited run of 500. i was lucky enough to get one of the originals before they sold out.
in this ep, colleen plays all the instruments herself and was recorded live. enjoy.

27 July 2007

taking a leak on my leg

leak day four

a few words describe Level Live Wires, the new album by odd nosdam: fuzzy, dirty, and then some other words. its like shoegaze analog hip hop beats from oakland. if you are familiar with the sound of cLOUDDEAD then you'll know what i'm talking about (as mister nosdam is the beat maker for the bay area crew). peep game suckas.
odd nosdam - Level Live Wires<---link

25 July 2007

for matty g

day three of the leaks

sounds like the 60's using samples of the zombies with insane drum programming. i think rjd2 tried to do this... but he sucked at it.

it took too long to get this album

i remember the first time i watched fantastic planet; the music for it instantly said "sample me". unfortunately that asshole madlib got to it first.

fantastic planet (la planete sauvage)<----link


and because i don't like you...

dorothy ashby - afro harping<----link

24 July 2007

kevin drew/dru down

day two of the leaks.

today i'll go with...... kevin drew of broken social scene.
the first time i listened to it i thought it was just okay. so i listened to it again in case i missed something...nope, i didn't miss anything. this is just an okay album. the best track is 'tbtf', which GorillavsBear posted a while back. heres the rest anyway.

kevin drew - spirit if... <---link


i'm not sure why, but i used to really like 'can you feel me?' by dru down.

bay area!!!

22 July 2007

your Múm and UNKLE

i'm glad Múm didn't stop after the departure of Kristín Anna Valtýsdóttir. instead of reading about how much their sound has changed, you should hear for yourself.

Múm - Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy<--link to download


and UNKLE should have stopped after Dj Shadow left.

post Shadow era: UNKLE - Burn My Shadow mp3

Shadow era: UNKLE - Rabbit in your Headlights mp3

19 July 2007

i also like Kiln more than i like you.

this morning i went to ghostly international's site and was excited to find out that Kiln has a new album to be released in september. the new album, titled 'dusker', is up for preview here. i'm actually excited to buy a cd other than 'strawberry jam'. good shit, ghostly international.

for those not familiar with Kiln, they turn organic drum sounds into semi-unrecognizable beats and clicks, and use guitars almost like synthesizers to create drone-like melodies that are best described as floaty but not too floaty. they also have a ridiculous knack for rhythm on the MPC....i'm jealous.

i recommend listening to this on your headphones or on speakers that aren't shitty.

mp3: Kiln - ero from 'idol tryouts'

17 July 2007

there is nothing according to ela

Ela Orleans (aka Lizzy Swimmers) has got it going on...if you like to listen to music that makes you think you're a toddler on too much couch syrup(i do). being 1/3 of hassle hound i guess i should of expected that. her influences include david axelrod, the beach boys, brian eno, nancy sinatra, and the beatles. maybe in some strange acid induced world where children are taller than adults i can see her being the product of all those groups.

Ela's song 'walkingman'(mp3 link) plays like an existentialist version of john lennon's 'imagine'. you can definitely hear her influence on hassle hound or hassle hound's influence on her...i'm not sure which yet.

16 July 2007

3000 mixtapes

i woke up this morning with a few good finds, one of them being a new mixtape (its actually more like a 'best of' album) by andre 3000. and since i'm not a stingy person, here you go:
i really don't like you

the 'i don't like you' link above is to a blogsite that is hosting the download. they have a few link protectors so you'll have to wait a few seconds for the download.

cheese and other french things

TTC makes me laugh (like a french person):

did you see those mustaches? makes me want to grow one...or pencil one in.

im not sure why, but i really like french hip hop, especially these guys. its like if mars had a hip hop scene that rapped in french.
that chubby white guy dancing and rapping in the video put me in a giving mood, so est ici TTC's Bâtards Sensibles

other french things:
"Les Misérables"
french toast
french fries

14 July 2007

i got into an internet argument with a teenage girl about madlib

she thought madlib was a genius, i'm like no.

me: YNQ (yesterday's new quintet) sounds like kenny g. it is really boring stuff.
the stupid teenage girl: If you think YNQ is mediocre I don't want to know what you think is good. Your comparision to Kenny G is a load of shit, if you're going to make deriding analogies, try to make them cogent. Madlib's beats are fine, and even if he had shit beats his rhymes are awesome. Yes I have sampled and made beats, I'm effing 17, of course I'm not on a label.
me: i don't remember exactly what i said, but it was something like: his beats are sloppy and he kind of sucks at sampling. then i tell her that i'm in D4L and i'm a millionaire producer that made the beat for 'laffy taffy'.
the stupid teenage girl: I've never heard of them, but I just sampled Laffy Taffy, it's complete shit and I'm not saying this with malicious intent. It's absurd how anyone can produce something so horrible and still have the gall to criticise Madlib, now it's impossible for me to take you seriously.
me: you are just mad that i'm making millions and madlib is only making thousands.
the stupid teenage girl: It's not a question of money but of quality, I don't care how much you're making considering the crap you've produced.

i said something else after that but i don't remember. this all took place on our lastfm comment box; i was able to see what she wrote, but i can't see what i wrote.

moral: don't take yourself too seriously on the internet

and here is a prize for reading this far: advance copy of madlib's beat konducta 3: beat konducta in India

i have yet to get a good listen to this, but from what i have heard.....it kind of sucks.
but if you like it, be sure to support the artist and pick-up this album when it comes out...or go buy a copy of quasimoto - the unseen.

people like people that give things to people

so how about a nice song about a doggy?
or a live song about that same doggy?

or my favorite drawing ever...


i eat my peanut butter sandwich with STRAWBERRY JAM

it just tastes better with strawberry jam. i feel(s) a bit safer eating it that way.

(just in case you guys didn't get what i was saying, i posted the leak for animal collective's strawberry jam, safer, and the link to download feels.
if you like it, be sure to support the artist and buy the albums when they come out)