Video: Half Loon – Swearword

I have a concussion right now so I’m not supposed to be on a computer let alone writing on a computer about a music video I watched and listened to on a computer.  Srsly don’t tell Dr. Heinke lol.  Although my world is kinda spinning and I am squinting at my screen I’m pretty sure that this is a chill …

pkelly94Video: Half Loon – Swearword

mp3: Sat. Nite Duets – Stone Free

It’s been a busy past few weeks with midterms and all that college crap so let’s all just unwind with a new post and some new music from the much loved Milwaukee rockers Sat. Nite Duets.  “Stone Free” of their upcoming Electric Manland is the exact kind of smile inducing music that I’m looking for right now.  Rock on.  All time …

pkelly94mp3: Sat. Nite Duets – Stone Free

mp3: Temple Songs – She’s Away

Another week, another new irresistible jangle-pop single from Temple Songs.  “She’s Away” is one of the sweetest songs Temple Songs have ever written and finds the boys channeling their inner-“I Wanna Hold Your Hand” era Beatles.  If you’re a pre-pubescent boy and you want to win the hearts of that girl in your 7th grade math class, learn the chords …

pkelly94mp3: Temple Songs – She’s Away

mp3: Animal Eyes – Bender

Animal Eyes are an indie-rock group that remind me of the indie-rock groups that taught me what indie rock was: Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors.  Everyone has their golden-age of music I guess and I probably won’t ever have another year of wide-eyed music discovery like I did in 2008.  Like A Beacon School, Animal Eyes make intricate, multi-layered …

pkelly94mp3: Animal Eyes – Bender

Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: High Pop

Recently, Spencer Fox (the dude behind Slates and a contributor to our website) sent over a lot of music from SUNY bands he thought we should check out.  Although we’re still getting around to listening to all the great music (there’s a lot of good stuff), High Pop stuck out to me as an instant standout.  Hailing from our great …

pkelly94Enjoy it While it’s Fresh: High Pop

EP: Walrus – Lamb Girl

Last I heard from Walrus, they were making delightfully out of tune indie-rock on their Sisters EP.  Walrus have made some fidelity improvements to their sound and more importantly upped their experimentation and ambition as well with these new tracks off a split cassette with Sheepman.  Walrus’ contribution to the cassette includes the psych-rocker “Sleep” that grows from acoustic strumming …

pkelly94EP: Walrus – Lamb Girl

mp3: Only Real – Blood Carpet

With each new breezy release, Only Real proves that his guitar-based brand of pseudo hip-hop is more than just a novelty.  While “Blood Carpet” is decidedly more rock than rap, Only Real still talks through his verses with the kind of cadence and swagger that most rappers aspire towards.  When the chorus hits, however, it’s all falsetto led sunshine pop …

pkelly94mp3: Only Real – Blood Carpet