If I lived in Toronto I would be at this show 100x over. Diane Cluck is from my college town (Charlottesville, VA) and she rules and Jordaan Mason makes some of the most interesting/emotionally resonant of the last few years.

Anyone who can should go!

lee | melt down. (r.i.p. kyoshiro) 

from shine (2014)

My Brightest Diamond | I Have Never Loved Someone

Live for La Blogotheque

Really feeling this one tonight. Extremely gorgeous, everyone’s crying by the end. Written for her son, amazing. 


he could have been a poet

1. good city (jason mccrimmon)
2. apistat commander (xiu xiu)
3. dancing on my own (robyn)
4. take ecstasy with me (the magnetic fields)
5. yr million sweetnesses (diane cluck)
6. holocaust (big star)
7. barbara allen (traditional)
8. stone and sticks (holy haunted head)
9. unravel (bjork)
10. running scared (roy orbison)

he could have been a fool

1. i found a reason / then he kissed me (the velvet underground / the crystals)
2. shatter (liz phair)
3. yr woman (white town)
4. a higher power (jens lekman)
5. i was a stranger (smog)
6. silk beetle, this is mine (sarah d.)
7. asking for it (hole)
8. still ill (the smiths)
9. losing a whole year (third eye blind)
10. in grief (shelby sifers)

in my depression, i took comfort in the words of others and made a covers album, or rather, finished one that i started a long time ago. it’s really long because depression depression so i broke it up into a double-album (what?). you can listen to it over here if you want; it’s PWYC but all donations will be going towards the creation of my next record, “the decline of stupid fucking western civilization,” which i plan to release next year.

Ok so Jordaan Mason is one of my favorite artists/people and maybe you think that’s weird but I don’t care, whatever. He just released this cover album to help fund his upcoming album and you should check it out if you like emotional/broken/queer/dark/beautiful music. Pay what you will.

Song of the Day

How to Dress Well | “Words I Don’t Remember” 


Wild Beasts | Wanderlust

Wild Beasts seem to get better at every turn, and this is no exception.  Their new album, Present Tense, is out February 25, and with how excellent their last album was along with this preview, you should definitely mark the date on your calendar.


Can’t get over how great this song/video is.

Nathan helps me clean my iTunes library

There you have it.  The whitest thing to ever happen on Earth.



Join us in turntable tonight to listen to music!! YEAH!!!



My Top Albums 2012

Here’s my top or whatever.  #1-#6 are really the only ones that are set in stone.  All of the other ones are kind of rearrangeable to me, I didn’t even want to make a list because I had so much trouble deciding, I personally think that this year was REALLY good for music.

Following the list is ANOTHER list of other albums in no particular order that I enjoyed. There’s not any real reason they didn’t make the top list, some of them probably really deserve it.  I highly encourage anyone to check them out.


25. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Their Helicopters Sing




Flashing Lights


23. Grizzly Bear – Shields

Sleeping Ute


22. Jessie Ware - Devotion

Wildest Moments


21. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

Today’s Supernatural


20. The Flaming Lips – The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends

2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)


19. Benjamin Danger & Doc – They!Live

No One


18. Soap&Skin – Narrow



17. Anais Mitchell – Young Man in America

Young Man in America


16. Julia Holter – Ekstasis

Our Sorrows


15. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe


14. Angel Olsen – Half Way Home



13. Liars – WIXIW



12. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

Aimless Arrow


11. Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N 2 It

Dark Parts


10. Dreamend – And the Tears Washed Me, Wave After Cowardly Wave

Another Day


9. Mount Eerie - Clear Moon/Ocean’s Roar

The Place Lives


8. Andy Stott – Luxury Problems



7. Actress – R.I.P.

Caves of Paradise


6. Jessica Sligter – Fear and the Framing


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5. Swans – The Seer



4. Death Grips – The Money Store

Get Got


3. Ty Segall Band – Slaughterhouse



2. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music



1. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

See What She’s Seeing

AND Occupying a special #1 are the best releases of the year that I don’t include in the above list because they weren’t an album:


1. Burial - Kindred + Truant/Rough Sleeper Singles



Ok, and now here’s a bunch of other albums I wanted to include but didn’t rank:

Hop Along – Get Disowned

Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II

Math the Band - Get Real

Cult of Youth – Love Will Prevail

Hundred Waters – Hundred Waters

Lotus Plaza – Spooky Action at a Distance

Casket Girls – Casket Girls

Black Moth Super Rainbow – Cobra Juicy

Wild Nothing – Nocturne

Mirroring – Foreign Body

Kishi Bashi – 151a

Fang Island - Major

El-P – The Cancer for Cure

DIIV - Oshin

mewithoutYou – Ten Stories

Beach House - Bloom

Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Twin Shadow - Confess

Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do,

Lower Dens - Nootropics

Young Magic - Melt

Aesop Rock - Skelethon

Ty Segall/White Fence - Hair

White Fence – Family Perfume Vol. 1 & 2

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

Moonface (with Siinai)- Heartbreaking Bravery

Daniel Johnston & Various – Space Ducks: Soundtrack

Grimes - Visions

The Wooden Sky – Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun

Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship

Screaming Females - Ugly

Tu Fawning – A Monument

Wymond Miles – Under the Pale Moon

Sam Flax – Age Waves

Porcelain Raft – Strange Weekend


Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

Andrew Bird – Break it Yourself

Bahamas - Barchords

Cold Specks – I Predict a Graceful Expulsion

Black Sheep Wall – No Matter Where it Ends

Mary Epworth - Dreamlife

The Walkmen - Heaven

Ryat - Totem

Dan Deacon - America

M. Ward – A Wasteland Compnion

Mynabirds - Generals

Emay - Adam

Lavender Diamond – Incorruptible Heart

Anna von Hausswolf - Ceremony

Johnny Parry Chamber Orchestra – Fields & Birds & Things

Mykki Blanco – Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss

Crystal Castles - III

Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth

Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Nu Sensae - Sundowning

Le1f – Dark York

Daughn Gibson – All Hell

Matthew E. White – Big Inner

King Dude – Burning Daylight

The Evens – The Odds

Rachel Zeffira – The Deserters

Ab-Soul – Control System

Japandroids – Celebration Rock

Symmetry – Themes for an Imaginary Film

Cat Power - Sun

Bat for Lashes – The Haunted Man

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes

Nas – Life is Good