Thursday, June 10, 2010


comic by Cali

This is a music post. This post's primary purpose is to tell you about music. The secondary purpose of this post is to convince you that Bandcamp is awesome and you should delete your Myspace because News Corp is destroying humanity. Just sayin'. Anyway, on to the aforementioned music

Rattlesnake is quietish folk inspired pop that seems instantly familiar but still hits you with enough inspired and unexpected little touches to make you think, "Oh, this is actually two talented people making well thought out, pretty music," instead of, "Ohhhhh godddddd, thiiiiiis aggggaaaaain, nononono." They also cover Smog! And well! Who does that? Definitely not me ever. Makes me happy. Their live show is only getting better, so if you're in Brooklyn, be sure and check them out. Enough talking, more linking to the free download: Rattlesnake - Make Home EP

Watch Out For Rockets' new EP, entitled Shaman Shit, is a romping chimera of layered guitar and dense vocal harmonies, interspersed with samples, spoken word, and noise. The final product: oh look, it's Indie Rock that's not boring! In fact, it's alot of fun. The EP has actually made me wish it was longer every time I've listened to it. In summary, short, sweet, and good summer listening. Link to free download is (here)

Yeah, I capitalized indie rock. Now I'm not. Why? Clue: it involves the shift key

Have you ever listened to AIDS-3D? You should. They have good ideas. If you've seen me DJ, (I probably owe you an apology) you will understand why I appreciate certain parts of their aesthetic. Oh, and their art has been all over the place. They've been interviewed by much more popular publications than ZinBin. They live in Berlin. Thanks, Google. MP3 picks (here) (here) (here) (here). Whole page of downloads (here)

According to a friend, Las Robertas "have that Brooklyn sound down. Have you seen them play?" No, I haven't seen them play. I'd like to, but they're from Costa Rica. That makes it kind of hard. There's water in the way. And wait, does Brooklyn own every post-punkish genre now? Really? Point being, you should give this band a listen. It's a fresh take on alot of things you probably already like and there's nothing wrong with that at all. Enjoy: (link)


listen while wearing for maximum effect


  1. Agree with the "wish it were longer" sentiment about "Shaman Shit". Those guys deserve more attention, IMHO.