Tag Archive: Rock

Syd Arthur – “Hometown Blues” (Psychemagik Remix)

  The UK’s Danny McLewin and Tom Coveney aka Psychemagik first had me with the slow disco and cosmic chunk-funk of their remix of Quentin Quatro’s “Disco Quatro” last year. It was number 5 on my… Continue reading

Deers – “Bamboo”

  Sometimes the best music is not overthought.   Sometimes the best music is made by not caring very much at all.         Ana and Carlotta are Deers, a duo making… Continue reading

TEMPLES INTERVIEW & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE ROXY IN WEST HOLLYWOOD – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     “We wanted to create a world for people to fall into…”   British psychedelic rockers Temples recently came to Los Angeles to play one of the best… Continue reading

Until The Ribbon Breaks – “Pressure” (UNKLE Reconstruction)

  Until the Ribbon Breaks‘ original version of “Pressure” and his most recent album, A Taste of Silver both shine thanks to a surfeit of musical talent and willingness for sonic experimentation from Cardiff, Wales’ Pete… Continue reading

Wolf Alice – “Moaning Lisa Smile” (Live at Toe Rag Studios)

  North London’s Wolf Alice set the guitars to “overdrive” and “early 90s” on the fantastic “Moaning Lisa Smile,” whose ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah refrain will get lodged in your brain for days.      … Continue reading

UME INTERVIEW AT DANGERBIRD RECORDS & LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE SATELLITE IN SILVER LAKE – TV SEGMENT PRODUCED FOR NUVOTV’S MUSIC SHOW THE COLLECTIVE (VIDEO)

  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THIS SEGMENT ON VEVO.COM NOW.     I recently produced this piece on the awesome Austin three-piece rock band Ume for NUVOtv‘s flagship music program, The Collective.           Ume Interview… Continue reading

Ray LaMontagne – “Lavender”

  Those loose, loose guitar strings, that “Steady as She Goes” angular drum pattern.       Ray LaMontagne – “Lavender”         Ray LaMontagne‘s new album, Supernova, is out now.… Continue reading

Jagwar Ma – “Uncertainty” (Cut Copy Remix)

  Boing, boing, boing, boing.   Seriously bouncy, metallic, and vital house remix of Aussie psychedelic indie-dance outfit Jagwar Ma from fellow Aussies Cut Copy.       Jagwar Ma – “Uncertainty” (Cut… Continue reading

Pools – “MTV” (Free Download)

  Yes, I’m usually all about the beats and bass and electronic thump, but there’s always time on this here website for some catchy Weezer-ish 90s bedroom slacker rock.       In… Continue reading

Until The Ribbon Breaks – “A Taste Of Silver” (Free Download)

  Cardiff, Wales singer and producer Pete Lawrie Winfield aka Until The Ribbon Breaks has newness for you.       I first got switched on to UTRB’s (as he was known back in February 2012)… Continue reading

Tame Impala – “Stranger In Moscow” (Michael Jackson Cover)

If Tame Impala ever wanted to form a permanent side-project where they exclusively play psychedelic covers of Michael Jackson songs and called themselves Psychel Jackson, I would be more than okay with that.… Continue reading

COLDPLAY – “MIDNIGHT” (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Put aside, if you will, your prejudices about all things Coldplay and give this track a chance!     Chris Martin and his cohort’s latest offering is deep, soupy, nocturnal experimentation that sounds like they’ve… Continue reading

Tycho – “Montana”

San Francisco’s Scott Hansen records music as Tycho and still finds time to work as a designer under the name ISO50. His latest musical creation, “Montana,” moves away from his previous solo work in ambient… Continue reading

The Chemical Brothers – “Life is Sweet” (Daft Punk Remix)

Inspired by this brilliant piece I read today on the life and times of the Chems‘ “Setting Sun,” a song that sounds as vital and compelling now as it did when it shot… Continue reading

The Noise Figures – “Out Of Your Mind” (Official Video)

Greek garage rock duo The Noise Figures‘ “Out of Your Mind” slightly sounds like a slightly slowed-down and slightly sleepy “Fell in Love with a Girl” by the White Stripes. My favorite tune… Continue reading

The Moth & The Flame – “Sorry”

Provo, Utah-via-Los Angeles three-piece The Moth & The Flame parlay perfectly formed bass tones and driving psyche stomps and strums with “Sorry.”   The Moth & The Flame – “Sorry”      … Continue reading

Aloa Input – “Going Home” & “Someday Morning”

Every so often you come across a band like Aloa Input that is so astoundingly good (and, as of now, so astoundingly underheard) that you just can’t help yourself but listen to their… Continue reading

Dive In – “Let Go” (Official Video)

Dive In hail from Glastonbury (the actual town, not the festival) in the west of England. Their song “Let Go” is happily planted at the musical crossroads of indie, rock, dance, and sunny,… Continue reading

Barbarossa – “Turbine” (Official Video) (Free Download)

Fresh from supporting José González‘s band Junip in New York last week, East London’s suitably red-bearded James Mathé, otherwise known as Barbarossa, combines a large, simple Black Keys-ish garage rock-soul guitar riff and tussled… Continue reading

Atoms for Peace – “Ingenue” (Official Video)

This video: Best. Drunken Yoga Class. Ever.   Atoms For Peace – “Ingenue” (Official Video)   Amok, the new album from Thom Yorke’s other band Atoms for Peace, is out now on XL… Continue reading

Watch a Fan-Filmed, Multi-Cam, Two-Hour Live Performance by Radiohead at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC on September 29, 2011

Officially endorsed by Thom Yorke and company who provided these fans with the band’s recorded audio feed from this performance.   Fan-Filmed, Multi-Cam, Two-Hour Live Performance by Radiohead at the Roseland Ballroom in… Continue reading

Atoms for Peace – “What the Eyeballs Did” (Free Download)

This latest song from the supergroup Atoms for Peace (Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, legendary Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, plus drummer Joey Waronker and Mauro Refosco on percussion) takes… Continue reading

Melody’s Echo Chamber – “Endless Shore”

Some magnificent French psychedelia to get your Friday started right. Paris, France’s Melody Prochet enlisted Aussie psyche-rocker and Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker to produce this swirling, cosmic jam.   Melody’s Echo Chamber… Continue reading

The xx – “Chained” (Official Video)

More oil-and-water video promo from the one of the coolest bands on the planet. Nocturnal and warm. Jamie xx goes for a Burial beat shuffle vibe on the drums.   “Chained” is the… Continue reading

Dan Digs on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle – 1am-6am Saturday July 28, 2012 – Tracklist & Streaming Links

Always supremely enjoyable DJing the late late late night on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle. Some tracks just make perfect sense at 3:30 in the morning. In these wee small hours is where the best… Continue reading

Dan Digs on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle – 9pm-1am Friday July 13, 2012 – Tracklist & Streaming Links

Friday night’s radio show on KEXP 90.3FM Seattle was great fun. Below is a list of the tracks played. Listen back to the show via KEXP’s streaming archive here (while stocks last).  … Continue reading

Family Band – “Night Song” (Official Video)

Brooklyn ambient rock group Family Band describe their music as “heavy mellow.” While Johnny Ollsin, Kim Krans, and Scott Hirsch’s particular brand of dark and solemn, starless sky indie is indeed heavy, mellow, and… Continue reading

My New Favorite Korean Rock Band: Peterpan Complex – “자꾸만 눈이 마주쳐” & “You Know I Love You” (Official Music Video)

Over the course of their 10-year existence the K-Indie band Peterpan Complex, fronted by Jeon Jihan, have sounded like a spookily exact (and I mean exact) Korean replica of Radiohead Peterpan Complex – “You… Continue reading

Quinton Sung Turns Radiohead’s Kid A into an 8-bit Chiptune Wonderpiece

Everything in its right place to jump over lava, avoid rolling boulders, defeat the boss, and rescue the princess.   Radiohead’s fourth album was just going to be called “Kid” but they had… Continue reading

A Film By Harmony Korine: The Black Keys – “Gold On The Ceiling” (Video)

Totally understand what’s going on here.   DIY GIFs.  

Kids Reenact Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” Video

James Winters is a film-maker and dad from Portland, Oregon. He combines both roles in this reenactment of the Beasties’ “Sabotage” vid below.   “Bake ‘em away, toys.“  

The Making of “Tomorrow Never Knows” by the Beatles (Video)

Earlier this week the TV series Mad Men allegedly paid a quarter of a bajillion dollars to use this song as part of the soundtrack to the latest episode. It’s a fantastic piece… Continue reading

Explosions in the Sky – “Postcard from 1952″ (Official Music Video)

There are plenty of bands who try to emulate the instrumental post-rock, do-without-the-singer thing, but Explosions in the Sky do it better than all of them.   Can’t wait to see the follow-up… Continue reading

Atomic Forest – “Locomotive Breath”

My new favorite 1970s Indian psychedelic rock group. Atomic Forest also may just be my new favorite band name. At least for this afternoon.

Pairs – ‘Yangpu Qu’

Up for hearing some thrashy, don’t-care, garage rock from two guys living in Shanghai that sounds like it was recorded with a plastic microphone that came free in a box of cereal in… Continue reading

De La Soul & Teenage Fanclub – ‘Fallin’

The one song from the rock-meets-hip-hop Judgment Night soundtrack that it’s okay to like. Funny how De La and t’Fanclub sound like they just don’t care one bit how this one turns out,… Continue reading

Korean Garage Rock with Galaxy Express – ‘Jungle the Black’ (Official Video)

Fresh from tearing SXSW to shreds (and then shredding the shreds) back in March, the Korean garage rockers Galaxy Express mean business with their riotous and hyper-energetic track ‘Jungle the Black’. On hearing… Continue reading

Music Monday: Pino Daniele – ‘Yes I Know My Way’

The only thing better than this 1970s Italo-pop-rock-disco-cosmo-soul masterpiece is the 1970s Italian television studio it’s filmed in. I never knew these shades of beige existed.

The xx

Miserable teenagers write quite the toe-tapping little ditty and then perform it with all the emotion and enthusiasm of asthmatic mice to critical acclaim. Their formula for success? Try to look like you’re… Continue reading