Friday, January 29, 2010

when I break I break

I love Nina Nicki but after this I LOVE Nina Nicki!

(I always call her Nina! Why?! Urgh. Probably because I am a white, Australian Jewish girl who mostly listens to obscure indie records. I didn't even realise that I'd written Nina until someone emailed me about it (Thank you, Ben xx))

Mariah doesn't even need to try anymore. A few high notes, a tight dress and a tongue-in-cheek video and she's in business. Sure it's no Fantasy, but she gives us red lips, tight hips and a heap of cheek to make up for the missing roller skates.

And you know what. There are a few boys I know who I'd like to have made a video like this for...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

grass canyon


Just as I am telling myself I should go to sleep, this starts playing on my iTunes. I'd forgotten all about it. Drift off. Good nights with spaced dreams.

Grass Canyon haven't released anything for a while, not since their three-cassette compilation, but do have some shows coming up in Chicago and Detroit if you check their myspace

If you like the above drifter, you can download a portion of Shakra from Don't Die Wondering and stream 'Great Lakes' from If you seek... here

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

veronica falls

Veronica Falls 'Beachy Head'

What do four Londoner's know about beachy heads? Does the water at Brighton give you sandy, full bodied locks the same way it does at Bondi? Does the slapping water against the sand wash away soft footprints in the same way? Raging seas, passing waves and riptides dragging you further and further out. Sounds far too menacing for an Australian coastline.

This song is so simple. A great pop tune that will stay in your head for hours. I love the "aahhs" that introduce the vocal line and then continue to the harmonised chorus. Transparent and GvB blogged a song by Veronica Falls last year called Found Love In A Graveyard. While I didnt dislike it, I didn't love it. Despite that, I went to the Veronica Falls myspace yesterday to see if they had any new stuff online and listened to Beachy Head. Today is Australia day and because Australia is basically one large beach this song seems wonderfully appropriate. Well, aside from the depressing lyrics. I also just got home from the beach, which made me want to listen to this song, which in turn made me want to post it online for others to enjoy. Happy Australia/Beach Day!

Friday, January 22, 2010

dear life


this is making you so much easier right now

misty balearic for walking on the moon making the fourty degree celcius weather slightly more bearable

blondes myspace

release out sometime soon on the great meerok records (salem, teengirl fantasty, rainbow arabia, titus andronicus)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

playing favourites

I hate logging in to youtube just so I can listen to songs, but sometimes it is all that is available. Same goes with Myspace.

Mid this week a big parcel of records arrived from across the water which included Fergus & Geronimo from Pure Groove. 60s pop inspired low fi. Is that all I am listening to at the moment? I came to these guys late. I was looking on the sxsw line up a month or so ago and realised I knew their name but couldn't recall their sound. A quick www search later and voila - a 7" ordered, and some mp3s downloaded to jive around my room to in the meantime.

Buy the 7" for the above single here and grab details for their other releases (including the latest Woodsist 7" and Tic Tac Totally release) here.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

should you be blue here is a couple just for you

"why do all the the beautiful ones go dum dada dumb"

via fader

Both of these are out Jan 26. Quail Lungs 7" via Post Present Medium, and VoicesVoices E.P out through Manimal Vinyl

PPM webstore
Manimal Vinyl webstore


I am so super psyched by this album. So much so that this is all I have listened to all day (seriously like a l l d a y).
Wetdog 'Lower Leg'

Frauhaus is their second record and was released on Angular late last year. Buy or download it here. Captured Tracks is releasing it in the Americas sometime soon.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010