[VIDEO] Fanfarlo – “Shiny Things”

Point 1: Fanfarlo’s 2nd LP Rooms Filled With Light is out 2.28.

Point 2: It looks like it may be the album of the Spring.

Point 3: Never trust a man who wears his gold chain under his polo shirt collar.

Directed by Tim Nackashi

Brandon’s TBE Digest 30 – [11.3.2011] New Jams, Remixes, & Covers!

Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler

Brandon’s TBE Digest is a place where I gather up all the recent jams that are worth a listen (or 10) but don’t necessarily need their own post. Here you will find new tracks by known bands, remixes, covers, and even mashups if they are interesting. My favorites of the lot are in bold.

A big batch of goodies this time round. Plus, since it’s a nice round number Jacob Youngblood Ziegler hooked us up with a fancy Anniversary Edition of the TBE Digest art. Stare at it in awe as you listen.

For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!


♫ Phantogram – Don’t Move / Phantogram return with the Nightlife EP and this is a great sign of the continued sexiness these two are working with.

♫ Body Language – Seeds of Sight / More spaced out sex funk from one of Brooklyn’s finest.

♫ Vacationer – Gone  While not nearly as good as previous track “Trip” this shows good promise of more magic to come from this Body Language collaborator.


♫ Katie Herzig – Free My Mind (RAC Remix) / Like I said yesterday, there is no Read more

[MP3] Fanfarlo – “Replicate”

but still it sleeps inside us until someone unties us

♫ Fanfarlo – Replicate

Fanfarlo have an as-yet-untitled new album coming out soon and “Replicate” is the first taste of that. At first I felt it was lacking some of their signature punch from tracks like “I Am A Pilot” or “Luna”  but after a few listens I realized I was right, but that was absolutely ok. I found my ears mesmerized by the song’s sparse arrangements and delicate hooks that seem to sink in deeper and deeper. Now when I hear those opening string strokes I look forward to the sonic journey I am about to embark on. And I look forward to more new material.

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Best Albums of 2009 /// Honorable Mention & EPs

I’m too tired and you’re too anxious. Let’s get this show on the road. I’ll drop some kind of ’09 wrap up speech in “The Best Albums of ’09 / The Top 15” which should be out soooon. In the meantime, nibble on these biscuits. And leave your comments! You guys have piped up louder than ever lately and I love hearing what Team TBE thinks. Cause if two brains are better than one, well than imagi…. ok, we get it, let’s do this!

Oh, and since ranking albums is for wieners (songs are OK) I just alphabetized these lists. I don’t believe in favorites so it would be dishonest of me to attempt some sort of ranking system here. These joints are just the business, each in their own way.

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[Contest!] 2 tickets to Fanfarlo in Brooklyn, Tuesday 9/22

Being deaf/busy the past few weeks I was forced to take an unfortunate break from TBE. I may have been away from the site, but many of you weren’t. I was pleasantly surprised with the daily traffic, despite a lack of new posts. I imagine that many of you regulars were a bit miffed or confused and it’s for you people that this is for. A bit of a thank you for sticking with me and the music. I guess, it’s really not for all of you though since this contest is only really relevant to residents of the NYC area. Sorry rest of the world, I will work on getting something up your alley soon. But in the meantime!


♫ Fanfarlo – Luna

Fanfarlo (original post) is touring the US and this Tuesday they will be in Brooklyn at the beautiful Bell House (where I saw/interviewed RAA back in May). Their live shows are reputed to be fantastic and I have 2 tickets to the show for you! Just shoot an email over to and let me know your favorite song you have found on TBE. I don’t get much feedback around here and I’d like to know what you are digging! I’ll select the winner at random on Sunday night. Don’t forget to include your name and a contact phone number (just in case you don’t check your email that day!).

1. Email

2. Your favorite track/artist discovered off TBE. (Other words/stories encouraged but not necessary.)

3. Name & Phone

4. Send before Midnight on Sunday (NYC/Eastern Standard Time)

It’s just that easy! Good luck to you all.

Fanfarlo are cheaper/better than a Luna bar, can also be enjoyed by men


and if we’re kicking up a fuss, it’s only cause we must

Fanfarlo – Luna

Don’t look at the album cover (or think of Luna Bars) when you start listening to “Luna” because your expectations will explode. This is not music for downer teens in 1800s, nor music I would describe as “sepia tinted.” Not really sure what Fanfarlo were thinking with this album cover but then again who really cares ’cause it’s the music what we are here for. And that, my friends, requires no wondering, just wonderment (If that is a word). So Fanfarlo is one of those bands that has been all up in my inbox for months now and I somehow managed to avoid falling in love with them. Luckily, I kept being reminded of them and kept revisiting their tunes until then started to grow on me more. Then, BAM, one day I find out they are selling their debut Reservoir for $1! After briefly wondering why the London based outfit was dealing in weak-ass dollars I just bought the damn thing and that’s when we really clicked, Fanfarlo and I. Don’t worry, I’m not a jealous lover. You can get in on the love too. Its still only $1 until July 4th (again with the USA stuff?)

Bury your face in MySpace /// eMusic too /// Buy Reservoir for $1!!