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SASSY 009 – “Are You Leaving” // Ian Francis

SASSY 009 leaves us with a dreamy production driven by a drum loop surrounded by colorful textures; a distant flute solo here, a constant ring coming from wind chimes in some other soundscape realm, and some clean, echo-y vocals.   Sit back with your drink on this one, and let it take you over.

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[VIDEO] Music Video Roundup – 4.28.14 (Bryce Vine, NO, Body Parts, Bear Hands)

Gather round everyone, this Music Video Roundup has it all! Laughs, violence, loneliness, drugs, dancing, and even some good ol fashioned time travel (Calvin & Hobbes would be proud of Bryce Vine’s “Sour Patch Kids” video). Dive in and get dirty!

Bryce Vine – “Sour Patch Kids”

NO – “There’s A Glow”

Body Parts – “People”

Body Parts / People from Body Parts on Vimeo.

Bear Hands – “Giants”

[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2012 – Part 2 (July-Dec)

TBE-Best-of-2012-Songs

Screw the Oscars! Now that the site is back up we can continue the (very late) Best of 2012 Awards!

So many great songs last year. The second 6 months of jams did more than stand up to the first. So many genres colliding in this list. Beautiful songs. Funny songs. Innovative songs. Simple songs. Dance songs. Rock songs. All songs that Read more

[VIDEO] No – “Stay With me”

How on earth did I miss this video when I posted about No before? So awesome. Anyone else ever have Crash Test Dummies toys as a kid? Also so awesome.

[EP] No – DON’T WORRY, YOU’LL BE HERE FOREVER (w/ “Another Life”)

i’ll pretend that i don’t think of you at all

♫ No – Another Life

  • Who: Sean, Bradley, Michael, Reese, Ryan and sometimes Joseph.
  • What: Heartache rock, like The National, Of Monsters and Men, Mumford & Sons
  • Where: Echo Park, Los Angeles + Facebook
  • When: Get their debut EP Don’t Worry for free here.
  • Why: I have been hearing about No for at least 8 months and have stubbornly neglected to track down any of their music. A local band with a name that nondescript can have that kind of negative-motivational effect. If only someone had mentioned that they would remind me of The National then I wouldn’t have been spending all this time not rocking out at their shows and not loving this EP. Embarrassing times. Well, lets forget about all that and soak in the sadness of “Another Life’ and its tale of lost love. Shuffling percussion, dancing guitar lines and delicate vocals swirl together so beautifully that when the “oooh oooh ooooooohs” kick in it’s like literal icing on the cake. I’ll have another slice, please. Lucky, because there are 5 more on the EP.