Mother Fucking B.O.M.B Fest

Holy shit... I did not see this coming from BOMB fest. The line up is so dope! What an improvement over last year, and two days will make this an official festival. Kudos to everyone involved with making this happen in Connecticut. There will be a lot of people from NYC that will take the train up and that will help our local music get recognition by people that would otherwise not come to CT. I can not wait to see all of these bands! The festival will take place in Danbury this year, at Western's festival grounds. Early bird tickets are on sale now you can grab them for $89 RIGHT HERE.  Check out more info about everything at their website. RSVP HERE.



Tiny Desk Concert

Local Natives blow my mind. If you don't know about them yet, you are a lost cause. Here they are playing for NPR offices.


2011 So Far

I have been doing a lot of traveling this month so that has given me tons of time to listen to new material, but not a lot of time to blog about it. So far I have been listening to Cloud Nothings, Toro Y Moi, Cut Copy, Tennis, James Blake and Smith Westerns. Cut Copy's new album 'Zonoscope' has floored me. This could have staying power like Toro y Moi last year and Beach House. Zonoscope is dancy, catchy, retro, just perfect. I was blown away after my first listen and it has been getting constant play since. I just want to dance every time I put it on.

I also really like the new Smith Westerns LP 'Dye It Blonde'. They really nailed the right tone for that album. Whatever they are using for their electric sound works out perfect for them. They are going to blow up this year. I really enjoy the new Tennis album despite it getting some beatings on the internet. It's a minimalist album...it's just so soothing to me.

Cloud Nothings and Toro y Moi had two of my favorite albums from last year, but I fear they may have hit the sophomore slump. Cloud Nothings album is still good, overall their lyrics are too repetitive. Their new song Should Have does kick major ass though. Toro teased me with two amazing new tracks 'New Beat' and 'Still Sounds' the two videos I posted before this. They are instant pop gems that I can't stop listening to. The only problem is, they are the only two tracks on the album I am completely in love with.

People have some serious hard ons for the James Blake album, but I don't see it. Maybe I'm not deep enough or I need to listen to it a few more times, but I'm not sold on him. There is one song that I really like on it. 'Wilhelms Scream' is a great track. Well I am off to the Dirty D for the weekend, download this playlist! It's what im jammin to.

Best of 2011 Playlist http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LLCO0S6P


Still Sounds

Our favorite musician from last year has a new album coming out in February. 'Underneath The Pine' is his new effort and instead of the sampling electro we loved in the first album, he keeps the chill factor around while getting a fuller sound with a complete band. Chaz is showing us that there is a hell of a lot more to him that turning some knobs and pressing buttons, this man is a class act musician. He also seems like the coolest fucker on the planet...I will be seeing them this spring, after two failed attempts last year. Here is the music video for Still Sound. Super retro, I love it. Oh ya, and if you are wondering...my dance skills are about as good as Chaz.

'New Beat' has been floating around the interwebs and now has a video as well. Enjoy these two and be sure to pick up the album.

Toro Y Moi "Still Sound" {Official Video} from stevedanielsfilms on Vimeo.


Best Coast - Letterman

Best Coast is doing the whole late night run, they stopped by David Letterman for a perfoance of Each and Everyday. Beth mentioned before going on that she was very nervious. The song seems kinda rushed...like the band wanted to play it in 30 seconds to avoid messing up. They still pulled it off though. Oh, plz marry me Beth. Thank you