CMJ 2010

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The CMJ Music Festival is nearly here! With so many exciting bands this year, I've put together a mix to get you acquianted with some of the bands playing next week.


01. Wild Nothing - Live in Dreams
02. Kisses - Kisses
03. Oberhofer - Don'tneedya
04. Beach Fossils - Face It
05. Allo Darlin' - If Loneliness Was Art
06. Darren Hanlon - All These Things
07. Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr - Simple Girl
08. Dream Diary - Is He Really Mine?
09. Crayon Fields - How Loved You Are
10. Magic Bullets - Sigh The Day Away
11. Shrag - Rabbit Kids
12. Eternal Summers - Pogo
13. La Sera - Never Come Around
14. Dead Leaf Echo - Half-Truth

{ download mix }


Still Corners

Do you love Broadcast, Blonde Redhead, Camera Obscura? Then you will absolutely fall for London's Still Corners. Dreamy, hazy, and beautiful.

Endless Summer { mp3 }

History of Love { mp3 }

{ myspace }



Cats On Fire (the best band to come out of Finland) have just released a 20-track compilation of some of their earlier recordings. The compilation starts off with a cover of one of my all-time favorite songs, White Town's "Your Woman". Get the album on Matinee records.

{ mp3 } Cats On Fire - Your Woman (White Town Cover)

The Divine Comedy release a new single from their tenth (!!) album "Bang Goes The Knighthood" on May 23rd. The single is titled "At The Indie Disco" -- which is where I was in Glasgow on Sunday night!

{ mp3 } The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco

As I recently returned from Glasgow (my current favorite city), I should mention one Scottish band to check out.....

Zoey van Goey are that band! They will soon to release their second album. I was fortunate to catch them play a matinee show at Captains Rest on Sunday and thought they were terrific. Their debut album was released in the US earlier this year. Highly recommended!

{ mp3 } Zoey van Goey - We Don't Have That Kind of Bread

Also, if you're in NYC this Friday, i'll probably play these songs and many more at MONDO! So come dance with me!



Indonesian pop band Annemarie are currently working hard recording their second album. Their debut album "ABC on TV" was one my favorite albums of 2007. Their charming and tuneful indiepop is perfect for summer afternoons. The new album will feature latin and jazz elements, while still holding onto their signature jangly guitar sound.

Annemarie - Blue Sky on Holiday

{ myspace }

Also, check out this video from their first album.


NYC Popfest 2010 Lineup!

NYC Popfest 2010 lineup has been announced! Mark your calendar for May 20-23 and pack your bags for New York City!

Thursday May 20th
Venue – Cake Shop

Sweater Girls (CA)
Elephant Parade (NYC)
Dream Diary (NYC)
Leaving Mornington Crescent (Sweden)
Horowitz (UK)
Veronica Falls (UK)

* * * * *

Friday May 21st
Venue – Don Hill’s

Cotton Candy (MA)
The Smittens (VT)
Allo Darlin (UK)
Pants Yell! (MA)
Tender Trap (UK)

* * * * *

Saturday May 22nd
Venue – Spike Hill (free matinee show!)

Hearts!Attack (UK)
Corita (NYC)
Gold-Bears (GA)
Moustache of Insanity (UK)
One Happy Island (MA)

* * * * *

Saturday May 22nd
Venue – The Bell House

Very Truly Yours (IL)
World Atlas (NYC)
Bears (OH)
My Teenage Stride (NYC)
The Wake (UK)

* * * * *

Sunday May 23rd
Venue – Littlefield

Santa Monica Swim & Dive Club (MI)
For Ex-Lovers Only (FL)
The Young Friends (AZ)
Apple Orchard (CA)
Brown Recluse (PA)
Bunnygrunt (MO)
Sea Lions (CA)
Neverever (CA)
The Secret History (NYC)
The Embassy (Sweden)

Ticket info, DJs, and more details will follow soon!








NYC Popfest 2010

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NYC Popfest returns MAY 20-23, 2010!

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new Burning Hearts!

yay! here's the new single from BURNING HEARTS. it comes with a remix of "a peasant's dream". order the 7" from shelflife here.

{ mp3 } burning hearts - night animal


The Best Songs of 2009

Dr Maz presents The Best Songs of 2009 { zip file }

1 hour 27 minutes


01 The Pastels / Tenniscoats - Vivid Youth
02 Crayon Fields - All The Pleasures of the World
03 Toy Fight - High Noon
04 Allo Darlin' - Henry Rollins Don't Dance
05 The Cave Weddings - Bring Your Love
06 Bricolage - Footsteps
07 The Drums - I Felt Stupid
08 Memory Tapes - Bicycle
09 Air France - Gothenburg Belongs To Me
10 jj - Ecastasy
11 Veronica Falls - Found Love in a Graveyard
12 Sea Lions - Beautiful Day
13 Summer Cats - Lonely Planet
14 Crystal Stilts - Love is a Wave
15 Girls - Lust for Life
16 Liechtenstein - All At Once
17 Afternoon Naps - The Day We Started
18 Best Coats - The Sun Was High (So Was I)
19 Standard Fare - Philadelphia
20 The Cavalcade - Meet You in the Rain
21 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction
22 The Ballet - House on Fire
23 Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - 1999
24 Neverever - Temporary Tattoo
25 Camera Obscura - French Navy
26 Cats on Fire - Fabric
27 Atlas Sound - Quick Canal (feat. Laetitia Sadler)