Thursday, December 24, 2009


Is there such a thing as Medium-Fi? Here's a track from the forthcoming self-titled Broken Bells record, which is comprised of DJ Dangermouse and Shins frontman James Mercer. Seems like the collaboration from the ceased and desisted "Dark Night Of The Soul" record , left some unfinished business between these two. The album takes all of The Shins' great pop sensibilities, which then becomes mastered by Dangermouse's supreme ear for the sublime. To me, listening to this self titled release is like driving through a late night desert with the top down, while being possessed by Roy Orbison, then taking a detour into an alternate galaxy, all while listening to a Gary Numan record.

This album won't see the light of day until March 9th, but you can pre-order it from Amazon HERE. Listen to the very fitting "The Mall & The Misery", dedicated to all those who waited til the last second this year.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa Ana Winds

Here's a track from the forthcoming Cold War Kids EP titled "Behave Yourself". Consider it a Christmas treat for all Angelenos, from Whittier's own Cold War Kids. The EP will be released on January 19th, you can pre-order it HERE. The 'Kids will also be gracing Los Angeles on January 22nd at The Wiltern Theater. You can purchase tix HERE. A Merry Christmas to all, and to all Angelenos, enjoy our version of Winter.

"Santa Ana Winds" by The Cold War Kids

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Cold War Kids music is available on iTunes.

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