Coasting :: Kids (Video)

Jun 11th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , ,

Rad video from lo-fi pop duo Coasting.  Via GvsB.

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Detox Retox – Movement EP

Jun 10th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , ,

Detox Retox hails from DC and recently finished recording their new EP Movement.  The band is playing its brand of power punk/pop with friends of newdust Loose Lips on June 19th at the Black Cat. The show is for both the Movement EP release and Loose Lips new EP release.  Dual EP release party?  You all better be there!  Enjoy this catchy single “Caroline”, and don’t be afraid to sing along…

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Artist: Detox Retox Song: Caroline.mp3 Album: Movement EP
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Yello :: Distant Mirror and To The Sea

Don’t ask me why but for some reason I woke up this morning with Yello on my mind. “Who?” you ask yourself. Yello is the Swiss electronic duo responsible for the song accompanying Cameron Fry’s 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California. Oh yeah. Still confused? Than you’re probably not a product of the ’80s. I’ve done us all a favor and spent the last 2 hours sorting out all of their songs not worth listening to twice…or even once all the way through for that matter. Out of all the songs I listened to, I enjoyed their more mellowed out tunes the most. Here are two of them, “Distant Mirror” from their 1999 Motion Picture, and “To The Sea” feat. great vocals from Stina Nordenstam off their 1997 Pocket Universe.

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Song: Distant Mirror.mp3
Album: Motion Picture

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Song: To The Sea.mp3
Album: Pocket Universe
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Casino Versus Japan

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a post in the realm of ambient music, so here’s a dusty one for you. This is the ’98 debut album of Erik Kowalski (aka Casino Versus Japan). At 22 tracks (over an hour of total play time), the album is broken into four main movements, each one different from the one before it. Sometimes it leans more towards instrumental shoegaze, and at other times it’s full-blown ambiance in the key of Brian Eno. For fans of the genre, you need to listen to this album all the way through to fully appreciate it. And for those who are new to the genre, I can’t think of a more perfect introduction to ambient music. The album was re-released digitally this past January, and you can get your copy at Boomkat or Amazon.

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Artist: Casino Versus Japan
Song: Names On Maps Of Venus (Pt 3).mp3
Album: Casino Versus Japan

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Song: Blue Vacation (Pt 1).mp3
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Lightfoot :: 1963 & Sea of Love (live on record store day)

Jun 7th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , ,

Check out these videos from Erik and Jess of Lightfoot performing at Som Records on Record Store Day.  Cherish these folk/pop songs while they last because according to Erik (lead guitar w/ LF) the band’s sound is taking a whole new direction after the summer.  Enjoy!

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The Spires – Curved Space EP

Jun 7th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , , ,

The Spires Curved Space

Unlike some albums that grow on you the more you listen, this one delivers instant gratification. The Spires are a trio consisting of core members Jason Bays (vocals and guitar) and Colleen Coffey (drums) along with Catelyn Kindred (bass). They basically locked themselves in their practice space and spit out Curved Space (out 7/13) in just three days. I love the simplistic lo-fi pop stylings of the band. They’ve brought back this sound that’s been lost behind the almighty electro/chill wave movement; check out my favorite tune from the EP, “Kent Studies.”

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Artist: The Spires Song: Kent Studies.mp3 Album: Curved Space EP
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MillionYoung at DC Nine on Monday June 7th

Jun 6th, 2010 : by :: Tags: , ,

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Newdust faves MillionYoung will be playing with Burnt Ones on Monday June 7th at DC Nine.  Be there!  In the meantime enjoy your Sunday and check out this track from his Be So True EP.

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Artist: MillionYoung Song: Day We Met.mp3 Album: Be So True EP
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