Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wild Nothing

Dear Wild Nothing,

I'm writing to tell you that I love you. There is something about your music that makes me warm inside. It makes me want to smile, cry, dance and have adventurous romances.
It reminds me of why I fell in love with music when I was 14. It reminds me of listening to The Bats in college and reassures me that there is reason to be excited about new records. Yes, RECORDS, not singles, remixes, etc.

The fact that you cover Kate Bush & Fleetwood Mac make me love you even more.

Hope to see you live soon.

Thanks for everything,
Andy Pants!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

The new Gayngs record is really, really good. Stream and buy it here: http://gayngs.net/

Someone called it a guilty pleasure listen but, I don't feel guilty at all. In fact, it's the perfect soundtrack to my life right now. AND they cover a great track by Godley and Creme with an ahead of its time video to match (1985).

POL forever

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions

I guess I'm feeling pretty uninspired by most contemporary music these days. I used to hate when people said that but now, I get it. Most shit has been done. Some of it lasts, most of it doesn't.

A great comment on this youtube post reads: "Back in the days if a Club did not play this it was not a real Club and that's the truth." I want to go to the Club that is still playing this track.

More on Lonnie Liston Smith

Monday, April 5, 2010

Terry Reid

*thanks you know who for turning me on to this

Reid plays McCabes in Santa Monica THIS FRIDAY, 4/09,


Album A Sufi & A Killer Out Now. Buy it.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Damn Y'all

It's been a few fortnights since my last post.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm Back!! WIND IT UP!!!!!!!!!

"I'm a freak, she's a freak, everybody's a freak...!"

This is your banger to blast the rest of Summer '09.

Play it loud and WIND IT UP!!

The sex Jam is from Mark Pritchard aka Harmonic 313/Reload etc and Om'Mas Keith of Sa-Ra Creative Partners. 'Wind It Up' is chopped and screwed booty music. What could be better??

Buy it on vinyl from Turntable Lab! Great album cover!

Hear it HERE!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dam-Funk Animal Collective Remix

Animal Collective approached Los Angeles based "Ambassador of Boogie Funk" Dam-Funk to do a remix of "Summertime Clothes" and after becoming more familiar with the much-hyped noise group, he agreed. He even hand delivered the final mix to the band at their super-crazy-hyped show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles back in February.

More on Dam-Funk here

It's really a surprising combination. Refreshing actually. Two very different sounds coming together in a really cool way. Good job Dam-Funk!

Hear the remix here: http://www.rappcats.com/xxx/summertimeclothes-damfunkremix.mp3

12" is out July 7th.
A1 Summertime Clothes (Album Version)
A2 Summertime Clothes (Dam-Funk Remix)
B1 Summertime Clothes (Leon Day AKA L.D Remix)
B2 Summertime Clothes (Zomby's Analog Lego Mix)


Friday, May 15, 2009


This has got to be one of the best band stories I've heard in a while. The music is pretty great too.

Boiled down story from Death's MySpace page:

In 1970, three brothers from Detroit started their first band and began playing Funk/R&B at shows around town. In 1973, the brothers went to see a performance of Iggy and the Stooges. From that day forward, the band moved into the direction of Rock n' Roll and named themselves Death.

Clive Davis noticed them, gave them a record deal. They started recording. Davis then insisted they change their name. The brothers (led by Bobby Hackey)refused and the deal was canceled. Death released 500 copies of a 45 on their own that was given away at shows for free. That was that.

Sometime in the 2000's Bobby Hackney's sons heard Death songs being played at parties in California. Bobby shared the 34 year old master tapes with his sons. Drag City came into the picture and finally gave the album a release on February 17th, 2009.

Bobby and Dannis Hackney in the studio

This shit is way ahead of it's time and so good.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Simply Red meets Bon Iver.
I really like this. It's beautiful and moody and sad and sweet.

These guys are from Berkeley, CA by way of Bloomington, IN. They released their 3rd full-length with JAGJAGUWAR back in February, called "The Blue Depths".

There are free tracks available via their MYSPACE and via RCRDLBL.

The stand out track for me is Harmless Lover's Discourse. Kinda heartbreaking.


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lee Fields. "Ladies"

LISTEN TO "LADIES" HERE Track is featured on Lee Fields album "My World", dropping June 2 on Truth and Soul records.

Judging from this track and the couple songs on his MySpace, album should be pretty great.

From the Truth and Soul site:
Lee Fields is a bona-fide, 100%, unadulterated, pure, gut-bucket soul singer. While the crate-digging funk and soul community bestowed "legendary" status upon him due to his undeniably solid series of rare 7" singles (and one LP) recorded and released on his own independent labels in the 70s, he's never been one to sit in a dusty corner. New York label/production team Truth & Soul, are ready to bring him to light with a brand new album of beat-heavy, deep soul ballads that will show soul-revivalists the world over what real soul is.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Little Dragon. Tour and New Record Coming Soon...

Little Dragon. Haven't been so excited about a band in a long time. They released their self-titled record way back in Sept. 2007 (remains import only) but it's been gaining slowly gaining awareness in the US ever since. Above is a video for "Constant Surprises" off that album which is loaded with gems. GEMS.

The Swedish group is led by Yukimi Nagano, who has done work with the band Koop in the past. She's got an enchanting voice and charisma to boot.

They toured the states late last year but will be back soon opening for TV on the Radio (no comment on that band) on the East Coast and in the South and headlining some West Coast dates.

May 11- Mr.Smalls Theatre support for TVOR Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 12- Headliners Music Hall support for TVOR Louisville, Kentucky
May 13- Bottle Tree Cafe support for TVOR South Birmingham, Alabama
May 15- House of Blues New Orleans support for TVOR New Orleans
May 16- Stubbs Bar-B-Q support for TVOR Austin, Texas
May 17- House of Blues support for TVOR Dallas, Texas
May 18- Diamond Ballroom support for TVOR Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 20- INDEPENDENT San Francisco
May 22- Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa
May 25- GLASS HOUSE, Pomona
May 28- CASBAH, San Diego

Conspicuously, there is no LA date. But hopefully they'll decide to add one last minute. The shows are going to rule. Highly recommended. Ok?

Word is the new record is done, we just have to wait for news on a release date.

Here more tracks on their ol' MySpace page

xoxo POL

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Invisible. London Girl.

Just came across a really exciting new band called The Invisible. They are from London. They are a three piece. They have a REALLY great single out in the UK right now called "London Girl". It's kinda reminiscent of Cut Copy, of Hercules, of Grovesnor, but actually very tough to find an accurate comparison. It's groovy, funky and just really good.

It will be great for watching the sunset over summer BBQs for sure.

The track will be included in the band's self-titled debut album, due out on Accidental in the UK in September. No news at the moment regarding a US release.


Felix Da Housecat

A bit of a blast from the past, Chicago House king Felix Da Housecat is back at it. A big fan of his 2001 album "Kittenz and Thee Glitz", I had kind of forgotten about him. UNTIL, I heard his new single "Kickdrum". It's a serious attack of repetitive and intoxicating bass with some sexed up female vocals by Nese Djouma on top. It's the kind of track I want to hear at maximum volume, surrounded my walls of speakers and preferably under some strobe lights. Hot shit.

Check out the video Felix made for YouTube above.
The single is available for purchase exclusively at Beatport as of April 14.

Full album due out later this summer. He's doing Coachella and other scattered dates in the meantime. Myspace.

Have fun.
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