don't you tell me how i feel.

paging ian curtis by v
November 13, 2013, 7:10 am
Filed under: creepy in an awesome way, gothy shit, New music, Shit I Like

Holy Joy Division, Soviet Soviet.


hook, line, etc. by v
November 11, 2013, 10:45 am
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The Hookworms are a Leeds-based, reverb-obsessed band whose new Pearl Mystic is dizzyingly good, if you’re into the whole psychedelic thing. “Since We Had Changed” has opium den written all over it.

royal flush by v
November 6, 2013, 7:10 am
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The new Idle No More from King Khan & The Shrines is part 1960s high-school slow dance, part jubilant soul revue. In an age of computer-based everything and ethereal whisper-singing, it’s nice to to hear some unapologetic brass.

you better work by v
October 21, 2013, 7:21 am
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For possibly the first time ever, Ms. Spears has released a single with lyrical merit, espousing the notion that good things come to those who bust ass — “You want a Lamborghini? You better work, bitch.” Also, the faux-British accent we heard on that collaboration last year is still in full effect. You just never know with this one.

cover of the day by v
October 9, 2013, 7:16 am
Filed under: covers, creepy in an awesome way, moody, New music, Shit I Like | Tags: ,

Anyone who dares cover a Smiths song has some nerve, but if you’re going for it, you might as well go big — in the case of Ebony Bones, get the London Children’s Choir to perform “What Difference Does it Make,” lending an even more horror-film-like cast to an already sinister song (and that’s to say nothing of the whistling). I was skeptical at first, but she won me over. If you were into Dead Man’s Bones, I suspect you’ll like this.

Moz, on the other hand, will likely have a different perspective.

window treatments by v
September 25, 2013, 7:13 am
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Lace Curtain’s new Falling/Running EP deftly layers drum machines, crisp guitar and whispered vocals to ominous but danceable effect. The video, not unexpectedly, is some arty mishmash of various flora and an indifferent Australian playing his synth on the floor.

allow me to introduce myself by v
September 18, 2013, 7:17 am
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“It’s George” comes to us courtesy of Lindsday Lowend, a Lilo-obsessed, insanely precocious 20-year-old from D.C. with a fat penguin avatar and a clear penchant for the 8-bit. What’s not to love?