For Your Consideration: The Darcys

Toronto art rock band, The Darcys have played with the likes of Deerhoof, Hollerado, Tennis and others throughout 2011 leading up to the release of their debut self-titled album last October on Toronto-based indie label Arts & Crafts. “A dense, challenging, monstrously tuneful prog-rock epic that improbably finds common ground between Radiohead and Steely Dan,” said Ben Rayner of The Toronto Star.
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Watch: Butch Walker & the Black Widow’s “Synthesizers” video premiere.

To commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the movie “Dazed and Confused”, Butch Walker has released his newest video for the song “Synthesizers” off of his latest album as Butch Walker and the Black Widows, “The Spade”. In Butch’s own words:

“we brought a little someone from the film back to be the life of the party for our new video…the song lyrics really relate to just about anyone who has a hard time moving on with the changes that life throws at you…. ”

You’ll spot more familiar faces than just Wooderson (so…McConaughey doesn’t age either-I didn’t get that memo) in this video, including a particularly sexy bartender.


Miniature Tigers – “Female Doctor”

Ok so the video is obviously from a French hidden camera show (assumedly, they love that shit) but this song is the jam. Miniature Tigers are a Brooklyn band and their album Mia Pharaoh comes out March 6th.

C’mon get happy! Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s dispense “Prozac Rock”

Prozac Rock by MargotCloud

My favorite Indianapolis band will be releasing their next album ROT GUT on March 20, 2012 and with tour dates coming soon. The single for Prozac Rock/Fingertips is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

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Our Xmas Present To You! The AvantTrashmas 2011 Mixtacular Vol.II Christmas Compilation Mixtape Thingy

We’ve taken a few suggestions from last year and added a bunch of new stuff and some oldies. Not gonna lie, about half of these are a joke. I left out a few that I really wanted to add (the first ones that sprang to mind really) but I’ve decided to save them until next year (or did I?). Let us know what you like, what you hate and what you’d like to see on next year’s comp. Thanks for another year on the interwebs.
And here is 2010′s Mix for your downloading pleasure

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For Your Consideration: Young Statues – “I Don’t Wanna Know What’s Under Your Tree”

FFS this is almost too good to be a holiday song. It’s by South Jersey/Philly’s own Young Statues and comes from the 12th Annual Arbor Christmas Compilation. Their self-titled debut is out on Run For Cover Records.

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MORE KIDS WORTH HATING! Sleepy Man Banjo Boys – “Jingle Bells Practice”

Sorry about the holiday music. We keeps that to a minimum around here (aside from some old favorites we’ll be reposting soon enough). But I had to pass along this video so you can also wonder what you were doing with your teenage life that was more important than shredding a Banjo. I know I’m not the only one wondering this?

You Should Know: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis – “I’m So Sorry”

Here’s a cool video shot in reverse from Kitty, Daisy & Lewis called “I’m So Sorry”. You’d never guess that these guys were from London. Although I could see them touring with The English Beat.

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You Should Know: KAV – “Pass The Gun” Live in LA

From the forthcoming DVD here is KAV‘s “Pass The Gun” Live @ Bedrock Studios in LA (Echo Park). The DVD will be packaged with the forthcoming debut full length LP with your donation through PledgeMusic. Check it out and most importantly DONATE!!!

Damn that’s a good looking bunch of lads, but can anyone understand what the bassist is saying?

Cazwell’s “Unzip Me” featuring Peaches

A match made in gay heaven. Underground dance sensation Cazwell and aggressive/glamorous electro queen Peaches have teamed up for the raunchy electro banger “Unzip Me”. The video, directed by Bec Stupak (Lady Gaga’s Alejandro), debuted earlier this week on The Huffington Post. The track is from Cazwell’s upcoming full-length album, ‘Hard To Be Fresh’, out next year.

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You Should Know: Gotye f/Kimbra – “Somebody That I Used To Know” Live @ KCRW

This is one of those songs that I only found out about a couple weeks ago and listened to it like 20 times straight. That doesn’t happen very often anymore.

Strange how there is still such a cultural divide between Australia and the US. It takes an insane amount of effort for artists to cross the Pacific. Sad, really. There should be an exchange program. I volunteer.

3:02 is my favorite part. Kimbra is like an Oz P.J.Harvey. Her Emperor Palpatine finger zaps are adorkable. Maybe she’s secretly a T-Rex. Gotye’s name (because we all say it wrong until we wiki it) is pronounced gore-ti-yeah. Then again Australians pronounce “No” as “Nor” so it’s all fair game I’m sure.

Dude is 10 days younger than me. My god, what have I done with my life.

Dënver – “Los adolescentes”

I wish America taught other languages than stupid English to kids in public school so I knew what the fuck they were saying in this video.

Oh and I guess I should warn you that there are a couple almost NSFW moments in this video unless you live outside of America then it’s pretty much all tame and fair game.

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