Scaly Eyes - Balue

Okay, I have to be honest here. I've been putting off writing a new post for a while, and my only excuse has remained the same. "You don't have enough new music". That statement has proved to be untrue. Within the past few months of rebuilding my iTunes library, I have discovered a preponderance of new bands and songs by bands and artists I already know. 

I can't spell, apparently. 

So to the point. First, there's Balue, whom I'm listening to now. Paradoxical Intention, which is also the title of their newest album, is a great song with backings of what sounds like Robin Williams. Not to mention all the other amazing songs on their 14-song album (wow!). After listening to their entire album, I wouldn't quite put them in the lo-fi category just yet. There's a certain psychedelic feel to their songs with the oh-so-perfect vocals of the lead singer, who I believe is the only member in this band! This reminds me of early Beach Fossils, with Dustin Payseur playing all the instruments needed for his album as well as providing great vocals for the tracks. 

Despite the bleak-ish, mellow, weather I have made a playlist of songs everyone needs to sit in your bed with a good book, tea, and relax. Perfect for a chilly Sunday afternoon. 

Smooth As Fuck

UPDATE: I made a playlist for this playlist (?) with a slightly altered tracklist.



Sunlight - Yuno

I've been away for way too long and there's not even that much to say. Just checking in so everyone knows I'm still very much alive and well. And to also say that I've lost my entire iTunes library and have been trying to rebuild my empire step by step.

Even so, expect great playlists in the next month or so as I continue to expand my library. I must say, losing all your music isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I imagined it somewhat like losing your baby, but I obviously don't know what that's like. But as of now, I feel like Principal Skinner's yelling at me in his nasally voice saying something like this:

And despite Hurricane Sandy's departure from our town (thanks, Sandy), looking out the window makes me think of this amazing remix along with the sound of gushing wind and rustling leaves. 

Nevertheless the hurricane and the cancellation of school, I still have a shittonne of things to do today. That includes drinking more tea and checking out the sun outside. All is well, ciao. 


Cool Kids - Twin Cabins

I have been very busy lately - despite the fact that it's still technically summer. The school year's probably started for most of you guys (despite the preponderant amount of 'Advice for Highschool' videos featured on the youtube homepage). Well, after a summer-long movie marathon I have come up with an Ultimate List of some sort. These are the sorts of movies everyone should watch at least before they turn thirty. Or if you're already thirty, I hope you've seen at least half of these. I am aware of the fact that people have probably already seen most of these movies, but keep in mind that this is a sort of a reminder. A reminder to watch these every summer just for the sake of watching them every summer! I apologize but I can't be bothered writing a description for every movie for I'll just end up writing a thesis - so I've provided links. Also, take this as a substitute for a playlist - I didn't want to randomly make one up right now so this is what we've got!

Summer M.M.M (Movie Marathon Must)
Tip: Watch these in order


Oh! And other than that The Perks of Being a Wallflower is coming out in less than a month! The soundtrack came out a few days ago and can be downloaded here. Look out for a playlist coming soon!


363n63 - King Krule

I've really been getting into different types of musicians these days (due to the lack of daytime activities, and well, good wi-fi). So, apart from the playlist-a-post thing I always do, an addition has been made to this post! Truth is, I am extremely bored. So here we go,

A screenshot from her "Oblivion" music video

Now I know that Grimes has been around for quite a while (this meaning, a few months in the lamestream), but there's just something about her music that's so mesmerizing yet meaningful, in a way. I think it's the pink hair and the pro-feminist way she infuses her lyrics with bubblegum pop beats. After stalking Grimes on youtube and several other websites, I have come to realization with many fun facts about this songstress. Those of you who have heard her music may be familiar with her lispy high-pitched singing voice. After watching an interview, I realized that she actually has a really deep, hoarse, talking voice! (Fun facts over). Despite the girl-power reverb-ness of her songs, her lyrics aren't as cute and lispy as we assume it to be (to those who actually listen to what the words are, let's be friends). That's one thing about music these days - the lyrics. One could be listening to a thrash-metal song and not realize that the lyrics are actually about eating rainbows and sharing a milkshake with your lover. That sentence was totally irrelevant, sorry. Her vocals sometimes reminds me of the female vocals in Gang Gang Dance songs. 

THE VERDICT: I would love to meet Grimes and discuss philosophical topics like why everyone isn't as awesome as she is. She's a one-woman artist, and she's fracking rocking it! So Grimes, even though your real name is Claire (and John Bender thinks it's a fat girl name), love your sick beats, your dreamy vocals, and your hair.

King Krule, tumblr

Zoo Kid a.k.a King Krule a.k.a Archy Marshall's deep vocals are often classified as "thuggish". I reckon he's got vocals of a baritone God. Honestly, my first impression of Archy was: "It's Tin Tin!". What I didn't know was I was so, so wrong. The guy's only seventeen, but has so much talent in him that I'm scared he will be soon part of the dreaded 27 club. I have been addicted to his raw, undeniably catchy music for the past few weeks, listening to "Out Getting Ribs" on repeat. I think I already have nearly 200 plays on that song. I'm sorry if this post seems a little drafty, but there's just so much to say about Archy Marshall that I'm not able to put it into readable sentences. His mad guitar skills are just to die for, and not only does he sing, he also raps! As multiple articles about Archy have said, he is going to blow up one day (and unfortunately, eventually travel down the lamestream journey Grimes is packing for *sighs*).

THE VERDICT: I fell in love with this guy's voice the moment I heard it, so just, thank you so much for making music for me to fall in love with every time I hear it. Even tracks that don't have vocals are beautiful. The reverby-ness is just so amazingly produced. I will one day watch Archy perform when he's famous and decides to tour around in obscure parts of the world. 

Okay, now a short little playlist I made especially for those who like getting pumped up for things like eating breakfast, brushing your teeth, having a late night stroll, nothinginparticular, etc. So pretty much great beats for daily use. 

Here's a photo of Fred Armisten from Portlandia that pretty much sums it up

Loud Pipes - Ratatat
Shove It - Santigold
Oblivion - Grimes
Feel It All ARound - Washed Out
Talamak - Toro Y Moi
Time Go - Caught A Ghost

Also, we recently bought a new scanner so I might scan some cool clippings and make collages and other magical stuff and post them here!


Montana - Youth Lagoon

Don't get me wrong, I know I've been missing for a few months (primarily due to my lack of time and peace and quiet to write a decent blog post). I will be posting some more film reviews in the near future, since I have been excessively watching good old movies (and bad new movies). Sitting in my room watching Brat Pack films have been inexplicably satisfying. Meanwhile, reading Rookie has also automatically been added into my daily schedule. That is: wake up, check Rookie, re-watch Portlandia for the hundredth time, pointlessly waltz around my room for a few hours, visit my grandparents, etc., etc.

watching movies like this, lol. tumblr


And just another playlist, even though it was made a while back, but a playlist is a playlist! Also, I was thinking about making mediafire downloadable files for my playlists. Hmm, something to ponder about for the next few weeks. 

Some Dreamy Stuff
1. Air - Snakadaktal
2. Icarus - White Hinterland
3. Open Eyes (Demo) - The xx
4. Song for Reinier Lucassen's Sphinx - Trouble Books & Mark McGuire
5. It Gets Dark - 1,2,3
6. Go Outside - Cults
7. Chimera - Snakadaktal
8. Caverns - Hundred Waters
9, Montana - Youth Lagoon
10. Intro - The xx


Daydream - Beach Fossils

It seems as if I've been away for a century or so, but I have come back from the land of Forevergoneandalone with good news. I'm back! With internet running again, I should be posting more frequently than I was before. This means, more playlists, more movie reviews, and more rants! I have compiled a playlist I hope everyone relates to at some point in their life. Do you know that nostalgic feeling you get when you're on your bicycle/scooter/vehicle with two wheels and you pretend you're in a movie? This playlist is more effective when near the beach.


Bike Riding
1. Daydream - Beach Fossils
2. The Box - Johnny Flynn
3. The Purple Bottle - Animal Collective
4. Dreamy Eyes - Azure Blue
5. The Mountain Dogs - Stealing Sheep
6. Holiday - Capital Cities
7. All The Time - Lovett
8. Is This Love? - CYHSY
9. Where You Go - Elden Calder
10. New Daze - Cheerleader