Monday, December 13, 2010

Music beg/giveaway

UPDATE: Kyle and Doc No! were randomly selected and have been contacted. Thanks everyone.

I'm desperately in need of new music. So, let's have a contest. Post in the comments the title and artist of two relatively recent songs you really like. Include your email so I can contact you if you win.

Songs I've liked lately:

"Put It Back Down" and "Spectacular" by Seymour Bits
"Bang Bang Bang" by Mark Ronson
"Indestructible" by Robyn
"Gotta Do" by Quentin Harris
"Fancy Footwork" by Chromeo
"Wolf Like Me" by TV on the Radio

I'll send a copy of the Threadless book to two random winners.

UPDATE: Speaking of music, Martin Brown just posted his top 100 of 2010 as four downloads.


  1. 1. Phantogram "Turn It Off"
    2. Caribou "Leave House"

    (I don't know about recent, but they're both from 2010).
    mbrossard at g mail

  2. Black Angels, the album is Passover, the single is "Sniper at the gates of heaven"

    Black Mountain - The Hair Song

    Arcade Fire's new album is top to bottom, awesome... Suburbs, Roccoco and Sprawl are all good tracks

    Dead Weather - A Child Of A Few Hours Is Burning - it was debuted, I think, at Bonnaroo, but I don't know the album

    Also, check out friends of mine:

    Hank Becker's Rubber Knife Gang (Chasing Your Tail is a good track)

    and Jack O'Neill of Jackopierce (Summer's Gone was their last single, last year, but I still love it)

  3. Whoops, too many tracks! if you're awarding for volume ;)

  4. 1. Independent Kill by Major Lazor X La Roux (feat. Candi Redd)
    2. Fucked from above 1985 by Bloody Beetroots

  5. No-ones gonna love you - Cee-Lo (Paul Epworth mix)
    1901 - Phoenix

  6. "Derezzed" by Daft Punk off the Tron: Legacy Soundtrack

    "Deserving?" by Serj Tankian off the album "Imperfect Harmonies"

    "Unspoken" by Weezer off the album "Hurley" (surprisingly good)

  7. "The Sycophants Are Coming!" by El Ten Eleven
    "Bottled In Cork" by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists


  8. Very nice musical tastes...
    i love Robyn too.

  9. "Take Me Over" by Cut Copy
    "Acid Washed" by Acid Washed

    Be Rad. Enjoy

  10. "madder red" by yeasayer
    "siberian breaks" by mgmt (totally different from anything on their debut "oracular spectacular" but still very very amazing)

  11. "The Rain" off of The Swell Season's latest Strict Joy
    "Radioactive" by Kings of Leon, off of Only by the Night

    shawnwolo at yahoo dot com (nospaces)

  12. Tighten Up by The Black Keys
    Na Na Na by My Chemical Romance

  13. Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric - Tom Petty's "Walls"
    Times New Viking - No Room To Live

  14. This is a fantastic idea for a contest--benefits you and the readers too!

    Robyn is such a guilty pleasure. Agree with Dominic re: Arcade Fire's latest being aces from top to bottom.

    Ok, my entries are:
    "We Don't Want Your Body" by Stars
    "Apply" by Glasser

    exactwords at gmail dot com

    Wish we could all trade mix cds....

  15. "Too Much" and "Vesuvius" by Sufjan Stevens, from his incredible "Age of Adz" album

    "Barbra Streisand" by Duck Sauce is an incredibly stoopid, impossibly catchy dance tune that I listen to at least once a day when I need a pick-me-up.

    I make a year-end "best of" mix every year - these songs are included on it, along with a bunch of other stuff form the last 12 months. Contact me if you'd like me to give you a link to download it. It would be my pleasure to share it with you!

    cpbarton at yahoo dawt calm.

  16. Black Light Burns... They only have 2 albums, and ones of covers. Check them out.

  17. "I Didn't See It Coming", Belle & Sebastian.
    "Sprawl II", Arcade Fire.

  18. "Arise, Watch" by Buffalo Tom
    "Walking Far From Home" by Iron & Wine

    both very new and, I think, very good.

    buffalo dot skinners at gmail dot com

  19. "Learned to Surf" by Superchunk from their better-than-it-has-any-business-being new album "Majesty Shredding"

    "Show Me Something New" by Shout Out Louds

  20. Shpongle - Ineffable Memories

    Kid Kudi - She came along (remix)

    Li Kwan - Point Zero

    Ditch Witch - Fake a Smile

    Mankind Liberation Front - Dopedreams

    B.O.B. - Ghost in the Machine

    Weezer - (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You to

  21. Tokyo Police Club- Boots of Danger
    LCD Soundsystem- Dance Yrself Clean


  22. "Dark Fantasy" by Kanye West (CAN WE GET MUCH HIGHER gets stuck in your head).
    "Up Up Up" by the Givers

    Free albums to get (in case you haven't yet)
    A-1's 'After School Special'
    Anamanaguchi's 'Power Supply'
    Girl Talk's 'All Day'


  23. "Ways of Looking" from The Mynabirds

    "You Stay.I Go.No Following" from Look Mexico

  24. Kaskade's "Fire in your new shoes"! I would have sex with that track if i could.

    Ida Maria's "Bad Karma" - Maybe not well known outside of Europe/Scandinavia, but this song is pretty cool too.

    aksel.estensen at g mail

  25. "Alabama" by Paper Rival

    "Holland, 1945" by Neutral Milk Hotel

  26. Agent Ribbons - "I Was Born To Sing Sad Songs"


    Stornoway - "Zorbing"

  27. Crookers - We Love Animals

    Kid Cudi - Mr Rager

  28. Ok, missed the point earlier... :)

    "Nantes" by Beirut
    "Dry The Rain" by The Beta Band

    ((Wolf Like Me is in my top played on iTunes, by the way))

  29. ...dammit...
    henley.drew at


    I'm digging:
    "I Can Change" LCD Soundsystem
    "Kryptonite" Big Boi and Killer Mike.
    "Tell 'Em" Sleigh Bells
    Not sure how new any of those are, but relatively new to me.

  31. "Giant robot bird head" The Aquabats
    "Jabberjaw" Pain

  32. Mumbles – The Grandfather Clock
    Fat Freddy's Drop – Shiverman


  33. babyluv18f@hotmail.comDecember 13, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    01. pillow talk - Sylvia
    02. Cupid - Sam Cooke
    03. What a Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers
    04. Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
    05. Psychic City (Voodoo City) - Yacht
    06. Deadbeat Summer - Neon Indian
    07. 1901 - Phoenix
    08. Smile Upon Me - Passion Pit
    09. Young Adult Fiction - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
    10. Gold Cage (Fred Falke Remix) - the Whitest Boy Alive
    11. Connjur - School of Seven Bells
    12. Hearing Damage - Thom Yorke
    13. Dark End of the Street - Cat Power
    14. Dust Cloud - Bear in Heaven
    15. Feel Good Lost Reprise - Broken Social Scene
    16. Last Place - Broken Social Scene

  34. I was scrounging for new music about a week ago and I discovered this:

    Its another 2010 mix of 157 songs in 8 downloads.

    There's some good stuff in there.


  35. Hidden Fortress "Good Hurt"

  36. okay. this GEM of a song is perfect for you. There are so many good tracks to suggest, this year has been amazing for music... but judging by your posts, your attention to detail, your appreciation for man-made things... i'm going to sling you this track. and from the bottom of my heart... enjoy.

    Bonobo - The Keeper (featuring Andreya Triana) Ninja Tune 2010

  37. The two songs I'm digging on the hardest right now are:

    "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Probably my track of the year)
    "Dog Days" by Florence and The Machine

  38. I forgot to link my email... its


    I just saw the threadless book on offer here and I really really want it for christmas so I'm going to up my game and drop another track.
    ok... this came out a couple of weeks ago, and the video is just ruddy lovely.

    Stateless - Ariel. Ninja Tune 2010 i am SURE you will dig this.

    By the way, I check your blog every day. You are unblocking my creativity. Thankyou.

  39. vhs head "trademark ribbons of gold"
    girl talk "triple double"

  40. "distortions" by clinic
    "backseat" by staygold

    fatmorejellyroll AT gmail DOT com

  41. "Knees to the Floor" by Francis and the Lights

    "Still not Sorry" by Jump Back Jake and the eco-friendly

  42. If you're feelin' calm and collected:

    "Ivy & Gold" by Bombay Bicycle Club
    "Strong City" by The Moon and Her Mother
    "Lorna Zauberberg" by Mike Doughty

    If you're feelin' peppy and rockin':
    "Rock N' Roll Mountain Troll" by Miniature Tigers
    "Come Back Home" by Two Door Cinema Club

    and I totally second any Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros recommendation.

  43. Home-Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
    Uummannaq Song- KT Tunstall

    Both are a little pop-y, but catchy and unique.

  44. Sweet Disposition from Temper Trap
    Wide Eyes from Local Natives

  45. Wolf Parade - What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had to Go This Way)


    Kanye West - Lost In The World

  46. Super Junior - Sorry Sorry
    T-ara - Like the first time

    K-Pop but you may digg it^^

    fangxining AT gmail DOT com

  47. T-Pain "Church"
    Animal Kingdom "Tin Man"


  48. The Kills - "Wait"
    Those Darlins - "FunStix Party"

  49. "City With No Children" - Arcade Fire

    "Twin Peaks" - Surfer Blood


  50. Anberlin - Take What You Want From Me
    The Afters - Light Up The Sky
    City and Colour - Hello, I'm in Delaware

    freshjoy7 at hotmail dot com

  51. i say check out some of the new albums of the bands you listed. chromeo and robyn have amazing albums

    check the videos for these songs

    "real love" by delorean

    "mind, drips" by neon indian

    a lot of songs i'd recommend have already been listed.

    two more for good measure

    "anyway" by duck sauce

    "cold freezin' night" by the books

    let me know if you want anything else.

  52. "Giving Up the Gun" by Vampire Weekend off the album Contra

    "The Sprawl II" by Arcade Fire off of the album The Suburbs

    These two are my picks for best of the year.

  53. 1. Rome's "The Accidents Of Gesture" from the "Flowers From Exile" album (2009)
    2. The Knife's "Marble House" from the "Silent Shout" album (2007)

    They're not from 2010, but there's nothing better than these two tracks.

  54. A couple from the homeland -
    "Traktor" - Wretch 32
    "I Need Air" - Magnetic Man
    "Limit to your Love" - James Blake
    and one from Fol Chen - "Ruins"

    - I must check out some of these others!

  55. Paris Ooh Lala - Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
    Wildflower - Cee-Lo Green

  56. Mock & Toof - Farewell to Wendo
    Two fingers - Fools rhythm

  57. Daft Punk - Tron Legacy Theme (Basic Slack Midnight Cheap Mix)

  58. Nothing face: Bleeder (not current but like the greatest band I have ever known, they broke up but it's still worth a listen)

    empire of the sun: walking on a dream

  59. Here are a couple of songs I've become enamored with recently:

    Nara by E.S. Posthumus
    Formula of Fear by Hybrid
    Wicked and Weird by Buck 65

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  61. "Heavenward Grand Prix" by Japandroids

    "The Voiceless" by And So I Watch You From Afar

  62. Diamond Rings - Wait & See
    Bow Wow Wow - Aphrodisiac

  63. The Vanish - Hold On (Russ Chimes Remix)

    Ellie Goulding - Your Song (Elton John Cover)

    - imotoraway @ g mail dot-com

  64. Dawes' "That Western Skyline"
    Jeremy Messersmith's "A Boy, A Girl, and a Graveyard"

  65. Reggie Watts - F_ck Sh_t Stack
    Brandon Boyd - Courage and Control
    Brandon Flowers - Crossfire
    The xx - Islands
    Adam Kesher - Hundred Years Later
    Wild Beasts - The Devil's Crayon
    Matt And Kim - Silver Tiles

    Enjoy! surgecreative at aol dotcom

  66. Here's two recent songs:

    Silvia by Miike Snow:
    Go Do by Jonsi with Nico Muhly at Bethnal Green Live Sessions

    and some other/older stuff I've been listening to lately:

    Heartbeats by The Knife:
    While The Earth Sleeps by Peter Gabriel and Deep Forest:
    Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade by Shinichi Osawa
    Swoon by the Chemical Brothers:

  67. Sleigh Bells - Riot Rythym

  68. O.N.E - Yeasayer
    Daylight - Matt & Kim
    Tiger - Maximum Balloon (Dave Sitek of TVOTR)
    Animal - Miike Snow
    Dominos - The Big Pink
    Lucidity - Tame Impala

    theryanmccullagh *at* gmail

  69. Oh...

    and the Paper Cranes :)

  70. fink - this is the thing

    parlotones - push me to the floor

    shiny toy guns - le disko

    the temper trap - sweet disposition

    thanks and enjoy!

  71. Earl by Earl Sweatshirt

    VCR by Tyler, the Creator