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BestCoast+GoldenAges+M. Tapes+HighWolf

Posted by Jakub


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This song by Best Coast has more pop like lyrics than any other song we’ve probably posted but the song still grabbed me, its short and catchy, its one of those songs that the way it was recorded makes it appealing.

I can’t even find Golden Ages myspace, there are too many bands named that I guess, I heard he’s only 20, so much young talent these days, I can hardly keep track.

I imagine Crystal Castles will have a ton of remixes spewing out over the next 9 months, I think this one will hold up as the best just because of the second half.

Here is more High Wolf to relax too, definitely some calming and hypnotic loveliness.

Below is a new video for Com Truise’s Iwywaw, I love everything about it.

POGO / SOKO

Posted by Alex




If you’re in need of some editorial or layout design inspiration, head over to the Behance site for POGO. I’ve just been cruising the archives of all issues of the online magazine SOKO. There is a ton of great typography and photography throughout each issue and I’m sure you’ll find something you like. Content-wise, it’s mostly fashion we’re talking, but it’s really just a playground for POGO to go crazy and design what they like. I also included their video Voyeur, because the color and post-processing is so good it made me forget I have to go to work tomorrow.

Atomic Rainbow Over Honolulu

Posted by Scott



Just caught this on NPR and was reminded of a couple great films: the William Shatner Narrated Trinity and Beyond (The Atomic Bomb Movie) and Nukes in Space: The Rainbow Bombs. Both were excellent docs that featured meticulously restored film footage from US atomic tests on land and in space (and also anywhere else they could make up a reason to blow up). The space tests are particularly (eerily) beautiful, the title Rainbow Bombs is very apt.

Happy 4th!

Computer Magic+OPN+Truman P.+Royksopp

Posted by Jakub


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Brooklyn’s Computer Magic is just one girl that makes some great lo-fi indie synth material, this song Electronic Fences makes me think if Nite Jewel had to do a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s I’m On Fire it would come out sounding something like this.

This beautiful track by Oneohtrix Point Never has been on repeat more than any other song this year, its like playing Drexciya underwater at a slower tempo or maybe i’ve just discovered a new level in Zelda and its getting serious.

Joining Keepaway and Prince Rama I think Truman Peyote is another band I can’t wait to see live up close, The Panda Bear sound is influencing some really good music.

I don’t know what to think about this new Röyksopp, maybe i’m not ready for this type of relaxation yet this summer from a song, your thoughts?

Ghostly Box Set + LA/SF Ticket Giveaway

Posted by Scott



To celebrate their 100th release, Ghostly International has released a box set compilation entitled Manzoku: The Ghostly Bento (featuring Shigeto’s Tycho remix). They’re also putting on a couple shows in SF (Jul.9) and LA (Jul.10) next weekend. Ghostly was kind enough to give us one Mozoku Bento and a couple pairs of tickets to each show to giveaway.

To enter, just comment on this post and be sure to leave a valid email in the email field (will not be published) so we can contact you. Winners will be drawn at random from the comments. The first email drawn will receive the Ghostly Bento Box and a pair of tickets to the show of their choice. If the winner cannot attend the show, the tickets will be given to the next email drawn. Four pairs of tickets will be given away in all (two pairs for each show, SF & LA).

Entries must be received by midnight PST, Wednesday, July 7th, 2010. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter. Enter in the comments. Good luck!

Davone Ray Speakers




A Danish company called Davone has released their second model of Ray speakers. They have a nice shape wrapped in walnut veneer that gives them a home alongside the Eames lounge chair. I’m all caught up in the beauty of these speakers but could only justify saving for these if the sound was exceptional. If you’ve had the pleasure of listening to audio from these speakers, please let us know in the comments.

The speakers use an 8″ woofer and a 1″ tweeter with a rated frequency response of 38Hz – 20kHz. The impedance is 8 Ohms, with 89dB/W/m sensitivity and a hefty price of $6,000—yeah, that’s $6,000 a pair. Extremely pricey isn’t it? Maybe some of you audio-savy folks can make sense of the specs to help justify the price tag.

Found via Grain Edit.