Friday, January 29, 2010

Four Tet - There is love in you

Favorite track of the new Four Tet album There Is Love In You.

Four Tet - This Unfolds

Thursday, January 28, 2010

DOSH - Subtractions

New jam from Mr. Martin DOSH. Album #5 titled Tommy drops April 13th on Anticon

1 Subtractions
2 Yer Face
3 Number 41

4 Town Mouse

5 Loud

6 Airlift

7 Country Road X

8 Call the Kettle

9 Nevermet

10 Gare de Lyon

More info from Anticon here

Grab the MP3

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Sundance - REVIEW

Rarely does a new filmmaker have a built-in audience. An audience so rabid yet loyal, they would venture to a venue teeming with puffy coats, Uggs, and D-list celebrity to see a project connected to one of, as the purple-velvet-sport-coated announcer put it last night, "the hottest" bands today. Yes, I'm talking about the Sundance Film Festival.

Director Danny Perez lucked out. As a roadie for the Black Dice, an oft favorite opener for the aforementioned "hot" Animal Collective, he became friends with the Collective and together embarked on a four-year long process of collaboration to create
ODDSAC. Luck seems to cut both ways: Perez pairing with Animal Collective clearly got his first film a world premiere at Sundance, but when not backed by the sometimes brilliant soundtrack created by the band, the movie comes off as a disjointed film school project.

The movie opened with a young woman pacing a room with fire dancers visibly outside the window, she is then occupied by black tar oozing out of a crack in the wall of the room. Perez should have saved this montage for the end, since it was the strongest and most beautiful of the film and it proved to be a tough act to follow.

Unfortunately, it was all down hill from there. Heavily influenced by Matthew Barney of the
Cremaster Cycle, the audience was forced into a disjointed journey that included a sad vampire, marshmallows eating a family, a food fight with a glittered man (straight from the Barney playbook), and a midnight canoe ride, to mention a few. The bright points in the film were strictly auditory. The first line from Panda Bear's honeyed voice had audience members unclenching their armrests and settling back in their seats to listen to why he wishes he "wouldn't feel so drained, if he could only keep his hands away." Beautiful and pared down, this song was an oasis of calm after what seemed like an eternity of stylized TV snow and feedback.

It was clear who had filled the seats of Prospector Square Theatre. The Q and A was directed mostly at Deacon, the Geologist, and Avey Tare (Panda Bear was sadly absent), while Danny Perez nervously swayed side-to-side. Questions about the collaborative process, where the band would be playing after the screening, and favorite films dominated over technical questions regarding ODDSAC. When one audience member directed a question at Perez in regards to the editing process and what tools he used, he answered candidly that you need, " curtains to block out the light and your girlfriend...leaves for the day and you spend five hours on YouTube..." Bless this lucky schmuck's heart.

A part of me realizes that Danny Perez didn't expect his film to be graced by a world premiere at Sundance. This film would have fit better at
Tromadance or Slamdance. Had the film been cut into shorts and peddled as music videos, it would have been easier to handle. Understanding that when this process began, Animal Collective had yet to create their more accessible albums Strawberry Jam and Merriweather Post Pavilion. This seems a better explanation for the "tweaked," less "songy" soundtrack, as explained by Avey Tare.

When questioned about the meaning or plot of the film, Perez wanted to "leave it to you" to figure out what it means. I think he may not have known, either.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


At Sundance tonight! We'll be there!

Caribou - Odessa

It's been far too long since Andorra But Dan Snaith is back with Swim droppin 4/20 on Merge Head over to Caribous website for a download of the track.

Swim Tracklist
01. Odessa
02. Sun
03. Kaili
04. Found Out
05. Bowls
06. Leave House
07. Hannibal
08. Lalibela
09. Jamelia

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Beach House - Used to Be - Video

Make sure you head over to Gorilla Vs. Bear today a check out the Beach House video premier for what is probably my favorite track on the new Teen Dream album Used to Be. Sean Pecknold directed it and it’s pretty damn cool looking. GvB has been premiering a new video everyday this week so check out the rest. And pickup the album DVD combo next week at your local record store.

Check it out here

UPDATE: Finally available! -- Just got the vinyl. Dope packaging.

Beach House - Used To Be from QandnotU on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Sun Araw - Live Mind

Cameron Stallone's Sun Araw is back with a hot new 7" Sun Ark. Pick up a copy (limited to 500) here.

Listen here

(via GvB)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Atlas Sound - Untitled

Say what you will about
the fork but this Surveillance series is coming correct with some jams.
Bradford Cox has gone and done it again with this beautiful looped out piece. Check it out

(via P4K)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Knife - Colouring of Pigeons

Lets get nuts for a few minutes...
In Collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock

Colouring of Pigeons by The Knife
Grab the MP3 over here

Monday, January 4, 2010

Last year, we listened to some tunes

According to Too bad we cant track our Vinyl & CD plays too...