Fang Island: Daisy (Video) by jackiecous
February 26, 2010, 1:44 am
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Listening to Fang Island’s new LP (and their previous LP immediately afterwards) just exploded my brain. I really can’t find the words, although apparently the band describes their sound as “everyone high-fiving everyone.” Just watch this.

What the hell are they putting in the water over in Brooklyn? They are just exploding with fantastic rock ‘n’ roll bands right now.

-Jackie Cous

Vampire Weekend: Giving Up the Gun (Video) by jackiecous
February 19, 2010, 10:31 pm
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This song is a MONSTER JAM, and it deserves to positively steamroll the world. I don’t listen to “modern rock” radio anymore, but I certainly hope they’re playing this song. Are they playing this song?

Anyway, in an effort to draw attention to this beast of a song, Vampire Weekend went all out with cameos in the video. RZA, a Jonas Brother, Jake Gyllenhaal and even Lil Jon show up here. I’m happiest about the Lil Jon appearance, as they name dropped him on their first album. They must have had a nice chat on the video shoot.

-Jackie Cous

Beach House: Zebra by Christian BC
February 11, 2010, 1:46 pm
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Check out this fluffy and trippy live performance of “Zebra” off the newest Beach House disc, Teen Dream. It’s part of the series Special Presentation from and if you head there you can see three more performances from their new album.

– Christian BC

The Drums: I Felt Stupid (Video) by jackiecous
February 8, 2010, 11:52 pm
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-Jackie Cous

Shawty Lo (ft. The-Dream, Ludacris): A-Town by jackiecous
February 6, 2010, 8:16 pm
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The-Dream does it again. Now hurry the hell up with Love King, that Ciara album and that (rumored) collabo album with Kanye West.

A-T-L-A-N-T-A-G-A dat where I stay.

-Jackie Cous

Electrik Red: I’m That Chick by jackiecous
February 3, 2010, 8:39 pm
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Maybe you remember me raving about these girls during the lead up to the release of their debut, How to Be a Lady: Volume 1. Then again, maybe you don’t, because apparently no one bought the album (I got it for $5 the day it came out). This kind of blew my mind, as it was an excellent pop record (written by The-Dream) and really deserved to be huge. Songs like “Freaky Freaky,” “Friend Lover,” “Drink In My Cup” and “W.F.U” would have been major hits with the right promotion behind them (every song on the thing was a potential single).

Well, it looks like my fears of the girls being shelved forever (or worse: dropped) by the label were unfounded, as they’re currently readying How to Be a Lady: Volume 2, featuring this track. Maybe this time around the label can actually promote the thing, if that’s not too much to ask.

-Jackie Cous

Lo-Fi-Fnk: Marching In by jackiecous
February 3, 2010, 8:30 pm
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Lo-Fi-Fnk are back at last, with their new song/video “Marching In.” Their last album, Boylife, was gorgeous (one of my favorite electronic albums of the ’00s), and it looks like the new one will not disappoint.

-Jackie Cous