Isbells – As Long As It Takes

After 15 years of playing, making and recording music with several rockbands (soon, ellroy,…) Gaëtan Vandewoude felt the time was right to start creating his very own songs. Mostly writing & recording during nighttime, in a shabby old stable, this resulted in a collection of introspective yet observing songs, inspired by his immediate surroundings. Somewhere in that proces a band was formed with Naima Joris, Bart Borremans and Gianni Marzo, allowing each one of them to give their own colour & contribution to the music. Zealrecords came to notice Isbells and got them on board. So, Isbells now presents their debut album.

All Songs Considered Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2009

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I just wish this guy had any idea what he was talking about. I can just see him in a suit reading off a prepared script. You would think a giant radio outfit such as NPR could hire someone with some street cred. Finders fee goes to Dobby aka the youngest old guy in the world!

Passion Pit – Sleepyhead (Starsmith Remix feat. Ellie Goulding)

Ours – The Worst Things Beautiful

Just like the last Starsailor album, Rich and I obviously never heard about this. Better late than never. Jimmy can belt them out better than most! Produced by Rick Rubin

Vampire Weekend – California English Part 2

Richard, is this the new b-side you were referring to? Either way a truly brilliant tune. There are a good handful of records I am eagerly anticipating in the coming weeks. Who is this woman on the cover? Is it Janet Gretzky or a young Katherine Heigl? I like her collar. Is she trying to signal something with half up half down ie. one pant leg down, one up means the possession and willingness to sell illegal narcotics. If you have epilepsy, minimize your browser and just listen.  Click below to download the MP3.

Vampire Weekend – California English Part 2 MP3

Lightspeed Champion – Marlene

New one from Dev. New album Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You, will be out 2/1.

Unfortunately the video is cooler than the song.