Sep 26, 2015

Dan Deacon + Adult Swim [experimental]

Dan Deacon Live Concert @ Botanique Bruxelles-1202

Not having cable means one is limited in the media they consume. Either by word of mouth, podcasts, npr, or in this case--reddit. Nine different (read: amazing and unique) animators came together to collaborate a music video for Dan Deacon's track "When I Was Done Dying".

Here are the animators in chronological order per the video:

  1. Jake Fried
  2. Chad VanGaalen
  3. Dimitri Stankowicz
  4. Colin White
  5. Taras Hrabowsky
  6. Anthony Schepperd
  7. Masanobu Hiraoka
  8. Caleb Wood
  9. Kokofreakbean

Much inspiration. Very trip. Sehr erstaunlich.


Aug 30, 2015

Sigala + Simple Melody [dance pop]

Okay I lied, there's more room for dance pop songs this summer. Unfortunately though its the second song in a row being posted with no info of the artist/producer--other than his/their skilled sampling of The Jackson 5.

And there's those damn marimbas again!


Aug 29, 2015

Viola Beach + Summer's Ending [indie]


One last track for the summer :-/

But that means fall :-)


Aug 19, 2015

ODESZA + Little Dragon [chillwave]

Little Dragon live in Sydney 2014
Two of my more favorite artists from recent memory have finally collaborated for what can only be described as a blissful daydream. Odesza has stapled themselves with their spacey melodies, deep and crunchy basslines, airy vocal samples, and overall impressive live performances (yay for seeing them at Lolla!). Combined with Yukimi's pure, deep voice... mmm.

Look for this track on the re-release of their album In Return, due out in September.


Aug 13, 2015

Obadiah Parker + Koni [#tbt]

Remember this? Remember when this was covered by this guy? Now remember when this was covered by that one guy and remixed by this new guy. TBT! LETTERS!

Picture by Jane Long


Jun 25, 2015

Snow Patrol + Thero [#tbt]

Stressed out. The computer labs have an especially quiet resonance to them tonight. Evacuated of warm bodies that might share in my anxiety. This ever expanding pad of empty pages is a reflection of how far behind this semester has fallen. That living nightmare of neglect. This relic of technology is my escape. Not to redemption but to artificial comfort. A fake notion of accomplishment that osmosis might affect these ailing neurons. Yet nothing but a blank stare is accommodated when the earbuds are plugged in. Hours of potential wasted as thoughts run thru the mind of a 22 year old with no ideas about how the real world yet works. As they say, ignorance is bliss.

Photo archived at Purdue


Jun 23, 2015

The Colourist + Away [indie pop]

Pretty much all the features of a song that I enjoy in the summer. Poppy basslines. Airy vocals. Catchy and quirky chorus. Yea this is just fine for June.

Photo by donotlick


Jun 16, 2015

FF7 + remake [finally]

[insert_meme="its happening", excite_level="100%"]


May 28, 2015

Kid Cudi + Steve Aoki [#tbt]

An endeavor is defined an attempt to achieve a goal. What goals do I have in life? What goals for my kid... for this blog... for this apartment.. my job.. my family. And of what purpose does achieving those goals do for my well being or betterment?

I could continually get raises at work by overachieving and outperforming my peers. For what though? To be turned away at the next promotion opportunity and set aside for another bright upstart?
I could look at improving myself both in self image, physical well being, and expected life longevity. But why? For my son? So he can take care of me in hospice as I wither away slowly. Ever so gradually losing grasp on today's ever accelerating world?
I could be nice to people in my life, support them in times of need and desperation, laugh with them in times of amusement, hold them close in times of sorry and regret. Or see it all not matter and be washed away like a half gallon of spoiled milk.

So do what it is that makes you happy. That's the only thing that matters. The selfish pursuit of what keeps you going every day. The good things the get caught up are all just big bonuses in your path.

Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)

All art by Craig Davison


May 16, 2015

DATA + Benny Sings [french electro]

Haven't seen much from DATA for a while, good to see the frenchman is still doing his thing.. and doing it well. In fact he's been pretty quiet since his hayday in the french electro revival of the late aughts. One EP in 2014 and now this single in 2015.

DATA - Don't Sing (Feat. Benny Sings)