Thursday, January 28, 2010

i want you back

I've had this on my computer for a while and have just gave it a proper listen.
Local Natives' Gorilla Manor plays like Copeland attempting to reach the Stereogum crowd.
The percussion is full of the floor tom strikes like so much indie rock since "Purple Bottle" dropped, but the band's drums are less immediate.
The band grabs from a number of modern influences (All Hour Cymbals,a beefier Fleet Foxes) but explores them further in crafting a stand out record all its own.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

tramps like us, baby we were born to die

The posts have been mad slow because of a big move I've undertaken.
For the next few months I will be living in NYC as I have received an internship with SPIN Magazine.
The past month or so has been a whirlwind of getting everything ready for me to make this relocation. My dad and I flew out to the city last Friday without a spot for me to live, only the prospect of crashing on my cousin's couch for at most a week's time. We struck gold on Saturday, finding an apartment in Greenwich Village, about a 20 minute walk away from the SPIN offices. I'm not able to move in until the first of February so the cousin couch crashing is in full swing right now.
I start my internship this Friday and in the meantime I'm hustling applications around Manhattan trying to find a separate part time job (why do most retail stores need a cover letter for me to apply?).
I'm super jacked to start with this new chapter in my life and can't wait to share the events of the upcoming months.
None of this would have been possible without my amazing family. I am truly blessed and cannot even begin to thank you all.

Until the next time here's a hot jam

Sunday, January 03, 2010

i use my cajones

The "On to the Next One" dancers!!!

Hov went and made himself a My Chemical Romance video,
Jay and Swizz dropped the video for their BP3 jam last week and it's pretty gnarly.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

stand up

Dizzee is so playing my New Year's party this year.

Friday, January 01, 2010

don't ever turn it down

I'm on winter break, just on chillmode for the past couple of weeks back at my parent's house.
I'll be back at school come Monday with a whole lot of time on my hands and I'll get back on here then.
Until my departure from Central Illinois, here's something splendid to tide you over.