Friday, May 7, 2010

An Earful of New

An Earful Of has a new domainnnnnn!






yeye fuck bitches get MONAY

Thursday, April 15, 2010

An Earful of Caribou

Caribou has been playing on my ipod for quite some time now. Idk why it is I like it so much, but I think it's the weird mix of unconventional sounds and overall catchiness. Canadian group Caribou describes their genre as "psychedelic" and really that's probably the only word that can describe their particular approach.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

An Earful of Hipster Rave

I'm usually not a fan of that outwardly hipster nu-rave dance shit, but I have always been a sucker for Culture Prophet. This music video was just produced by a student and it is amazing. The editing must have taken 2w3523523 years, but it was well worth it.

Check it:

It starts off a little bit slow, but just appreciate the cinematography mayne. This is way beyond the boundaries of sickening.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

An Earful of Home

Remember the poppy-synth-y schizo-mania of Ima Robot? Enter Alex Ebert, vocalist of Ima Robot. After a tragic breakup, Ebert realized that he was sent unto earth to be the ale to the corruption of mankind. He took on a nom de plume in an alternate character: Edward Sharpe. Thus, the birth of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Sharpe is described as a man who has a duty to save mankind, but on the way, gets distracted by shitloads of girls. Sound familiar? His tunes are home-y, much like his song, "Home." and they are all reminiscent of something you can't quite put your finger on.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

An Earful of Reviews

Here are my latest feelings towards the most recent crop of the music industry...

3. One Life Stand-- Hot Chip

This album was a huge disappointment after the infectiousness of "Ready for the Floor." Their tunes are more mellowed and less frenzied, more commercialized than original. There's nothing sadder than seeing good bands get lost in fame. This album was a huge letdown for me. "One Life Stand" doesn't even sound like the title of a Hot Chip song. It sounds more like a cheesy soap opera.

2. Transference-- Spoon

This album was solid. The thing I like about Spoon is that they are very consistent with their music. Their style never strays. Still the same ol' gritty rock sound I fell in love with.

1. Of the Blue Colour of the Sky-- Ok Go

I am in love with this album. It's a little less pop-ish and a little more modern-indie than the stuff they've done in the past and I like that. You can tell that more thought was put into this album, whereas their stuff before was less polished. Their riffs are tight, the melodies even tighter, and some of the harmonies are hella complex. "Needing/Getting" specifically struck me. It's such a solid indie rock anthem.

This is so so so sick.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

An Earful of Nu Boy-band

These are power boy-bands in the best sense of the word. Not the JT/Backstreet Boys type of boy-band. But the good, indie, boy-band. Like the kind of music where you can listen through a whole song without feeling the slightest bit homo.

kinda sounds a bit like Beirut

And just can never have too much DUB

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

An Earful of Nepal

So I just spent the last 10 days of my life trekking through Nepal's Ghorepani region. It was sick. Mostly in the good kind of way, except on the trek to our highest summit, Poon Hill. I swear to god I felt like the pressure was going to pop me, and this was after OD-ing on ibuprofen/immodium/advil/etc. The only thing that helped me get through it was this...

Sad, I know. I'm not hxc at all.

Friday, January 29, 2010

An Earful of Soft Dance

It's raining outside and I'm eating Andes. And this music is perfect.

All kind of old stuff, but it's nice to revisit.

Danger-- Revolte at 22H10
Heads we Dance-- The Human Touch [Sidechains remix]
Countdown-- Jupiter One [Designer Drugs remix]

Monday, January 25, 2010

An Earful of Dubbity Dub

I've been diggin the grime lately. I just made this huge, weirdass transition from hella chill indie to filthy dub. I'm not sure why, but my ears can't get enough. I tried listening to some Neon Indian the other didn't go down too well.

FLUX PAVILION. Damn son, this shit's amazing. It's kinda like some kind of new-wave dub. Not too hard, but very experimental. The sounds are soo fuggin weird and at times sound like bowels but idk, i guess my ears like that shit now...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

An Earful of Stimulation

School is back and badder than ever. I have to keep myself listenin to chillll tunes in order to refrain from punching myself in the face with my Physics textbook.

Today I'm giving a shout-out to Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Bibio, and Animal Collective for keeping my sanity in check.

Here's to you:

such a beautiful music video to compliment the song...

photo by Bruno9Li

Friday, January 15, 2010

An Earful of Diplo

Diplo was in SG last night! Hollllaaa. He's the hottest muhfucka I've ever damn seen. I only caught a glimpse of him though; he left relatively early and as I was getting back to the club he was leaving. : [

Buttttt, Diplo hearts DUB. Seriously, the world needs more dub, its wayy under appreciated. So thanks D-lo for makin that happen! This crazy shit was dropped:

DUB LOVE. Ruskoooo

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

An Earful of Mash

These past few days have been a mish-mash of different genres of music. On Saturday da club was filled with...

Where's my Money [caspa remix]--TC
Drop Down--Designer Drugs
Blau--Laidback Luke

Today, however, was a completely different experience. The legendary YEAH YEAH YEAHS WERE LIVE IN SINGAPORE. My friend and I managed to nab a pair of tix, but the seats were shit. We somehow managed to sneak through security quite badass-ily and got from our shitty-nosebleed-section-seats down to the main floor right next to the stage. We were MERE METERS AWAY FROM THE GODDESS HERSELF. While playing the finale, which was Maps acoustic, there was a second of silence while she paused for a climactic effect and I screamed out, THEY DONT LOVE YOU LIKE I LOVE YOU! And some other guy was like, YEAH THEY DONT! It was epic. She holla-ed at us!! That sweetheart Karen-O. It basically made my life. Regardless of seat though, her voice is even BETTER live, which really surprised me. Not to mention she wrecks crazy shit on stage with her ridiculously hot moves and hotter costumes. She kept spitting water like it was fiyahhhh. Karen O= SICK.
For the finale, she dropped Maps acoustic which almost made me cry. It was beautiful to say the least. I've never felt that much emotion in a concert before...legit life changing as cheesy as it may sound.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

An Earful of Vitalic

Italian Vitalic first came onto my radar when I heard the remix of one of my favorite songs, Ultraviolence by Heartsrevolution. His most recent song, Poison Lips has had me trancing for the past week. Not to mention, the music video is completely sickening [i mean that in the highest of praises] and the azn girls in it are fucking hot [no homo]! This guy really has impeccable soft-dance taste. Vitalic's Second Lives remixed by the Bloody Beetroots is a lethal combination of two big electro personalities which amounts to an eargasm pretty much...yummmy.

Monday, January 4, 2010

An Earful of Genius

Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo [Bloody Beetroots] and Steve Aoki have joined forces to create a group of epic proportions-- they are Rifoki.
Rifoki's concept is far different from the up-beat electro that is often assumed from their household names, but their latest project is a step back to basics. Back to their roots-- an appreciation of hard rock and screamo. I'm a huge fan of Rifoki partly because my own musical progression followed the same path.

Bring me the Horizon, Chiodos, Dance Gavin Dance-- they've always had a place in my heart. Deep down, I'm a screamo-whore. And apparently so are Rifo and Aoki.

"We will never sleep 'cause sleep is for the weak
And we will never rest 'til we're all fucking dead"

Let's keep it hardcore ladies.

An Earful of Good Noise

My New Years resolution has decidedly been to expand my music horizons. This is going to take a lot of commitment though seeing as there are 239829035 genres of music today...and I can't keep up. Sometimes I just can't be fucked to be in the music-know all the time and resort to following Nylon's/Fader's playlists. But I am for sure going to become more knowledgeable in scratching/turntablists. What they do seriously epitomizes the beauty of modern day musical expression.

This is hella old but it still amazes me. Sick turntablists. sicksicksick.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

An Earful of Psychadelic

Austin-based NEON INDIAN
Can only be described as a-band-that-wants-to-share-pyscahdelic-acid-trip-experiences-with-you. [See "Should've Taken Acid With You" below. Fave song.] They are obvious wannabe children of the 70's born into the wrong era but makin the most of it. Their album Psychic Chasms is wistful, up-beat, and synth-y. Just the type of stuff i dig.