Archive for August 4th, 2010

Best “New” Music

About 1000 of the 12500 songs in my iTunes library are awarded with 5 stars. However, some of these 5-star songs are better than other 5-star songs. This is my alphabetical list of these “6 star” songs, as I call them. The best of the best, of the “new” music (as Pitchfork calls it) that is bound to replace old style rock and pop in the minds of the young luminaries.

Please note that the specific list only includes indie artists. Also, the tracks marked with a — are legally free to download, if you search some reputable music sites, or their label, band, or PR sites. If you can’t find them, email me and I’ll get you the URLs (again, legal downloads only).

— Animal Collective – Grass
* Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes
* Animal Kingdom – Into the Sea
* The Antlers – Kettering
— Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
* Bat for Lashes – Daniel
— Beach House – Norway
* Bear In Heaven – You Do You
— Bear In Heaven – Lovesick Teenagers
* Bill Callahan – All Thoughts Are Prey to Some Beast
— Black Lips – Cold Hands
— Blonde Redhead – 23
— The Burning of Rome – Norman Bates
— The Burning of Rome- Cowboy Death-Pop Star
* Caesars – Winter Song
* Cloud Cult – The Tornado Lessons
— Crystal Castles – Untrust Us
— Cut Copy -Lights & Music
— Dead Man’s Bones – In The Room Where You Sleep
* Deastro – Moondagger
— Early Day Miners – All Harm
* Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Desert Song
* Eels – Old Shit / New Shit
— El Perro Del Mar – God Knows (You Gotta Give To Get)
* Empire of the Sun – We Are the People
— Faunts – Memories of places we’ve never been
* Feist – One Evening
— Fever Ray – Keep the Streets Empty for Me
— Fleet Foxes – Mykonos
* Four Tet – Angel Echoes
— Glint – Freak
* Gravenhurst – The Western Lands
* Grizzly Bear – Knife
* HEALTH – We Are Water
— HEALTH – Triceratops (CFCF RMX)
* J. Ralph – One Million Miles Away
— Jane Vain & The Dark Matter – C’mon Baby Say Bang Bang
* JJ – Ecstacy
— Laura Veirs – Wide-Eyed, Legless
* Laura Veirs – July Flame
* Longwave – The Devil and the Liar
* Loquat – Swingset Chain
— Low vs Diamond – Heart Attack
* M83 – Moonchild
* M83 – Don’t Save Us from the Flames
* M83 – Fields, Shorelines and Hunters
* M83 – *


Unofficial video by a fellow Greek, for M83’s * track. Change quality to 480p after starting the video.

* M83 – Teen Angst
* The Mary Onettes – Symmetry
— The Mary Onettes – Void
— Matti Paalanen – Here comes the rain
* Melissa Auf der Maur – Meet Me On The Darkside
— Memory Tapes – Graphics (Remodel Edit)
* Midlake – Home
* The Morning Benders – Stitches
— Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer
* Of Montreal – Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games
* Orenda Fink – Bloodline
* Paper Route – Carousel
* Paper Route – Tiger Teeth
* Patrick Wolf – Hard Times
— Phantogram – When I’m Small
— Phantogram – Let Me Go
— Portugal The Man – Shade
* Portugal The Man – The Devil
* Rantings of Eva – Bright Side
* The Raveonettes – Breaking into cars
* Rodrigo y Gabriela – Tamacun
— Rodrigo y Gabriela – Orion
— The Rosebuds – Leaves Do Fall
* The Rosebuds – Life Like
* Scanners – Salvation
— Scissors for Lefty – Nickels & Dimes
— Scissors for Lefty – Ghetto Ways
— Sea Wolf – You’re A Wolf
* Seabird – Apparitions
* Secret Cities – Slacker
* The Shins – New Slang
* Sin Fang Bous – Melt Down the Knives
* Surfer Blood – Harmonix
* Systems Officer – Pacer
* Tame Impala – Solitude Is Bliss
* Timmy Curran – Save
— Tokyo Police Club – Nature of the Experiment
— Transplants – Diamonds and Guns
— TV on the Radio – Staring At The Sun
* Two Door Cinema Club – I Can Talk
* Under the Influence of Giants – In the Clouds
* The Vanguard – And Then We’ll Dance
* Wavves – Mickey Mouse
— We Are Wolves – Fight & Kiss
Wild Nothing – Confirmation
— Wiretree – Big Coat
* Wiretree – Make Things Happen
* Woods – Death Rattles
— Yeasayer – 2080
* Yeasayer – The Children
* Yppah – Again With the Subtitles