Kiss! Kiss! Bang! Bang! (The James Bond Mix)

Date November 9, 2012

James Bond has long been one of my favorite film heroes. Growing up I would watch and rewatch my favorite Bond films (mostly taped on VHS from TBS “15 Days of 007” marathons) and although the franchise’s quality is pretty hit-or-miss, I’ll always have a particular fondness for the suave secret agent. The latest Bond […]

This Is Just A Meta Mix On A Blog

Date March 21, 2012

Inspired by the return of one of my favorite TV shows, the hyper self-aware Community (whose Abed could be considered the patron saint of meta-humor) and the self-referring “Simple Song” on the new Shins album out this week, I’ve made a mix of my favorite meta-referencing songs. By this I mean songs that specifically reference […]

Commercial Watch: M83, Battles, Andrew Bird, Surfer Blood, The Kinks + more

Date October 28, 2011

It’s time for another edition of Commercial Watch, where I highlight the songs that play during those annoying parts that you never watch in between Parks and Recreation and The Walking Dead. The commercials are embedded below with MP3s included. Make sure to click the continue reading link to see the full post. Just do it. […]

You know how to whistle, don’t you?

Date August 18, 2011

From “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” to “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard” to basically any song by Andrew Bird, there’s always something about whistling that that makes a track burrow deep inside your brain and stay there. Earlier this year, Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” turned a catchy melody and […]

Album Art Lover: Look-Alikes

Date January 6, 2011

One of my best albums I’ve heard so far is Cape Dory, a nautical-obsessed indie pop album by Colorado husband-and-wife duo Tennis. The unique album cover is a near-exact replica of a vintage album cover by Lisa Hartman (the band apparently collects ’70s-’80s female pop artist vinyl just for the cover art). This got me […]

Mates of State’s Crushes (+ more covers)

Date April 8, 2010

I’ve long been a huge Mates of State fan, so I was very excited to hear they were coming out with some new material, albeit not being an official album, but an all-covers mixtape entitled Crushes. It’s super nice of them in their busy touring / baby-raising schedule to throw something the fans way. Plus, […]