Inspiring the masses, one post at a time.

Song of the Day – Wednesday 9/29/2010 Pepper Rabbit September 29, 2010

Pepper Rabbit is lead singer Xander Singh and drummer Luc Laurent; a lo-fi band from Silverlake, CA who named themselves after Xander’s pet rabbit, Dr. Pepper.  The duo create a huge sound with ukuleles, trumpets, clarinets, drums, keyboards and are Local Natives favorite band of the moment.

Their debut album, Beauregard drops on 10/26/2010…

Pepper Rabbit – Older Brother



Song of the Day – Thursday 7/29/2010 Here We Go Magic July 29, 2010

Brooklyn’s Here We Go Magic started off as a one-man-band last year when Luke Temple released Here We Go Magic’s self-titled debut album.  Now a full-fledged five-piece, they recently released their second album, Pigeons on 6/8/2010.  

See the magic happen when Here We Go Magic joins Dr. Dog at The Fillmore in San Francisco on 11/3 and 11/4…

Here We Go Magic – Collector



Song of the Day – Monday 7/12/2010 Panda Bear July 12, 2010

Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear of Animal Collective has a new 7″ single which officially drops tomorrow and his much-anticipated LP, Tomboy comes out in September.

The song, “Tomboy” leaked on Saturday, so for now, or until it gets pulled, enjoy this unauthorized little gem, and don’t forget to see the endangered Panda Bear when he performs at The Fox Theater in Oakland on 9/6/2010…

Panda Bear – Tomboy



Song of the Day – Wednesday 6/30/2010 Magic Kids June 30, 2010

One part Polyphonic spree, one part Phil Spector, and one huge helping of Brian Wilson and that’s the recipe for Memphis Tennessee’s Magic Kids.  Their debut album, Memphis will drop on 8/24/10.   

The Magic Kids will be supporting Ariel Pink on 7/10/10 at Bimbo’s in San Francisco. 

Magic Kids – Summer



Song of the Day – Wednesday 6/23/2010 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti June 23, 2010

MizMuze is one happy little muse and has been going World Cup Crazy this morning!!!  U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!  It was a 90 + minute nail-biter but now that we’ve won our group and are advancing to the Final 16, I now present you the SOTD (the short, celebratory version)…

LA recording artist, Ariel Pink and his band Haunted Graffiti released their album, Before Today on 6/8/2010 which received a 9.0 on Pitchfork’s Best New Music list…they play Bimbo’s on 7/10/2010.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round




Song of the Day – Wednesday 5/19/2010 Caribou May 19, 2010

Canada’s Dr. Dan Snaith formerly known as Manitoba, has dabbled in electronica, psychedelic pop, krautrock, and shoegaze all while completing his PhD in mathematics.  Now recording under the name Caribou, Snaith explains how he melds music and math: “I’m not interested in things in the real world as much as I am interested in mental ideas and mental contexts.  That’s why I did a PhD in Pure Maths, this elegance of pure ideas and things that are somewhat intangible and about ideas.  Music is very much like that, playing around with ideas and creating this aesthetic of sound.”

Caribou’s latest album, Swim was released last month…see Dr. Caribou live when he performs two nights at the Independent in San Francisco with Toro Y Moi on 5/23 and 5/24…

Caribou – Odessa




Song of the Day – Wednesday 3/3/2010 Gorillaz March 3, 2010

2D, Murdoc, Noodle, and Russel are back, and they’re bringing quite a posse with them!  In fact, Mos Def and Bobby Womak along with a cameo from Bruce Willis premiere in the video for Stylo, the first single off of the Gorillaz’ upcoming album, Plastic Beach…Hmmm…it appears EMI has disabled embedding the video, so click here to watch or click on the “Watch On YouTube” link:


Gorillaz – Stylo

The Gorillaz new album, Plastic Beach drops on 3/8/2010 and features guest performances by Snoop Dogg, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Kano, Bashy, Bobby Womack, Mos Def, Gruff Rhys, De La Soul, Little Dragon, Mark E. Smith, Lou Reed, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, sinfonia ViVA and The Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music.