A collection of musically themed musings by Brendan Bush in Burlington, VT

A little something for your ears

Filed Under: podcast, Wicked Good Music
Written by Brendan
Friday May 6, 2011

It’s a Friday, I don’t have much to say, and you probably don’t feel like reading it anyhow. So instead, have a listen to some songs from some of my favorite albums of 2011 using the nifty music player below. Thanks to Art for introducing me to 8tracks, the service responsible for said nifty music player.

If you dig any of the music, here are links to the full albums from Amazon mp3:

Apex Manor
Album: The Year of Magical Drinking

East River Pipe
Album: We Live In Rented Rooms

The Cave Singers
Album: No Witch

The Generationals
Album: Actor-Caster

Darwin Deez
Album: Darwin Deez

Iron & Wine
Album: Kiss Each Other Clean

Ruby Coast
Album: Whatever This Is (free download)

Akron/Family
Album: S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT

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Something for your ears

Filed Under: podcast
Written by Brendan
Friday October 22, 2010

I can’t really decipher why, but I’ve been terribly uninspired to write lately. Maybe it was the nasty head cold last week. In any case, in lieu of something to read, how about something to listen to? Here’s a small selection of new music that I’ve been enjoying lately. Hope you dig it, and if you really enjoy any of the songs, please consider supporting the artists and purchasing their albums.

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Track list:

Broken Social Scene – World Sick from Forgiveness Rock Record
British Sea Power – Zeus from Zeus EP
Broken Bells – The High Road from Broken Bells
farm – hotel manners from Sat., Cloudy, Calm, 36º F, 10:44 p.m.
Gayngs – The Gaudy Side of Town from Relayted
Stornoway – Zorbing from Beachcomber’s Windowsill

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A little something for your ears

Filed Under: podcast
Written by Brendan
Thursday September 2, 2010

As this is a blog about music, I thought I’d put some together for you to listen to. If you happen to enjoy it, I highly recommend you pick up an album or two. The Villanelles album is currently available as a free (legal) download here (just click on the image at the top of the page). And the Local Natives album (one of my favorites of the year) is available for $5.99 right now from Amazon.

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A little something for your ears
Artist Song Album
Villanelles Wait It Out Villanelles
Young Galaxy Long Live The Fallen World Invisible Republic
Decibully Somewhere in the World World Travels Fast
Drink Up Buttercup Young Ladies Born And Thrown On A Hook
Efterklang Modern Drift Magic Chairs
Emanuel and the Fear Dear Friend Listen
Maps & Atlases Pigeon Perch Patchwork
School of Seven Bells Babelonia Disconnect From Desire
Magic Kids Hey Boy Memphis
Local Natives World News Gorilla Manor
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Podcast 1 (alpha) – Hip-hop since 2008

Filed Under: podcast, Standout Albums
Written by Brendan
Thursday April 29, 2010

OPRcast 1: hip-hopThis is the real reason I started doing this actually. I don’t get to spend enough time with other music junkies these days, and it’s really tough over email to communicate about every new album that comes out and every show you’ve been to. The year-end compilations are definitely the best method I’ve had up until now of sharing the really staggering amount of good music that my ears consume every year.

But I feel like there has to be something better. So I’m giving this a whirl – 30 minutes podcasts of varying genres and inspirations, mostly from albums that have come out in the past several years. Looking to try something new? Give it a whirl. I’ll post them here for streaming over the web, and they’ll be available via iTunes Podcasts for those of you so inclined.

This one is specifically for Eric and Erik. I’ve been sporadically buying hip-hop albums over the past few years, and felt like I’d finally put together a small collection worth sharing. Also, I’m seeing k-os at The Higher Ground on Saturday, so I’ve been on a bit of an afternoon hip-hop kick (like Red Bull, I think my days of hip-hop in the morning are over).

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Track List
Fornever – Murs and 9th Wonder | Fornever (3:38)
What About Us? – Mr. Lif | I Heard it Today (3:00)
I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman – k-os | Yes! (3:12)
Say What’s Real – Drake | So Far Gone (3:51)
S**t is Real – Tech N9ne | Killer (3:43)
Get it right now! – Del The Funky Homosapien | Funk Man (4:52)
Scared – Jake One f/Blueprint | White Van Music (2:30)
The Leak – Elzhi | The Preface (3:34)

p.s. Lil’ Kim is coming to Higher Ground!?! How is she still touring? Or not incarcerated? Or alive? Were only it 1997, I’d be there in a heartbeat (admittedly, I put on Foxy Brown’s “Ill Na Na” as I began writing this post).


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