Currently Listening Playlists

For the past few years, I've kept a running monthly playlist of mostly new music discoveries, as well as the odd track regurgitated from my past or perhaps something I missed. Once I hit a certain track count (usually 20) or about a month's time, I started a new playlist. That worked for a while, … Continue reading Currently Listening Playlists


Stop What You’re Doing and Listen to Galantis

Honestly, you won't regret it.  Just put whatever you're doing down, maybe stretch a bit and get ready to dance with reckless abandon when you press play.  Galantis is a Swedish duo, made up of one third of Miike Snow, Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklow, also known as Style of Eye.  They've both done a … Continue reading Stop What You’re Doing and Listen to Galantis

frankles free fridays

The song 'Jasmine' by Jai Paul has been out since March of 2012, but I guess Paper Diamond figured this was as good a time as any to mess around and remix it.  It's an interesting, jarring take on the song, where the original is a sort of soundtrack for hipster porn, the remix adopts … Continue reading frankles free fridays

New: Young & Sick | Magnolia 7″

The Fader was kind enough today to introduce me to two new songs from Young & Sick, who is appropriately and concisely self-identified as a Music and Art Project.  I'm no art major, but the visual aspect of Young & Sick looks like a natural and complicated extension of Keith Haring. But I'm not here … Continue reading New: Young & Sick | Magnolia 7″

Intense: Burial | Rival Dealer EP

At first, and I think by design, Burial's new EP is absolutely overwhelming. He's used break-beat, rapid drum breaks and atypical rhythm backing before, but it hasn't felt so "in your face" until now.  Burial's music usually works well as an audio backdrop to everyday life (this), and the songs have been set up like … Continue reading Intense: Burial | Rival Dealer EP

Tease: Arcade Fire

Do you ever think about dream records you would make if the universe aligned so you could get exactly what you want?  We must be living in somebody else's dream, because I wouldn't have necessarily thought to put Arcade Fire, James Murphy and David Bowie into the same room to record, but I'm really glad … Continue reading Tease: Arcade Fire