Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Sea of Cortez | The Shore

As you've not doubt noticed it's been a super-slow week around these BFD parts, just notta lotta going on, no?

While I don't like biting other posts, this one couldn't go unnoticed.

Last week our friends over at Subservient Experiment had a post about The Sea of Cortez. And while Cory's words are usually more well crafted than mine, I'll say that I have been listening to this one since they put it up. It's a little like poppier version of Matthew and The Arrogant Sea only without the bad attitude and hipster pretentiousness.

MP3: Sea of Cortez - The Shore (via SubEx)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Electric Sunset | Soda

Seriously, there really must be something in the water in San Francisco. The latest Bay Area music to catch my ear is from Electric Sunset. His take on electronica is at once catchy, ethereal and poppy without giving up the goods and wandering too far into the pure pop territory.

MP3: Electric Sunset - Soda

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sarah Jaffe | KUT Session

Growing local musical luminary Sarah Jaffe recently did a session for KUT in Austin, which just happened to be posted today. Check it out, here and listen to a new arrangement of "Clementine."

Monday, July 19, 2010


This past Saturday we busted out our trusty pen and reporter's notebook and headed down to Deep Ellum to keep tabs on the goin's on at the ol' Dallas Observer Music Award Showcase pt. 22 and were more than thrilled to see everyone who came out.

It did our hearts good to see all the people who actually gave a shit, for at least one night and come out to support local music. It was even more impressive that everyone came out to DEEP ELLUM! Elm St. looked like it did when we'd go see the Rev at Trees. It was a great night and hopefully the DOMA showcase will be back there next year and the peeps will come out.

You can check out our take on The Cool Kids show and Ishi here.

Along with out trusty notebook we also busted out the Hipstamatic to take a few shots with our... uh, phone. Check 'em here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band | Hurrah

Check out the new single "Hurrah" from Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band.

MP3: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band - Hurrah

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pearl Jam | Amongst The Waves | Video

If there is one common touch stone among PJ's many albums, it's Ed's love of the ocean. Pretty much every album has a song that references them. So, their newest video for "Amongst The Waves" is a live version of the cut, spliced with live footage, surfing... and waves. You can buy the video and the proceeds go to Conservation International's Marine Programs.

Pearl Jam Oceans from Pearl Jam on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bassnectar | Magical World

Yesterday DC9 posted a Datahowler mash-up of Durrough's "Ice Cream Paint Job" pitted against the buzzed out bass of Bassnectar's "Magical World."

The Bassnectar backing music made me wish I were standing in front of a stack of top-of-the-line club PA system loud enough to make my insides rattle. Forget the fact that Nelly Furtado is the vocalist on the track, the bass is what's going to keep you coming back for his one.

MP3: Bassnectar - Magical World

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tickets | The New Pornographers

I have two pair of tickets to give away for The New Pornographers show at Palladium Ballroom on 7/24.

Email bonafidedarling(at)gmail.comwith "I love new pornography!" in the subject and a pair of tickets are all yours!

Congrats to our winners!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bishop Morocco | Last Year's Disco Guitars

When it comes to a new-new wave band, Toronto's Bishop Morocco aren't to be messed with. More than simply retreading a new/old new wave sound they've taken it and made it their own.

Basically, they sound like Ian Curtis fronting New Order, complete with Peter Hook bass. Light, poppy, filled to the gillroy's with hella catchy hooks it's the soundtrack to your teenage make out tape. If, you know, you had such a thing.

MP3: Bishop Morocco - Last Year's Disco Guitars

Friday, July 2, 2010

How To Dress Well | Ready For The World

Brooklyn's lo-fi purveyor of bedroom produced soul has been rolling out haunting, ambient down tempo soul tracks since late last year.

It's newest track "Ready For The World" is pretty much exactly what I said about them in the last sentence: ambient, chilled out and ready for late night bedroom action or after hours smoke out sessions.

Check out (read: download) more of it's tracks here.

MP3: How To Dress Well - Ready For The World