Alberta Cross – “Ramblin’ Home”


Alberta Cross – Ramblin’ Home

a song like “Ramblin’ Home” shows a glimmer of hope that Alberta Cross could be bound for great things… and word is that their first full-length is due sometime this month, so we’ll see.. their 2007 EP The Thief & The Heartbreaker was re-issued after selling out, and they have been on the road since. per Noel Gallagher’s personal request, they supported Oasis’ UK dates in ’08, performed at this year’s Coachella and Bonnaroo festivals, and are heading back across the pond for a string of live dates and festivals including Glastonbury and Hard Rock Calling with Neil Young… before they head back to the states for Lollapalooza and ACL. busy busy bees

download “Ramblin’ Home”

Rating: 9


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The Everybodyfields – “Lonely Anywhere”


The Everybodyfields – Lonely Anywhere

wow, what a beautiful song. slow and honest alt-country that tugs at your heart strings. wait till that violin kicks in, as the song would wish, tears will come like the first time you lost something you loved. the saddest thing of all, The Everybodyfields have just broken up as of last week. they state on their myspace that they will be pursuing solo careers. perhaps Nothing (was) Okay? bummer either way, best of wishes to them..

Get Nothing Is Okay

Rating: 8


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THROWBACK SATURDAYS: Ahmad Jamal – “Moonlight in Vermont”


Ahmad Jamal – Moonlight in Vermont

go on, take the money and run

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i’m about to go off on this shit like the whole party was catered.
props to for the recipe!

Tabouleh is a salad like no other. Made with fresh veggies, olive oil and spices, it can be eaten in pita bread, scooped onto pita bread, or traditionally with a fork. In the Middle East, fresh grape leaves are used as a scoop. Tabouleh can be made with a variety of veggies according to taste. You can add carrots, cucumbers, red or green onions. I always suggest to taste as you go along in preparation. Yo can also add romaine lettuce for a fuller salad.
Prep Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes


2 bunches of fresh parsley (1 1/2 cup chopped, with stems discarded)
2 tablespoons of fresh mint, chopped
I medium onion, finely chopped
6 medium tomatoes, diced
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup bulghur, medium grade
6 tablespoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Romaine lettuce or grape leaves to line servicng bowl (optional)

Soak bulghur in water for 1 1/2 to 2 hours in cold water until soft.

Squeeze out excess water from bulghur using hands or paper towel.

Combine all ingredients, except for salt, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil.

Line serving bowl with grape leaves or romaine lettuce, and add salad.

Sprinkle olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper on top.

Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.

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White Rabbits – “Percussion Gun”


White Rabbits – Percussion Gun

“Percussion Gun” is the first single off White Rabbit’s anticipated sophomore release “It’s Frightening”. Cold War Kids could have used a solid track like this on Loyalty to Loyalty. percussion. guns. anyone?

“evil man make you kill me, evil man make me kill you. even though we’re only families apart”

White Rabbits rating: 7.4


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Method Man & Mary J. Blige – “I’ll Be There / You’re All I Need To Get By”


Method Man & Mary J. Blige – I’ll Be There/You’re All I Need To Get By

remember when method man did that song with fred durst? can you believe limp bizkit played their first show with the original line up in 8 years… i think it was in latvia last week? can you believe i’m talking about limp bizkit? but in all seriousnessnesness zombie marvin gaye is gettin it on with zombie tammi terrell this very moment..

rating: 8


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Print – “Reserved for the Cool Kids”


Print – Reserved for the Cool Kids

the mickey rourkes of ’09 it’s so time. “reserved for the cool kids” (except not really b/c the actual cool kids are sorta boring!) puts print up on a nice beat.  we dig it. ups to tri state on production. 

rating: 7.7


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The Hood Internet- “Two Weeks of Hip-Hop” Dead Prez vs. Grizzly Bear


The Hood Internet- “Two Weeks of Hip-Hop” Dead Prez vs. Grizzly Bear

An Actual Grizzly Bear – Eating a Salmon

bitch… back off my salmon

Rating: 7.5


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The Maccabees – “Love You Better”


The Maccabees – Love You Better

The Maccabees – No Kind Words

“Love You Better” is the solid first single off UK’s The Maccabee’s new sophomore release Wall Of Arms. “No Kind Words” was our early indicator, and “Love You Better” seals the deal. it’s always a great feeling to hear a new band and become genuinely excited hear the rest of the record.. sadly far and few between qualify nowadays. we’ll keep you posted…

get Wall Of Arms

Rating: 7.8


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Guy starting a dance party @ sasquatch 09

from sasquatch ’09 during santigold “unstoppable”. simply epic.

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Jason Lytle – “Yours Truly, The Commuter”


Jason Lytle – Yours Truly, The Commuter

Grandaddy’s front man goes solo. substance abuse, band breakups and record companies couldn’t hold Jason back from doing what all great musicians yearn for… yes moving to montana. “Yours Truly, The Commuter” proves yet again that sadness is an emotion that evokes some of the most inspiring art. “I may be limping, but I’m coming home”. brilliant lyrics and a great melody. grandaddy, please come home?

Jason Lytle music

Rating: 7.6


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Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – “Relator”


Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Relator

Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Breakup. not that it’s true, because they were never together. it’s just the title of their duet album due September. damn it. feeling like a tmz gossip whores right now – so while we’re at it… how about this picture?

anyways, the duo’s first single “Relator” is a solid pop tune with a classy old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll swing to it. Pete Yorn pens yet another gem, and Scarlett’s sultry almost raspy alto adds the right tone. blahblah yeah she’s an actress who’s doing the music thing… but fuck it’s better than hearing Feist do another damn duet.

our vote, she sticks with lucky bastard pete, and stays away from tom waits and jeff buckley covers.. Ghost World = pizza party.

buy it here




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