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Panda Bear “Tomboy” Full Album Stream

Head over to NPR to stream Panda Bear’s AMAAAAAAAZING new album in it’s entirety.

STREAM ALBUM NOW

Tomboy is out next Tueday April 12th, 2011 on Paw Tracks.

Panda Bear
Tomboy
Track listing

01 You Can Count on Me
02 Tomboy
03 Slow Motion
04 Surfer’s Hymn
05 Last Night at The Jetty
06 Drone
07 Alsatian Darn
08 Scheherazade
09 Friendship Bracelet
10 Afterburner
11 Benfica

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Grimes – Vanessa

GRIMES (MONTREAL, QUEBEC)

 

The breathy and soft vocals over simple lo fi synths on Grimes track “Vanessa” are just stunning and reminiscent of early Lykke Li demos. I’m in love.

Grimes is the alias of Claire Boucher, a Montreal-based artist.  According to her bio Grimes “fuses contemporary instrumentation with classical vocal practices from around the world.” The track below will appear on an upcoming split with d’Eon called the “Darkbloom” EP. It’s out April 19th via Arbutus Records/Hippos in Tanks in digital and vinyl 12-inch formats.

MP3: Grimes – Vanessa

Find more Grimes on Hype Machine.

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Woods – Pushing Onlys

WOODS (BROOKLYN, NY)

Woods‘ announced plans to release their 6th (you heard me, SIXTH) full length album entitled Sun and Shade on June 14th through their label – Woodsist. The simple beauty of “Pushing Onlys” – the first track to be unveiled from the release has me EXTREMELY excited about hearing the album of the whole. The track features their signature vocal style and that insanely charismatic guitar tone that makes me weak in the knees.

Band announced a handful of dates including one April 22nd in Los Angeles. Find out more and listen to the track below!

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VIDEO: The Henry Clay People – Winter Song

The Henry Clay People – THE WINTER SONG from vbkid on Vimeo.

Well I have a huge softee for The Henry Clay People and have for years. Hell I even put out their first ever 7 inch single for “Working Part Time (you can still buy it right here). The kids are gearing up to release a new EP in May entitled “This Is A Desert.”

Ladies and Gents – I have heard the whole thing and I’m happy to say it’s GOOD. The Clays return to their roots on their latest offering with songs more along the vein of their first release “Blacklist the Kid With The Red Mustache” than later projects. I for one am tickled pink to see the band revisiting the sound that set them apart rather than blend in.

You can hear “The Winter Song” off the new EP in the video above. The track is ingeniously set to a video of brothers and band mates Andy and Joey Siara KICKING THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF EACH OTHER ON TOUR. My money’s on Andy because he has the crazy hair and evil glint in his eye.

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Win Tickets To See The Decemberists On Jimmy Kimmel Mar 30th

Want to go see The Decemberists perform LIVE on Jimmy Kimmel On March 30th in Los Angeles? Enter to win tickets below!!!

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Duz/Cuz Tour Comes To LA This Saturday!


Our labor of love JAXART has teamed up with our favorite blog SmokeDONTSmoke once again to present another night of amazing music at Lot 1 in Echo Park. We are very happy to present two amazing bands from Halifax Nova Scotia DUZHEKNEW and COUSINS. Download MP3s from their free tour cassette below.

We also highly recommend you come and check out BASEMENT BABIES. Download two tracks below.

MP3: Basement Babies – Heart Beating

MP3: Basement Babies – Booker T

JAXART & Smoke Don’t Smoke Present ::

DUZHEKNEW (HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA)
COUSINS (HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA)
BASEMENT BABIES (LOS ANGELES, CA)
BIRDHAND (SANTA CRUZ, CA)

Saturday March 26th, 2011

at Lot 1 Cafe

1533 Sunset Blvd

*amazing poster by Mally Jones

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DUZ/CUZ TOUR TAPE SPLIT
DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE HERE

Super excited for these great Canadian bands to blow through town! Come out and hang with us! It’s gonna be a blast!

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Young Prisms Add Show Tonight at Pehrspace!


YOUNG PRISMS (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)

SXSW is officially over and the great exodus has begun from Austin as hundreds of Cali based bands head back to the coast.

Young Prisms are on their way back to San Francisco but will be making a quick stop in LA TONIGHT to perform at pehrspace with Moses Campbell and W.H.I.T.E.

Listen to music below and please let your friends know via the internets (falsebook, twatter, mysuck, and fumblr, and good ole fashioned smoke signals) about this totally fun show! It’s raining cats and dogs but still will be a great show you wont want to miss.

MP3: Young Prisms – I Don’t Get Much
MP3: Moses Campbell – Annabelle

TONIGHT!

the show is earlier than usual. the show is at 8pm. the show is $5 and all ages.

JAXART PRESENTS
http://www.jaxart.net

pehrspace
325 e glendale blvd
los angeles ca 90026
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Keep Shelly In Athens – Running Out Of You

KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS

At first I didn’t get it. Then I heard this track and now I get it. Download this amazing track from Keep Shelly In Athens below

 

MP3: Keep Shelly In Athens – Running Out of You

 

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Purity Ring – Ungirthed

PURITY RING

I have been meaning to post this track for a while now. I have absolutely fallen in love with this bouncy/joyous electro track. There is just such a sumptuous vibe and hidden sex appeal in what to the naked ear sounds like a good ole’ fashioned pop gem.  I would even venture to say that THIS is my favorite new track of 2011 so far. Wow.

Purity Ring started as a side project of Gobble Gobble is now looking like things are really taking off. Recently Pitchfork gave the track it’s coveted “Best New Track” status and the band recently announced plans for a 7 Inch Single which will be out on Transparent Records in April. You can pre-order the 7 Inch right here.

Ungirthed by PURITY RING

The band will not be performing at SXSW but will be doing a DJ set during #MEGABLAAG. Head over to Yvynyl for more details on that.

- Speaking of SXSW – MAN IS IT COMING UP FAST! As we have done in previous years we will be releasing our SXSW Survival Guide along with recommendations of what you should try and catch while you’re in Austin! Check out our list from years past right here.

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JAXART/twosyllable Official 2011 SXSW Showcase

Holy Crap we’re official! Our lil label JAXART Records has teamed up with twosyllable Records to host an official 2011 SXSW Showcase. Read all about it right here.

Download music from the bands playing below!

MP3: Slow Animal – Saturday Mourning

MP3: Holiday Shores – Phones Don’t Feud

MP3: Shimmering Stars – Walk Away (via Relentless Noisemaker)

MP3: Candy Claws – The Breathing Fire

MP3: Speculator – Pure Ecstasy

MP3: Distractions – All Night (Via Tympanogram)

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JAXART Presents TV Girl, Handshakes, Lightmusic, Pageants


JAXART Presents:
http://www.facebook.com/jaxartrecords

“The Lot 1 Series”
Saturday February 26th, 2011
at Lot 1 Cafe

performances from:

TV GIRL (SAN DIEGO, CA)

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DOWNLOAD FREE EP AT BANDCAMP:

MP3: TV Girl: “If You Want It”

http://tvgirl.bandcamp.com

They make shimmering, lo-fi dream pop with a slightly racy undercurrent.
- The Guardian UK

HANDSHAKES (ECHO PARK, CA)

Ridge by Handshakes

“Combining elements of Pinback and Spoon, Handshakes are set to make a name for themselves in the sea of music that is the LA scene. But don’t be fooled by the introduction, the group features ex-members of Wintergreen, Sputnik Monroe and Controlling The Famous.” – FILTER MAGAZINE

LIGHTMUSIC (LONG BEACH, CA)

http://lightmusic.bandcamp.com

JUST ADDED!
PAGEANTS (LONG BEACH, CA)

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$5 | 18 Yrs +
Doors Open at 8PM | Music Starts at 9:30
Craft Beer & Wine Starting at $5 | Late Night Menu Available

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ADDRESS
Lot 1 Cafe
1533 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90026

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TV Girl – On Land

TV GIRL (SAN DIEGO, CA)

We first introduced you to TV Girl several months ago [link]. The San Diego duo were just getting started and had yet to even play an LA show. The project uses samples such as Todd Rundgren’s “Hello It’s Me” to create mix media style pop music that many major publications in the UK are starting to take notice of. It’s unbelievably catchy stuff.

LA Readers: Earlier this month the band made their LA debut at The Echoplex opening for Letting Up Despite Great Faults. If you missed that show be sure to catch TV Girl tomorrow February 26th at Lot 1 Cafe In Echo Park. Echo Park locals Handshakes, lightmusic, and Pageants will also play. Full details right here.

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Hands – Magic Fingers

Hands (Los Angeles, CA)

Hands – armed with only a handful of demos available on their bandcamp page – have been making their mark across the Los Angeles club scene over the past few months. They have even opened for the likes of Deerhoof and Devotchka. This velocity seems a little sudden but their fantastic live show is quickly winning audiences over and seems to be setting the stage for perhaps something much grander. Is this the next band to break big out of Silverlake?

Hands will be headed to Austin next month for SXSW – schedule to be posted soon. LA Readers can catch the band tonight opening for Pepper Rabbit and Chain Gang Of 1974 at The Bootleg Theater. Download “Magic Fingers” below. 

MP3: Hands – Magic Fingers

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The Sweet Hurt LP

The Sweet Hurt (Los Angeles, CA)

Tonight JAXART is absolutely thrilled to present The Sweet Hurt at Lot 1 Cafe as part of our “Lot 1 Series.” I first met The Sweet Hurt’s Wendy Wang several years ago through various recording opportunities and playing shows in the LA scene. Wendy has always been a musician’s musician. It is not unusual to see some of the best players in Los Angeles at her shows watching in awe.  One can only hope that the rest of the world may soon discover the subtle yet sublime grace that surrounds The Sweet Hurt’s painfully gorgeous tunes.

Late last year Wendy silently released a full length album in between session work and touring gigs as a supporting player for acts like Priscilla Ahn and Bird & The Bee. This wonderful collection is just stunning in our opinion. Stream the full album below and get details about tonight’s show right here.

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Pulse Out – One & The Same

Pulse Out (Los Angeles, CA)

Pulse Out is a side project of So Many Wizards but the two bands might as well be on two separate planets.  So Many Wizards excites Los Angeles audiences with lush arrangements and Italian style pop. Pulse Out on the other hand plays with a fast paced mix of surf, twee, power pop, and balls out punk rock reminiscent of The Buzzcocks.

Pulse Out just released a 7 inch and are offering up their debut EP – Which clocks in just under 9 minutes in length for FREE via BANDCAMP. Upon my first listen I was totally SOLD and sincerely hope this side project continues to release more amazing tunes. Download “One and The Same” below.

MP3: Pulse Out – One & The Same

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Silje Nes – The Glass Harp

SILJE NES (NORWAY)

Silje Nes is a siren. The Norwegian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was signed to Fat Cat Records after sending in what they refer to as a “unique and charming demo.” After a full afternoon watching videos of her performances I’m hooked as well.

Silje Nes’ new album Optiks was released in October. The album features her soft and sweet vocals surrounded lush soundscapes. It creates a haunting a surreal feeling that is perfect for a cloudy day.

She will be playing in Los Angeles THIS SUNDAY February 27th at Lot 1 Cafe with Stone Darling, Steffaloo, and Barrie Rose. Details can be found here or below.

MP3: Silje Nes – The Glass Harp

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Panda Bear – Last Night At The Jetty (NEW TRACK!)

PANDA BEAR (NEW YORK)

Panda Bear has unveiled another track from his forthcoming album Tomboy. Getting way to excited about this one people. Download “Last Night at The Jetty” below.

MP3: Panda Bear – Last Night At The Jetty

Paw Tracks is pleased to present a listening party for Tomboy on Feb. 28th in LA at Malo Upstairs Lounge (4326 W. Sunset Blvd.) – there will be two separate listening sessions, one at 6pm that is open to all ages (rsvp to tomboyallageslisteningparty@gmail.com ) and one at 7:30pm that is 21+ (rsvp to tomboy21overlisteningparty@gmail.com ) Drinks and food will be available for purchase at both sessions, proper ID required.

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Dancing Thom Tumblr Blog – Still Funny

Last week Radiohead announce that they would be releasing their 8th studio album - King of Limbs on Sat Feb 19th. Then on Friday they decided to jump the gun offering the album for immediate download at just 9 bucks directly from the band through their website – kingoflimbs.com.

On the same day Radiohead released this video for the first single off KOL entitled “Lotus Flower” a dark and simple video featuring Thom Yorke and some pretty epic dance moves. The video almost instantly spawned a barrage a web parodies and social memes – my favorite of which being Dancing Thom – A Tumblr blog that invites people to submit videos of Thom’s skills set to some quite complimentary and contemporary singles. A few of my favorites posted below include  “Walk It Out,” Thom  doing “The Macarena” and “Wuthering Thom” which i personally dedicate to Eli from The Monolators.

Dancing Thom Tumblr Blog – STILL FUNNY.

“WUTHERING THOM”

THOM TRIES OUT FOR SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?

THOM DOES THE MACARENA

THOM WALKS IT OUT

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Video: Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this yet. After about 30+ views this past weekend I thought It would only be appropriate. Dark yet clever and shows the duality of his personality. Tyler, The Creator and Odd Future are about to be massive.

Tyler’s sophomore album Goblin will come out on XL Recordings in April.

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This Weekend in MP3s: Colleen Green, Speculator, Tan Dollar, Melted Toys

COLLEEN GREEN (LOS ANGELES, CA)

This weekend JAXART is presenting not 1 but THREE shows in Echo Park full of new music we really REALLY think you should check out.

FIRST UP – Colleen Green
We fell in love with her track “Worship You” in Fall 2010. Colleen now has a new 7 inch coming out on Hardly Art on March 1st. We think you should buy it now.

See Her live TONIGHT at Pehrspace with Disaster Speaks (Members of Tenlons Fort, Seasons, and Downtown/Union), Peter Pants, and The Monolators. Details right here.

Listen To “Worship You”
MP3: Colleen Green – Worship You

TOMORROW NIGHT we will be presenting Speculator, Tan Dollar, Melted Toys, and Punks On Mars at Lot 1 Cafe. Speculator and Melted Toys have been on tour for the last month so this is a homecoming show of sorts.

Speculator will also be playing our JAXART SXSW Showcase in Austin next month. More details on that to come!
MP3: Speculator – Pure Ecstasy
MP3: Tan Dollar – Heaven
MP3: Melted Toys – Come On

AND FINALLY our third show is TONIGHT at lot 1 cafe in echo park with good friends Luna Is Honey, Tremellow, and Fantastica Bastidas! Luna Is Honey just released their new LP Sex Museum which you can pick up on bandcamp. Any track with KJ Tony is Pretty Much AMAZING. Details here.

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