The xx remix of Shake it Out has been all the rage the last few months but I’ve been listening to this vintage gem all week here at the flowerhouse. Don’t you just love it when you rediscover an old jam buried in your iTunes catalog?
xx has been absolutely killing it lately and I would suggest buying their latest album on iTunes if you haven’t already.
Turn it up.
As the resident science teacher here at the flowerhouse, I’m certain that Brandon could explain the distinct reaction that occurs when unbearably cute meets incredibly hot. As for me, well I just know it when I see it and folks this is it. Enjoy.
In related news, Ben Gibbard is tearing his hair out imagining these two having sex. I can’t imagine how bitter and dark the next Death Cab album is going to be…
I came across this graph by the fine folks at theworldsbestever.com and thought I would repost it here for anyone who might have missed it.
The graph itself shows the geographic concentrations for each of the artists constituting Pitchfork’s top songs for 2011. (for the record, I’m not clear if it’s the artist’s home location or current location) Take a look.
It’s probably not a surprise to anyone that New York is sitting at the top of this graph with around 27 songs in Pitchfork’s “best of” list but can we get some love for the Westsideeee? The West Coast had 4 out of the top 8 listings with both of my hometowns (Seattle and the Ya Area respectively) represented. Also, check out lil’ Eau Claire (WI) coming in above Portland, Austin, Chicago and Madison. Good for you.
What does this all mean? Well, if your interested in becoming the next Pitchfork “It” band, don’t move to Halifax. (you and Southern Shores are going to have to scrap otherwise) Also, this should solidify yet another year with New York and Los Angeles at the top of the Greyhound enabled, teenager runaway capitals of the US list.
Ok, so I don’t know if there is actually a list for teen runaway destinations but maybe Fodor’s or Lonely Planet could track this for their magazines? Who wouldn’t read articles titled This year’s top teen runaway destinations for 2012 or The ultimate runaway bucket list for 2012??? Sold.
In light of Alex’s attack on harmless North Dakota, here are some tunes that currently keep me sane in the North Country.
TV Girl – “Benny and the Jetts”
Illls – “Teeth”
H-Town – “They Like it Slow” (Star Slinger Refix)
Atmosphere – “Somebody”
With the year coming to a close, finding good shows here in Phoenix is becoming increasingly difficult. That said, Brandon and I are looking forward to the new year and the return of national acts to the valley of the sun. These are the shows that we can’t wait to see.
10th Starfucker – One of my favorite Portland bands and great live. This will be the first time I’ve seen them outside of the Northwest.
One of my favorite songs…
12th Cass McCombs – Signed to the legendary U.K. label 4AD, Cass’ County Line was a Brandon pick for the week 6 podcast.
18th Handsome Furs – The real appeal for us is the opening band, Papa which features Darren Weis of Girls fame.
21st Wilco – Floor seats (!!) in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gammage building. Two words…can’t wait.
31st Twin Sister
1st Zola Jesus
6th Dr. Dog
27th Grimes – We missed her the first time she came through but this show should more than make up for it. We still can’t believe that this show is going to be at the Rhythm Room.
28th Cloud Nothings – This should be an awesome show!
Come out and say howdy