iTunes gettin’ ya down? Try our podcasts!

Today I’ve finally gotten around to archiving all of our pre ayvee podcasts.

Admittedly, most are offbeat, some are legendary – May 13, 2006’s “donutcast.” for example, which eminated from Honey Fluff donuts in Carpentersville, Illinois, and some even controversial -“influencecast” – where we recieved our most negative feedback to date.

So, if that’s your kind of thing and want to hear a bunch of our first-class staffers ramble on about things like hummus, fruit and the midwest, then check them out. You may hear something you like or learn something you didnt know about.

Fun Fact: Target Corporation’s very own Jordan De Shon even stopped by to DJ a few tracks on our very first podcast: “Dusty Gems and Raw Nuggets”…

New Singles Galore!

It’s springtime, and that means new music is coming in time for the summer. Some of the heavy hitters have been releasing/leaking new singles. Here’s a few to check out.

My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges – Is available off the band’s website. MMJ have really stepped their game up since their 2005 LP, Z. This tune has some really pretty strings, galloping guitar interplay, and of course, Jim James’s trademark falsetto. The disc of the same name is due June 10.

Weezer – Pork and Beans – You may have seen our earlier post this week about the 30 second clip of the new Weezer tune, but now the full thing has leaked. Mark my words: It’s AWESOME. It’s got shades of the blue album crunchiness, the odd pop culture references a la El Scorcho (Sample Lyric: Timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the chart/Maybe if I work with him/I can perfect the art). I look forward to their third self titled album (also known as The Red Album) on June 24. .

Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake – 4 Minutes – I can’t stand it when the banging stops! Naw… The beat’s a bit tacky, but I can’t get it out of my head. Uh oh. Hard Candy is due April 29.

A few Man Man/Yeasayer thoughts…

I caught the Man Man/Yeasayer show last night with ayvee at the Logan Square Auditorium. Pretty disappointed.

Yeasayer showed some promise, but I guess not everything sounds good drowned in reverb. Their record is alright, but I’m left wondering what they’ll be like when they’re outdoors at Lollapalooza this summer. I guess their music sounds kind of outdoors-y. Jury’s out until then.

As for Man Man, I don’t know if I was digging the pogoing by the hipster kids in the front row. I liked the Youtube video I watched the night before the show, other than that, they didn’t really do that much for me.

Got anything to say? I encourage you to post a comment below.

P.S. I’m spinning El Guincho’s Alegranza! record right now. Gives me a definate Animal Collective vibe. Not sure if I like it yet.

What I’ve Been Spinning…4/15/08

Born Ruffians – I Need A Life – Got some good old fashioned pop goodness here. This record was a recent recommendation from a friend and it’s a fun listen. Nothing too intense.

The Replacements – Answering Machine – I’ve been giving the ‘Mats Let It Bealbum several spins lately. Fantastic ballad. The album this song’s off of and 1986’s Tim are essential listening.

Stevie Nicks – Stand Back – This is the monster single off of 1983’s The Wild Heart. It’s full of throbbing synths and a total ping pong 80’s bass line. Doesn’t get much better than this..Oh, and it’s really tacky.