Swine Flu

now for the "topical" post. two older gems relating to the most talked about thing this week. the first coming from tumor circus, a collaboration between jello biafra of the dead kennedys and steel pole bathtub. the second from the bay area's now-defunct boxleitner.


Joker - "Digidesign"

A 19-year old from Bristol who, according to The Fader, "is melding bass heavy heatrocks with whiney g-funk synths and distinctly southern drum kicks to create something entirely original". I LOVE this track. If you enjoy, go buy some Joker stuff here.


Mark Bell - "Skin Cell"

"Skin Cell" is the first collaboration between video artist Mark Bell (aka The Beard of Love) and up-and-coming musician Matthew De Kersaint Giraudeau (aka Dogtanion), and is a four-minute short exploring identity and the process of self-reflection. The film was made over the course of 2005-2006 and has been entirely constructed (music and video) through the manipulation of a flatbed scanner to produce a frenzy of distorted images and sounds


Nas - Made You Look (NastyNasty Remix)

Oakland's NastyNasty takes on Nas's "Made You Look". Great stuff. Go check out his blog, and then jump over to his Myspace page to hear more. Also check out his group Quitter with Ben Sandoval here


Paul McCartney - "Temporary Secretary"

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A huge departure from the McCartney music that everyone knows. "Temporary Secretary" is an upbeat, weird electronic track that'll get stuck in your head for days. McCartney II is his third solo album, and the first since the formation of Wings in 1971. It was released in 1980, a year before the band's dissolution and while their future lay in limbo. The album is a significant departure for McCartney, as much of the album relies heavily on synthesizers and studio experimentation. It has been cited as one of McCartney's most underrated and overlooked albums.
(Big thanks to Quarterbar for putting me up on this song.)


Myron & E (w/ The Soul Investigators) - "Cold Game"

The Bay Area's Myron & E really have a winner with this one. "Cold Game" pays tribute to the classic soul we all know and love. Backed by Finland's Soul Investigators, Myron & E lay down some smooth, incredibly catchy vocals for you to sing along to. This was recently released by Timmion as a 7", which can be purchased via Dusty Groove here. Seperately, they've worked with many artists from Quannum, Bicasso of Living Legends, Jennifer Johns, Mike Relm and more. Read more about them here


Logan Lynn - "Feed Me To The Wolves"

from Logan's bio:

"If the Land of Misfit Toys elected a team of cultural ambassadors, Logan Lynn would be its poet laureate. In Portland's pulsating music scene, he occupies a singular position- an emo prophet with a penchant for electronic beats, preaching the Good Word to drug-damaged crybabies.

A recent collaboration with Producer Carlos Cortes of Portland DJ collective Assemble The Empire has yielded an E.P. entitled "Feed Me To The Wolves", which was released in the fall of 2007. In 2008, Logan hosted the music television show "NewNowNext" on MTV's Logo Network and his video for "Feed Me To The Wolves" was picked by the network as one of the "TOP 10 OF 2008"! He was recently signed to The Dandy Warhols' record label, "BEAT THE WORLD" RECORDS, and will be releasing his much anticipated 3rd full length record, "FROM PILLAR TO POST" in 2009."

This record is great for walking around in headphones. Logan has the potential to be huge.



Ned - "Soap Bopper"

Oakland's Ned is a band. A product of the generation of missing identity. The attention deficit generation. Why be stuck with one instrument? Why be pinned on one genre? Ned decides to not decide. Which brings us to the tricky part; how does Ned keep from becoming one big audible disaster? Who knows, but they have managed to create a sound that is completely their own, and even trickier, they’ve made it listenable.

"Soap Bopper" was recently released as a 7" single, which can be purchased directly through them at their myspace page. Ned has shared the stage with acts like Subtle, The Locust, Xiu Xiu, Casiotone For the Painfully Alone, Odd Nosdam, and more. They are currently working on a new record, which will be nothing short of amazing.


Andy Milonakis - "Let Me Twitter Dat"

I couldn't resist.  Seems like he's been gone as long as this blog.  Too funny not to post.

Camden Crew - "Summer Kicks"

It's a beautiful, summery day here in San Francisco. Seems fitting to post a track with "summer" in the title. The legendary Camden Crew, from the B-Boy Records collection "The Masterworks".


Das Racist - "Combination Pizza Hut & Taco Bell (wallpaper. remix)

das racist - "combination pizza hut & taco bell (wallpaper. remix)" (download)

Das Racist is a weed edge/hare krishna hard core/art rap/freak folk music duo based in Brooklyn, New York, comprised of Queens-born Himanshu Kumar and San Francisco-born Victor Vazquez. The two met at Bard Art College in Massachusetts, where Victor was Himanshu's resident advisor in a "students of color for social justice" themed freshman year dormitory.

The original version of this track made it on Dan Deacon’s “10 Poorly Juxtaposed Pieces Mixtape” for XLR8R. Here, Bay Area wiz kid wallpaper. gives us his own take on the track.


Johnny Polygon - "That's You"

Johnny Polygon grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma attending Booker T. Washington, Central, and Project 12 High Schools (all of which he was kicked out of); Hung out in Woodward and Zink parks all the while practicing his breakdance and rapping skills. Eventually performing at Cain’s Ballroom and The Venue and sharing stages with Gabe Real and Jacob Fred Jazz Oddessy.

He came to Los Angeles in 2004 to see where his career could take him and after struggling in the music scene with many false starts, he has been signed to Future Green Entertainment under DJ Green Lantern, whom dj’s for Eminem, Jay-Z, and Nas. Has recorded a song “Price on Ya Head” and featured in the record breaking game Grand Theft Auto 4. He is currently performing “Black President” by Nas, a lead single off of Nas’s recently released album for the Rock the Bells tour and recording music in New York and Los Angeles for a forthcoming mixtape and album titled “Wolf in Cheap Clothing”.


Boy Eats Drum Machine - "Demonic With Horns"

Boy Eats Drum Machine is native Portlander, Jon Ragel. As a turntablist and energetic one-man musical act, Ragel spins breaks and surgically inserts sounds while juggling vocals, percussion, and saxophone. Check out his one-of-a-kind, unique artwork choices for the vinyl version of this release here . Have a listen to more of his stuff here