Author Archives: quietcolor

DOGANDPONYSHOW MIXTAPE : JUNE BRUISER

by kevin diamond Planet Queen (Acoustic Version) – T. Rex Marilyn’s Grave – Nothing People Caeser – Ty Segall Marathon – Tennis End Times – Weekend Sitting Here – Slow Animal Summer’s Gonna Be My Girl – The Go Guiyome – Konono No. 1 Summer of Panic – Hanoi Janes Fishage – Beaters Dream Talkin [...]

VID: FREE ENERGY – BANG, POP

by kevin diamond The nice thing about this video (and this band in general) is that they don’t stray too far from the familiar tropes of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Popular music goes through phases where it tries to distance itself from the familiar cliches of its past, but it always comes back to the basics: [...]

SLEIGH BELLS – “TELL ‘EM”

by kevin diamond Just a quick post to let you know that Sleigh Bells have released the first single from upcoming debut album TREATS. The album comes out May 11th on M.I.A.’s Neet label. May 11th is also the night of Sleigh Bells’ show at Ridgewood Temple. That show include up-and-comers CULTS and The Sundelles. [...]

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: OBERHOFER

by kevin diamond Oberhofer is on everyone’s lips these days. They were recently named as one of L Magazine‘s 8 bands to watch in 2010. Its not hard to see why. These songs are as infectious as Bird Flu. Artist: Oberhofer Song: I Could Go .

ARTIST PROFILE: FUNGI GIRLS

by kevin diamond I was introduced to Fungi Girls at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin this past SXSW, but forgot to check out their recorded tunes right away. Well last night I stumbled upon their cassette Seafaring Pyramids, and I’m upset that I waited so long to listen. Artist: Fungi Girls Song: Into The Cosmos …

TWIN SISTER GIVE IT UP FOR FREE

by kevin diamond Pre-empting their inclusion in L Magazine’s annual “8 Bands to Watch in NYC” feature, which came out today, Twin Sister graced the internet yesterday with a gift. For the next two weeks, you can download, free of charge, the entirety of their new EP, Color Your Life. It’s a quick study in [...]

MTYMX: A REFLECTION

by kevin diamond Much has been written about this past week’s Todd P Currated MTYMX Festival in Monterrey, Mexico. Some things fair, some unfair. I thought I’d take a moment, as someone who was personally involved in the festival, to express a few of my thoughts about the matter. Artist: Dan Deacon Song: Of The [...]

HYPE FILTER: SXSW EDITION

by kevin diamond This week on the Hype Filter, we have a quick survey of bands I’ve seen and look forward to catching while I’m at SXSW this weekend. If you know me at all, you can probably guess that these bands live in the dirty side of the pond. Lots of lo-fi goodness. Best part [...]

SXSW: DAY TWO

by kevin diamond Next year, I’m training for at least two weeks before I get to SXSW. It’s been an exhausting week and it’s only been two days. Lots of standing around, lots of drinking in the hot sun, lots of walking back and forth between venues. It’s been a blast, but it’s also been [...]

SXSW DAY ONE

by kevin diamond It was easy to pick a highlight from the first day of the South By South West festival here in Austin; I’d be surprised if it didn’t end up being the highlight of my entire week. It was getting a raspberry blown on my belly by Pink Eyes of Fucked Up. They [...]