Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Watch List

1. Mon Talk - Winnipeg is home to this boyfriend/girlfriend duo consisting of the electro genius Two Knots is Lots (Christopher Samms) and Jessica. Think The Blow or Mates of States, check it out: Paper Airplanes (mp3)
2. Bon Iver - This is the work of Wisconsin native Justin Vernon, and it is chilling and beautiful and everything neo-folk should be. He will be opening for The Rosebuds next month in WI.
3. Videohippos - Baltimore's Wham City has to be one of the most interesting and unusual collectives in music history. We all know about Dan Deacon (or at least you should), but Videohippos (Kevin O'Meara and Jim Triplett) are about to make some noise this summer with their new album "Unbeast the Leash" out June 19 on Monitor Records. Check out: Kool Shades (mp3)

1. The Soft Bigotry of Iraq - "Whether out of blind loyalty or blind denial, most Congressional Republicans are prepared to back up President Bush’s veto of the Iraq spending bill."
2. Once a Doll Was Exploring Her Intestines by Tom Whalen - This is a selection from Tom's new book "Dolls" available through Caketrain for only $8.
2. Palehose 7 by Carl Skanberg - This is a great comic strip dedicated to everything related to the Chicago White Sox. Now, let it be know that I am a die-hard Cubs fan, but these comics are very well-done.

1. Andre Dawson Rookie Card - He has always been my favorite player, and I always wished that I owned this card - $41.98.
2. The Monkey Decider - I've always wanted a deck of cards that will express my feelings for me. - $15
3. Mozart Coffee's "Get Caffeinated" T-Shirt - $14.95
4. Tao Lin "Eeeee Eee Eeee" - Released May 1st, I've heard so many good things about this book. Read Blake Butler's review here - $10.17

1. Orca Magazine (Issue #0) - This is a brand new zine that is focusing on art/photography/graphics. Check it out it's free!
2. XLR8 May 2007 Issue - This wonderful music magazine is free here, and features Matthew Dear, Cadence Weapon, Electrelane and more this month.
3. The Menodza Line "Aspects of an Old Maid" (mp3) - This week I recieved this nice little present in my inbox. Enjoy!

1. If you have ever wondered what it would be like get sign to a record deal then check out this video of the recent signing of PA's electro-rock band InnerPartySystem to Stolen Transmission.
2. YACHT's new video for the wonderful summertime tune "See a Penny (Pick it Up)":

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