Feb 072012
 
English: Leonard Cohen, during the Geneva conc...

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Woke up early to a beautiful snowy morning in Ljubljana so I could get a shower and let some of this hair dry before having to face the cold. Getting a grasp of what these girls are complaining about all the time…

And now for some music news…

Some new songs for your ears:

Dr. Dog – Be The Void
The Kabeedies – Soap
Sharon Van Etten – Tramp (Jagjaguar)
Of Montreal – Paralytic Stalks (Polyvinyl Records)
Die Antwoord – Ten$ion
Air – Le Voyage Dans La Lune

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Jan 312012
 
Cover of "Old World Underground"

Cover of Old World Underground

Now Playing: Metric – Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? and Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory

Here I was complaining about there being no winter, and now it’s -11 degrees C outside and I don’t feel like braving the cold yet to go to work. I guess I’ll read some music blogs first… And now, onto the news!

New releases for today (31 Jan 2012):
Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
Gotye – Making Mirrors

Happy Tuesday, you guys – and now, off to face the cold!

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Jan 262012
 
Cover of "Wet Hot American Summer"

Cover of Wet Hot American Summer

Now playing: Federer vs. Nadal

Had another coughing fit to keep me up for a few hours in the middle of last night, but this one turned into a coding session instead of a blogging session (lucky Zemanta!). Either way, it’s too early to get out of bed (not enough sleep), so I’m gonna do a bit of blogging. Onto the music (there’s a lot today!):

New records to check out this week:

Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory
The Darcys – AJA
Laura Gibson – La Grande
Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady) – Clear Heart Full Eyes

 

Happy Thursday, you guys – see you next time, when I’ll be 27!

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Jan 202012
 

March of the Zapotec/Holland EP

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Now playing: Beirut – March of the Zapotec & Realpeople: Holland

Here I am, sitting on my apartment couch on a gray and rainy Friday afternoon in Ljubljana, working from home today due to a cough that has lingered for almost two weeks now. Went to the medical center near my apartment this morning to try and see a doctor about it, and what a trip that was. It felt like there was no organization at all compared to what I’m used to. There’s one large waiting area with no reception desk or even a person organizing appointments or patients. Basically you need to know which door belongs to the doctor that you need to see, knock on that door (even if there is a patient in there already, which you may or may not know based on how long you’ve been sitting in the waiting area debating what to do), and then wait some more until they’re ready to see you. Luckily I got up the courage to ask a stranger for some help and she asked one of the nurses some things in Slovenian, which led to me finding the right door to wait in front of, and a few minutes later I was speaking with a doctor! He checked my breathing, my lungs, my heart, and my throat and said that I sound clear, and that a cough for 2-3 weeks is common after a cold. He told me to get some Prospan from the Lekarna and that if I don’t feel better in a week to see another doctor.

That about brings us up to date. I just ate lunch and figured I might as well do a bit of blogging before getting back to work, so onto the new music news since last time…

mp3: Julianna Barwick – “Never Change” (via gorillavsbear.net)
mp3: new Lower Dens – “Brains” (via gorillavsbear.net)
Album Stream: Laura Gibson – La Grande (via Paste Magazine)
Watch St. Vincent’s Nod to Elvis Costello on Conan (via Paste Magazine)
Sharon Van Etten (currently streaming live on WNYC) adds ANOTHER NYC show (via brooklynvegan)
Shearwater – “You As You Were” (via Stereogum)
listen: Daniel Rossen of Grizzy Bear – “Saint Nothing” (via gorillavsbear.net)
Local Natives Working On New Album (via Paste Magazine)
Listen: Ariel Pink and R. Stevie Moore: “SteviePink Javascript” (via Pitchfork: Latest News)
Fleet Foxes Side-Project Poor Moon: Tour, Debut LP (via JamBase)
Trust – “Sulk” (via Stereogum)
[new]: Bruce Springsteen – We Take Care Of Our Own (via We All Want Someone To Shout For)

What to do Friday night in Ljubljana: Check out Oh! Pears at Menza pri Koritu, duh!

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Jan 142012
 
Sound of Silver

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Still playing: Beirut – The Flying Club Cup

I was planning on skiing in Austria today with a couple of friends but this cough has limited me to the confines of my couch. I did sleep better last night, so maybe tomorrow I’ll make it up to Krvavec. Ok, this aside, let’s get to the music!

LCD Soundsystem – Shut Up and Play The Hits Trailer (via Pretty Much Amazing)

St. Vincent and tUnE-yArDs schedule co-headlining tour dates (via Consequence of Sound)

Grimes Remixes Pictureplane (via Stereogum)

Grimes – “Genesis” (Yourstru.ly Session) (via Pretty Much Amazing)

Cut Copy Remix The Rapture (via Stereogum)

Hear Real Estate Play a New Song Live (via Pitchfork)

Best of Daytrotter 2011 (via Daytrotter)

Listen to a New Sharon Van Etten Song (via Paste Magazine)

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