VIDEO: Venomous2000’s “Where Ya At (Machinist Remix)”

When I hear the jazzy sample that runs through it, I immediately think of the great music of the past. Its use may or may not be a way to tie in those good vibes and struggles of the past to show that while there are hard times today and ahead of us, it doesn’t hurt to celebrate positive vibes.

Either that, or sampling funky shit is just a means of celebrating funky shit.

The video is fairly simple: a walk through a parking lot leads to one wanting to just listen to some music in serenity, and in this case it could be a forest, a means of open land, might be down the street from where this guy lives. But it it’s a good way to regroup and move on, and allow you to figure out, once again, “Where Ya At”.

You can find the track on Venomous2000‘s compilation found on Bandcamp called A Moment To Reflect Volume II.

VIDEO/FREE DOWNLOAD: Malkovich & P.U.D.G.E.’s “Lethal Vice”

Normally, I’m not into trailers or preview videos, but when it works great, I want to shine the spotlight. The main man Malkovich continues to work like crazy, and bring that together with P.U.D.G.E.? You now have Lethal Vice. The video works as a “highlight reel” where it’s not one song, but a series of small clips meant to represent the EP. If you love damn good hip-hop, carefully organized instrumentals, or salute anything that has to do with the Gershwin B.L.X. way of life (and if you didn’t, you should have), check out Lethal Vice.

For more of P.U.D.G.E.’s work, go through his Bandcamp page.
For Malkovich, he can be found at

SOME STUFFS: Conduits can do it with their debut album, and tour to follow

The moment you mention the word “shoegaze” when it comes to music, you have people making dreamy poopoo pedals within your vicinity. Go ahead, try it and come back here.

See? Now, if they do this and you tell them Conduits, they may not know the name just yet. But by the end of the year, mention “Conduits” to them and you’ll drippy Grey Poupon-like yellowness at their feet, for this is a group that have taken the shoegaze madness/mayhem/mumbai into their hands, or at least that’s what they’re hoping to do when they release their self-titled debut album.

This group are from Omaha, Nebraska, not the first city you would mention when talking about bands like Lush or My Bloody Valentine but they want to change that perception, and helping them to change things are Team Love, who will be releasing the album on March 20th. Soonafter, they will go on tour to bring the album to live on stage, with Cursive and Cymbals Eat Guitars, which means it’s a CCC Tour Package of sorts. This is where they’ll be:
Mar-22 Iowa City, IA The Mill
Mar-23 Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar
Mar-24 Madison, WI High Noon
Mar-25 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Mar-26 Champaign, IL High Dive
Mar-27 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
Mar-28 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Mar-29 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Mar-30 Buffalo, NY Mohawk
Mar-31 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern
Apr-02 Boston, MA Middle East (Downstairs)
Apr-03 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Apr-04 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Apr-05 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Apr-06 Washington, DC Black Cat
Apr-07 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Apr-08 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Apr-09 St. Augustine, FL Café Eleven
Apr-10 Orlando, FL The Social
Apr-11 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
Apr-13 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds
Apr-14 Austin, TX Mohawk
Apr-15 Dallas, TX Trees
Apr-17 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
Apr-18 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlies
Apr-20 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
Apr-21 Columbia, MO Mojos

Here’s a song called “Top Of The Hill” (5.48mb), a hint of what’s on their debut. (NOTE: This MP3 has been approved for free distribution, download at will and feel free to share.)

VIDEO: Re-Surch’s “Wayland’s Boy (Sam Adams Diss)”

I am not sure why Re-Surch would dis a beer or the mayor of Portland, Oregon, but maybe you’ll know when you hear “Wayland’s Boy (Sam Adams Diss)”.

If you know, please post your answer. No prizes will be given out.

(In truth, this has nothing to do with Portland’s mayor or a beer, although a beer reference is made in the song. It’s an attack against Boston MC Sam Adams.)