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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Silkscreen: SXSW Vintage Beer Can Print

Remember at last year’s SXSW how Pitchfork had those See the rest »


MP3: Friday Five 03.19.10

A fairly chill set for a fairly crazy week/end. Enjoy.

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Josiah Wolf (of Why?) “The Trailer and the Truck” from Jet Lag

Phantom Kicks “Cut From A Different Clay” from self released

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Home (RAC Remix)”

Banjo or Freakout “Upside Down” from Shake Some Action SXSW Sampler

Pure Ecstacy “Voices” from Voices 7”

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Wilco “Thirteen (Big Star)” from Rarities ‘95–‘98


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MP3: Friday Five 03.12.10

If you’re going to SXSW, send me a postcard. To everyone else, enjoy a few less music nerds in your hood. For the time being. Have fun, y’all!

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Lawrence Arabia “Apple Pie Bed” from Chant Master

Best Coast “When I’m With You” from When I’m With You (single)

Two Door Cinema Club “I Can Talk” from I Can Talk

Truman Peyote “Magentadoor II” from Shake Some Action SXSW Sampler

Slow Six “The Night You Left New York” from Tomorrow Becomes You

Sparklehorse ft. Thom Yorke “Wish You Were Here” (Pink Floyd)

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SXSW: Beer Labels x Indie Rock Mashup

Love the idea for this flyer promoting the fifth annual Pitchfork/Windish Austin Party. Not stoked on the execution.

Why not have Austin’s Neon Indian on a Shiner label? And why put LA’s Local Natives on a Brooklyn Brewery label? Lazy if you ask me. But I’ll give ‘em props for the Washed Out / Coors Light pairing. That’s almost Wacky Packs material.

See the full band/beer label flyer at Pitchfork »

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Japandroids “Young Hearts Spark Fire” (FF 05.01.09)
Neon Indian “6669 (I Don’t Know If You Know) (FF 06.12.09)
Surfer Blood “Floating Vibes” (FF 10.30.09)
Best Coast “Sun Was High (So Was I)” (FF 07.17.09)
Washed Out “Hold Out” (FF 09.04.09)
Local Natives “Airplanes” (FF 02.19.10)

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