Michael Jackson Is Dead Song

I’ve been receiving emails asking what happened to me…NOTHING! I took a much needed vacation and now I’m back to update you daily about the music you want to hear! While I get back into the swing of things and sort through all of this new music in my inbox, I figured I’d post something about the hypocrisy in the media following Michael Jackson’s death.

Jon Lajoie is a comedian who decided to compare what was said about MJ in the past with what has been said about him since his passing. Yes, it’s offensive, yes, it’ll irk some people, and yes, I’m posting it. 1 thing I can say about the man: He was the greatest entertainer of our generation.

Butterfly Boucher - Gun For A Tongue MP3 Download

Butterfly Boucher-Scary Fragile

Butterfly Boucher has a Gun For A Tongue and looks that can kill. This songstress has put out a killer album titled Scary Fragile that was released on June 2nd, and she’s nice enough to let us stream Gun For A Tongue as well as give it to you all for a free download. In support of her new album, she’ll also be hitting some clubs on the west coast that you need to check out. Her silky smooth voice is guranteed to give you multiple eargasms!

If you are in Los Angeles, Butterfly Boucher will be playing at the Hotel Cafe every Wednesday in June. After her June residency, Butterfly will head up the coast to play a show in Portland, Seattle and back down to San Francisco.

June 29th, 2009 Doug Fir Loundge Portland, Oregon
June 30th, 2009 Crocodile Seattle, Washinton
July 2nd, 2009 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, Ca

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Download: Butterfly Boucher - “Gun For A Tongue”

Chillin’ Illin’ and Grillin’ - Music to BBQ To Mixtape

Free BBQ Mixtape Download

I don’t know about you, but Las Vegas is experiencing perfect weather for once. The sun is out, the cool breeze is blowing and the grill is calling my name. Thanks to The Moustache Man DJs and the Faction Soundcrew, we have a soundtrack for the festivities. Chillin’ Illin’ and Grillin’ will help you all kick back, play some goofy party games, and dance around wearing funny aprons. Have a great BBQ!

Download: The Moustache Man DJs and the Faction Soundcrew - Chillin’ Illin’ and Grillin’

The Faux Noise - ‘Oh Father (Hymn) Remix Downloads

The Faux Noise

Sweedish soundscape creators The Faux Noise released Oh Father (Hymn) not too long ago, and it’s atmospheric soundwaves have inspired 3 different remixes. KREEP, Efficient Sine and The MYSS have all paid tribute by putting their stamp on this track, and each sounds world apart, yet all capture the original qualities that made the original so jarring. Check each out below and prepare to ride a roller coaster of various emotions.

Download: The Faux Noise - ‘Oh Father (Hymn)
Download: Kreep - ‘Oh Father (Hymn) :  Hypnotized By Dirty Bass Mix
Download: Efficient Sine - ‘Oh Father (Hymn) : Efficient Sine Remix
Download: The Myss - ‘Oh Father (Hymn) : Myss Noise Remix

TRV$DJAM - Fix Your Face Vol. 2 – Coachella ‘09 Free Download

Trvsdjam - Fix Your Face Volume 2

TRV$DJAM have proved once again that artists are a lot more open to accepting the internet revolution than their industry executive counterparts. Fix Your Face Vol. 2 – Coachella ‘09 is a new mixtape put out by the duo that can be downloaded by…Posting a tweet. If you tweet a twirp and twap to your tweezies, then this mixtape containing DJ-AM’s skills on the turntable and Travis Barkers skills on the skins can be yours for free.

Get tweeting using their custom tewwt engine below and grab your mixtape now!

Download: TRV$DJAM - Fix Your Face Vol. 2 – Coachella ‘09

De La Soul - Big Mouf MP3 Download

De La Soul - Are You In

It’s official…The incomplete leak of the Big Mouf single from  De La Soul’s Nike+ Original Run HTML Messag  De La Soul’s Nike+ Original Run Are You In De La Soul’s Nike+ Original Run Are You InAre You In, has now been leaked in full. This tme however, it’s not a leak and it’s the complete track fully mastered. This funky track features additional production by Flosstradamus, and it is the first original De La Soul cut released within the last 5 years.

Grab the track below, but don’t forget to snag the entire compilation album here on iTunes! Aside from the killer De La Soul track, the entire album also includes songs by A-Trak, Aesop Rock, LCD Soundsystem and Crystal Method. What more could you ask for?

Download: De La Soul - Big Mouf

Crystal Method Hit Vegas + LAZRtag Remix

Crystal Method

Thanks to the awesome crew at Filter Magazine, I was able to kick off my Memorial Day weekend with a strong dose of Crystal Method. Once arriving at the House of Blues at 11:59 for a late night show, you could tell that this was THE place in Vegas to be. The headliners didn’t hit the stage until around 2am, so anybody with a bed time had no business being there! Once the duo finally hit the stage adorned with 2 circular displays cycling through wicked images and epilepsy hating visuals, the immense wall of electronic sound almost knocked everybody right on their keysters.

Most of the cuts were lyric sparse, but for fans of electronica, they couldn’t have asked for anything more. Most die hard Crystal Method fans I’ve spoke too aren’t too huge on the direction they’ve taken in tracks such as Drown in the Now with a Matisyahu cameo, and it seems like they have made note of this during their live performance. As the night went on, the energy never broke down, and with the set topping off around an hour and 30 minutes, the after party crowd might have been a little drained and time constrained. Those who did venture off to after party land, probably didn’t get to experience mixmasters anywhere near the caliber of Crystal Method, and the sun probably came up much sooner than expeted.

The boys who were playing to their hometown crowd definitely did not disappoint. The light show was furious as every ass on the floor was shimmying. Seeing this many white people with impeccable rhythm in one place was quite astonishing, and I look forward to getting another cardio workout with Crystal method real soon! If they are passing by your city during any of their last 14 dates, be sure to grab a ticket and a sweat band, because nobody can make you boogie like these guys.

While it’d be easy to just leave you with this review and some tour dates, I think that it’s only fair if I give you something to listen to.

Download: Double Down Under (LAZRtag Remix)

5/29  Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
5/30  Seattle, WA -  WaMu Theatre (USC Anniv. Party)
6/1    Vancouver, BC  -  Commodore
6/3   Calgary, AB - Whiskey Nightclub
6/6   Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Club
6/7    Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
6/8   Chicago, IL - House of Blues
6/9    St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
6/10  Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
6/12  Aspen, CO - Belly Up
6/13  Denver, CO - TBA
6/14  Salt Lake City, UT - Murray Theater
6/16  Sacramento, CA - Empire Events Center
6/17  San Francisco, CA - Grand Ballroom

Aeroplane Pageant - Stars Still Pretty MP3 Download

Aeroplane Pageant

Aeroplane Pageant just wrapped up their Invisible Tour, and are putting the final touched on the release of their sophomore full-length  album Even The Kids Don’t Believe Me, out June 9 on Stormy Ice Records. This psychedelic-pop 5 piece shot us over a little preview from the album that you can stream and download below. Stars Still Pretty is a day tripping cut that incorporates a bouncy bass line, cheeky synthesized hand claps, a tin filled piano and vocals that are as light as a feather.

If you are in New York at the end of the month, be sure to checkout their album release party.  it will take place this Saturday May 30 @ Pianos - New York, NY. of course, this party is guranteed to go on, be it rain or shine or Rare Venomous Snake Bites!

Track Listing
01. Memory Begins Elsewhere
02. Stars Still Pretty
03. And We Go
04. Nobody Gets Hurt
05. Even The Kids Don’t Believe Me
06. Where To?
07. See You At The Circus
08. I Remember I Think
09. Mouthful Of Flowers
10. End The Impasse
11. After The Car Crash

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Download: Aeroplane Pageant - Stars Still Pretty

War Tapes - The Night Unfolds MP3 Download

War Tapes

The War Tapes decided to wait until Memorial Day passed before releasing The Continental Divide. This band has built up a beautiful wall of sound that mixes gloomy pop stylings with energetic cuts that show off their amazing musical chops. War Tapes have been making the rounds by touring the country with bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins, The Bravery, Longwave and Shiny Toy Guns.

If you haven’t already, give the War Tapes a listen below. If you’re into it, be sure to catch them at one of the following shows below.

War Tapes Tour Dates w/ VNV Nation
June
27 Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
29 San Francisco, CA - Regency Theater
30 Portland, OR - Berbati’s Pan
July
1 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
3 Murray, UT, Murray Theater
5 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
7 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
8 St. Paul, MN - Station 4
10 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
11 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
12 Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s Down Under
14 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
15 Montreal, QC - Le National
17 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
18 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
19 Philadelphia, PA - Theater of the Living Arts
21 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
23 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
24 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Theatre
25 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
27 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
28 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
30 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater

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Download: War Tapes - The Night Unfolds

Fun. - Tour Dates and MP3 Download

fun. - aim and ignite

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to our nu metal friends, fun. is here to clue us in.They don’t seem to be as sad as they used to be according to the band’s new track. It’s a fun mix of pianos, steel drums, playground call and answer lyrics, bombast exclamations, a Bohemian Rhapsody’esque ending and plenty of other twists and turns.

If a band sets out to live up to their name, than fun. has accomplished this feat already! Their debut album Aim & Ignite will be released on August 25th. In the mean time, download At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be) below. Warning: If you have an ugly smile, do not listen to the song below. This track is known to cause unexplained happiness and the sudden urge to play Frisbee with a pit bull at a public park.

AIM AND IGNITE Track Listing:
1. Be Calm
2. Benson Hedges
3. All The Pretty Girls
4. I Wanna Be The One
5. At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)
6. Light A Roman Candle With Me
7. Walking The Dog
8. Barlights
9. The Gambler
10. Take Your Time (Coming Home)

TOUR DATES:
May 19th - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA (sold out)
May 21st - Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA (sold out)
May 22nd - Voodoo Stage @ HOB - San Diego, CA (sold out)
May 23rd - Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
May 24th - Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
May 26th - Emo’s - Austin, TX (moved to bigger venue)
May 27th - The Loft - Dallas, TX
May 28th - Walter’s on Washington - Houston,TX
May 29th - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
May 30th - Proud Larry’s - Oxford, MS
May 31st - The Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
June 2nd - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
June 3rd - The Social - Orlando, FL
June 4th - The Social - Orlando, FL

Download: fun. - At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)