Oct 14 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 10/14/10

Dam-Funk – Hood Pass Intact (featuring MC Eiht)

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Lloyd Banks – Start It Up

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Avey Tare – Lucky 1

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Gauntlet Hair – Out, Don’t..

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Wolf Gang – Lions In Cages

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Jul 1 2010

Quarterly Review: April-June 2010

Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.
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May 10 2010

Monday Videos

Call it laziness, but I am hungover, and I have a lot of work to do around the house today.  Not to mention my Internet connection is particularly spotty today.  So, when in doubt: videos!

GAUNTLET HAIR // I was thinking… from caitlin mcnichols on Vimeo.

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Apr 30 2010

Random Videos For Your Friday

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Apr 14 2010

Currently Digging: Gauntlet Hair

I imagine Lafayette, Colorado, feels like Lubbock in many ways.  It’s probably not as isolated as we are out here in West Texas, five hours from anything.  After all, it’s a skip away from Boulder and is close enough to Denver to be a legit suburb.  But when I listen to Gauntlet Hair, I get the feeling that there is a small, dedicated group of kids looking for something more than what is being offered, far from the shopping malls and skate parks, far from the Coca-Cola-sponsored arenas and dingy hip-hop night clubs, far from the culture-less void that is a quiet mountain town.

Gauntlet Hair are two dudes named Andy and Craig who call Lafayette their home.  They played Todd P‘s MtyMx Festival, and they have been affiliated with Denver-based RhinoceropolisForest Family Records, the new Gorilla Vs. Bear/Weekly Tape Deck label, has plans to release the band’s first single next month.

The single in question, the most-blogged about track from the group, is called “I Was Thinking.”  You can listen/download below.

Prefix Mag described the song better than I ever could:

“…a pretty insatiable guitar stomp that throws some R&B and soul into the lo-fi revival pot, mixing heavily-reverbed guitars with a simple, but undeniably booty-shaking beat. Add in some Animal Collective-style vocal melodies and you’ve got something pretty fantastic.”

Fantastic.  That’s the word.

Gauntlet Hair – I Was Thinking