You are the son/sun that flies.

I've been so slammed with work for the past 6 months that I haven't posted at all. So busy, in fact, that I might officially take a sabbatical from this blog. TBD though. In the meantime, I've been on a Burial kick lately and have to say that I'm constantly so super impressed with his music creations. This came out way back in December, but if you snoozed on it, here's your chance to vibe.

Sit on the shoulder, work with the sea.

Picked this up on vinyl at Other Music the week I was in NYC. Came with a limited edition flexidisc. Hands-down the album of the week. Working its way to album of the year. Peaking Lights "Lucifer". Check out this song, Cosmic Tides.

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Straight to your heart.

I'm pretty sure that for his new album, Twin Shadow jumped back in time to 1985 and proceeded to make the best album of that year and of 2012. Listening to my promo copy right now. Blows me away. Get ready people, this is legit. I've been obssessed with ' Five Seconds' for sometime now and it's hands-down song of the day from (upcoming) album of the week. And Confess is already making a run for album of the year. Rad.

In old New York, I'd rather be home.

So I promise (promise!) that my Top Albums of 2011 list is still coming. It's just that being a new dad is taking most of my time and I couldn't be happier for that. In the meantime, I just quickly wanted to share one of my more favorite albums that I've heard so far this year. It's Hospitality's self-titled release on Merge. Check out this gem.

Always keep singing it, sets your mind in motion.

Oddly (?) and historically, going against all my hipster friends and cool tendencies, I was never a fan of The Fiery Furnaces.
Then slowly and surely, they started growing on me.
Then Eleanor pulls out all the stops and makes a beautiful and compelling album about her time in NYC.
So bam, I'm hooked in. She's speaking my sentimental language.
Check it.

A Thread/Threat of a Stampede.

One of my favorite new artists that I've come across recently.
Word on the street is that you'll be hearing a lot from/about this band very shortly.
This is the lovely B-side from their newest single "Belongings", which is also quite beautiful.

I just could not keep her from loving the silver sun.

I loved Crystal Stilts first album, but for whatever reason, it took me a little longer to vibe with this new one.
That said, it's coming on strong now, so it gets the awesome title of "song of the day from album of the week".
Listen to it loud. Dig.

Between your bed and mine, between your head and my mind.

In honor of the winter solstice, I wanted to share one of my personal all-time favorite winter themed songs.
Both the original and the best-ever cover version.

Shocking, shaking.

Got a promo of Egon from Stones Throw's latest effort in his ongoing aural archaeology series.
This time it comes from Indonesia. Indonesian psych prog/funk/rock to be exact.
It's called "Those Shocking, Shaking Days. Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk: 1970 - 1978" and the whole album kills it.
Check out the title track: