I've lost you now, it's just too bad.

The reason why I love my career - I get to visit the amazing crew at Bank Robber Music for bagels, and then I get to meet the Captured Tracks crew for lunch and become instant friends. Awesome day all around. Huzzah for kindred spirits making radness in the world. 

Check out CT's reissue of all the Cleaners From Venus stuff, including this track "Night Starvation" from On Any Normal Monday. Before there was Ariel Pink, there was this.


To look out for something you might have.

Been totally life-slammed lately. So this song feels perfect for the frenetic energy of it all. Really digging on these Twin Peaks cats. Check this cut called "Stand In The Sand" from their Sunken album. Nice work Chicago music scene. I miss ya.


And stream Sunken here: http://hypem.com/premiere/twin%20peaks

Not since he called from the Tijuana pay-phone.

The Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavelle album keeps growing on me. At first, I thought it was pretty alright. But as I get deeper into it, it really fits into the overall Canon of Kozelek's work. This song in particular, that in so many ways is essentially this beautiful/sad narrative about the upstairs/downstairs nature of immigration & labor, and therefore leads to thoughts of immigration reform and family and belonging and the meaning of "home", and which seems like it comes straight out of a Sam Shepard short story, really sums the whole album up. 

Anyway, long story short - check it out. Here's "Gustavo" off "Perils From The Sea".


Open up my heart. Tell me if you see some meaning.

I'm (we're) in the midst of some awesome life changes. Stay tuned. In the meantime, the new Deerhunter album couldn't be a more perfect soundtrack to the messy amazingness of a life in good flux. Evolution revolution. Dig this track, "The Missing" off Monomania.


I was reading ingredients, asking myself, should I eat this?

Dude. I absolutely love the new Parquet Courts album, Light Up Gold. It has this Velvets meets Strokes' first album meets Pavement meets Wire meets stoner kids who are all like, whatever, man. This song embodies that whole vibe. Would be fun to be 20 again. For like a day.



This love and affection means so much to me.

Shuggie Otis' "Inspiration Information" just got another re-release as this double album: http://www.allmusic.com/album/inspiration-information-wings-of-love-mw0002487052

Came across this jam "Don't You Run Away", which when I first heard it, thought my computer was playing two different audio sources. Nope. Turns out it was just one lovely track from Mr. Otis. Made my head go all fuzzy. Ariel Pink would kill to have written this. Bet he'll cover it. Dig.


Shine on light.

It'd been a little while since I'd posted any new music as Posthaven was getting itself up and running. All good to go now. So first up is a track off the new Bonobo album, which has been getting a lot of play in my office while I'm working. Solid from start to finish. Particularly digging this track featuring Erykah Badu. 


We get so excited that we can't ever feel any insecurities.

Been in the thick of work and work travel lately, so not much blogged/posted, but I've been listening to tons of new music that I'm very excited about. New albums from Youth Lagoon, Atoms For Peace, Hanni El Khatib, Widowspeak, Inc., Rhye, Yo La Tengo, Foxygen, Fear Of Men, etc. Been particularly digging the new Beach Fossils and I picked up the limited vinyl version at Other Music when I was recently in NYC. Check out this gem. The title track from the new album, Clash The Truth.



At Last! - DJ Bunny Ears Top 100 Albums of 2012

It's finally here. My top albums list. And yes, it is coming super late, as it always does. But hey, at least I got it in before the Grammy's. And more importantly, I bet I still turn you onto some stuff that was totally off your radar last year. And I only put in the really good stuff, so you know this is a quality list. So without further ado, please enjoy. And let me know if you think I left something off worth sharing. 

DJ Bunny Ears Top 100 Albums of 2012

  1. Flying Lotus Until The Morning Comes
  2. Frank Orange Channel Orange
  3. Tame Impala Lonerism
  4. Chromatics Kill For Love
  5. Peaking Lucifer
  6. The Men Open Your Heart
  7. Kendrick Lamar good kid, M.A.D.D. city
  8. Sigur Rós Valtari
  9. Melody’s Echo Chamber S/T
  10. Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan
  11. Andy Stott Luxury Problems
  12. Spiritualized Sweet Heart Sweet Light
  13. Beach House Bloom
  14. Liars Wixiw
  15. Hot Chip In Our Heads
  16. Lord Huron Lonesome Dreams
  17. Actress R.I.P.
  18. Grizzly Bear Shields
  19. The Walkmen Heaven
  20. Father John Misty Fear Fun
  21. Santigold Master Of My Make Believe
  22. Grimes Visions
  23. alt-J (∆) An Awesome Wave
  24. The xx Coexist
  25. Night Moves Colored Emotions
  26. Poliça Give You The Ghost
  27. Cat Power Sun
  28. Four Tet Pink
  29. Bahamas Barchords
  30. Chilly Gonzales Solo Piano II
  31. Animal Collective Centipede Hz
  32. Matthew Dear Beams
  33. Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras and The Congos Icon Give Thank & Icon Eye
  34. Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man
  35. The Shins Port Of Morrow
  36. Willis Earl Beal Acousmatic Sorcery
  37. Thee Oh Sees Putrifiers II
  38. Beachwood Sparks The Tarnished Gold
  39. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Mature Themes
  40. Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits
  41. Japandroids Celebration Rock
  42. Hospitality S/T
  43. Foxygen Take The Kids Off Broadway
  44. Dan Deacon America
  45. Taken By Trees Other Worlds
  46. Chairlift Something
  47. Dinosaur Jr. I Bet On Sky
  48. Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
  49. David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant
  50. Miike Snow Happy To You
  51. The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth
  52. Here We Go Magic A Different Ship
  53. Neighbors Good Luck, Kid
  54. Neneh Cherry & The Thing The Cherry Thing
  55. Burial Kindred EP
  56. Jessie Ware Devotion
  57. Lower Dens Nootropics
  58. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Psychedelic Pill
  59. TOY S/T
  60. The Sea & Cake Runner
  61. El-P Cancer 4 Cure
  62. Lotus Plaza Spooky Action At A Distance
  63. Nick Waterhouse Time’s All Gone
  64. Beak> >>
  65. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Here
  66. Wild Nothing Nocture
  67. M. Ward A Wasteland Companion
  68. Purity Ring Shrines
  69. DIIV Oshin
  70. Of Monsters And Men My Head Is An Animal
  71. Patrick Watson Adventures In Your Own Backyard
  72. Dr. John Locked Down
  73. Django Django S/T
  74. Bob Dylan Tempest
  75. Godspeed You! Black Emperor ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  76. Nosaj Thing Home
  77. King Tuff S/T
  78. How To Dress Well Total Loss
  79. Poolside Pacific Standard Time
  80. Lusine The Waiting Room
  81. Bright Moments Natives
  82. Kareem Riggins Alone Together
  83. Band Of Horses Mirage Rock
  84. Titus Andronicus Local Business
  85. Light Asylum S/T
  86. Moon Duo Circles
  87. Menahan Street Band The Crossing
  88. Tanlines Mixed Emotions
  89. Prinzhorn Dance School Clay Class
  90. The Soft Moon Zeros
  91. Zambri House Of Baasa
  92. Bright Moments Natives
  93. Best Coast The Only Place
  94. Matt & Kim Lightning
  95. Teen In Limbo
  96. METZ S/T
  97. Neil Halstead Palindrome Hunches
  98. Brian Eno LUX
  99. The Tallest Man On Earth There’s No Leaving Now
  100. THEESatifaction AwE NaturalE


Honorable Mentions

  • Jack White Blunderbuss
  • Pinback Information Retrieved
  • Bear In Heaven I Love You, It’s Cool
  • Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory
  • Clinic Free Reign
  • Calexico Algiers
  • AC Newman Shut Down The Streets
  • Ty Segall Twins
  • Clark Iradelphic
  • Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin Instrumental Tourist
  • Efterklang Piramida
  • JJ Doom Key To The Kuffs
  • Rihanna Unapologetic
  • Ty Segall Band Slaugterhouse
  • Kishi Bashi 151A
  • Allah-Las S/T
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow Cobra Juicy
  • Air Le Voyage Dans La Lune
  • Beat Connection The Palace Garden
  • Andrew Bird Break It Yourself
  • Andrew Bird Hands Of Glory
  • Deerhoof Breakup Songs
  • Icky Blossoms S/T
  • Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose
  • Swans The Seer
  • Langhorn Slim & The Law The Way We Move
  • Dum Dum Girls End Of Daze EP
  • Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
  • Lonely Drifter Karen Poles
  • Woods Bend Beyond
  • The Magnetic Fields Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
  • The Lumineers S/T
  • Lambchop Mr. M
  • First Aid Kit The Lion’s Roar
  • Gonjasufi Muzzle
  • Jonti Twirligig
  • Leila U&I
  • MC Yogi Pilgramage
  • Ramona Falls Prophet
  • Gary Clark Jr. Blak And Blu
  • Owen Marshall The Naked Truth
  • Damon Albarn Dr. Dee
  • Chet Faker Thinking In Textures
  • The Heavy The Glorious Dead
  • Gaslamp Killer Breakthrough
  • Kool Head Black Wave
  • Bloc Party Four
  • El Perro Del Mar Pale Fire
  • MNDR Feed Me Diamonds
  • Mumford & Sons Babel
  • Poor Moon S/T
  • The Presets Pacifica
  • The Raveonettes Observator
  • Robert Pollard Jack Sells The Cow
  • Two Door Cinema Club Beacon
  • Pop Levi Medicine
  • Two Fingers Stunt Rhythms
  • Nas Life Is Good
  • Ellie Goulding Halcyon
  • The Fresh & Onlys Long Slow Dance
  • Holograms S/T
  • Mac Demarco Mac Demarco 2
  • The Soft Pack Strapped
  • Calvin Harris 18 Months
  • Chad Valley Young Hunger
  • Sinkane Mars
  • James Yorkston I Was A Cat From A Book
  • JJAMZ Suicide Pact
  • K-Holes Dismania
  • Kate Miller-Heidke Nightflight
  • Metric Sythentica
  • Pop Etc. S/T
  • Delicate Steve Positive Force
  • The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends
  • Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band One Of My Kind
  • The 2 Bears Be Strong
  • Com Truise In Decay
  • Passion Pit Gossamer
  • Oberhofer Time Capsules II
  • Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin Reverse Shark Attack
  • The Vaccines Come Of Age
  • Sqaurepusher Ufabulum


Compilations, Reissues, Soundtracks, 12”s

  • V/A Personal Space
  • V/A Kayne West presents G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer
  • John Maus A Collection Of Rarities And Previously Unreleased Material
  • Blur “21” box set
  • Dump NYC Tonight
  • Vis-à-Vis Obi Agye Me Dofo
  • Simigwa Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
  • V/A Loving On The Flipside
  • The Funkees Dancing Time
  • George Danquah Hot And Jumpy
  • Afro Funk Body Music
  • V/A Original Raw Soul III
  • V/A Spiritual Jazz Vol. 3
  • V/A Songs On Conceptual Art
  • V/A Ecstasy
  • Every Mississippi Records release in 2012
  • Every NowAgain Records release in 2012