Posted by: Brian | March 5, 2009

Vetiver – Everyday

Posted by: Brian | March 5, 2009

Telekinesis – Tokyo

Posted by: Brian | March 5, 2009

An Introduction To Eugene McGuinness

(from their press release)

Today, March 3rd, The Antlers will officially self-release ‘Hospice,’ declared by NPR’s “All Songs Considered” as the #1 release of 2009 thus far. In keeping with past Antlers releases, the album is available to stream in its entirety at Bandcamp, where it is also available for download. Physical copies can be purchased at Insound.

For those in the NYC area, there will be a listening party for the record at (Le) Poisson Rouge:
Tuesday 3/3
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street NYC
9pm listening
Open bar 9pm-10pm
le poisson rouge

and a record release show at Brooklyn’s Union Hall, where The Antlers and a handful of friends and guests will be performing Hospice in its entirety:
Thursday 3/5
Union Hall
702 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY

And for those elsewhere, The Antlers will be touring into the south, to this year’s SXSW festival and back through the midwest. Dont Miss Them LIve!

(tour dates and info below)

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Posted by: Brian | March 3, 2009

N.A.S.A. – Waydown

Posted by: Brian | March 3, 2009

The Ropes – Kitty Get Down

Posted by: Brian | February 27, 2009

Tim Exile – Family Galaxy (taken from Listening Tree)

Posted by: Brian | February 26, 2009

The White Stripes on Conan’s Last Show (02-20-09)

Posted by: Brian | February 25, 2009

Kerry Donley Discusses President Obama’s Address

Posted by: Brian | February 25, 2009

Put on the Playlist: The Rosebuds – Life Like (video)

Posted by: Brian | February 23, 2009

Frankmusik “Live and Lost” [video]

skip to 5:50 for the quote:

Posted by: Brian | February 19, 2009

Brian Moran releases “Healthy Virginia” plan

Posted by: Brian | February 19, 2009

Bruce Springsteen – The Wrestler

Majority Leader Griffith responds to Ward Armstrong stating of course it would be dumb not to take the money we were against:

Posted by: Brian | February 19, 2009

Del. Ward Armstrong on GOP Stimulus Attacks

Posted by: Brian | February 18, 2009

Heartless Bastards – LIVE ‘The Mountain’

the presets are also coming back to DC – April 1st at the 9:30 – and yes I already have tickets. but in the mean time be sure to check out their new video for If I Know You here and some of my earlier posts on them

Posted by: Brian | February 12, 2009

N.A.S.A. – Hip Hop

Posted by: Brian | February 11, 2009

Brian Moran – 2009 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Highlights

Posted by: Brian | February 10, 2009

Terry Vid Yanked – But Its OK, We Now Have A Deeds One

earlier i posted a video I found on Terry’s page of him shaving some heads (one rumored to be his staffer that he’s was trying to play off as an average Virginian) – but it wasn’t quite ready for prime time when I posted it – very embarrassing. well,  its back up now all retitled and everything, but lucky for the terry camp, the Deeds camp also likes putting up videos that haven’t been finalized yet either:

Posted by: Brian | February 10, 2009

Terry the Barber

Posted by: Brian | February 10, 2009

Put on the Playlist: Fleet Foxes – Mykonos

new video for mykonos just put up on youtube by the fleet foxes via subpop – check it out:

Posted by: Brian | February 5, 2009

Covers: Dan Black – HYPNTZ

i know this came out a while ago, but its still worth sharing.  i mentioned dan black‘s cover of HYPNTZ previously – but here is the video for it, pretty money:

Posted by: Brian | January 29, 2009

Put on the Playlist: The Antlers

the antlers first got on my radar when i am fuel, you are friends posted their great cover of nothing matters when we’re dancing by the magnetic fields back in november.

but now the brooklyn band is hitting the road, promoting Hospice which they are releasing on March 3rd. their lyrics are slightly dark the way i like and the semi-shoegazy indie sound is really money. i really like the way their song Bear’s sound starts off small, builds for the chorus but comes back down for the second verse – and then comes back with the full band for the climax. peter, from the band has graciously allowed me to share the song here on the blog – so definitely check it out below.

if you like the sound – be sure to head over to their website where they have a bunch more music shared and also their mypace page. on their tour they’re going to be swinging through DC and hitting up one of my favorite venues – the cat – on march 11th – so i’m pretty excited to also check them out live.

but without any further adieu, here is Bear – so check it out:

The Antlers – Bear

and also be sure to check out all their tour dates below the fold:

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Posted by: Brian | January 28, 2009

Put on the Playlist: Lykke Li – Tonight

from latest update via Lykki Li’s facebook page:

You might have noticed I got the nature fever. So I felt a great need to peel of all that is unnecessary and live in the moment and take away the possibility to correct my mistakes. So here is a one take totally live “take it or leave it I will survive take” of my song “Tonight”. It might be gone tomorrow so if you like it spread it on the world wide web thing where you kids hang… Check it here:

Posted by: Brian | January 28, 2009

Put on the Playlist: Bon Iver – Blood Bank

Posted by: Brian | January 26, 2009

Delegate Charniele Herring Sworn In

via Virginia House Democrats:

Charniele Herring was sworn in as a member of the House of Delegates this afternoon, nearly two weeks after winning a special election for the 46th House District.

Posted by: Brian | January 23, 2009


i put up a post about N.A.S.A. before.  i don’t think it will be long before everyone is talking about them – bringing all these people together is really amazing, so be sure to check this out for some background:

This awesome live music video was shot at the Brian Moran Arlington Grassroots Kickoff (which I was of course at) on Sunday. It is sung by our amazing Arlington commissioner of revenue Ingrid Morroy’s band the Constituents at they’re beautiful home that was a major fixture last year in the campaign. Be sure to check it out – kinda reminds me of this great song.

been listening to this tune a lot lately – def need more like it

saw this on today as one of their current top videos being blogged about, pretty cool:

really have been getting into +/- lately – def check out snowblind below:

h/t to kanye:

Sia – Soon We’ll Be Found (Letterman)

Posted by: Brian | December 1, 2008

Recent Ruminations

in case you didn’t see them in my twitter feed – i was recently on a couple other blogs that friends of mine write.

first up, i wrote a review of the old town alexandria restaurant Vermillion over at brunch and the city about a trip i made over there a saturday or two ago.

second, i was also quoted (read: ranted) over at yut media in their post Venting Session: Disabling Embedding in YouTube.
be sure to check them both out


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