tapes

download HOOPS’ charming lo-fi pop tapes
Shout out to our boy Greg for the heads up on the charming and eminently listenable lo-fi guitar pop from HOOPS, which is seemingly just one of the many projects of a kid named Drew Auscherman. For our money, the songwriting is consistently as strong as the stuff with which it will inevitably be com…
video premiere: La Sera – “Break My Heart”
Katy Goodman's own bedroom turns on her in this adorably violent, Cassandra Lee Hamilton-directed video for La Sera's "Break My Heart." La Sera's Sees the Light is out now on Hardly Art, catch her on tour right now with the great Father John Misty...
EPs + Singles of 2009
Not all of the best music we heard this year was restricted to the long-player format. These are our favorite EPs + singles of '09, released in various vinyl/tape/digital formats.
EPs:

01 Memory Cassette | Call & Response 7" (Acephale)      mp3: 02 Animal Collective | Fall Be Kind (Domino)03 …