Wednesday, April 30, 2008



Monday, April 28, 2008


From their upcoming album Donkey this is "Rat is Dead (Rage)"


Saturday, April 26, 2008

High Fidelity and Buried by The Buzz Playlist 4/26

  • Your English Is Good- Tokyo Police Club: Elephant Shell
  • I'm Gonna DJ- REM: Accelerate
  • I Like It, I Love It- Lyrics Born: Everywhere At Once
  • Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)- Flight of The Conchords: Flight of The Conchords
  • Always Where I Need To Be- The Kooks: Konk
  • I Will Possess Your Heart- Deathy Cab For Cutie: Narrow Stairs
  • The Age of The Understatement- The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of The Understatement
  • Highly Suspicious- My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges
  • Sour Times- Portishead: Dummy
  • Lake Michigan- Rogue Wave: Asleep At Heaven's Gate
  • The Drugs Don't Work- The Verve: Urban Hymns
  • Be- Common: Be
  • Obstacle 1- Interpol: Turn On the Bright Lights
  • Guns Are Drawn- The Roots: The Tippiing Point
  • The Guns Of Brixton- The Clash: London Calling
  • You Know I'm No Good (Remix)- Amy Winehouse feat. Ghostface Killah: Back to Black
  • I Will Survive- Cake: Fashion Nugget
  • Don't Panic- Coldplay: Parachutes
  • Outloud- Dispatch: Gut the Van
  • Three Little Birds- Bob Marley and the Wailers: Legend
  • Ruby- Kaiser Chiefs: Yours Truly, Angry Mob
  • The Greys- Frightened Rabbit: Sing the Greys
  • Black Betty- Ram Jam: Ram Jam
  • Glorious #1- Remy Zero: The Golden Hum
  • Californication- Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication
  • Summer- Modest Mouse: The Fruit That Ate Itself
  • Force Fire Force- The Lovely Feathers: My Best Friend Daniel
  • I Could Be With Anyone- Kevin Devine: UNRELEASED
  • Shine A Light- Wolf Parade: Apologies To The Queen
  • Charity Case- Gnarls Barkley: The Odd Couple

Friday, April 25, 2008

Today's the Day

Tokyo Police Club, Live and Free at BU Central with The Meligrove band and Smoosh.
Doors at 8:30, show at 9:00.

Operator, get me the president of the world!


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Frightened Rabbit

I'm going to keep talking about this band until everyone starts listening.

Here's their latest single, Heads Roll off the their brand-spankin' new album The Midnight Organ Fight.


And yes, I was listening to Is This It?

I Want Justice

And this time I am talking about those two cool French Dudes

The intern is Blogging.

Stuff about Things

Our great intern will soon have posting rights. The protests and sit-ins can be halted.

In other news:
  • The new Portishead album Third is reallllly good. Check it out. If you don't know Portishead also check out 1994's Dummy. The best trip-hop i have ever heard. Here is a live cut of "Hunter"
  • Gnarls Barkley released their new album The Odd Couple online. For free. BACKWARDS! It is actually even a bit too weird for me but you should check it out here.
  • The Age of Understatement, the album by the Last Shadow Puppets (who are fronted by Arctic Money Alex Turner), has been released everywhere but the US. But I'm sure you can find it if you look hard enough (or search in shady enough places). expect a review soon. Here is the title track:
  • A Tribe Called Quest is back doing the Rock The Bells Tour. Other acts include Nas, Mos Def, Raekwon+Ghostface, Meth+Red, The Pharcyde and The Cool Kids:
  • Coachella is this weekend. It marks the beginning of an oversaturated festival season. There has been a recent swell in the number of festivals in the US. Its got pros and cons. On the pros there is now a major festival in almost every region of the country this summer. Its nice cause travel is not as hard. But this also takes away from festivals being special. I mean, other than for a few acts(This weekend those include Prince, Aphex Twin, Portishead and The Verve) its basically the same artists doing the festival circuit. What do you think? Leave your comments in the comment section
I will leave you with a trailer for my most anticipated movie of the summer:

I want Justice! and I'm not talking about those two cool French dudes.

When will intern earn posting rights Garrett?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A Message from the Intern

Since Garrett STILL hasn't let Zach post on the blog here are his thoughts on the new Kooks album. Enjoy.

When The Kooks exploded onto the scene in 2006 with their debut album Inside In/Inside Out, it was clear that they were going to do great things. With their pop-beats and catchy chorus lines, the announcement of Konk, their second studio album sent excitement throughout the music community.
As I listened, however, it slowly became apparent that Konk was going to disappoint me. While the album did not completely lack the flavor that made Inside In/Inside Out so successful, the more serious tone that it took simply did not suit their musical style. Inside In/Inside Out was a fast paced, fun album. The tracks of Konk are slowed down, and calmed down. With far more acoustic tracks than their first album, the album dragged.
The album begins with “See the Sun,” which certainly showed what the Kooks were planning on doing with the album. “See the Sun,” is definitely Kook-like, but it is much more somber than most of the songs off their first album. The first single off Konk “Always Where I Need to Be” is the highlight of the album, returning to the fun, upbeat style of Inside In/Inside Out. In the end however, the album simply falls under the category of “decent.” The track “Fa La La La La” characterizes the album as a whole. A slow acoustic song, it is a good song, but it just doesn’t do what the Kooks do.
It could be that the Kooks are attempting to mature by moving their sound into a more relaxed area. However, the album simply doesn’t leap out at the listener the way that Inside In/Inside Out did. Konk does not bury the Kooks, and I’m hoping, in years to come, it will be looked at as just a sophomore slump.
Still extremely young (lead singer Luke Pritchard, the oldest member of the band is just 23), the Kooks will continue to make music far into the future. It’s unfair how high the Kooks have set the bar for themselves. Konk is not a bad album; it’s just not nearly as good as Inside In/Inside Out.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

R.I.P. Cindy

As those of you who listened to the show last week learned, High Fidelity intern Zach Kohn suffered a tragic loss last Saturday. His cat Cindy died of natural causes at the age of 20. 

Zach is currently grieving but has taken the blow very well. Although Peisin, Garrett and I made it clear we would be very understanding if he took a bereavement leave, Zach is a dedicated and mentally strong intern who will continue to come into the studio and contribute his wit, charm, and humor to the show.

You lived a good life Cindy, and you will be missed.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Today's Show

Live music from:
Ed Hill!

No One Else's Problem - Kevin Devine - Split the Country, Split the Street
Creator - Santogold - Creator
Salute Your Solution - The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
Death to Los Campesinos - Los Campesinos - Hold On Now, Youngster
Sweet Darlin - She and Him - Volume 1
Disco Lies - Moby - Last Night
Hot Corner - The B-52s - Funplex
New Girl - Suicide Machines - Destruction by Definition
Be - Common - Be
Go Go Gadget Flow - Lupe Fiasco - The Cool
Measuring Cups - Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
I Shall Be Released - Ok Go - You're Not Alone & Bonerama
I Shall Be Released - Bob Dylan - Music From Big Pink
Lucifer - Jay-Z - The Black Album
Hurt - Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
(F)lannigin's Ball - The Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest of Times
One Love - Nas - Illmatic
Mr. Larkin - State Radio - Peace Between Nations EP
Cold Beer and Cigarettes - David Bazan - Daytrotter Sessions
Idiot Heart - Sunset Rubdown - Daytrotter Sessions
Heart It Races - Architechture in Helsinki - Daytrotter Sessions
Doin' the Cockroach - Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
You are the Light - Jens Lekman - When I said I Wanted to be your Dog
Time to Pretend - MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Conquest - The White Stripes - Icky Thump
Morning After Midnight - Adam Green - Sixes & Sevens
Cheer It On - Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson in Crime

and of course...
Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill

Friday, April 11, 2008

Can't Wait!

BU Central
April 25, 2008