Made a playlist of covers on grooveshark. 

1. Heart it Races - Dr. Dog (Architecture in Helsinki)

2. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Dum Dum Girls (The Smiths)

3. Just Like Heaven -  Dinosaur Jr. (The Cure)

4. Bizarre Love Triangle - Frente! (New Order)

5. No Surprises - Amanda Palmer (Radiohead)

6. No Surprises - Regina Spektor (Radiohead)

7. Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want - She & Him (The Smiths)

8. Kids - The Kooks (MGMT)

9. Take It Or Leave it - Arctic Monkeys (The Strokes)

10. Puff the Magic Dragon - Broken Social Scene (Peter, Paul & Mary)

11. Reptillia - Punch Brothers (The Strokes)

12. Girls Just Want to Have Fun - STRFKR (Cyndi Lauper)

13. 1 Thing - Peter And Kerry (Amerie)

14. Dance Yrself Clean - Ms Mr (LCD Soundsystem)

15. Ready to Start - Tears for Fears (Arcade Fire)

16. Pale Blue Eyes - The Kills (Velvet Underground)

17. Long Distance Call - Tokyo Police Club (Phoenix)

18. All My Friends - Franz Ferdinand (LCD Soundsystem)

19. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song - First Aid Kit (Fleet Foxes)

20. Fluorescent Adolescent - Kate Nash (Arctic Monkeys)

21. Young Folks -  The Kooks (Peter Bjorn and John)

22. Everywhere - Vampire Weekend (Fleetwood Mac)

23. Jolene - The White Stripes (Dolly Parton)

24. Two Weeks - Ruby Weapon (Grizzly Bear)

25. Can’t Get Out of My Head - Telekinesis (Electric Light Orchestra)

26. Men’s Need - Kate Nash (The Cribs)

27. Jimmy - Of Montreal (M.I.A.)

28. Zebra - Yellow Ostrich (Beach House)

29. Maps - Rouge Wave (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

30. This Charming Man - Death Cab for Cutie (The Smiths)

31. Careless Whisper - Gossip (George Michael)

32. Knife - CSS (Grizzly Bear)

33. Come on Eileen - No Doubt (Dexys Midnight Runners)

34. I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You -Kate Nash (The Black Kids)

35. Serbian Cocek - Beirut (A Hawk and a Hacksaw)

weekly playlist
  1. tommy james, the shondells - crimson and clover
  2. k-os - the love song
  3. asher roth - tangerine girl
  4. yellow ostrich - any wonder
  5. aloe blacc - i need a dollar
  6. the roots - what they do 
  7. washed out - feel it all around
  8. atmosphere - free or dead
  9. strawberry alarm clock - incense and peppermint
  10. kid cudi - no one believes me
  11. arcade fire - afterlife 
  12. old 97’s - question
  13. brett dennen - sydney
  14. childish gambino - all the shine

listen to the playlist here


Strange Land is Yellow Ostrich’s second full-length album, and they definitely avoided the dreaded “sophomore slump.” They sound a little bit like “Menomena Jr.” but I mean that in a completely positive way because I love Menomena (and they’re on the same label, so it kind of makes sense.) The vocal melodies and harmonies are total jamz, and the lyrics always have a sort of dreamy quality to them. They do a lot of nice stuff with vocal sampling (exhibited very nicely and in full effect on their early EP, Fade Cave). ANYWAY, I like it a lot and the lyrics above are from the song “The Shakedown.” Video embedded below.

Prints and more available in my Society6 shop.

#12: TS & The Past Haunts — Gone & Goner
#11: Tim Fite — Ain’t Ain’t Ain’t
#10: Ramona Falls — Prophet

I Got No Time For You
  • I Got No Time For You
  • Yellow Ostrich
  • Strange Land

I Got No Time For You - Yellow Ostrich

Although I usually stick to posting music that’s been released in the last week or so, every now and then I have to bring up a band that doesn’t get enough recognition. Yellow Ostrich you may or may have no heard of by now, but if you haven’t this is what this post is for. They’ve put out some really great albums, including the one they put out this year called Strange Land. They have something that’s so simple yet so special at the same time. They bring indie rock that has a personality to it, making it unlike others in their genre. This particular song is a bit more tame, but it’s a favorite of mine so I hope you love it as much as I do. If you haven’t fallen under the Ostrich spell yet, get on it!