lower dens stars in first episode of new hipster cooking show

a new hipster cooking show called “long in the mouth” has hit the internet and the first episode features baltimores indie weirdos lower dens. in this episode, singer/guitarist jana hunter prepares a delicious meal while fielding question from bass player geoff graham.

LOWER DENS – BATMAN from gorillavsbear.net on Vimeo.

does that make you want to buy their new single “batman”?

brutal rumor: coachella 2k11 lineup leaked, not leaked #rumorwave

as we near the official announcement, the annual coachella lineup guessing game is upon us and the internet-o-sphere has already taken to predicting the lineup based on bubbling rumors, tour schedules, album releases, iphone coming to verizon, myspace laying off employees, and statistics from past coachellas.

so as a member of the elite music blogging community, i too will construct a coachella 2k11 lineup consisting of totally uneducated guesses, wishlist rubbish, and past coachella participation factors. i have made sure to include some shitty acts since every year there are tons of barf worthy artists on the bill.

here is the brutal hipster coachella 2k11 lineup in no particular order…

best coast
velvet revolver
pj harvey
sleigh bells
the arcade fire
daft punk
kings of leon
lykke li
kanye west
major lazer
beach house
no joy
company flow *reunion
sufjan stevens
la sera
girl talk
dimmu borgir
valient thorr
busy p
dj medhi
sunn o)))
lower dens
toro y moi
gold panda
harrys gym
woah hunx *reunion
tame impala
tim and eric
das racist
aloe blacc
ty segall

what do you think? best lineup ever? are these bands on your wish list? are you gonna ditch at&t for the verizon iphone?

jingle bells, batman smells, lower dens lays an egg

continuing in the vein of their excellent 2010 top album list-dominating “twin hand movement” album, baltimores lower dens maintain their momentum with a forthcoming new 7″, “batman”. ever so precise in execution and delicate in their craft, lower dens delivers another cheese-free new wave ambient indie rock song in perfect parallel with “twin hand movement” material.

the “batman” single drops jan 18 via gnomonsong w/ b-side “dear betty baby”, a mayo thompson cover. so tasteful these guys. the xx who?

enjoy “batman” below and/or pre-order the 7″ here.

Yours Truly Presents: Lower Dens “Batman” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

brutal faves: albums of 2010

u skimmed my fave songs of 2010 list… now here is the brutal hipster fave albums list of 2010 list for you to totally ignore.

though were are many excellent releases this year, these are probably the ones i spent the most time listening to. also, putting these picks in order of significance is pretty much the hardest thing a person can do. like sofies choice hard. but i cheated by looking at other blogs that already put out their year-end lists.

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brutal faves: mp3s of 2010

as a blog, its probably an important idea to do one of those year-end lists because youre not a legitimate blog without some ridiculous list that only serves to arbitrarily bookend a measurement of time. and since im new to blogging, i really want to be legit. so aboard the bandwagon i go…

here are my 14 fave mp3s of 2010 in half-assed countdown order as determined by my brutal and hip senses. was gonna do top 100 but a bunch of other shitty blogs already pulled that include-everything stunt. i wont stoop.

in brief, 2010 was all about kanye west because its always about him. but brutal hipster is not about kanye so here are my brutal faves sans kanye (with accompanying song in ipad-friendly video format).
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song of the day: lower dens “tea lights”

a month ago, my fave beach house tweeted about a band called lower dens insisting that their new album “twin hand movement” is amazing and it is capable of “fucking you up”.

so i starred that little tweet and finally got around to sampling the album and i can say im pleasantly enjoying the album.  its not beach house-amazing but it still sparkles in its own special way.  the album is soft and mellow like beach house and minimal in sound like the xx.  they do have some recockulous song titles like “a dog’s dick” and “two cocks”.

anyways…get fucked up by lower dens.  track 2 “tea lights” is mandatory:

they are playing FYF Fest this weeeekend!!

UPDATE: they are playing earlier than sin… before 1pm. :