21.11.14

WILL SMITH, "MIAMI"



Killin' the last twenty minutes of the workday, real chill like ; ) The song holds up pretty well, in my opinion.

19.11.14

MODERN BASEBALL - "THE WEEKEND"



Saw this via Dj George Costanza's twitter. Just soak this one in, Jammerz ; )

8.11.14

AHMAD JAMAL - INTERVALS


On the inexorable march forward through time, as I grow ever closer to "adulthood" I find myself more and more attracted to music I know my dad would like. I'd heard growing up and growing old was difficult, but it turns out growing up is so smooth you barely realize it's happening. Is SJFM a smooth jazz blog? Am I becoming my own Dad? Should I buy a car and get a real job? Press pause on those troubling thoughts, my Jammers and press play on Intervals. Thank God I'll never be 21 again.

29.10.14

LIMP BIZKIT, "ROLLIN"



I've posted about "the Bizkit" before, but EternalSteez pointed this one out to me a little while ago. "Rollin" is, without a doubt, a high energy hype jam for the ages. I see this getting "rediscovered" sometime soon, likely to be included in a mix by either Schwarz or DJ George Costanza. Maybe the rap-metal steeze that my older brother loved is gonna get a revival?? Either way, Durst and the Bizkit crew were on to something here. Also, enjoy the novelty of late 90s megastars Ben Stiller and Stephen Dorff opening the vid, humorously referring to Fred Durst as "red cap."

25.10.14

LEISURE BIRDS, "WAVEFORMS"

Minneapolis psych/garage rockers Leisure Birds dropped another of my favorite records this year. Tetrahedron is a tightly wound set of trippy burners that shows Minneapolis to be a hub of some of the more thinking psych-rockers out there (including Food Pyramid, Daughters of the Sun, Dreamweapon, etc.). "Waveforms," the album closer, is available here in an abbreviated form, but it loses none of its potency. Co-released by the always reliable Moon Glyph and Totally Gross National Product, Tetrahedron is too damn good to pass up. Grip that vinyl HERE.

21.10.14

DJ DODGER STADIUM, "ONE WHO LOST"



Thanks to Juiceboxxx's recent "best of 2k14" list he posted over at his website I was turned onto the debut LP from L.A. duo DJ Dodger Stadium. I won't lie to you, I've been moving further and further away from house this past year. For whatever reason it's just doing it for me the way it used to. I don't know, but anyway, this record renewed my faith in dance music. Friend of Mine is full of emotional bangers that are good in the club or when you're sitting alone at home, wishing you were at the club. "One Who Lost" is the third track and it kills. I don't know what's going to happen between me and dance music in 2k15, but for now Dj Dodger Stadium is hittin' the spot. Maybe it will for you too?

20.10.14

GIN BLOSSOMS, "FOUND OUT ABOUT YOU"



I think it's pretty well documented, both on the 'net and IRL, that I am a fan of the Gin Blossoms. I won't lie, I stick to the hits; but let's admit that those hits are pretty damn good. Above you can bask in the mellow rock of "Found Out About You," one of their "sleeper" jams. Maybe it's better than "Hey Jealousy"? Maybe not. Either way, listen to this when you're riding the bus to work, staring out the window at the cloudy skies, wishing you were back on the bike, basking in the summer sun...

15.10.14

ROBEDOOR, "RADIANT COMMAND"



This year I've gotten more into noise and drone music, and one of the bands I can't get enough of has been L.A. duo (sometimes trio) Robedoor. Comprised of Alex Brown and Britt Brown (no relation), and occasionally M. Geddes Gengras on drums, Robedoor specialize in some burning tunes that are a healthy mix of doom metal and blasted psych rock. "Radiant Command," off their aptly titled record Burners, is streaming above. For those who may be interested, Britt's label Not Not Fun just issued a limited cassette edition of Robedoor's latest record, Primal Sphere, which you can cop HERE.

13.10.14

BRONZE, "QUALITY"

This record came out in early 2k14, but since we were off the grid for a while I feel like it's necessary to post some of the "choice" tracks from earlier in the year. Bay Area psych-rock outfit Bronze dropped one of my favorite LPs of the year, World Arena, via Not Not Fun, and below you can stream highlight "Quality." The follow up to their RVNG released Copper, this whole thing has been blowin' my mind whenever I put it on, and I think you'll see why with the taste below. Cop World Arena here, as well as many of the other NNF/100% Silk goodies that have been killin' it this year : )

5.10.14

VARIOUS ARTISTS, "OCEANIC TRIANGULATION"



So I just got this 2xcassette a couple weeks ago and I can't get over how chill these jams are. Comprised of four tunes from contemporary new age/ambient/chill-out gurus Panabrite, Former Selves, Hakobune, and Oliwa, Oceanic Triangulation is so so good. This is also my first experience with Oakland based label Inner Islands, who seem to be cultivating and curating very mellow, relaxing tapes. Brew up some green tea, get the bubble bath going, and zone out to the spacey, trippy vibe contained within these choice tapes :)