Category Archives: favorites

Favorite EPs//2018

(in alphabetical order)


boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus)//boygenius

Kethcum, ID (stream via bandcamp)


Channel Tres//Channel Tres



Cults//Offerings B-Sides and Remixes

Hope You Found What You’ve Been Missing


ellis//The Fuzz



Empath//Liberating Guilt And Fear

The Eye



Christmas Eve of 1992


Hatchie//Sugar & Spice

Bad Guy


Kero Kero Bonito//TOTEP

Only Acting



Dumb Love


No Joy & Sonic Boom//No Joy / Sonic Boom



Open Mike Eagle//What Happens When I Try To Relax

Relatable (peak OME)


Zola Jesus//Wiseblood (Johnny Jewel Remixes)

Wiseblood (Johnny Jewel Remix)




Favorite EPs//2017

(in alphabetical order)


Alice Glass//Alice Glass

Without Love



St Lucia


Blonde Redhead//3 O’clock

Golden Light


CLOSENESS//Personality Therapy

More Romantic


David Bowie//No Plan – EP

No Plan


Hundred Waters//Currency EP

Jewel In My Hands





Middle Kids//Middle Kids EP

Edge of Town


Nick Murphy//Missing Link

Your Time (feat. KAYTRANADA)


Skepta//Vicious EP



Sleigh Bells//Kid Kruschev

Panic Drills


S U R V I V E//RR7387

High Rise (Not Waving Remix)


Swet Shop Boys//Sufi La




July 24th


Yucky Duster//Duster’s Lament

Elementary School Dropout



Favorite EPs of 2016


bed. klickitat ep

♩ bed. – Billy Joel [from klickitat]





♩ Braids – Companion [from Companion]



CC Dust//CC Dust


♩ CC Dust – Never Going To Die [from CC Dust]



Charli XCX//Vroom Vroom EP


♩ Charli XCX – Vroom Vroom [from Vroom Vroom EP]





♩ Flasher – Destroy [from Flasher]



Gordi//Clever Disguise EP


♩ Gordi – Nothing’s As It Seems [from Clever Disguise EP]



Holy Ghost!//Crime Cutz


♩ Holy Ghost! – Crime Cuts [from Crime Cutz]



Kllo//Well Worn


♩ Kllo – Bolide [from Well Worn]



Linying//Paris 12


♩ Linying – Paris 12 [from Paris 12]



Lowell//Part 1:PARIS YK – EP


♩ Lowell – Blow the Bass [from Part 1:PARIS YK – EP]



Naps//The Most Beautiful Place on Earth


♩ Naps – The Most Beautiful Place on Earth Is the Moon [from The Most Beautiful Place on Earth]



Nutrition//These Days Don’t Exist


♩ Nutrition – Lost [from These Days Don’t Exist]



Sorority Noise//It Kindly Stopped For Me


♩ Sorority Noise – XC [from It Kindly Stopped For Me]



Strange Ranger//Sunbeams Through Your Head


♩ Strange Ranger – Sunbeams Through Your Head [from Sunbeams Through Your Head]



Vince Staples//Prima Donna


♩ Vince Staples – War Ready [from Prima Donna]





p.s. Favorite LPs of 2016 drops Dec 15th

a few more of my favorite things…

A couple weeks back, I shared with all of you some of my favorite remixes. More importantly, I also made a promise to continue sharing favorites of mine. I’m happy to announce, that I’m keeping that promise and this time, I’ve decided to share my favorite websites to find free and legal music.
Believe it or not, the world wide web is full of free and legal music, ripe for the picking, and if you know where to look, there’s plenty of good songs out there waiting to be added to your iPod. So without further ado, here are my favorite places to find free and legal music.
There’s many reasons why KCRW is the best radio station in LA (89.9 FM) and Today’s Top Tune is one of them. Today’s Top Tune is a free song a day, from KCRW’s all Music Channel, that represents a cross section of KCRW’s eclectic music format. Tracks selected are chosen from recent and upcoming releases as well as songs performed live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
KEXP (Seattle’s 90.3 FM) has a pretty robust selection of free songs. Song of the Day is new music from independent artists delivered daily, Music that Matters features the world’s best independent artists delivered bi-weekly, and Live Performances features exclusive live sessions from KEXP delivered weekly.
Tip: on the KEXP homepage, the most recent songs from all three aforementioned links are available for download. Look for them on the right hand side of the page.
Launched in 2007, as a joint venture between Downtown Music LLC (Gnarls Barkley, Cold War Kids, Santigold) and online media pioneer Peter Rojas (Engadget, Gizmodo, Weblogs, Inc.), RCRD LBL delivers free curated MP3s on its website (and directly to you if you sign up for the newsletter) on a daily basis.
UO Music is part of the Urban Outfitters blog. Say what you want about Urban Outfitters, but you have to give them credit for the musical tastes. My favorite part of UO Music are the LSTN playlists, downloadable playlist with 20+ free tracks, but there’s also Music Mondays, five free songs every monday. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.
Lastly…your favorite band’s website
Musicians understand the idea of word of mouth better than most and the dawn of the digital age has made it that much easier to showcase their talents. Go to one your favorite bands websites and I bet they are giving away a song or two (especially if they are promoting a new album). For example, head on over to the xx’s website, and if you subscribe to the newsletter, you get Basic Space (Sampha Remix) for free.
Until next time…

a few of my favorite things…

(Photo = Sound of Music…if you don’t understand the connection, you obviously weren’t a soprano in your jr. high choir)

I’ve wanted to do something like this for quite some time now, but it’s been much harder than I expected. I probably have at least 10 different drafts with some sort of “favorites” list that are just collecting digital dust. Why so hard? I guess it’s because my favorites keep changing. For example, it seems like every time I hear my new “favorite album of 2010”, a newer album comes out and trumps my old favorite (disclaimer: this really isn’t a complaint, I love the fact that I keep falling in love with new music).

But you know what? I’m tired of my favorites never seeing the light of day. So consider this my (late) New Years resolution—I promise to share my favorites with the masses…even if they might change 15 minutes after I publish this post.

To start things off, here are my 5 favorite remixes (for at least the next 15 minutes):