SOME STUFFS: Pattern Is Movement share the A-side to their new 12″ single

After having a bit of fun with their cover of D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel)”, Pattern Is Movement is getting down to business. While their homage to the music of Michael “D’Angelo” Archer can be found as the B-side to their new single, it’s the new single in question they want to push. “Suckling” is the A-side to their new 12″ single, and you may have a listen to them in a state of glory below. The single is available for pre-order directly from

They are heading to CMJ next week, then will do two more shows before heading back to their HQ. Catch them if their music appeals to you:

October 16… Brooklyn, NY (Union Pool) *
October 17… New York, NY (Webster Hall) #
October 19… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands) &
October 24… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer) +
November 7… Stony Brook, NY (Stony Brook University)

* Hometapes/Team Clermont CMJ Showcase w/ Celestial Shore, Leverage Models & more
# w/ Menomena and Helio Sequence
& w/ Hospitality, The Building
+ w/ The Spinto Band, Norwegian Arms, Worshyper, WYYLDSTYLE DJs

REVIEW: The Spinto Band’s “Cool Cocoon”

The Spinto Band photo SpintoBand13_cover_zpsbaf81a89.jpg Sweet sunshine pop are what The Spinto Band share with their fans, and Cool Cocoon (Redeye) is full of the wholesomeness that everyone will fall in love with and enjoy. Their songs are full of funloving melodies, lyrics, and choruses that will make you believe the truth is only four sentences away, with the kind of grooves that may remind people of bands like The Hudson Brothers, Badfinger, Redd Kross, and The Bay City Rollers. There are a few Beatlesque qualities in songs like “What I Love” and “Look Away”, but what I find more appealing are those songs that have nothing to do with The Beatles. It’s pure pop for now and tomorrow people, and everyone is welcome into the tent.

BEST OF 2012: My favorite music videos of the year

Let me say this off the top: this is not a list of every single music video that was made in 2012. Making a video is now the norm these days, and at times the amount of videos I have a chance in posting is overwhelming. What this is is a listing of my favorites of music videos I have seen and enjoyed. It could be due to the artist, it could be due to the song, it could be a mixture of both, plus some visuals that I found pleasing to my eyes and thus the mind. I did not have a specific video I felt was the absolute best, but I felt these stood out for whatever reason.

Yinka Diz-Overnight Scenario

Prometheus Brown & Bambu-Lookin’ Up

Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis & Tyler, The Creator-Rella

Kimya Dawson-Solid and Strong

Diplo-featuring Nicky Da B-Express Yourself

Radioinactive featuring 2Mex & La Caution-Mint Tea

Eamon McGrath-Great Lakes

Sene-The Feel Reel

OFF!-Wiped Out

Shmu-House of Stares

El-P-The Full Retard


The Spinto Band-The Living Things

Dan Deacon-True Thrush

Kool A.D.-Al Green<

Has-Lo-Inherit The Stars (Paten Locke Remix)

Hungry Ghost-Epic Sadness

Boldy James-For The Birds

Chris Cohen-Monad

Rhye-The Fall (Live)

Says She’s Ms. Blat-Violent Nudity/Ha Ha Ha

Nosaj Thing featuring Kazu Makino-Eclipse/Blue

Earl Sweatshirt-Chum

Toro Y Moi-So Many Details

Karriem Riggins-Round The Outside (Alone Together)

VIDEO/FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD: The Spinto Band’s “The Living Things”

What you are about to see is a video by The Spinto Band presented in an animated video done by Phil Davis, which had taken him 20 months to create from start to finish. 2000 drawings, all hand drawn, with some pixilation techniques within: this is not something that can be a toss off effort. The press release states that it might remind some of the old Sesame Street animation features, and it does have that feel. The music is a nice indie pop track… you know what? No. It would be too easy to call this “indie pop”, but this is just good and clever pop which could have been perfect in any stream of rotation of the last 40 years, but we’re glad it has made itself known in 2012.

The song is from their new album on Redeye called Shy Pursuit, and you are able to download “The Living Things” and another song (“Take It)” by clicking the box below.

The band are doing a few shows right now in support of the album, catch them:
May 22… Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
May 24… Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
May 29… Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
June 7… Rock Island, IL @ Streaming live from Daytrotter
June 8… Chicago, IL @ Ribfest Chicago [North Stage]

SOME STUFFS: The Spinto Band “Take It” to the road in May

When a band starts out a song with an open break, I’m sold. When the song is good soon after, I want to stay for the duration, as I did here.

They’re called The Spinto Band, and their “soon come” album Shy Pursuit (Spintonic) will be loved by fans of fun-loving music, which makes sense to me. You’ll be able to see them make the rounds in a few weeks, so see/hear them:

May 2… New Haven, CT @ BAR
May 3… Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
May 5… Rehoboth, DE @ Dogfish Head Brewery (Album Release Party!)
May 8… Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
May 10… Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
May 15… Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
May 17… Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
May 18… Scranton, PA @ The Vintage Theater
May 22… Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie
May 24… Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop
May 29… Philadelphia, PA @ Kungfu Necktie