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Monday, September 27, 2010

The Sky Report Weekly Top 25

The top 25 tracks played in The Sky Report office for the week of 09/26/10.  For the latest new artists, mp3's, and discoveries go to and add it to your bookmarks.

  1. PANDA BEAR – Slow Motion
  2. CUT COPY – Where I’m Going
  3. MGMT – Congratulations
  4. CLOUD NOTHINGS – Even If It Worked Out
  5. TAME IMPALA – Solitude is Bliss
  6. DEERHUNTER – Revival
  7. FRANKIE ROSE AND THE OUTS – Little Brown Haired Girls
  8. WILD NOTHING – Summer Holiday
  10. ART MUSEUMS – S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G.
  11. LOWER DENS – I Get Nervous
  12. ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFITTI – Bright Lit Blue Skies
  13. WILD NOTHING – Chinatown
  14. ARCADE FIRE – The Suburbs
  15. BLONDE REDHEAD – Here Sometimes
  16. SUFJAN STEVENS – Heirloom
  17. SMALL BLACK – Photojournalist
  18. ARCADE FIRE – We Used to Wait
  19. WILD NOTHING – Golden Haze
  20. LOWER DENS – Blue & Silver
  21. BEST COAST – Crazy For You
  22. GLASSER – Home
  23. SUFJAN STEVENS – I Walked
  24. DEERHUNTER – Helicopter
  25. HOW TO DRESS WELL – Ready for the World

Friday, May 07, 2010

This Week at (week of May 7)

-Thieves Like Us give us a taste of their forthcoming sophomore LP with the free track "Forget Me Not". Download here!

-Los Angeles cinematic orchestral band debut new video for lush track "A Beautiful Day". Watch the video and get the free mp3 HERE!

-New Ratatat mp3 - "Party With Children". Download here!

-Primary 1 debuts new video for "Princess". Watch here!

-New track from Austin's Pure Ecstasy - "Dream Over" Download here!

-New Tame Impala video - "Solitude is Bliss". Watch here!

-The Sky Report Radio will undergo a new transformation on June 1st. In the meantime, listen while you can here.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

This Week at (week of April 30)

-Eric Berglund of The Tough Alliance releases captivating teaser for his new project ceo. Watch here.

-New duo Fossil Cities take our breath away with their new ep Oxidation. Get it here.

-Barcelona's Delorean release live studio video for the stunning track "Grow". Watch here.

-Denver's experimental psyche-ambient band Woodsman release new Mystery Tape ep. Get a free mp3 here.

-Swedish electronic duo Pallers return with a new single and a remix of Club 8's "Western Hospitality". Get both mp3's here.

-The Sky Report Radio is streaming 24/7, featuring new stuff from Caribou, Here We Go Magic, LCD Soundsystem, HEALTH, Twin Sister and many more. Listen here.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

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Sharon Van Etten Added to Pitchfork Music Festival, Covered By Bon Iver READ

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

This Week On The Sky Report

Head over to for new posts on Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Survive, Princeton, Lali Puna, BRAHMS, Letting Up Despite Great Faults and much more. And don't forget to update your bookmarks with our new site while you're there!

Friday, March 12, 2010

We Have Moved!

The time has come to move on.  Please update your bookmarks to our new home at See you there!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

LADY GAGA Ft. BEYONCE - Telephone Video Premiere

Another New FREDRIK Video - Milo

This is gorgeous stuff! "Milo" is the third video to be released for Fredrik's latest album Trilogi, available now on The Kora Records.

Fredrik - Milo from The Kora Records on Vimeo.

STRICKEN CITY - Animal Festival

British band Stricken City have just released the new 4 song ep Animal Festival, which is available for free at A new video for the title track has emerged and you can watch it below. The track will also be included on their debut full-length, due this summer.

Stricken City - Animal Festival from Stricken City on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New YEASAYER Video - O.N.E.

Seriously, I'm loving this video...

"O.N.E." by Yeasayer from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.


Irish electronic group Nouveaunoise are prepping their debut pressing Paraphrase Accolade, due in May. They just released the digital double a-side featuring two awesome tracks, available for free by clicking the link below. This is some very exciting stuff; beautifully organic electronic music in the vein of Four Tet.

Nouveaunoise - Goni/Cinnte [link]

New NEON INDIAN - Sleep Paralysist

Neon Indian just dropped the new single "Sleep Paralysist", co-produced by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. Grab it courtesy of Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound below.


"This is a tragic loss of a wonderful, beautiful, tormented soul, who will always be my brother, family, and best friend." -Corey Feldman

One of my favorite 80's teen actors Corey Haim, star of The Lost Boys, Silver Bullet, License To Drive, Dream A Little Dream, and countless others, died late last night. Here are some movie trailers to remember him by.

BLONDES - True Panther Showcase

Amazing videographer Ray Concepcion recently shot a performance by TSR faves Blondes, as well as Lemonade and Tanlines at Monster Island in Brooklyn. This is what we're all about right now. Enjoy...

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

New MGMT - Flash Delirium

A new MGMT track has arrived! "Flash Delirium" is the first offering from the band's new album Congratulations, due April 13th on Columbia Records. You can download the new track for free at and pre-order the album here.

New TORO Y MOI Video - Talamak

Monday, March 08, 2010

KEEPAWAY - Yellow Wings

Keepaway are a new Brooklyn band who are drawing heavy comparisons to Animal Collective. Check out this new video for the self-released track "Yellow Wings".

TANLINES - Settings ep

Tanlines’ new ep Settings showcases the band’s unique fusion of percussive island music with a modern electronic sensibility. The six-track disc impressively demonstrates the Brooklyn duo’s eccentric pop aesthetic, while keeping the music grounded firmly in its fuck-me pumps on the dance floor.

Opening track “Reinfo” is an insular, instrumental track that perfectly guides you into the realm of the sound at work here.
This is followed by the lead off single “Real Life”, a sensational introduction to the group’s hooky sound, as the vocals croon, “It was a past life thing, it was a past life thing, it wasn’t anything at all…for a minute I was lost, I looked away; I was looking for a home…my destination was unknown”. This is danceable music with an intellectual slant.

Tanlines are part of a percussion-based disco explosion emanating in Brooklyn right now, joining bands like Lemonade, Javelin, and Brahms in the movement. Frequent collaborator Glasser, an equally thrilling new artist, is featured on the closing track “Z”, a contemplative dance gem that finishes the ep on an ethereal high note.

Tanlines are currently playing select dates with The XX and Memory Tapes. Don’t hesitate if you have the chance to catch these guys live!

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Friday, March 05, 2010

ERYKAH BADU - Window Seat

This lady is just flawless. New album out March 30th (maybe?).

HOLE - Skinny Little Bitch

It's for real, bitches. Hole (or Courtney Love and new casualties) will release the new album Nobody's Daughter on April 27th. The first single is "Skinny Little Bitch" and you can listen to it now here.

Thursday, March 04, 2010


Lindstom & Christabelle offer up this free download of their track "Baby Can't Stop". This is sugary guilty great stuff!

THE FRESH & ONLYS - Vanishing Cream

Psychedelic new video from San Francisco band The Fresh & Onlys. New LP on In The Red soon. In the meantime, "Vanishing Cream"...

GOLDFRAPP Premieres Rocket Video



GOLDFRAPP | MySpace Music Videos

DAEDELUS - Righteous Fists of Harmony ep

Daedelus has a new ep coming out on Flying Lotus' new label Brainfeeder. The Righteous Fists of Harmony ep will be released on March 23rd. Watch the lovely teaser video below, which is set to the ep's ethereal closing track “Fin de Siècle”.

Daedelus "Righteous Fists of Harmony" from DestroyRockMusic Inc. on Vimeo.

Righteous Fists of Harmony tracklist:

1. An Armada Approaches
2. Tidal Waves Uprising
3. The Open Hand Avows
4. Order Of The Golden Dawn (featuring Laura Darling)
5. The Finishing of a Thing
6. Succumbing To (featuring Kid A)
7. Stampede Me (with Amir Yaghmai)
8. Fin De Siècle

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

MAGIC MAN - Real Life Color

Boston duo Magic Man are like the synth-pop Arcade Fire. These guys have that whole invigorating anthem thing down, you know like when you first heard Funeral full blast on your headphones and found your heart suddenly racing? It's kinda like that. Get their awesome debut album, available for free at Arcade Sound Ltd.

KISSES - Bermuda

Kisses - Bermuda

Kisses are a new Los Angeles based disco duo with a love of Cerrone and Gino Soccio. Their first single "Bermuda" arrives on April 27th and features a remix by another buzzed LA act, Active Child. Look out for both Kisses and Active Child at SXSW this year.
"Though primarily inspired by long-format, instrumental disco...Kisses has developed a uniquely concise songwriting style that is equal parts FM radio pop and expansive four-to-the-floor."

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

OWEN PALLETT - Lewis Takes Off His Shirt

After working as a violinist/string arrangement for bands like Beirut, Arcade Fire, Pet Shop Boys, Grizzly Bear, Mika, Holy Fuck, Great Lake Swimmers, The Mountain Goats, Stars, Fucked Up and The Hidden Cameras, Owen Pallett (aka Final Fantasy) has recently released his third album Heartland on Domino Records. The new single "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt" is due March 29th and now has this borderline NSFW video.

New CLASS ACTRESS Video - Journal of Ardency

Monday, March 01, 2010

VOICEsVOICEs - Origins

Los Angeles female shoegaze duo VOICEsVOICEs recently put out the new Origins ep on Manimal Vinyl. This stunning new video directed by Patrick Fraser was shot during the Southern California wildfires last fall. The ep was produced by another TSR fave, Prefuse 73.

"ORIGINS" video by VOICEsVOICEs [HD] from VOICEsVOICEs on Vimeo.


Brooklyn duo Javelin have been on heavy rotation around here lately. Their self-titled ep was released last year and features the terribly infectious "Lindsay Brohan". Now they have a new LP called No Mas and you can buy it now at Luaka Bop. Watch this episode of xlr8r's Tune In An Afternoon, where the duo construct the track "Me Thing Drawing Me".

Friday, February 26, 2010


Gonjasufi is pretty awesome. Honestly, I don't know much beyond the two facts that 1) I love his track "Ancestors", gorgeous! And 2) This new video for "DedNd" is pretty killer.
"Enter Gonjasufi... a mystical individual caught between the Mojave desert, the LA streets and somewhere more cosmic. His soul-baring vocals are something to behold - described by friend and collaborator Flying Lotus as "Timeless Incredible Filth". -Warp Records

Thursday, February 25, 2010

LOVE IS ALL - Kungen

More news from Gothenburg, Sweden. Love Is All's third album Two Thousand and Ten Injuries is out March 23rd on Polyvinyl. A US tour kicks off in late March, including a show at Knitting Factory Brooklyn with Beach Fossils and The Beets. New video for "Kungen" below and get the mp3 here.

The Sky Report For Haiti

This Saturday at Northeast Kingdom in Bushwick. 100% of the proceeds go to a foundation devoted to helping rebuild Haiti. If you can't make it but would like to donate, e-mail us at to arrange something. This will be an intimate dance party for a great cause, featuring DJ Paleboy. 10:00pm until late!

PILL WONDER - Wishing Whale

Seattle's Pill Wonder are exploding onto the scene with their new Jungle/Surf 12", available February 28th at Underwater Peoples. The band are playing a bunch of SXSW dates in Austin next month and they offer up this somewhat NSFW video for "Wishing Whale".

[ED. Oops, my bad. The song is actually called "Wishing Whale", not "Wishing Well". Thanks anonymous!]

wishing whale - pill wonder from Martin Anderson on Vimeo.


Cloud Nothings is the moniker used by Dylan Baldi of Cleveland. His lo-fi brand of bedroom punk is surprisingly catchy and at times, flat out grabs you by the balls. You might at first be turned off by the Wavves-like style of distorted high-pitch onslaught, but on tracks like "Old Street" you can hear a quickly maturing sense of rhythm and assuredness.

Read a very informative review of the recent Turning On full length at Adequecy. You can also grab some tracks from Turning On at The Creative Intersection. GorillaVsBear has the great new track "Morgan", which was just released as a 7" on Group Tightener. The Fader has another mp3, "Little Raygun", taken from a split cassette with Campfires on Bathetic. Stream another track from that tape "Ooh You", as well "Magic Carpet" from Campfires...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

CLUB 8 - Western Hospitality

This is my third post about a Swedish artist in one day! I think I should just move there. Swedish duo Club 8 went to Brazil last year to gather inspiration for their new album The People's Record, due May 18th on Labrador Records. The new single "Western Hospitality" is a perfect introduction to the sound at work on the new disc, utilizing bits of Afrofunk and krautrock to create the perfect summer soundtrack. I see myself sailing off the coast of Rio, surrounded by sunkissed friends and leaping dolphins - wait, is that a Bacardi commercial? It probably should be.

New JJ Video - Let Go

JJ - Let Go [mp3 via Secretly Canadian]

JJ's new disc nº 3, the follow-up to last year's stunning nº 2, comes out March 9th on Secretly Canadian. The Swedish duo are touring the US with The XX in March. The first video from the new album is for the previously leaked track "Let Go".

FOUR TET Performs Angel Echoes in NY

This live Four Tet track was shot by Ray Concepcion for pitchforkTV in New York. Apparently, he shot the whole video "through a pair of...3D glasses" for added psychedelic effect. Four Tet's latest album There Is Love In You was released on January 25th via Domino Records. Stream the first single "Love Cry" at myspace.

New PANTHA DU PRINCE Video - Stick To My Side

Pantha du Prince - The Splendour [mp3 via Rough Trade]

Pantha Du Prince released his impressive new album Black Noise a few weeks ago on Rough Trade. Now there is a video for one of the standout tracks, "Stick To My Side", featuring Noah Lennox on vocals. Check out the bizarre new clip below.

Who is iamamiwhoami?

This mysterious artist has been releasing short videos over the last two months, creating a buzz around the internet in regards to who it might be. The woman in the videos looks like Lady Gaga, but many had thought it could either be Christina Aquilera or Goldfrapp, though the two have since been pretty much ruled out. Other names floating around in the rumor pool include Aphex Twin, a new Trent Reznor project, and The Knife. There's always the chance that it could be a complete unknown, but the videos look fairly expensive. Who do you think it is?

You can watch more of her mysterious short videos here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

JOANNA NEWSOM Releases Have One On Me

Joanna Newsom released her much-anticipated new album today on Drag City. The ambitious 3 disc opus has received rave reviews, including a 9.2 rating from Pitchfork. Judge for yourself by streaming the album in its entirety at NPR.

CANT - Ghosts (Class Actress Remix)

Terrible Records is the new label from Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear) and Ethan Silverman.

Issue 001 - CANT - Ghosts 12"
Issue 002 - Acrylics - All of the Fire
Issue 003 - Class Actress - Journal of Ardency

Now Class Actress returns the favor and adds some cosmopolitan nostalgia to CANT's debut single "Ghosts".

CANT - Ghosts (Class Actress remix) [mp3 via Terrible Records]

Plus, Class Actress performing "Let Me Take You Out" acoustic in an apartment:

RUDE DUDES - Oui Be Jammin' mixtape

Our new friend Jay sent over this mix from The Rude Dudes and it's crazy good! Featuring tracks from The B-52's, Tanlines, The Slits, Mika Miko, Teengirl Fantasy and much more, this mix chronicles nearly every period of my everchanging love for music. Download link and tracklist below.

Rude Dudes - Oui Be Jammin' (mixtape) [link 46mb]

Oui Be Jammin' tracklist:

UGK feat Outkast - International Player's Anthem
Jason Derulo - Watcha Say
Mika Miko - Business Cats
B-52's - Dance This Mess Around
Cat Stevens - Here Comes My Baby
Ace Frehley - Back In The New York Groove
Notorious BIG - Party and Bullshit (In The USA remix)
Teengirl Fantasy - Hoop Dreams
Miami Sound Machine - Bad Boy
Bobby Brown - On Our Own
Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules Theme
M - Pop Musik
Dr. Hook - When Your In Love With a Beautiful Woman
The Bar-Kays - Soul Finger
Razzy - I Hate Hate
Tanlines - Bejan
The Slits - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Grass Roots - Sooner or Later

The Sky Report Presents REACH OUT HAITI

This Saturday The Sky Report presents a special dance party benefit for the people of Haiti. DJ Paleboy spins a special mix from 10:00pm - close in hopes of raising money to donate to the rebuilding and emergency need of Port Au Prince. We have friends with family in the area and thought we had to do something to contribute to this cause. We are still deciding on an organization to contribute 100% of the proceeds to, so if you have a suggestion please make note of it in the comments section. The suggested donation is $5, but you are by no means expected to pay a cover. Just come and have fun! Hope to see you there.

More info and rsvp on facebook.

New WE HAVE BAND Video - Divisive

We Have Band just premiered their fun new video for "Divisive", taken from the band's debut album WHB, due April 5th in the UK. The new single comes out March 22nd. Listen to more from We Have Band here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

SERENA-MANEESH - S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor

Serena-Maneesh - I Just Want To See Your Face [mp3 via 4AD]
Serena-Maneesh - Ayisha Abyss [mp3 via 4AD]

Norway's Serena-Maneesh make a lot of noise. Back in 2005 I would occasionally play their track "Drain Cosmetics" at the restaurant I worked at and complaints would inevitably scatter throughout the dining room. So maybe this band isn't ideal for dinner time, but what they do is pretty damn incredible. Deeply ensconced in their love of My Bloody Valentine and the like, Serena-Maneesh are very into that "wall of noise" sound and have no issue with blowing your eardrums out the back door. Their second lp S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor sees its release on March 23rd via their new label 4AD.

New GLASSER - Tremel

Young Turks are releasing the new Glasser 12" "Tremel" on March 29th. For £5.00 you can get the limited edition 12" vinyl and download here. The release features three remixes of the track, including one from Jamie of The XX, who Glasser will tour the UK with throughout March.

Glasser was included in our 10 Most Promising Acts of 2010 back in December and we are so excited to see what the year brings for her. Details of her debut full length are expected soon. Check out the video for "Tremel" below.

Friday, February 19, 2010

New CARIBOU - Odessa

I love Caribou and I'm so excited about their new album Swim, due April 20th. They really impressed me when I saw them live on a double bill with Fuck Buttons in Los Angeles two years ago and their excellent 2007 lp Andorra was one of the pinnacle releases of the year. So naturally, I have huge hopes for this album. Get the new track "Odessa" for free here and check out the mesmerizing video below.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New LIARS Video - Scissor

I love Liars, but I'm really not feeling their latest single "Scissor". That said, this new video for the track is really, really good. The new album Sisterworld, which I am still very much looking forward to, is due March 9th on Mute Records.

BLACK VAN - Yearning

Black Van are the exciting new duo of Kris Menace & KoweSix, who just put out the new track "Yearning" on DFA. I've been obsessed with this track for the last 24 hours and you should get on board too. Get the track over at one of my favorite blogs Waves At Night.
""Yearning" is just the start of the journey; details of the full album and collaborators
coming soon."
Bring it on.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

MICHOACAN - In the Dark of the Night Cleaner

Michoacan is a retro electro disco funk band ala LCD Soundsystem from DFA. They hail from San Francisco, so we're surely behind it. More on these guys soon. Check out the new video for "In the Dark of the Night Cleaner" below. Directed by Alison Childs.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

PRIMARY 1 - Mess Detective

Primary 1 has offered up his Mess Detective mixtape as a free download. All it takes is your e-mail here. For a taste of what you'll get, watch the incredible video for the closing track "Enough". I want my world to look like the one depicted here.

Primary 1 - Enough (Mess Detective) from Primary 1 on Vimeo.

Video Reveals San Francisco, Pre-Earthquake

This video consists of one (semi) continuous shot taken from a trolley moving its way down Market Street toward the Ferry Building in San Francisco, reportedly just days before the devastating earthquake and fire of 1906. The clip is beautifully set to Air's classic 1998 track "La Femme D'Argent". This may get repetitive to some, but anyone who lives in or loves San Francisco should get a kick out of seeing what the city was like way back then. Very cool. Thanks to Renee Zalles for the tip!


Thanks to my friends at Zandland for posting the new clip from New Young Pony Club today, because somehow I had no idea they had a new album coming out. The Optimist, the follow-up to the band's Fantastic Playroom lp, is available via import on March 2nd. Check out two new videos from the album below - "Lost A Girl" and "Chaos".


Truman Peyote and Many Mansions are two rising experimental bands from Jamaica Plain, Mass who have come together on the new split 12" Peaced Together.

Truman Peyote, whose genre-shifting sound could be described as percussive, bombastic and glitchy, recently recorded a studio session for WMUA, of which you can download here. You can also obtain "New Wife, New Life", their most accessible track to date, over at

Many Mansions on the other hand, have a tripped-out ethereality about them, as witnessed on the track "Frontier Gnosis", available to download now at

You can pre-order your copy of Peaced Together here.

New HOLE Album Due in April

Come Hell or high water, Courtney Love will return to speakers around the world when she delivers the new Hole LP Nobody's Daughter on April 27th via Mercury/IDJ. Sure, there are many who would rather not see this attempted comeback, most notably the original members of Hole (who have nothing to do with this reincarnation of the band). But it has also been nearly 12 years since the last Hole record and 5 since her solo lp America's Sweetheart, not to mention the seemingly never ending sea of drama Miss Love has been swimming in since then. That said, I cannot wait to get my hands on this. Much can be debated about Love and her antics, but one thing is for sure...she's never been accused of being boring.

Love recently debuted the new song "Samantha" on the British show Live On Jonathan Ross. The results are basically you'll either kinda like it or absolutely hate it. I'm just surprised she's standing up.

-photo cred Hedi Slimane