The OCMD: Best Albums of 2009


Alberta CrossBroken Side of Time
“Rise from the Shadows”

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Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
“Ready Able”

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“Scantron”


Ty SegallLemons
“It #1″


Atlas Sound Logos
“Quick Canal”


Flaming Lips – Embryonic
The Ego’s Last Stand”

Woods – Songs of Shame
Rain On”

Bear In HeavenBeast Rest Forth Mouth
You Do You

Amazing Baby Rewild
“The Narwhal”

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Band of Skulls – Baby Darlin Doll Face Honey
“Death by Diamonds and Pearls” 

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“And The Hazy Sea”

The XX – The XX
Crystalised

She Keeps BeesNests
“Gimme”

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“Lust for Life”

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Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid
“The Prowl”

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Fever Ray – Fever Ray
“If I Had A Heart”

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Foreign Born – Person to Person
“Vacationing People

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J. Tillman – Vacilando Territory Blues
“First Born”

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Leopold and His Fiction – Ain’t No Surprise
“Broke”

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Papercuts – You Can Have What You Want
“Future Primitive”

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Speck Mountain – Some Sweet Relief
“I Feel Eternal

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Shadows on a River – Shadows on a River
“In Business

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The Veils – Sun Gangs
“The Letter”

The Big Pink – A Brief History of Love
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Jeff the Brotherhood – Heavy Days
“U Got The Look

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“Blew It Again”

Adam’s Picks: Best of 2009

The OCMD’s guest blogger Adam’s Best Albums for 2009.
  1. Jason Lytle “Yours Truly, The Commuter”
  2. Sonic Youth “The Eternal”
  3. Papercuts “You Can Have What You Want”
  4. Jeff The Brotherhood “Heavy Days”
  5. Animal Collective “Fall Be Kind” (EP)
  6. Built To Spill “There Is No Enemy”
  7. Mew “No More Stories…”
  8. Systems Officer “Underslept”
  9. Flaming Lips “Embryonic”
  10. Cass McCombs “Catacombs”
  11. Atlas Sound “Logos”
  12. Polvo “In Prism”
  13. Girls “Album”
  14. Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest”
  15. Circulatory System “Signal Morning “
  16. Mission Of Burma “The Sound The Speed The Light”
  17. The Clientele “Bonfires on the Heath”
  18. Them Crooked Vultures “Them Crooked Vultures”
  19. Woods “Songs Of Shame”
  20. Yo La Tengo “Popular Songs”

Things That I Would Like To See Disappear Forever in 2010: Any band listing Animal Collective as an influence.
Genre With The Least Staying Power: Chillwave, Glo-fi, et al.
What I Have High Hopes For in 2010: 1) Bands who remember that the guitar is indeed an instrument. 2) LIARS LIARS LIARS!!!

the OCMD Mixtape: Sayulita

the OCMD Mixtape: “Sayulita

A few days of that and you get this – my Sayulita Mixtape.  Yup, this suits my state of mind right now. Just add surf, sand and cerveza and hit play. Enjoy.

1. Washed Out – “Feel It All Around”
2. Here We Go Magic – “Tunnelvision”
3. Atlas Sound – “Quick Canal”
4. The Ruby Suns – “There Are Birds”
5. Radiohead – “These Are My Twisted Words”
6. LCD Soundsystem – “Someone Great”
7. Flaming Lips – “Sagittarius Silver Announcement”
8. Built To Spill – “Done”
9. The XX – “Shelter”
10. Speck Mountain – “Angela”
11. The Shortwave Set – “Harmonia”

Flaming Lips to Reinterpret Dark Side of the Moon

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Fast on the heels of The Flaming Lips acclaimed “Embryonic” album, the band have already recorded a follow-up; a track-by-track interpretation of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” which it recorded with Stardeath and the White Dwarfs, a band that features Coyne’s nephew Dennis. The Guardian UK also reported that Henry Rollins and Peaches will make guest appearances on the cover album too. No release date has been announced yet.

Album of the Week: Flaming Lips – “Embryonic”

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Flaming Lips – “The Ego’s Last Stand”

Worm Mountain (feat MGMT)

Got my hands on the new Flaming Lips double LP, Embryonic, today and …eeeeoooowww…I’m so excited to see them at the Treasure Island Music Fest this Sunday I can hardly contain myself. I spontaneously squeal every time I think about it. For this album, the band of fearless freaks have ditched their pop tendencies and headed squarely down the path of lo-fi, ethereal psychedelia – while remaining fabulously weird.

In true Flaming Lips fashion, there are plenty of kooky delights to be found on the album, like the track, “I Can Be a Frog” that features Karen O making an array of animal sounds. There’s also a number featuring MGMT, “Worm Mountain“, that has me dreaming…anticipating…a joint performance with the two bands this weekend at Treasure Island.  They’re playing the same festival after all. It’s gonna happen. It’s gotta happen. I know it. All hail Wayne Coyne!

Treasure Island Music Festival Line Up Announced!

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Happy day!  The Treasure Island Music Festival has announced the line up for this fall’s event scheduled October 17-18, 2009 on Treasure Island in San Francisco. As usual, the line up is divided into the more electro pop/hip hop day on Saturday and the indie rock day on Sunday. Single day tickets are $65 and early bird two-day passes go on sale tomorrow at noon for $99 (limited availability).  Get your tickets and get ready!

Saturday, October 17 features: MGMT, MSTRKRFT, Girl Talk, Passion Pit, Brazilian Girls, The Streets, Dan Deacon, LTJ Bukem, DJ Krush and more.

Sunday, October 18 features: The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Beruit, Grizzly Bear, Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould, The Walkmen, Sleepy Sun, Vetiver and more.