Mood-O-Meter

I was trying to use an app on spotify that makes playlists for you based on your mood. They’re bad obviously (personally I don’t want to listen to Cher when I’m feeling romantic), so I thought I can maybe do this better. Of course I only have a few, you’ll notice angsty, depressed, trippin b*llz, rainy, shame spiral, and many others are missing so feel free to leave an emoticon with a corresponding song.

MOOD: I want something soulful, no synthy bleepy bloops or bass drops for me today


Alabama Shakes- Hold On

MOOD: I want synthy, bleepy bloopy electronic awesomeness


STS9- Scheme (From the EP When the Dust Settles)

MOOD: It’s winter so I wanna chill with some instrumentals but it’s still gotta be jazzy so I can be upbeat while I’m writing in my moleskine


Ljones- ArtOfficial Strawberries (download the album Soul Below for free from Bandcamp)

MOOD: I’m super/semi/relatively happy today and I want to dance and sing to myself in the mirror


Surfer Blood- I’m Not Ready

MOOD: Why am I so behind on new music?!!! What’sthekoolbuzzbandIHAVEtoknowbeforeEVERYONE?!!


Night Moves- Headlights (They’re from MN and just signed to Domino Records!)

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This Saturday in Der Rathskeller: Memoryhouse

Picture from Pitchfork

Come see Memoryhouse, The Loom and Cat Martino this Saturday in the Der Rathskeller at 9:30 PM!

Memoryhouse, a dreampop ensamble from Sub Pop Records, is currently in the final stages of production for their first LP after a September release of a fully re-recorded, remixed and re-mastered version of their EP, The Years. If you haven’t yet, check out the dreamy sound of Memoryhouse in the video below.

The show will kick off with indie-folk songstress Cat Martino, who has opened for the likes of Rufus Wainwright, RIDE frontman Mark Gardener, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and more.


Yr Not Alone – Cat Martino 

Following, WUD Music is proud to bring the Brooklyn-based indie-rock band, The Loom to Madison. NPR‘s World Cafe assures us that they’re sure to put on an “electrifying onstage performance that combines lots of instruments and lots of chemistry, and now lots of buzz as well,” according to an article released just this month. Check out their sound below:

See you Saturday!

This Friday: My Gold Mask and Briar Rabbit

My Gold Mask, a band Pitchfork equated with the sound of early Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, will be playing Der Rathskeller alongside singer-songwriter Briar Rabbit this Friday night at 9:30 PM. You’ll love the indie electronic sound of My Gold Mask paired with the soulful, heartfelt sound of Briar Rabbit. Definitely a must-see! Check below for a little taste of both:

Violet Eyes – My Gold Mask

Numbers – Briar Rabbit

Star Slinger’s New Single + Diplo’s Latest Mix

Star Slinger has been selling out a string of shows on his U.S. tour and next Saturday he brings it all in here at Union South. Very recently he signed with Mountain Dew’s Green Label Sound along with artists like Chromeo and (—>) Neon Indian.  His first official single from the label, “Dumbin’”,  features soul singer Reggie B.


Star Slinger feat. Reggie B- Dumbin’

On that same note, Diplo (remember that campus show not too long ago?!), put together his latest mix for the Mad Decent World Wide Radio Podcast where he features Star Slinger’s “Dumbin'”, as well as other tracks we’ve been into all year including those from Lunice, Frank Ocean, and Gold Panda (Check out the tracklist on The Fader).


Diplo’s Triple J Mix

Listen and download both via soundcloud and come for the dance party Nov 5th!

*Photo Credit Ultra Simulation

Shlohmo Headlines Webster Hall

Fellow blog Live For The Funk had their first sponsored show this past weekend at Webster Hall in NYC where Shlohmo headlined and “my lordy did he kill it” as LFTF righteously put it. Shlohmo will be at Union South with Star Slinger and Shigeto November 5th; this trio is making waves and you definitely DO NOT want to miss them!

Listen and download the title track Places from his LP Bad Vibes that came out earlier this summer via Pitchfork

*After hitting 10k on facebook, shlohmo put out a mixtape, fine,thanks ,yesterday for your listening experience

Star Slinger Mix

UK producer Star Slinger just put out a mix for the blog Altered Zones as part of its monthly mix series and has got a little bit of everything from Lunice to M.I.A to Bone Thugs & Harmony. Star Slinger has been buzzing around online with his remixes for Daedelus, Toro Y Moi, Deerhunter and others and we can’t wait to have him play The Sett with Shlohmo and Shigeto as part of his North American tour.

Download the mix courtesy of Altered Zones and be sure to check out the show in The Sett November 5th.