December 29th, 2010

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year. We’ll be back in 2011.

Greyboy – Freestylin’



December 29th, 2010

Rollo & Grady :: Best EPs and 7″ of 2010

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2010 was the year of Bandcamp, EPs, and Tumblrs. Wise DIY musicians gave away their music and in turn gained support from music blogs and tumblrs. The trend will continue in 2011 and will significantly reduce digital LP releases by indie artists. To our regular readers, we promise to retire all of these tracks in the new year.

1. Lord Huron – Into The Sun EP
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Label: Unsigned
Lord Huron – We Went Wild
Notes: I can guarantee that this will be one of my favorite EPs of the Decade. Look for Huron to sign a deal with a mid-major label in 2011.

2. Cults – 7″
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Label: Columbia Records via Forest Family Records
Cults – Most Wanted
Notes: Originally mysterious duo from Brooklyn blew up in 2010. Groomed by Gorilla Vs. Bear’s Forest Family Records, until they found greener pastures with Columbia Records. They will have an enormous 2011. Question? Will Columbia go on the warpath to remove Cults’ singles from blogs? The same singles that helped Cults gain attention for their major label contract?

3. Kurt Vile – Square Shells EP
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Label: Matador
Kurt Vile – I Know I Got Religion
Notes: In 2010, prolific singer-songwriter Kurt Vile released two of my favorite EPs and a LP on Mexican Summer.

Rollo & Grady :: Best EPs and 7 of 2010



December 29th, 2010

Mark Lanegan :: Crawl Like A Dog

Mark Lanegan :: Crawl Like A Dog

Here’s a badass B-side from legend Mark Lanegan.

Mark Lanegan – Crawl Like A Dog (Creature With The Atom Brain)



December 29th, 2010

Rare Funk :: Volume One

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Various Artists
Album: Rare Funk – Volume One (Buy)
Label: Electrostatic Records
20th Century – Hot Pants



December 27th, 2010

Quantic :: The 5th Exotic

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Quantic
Album: The 5th Exotic (Buy)
Label: Tru Thoughts
Quantic – Life In the Rain



December 27th, 2010

Artist To Watch :: Devin Therriault

Artist To Watch :: Devin Therriault

Devin Therriault
Hometown: Brooklyn
Label: Unsigned
Devin Therriault – You’re Mine
Devin Therriault – I Don’t Think I



December 27th, 2010

Rollo & Grady :: Best Songs of 2010

Rollo & Grady :: Best Songs of 2010
Rollo & Grady :: Best Songs of 2010

35. LOWER DENS – TEA LIGHTS
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Lower Dens – Tea Lights

34. BUDOS BAND – BLACK VENOM
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The Budos Band – Black Venom
Rollo & Grady :: Best Songs of 2010



December 24th, 2010

Hanni El Khatib :: Loved One

Hanni El Khatib :: Loved One

Various Artists
Album: Never Hide Noise EP 2 (Free)
Hanni El Khatib – Loved One



December 21st, 2010

Rollo & Grady :: Artists Pick Best Albums of 2010

Rollo & Grady :: Artists Pick Best Albums of 2010

When we launched Rollo & Grady in July 2008, we made reference to the following quote from Jim James:

“At the end of the day, my tastes are all over the map. I don’t see boundaries in music, so if I’m excited about an Outkast song or some Sam Cooke gospel record, I want to bring that into my world.”

Rollo & Grady :: Artists Pick Best Albums of 2010

James’ words sum up the way we feel about music and the way we run our site. Our daily posts are consistently inconsistent. Some days we’ll run a mellow acoustic song followed by a metal or hip-hop song. There is no rhyme or reason to our selections; it’s just the way we feel in the moment.

Last year we ran a special feature where we asked over 60 of our favorite artists to submit their top 5 albums of 2009. This year we asked over 120 artists to submit their top 10 favorite albums of 2010.
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The participating artists are from all over the world and cover many genres: Funk, jazz, hip-hop, blues, pop, rock, country, afrobeat, world, americana, soul, punk, heavy metal, electronica, and folk.

In addition to the artists, we asked our readers, friends, journalists, radio DJs, music supervisors, photographers, and fellow bloggers to submit their favorite albums.

We listed everyone’s picks the way we received them. People chose EPs, reissues, 7″, DVDs, books, and Justin Bieber. If you want to learn more about the artists, click on their names listed above the images.

Here are the top 10 albums of 2010 based on the participants’ selections:
Rollo & Grady :: Artists Pick Best Albums of 2010



December 21st, 2010

Invisible Children Benefit :: Troubadour – [Photos]

Images by Michael Orlosky

Invisible Children Benefit :: Troubadour – Monday, December 20th

Middle Brother
Middle Brother

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John McCauley

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Mountain Man & Middle Brother

Invisible Children Benefit :: Troubadour   [Photos]



December 19th, 2010

Invisible Children Benefit :: Set Times – December, 20th

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We are about 24 hours away from the start of the Invisible Children benefit show tomorrow night at the Troubadour. We are pleased to announce that the show is sold out. Thank you for your support.

Deer Tick – Straight Into A Storm

SET TIMES:
Doors open at 6:30
JOHN McCAULEY OF DEER TICK: 7:30 – 7:45
BLAKE MILLS: 7:45 – 8:00
GUARDS: 8:05 – 8:30
MOUNTAIN MAN: 8:45 – 9:15
CASS MCCOMBS: 9:30 – 10:15
MIDDLE BROTHER: 10:30 – 11:15

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