[Track Of The Day] Need You Now

When shoelaces grow like grass

Rhythmic and hypnotic.


[WEEKLIES] We Open At The Close



Splash by Graham Dunn

Is it too late for me to profess my undying love for these two artists? Of two different musical eras but the lo-fi underground rock of Bill Callahan and Cotton Jones’ folk/indie pop unusually mesh well for me tonight.
If you haven’t given their music a listen, then I NAG you to do so!

♫ Bill Callahan – Baby’s Breath

♫ Cotton Jones – How To Keep It Going

[FRSH] Cults – You Know What I Mean



Cults, along with April 16th’s Record Store Day event, will be releasing 1000 limited edition 7” etched vinyl’s of ‘You Know What I Mean’ through all participating independent record stores. This vinyl is odd the highly awaited debut album of the duo (to be released 30th of May) via In The Name Of / Columbia Records. Preview this dreamy track below!

[Feature] Peter Broderick


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Summer may call for something more upbeat – but when I yearn for more ambient minimalism, there’s alway’s Peter Broderick to play for me. His music may not be for everyone but I just want to let you all know that is How They Are is a great album and wonderfully created. If you want to hear his music best, make sure you’re alone. 🙂

♫ Peter Broderick – Sideline

♫ Peter Broderick – With A Key



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Or How I Show My Gratitude To The Multitude Of People Who Follow This Blog

Geof Kern

Great music (and your messages) make me want to grab an umbrella and do it Marry Poppins style.


Back in 2008 to 2009 when I have but little experience with blogging, listening to music and the science of uploading music altogether, I started this blog on the Blogger platform (since it was so hot that time). Named it “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” at first from a Rufus Wainwright song the to “Cosmic Bean” and then settled with this (cause i like the shortcut TBT*). You think, “Why is this woman talking about the history of the blog, we want music damn it!”. Sorry but I’m running this show so stay or go. Going back to May 2008, the time I started this blog I think of all the nights I stayed up trying to comprehend how to make links, creating banners for the blog and all that incomprehensible stuff you give a website/blog developer.

But slowly, after joining elbo.ws my eyes opened up to the wonderful world of indie music. Before, the only indie artists I knew was Tracy Chapman and Imogen Heap, and they weren’t even under the indie genre then. Then I made friends with fellow bloggers who were kind enough to help me out and learn the ways of the music blogger. THEN after that YOU. It’s amazing how music connects people. From all walks of life. I’m always taken aback when someone tells me they like a certain song I posted that I used to have no other person to share it’s greatness with. Those moments always get me. Yes, all of you people, faceless, mostly nameless people who visit my blog despite the lack of updates. So I hope you hang on. Cause damn it, you know I’ll miss you all if you won’t be around when I’ll REALLY be back.  🙂

♫ Slow Hands by Interpol
♫ Infinity Hands by Sleigh Bells
♫ Tiger (feat Aku) by Maximum Balloon
♫ The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth by Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah
♫ Ce Jeu by Yelle
♫ Dorothy by SoShy
♫ Come To Me by Koop
♫ Jakey Ryan by Summer Camp
♫ About A Girl (Nirvana cover) by Cibo Matto
♫ Rebel Rebel (feat. Grace Nocturnal) by Tegan and Sara
♫ Concrete Sounds by Pinback
♫ 1995 by The Radio Department


[FRESH] Lykke Li – Get Some + Paris Blue


Smell some fresh Sweden meatballs! Swedish songstress, Lykke Li releases her new single Get Some, and the b-side, titled Paris Blue, to promote her upcoming release. Go to her site for your copy of both songs and more album info.

♫ Lykke Li – Get Some
♫ Lykke Li – Paris Blue

WEEKLIES – When You Unravel, The Secret Will Travel


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Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

♫ The Lucksmiths – A Hiccup In Your Happiness
Final Fantasy – This is the Dream of Win Regine
♫ Explosions In The Sky – Your Hand In Mine (with Strings)
Paolo Nutini – Autumn
Iron and Wine – Fever Dream
Scala & Kolacny Brothers – Creep (Radiohead Cover)
Vienna Teng – Harbor

KANYE WEST: Runaway Short Movie Full


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Appearances include that of Bon Iver’s (around 27 minutes), Nikki Minaj (with her fake accent in the intro) and much more. Black dinner with white food service people. It isn’t subliminally indicated but, the dramatic theatrics is something. Your thoughts?

[VIDEO] Best Coast – Boyfriend x mp3s


I love the freshness of the track.  And video befits the easy vibe of the song.

Best Coast – Boyfriend

Extra cheese to the fries:

Best Coast – When I’m With You
Best Coast – This Is Real

Crazy For You is out via Mexican Summer.

WEEKLIES – The Variety


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This Weeklies features Coleen, 2Am Club, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Lil Wayne, Yolanda Be Cool, Casa De Miro, Jay Z, Notorious BIG, and Vitalic. Couldn’t get any more varied than that!

“Passion is passion. It’s the excitement between the tedious spaces, and it doesn’t matter where it’s directed. It can be coins or sports or politics or horses or music or faith … The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all.”

♫ Coleen – Ritournele
♫ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Pieces Form The Whole
♫ 2AM Club – Worry About You
♫ Casa Del Mirto – Jacket And Shoes
♫ Lil Wayne – Bill Gates
♫ Yolanda Be Cool – Afro Nuts (DCUP remix)
♫ Jay-Z & Notorious B.I.G. – Allure (Ratatat Remix)
♫ Cheap Thrills – Teach Me ow To Dubstep
♫ Vitalic – Chicken Lady

[DIG] The Hundred in the Hands (MP3s x VIDEO)


The indie electronica duo The Hundred Islands has released 2 really well conceptualized music videos. I’ve just come across them while checking out Disco Naivete (drop by when you can), and I’m telling you, these two are something to watch out. The vocals of Eleanor Everdell paired with some great instrumental accompaniment (drums, electric guitar, clapping hands) courtesy of the other half Jason Friedman catapulted the group into the inevitable limelight. They have released the album this September 2010 and although it didn’t blow up as all of the other plans as expected, I still think everyone should get a chance to listen to their stuff! It’s really good, I have to tell you. And if you want more, there’s a video for their track ‘Pigeons’ below! Download the tracks below. Go to their site and sign up for their newsletter and get some free mp3s from the album!


The Hundred In The Hands – Pigeons
♫ The Hundred In The Hands – Sleepwalkers
♫ The Hundred In The Hands – Dressed In Dresden
♫ The Hundred In The Hands – Gigantic Tom Tom

[SUPER FRESH] Kanye West – Take One For The Team (feat. Keri Hilson, Pusha T, Cyhi The Prince)


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You be the judge on this Good Friday from Kanye West. Beatboxing with some hardcore reppin. Your thoughts?

♫ Kanye West – Take One For The Team (feat. Keri Hilson, Pusha T, Cyhi The Prince)

[DIG] Memphis – I’ll Do Whatever You Want


I don’t know any smiling face that wasn’t beautiful – Anonymous

Memphis – I’ll Do Anything You Want