Mood: Arctophilic

25 Mar

Arctophily: (n) the study of teddy bears.

Yes, it’s a real word. Now enjoy the music, my fuzzy friends.

1. Care Bears on Fire

Care Bears on Myspace.

2. Grizzly Bear

mp3: Knife [Grizzly Bear]

mp3: Knife (Girl Talk Remix) [Grizzly Bear]

mp3: Too Little Too Late (JoJo cover) [Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear]
via i guess i’m floating.

Grizzly Bear is coming to Columbia in NYC in the spring. Whoopee!

website / myspace

3. Minus the Bear

mp3: When We Escape [Minus the Bear]

mp3: Throwin’ Shapes [Minus the Bear]
via fake penny comics

website / myspace

4. Panda Bear

It would be exciting if it were a real panda bear grunting on this side of the microphone, but Panda Bear is actually the alias used by Noah Lennox (of Animal Collective) to make experimental/indie rock.

mp3: Comfy in Nautica (xxxchange remix) [Panda Bear]


5. Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down

This past Sunday (3.23.08), I made the surprisingly short trek from the UES (aka no man’s land) to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to see Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down. I’ll be honest, before that morning, I didn’t really know who they were or how to pronounce Thao’s last name. But after their lively performance, complete with little interludes of wine chugging and hipsteresque beat boxing (check out “Bag of Hammers”), I am turned onto this band and have found a little place for them in my ipod. For those interested in seeing them live, see tour dates below.

Check out “Swimming Pool” and my personal fave, “Bag of Hammers.” Music can be found on fellow melomaniac Mimi’s blog here and here.

“Bag of Hammers”

Tour Dates:

– Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Church
27 – Washington D.C. @ Black Cat
28 – Columbus, Ohio @ Skully’s Music-Diner
29 – Newport, Ky. @ Southgate House
31 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

1 – Springfield, Mo. @ Randy Bacon Gallery
2 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Conservatory
3 – Fort Worth, Texas @ Lola’s
4 – Houston, Texas @ Orange Show Center
5 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
7 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ College of Santa Fe Sub
8 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rhythm Room
11 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Echo
12 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bottom of the Hill

website / myspace


One Response to “Mood: Arctophilic”

  1. Mimi March 26, 2008 at 4:45 am #

    care bears on fire are more hipster than i am

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