Alumni Show Me Yours

Letitia Sadier “Un Soir, Un Chien”
HOLY OTHER “YR LOVE”
Brad Laner “Magnolia Doubles”
BLO “It’s Gonna Be a Good Day”
Dirty Projectors “No Intention”
Warpaint “Undertow”
Acrylics “Nightwatch”
Lykke Li “Get Some”
A Classic Education “I Lost Time”
The Walkmen “Victory”
Long Long Long “Judy Chicago”
Heartless Bastards “The Mountain”
Pandit “Artichoke”
Tai Quebra Barraco “Demole o Mue Barraco”
Matthew Dear “Shortwave”
Avey Tare “Lucky 1”
Young Galaxy “Peripheral Visionaries”
Prototypes “Tir Aux Pigeons”
Plastic Bertrand “Ca Plane Pour Moi”
My Morning Jacket “Wordless Chorus”
Crocodiles “Hollow Hollow Eyes”
Heartbeat Hotel “The Hello Barrel”
Julien Dyne “Incredulous”
Houses “Wash”
Azeda Booth “Bridges and Balloons” Joanna Newsom cover
Highlife “Burying Stones”
Via Audio “Babies”
The Morning Benders “Promises”
Washed Out “Feel It All Around”
White Sea “Cannibal Love”
Millionyoung “Mien” Evan Voytas remix
Kenton Slash Demon “Sun”
Grizzly Bear “Two Weeks”
The Octopus Project “Korakrit”
of Montreal “Casualty of You”
oOoOO “Hearts”
Wildbirds & Peacedrums “The Course”
Eternal Summers “Safe At Home”
The Hidden Cameras “Learning the Lie”
Kathryn Calder “If You Only Knew”
Stereolab “Leleklato Sugar”
YACHT “Psychic City (Voodoo City)”
Glasser “Tremel”
Gold Panda “Quitter’s Raga”


matthewmcvickar:

My band Clones of the Queen (pictured above) released our debut EP Gate last week, and you can download it for free on our website. Sharing is very much encouraged.
I have loved few things in my life as much as I love music, and I have dreamed of creating music since I was very young. Over the last year and a half, my dream has come true, and as of last week I’ve got a small, round, shiny artifact to show for it.
So please allow me the following lengthy indulgence in nostalgia and mythologizing.
An obsession with Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Three Dog Night’s ‘Old Fashioned Love Song’, and Tom Petty’s Full Moon Fever lead to gluing bottle tops and a rubber ping-pong paddle shaped like a gorilla to a piece of scrap wood in the basement, drumming on them with dowels and singing, making up short songs for myself. In middle school I took a few months of unfocused clarinet lessons, and in high school I discovered music on the internet and performed in four musicals and the school chorus. A year into college, I decided to drop everything and become a music major and learn how to play the drums, but only those with prior experience could get into the music school. Sophomore year, I talked my way into the marching band percussion ensemble and spent a semester trying to keep up, and also tried to make a song a day for two weeks. I spent my junior year in Japan and made some mixes. I bought a drum set the next summer, took a few weeks of piano lessons, and quit them both when my senior year proved too academically demanding. I graduated, moved to Hawaii, dabbled in Audacity a little more, made thirteen episodes of Some Wonderful Noise, and started DJing for my friends’ parties. When I was thinking about leaving Hawaii, my friend Ara asked me to come by her band’s practice to see if I could add anything. I bought Ableton Live, learned the basics, and we started playing shows. A few months later I started playing solo shows as Lapwing. Clones of the Queen kept playing shows. A year and a few months later Manny Nieto saw us play live and told us he wanted to record us, so we asked our fans for money, went to a studio in Kailua, and recorded seven songs for an EP we called ‘Gate’.
Last week, at Apartm3nt in Honolulu, we had an official release party for the EP, and a ton of friends showed up. It was a blast.
I had always worried that I might never get around to making music, that it would always be a hobby occasionally attended, that I’d never actually acquire any musical skill. Small as it is, beginner though I am, this EP a landmark in my life. I’m proud of it. I love it.
Ara and Paul are the best bandmates and friends a person could ask for. They are creative, energetic, and kind, and every practice and show we do is rewarding, simply because we’re spending time together.
My amazing, beautiful girlfriend Lauren has been endlessly supportive and encouraging. I don’t think she’s missed any of our shows that she wasn’t off-island for.
To everybody who has given us a show, backed us on Kickstarter, given me advice on IM while I fretted about everything, or just complimented us after a show: Thank you.
I can’t wait to keep going. For 2011: at least another COTQ EP, a small tour if we’re lucky, some recorded Lapwing output and DJ mixes from me, and hopefully a lot more.

matthewmcvickar:

My band Clones of the Queen (pictured above) released our debut EP Gate last week, and you can download it for free on our website. Sharing is very much encouraged.


I have loved few things in my life as much as I love music, and I have dreamed of creating music since I was very young. Over the last year and a half, my dream has come true, and as of last week I’ve got a small, round, shiny artifact to show for it.

So please allow me the following lengthy indulgence in nostalgia and mythologizing.

An obsession with Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Three Dog Night’s ‘Old Fashioned Love Song’, and Tom Petty’s Full Moon Fever lead to gluing bottle tops and a rubber ping-pong paddle shaped like a gorilla to a piece of scrap wood in the basement, drumming on them with dowels and singing, making up short songs for myself. In middle school I took a few months of unfocused clarinet lessons, and in high school I discovered music on the internet and performed in four musicals and the school chorus. A year into college, I decided to drop everything and become a music major and learn how to play the drums, but only those with prior experience could get into the music school. Sophomore year, I talked my way into the marching band percussion ensemble and spent a semester trying to keep up, and also tried to make a song a day for two weeks. I spent my junior year in Japan and made some mixes. I bought a drum set the next summer, took a few weeks of piano lessons, and quit them both when my senior year proved too academically demanding. I graduated, moved to Hawaii, dabbled in Audacity a little more, made thirteen episodes of Some Wonderful Noise, and started DJing for my friends’ parties. When I was thinking about leaving Hawaii, my friend Ara asked me to come by her band’s practice to see if I could add anything. I bought Ableton Live, learned the basics, and we started playing shows. A few months later I started playing solo shows as Lapwing. Clones of the Queen kept playing shows. A year and a few months later Manny Nieto saw us play live and told us he wanted to record us, so we asked our fans for money, went to a studio in Kailua, and recorded seven songs for an EP we called ‘Gate’.

Last week, at Apartm3nt in Honolulu, we had an official release party for the EP, and a ton of friends showed up. It was a blast.


I had always worried that I might never get around to making music, that it would always be a hobby occasionally attended, that I’d never actually acquire any musical skill. Small as it is, beginner though I am, this EP a landmark in my life. I’m proud of it. I love it.

Ara and Paul are the best bandmates and friends a person could ask for. They are creative, energetic, and kind, and every practice and show we do is rewarding, simply because we’re spending time together.

My amazing, beautiful girlfriend Lauren has been endlessly supportive and encouraging. I don’t think she’s missed any of our shows that she wasn’t off-island for.

To everybody who has given us a show, backed us on Kickstarter, given me advice on IM while I fretted about everything, or just complimented us after a show: Thank you.

I can’t wait to keep going. For 2011: at least another COTQ EP, a small tour if we’re lucky, some recorded Lapwing output and DJ mixes from me, and hopefully a lot more.


Aerostat or Dirigible

Monster Rally “Champagne”
Laetitia Sadier “Un Soiur, Un Chien”
Junip “Sweet & Bitter”
Stereo Total “Du Bist Gut Ze Vogein”
Sufjan Stevens “Too Much”
The Hidden Cameras “Learning the Lie”
A Classic Education “I Lost Time”
Prototypes “Tir Aux Piegons”
The New Pornographers “Challengers”
Crocodiles “Hollow Hollow Eyes”
White Flight “Pastora Divine”
Alex Winston “Choice Notes” Tomb Crew remix
Highlife “Burying Stones”
Brad Laner “Magnolia Doubles”
The Octopus Project “Catalog”
Black Lips “Veni Vidi Vici”
Malachai “Another Sun”
Heartbeat Hotel “The Hello Barrel”
The Zutons “Not a Lot To Do”
Stereolab “Aelita”
Hard Mix “Had”
Teebs “Moments”
Dead Heart Bloom “Flash In a Bottle”
Family Portrait “Mega Secrets”
Crystal Stilts “Shake the Shackles”
Heartless Bastards “The Mountain”
The Bird and the Bee “What’s In the Middle”
Glasser “Treasury of We”
Azeda Booth “Bridges and Balloons “Joanna Newsom cover
Long Long Long “Judy Chicago”
The Vaselines “Such a Fool”
Plastic Bertrand “Ca Plane Pour Moi”
Spirituals “You Would’ve Faked It”
The Morning Benders “Promises”
Kathryn Calder “If You Only Knew”
Gauntlet Hair “Out…Don’t”
Follow That Bird “The Ghosts that Wake You”
Be Your Own Pet “October, First Account”
Cloud Nothings “Hey Cool Kid”
Deerhunter “Coronado”
Kenton Slash Demon “Sun”
Bio “It’s Gonna Be a Good Day”
HOLY OTHER “YR LVOE”
Maximum Balloon “Pink Bricks”
Porcelain Raft “Tip of Your Tongue”
White Hinterland “Moon Jam” 



Click through to download a .zip mix from my last (regular) radio show. Nobody Knowz when I’ll be back.
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Click through to download a .zip mix from my last (regular) radio show. Nobody Knowz when I’ll be back.

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Nobody Knowz

Broken Social Scene “Looks Just Like the Sun”
Warpaint “Elephants”
The Ruby Suns “Tane Mahuta”
Spider “End Song”
Washed Out “You and I”
Wilco “Jesus Etc.”
Wild Nothing “Golden Haze”
Computer Magic “Victory Gin”
Wildbirds & Peacedrums “Fight For Me”
Yellow Fever “Cutest”
The Blow “True Affection”
Paul Dempsy “Ramona Was a Waitress” Faux Pas remix
Darkel “At the End of the Sky”
Crystal Stilts “Love Is a Wave”
The Pixies “Wave of Mutilation”
Cousins “Anxious”
Delorean “Real Love”
Lucky Gomes “Zeze e Toto” remix
Gold Panda “Quitter’s Raga”
oOoOO “hearts”
Les Savy Fav “Incinerate”
Born Ruffians “Piecing It Together”
David Vandervelde “Checkin’ Out My Baby”
Glass Candy “Rolling Down the Hills”
The Millioners “Up To You”
Nite Jewel “Weak For Me”
Deerhunter “Helicopter” Diplo & Lunice remix
James Pants “Crystal Lite”
Little Girls “Concepts”
Essential Logic “Wake Up”
Sleater-Kinney “Steep Air”
Happy Birthday “Subliminal Message”
Sweet Tea “If I Were a Carpenter”
Avey Tare “Lucky 1”
Delorean “Stay Close” Banana Clipz remix
Discovery “Orange Shirt”
Stereo Total “C’est la Mort”
Young Galaxy “Suzanne”
Idiot Glee “All Packed Up”
Fleet Foxes “Ragged Wood”
Dengue Fever “Sober Driver”
Fredrik “Black Fur”
The Radio Dept. “Heaven’s On Fire”
Houses “Endless Spring”
Candy Claws “Song 1”
Here We Go Magic “Collector”
The Incredible Moses Leroy “Music Makes the Sound of Music”
Talking Heads “Crosseyed and Painless” 


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THOSE RINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!»»»»>

THOSE RINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!»»»»>

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