Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bryant Kitching Returns From The Underground

Some people go to exotic destinations like Mexico or Florida for Spring Break to get overly intoxicated and make bad decisions with their peers. But we here at the Hipster Doucheblog burn easily and have never quite been the life of the party. Naturally, the only logical alternative to going away for Spring Break is to make a mash-up, and that exactly what we did. After several months on hiatus, DJ/college student Bryant Kitching makes a glorious return to the mash-up scene (yes, sadly there actually is a mash-up scene) with this great track. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

hipster douche comment of the day

in response to ad in new yorker:
"Keith Richards for Louis Vuitton? What a whore!"
-my mom

Monday, December 22, 2008

Hipster Doucheblog Presents: The only music you should have listened to this year

Top 10 Songs:
1. Ragged Wood- Fleet Foxes
2. Blind- Hercules and Love Affair
3. While You Wait for the Others- Grizzly Bear
4. Sabali- Amadou and Mariam
5. Walking on a Dream- Empire of the Sun
6. Made in the Dark- Hot Chip
7. Gobbledigook- Sigur Ros
8. In the New Year- The Walkmen
9. Teen Creeps- No Age
10. Hearts of Fire- Cut Copy

Top Album: Chinese Democracy... not

1. Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
2. Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
3. Girl Talk- Feed The Animals
4. The Walkmen- You & Me
5. Amadou and Mariam- Welcome to Mali

for all other opinions see here

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hipster Doche Comment of The day

"Okkervil River sounds like they played Red Rover against The Decemberists and The Strokes and got closelined when they tried to break through" -J.Wolf

Record Review: Deerhunter – Microcastle

Bradford Cox is not a bad guy. Back in May, the lead singer/songwriter and his band’s third album, Microcastle, leaked onto the Internet and entire five months before it’s release date, early even by the Internet’s standards. So who can blame him for getting a little ticked off? Now that the soap opera that has been the past few months on Deerhunter’s blog has died down, you can finally sit back and truly enjoy the music itself. And enjoy it you will, for Deerhunter’s follow-up to 2007s critically acclaimed, Cryptograms, shows the band exploring new, quieter sounds, yet staying true to the ambient noise-pop sound that makes them one of the most prolific bands making music today.

Deerhunter employ an interesting tactic on Microcastle, especially if you are familiar with any of the band’s other material, and that is they turn the volume way down. The album oozes along in stark contrast with the loud, shoegazing firestorm that was their last album. They explore more of a pop sound, as all of the songs contain lyrics and are almost all under five minutes in length, but the general soft sound that the album emanates makes it anything but conventional for a band like Deerhunter.

The first few tracks do not hit you with the same force as tracks like “Lake Somerset,” or “Strange Lights,” off of Cryptograms did, rather they seem to come at you very gently. The track “Agoraphobia” may be more conventional than anything else the band has yet produced, but still fits well within the context of the album as a whole. “Little Kids” is also a standout track, complete with its epic climax.

The album’s main flaw is that it is at times too quiet. The band’s new soft sound sounds like My Bloody Valentine turned up to 5, instead of 10. Three consecutive tracks smack in the middle of the album, “Cavalry Scars,” “Green Jacket,” and “Activa,” struggle to hold the listeners attention. Luckily the band saves this lull with the bass-driven gem, “Nothing Ever Happens,” complete with an ending that, believe it or not, will make you want to get up and dance, and is perhaps the best thing the band has ever written. Where Deerhunter seem to perfect this subtler sound is on the fantastic last track, “Twilight on Carbon Lake,” which starts like a noise-rock lullaby song, but ends in a triumphant blaze of noisy perfection.

Microcastle’s great appeal will undoubtedly be that is has things that old Deerhunter fans will find appealing, yet also a slightly more pop-friendly sound that will most likely attract newer listeners who were turned off by some of their earlier work. While Deerhunter’s new album is not perfect, it shows them exploring new sounds and trying new things. Though this reviewer is not sure he would like to see Cox and his band continue with this quieter sound on albums in the future, on Microcastle at least, they are successful in creating and album to both enjoy and to chill out to.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lilly Allen Breaks the Doucheblog Silence

New song from Lily Allen off of her new album to come out soon

Listen click here

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hipster doucheblog in haitus

With the sub prime mortgage crisis the hipster doucheblog no longer has adequate funds to actively post to the blog. We had to lay off most all of our writers, and the two we left are running two to three other jobs at the same time. Bryant is artificially inseminating horses by day and bar tending at a gay bar by night. Jesse is working as a test subject for pharmaceutical companies. He is currently testing medication that will cure his nonexistent heart murmur. We will attempt to do our best to entertain you bi-somethingly. goodnight and goodluck