Enjoy the Weekend!

6 02 2009

It’s vintage radio pop ca. 2000!

Courtesy of Barry, Burns and Mcnally aka. BB Mak, two videos that will bring you back to the days of listening to awful pop music on the radio. (Don’t Judge Me)

I wish that i was pretty and british. 







I’m still on your side


Record Review: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- S/T

6 02 2009

148850tpobph_394The Pains of Being Pure at Heart-

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart 

[Slumberland Records; 2009]

Buy at Insound


The indie music scene has hit us with some pretty awful and cringe-inducing band names, none of which seem come close to The Pains Of Being Pure at Heart.. A band name so awful that it gets people talking. Fortunately for POBPAH, their music is infectious enough to let the poor choice of name slide.

thepainsofbeingpureatheartshot_03_006The record is only thirty four minutes long, perhaps the perfect length. None of the album feels like filler, the songs are both short and appropriate. Some might find the whole idea, that being the name and the rather dream-pop like style of songs like “Stay Alive” a bit much for their taste. I will say this.. I spent a lot of my high school years in total, wet-dream love with The Cure which might explain my love for this album. Do you know what that does to a kid? It sets him/her up for years of emotional scrutiny, visible vulnerability and an uneasy amount of wavering attention deficit disorder. 

and back to the album…


At times, the production can get unbearable. Some of the songs get a little to close to sounding like the theme song to a hip 90’s teen tv show. However, the majority of the album is filled with hooky pop songs that flirt with the shoegaze genre. This album is immediately enjoyable, a feat that is both rare and unexpected. It’s filled with cute lines like:


You’re taking toffee with your vicodin, something sweet to forget about him

All ten of the songs are filled with the type of hooks that grab the listener and shake them about. They’re infectious so get infected. They cite influences like The Pastels and The Ramones. They play songs that sound like The Cure mixed with a little Jesus and Mary Chain and even like The Replacements at their poppiest. (sp?) It’s fun! It’s a pop record. They should be given the kind of clearance that we gave Robert Smith for the better part of decade.POBPAH are going to be huge. MTV 2 here they come. After they put out three mediocre records we’re all going to look back and admire the craftsmanship of songs like “This Love is Fucking Right” and swoon. Let this record play over and over again in the bedroom that you spent your high school years in. Think about the happy days that were the 10th grade. Sitting in class in the afternoon, half-asleep, arms crossed over your Biology book, wondering what you were going to do with your friends after school let out. 


Wear your tattered emotions on your sleeve, see POBPAH before they become everyone else’s favorite band.

Fabakis Rating: 9.1


Everything With You 

The News: Via New Jersey Edition

5 02 2009

Here’s a brief news post. 


Let’s take your guesses as to who will be the next Super Bowl halftime show performer. 

I’m guessing…


Bon Jovi…

Billy Joel/Elton John…

or a



-Live Nation close to a merger with Ticketmaster. Brace yourself… Read some 

-Sterogum covered the Lykee Li show at Sixth & I. Read More/View Pics

-Also at Stereogum, The Walkmen’s new video for “Four Provinces” Here

GET SOME Fabakis Tunes via Sendspace

These aren’t in order but here it goes

1. The LK-Stop Being Perfect

2. Jeff Tweedy- I Wanna Be Your Dog (Iggy Pop & The Stooges)

3. The Bubbles- Late Long Night

4. Baby Bahai (that’s me!)-Whatever You Like

5. Charlie Rich-Who Will the Next Fool Be


4 02 2009

After the success of their previous shorts/songs, Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island have put out this Winter’s shout along hit “I’m on a Boat”. Mind numbing and simplistic, the song will provide entertainment for you (and everyone you show/make listen to) through the third listen. Did i mention that T-Pain guests on the track? He fucks mermaids. 

Shelf life is over-rated. 

The News: Daschel-ed Edition

4 02 2009


148883positiverage525-Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s discography 1998-2008 via DiS

-The restoration of the Texas Governor’s mansion will reportedly cost 27 million dollars. 

-Fill out your Oscar Ballot

-Spinal Tap plot new material. Here 

-Proof that going to MIT doesn’t help improve your culture IQ. Their paper lists “important albums”. Good luck making friends.. Here

-Five music recommendation services. Here

The Heartless Bastards stop by Daytrotter for a four song session. Check it out at their website Here

Christian Bale’s tirade…. with beats!

High Fidelity

The News: Love in Mind Edition

1 02 2009


chunk_of_change-passion_pit_480-We sold our couch for the last media buy.. NBC just reported that they sold 69 advertising spots for a record 206 Million dollars. There will be an estimated 100 million viewers..

-Passion Pit’s Black Cat show was recently moved from the backstage to the mainstage due to the high demand for tickets.. Way to Go!

-M.Ward, Connor Oberst and Jim James Live and on time @ AD

-Michael Steele is the new RNC Chair. Oreo Incident?


Neil Young- Love in Mind (1971 BBC)


30 01 2009




Well..  Morrissey, all of Morrissey for that matter, isn’t just throwing his arms around Paris anymore, he’s letting it all hang out. The man, the myth, and the legend is heading out on tour to support his latest release which is titled, Years of Refusal. The album is due out February 16 on Polydor in the UK and will be released the next day on Lost Highway stateside. His tour dates are listed below.

Why Boz are you backed in the corner?

l_40be7b728703452891a3d2e09a1cc68aOn a complete side note, here’s a song that’s been kicking around for a few days ago that you should check out.  The song is by Wavves, AKA, 22-year-old San Diego kid Nathan Williams. He’s got a new album due out February 3rd via De Stijl. Give the song a listen and look around for his new album, the buzz is good. 



Wavves-No Hope Kids



02-28 Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park 
03-01 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live 
03-03 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater 
03-04 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing 
03-06 Myrtle Beach SC – House of Blues 
03-07 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse 
03-09 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
03-11 Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center 
03-13 Richmond, VA – The National 
03-14 Washington, DC – Warner Theater 
03-16 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater 
03-17 Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall 
03-19 Buffalo, NY – University of Buffalo Center for the Arts !
03-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom !
03-22 Philadelphia, PA – Academy of Music !
03-25 New York, NY – Webster Hall !
03-26 New York, NY – Carnegie Hall !
03-28 Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods 
03-29 Boston, MA – House of Blues !
03-31 Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theater !
04-01 Columbus, OH – Palace Theater !
04-03 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom !
04-04 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom !
04-06 Minneapolis, MN – State Theater !
04-07 Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater !
04-08 St Louis, MO – Pageant Theater !
04-10 Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom !
04-11 Houston, TX – Jesse H Jones Hall !
04-12 Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall !
04-14 El Paso, TX – Chavez Theater !
04-15 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater !
04-28 Killarney, Ireland – INEC
04-29 Galway, Ireland – Leisureland
05-01 Omagh, Northern Ireland – Leisure Centre
05-02 Belfast, Northern Ireland – Waterfront
05-04 Stirling, Scotland – Albert Hall *
05-05 Dundee, Scotland – Caird Hall *
05-07 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowlands *
05-08 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowlands *
05-10 Liverpool, England – Empire *
05-11 London, England – Royal Albert Hall *
05-13 Great Yarmouth, England – Brittania Pier *
05-16 Cambridge, England – Corn Exchange *
05-19 Hull, England – Hull Arena *
05-20 Hartlepool, England – Borough Hall *
05-22 Manchester, England – Apollo *
05-23 Manchester, England – Apollo *
05-25 Salisbury, England – City Hall *
05-26 London, England – Troxy Ballroom *
05-28 London, England – Brixton Academy *
05-29 London, England – Brixton Academy *
05-30 London, England – Brixton Academy *
06-02 Paris, France – Grand Rex
06-03 Lille, France – Aeronef
06-05 Luxembourg – Rockhal Club
06-06 Rotterdam, Holland – Watt
06-08 Antwerp, Belgium – Elizabeth Hall
06-09 Offenbach, Germany – Capitol
06-11 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
06-12 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
06-14 Bremen, Germany – Pier 2
06-20 Oslo, Norway – Senstrumscene
06-24 Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
06-30 St. Petersburg, Russia – Maneshe
07-01 Moscow, Russia – B1 Club