Saturday, June 30, 2007

• Amy Winehouse Feat. Ghostface Killah, “You Know I'm No Good [Remix]” (Republic)
• The Apples, “Killing” (Freestyle)
• Big Quarters, “Everyday” (Big Quarters)
• Black Moth Super Rainbow, “Rollerdisco” (Graveface)
• Broke, “Coladancer” (Kompakt)
• Franz Ferdinand, “All My Friends” (DFA/Capitol)
• Justice, “New Jack” (Ed Banger/Vice)
• Lindstrom and Solale, “Let's Practise (Dub Mix)” (Feedelity)
• Logistics, “Maybe Next Time” (Hospital)
• Luciano Pizzella, “How to Contact Your Liver” (Italic)

Friday, June 29, 2007

Join me in thanking Jon Wiener for the statement, "Like many mediocre newspaper chains, New Times has imposed productivity standards for writers"; for "The New Times papers, he says, 'are edited as though their accountants had already set the date of the final edition, perhaps a decade from now. They are wringing the last dollars out of what they regard as a dying medium, even as they slowly murder it'"; and for pretty much nailing the entire fiasco that the papers bought out have become or are well on their way to becoming.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

• Amerie, “Hate2LoveU” (Sony BMG)
• Blue Scholars, “Still Got Love” (Massline/Rawkus)
• Brad Paisley, “Ticks” (Arista Nashville)
• Jason Fox, “Aunt Jackie” (Island Def Jam)
• Keith Urban, “I Told You So” (Capitol Nashville)
• The Rice Twins, “Can I Say” (Kompakt)
• Rosemary, “40-40” (April Split)
• Thomas-Mayer, “Ueber Wiesen” (Kompakt)
• Tracy Lawrence, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” (Rocky Comfort)
• Ulrich Schnauss, “Goodbye” (Domino)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

• Aesop Rock, “Five Fingers” (Definitive Jux)
• Alog, “A Throne For the Common Man” (Rune Grammofon)
• Amerie, “Gotta Work” (Sony BMG)
• Britt Daniel, “Bring It on Home to Me” (Arena Rock)
• Escort, “A Bright New Life” (Escort)
• Gogol Bordello, “Your Country” (Side One Dummy)
• Kenge Kenge, “Obare Yinda” (World Music Network)
• Lil’ Wayne, “Upgrade” (mixtape)
• Tiefschwarz, “No More Trouble (Turntablerocker Remix)” (Souvenir)
• Toby Keith, “Pump Jack” (Show Dog Nashville)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Dear businesses that pay writers: Please cease your inexorable march to universal deployment of "the invoice method" pronto. If I did something for you, I generally don't appreciate having to remind you that you owe me money for it. It's rude and is clearly built on the logic that a piece someone doesn't tell you they require payment for is hence a piece you don't have to pay for. It's bullshit and you should all be ashamed of yourselves. Sincerely, Hack.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

• Collie Buddz, “Come Around Remix 1” (Sony Urban)
• Dizzee Rascal, “Sirens” (XL)
• DJ Mayonnaise, “Easily Distracted” (Anticon)
• Escort, “All Through the Night (Original Mix)” (Escort)
• Hot Chip, “My Piano (DJ-Kicks)” (K7)
• Keren Ann, “Lay Your Head Down” (Metro Blue)
• Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse, “Valerie” (Capitol)
• Matthew Dear, “Neighborhoods” (Spectral Sound)
• Rihanna ft. Jay-Z, “Umbrella” (Def Jam)
• Rufus Wainwright, “Tiergarten” (Geffen)

Sunday, June 03, 2007

• Black Milk (Ft. Que Diesel & Fat Ray), “Watch 'Em” (Fat Beats)
• Cool Kids, “Black Mags” (Fool’s Gold)
• Distance, “My Demons” (Planet Mu)
• DJ T., “Freemind (Dexter Remix)” (Get Physical)
• Elektrochemie, “Caiti” (Get Physical)
• M.I.A., “Bird Flu” (MP3)
Officer Edward Sanchez & 911 Operator, “I Think We're Dead, I Really Do (4/21/06)” ( MP3)
• Riton Vs. Heidi, “To the Gum” (Get Physical)
• Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, “I'm Not Gonna Cry” (Daptone)
• Sir Richard Bishop, “Esoterica of Abyssinia” (No-Fi)