MGMT still finding ways to out-weird themselves

MGMT’s self titled third album won’t be released until September but they have come out with one trippy new music video for their new single “Your Life is a Lie.” What I love about MGMT is that they always find a way to out-weird themselves.




Now I know what you’re thinking, “Is my life a lie? Have I wasted these years looking at pictures of cats online? Why does watching a man eating a banana make me so uncomfortable.” I can’t really answer any of these questions for you, but I can tell you this much, I don’t know what is going on in this video.


Rock Charts – First Week Of August

First day of August; here’s the KZSC Rock Top 10:

  1.  HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk
  2. COOL GHOULS – Cool Ghouls
  3.  SMITH WESTERNS – Soft Will
  4.  BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death
  5.  KING TUFF – Was Dead
  6.  DAVID LYNCH – Big Dream
  7.  SHANNON AND THE CLAMS – Dreams In The Rat House
  8.  SURFER BLOOD – Pythons
  9.  ROSE WINDOWS – The Sun Dogs
  10.  SALVIA PLATH – The Bardo Story

Runners Up Worth Listening To:


MALLARD – Finding Meaning In Deference
MEAN LADY – Love Now
PAPER KITES – Young North [EP]
FLAAMINGOS – Flaamingos
BARE MUTANTS – The Affliction




In addition to being really excited about the new Mallard album, I’m loving Mean Lady’s debut album, Love Now. Here’s one of my favorite tracks from it called Far Away:


Brootalisk’s Top Ten Albums of the Half Year

Since everyone is doing it, I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon (that’s what all the cool kids are doing, right?) and share the ten albums in 2013 that have made me change my booty shorts more than I’d like to admit. Without further ado, here are my ten favorite albums of the year so far (in alphabetical order). Oh, and I think it goes without saying that if you haven’t heard an album listed here, do yourself a kindness and crank that shit up.

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Another 10 bands to keep on the lookout in the 2nd half of 2013: AlcestBehemoth, Exivious, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Gorguts, Opeth, Protest the Hero, Revocation, Rosetta, Russian Circles.


This Month in Hip Hop

Hip Hop charts from July at KZSC!

  1. TOUSSAINT MORRISON    Fast Times At Trillmont High    Urban Home Companion
  2. BRYANT DOPE X HANNIBAL KING    New New York    Young One
  3. DESSA    Parts Of Speech    Doomtree
  4. RABBI DARKSIDE    Prospect Ave    Say Word
  5. ACEYALONE    Leanin’ On Slick    Decon
  6. YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND    “20 Questions” [Single]    Tru Thoughts
  7. FAT TONY    Smart Ass Black Boy    Young One
  8. KID CUDI    Indicud    Wicked Awesome
  9. ANIMAL NATION AND SLY BUSINESS    Don’t Grow Up To Be Like Us
  10. A$AP ROCKY    LongLiveA$AP    RCA

Rock Charts – July 25th

We’ve been really into Cool Ghouls’ debut album over here at KZSC.  We’re also loving the Burger Records’ rerelease of King Tuff’s first album Was Dead. Both are definitely worth checking out!

Top 10:

  1. Cool Ghouls – Cool Ghouls
  2. Smith Westerns – Soft Will
  3. Bass Drum of Death – Bass Drum of Death
  4. Shannon and the Clams – Dreams in the Rat House
  5. King Tuff – Was Dead
  6. Rose Windows – The Sun Dogs
  7. Surfer Blood -Pythons
  8. David Lynch – Big Dream
  9. Salvia Plath – The Bardo Story
  10. Speedy Ortiz- Major Arcana



  1. The Weekend – Jinx
  2. Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy
  3. Love Language – Ruby Red
  4. Trails and Ways – Trilingual
  5. Jackson Scott – Melbourne

Hot Jazz of July

As we all may know, summer is slow. Regardless, a few new titles have been coming in here and there, and some of it’s hot. Check it out:

  2. HRISTO VITCHEV QUARTET    Familiar Fields
  3. ETIENNE CHARLES    Creole Soul
  4. EMILY BEAR    Diversity
  5. GEORGE BENSON    Nspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole
  6. PAT METHENY    Tap: John Zorn’s Book Of Angels, Vol. 20
  7. JANE MONHEIT    The Heart Of The Matter
  8. ARJUN    Space
  9. BRANDON BERNSTEIN TRIO    But Beautiful