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Top 5 (+5): Favorite Albums of 2010 (1Q) by Barbecue Bros

So now that we are a quarter of the way through the year, here is my very early favorite albums list.

1. The Morning Benders – Big Echo (Rough Trade)
2. Vampire Weekend – Contra (XL)
3. Beach House – Teen Dream (Sub Pop)
4. Spoon – Transference (Merge)
5. Toro y Moi – Causers of This (Carpark)

6. Surfer Blood – Astrocoast (Kanine)
7. The Soft Pack – The Soft Pack (Kemado)
8. Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra – Kollaps Tradixionales (Kranky)
9. The Ravenna Colt – Slight Spell (Removador)
10. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor (XL)

Also receiving votes: MGMT – Congratulations (Sony)

Linkdown: 3/30/10 by Barbecue Bros
March 30, 2010, 10:13 am
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– A breakdown of some of the biblical references from “Lost” (via @vultureblog)

– A new video for “Flash Delirium” is available at MGMT‘s website (via Consequence of Sound)

A second quarter music preview from Consequence of Sound

– There might be two Independence Day sequels? For real?

– A Frank Darabont written and directed zombie series is coming to AMCĀ this fall

– A new Hold Steady song can be heard here

– Sad news that Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) was robbed after a show in Brooklyn over the weekend

– Spin’s 9 Best Moments of the Big Ears Festival

Music Video: Toro Y Moi – “Talamak” by Barbecue Bros
March 10, 2010, 2:07 pm
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Another nicely directed video for Toro Y Moi by director Jon Casey. Apparently, “talamak” is theĀ TagalogĀ word for “chronic.” The video was shot in Columbia, SC.

Music Videos: Toro Y Moi, Beach House, ODDSAC by Barbecue Bros
January 27, 2010, 1:04 pm
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Toro Y Moi – “Blessa” – The updated leadĀ track to the forthcoming album Causers of This (the first of two this year!) Ā now has an official video. Appropriately blissed out and chill (wave).

Beach House – “Silver Soul” –Ā  Taken from the accompanying DVD to the ridic awesome, potential top 5 albumĀ Teen Dream.

ODDSAC – The “trailer” for the Animal Collective “movie” that debuted at Sundance last night.

Linkdown: 1/20/10 by Barbecue Bros

Favorite movies will come later today or tomorrow. Here’s the first linkdown of the year:

(500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb will direct the Spiderman reboot trilogy

– Will Ferrell, who was Conan O’Brien’s first guest on “The Tonight Show”, has been booked for the final show

Taste test on the “new” Domino’s Pizza

The Killers are going on hiatus

– NBC has picked up a new series from Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant (“The State”, “Reno! 911”)

– The Coachella lineup was announced yesterday morning and is pretty sick

Review of Aziz Ansari‘s hilari0us comedy special “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening”

Check the hazey new video for “Blessa” from Toro Y Moi

– If ou haven’t heard it yet, feel free to stream the excellent new Beach House album Teen Dream over at NPRĀ (via Stereogum)

Toro Y Moi – Causers of This album art (+ mp3) by Barbecue Bros
November 18, 2009, 1:14 pm
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Toro Y Moi is releasing two albums next year, and the first one Cause of This drops on February 23, 2010 (birthday present, anyone?). Here is the album art as well as an updated version of the opening track “Blessa”,Ā  the original of which I included on my Seersucker Porn mix from the summer.

(via Gorilla Vs. Bear)

Toro Y Moi at Yauhaus by Barbecue Bros
October 12, 2009, 1:46 pm
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From the great show last night. Don’t ask me why this one came out the way it did.