Friday, January 29, 2010

Last Dance (Kap10kurt Remix)

This is just one of those combinations that I never would have that of, but I'm so glad someone did.

It's 1901. Still.

I'm happy to see someone keeping this track alive. I needed one more reason to keep listening to it. Memory Tapes is very rapidly gaining a reputation for putting out unpredictable remixes that rarely hit below the expected greatness. His new remix of Phoenix's "1901" is as out there as anything he's done, and for some reason I feel it is best described as a very unbalanced sound. In a good way. Check it out.

Phoenix recently covered Bob Dylan's "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" during a recording for a German magazine. It's cool to see them playing something with such a stripped down acoustic sound.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bear From School

If only there were a Grizzly Bear version of every song.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sangria Spin Cycles

Friday, January 15, 2010

Late Of The Pier - Blueberry (Video)

Late of the Pier released their new single, "Blueberry", a few weeks ago on Erol Alkan's Phantasy Sound label. There were mixed reactions from their fans, but personally I think it's some of their best work yet. It sounds like the Beatles and the Cure came together to make an electro-pop song. The music video is at the top of this post. They also have another very highly anticipated single, "Best In The Class", due for release March 1.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Morning Benders

The Morning Benders' sophomore album, Big Echo, is set for release on March 9. They just released the first single as a free download. The track, "Promises", as well as the rest of the album was produced by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. You can definitely hear his influence in the crisp, choppy guitar lead as well as the vocals. The track takes what made their first album a hit, and builds upon that foundation, which hopefully shows throughout the whole album. "Promises" does just that in promising us a great album to look forward to.

The track is also up on iTunes, in case you're feeling generous. You can check out their website for more information.

I Want This Shit Forever

Since the release of his amazing debut at the beginning of last year, Nosaj Thing has been amusing us with a handful of remixes. There have been a few recently, but somehow this one, released through his site a few weeks ago, slipped by me. Drake's "Forever" is an inevitably unavoidable track simply due to it's star-studded line-up, and not to mention it's a halfway decent track. However, with one of Nosaj Thing's signature clean-yet-dirty beats and some thumping bass this track is transformed in to a whole new beast. The lyrics, mainly about how great each rapper thinks he is, shine through and bring you in.

Here's another one of Nosaj Thing's latest remixes. This time he remixes two alt/indie-rock all-stars, Charlotte Gainsbourg featuring Beck. If you're feeling this remix then definitely check out the original track, and keep a look out for Charlotte's forthcoming album.

"I stuck my dick inside this life until that bitch came." - Kanye West

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Free Gucci

The hilarious and brilliant Diplo recently decided to use some of his excellent connections to get an amazing remix album made of music from none other than Gucci Mane. The whole mixtape is excellent as well as extremely entertaining, and you can download it for the price of your e-mail address here. In case that's a little more Gucci than you can handle, I've picked a few of my favorites.

This is definitely the #1 contender for remix album of 2010, so far.

R.I.P. Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard was found dead at 3:30 am this morning, Janyuary 13, 2010. He was 29 years old. Not all details are known yet.

I've probably listened to this cover over a thousand times. It's one of my favorite covers of all time.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow

He was the most hyped electronic artist of last year and so it continues this year starting with his new EP. Stream it here.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

JJ - The Truth

Last year's JJ No. 2 was one of the most well received albums of 2009, and although I didn't feel quite as strongly about it as many other critics on the web, there is no denying this groups talent. I just recently came across their song, "The Truth". It is from their "From Africa To Malage" 12-inch, and it is so perfectly melodic and calming. This song, however, is extremely tough to get a hold of so I only have a youtube video of it to share with you, but I'm going to give you the other track from the same 12-inch, which is another great song.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Get Your Daik On