Sunday, January 25, 2009

BLOODY BEETROOTS / TIMBALAND

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Italians do it best, apparently:

MP3 (mediafire): Timbaland Miscommunication (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)

And a a splendid instrumental track...

MP3 (mediafire): The Bloody Beetroots Fucked From Above 1979

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

"CARAMELLAS" - AEROPLANE.

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MP3 (mediafire): Aeroplane Caramellas

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DFA1979+FINALFANTASY+BIRDYNN //

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From indiechristoph

Cassette Culture has a few excellent Rex The Dog remixes, get them while you can.

i guess i'm floating put up the new Books/Jose Gonzalez collaboration (hint: it's a Nick Drake cover and starts with "Cello").

Pretty Much Amazing has Hot Chip covering Joy Division.

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And alas, what do I have?

MP3 (mediafire): Death From Above 1979 Black History Month (Girl on Girl Revision feat. Final Fantasy)

Both tracks above are really great--I've always been in love with Final Fantasy's solo records as well as his work with the Arcade Fire, and his signature looped strings resonate pretty well in this rather uncanny remix.

I had just recently caught on to Birdy Nam Nam, and when I listened to Manual For Successful Rioting I was immediately reminded of Tepr's Cote Quest, which is (in my opinion) a record everyone should own. Very few times can dance records have absolutely no filler--I think it's safe to say that BNN has broken the mold and produced one of the best efforts so far this year.

MP3 (mediafire):
Birdy Nam Nam Bonne Nouvelle

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Friday, January 23, 2009

BON IVER, WOODS //

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PHOTO: Derek Vincent, PhotographicDictionary

The miraculous, resplendent hush that is Bon Iver turns heads inside out, makes men cry, and reminds us that winter is as hopelessly tragic as it's supposed to be. Wonderful music, as you all probably know.

MP3 (mediafire): Bon Iver Woods

Thursday, January 22, 2009

BEAR HANDS /// HEARHERE //

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"Falls Sie wirklich meine Geschichte hören wollen, so möchten Sie wahrscheinlich vor allem wissen, wo ich geboren wurde und wie ich meine verflixte Kindheit verbrachte und was meine Eltern taten, bevor sie mit mir beschäftigt waren, und was es sonst noch an David-Copperfield-Zeug zu erzählen gäbe, aber ich habe keine Lust, das alles zu erzählen."

-Holden Caulfield

MP3 (mediafire): Bear Hands Long Lean Queen (RAC Maury Mix)
MP3 (mediafire): Hearhere Heaven In Heaven

AMBITION AS A HELLRIDAH

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Goes great with coffee, open curtains, and sweatpants. Clashes with little brothers, school, and exams. All in all, a good investment for you all to make.

MP3 (mediafire): Tepr Ambition as a Hellridah

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

VAN SHE /// <

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Aussies do it better...

MP3: Van She Sex City (mediafire)
MP3: Van She Strangers (mediafire)
MP3: Van She Strangers (Van She Tech Rework) (mediafire)

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FALLING ROCKETS.

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Based out of the United Kingdom, Cicada deliver a certain brand of heartthrob dance-pop that is heavy on kick drum, ensnared by repetition, and catchy to the supreme (reminds me of the 90s music they used to play at the local Skate Corral). Not only does it go well with roller blades and neon lights, but it is also an excellent choice for outdoor dance parties in the good old country barn. Don't mind the freezing weather.

MP3 (mediafire): Cicada Falling Rockets
MP3 (mediafire): Cicada Falling Rockets (Moulinex Remix)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

RAC / BUTTER.

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RAC takes an MTV classic and electrifies it.

MP3 (zshare): RAC (feat. Karl Kling) Take On Me (A-Ha Cover)

Oh, and I've just overcome a serious Bloody Beetroots obsession, and I'm afraid I'll relapse soon. So if you were me, I wouldn't want to listen to this song. But in actuality, you do--especially at the 2:10 mark (you'll thank me!). I just need more of these guys, because I'm fresh out. Expect more soon.

MP3 (zshare): The Bloody Beetroots Butter

HEARTBREAKER

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Ignore the title, the track is full of hope and cheer. And Anoraak does just about everything right, so don't skip his remix, either.

MP3 (zshare): Metronomy Heartbreaker
MP3 (zshare): Metronomy Heartbreaker (Anoraak Remix)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Oh, but we go out at night.

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Perfect for men and women whose cat is purring on his/her lap.

MP3 (mediafire): Born RuffiansI Need A Life (Four Tet Remix)

SLEEPYHEAD /// REMIXED.

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Perfect for late-night car rides with friends who like to sing through their nose while drinking Big Gulps and realizing that it's 3:00 AM and that your parents wanted you home an hour ago but it doesn't matter because this song makes everything much much MUCH better. The Bo Flex remix is, besides the original, the best track, especially when you put on sunglasses and run in slow motion against the wind.

MP3 (mediafire): Passion Pit Sleepyhead
MP3 (mediafire): Passion Pit Sleepyhead (Bo Flex Remix feat. Giantess)
MP3 (zshare): Passion Pit Sleepyhead (The Knocks Remix)
MP3 (mediafire): Passion Pit Sleepyhead (LOL Boys Remix)
MP3 (mediafire): Passion Pit Sleepyhead (Wallpaper. Dio Remix)
MP3 (mediafire): Passion Pit Sleepyhead (Streetlab Remix)

AFRIKA / MOVE IT >

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Straight out of Houston, reminiscent of early Daft Punk and, in some odd realm of distinction, N.W.A. So wie technologischer Funk.

MP3 (zshare): Afrika Move It

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

SUNDAY, SWEET SNOW.

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MP3 (mediafire): We Plants Are Happy Plants Sailing in a Dreamboat
MP3 (mediafire): Heartsrevolution Ultraviolence (Chateau Marmont Remix)
MP3 (mediafire): Yann Tiersen Dernière

ANORAAK CHRISTMAS.

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Because, well, Christmas never really ends on the electro-pop calendar.

MP3: Sally Shapiro Anorak Christmas (Anoraak's Christmas Remix)

WILL TO POWER ><

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Rational thought is interpretation according to a scheme that we cannot throw off (Nietzsche).

MP3: Low Motion Disco Love Love Love (Aeroplane Remix)

Friday, January 16, 2009

BURNT MATCHES SKATING IN URINALS

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The afternoon has come and gone, I burnt my buttermilk waffles (twice), and now it's just me and Hart Crane. How are you?

Listen to this (in order):

MP3: PUZIQUe Don't Go
MP3: MR GASPAR (feat. Franky Fade) Life Is Boring
MP3: Miles Davis Boplicity

MIRANDO / ANIMAL COLLECTIVE >>>

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It's a killer.

MP3: Ratatat Mirando (Animal Collective Remix)

QEMISTS/WILEY REMIX

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Grime has had a bit of a rough hiatus. Remember how Lady Sov had her Def Jam gig screwed over, and when Dizzee Rascal had been cornered on British political talk TV?

Nothing fortunate has been going on lately--hold on, scratch that. The Qemists are on a whole other level. And this Wiley collab is hot stuff:


MP3: The Qemists (feat. Wiley) Dem Na Like Me
MP3: The Qemists (feat. Wiley) Dem Na Like Me (King Cannibal Remix)
MP3: The Qemists (feat. Wiley) Dem Na Like Me (Subscape Dub)

The original reminds me a little of Pendulum's "Tarantula." Well worth the download.


"Join The Q" is out February 2. Find their Myspace here.

NIKE + ATRAK.

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I haven't given A-Trak's Nike+: Original Run record any serious thought, but I've heard considerably good things. I remember catching him play in Chicago a few years back, right after he quit hiding behind Kanye's shadow. Nowadays, he has deals left and right, a talented girlfriend, and now this (which takes the cake): a Serato vinyl disk commemorated just in time for his Nike gig, thanks to the boys at Whitelabel.net. It's a work of art. And I'm buying one. But hold on--only 1,000 are being pressed. So get if I were you, I'd get one soon, too.

Whitelabel.net is also great for getting exclusive tracks, in case you wanted an alternative to iTunes.

Oh, and you can purchase A-Trak's Nike+: Original Run album right here.

MP3: A-Trak Say Whoa (Boys Noize Remix)

This Side of Paradise

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"I know myself," he cried, "but that is all."

MP3: Alex Gopher Aurora (Riot In Belgium & Knightlife Remix)
MP3: Fuck Buttons Colours Move (Mogwai Remix)

Your Mouth

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Well, it was cold enough for classes to cancel this morning. And, naturally of course, icicles and desolate winter scenes compel me to talk about music. So, before I indulge in a breakfast fit for a king (ie., frozen waffles, Cap'n Crunch) let me pass some stuff on.

Telefon Tel Aviv, as if you didn't know already, is a neat little electronic-ambient duo out of Chicago. Every album so far has been a serious piece of work; Fahrenheit Fair Enough's clean-cut synth whispers went well with autumn drives in vacant cornfields, while Map of What Is Effortless (featuring Damon Aaron) has a deeper, more genre-flexing flavor, combining elements of soul with looped beats and heavy bass. And soon enough, the group will release Immolate Yourself, which, if anything, sounds like early M83. Which, pardon my French, is a really fucking splendid thing.

I highly recommend all of TTA's stuff, but I'm positive their latest album will generate some serious buzz. It's simple: kids everywhere will close the curtains, put on "Your Mouth," and stare at the ceiling.

MP3: Telefon Tel Aviv Your Mouth

Immolate Yourself will come out February 3rd. Preorder it here.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hi!

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After a jar of peanut butter, odd bouts of Yann Martel's Life of Pi, repetition of Metronomy's "Heartbreaker," and intensifying, mind-bending introspection, I've decided to return.

Fuck, I know. This guy again? Yeah, it's me. Here I am. I've come to spread the resplendent joys of music once more. If you have anything to mention to me, say it now. I won't take any bullshit a week from now. I'm here to talk about how underground music makes me ecstatic, irrational, and hopelessly nostalgic. And I also give you MP3s. Tell your friends before I become a washed-up electronica star in Denmark. And then I will transmit good vibes in your direction (if you want them now, it costs five dollars per transmission. I suggest buying the vibes in bulk, they come in handy when you awkwardly shake hands with your girlfriend, get egg shell in your omelette, or flunk that film quiz on soviet montage).

Anyway, I guess the best way to begin is to give you a few songs (and then you should email The Hype Machine and tell them to re-add me to their list). The first track comes off of Fever Ray's upcoming self-titled debut...and well, if you think it sounds like Swedish eccentrics The Knife, then you're halfway correct. This is Karen Dreijer's (lead singer of The Knife) solo project, and I'll be honest--it sounds very similar. Perhaps a bit more bounce and beat than Silent Shout, but many trademark sounds remain in the ground; I doubt many fans will be disappointed. Perfect for negative twenty degree weather.

MP3: Fever Ray Seven

Anyway, that's all I'll do for now. I'm looking forward to you reading my own thoughts, expressions, and tastes. In fact, I'll be accepting fan mail soon. After the Danish electronica stint, that is.

Buy "If I Had A Heart"
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