blog 2009/10/19 - Don't regret this moment, you're better for it all.
Aphrodite - Crazy Diamond: MEGA CHEESE ALERT! But oh how could I resist? Aphrodite drops his 2-step breakin business on some old Floyd business too
Au Revoir Simone - Shadows: "Still Night, Still Light" is the latest from these synthpop reductionists. I'd be lying if I said I loved it all, but a lot of it grew on me, with this track as the standout. Reccomended for connoseuirs of esentialist girl synth pop.
Bassnectar - Boombox (Bassnectar & Ill Gates Remix): A new full length from bass-mavens Bassnectar, this track teaming up with Canadian breaks superstar Ill Gates (aka Phat Conductor!). The full length Cozza Frenzy is slamming.
Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy ft Seasunz: This is a hot single right here. Also check the 12" for the Z-Trip mix. Enthusiastically recommended if you want something to shuffle with your Buraka Som Siesta album.
Fish & Chips Vs. Feel Good Productions - Bouncing in Draut (Dons Dbn Radio Edit): A super jazzy number that kind of just comes out of nowhere, and leaves shortly after. A great little dancefloor shaker.
Flight Of The Conchords - Too Many Dicks (On The Dance Floor): The new FOTC record is "I Told You I Was Freaky", but honestly you can probably survive off the youtube videos alone.
Flight Of The Conchords - We're Both In Love With A Sexy Lady: The deadpan quick delivery really plays well in this track. But still, probably won't last into the double-digit of listens. :)
Lake - Gravel: A fabulously rich track that unfolds like a storytime adventure.
Pamela Brennan - Another Lonely Day: From the "One Hundred Photographs" record, another example of great Canadian straight-up folk.
Peggy Sue And The Pictures - Pupils Blink: I have no idea about this band, but their LP is The Body Parts and from 2008, and I just love the exuberance and the accordion. Oh so good.
Port O'Brien - I Woke Up Today: Oh those boys, with their screaming and their shouting and hey put down that cookware!
Rae Spoon and Alex Decoupigny - U Bahn: Rae Spoon teams up with multimedia artist Decoupigny and produces a short album on the Berlin experience. Part sound-art, part folk, part electro, part country. All goodness.
Rae Spoon and Alex Decoupigny - Won't Get Lost (Berlin Fever): Highly recommended, and you can even get the whole album here: http://djcpi.blogspot.com/2009/10/rae-spoon-and-alex-decoupigny-what-are.html
Richard Skelton - Stake: Taken from "Marking Time - Preservation", the strings here are haunting and full. One day I will be rich enough to have this guy perform in front of me while I lay on the ground in a puddle of serotonin.
Shantel - Bucovina Original: The guitar track of this song produced the house smash Bucovina, but the original is pretty freaking rad too.
Shantel - Good Night Amanes: I won't go so far out as to recommend you snap up the full length album, but these two tracks are undeniably original and awesome. Dedicated to the DJ K!
Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions ft Beth Ditto (Joker Remix): You know what's awesome? Simian Mobile Disco. You know what's even better? Joker on the hot hot remix. You know what's best? A little BETH FUCKING DITTO in the mix.
Tegan & Sara - Arrow: Sainthood is the new record and will be available October 27th. If you're a Tegan & Sara fan like me, this album is a MUST BUY.
Tegan & Sara - The Ocean: It's by no means a musical innovation of the decade. In fact, it sounds mostly interchangable with every other Tegan And Sara record. But you know what that means: Amazing pop rock tunes with ultimate singability that will annex space on every driving mixtape you make for the next year.
The Flaming Lips - See The Leaves: I am not ashamed to admit that I stopped listening to Flaming Lips after Zaireeka. I coveted that 4-disc set with glee and loved it, and it was the perfect time to let go of a great band, because hey why the hell are those Phish-smelling groupies hanging around at their shows? Get out while the getting is good.
The Flaming Lips - Silver Trembling Hands: But not I have come back to them with their new album Embryonic and it is a wonderful thing. Ressurecting the creative energy of Zaireeka, and mining some of their pre-She Don't Use Jelly psych days, this album is still a swirl of sounds for me. I haven't come up with a solid interpretation of it, but all I know is there is so much goodness here. Get the 2 CD version, some of the bonus tracks are even better than the main disc.
THIS WEEK'S TRACKS
Aphrodite - Crazy Diamond
Au Revoir Simone - Shadows
Bassnectar - Boombox (Bassnectar & Ill Gates Remix)
Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy ft Seasunz
Fish & Chips Vs. Feel Good Productions - Bouncing in Draut (Dons Dbn Radio Edit)
Flight Of The Conchords - Too Many Dicks (On The Dance Floor)
Flight Of The Conchords - We're Both In Love With A Sexy Lady
Lake - Gravel
Pamela Brennan - Another Lonely Day
Peggy Sue And The Pictures - Pupils Blink
Port O'Brien - I Woke Up Today
Rae Spoon and Alex Decoupigny - U Bahn
Rae Spoon and Alex Decoupigny - Won't Get Lost (Berlin Fever)
Richard Skelton - Stake
Shantel - Bucovina Original
Shantel - Good Night Amanes
Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions ft Beth Ditto (Joker Remix)
Tegan & Sara - Arrow
Tegan & Sara - The Ocean
The Flaming Lips - See The Leaves
The Flaming Lips - Silver Trembling Hands
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