There is something OH SO POP ROCK about this update. No apologies!
A Lull - Weapons For War: The cross between a campfire round, Yeasayer, and gargling? Trust me, it works!
Bedouin Soundclash - Brutal Hearts ft Coeur de Pirate: Coeur de Pirate fits perfectly in this new single. I'm not normally caring for this band at all, but this track has just enough sway and cute to pull it all off.
Best Coast - When I'm With You: Garage rock girl pop that gets it all quite right. From the much hyped new album "Crazy For You". I'm not in to the whole thing, but I do like this one.
Chronomad - Shir: I fricking love Chronomad. I have such memories of their first EP on Alien Transistor, and I'm super happy they are back with the new EP "Sayeh".
Even more so than before, it's all Morr Music meets Muslimgauze.
EL-P - How To Serve Man (Stripped): I dropped a track prior in blog20100916, but I've been enjoying the new beats record Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3 so much I had to post another.
For the instrumental hiphop heads out there, this is one of the best of 2010 by far.
Esthero - Thank Heaven 4 You (Freddie Joachim Remix): Totally downbeat and buried under claps, the vocals are sexy and just enough.
Herve - Blaze It: Herve gets a btit cheeky with the 92 sounds!
Lusine - Two Dots: Hypnotic and beautiful, this has to be the poppiest and ecstatic Lusine track ever. And when the vocals hit full force, you're in a Sterolab-induced bliss coma.
Miami Horror - Holidays: The funky electro birthchild of Prince and New Wave is here to groove as along.
Oh Land - Son Of A Gun (Yuksek Remix): The original of this track is pretty awesome too, but thought you'd all appreciate Yuksek showing some restraint and getting some electro pop grooves.
Osvaldo Golijov - Tetro (Tetro OST): I did it again. I got a soundtrack without even seeing the film. Is it good? It it bad? I have no idea about the movie, but the soundtrack is fabulous. Extremely evocative, in a rather traditional sense.
Salem - Asia (oOoOO Remix): So brooding and plodding... almost spooky! I'm loving this so much. It's dark plodding beats that are optimistic and ecstatic at the same time.
Stars - Opinions Versus The Sun (Stars Vs. The Album Leaf): Sweet light pop remix from The Séance E.P.
The Maccabees - William Powers: From last year's Wall Of Arms, this seems like an obvious nod to Arcade Fire, but it comes across rather successfully and delightfully, with a bit of a Walkmen twist, if that makes any sense.
The Radio Dept. - The New Improved Hypocrisy: Ala The Morning Benders, just some unassuming blissed echo pop.
The Sweet Hurt - Always Knew: From the new self-titled album, this song is almost remorseful as it is lulling.
Vincent Gallo - I Wrote This Song For The Girl Paris Hilton: This digs back to the 2001 album "When", but oh the gentle brass pulses and ain't-got-nowhere-else-to-go guitar makes it oh so stunning. Yes, give it a good chance.
Warpaint - Undertow: Is it just me or does the lyrical structure remind you of Nirvana? Of course the music doesn't, it's just an appropriately seduced rock track. Perfect for moodier fans of the Yeah Yeah Yeah.
Zola Jesus - Sea Talk: Leaving you with another fabulous female vocalist track, from the album Valusia. Perfect for fans of Bat For Lashes.
THIS WEEK'S TRACKS
A Lull - Weapons For War
Bedouin Soundclash - Brutal Hearts ft Coeur de Pirate
Best Coast - When I'm With You
Chronomad - Shir
EL-P - How To Serve Man (Stripped)
Esthero - Thank Heaven 4 You (Freddie Joachim Remix)
Herve - Blaze It
Lusine - Two Dots
Miami Horror - Holidays
Oh Land - Son Of A Gun (Yuksek Remix)
Osvaldo Golijov - Tetro (Tetro OST)
Salem - Asia (oOoOO Remix)
Stars - Opinions Versus The Sun (Stars Vs. The Album Leaf)
The Maccabees - William Powers
The Radio Dept. - The New Improved Hypocrisy
The Sweet Hurt - Always Knew
Vincent Gallo - I Wrote This Song For The Girl Paris Hilton
Warpaint - Undertow
Zola Jesus - Sea Talk
Oh damn I need more sleep: http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20101020.zip
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