It is truly a miracle! The future! Here it is, upon us!
Not moments ago you were in a drunken stupor, it being the innocent age of 2010, and lo', I say lo', you have awoken to the madness that is 2011.
Stockpile rations and arms yourself with zombie-stompin' boots, because the future waits for no one.
I have been doing my part. Don't think that all of December I was merely working on the BEST OF 2010 lists and the holiday music post. Oh no, there was still a regular operation of sifting sieving and scavenging for the best new sounds.
So much so, that there is a ridiculous backlog.
What this means is that you are getting a triple wammy of oversized updates. Today, tomorrow, and probably again on Monday, I will be posting updates that flagrantly exceed my self-imposed "80 minutes only so they can like, burn it to one of those CD-R things for the car" rule.
I can't be held down.
Quell your rage with the first dose of fabulous new tunes!
The future is swell, and not nearly as zombie-filled as we once feared!
A Band Called Quinn - Letting Your Light Shine: Super sweet loungey pop from the new album Advent Calendar. Totally takes me back to 90s-style pop ala Bran Van 3000. A simpler era where rap stoners like Len could suddenly have a bubble-gum pop and music videos played on tv. A time when children could laugh and play and "trip hop" wasn't a dirty word.
Alessandro Bosetti - Laida and Mikel looking for rhymes.: A totally seductive little number for voices and upright bass from the new album Zwölfzungen. I have no idea what they are saying but oh my it kind of gets me all hot and bothered.
Amiina - Over and Again: Like a hippier take on a MuM song! From the album Puzzle.
Blackbird Blackbird - Little Respect: OUt of the slightly seasick woozy-core scene comes Blackbirdx2, and I think this is the first track of theirs that I like as it is. All of my other favourite tracks by them had remix work from someone else
Bossasaurus - Light Pollution: This is a fun electro breaks song, and it's terribley disorienting since it includes a sample that sounds like I am getting a call on my bluetooth headphones. Remember when people first started inserting default cell phone rings in to songs? The future is a horribley cruel place feeled with lots of feelgood breakbeats.
Danny Byrd - Ill Behaviour ft I-Kay
Danny Byrd - Planet Earth: Rave Digger is my favourite TOTAL jungle album since Venetian Snares dropped that proto-ragga madness. Byrd has all the best parts of the big rave sound, the ragga samples, the '92 oldschool breakbeat joys, and the contemporary techstep compressor stack to make it all bust your fucking skull until rainbows bleed everywhere.
El Tigre - Quien Como Yo: no no no, not "LE", it's "EL Tigre"! Totally dope and bouncey.
Forest Swords - Rattling Cage: When that witchhousey aesthetic bleeds in to indie rock, we get glorious little tracks like this. It's like when IDM was mulling about, and people first decided to mix it with some live guitar. Goodness abounds.
Frail Limb Purity - Ghostface Killah v. The Shirelles: You all know my strict rules on mashups. Must be TIGHT. Must be in key. Must be greater than the sum of the parts. And most importantly, must MAKE ME SMILE. Yesssss.
Fullness - Butterfish (Marlow Remix): Butterfish is often billed as white tuna, but it's real name is escolar. It is the most delicious thing in the ocean, and will make you excrete an indigestible waxy ester if you eat too much. THAT IS AWESOME.
Japandroids - Younger Us: Fabulous new single from Japandroids! Again on the themes of being totally awesome party rockers dealing with their suddenly realized mortality. A perfect lament for days slipping by far too quickly.
MJ Cole & Wiley - From The Drop: MJ Cole gets so much friggin' right on this track, and Wiley manages not to sound like a total asshole, and keeps a dope flow just underneath the snappy beat. A wicked wicked track.
Producer Snafu - Bowser's Cock: Oh come on, don't tell me you never thought about it before. I'm SURE there's some of it on deviantart...
Salem - Asia (Jokers Of The Scene Remix): Ottawa boys who were doing the bloghouse thing and then the meh electro thing now try their hands at the witchhouse thing and end up sounding like epic prog rock monsters.
Shugo Tokumaru - Lahaha: EEEEEEEEEEEEE! I am soooo excited for the new Shugo Tokumaru album! It will be called Port Entropy and this is a leaked preview track and omg omg omg omg!
Stephen Francis - All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem cover): A fabulous take on my favourite LCD Soundsystem song ever. oh so yummy.
Stupid Bastard - Hype Up: 1999 breakbeat madness!!! And then it all falls deep in to mashy house business that sounds almost retro.
Styrofoam - Looking Glass Two Zero: I didn't love the new album "Disco Synthesizers & Daily Tranquilizers" as much as I had hoped for, but I do like this track.
Sub Compression - When It All Comes Back (Vladimir Corbin & Peddy's Sunshine RMX): I love tracks like this. Totally enchanting creeper beats, downpitched vocals that aren't pretentious and trance you right out. WIN.
The Bug - Catch A Fire ft Hitomi: Released late in 2010, The Bug's Infected EP has some friggin' cold ass dopeness on it. How did early 90s Tricky get ressurrected in to modern bass boogaloo? Who knows, who cares. We gots it good.
Young Circles - Lightning: A great way to end off! Like a somewhat bassier Yesayer, perhaps? All gooood.
THIS WEEK'S TRACKS
A Band Called Quinn - Letting Your Light Shine
Alessandro Bosetti - Laida and Mikel looking for rhymes.
Amiina - Over and Again
Blackbird Blackbird - Little Respect
Bossasaurus - Light Pollution
Danny Byrd - Ill Behaviour ft I-Kay
Danny Byrd - Planet Earth
El Tigre - Quien Como Yo
Forest Swords - Rattling Cage
Frail Limb Purity - Ghostface Killah v. The Shirelles
Fullness - Butterfish (Marlow Remix)
Japandroids - Younger Us
MJ Cole & Wiley - From The Drop
Producer Snafu - Bowser's Cock
Salem - Asia (Jokers Of The Scene Remix)
Shugo Tokumaru - Lahaha
Stephen Francis - All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem cover)
Stupid Bastard - Hype Up
Styrofoam - Looking Glass Two Zero
Sub Compression - When It All Comes Back (Vladimir Corbin & Peddy's Sunshine RMX)
The Bug - Catch A Fire ft Hitomi
Young Circles - Lightning
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