Hurray, we did it!
YOU did it!
Everyone survived the facebook upgrade issue. I hope you still receive notifications when I post...
Well now you get rewarded with an extra mp3 blog post.
GOOD WORK, YOU!
Autechre - Basscadet (Bcdtmx): I have never been one for their albums, but the EP is where Autechre always truly shined. And their new set EPs 1991-2002 is out and it's full of aural pleasures.
Beastie Boys - Too Many Rappers (New Reactionaries Version ft NAS): Much of "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2" leaves me flat, but a few tracks like this one tap in to equal amounts of nostalgia and contemporary glee and work wonders.
Braids - Lemonade (Green Go Remix): We last heard from Green Go on their fantastic remix for Women, and they pull off the same kind of magic here. Indie dance bliss!
Eleanor Murray - The Whale: Pensive, delicate, powerful, and charged with trembling emotion. From 2010's Oh Thunder, this is folk the way I love it.
Jacques Greene - (Baby I Don't Know) What You Want: Sometimes you just want your house a tad groovey, a tad slinky, and not too much of anything, and that's where this kind of 303 funk fits perfectly.
John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up (Arcade Fire cover): HA! How could I not?
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place: Running one's voice through echo and delays units is one of technologies simple pleasures, but like pointing a camera at it's own monitor, there are always so many delights to be extraced.
Kanye West - That's My Bitch ft Jay-Z & La Roux: Why do we hold rappers to different standards of being acceptable competent human beings that deserve to live than anyone else? Why do we let them spout stupid sexist and homophobic shit and applaud them for flow? Gah.
Korallreven - Honey Mine (Memoryhouse Remix): Dream pop fused with the original dreaminess of the woman from The Concretes!
Laura Marling - The Needle & The Damage Done (Neil Young cover): classic classic classic.
Natasha Kmeto - A Way To Love Me (Devonwho Remix): The electronics-drenched RnB continues!
Nicolas Jaar - I Got A Woman: See above, except now with more downtempo Ray Charles steez.
Sidi Toure - Djarii ber: Sahel Folk is the new album and yes, I will pretty much pick up any album by an artist name Toure or Diabate...
Strand of Oaks - Ohio (Damien Jurado cover): OK, I am tired and have to leave. No more typing. folk.
The Sweet Hurt - Things Fall Apart: yes. no more. (and this sounds like Aimee Mann)
Thomas Tantrum - Sleep (RAC Remix): awesome.
TrockenSaft - Light Up: deep aweseomness yummy goodbye.
THIS WEEK'S TRACKS
Autechre - Basscadet (Bcdtmx)
Beastie Boys - Too Many Rappers (New Reactionaries Version ft NAS)
Braids - Lemonade (Green Go Remix)
Eleanor Murray - The Whale
Jacques Greene - (Baby I Don't Know) What You Want
John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up (Arcade Fire cover)
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
Kanye West - That's My Bitch ft Jay-Z & La Roux
Korallreven - Honey Mine (Memoryhouse Remix)
Laura Marling - The Needle & The Damage Done (Neil Young cover)
Natasha Kmeto - A Way To Love Me (Devonwho Remix)
Nicolas Jaar - I Got A Woman
Sidi Toure - Djarii ber
Strand of Oaks - Ohio (Damien Jurado cover)
The Sweet Hurt - Things Fall Apart
Thomas Tantrum - Sleep (RAC Remix)
TrockenSaft - Light Up
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