Aaron Lipsett - Know This: Total badass bass smooth miraclegro shit.
Birdy - Skinny Love (Bon Iver cover): Yes, I know what you're thinking. This is better than the original. It's OK, no shame. I totally agree.
Dark Time Sunshine - Valiant ft Child Actor: He reminds me of The Listener (remember them from Mush days?) but it's really Onry Ozzborn kicking some lush thoughtful laidback jams.
David Krakauer - Monadel (John Zorn): We've already established that John Zorn is a nonhuman, most likely a ultraverse spanning demonspawn of such mindbending powers that to look in his eyes is to dissolve one's soul. And we know he's brilliant, and I will listen to pretty much any album he's involved in. Masada Book Two is now up to VOLUME 18. Book of Angels keeps the hot flavour going, this time with David Krakauer in the driver's seat. Highly recommended for fans of Masada works and klezmer jazz.
Elliott Brood - Graveyard (Feist Cover): While not quite meeting the highest highs of the original, it is fun to hear a new take on this soon-to-be Canadiana classic.
Eraas - Briar Path (Remix V3): Minimal brooding beats can do just well simmering in their own reverb.
Ghost Beach - Miracle (Viceroy Remix): I'm reminded of that Matt & Kim "HEY LETS SHOUT ABOUT HOW HAPPY WE ARE" and then I'm reminded how good keytars and bongos sound in electro pop.
Giraffage & XXYYXX - Even Though (Blackbird Blackbird Remix): Now this is a threeway I can get behind. But that'd make it a foursome.
J Kwon - Tipsy (Candyland's OG Remix): Sometimes you just need a banger. Here you go.
Metz - Wet Blanket: Metz are pure mindblowing fierceness. Get in to it.
Nosaj Thing - Distance
Nosaj Thing - EclipseBlue ft Kazu Makino: The new album Home is just lovely, and a dive back in to the IDM pool that once spawned him.
Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - Photon: HOT ALBUM ALERT. Elements Of Sound is the first album of 2013 that I heard that will assuredly dominate best of the year lists. It is a minimal masterpiece. Highly recommended.
Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards: With all of the love for Tame Impala I felt a bit awkward that I just wasn't super in to them, so I decided to say that I really do love this track.
The Deer Tracks - Okta Crash: The interplay of the banigng drums with the pixie voice is a perfect match in my books.
The O'My's - The Wonder Years ft Chance the Rapper & Nico Segal: Love the chill life-dwelling 70s80s vibe of this track.
Wolf Alice - Leaving You (Sound Remedy Remix): leaving you with some glorious sparkly electro pop!
THIS WEEK'S TRACKS
Aaron Lipsett - Know This
Birdy - Skinny Love (Bon Iver cover)
Dark Time Sunshine - Valiant ft Child Actor
David Krakauer - Monadel (John Zorn)
Elliott Brood - Graveyard (Feist Cover)
Eraas - Briar Path (Remix V3)
Ghost Beach - Miracle (Viceroy Remix)
Giraffage & XXYYXX - Even Though (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)
J Kwon - Tipsy (Candyland's OG Remix)
Metz - Wet Blanket
Nosaj Thing - Distance
Nosaj Thing - EclipseBlue ft Kazu Makino
Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory - Photon
Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
The Deer Tracks - Okta Crash
The O'My's - The Wonder Years ft Chance the Rapper & Nico Segal
Wolf Alice - Leaving You (Sound Remedy Remix)
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