Only a million more to go!
Black Mountain - Hair Song: AWw yeah Black Mountain is back with some great bluesy rock that borrows liberally from 60s Zeppelin, but yet maintains it's own distinct sound, thanks in part to the female vocal parts with their joyous warbles. The new album is Wilderness Heart, and I haven't heard it yet, but this track gets me excited.
Blaqstarr - Get Off (Jack Beats Remix) (Micro Genius Dubstep Edit): Blaqstarr is taken slow and low, with the vocals pitched out just right. A total banger.
Christina Martin - I Can Too: From the new album of the same name! OK, why would you name an album that? But ah well, it's pretty fabulous singer-songwriter folk.
David Starfire - Shakti (Jef Stott Remix): Love the vocal action, and I love the super sexy bass that isn't just pounding you on the head. It's dancing with you, grabbing you at the hips.
Deekline - Party Party ft Top Cat (Jfb Mix): Oh dear, we're all about the bass on this update, aren't we? Deekline was rocking the house/breaks mix for a while, but like all producers, he eventually touches in on some steppy territory. Or was that just the JFB touch? I don't remember the original, but yay for a slamming bit of Top Cat that isn't just total cringe-worthy.
Deerhunter - Revival: New single out from Deerhunter! This comes from the 7".
Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice (2010 Lazy Rich radio edit): I was a bit shocked to find something so bouncey on the new Fatboy releases, truly.
Fol Chen - In Ruins: This new single is so ridiculously poppy and fun. It's reminds me of the best of Architecture In Helsinki and the cleanest fun that Yeasayer can dish out.
Gramatik - A Bright Day
Gramatik - Indigo Child: Street Bangerz Volume 2 continued where the first left off, but didn't go anywhere new. It's all about tightly produced big-sound snappiness that just keeps on going and going. If you love simple beats to play with, but want the top-drawer of beat production, definitely give Gramatik a spin. Solid break beats for days.
Horse Feathers - The Widower: They're back! The new album "Thistled Spring" wasn't rubbing me entirely the right way, but OMG this song came out and it was crushingly beautiful.
Konono No.1 - Wumbanzanga: The new releases are ceaseless! The new record is "Assume Crash Position" and if you liked the first, it's pretty much just as good. Some fab overdriven complex percussion freakout jams.
Sean Carey - In The Stream: aaaaaaaaand we take things back to the mellow. From the brand new "All We Grow" album, I just can't resist these precious little numbers.
Sleigh Bells - Riot Rhythm: There's so much goodness in their album Treats, I'll just have to leave you with another banger.
The Tallest Man on Earth - Like the Wheel: A new single? Didn't he already release one of the best albums of 2010 with The Wild Hunt? Fuck, who cares, if he wants to put out more genius music, by all means let him! From the new release "Sometimes The Blues Is Just A Passing Bird".
The Walkmen - Stranded: new album is called "Lisbon" and OMG how come there is so much beautiful new stuff around?
Zero 7 - Futures
Zero 7 - In The Waiting Line: Not a new album, but "Record" is a decent best-of comp that collects a rather mediocre downtempo group. But wait! There are gems to be had! gobble gobble gobble. Ooo I even got some Gonzalez in that bite.
THIS WEEK'S TRACKS
Black Mountain - Hair Song
Blaqstarr - Get Off (Jack Beats Remix) (Micro Genius Dubstep Edit)
Christina Martin - I Can Too
David Starfire - Shakti (Jef Stott Remix)
Deekline - Party Party ft Top Cat (Jfb Mix)
Deerhunter - Revival
Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice (2010 Lazy Rich radio edit)
Fol Chen - In Ruins
Gramatik - A Bright Day
Gramatik - Indigo Child
Horse Feathers - The Widower
Konono No.1 - Wumbanzanga
Sean Carey - In The Stream
Sleigh Bells - Riot Rhythm
The Tallest Man on Earth - Like the Wheel
The Walkmen - Stranded
Zero 7 - Futures
Zero 7 - In The Waiting Line
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