Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MP3 blog 2012/06/20

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Cataldo - Don't Lose That Feeling:  Sometimes when the night is still and then a slight breeze emerges from the window, I can still hear John Denver's echoes coming down through the stars.  And it sounds like John K. Sampson.

Charli XCX - I'll Never Know:  The marimba beat reminds me of the best Architecture In Helsinki, and the pop vocals are up there with the best of the year.  So good.

Cultfever - Collector:  Ever since Fiery Furnaces were never able to come close to the zenith of their debut, there has been a Blueberry Boat-shaped hole in my heart, and this song does well to pay tribute to it.

Diplo - Express Yourself ft Nicky B:  We have 2 NICKY B tracks up for you this week, so best you all pay attention and dig this shit.   Hot hot hot flavour from New Orleans that is giving Freedia a run for her money.  Once again Diplo is so far ahead of the curve that you can't even see his taillights.

Ducky - Overdose:  Oh god, that chorus loop just has me all swooney!  *melt*

Edda Magnason - Jona (Vidderna Remix):  Reminiscient of the most poppy Knife tracks, like Marble House.

Jason Burns - Back To You:  And sometimes you jus want some chill bass loops.

Kanye West - Mercy ft Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz:  OK it's a big pile of douche-bags, but dayyam that beat is hot.

Kitty Pryde - Okay Cupid:  Kitty Pryde is a fanfiction where Ke$ha and Rebecca Black impregnant Lil B and out pops this little monster that listens to wheezing Clams Casino beats.

Kool A.D. - La Piñata:  Yes, the Mr. Rogers pretty much guarantees inclusion.

Milo Greene - 1957:  Some nice little barrom folk dancin'.

Nicky Da B - Hot Potato Style:  THIS IS HOW WE DROP IT HOT POTATO STYLE.  Oh and you best check the music video.

Nighttime Concert - Firefly Jar:  Nothing so appropriate to sandwich Nicky Da B with then some low-key folk!  From 2009's Letters from Labour Street.

Patrick Watson - Lighthouse:  I haven't heard the new full length Adventures In Your Own Backyard yet, but I'm liking the slow simmer on this one.  Just wait until the horns hit you at the 3 minute mark.

Perfume Genius - Dark Parts:  While being rather morose and sullen, the new album Put Your Back N 2 It is totally hypnotic and enthralling.  Beyond the clever title is emotive and concise songwriting that has been banging around in my head for days after hearing it.  I'm going to let it simmer-down a bit more, but this one has me excited.

Royal Headache - Never Again
Royal Headache - Pity
Royal Headache - Wilson Street:  The self-titled Royal Headache album has production qualities that I consider deceptively garage.  It SOUNDS garage, but you can tell there is dynamite precision going on here.  Short, sweet, and a bundle of rock and roll fun.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Wil Bolton - Passing:  The creaks and field recordings go so well with a pulsing synth organ.  From the new album Under A Name That Hides Her.


Cataldo - Don't Lose That Feeling
Charli XCX - I'll Never Know
Cultfever - Collector
Diplo - Express Yourself ft Nicky B
Ducky - Overdose
Edda Magnason - Jona (Vidderna Remix)
Jason Burns - Back To You
Kanye West - Mercy ft Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz
Kitty Pryde - Okay Cupid
Kool A.D. - La Piñata
Milo Greene - 1957
Nicky Da B - Hot Potato Style
Nighttime Concert - Firefly Jar
Patrick Watson - Lighthouse
Perfume Genius - Dark Parts
Royal Headache - Never Again
Royal Headache - Pity
Royal Headache - Wilson Street
Wil Bolton - Passing

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

MP3 blog 2012/06/14


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Andre Lodemann - Coming Home:  Oh well hello there slinky little tech funk, what you doin'?  My favourite little number off the new album Fragments 1.

Andrew Bird - Danse Carribe:  New album is Break It Yourself and so far so good.  It's what you wanted, what you hoped for, and my god after his virtuoso performance in the finale act of the Muppet Movie you know you want some more damn whistling AND DAMMIT YES THERE IS GOOD WHISTLING.

Bastille - Overjoyed (Yeasayer Remix):  I like the touch that Yeasayer give on the remix front.  It's pretty refined and doesn't throw back to their own trappings, kind of like how most Hot Chip remixes fall flat, but really crafts some quality stuff that doesn't drown it's source material.

Chromatics - Birds of Paradise (Nikos Toscani Remix):  I like satisfying plodding beats like this one, the simple pop really sits well on it.

Henry Mancini - Expierment in Terror (Creatures Bootleg):  MANCINI, RESPECT!

I Self Devine - Hold On:  holy cymbal ride batman!  Biting in to some El-P claustrophobia stylee, this song really flies, in a scream at the screen kinda way.

Larvae - Remarkable:  Deep night breaks from the new release Exit Strategy.

Long Arm - After 4AM:  And lets keep that vibe, and add some jazz grooves to it all.  From The Branches.

Mystikal & Mannie Fresh - Move Something:  We're entering an interesting age with original hiphoppers in the middle age, and damn takes notes gramps, because Mannie Fresh is setting the bar high.

Pinch & Shackleton - Burning Blood
Pinch & Shackleton - Jellybones:  The self-titled Lp eschews to many of the boring trends that have really made dubstep and subgenres a pathetic joke over the past 5 years.  In the same way that tech-house producers had to shuffle off the confines of their dying genre and reinvent themselves, Pinch & Shackleton explore new sound avenues where their powers behind the boards are put to good and not evil.

Porcelain Raft - Backwords:  Ok I hate to admit it but I was rather disappointed with the new album Strange Weekend, but this track was probably my favourite.

Port St. Willow - Hollow
Port St. Willow - Orphan:  The new album Holiday is something to get a listen to right away, as you're going to need to let it marinate.  For me it has the preciousness of Fleet Foxes mixed with the actual emotions of someone like E.M.A..  Definitely one to watch.

St. Lucia - We Got It Wrong (Xaphoon Jones Remix):  Let's end on some total bounced-out pop ish.  Perfect.


Andre Lodemann - Coming Home
Andrew Bird - Danse Carribe
Bastille - Overjoyed (Yeasayer Remix)
Chromatics - Birds of Paradise (Nikos Toscani Remix)
Henry Mancini - Expierment in Terror (Creatures Bootleg)
I Self Devine - Hold On
Larvae - Remarkable
Long Arm - After 4AM
Mystikal & Mannie Fresh - Move Something
Pinch & Shackleton - Burning Blood
Pinch & Shackleton - Jellybones
Porcelain Raft - Backwords
Port St. Willow - Hollow
Port St. Willow - Orphan
St. Lucia - We Got It Wrong (Xaphoon Jones Remix)

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Friday, June 8, 2012

MP3 blog 2012/06/08

blog 2012/06/08 - the flood is here and just in the nick of time we abdicate it all

Hey internet!  Long time no blog.  Yeah, things have been crazy busy around here.  Released a music video, released a new mix, got strep throat, preparing for baby to arrive.

So if you missed things, here is a quick recap:
Wherein I warn of changes:
and I release a noise music video:

So yeah, as the antibiotics kick in, time to cobble together a new dose of sweetness.

2:54 - Circuitry
2:54 - Scarlet:  So is that like AM or PM?  The self-titled album is female-fronted rock music that brings me back to a combination of post-Yeah Yeah Yeahs, mixed with grunge-couple era early 90s stuff like that dog. and Breeders.  I'm giving it more listens, but it's growing on me quite quickly.

2KWTVR - Body Feelings:  The Whitney reworks, they burn!   OOOOO it burns so righteously!

Beach House - Lazuli
Beach House - The Hours:  So yeah Beach House have a new album out, it's called Bloom, and yeah it's as good as you hoped.  Highly recommended.  Get new underwear.

Best Practices - Future Cougar:  So much hard rock ish in the world, and only a bit of it all sticks to my bones.  When you get the whole gang up to the mic to scream together ecstatically, that usually does it.

Bondax - All Inside:  Super sultry soul bass yes.

Cannon Bros. - Out Of Here:  There's something about the vocals that just reminds me of delicious high-school angst/rage/romanticism.

Carrousel - 14:  I love the passion in this track.

Exitmusic - Passage
Exitmusic - The Night:  Ummm I THINK I MIGHT LOVE THIS ALBUM.  In what has generally been a meh year for music, when compared to the last 2, I was totally not ready for this.   I don't even know how it came my way, but I popped it in  randomly and holy shit it was perfect.  So epic, they almost sound Canadian.  highly recommended.

Pandr Eyez - Bird Song
Pandr Eyez - Shinin':  2 tracks of cheeky bass fun from the Eyes On You EP.  Keep reminding yourself:  not every dipshit youth grows up to be Ke$ha, some are AWESOME.

Santigold - Freak Like Me (Pickster One Remix):  Santigold was always prime remix material, and here's another one on point with a banger riddim.

Spoon - Bring it On Home To Me (Sam Cooke Cover):  THIS WORLD NEEDS MORE SAM COOKE.

The New Law - Opium Den:  It's like taking a Weeknd track and turning the clubber douchebag lyrical energy in to fierce breakbeat sexual rage.

The Rest - Always On My Mind:  Epic lovers rock from the new album Seesaw.  Because Radiohead can be a boner killer.

The Tallest Man On Earth - 1904:  From the new album There's No Leaving Now, comes this, and I just have to say it: OMG SO EXCITED FOR THE NEW ALBUM.

Tycho - Dive (Memoryhouse Remix):  Epic breakbeat maestro gets even dreamier, and time for naps all around.


2.54 - Circuitry
2.54 - Scarlet
2KWTVR - Body Feelings
Beach House - Lazuli
Beach House - The Hours
Best Practices - Future Cougar
Bondax - All Inside
Cannon Bros. - Out Of Here
Carrousel - 14
Exitmusic - Passage
Exitmusic - The Night
Pandr Eyez - Bird Song
Pandr Eyez - Shinin'
Santigold - Freak Like Me (Pickster One Remix)
Spoon - Bring it On Home To Me (Sam Cooke Cover)
The New Law - Opium Den
The Rest - Always On My Mind
The Tallest Man On Earth - 1904
Tycho - Dive (Memoryhouse Remix)

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Monday, June 4, 2012

CPI - Making Out For Lost Time

Here, I will leave you with this:  3 hours of sunshine patio pop music.
Your official mix of road trips and summertime.

Please do me a huge favour and share this with your friends.  You sharing it is the only real promo I get.  So please write about it to friend and post it wherever you think people will dig it.

May this find you warm and loved all summer long.

CPI - Making Out For Lost Time


01) Jamie Woon - Night Air
02) Jamie Woon - Night Air (Solomun Version)
03) Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)
04) Fol Chen - In Ruins
05) Noah & The Whale - Life Is Life (Yuksek Remix)
06) Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
07) Niki & The Dove - Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix)
08) Friendly Fires - Paris (Aeroplane Remix ft Au Revoir Simone)
09) Tune-Yards - My Country
10) Lauren Flax ft Sia - You've Changed (Christopher Just & Tombstone Remix)
11) LCD Soundsystem & The Very Best - I Can Change
12) Genesis - Land Of Confusion (Extended Version)
13) Utah Saints - Something Good (Ian Carey Mix)
14) Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
15) Kate Bush - Cloudbusting (Mighty Mouse Re Work)
16) Keren Ann - My Name Is Trouble (Walter Sobcek Remix)
17) Vector Lovers - Melodies & Memory
18) Priors - What You Need (Hey Champ Remix)
19) Robyn - Indestructible (Cosmic Dawn Remix)
20) Patrick Wolf - The City (Richard X Remix)
21) MGMT - Congratulations (Erol Alkan Rework)
22) Rich Aucoin - The Little Creatures Know It, The Greatest Secret In the World
23) LCD Soundsystem - Home
24) Rae Spoon - You Can Dance
25) Hot Chip - And I Was A Boy From School
26) William Fitzsimmons - So This Is Goodbye (Pink Ganter Remix)
27) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Soft Shock (Them Jeans Acoustic Remix)
28) Noah and the Whale - Tonight's the Kind of Night (RAC Mix)
29) Adrian Lux - Teenage Crime (Axwell Remix)
30) Goldfish - We Come Together (Fishy Beat Mix)
31) Passion Pit - Moth Wings (Skinny Friedman DJ Edit)
32) Tokyo Police Club - Favorite Colour (PUNCHES Remix)
33) Crystal Fighters - At Home (Disclosure Mix)
34) Friendly Fires - Live Those Days Tonight (Tim Green Remix)
35) Hercules and Love Affair - You Belong (Derrick Carter Remix)
36) Console - A Homeless Ghost
37) Rae Spoon - Crash Landing
38) Little Boots - Meddle (Treasure Fingers Remix)
39) Gobble Gobble - Eat Sun, Son
40) Crystal Castles - Not In Love ft Robert Smith
41) Austra - Lose It (Diamond Rings Remix)
42) Austra - Lose It
43) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Nothing But Our Love (Prussia Remix)
44) Xiu Xiu - This Too Shall Pass Away (For Freddy)
45) The Wombats - Let's Dance To Joy Division

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