Tuesday, July 14, 2009

very interesting remix

Hmmm, can't decide if I like it, I am definatly very intrigued though.
1901 (Pete Herrs Symphonic Remix) - Phoenix
And for comparison, the original, which is a phenomenal song.
1901 - Phoenix

Friday, July 10, 2009

The very best

That's their name, the very best. They are Radioclit, a british producer, and Esau Mwamwaya, a singer from Malawi. The music that results is amazing, a combination of reggae, island, african rythms, and electronic music. They had a free mixtape that came out in 2008, and there are a few great tracks off of that.
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - The Very Best
Get It Up - The Very Best
Dinosaur on the Ark - The Very Best
Download the whole mixtape here (i would highly suggest that you do so)

Now they've got their debut album, "Warm Heart of Africa", coming out soon, and its leaked. The two songs I've listened too are amazing, with a bit more of an electronic slant than the mixtape, but still with Esau's amazing voice, and some high profile guests. I really enjoyed the mixtape a lot, but they have one-upped themselves with this new album.
Julia - The Very Best
Rain Dance (Feat. MIA) - The Very Best
(both songs removed from the internets, guess you'll have to wait till the album comes out)

bunch of good stuff

Really really good folk-rock song, really like the singer's voice. He is a woman to man transgender, but his voice on this kinda sounds like a 13 year old boy, so maybe he'd jsut started hormone treatments. Either way, its an awesome song.
Come On Forest Fire Burn the Disco Down - Rae Spoon

Imogen Heap (dont know who that is, but i've heard the name before, whoever she is, she has a very good voice) and Jeff Beck team up for an awesome blues rock song. The guitar is awesome, love the bass line, and the vocals kick ass as well. All in all amazing.
Rolling and Tumbling - Imogen Heap (Feat. Jeff Beck)
Update: Rollin' and Tumblin' is an old blues standard, recorded many many times by various artists over the years. This is a version from the '50s
Rollin' and Tumblin' - Muddy Waters

The Dead Weather are composed of: Alison Mossheart (The Kills) on vocals, Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) on guitar, Patrick Lawrence (The Raconteurs, best hair and glasses of any bassist ever) on bass, and Jack White (of badassness) on drums (wtf?). Judging from this one song, I'd say their sound is largely the heavy Queens of the Stone Age rock, but with some Kills style groove thrown in. And I can definatly hear some White Stripes type guitar sound in there. I like it a lot, but I'm kinda sad, I was really liking the direction The Raconteurs were starting to take. Oh well. The album is out now. Yeah, the rest of the album is pretty different from that song, very bluesy, but still very heavy. I absolutely love it. Right now I'd say its my favorite thing Jack White has done, and I am a big fan of the White Stripes and the Raconteurs. Who knows if that will still be the case when the novelty wears off though.
Treat Me Like Your Mother - The Dead Weather

I know literally nothing about these guys, but the Springsteen cover is awesome, and their other stuff is pretty good too.
The River (Springsteen Cover) - Crooked Fingers
New Drink For the Old Drunk - Crooked Fingers

The two songs I like by Wave Machines are fairly different. Punk Spirit is a kind of mellow, fairly pop song, very enjoyable. Dead Houses is repetitive, but not in a boring way, it creates a really cool synth atmosphere. Listen for yourself.
Punk Spirit - Wave Machines
Dead Houses - Wave Machines

And lastly, I don't really have anything to say about this one, other than its a great piece of Americana, good lyrics too.
Gunslinger - The Medders

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

today's finds

No idea what to call this song, but it is truly amazing. I'll have to check out more from them. Love the "hey hey hey"s. They guy's voice really reminds me of Deer Tick.
Write It All Down For You - Elliot Brood

Generally good stuff
Take It In - Wye Oak

Very very interesting instrumental rock. Nice soundscape they get going
Looking for God - Fucked Up

On a sorta similar note, found this guy the other day. Creates synth/electronic soundscapes (not dancey at all). I am usually quite bored with this kind of music, but Tim Hecker's music is amazing.
100 Years Ago - Tim Hecker
Currents of Electrostasy - Tim Hecker
Sea of Pulses - Tim Hecker

very very catchy song

cant get this song out of my head
very upbeat and catchy
lot of profanity though, so be warned if others are in the room
California on My Mind - Wild Light

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I was thinking about doing a post on streetlight manifesto, becuase ive been listening to them a lot lately...

and then i realized you all either listen to them already or don't like them, so it would be kinda pointless.

extremely sad, but extremely powerful

Hurt - Nine Inch Nails

I still can't decide which is better.

If thats got you really down, heres a pick up:
When Life Gives Me Lemons I Make Lemonade - The Boy Least Likely Too