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Monday, December 29, 2008


Studio is a Scandanavian electronic band with a soft and melodic sound that makes them an easy listen. Their CD West Side was well received last year, but the remix of the title track is a great electro song with their vocals overlaid nicely. The remixer, Klumpfisk, really should have chosen a better name, but do a great job of treating the vocals as an instrument. The "solo" at around 3:30 makes the song pretty memorable.

Studio - West Side (Klumpfisk Remix)

This is one of their singles from last year. It demonstrates their sound at its best.

Studio - No Comply

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Robot Ate Me

On Vacation, released in 2004, was Ryland Bouchard's third album under the moniker The Robot Ate Me. It's slow and dreary, from the rainy Pacific NorthWest, but if you get it going loud, makes for haunting winter ballads. Even though the album predates The Eraser, songs like The Rupublican Army might remind you a bit. Maybe not. Low-fi drums and interesting use of nostalgic vinyl sounds. Check it out:

Sunday, December 14, 2008


 Here's some electro I've been listening to:

Air France-
A Swedish band whose music has been described as "post-rave bliss", "beach foam pop", and "balearic disco". Also Pitchfork has rated their newest album an 8.6.

Boat Club- (Pictured Above)
Another band from Sweden also Gothenburg This Duo of swedish electro hounds has just released a two track ep:


Walter Meego-
A good export from Chi town

White Lies-

Let me know what you guys think about this new stuff. 

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bob Dylan

I know posting old Dylan tracks isn't very characteristic of this blogatorium, but that's a damn shame. I guess the point is that there's already far too many Bob Dylan connoisseurs out there, lord knows. Still, this particular track deserves to see much more daylight. It comes from a bootleg set called "The Minnesota Tapes," a practice session recorded in 1961. The low-fi hum you hear is, regrettably, the bassist learning to play along. Nonetheless, it's one of my favorites of all time, a Woody Guthrie cover.

(If you can find it, try to get the whole 3-disc set. It's pretty astounding, especially for a rehearsal. He even tells some jokes about New Jersey)

...and some old Cut Copy (like totally before they were famous)

These tracks are from Cut Copy's debut EP "I Thought in Numbers," which was released in 2001 on Modular Records - home of the heavenly Yeah Yeah Yeah's, some old Klaxons releases, and even MSTRKRFT. The EP makes greater use of samples and house loops than their current stuff, with less vocals. Good for DJ kicks or whatever if you're sick of hearing "In Ghost Colours" everywhere by now...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New Cut Copy

Cut Copy is releasing an EP for their "Far Away" single. The final track on the EP had previously been unreleased. With possibly the best CD this year, I was obviously very curious to hear any new tracks. This stands up as pretty standards Cut Copy fare, with vocals used as a track and dancy synths.

Cut Copy - Sands of Time

I am also posting a favorite remix of theirs by Moulinex, the Munich-based remixers.

Cut Copy - Lights & Music (Moulinex Remix)

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Hours

The hours are a relatively new band (2004) who's single "See the Light" sounds like it could be taken off a Coldplay cd. The remixes, however, provide for some good electronic music.

These two remixes are very different but great in their own ways. The first is a Calvin Harris that has his signature synth, but an added track that is by far one of the catchiest I have heard. I have been playing this one pretty much nonstop since I got it a few weeks ago. Really a great remix.

The Hours - See the Light (Calvin Harris Remix)

The second is a remix by Dekker and Johan. It's a bit less catchy, but altogether a good song. Good repeatability.

The Hours - See the Light (Dekker and Johan Vox)

Also, check out the creepy video directed by Tony Kaye (American History X) and starring my love Sienna Miller. Weird shit. I'm not even sure that I like it, but it's worth looking at.

Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP

This EP has been leaked a little earlier than its anticipated official release in late January. I think this is more along the strain of "For Emma, A Long Time Ago" however the last track "Woods" plays more like The Album Leaf with acoustic guitar mixed with voice manipulation. I don't know how I feel about this voicebox  movement, which has been picked up and carried into oblivion by Top 40 power pop Hip-Hop. I'm interested to see what you gents think. All and all I'm still a fan of Justin Vernon; just a little concerned about his direction if this is the way he's going.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


In anticipation of A Cross the Universe, here is a track off the CD that will accompany the DVD release. It's the remix of Phantom that they play at their shows that always leads to some of that violent fist pumping.

Justice - Phantom 1.5

In addition, here's a great remix of "We are Your Friends" with a much more electro feel.

Justice - We are Your Friends (Cold Blank Remix)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Kap Bambino

A friend of mine recommended Kap Bambino to me recently. They're a self-described New Wave/ Death Metal duo from Bordeaux. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tame Impala


An accurate quote to describe this band:

"Tame Impala is a psychedelic band from Australia. Please do not align them with MGMT. I will vomit." --PCP Mike


Thursday, November 20, 2008


I've been getting into noise/experimental stuff, recently. More than in any other genre, I think the "whole-ablum" concept is so important in noise. This one in particular is unreal, and pretty accessible, I'd say. It hits stores Sunday, but already been snactched a bunch on waffles.

Swirlies and Presidents

This Swirlies track is quite a throwback, but there would be no such thing as No Age without songs like this. Seriously, it's like No Age modeled their whole style after the pedal effects in this song.

Electric President can sound way too pop-y and safe, but here's a great track of theirs I recently heard. Drums remind me Autolux's, which is obviously a huge compliment.

Roy Apron/Boy 8-Bit

I don't know where I can download tracks by this guy, but the ones that he has on his myspace are awesome. Start with 'The Suspense is Killing Me.' 
Shitty sound quality, though - it may be just the limitations of myspace audio player, I don't know. He's pretty amateur - he has multiple monikers, just as his tracks don't prove him an identifiable style - but they're are good, if nothing else, for taking notes.

Here is Some Electro That...

...You probably know already because you party with the 40 Year Old Virgin. I'm just kidding, it actually sounds really tight (the party, not the movie). I'm sure he kills it if he's dj-ing the Deadmau5 afterparty. Anyway, these tracks are both being blogged about a ton (esp. the Hot Chip), but thought I'd post anyway in case one of you missed them:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I know I tend to exaggerate here and there, but this is one of the best songs I've ever heard. I waited to post it to make sure it held up, and it definitely does. Mish showed me this song one night, and I've been playing it ever since.

Ossie - Holy Land

I'm also seeing Deadmau5 on Friday - cannot wait. We went to Sam Ash to buy new speakers, and our salesman is djing the after-party, so we're going there too.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


These guys have been doing quite a few remixes all over hype, etc. There are definitely a few worth mentioning though. They are part of this recent Italian electro invasion (Bloody Beatroots) that has been doing a lot of great work. They are producers and have come out with their own material, but I far prefer their basssss heavy remixes.

These two are just basic good electro tracks:
Shinichi Osawa - Rendezvous (Crookers Remix)
AC/DC - Thunderstruck (Crookers Remix)

This booty bass song is really something. I feel like an idiot listening this kind of song, but its really amazing.
Kid Cudi - Day N' Night (Crookers Remix)

Finally, this Armand Van Helden classic is redone. This really could have been a great song with a little more production value. You'll see what I mean. The most blatant case is the drop - no reason for that weird 20 second pause interval before it drops.
Armand Van Helden - I Want Your Soul (Crookers Remix)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pavement - Silver Jews

I don't know how you guys feel about Pavement/ Silver Jews but I've been listening to them a lot recently. I lump the two of them together because both Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich contributed regularly for both groups. 

Lyrically they were hard for me to get into at first but they both grew on me over time. On a related note, I've gotten into female vocalists again, which is very nice for me! It definitely started with Metric's new single "Help, I'm Still Alive"

Also I'm a big fan of the late night mixes. Keep them Coming!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Department of Eagles

I know I've already hyped the Grizzly Bear side-project (or original project, rather), Department of Eagles - but I want to put emphasis on this small LP they put out called No One Does It Like You (waffles link). Two great songs. Here are a couple other highlights, if you're having trouble getting back into them:

Department of Eagles - On Glaze (z-share)

Monday, November 10, 2008


Sorry about the bad post
The problem is I've been listening and downloading all older stuff recently - a lot of Fugazi and Can - that was the "newest" song I had downloaded this week so I just posted that. What are your thoughts on posting older material? I feel it typically suits Bennett's tastes better than jason's. Maybe I'll just explain it in the note, and if it sounds like what you're feeling at the moment, download, if not, just pass up - no feelings hurt


Just in case you hadn't seen this, here's the new metric single off their cd coming out early next year.
Metric - Help, I'm Alive

And here's an Alex Metric remix of Monster Hospital. It is just a crazier version of the MSTRKRFT edit, but it's pretty damn good.
Metric - Monster Hospital (Alex Metric remix)

White Lies

White Lies I know have generated buzz - I'm not sure why. There are some good songs on their Unfinished Business EP, but they often turn too mainstream-rock-y in the middle. Their newer EP is even more rock-y; I don't like it, but out of the most popular song comes this great remix:

(the album art + some of their edgy intros remind me of New Order)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Shinichi Osawa

Shinichi Osawa is this Japanese bassist turned remixer/dj, etc. He's pretty crazy, but some of his songs are unbelievable. All four songs are unbelievable.

Digitalism - Pogo
The Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar
Felix da Housecat - Radio
Shinichi Osawa - Rendezvous (Crookers Remix)

Amos Tobin

This dude's from Brazil and UK, been "active" since the 90's. This song is intense -- builds heavily, but with original sounds. Enjoy.

(I'm sorry guys. I couldn't find a link;
i just bought it. you can sample the whole
thing at the hype machine
in the link i provided

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jay Reatard

 This is Jay Reatard's first LP titled; 'Matador Singles '08' of his solo career. Also it his his first record under the Matador Record Label. If you're having a hard time getting into it, try 'No Time'
and also 'My Shadow' from his Blood Visions album. 

Tracklist: 1. See/Saw 
2. Screaming Hand 
3. Painted Shut 
4. An Ugly Death
 5. Always Wanting More 
6. You Mean Nothing To Me
7. Fluorescent Grey 
8. Trapped Here 
9. Hiding In My Hole 
10. Dead On Arrival 
11. No Time 
12. You Were Sleeping 
13. I’m Watching You

Passion Pit

Chunk of Change is Passion Pit's first EP. Sleepyhead and Live to Tell the Tale are my personal favorites. Enjoy!

Track Listing:

1. I've Got Your Number
2. Smile Upon Me
3. Cuddle Fuddle
4. Live to Tell the Tale
5. Better Things
6. Sleepyhead

Calico Horse

I went searching for existing remixes of this song - I got this instead. It's a cover of Radiohead's Idioteque by Calico Horse, a psychfolk band from San Diego. Enjoy...

Sunday, October 26, 2008


This might be getting a little too house for you guys, but this is one of my favorite artists/remixers in the genre. He played at Coachella this year - Nicky and I saw him and it was pretty sick. Im just posting a bunch of shit, all very interesting.

The remix of Tiny Dancer is very cool - all about subtlety.
Marco Demark - Tiny Dancer (Deadmau5 remix)
The Calving Harris one is just funny to hear it that sped up and dancey (not sure how I feel about it).
Calvin Harris - Merrymaking at my Place (Deadmau5 remix)
The Daft Punk remix is greaat, but pretty old obviously and there is a limit to how many times I can hear HBFS.
Daft Punk - Harder Better Faster Stronger (Deadmau5 remix)

These are his originals. Keep in mind they might not be the best 30-second samples, but its about the ups and downs. I guess that's the point of house, but Im just emphasizing.
Deadmau5 - Brazil
Deadmau5 - Alone with you
Deadmau5 - I Remember


Gentlemen, the blog has begun. Its very easy to use, and you two will be set up as admins so we can all post. When you click on the links (its through Zshare) it streams first so you can listen to the song. From there its super easy to download. Also, lets make the blog look cool, so upload images, videos, etc. This is such a better forum than Facebook.