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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