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.
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.
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.
...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:
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.
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.
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)
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!
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:
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
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: