Archive for the ‘Quick Tracks’ Category

Lady Gaga / Raconteurs Mashup!

February 3, 2010

I experienced this today and had to share. “Bad Romance” weaves perfectly in and out of the “Steady As She Goes” guitar stabs in a strange but beautiful musical marriage. DJ Lobsterdust has mashed the two into an interesting, subversive mix and I absolutely love it. Download it now before the RIAA goes all Danger Mouse on it.

Lady Gaga vs Raconteurs “Steady Romance” (Download MP3)

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Quick Track: Dananananaykroyd

January 22, 2010

I start many a morning by flipping through my RSS reader for some new music to get amped about. New Hot Chip remix? Sweet! Laura Veirs got a mention? Awesome! Lesser known names rarely grab my attention immediately, but this morning I was jolted awake while waiting for my flight to Houston, TX by one (extended) word: Dananananaykroyd.

I may be late to the bandwagon on this one, but I have to say that the name alone made me stop and smell the roses. I’ll admit I took a second to count the correct number of “nana’s”, as well (two). A fitting ode to a Ghostbuster.

On further review, these Glaswegians get even more charming by the numbers, with six members, two drummers, two vocalists and a whole lot of gang vocals. A quick generalization pegs them as early Brand New meets Foals, but I haven’t had a chance to listen to the whole catalog yet. They have a full LP, Hey Everyone, as well as a handful of EPs and 7″ singles under their belt. Plenty of music for a first-timer, so I know what I’ll be listening to over the weekend.

Take in this breath of fresh air and catch them live when they head your way!

“Chrome Rainbow” (Download MP3)

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Quick Track: The Knife

January 6, 2010

I experienced this epic opus just this morning, and it has been the best 11+ minutes of the first Wednesday of 2010. (Everyone loves lists and categorizations, right?)

The Knife “Colouring of Pigeons” (Download MP3)

A cut from their soon-to-be-released operatic soundtrack, Tomorrow, In A Year, it swirls with instrumentation and arrangements straight out of a Bjork performance art piece. Set time aside for the experience, as it is a must-listen in its entirety. Described as a “Darwin, electro-opera,” the opera itself is best categorized as… Well, I’ll leave that up to you.

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Quick Track: Scout Niblett

January 5, 2010

Scout Niblett’s new album, The Calcination of Scout Niblett, is out January 19th on Drag City Records. With the title track’s opening line, “welcome to my self-made sweatbox,” she dares you to enter the dark recesses of her mind. Sparse electric guitar strums are punctuated by short bursts of purposeful drumming as she pleads for you to let her in. She just wants you to hear what she has to say, so listen up.

Sounds like: Ani DiFranco, Cat Power

“The Calcination of Scout Niblett” (Download MP3)

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Quick Track: Yeasayer

January 3, 2010

Yeasayer. Yes.

Ever since “Ambling Alp” was released as a free single download back in October I have been looking forward to the new album, Odd Blood.

Check out the latest leak, “Love Me Girl” – you won’t be disappointed. More accessible than some of their previous material, this is definitely a smart, smooth experimental groove.

“You know the excitement has reached a new level when anticipation for the myriad of remixes is just as high as the album itself.”Baeble Music

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