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Fav Tracks, Indie, Missed in 2012, New Artists

Laura Mvula

No Comments 08 January 2013

Missed in 2012

may not be a true “Missed in 2012″ as I just came across her today, but since the two tracks below premiered two and three months ago and I’ve listened to each at least 10 times today, I’m going to lump her in.  The London based singer makes hard to categorize music dipping its toes into R&B, avant-garde, and chamber pop pools without ever coming across as trying.  At times she sounds like the female answer to and then suddenly a mature .  Enjoy the two stellar cuts from her upcoming debut full length Sing To The Moon (due out March 4th) ”Like the Morning Dew” and “She” and as an added bonus check out her latest single “Green Garden” HERE.

Laura Mvula – “Like The Morning Dew”
Laura Mvula – “She”

Mixes, News

StB Does Coachella 2012

No Comments 17 January 2012

StB Does Coachella 2012 by SLAPtheBASS on Grooveshark

I will be attending my first ever this year.  In other firsts, the festival is being held over back to back weekends (April 13-15 and 20-22) with identical lineups.  The three night headliners are The Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg and as much fun as those sound I’m more excited about all the small font bands (see full poster after the jump).  To start it off two legendary post-hardcore bands, and , reunite just in time.  Then there’s obviously , , , , , …the list goes on.  Coachella has a knack for putting together a cohesive weekend of music spanning genres from rock to hip-hop to electronic to folk.  Listen to the Coachella Playlist below to get hyped if you’re attending and jealous if you’re not.

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Electronic, Fav Tracks, Mixes, Remix

Weekend Playlist (Remix)

1 Comment 18 November 2011

I’ve been backlogged on remixes for a while, so why not just unload them all at once?  Starting off is ’s sunny version of .  Following is former NIN keyboardist Alessandro Cortini’s new solo project remixed by dance gurus .  An interesting remix by of ’s 2009 track “Babys”.  Then a excellently mellow mix of Daft Punk by .  Last but not least a motown infused take on ’s “Dig A Littler Deeper” by .  Enjoy!

Niki & The Dove – “Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix)”

SONOIO – “Houdini (Ladytron Remix)”

Bon Iver – “Babys (Second Date Edit)”

Daft Punk – “Something About Us (Cherokee Remix)”

Peter Bjorn & John – “Dig A Little Deeper (Mayer Hawthorne Remix)”

Fav Tracks, Indie Folk

Bon Iver – “Perth”

No Comments 07 June 2011

We have the second taste of ’s upcoming self-titled release.  Swelling from an elegant guitar riff into a full on symphony with the help of a children’s choir and marching drums, “Perth” finds the group again expanding their sound this time to reach the heavens.  The -esque vibe of this new track is definitely making this my most awaited release of the year–June 21st if you forgot.

Bon Iver – “Perth”

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Fav Tracks, Indie Folk, News

Bon Iver – “Calgary”

No Comments 18 May 2011

Just last month announced the details of the group’s second full-length and now we have the first single from the eponymous release.  On “Calgary” we find Vernon and company opting for subtle arrangements over the rootsy folk circa For Emma creating a fantastic track.  The album is due out on June 21st via Jagjaguwar in the US and June 21st on 4AD in the UK and yes, we’re excited.  Listen below and download HERE with an email.

Bon Iver – “Calgary”

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Indie Rock, New Artists

Gayngs

No Comments 28 January 2011

is like an astronaut stuck in a Coke bottle.  Or rather, an astronaut stuck in a New Coke bottle; it’s spacey, poppy, sugary, and sounds like something someone tried to do in 1985 that no one liked at the time (unless you liked the soundtrack to Blue Velvet more than the soundtrack to Top Gun).

This Minneapolis-based group is unexpectedly (Kenny) Loggins-ish given the 23-person roster, the likes of whom include Justin Vernon of (folk), P.O.S. of Rhymesters (hip-hop), and all three members of Megafaun (folk, again).  The presumption, therefore, is that this soft-/jazz-/yacht-rock hybrid of sound is either a) unexpectedly (and kind of amazingly) organic between all the members, or b) derisively ironic given the band’s average age.  Either way, everyone knows weird, satiric, unadulterated nostalgia has been back since McDonald’s re-released the McRib sandwich in October.

Some songs on Gayng’s 2010 debut Relayted bleed to death over the course of six or seven minutes.  If you want a shorter sample of their sound, I’d check out The Original Soundtrack by 10cc.  Otherwise, try the songs “The Gaudy Side of Town” and “Faded High” (listen below). (For a Demi Moore ala St. Elmo’s Fire moment, open the porthole of your yacht while wrapped in sheets of multi-colored fabric and listen to their Godley and Crème cover of “Cry” while waiting for a would-be sunburned and wind-chapped Rob Lowe to light two cigarettes at once.)

I understand the desire for the nostalgic meanderings of Gayngs; I just think I like the idea of Gayngs simply existing more.  It’s like MTV playing Toni Braxton’s “Unbreak My Heart” video over and over and over again in 1996 – some people needed that.  I just liked knowing it was there in case I wanted it.  Which is why I’m glad the McRib is back.

Gayngs – “Gaudy Side of Town”

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Gayngs – “Faded High”

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