Tag archive for "Phoenix"

Electronic, Fav Tracks, New Artists, Remix

The Chainsmokers

No Comments 21 May 2013

Production duo take very little seriously.  Their bio is full of hilarious misinformation; their photos are full of bad Photoshops putting their faces on famous people or simply saying hello using one finger; they goad one another via Twitter encouraging their fans to choose #teamalex or #teamdrew.  There is one thing these two New Yorkers do not take lightly, and that’s their music.  Their production is on-fuckin’-point.   take tracks from the likes of , , and and create interstellar progressive house bangers.  After listening to their SoundCloud for the past couple months religiously I finally had to write something after their recent and remixes.  Their takes on “Trying To Be Cool” and “Julian” are absolute perfection.  Check them both out below and personal favorite, Daughter’s “Medicine”.  Hope to see these guys in LA soon.

Say Lou Lou – “Julian (The Chainsmokers Remix)”
Phoenix – “Trying To Be Cool (The Chainsmokers Remix)”
Daughter – “Medicine (The Chainsmokers Remix)”

Fav Tracks, Post-Punk, Videos

Coachella Find: Savages

No Comments 10 April 2013

I like to prepare for music festivals by giving every artist a listen.  The great thing about is there are so many artists of all genres that I always come across something I’ve missed.  There are a lot of acts I’m looking forward to that don’t need any coverage: , , , , , , etc.  This is dedicated to those sweet finds that I’m now looking forward to with equal fervor.  See you in the desert.

don’t quite count as a Coachella Find, but since it’s taken me until now to write about them, we’ll let it slide.   As soon as this all female quartet released their debut single “Flying to Berlin” / “Husbands” every blog from here to Pitchfork was all over them, and for good reason. The post-punk group has been heavily likened to Joy Division not only for their sound but approach and general outlook on life and music. See the statement released with the debut single: “For Savages the intention was to create a sound, indestructible and musically solid, written for the stage, designed with enough nuances to provide a wide range of emotions. The songs aim to remind us that human beings haven’t evolved so much, that music can still be straight to the point, efficient and exciting.” Not much else to say. Listen to their newest track from their May 7th Matador release Silence Yourself and check out “Husbands” HERE. It’s loud, passionate, and musical, I’m in.

Fav Tracks, Indie Rock, New Artists

Coachella Find: Little Green Cars

No Comments 09 April 2013

I like to prepare for music festivals by giving every artist a listen.  The great thing about is there are so many artists of all genres that I always come across something I’ve missed.  There are a lot of acts I’m looking forward to that don’t need any coverage: , , , , , , etc.  This is dedicated to those sweet finds that I’m now looking forward to with equal fervor.  See you in the desert.

is an Dublin rock band that’s markedly tough to categorize much further.  Strong influences of folk and Americana can be immediately heard, but there’s more to the five piece.  Slick guitar riffs are heard interspersed within post-punk chugging all the while 3+ part harmonies triumph over as if their songs were written specifically for outdoor venues like Coachella–listening to “Angel Owl” as I type.  Basically listen if you like bands with guitars, vocals, and drums.  I do so I’m looking forward to their set.  Check out the two tracks from their The John Wayne EP below.

Little Green Cars – “The John Wayne”
Little Green Cars – “Witching Hour”

Electronic, Fav Tracks, New Artists

Coachella Find: Unicorn Kid

2 Comments 08 April 2013

UPDATE 4/9/13: Unicorn Kid has canceled his appearance…like a month ago.  I should check Twitter more often, or ever.  Still a great find and great artist.

I like to prepare for music festivals by giving every artist a listen.  The great thing about Coachella is there are so many artists of all genres that I always come across something I’ve missed.  There are a lot of acts I’m looking forward to that don’t need any coverage: , , , , , , etc.  This is dedicated to those sweet finds that I’m now looking forward to with equal fervor.  See you in the desert.

I will find myself a bit out of my element for this one.  Unicorn Kid is straight up rave.  The 21 year old Scot makes chippy electronic dance music with all the passion of house music.  I was hooked the first time I heard “Pure Space”.  Something about his unique choice of synth voices gets inside my head and destroys any shred of sadness not to mention it also makes me feel like I’m inside an awesome NES game.  I will be at Unicorn Kid, I will be dancing, I will be happy.  Check out some choice notes below from the Kid of Unicorn.

Unicorn Kid – “Pure Space”

Unicorn Kid – “Chrome Lion”


Fav Tracks, Indie Pop, Videos

Phoenix – “Entertainment”

No Comments 18 February 2013

have finally released the first single from the impending album Bankrupt! “Entertainment” features a catchy melody that sounds like it’s based on the Oriental Riff, but maybe that’s just me.  No matter, Phoenix are back and just as addictive as ever.  Bankrupt! is due out April 23rd just after their big Saturday headline and also just in time for someone to buy me a copy for my birthday (hint).  Enjoy the lyrics video below.

Fav Tracks, Indie Rock, New Artists, Synthpop

Strange Talk

No Comments 25 May 2011

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That Australia…so hot right now.  Yet another excellent electropop export from the Aussie island, .  The group was only established February of last year, but have already made a grand splash in their native country.  With a sound likened to trailblazers and and peers and , Strange Talk is ready to be plugged into any summer mix.  The group recently released its four song Strange Talk EP on Neon Gold.  Listen to standout tracks “Climbing Walls” and “We Can Pretend” below and order the EP HERE.

Strange Talk – “Climbing Walls”
Strange Talk – “We Can Pretend”

Mashup, Mashup Mondays

Tumblewoof – “Armillistice”

No Comments 28 March 2011

Here at slapthebass we’re a sucker for a good mashup.  Every Monday we’ll bring you one of our fav’s for your listening pleasure.

This week we bring you a creation from New Jerseyite Dylan Sieh, AKA .  Sieh takes from ’s “Armistice” and ’s “Milli” to create this tight little head-nodder.

Tumblewoof – “Armillistice (Phoenix vs. Lil Wayne)”

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For more from Tumblewoof including free tracks head HERE.

Electronic, Fav Tracks, Remix

RAC – VOL 2

1 Comment 08 March 2011

Remix Artist Collective () recently put out this fine collection of remixes entitled VOL 2.  The volume contains remixes of some our favorites including , , , and .  As usual RAC takes great songs and creates something new and equally as great, sometimes better.  Standout tracks for us are the , Washed Out, and Phoenix remixes but by all means find your favs.  Head on over HERE to check out more of their awesome work.




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