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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”


Dream pop, Fav Tracks

GEMS- “All I Ever”

No Comments 04 December 2012

We recently brought you new fav artist and their dreamy first single “Void Moon”.  Now we have another track from the DC duo also recorded in the Outer Banks of North Carolina this October.  ”All I Ever” is a call and response style song as Lindsay and Clifford sing to each other over the sparsely orchestrated track.  It brings to mind in a good way.  Head HERE to download.

GEMS – “All I Ever”

Fav Tracks, Hip-Hop, Remix

The Hood Internet – “VCR”

No Comments 05 May 2011

One of our favorite mashup duos are back, but this time with a non-mashup.  The Chicago boys are supposedly in the works of releasing a record of original material and in the meantime decided to assemble a stellar little group for this cover of ’s “VCR”.  Featuring Elizabeth Harper () on the chorus and and Telli () on the verses this is definitely worth a few listens.  [via Pitchfork]

The Hood Internet – “VCR (ft. Elizabeth Harper of Class Actress, Freddie Gibbs, Telli of Ninjasonik)”

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Fav Tracks, News, Remix

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – We’re New Here

No Comments 31 January 2011

New

Last year released the excellent comeback record I’m New Here to critical acclaim.  On February 22nd, (of ) will release a remix album consisting of 13 tracks entitled We’re New Here.  On it Jamie reimagines the songs, teaming the legendary poet’s lyrics with his own brand of minimal electronic production.  Listen below to two standout tracks “I’ll Take Care Of U” and “NY is Killing Me” and head HERE to buy the songs and preorder the album.

Mashup, Mashup Mondays

Wait What – “Juicry-R (The XX vs. Notorious BIG)”

No Comments 02 August 2010

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’s mashup has been a blog hit for a few months now, but a hit nonetheless.  DJ backs Biggie’s “Juicy” with ’s “VCR”.

More from Wait What here.

Fav Tracks, Mashup, Mashup Mondays

The Hood Internet – “The XX Gon’ Give It To Ya (DMX vs. The XX)”

No Comments 12 July 2010

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’s mashup is from with “ Gon’ Give It To Ya ( vs. The XX).”

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