Whoa. It’s December already? I always forget how crazy busy this time of year is.
Anyways, I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile now..and finally I have gotten around to selecting some songs for my brother that I like to work out to. So here you go Nick, add these to the iPod Hope the rest of you enjoy.
Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins Rework) – Star Slinger A little on the low key side, but I have much love for Star Slinger. I highly recommend their remixes.
Crystal Mines – CFCF Bedroom DIY artists just don’t run out… great, heavy electronic music from this Canadian.
Something – Copy
Never Good Enough (The Killabits Remix) – Major Lazer I usually am not a fan of Major Lazer but this is some sick dubstep. This is a great song to run to.
Creepy Phone Calls – Tobacco Tom Fec, aka the crazy man behind this music is just skilled. This song is absolutely nuts, listen and you’ll know what I mean.
Sorry To Interrupt – Theophilus London Never can go wrong with some Theo.
All Things Go (w/ Sufjan Stevens) – Chiddy Bang The song years ago that introduced me to Chiddy Bang, that I instantly fell in love with, and that I spread around like wildfire.
I Don’t Feel It Anymore (George Raquet Remix) – William Fitzsimmons
Futuretapes - CSLSX
Embrace The Martian - Kid Cudi This is my Cudi.
River – Germany Germany I love when everything starts kicking in at 0:40 seconds. Seriously..how could I not.
The only acknowledgment I want for last week is that I got my ass kicked work-wise and that I am glad it is over.
With that being said..it feels different to be starting my week off back home in Maryland. Can’t keep me from Philly too long though..just a quick break from the city .
Haven’t had much time for music..but enough to throw you these three gems.
California Sunrise – Dirty Gold So I think it’s officially safe to say that Fall is here. I still love to coast to some breezy songs on sunny days like today. As much as I’m a winter advocate..I would love to drag the sunshine out just a little longer. These guys remind me a bit of Clive Tanaka and a little bit Bedouin Soundclash. Feel the warmth.
Time (We Plants Are Happy Plants Remix) – Hans Zimmer I think I’m actually a bigger fan of We Are Happy Plants remixes rather then his original work. This song is solid. It’s got a sweeping, dramatic orchestral introduction and then gets plugged with the electronics. The way this guy from Hungary unfolds his music is beautiful.
Last Summer – Germany Germany I might as well keep up with the nostalgic summer vibe with another solo genius, Germany Germany, who actually hails from Canada. Sometimes his music is a little too out there for me but listening to his Last Summer compilation, I’m in love. He has toned it down quite a bit for this mix and it’s fantastic. I highly recommend downloading the rest right here.
Bonus: Bright Eyes – Vonnegutt I’ll leave you guys with a little something up-tempo to carry you through the rest of this week. Vonnegutt has been getting hyped recently by being featured on Big Boi’s track. They even have some tour dates coming up with Chiddy Bang..Keep an eye on these boys.
As I clicked to write a new post I looked over at my window and saw the sun come out, shining brightly. How nice..these past couple of days have been so shitty, cold and rainy. This sun is definitely welcome.
Anyways, on to the music.
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire Who hasn’t been talking about this band lately? With the release of The Suburbs, everyone’s been posting away. Now I admit, I wasn’t originally a fan of this band. Never really heard enough to make up my mind and see if they were really an incredible band like everyone exclaims or if they were just simply over-hyped. It took some time for me to start listening to this album..and slowly I have come around.
“But late at night the feelings swim to the surface
‘Cause on the surface the city lights shine
They’re calling at me, come and find your kind.”
I love the whole theme of this album. The lyrics hit you; they’re relatable. We all have felt stuck at some point in our lives. Excellent song.
Clothed And Open Eyed – Local Natives Another solid band in my book. I love this fast tempo and when they drop the percussion and build it back up after a minute through. The frenziness at the end just makes this song fun to listen to. Download.
Our Younger Noise – Letting Up Despite Great Faults This band has been around for a few years now but I only recently have stumbled upon them. This song is nothing but beautiful, hushed boy/girl vocals with some light electronica. My music taste starts to change around this time of year. I don’t think I’m consciously becoming more sad, just more prone to listen to melancholic music I suppose.
I like this picture, enjoy.
Today I will be supplementing your ears with some female-dominated tracks I’ve been listening to.
Shine – Breakfast in Fur
Ok, this band originally began as this guy Dan Wolfe’s bedroom project but within the past year the band grew into a 6-piece psychedelic, folk-rock outfit. I like the addition of the mixed vocals with Kaitlin Van Pelt. Adds a real softness to the already fuzzy sound they have. I really like it. The song may get a bit repetitive towards the end but I really am digging the first minute of it
Violet Eyes – My Gold Mask
I know this is a duo kinda collaboration but this girl is fucking awesome. I’m really into songs that interest my ears, songs that use sounds differently. The percussion is great and it’s all done by Gretta Rochelle, those female vocals you’re listening to. It’s rough, the guitar gives the track an edge. They’re definitely blazing their own trail and I like it.
Gas Mask – RatTail
Not too much out there on this band..yet. I knew I’d love them when I immediately heard their lo-fi sound and once the vocals came in…sold. I just like the lyrics, the simple guitar riff..this song is good.
And I’m off to work!