Right-click and enjoy.
Right-click and enjoy.
Oh gorgeous Fridays, you are my savior. In return, I will unload a handful of tracks for your downloading delights.
What Is New – Frederik Teige To be honest, I held on this track for quite awhile. Countless times have I sat at my computer scouring my iTunes library trying to figure out who the hell Frederik Teige sounds like, it’s just so familiar. But I just couldn’t hold onto this fantastic track any longer. It’s perfect for today’s sunny rays with the hyper guitars and pop basics all around, mhm.
Get Gone – White Arrows Electronic pop executed just right, White Arrows started first as a solo project, somewhat as an experiment, that evolved into a full 5-piece band. Honestly, I just love that they’re weirder than I am (all of which you can track here).
Quittin’ Time – Patrick Lee The intro reminds of me old 60′s funk records I find hiding in dollar bins, and that immediately puts a smile on my face. This track is out there, Mr. Lee samples cohesive sounds from all over the musical spectrum to cook up something severely funky. He’s the definition of a creator, do check out more of his work here.
May Day Revisited (with UNKLE & The Radio Dept. & The Duke Spirit) – Mojib I’m an idiot, forgive me. How have I NOT posted this song already?
Have a fab Friday my friends, and if anyone wants to take a stab at my Frederik Teige quandary please leave a comment and ease my mind. Right-click and enjoy.
Some songs just make you take a deep breath and smile.
“Push” by BOA hit me blindly while I was driving the other day through the city running errands. I can’t say I listen to this sort of pop music on the regular but it’s such a pleasant and easy going track I was immediately won over.
Don’t confuse these Swedes with Korea’s pop sensation, BoA. This BOA released their debut, Forever and Never, this past September with “Push” being their lead single. The song also comes with this extra cute accompanying video below.
Guaranteed a smile, right-click and enjoy.
Junip simply plays methodical, well-thought out music. Jose Gonzalez and his talented band create calming and conditioned atmospheric songs with a surprising amount of structure, perfect for your lazy Sunday mornings.
The band recently announced the winner for their video contest for song, “Without You.” Below, you can check out co-Dependency, who shot the film on 16mm out in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Long, holding shots of a stark run-down landscape capture the mood of the track spot-on. Junip says they “fell for the dreamy quality of the video by co-Depency, because of their interpretation and warm lo-fi feeling.”
P.S. let’s have some fun…
I’ve had a very, very long day…and then I came home to fleas. Awesome.
But you know what’s actually awesome, instead of me being facetious I’ll just gift you all with some fab tunes. How about that?
I need to crack this fucking Frontline open and give myself a flea bath. My dog is sleeping in the hall tonight.
Kaleidoscope (feat Jonsi) – Tiesto I would never guess such an expansive song would be produced by Tiesto but I’m pretty sure that’s just the Jonsi factor going on. It’s calming yet climbs and climbs throughout the entire 7 minute song, slowly layering instruments. It’s an older one, beautiful.
Naked Kids – GROUPLOVE I saw these guys a ton in the media tent at Lolla and can honestly say they’re a truly happy-go-lucky bunch. They seemed so content and gracious to be there that the story about how they all came together as a band is that more believable. The journey that led them to where they are today was all about pure love, how can you not enjoy listening to their music?
Shuffle A Dream – Little Dragon Good god I am just falling in love with Ritual Union.
This Could Take A Lifetime – Maria Taylor I know, the other day I just posted Maria Taylor but c’mon, that voice just fills me up. And today she just dropped Overlook, which I know now I definitely need to pick up. This is her first album being back in Birmingham, Alabama and she sounds completely at ease. I’ve heard “Matador” and other tracks from the album and know this stands to be one of her finest pieces of work yet. Finally, if you ever see her playing in your city don’t let me catch you at home.
Don’t forget to right-click and enjoy.
Here’s what’s been flowing through my speakers this morning…
I Don’t Like It Like This – The Radio Dept. And if you read this blog enough you also know I’m all about these swedes as well. I was analyzing the lyrics this morning when I was on my run, what a downer. Fantastic song and incredible band though.
It’s Okay – Land of Talk Friends probably got tired last year with how much I pushed Land of Talk on them..well, every now and then it needs to resurface. Heart-wrenchingingly solid.
Desire Lines – Deerhunter Keeping up with the low-key, shoegaze feel Deerhunter follows suit (no one will get this joke..and that’s ok). I love the lyrics in this simple, guitar-droning song.
Right-click and enjoy.
BONUS: Intro (Minnesota Remix) – The XX Hold on to your seats, this one fucking builds and rips dubstep wide open.
metaPhysical – Long Walks on the Beach I threw this on a mix I made a couple of weeks ago and every single time I hear it come on over my car stereo I immediately want to blog about it. Well, here I am finally doing that. I can’t say I know much about this guy but he does hail from DC which makes me love him already. He’s just got the right amount of lo-fi mixed with the right amount of pop, key to my heart.
Social Studies – Body Language These guys are kinetic, full of energy. Originally starting as a bedroom DIY (who doesn’t these days..) has now formed into a full-fledged band. This is a fun track and I’m digging the space ship blips. Download download download.
Get Some - Lykke Li I snagged this song up last week when everyone was blogging away about it. I downloaded it and gave it some time to sink in. I approve. Lykke Li always keeps things interesting, she’s creative to the core. I always enjoy when this Swede pops up on the blogs and I hear just a little more of her.