Monday, December 31, 2007

Mark Brown ft. Sarah Cracknell "The Journey Continues"

Music from a commercial is clubbed/housed up and vocals are added courtesy of Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne. Sarah actually makes a very short cameo in the video (2 seconds). This gets released physically in first week of February. I have also included the original commercial below for Lloyds

Mark Brown ft. Sarah Cracknell "The Journey Continues":

Lloyds TSB commercial:

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Björk Declare Independence

Here we are at the cusp of 2008 and the major record labels start out the new year by releasing singles from the likes of the White Stripes, Bjork, Amy Winehouse/Mutya Buena, Mika, and even Queen. Again, its going to be another week of me finding filler as there was nothing really released this week that I could get overly excited about. Below find the Bjork video for the new single called Declare Independence which was issued by One Little Indian on a 3CD/1DVD package. Crazy video and interesting song. Feel like I was playing the video game Silent Hill.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sam Isaac - Sideways

Good Indie track released near the end of this month. Lots of cakes being made in this video.

Friday, December 28, 2007

History Of House

Great documentary on the History Of House Music. Follows its roots from Disco and its evolution to Techno/Downtempo from the eighties to the late nineties. Well done.
Click on the picture below to see the first part. Its been broken into 12 parts and the other parts can be found at this link:

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Love Corporation - Gimme Some Love

As 2007 comes to a close and we wait for the first new single releases of 2008 to be released I was doing some surfing and came across this very cool track from the Love Corporation. Released around the time of the acid house craze this great track remixed by Andy Weatherall was first issued back in 1991 on Creation Records more known for the alternative guitar pop of bands such asPrimal Scream, Jesus And The Mary Chain, Jazz Butcher, and The House Of Love than their club records. Fantastic track.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Pogues Fairytale Of New York

Classic Christmas track from the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl. Well enjoyed with spiked eggnog and a shot of whiskey. Re-released once again in the UK this ended up being the 4th biggest selling single of the week over there (I think they re-release it every year these days). The track was originally released back in 1988.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Jona Lewie - Stop the Cavalry

TIme to get festive as new releases slow down for the holiday season. Here find a classic new wave holiday season cut from Jona Lewie released originally 27 years ago in 1980. I'm off to do some last minute Christmas shopping. Enjoy.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup

Funky, Indie, Sexy, great track from Kate Nash. For who all who wrote her off her as a one hit wonder with Foundations, Not So!!!..Lyrically brilliant.Check it out....She is in Toronto (Mod Club) in early January..

Friday, December 21, 2007

ineedtodiscover mixandmatch

Great new wave disco punk pop from Ineedtodiscover, a duo who hail from the UK. The track is called MixandMatch. Reminds me alittle of Bis from the 90s.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Young Galaxy - Outside The City

Another great track from this Canadian band off their self titled album released this year. This 7 Inch just dropped in the UK last week and follows up the amazing song Swing Your Heartache. By the way some people I know (including me) did a Top 20 of 2007. Swing Your Heartache made it on the list. Check out the list here on the Panic Manual: Panic Manual

Below is the Outside The City Video

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Soulja Boy Tell Em Crank That

Ahhhh...massive bangin hip hop track.....Huge in the USA for months and gets a UK release this pass week. Love the steel drums in the background.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Crystal Castles Air War

Wicked track from this Canadian band whos trademark sound is blips and bleeps via 80s video games. 7 inch released in the UK this week.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

THE BLACK ARTS Christmas Number One

Let's get you into the festive spirit with this great Christmas track from Black Box Recorder/Art Brut. Sarah Nixey's gorgeous voice is in on this one too.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sons & Daughters Gilt Complex

Great indie punk tune by this band from Glasgow, Scotland. They have released two albums and are about to release their third. This is the first single off the new album called This Gift off Domino Records. Catchy track.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Bonde Do Role Marina Gasolina

Indie Funk is the best way to describe this track. Bonde Do Role are back with their 3rd single...typical strange video for the band. Great Track!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Good Shoes Small Town Girl

Great indiepop tune from the UK band. This is actually like their fifth single off their really good first album Think Before You Speak which was released in 2007.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Emma Pollock Paper And Glue

A former member of the Delgados, Emma released her first solo album on the 4AD label this year called Watch The FIreworks. This is the third single from the album. Great indiepop single.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Simian Mobile Disco Hustler

Great track by this electro/indie/club outfit. The track is off their most recent album but was floating around as a 12 Inch awhile back. It got rereleased in the UK just last week with new remixes. Attack Decay Sustain Release is the album and was one of my favourites released this year. Warning...Video is alittle odd.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Helen Love Its My Club

Another bubbly pop record from Helen Love with the Helen Love signature sound. The band is from Whales and sports what wikipedia terms a punk rock, bubblegum pop and disco dance sound. This tack is off their new album It's My Club And I'll Play What I Want To on Elefant Records out of Spain

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Go Team Wrath Of Marcie

Can I really say anything short of this band is amazing. Great band to both see live and listen to. This is the latest single off their second CD Proof Of Youth. Great indie/club/hip hop music.