Sunday, November 30, 2008

Santogold - Say Aha


I can't say enough about her self-titled album. This is the fifth single off the album. A very catchy bouncy single at that. The album easily floats into my top 20 records of 1998 if not top 10. Very good indieraggadubsoul music.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The BPA - Seattle Feat. Emmy The Great


Very nice single by Brighton Port Authority off Southern Fried Records. Norman Cook at his best as always. Nice downtempo pop single and the followup to Toejam. Features vocals by Emmy The Great. Fantastic. Hopefully there is an album soon.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Nick Harrison - Something Special


Twangy British Pop music, Nineties style. Its okay. Doesn't do alot for me though. No embedding aloud on this video. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow. Click above for the youtube video.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Everything Everything - Suffragette Suffragette


Nice track from this UK band. Lyrics are alittle odd. Very catchy stuff though. Sounds alittle worldy. This could be my single of the week.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

The pains of being pure at heart - everything with you


What a track. 80s reminiscent dreamy low-fi buzzpop. New York band out on Fortuna Pop. Nice surprise for a Sunday morning. Think Lush, Velocity Girl, Pastels, etc etc etc. I'm sold.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christian Falk Ft Robyn - Dream On


Typical pop track from Robyn but what I find interesting is the marketing technique being used today by the majors to sell records. This is a brand new single, fairly catchy powerful one in my opinion, that gets included on the re-issued full length of Robyn with 3 other extra tracks just in time for Christmas. As noted below, Duffy did this also with her new single. Does it work? Released on Data Records in the UK

Saturday, November 22, 2008



Great new track from buzz/distortion band the Raveonettes taken from their latest album Lust Lust Lust. No video available as of yet. Its released as a 7 inch in the UK on Fierce Panda.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Skint & Demoralised - The Thrill of Thirty Seconds


Catchy pop tune from this major label signing. The duo supposedly met on Myspace and began to collaborate. Someone must not like them as their wiki page was deleted after a proposed deletion tag was added. The reason given was no real assertion of notability. Oh, and if anyone can tell me what he is showing everyone in this video it would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sneaky Sound System - UFO 2008


Fantastic indie clubby track from Sneaky Sound System, an Australian band who have been quite big in their own country. This was out in 2007 but gets the UK release a year later. Taken from the album 2. Eighties New Wave bubblegum pop rejuvenated.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Grammatics - The Vague Archive


Great indiepop single from this UK band out of Leeds. Refreshing pop single with lush orchestration. Definately one of the better things I've heard in awhile. on an indie label called Dance To The Radio.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Charlatans - Oh Vanity


Excellent new single from the Charlatans latest album You Cross My Path. Alot of people have panned this album but this single only demonstrates why they are all wrong and need to go back and listen one more time. Released on Cooking Vinyl.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Verve - Rather Be


I didn't realize this was the Verve's first album in over 10 years. The album is called Forth and this is the second single. I actually don't mind this track. Alot better than the first single Love Is Noise which was released back in August.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Duffy - Rain On Your Parade


New single that wasn't even available on the original version of Rockferry but made it onto the deluxe re-release of the album out this week in Europe. Catchy dramatic from Duffy and the fifth single to be released. Good song to keep selling the Rockferry release with into the holiday season.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stricken City - Lost Art


Solid second single from this UK band released on Blue Flower Records next week. Melodic indiepop with female vocals. This is the followup to another single that I reviewed on IKDK called Tak O Tak.

For more on this band check out their myspace

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Manda Rin - Guilty Pleasure


Brand new single by Manda Rin (formerly of Bis) taken from her solo Album My DNA. More disco fused pop from Manda off ThisIsFakeDIY Records. This is the follow up to the first single DNA.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Levellers Burn America Burn


Catchy new single from UK band the Levellers. The band has been around for 20 years and is still putting out quality stuff.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Guru Josh Project - Infinity 2008


Classic club song from 1990. 18 years after and the djs dust off the old track with new remixes. Very catchy club track utilizes the old horn track to make this a great retro futuristic club track. The vocals of the original are replaced here with completely new vocals. Fredde Le Grand stomping beats fill the background. Slammin track.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sam Taylor-Wood: I'm in love with a German film star


Pet Shop Boys produced single by Sam Taylor-Wood. Its a cover of the classic track by eighties indie new wave band The Passions. I'm still partial to the original from 1981 but this ain't too bad. Check out both versions below and vote for which one you like best.

Sam Taylor-Wood

The Passions

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Aimee Mann 31 Today


Never really new much about Til Tuesday and never really followed the career of Aimee Mann but this is a nice song. Very indie sit by the fireplace type of sounding song. This is the second single off her 2008 CD @#%&*! Smilers. Odd video too.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The View - 5Rebbeccas


New single from The View off their soon to be released second LP called Which Bitch. Catchy slice indierock from the UK off the 1965 Record label. Unfortunately don't have an embedded link for this one so you will need to click on the youtube link above to get the video.