Saturday, February 28, 2009

Global Deejays feat. Rozalla - Everybody's free

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PySU22t9YZo


Classic piano rave/house club track from the nineties funked up by the Global Deejays crew. Big sounding remix while keeping the chorus of the original track.

Talking about nineties music. Sister Blog Panic Manual will be rocking the Boat on Augusta in Toronto on Thursday April 9, 2009 (night before Good Friday) with a mixture of 90's dance and indie classics for their 90s dance party titled Panic At The Boat. International Superstar DJ's Tricky Ricky and Wade "do you want go faster" Vroom will be on the ipods of steel. Worth Checking out.





I also include the classic original video:

Friday, February 27, 2009

Peter Bjorn and John - Nothing To Worry About



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVniEYCdaoM

Brand new single from swedes Peter Bjorn John off their forthcoming fifth album Living Thing due out in March in the UK. Very cool video.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Le Corps Mince de Fran├žoise - BITCH OF THE BITCHES



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbJwGMvUEQA

Out next week on 7 Inch on Relentless Records. A great indie electro record from this trio of ladies from Helsinki, Finland. Don't think their is a full length yet but should be a good one once released. Another baile funk type track called Rayban Glasses is floating around the internet in various mixed form. But this track, Bitch of the Bitches is definately the cut.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Virgins - Teen Lovers



Video: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=51653886

Funky track clocking in a record speed of 2:15. Definately eighties sounding. Been out in North America for awhile but gets the full release in the UK this week on 7 Inch. An American 4 member band signed to Atlantic Records in the States. This track is taken from their full length self titled debut record.

The song Rich Girls was number 68 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008 if that means anything. Not as good as Teen Lovers though. Can't get the Myspace embed to work so click on the above link for the video on myspace.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CFCF - You Hear Colors

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkcmvELP_tU

Fantastic downtempo track from this Canadian outfit. I hear everything from Art Of Noise Moments of Love to Running Up That Hill By Kate Bush borrowed for this chill out track. CFCF are in Toronto on March 19 and 21st at Augusta House and Burroughs Building.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Glasvegas - Flowers & Football Tops



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CFyP-nrlkg

Okay...I really didn't get the hype on this band when I first heard their single Geraldine. But the latest single Flowers & Football Tops made me revisit and I finally get it. Fantastic indiepop from this Scottish band and taken from their first full length self-titled LP. Unfortunately no video to embed so you need to click on the Youtube link above to get the video.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hatcham Social - Murder In The Dark



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Q2_Cyq838

Very eighties jangling guitar sounding track from the Hatcham Social. Supposedly Tim Burgess of Charlatans fame is helping them put together their first full length LP called You Dig The Tunnel I'll Hide The Soil on Fierce Panda Records in the UK. This Single released in the UK the week of March 9th is also on Fierce Panda Records. Quite good.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sandy Rivera- I Can't Stop (Luca Cassani Remix)


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr82_JI_YTA

Bumping house track off the long run UK House label Defected Records. I like the use of the one lyric in this track over nice filtered house. There's a large number of mixes out there but out of the two I have heard this is the one I like the best. No official video for this but someone has nice to create one.



Thursday, February 19, 2009

Emmy the Great First Love



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dS8uy5fwfs

This is rumoured to be the second single off Emmy The Great's first album called First Love which was released last week. Fantastic indiefolkpop single. You may have heard her sing on the amazing BPA single titled Seattle (reviewed back on November 29). Emma Lee-Moss was born in Hong Kong and ended up moving as a child to London.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmM2RwlxGt0

Released in August of last year this Electropop hit from Empire Of The Sun gets released this week in the UK on 7 Inch on Virgin Records. The track is taken from the full length album of the same title. A second single titled we are the people is sure to follow. Nice track.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

School of Seven Bells - Iamundernodisguise


Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1An2pjS4mKE

School of Seven Bells is a three-piece band formed by Benjamin Curtis of Secret Machines, together with identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza. They supposedly met when each others bands were opening for Interpol. I have no video for the new single released in the UK this week and it isn't on their myspace as of yet. So to get you interested in how great this band sounds I've attached their First video Half Asleep which is fantastic. Both tracks are from there first album Alpinisms off the Full Time Hobby record label.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Asobi Seksu - Familiar Light



Brand new single from Asobi Seksu (Japanese for casual sex) who are based out of New York. A Shoegazing fuzzy guitar band who are about to release their 3rd album called Hush. We reviewed the first single Me and Mary on December 1. The second single is released in the UK this week and is called Familiar Light. Great track but unfortunately no video for it. You will need to hit their myspace to listen to it. Very etherial, Cocteau Twinish sounding.

http://www.myspace.com/asobiseksu

Asobi Seksu are at the El Mocambo on March 3, 2009.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Joy Formidable - Cradle

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W66yhfMb4d0

Punk Pop from the UK by The Joy Formidable. The Trio is now located in London but hail originally from North Wales. They use to go by the moniker of Sidecar Kisses but ended dropping their bassist and changed their drummer. This is their second single. An 8 track LP is due out soon called A Balloon Called Moaning. The first single Austere is quite catchy too. Check the video for Cradle out below


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Saint Etienne Method Of Modern Love



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi0OvJkLiww

Saint Etienne jump back into chart action with their Valentine's track Method Of Modern Love. No, it isn't a cover of the classic pop smash by Hall and Oates if you were thinking that. Brand new single which will end up on the bands 4th Greatest Hits package London Conversations released this week in the UK. Unfortunately this smash pop hit comes crashing into the UK Sales chart at only number 56 this week. Technically, a track that should be up there at the top of the charts with Lily Allen and Lady Gaga.

Unfortunately the track was only available in small quantities from one online shop, one UK record retailer; had really little publicity; and had no video so no surprise the Etienne's are denied a Top 40 hit once again. Great Track though.

Please find a fan made video on youtube below

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Crystal Stilts Prismatic Room


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMl-a09kp2o

Not sure if this is the A-Side or the B-side but its an excellent track and has a video. The other track on this 7 inch is called Departure but I really can't find it anywhere on the web. This is a very nice indie hipie low tempo track from the Crystal Stilts. Nice droning shoegazing pop song from this New York band off of Slumberland Records.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

James Yuill No Surprise


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l0p1d01P9s

This is the second time I have featured a James Yuill track on the site. James is a English musician from London, currently signed to the Moshi Moshi record label. Very mellow downtempoish indieelectronicpop. Seems like he has signed with Nettwerk for release in North America. Watch James perform for his friends for his full length video for the song below

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

WaVVes - So Bored



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF9Tu35-pBo

Based out of San Diego, California, WaVVes is the project of Nathan Williams. Pretty cool. Listened to the rest of his available tracks on Myspace which didn't do much for me. However, this track is fantastic. Check this out!! Very Noisy melodic garage track with wails for added effect. Interesting Video also which really has nothing to do with the song.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Appaloosa -The Day (We Fell In Love)



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97rJA-VmlPk

Slow starting indiepop downtempo song so if you have the patience it takes off at around the 1 minute mark of the video. Again, another act with little info on the web about them/her. Off the Kitsune label out of France. Went to the Labels page and also couldn't really find anything let one sentence or picture on this 12 Inch release. Supposedly Todd Edwards mixes of this are around (see youtube) but this is the mix I like:


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Telepathe - So Fine

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Un5SJ1aAGM


Brooklyn's answer to Ladytron. This is a track taken from Telepathe's first LP Dance Mother. Can't really tell you much about this outfit. Their official website so far has one page which features the video of this song. Their Myspace page doesn't say much more. But the track is great.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Florence And The Machine - Dog Days Are Over

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0ZPTFfpO40

On First Listen wasn't too excited about this track but it was a slow grower. Maybe a little Kate Bush sounding. Quite a unique sound in my opinion. FLorence and the Machine is Florence Welch and her backing band. This is her second single which was released on December 1st. Her first single was a track called Kiss With a Fist. Her latest single is a cover of the Candi Staton track from 1986 called You Got the Love. It was only released as a download in January. Album will be released early this year.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Fleet Foxes Mykonos


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0F7WJsIyKA
Hippy folk downtempo music from next big thing Fleet Foxes who seemed to be on everyone's best of for 2008. This is a 7 Inch Release on Bella Union. Couldn't find an official video for this track but some fan was nice enoughh to make one. This track was supposedly originally released on their Sun Giant EP released before their full length release.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

KARDINAL OFFISHALL 'NUMBA 1 (Tide Is High)



Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_bhVOl7g3k

Canadian Rapper Kardinal trys to blow up for Canada. High production rap track featuring guest vocals by Keri Hilson who takes Blondie's disco hit The Tide is High for a run. Not a bad track. I'm sure it sounds great in the clubs.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The View - Shock Horror



Energetic UK punk pop music from the View. This is the second single from the View's new album Which Bitch released this month. It follows up the first single 5Rebeccas. A much better single in my opinion. I can't embed the video so you need to go to this youtube link to check out the track:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XU4PFcKw4w

Released on 7 inch on 1965 Records.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Helen Love-Calm Down Dad



How does one hype a band's new single when there is nowhere on the web to find the song to listen to. And should I need to hype a band that has been putting out spectacular bubblegum uk pop tracks year after year for 16 years. This is the first single to be released off the soon to be released full length called Stick It. Both are/will be released on the very hip Spanish label Elefant. I haven't actually heard the new single but Helen Love has never failed to deliver.

If you want to get an ideal of what Helen Love sound like check out the myspace site and then maybe pick up the new limited edition 7 inch on glorious orange vinyl.

http://www.myspace.com/helenlove