Saturday, October 31, 2009

Raveonettes Bang / Last Dance



Brand new 7 Inch single from the Raveonettes featuring two tracks taken from their latest CD In and Out Of Control out on Fierce Panda records. Track 1 Bang is a shimmering pop track while Last Dance could have been found on a John Hughes soundtrack back in the eighties. I look forward to hearing the new album.

Bang

Unofficial Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ph7IglvfGs



Last Dance

Official Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOnKJf522kE

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Bad Lieutenant - Sink Or Swim



First single from New Order lead singer Bernard Sumner from his new band Bad Lieutenant taken from the first album Never Cry Another Tear. Typical New Order sound without the dance beats.

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Higher Than The Stars



Brand new EP from The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Nice jangily guitar pop ala the eighties twee sound. The ep has 4 tracks and a low tempo spacey remix for the dance floor by Saint Etienne. The Pains can't seem to do no wrong. The Ep is released off the Slumbberland Record Label in the USA

Regular Version

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNpSX42EcKw



Saint Etienne Remix

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JemWi8T-ejI

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kill It Kid - Heaven Never Seemed So Close



Third single from Kill It Kid. Very rocky indie track taken from their self-titled album out on One Little Indian.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRtDajHR3NA


Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Place to Bury Strangers - In Your Heart



Dark eighties sounding gothic factory alternative rock. Nice track from A Place To Bury Strangers taken from their new album Exploding Head

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR5JV3qXbak

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Drums - Let's Go Surfing



Allison of Sister blog Panic Manual was on the pulse on this one back at the beginning of September. Fantastic track that was just released on 7 inch in the UK in October. Using the PBJ whistle strategy the band kicks out a soon to be anthem.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OsTUnkqSi4

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Very Best (feat. Ezra Koenig) - Warm Heart of Africa

The new 2009 album 'The Warm Heart of Africa' from the trio calling themselves The Very Best has been getting a lot of attention recently in the UK. The unusual story of Malawi-born Esau Myamwaya meeting one of the two Radioclit DJs in a junk shop in London has been in the headlines this week. Their collaboration led to a very well-received mixtape in 2008 and their recent debut album. Esau sings in Chichewa, the national language of Malawi. This particular song features Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend.

(Rather bizarre) video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HgwWTxTwSE

Monday, October 12, 2009

Catching Up 2

1) Lou Barlow - The Right



On Domino Records...nice indie song Dinosaur Jr guy Lou Barlow.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mQ0wlXn4yA



2) Jeremy Jay - Breaking The Ice



Smooth eighties Factory Records inspired track. Essential!

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCYId_6Rl7w



3) La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy



New wave dance music from La Roux. 3rd or 4th single from their debut. Nice!

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7IGE58IPgo

4) Bombay Bicycle Club - Magnet



Droning indierock from the Club. Taken from their first album I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkKJHYHCt6Q

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Catching Up

I've been falling behind due to work. I'll try to play catch up on this long weekend with some really good tunes I've been hearing in the past week

1. Fists-Cockatoo



Jangily pop from the Fists released on Hello Thor Records

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ejxtCvmMC4




2.The Octopus Project - Wet Gold



Hippy shiny glimmer pop which has been around for awhile but gets the reissue treatment on the Golden Beds EP released just recently

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Avw3vfeyjI




3. Damien Leith - To Get To You

Emotive pop from the Australian Idol Winner. Nice indiepop tune and better than anything American Idol has churned out.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4scDYtxb0w



4. The Leisure Society - Save It For Someone Who Cares



Indie tinged Alt-country track from this UK band taken from their debut The Sleeper

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtKuu2IZ8b8

Sunday, October 4, 2009

2XClub Snap - Rhythm Is A Dancer and Example Watch The Sun Come Up

Example - Watch The Sun Come Up

Nice early morning trancy hip hop club song on Data Records





Snap - Rhythm Is A Dancer

Armand Van Helden rips the track apart in this thundering 2000s rendition. Need I say more. Also on Data Records

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YHyTwkK2wc

Thursday, October 1, 2009

CFCF Monolith

Excellent eighties influenced downtempo track from CFCF taken from the album continent. This is the second track I have heard by this Canadian Outfit but each track has niftily borrowed an eighties track and subtely downtempolized it. This particular track borrows from the Pet Shop Boys. Nice!!

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