31 January 2007

It's electric.

While I'm still in the posting mood, I'll post half of what I was going to post tomorrow.

'Electric Mix #3'

Tracklisting: (Oh yes, it's a very good tracklisting)

My Room Is White (Flying Lotus Remix) - Mia Doi Todd
Electronic Battle Weapon 8 - The Chemical Brothers
Don't Stop the Music (Switch Remix) - Bugz In The Attic
Go On Beef (Mr. Oizo Remix) - Feadz
Willy Skipper - Isoleé
The Treatment (Metronony remix) - Dead Disco
The Prayer (Does It Offend You, Yeah? Remix) - Bloc Party
Let's Call It Off (JD Twitch's Optimo Remix) - Peter Bjorn and John
Farenheit Fair Enough (Prefuse 73 Bonus Beats Remix) - Telefon Tel Aviv
Face (Teenagers Remix) - The Black Ghosts
I Turn My Camera on (John McEntire Remix) - Spoon
Motorcycle Wet (Clutch Short edit) - Alex Gopher


Labels: ,

One more night til mix night.

In our sad and impractical day and age, I admit it: I hate second albums. I especially hate second albums when first albums are amazing. It’s the anticipation. That dumb anticipation of expecting exactly what the first album was, but expecting it to be different too. I almost feel bad for the artists that compose amazing debuts. Afterward they're left scrutinized until dropping album number two, and at that point it’s impossible for them to go right. Different and sameness rarely share a common ground. If a band wants to experiment, they’re usually chastised for it. If a band chooses to sound exactly as they were on album number one, they’re penalized for not going a step further. I hate critics. I don’t like expectations. And I certainly don’t like comparing second albums with first albums..

.. ha ha.

Alright. The Arcade Fire. You knew it was coming. So how would I compare Neon Bible with Funeral? Well, I never thought Funeral was that good. After hearing a leaked Neon Bible though, I’d say Funeral was excellent. If you skip buying their album when it's out March 6th, at least call their album's number: 1-866-Neon Bible. (yes, their album has it's own phone number.. and website) I was occupied for houuurs.

MP3: Intervention - The Arcade Fire

MP3: Black Mirror - The Arcade Fire

Beruit's new EP, Lon Gisland, also came out on Ba Da Bing! a few days ago. It features a new version of Scenic World. And I'm not sure if it's been touched on, but Lon Gisland sounds a lot like Long Island said in a very bad staten island accent.

MP3: Elephant Gun - Beirut

welcome back Joey.


Labels: ,

30 January 2007

Besnard Lakes

I'm not lazy. I'm just tired all the time. Actually, I had a lot of work to get done. It's always hard for me to find the time or motivation to sit down and ramble. But time has come, like time always does. So here I am. About to ramble about The Besnard Lakes; a quirky group from Montreal. Apparently The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse. Who would've guessed? Have a listen to this song from their upcoming February release;

MP3: Cedric's War - The Besnard Lakes



26 January 2007

Take Pills

No! don't. But do download these:

MP3: Take Pills - Panda Bear
MP3: Comfy in Nautica - Panda Bear

Wow. Panda Bear's new stuff from his upcoming Person Pitch isn't bad at all. If you're into bizarre experimental stuff, it's actually amazing. (think Akron/Family, Beach House) Noah Lennox, Animal Collective member, still rings in that Animal Collective-y goodness with his weird solo melodies. His music puts you in something like a trance when listening.. a good stupor. It makes you feel like sleeping with your eyes open. And having aesthetic reveries.. about pandas, of course.


Labels: ,

25 January 2007

Ah, Thursdays.

Ah, two mixes.

'Electric Mix 2' Tracklisting:

Keanu Reeves (Grunge Version) - Kissy Sell Out
Wife (Prefuse 73's Pieces Of Detroit Mix) - Phil Ranelin
Severed God Limbs (feat. Busdriver) - Para One
British Mode (Jester Mix) - Goose
Jetstream (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) - New Order Ft. Ana Matronic
Golden Skans (Erol Alkan's Ekstra Spektral Rework Extended) - Klaxons
X-Ray (South Central Remix) - The Maccabees
Suspicious Character (A Faulty Mechanism Remix) - The Blood Arm
I Cant Go For That (MLK - Steel Drum Edit) - DJ Shadow
Blood On Our Hands (Justice Remix) - DFA 1979
Have You Ever Been (Yuksek remix) - The Plastics

'Mix 12' (we're on 12 already!?) Tracklisting:

Way To Go, Boy - Tap Tap
Be The One - All Night Dance Party
Ask About Me - Girl Talk
Trash - The Whip
City - Lo-Fi-Fnk
Straight to Hell - The Clash
It's Not The Only Way To Feel Happy - Field Music
Junkie's Promise - Sonic Youth
The Floaing Pyramid over Frankfurt - Chicks on Speed
Waterloo Sunset (Kinks Cover) - Islands
The Funeral - Band Of Horses
Mer du Japon - Air
Whip It Up - Keith Richards
Ross Ross Ross - SebastiAn

Because I wish it was warmer out in upstate New York, because I've recently been listening to The Clash a lot, and because The Dead 60s sound exactly like The Clash, only they aren't quite as cool or ghetto, I leave you with this:

MP3: Control This - The Dead 60s


Labels: ,

23 January 2007


No matter how many times I listen to Nick Cave, his Bad Seeds, or The Birthday Party, I always tend to get a bit frightened. Not very, only a bit. It's that voice. That dark, cryptic voice. It never fails at reminding me of scenes in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tim Curry as a tranny is and forever will be scary. Ssion have done a swell job at covering The Birthday Party's "Nick The Stripper"; they've also done a swell job at not reminding me of tranny Tim Curry.. of course, I mean sound-wise. Appearance wise, well, I'll leave that for you to decide..

Street Jizz - Ssion:

MP3: She's Hit - The Birthday Party

MP3: Do You Love Me? - Nick Cave


Labels: , ,

21 January 2007

Does It Offend You, Yeah?

No it doesn’t. Nothing really offends me, honestly. Does It Offend You, Yeah? Shouldn’t offend anyone.. and unless you’re against naughty cartoons and cool synth sounds, you’ll find their electronic noise to be surprisingly pleasing. I’d like to quote: "It sounds like they’ve been eating Daft Punk and Justice tunes for three days, and just taken a giant electro shit". That’s probably the best description I’ve ever heard. Ever. I’m not exactly sure how an electro shit is generated, but if it were possible to have an electro shit, Does It Offend You, Yeah? might be a good one. You know, a 'take your magazine in and read it'-worthy one.

MP3: Battle Royale - Does It Offend You, Yeah?

You can download their XFM mixtape here.


Labels: ,

20 January 2007

If only..

Everything was as endearing as this picture is. Inspired by old pop records, one-hit-wonders, TV jingles, and internet porn, come The Ballet. They’re gay, clearly cool, and very DIY oriented, pressing 500 copies of their first CD, MATTACHINE! and putting them in silk-screened envelopes all by themselves. Catchy bubblegum pop made by queers. Hmm.. you know you're interested.

MP3: I Hate The War - The Ballet

I also meant to put this on the mix yesterday. Thieves Like Us are cool too, even if they aren't queer and inspired by immoral internet movies .

MP3: Drugs In My Body - Thieves Like Us


Labels: ,

18 January 2007

Mix Eleven

I want this. Really really badly. No longer for the lazy, the Nintendo Wii is for the dangerously brave risk takers.

Mix 11

Verbs Before Nouns - Matt & Kim
Boys Of Melody - The Hidden Cameras
Nothing Can Stop Us - Saint Etienne
Holland, 1945 - Neutral Milk Hotel
Fallen Snow (Teenagers Remix) - Au Revoir Simone
Human After All (Guy Man After All Justice Remix) - Daft Punk
Goodbye To The Mother & The Cover - Clap Your Hads Say Yeah
Cash Machine - Two Ton Boa
Long Distance Call (Sebastian Tellier Mix) - Phoenix
Kennedy - Ratatat
The Bouncer (South Central Bootleg) - Klaxons
Bump (Switch Remix) - Spank Rock
Tomorrow - The Concretes

and in case you didn't want the whole mix. Here's CYHSY's new one:

MP3: Goodbye To The Mother & The Cover - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

get the whole album here.

Happy Friday.



11 January 2007


Oh god. I was googling SNL images and looking for a good pic to accompany this post. Never image-google Chris Farley. Ever. I settled for lightning. I have too many songs to combine on one mix and upload. I figured for now on (or for tonight anyway) two separate mixes could be a decent idea. It shouldn't be that confusing.. electro on Electro.. everything else on Everything Else. Come on.


'Electro Mix' Tracklisting:

Le Disko (Boys Noize vocal mix) - Shiny Toy Guns
We Share Our Mother's Health (Ratatat Remix) - The Knife
Worryin' - Phones
Ghost House - Teenage Bad Girl
We Are Your Friends - Justice vs Simian
By the time they Reach you (The Bagraiders remix) - Kim
My Egyptian Lover (Loose Cannons Remix) - Space Cowboy
Supermassive Mandy - The Spinto Band vs Muse
Wildcat (E*vax Remix) - Ratatat
Dundun Dun - Para One
Playground Love - Air
La Duchess Anne (Safety Scissors Remix) - Grizzly Bear

'Everything Else Mix' Tracklisting (I'm considering this Mix 10):

House Fire - Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Fucking In Rhythm And Sorrow - The Sugarcubes (are still better than solo Bjork)
How Does That Grab You Darling - Nancy Sinatra
Brain Gateway - Cloud Cult
Tuff Ghost - The Unicorns
Sparse Party - PFFR
Being Bored - The Films
Tuning In - Hadouken!
High School Confidential - Jerry Lee Lewis
First Love - The Maccabees
Music Is My Hot Hot Sex - CSS
Don't Love the Liar - Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice
Streetwalker - Delta Spirit
I See You You See Me - The Magic Numbers
God Knows (You Gotta Give To Get) - El Perro Del Mar



10 January 2007

The Silent Years

I like. If you fancy Cold War Kids-esque vocals and cute stories, you might like The Silent Years too. Or at least the MP3 below anyway. They're interesting, a little different. I mean, the MP3 sounds exactly like something you think you've heard before. Still, a good listen. Their self-titled album came out last year. I can't tell you about it, because I haven't listened to the whole thing. But you can always buy it, and stop being so goddamn frugal using the hype machine.

MP3: Someone to Keep Us Warm - The Silent Years

befriend them.



07 January 2007

Just because..

..there are cooler dances in this video than in thriller and your junior prom combined.

So. Trash Fashion. Cool clothes, cool video. Oh, yes, yes, yes. I now know what a Rave is, thanks to Dave. And though I've yet to be convinced that they aren't a complete joke, here's an MP3 anyway. (I think it's actually on one of the mixes.. somewhere.) To make it easier,

MP3: Rave Dave - Trash Fashion

AND, because I still haven't quite figured out how to pronounce chk chk chk, here are two MP3's off of their upcoming album, Myth Takes, due out March 4th.

Tracklisting as follows:
1. Myth Takes
2. All My Heroes Are Weirdos
3. Must Be The Moon
4. A New Name
5. Heart of Hearts 6. Sweet Life
7. Yadnus
8. Bend Over Beethoven
9. Break In Case Of Anything
10. Infinifold

What I'm willing to give you:

MP3: Break in Case of Anything - !!!

MP3: Myth Takes - !!!


Labels: ,

05 January 2007

Books or Shoes?

Two very different but good things. I know I like reading a decent book occasionally, as well as wearing a good pair of kicks. Especially if the book is full of endearing pictures and the shoes are well overdue for a throw out. Though redirecting my thoughts more toward music, by converging good and books together, we're left with Goodbooks. Goodbooks and Good Shoes are two separate bands, having nothing to do with each other, but two very good bands. Good Shoes are fast, English, and difficult to understand; as Goodbooks are an electronic ear pleaser that have just been remixed by Crystal Castles. Good things are usually as their name, so go look. Add their songs to your myspace player, so you too, can be good.

MP3: Goodbooks - Leni (Goodbooks vs. Crystal Castles)

MP3: May Lannoye - Good Shoes


04 January 2007


Mix 9

It was too big for zshare.

La Verdad - Juana Molina
Claws Against Knives (Todd Terje Remix) - Fox N' Wolf
Bump - Spank Rock
Jupiter Room (Erol Alkan Edit) - Digitalism
Frantic - The Lovely Feathers
Kafka (Bag Raiders What Y'all Kno 'Bout Five Remix) - The Valentinos
Now That You've Gone - Delta 5
Down And Out In New York City - James Brown
Standing In The Way Of Control (Le Tigre Remix) - The Gossip
Father - Annuals
Crazy Muthafuckas (Midfield General Remix) - Krazy Baldhead
Losing My Religion (Brooklyn Avenue Remix) - R.E.M.
Mama - Roy Orbison
Look! A Dollar - Quit Your Day Job
Love Is All - The Rapture
Jason Rocktron - Glitch
Brain Leech (Bugged Mind Remix) - Alex Gopher
Sweetback's Gonna Make It - John Wilkes Booze

Until next week. Unless, of course, we find something post-worthy.