Get lost in: The lights, the remix, Ellie playing the drums, neon lasers, all of it…if your mind starts to think that’s just computer trickeries and generations, no! I’ts real, its all real lasers and lights and floating shapes and objects. Believe it. Either way, I love it.
Ellie plays Terminal 5 tomorrow… sold outtttt. You can try and catch her at Best Buy Union Square on July 30 for her new album signing because apparently Best Buy is still in business down there, good job BB.
For the 10th Anniversary of the debut album from The Strokes, Stereogum put together STROKED: A Tribute ToIs This It, a free tribute album comprised of Stereogum’s favorite indie bands covering the album in its entirety. And it’s awesome. Check out the whole thing here, and some of our favorite tracks below.
DC based Fritz Kramer is Long Walks On The Beach (best known for tracks including Metaphysical; I Didn’t Want To Make Out). Fritz creates musical marvels from his bedroom and has released a new pop single called “Literally Crazy For You.”
This track will be part of an upcoming EP in August titled SINGLES…so watch out…
These are quickly becoming favorites of mine: Avec Mes Mecs, the 7-track album (October 2010) and Humans, the two-track EP (January 2011), both from Humans. This Vancouver-based duo has received a lot of attention in Canada and the buzz has been working it’s way down here since NXNE. The songs range from upbeat, big and fast to slower and more moody – all electro-heavy and dance floor-worthy. Stream the albums HERE and check out songs below from both albums.
New Artist from California (another great Banter Media pick) called Otherness, just released a new track below. The band’s named after the idiosyncratic Cocteau Twins remix EP. Beautiful. Delicate. Electronic Pop.
“… a live performance unlike any other. Almost exclusively improvisational, the pair create an impossible-sounding wall of Monome-manipulated vocals, warped into shuddering bass and icy re-pitched harmony.” – Banter Media
I can’t stop playing this album, and particularly the “Everything Goes My Way” track. Fred Falke just released a new remix as well and in his usual FF French fashion, it makes us wish we were partying out at sea somewhere where the water looks fakely-beautiful, but it isn’t…
Buy Metronomy’s latest album, out now, called The English Riviera. Song, remix and video below…
One of my favorite all time artists is Beirut. I won’t do him justice by describing his sound or what it means to me but briefly, he is an enormously talented multi- instrumental beautiful wonder. I saw him two years ago at Treasure Island Music festival and still remember it as one of the best live concerts I’ve seen.
The Rip Tide is the new album. Preceding this release, the most recent work from Zach Condon was the double album in 2009, March of the Zapotec and Realpeople: Holland. You can pre-order The Rip Tidehere.
It pains me to include a free link to one of his new songs – so I won’t. Purchase the whole album. I’ll just post some of my old favorites.
New favorites from The Rip Tide include: “Goshen” and “Port of Call,” and the whole album, so go purchase it immediately…
Full tour dates here: includes Terminal 5, NYC, Sept 20 + 21 (which go on sale tomorrow!)