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Dominant Legs – Remixes

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It’s hard for me to listen to altered tracks of Ryan Lynch’s Dominant Legs (who first came out August 2010) because the originals are amazing, but a recent remix by a new artist grabbed my attention; it’s intriguing…

Lefse Records latest artist, Venezuela’s Algodón Egipcio, will release his first album, “La Luche Constante” on  March 22. He remixed Clawing Out at the Walls, below.

Dominant Legs- Clawing Out At the Walls (Algodon Egipcio Remix)

Houses also did a beautiful remix of Dominant Legs’, About My Girls, below.

Dominant Legs- About My Girls (Houses Remix)

Purchase Dominant Legs’ first EP here.

Best of 2010

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Here it is – our top twenty (one) favorite and most listened to songs of 2010.  Well 20 of our favorite songs and what WILL BE our favorite song of 2011.  It’s been an amazing, amazing year – our first full year as a blog and producing showcases of amazing up-and-coming talent in New York.  Thanks to everyone who has been a part of it and for all of the support.  Happy New Year!!  xx KC + SL

Kanye West – Blame Game
Dominant Legs – About My Girls
Arcade Fire – Suburban War
Gold Panda – You
Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill
Beach House – Norway
The Radio Dept – Heavens on Fire
Cults – Go Outside
The ABC Club – Thieving Magpie (YouTube)
Cloud Nothings – Can’t Stay Awake
Local Natives – Airplanes
Voxhaul Broadcast – Lost Along The Way
PS I Love You – 2012
Minks – Funeral Song (Vimeo)
Magic Man – Nest
Efterklang – Modern Drift
Mon Khmer – Passwords
Wise Blood – B.I.G. E.G.O.
Foals – After Glow
Frightened Rabbit – The Loneliness & The Scream

And our projected favorite for 2011….

Interview: Wise Blood

Wise-Blood

Listen and don’t dance, go on, try it.

Ok, so Pitchfork got him first but ours is more interesting. Read about Wise Blood below and find out why his aura/vibe is white.

The forthebeat/Transparent/ABC News Amplified showcase for CMJ was last week at Public Assembly and we couldn’t have asked for a better pump-up-the crowd than opener, Wise Blood.

Chris Laufman’s debut EP has brought him some well deserved attention we’re certain will only increase, especially with his next album, which he’s working on now. Read one of our favorite ftb interviews below and buy his 5 track EP on his Bandcamp Page (one of the most fun 5 consecutive tracks we’ve heard all year)

1. Hows Pittsburgh? Do you find it inspirational for your music development?

Pittsburgh is a dark, wonderful place sort of like what Washington state looks like in the Twilight series, but creepier.

2. How was CMJ (thank you for playing our show!) Were there any bands either you performed with or saw that interested you?

CMJ was great, had a fun time, especially at your showcase. Wish I had been able to watch myself perform live, heard it was awesome.

3. I know your band’s name is based after the novel by Flannery O’Connor, do you think you will draw any future references to this novel – like song titles or lyrics? Possibly, but you’ll really have to be looking for it.

4. What’s STRT SGNS about?

Wanting to be saved by someone, wanting someone to take care of you and invest a lot in you personally.

5. What song off your EP do you like performing live best?

I think i actually like performing HERE COMES THE SUN the best

6. Who would you love to tour with/play with? We think juiceboxxx and pictureplane would be awesome…

Those are good picks but maybe Salem.

7. What color best describes Wise Blood’s aura?

White.

Wise Blood – B.I.G. E.G.O.

forthebeat <3′s CMJ

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CMJ is our favorite week of the year (besides sxsw and ok, fine, Christmas). Yesterday, we only caught a handful of awesome bands (Oberhofer, Diamond Rings, Keepaway) because our Wednesday party with Transparent and ABC News Amplified ended at 5:00 AM so we’re tired. Thank you to everyone who had the awesome chance to catch Wise Blood, Dominant Legs, Hooray for Earth, Bronze, Psychobuildings, Kisses, Mon Khmer, Cloud Nothings and Sunglasses at Public Assembly.

Some of our picks for tonight, October 22, include:

Music Hall of Williamsburg: Dominant Legs, Porcelain Raft. 8 pm.

Bar Matchless: Teen Daze>Blackbird Blackbird> Sunglasses> MillionYoung. 8 pm.

CakeShop: Viernes at 8:40 pm.

Brooklyn Bowl: Pitchfork Showcase- How to Dress Well, Tanlines, Baths, Cloud Nothings, Candy Claws . 1 pm-3 am.

Death by Audio: The Altered Zones Showcase – John Maus, Prince Rama, Greatest Hits, Teen Inc, How to Dress Well (DJ set). 7 pm.

Some of our top picks for Saturday:

Gobble Gobble at noon @ Cameo, Wburg. Oberhofer at 2:30 and Holly Miranda at 5:30 @ Bowery Electric, NY. Keepaway at 7 @ Cameo. Jamaica at 8 @ Public Assembly, Wburg. Hooray for Earth 11 PM @ Coco66, Greenpoint. Bronze 11:30 PM @ Spike Hill, Wburg

Have a blast.

Teen Daze – Shadows

http://tympanogram.com/files/Teen-Daze-Shadows.mp3

forthebeat’s CMJ Show on WEDNESDAY

forthebeat.Transparent CMJ 2010 Invite

We’ve added a few bands and we’re REALLY excited.  Don’t forget to RSVP (info below) and get there on time because the show is FREE and capacity is limited…

forthebeat + Transparent
with ABC News Amplified
Present…

Cloud Nothings – Hey Cool Kid
Kisses – Bermuda
Dominant Legs – Clawing Out At The Walls
Hooray For Earth – Rolling / Nectarine
Sunglasses – Whiplash
Mon Khmer – Passwords
Bronze – Horses
Psychobuildings – Terror Management
Wise Blood – STRT SRNS
DJ set by Heats

Wednesday, October 20th
7PM

Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street between Wythe and Kent
Brooklyn, NY

FREE

RSVP required — e-mail forthebeat@gmail.com or “Like” forthebeat on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/forthebeat/114005406873

CMJ Line Up Announced…

forthebeat.Transparent CMJ 2010 Invite

forthebeat + Transparent
with ABC News Amplified
Present…

Cloud Nothings – Hey Cool Kid
Kisses – Bermuda
Dominant Legs – Clawing Out At The Walls
Hooray For Earth – Rolling / Nectarine
Sunglasses – Whiplash
Mon Khmer – Passwords
Bronze – Horses
Psychobuildings – Terror Management
Wise Blood – STRT SRNS
DJ set by Heats

Wednesday, October 20th
7PM

Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street between Wythe and Kent
Brooklyn, NY

FREE

RSVP required — e-mail forthebeat@gmail.com or “Like” forthebeat on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/forthebeat/114005406873

New Artist: Dominant Legs

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If you haven’t listened to Dominant Legs yet, close your eyes and open your mind to the salty sweet (if this band were a food) duo: Ryan Lynch’s voice (of Girls) is deep and dark  mixed with Hannah Hunt’s, which is dreamy and distant, making for an unusual combination that just so happens to work.

One of their latest tracks, About My Girls, makes me think of what a high school dance in the 1950′s felt like. It seems like a perfect soundtrack to the divided boy-girl parties where polka dot dresses and cat eye glasses were dominant, yea dominant legs. Then there’s Clawing Out At the Walls which I think is the stand-out track among the 4 on the EP, Young at Love and Life (released on Lefse August 17th). With a lighter feel, the track has the same dreamy nostalgic sound, but with a bit more pep. Specifically, island pep, that is or was appropriate to someone, at some point in time, I just have no idea how or more appropriately, when- Lynch almost brings an other-worldly quality that extends throughout the whole EP.

While my favorite track is Clawing Out At the Walls, here’s the track that hooked me:

Dominant Legs – About My Girls

And, yes, this has got to be included as well:

Dominant Legs – Clawing Out at the Walls

Dominant Legs are about to tour with UK based Mystery Jets, and will be supporting them both nights at Mercury Lounge on September 14th and 15th and at the Troubadour in LA on the 17th.

*Mystery Jets’ latest album, Serotonin, is out now. Support Dominant Legs and purchase their EP here.


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