Archived entries for Pictureplane

Le Miel du Mois: Aout


Le Miel du Mois: Aout is up on Et Musique Pour Tous!  Click on the link below to listen in full and download the monthly mixtape for *free* – the track list is below and here’s what I had to say about August…

Harder Better Faster Stronger is something forthebeat can relate to now more than ever – everything seems to be getting bigger and better. This month’s Le Miel du Mois is fast fun that I hope will rock your tape til it pops. Enjoy the last month of summer. Make it count.

lmdm 8.10


Big Boi – Feel Me (Intro)
Juiceboxxx – 100MPH (AC Slater Remix)
Star Slinger – Mornin
Big Boi – Daddy Fat Sax
Fiveng – Jonah (Star Slinger Remix)
Pictureplane – Double Sets Of Lungs Now
The Hoof and the Heel – Fireworks
Ocelot – Beating Hearts (Louis Laroche Remix)
Error Love – Nightlife Souveniers
Star Slinger – Minted
Bronze – Horses

New Artist: Juiceboxxx


I call forthebeat’s KC juicebox so when I found Juiceboxxx I was really curious.

Juiceboxx is a rapper from Milwaukee, whose sound is hip hop and dance.  But if you see him live, it’s more like a loud chaotic punk show; Pictureplane described it as “personal cathartic releases that sometimes make people feel uncomfortable and awkward,” which coming from Pictureplane, I find interesting…

He’s been in different punk and hip hop projects since he’s 15 and in 2005 released “R U There God?? Itz Me Juiceboxxx,” which is just a perfect name really. The new mixtape is called “Thunder Zone Volume One” and you can get it off his website. The video below is for 100 MPH and it’s mesmerizing, from his unnerving stare into the camera to the forest shots to the girls ending at the diner stuffing their faces with hamburgers, I love every second of it.  I’ve listened to the original and a bunch of different remixes, the AC Slater one is the best.

Watch the video below and stream the track for a repeat.

Juiceboxxx – 100 MPH (AC Slater Remix) from Scion A/V on Vimeo.

Juiceboxxx – 100 MPH (AC Slater Remix)

“Blogwave Summer” Mixtape


This is the coolest shit!

For their one year anniversary, dailybeatz asked a bunch of their favorite blogs (including forthebeat!) to each submit a track that reminds them of summer, creating the ultimate “Blogwave Summer” Mixtape.

dailybeatz says, “It was an interesting project because everyone has a different definition of the perfect summer tune, but there’s a great mix of upbeat and chill that all flows together in the end.”

Head HERE to download the zip file and/or the single mp3 file.  And here is the track listing, highlighting each of the awesome blogs that participated!


1. Sia – Buttons (CSS Remix) [Sheena Beaston]
2. Badly Drawn Boy – My Friend Cubilas [Tympanogram]
3. Database vs. French Horn Rebellion – Beach and Friends (Hey Champ Remix) [Music is My Sunshine]
4. Javelin – Vibrationz [Creamteam]
5. Len – Steal My Sunshine [Tsururadio]
6. Friendly Fires – Jump in the Pool (Thin White Duke Remix) [Tastes Like Caramel]
7. Telepopmusik – Breathe [Wild Tonic]
8. Galaxie 500 – Strange [We All Want Someone to Shout For]
9. Delphic – Doubt (Build Remix) [dailybeatz]
10. Free Energy – Bang Pop [Pretty Much Amazing]
11. Delorean – Stay Close [Nashville Nights]
12. Tunng – Hustle [The Music Ninja]
13. Fergus & Geronimo – Turning Blue [the needle drop]
14. The Teenagers – Love No (Delorean Remix) [dailybeatz]
15. The Pass – Crosswalk Stereo [We Listen for You]
16. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars [umstrum]
17. Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix) [Strangers in Stereo]
18. Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks [Pigeons and Planes]
19. Manu Chao – Bongo Bongo/Je Ne T’Aime Plus [Indie Shuffle]
20. Rapdragons – She Got Me (Moss of Aura Remix) [Pasta Primavera]
21. Pictureplane – Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis) [forthebeat]

New Mixtape! Le Miel du Mois: Mai


It’s a new month. And with each month, there is a new free mixtape for you to stream on Et Musique Pour Tous and also download for free onto your ipod as one downloadable track.  Click on the picture above to listen to the mixtape in full and to download the mix for *free* to your itunes + ipod.

Some of forthebeat’s favorite new artists are on there including Pictureplane, Sunglasses, Jai Paul, Jamaica, and Two Door Cinema Club. Sample of the mixtape below:

Marina & the Diamonds Mission – I Am Not A Robot (Clock Opera Remix)

Sunglasses – Referee

80Kidz – Frankie (Featuring The Shoes)

Coconut Records– West Coast

Hey Champ – Cold Dust Girl

New Mixtape: Le Miel du Mois: Avril


It’s a new month. And with each month, there is a new free mixtape for you to stream on Et Musique Pour Tous and also download for free onto your ipod as one downloadable track.  Click on the picture above to listen in full and to download the mix for *free* to your itunes + ipod.

Some of forthebeat’s favorite new artists are on there including Pictureplane, Keepaway, The ABC Club, As the Stars Fall, Family of the Year and Polock… Complete tracklist below:

Pictureplane – Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis)
Tanlines -  Z
The ABC Club – Thieving Magpie
Keepaway -  Yellow Wings
Polock – Fireworks
Family of the Year – Princess & the Pea (feat. Willy Mason)
Alaska in Winter – Berlin
Caribou – Odessa
Phenomenal Handclap Band – Baby (Clock Opera Remix)
The Kissaway Trail – SDP
Broken Bells – The High Road
As the Stars Fall – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Liars – No Barrier Fun
Local Natives – Wide Eyes

*Photo: taken by Kevin Bodenheimer at  Disques GAM in Casablanca, Morocco, 2010

forthebeat favorite artist: PICTUREPLANE


“Have you guys heard of the movie Twilight? Well this next song is just like that. Only in outer space. Yea, vampiric teenagers in love in outer space.” – Pictureplane, Mercury Lounge, March 8.

Pictureplane, Millionyoung, Small Black and Washed Out played Mercury Lounge last night, and it was a consistently awesome show from one act to the next.

forthebeat has already written about three of these four bands so this post is devoted mostly to the fabulously talented  Pictureplane. Though, it should be noted that all the bands killed it live last night…

Back to the man: Having first fell in love with Pictureplane’s “Goth Star,” I was extremely excited to see him live. He was more fun than I could have hoped for and hearing some of his new stuff including an unreleased track titled “Transgender,” I can’t wait for his new EP.  He will be touring with Small Black and Washed Out for the next month or so.

Listening to him interact with the crowd and also catching him post show, Travis (Pictureplane) is awesome in so many senses of the word. For instance: along with his traditional merchandise including t-shirts, vinyls and CDs, he has a small book for sale for $5 called “Chandeliers and Piss.” The book is well, just that, black and white photographs of different chandeliers and pictures of piss (piss on walls, piss on streets, etc.) The photos are mostly from places Travis visited in Europe from his fall tour with HEALTH.

There are apparently only 40 of these books in existence, 20 of which are currently with Pictureplane on tour (make that 19 because forthebeat bought one last night…)

You can catch all four bands at sxsw. Pictureplane is also playing Todd P’s Mexico festival and almost convinced forthebeat to change our flights/quit our day jobs and ride the 5 hours down to the festival…we still might.

One of the best live songs I have ever rocked out to:

Pictureplane – Goth Star

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