Adam Freeland just released a slew of new dates in May for his "Cope™" album tour. "Cope™" is his first album in six years and is set to be released this summer, so in order to build up the hype, he leaked a download of the track "Under Control" off the upcoming album. You can grab the MP3 below after checking out the tour dates - there's one in NY!
//LIVE DATES\\ 5/1 - Rock and Rolls Hotel - Washington, DC 5/2 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, NY 5/4 - Cabaret Juste Pour Rire - Montreal 5/5 - Wrongbar - Toronto 5/6 - Sonotheque - Chicago, IL 5/22 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA 5/23 - Cow Palace, (Daly City) San Francisco, CA
Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and Ra Ra Rioter Wes Miles teamed up in the winter of '07 and started a side project called Discovery. Together they deliver electropop beats, humble vocals and swirling melodies in perfect balance.
If this is a fresh start for Batman and Miles, it's a great one. Discovery delivers a sense of childhood innocence conveyed through homemade tunes and undertoned with a hidden goldmine of indie music-making talent.
They're set to release a self-titled debut EP, after already starting the hype with an awesome preview of what's to come - "Osaka Loop Line."
Sparkletone just dropped a flyin' new mixtape - "Saturday Night Special." It's packed some insane remixes (including a Sparkletone edit) and a couple of essential dance tunes into 47 minutes of PURE PARTY.
///Tracklist\\\ Top Billin - Plur 2 Hot Chip - Ready For The Floor (Soulwax Remix) Man Is Doomed - Escape To Europa (Kid Color Remix) Adam Sky Vs. Mark Stewart - We Are All Prostitutes (Crookers Remix) Robyn - Cobrastyle (The Touch Remix) DJ Class - I'm The Ish (Kanye West Remix) Dave Nada - Phat Bottom Girls South Rakkas Crew - mad again (Fake Blood Remix) Peaches - F*** The Pain Away Mr. Miyagi - We Gonna Give You The Lesson Soulwax - NY Lipps Sebastien Tellier - Divine (Danger Remix) My Bloody Valentine - To Here Knows When (Sparkletone Edit)
Neon Indian are “a guy and a girl who make music via correspondence. One in Brooklyn, one in Austin.” You can hear the two cultures clash in a psychelectric vibe of warmly warped tunes. Hopefully we'll be hearing more from them as the air grows hotter.
Rearing up for the bright, lazy and sunlit days ahead, they've leaked one of the tracks off their upcoming EP "Psychic Chasm" via The Big Guy.
I use Twitter. In fact, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I like using Twitter. It's become a daily chore to me, to wrap up what I just wrote on a post into one quick sentence mostly consisting of capitals, hyphens, and tiny url links.
Since Twitter first came out in 2006 it's been heralded as both the future of blogging, the death of blogging, and an example of how much the world's attention span has been shortened over the past decade. To some it's been the impending doom that bloggers have been fearing for years - microblogging.
When it comes to Twitter, no more are the long-winded posts about family, friends, and day-to-day life. Now one's day, hour and minute has been shortened down to a fragment of a sentence which only takes readers a quick moment to look at before clicking another link and reading another tweet.
"I don't get it, why is Twitter so popular? It's just one of those fads that doesn't make sense, we're so A.D.D. that we need micro-blogging"
Whether Twitter is really helping blogs or destroying them is still up for debate. Many bloggers (myself included) use Twitter as the tool that it was meant for - updating info (in this case about one's blog) that travels around the world in milliseconds. Many use it as a digital journal, like a Facebook status that's really, only the status.
However, there's a cup-is-half-empty view to everything, and in this case it's that Twitter is pointless, stupid, and at best a digital cure to A.D.D.. Don't quote me on that, I'm just saying what I've been hearing for the past month.
So as it goes: TV killed the Radiostar, Internet killed the TV Star, Blogging killed the Internet Star, and Twitter killed the Blogstar. This is not the end.
Relentless. Grindin'. Golden. Shadow Dancer, the liverpool-born broes Paul and Alan Farrier, are releasing their LP "Golden Traxe" via Boysnoize Records June 30th. It attacks the senses and leaves a futuristic wasteland in its wake. You can listen to a preview of it on their MySpace, but until then, here's one of the golden tracks themselves.
Sparkletone is an insane DJ from Chicago dropping some epic remixes for those who love the nightlife. He doesn't have a MySpace, and his website doesn't give us any more info other than the fact that all his mixtapes and remixes are free, and he's got a crap-load of them.
Off his site I picked out three of my favorite remixes, including M.I.A., Kanye West, and Radiohead. Before you download the tracks however, I just want to get one thing straight: I hate Kanye West's music, but this is the best remix I've ever heard of "Love Lockdown" since the track came out.
Blood Shake's been partying around Brazil for a year now and giving away hardcore remixes like candy. One of the many awesome tracks they sent me was an incredible remix of Superpose's "Queen of the Night." I've got just one word for their synths: power.
I'm looking forward to a lot more from Bloodshake as they remix a N.A.S.A. track and ready their debut album "Dirty Ghetto Love."
How many times can you repeat the words "House music" in a techno song before it becomes annoyingly repetitive? When it comes to Kikumoto Allstars, he can repeat it a thousand times before you even consider repetitive. He varies, he mixes, he morphs and he plays. Freak - dancing somewhere between funky house and minimalist techno, Melbourne, Australia’s DJ/Producer Cam Farrar is the genius behind Kikumoto Allstars. ◊◊◊◊◊◊
Download Kikumoto Allstars' title track "House Music" off their upcoming "House Music LP" and their previous EP. It's funky, it's fresh, and it's a perfect way to start your weekend early.
HEALTH just released a new single called "Die Slow" that makes you feel more alive if anything. You can stream both the original track and the Pictureplane remix here, and buy the single here.........................>
Logan Lynn is an indie-electro-pop king from the mystical land of Portland, Oregon. Experimenting in overexposed photography, escalating synths, and chugging beats, Logan Lynn and Carlos Cortes have weaved happy yet slightly sarcastic melodies that only they could perfect.
They're set to release a new album this Fall titled "From Pillar to Post", which so far seems to be taking a more dramatic and serious turn from Logan's previous albums. Still with the same happy melodies, it is also better structured and mature, and even though you'd be spot on to describe Logan Lynn as the Peter Pan of Oregon, it seems that the time has come for Lynn's style to grow up.
I'm looking forward to more from from Logan Lynn as they continue their evolution - signing under The Dandy Warhols' record label "Odditorium" and taking a step forward with their musical style included - and hope that we'll get around to an album review sometime before the official release. Until then, check out the tracklist below and download one of the few tracks that are being released before the album jumps onto the racks.
Tracklist: 1 Feed Me To The Wolves 2 Alone Together 3 If He Hollers 4 Prey On The Power 5 Bottom Your Way To The Top 6 Write It On My Left Arm 7 Burning Your Glory 8 Aftermath 9 I Have To Do It 10 Bleed Him Out 11 You Win The War 12 To Bed, Up The Wooden Mountain 13 The Dotted Line
"We are Charlotte and Magon. We compose our music in the bedroom, thinking of the sea." This is exactly the feel that C&M portray, like looking at the ocean through a bedroom window, and thinking about love and the beach. \\\
A peaceful incorporation of Magon's deep, poetic french vocals and Charlotte's delicate, weightless soprano, Charlotte and Magon create a feel that comes from the core of an earnest heart. Even their lyrics, aside from their acoustic guitar, waltzing drums and sleeping bass, remind me of breakfast in bed, a sunny day, and a long lost summer memory. \\\
They've just released an album, "Love Happening", which you can buy here. This is what happens when love is turned into music. \\\