Sunday, November 29, 2009
Teen Dream is shaping up to be one of the best releases of the year.
Thick slabs of soaring guitar, rich organ, wave crashing cymbals, and hypnotic Casio beats envelope leadsinger Victoria LeGrande's smokey voice. The BPM's are waaay higher than previous releases with the subtle style change suiting them perfectly.
Beach House is almost impossible not to like.
10 Mile Stereo by Clay
Ten Mile Stereo - Beach House
Friday, November 27, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This sprawling spaced out disco gets drenched in lavish milky warm synths. With a funk line to give the Law & Order theme a run for it's money. Almost perfect.
Spectacle Wins by Clay
Spectacle Wins - Only Fools and Horses (Holy Ghost Remix)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
A very underrated talent. Citizen Cope has been flirting with stardom for a few years now. His awesome Bullet and A Target was sampled by Rhymefest, and Hurricane Waters was used to great effect in Trouble The Water, a heartbreaking Hurricane Katrina documentary. He ultimately makes pop music, but with an almost reggaesque sing songy delivery, his tunes are filled with elements recalling Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, Lynard Skynard. But this melee of styles comes together perfectly on both these standout tracks.
Hear for yourself.
Hurricane Waters - Citizen Cope
Bullet and A Target - Citizen Cope
Friday, November 6, 2009
St Etienne's take on Neil Young gets a gorgeous update by Richard X. Perfect.
Only Love Can Break Your Heart - St. Etienne [Richard X Mix]
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I think I am about two blog posts away from an honorary Swedish passport, but El Perro Del Mar's Change of Heart is not to be denied. A thick bass lick and some distanced pianos tread the line between propulsion and heartache. Her pleading makes way for distorted guitars, tense drums and an off-kilter melody that sounds as sad as it does hopeful. A slick production that takes it's time and lets that chorus sink down under your skin. From Love is Not Pop.
Change Of Heart - El Perro Del Mar