Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fixers - Floating Up


Feels Like: Bombay Bicycle Club, Grimes, The Temper Trap
Here we go guys. This effervescent pop jam comes from the Oxford, England band Fixers. I'm not going to lie, I am a little short on words right now. It's good. Grab the download. Check it




Hit-Boy - Old School Caddy Feat. Kid Cudi

Feels Like: Cool Kids, A$AP Rocky, Lupe Fiasco

"Ni**as in Paris" and "Goldie"-producer Hit-Boy is trying to get into the rapping game and he does a pretty good job with debut track, "Old School Caddy."  Riding a smooth old school beat, Hit-Boy and Kid Cudi (who's actually rapping!) sound pretty relaxed and in control.  Although Hit Boy doesn't really stand out as a distinct voice yet, he obviously has his production down pat.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Deadmau5 - There Might be Coffee

Feels Like: Daft Punk, Justice

Yesterday, Deadmau5 live-fed the making of a new track during a 12+ hour recording session, giving insight into how EDM artists make stadium-ready dance cuts.  The jam, "There Might Be Coffee," is built around a simple yet very catchy melodic synth-line and reminds me of the song at the opening of Rules of Attraction. Check it!

Tiny Victories - Lost Weekend


Feels Like: Animal Collective, Yeasayer, M83
Described by my colleague Mr. Vass as Indie Pop Fish, I present to you the band Tiny Victories and their very catchy song, Lost Weekend (confused audience...check). This short little gem of a song comes off their album Those of Us Still Alive. A rather sinister title given the upbeat funky rock anthem jams wait inside. Check out the song here and make sure to click over to the bandcamp for the full album download.



Yuksek - Off The Wall/The Edge



Feels like: Miike Snow, Yacht, Passion Pit, Phantogram, Cherub, Metronomy, Justice, Slam Donahue

In a very cool video reminiscent of Little Big Planet,  Yuksek displays their always catchy and poppy sound that's just a bit "Off the Wall".  If you like a fun band with plenty of great songs to shake your groove thing to, check out Yuksek, they consistently deliver.  Below is another hit worth a listen "The Edge".  Get. Pitted.




Friday, July 27, 2012

Two Bears - Warm and Easy

Feels Like: Four Tet, Wiley, James Welsh

Containing elements of grime, pop, downtempo, and electronica, Two Bears' sound is hard to categorize.  The duo includes a member of Hot Chip and have recently released their debut album, Be Strong, which you can cop here.  The video for "Warm & Easy" showcases the Girl and Chocolate skateboard team on their recent visit to Panama.  The tropial backdrop fits the song perfectly.  the Brethren are headed to the lake for the weekend, we'll catch ya on Monday!


Foxes - Let Go For Tonight



Feels like: Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Florence and the Machine, HAIM, Lost Lander

To keep my British kick going, here is a great single from the UK's Foxes.  Very poppy, a bit girly, yet very strong.  Give it a quick once over with your ear holes.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Midi Matilda - Day Dreams

Feels Like: Passion Pit, Grizzly Bear, MGMT
So I write to you on the road to fulfill every man's dreams. Yes that's right, I'm headed to Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. In honor of the fulfillment of my dreams I give you Day Dreams by Midi Matilda. The video is one of the cooler executed concepts I have seen as of late. The project was shot in a studio and then projected on to different sites in San Francisco. Check it out



Pop Levi - Blue Honey



Feels like: Jack White, Gary Clark Jr., Tame Impala, Fires of Rome

A pretty creepy video for a very solid rock song.  Pop Levi reminds me of a British Gary Clark Jr.  Enjoy

Tame Impala - Elephant

Feels Like: T. Rex, Eagles of Death Metal, Led Zeppelin

Tame Impala dropped the lead single for their upcoming album, Lonerism, yesterday.  "Elephant" packs in all the low-end glam rock-shake-and roll you can take into a nice 3 and a half minute package. The psychadelic swirl of the video is also nice to watch.  Lonerism is due out on October 9th.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Allosaurus - Emma-Jane

Feels Like: Phoenix, The Temper Trap, Midi Matilda, Bells

So I figure that its about time I get back to the basics here and post some catch dream pop for you. This one comes to you a little postdated but I think it will be fresh to your ears. The band's name is Allosaurus and they are about to take you on a journey around what literally looks like their neighborhood growing up. Just two dudes having a time on a tandem bike.



Lianne La Havas - Forget

Feels Like: Estelle, Janelle Monae, Adele

Already stirring things up in England, Lianne La Havas has a unique folk/soul sound and amazing voice.  "Forget" captures both as well as showing some of her indie pop leanings.  Enjoy!


Bombay Bicycle Club - Beg/Shuffle



Feels like: Vampire Weekend, Freelance Whales, Bloc Party, Klaxons, TRAILS AND WAYS

Very fun new video for "Beg" from Bombay Bicycle Club.  These Londoners have quite the habit of creating incredibly catchy tunes that tend to get stuck in your head.  Also check out the mashup below of their single, "Shuffle" by Guachalo.  Bombay Bicycle Club will be playing a show with Vacationer [another incredibly fun band to shake it to] at Exit/In on October 7th. You're welcome.




Tuesday, July 24, 2012

POP ETC - Keep It For Your Own/YoYo



Feels like: Passion Pit, Phoenix, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Walter Meego, Slam Donahue, Walk the Moon, Birdy

Passion Pit's Gossamer dropped today, and in celebration for that, I bring you another synth heavy, joyful sounding band: POP ETC.  Interview is definitely worth listening to, but if you are like me and want to hear the tunes before investing in deep thoughts, the music starts around 2:05 in the video above.  Also check out "YoYo" below; it is a much more upbeat and cheerful song that helps give you a feel for the many sounds POP ETC is capable of.  They will be playing at The Cannery August 13th with The Dirty Projectors. See y'all there!




Monday, July 23, 2012

Kalle Mattson - Water Falls



Feels like: Ben Lee, Ben Kweller, Oberhofer, Engineers

Here is the new Kalle Mattson video.  Although it might cause headaches, the super speed up zoom is a very cool effect that fits the song very well.  Very cool to be whisked around San Francisco in hyperspeed.



Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (Viceroy "Jet Life" Remix)

Feels Like: Summertime, Chiddy Bang, Mase

Viceroy has released the newest installment in his "Jet Life" Remix series and it's another sun-soaked 90's anthem.  Layering Caribbean-flavored synths and 80's drums, Viceroy creates a tropical background for Big Willie's nostalgia-inducing verses.  Jam on.


Yo Nashville: VITEK - Legs

Feels Like: Stevie Wonder, Talking Heads, Blues Brothers, Radiohead

Last night the Brethren caught the Milo Greene show at 3rd and Lindsley (their cover of Sufjan Stevens's "Chicago" was amazing), but Nashville-based opener VITEK may have been just as entertaining.  While their sound rollercoastered through the set from Stevie Wonder-funk to Blues Brothers-style revue and even a spot-on Talking Heads cover ("Girlfriend is Better"), the quality of the performance and the level of musicianship remained at a high level throughout.  You can grab VITEK's awesome new album, Kaleidoscope, here.  VITEK will be playing Musicians Corner at Centennial Park on October 27th, we'll see you there.

Yo Nashville is a segment in which we highlight local talent from here in Music City U.S.A.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Freelance Whales - Locked Out



Feels like: Bombay Bicycle Club, Fanfarlo, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, Blind Pilot

New video for Freelance Whales "Locked Out".  The trippy video is from "Destroy All Planets". Just a fun little trivia for you.  Have a great weekend y'all!


Public Enemy - Harder Than You Think



Feels like: brass-laden old-school pump-up rap

Feeling a little out of it today?  Maybe the couch sounds better than that run?  Got that 230 feeling?  If you need an extra push to get your momentum going, here you go. Just. Like. That.




Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fortune Family - O.E.


Feels Like: Logic, Hoodie Allen, Timeflies, OnCue

So, I'm kinda feeling the hip hop posts right (not surprising knowing myself). In any case, may I present for your listening pleasure: O. E. These guys come off the mic guns blazing. The flow is tight and quick-witted, which creates an interesting and enticing disparity between the electric guitar background riff. I've been bee-boppin my head to this one for a couple months and now I think its time to share. Here is a link to the band's EP, Paradox, and below is link to download the song. Sharing is caring. Enjoy.

Fortune Family - O.E

By the way, this video contain three of my favorite things in combination: Chipotle, 40s, and suits. Dope. 40 oz Friday at work? I'll leave that one up to you.

Notorious B.I.G. - Machine Gun Funk (Woody Remix)



Feels Like: Notorious B.I.G (obviously), The Hood Internet, Viceroy, The Notorious B.I.G. Duets

After taking a brief, and unintended, and break from the blog, I'm back and I'm bringing Biggie goodies. Check out this upbeat take on the classic Biggie jam, Machine Gun Funk. The remix comes from west coast producer Woody and is part of his new project Woody x The Notorious B.I.G.: Remixed. This is great example of excellent remix work. The song is still intact, but its external texture has been reworked. The entire project drops on the 25th. Good things to come...



BACK AGAIN: Harlem Shakes - Sunlight



Feels like: Matt and Kim, The Shins, Black Kids, Los Campesinos, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The Strokes

A lively song to brighten your day.  Happy happy, joy joy!

BACK AGAIN is a segment where we bring you funky jams you can one again funkafy yourself to




Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks (Passion Pit Remix)

Feels Like: Chromeo, RAC, Ellie Goulding

While Passion Pit left us hanging earlier this week in Nashville, they deliver on this remix of Of Monsters and Men's "Little Talks."  As always with Passion Pit's remixes, it's dancier, electro-ier, and ready for your next party's playlist.  Enjoy!


Reptar - New House



Feels like: Rubblebucket, Bloc Party, Gnarls Barkley, Vampire Weekend

Check out this awesome recording of "New House" by one of our favorite bands Reptar.  They are straight out of Athens, GA, and bring a whole lotta sound, fun, energy and weird to their shows and tunes.  Check them out at War Memorial on Friday, September 28th or Saturday, September 29th at Counterpoint Festival [we will see y'all there].

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lost Lander - Cold Feet



Feels like: Death Cab for Cutie, Blind Pilot, Milo Greene, Active Child, Vacationer

Last night, at the Blind Pilot show at Mercy Lounge, something special happened.  The opening act, Lost Lander, was that special something.  I was absolutely captivated by their simple yet seemingly illustrious sound.  Best part of the show, getting the crowd to harmonize to the track above.  Check out their website for a free download.

O yeah, I almost forgot, Blind Pilot was also amazing.  One of the most solid concerts I have ever been to.  Y'all missed out.

Fred Pharaoh - Gold Tooth

Feels Like: Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, Angel Haze

There's not much info out there on Harlem-native Fred Pharaoh, but the dude can rap.  Going in over a beat that wouldn't be out of place playing in the background of Eyes Wide Shut, Pharaoh lays down a lyrically nimble introduction and shows that he's definitely someone to watch.  You can download his debut mixtape, Just For Fun, here.

Yo Nashville: Andrew Combs - Tennessee Time

Feels Like: Ryan Adams, Justin Townes Earle, Houndmouth

Nashville artist Andrew Combs has the kind of voice that is at once recognizable and new.  His themes are straight from the road-weathered country troubadour's bible: whiskey, women, and a life spent searching for a home.  Yet somehow, all of this sounds fresh, the simple twist of a phrase transforming tried and true country tropes into something more relevant and immediate.  While "Tennessee Time" is the standout, and essential listening for anyone who has ever lived or spent time in Tennessee, everything he's released thus far has been tops.  Combs is on tour now, and Nashvillians, you can catch him at this fall's Americana Music Fest, playing at the High Watt on September 14th.
 
Yo Nashville is a segment in which we highlight local talent from here in Music City U.S.A.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Under the Covers: Deer Tick - Flagpole Sitta

Feels Like: Now That's What I Call Music, Blitzen Trapper, Delta Spirit

Deer Tick dropped by the A.V. Club's office to cover Harvey Danger's 1999 hit "Flagpole Sitta" for their never-dull cover series Undercover.  I think lead singer John McCauley's signature twang adds a lot to this nostalgia-igniting one hit wonder.  Earlier this week, Gelly brought you Jinja Safari's "Ignition (Remix)," but make sure you catch Young the Giant's version from an earlier Undercover installment
.

Under the Covers is a segment where favorite songs are covered in a refreshing way.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Slam Donahue - I Turn On



Feels like: TRAILS AND WAYS, Goldroom, Yeasayer, The Knocks, MGMT, Passion Pit

Passion Pit's new album Gossamer is live streaming now at NPR  but because they cancelled their Nashville Show at Marathon tonight, I decided to bring you a band that has yet to let me down - Slam Donahue.  This Brooklyn based trio creates an incredible poppy sound that is happy to caress your eardrums.  Check out their Soundcloud.  Also enjoy "I turn on" their newest single below.




Jack White - Freedom at 21

Feels like: The Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age

Hype Williams and Jack White!  Mr. White released the Hype Williams-helmed video for "Freedom at 21" today and it's and it's three minutes of color-graded effortless cool that brings to mind Tarantino's Death Proof (maybe it's just the car).  "Freedom at 21" is one of the standout tracks from Blunderbuss and I'm glad it got the video treatment it deserves. Enjoy.


Goldroom - Fifteen



Feels like: Walter Meego, LexiconDon, Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding

Premiere for Goldroom's newest video "Fifteen".  You can feel the warmth.  Download the song here: http://tracks.by/goldroomtunes.  Enjoy!

Milo Greene - 1957

Feels like: Of Monsters and Men, The Head and the Heart, Houndmouth

Haunting folk-pop harmonies and nostalgia-laced lyrics fuel this gem of a song.  Milo Greene will release their self-titled debut album tomorrow. And Nashvillians, they will be playing 3rd and Lindsley on Sunday, July 22nd.  We'll see you there.


Angel Haze - Hot Like Fire

Feels like: Lil Kim, old-school summah rap

Angel Haze's debut EP, Reservation, is now streaming here.  "Hot Like Fire' might be my favorite song of hers yet.  Riding a beat that could have popped anywhere in the '90s, Haze gets a little more sentimental than on previous tracks but keeps the mind-flipping flow that seems to be the norm for her.  If you haven't already, check out the EP's other leaks here and here.


Under the Covers: The Knocks - Midnight City ft. Mandy Lee (M83 Cover)




Feels like: M83, Passion Pit, MGMT, Foxes

Fastastic cover of one of M83's hottest songs.  Mandy Lee gives it a new feel while maintaining the same style of the original.  Also check out The Knocks' latest single "Geronimo" below.




Under the Covers is a segment where favorite songs are covered in a refreshing way.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Typhoon - Pain, love


Feels Like: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford and Sons, Anathallo, Local Natives

Lets all take it easy now. The weekend is concluded and the next drink is the furthest thought from most sane minds. Take a peek at this pleasant expansive tune from the Portland based group Typhoon to cool down your Sunday. The group is composed of 11 members, including two drummers (awesome), and generates a tremendous melody driven sound. If you don't believe me, check out the video above. The recording is from a sold out show Typhoon performed at Mississippi Studios and if you will kindly notice, the outfit fills up two decks of stage space. The recording below is from a chamber series the group performed for the I Am Fuel, You Are Friends blog and is simply stunning. Grab the entire performance here. Happy Sunday everyone.

Pain, love

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Allen Stone - Unaware

Feels Like: John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, Robin Thicke, Chris Cauley

I'm reaching out to you today, in the name of soul, to provide sustenance to your saturday afternoon. I just got done visiting my favorite breakfast restaurant in the world, The Nashville Biscuit House, and I can't think of anything more satisfying than to come home and kick it  to some soul on a nice saturday afternoon. Allen Stone has got the type of voice that can send shivers down your spine and cover you in goosebumps. I saw this guy straight up vocally out-solo his own guitarist at Hangout this year. Amazing. Check out this unassuming incredible talent live in his mother's living room (no joke. It really looks like a mother's living room).



Swiss Lips - Grow



Feels Like: Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, The Naked and Famous

Dance pop morning? Yes please. This highly upbeat jam comes from Swiss Lips, a manchester england outfit that urges you to dance. Go ahead, try not to. If this doesn't work, check out their video for U Got The Power, a radio #1 in England. The video borrows clips from the 1980's dance movie 'Breakin. There you go. Now you're dancing.



Friday, July 13, 2012

Blitzen Trapper - Girl in a Coat



Feels like: Dawes, Delta Spirit, Deer Tick, Kurt Vile, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr.

Blitzen Trapper has a new video that deals with the struggles of aging.  It is a nice social commentary about the fuzziness of memory of the elderly.  Also check out The Beat Making Beard remix to "Black River Killer" below.




Under the Covers: Jinja Safari - Ignition (R Kelly Cover)



Feels like: R Kelly got trapped in a cupboard...and walked out the otherside into Netherland

One of my new favorite bands, Jinja Safari, has the perfect cover for the start to your weekend.  Relaxing and fun, harmonic and silly, they put a great new twist on an all time best.  The music starts at 1:41.

Under the Covers is a segment where favorite songs are covered in a refreshing way.

Marco Benevento - This is How it Goes (Feat. Kalmia Traver of Rubblebucket)

Feels like: Sigur Ros gone baroque or a mellowed-out "Baba O'Riley"

Experienced soundsmith and master cover-crafter Marco Benevento is teaming up with Rubblebucket lead singer Kalmia Traver for several tracks on his upcoming album TigerFace, due out September 11th.  Check out another teaser "Limbs of a Pine" over at Rolling Stone.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

BACK AGAIN - Souls of Mischief - '93 Til Infinity


Feels Like: The Pharcyde, Hieroglyphics, A Tribe Called Quest

Shout out to my man Keegan for this throwback jam from the East Oakland group Souls of Mischief. I am not sure what was in the water in 90's but it, or other things like skills, had these rappers flowing... and leaping over rocks #rappersinthewilderness

Dial the seven digits / Call up Bridget / Her man's a midget / Plus she got friends, yo, I can dig it


Simple throwback genius

BACK AGAIN is a segment where we bring you funky jams you can once again funkafy yourself to


Under the Covers: Ghost Beach/TRAILS AND WAYS - Nunca/Miracle Covers



Feels like:  We are Serenades, Friendly Fires, Foxes, Metronomy, Neon Indian

Never cross swords! Well maybe sometimes, as in if you are Ghost Beach or TRAILS AND WAYS as they covered each others top new singles.  The result is top notch.  Cheers!





Under the Covers is a segment where favorite songs are covered in a refreshing way.

Haim - Forever

Feels like: A sun-soaked TLC with Vampire Weekend guitar riffs

These three sisters from California craft buoyant pop R&B with a pinch of folk.  While "Forever" is the catchiest, all three songs on their debut EP, Forever, are great. You can stream the whole thing (plus a house-remix of "Forever") here.


MIXTAPE: Azealia Banks - Fantasea

Feels like: A pretty wicked test run.

Fantasea dropped today.  You can cop it here.  Enjoy!

Jay-Z X Nicolas Jaar - Encore (Buzz-T Mash-Up)

Feels like: A young HOV going in on a dusty, long-lost Nina Simone track

I know there have been many many mash-ups/remixes of "Encore" over the years, but this one has some soul to it.  I like the way it stretches out giving Jay some breathing room.  Most mash-up artists strive to keep things under the four minute mark, but Buzz-T ignores this in favor of letting the beat ride.  And if you're not familiar with Nicolas Jaar (think James Blake), check out his space-y revamp of Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman."


Bloc Party - Octopus (RAC Remix)

Feels like: Chromeo replaced their singer with Kele Okereke

That was quick.  Just a few days after "Octopus" dropped, the collective known as RAC is back with a remix of the single.  Infusing their signature electro bounce into Bloc Party's sound gives this track instant-party jam credibility.  Better than the original? Perhaps.  And if you haven't already, check out RAC's remix of Bloc Party's "Hunting for Witches" as well.   Bloc Party's fourth album is due August 21st. 

Walk the Moon - Tightrope



Feels like: Foster the People, Jinja Safari, Two Door Cinema Club, Empire of the Sun, Friendly Fires

As a general sucker for dancey pop rock, I fell instantly for Walk the Moon.  And while you have probably heard "Anna Sun", here is a lesser known track with an equally fun and goofy video.  I ready to host a raver in a hotel room.  Also, their full length album debuted last month and their EP is below.  They are the next Foster the People.  Chyeah!




Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Purity Ring - Fineshrine

Feels Like: Grimes, Crystal Castles, Alan Wilkis

Here's another one of those funky-heavy-summer-jam things that we keep on posting (It's literally infectious). This one comes from a group called Purity Ring. Let's not delve too deep into the meaning behind the band's title name. The song has a way of just keeping my head in motion. Try it on for size and see if you feel the same.

Also, please do not feel afraid to comment if you can tell me WTF exactly is going on in this trippy dream video.

Annuals - Down The Mountain


Feels Like: Modest Mouse, The Shins, Anathallo

Hello again. I have been estranged from the blog board for some time. I come to you bearing tidings of peppy eclectic indie-pop melodies from North Carolina's Annuals. This 8 piece indie pop collective utilizes a variety of tones and textures to create what ends up being an unusually pleasant mess of sound. I only say mess because of the sheer number of instrumentalists contributing at any given point. It's amazing the song never becomes too busy or out of control for what it is. I especially love the rhythmic change around the 1:32 mark. Give a listen and enjoy.



Angel Haze - Werkin' Girls

Feels like: Nicki Minaj but, you know, good

Last week we turned you on to Angel Haze with the first track from her debut EP, Reservation.  Today, she drops the second preview, and it's another banger.  


Azealia Banks - Neptune Feat. Shystie

Feels like: Diplo-fused underwater rap/funk with some grime on top

Banks drops the last leak before the release of her mixtape Fantasea, due out tomorrow(!).  While she sticks to the frenetic style she has become known for, she still manages to keep the tracks fresh, with solid hooks and surprising guest verses, in this case provided London-rapper Shystie.  Looking forward to tomorrow.


Atlas Genius - Trojans (Xaphoon Jones Remix)

Feels like: Passion Pit, Yeasayer, a pinch of synth spice on your indie rock dish

Chiddy Bang's production half Xaphoon Jones dropped his remix of Atlas Genius's "Trojans" today.  While he doesn't quite top the original, Xaphoon always provides a quality-sounding electronic remix to songs.  Check out his mellow remix of Foxes' "White Coats," as well. 

Justice - New Lands

Feels like: A power ballad for the space age, Daft Punk

As Justice's Audio, Video, Disco continues to grow on me, they have released the Red Bull-funded video for "New Lands."  Falling somewhere between Tron and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the video depicts Justice's high-budget version of the Olympics.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Bloc Party - Octopus



Feels like: Mystery Jets, Friendly Fires, Spoon, The Republic Tigers

After a 4 year hiatus, Bloc Party is back!  And boy-o-boy is this jam right on time.  With their always catchy, seemingly random riffs, Octopus was worth the wait.  Oh, and just in case you thought they had died, Bloc Party actually stayed pretty pretty busy during their time off; lead singer Kele Okereke released 17 tracks on his own which are very Bloc Party-esque but with an addition of face melting club dancing.  Give it a taste with Tenderoni below.  Album drops August 21st.  Cheers!




Yo Nashville: Cherub - Hold Me/Doses and Mimosas



Feels like: Broken Bells, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Crystal Castles, Phantogram

Nashville duo, Cherub, delivers all the sex, drugs and rock'n'roll of Van Halen, but with an electronic twist.  Enjoy all of their delicious glory with one of my personal favorites "Doses and Mimosas".  Imagine robots playing "Jump", then add a club scene replete with all the typical talent, and you'll start to understand this catchy new group.  Doses, Eskimosas!

Yo Nashville is a segment in which we highlight local talent from here in Music City U.S.A.



UP ALL NIGHT: Frank Ocean & The Roots - Bad Religion

Feels like: Our generation's D'Angelo

Damn. Frank Ocean made his TV debut on Fallon last night, performing "Bad Religion" with the Roots and a full string orchestra in tow.  It speaks for itself.  You can stream the excellent Channel Orange in full here.


Up All Night is a segment in which we document the very best in late night TV performances so you don't have to listen to celebrities tell dumb stories.

Band of Horses - Knock Knock

Feels like: My Morning Jacket but a little more anthemic

The Band of Horses have detailed their fourth album, Mirage Rock.  Spanning 11 tracks, the Glyn Johns (Ryan Adams, King of Leon)-produced effort leads with "Knock Knock".  Thankfully, it looks like the Band of Horse are sticking to the hazy, americana-tinged rock that made tracks like "Laredo," "Is There a Ghost," and "The Funeral" stick in our heads for weeks.  Mirage Rock drops on September 18th.  The tracklist is below.



Mirage Rock Tracklist:
01. Knock Knock
02. How to Live
03. Slow Cruel Hands of Time
04. A Little Biblical
05. Shut-In Tourist
06. Dumpster World
07. Electric Music
08. Everything's Gonna Be Undone
09. Feud
10. Long Vows
11. Heartbreak on the 101
12. Ego Nightmare (iTunes Pre-Order Only)

The Killers - Runaways

Feels like: Synth-y Springsteen

Lyrically, it sounds like the Killers are returning to Sam's Town on the lead single for their fourth album, Battle Born.  The polished production leans towards 2008's Day & Age.  All in all, a solid first offering.
 

Wildcat! Wildcat! - Mr. Quiche/The Chief



Feels like: Miike Snow, Passion Pit, LexiconDon, MGMT, Walter Meego, The Naked and Famous

Very fun video from LA trio Wildcat! Wildcat!  Also check out their latest single "The Chief".  Fits in perfectly with instragram filtered sunsets at any beach.




Monday, July 9, 2012

Goldroom - City Girls



Feels like: TRAILS AND WAYS, Chromeo, LexiconDon

A very relaxing video for your summer afternoon.  Also check out their single "Morgan's Bay" posted below.  Rooftop partyin.




YACHT - I Walked Alone



Feels like: Devo, Miike Snow, Yuksek, Goldroom

YACHT looks and sounds like Stev-O reincarnated as the child of Devo with the blonde lady from the Matrix.  "Not like this, not like this"



Daughter - Youth



Feels like: Polica, Bon Iver, Twin Sister, Silversun Pickups, Jose Gonzalez, Bjork

Eerily soothing.  Like the fog rolling over the mountain tops and casting a soft glow through the woods.




Saturday, July 7, 2012

Theophilus London - Big Spender Feat. A$AP Rocky


Feels like: Broadway SWAG

I can't believe it took so long for someone to sample "Big Spender."


Friday, July 6, 2012

Playlist: Dawes - When My Time Comes



Featuring:  Dawes, The lumineers, The Head and the Heart, Fleet Foxes, The Walkmen, Blind Pilot

The Brethren are taking it to the woods this weekend and going to a cabin.




LexiconDon - Where Did We Go



Feels like: Walter Meego, Ratatat, Passion Pit, M83

Your A.M. soft wake-up call.  A fresh brew to ready you for your day.



Thursday, July 5, 2012

RAC - Hollywood ft. Penguin Prison



Feels like:  MGMT, Passion Pit, Tom Vek

Chill out and get ready for your weekend.  RAC kills it with their first ever track from scratch.  Eskimozy on in.




Angel Haze - New York


Feels like: A female Nas devouring a dark Kanye beat

Jumping off a moody, "New York is Killing Me"-sampling beat, Angel Haze oozes mid-90's New York swag.  And when she says, "I run New York," you believe her.  Never have double-dutch hand-claps sounded so ominous.  Her EP "Reservation" drops July 17th.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Grip Grand feat A. G. - Poppin Pockets

Feels Like: Zion I, Common Market, Blue Scholars


It's a hip hop release 4th of July with both Yelawolf and Childish Gambino debuting mixtapes today. Since we will be covering both of those drops in different posts, I thought I might give you guys some hip hop off the beaten path. I found this one courtesy of one of my college buddies. Grip hails from Cali and can bring the flow. Rather than the typical hard, gangsta cali style that we have grown to love, Grip goes lyrical and he can make cut. The hook really sets off this track magnetism with some type of old school scatting in the background. Head ove to the bandcamp to grab the album. Check it out and enjoy. (No idea what the weird picture with the soundcloud is about but it's the only one that I could find with a download link)





Hidetake Takayama - Sunset Song


Feels Like: RJD2, Lemon Jelly, Tosca

Happy 4th of July everyone! I just got done running a grueling 6.2 miles in the Atlanta heat in the name of our independence. As such, I feel that I have earned a break from the hustle and bustle. Chill out on this hot afternoon with this jam from my man,  Hidetake Takayama. I would give more info on the guy, but his entire website is in Japanese. Anyways, this crescendoing trip-hop symphony should put a relaxed spin on your independence day. Also, peep the video. Simple, yet very fitting of the tone.





Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Tomorrow. Get excited.

Kanye West & Pusha T - New God Flow



Feels like: the torrential downpour of Kanye jams that have been dropping over the past three years.

Yeezy debuted his verse at Sunday's BET awards, now we get the full thing.  The G.O.O.D. music comp, Cruel Summer, is shaping up to be another classic.  Love the change-up in the middle of Kanye's verse too.



Monday, July 2, 2012

TV on the Radio - Second Song



Feels like: Silversun Pickups, Tom Vek, Interpol, Bloc Party

Trying to chill out?  Enjoy an other-worldly video from one of my favorite Brooklyn groups, TV on the Radio.  Been pumping out amazing albums for almost a decade now.  They also put on an amazing live show.  Check out "Caffeinated Consciousness" as well to get a proper feel for this great band.




The Feeling - Set My World on Fire



Feels like: Jinja Safari, Michael Franti & Spearhead

A poppy summer love song.  Yes, the lyrics are very cheesy, but it has a very catchy and happy melody.  Worth a listen to if you are having a great summer day.




Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tom Vek - Aroused


Feels like:  Cherub, Gardens & Villa

Nurse your hangover with this gooder from Tom Vek.  I am.