Monday, September 30, 2013

Lady Gaga - Applause (Viceroy Remix)

Feels Like: Major Lazer, Katy Perry, 

While not a part of Viceroy's amazing "Jet Life" series (which we covered here and here), Viceroy's take on Lady Gaga's "Applause" has all the glassy, tropical elements we've come to expect from him. Much like Major Lazer, Viceroy appropriates third-world elements (Reggae guitars, Reggaeton horn blasts) and weaves them seamlessly into pop-dance backdrops. He's taken a song that wasn't quite as punch-y as Lady Gaga's past hits, and given it the extra oomph it needed.


Cold War Kids - Tuxedos



Feels like: Arcade Fire, Family of the Year, Bombay Bicycle Club

New video for "Tuxedos" by Cold War Kids.  A nice watch to go along with a great song.




Yo Nashville: WHAT UP ENGLISH - Does It Make Me Cruel



Feels like: Sol Cat, Reptar, The Strokes, Cub Sport, The Elwins, Walk the Moon

Check out this hot new single sure to get a little dance in your pants.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Rizzle Kicks - Down With The Trumpets



Feels like: Gorillaz, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, RDGLDGRN, Hilltop Hoods, The Streets

You're going to like this one.  It's got Fifa all over it, and just in time for the weekend.  Enjoy it and pass it on, because, you know, you're generous like that.



Thursday, September 26, 2013

Under the Covers: HAIM - Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus Cover)

Feels Like: Janelle Monae's "Primetime," Solange, Sinead O'Connor

HAIM have covered "Wrecking Ball." They did it with all their clothes on. There is no actual wrecking ball in the video. It will cause no controversy. It's still pretty great.

Tanlines - All of Me / Not the Same



Feels like: Tiny Victories, Crystal Fighters, Phantogram, Dirty Gold, Polica, Vacationer, Houses

Can't believe I haven't posted about Tanlines yet.  They have multiple songs that are always in my mixes, and I think once you give them a hearhaw you will seesaw them into your life.






Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me [Flight Facilities Remix]

Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me (Flight Facilities Graceland Remix)

Feels like: Moby but like really epic Moby, Jinja Safari, Toro y Moi, Amadou & Miriam, TV on the Radio

Just a great remix of an already great song by Jagmar Ma.  If you can read this, you can listen to that, so just do it.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bronze Radio Return - Shake Shake Shake



Feels like: Milo Greene, Family of the Year, The Mowglis, Youngblood Hawke, Little Green Cars

Day: Tuesday
Feeling: Sleepy
Prescription: 1 dose of BRR aurally. Rinse. Repeat.



Monday, September 23, 2013

Tegan and Sara - Closer



Feels like: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metric, Walk the Moon

You miss those 80's flicks that most assuredly had Molly Ringwald or one of the Corey's?  Of course you do.  And to get you back in that mood comes a little help from Tegan and Sara.  I had the pleasure of seeing them open for Fun. last night at Fontanel, and let me tell you, the show was amazing.




Thursday, September 19, 2013

Under the Covers: Joy Kills Sorrow - Such Great Heights (The Postal Service Cover)

Feels Like: Iron Horse, Good Graeff, Old Crow Medicine Show

The Americana Music Awards were last night and that means a weekend full of showcases and great live music here in Nashville. Last night, I saw the Lone Bellow, the Infamous Stringdusters, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Ed Helms' Bluegrass situation (yep, that Ed Helms), and new comers like this band all under one roof. Joy Kills Sorrow performed their cover of The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights," and while others have covered this song before, this version definitely deserves its place in the canon.



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ben L'Oncle - Soulman



Sounds Like: St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Mayer Hawthorne, Raphael Saadiq

Shout out goes to Sister brethrenita (completely fictional word) Chloe on this one. Ben L'Oncle is a french native soul singer. Always sporting the classic bow tie, Ben was fittingly given his nickname from the uncanny similarity he shared with Uncle Ben of Uncle Ben's Rice. The name has been flipped to spare the copyright fiasco, but since then Ben has since then charmed the French charts with his smooth soulful sound. Chloe came across an english version and said I had to share. So here it guy, Ben L'Oncle with Soulman



Runnin' - David Dallas



Feels like: The Streets, RDGLDGRN, Kanye West, Statik Selektah, Gorillaz

Oh boy, I hit the jackpot this week. Fifa 2014 soundtrack came out and this is one of my favorites on that list so far.  Just a good old fashioned bouncer.




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

James Blake - Life Round Here (Remix Feat. Chance the Rapper)

Feels Like: Ghostpoet, Kendrick Lamar, Drake

Two of my favorite artists got together and did something great. "Life Round Here" was one of my favorites from Blakes's Overgrown and Chance's Acid Rap is up there with the best rap albums of the year. Throw the two together and you got yourself a soulful gem of a song. And yes, that's a picture of the two riding around the English countryside in a Chevy Impala.



Spazzkid - Getting to Know You

Feels Like: POP ETC, The Postal Service, Breathe Owl Breathe

LA/Tokyo/Manilla-based electronic Spazzkid has an ill-fitting name. I was expecting glitchy, Diplo-esque freakouts. What I got was melodic, downtempo electro-pop. Hushed vocals, full drums, and catchy chimes rule in this late-night jam. Also, the sporadic laughs are just enough of an organic touch to pull this one out of that recycled-air vibe that traps so many electronic artists.


MGMT - Cool Song No. 2



Feels like: Yeasayer, Portugal. The Man, Kanye West, Husky

Omar coming! Omar coming!  O man, I love Omar from "The Wire" and seeing him in MGMT's newest video was quite a treat.  For however weird this video is, it still is very Wire-esque.  I hope you enjoy the new song as well, which feels like MGMT singing over a beat from "Yeezus".




Monday, September 16, 2013

Yo Nashville: Magnolia Sons - How Can I Get Over You?

Feels Like: Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne, Jamie Lidell

Mix one part hot sun, one part equally-hot asphalt and one part unlimited beer and you have the Beer Fest in the Gulch. Throw in the upbeat soul of the consistently-stellar Magnolia Sons and you really have a sweaty mess of a party. How do they wear those suits? Some questions may never be answered, but at least we can enjoy their soul stylings in the video for "How Can I Get Over You?"


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Yo Nashville: Sol Cat - Sea of Light


Feels Like: The Strokes, Machines are People Too

Local psychadelic troubadours Sol Cat have released the video for their track "Sea of Light," and it's clear they wanted the video to be a pretty literal translation.



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

Daft Punk - Lose Yourself to Dance



Feels like: Metronomy, Yuksek, Phantogram, Space Capone

Check out Daft Punk's newest video for "Lose Yourself to Dance".  Because it's Monday.  And your mama told you so.




Friday, September 13, 2013

Under the Covers: Kings of Leon - Dancing on My Own [Robyn Cover]



Feels like: The Weeks, The Killers

Friday and thank heavens.  Ready for that weekend, but still at the grind of that day job?  Check out this awesome cover of Robyn's "Dancing on My Own".  Also check out the original below.  New album "Mechanical Bull" from the Kings coming out in 11 days.







Thursday, September 12, 2013

Phantogram - Black Out Days



Feels like: Crystal Castles, The XX, Ratatat, Cults

Brand spanking new song from Phantogram, which means we are on the lookout for their new album on the horizon.  See y'all at Live on the Green tonight.




Yo Nashville: The Weeks - Ain't My Stop

Feels Like: Kings of Leon, The Whigs, Little Green Cars

The Weeks are playing tonight at Live on the Green! While The Wild Feathers and Moon Taxi may put in strong showings, the real show will be Mississippi's finest. Having seen them a number of times, we assure you that they're the real thing. Their new album, Dear Bo Jackson, has been on heavy rotation for weeks (ha) and this stripped-down version of "Ain't My Stop" is mighty fine.



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

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Kishi Bashi - It All Began With A Burst



Feels like: Everything Everything, Lord Huron, Vacationer, Reptar

Check out the new video for "It All Began With A Burst".  Sooo good.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Man Man - Head On

Feels Like: Dr. Dog, Modest Mouse, Night Beds

Man Man released their fifth album, On Oni Pond today, and it's pretty great. While almost every song is a strange pop gem, lead single "Head On" is the kind that gets stuck in your head for days. With a breezy vibe and interesting instrumentation weaving in and out, "Head On" is all set for repeat listening.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Eminim - Berzerk



Feels like: A whole lotta everything, Beastie Boys, Kendrick Lamar

Eminem is back, and if this video has anything to prove, it's...well, just a lot.  For some reason I'm really digging this song and video to boot.  Check it out.




Friday, September 6, 2013

Under the Covers: Vance Joy - Rolling in the Deep [Adele cover]



Feels like: a completely new song

I've been madly addicted to Jamie XX's "Rolling in the Deep" Remix with Childish Gambino [see below the video[the Jamie from the XX]].  That sort of became my original track for this, so this cover is so incredibly different and relaxing.  I really like Vance Joy and I'm sure you will agree he has nothing but a bright future ahead of him.







Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - War Zone

Feels Like: Netherfriends, Tanlines, Andy Bull

Here's an upbeat one to send you into the weekend. The double Juniors are about to release their sophomore album, The Speed of Things, and "War Zone" is our first taste. It's A-game Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. featuring funky bass and instantly infectious melodies. Looking forward to this one.



Zero 7 - Don't Call It Love Feat. Tom Leonard

Feels Like: Mayer Hawthorne, Tourist, James Welsh

Although it appears Zero 7 have been pretty consistently releasing music, I haven't seen anything pop up from them in recent memory. "Don't Call It Love" definitely makes up for lost time. The slick, after-hours vibe combined with lyrics that fit the tone perfectly make for a low-down, basement lounge-y good time.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cold War Kids - Bitter Poem



Feels like: Generationals, Alabama Shakes, Fitz and the Tantrums

Hey kids, head on out to Live on the Green tonight to see Leagues and Local Natives.  Here's a new one from Cold War Kids that is very similar to the vibe you'll get later tonight.  See y'all there.



London Grammar - Metal and Dust

Feels Like: Florence and the Machine, The xx, Ellie Goulding

So I'm a little late on the London Grammar train, but here it goes. London Grammar hails from, you guessed it, London. Their music is sweeping, electronic-tinged pop and would probably get lost in the sea of this type of music that's pouring in from the UK if it wasn't a step above the rest. Jump on it.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Volcano Choir - Byegone

Feels Like: Sigur Ros, TV on the Radio, Cave Painting

Volcano Choir's second album Repave sounds like Bon Iver's Justin Vernon hitched a plane to Iceland, held the members of Sigur Ros at ax-point (Bon Iver don't do guns) and forced them to record an epic, sea-faring obsessed album. It's big, self-assured, and subtle in all the right places and you should listen to it now. Here's a taste with "Byegone" which features the heady line "With enough kief, you could really bore someone."


Moby and Wayne Coyne - The Perfect Life



Feels like: Jagwar Ma, The Polyphonic Spree, The Flaming Lips

It's Wednesday people, and what better way to celebrate hump day than with an uplifting and joyous song from two of the best in the game.




Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Generationals - Put A Light On

Sounds Like: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., STRFKR, Born Ruffians

Wow. It has been a hot summer minute since I have gotten a chance to get back to what makes me happy, that is sharing music with my friends. I know I may be a little behind the curve on the hype for the Generationals new album Heza, but I have been holding this in my back pocket for a reason. "Put A Light On" has these New Orleans native prototypical indie rockers grabbing your ear from the start and never letting go. The album plays out in a very similar manner. Use these waning moments of summer wisely and get your indie on with the Generationals' Heza  here.




Under the Covers: Ellie Goulding - Mirrors (Justin Timberlake Cover)

Feels Like: Rhye, Banks, Lorde

Miss Goulding let loose her cover of JT's "Mirrors" today, and while it's not much of a departure from the original, it's still pretty great hearing Goulding singing arguably the best pop ballad of the year. Hearing her sing someone else's song also makes you realize how different her vocal inflections are. Every line is given a new angle and the acoustic-backing gives the song a great feel.