GOLDROOM REMIXES: NIKI & THE DOVE + PAT LOK

Today we have two new Goldroom remixes for you to check out. Born out of Los Angeles synthpop trio NightWaves, Goldroom is Josh Legg’s solo effort and production alias. An amalgamation of dreamy synths, emotive vocals, and tropical disco grooves, Goldroom paints the soundscape of summertime in Los Angeles. A breezy response to the heavy, dub-laden clubs around Southern California, Goldroom’s music is ready-made to soundtrack a poolside soiree. Influenced heavily by French Touch innovators like Alan Braxe and Fred Falke, Legg has crafted an uniquely Californian take on the genre, incorporating live instrumentation and percussion with elements of downtempo disco to create something more than the sum of its parts.
Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix) peaked at #4 on the Hype Machine Most Popular chart last week and with good reason. It was included in many high-profile mixes like The Magician’s Magic Tape 17, Aeroplane’s November Mix, and Mustang’s November Mix. Download the remix here:

Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix) – http://soundcloud.com/goldroom/niki-the-dove-mother-protect

Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix) by Goldroom


Pat Lok – No Shame (Goldroom Remix) – http://soundcloud.com/goldroom/pat-lok-no-shame-goldroom
Goldroom also led his remix expertise (and even some original vocals) to Canadian DJ/Producer Pat Lok’s debut “No Shame.” It is currently in the Top 10 of Juno’s Electro/House Charts.

Pat Lok – No Shame (Goldroom Remix) by Goldroom

STREAM: JACK WHITE HOMAGE TO HANK WILLIAMS: YOU KNOW THAT I KNOW

The lost notebooks of Hank Williams were discovered after he died in 1953.   Jack White, Bob Dylan and a bunch of other artists have gotten together to complete the collection of previously unheard songs, adding a little lick of their own style with a lot of Hank’s raw energy to make  The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams.  Stream the standout track “You Know That I know” from White Stripes frontman Jack White HERE

STREAM THE COOL KID’S MIKEY ROCKS: PREMIERE POLITICS

Sir Michael Rocks aka Mikey Rocks of The Cool Kids dropped his solo debut last week for free. Premier Politics features guests Alchemist, Casey Veggies, Jeremih, Cardo, Boldy James, Shorty K, Chuck Inglish and plenty others.

 Grab it here, feel free to share this link: http://www.mediafire.com/?a29f1r1b08c2p9c 

NEW VIDEO + MP3 GRAB FROM UK’S JETHRO FOX: BLINDING LIGHT

Jethro Fox is a songwriter based in Liverpool, UK.  This year has seen the release of first single Blinding Light, which received positive praise from many different blogs and companies, plus a one-to-one songwriting session with Sir Paul McCartney.  Autumn 2011 will see further releases and a selection of tour dates.

MP3 DOWNLOAD: Blinding Light

 

NEW TRACK FROM YUCK: SOOTHE ME

In preparation of a double-disc deluxe edition of their self-titled debut album (out October 11), Yuck are now streaming a new track called “Soothe Me”; sounding less like Dinosaur Jr. and more like a band trying to forge their own direction.  The re-issue will include “Soothe Me” along with 5 other  B-side tracks. Listen here.

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TEEEL + DATASSETTE: CORDUROY SWELL [REMIX]

Teeel’ s Amulet (Remixed) is now available everywhere! You can stream the whole album here or grab it on itunes.  To promote the album, Teeel has also released a new video for the opening track/ Datassette Remix of  “Corduroy Swell”. 

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MP3 GRAB: HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE: DOG SCRATCHED EAR

Following on the heels of their highly-praised debut Everything’s For Sale, South Wales duo Henry’s Funeral Shoe are set to unleash their second full-length effort Donkey Jacket – an album filled with the twosome’s distinctive punk-energy-blues-drenched-rock ‘n’ roll. With their incendiary guitars and hard-rock riot, fans of Radio Moscow, Left Lane Cruiser and The Black Diamond Heavies should find much to like in this explosive new release.

Comprised of brothers Aled and Brennig Clifford, this second offering evokes images of the Deep South, rather than the Welsh Valleys from which they hail.

Donkey Jacket features a number of guest appearances from a plethora of acclaimed musicians, including long time Van Morrison collaborator John ‘Ned’ Edwards on harmonica, slide guitar and mandolin, Pete Hurley of legendary ’70s Welsh band Lone Star on bass, and Justin Beynon of the Broken Vinyl Club on keys. The album was recorded in Wales with Tim Hammill at the helm, while mixing duties were undertaken by Jim Diamond (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Go) in Detroit.

Taking its name from the coat worn by Welsh miners, Donkey Jacket is a collection of rousing numbers ranging from the hard-hitting “Love Is A Fever” and “Anvil & Chains,” to their contrasting softer side on acoustic-driven tracks such as “Heart on Fire” and “Across The Sky.”

FREE MP3: HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE: DOG SCRATCHED EAR

 

DOWNLOAD FREE TRACK FROM PHANTOM POWER

Phantom Power – Inertial Framez

Phantom Power, an electro-relaxation outfit out of NY, has built a cozy digital nest of tracks designed to chill out the bros, and their newest comp release from Easy Tapes is no exception. This sampler sees them experimenting with complexity and composition without losing their minimalist sound or brevity, moving beyond the simple swirls of their earlier EPs and working on building a more distinct style. Like summertime, it seems fittingly directionless but hits all the right spots. File under ‘Poolside Tumbl-core’ and commence to doing absolutely nothing with your Saturday. Get your hands on the Easy Tapes Phantom Power sampler here.
By: Kelly Schirmann via sickoftheradio.com

 

LISTEN TO “VOMIT” FROM THE NEW GIRLS ALBUM

Click HERE to get a free mp3 and exclusive listen to ”Vomit” from new Girls album – ”Father, Son, Holy Ghost”. You can also pre-order the album and get loads of unique offers and exclusives direct from Girls store HERE or from Girls Facebook Page HERE. And for those of you in the U.S. – exclusive offer from Insound (free poster exclusively designed by Christopher Owens)

CD: CLICK HERE

LP: CLICK HERE

 

OFFICIAL VIDEO + MP3 FROM PALEO’S NEW RECORD

Check out a new mp3 and video from the the amazingly talented & prolific Paleo (think Daniel Johnston and Bob Dylan meets the Violent Femmes). The track is ‘Holly Would’, off his upcoming Partisan Records release Fruit of the Spirit , out June 21.


NEW SINGLE FROM BLACK LIPS: MODERN ART

Black Lips just released the first single from the Mark Ronson produced LP,Arabia Mountain, “Modern Art”.  The track premiered over at Spin but you can grab it below.  It’s a much more structured sound than 2009’s 200 Million Thousand, with more kink-like riffs and 13th Floor Elevator tweak-outs condoning drug use.

MP3 Black Lips “Modern Art” [Download Mirror]

 

 

 

FREE MUSIC FROM THE WILDERNESS OF MANITOBA

Momentum is building in The Wilderness of Manitoba camp. Moving out of their Delaware Avenue basement in Toronto, and fresh off off their lauded performances at CMW, the Canadian chill/folk quartet announced a NYC show on April 28 at Mercury Lounge and new EP release Summer Fires.

The band is also streaming two of their tracks on their own digital 7” player.  Just click play below to watch the needle move, the record spin, and get a sneak peak at two tracks off the EP:  “Orono Park” (side a) and “Summer Fires” (side b). You can also grab a free MP3 of “Orono Park”.

PLAY THE DIGITAL 7” HERE

DOWNLOAD “ORONO PARK”

 

NEW MP3 DOWNLOAD FROM PARTS & LABOR: REST

Grab a new mp3 for the track “Rest” off Parts & Labor’s forthcoming release Constant Future which you can pre-order at InSound. The song perfectly encapsulates the band’s ability to take elements of noise and turn them into a truly infectious pop song. You can also check out the bands cover of No Age’s Life Prowler below:

NEW MP3: Parts & Labor “Rest”

MP3: Parts & Labor “Constant Future”

A VALENTINE FROM YEASAYER

Heres a little Valentine from Discosalt and Yeasayer! Yeasayer had so much fun releasing their live album on Xmas that they wanted to do something else for Valentine’s Day!

1. First, the band has a new video for the heart tug’n track “I Remember” (off the ODD BLOOD LP).  The “I Remember” video was directed by dear friend Sophia Peer and fits snuggly with their previous visual efforts.  We are in love with it.

2.  FREE V-Day Music.  The Yeasayer techs set it up so you have the ability to send the “I Remember” digital EP as a small Valentine’s Day gift to a loved/liked/crushed/etc one in lieu of chocolates’n’roses.  The “I Remember” EP contains two aphrodisiac-like remixes by Villa and Painted Palms.  Yes, “I Remember” is a love song. Just click HERE

You can also grab Yeasayer’s acoustic country cover of Seal’s 1990 classic “Crazy” right here.  Ira Wolf Tuton claims: “it’s us covering Rolling Stones covering Everlast covering Pearl Jam covering Seal.”

MP3 Download: Yeasayer – “Crazy” (Seal Cover)


3. To spread the warm tingles further we are pleased to announce a Yeasayer spring tour of the USofA…and some of Canada! Tour dates below.

YEASAYER USA + Canada TOUR DATES

May 21 Solana Beach – Belly Up Tavern*

May 22 Pomona CA – The Glass House*

May 24 Los Angeles CA – The Music Box*

May 25 San Francisco CA – The Fillmore*

May 26 San Francisco CA – The Fillmore*

May 27 Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom*

May 28 Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom*

May 29 Seattle WA – Sasquatch Festival

May 31 Aspen CO – Belly Up Aspen*

Jun 01 Denver CO – Ogden Theatre *

Jun 02 Lawrence KS – The Granada Theatre*

Jun 03 Columbia MO – The Blue Note*

Jun 05 Houston TX – Free Press Summer Fest

Jun 06 Detroit MI – Majestic Theatre*

Jun 07 Toronto ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

Jun 08 Montreal PQ – Club Soda

Jun 09 Boston MA – Royale Nightclub

Jun 16 Washington DC – 930 Club

Jun 17 Philadelphia PA – Trocadero

Jun 18 New York NY – Terminal 5

*With Smith Westerns

NEW VIDEO AND DOWNLOAD FROM PETER BJORN & JOHN: BREAKER BREAKER

Before you break their hearts, they’re going to break your nose. So sing  Peter Bjorn and John on “Breaker Breaker”—the kinda punk, kinda bare, totally infectious album preview for Gimme Some, out in March. We have not seen the sugarpop Swedes rock this hard before, and we are into it, big time. This less-is-more video of the trio speedily pounding the pain away doesn’t hurt, either.

MP3 DOWNLOAD:Peter Bjorn & John – Breaker Breaker

FREE MP3 FROM SWEDISH ORGAN-DUO, MACKAPER: WHEN ALL IS SAD AND DAWN

Mackaper is an organ/drum heavy band from Stockholm formed from the ashes of the Concretes. A bit old school psychedelic, with influences from krautrock, folk, and a little free form jazz driven by tiny drum machine beats and warm fuzzy Hammond B3 tones . The band has a new album out this month When all is sad and dawn , a puppet friendly video filmed, edited and directed by Henrik Qvarnström and are giving away some free music below:

MP3 Download: Mackaper- Atlantis

MP3 Download: Mackaper- Silver Sands (Michael Rothers Cover)

Mp3 Download: Mackaper – Tale of Tales (Joxaren Remix)

THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE: INDIE-ROCK FOLK SONGS ABOUT HOMETOWNS AND HEARTBREAK


You always know a band is on the serious up and coming when they can sell out New York’s Mercury Lounge.  On Wednesday January 12th, I was a lucky enough to see Canadians The Rural Alberta Advantage rock out in the tiny, packed space.  As people jostled to get a better look, their broad appeal became immediately apparent.  Lead singer Nils Edenloff wailed his way through the entire new album, plus a few old songs in just over an hour, pausing only momentarily between their short, explosive songs.

MP3 Downloaf: The Rural Alberta Advantage “Frank, AB”

The band’s sound ranges from softer synth sounds, which border on 90’s emo, to no-holds rock and roll.  There were definitely strong ties to various 90’s rock influences, but I don’t want to overlook the folky quality that  characterize some of their softer songs.  I think that is part of the allure of the band: they have a sound that appeals to a wide range of people.  Throughout the set, I had a nagging feeling that I was missing something, and it finally dawned on me towards the end of the set: Edenloff’s voice has a similar quality to Billy Corgan.   I kept trying to get a better look at drummer Paul Banwatt, but even if I had a better view, I wouldn’t have been able to see those arms moving.  He was flying along with unparalleled precision.  Although the record is catchy and entertaining, it’s Banwatt’s energy that gives the live set so much motion.  A later conversation with Edenloff revealed that he and Bandwatt work together in song writing, and the synth songs are Bandwatt’s opportunity to explore a broader range in his drumming.  The third member of the trio is Amy Cole, who plays back up keyboard and the recently added bass peddle.  Her sweet voice accompanies the edgier sounds in Nil’s singing.  Altogether, the band has a tight, balanced sound, even with the muddy sound system at Mercury Lounge.


The Rural Alberta Advantage releases their new record Departing on Saddle Creek 3/3.  You can catch them at the awesome Bowery Ballroom on 3/10 or at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn on 3/12.

-Rachel Covert

A NEW DIRECTION FOR SNOWDEN?: DARK POP GOES DEEPER LIVE AT MERCURY LOUNGE

Snowden came to New York’s Mercury Lounge on Friday (1/21/11). The last time we saw Snowden was in 2008 at the Forecastle festival, when I expressed my overwhelming love for the band (LINK). Since that time, a lot has changed for the band. The enigmatic Corrine as well as David have parted ways, leaving Jordan and Chandler to be joined by two new members. The change appears to have been very recent, as Jordan told the crowd that the new members had only one day to rehearse all of the songs. The tour is promoting the recent release of “Slow Soft Syrup”, the new free EP from Snowden, that operates as a bit of a teaser for the forthcoming full length release…their first since 2007’s “Fuel of the Celebration”. When you’re a band that hits the road as hard as Snowden has for the last several years, I would imagine it’s hard to find the time to write.

I’m glad they found the time. Syrup appears to be a good indicator of the new direction of the band as the album seemed to align with the slightly varied style of the live performance. The songs have a definite, deepened complexity, and it results is a less hookcentric, anthematic sound. In one portion of my review from 2008, I wrote “Virtually every song is an dance anthem….and when Black Eyes starts out….in my eyes, it’s impossible to not start moving.” The scene slower and darker now, although new songs like “Lemon Peel” still show that the guys know how to make the crowd dance from time to time.

So transitions like this can go either way for a band, but for a band that has spent playing club bangers like “Black Eyes”, they’ve made the transition amazingly well, and Syrup’s “No One in Control” is perhaps the perfect example. Jordan Jeffares’s songwriting skills really get put to the test, yet he passes effortlessly.

-Cory Greenwell

Grab a track from the new album below:

MP3 download: Snowden – “Don’t Really Know Me”

And check out more photos from the show:

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NEW DOWNLOAD FROM BRIGHT EYES: SHELL GAMES

Bright Eyes has released a new track off their upcoming album, The People’s Key, out this February. Click below to listen to “Shell Games” or pre-order the album from Saddle Creek here.

MP3 Download: Bright Eyes – “Shell Games

FREE MP3 AND MIXES FROM WIN WIN (XXXCHANGE, DEVLIN & GHOSTDAD)

Accomplished producer and in-demand remixer Alex “XXXchange” Epton has come together with lifelong friend Chris Devlin (of Devlin & Darko) and video-collage artist/producer Ghostdad to form WIN WIN. The self-titled project on Vice Music serves as a unique model for the future of electronic music performance, having sprouted from the desire to supplement the auditory stimuli with a visual element that shifts with the mood of the music. WIN WIN’s musical efforts are manifested visually by Brooklyn-based video collagist, Ghostdad, who dredges pop-media archives and re-assembles clips live, juxtaposing moving images for optimum effect.

XXXchange first made national headlines as a founding member of electro-rap trendsetting groupSpankrock in 2005. With so many sound-alikes popping up in the wake of their debut album Yoyoyoyoyo, Alex refined his approach and developed a reputation for his minimal, disco-tinged instrumental work. Few have had the opportunity to remix such a diverse, credible array of musicians as XXXchange, who’s resume includes official interpretations for Thom YorkeThe Death SetBjork and many, many more. Alex has since achieved a full-on songwriting credit for The Kills while penning half of Kele‘s eponymous debut earlier this year. Devlin won success as a member of popular DJ duo Devlin & Darko while also contributing heavily to the Spankrock album as well.

WIN WIN, the self-titled debut album slated for a February 15th release on Vice Music, is an elastic demonstration of hyperactive yet tactful electro, anchored by the single “RELEASERPM” featuring LizzieBougatsos of Gang Gang Dance contributing wafer-thin vocals to the layers of synthetic instrumentation. Other guests include Alexis of The Hot Chip and former partner-in-crime Naeem of Spankrock.

DOWNLOAD THE FIRST SINGLE FROM WIN WIN, “RELEASERPM”, HERE:

http://www.thefader.com/2010/11/23/premiere-win-win-f-lizzi-bougatsos-of-gang-gang-dance-releaserpm-mp3/

DOWNLOAD MIXES AND GET NEWS ON WIN WIN AND XXXCHANGE HERE:

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