FREE MP3 FROM THE KNIFE: SEEDS (AKA BODYCODE REMIX)


The Knife, in collaboration with Mt.Sims and Planningtorock are set to release “Seeds”, with remixes by Portable aka Bodycode and Shinedoe, exclusively on November 19th through Beatport, with the full digital and limited edition 12” vinyl release coming December 6th.Taken from the album Tomorrow, In A Year, “Seeds” is a delicate but driving techno pop track and features vocals by Swedish pop star Jonathan Johansson and Danish mezzo soprano Kristina Wahlin.

Bodycode has injected some Berlin deep-house warmth, stretching the track to 12 minutes, while Shinedoe has turned the original’s sparse instrumentation into a layered, big-room tech-house track. Commissioned by Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma Tomorrow, In A Year is a unique musical project, based on Charles Darwin and his book ‘On the Origin of the Species.” The compositions challenge the conventional conception of opera music.

MP3 DOWNLOAD: The Knife: “Seeds” Remixed by Aka Bodycode

FREE MP3 FROM EAT MORE CAKE: UNDERWATER

Currently riding high in the Hype Machine chart with their remix of Stardust’s “Music Sounds Better With You”, Eat More Cake are proud to present their debut album  Climb The Ladder, Live The Dream and to celebrate they are giving away their new single “Underwater” for free! Enjoy!

“Underwater” – Free Download Link – http://t.opsp.in/M64R

Full Album Stream availble on the Urban Torque site.

FREE MP3: DVAS: CONSENTING ADULTS + QUESTIONS

Toronto’s DVAS recently popped up on our radar. Their synth heavy album Society already hit #1 on the Canadian College Radio RPM Chart and VAS recently inked a deal with Toronto’s Upper Class Recordings to relaease the album in the US on November 16th.   DVAS are known and loved for their funky synth-based dance floor jams  and do not disappoint with their full-length debut.

Enjoy: Dvas – Consenting Adults

Download: Dvas – Questions

On “Society,” the lead single from Toronto dance revivalists DVAS’s album Society(Upper Class Recordings, November 16), singer Jered Stuffco sings, “Isn’t it nice to break free from the VIPs tonight.” “Society”’s synthesizer and slap bass could easily have been lifted off Marcia Griffith’s “Electric Boogie” (that’s the “Electric Slide” song from those middle school dances). But DVAS also comes off like a modern group, something akin to Cut Copy, with less grittiness. There’s a Cut Copy-esque crunch on “Consenting Adults” and midway through the instrumental “Inner Sanctum” the entire mix is sent through a harsh, Daft Punk-like compression. Elsewhere on Society, DVAS are shameless purveyors of yacht rock and ’90s adult-contemporary, at once jokey and quite serious. That irony may be lost on Stuffco, who recently mouthed off to AOL’s Spinner with his thoughts on hipster culture. But if DVAS just let the music speak for itself, they may find that Chromeo sweet spot of irony and awesome that they’re reaching for.

Check Out the Article Here:  http://www.americansongwriter.com/2010/11/four-to-watch-delicate-steve-jonquil-dvas-john-wesley-coleman/

FREE MP3: ACRYLICS: NIGHTWATCH

Download the first new track “Nightwatch” from NYC indie pop band Acrylics‘ forthcoming LP Lives and Treasure below. Acrylics conjure a real crystallized 70’s  pop infused sound (think Linda Ronstadt/Fleetwood Mac), formed around songwriters Molly Shea and Jason Klauber‘s vocal combo and layered in between some gentle synths and  sweet lap slide guitar. Give a listen:

mp3:Acrylics :: Nightwatch

FREE MP3: CRYSTAL CASTLES: NOT IN LOVE (FT. ROBERT SMITH)

Here’s the Crystal Castles track ft. Robert Smith of The Cure.  The song, originally by the 1980’s new wave band Platinum Blonde, was covered by Crystal Castles for their latest album and now they’ve added The Cure’s vocalist to make it extra f-ing amazing.  Listen below and share your heart out.

Crystal Castles – Not In Love (ft Robert Smith)
http://www.mediafire.com/?a9nb2krxdaf2jab

FREE MP3: TAPES N’ TAPES: FREAK OUT

Great new track from Tapes n’ Tapes called “Freak Out” off their new album, OUTSIDE, out on 1/11 via iBid Records:

*MP3: Tapes ‘n Tapes – “Freak Out”

MP3 AND NEW VIDEO FROM WARPAINT: UNDERTOW

Warpaint’s official video for “Undertow” is the directorial debut from indie girl hottie Shannyn Sossamon (The Rules of Attraction, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang).  Shannon, who briefly played drums with the band, is also sister to Bassist Jenny Lee. Grab the free track and watch the video below:

MP3: Warpaint – “Undertow”

FREE MP3: THE POISON TREE: COME ON COME ON

The Poison Tree is the new project by The King of France frontman Steve Salett. This record could easily have been found on an old reel of 1/2″ tape buried under a mattress in the Chelsea hotel. With songs that walk comfortably alongside Leonard Cohen, Fred Neil, the The Poison Tree shines new light on the salad days of the singer-songwriter.

Carefully crafted, The Poison Tree‘s songs were developed with the help of a rotating cast of collaborators culled from the Elephant 6 styled Saltlands music collective Salett co-founded, including musicians Thomas Bartlett (Doveman) and Dawn Landes.

MP3: THE POISON TREE:  “COME ON COME ON”

FREE MP3: MONOTONIX: GIVE ME MORE

Tel Aviv’s finest, Monotonix, are hitting the pavement running with new live dates all over the United States and sharing a new track from their forthcoming album. Not Yet, Monotonix’s second full-length explodes with fanatical vigor as the band returns reenergized, with a zealous focus on the strength of their songwriting. Recorded by Steve Albini, the finished sound is trembling with distortion, screaming with release, and set to be loosed upon the world on January 25th by Drag City. Not Yet is the livest, loudest, most basic and direct sound that Monotonix and we can have. The only thing we’re not sure about is, if Not Yet, then when?

Reacquaint yourself with the fire and listen to the first single off of Not Yet,

MP3: MONOTONIX: Give Me More.

Aside from the slew of previously divulged October and November dates, Monotonix are announcing a fresh batch of December shows that will take them through parts of the U.S. and Canada, with more dates certain to come (800 shows in 4 years = can’t stop, won’t stop!). Those of you lucky enough to see them play in the coming weeks will get a taste of many of these new songs in person. For the uninitiated who find themselves wondering what to expect from the Monotonix live experience, well…ahem…

MONOTONIX TOUR DATES:

Friday, Oct. 15 – Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall

Sunday, Oct. 17 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival

Saturday, Oct. 30 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door

Sunday, Oct. 31 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah

Monday, Nov. 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room

Tuesday, Nov. 2 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova

Wednesday, Nov. 3 – McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Event Center

Thursday, Nov. 4 – Monterrey, MX @ Escenica

Friday, Nov. 5 – Dallas, TX @ The Loft

Saturday, Nov. 6 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival – Waterloo Park

Saturday, Dec. 4 – Miami, FL @ Electric Pickle

Sunday, Dec. 5 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

Monday, Dec. 6 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

Tuesday, Dec. 7 – Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room

Wednesday, Dec. 8 – Atlanta, GA @ 529

Thursday, Dec. 9 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone

Friday, Dec. 10 – Chattanooga, TN @ Discoteca

Saturday, Dec. 11 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s

Sunday, Dec. 12 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse

Monday, Dec. 13 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City

Tuesday, Dec. 14 – Edmonton, AB @ New City

FREE MP3: ARP: PASTORAL SYMPHONY (REMIX)

Cosmic wayfarer & analog fetishist ARP (aka Alexis Georgopoulos) begins his quick, six-city tour with Caribou tonight in Austin, TX and wraps up next week in Miami, FL.  Focusing primarily on new material from his just-released album The Soft Wave (Smalltown Supersound), the show will be accompanied by a dreamy, psychedelic film made by Geogopoulos and Paul Clipson.

ARP is also excited to share with you “The Past (Version by Studio)”, which can be found on the soon-to-be-released Pastoral Symphony 12” (out November 15 on Smalltown Supersound). This fuzzy dance track takes you through a landscape rich with sonic waves, a dance-heavy bass line, and spacey synth-tweets.

Check it out here: http://soundcloud.com/smalltownsupersound/the-past-version-by-studio/s-fTKIa

ARP on tour with Caribou:

Thu. Oct. 14 — Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa w/ Caribou

Fri. Oct. 15 — Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon w/ Caribou

Sat. Oct. 16 — Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room w/ Caribou

Sun. Oct. 17 — Tampa, FL @ Crowbar w/ Caribou

Mon. Oct. 18 — Orlando, FL @ Backbooth w/ Caribou

Tue. Oct. 19 — Miami, FL @ Grand Central w/ Caribou

Download these tracks from The Soft Wave:

ARP’s “White Light” here: http://www.pitchperfectpr.com/mp3/WhiteLight.mp3

ARP’s “Summer Girl” here: http://www.pitchperfectpr.com/mp3/summergirl.mp3

ARP’s “From A Balcony Overlooking The Sea”: http://www.pitchperfectpr.com/mp3/fromabalconyoverlookingthesea.mp3

FREE MP3: VOLTAIRE TWINS: D.I.L.

2010 is shaping up to be a colorful year for Australian synth-pop duo Voltaire Twins. The brother-sister combo recently caught the eye of French tastemaker label Kitsuné, who released their single D.I.L. (JBAG remix) worldwide on the Kitsuné x Ponystep worldwide release.

With iTunes adding the duo to their Hotly Tipped For 2010 compilation, the pair, who are already regular features in the blogosphere, have exploded in a swarm of internet hype. Having performed at a slew of summer festivals, the duo recently completed their first Australian national tour and are currently busy writing and producing a full-length follow up to their critically acclaimed Cabin Fever EP, released online in June 2010.

Voltaire Twins have supported Ladytron, Maximo Park, Art vs Science and Lost Valentinos on recent tours and have also played on bigger bills with Vampire Weekend, Florence and The Machine, The XX, Peaches, Tegan & Sara, Goldfrapp, Yelle and Metronomy. Onstage, Voltaire Twins sing, dance, hit things and play a range of synths. Along with friend Matt on the drums, the twins create a spectacular scene, bursting with frenzied vigor, rendering audiences everywhere incapable of standing still.

Click below to grab the tracks “D.I.L.” ,  “Wolves” and “Jump Cuts”:

“D.I.L.”

MP3: VOLTAIRE TWINS: D.I.L.
“Wolves”
MP3: VOLTAIRE TWINS: WOLVES

“Jump Cuts”
MP3; VOLTAIRE TWINS: JUMP CUTS

FREE MP3: FuzZ: MARSHMALLOW BAZOOKA

FuzZ , aka David Streit is the first new artist signed to Spectrophonic Sound, the label owned and ran by Squeak E. Clean, music producer and one half of the critically-acclaimed group N.A.S.A. Streit is one third of the LA-based production company, Greenlab Cinema. His new album, Sparkle Vision is a 23- minute collection of delightfully evil, and strangely sparkly music. Meshing distorted funk riffs with 80’s inspired synthesis and heavy psychedelic interludes, Sparkle Vision fuses several musical influences into a cohesive and enjoyable wall of sound. Think Major Lazer on acid.

The good folks over at Urb.com premiered the new single, Marshmallow Bazooka and had this to say: “Up-and-coming electronic producer FuzZ brings multitudes of shimmering darkness.”

Grab Marshmallow Bazooka below:
MP3: FuzZ: MARSHMALLOW BAZOOKA

FREE MP3: CLOUD NOTHINGS/ KEVIN GREENSPON: SPLIT ALBUM

Bridgetown Records just recently released a new split album collaboration between Kevin Greenspon,  and Cloud Nothings. The long-awaited split album between these 2 rising solo artists opens with 5 new songs by Kevin Greenspon: California weirdo heartthrob pop punk about looking back on teenage years and losing it all. Densely packed with Kevin’s unique guitar melodies and featuring Travis von Sydow/Ancient Crux on drums and includes a cover of No Paws. Cloud Nothings rounds out the disc with 5 more exclusive new songs: the Cleveland teenager takes his catchy brand of raw and distorted-beyond-the-red bedroom pop in a direction not seen in his “Turning On” album (still available) or subsequent tape/vinyl releases. Limited edition of 250 pro CDs packaged in shrinkwrapped jewelcase with full-color inserts and lyric sheet.

Feel free to grab some of the tracks below and check it out:

MP3: Kevin Greenspon – Carpool Pepsi
Mp3: Cloud Nothings – I Apologize.mp3
MP3: Kevin Greenspon – Post Life.mp3

FREE MP3: THE WAR ON DRUGS: THE HISTORY OF PLASTIC

In just under two short weeks on October 26 The War On Drugs new EP Future Weather will be available in stores in the U.S. (and early 2011 in the U.K.). However, you can pre-order the album today and you’ll get an instant download of the record. In celebration the band is releasing a second single from Future Weather, the closing track “The History of Plastic.”
Unlike previous Drugs singles— like the lyrically-driven first single from Future Weather “Comin’ Through” —”The History of Plastic” is the quintessential deep cut. Of course, a great single is where a lot of bands are introduced to the world (and the Drugs have plenty of gems to go around), but it is the B-Side, the sixth or seventh track, the tune that clocks in over eight minutes that give bands their flavor, their depth. This is where The War On Drugs are unparralleled— that place where they have all the room in the world to stretch out in a meditative musical exploration.

The War On Drugs’ songwriting process often involves many, many, many versions of an individual song— some long, some short, some with guitar as the focus, others with organ, and still others with that weirded out space echo pushed up in the mix. “The History of Plastic” is a great example of how the band can find— or stumble on— moments of genius through this method. Go find that moment about three-and-a-half minutes in, where lead singer/songwriter Adam Granduciel repeats the line “You put a curse on me, babe.” On the last time through his voice just trails off into the abyss, like it is being pulled by a certain intangible gravity. Moments like these are what takes The War On Drugs’ music to that level of heart-stopping beauty only found on that other side of the record.

FREE MP3:SMALL BLACK:SEARCH PARTY

Last month jagjaguwar released “Photojournalist” the first single from Small Black’s new album New Chain, a masterful slice of aural bliss perfect for a mid-afternoon or late night space out.
Today they released “Search Party” the second single from New Chain, a reved up banger of a tune built upon frantic synth sonics unraveling into bursts of melody over a dance ready beat. See for yourself next month when Small Black headlines our label showcase at the CMJ Music Festival, Thursday October 21 @ Pianos in Manhattan. The following day the guys hit the road for two straight months starting with their North American tour, supported by fellow electro-poppers Class Actress on all shows and performing with Matthew Dear, Delorean, Lemonade, and Young Prisms on select dates. Then Small Black head overseas for a full tour of both mainland Europe and the UK. Small Black will also be doing a special DJ set at the Hiro Lounge in New York, October 7.
Small Black’s New Chain is also available for pre-order today. You can pre-order the album through Insound today and not only will you receive an instant download of New Chain, you will also receive a limited edition Small Black canvas tote bag (picture below) featuring artwork from the band’s very own Euterpe, Morgan Blair. Order early because the totes are only available while supplies last.

New Mp3: Small Black “Search Party”

FREE MP3: FRIGHTENED RABBIT: MY BROTHER TOM, THE GREEN BERET(THE PHILISTINES JR. COVER)

Check out Frightened Rabbit’s version of The Philistines Jr.’s “My Brother Tom, The Green Beret”. You can find the track on If a Band Plays in the Woods…? or give a listen below:

MP3: Frightened Rabbit – “My Brother Tom, The Green Beret” (The Philistines Jr. Cover)

FREE MP3: ANORAAK: DON’T BE AFRAID

Free MP3 grab from French Electro guru Anoraak. The single, “Don’t Be Afraid” is off their most recent album Wherever The Sun Sets and features vocals from Sally Shapiro

MP3: Anoraak: Don’t Be Afraid

STEVE AOKI & ARMAND VAN HELDEN’S NEW SINGLE: BRRRAT!

Steve Aoki and Bostonian DJ Armand Van Helden’s new single “Brrrat!” is out today on Dim Mak Records. Check out a video of Armand Van Helden dropping “Brrrat!” at SW4 mainstage in London UK to over 10,000 people August 29, 2010 with a cameo by Steve Aoki.

FREE MP3: LYRICS BORN: SOMETHING BETTER

New leaked track from Lyrics Born  called “Something Better,” with Francis and the Lights front-man singing the upbeat catchy hook. The new album As U Were officially drops October 26th and the band has just announced a new tour featuring Chali sna and Rakaa.  Grab the track below:

MP3: LYRICS BORN: SOMETHING BETTER

FREE MP3: SECRET CITIES: ON HOLIDAY


Secret Cities’ new single finds them interpreting the work of one of their favorite songwriters (Ellie Greenwich) with “You Don’t Know”,  and then embracing her aesthetic for their own ecstatic, trippy take on the girl group sound with “On Holiday.”
Grab the track below:

MP3: Secret Cities: On Holiday

And while you are here:

MP3: Secret Cities: Boyfriends