November 1, 2010
Here is a brand new jam from Cold War Kids. It is from their new album Mine Is Yours, slated for release on January 25th via Downtown Records in the US. It’s pretty consistent with previous offerings from the California quartet. Solid hooks, an immediately accessible chorus and crisp studio production.
MP3: Cold War Kids – Louder Than Ever
October 27, 2010
Don’t run away from us! We’re in the process of a painful and prolonged renovation, but it will prove to be so worth it with the launch of the new All Things Go (very, very soon). In the meantime, some old friends have returned from a long vacation. Minneapolis indie dudes Tapes ‘n Tapes are back. They’re going to be releasing Outside in January on their very own record label. “Freak Out” is a track from the album that should get you swaying.
MP3: Tapes ‘n Tapes – Freak Out
October 19, 2010
King Charles is a unique musician. Armed with the adorableness of Noah & the Whale, the playfulness of Mystery Jets, and the raspiness of Mumford & Sons, the regally titled London singer/outfit have been the talk of many tastemakers ever since they started their tour with the aforementioned M&S. I’m not completely familiar with his repertoire, but goddamn if I don’t absolutely love what I’ve heard so far, in particular the catchy-as-all-hell “Love Lust.” The quickened pace, seemingly effortless harmonies, and bouncy piano line come together like Voltron to form a doozy of a folk-pop single. It’s a bit early to crown the band, but if “Love Lust” is a harbinger of things to come, the title may not be too far off.
MP3: King Charles – “Love Lust”
I neeevvverrrrr speak in hyperbole.
October 19, 2010
We’re working on getting all of our remodeling done this week, so we apologize for the slowing in posting and for any technical issues coming up in the next few days. Just because we’re coming up with a pretty new site for you all, it doesn’t mean we aren’t still listening to heady jams. Check out another flawless Aeroplane remix, this time of new Melbourne-based Gypsy & the Cat‘s “The Piper’s Song.” Go ahead, try to get that chorus out of your head. I dare you.
MP3: Gypsy & The Cat – “The Piper’s Song (Aeroplane Remix)”
October 14, 2010
Here’s a dark little collaboration of Bedouin Soundclash and our favorite French-Canadian songstress Coeur de Pirate, entitled “Brutal Hearts.” The song has a very Lykke Li or The xx feel to it, which is just perfect for a rainy morning here in the Nation’s Capital. It also features Beatrice Martin singing in English, which helps me understand what’s going on in the song (unlike other Coeur de Pirate tracks)
MP3: Bedouin Soundclash – “Brutal Hearts (ft. Coeur de Pirate)”
October 13, 2010
For those of you who think we’re just becoming a Chiddy Bang fanblog….well, you’re kind of right. But after Chiddy and Xaphoon keep dropping flawless remixes of Cee-Lo, Darwin Deez, Ellie Goulding, etc., can you really blame us? The latest gem is their reworking of The Naked & Famous’ “Young Blood,” which seamlessly works the original vocals and 8-bit sounding synths in with Chiddy’s trademark pop-culture riddled verses.
As an added bonus, check out Chiddy and Theodore Grams freestyle over the adorably hateful “Bad Day,” marking the third time Xaphoon Jones has remixed Darwin Deez.
MP3: The Naked & Famous – “Young Blood (Chiddy Bang Remix)”
MP3: Chiddy Bang – “Bad Day (ft. Darwin Deez)”
October 12, 2010
This Saturday ATG will be teaming up with Cantora Records and The Mill to throw a rager of epic proportions at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. The Knocks, who were recently featured in NME‘s “20 Hottest Producers Right Now”, will be headlining the show and should bring down the house with an absolutely killer live set (which I was fortunate enough to witness for the first time a few weeks ago). Support will be provided by the incredibly talented Emil & Friends and ATG favorite We Are Trees. Exclusive ATG Koozies may or may not be provided.
MP3: The Knocks – “Make It Better”
MP3: The Knocks – “Blackout”
MP3 (MIX): B-Roc Of The Knocks – “THE TRANSPLANT II”
MP3: Emil & Friends – “Downed Economy”
MP3: We Are Trees – “Sunrise Sunset”