NEVER LET A WOMAN GO

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.

Love,
Zack


ARE YOU THERE, ARE YOU THERE

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)”

Love,
Zack


HEARTS THAT BREAK THE NIGHT IN TWO

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)”

Love,
Zack


PRAY TO GOD I SEE HEADLIGHTS

September 29, 2010

I know that it is diametrically opposed to the typical ATG theme, but I can’t help but love the country classic “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show. Call me a douchey UVa kid or what have you, but when I was first introduced to the song by my study abroad friends Chris, Katie, and Emma in Florence, I couldn’t help but love it. Something about the harmonies teamed with the banjo did it for me. Given the circumstances, “Wagon Wheel” now brings me back to a nostalgic part of my life, and I feel as though the song was created to strike that same nostalgic chord with most listeners. But I digress…

Imagine my excitement when I discover that ATG favorite Mumford & Sons had recorded a cover of “Wagon Wheel” on BBC’s Radio 2 Sessions. Imagine my anger when I realize that it was released back in late March. BUT…Imagine my happiness when I finally listen.

MP3: Mumford & Sons – “Wagon Wheel (OCMS Cover)”

Love,
Zack


THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO HEAR

September 28, 2010

Not much time to post today, but I wanted to share this beautiful Pacific! remix of the poppy, whimsical (and inappropriately titled) “Sad Song” by Au Revoir Simone. There’s another fantastic RAC remix of this song as well (here) but since I posted RAC yesterday, I thought I’d give it a slight break. Anyway, use this to brighten your day a bit.

MP3: Au Revoir Simone – “Sad Song (Pacific! Remix)”

Love,
Zack


I’M ALWAYS LATE TO EVERYTHING

September 27, 2010

Apologies for not being so diligent with posting last week, but most of our efforts were dedicated to Virgin Freefest and getting prepared for our first ALL THINGS GO SPONSORED SHOW!!!! (BUY TIX NOW!!1121212!)

Just because we’re busy doesn’t mean we don’t have time to deliver the hot jams. Well, it is a bit unfair to take credit for said hotness. That adoration should be dedicated to RAC, who come through again with a flawless remix of Penguin Prison’s “The Worse it Gets,” which is somehow dancier than the original. Somehow.

MP3: Penguin Prison – “The Worse It Gets (RAC Mix)”

Love,
Zack


HOME IS WHEREVER I’M WITH YOU

September 15, 2010

Guest writer Chris Rowe posted Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ anthemic doozy “Home” almost a year ago, and I followed up a few months back with the beautifully simplistic RAC remix (which also appeared on the Goodbye Summer Mixtape). At this point, you’d expect we’d move on to either another track off of the band’s wonderful album Up From Below, or maybe move on to another band.

You expected wrong, idiot. Nope. Instead, I give you the Party Supplies remix of “Home,” packaged perfectly for DJs looking to mix a little folkiness into their setlists. Complete with the whistles and everything, the Party Supplies remix pretty much nails it.

MP3: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – “Home (Party Supplies Remix)”

Love,
Zack