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)”



August 20, 2010

I worship everything even remotely related to Ra Ra Riot, so when the RAC remix of their flawless first single “Boy,” popped into my inbox this morning, I wasted no time in pumping this post out. The Remix Artist Collective has the musical Midas touch, and their retake on the chillingly beautiful “Boy” compares favorably with their other remix of the band’s old single “Manner to Act.” Just go listen, nerds.

MP3: Ra Ra Riot – “Boy (RAC Mix)”


Through the Jungle through the Dark

May 25, 2010

Way back in December, my second cousin/butt bro/ILikeMyJamesChrisRowe wrote a guest post here featuring a few songs that wouldn’t necessarily find their way onto an ATG playlist. The one that stuck out like a sore thumb was “Home,” a five minute sing-a-long by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros that could have found its way into the setlist of The Folksmen from A Mighty Wind. I listened to it over and over again, shouting “Alabama, Arkansas” at the top of my lungs and whistling (poorly) along to the catchy melody.

Imagine my excitement, then, when I recently stumbled upon an RAC remix of “Home.” Initially, I was cautious, since remixes of folk songs tend to do one of three things: 1) They strip the song down too much, making it unrecognizable; 2) They don’t change anything save for adding a few swirling synths, or; 3) They remove the good parts of the song and make a whole new beat that, honestly, sucks. Well the Remix Artist Collective has done it again, breaking the mold of the traditional remix by not stripping down the song too much, adding more than just a bass line, and still keeping the mood of the song intact. Dare I say, they made it….better?

Step 1: Download “Home”
Step 2:
Step 3: Profit

MP3: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Home (RAC Mix)”