Lithium – Little Roy
So I’ve been meaning to post this since last year and it’s been sitting in my drafts. Well today is another day in 2012 where there’s no new good music in sight. So here’s a gun song from 2011 from Little Roy covering “Lithium”. I’ve got to admit it takes you by surprise, you have Kurt’s dark lyrics on one side and on the other you have this reggae/ska sound that uplifts the overall feeling of the track. It’s a fun mashup because Little Roy obvious style transcends time, the 70′s pioneer has re-done a whole album of Nirvana material.
The Joy Formidable is a band from Noth Whales and they fucking own. They are kinda like if the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Arcade Fire had an awesome baby. Take a minute and think about that baby, it’s raging.
This song, “Whirring”, is sooooooooooooooo good. From the opening guitar chords to the drums that feel like they match a thumping heartbeat, its killer. Such a great summer jam. Drench yourself in sunshine and turn this song up.
Whirring – The Joy Formidable
Here’s the video for “Next Girl” off The Black Keys‘ album Brothers, due May 18th. The scrolling text at the bottom of this video is hilarious. I recommend watching it twice – once for the visual elements and once for the jokes at the bottom of the screen.
BTW The Black Keys hate this video and don’t find it funny at all.
Play – The Black Keys – Next Girl
Did you know that ex-Unicorns and ex-Arcade Fire members buddied up and made a band called Clues? It’s true. And it’s kind of exactly what you’d expect. The quirkiness and jagged edges of The Unicorns plus the waves of sound and layering that you’re used to from Arcade Fire. Check out “Ledmonton” below from their S/T album released almost a year ago.
Play – Clues – Ledmonton
Band Of Horses are giving away another freebie from their upcoming album Infinite Arms, out May 18th. I’m still expecting to hear at least one giant song like “Funeral” that will swallow the rest of the album whole, but so far I haven’t heard that. That could be a good thing. “Factory” is my favorite that I’ve heard so far. Inifinite Arms sounds like it’s going to be a solid album that showcases ghostly, distinctly American singing.
Play – Band Of Horses – Factory
For their new album, ‘Planet Anthem,’ the Disco Biscuits are going for something slightly different than the sweaty, marathon throw-downs that they’re famous for live. Sure, the concerts are packed with kids who follow the Biscuits from show to show, but their albums were never as fully appreciated as their nightly spectacles. The band spent three years working to change that, via a focused effort in which the songs would be treated as songs instead of jams. Likewise, this time around they’re treating the videos as videos.
“All of our past videos have been DIY,” bassist Marc Brownstein admits. “But we knew we had to do something special for ‘You and I.’” So when the Biscuits flew to Japan this past summer to headline the Fuji Rock festival, they brought along Ghost Town Media (Death Cab for Cutie, Kanye West) to make the video.
Also check out Ski’s remix. Truely amazing. His colab mixtape with the Disco Biscuits is going to be fascinating! I likey way better than original.
I just randomly stumbled on Two Door Cinema Club from Bangor and Donaghadee, Northern Ireland formed in 2007. They are signed to French record label Kitsuné Music, through which they released their debut album Tourist History on 1 March 2010 and they are amazing. 2 tracks I’ve heard, 2 hits. 2 for 2 Tuesdays.
“Gasoline” has organs, soul, high-pitched fretwork, and an aggressively powerful delivery. The latest single from The Dead Weather seems to promise that the upcoming Sea of Cowards will continue the raw, emotional, R&B-flavored rock Jack White and his crew created on Horehound.
What do you get when you mix four hot guys, instruments, and sex infused vocals? (No, not Kings of Leon.) Foster The People is the best band no one knows…yet. This is the band you’re going to tell your friend you’ve been listening to forever when they blow up.
They first started to receive attention after Black Book Mag called “Pumped Up Kicks” the song of next summer. This song sounds like a cool mojito tastes on a hot summer day. It makes me want to get in a glamorous pool with a bunch of really good looking people and look like I’m bored as fuck. So put this song on your iPod, plug it into some loud ass speakers, and go jump in a pool (naked?).
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
Here’s the video fro Harlem’s fun, jangly garage rock song “Friendly Ghost” from their upcoming release Hippies, out April 6th on Matador.