Tuesday, June 29, 2010


ARTIST / BAND: Delphic

SONG (MP3): Doubt / “Halcyon (Michael Mayer Remix)”

ALBUM: Acolyte

FILE UNDER:  Alternative dance

LABEL: modular people

INFO: An act that could have come from no other place and time, Delphic craft a shimmering, genuinely modern sound borne of a combination of futuristic vision and good old fashioned, oft-overlooked feeling. The band came together as an avenue for the likeminded lads to explore the seemingly endless dimensions of music made with guitars, with a keen eye on the future and a dab handle on technology, and incorporating inspirations and ideas not just within music but those apparent in abstract art, Russian film, literature and existentialism.

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Monday, June 28, 2010


ARTIST / BAND: Yeasayer
MP3: Ambling Alp / "Ambling Alp (The Very Best Remix) / Madder Red (Doctor Rosen Rosen Rx) /

O.N.E. (Makrophone Remix)

ALBUM: Odd Blood
FILE UNDER: Indie / New Art Pop
LABEL: secretly canadian / mute
INFO: As we announced earlier this week, Secretly Canadian will release YEASAYER'S much-anticipated sophomore album ODD BLOOD in February of 2010. However, you won't have to wait that long to have a first listen to the band's new material. "Ambling Alp," the first single off the record is available for free download today at Yeasayer's website HERE and will be released digitally and on limited edition 12" vinyl November 3. The full "Ambling Alp" single features remixes by Memory Tapes and DJ/rupture, with the vinyl packaged in a space age metallic sleeve. "Ambling Alp" is Yeasayer's first new recording since their acclaimed contribution "Tightrope" on the Dark Was The Night benefit compilation released earlier this year.
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Saturday, June 26, 2010


Lebrosk @ Studio Martin with A-Skillz von Lebrosk.


Intro - Lebrosk
Jackson Jump Reconstruction - Slynk
I want Lynguistics - Zenit Incompatible
Dont Touch The Drummers Beat - DJ S-Man remix
Martin Clancy & The Witness Protection Programme (Pimpsoul Remix) - Flatfoot
Groove Heart - Loasbandidos Viva la remix
Body Rocker (Lebrosk remix) - Philly Blunt (unmastered)
We got the Funk (Original mix) - Jayl Funk
2 Live Crew Party - 2 Bit Thugs Remix (Stereofreakz Breaks Edit)
Cameroon (Funkanomics Edit) - Dolby Anol
Everybody in the Place (STEREOFREAKZ EDIT) - Deadmau5 Remix
Magics Wand - Quivver Breaks Mix
Breakers Revenge (Original mix) - Kid Kenobi
The Mexican (Krafty Kuts rerub) - Deekline & Tim Healy
Mr Big Stuff - DJ Defkline Red Polo vs Dustin_Hulton
Ellie Goulding (At Dawn We Rage remix) - Starry Eyed

Friday, June 25, 2010


MP3: "Let Go" / "Ecstacy" / "Baby"
ALBUM: jj nº 3 / jj nº 2
FILE UNDER: Indie pop, Balearic beat, Dream pop
LABEL: Secretly Canadian
INFO: Last summer Gothenburg, Sweden's jj quietly released one of 2009's most critically-acclaimed albums. The album was named jj nº 2 and it was the group's debut full-length (their first single was jj nº 1). With the naive swagger of youth, jj have already completed their next full-length. We here at Secretly Canadian are incredibly proud to present jj nº 3 to you. If jj nº 2 was (as it was to many) the quintessential summer 2009 album, jj nº 3 is destined to be the quintessential winter 2010 album, a soft, red smear of blood on a field of fresh snow.
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MP3: A 60s Troubadour

ALBUM: Beauty


LABEL: Snowhite / Clouds Hill

INFO: Personal … minimalistic … passionate … it’s not easy to describe the sound of German duo Kraków Loves Adana. Deniz Cicek and Robert Heitmann use very little instrumentation. It’s just guitar and voice. Yet, it isn’t really what you’d call guitar music. At least not in the traditional singer-songwriter sense. Deniz Cicek’s voice is quite complex and Robert Heitmann accompanies her with very simple, distorted sounds.

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Kraków Loves Adana - Porcelain from Snowhite on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 24, 2010



MP3: "Tall Shoulders" / Tall Shoulders - Todd Buchler (of Duchess Leo) Remix

ALBUM: Tall Shoulders EP

FILE UNDER: Melodramatic Popular Song

LABEL: Whale Heart Records

INFO: Coming from a musically eclectic family gave Grace a launching pad into the world of all things melodic and whimsical. She grew up singing Beatles songs on her father's lap, and listening to him endlessly tap out melodies on an old piano until she drifted to sleep.  She took up the mandolin after her first heartbreak, and the ukulele after her second, finding strange beauty in the melancholy nature of brokenness. After a few years of writing songs and melodies she began to play occasional shows for small audiences. In the fall of 2009 she signed onto Whale Heart Records, the home of Pacific Theater, Duchess Leo, and Little Horn. Tall Shoulders is her first EP.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Son Of The Sun

ARTIST / BAND: Son Of The Sun
MP3: "Get Together" / "The Other Side"
ALBUM: The Happy Los
FILE UNDER: Rock / Indie / Shoegaze
LABEL: I Blame Yoko
INFO: This June, Buffalo, NY's Son of the Sun will release their first full-length album The Happy Loss. With the help of co-producer Mike Brown, the album was recorded in part at Temperamental Recordings in Geneseo, NY and mixed by Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse, Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker) at Sound of Music Recording Studios in Richmond, VA.
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Teen Daze

My Photos | teen daze

ARTIST / BAND: Teen Daze

SONG (MP3): Saviour

ALBUM: The Road Goes Ever On mix


LABEL: The Road Goes Ever On

INFO: Teen Daze’s latest jam from that killer The Road Goes Ever On mix. I seriously can’t get enough of this track. I dare say it’s his best work to date.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Dance Inc. - This Fighting (Album Free Download!)

The Dance Inc. - This Fighting (Album Free Download!) by Audiolith

Tera Melos

ARTIST / BAND: Tera Melos
MP3s: Frozen Zoo
ALBUM: Patagonian Rats
FILE UNDER: experimental, indie
LABEL:Sargent House
INFO: Tera Melos' first proper full-length, Patagonian Rats is packed with melodic hooks and jabs that on paper might seem to defy the band's experimental edge. There's even clear and distinct vocals throughout -- a first for the band, where vocals, if any, were previously awash with distortion and layered in the mix. But, particulars aside, Patagonian Rats is the type of album that sticks with you.
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Friday, June 18, 2010


My Photos | kahulawi | FOALS


SONG (MP3): Spanish Sahara (Deadboy Remix)

ALBUM: Total Life Forever

FILE UNDER:  Minimalist / Alternative / Pop

LABEL: subpop

INFO: Foals are a 5-piece band from Oxford, England. They are currently signed to Transgressive Records in the UK and Sub Pop in the USA. They released their debut album Antidotes on 24 March 2008 in the UK, and 8 April 2008 in the USA.[1]

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Peter Wolf Crier

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ARTIST / BAND: Peter Wolf Crier

SONG (MP3): "Hard As Nails" / "Crutch And Cane"

ALBUM: Inter-Be

FILE UNDER:  Indie Rock

LABEL: Jagjaguwar

INFO: It was a situation of all being in this together, this particular Saturday morning, in the middle of last month. Peter Pisano and Brian Moen of the Minneapolis band Peter Wolf Crier had arrived early for a 10:30 a.m. opening slot for the Mr. & Mrs. T and Rachael Ray Feedback Festival that we were asked to help curate and be a part of and the rains were still fucking up the whole morning. Dirty water was gushing along the curbs and sidewalks, washing away the free beer-induced puke from SXSW patrons of the night before. Everyone was watching where they stepped and the mug of coffee that Pisano was nursing and protective of was important for sanity. The margaritas and Bloody Marys, oddly enough were already being mixed at the bar next to the restaurant portion of Stubbs BBQ, where we were setting up our "stage" for the day. We all walked into the room together, all confused together, looking at the piles of heavy wooden tables and chairs that didn't belong. A little while later, Rachael Ray strolled through the restaurant to a side room, where she filmed a short segment for her television program, while sitting at a round table filled with three or four piping hot Mexican dishes that she'd prepared for party-goers that afternoon. She didn't stick around much longer than that and we took over from that point - the skeleton crew of Daytrotter grunts, along with the talent (Pisano and Moen, along with the band's manager, Paul Gillis) - clearing out the room so that we could tape our first-ever Daytrotter sessions before an exclusive live audience. We fell an hour and a half behind schedule - victims to missing rental gear and various other ailments that left us without a working PA system (improvised using spare guitar amps) and improper power cords and strips. We made due and when Peter Wolf Crier finally started knocking out "Hard As Nails," the second song from its upcoming debut album, "Inter-Be," one would have not known the travails of three hours earlier and all was right.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kacey Johansing

ARTIST / BAND: Kacey Johansing
SONG (MP3): "Angel Island" /  "Oh, Brother"
ALBUM: Many Seasons
FILE UNDER: Folk / Soul
LABEL: Porto Franco Records
INFO: Kacey Johansing’s debut album, Many Seasons, plays like a travelogue. Sweeping the listener along from her roots in small town Colorado to Boston to a San Francisco where Johansing is at something of an epicenter for a rapidly evolving songwriting scene, the album crystallizes a rich Bay Area indie-folk sound bursting at the seams with creativity.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Crystal Castles

ARTIST / BAND: Crystal Castles

SONG (MP3): Celestica


FILE UNDER:  Indie Pop, Electronica

LABEL: Lies Records, Merok, Trouble Records, Lovepump,

INFO: Crystal Castles is an electronic music band from Ontario, consisting of producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass.[6] Crystal Castles are known for their chaotic live shows and their lo-fi home productions. The duo have released many vinyl EPs between 2006–2007 and also two eponymous albums, in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Wolf Parade


ARTIST / BAND: Wolf Parade

SONG (MP3s): Wolf Parade - What Did My Lover Say? (It Always Had To Go This Way) (MP3) / Wolf Parade - Ghost Pressure (MP3)



LABEL: Sub Pop

INFO: Recorded and mixed at Hotel2Tango, with Howard Bilerman, in late February and early March of 2010, EXPO 86 is the name of the new and third album by Montreal’s Wolf Parade. EXPO 86 follows the band’s 2008 album At Mount Zoomer, which itself followed their 2005 debut,

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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

BLK JKS to Perform with Alicia Keys at The World Cup, ZOL!

FILE UNDER: afro beat
LABEL: Secretly Canadian
INFO: The title track of the EP is a grassroots street anthem filtered through BLK JKS' unmistakable and ever expanding sound. With a crazy head-bobbing kwaito beat and bassline, as lyrical guitar work takes the party higher, "ZOL!" finds BLK JKS hosting a house party for the planet. Percussionist Tshepang Ramoba takes the lead on vocals here as the guys back him up with call-and-response and polyrhythmic claps, raucously proclaiming "I can roll and shoot at the same time."
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Monday, June 07, 2010


 SONG (MP3): Rat
 FILE UNDER: Indie Rock
 LABEL: Aqui Estamos
 INFO: Aqui Estamos Records, an independent label located in Des Moines, Iowa presents its first release Rat, the full-length debut of Canby on July 20, 2010.
Singer-songwriter Scott Yoshimura is a musical jack-of-all-trades. While he is the drummer for another band, The Envy Corps, calling Canby a side-project is being disingenuous. In Canby, Yoshimura pens the songs, plays the guitar, records the drums, and sings the songs. His heart is completely into his music.
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Friday, June 04, 2010


ARTIST / BAND: Cosmetics

MP3s: Black Leather Gloves

ALBUM: Soft Skin / Black Leather Gloves

FILE UNDER: Minimalist / Disco House

LABEL:captured tracks

INFO: Cosmetics are a two piece from Vancouver, BC. Their music is made for dancing, and with feeling and attention to the details. Their trip is sleek and synthetic meets human emotion. Cosmic glamour meets do-it-yourself. Voice and a rhythm. Frosty tropics and hazy nites. Love on the beat. Nic M and Aja Emma formed Cosmetics in Summer 2008, the first band for both of them. In 2009 they put together the Tuff Trax 8-track studio in their home where they work on sound and visuals every day. Cosmetics is their lifestyle.

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Club 8

SONG (MP3): "Shape up!"
ALBUM: The People's Record
FILE UNDER: Indie / Pop / Electronica
LABEL: labrador
"The duo have expanded their sonic melodic pallet with traces of
Afro-pop, boss nova, and South American jazz. The result is a warmly
inviting album that's as sweet as it is cleverly composed" 8/10

"The People’s Record ultimately feels personal and focused on the
public. It’s party music centered upon the fact that we’re all going
to die " 8/10 POPMATTERS

"Club 8 have never sounded deeper, darker, or funkier." PITCHFORK

"The People's Record" is the Club 8's first an outside producer.
Their initial idea was to move to Brazil for a couple of months and
record the album there with a local producer. But after having read
an interview with Jari Haapalainen (Camera Obscura, The Concretes,
Ed Harcourt) where he talked about his love for rythmns from Western
Africa and the Middle East the choice fell on him. The result is a
captivating mix of bittersweet lyrics about death, life affirming
Afro-beats and Swedish pop melancholia.