Trials + Tribulations


2005-2012
February 8, 2012, 6:38 pm
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After careful consideration I’ve decided it’s time to call it a day and shut down this blog. It’s been nearly seven years since I started it, and there have been lots of highs and lows but lately the lows seemed to be winning over.

I started the blog the summer I graduated from high school as a hobby. Somewhere to showcase songs by artists I enjoyed and encountered in my time spent on the Internet. mp3 blogs soon oversaturated the Internet and I started getting requests from labels and promotion companies to send me e-mails and CDs by new artists. I even started getting offers to cover shows. What wasn’t to love?

In 2006 I went to Mexico leaving behind my blog under the care of my older sister. She did a great job while I was gone, though towards the end of my stay in Mexico her heart just didn’t seem to be into music. When I returned I tried to pick up traffic and there were more e-mails than ever. To the day I receive hundreds of e-mails, most of which I never open. It’s become more of a chore than a fun thing for me to do, and lately I just don’t have the time nor desire to put my heart into it.

So thank you for reading my blog over the years. It’s been fun!

xo

Michael



Corinne
February 2, 2012, 4:08 pm
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There have been a LOT of Metronomy remixes over the last year but how about covers? This one’s from the sleek ‘n’ sexy duo Benoit & Sergio doing “Corinne” so smooooth you’ll wanna dance in your room rubbing your hands all over your body.

It’s found on Metronomy’s Unreleased Remixes album out March 6th.



Always Forever
February 2, 2012, 4:02 pm
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Hunx has broken free of his Punx (or whatever) and is releasing his solo album Hairdresser Blues February 28th on Hardly Art. ROOKIE magazine (my favorite online magazine for teenage girls) premiered the video for the album’s first single. Check it ouuuuuuuut!

And here’s a download of the song!

Hunx – Always Forever



Do You Not Feel Loved?
January 19, 2012, 6:00 pm
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I feel like it would just be a crime for me not to post this song. I love it so much!

New Build – Do You Not Feel Loved?

Preorder the limited edition 12″ here.



Blondes – Blondes
January 19, 2012, 5:21 pm
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I’m really excited about the debut album from NYC duo Blondes. They’ve released a few singles (including the amazing “You Mean So Much to Me“) and now February 7th RVNG Intl. will release their self-titled album. It’s a 2xCD affair, with disc one comprising their original tracks and disc 2 seeing those tracks reinterpreted by the likes of JD Twitch, Laurel Halo, Teengirl Fantasy and more. Here’s a track I really love:


Blondes – Wine

And here’s the Teengirl Fantasy remix:

And here’s another, an “ICEY COLD TECHNO REMIX” from Bicep (super “icey”)



Can’t Help It
January 19, 2012, 4:57 pm
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Here’s a fun video for the new Miracles Club track I posted about here. Really great tune! Video directed by Experimental 1/2 Hour.



It’s My Part
January 18, 2012, 3:26 pm
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Here’s a peppy new remix from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs for the band Jonquil. Jonquil’s a British group whose members all dally in other musical projects. Lead singer Hugo Manuel, aka Chad Valley, recently remixed a TEED track so consider it a favor returned

Download it right here.

Here’s that Chad Valley remix of TEED’s “Trouble” while I’m at it.

The Jonquil album Point of Go is out 2/21 on Dovecote.




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