Trials + Tribulations


Tell Em
December 23, 2010, 11:20 am
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The seasonal remix nobody knew they needed.

♫ Tell Em (Now With 110% More Real Sleigh Bells Remix)

Merry Christmas to YOU and YOURS.

<3 Trials & Tribulations



Year of the Circle
December 17, 2010, 10:10 am
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Thought this article was great, pointing out all the albums released this year featuring circles in their artwork.



I Can See Yr Halo
December 16, 2010, 12:50 pm
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Yesterday ceo aka Eric Berglund of The Tough Alliance released a new video for his single “Illuminata.” He bowed out of flashing illuminati signs in favor of a tennis match against himself. Fair enough.

On the single he decided to tackle Beyonce’s “Halo” to great effect.

♫ Halo (Beyonce cover)



January Hymn
December 15, 2010, 9:47 am
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As the last post indicated, I’m pretty excited about the Decemberists‘ new album The King is Dead. I liked Hazards of Love but it wasn’t a very repeatable record. So their turn towards short Americana-tinged songs has me all worked up and ready for them.

Yesterday they released, in conjunction with the Record Store Day people, a new 7″ with two new songs. The A-side “January Hymn” is from the upcoming album, while on the b-side sits a cover of Grateful Dead’s “Row Jimmy.” The greatest thing is that the records are only $2! So run down to your local independent record store and grab one before they’re all gone.

♫ January Hymn

The King is Dead is out January 18th. You can preoder it on their website, including a very fancy box set with lots of cool extras.



The King is Dead
December 13, 2010, 11:27 pm
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So excited for this album!



Honey Mine
December 9, 2010, 11:17 am
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Korallreven released one of our favorite singles this year “Truest Faith” which had some great remixes from CFCF, Sail a Whale, and more. And now their newest song “Honey Mine” (which features Victoria Bergsman of the Concretes, Taken by Trees) has been remixed by famed Swedish producer Dan Lissvik. He strips away the lyrics and gives the tune a little more bounce.

Honey Mine (Lissvik Remix)

You can get the Honey Mine 7″ from Acephale.



Sun Was High
December 8, 2010, 10:40 am
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Here’s a cover made in cover heaven, from Small Black’s new “Photojournalist” single, out now on Jajaguwar.

Sun Was High (So Was I) [Best Coast cover]




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