Trials + Tribulations

On the Road
Well today I’m heading off to go back up to school. I leave for Dallas today to spend some time with CC (my sister) and then tomorrow morning me and a buddy are off to Arizona for the wedding of some friends, and then back on up to Utah on Saturday/Sunday. Wish me luck. Here’s another travellin’ mix from me to you.
Patrick Wolf-Get Lost
Jens Lekman-Run Away With Me
Arcade Fire-Keep the Car Running
Camera Obscura-Let’s Get Out of This Country
The Decemberists-We Both Go Down Together
Okkervil River-Lost Coastlines
Midlake-Head Home
Bright Eyes-I Must Belong Somewhere

Spend New Years Eve with YACHT
December 30, 2008, 4:40 pm
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Join YACHT For New Year’s Eve from Jona Bechtolt on Vimeo.

This is a really neat idea that YACHT has come up to be able to spend NYE all across the globe. YACHT themselves are in France so spend some time and make a video for them if you’ve got the time and ability.

YACHT-I Saw Gold (from the Worried Noodles compilation)

Little Bit
December 29, 2008, 10:40 pm
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So, mashing. What about mashing two versions of the same song? So, there’s the Aether remix of “Little Bit” and the version where rapper Drake makes it into a duet. And put them together? You get meh. I know I didn’t do an amazing job but the idea was funny so I thought I’d share.

Lykke Li – Little Bit (Aether Remix ft. Drake)(Copfy edit)


Well a post similar to this was taken down earlier so I wonder if it happens again.

Hercules & Love Affair-You Belong (Hercules Club Mix)
Friendly Fires-Photobooth (Mock & Toof Remix)
Foals-Astronauts And All (Barringtone Remix)
Long Blondes-Giddy Stratospheres (Findo Gask Remix)
Hey Willpower-Uh Uh Uh (Strategy Remix)

December 27, 2008, 6:17 pm
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In other totally awesome Mae Shi news-to-me, they’ll be touring up the west coast in January with the UK’s finest, Metronomy. I think I’m goin’ to try and hit up the Las Vegas show when I’m back at school… Anyway, awesome if you live anywhere along the west coast, not awesome if you don’t. Metronomy will also hit up Mexico. Check ’em:

19 January 2009, Standard Hotel (DJ SET) Hollywood, USA*
20 January 2009, Wasted Space, Las Vegas , USA*
21 January 2009, El Rey Los Angeles, USA*
22 January 2009, Popscene San Francisco, USA*
23 January 2009, Holocene Portland, USA*
24 January 2009, Biltmore Vancouver, USA*
25 January 2009, Chop Suey, Seattle, USA*
28 January 2009, Pink Bar San Diego, USA *
29 January 2009, Glass House Pomona, Mexico
30 January 2009, Salon Cuervo Mexico City, Mexico
31 January 2009, Escenica Monterrey, Mexico

* with the Mae Shi

Mae Shi-No Age (from the “Lamb and Lion” single)
Telepathe-Chrome’s On It (Mae Shi Remix)
Metronomy-Are Mums Mates? (from the “Radio Ladio” single)
Good Shoes-Morden (Metronomy Remix)

They’re Just Bein’ Mae Shi
December 25, 2008, 6:09 pm
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The Mae Shi VS. Miley Cyrus See You Again from the mae shi on Vimeo.

“Since U Been Gone” 2008. Or 2009.

The Mae Shi-See You Again

Far Too Long
December 20, 2008, 12:02 am
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Hot Chip has made a new EP available online. It’s a collaboration with Robert Wyatt and Geese. The songs are reinterpretations off Made in the Dark. Nothing drastically different really, but nice for the Hot Chip completist.

You can sign up here and get the first free mp3 “Made in the Dark” then they send you a link to download the other, “We’re Looking for a Lot of Love” via your own e-mail. Cool!!

Blogger has taken down two of my last posts. It’s really frustrating because there’s a lot of good stuff I wanna share but they take it down. Does anyone have any ideas what I can do? I don’t know what to do about it and it’s kinda depressing.

Christmas in the Room
December 18, 2008, 10:09 pm
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It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a good ol’ Christmas tune by Sufjan.

Sufjan Stevens-Christmas in the Room
from his new Christmas ep Sufjan Stevens: Songs for Christmas Volume 8: Astral Inter Planet Space Captain Christmas Infinity Voyage

For more Sufjan Christmas fun, check out his site at Asthmatic Kitty.

December 18, 2008, 5:03 pm
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‘Round here we really love the Rakes. And we are overjoyed that they have announced a new album titled KLANG on March 23rd in the UK (probably in the US the 24th, the same day as the Decemberists’ Hazards of Love!! Too much excitement for one day!). The album will be preceded by the first single “1989,” which you can get a sneak peek at above in the unofficial video filmed during the recording of the album. And here’s the tracklist:

You’re In It
That’s the Reason
The Loneliness of the Outdoor Smoker
Bitchin’ in the Kitchen
The Woes of the Working Woman
The Light From Your Mac
Muller’s Ratchet
The Final Hill
Never Get Married

The Rakes-The World Was a Mess But His Hair Was Perfect
(From their previous album Ten New Messages)

Ellie Greenwich
December 17, 2008, 7:56 pm
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Parenthetical Girls always kind of gave me the creeps. Thank you video for continuing the creep.

Parenthetical Girls-A Song for Ellie Greenwich (mp3)
Their new-ish album Entaglement is available via Slender Means Society