Portland’s keytar wizard Copy (aka Marius Libman) is back with a new album of hyperkinetic 8-bit instrumentals titled Hard Dream. Here’s a preview of the album
Hard Dream is out September 21 on Audio Dregs.
Along with the album he’s giving out a CD-R of remixes he’s done. I haven’t seen what other artists he’ll be remixing, but Yours Truly upped this awesome redo of R Kelly’s “Ignition.”
Copy’s no stranger to remixing R&B artists. Previously he remixed several R&B women and released it as a CD-R called Diva Mixtape Vol. 1. A second Diva Mixtape was made with the help of his other group Do ‘n’ Dudes but I never got a copy (you can hear their covers of Peaches, Grace Jones and Janet Jackson on their MySpace).
Anyway I uploaded a zip of the Diva Mixtape because it’s probably impossible to find now. Comes with remixes of Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, Mary J. Blige and more.
One of my newest obsessions is Toronto group Azari & III, who have making waves all around the internet with their ’90s tinged remixes for groups such as CFCF, HEALTH, and more. Their own tracks don’t sound out of place next to groups like La Bouche or Snap! Tensnake’s remix of “Reckless with Your Love” has especially been gaining a lot of attention for good reason.
I’ve also really been enjoying this remix of Australian group Voltage, out on Cut Copy’s own Cutters label.
Also really excited about a collaboration they did with Friendly Fires on a new track called “Stay Here” which will be an exclusive new track on Friendly Fires’ upcoming Bugged Out mix. Here’s a peek of the track, which keeps leaving me salivating for more.
Snatch up the Reckless With Your Love 12″ before they’re gone over at Permanent Vacation.
I can’t get over how beautiful Real Estate‘s new song is. I’ve listened to it a dozen times over the weekend and can’t stop. Repeat repeat repeat repeat!
From their new 7″. Buy it now for $5 at True Panther.
A quick Google of Spencer Breslin and you’ll find out that he is by no means unknown, having been in several films since his youth. This October however he will be releasing his first album, Labor Day, on his own label Acadian Recording Co. The album was recorded with the help of many of his friends, from Vetiver to Architecture in Helsinki and Crystal Stilts.
Central to the album is Breslin’s own songwriting and a voice that reminds me of a young Stephen Malkmus. It’s a very autumn-sounding record, so its October release date will be great for autumn drives as the leaves are changing and things are finally cooling off.
Chromeo have got a new album coming out called Business Casual and if the first single is any indication, this one’s gonna be another barnburner. “Don’t Turn the Lights On” has been given the remix treatment by Aeroplane, and also a slick video.
You can pre-order Business Casual now and choose from some pretty cool packages that include t-shirts, limited edition lithographs, and of course, the CD and/or LP. Preorder here (US only). The album is out September 14th.
The duo is also setting clubs across the nation on fire with DFA upstarts Holy Ghost! in tow. They’re playing a free show here in Salt Lake next Thursday with Big Boi, which I am pretty excited about.
08-16 San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
08-19 Salt Lake City, UT – Twilight Concert Series ^
08-20 Denver, CO – Ogden #
08-24 Austin, TX – Stubb’s #
08-25 Dallas, TX – Palladium #
08-26 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom #
08-27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade #
08-29 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl @
# with Holy Ghost
^ with Big Boi
@ with Chemical Brothers
This is a really fun track from the group Restless People, which features both members of Tanlines. The sound is pretty similar to Tanlines, actually, but amped up a lot more. And with more sirens.
Here’s the video for the track, directed byPetra Cortright.
This is my favorite song of the moment. I just can’t get over it!
from the upcoming album Mega Mega Mega out August 23rd on Domino Records.