Trials + Tribulations

November 30, 2010, 5:20 pm
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I ignored the hype for as long as I could. Then a friend recommended I check out Twin Shadow‘s video for “Slow” and the song got me hooked.

His album, Forget, is an impressive collection of songs filled with enough nostalgia, synths, and 80s new romantic-tinged love tunes to make any heart light in the midst of all the cold setting in.

♫ Slow

♫ Castles in the Snow (Com Truise Remix)

The Suburbs
November 19, 2010, 6:15 pm
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Beautiful video for Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” shot by Spike Jonze in Austin, TX.

Didn’t Know What Love Was
November 17, 2010, 9:24 pm
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Converse released a new video for Hot Chip + Bernard Sumner’s collaboration “Didn’t Know What Love Was.” It’s a goofy stop-motion clip filled with lots of Alex and Joe doubles, a black zentai suit, and fruit maracas.

♫ Didn’t Know What Love Was (Hot City Club Remix)

Sixteen Shades of Black and Blue
November 17, 2010, 11:09 am
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It’s been awhile since Fujiya & Miyagi released their last album, Lightbulbs, but they’re back with a new set of krautrock-inspired pop tunes. Their new album Ventriloquizzing is out January 2011.

Moments of Excellence
November 16, 2010, 12:51 pm
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Black Van are back with a new single, “Moments of Excellence” which has a lot of shimmer and bounce, sounding like something good for your jogging playlist or just folding laundry (I chose the latter). Also included, their remix of Aeroplane’s new single. Ch-ch-check ’em out.

♫ Moments of Excellence

♫ Without Lies (Black Van Remix)

Also, if you haven’t heard their first single on DFA DO IT.

“Moments of Excellence” is out now on Permanent Vacation.

Got Something for You
November 16, 2010, 11:31 am
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♫ Best Coast & Wavves – Got Something for You

From Target’s Holiday album.

November 16, 2010, 11:20 am
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Fresh off the Kitsuné Maison 10 compilation is this funky collaboration between Hot Chip singer Alexis Taylor and producer Justus Köhncke.

♫ Sorry

♫ Hot Chip – Over and Over (Justus Köhncke Remix)

Kitsuné Maison 10 is out TODAY!

Hot Mess
November 12, 2010, 1:14 pm
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The King Wears a King Hat
November 10, 2010, 10:43 am
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LCD Soundsystem just got done with a national tour (which woefully skipped over SLC) and are now over in Europe strutting their material from This is Happening all over the continent. Earlier this year while they were in England they took time to record a live set  in London, which they released yesterday on iTunes. The tracks sound great, even adding some variation to the recorded versions. My particular favorite is “Pow Pow” which finds James Murphy ad libbing a lot of the lyrics making an already funny song (“We have a black president and you do not”) into an even funnier one.

♫ Pow Pow (London Session Version)

Grab the whole album at iTunes for $8.

Take Em Up
November 9, 2010, 5:53 pm
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Here’s the sweet new video for Shit Robot’s “Take ‘Em Up” featuring Nancy Whang.

I’m not going to have anything to blog about tomorrow!