Trials + Tribulations

June 24, 2011, 10:04 am
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Yoann Lemoine isn’t a newcomer to the music industry. He’s an established music video director having done videos for Yelle, Moby, and uh, Katy Perry. Now he’s released an EP of his own material under the name Woodkid. And of course, he’s got an awesome music video for the EP’s titlular track “Iron.” See it below and grab the Mystery Jets remix while you’re at it.

The track has The xx vibes and his voice sorta reminds me of Joe Goddard (Hot Chip, The 2 Bears) so it’s easy to swallow, and the drums are great. Looking forward to more from him!

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Woodkid – Mystery Jets Remix

The Iron EP is out now. Buy it on iTunes.

Clutching Stems
June 23, 2011, 4:23 pm
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The Ladybug Transistor have been on the scene for over a decade, but their new album Clutching Stems sounds fresh and original. With a new lineup, the group turns out a fun collection of songs in fine indie pop style.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]The Ladybug Transistor – Hey Jack I’m on Fire

Clutching Stems is out now on Merge, but will be released July 20th on limited edition cassette on the new label Space Dog Records. Only 100 will be made, so preorder your copy today!

DJ Mix by Alexis Taylor
June 23, 2011, 3:54 pm
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Hot Chip frontman and sometimes guest vocalist Alexis Taylor put together this big mix filled with tons of good chunes. Listen and download below.

Matias Aguayo – Menta Latte
Yazoo – Situation
Syclops – Where’s Jason’s K?
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Firecracker
Class Action – Weekend
Bohannon – Let’s Start the Dance
Jimi Dendrix Experience – Gypsy Eyes
Zongamin – Serious Trouble
Noze – you have to dance
Nortec Collective ft. Bostich and Fussible – Shake it Up
Boy Better Know – Too Many Man (Hot City Remix)
No More- Hot City
Wiley – Igloo
Jay-Z – Big Pimpin’
Ludacris – What’s Your Fantasy?
Win Win ft. Lizzi Bougatsos – Release
Aphex Twin – Donkey Rhubarb
Dinosaur L – Go Bang (Walter Gibbons Mix)
Ray Mang ft. Lady Miss Kier – Bulletproof
Hot Chip – Hand Me Down Your Love (Todd Edwards Micro Chip Dub)
Somore – I Refuse
The Style Council – Can You Still Love Me?
Redub – Kraken
Rick Poppa Howard – About 14 (reRix)
Shit Robot ft. Ian Svenonius – Simple Things (Work it Out)
Joe Smooth – Promised Land

June 23, 2011, 11:07 am
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Delorean’s album Subiza may have come out over a year ago, but they just released a new single for the standout track “Grow” including this remix by Teengirl Fantasy.

Wanna Give You a Bear Hug
June 22, 2011, 7:02 pm
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June 22, 2011, 2:44 pm
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Here’s the awesome futuristic video pairing YACHT’s songs “Utopia” and “Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire). Read behind the scenes info and more on the meaning of the video on their website, plus behind the scenes pics like the one above.

The group also stopped by NPR’s headquarters to record a Tiny Desk Sessions, wherein YACHT & the Straight Gaze play a set inside the offices of NPR. Check that out here.

YACHT’s new album Shangri-La is out now spiritually (digitally), soon physically.

Psy-Chic Shitty
June 22, 2011, 2:40 pm
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SSION are releasing their brand new gay-anthem-full album BENT next week. In anticipation of that here’s a new song called “Psy-Chic.” All the gay boys you know will be blaring this from their car stereos and uploading YouTube lip-syncing videos within the next week. So get a move on, already!

SSION will be performing as part of NYC’s Pride festivities, info on that right here.