Trials + Tribulations

Bear Hug / Gabriel
July 30, 2011, 10:18 am
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The 2 Bears‘ last EP Bear Hug contained one of the summer’s best club tracks, the eponymous banger “Bear Hug.” Now Southern Fried Records has released a remix collection featuring edits by Joe Goddard’s Hot Chip bandmate Felix Martin, Jam Factory, and more. Listen to the EP below and buy it from iTunes or Beatport.

Joe Goddard is also getting set to release a new solo EP called Gabriel. The EP features contributions from vocalist Valentina and Jesse Rose. The limitied edition 12″ with hand-painted artwork is out August 22nd on Greco Roman/DFA. Here’s the titular song:

The Beat & the Pulse
July 29, 2011, 6:52 pm
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From Austra’s remix collection Sparkle, here’s DFA’s Still Going taking “The Beat and the Pulse” out for a galactic ride.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Austra – The Beat and the Pulse (Still Going Remix)

Sparkle is out on Paper Bag Records now.

Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution
July 28, 2011, 9:39 pm
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Modular are giving away a free remix of Cut Copy’s new single “Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution” to promote the single’s upcoming release. other remixes come from Das Moth & Kenji Takimi, Tornado Wallace, Henning Furs, and Toro Y Moi

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Cut Copy – Blink and You’ll Miss a Revolution (A Chicken Lips Malfunction)

Some Children
July 28, 2011, 3:55 pm
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Holy Ghost! are giving away a track from their debut album for free. The song features Michael McDonald (yes, that Michael McDonald) and closes out the album. You can stream it below and download it by Liking the band on Facebook.

They also teamed up with Adult Swim to create an animated video for the song, directed by Adam Fuchs, brother of the late Jerry Fuchs, drummer for Holy Ghost!, Maserati, and The Juan Maclean to name a few. Watch it right below.

They’ve also announced headlining tour dates for the fall. They’ll also be part of the touring Identity Fest. Details on that here. Tourdates behind the cut.

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It’s So Hot
July 28, 2011, 11:53 am
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It’s really hot outside, so better just stay inside and boogie to this new tune. It’s going to be released as part of Scion’s AV singles series, from a group dubbed Sheen Bros., the group formed by producers Cosmo Baker and 4th Pyramid.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Sheen Bros – It’s So Hot (The Miracles Club Remix)


[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]The Miracles Club – Jack Your Body


Theyplayed in New York this last weekend as part of PS-1’s summer Warm-Up series with Gang Gang Dance DJs and Laurel Halo, and to celebrate that they made a mix for Opening Ceremony. Stream and download the mix below; tracklist behind the cut.

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House of Beni
July 27, 2011, 9:22 am
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Sydney producer Beni has revealed details about his upcoming full-length House of Beni out on Modular September 27th. The first single from the album “It’s a Bubble” is an ode to an era of voguing and sashaying, as displayed in the song’s video (watch it below).

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]It’s a Bubble (Round Table Knights Remix)

1. Sway (ft. Nomi Ruiz)
2. Last Night (ft. Prince Terrence)
3. Your Body (ft. Sam Sparro)
4. It’s A Bubble (ft. Sean DeLear)
5. Someone Just Like You (ft. Mattie Safer)
6. High Off Your Love (ft. Sam Sparro)
7. O.P.U.L.E.N.C.E
8. Love Scene
9. Yeah
10. Zig Zags (ft. Via Tania)

Up Up Up
July 26, 2011, 3:17 pm
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Here’s a remix from CSS of a fun track from Lafeyette, LA’s Givers. They’re encouraging fans to submit their own remixes of the song; you can download the stems on their Soundcloud.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Givers – Up Up Up (CSS Remix)

July 26, 2011, 10:55 am
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Stereogum put together this awesome tribute to the Strokes’ album Is This It on the eve of the album’s 10th anniversary. Today is also my birthday so I’ll consider this one of my birthday presents! Download the whole thing here.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Real Estate – Barely Legal

Listening to this reminds me of all the times I played this CD in the car, forgetting that this song carried a loaded F bomb I’d skip over so my parents wouldn’t get mad. Really good memories haha.

Peter Bjorn & John – Is This It
Chelsea Wolfe – The Modern Age
Frankie Rose – Soma
Real Estate – Barely Legal
Wise Blood – Someday
Austra – Alone, Together
The Morning Benders – Last Night
Owen Pallett – Hard to Explain
Heems – New York City Cops
Deradoorian – Trying Your Luck
Computer Magic – Take it Or Leave It

The Cliff
July 26, 2011, 8:40 am
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I am really into this new EP from electronic musician Bobmo out on the cool new label Marble Music. Check out this funky number below and buy the EP online here.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Bobmo – Deadpoint

Preview the rest of the EP below.

July 25, 2011, 9:31 am
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[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Architecture in Helsinki – Escapee (Lo-Fi Fnk Remix)