Trials + Tribulations

What the Eyes Can’t See
August 31, 2011, 11:36 am
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Midnight Magic and Scion A/V are giving away a FREE five-track EP called What the Eyes Can’t See. You can download that right here, if you will.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Midnight Magic – What the Eyes Can’t See

In additional MM news, they will  be releasing a new single, “Drop Me a Line” September 30th. Featuring remixes by Holy Ghost!, Steffi, and Juan Maclean. And this little number right here.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Midnight Magic – Drop Me a Line (Mano Le Tough Remix)

A Dream Within a Dream
August 31, 2011, 9:23 am
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I posted last week or so about Korallreven’s remix of Britney Spears and now today they’ve released a new mixtape  A Dream Within a Dream that contains that remix and more! You can download that here.

Also in exciting news they’ve announced the details of their debut album! Called An Album by Korallreven it’s out November 15th on Acephale Records. You can preorder it now.

1. As Young As Yesterday
2. Sa Sa Samoa
3. The Truest Faith
4. Keep Your Eyes Shut
5. Loved-Up
6. Comin’ Closer
7. Pago Pago
8. Honey Mine
9. A Surf On Endorphins
10. Comin’ Down

Gentle Man
August 26, 2011, 3:52 pm
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Really, really enjoying this smooth jam from Jensen Sportag.

Fall on Your Sword
August 23, 2011, 4:34 pm
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Here’s a great mix from DFA’s Fall on Your Sword featuring some of their own work, remixes, and film clips.

01. The Seduction of Flash, featuring Bob Kuehn
02. Let’s Dance. FOYS vs Dave Bowie
03. Born to Lick Your Face. FOYS vs Chevy Chase.
04. Q1.1. Basic Chanel.
05. Spastic. Plasticman vs Sir Michael Cain PT1.
06. Goodbye Horses. Q Lazarus.
07. Carousel. Koenig Cylinders.
08. Back to the Ladies. FOYS featuring Peter O’Toole.
09. Shatner of the Mount. FOYS
10. Helicopter. Plasticman vs Sir Michael Cain PT2
11. Smokebelch. Sabres of Paradise. (David Holmes Mix)
12. Acid House of Jealous Lovers. The Mummy
13. Theme from ‘Play’ vs Cowgirl featuring Underworld.
14. Knights of the Jaguar. Underground Resistance.
15. Little Fly. FOYS
16. Feet. The Sandals. (Night Slam Mix)
17. LV-426 Featuring Sir Peter Blake.
18. Dave’s Not Here. Rickman/Bates

Give it to Me
August 22, 2011, 3:04 pm
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Check out this new track from Mr. Intl aka Hercules & Love Affair’s Andy Butler and Honey Soundsystem’s Jason Kendig. It’s from their upcoming single  out in September on their own Mr Intl Records. (via)

Calamity Song
August 22, 2011, 11:25 am
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The Decemberists have just released a video for their song “Calamity Song” and it’s pretty cool. It was directed by Michael Schur, who is co-creator and showrunner for my favorite show on television, Parks & Recreation. The video itself is apparently a scene from David Foster Wallace’s behemoth Infinite Jest. I’ve never read it so I wouldn’t know, but one can still appreciate the video regardless.

You can watch the video here.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]The Decemberists – Calamity Song

The Future
August 22, 2011, 10:43 am
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This weekend I went to go see Miranda July’s new movie The Future. I’ve been a big fan of hers since I learned of and participated in her (now defunct) Learning to Love You More project. Her first movie Me You and Everyone We Know was really enjoyable. Funny, clever, and heartfelt, it had me anticipate a lot from her as a director.

The Future tells the story of a couple who, in preparing to bring home an injured cat from the shelter, quit their jobs to find purpose in their lives for the next month. He joins an environmentalist group fruitlessly slinging saplings to people door-to-door, while she begins a relationship with a stranger, which leads them to question their future as people, together and separate.

The movie is full of funny moments, some purposeful and some not so much. The parts involving the injured cat, Paw Paw, are narrated by the cat in a squeaky voice (July herself) which made a lot of the audience laugh. While I didn’t enjoy the movie as much as the first, I still thought it was a moving look at relationships and time. It’s out in limited release now, so look for it in your town.

Here’s a song featured several times in the movie, as part of July’s character’s ambitious “30 dance for 30 days” project.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]Beach House – Master of None

Looping State of Mind
August 18, 2011, 3:24 pm
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Been waiting for the new release from Axel Willner, aka The Field for some time now. His last album, Yesterday & Today was a definite favorite of mine. His new album Looping State of Mind is out October 25th on Kompakt. Here’s the title track for your listening pleasure.

[audio|leftbg=fffc05|lefticon=333333]The Field – Looping State of Mind


Junior Boys – Banana Ripple (The Field Remix)


The Place Where You Belong
August 18, 2011, 12:28 pm
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Lemoade are back with a cover of Shai’s “The Place Where You Belong.” The original was on the Beverly Hills Cops 3 soundtrack. Hear their cover and the original below.

Download here.

Keep Your Dreams
August 18, 2011, 9:22 am
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Australia’s Canyons have announced details regarding their debut album due out this year on Modular, and premiered a new song. “Circadia / Under a Blue Sky” begins off with a load of insect sounds, seeming more like a nature recording than disco track. The synths pop up bouncing along as saxophones and arpeggiators crowd into the song. Have a listen below, and download the album’s first single “My Rescue.”