Archive for October 2010

WHERE IS MY MIND? PIXIES, GOBBLE GOBBLE, EMMY THE GREAT, MAXENCE CYRIN

photo courtesy of william eadon

this is a tune. GOBBLE GOBBLE thrashes the pixies' 'where is my mind?' with his own signature sound but he's managed to keep the same feeling in the song. the raddest cover of a huge track. more GOBBLE GOBBLE here.


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the original and two more great but entirely different covers:

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WE SAY BAMBOULEE

We Say Bamboulée - genuinely excited by these guys. pure pop bliss. doug wright with brothers, peter and russell fitzgibbon from the blue mountains, deliver sun-drenched indie/pop with definate winks to chillwave. if you're in sydney on november 4th they're having their 'bush tricks' EP launch at goodgod small club in liverpool street (EP comes out november 8th). russell and doug also make music as fishing, a more instrumental, jungly sound but just as poppy and catchy.
FFO: seekae, the naked and famous

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BREATHLESS.RECKLESS: SIRIUSMO + BAHWEE + JAMES BLAKE + YOUNG MONTANA + HARD MIX


SIRIUSMO - moritz friedrich. frequent modeselektor collaborator who refuses to perform live except for family birthdays. is a berlin based artist (paintings, illustrations, graffiti). signed to monkeytown records. latest release 'the plasterer of love' EP came out in july. is great. song title 'einmal in der woche schreien' translates to 'cry once a week' or something similar.
FFO: mr oizo, das glow

BAHWEE - californian beat-maker. part of the my hollow drum collective. 'flavours' is his beattape. you can get it here. great hip/hop beats.
FFO: flying lotus, dimlite

JAMES BLAKE
: electronic/dubstep producer from london. only 21 years old he's already got four solid realeases behind him. the latest being the 'klavierwerke' EP, which came out earlier this month. he's got a recognizable style and i'm predicting some great, progressive releases from this guy in future.
FFO: mount kimbie, deadboy
YOUNG MONTANA: jon pritchard of coventry, uk. instrumental beats with a hip/hop sampling bent. if you haven't seen the video for sacre cool yet you need to watch it. check out his fader interview too.
FFO: star slinger, madlib
HARD MIX: loungey lo-fi electronica laden with diverse samples. he's with the heart music group check out 'the tribe' EP they dropped the other day featuring COOL RUNNINGS, baths, fol chen, baths, wise blood and star slinger. up for free download at bandcamp.
FFO: teen daze, blackbird blackbird

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I THINK I MADE YOU UP INSIDE MY HEAD: SILVER SWANS + THE NAKED AND FAMOUS + ECSTATIC SUNSHINE+ DARKSTAR


SILVER SWANS - name born from comic books (the silver swans are from the wonder woman series, each has the ability to create powerful sound waves with her voice). san francisco collaboration between producer/musician jon waters and vocalist ann yu. really atmospheric music and yu's ethereal vocals give it some drama. 'secrets' is an epic, dreamy lullaby.
FFO (for fans of): the knife, the xx

THE NAKED AND FAMOUS - these guys from auckland are the business. if you haven't got their debut LP 'passive me, aggressive you' yet get it here. playing at the club house on november 6th. tickets here. check out this live session.
FFO: passion pit, ou est le swimming pool

ECSTATIC SUNSHINE
- matt papich. i saw this guy open for wavves at cargo in london on my birthday back in july. such a good night. experimental/minimalist kind of stuff but its got such a cool vibe. very unique. you can get a digital copy of 'yesterdays work' here, or email him at ecstaticsunshine@gmail.com with your deets to get him to send the 12" + download card (something like $25-30 incl shipping).
FFO: blithe field, julian lynch

DARKSTAR
- progressive/experimental dubstep from london. debut LP 'north' set for release in november with hyperdub.
FFO: deadboy, joy orbison

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LADIES IS TROUBLE: I BLAME COCO + COCOROSIE + AMY CUSHWAY + ELEANOR SEABIRD



I BLAME COCO
- i blame coco sumner. i blame sting's daughter. she makes great intelligent pop music. been listening to her for a couple of months and for some reason never posted her. debut 'the constant' is out in november, definately worth a look.

FFO(for fans of): ellie goulding, marina & the diamonds

self machine.mp3
caesar ft robyn (miike snow remix).mp3

COCO ROSIE
- these sisters are the business. released their fourth long play 'grey oceans' in may and its brilliant. get it here. i posted 'lemonade' from the album here.
FFO: joanna newsom, the knife

r.i.p. burn face.mp3
surfer girl.mp3

AMY CUSHWAY
- gold coast alt pop musician. in her words; 'I write alternative pop anthems, I am a Taurus, I have lost two finger nails to both the acoustic and electric guitar, I can't keep still when I play (I should get that looked at) and remember, the most rebellious thing you can ever do is to come to my show and bring your whole damn family!' . these two tracks are off her unearthed page but you can get lasy year's 'love's not anorexic' EP here.
FFO: laura imbruglia, emmy the great


ELEANOR SEABIRD
- london based. sent this track through a few days ago it features on her new release 'the elle p'. wordplay. genius. get it here. in her words; 'It's pop and whilst I can appreciate super underground indie type things which I used to do earlier, I just kinda got back to what I do best; catchy, simple, withdepth woven into a good hook.' dig it.
FFO: blondie, lily allen/karen o

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SEX DRUGS AND MONEY, OR HOW I FOUND HAPPINESS: G-EAZY + GILBERE FORTE + BRENTON DUVALL


G-EAZY - great production on 'waspy'. tennis's 'marathon' is a great track in its own right but this is a killer beat right here. check his bandcamp for some free/pay what you feel music.


GILBERE FORTE
- released his debut '87 dreams' this year. guys been writing songs for 11 years and he's only 23. he's getting attention for his sampling, same vein as hoodie allen and chiddy bang.


BRENTON DUVALL
- guys a remix/mashup genius. great music taste too. get 'the potomac boys club demos' here. stupid good. biggie, raekwon, jay-z, hall & oates, gary jules and j0nsi are all there.

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I AM A CROSSWORD GENIUS: GOBBLE GOBBLE + SEEKAE + WISE BLOOD + JAMIE XX


GOBBLE GOBBLE - hectic. like aural strobes hectic. like, fuck...heart attack glitches 'n business. like a hailstorm, except instead of hail stones its sparks falling from the heavens.

like a sparkstorm.

and all the electrical devices are going nuts and doc emmett brown's delorean is playing up cos the sparkstorm is affecting the plutonium so he can't go back to the future to realign the space time continuum and tv screens are all black and white ants and the children are screaming SCREAMING because their playstations and xboxes arent working anymore and someone somewhere is crying curled up on the floor cos they went to go on facebook but their computer was fried just like the chicken they used to buy from kfc before they went bust cos they couldn't refridgerate their produce due to the FUCKING SPARKSTORM THAT GOBBLE GOBBLE CAUSED WITH THEIR FUCKING EPILEPTIC MUSIC.

but honestly i kind of love this music and i definately exaggerated how hectic it is.
a bit. it sounds like a mixture of teen daze and dan friel.

SEEKAE - sydney three-piece. ambient shoegazy goodness. playing the zoo with cloud control and deep sea arcade on friday 22nd of october (tickets), and then back in brisneyland again on monday 6th of december supporting broadcast at the hi-fi (tickets).

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WISE BLOOD - know nothing about this dude...so i'll make something up. real name hugo montiel. 19 year old born and raised in montreal to a protestant mother and a journalist father. began his musical career after encouragement from his biological father moby. get the 5-track ep '+' at his bandcamp. its superb.

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JAMIE (FROM THE XX) - (curly haired dude that does all their remixes and production) premiered this on xfm recently. its part of an as yet unnamed solo project and its the fucking tits.

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