Sunday, December 28, 2008

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Hands down, I'm too proud, for love. But with eyes shut, It's you I'm thinking of.
Little Bit (Feat. Drake and Mickey Factz) by Lykke Li

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sunshine

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And now that I got it, I’m gonna need it all the time.
Sunshine by Jesse McCartney

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

METAPHOR OFFICIAL 2008 RUNDOWN

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Music should strike fire from the heart of man,
and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
~Ludwig van Beethoven~

What is the essence of adept or good music? Is it the mere ability to catch people's attention or has it had to do with the virtuoso style of creating the songs which somehow makes it unique from other pieces?

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I couldn't answer that. In some ways, music has its own relativity. For almost 500 posts here in Play which 6 months later became Metaphor (to those who remember, thank you), I had come across to unlikely music talents traversing from different refinements.

There had been moments this year where after I listen to a downright amazing piece I wanted to put a stamp stating "THIS IS THE REAL MUSIC" on the foreheads of those poor souls who aggravate themselves by listening to craptastic automatonlike voices on their speakers. What happened to "originals"? Don't get me wrong, I don't believe in stereotyping. I adhere to different genres including remixes and mainstream (I had even posted several here) and even though we all have our own comfort zones in our choice of music, I tried my best to be diverse and unbiased as possible. Anyhow, this is just a reminder, I cant influence you on what to listen and what to not.

This special post with its beguiling enormity is the Metaphor's Official 2008 Rundown. I couldn't decide what to include if alternatively I choose to have a limited list. Preferably, I included all artists I have fallen in love this year in superlative degree (cream of the crop as such). I shied away from already popular figures so as to give way to these unknown artists. The order and the choice of images are in random prospect. Check out the mixtapes (by month), they'll be worth your time.

Hopefully this post will resolute your own music preferences. Support pop culture!

Ciao and happy holidays!

Thanks are appreciated.

Note: If you're looking for an artist/song you've found here before in this post, press CTRL+F and type.



April (5)!


I’ve been fighting all of my life,
always seem to put my heart on the line
and it’s a lonely road i climb,
when i see everything.
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The Sounds

Boomkat/ Runaway
DJ Samson and Junior Senior/ Can I Get Get
Meiko/ How Lucky We Are
Rooney/ When Did Your Heart Go Missing
The Sounds/ Tony the Beat



May (24)!


So you were born in an electrical storm
Took a bite out the sun
Saw your future in a machine built for two
Now your rays, make me kind of go crazy, shocked and awe and amaze me
Just a ticker tape parade and me
But something was wrong
Till you tap danced on the air in the night screaming at the top of your lungs, you said
Come on, come on
Do what you want
What could go wrong?
Trey Songz/ Cant Help But Wait
Locksley/ Why Not Me
Eric Hutchinson/ Ok Is Alright With Me
Sharon Jones and The Dap King/ 100 Days, 100 Nights

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The Ditty Bops

Jamie Lidell/ Lil Bit of Feel Good
Just Jack/ Starz in Their Eyes
Janelle Monae/ Many Moons
Kenna/ Say Goodbye to Love
Esser/ I Love You
Heloise & the Savoir Faire/ Downtown
Carolina Liar/ Show Me What Im Looking For
Brett Dennen/ She's Mine
The Ditty Bops/ Sister Kate
Jesus Jackson/ Running on Sunshine
Ben Lee/ Catch My Disease
The Virgins/ Rich Girls
Spoon/ The Way We Get By
The Eames Era/ Could Be Anything
Imogen Heap/ Goodnight and Go
Sugarland/ All I Want to Do
Tegan and Sara/ Back in Your Head
Nouvelle Vague/ Love Will Tear Us Apart
Ok Go/ Do What You Want



June (15)!


You're my last breathe
You're a breathe of fresh air to me
Hi, I'm empty
So tell me you care for me
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Natalie Portman's Shaved Head

Sofia/ Waters of March
The Ting Tings/ Fruit Machine
The 88/ How Good Can It Be
Lykke Li/ Im Good Im Gone

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Walter Meego

Walter Meego/ Forever
The Submarines/ You, Me, and the Bourgeoisie
The Magic Numbers/ Undecided
Hercules Love Affair/ Blind
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head/ Me + Yr Daughter
Jim Noir/ I Me You I'm Your
The Cliks/ Oh Yeah
Little Jackie/ The World Should Revolve Around Me
Moloko/ Time is Now
Monrose/ Strike the Match
Alcazar/ Inhibitions



July (9)!


And I know she loves me
She loves everybody
Chester French/ She Loves Everybody
She and Him/ You Really Got A Hold On Me
Sam Sparro/ Black and Gold
Estelle/ People Everyday
Vampire Weekend/ Oxford Comma

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Soko

Soko/ Take My Heart
Emiliana Torrini/ Me and Armani
Chromeo/ Mommma's Boy
Zach Ashton/ Sugar and Spice



August (24)!


I'm getting tired of living like i'm dying
While the world is moving on
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Elisa Jordana

Elisa Jordana/ The Dark Side of The City
Dresden Dolls/ Coin Operated Boy
Asa/ No One Knows
Bloc Party/ Mercury
MGMT/ Electric Feel
Ladyhawke/ Paris is Burning
The Walkmen/ In the New Year
Bloc Party/ Mercury
MGMT/ Electric Feel
TV On the Radio/ Province
CSS/ Music is My Hot Hot Sex
My Morning Jacket/ Evil Urges
The Faint/ The Geeks Were Right
Operator Please/ Get What You Want
The Orion Experience/ Obsessed With You
Conor Oberst/ Danny Callahan
Dr. Dog/ Old Days
Albert Hammond, Jr./ Gfc
Dizzee Rascal ft. Calvin Harris/ Dance Wiv Me
Shwayze/ Corona and Lime
Marit Larsen/ Only A Fool
Ida Maria/ I Like You So Much When Youre Naked
Keane/ Spiralling
Colby O Donis/ Dont Turn Back
The Fratellis/ Whistle For The Choir
Anya Marina/ Move You
Kirsty MacColl/ In These Shoes
The Morning Benders/ Waiting For A War



September (24)!


And see how that light you love now just won`t shine,
there might just be another star, that`s high and far in some other sky.
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The Jakes

Little Boots/ Stuck On Repeat
Of Montreal/ I'd Engager
Ra Ra Riot/ A Manner to Act
Okkervil River/ Lost Coastlines
The Deer Tracks/ Slow Collision
Rod Thomas/ Your Love is A Tease
The Jakes/ Cough Syrup
Metro Station/ Shake It
The Avett Brothers/ Die Die Die
Priscilla Ahn/ Dream
Erin McCarley/ Pony
Get Set Go/ I Hate Everyone
Apple in the Stereo/ Energy
Family Force 5/ Dance or Die

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Lenka

Lenka/ We Will Not Grow Old
Fefe Dobson/ Watch Me Move
Jenny Lewis/ Pretty Bird
Fleet Foxes/ White Winter Hymnal
Metronomy/ Heartbreaker
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals/ Majick
Eraserheads/ Julie Tearjearkey
Noah and the Whale/ Five Years Time
Lily Frost/ Willow Weep For Me
Katie Herzig/ I Will Follow



October (20)!


Everyone dreams about heaven
Nobody knows what to think
The truth is that I go to heaven
Every time you look at me
Andrew Bird/ Oh No
Tigercity/ Are You Sensation
Mr. Oizo/ Jo
Department of Eagles/ No One Does It Like You
Q-Tip/ Believe (feat. D'Angelo)
Built For The Sea/ Baby Its Cold Outside
Bitter:Sweet/ Heaven
Fujiya & Miyagi/ Collarbone
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour/ Around The Bend
Ana Laan/ Paradise
O'Death/ Low Tide
Gin Wigmore/ Under My Skin
Fredrik/ 1986
Wallis Bird/ Country Bumpkin
Owl City/ Saltwater Room
Ingrid Michaelson/ Die Alone

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Starfucker

Starfucker/ German Love
Alesha Dixon/ The Boy Does Nothing
Colin Munroe/ Will I Stay Remix Main
Rachael Yamagata/ Sidedish Friend
Stricken City/ Tak O Tak



November (15)!


She told me not to step on the cracks
I told her not to fuss and relax
Well, her pretty little face stopped me in my tracks
But now she sleeps with one eye open
That's the price she paid
I took a knife and cut out her eye
I took it home and watched it wither and die
Well, she's lucky that I didn't slip her a smile
That's why she sleeps with one eye open
That's the price she paid
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Dan Black

Greg Laswell/ Id Be Lying
Medeski, Martin & Wood/ Free Go Lily
Dan Black/ Yours
Florence and the Machine/ Girl With One Eye
YUNÅ/ Rocket
Fritz Helder & The Phantoms/ Lagerfeld Lady
Jax Panik/ Cigarettes and Cinnamon
Chairlift/ Planet Health
MYMP / Waiting In Vain
The Script/ The Man Who Cant Be Moved
Angie May/ Bluebird
Nellie Mckay/ David
Metric/ Help Im Alive

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Ben Sollee

Ben Sollee/ How to See the Sun Rise
Taxi Doll/ Waiting (Josh Harris Remix)



December (21)!


I filled the bucket
I spilled the bucket
Out on the floor
A mistake for sure
Consequences
Turned me hostile
I got so tied in
Made me docile
Then you applauded
When I was loving
Made me feel weak and
I start recovering
Now I feel silly
Selfish and dizzy
Now I got this feeling
That you'll forgive me
Musiq Soulchild & India.Arie/ Chocolate High
Little Joy/ Unattainable
Bon Iver/ For Emma

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School of Seven Bells

School of Seven Bells/ Half Asleep
La Roux/ Quicksand
Treasure Fingers/ Cross The Dancefloor (Designer Drugs Remix)
Cat Power/ Sea of Love
Au Revoir Simone/ Lark
Passion Pit/ Cuddle Fuddle
Max Vernon/ When Your Body Breaks
The Dodos/ Winter
Santogold/ You'll Find A Way
M83/ Kim & Jessie
Matt & Kim/ Daylight
Los Campesinos/ We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Hot Chip/ Ready for the Floor
Sigur Rós/ Gobbledigook
Cut Copy/ Feel the Love
Tilly and the Wall/ Beat Control
Empire of the Sun/ Walking On A Dream

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Friday, December 19, 2008

INBOX LOVE. REMIXES. METAPHOR.

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To you artists,
I salute you.
Keep the flame burning.
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Bucky Done Damaged (Audio1)
Give To The Dance Floor (Audio1)
Britney Spears - Circus (BitchSLAPhappy's 3 Ring Circus Remix)
The American Dream Team - Money VIP feat Whiskey Pete Andre Parnel
Can't Believe It (Big Na$ty Remix)
California Love (Big Na$ty Remix)
Love Lockdown (Hydroz 4AM Mix)
Xerox Blend (Original Mix)
Go Go voc ruff

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Mr. Vega

Kevin Rudolf - Let it Rock ft Lil Wayne Mr Vega Remix


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N.A.S.A. - Spacious Thoughts ft. Kool Keith & Tom Waits
N.A.S.A. - Gifted ft. KanYe West, Santogold & Lykke Li

via~thatrealish

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OLD MONEY - GANGSTER WITH AN "A"
he Willies

via~thatrealish

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I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry Remix)
3 Little Words STARSMITH remix


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Brick Remix


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FutureFlashs – Find Your Brother (Original Dub Mix)
FutureFlashs – Find Your Brother (Marcel Sawitzki Remix)

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let the music play _DEATH TO THE THRONE REMIX
POP BOTTLEZZZZZZZ
FANCY FOOTWORK Rendered
Rye Rye

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You(genious) - Is Your Mind Right
Stay Fly vs. Womanizer (Dave Wrangler mashup)
DOWNLOAD Dave Wrangler's Life of the Party 2008 DJ Mix

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Andre aka DJ Green Ranger

Single Valentine (Beyonce VS Justice - Green Ranger Mash)

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SIKKI KIDz

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Digitalism - Taken Away (Sikki Kidz Remix)
Maria Daniela Y Su Sonido Lasser - Pobre Estupida (Sikki Kidz Remix)
Electrica Miami - Gata (Sikki Kidz Remix)

mixtape

playlist: moulinex - come on closer (pineapples)
hercules and love affair - - blind (frankie knuckles remix)
la prohibida - flash
thunderheist - jerk it (jokers on the scene remix)
proxy - raven - dirty disco youth remix)
queiro club - let da music play (80 kidz remix)
maria daniela y su sonido lasser - miedo
belanova - baila mi corazon (mijangos 80s remix)
sikki kidz - pornstart ft, f.e.r.
kaiser chiefs - never miss a beat (cut copy remix)
bugo - la mano mia (cecile and the bloody beetroots Remix)
u-god - ugodzilla (Yuksek remix)
shwayze - buzzin (ac Slater remix)
busy p ft. murs - to protect and entertain (crookers remix)
pomomofo - island (toxic avenger remix)
depeche mode - just cant get enough - (Dirty south remix)
lykke li - breaking it up (punks jump up remix)
empire of the sun - walking on a dream
shitdisco - i know kung fu (goose remix)

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Bust Your Windows GNE natural rmx

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Nic Nell

Katy Perry vs Rihanna vs VNDLSM vs Diplo vs Mint Royale vs Gene Kelly - I Kissed My Umbrella In The Rain And I Liked It (Nic Nell Bootleg Mashup)

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Tracklist:
1. Treasure Fingers - Cross the Dancefloor (Designer Drugs Remix) / DJ Unk - In Yo Face (Jay O Mix)
2. T-Pain - Can't Believe It (B-Flat Edit)
3. Tone Loc - Wild Thing (Peaches Remix)
4. The Killers - Human (Ocelot Remix)
5. Spencer & Hill - Right On Time / G.B. The Flyboi - All Night (Jay O Mix)
6. Wiz Khalifa - Say Yeah (Jay O Mix)
7. Santogold - L.E.S. Artistes (Left/Right Remix)
8. The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name (Tom Neville Remix)
9. Deadmau5 - Ghosts N Stuff / Jooney Boomdata - Wassup Wit Da Cookies (Jay O Mix)
10. Diplo - Wassup Wassup (Feat. Rye Rye)
11. Eric Prydz - Pjanoo (Fred Falke Mix) / Gucci Mane - Pop a Rubberband (Jay O Mix)
12. Janet Jackson - Pleasure Principle (DJ Eli Escobar Remix)
13. M.I.A. - Paper Planes (Lapse Remix)
14. The Ting Tings - Shut up and Let Me Go (Left/Right Remix) / Ludacris - Freaky Gurl (Jay O Mix)
15. M.I.A. - Bamboo Banga
16. Kid Cudi - Day N Nite (Crookers Remix) / Three 6 Mafia - Stay Fly (Jay O Mix)
17. Katy Perry - Hot N Cold (TADT Remix)
18. Bone Thugs N Harmony - Thuggish Ruggish Bone (Hey Mesa Remix)
19. John Legend & Andre 3000 - Green Light (Diplo Mix)

JAYOVA 35 mix

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Any Way You Want It- Journey- --TELEMITRY REMIX


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Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

MUST DISCOVER ARTISTS VOL. VI

Before anything else, apologies, and endless apologies for the staggering delay of posts this month. Anyone can agree that December is indeed a crazy month. Its really therefore an effort to be not swallowed by December rush. I wont keep you waiting, I know you had waited for this. Here is another volume (hopefully not the last this year) of amazing artists mostly already known but somehow overlooked. I repeat, I do not intend to make these artist more worthy of praises than those I don't post here. I just try to shovel rubles and rubles of popular indie genre per se.
Enjoy! As for you still wondering, Metaphor will stay, sharing spectacular sounds from different constellations. Woah, cant believe this blog reached this season. lol. Merry Christmas everyone and have a joyous new year ahead!

Note: The aritists' biographies is not entirely mine. Ill' update these as soon as possible. Thanks.


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At age five, Max Vernon was politely asked to leave his hippy New York pre-school, Rudolph Steiner, for repeatedly questioning the plot of See Spot Run during story hour. This early disillusionment no doubt left its mark on the impressionable young boy: by age nine, he was already leading a turbulent double life filled with drugs, sex, and Joni Mitchell cds. After selling enough crack rocks to buy a piano, Max soon realized his affinity with the instrument and decided to craft a few songs, which followed the spirit of his original infantile question: Why are we doing this? …A question that is now more important than ever.

Despite continued FBI surveillance, Max Vernon’s songs have recently been having a love affair with the Internet, getting many music blog write-ups and coverage in New York Magazine and the Toronto Star.

I Kissed A Girl
. When Your Body Breaks
. Hypochondriac Blues



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The Dodos formed in the early part of 2006 in San Francisco; shortly afterward, band member Meric Long released an EP entitled “Dodo Bird.” In support of this EP Long and Logan Kroeber toured intermittently from July through September 2006, after which they released their first album, entitled “Beware of the Maniacs.” In 2007, the band signed to the Frenchkiss record label. In 2008, the band released a second album entitled “Visiter” and began a 17-venue springtime national tour.

Winter
. Jodi
. Walking
. Fools



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Noah and the Whale is an alternative/folk group formed in Twickenham, London, England in 2006. They consist of Charlie Fink (vocals, guitar), Laura Marling (vocals, guitar), Tom Hobden (fiddle), Matt Urby (bass) and Doug Fink (drums). They released their debut album “Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down” - which contains the UK Top 10 hit “5 Years Time” - in August of 2008.

5 Years Time
. Shape of My Heart
. 2 Bodies 1 Heart




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Santogold (name: Santi White) is a songwriter, producer, and singer from Philadelphia who has been active since 2003.

Santogold was lead singer of the Philadelphia-based punk rock, ska band. Stiffed, but while in the band, she was offered a solo contract. Working with fellow Stiffed member John Hill as co-producer, she recorded her debut album, Santogold, which was released in April 2008. Santogold’s style has been defined as a mix of dub, electronic, indie rock, new wave, and punk rock.

Lights Out
. Creator
. L.E.S. Artistes



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Hailing from Eel Pie Island, London, England Mystery Jets are a prog/psychedelia-influenced British indie band who refer to as many genres as they like without being bound by any of them. Formed in 2005, the band consists of Blaine Harrison (lead vocals, keyboards), his father Henry Harrison (guitar, backing vocals), William Rees (lead guitar), Kai Fish (bass) and Kapil Trivedi (drums).

Bleeding Love
Two Doors Down
Veiled in Grey
Flakes
Hand Me Down
Bonus: Half In Love With Elizabeth (Foamo Remix)





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M83 (named after the spiral galaxy “Messier 83”) is electronicartist Anthony Gonzalez. Gonzalez and former member Nicolas Fromageau founded the group in 2001 in Antibes, France. M83’s style owes a lot to the shoegaze genre, in that there is much emphasis on tonality, extensive use of reverb effects and often softly-spoken lyrics at times submerged in instrumentation.

Too Late
. Kim & Jessie
. Highway of Endless Dreams
. Graveyard Girl




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Hercules and Love Affair is a musical project from New York based DJ Andy Butler. Members include Nomi, Kim Ann Foxman and Antony Hegarty (lead vocalist in Antony and the Johnsons). It is signed to DFA Records. Their single “Blind” was released on 3 March, 2008, and their debut album (produced by Butler and Tim Goldsworthy) was released on 10 March. The album has been critically well-received and charted in the top 40 in several countries.

. Blind
Far Away (Hercules & Love Affair Remix) - Cut Copy
. You Belong
. Iris




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Matt & Kim are a power pop duo based out of Brooklyn, New York. Made up of Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino, the two play an unique form of keyboard Rock ‘n’ Roll. While Matt takes care of the synth keys, Kim handles the driving rhythm.

.Daylight
. Good Ol' Fashioned Nightmare
. Yea Yeah




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Los Campesinos! are an indie pop band which formed in Cardiff, Wales in 2006. The band consists of Gareth Campesinos! (vocals, glockenspiel), Aleksandra Campesinos! (vocals, keyboards), Tom Campesinos! (guitar, vocals), Neil Campesinos! (guitar), Ellen Campesinos! (bass, vocals), Harriet Campesinos! (violin, keyboards, vocals) and Ollie Campesinos! (drums). The band’s name translates to “The Peasants” (or “The Farmers”) in Spanish.

Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats
. Ways To Make It Through the Wall
. You! Me! Dancing!
. We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed




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Since the publication of The Wizard of Oz in September of 1900, citizens throughout the world have come to realize that fantasies can come from the tiniest, nondescript places, and that the most wondrous journeys can begin in your own backyard— especially if your home is located in Greater Kansas City, Kansas. Like Dorothy, the aspiring producer, songstress and actress Janelle Monáe Robinson is a native of Kansas. And like Dorothy and other famous fairy tale heroines, Janelle has a big, bright smile and grand ambitions that involve leaps of imagination and different ways of seeing the world.

. Many Moons
. Sincerely Jane
. Violet Stars Hunting
Janelle Monae – Many Moons (Trackademicks “Y’all Better Shut Up” Remix)




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Hot Chip are an electrorock band which formed in London, United Kingdom in 2000. They consist of Alexis Taylor (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Joe Goddard (vocals, synths, percussion), Al Doyle (guitar, vocals), Owen Clarke (synths, guitar) and Felix Martin (percussion). The combination of Taylor’s ethereal high pitch vocals and Goddard’s warm low pitch and the band’s blip-blop electronics creates a dreamy sound. The band is best known for the hit singles “Over and Over” (2006) and “Ready for the Floor” (2008).

. Ready For the Floor
.Made In The Dark Feat. Robert Wyatt
. One Pure Thought
Look After Me





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Sigur Rós is an icelandic slow-motion rock band (according to the band’s own definition) with post-rock and shoegaze elements. The name is derived from the name of lead vocalist Jónsi Birgisson’s little sister Sigurrós. According to their website, it is pronounced “si-ur rose”. They hail from the same creative and vibrant Icelandic music scene as múm and Amiina. They released their first ever foray into film-making with their tour documentary, Heima in late 2007.

.Gobbledigook
. Illgresi
. Saeglopur
. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur





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Cut Copy is an indietronic band from Melbourne, Australia made up of Dan Whitford (lead vocals/keys/guitar), Tim Hoey (bass/guitar) and Mitchell Scott (drums), Bennett Foddy being a former member.
Their sound, perhaps best labeled as retro/electropop, is much in the vein of contemporaries such as Daft Punk, drawing considerable influence from older bands such as New Order and Kraftwerk.

. Feel the Love
Lights and Music
Out There On Ice
Hearts on Fire





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Tilly and the Wall sprang out of Omaha, NE - a Midwestern band of like-minded friends with pockets full of melodies, and a lot of pockets. The serendipitous result of five Omaha residents with a penchant for the same classic ’60s pop, boy/girl harmonies and Americana folk records, Tilly and the Wall celebrates the petulant, determined, feisty nature of youth. They rejoice in tales of dreams followed, mistakes made, and hearts broken.

Pot Kettle Back
Beat Control
Alligator Skin





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Empire Of The Sun is a collaborative project between Pnau’s Nick Littlemore and Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson. Steele’s vocals were recently featured on Pnau’s self titled album. Empire of the Sun’s debut album was released on the 4th of October 2008. The first single from the album is Walking On A Dream and the second single We Are The People.

. Walking On A Dream
. Half Mast
Country
We Are The People (Ted & Francis Remix)



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Musician. Producer. Songwriter. Lyricist. Psycho. Hippie. Genius. These words all connect through one name: Charles Hamilton. I think Soulja Boy would definitely agree.

. C-Food
. The North Pole (Feat. Max B)
. Hot Like The Blog (Block Music)

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Its Not Me, Its You + The Fear Music Video


Weird Story. I was listening to an Amy Winehouse song (Stronger ) as one of my friends approach me and asked what's Winehouse strongest song to boot. She was making a playlist or slidehow of some sort, I couldnt remember the specifics.

Note: We spoke in our own vernacular language but these are translated for your own cause.

Me: Hmmm, try her songs from her latest album (Back to Black)....

F: I dont want to listen to the whole album. Can you just give me mp3s or do you think I should just go with Rihanna, Britney or other artist with a more respectable rep?

Me: What's that got to do with her music?+/-

F: Oh, sorry. I knew you have a soft spot for bizarre artists. You know drugs and all.

Me: What? I listen to all kinds of music. Why did you think that?

F: Duh, everyone knows that...
So, are you lending me those mp3s?

I remembered this conversation a while ago, and wondered if there's any sense to it. I started researching every artist I have grown fond over the years and indeed found some not so-so good details. Lets not forget that almost all musicians or artists has issues. That's what gives edge and layers to their pieces.

Newsflash: I also like Lily Allen.

Several new songs of Lily Allen just surfaced for her upcoming sophomore album, "Its Not Me, Its You" which will be released February 9, 2009,. For the past months shes been partaking singles through her myspace. Popjustice had given a lot of reasons why you should love the new album. My take on the other hand is, Allen doesnt seem to fail to reverend me with her ridiculous antics while keeping her enjoyable and strong direct on music.

Life's about film stars and less about mothers
It's all about fast cars and passing each other
The Fear
GWB (Fuck You Very Much)
Everyone's At It
I Could Say
Who'd've of Known

Yes, were still on speaking terms with that friend of mine.

Friday, December 5, 2008

MUST DISCOVER ARTISTS VOL. V

Since I had pretty neglected posting regularly, maybe its right to give you a proper opt. If ever I continue on posting on this basis, be sure to check out following volumes of this segment before the end of the year. Also dont fret, Id reserve a farewell post for 2008.
In the meantime, enjoy!
P.S. Im not shutting this blog down, Im too in love with Metaphor. We'll get through this. Haha.

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Little Joy is Binki Shapiro, Rodrigo Amarante (Singer/Guitarist of Los Hermanos) and Fabrizio Moretti (drummer of The Strokes). While you're waiting for the The Strokes' new album, listen to this band. Take heed that Little Joy has stripped off affiliations from any band's style, their sound is original.

Its not enought to say that does
if nothing ventured, nothing learned
Its how it's always been
The Next Time Around
Brand New Start
Unattainable
How To Hang A Warhol
Dont Watch Me Dancing


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Bon Iver is to release new EP this January, entitled "Blood Bank" and will consist of four songs, yes, only four songs. He had one of the most unforgettable albums this year so hopefully, "Blood Bank" is set to transfixed us yet again.
I tell my love to wreck it all
Cut out all the ropes and let me fall
Blood Bank
Woods
Skinny Love
For Emma


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What pushes these songs past mere worship involves cunning collisions of robust rhythm, caressing noise, and heavenly melody, with each element equally crucial. Psychedelic. Alpinism. Modern individualist. School of Seven Bells.
One day, suddenly, time
took a turn that once felt so brief
I blinked to see polite ghosts fading quickly
Half Asleep
Chain
Connjur
Face to Face on High Places
My Cabal


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This was sent to me a couple of months ago but ignored it til now. You know how it is. Im not so much of a fan of "Fascination" but "Quicksand" is such a gem so maybe I should give her a chance. She is predicted by music critics to pave way into the scene for 2009 along with slightly resembling contender, Little Boots.
Oh I could let you stay
But I’m walking on broken ground again
Oh, oh when will I learn?
Quicksand
Fascination
Quicksand ( autoKratz Drags to Riches remix)


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Im guilty with this one. I only heard "Cross the Dancefloor" and it entirely blew my mind and left it soaking on the edge of sanity. You should check it out.
Let me see you move it shake it cross the dance floor
Hey boy watch me move it shake it cross the dance floor
Little Boots - Meddle (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Cross The Dancefloor (Designer Drugs Remix)
Come True Tonight (dub mix)
Delegate Your Turn
100% (Treasure Fingers’ B-Live Pemberton Mix)


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Charlyn Marie Marshall or Chan is the name under Cat Power. She started performing way back on 1994. Chan disappeared from the musical scene after that, planning to permanently retire from music but during a sleepless night resulting from a nightmare, she started writing songs again. She just released "The Greatest", consisting of her versions of classic songs.
Do you remember
When we met
That's the day
I knew you were my pet
Sea of Love
After It All
Metal Heart
The Party
Still In Love
Wonderwall
Wonderwall (Elements of Noise Remix)
Dark End of the Street (James Carr, Aretha Franklin)
Hard Times In New York (Bob Dylan Cover)


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This synth-pop trio has an intriguing name since they are a Brooklyn-base band. Blogs have been circulating remix tracks of Au Revoir Simone along with their love for the band. Powered by vintage keyboards, a lockstep beat box, and gorgeous, wide-eyed warbling, the Simones create make-out music for your inner android. What? I think, they mean these remixed tracks are lovely as hell.
Sometimes I want to be enough for you
Lark
Lark (Ruff and Jam mix)
The Way To There (Mark Anthony Tieku remix)
Paris (Aeroplane and Friendly Fires Cover)
Sad Song (Pacific! Remix)
Fallen Snow (Redux)
A Violent Yet Flammable World (Remix from Reverse Migration)


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The Chunk of Change was originally put together as a Valentine’s Day present to Angelakos’ girlfriend. After being prompted to send it to others, the production of the brief, sporadic, and explosive recording of the EP followed. It worked towards the development of Angelakos’ signature euphoric and blissfully melancholic sound. Thus, Passion Pit was born.
And everything is going to the beat
And everything is going
Sleepyhead
Cuddle Fuddle
Better Things
Smile Upon Me
Ive Got Your Number