Saturday, October 18, 2008

Oh Dear

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After a listen, first thing you've probably notice about Gin Wigmore is her grating voice oscillating inside your eardrums. With a style that reminiscence me of Ida Maria and Duffy, Gin Wigmore is little by little becoming my next guilty pleasure. This is the kind of songs you listen everytime you plan on being oblivious to the surroundings while attempting to take on a cool hermit poise. LOL. Check her out. +/-

Gin Wigmore

Gin Wigmore is a distinctive singer/songwriter, whose sound is driven by a startling voice; her delivery succinctly described by a critic as ‘whiskey and dry’ and whose self-penned songs provide a refreshing new take on life as a ’20-something’ and yet relate across the generations.
Under my Skin
These Roses

The Harmony of Fredrik

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This band is a definite long-delayed post. When I receive a newsletter or recommendation, I dont obligely post them right away. I listen to their music instead of criticizing them. Everyone should try it, it will limit the percentage of so-called music fanatics who claim they've heard a song but really haven't. I know, I know... I have issues. Anyway, who is Fredrik? The band who brought us 'Black Fur' fluxes auric pleasure with imaginative chronicles. They also subdued folk songs with taunting patterns. I like that. If you like them also, look out for the release of Na Na Ni album on October 28.+/-


Fredrik is a new remarkable pop outfit, casually capturing the spirit of classic storybook drama through a highly personal, foresty brand of experimental pop. Despite the name, Fredrik is actually a small orchestra of six, sporting input from some of the very finest of the swedish pop and experimental underground (Band in Box, Scraps of Tape, Vit Päls, The LK). Drawing on traditional european folk influences like The Fairport Convention or Bo Hansson, crooning songwriters as well as a host of eclectic references like Moondog, Steve Reich, Jim O'Rourke, Maja Ratke or Barbara Morgenstern, Fredrik forges a sound that is both eclectic and homecomingly soothing.
Black Fur
Alina's Place

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Radiohead's Reckoner Remixes


is currently having a contest where anyone can upload their remix of 'Reckoner'. I think this is a very neat way of promoting their sound as well as encouraging the further madness and fascination of electro. Im starting to be an electro manic individual myself.+/-

As usual, those who gets the highest votes and least vetoes gets the pie. Now my inbox is overflowing with Reckoner Remixes. Since I love them all, doesn't want to be biased, and especially doesn't trust my judgement in remixes, I decided to post a couple for you to listen and decide. It amazes me how a song can be altered to different layers. I dont know if all of them below is up for the contest but if you're digging any mix, vote for them here. Hell yah.

Kanye West vs Radiohead - Reckoner Lockdown
Radiohead - Reckoner (Flying Lotus Remix)
Radiohead - Reckoner (Diplo Remix)
Radiohead - Reckoner (LoveTongueAttack Bmore Remix)
Radiohead - Reckoner (Baby Diamonds Remix)
Radiohead - Reckoner (Spoolwork remix)
Radiohead - Reckoner (Rune RK Remix)
Radiohead - Wreckin' Er (Smash the B Remix)
Radiohead - Reckoner (Nosaj Thing Remix)
Radiohead - Reckoner (Chark Mu Remix)
Radiohead - Reckoner (Mike Genius rubber remix)
Radiohead - Reckoner (Low Scores Remix)
Radiohead - Reckoner (Three Leaves and A Head Remix)

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She's Pregnant with Songs


This is how we roll. Next stop is Wallis Bird. From the name, you may have guessed her music. Wallis Bird's style ranges from grunge folk to buoyant and lively pop. Overall, her charismatic descend of her songs prompted me post to her. 'Counting to Sleep' has been getting rave reviews but 'Country Bumpkin' is my favorite. Lend an ear guys.+/-

Wallis Bird

Wallis is a 26 year old Irish born singer who had an evident first love for music from the age of 2 when she got her first guitar! She has been involved in diverse projects, musically and otherwise since the age of 11, having written soundtracks to and acted in short films and plays. Wallis has been giging on the Irish music circuit since the age of 17, playing a catalogue of gigs from tiny, smokie, dim-lit bars to big bright festivals; all building up her reputation as a confident performer with songs written in many styles ranging from folk to rock to jazz to contemporary.

Her debut album ‘Spoons’ rocketed into the Top 10 UK Digital Album charts, and earned her comparisons to Janis Joplin, Fiona Apple and Ani di Franco. A spine-tingling cover of The Feeling’s ‘Sewn’ prompted Feeling frontman Dan Gillespie-Sells to comment that ‘she’s taken the song to another dimension….I think her style is beautiful’.
Easy on that lying streak
You’re making me laugh out loud
Is everyone around me here stupid or…
Country Bumpkin
Counting to Sleep
Slow Down

The Saltwater Room


So tell me darling, do you wish we’d fall in love?
All the time
The Saltwater Room by Owl City

Friday, October 17, 2008

They Kept Coming Back


I have been eying this band for a couple of months now. I actually forgotten about them until GG featured one of their songs. How could I describe their sound? Well, lets make this easier for you to contemplate--Bossanova meets Rock meets Pop meets Indie. Nah? Go on and listen to their tracks while I devour on their album. +/-

The 88

Like their music, The 88 have traveled an eclectic road to Not Only...But Also , their major label debut for Island Records . Using an organic combination of old and new school in their approach to music - and its marketing - the band's catchy melodies have found a growing audience through TV, film and commercial placements, as well as virally online.

The L.A.-based group, whose core consists of vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Keith Slettedahl, keyboardist/songwriter Adam Merrin, and drummer Anthony Zimmitti, has been attracting attention since forming in 2003. Tirelessly playing the local scene, as well as opening nationally for acts like Matt Costa and Smashing Pumpkins, The 88 once served as the late Elliott Smith's backup band, by personal request, for a memorable Orange County performance.

While you may not be familiar with The 88 as a band, you've certainly heard their music. With two independent releases already under their belt (2003's Kind of Light and 2005's Over and Over ), the group has enjoyed a welcome home for their music on TV, in the movies, and as part of widely-seen, national advertising.
Leave it up to me
It's a known disease
How Good Can It Be
Its A Lot
Coming Home~ andysternberg


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Gossip Girl Season 2 'New Haven Can Wait' Music



The Camerawalls


Introduced by my nagging friend who kept requesting me to post this band, The Camerawalls is slowly proving others that they're not another local wannabe rockstars. I never heard of them before which is somewhat ironic since we're on the same side of the globe. So spread the news folks.+/-

The Camerawalls

Manila produces miracles of design too far-out from what normally is heard or seen by the majority. The Camerawalls is keen to create ripples of combined nostalgia and pop outings.

Formed sometime in September 2007 by Clementine, formerly of the indie- pop/rock sensation Orange & Lemons, he chose to collaborate with old friends and drummer Ian Sarabia, and former bassist from years ago Law Santiago. Armed with his acoustic guitar Clementine returns to his indie roots with a new 3-piece line up – The Camerawalls.

After nine months of sowing the seeds and taking baby steps they have released a collection of pop songs for a full-length independent album. July 3, 2008 marked the release of “Pocket Guide To The Otherworld”.
Markers of Beautiful Memories
Clinically Dead for 16 Hours
Canto de Maria Clara
Solitary North Star

Set in Stone Remixes


Fires of Rome is out to get you. The band will be digitally releasing, Set in Stone Remixes EP on Novemebr 4th, with contributions from artists such as M83 and Swedish duo Dada Life. A song must be ridiculously astounding and I would like to say, honest to be remix a lot. Listen to the original version and their other songs here.+/-

Dada Life ~myspace
Don Rimini ~myspace
M83 ~myspace
Mo Dj ~myspace

Fires of Rome will be playing a party a show at New York City's Hiro Ballroom on Nov. 6th with recent The:Hours acquisition, UK's Cazals.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Some Are Amazing, Some Are Just Okay


Hombre (JoolsMF Remix)- M.I.A.
I thought I have had enough of M.I.A. until boom, she's sporting a new baby bump and said to be unretiring. Is that even a word? Anyway, one my friends bring this song up and I couldn't helped posting it.

My Love is Like A Sparrow- Jessie Baylin
This one is a def oldie, but Baylin's music always shakes my senses everytime.

Dance Wiv Me (Shazam Remix) -Dizzee Rascal ft. Calvin Harris & Chromeo)
Corrosive, I like it.+/-

Hey Love- Piano Creeps
Other blogs have given good reviews of them. I have been playing their songs over and over again these past few days but I admit Im still trying to get a feel about their sound. Don't let me stop you though.

Stand Up- Flobots
Lets get this straight, I love them. There's just something about their name that cracks me up. Flobots. Flobots. I know you don't know what I mean.

Icy Cold (Bumblebeez Remix)- Wow
Thanks PennedMadness for calling this one.

Half Mast - Empire of the Sun
This band one time gave me a nightmare after watching their music video. Still, no one can pull me away from them.

Jack Killed Mom- Jenny Lewis
For me, its like hearing a pale imitation of an Edgar Allan Poe material in the middle of the night for 5 minutes.

Two Steps Behind- Def Leppard
Whatever you do - I’ll be two steps behind you
Wherever you go - and I’ll be there to remind you
That it only takes a minute of your precious time
To turn around, I’ll be two steps behind

I heard this song this morning and I couldn't resist.

Disturbia (feat. Andre Merritt & Rihanna) - Chris Brown Remix
I totally didn't like the song at first however this remix hit the spot. So who am I to judge?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A-Trak and MSTRKRFT Essentials


Tons of DJs are circulating everywhere via the blogosphere. I would really love to post them all, but alas Electro/Remix/Mash-ups genre is my weakest link. If you've stick around long enough, you may have notice by now my music preference. Also Im only familiar with some of them i.e. MSTRKRFT, Sinden, A-Trak, Clockwork, Boys Noize, RAC, and others. Lately, two of them have somehow pulled my consciousness toward their eclectic dimension with their synth beats and thudding bass. Oh yes they did.+/-

To start of, I wanted to titled this post 'A-Trak VS MSTRKRFT' but Im guessing several fiends would attempt to create chaos in my little blog so lets adhere to the less-triggering title. :)

Alain Macklovitch performs and records under the name A-Trak. He is a Montreal, Quebec based DJ and turntablist. Gaining the DMCs World DJ Championship in 1997 at the age of 15 made him the youngest ever to won the title. Later, he was asked to join the Invisibl Skratch Piklz. Currently he is a member of The Allies. They say everything he touches turns to gold. One manifest of that is his remix of 'Bounce' of MSTRKRFT.

Mastered feat Kid Kudi
Say Whoa
Get Em High (Kanye West and Common)
Shake It Down Original Mix (and Laidback
Idealistic (Digitalism)
Roll with the Winners (feat Cadence Weapons)
Oh! (Boys Noize)

MSTRKRFT (pronounced Master Craft) is the pet project of Toronto musician Jesse F. Keeler (Death From Above 1979) and studio wizard Al-P (Girlsareshort). The pair has been collaborating, on and off, since 1998. Though they went separate routes the friends remained in contact, trading tapes of their individual, unreleased forays into dance music. “You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine”, a red-hot masterpiece that fuses the energy of rock and roll with the oomph of disco spawned hit singles like “Romantic Rights,” and “Black History Month” gave rise to Jesse and Al’s resolve to start their own project.
“It all comes down to feel,” states AL-P. “We’re interested in making people feel like they want to dance, at least a little bit, so it’s all about whatever it takes to get people there.”

Get Lucky (New Young Pony Club)
Tenderoni (Chromeo)
Got Love To Kill (Juliette & The Licks)
No Wow (The Kills)
Green Light (John Legend & Andre 3000)
Death from Above
Kennedy Killed the Hat
Crystal Method