Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Rakes' New Album

Another inbox love here (I should spend more time on my inbox, perhaps).
We didnt have no where to go
Waiting for the daylight to begin
Singer, save our secular souls
How can you have hope with no God?

The Rakes are a four piece indie rock band hailing from London. Releasing their debut album Capture/Release in 2005, The Rakes were the talk of the Reading and Leeds Festival after joining forces with Indie elites such as Bloc Party and Maxïmo Park in the NME Tent.

The Rakes acquires that "sonsie" sound coupled with humorous lyrics. As well as famous for their fashion sense, this band also is associated with their songs capturing the working life, mundane routines and escapism.

We Danced Together
The World Was a Mess but His Hair Was Perfect

The Rakes will release their third album 'KLANG' on March 23. The first single, The Light From Your Mac is a stumper.


1.You're In It
2.That's The Reason
3.The Loneliness Of The Outdoor Smoker
4.Bitchin' in the Kitchin'
5.The Woes Of The Working Woman
8.The Light From Your Mac
9.Muller's Ratchet
10.The Final Hill
11.Never Get Married

The single '1989' will be released one week earlier on March 16.

website// myspace

Dave Wrangler- Black & Tan DJ Mix + TVOTR Refits


Mr. Dave Wrangler dropped this mix to my inbox...+/-

A big thank you to everyone who reviewed and/or posted my Animal Collective - My Girls Remix - it's everywhere! haha For you DJ's out there, I've included the 320K version of the track that was on my Byte.FM DJ mix. I had posted the mix from the radio show on my website- then decided to just put up the full, unedited mix of the "Black & Tan DJ Mix."
Black & Tan DJ Mix


1. Notorious B.I.G. vs. Peter Bjorn & John - Party & Bullshit (Dave Wrangler Remix)
2. Nas - I Can (Dave Wrangler Remix)
3. Pharcyde vs Ghostland Observatory - Passin' Me By (Dave Wrangler Remix)
4. Notorious B.I.G. Vs. Ghostland Observatory - Nasty Boy (Dave Wrangler Remix)
5. Gang Gang Dance - House Jam (Hot Chip Remix)
6. Hercules & Love Affair - You Belong
7. TV on the Radio - Golden Age
8. Kid Sister feat. David Banner - Family Reunion
9. The Astroids Galaxy Tour - Around The Bend
10.Pase Rock - So Fuckin' Disco Blend
11.Greenskeepers - Fingerblasting
12.Ludacris vs Hercules & Love Affair - Stand Up (Dave Wrangler Remix)
13.Animal Collective - My Girls (Dave Wrangler Remix)
14.MGMT – Kids
15.Estelle – American Boy (Nadastrom Remix)
16.Dances With White Girls - Everybody's Got To Make A Living
17.Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade (DJ Kue Remix)
18.Britney Spears vs Digitalism - Womanizer Dub (Dave Wrangler Remix)
19.Britney Spears - Circus (BitchSLAPhappy's 3 Ring Circus Remix)
20.YO Majesty - Don't Let Go (Photomachine Bounce Remix)
21.Rick Ross – Hustlin' (DJ Lobsterdust Remix)
22.M.I.A. – Boyz (DiscoTech Remix)
23.Playdoe – It's That Beat
24.The Prodigy - Omen

... and along some goodies from Dave Wrangler lab.

2pac vs. TV on the Radio - Me Against The World (Dave Wrangler Metal Radio Remix)
TVOTR - Staring At The Sun (Dave Wrangler Conscience Clear Remix)


Drake- Unstoppable Remix Prod. by Diplo


Unstoppable Remix prod. by Diplo (ft. Santogold & Lil' Wayne) by Drake


Monday, January 19, 2009

Animal Collective and Remixes/Mash-ups

I don't mean to seem like I care about material things like a social status
I just want four walls and adobe slabs for my girls

I am yet to listen to Merriweather Post Pavilion therefore I cannot wager others impressions on Animal Collective. The album had emerge before Christmas 2008 to the world, so unless you're an absolute skeptic and nonconformist listener or just sheds away from popular fads, its really impossible not to be influence by opinions and reviews stating what a "masterpiece" this album is. Hopefully, I can generate my own and catch up with the huss and buzz soon.

Below are remixes floating on the blogosphere and on my inbox. There is not really that many to choose from. Perhaps the DJ's are afraid to touch MPP? Anyhow, remixes like these have been known to jumpstart careers of enthusiast DJs. What are they waiting for?

Your Love, My Girls (Frankie Knuckles Mashup/Remix)
My Girls (Dave Wrangler Remix)
My Girls (Mexicans with Guns Remix)

In the Flowers- Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino, 2009)
Little Bird (Animal Collective Remix) by Goldfrapp

My Girls (Coachella 2008) by Animal Collective

Myspace// Website// Amazon

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ben Gibbard & Feist = Train Song (Dark Was The Night)


Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Feist lend their voices for Vashti Bunyan's "Train Song" which is included to Dark Was The Night, a charity compilation produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National with 32 exclusive tracks from some indie royalty.+/-

Some of these royalties are Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, The National, Arcade Fire, Iron and Wine, Blonde Redhead and ya-da-ya-da.

Each track of the compilation will be release for a day from January 15 through February 1 on the artists and Dark Was the Night’s Myspace.

If all songs are as close as being soothing, unpredictable or even decent as this cover, then this compilation is a sure treat for indie lovers. It doesn't hurt either to spare a few bucks for good intentions.

Train Song (Vashti Bunyan cover) by Feist & Ben Gibbard



1. “Knotty Pine” - Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
2. “Cello Song” - The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
3. “Train Song” - Feist and Ben Gibbard
4. “Brackett, WI” - Bon Iver
5. “Deep Blue Sea” - Grizzly Bear
6. “So Far Around The Bend” - The National
7. “Tightrope” - Yeasayer
8. “Feeling Good” - My Brightest Diamond
9. “Dark Was The Night” - Kronos Quartet
10. “I Was Young When I Left Home” - Antony with Bryce Dessner
11. “Big Red Machine” - Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner
12. “Sleepless” - The Decemberists
13. “Stolen Houses (Die)” - Iron & Wine
14. “Service Bell” - Grizzly Bear + Feist
15. “You Are The Blood” - Sufjan Stevens

1. “Well-Alright” - Spoon
2. “Lenin” - Arcade Fire
3. “Mimizan” - Beirut
4. “El Caporal” - My Morning Jacket
5. “Inspiration Information” - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
6. “With A Girl Like You” - Dave Sitek
7. “Blood Pt. 2″ - Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)
8. “Hey, Snow White” - The New Pornographers
9. “Gentle Hour” - Yo La Tengo
10. “Amazing Grace” - Cat Power
11. “Happiness” - Riceboy Sleeps
12. “Another Saturday” - Stuart Murdoch
13. “The Giant Of Illinois” - Andrew Bird
14. “Lua” - Conor Oberst with Gillian Welch
15. “When The Road Runs Out” - Blonde Redhead & Devastations
16. “Love Vs. Porn” - Kevin Drew

Thanks indiemuse.

Feist official website// Myspace
Death Cab for Cutie official website// myspace



Kutiman draws influences from afro-beat, psychedelic rock, funk and reggae but in different way than most disciples of Fela and Mr.Brown have done before him. +/-

An impulsive writer and artist, Kutiman tries not to be intelligent with his pieces. Now you may wonder what this means. He plays according to what he feels in that moment, shedding all inhibitons and letting art blend itself together.

The result is a spirited and texturally rich mix of psychedelic soul and Afro-funk, with slippery grooves and snapping beats. His music is not for everybody but if youre in for a genre-swapping listening, Kutiman is a must for your playlist.

No Groove Where I Come From (feat. Elran Dekel)
Trumpet Woman (feat. Karolina)

Music Is Ruling My World

Myspace// Amazon

Hold Time

This picture says a lot of things, I like it.

I'm a big fan of She & Him. Zooey is just downright pasty. And Ward, well, plays guitar and does his thing.+/-

M. Ward will be releasing his album, Hold Time this February 17th. Never Had Nobody Like You, with backing vocals of Zooey Deschanel is available for download via Merge Records.

Pre-order here.

Hold Time Track Listing

1. For Beginners
2. Never Had Nobody Like You
3. Jailbird
4. Hold Time
5. Rave On
6. To Save Me
7. One Hundred Million Years
8. Stars Of Leo
9. Fisher Of Men
10. Oh Lonesome Me
11. Epistemology
12. Blake's View
13. Shangri-La
14. Outro

Official Website// Myspace// Merge Records

Gossip Girl Season 2 Music


The Magnificent Archibalds
It's A Wonderful Lie
O Brother, Where Bart Thou?
In the Realm of the Basses




Unstopabble (Ft. Lil Wayne) by Kat DeLuna

Official Website// Myspace