DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE + CUT COPY
Wowz. Two of my fave bands, together at last. The ever great Cut Copy boys have their way with Death Cab‘s latest Doors Unlocked and Open, taken off their most recent LP Codes and Keys.
It seemed as though Cutters went through a big massive remix phase where they dished out some absolutely killer remixes – think Kaiser Chiefs, The Presets, Mercy Arms, The Juan Maclean. It seems as though the guys are back on track with this Death Cab remix – it shows their ‘new’ sound a lot more – far more housey. They’ve managed to alter Ben Gibbard’s vocals so well, and I think Dan Whitford’s vocals creep in towards the end as well.
Make sure you check this one out. The drop at 5:01 is big – this is a 7min remix journey of percussive house proportions.
Death Cab For Cutie – Doors Unlocked and Open (Cut Copy Remix)
8tracks May Mix
ok, so this is a little late, but better late than never. My fave songs from May. Like always, is as varied as dodgy diarrhea.
You can check it out at: http://8tracks.com/maamf/maamf-may-11-mix
Death Cab For Cutie – Portable Television
KNIGHT STALKER – Vox Instrumental
UV Race – Low
Friendly Fires – Blue Cassette
Boomgates – Layman’s Terms
FISHING – Last Night (So Wonderful)
Kins – Lake Troposphere
Matt Walters – St Peter’s Gate
new music first #9
ok. So, yeah, well, umm, it’s been over a month since the last one of these. I said exactly the same thing last time though, so yeah, no excuse. Been doing too many features eh!
Anyway, there’s been some great great music thrown around the blogosphere lately. Thought i’d compile a few of my faves.
First up, it’s British India. These guys are a local band who’ve been around for a while. Great sound. Saw them live at a promo gig thing a while ago and they put on a freakin solid live show. If straight up rock is your thing, then check out these boys. This is a newy of theirs. Bit of a softer sound…but still great great Aus Rock!
The next find are a new band from Triple J Unearthed. They’re called Disco Nap. They’re from Brisbane, and there’s obvious links in their sound to Death Cab. Win win situation if you ask me! And believe it or not, Ross, the lead singer got his inspiration from the TV series Six Feet Under. Morbid right?! Yeah, well it sounds it, but their music doesn’t. Sounds great. Band to watch out for.
Got sent some this new one last week. When I started this music blog, I never thought i’d actually be sent music. It’s hard to keep up sometimes, especially with Uni and other work I gotta do (should really be doing that now actually!). The guys are from Sweeden, they’re called The Sweet Serenades. They’ve got an awesome awesome awesome sound. Reminds me of early KOL. That’s not a bad thing at all!!! Oh, and also, complete with cowbell! WIN!
The Sweet Serenades – On My Way
Finally, it’s the new one from Juggers. Dystopia is a great great album. That’s their debut, for those unaware. It was awesome, dark, doom, disco, dance rock. Impossible to pigeon hole. Their new track is a bit different. When I first heard it, I really didn’t think it was that great. But I downloaded it, and, now, I kinda like it. Sure, it’s a little different to Shadows, and 45 and Rising. Some have called it a little postrock. Not usually a fan of that genre. But, now, I just might be. People are either for or against this one. Let me know what you kats reckon!
Midnight Juggernauts – This New Technology
K. That’ll do the ramble for now.
ok. So quite a change from my anti study post a few days ago! But it’s still a form of procrastination, so it all evens out. I’ve found that some music helps me study! It’s been proven that classical music can help studying and i think the same has been said about certain jazz styles. But, I have limited classical or jazz in my music library. But i do have a bit of what i suppose you’d term, “Post Rock”, as well as some great endurance style dance music. So yeah, anyway, here’s my study tape! Should suit your last minute cramming on the train quite well me thinks.
ok. Here goes!
01. Imogen Heap – Hide andSeek
02. Death Cab For Cutie – What Sarah Said
03. We Plants Are Happy Plants – Apollo
04. Decoder Ring – Serac
05. M83 – You Appearing
06. Grizzly Bear – Foreground
07. Sigur Rós – Sæglópur
08. The Album Leaf – Thule
09. Jeff Lang – Rain On Troy
10. The Field – Leave It
11. Laura – Every Light
So yeah, this list seriouslyhelps me study. Is quite soothing and, dare i say it, inspiring. I hate using that word, but I can’t think of another one!!
K. That’ll do the ramble for now.
4 New Albums
so. I went on an album buying spree the other day and bought a fair few albums. I love all of them I must add. They’re all really really good. ok. And because i’m a really good writer of words and phrases, I’ve forgotten to actually mention what they are. Uni work is getting the better of me. This is one of my only outlets!
Anyway, the stuff I bought were as follows:
Death Cab For Cutie – The Open Door EP.
Really nice stuff. I been a fan of these guys ever since I was overexposed to The O.C. And, like, OMG!!! …oh crap…it’s that Gossip Girl talk coming back. sorry about that. Anyway, Unlike Gossip Girl or The O.C., this EP is great and has little mention of whether some girl is going to sleep with some bloke. Well actually, it probably does, but it does it in a nice way (just heard the line “what get’s paid for behind hotel doors…” This is going well so far eh?!). Little Bribes is the lead track and Single. Is a great rollicking track and is a bit different to their last LP Narrow Stairs. My favourite Death Cab album is Plans…and the iTunes release of this had a few extra bonus tracks. A Diamond And A Tether remind me of this a lot. And something tells me I’ve heard I Was Once A Loyal Lover before. In a good way.
ok. Next up.
Josh Pyke – Chimney’s Afire.
The title track starts off like an orchestra tuning up but launches into a really simple sounding ‘mini’ song about Whale Hunting. It’s also a really great intro to an album. There are lots of other standouts on the album. The Summer has some of the nicest lyrics I’ve heard in a while – “If I could bottle up the sea breeze I would take it over to your house and pour it loose through your garden”. And of course, my favourite, The Lighthouse Song is great.
Third on the list is:
Sia – Some People Have Real Problems.
Oh. Great voice. Blows any great singer out of the water. It’s not great because it’s ‘unique sounding’. It’s great because it has so much behind it and, wanker moment coming up, has so much soul. It’s so deep etc etc wanky adjective, etc. I would go as far as to say that every song on here is great. Anyway, songs like Little Black Sandles and The Girl You Lost To Cocaine are simply, wanker comment, beautiful. Other’s are actually funny. Academia is a song you must listen to. Lyrics are killer. The disc also came with a bonus remix CD. You may have heard the CSS remix of Buttons floating about.
Last but not least:
Kitsune Maison Compilation 6.
This one is a little old. But there’s still some great tracks on here. Kitsune Maison are a French label, with a bit of a focus on electro, indie/dance kinda stuff. A fellow blogger, Real Horror Show Tunes spoke about their new Compilation which is coming out in May a few weeks ago, so I thought i’d check them out. You can check out the Real Horror Show Tunes post here. Anyway, the opener, Want U, by LO-FI-FNK is killer. Thumping indie/dance. There are some other great tracks on here too, but dare I say, like many other compilations, it’s very focussed on the current scene. And given that the disc was released last year, it is already a little dated. I digress though. Some of the other killer tracks are, I Wish I Was A Polar Bear (Arctic Urgency Edit) by Ted & Francis, and Hear It In The Cans (DIY Version) by We Have Band.
Anyway, here is some free stuff. Let me know if the links don’t work. K? yeah, cool.
I Wish I Was A Polar Bear (Arctic Urgency Edit) by Ted & Francis
Little Bribes by Death Cab For Cutie
Day Too Soon (Mock & Toof Remix) by Sia
The Lighthouse Song by Josh Pyke
K. That’ll do the ramble for now.