ok, so here we go. It’s only about a week or so late, but I’ve been pretty busy lately (mismatch.tv being a big focus). This month has seen so many awesome releases, and like always, a pretty big mix of stuff. The St Vitus Cardinals boys are doing some really sweet things at the mo (I actually had a chat to Ry about it and his solo stuff earlier on in the week). Tyler Touché is also a standout for me – he’s a friggin’ high school kid and he has production skills like that??!! It also makes me pretty hungry, french style.
Then then there’s the awesome sounds of bands like Lurch & Chief, The Smith Street Band and King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard (their album is stellar!). As per usual, some tracks are available for individual download, others, you just gonna have to hear in the full tape.
Worst Friends – Neve’s For None (Faux Pas Remix)
ST VITUS CARDINALS – Allday – If You Don’t Mind (Prod. By C1)
Harts – All Too Real (Diamond Cut Remix)
Clubfeet – City Of Light (Softwar Remix)
Collarbones – Hypothermia (Feat. Guerre)
Jonti – Nightshift In Blue (Dro Carey Remix)
Bertie Blackman – Mercy Killer
The Smith Street Band – Sunshine & Technology
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Muckraker
Violent Soho – Tinderbox
Divine Fits – Would That Not Be Nice
Faux Pas is back with some new stuff! I’ve been following Tim Shiel for a while (yeah dude, that was me knocking on your window last night. nah, not really.).
Tim is releasing a new album entitled Remixes on August 20. And funnily enough, it’s an album full of remixes.
The remix is some killer, moody dance floor goodness. Extends the original into something quite amazing – those little piano flourishes are so nice!
You can stream/download the track below and make sure you keep your eye out for the album. Looking forward to this one!
First off, Gotye’s album is amazeballs. The man is quite simply a genius. There’s no two ways about that.
Second, Faux Pas is equally genius in his approach. Tim actually plays in Gotye’s live band, so the two have something in common. This remix is an official one, and it kills. Especially that beginning. Completely taking you by surprise. And the use of that silence reminds me heaps of the original, silence is definitely something Gotye uses so bloody well in his music.
Other than that crazy opening, the track is a little nuts, full of vocal cut ups and riffs going off left right and centre. To say this is good…well…that be understatement!
Faux Pas is a Melbourne fella who produces some pretty dreamy electro pop. His track, Silver Line, just sits and washes over you. Atmospheric, dreamy, chair-dance inducing, a little head nodding. You listen to it the first time and you think ah yeah, it’s a good track and it just took me away from a few minutes and now my gf won’t talk to me again because I wasn’t listening to her (Mind you, that may be a goof thing…depending on your circumstances aye? amiright? amiright?).
But, you listen a second time (and actually pay proper attention to it, mind you, probably after you’ve been dumped or some shit), and you realise that the track is broken up into about 4 different sections:
1. the long slow building intro with those great ‘kooky’ vocals
2. the guitar groove that starts at 1:15
3. the great nice piano dwindly sounding bit and the synth that comes in and the synth arpeggios that follow (2:15)
4. the outro that eventually leads back to nothing.
And then after all this, you find that it didn’t seem like there were four separate sections…and you don’t really care about your probably now ex-gf. And that’s what is so good about Mr Pas. It washes over you and just let’s you take your mind away from your current thinking.
The track is getting a fair bit of play on triple j and the man himself (Tim Shiel is Faux Pas’ real name) has just been named as a 3RRR breakfaster (a pretty alright community radio station down here in Melbourne town).
You can check out his blog (he does write a very cool blog. funny and stuff…you know, kinda like this one but with actual humour injected into the writing…not just tryhard kinda stuff.). You can also check him out on Twitter, and starting next year, on 3RRR breakfast radio.
Anyway, you’re probably gagging at the bit now waiting to hear this track. It is good…beware. But you know…no expectations right?!
K. That’ll do the ramble for now.