So the Loon Lake boys have been kicking around for a little while now. After releasing two EPs over the past year and a bit, the guys seem to be hitting their stride, with some love on both community radio as well as triple j.
Their last official single, ‘Cherry Lips’ is a really great affair, with this drum groove that, I think, helps set the track apart from all the other indie pop out there. And then there’s all these remixes. You can stream all four over on their soundcloud, but I got my two faves just below.
First up is a remix from Nick Nolan, Loon Lake’s drummer. This one absolutely nails the melodic funky groove vibe. Really really dig it.
Next up is the remix from Clubfeet. Getting that true summer vibe, complete with added cowbell, this is nuts. Suits the awesome Melbourne weather that today has brought too.
Yep, so think of it what you will, but this thing always manages to end up being a pretty massive day as well as creating a bit of controversy. Be it not having any females…to Angus & Julia Stone winning with a song about a big fucking plane. Shannon Noll sang about a big car…didn’t see him winning anything! (JOKES!)
Because maamf hasn’t done a best tracks of 2011 list (it is simply too hard and I think the ‘art’ of making a good album is more interesting), I thought I should post up what tracks I voted for in this years Hottest100. These are in no order…but hopefully they reflect my diverse taste which I try to put across on this here blog. If you still havent voted, then it all closes TOMORROW NIGHT! That’s Monday 16th Jan Midnight AEST. You can do so here. I do warn you though, it takes some time!
Without further ado:
Snakadaktal – Air
Oscar + Martin – Do The Right Thing
Step-Panther – My Neck
Battles – Ice Cream (Feat. Matias Aguayo)
Twerps – Dreamin
Architecture In Helsinki – Contact High
Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra)
M83 – Midnight City
Loon Lake – Bad to Me
Love Migrate – Little Kid