The Beatles - Come Together (Take 1)
Take 1 of “Come Together” off The Beatles Anthology, Volume 3. Much more raw and unpolished than the version that made Abbey Road, featuring claps and even a bit of laughing later on the track.
"If you wish to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
- African Proverb
Ned Doheny - Get It Up For Love [download]
I heard this song while cruising through various YouTube videos of DJ Harvey, a true disco connoisseur. This disco-rock track is a gem from the late 70s (1976 to be exact), and this song is an extremely rare find on vinyl, fetching over $250 for the Hard Candy LP. “Get It Up For Love” has a groove to it unlike anything I have heard recently, and the sound still is timeless today. Get your groove on.
Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings [download]
Josh Tillman is Father John Misty, former member of Fleet Foxes. His new album, Fear Fun (2012) is quite fantastic, stretching from folksy rock, to blues, to country with a very indie feel to it. I haven’t posted many non-electronic tracks but this should hopefully steer me in that direction! I really dig this “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings” song. Enjoy.
Check out the music video with Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recs girl) in it.
10/5 Show Review - The New Division at Central, Santa Monica
The New Division - Starfield [download]
My buddy Alan and I decided on a whim on Wednesday to go to The Central S.A.P.C., which is by far my favorite local venue in Santa Monica. We wanted to check out these up and coming, indie/new wave rockers The New Division, who are made up of four very talented dudes from Riverside. They kind of remind me of Cut Copy or even Two Door Cinema Club, with more new-wavy reverberating vocals. It was one of the BEST spontaneous decisions I have made in a while.
Boy was I blown away by their set. Their harmony, the reverberating vocals along with the rocking guitar and poppy synth made for an absolutely fantastic show! I know that The New Division is going to go far. Wednesday was the first time I had ever heard of the band (as I repeatedly [intoxicated] told one of the band members), and I regard them very highly now. I plan on seeing them whenever they are playing locally in Los Angeles as I was pretty blown away by their energy. The vibes were good, the crowd was super fun and really into it as well, and everybody was dancing to their electronic-indie jams. Check out their latest album, Shadows, which they were giving away for free at the show! I ended up giving $20 to the little donation bin because I was so thrilled by their performance. Stay tuned…more of The New Division to come!
Two Door Cinema Club - Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix) [download]
The Twelves take Two Door Cinema Club’s already solid track and turn it into a nu disco party. Get your dancing shoes on because when you’re partying with this Brazilian duo, you will surely be dancing your ass off. I was lucky enough to catch The Twelves at Mighty up in SF on Friday of Outside Lands 2011, and they threw down such an amazing, high energy set. I hung out in one of the gigantic speakers to bask in the bass. I don’t know too many original tracks of The Twelves themselves, but they throw down some serious remixes. More to come.
Autolux = awesome. More to come.
Prompted by a thread on Facebook, I uploaded and posted this number. Autolux was a band I had high hopes for seeing as Greg Edwards was a member. Edwards was a member of Failure, a band I was obsessed with as a late teen. Following that band’s disintegration, I followed the respective members’ projects until this one popped up. I initially had a demo (or so it was called on SLSK), and this specific song was on there. It was then announced that Future Perfect would also be the name of the upcoming official album. I was shocked that ‘Future Perfect’ didn’t make it on to Future Perfect. Sadly, this remains my favorite Autolux song by far. Such a glorious downer… focus on the piano.
Radiohead - Good Evening Mrs Magpie (Modeselektor Remix) [download]
This song has been buzzin’ around the internet for about a month now. Modeselektor does an amazing job on this Radiohead track. That is all. Get some.
With the sounds of seagulls and waves crashing, Metronomy opens up The English Riviera with a perfectly laid back track, “We Broke Free.” The song instantly drew me in when I heard it on KCRW… I had to mark the time/date and look it up right when I got home!
The album The English Riviera is a solid indie rock composition. My other favorite track on it is called “The Look.” get up, and we get down… we’re always running from this town! Not sure what else to say about this album but it is pretty relaxing and has captivated my attention.
Check it out and see for yourself!
Metronomy - The English Riviera (zip) [download]
onto the next album!
Deerhunter - Helicopter: a happy, bubbly (and of course psychedelic) track, with unassuming dark lyrics hiding beneath the surface. i think the song (and this album) are quite brilliant. [Download]
I was lucky enough to catch Deerhunter recently at the Wiltern with my friend Emily… what a show this was! They were in town touring for their latest album, Halcyon Digest, and they threw down a 1 hr 45min set that kept me enthralled the entire time. I truly loved how there were no real breaks between their songs; the transitions between tracks were made up of psychedelic jams which would bend and reverberate throughout the room until they resolved into some new musical journey.
Deerhunter - Intro [download]
it feels like a deerhunter sort of monday. have a hazy, dreamy monday.
This opening track of Deerhunter's Microcastle (2008) sets the stage for a fuzzy and psychedelic album full of warmth. You’ll know what I’m talking about after I post a couple more songs off this album.