“You make my heart explode!
And it soars through the air! And lands on your shoulders!
I will be a part of you will you please be a part of me? I need you.
You make my heart explode.
We’re alive! We’re in love! We’ve got hope just because!”—The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt from “Ride Friendship” from the album I Love You. I Love You. I Love You and I’m in Love With You. Have an Awesome Day! yup, this is for real.
This is William Fitzsimmons’ song “So This is Goodbye” remixed by Pink Ganter. (You can find it for free on the RCRD LBL website too.) I enjoy Fitzsimmons’ songs normally although after a while they can be bland and boring especially if you are not in the mood for this type of song. This slow jam remix thing is a great change of pace. It is a great way to mix the singer/songwriter with electronic beats and it seems like more and more of these types of remixes are cropping up. Interesting.
I love Scandinavian bands so how I only heard about the Swede band, Radio Dept., this year is beyond me. I feel like by admitting that I just lost all my street cred. The first song I heard by them was this one and I keep on coming back to it.
The quote in the begining is from Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth during an interview. The question was about record companies and here is his full response:
“Some people see rock & roll as youth culture, and when youth culture becomes monopolized by big business, what are the youth to do? I think we should destroy the bogus capitalist process that is destroying youth culture by mass marketing, and commercial paranoia behavior control. And the first step is to destroy the record companies.”
This cover of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” blew me away. It has always been one of my favorite songs, I once accidentally used audio editing equipment without knowing it and sped the song up to make it 40 seconds shorter and that version has been on my playlists for ages. Basically I love all versions of this song, but I especially like The Tallest Man on Earth version. Check it out.
An upgraded version of “Ring Ring” from the Sleigh Bells demo. I love this song, it sounds like something old that I remember but not sure what. I think the album is cool and exciting, but the hype was more than the final product, which is always sad. Plus some of the distortion was over the top and took away from the songs. I need to listen to it some more to form a final opinion but for now I say it is O.K., I wouldn’t buy it. But I sure do love this “Rill Rill” song.
I came across this on one of my favorite Denver music blogs. This is an australian band that I have really come to like since she first posted about them way back when. She just reposted her old link so you can get their full album on her website here. This is a video from Augie March’s new album.
It’s almost Friday, which means it’s almost the weekend, which is why this song is perfect to get you through the end of the week, because “tomorrow is just a song away.” Here is the official video, which makes me laugh because of the awesome dance moves. Enjoy.