Passion Pit Show Tonight

19 06 2009

I’m off to the Passion Pit show tonight at first concert after a month-long hiatus! Manners is popping up on Best of ’09 lists left and right. I’m a fan, but definitely not there yet..perhaps this concert will change my mind?

Passion Pit – Little Secrets

Passion Pit – Swimming in the Flood

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Pony Pony Run Run

19 06 2009

Even though “Deadbeat Summer” (see previous post) is probably more accurate, I like to think that this song (and everything going on in the too cute for school video) is my real summer jam. Pony Pony Run Run (best or worst name ever?) hail from France and bring us the best pop song I’ve heard in a long time. Their latest album You Need Pony Pony Run Run was released this week, buy it here.

Pony Pony Run Run – Hey You // buy the track

This could be my favorite sayCet mix yet…It makes me happy and sad at the same time, my favorite feeling.
Pony Pony Run Run – Hey You (sayCet remix)

And one more by Mondkopf (pop bliss moment 1:10-1:20).
Pony Pony Run Run – Hey You (Mondkopf remix)

Neon Indian

19 06 2009

Ahh dream pop..where have you been? The latest installment of my favorite genre comes from the mysterious Neon Indian, the anonymous collaboration of a Brooklyn girl and a guy from Austin, TX (there’s quite a bit of identity speculation out there, but I have no idea). A lot of people aren’t fans of this “elusive” marketing technique that seems to be en vogue lately (see: The Golden Filter), but I say as long as the music’s good I don’t mind. With all the information overload these days, when you can know everything about anything, it’s kind of nice to get to know an artist solely from their musical output. And I suppose I’m more likely to want to see the live show (I guess I’m just easily manipulated like that).

Their new EP Psychic Chasms will be out later this year, and based on these tracks, it’s gonna be awesome.

Neon Indian – Mind, Drips

Neon Indian – Deadbeat Summer

Neon Indian – 6669 I Don’t Know If You Know

Burial + Four Tet 12″

11 05 2009

Presenting 18 minutes of dense and evocative dubstep and percussion, from the Burial and Four Tet split 12″, a collaborative effort from a couple of the most innovative producers out there. Sublime, mysterious and bubbling with tension..leaves an indelible impression in my mind. Buy it here.

Burial & Four Tet – Moth


Burial & Four Tet – Wolf Cub


Oh I could watch this all day:

Ellie Goulding

9 05 2009

I’m currently a huge fan of British gal Ellie Goulding, owner of a uniquely pop-perfect voice (and perhaps a lonely heart too, the way she sings that lovely Bon Iver cover). Thus far we have a 4 song catalog that spans a soul-searching acoustic number to an electro-pop anthem, look for a full release later this year. The production is tight with Frankmusik and most recently Starsmith (for first single “Starry Eyed”) at the helm. Exciting stuff and the remixes aren’t even in full effect yet.

Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed


“If vision is the only validation, then most of my life isn’t real”
Ellie Goulding – Black + Gold (Sam Sparro cover)


Ellie Goulding – Wish I Stayed


Ellie Goulding – Guns and Horses (live acoustic)


This just in – the Bon Iver cover for download, courtesy of the Neon Gold Records blog.

Ellie Goulding – The Wolves (Bon Iver cover)

Ellie Goulding

Aeroplane Remixes

4 05 2009

Long overdue, just a little tribute to Belgian duo Stephen Fasano and Vito De Luca aka Aeroplane, who are among my favorite producers out there right now.

Fantastic disco mix of “Baby I Can’t Stop”, part of Norwegian producer Lindstrom‘s ongoing effort with Solale, their debut collaboration is expected to be released sometime this year. Meanwhile, II, Lindstrom’s second cooperative effort with Prins Thomas is out May 18.
Lindstrom & Solale – Baby I Can’t Stop (Aeroplane remix)

Amazing remix of Grace Jones’s autobiographical 2008 single “Williams’ Blood”. Hypnotic beat and what a narrative..this song never gets old.
Grace Jones – Williams’ Blood (Aeroplane Remix)

Of course I have to post this one…everyone’s favorite remix of 2008. Totally transportive. “One day we’re gonna live in Paris, I promise, I’m on it.”
Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane remix feat Au Revoir Simone)


One of their earlier singles, kaleidoscopic guitars and balearic beats..phenom.
Aeroplane – Above the Clouds


Fan Death cover Goodbye Horses

3 05 2009

In honor of their Euro tour officially kicking off, Fan Death bring us their well done (and less androgynous) rendition of 80s classic “Goodbye Horses” by Q Lazzarus, best known for its perfect inclusion in the ultra creepy Buffalo Bill scene in Silence of the Lambs. Can’t decide which I like better – the song or the cover art?

Fan Death – Goodbye Horses (Q Lazzarus cover)
Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses


Listen to more Fan Death on this post.

Fan Death - Goodbye Horses