Phone Magic Kids’ new album Memphis is out today, and if you’ve been keeping up here, you may have noticed I’ve really been enjoying the tracks they have released from this album. What’s upsetting is that the release seems to have been better to coincide with the beginning of summer rather than the end. But as we nearly reach September, this might just be what you need to keep the summer going for a few more weeks. The aforementioned, Phone, screams 60’s infused pop with a huge amount of Herman’s Hermits in it… see: Something Tells Me I’m Into Something…
F**k You Cee – Lo Green, half of the Gnarls Barkley duo, released this great song, that I’ve barely been able to turn off. It’s been all over the world these last couple days, and totally worth the attention. I haven’t been able to turn this one off since I first heard it. The track comes off his upcoming album the Lady Killer, due October 4th.
Totally unexpected today, Sufjan Stevens released a new EP entitled All Delighted People. He is selling the EP for a small sum ($5) on his bandcamp page. The first track, and title track, on the EP, All Delighted People is a sprawling epic 11 minute musical journey that has everything you’d expect from a Sufjan song, huge orchestral sounds, choirs, harmonizing, and that signature whimsical feel. Check out the track, if you are a fan, you’re sure to dig this. Now get out there and buy the album.
TAOS FIVE LITTLE ROOMS Dirty Cartoons I remember hearing Menomena for the first time at a show here in Boston. They were opening for Barsuk labelmates the Long Winters. There were tons of issues with the sound and they were supremely frustrated. But what I did get to hear spurred me to purchase both their albums, I am the Fun Blame Monster and Friend and Foe. Friend and Foe had totally blown me away, it was funky, it was experimental and totally fun for me. Fast forward three years later, Menomena releases two singles for their upcoming album. The…
Izzo Rhythm At this point, is there anything you can’t remix with Jay-Z? It seems to lend itself so well to everything. Let me introduce Jay Bells. Jay Bells would be the love child of Jay-Z and Sleigh Bells. DJ O-FACE remixed the two perfectly, and it’s totally fantastic to hear. Download the entire 6 song mixtape for free here.
Breaking Walls Your Direction Night & Day I haven’t been able to shut up about this band for a long while now. They have been on my radar for a few months now, and everything I’ve heard from them has totally floored me for their upcoming (and now released) album Modern Rituals. What has come out of this album is 11 fantastic shimmering, melodic songs that will tear through emotions, and rock your heart out. Chief has found a way inside with lovelorn lyrics, and an expansive insight into desperation. The album is full of tales of disappointment, loneliness and…
Boy (RAC Remix) Ra Ra Riot’s newest single, Boy, just got the treatment of a great RAC remix. Ra Ra Riot released their new single ‘ Boy‘ from their upcoming release The Orchard which is out 8/24 via Barsuk.
Empire (Freelance Whales Remix) Philadelphia’s piano based rock trio Jukebox the Ghost is prepping their new album Everything Under the Sun, due out September 7. Their released single, Empire, has been remixed by Freelance Whales, and it’s a really interesting sound. I’m really looking forward to sinking my teeth into their new album, but I guess this will just have to tide me over for now. Hear the original: Empire. Grab the preorder for the album.
Mr. Rager A little darker than I though it would be, Kid Cudi’s new track, Mr. Rager. This song will come from Kid Cudi’s upcoming release Man On The Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager is set to come out October 26th.