Just got back from a few days of seclusion, so I'll keep this short. The Aeroplane remix of Friendly Fires' Paris has been getting a lot of love recently...however, I prefer the original!
Friendly Fires - Paris
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10. This Is Ivy League - Crown Of Love (Arcade Fire Cover)
When I'm feeling less epic and more bedroom, I put this version on.
09. Throw Me The Statue - If This Is It (Huey Lewis And The News Cover)
I still want The Hold Steady to cover "The Power Of Love"!
08. The Editors - Acceptable In The 80s (Calvin Harris Cover)
The Editors wisely turn this song into a nice, moody build.
07. Spoon - Peace Like A River (Paul Simon Cover)
Spoon covering Paul Simon = j*** in my pants.
06. The Chairs - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (Neutral Milk Hotel Cover)
Hard to do NMH justice with a cover, but The Chairs pull off their soft/loud prom-styled cover excellently!
05. French Kicks - Trouble (Lindsey Buckingham Cover)
I think the French Kicks have got their new sound...
04. Dirtbombs - Sherlock Holmes (Sparks Cover)
An excellent update of a classic tune!
03. Vampire Weekend - Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
Someone else's wet dream! Pretty well executed too.
02. La Pompe Moderne - Plus Dur, Meilleur, Plus Rapide, Plus Fort (Daft Punk Cover)
Usually stripping down Daft Punk doesn't work, but this low key acoustic take totally brings home the pork belly.
01. Ssion - Credit In The Straight World (Young Marble Giants Cover)
This might be considered the complete opposite of YMG's stripped down punk!
Well, aparently someone did not appreciate the links I was distributing for top albums, so here's a linkless list for posterity's' sake.
10. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
09. Crystal Castles, Crystal Castles
08. Mystery Jets, Twenty One
07. Santogold, Santogold
06. The Chap, Mega Breakfast
05. Frightened Rabbit, The Midnight Organ Fight
04. Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago
03. Deerhunter, Microcastle
02. TV On The Radio, Dear Science,
01. The Notwist, The Devil, You + Me
For future reference, if you would like the links removed, please contact me and I will do so immediately.
10. Tokyo Police Club - Juno (Ra Ra Riot/Andrew Maury Remix)
A great job of making the song more optimistic sounding!
09. Howard Johnson - Say You Wanna (Pants Re-Edit)
It's an endlessly addictive groove, just try it...
08. White Lies - Death (Crystal Castles Remix)
Crystal Castles gives White Lies the full on Underworld treatment...
07. Lykke Li - Little Bit (Aether Remix)
A simple beefing up of the beat was able to significantly change the vibe!
06. Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (The Twelves Remix)
Definitely a winner, and check out the rest of The Twelves' remixes!
05. Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning (Cut Copy Remix)
What's better than Aussies remixing a Kiwi? Sounds like the start of a joke...
04. Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand A Chance (Chromeo Remix)
It's hard to remix Vampire Weekend. Luckily, Chromeo are crack shots!
03. Feist - I Feel It All (Escort Remix)
A full on horn section for a Feist song? That's genius!
02. The Black Ghosts - Any Way You Choose To Give It (Boy 8-Bit Remix)
I could really go for more chiptune style remixes.
01. Foals - Olympic Airways (Wudwerd Vox Remix)
The perfect song for 3am. Really!
Check back tomorrow for the last of our year end wrap-up features, our top 10 covers of the year!
We're busy preparing our year end lists over here...chew on this Taken By Trees cover of "Sweet Child O' Mine" while you're waiting! Listen to it and reflect on all the questionable decisions you made this year...
Taken By Trees - Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N' Roses Cover)
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You guys looking for some more good lounge musics? Chin Chin's got a free EP that's pretty sweet over here. Just hit "Add To Cart", check out and you'll be able to download it. No credit card information necessary.
I'm ready for some sexy christmas.
Chin Chin - GG And The Boys
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Hey guys, here's the 2008 Let's Sexy Fighting Christmas mix! Like last year, many of our favorite artists have written holiday songs, intentionally or by accident...doesn't matter to us though. Dig in, and happy holidays!
01. Magic Bullets - Short Circuit
02. Mark Ronson - Valerie (featuring Amy Winehouse)
03. The Chairs - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (Neutral Milk Hotel Cover)
04. Frida Hyvönen - Birds
05. Stars - This Charming Man (The Smiths Cover)
06. The Raveonettes - Come On Santa
07. Petra Haden - God Only Knows
08. The Pixies - Winterlong
09. Longwave - Secrets Are Sinister
10. Crayon Fields - Mirror Ball [Pitchfork]
11. Bell Hollow - Getting On In Years (Phofo Remix) [RCRD.LBL]
12. Inara George with Van Dyke Parks - Accidental
13. Animal Collective - Winters Love
14. My First Earthquake - Fa La Freezing
15. The Hives & Cyndi Lauper - A Christmas Duel
16. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Little Drummer Boy
17. Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand A Chance (Chromeo Remix)
18. Dinah Washington - Cry Me A River (Truth & Soul Remix)
19. Richard Cheese - Ice Ice Baby (Vanilla Ice Cover)
20. Frightened Rabbit - It's Xmas So We'll Stop
I guess it's just one of those weeks - been geeking out on acoustic covers of new wave songs. Must be the holiday season...and a need to chill out! Don't worry kids, the Let's Sexy Fighting 2008 xmas playlist is right around the corner...
José González - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division Cover)
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