Air France, who seldom do remixes, have decided to remix Friendly Fires' "Skeleton Boy". As expected, they take the taut dance rock of the original and transform it into a sunny, swedish beach jam.
Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix) [Pitchfork]
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Looks like Phoenix has locked up a release date for their new album... Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix will be out worldwide on May 25th! On "1901" it sounds like Thomas Mars and co. have supplemented their breezy rock leanings with some crunchy synths. Sounds pretty good to me!
Phoenix - 1901
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Asobi Seksu released a new album this week entitled Hush. On it, we can hear more of their shoegazer-lite indie pop goodness! Gotta love that soft, yet thick wall of guitars...
Asobi Seksu - Me And Mary [Insound]
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My dear reader, if you remember the end of 2008, I ranked The Chairs' cover of "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" #6 on my favorite covers of the year list. Looks like they're getting a head start on 2009 by tackling Bon Iver's "Flume"!
This cover takes Bon Iver's soulful lo-fi and gives it a sexy, Hot Chip "Made In The Dark" makeover. Enjoy!
The Chairs - Flume (Bon Iver Cover)
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It's raining cats and dogs over here. Ugh. I don't really want to go outside. Anyway, I got just the band/track here to counter your seasonal depression..."Friends Like These" by Mobius Band! When I hear this song, I picture a heat wave threatening to melt a glacier...or something.
Mobius Band - Friends Like These
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Well, tomorrow is V-day. What better time to tell you about Goblin Cock's new cd? Like their last album, Come With Me If You Want To Live is a delicious slice of pop metal filtered through the genius of Pinback's Rob Crow. But enough talk, have at you!
Goblin Cock - We Got A Bleeder [Insound]
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Yay! A new Thermals track! "Now We Can See" kind of evokes a similar vibe to The Body, The Blood, The Machine's"Test Pattern", except a little more joyous! Anyway, I'll be marking my calendar for April 7th, when Now We Can See (the album) comes out!
The Thermals - Now We Can See
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The Thermals on MySpace
Jon Brion recently released a remix EP full of reinterpretations of Of Montreal's "First Time High" and "Gallery Piece". Wow, using "of" twice consecutively reads really weird. Even if "Of Montreal" is a proper noun...Anyways, check out an enjoyable fleshed out version of "First Time High"!
Of Montreal - First Time High (Reconstructionist Remix of An Eluardian Instance)
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The Mae Shi have taken TMZ's audio feed of Christian Bale freaking out on the set of "Terminator Salvation" and turned it into a catchy tune! Check it out. Way to be johnny on the spot!
Also, I highly recommend listening to the audioclip on TMZ. It's insane.
The Mae Shi - R U Professional? (4 Xtian)
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Exciting day yesterday...go Steelers! But alas, back to reality. Today we have the interesting melting pot of Vulture Realty. Their sound is part Dodos, part Republic Tigers, and part Of Montreal. Folk meets experimental meets lap-pop. It's brilliant!
Their EP, We Are Vultures, is available for a free download here! Or if you prefer to support these fine young men, purchase it from Amazon MP3.
Vulture Realty - The Joke
Vulture Realty on MySpace
Vulture Realty on MySpace