This is a new section that i’m starting up. It’s sole purpose is for me to be able to post things that i’ve meant to post about in the previous month (November this time) but couldn’t fit in or forgot about etc.
I’ll do an “Ignorance Is Not So Bliss” at some point during the first week of every month from now on. They’ll contain all sorts of stuff from videos and songs to stories and pictures.
As usual just right click and save as to download the MP3s
First up are Aussie electro pop kings Cut Copy. Back in July i posted the bands first teaser track titled “Where I’m Going” from their upcoming new album “Zonoscope” which is pencilled in for a release a week before Valentines Day next year. Oh the romance!
Well the synth loving boys have gave us another little reminder of their talent for providing funky basslines that make us want to dance till our feet turn into dust. “Take Me Over” is their latest offering and is confirmed to appear on the album.
The album cover features a picture of a waterfall flooding New York city. The artwork is courtesy of Tsunehisa Kimura.
MP3: Cut Copy – Take Me Over
As if you needed a reminder of what these guys can do to your dance floor ego….you do? Ok then.
Next up is yet another new track. This time it’s a demo from Alex Shields and his band A Grave With No Name. This new track “Streams” sticks very much in the same vein as debut album “Mountain Debris”. That angelic voice, all the vocal harmonies, the lo-fi almost underwater like sound effects. I’ve always thought that A Grave With No Name sounded like they recorded their songs in a swimming pool. This is no bad thing by the way. The new demo also reminds me of that kinda alternative americana/indie scene of Band of Horses and Grand Archives. Again, no bad thing.
I can imagine “Streams” playing whilst sitting next to a log fire in a cabin up in a snowy forest in the north of Scotland.
MP3: A Grave With No Name – Streams (Demo)
Now for a remix and some very exciting news concerning lots of remixes! The band in question are the phenomenal O.Children….
Up until the other week i had only heard 3 remixes of O.Children. Two amazing if not slightly creepy remixes of “Ruins” courtesy of Drop The Lime and Jokers of the Scene respectively and a remix of “Dead Disco Dancer” by the go-to-if-you-wanna-be-cool electroids The Golden Filter.
But that was then and this is now! I recently discovered a remix of “Fault Line” floating about online. It’s one of my favourite tracks on the album along with “Heels”.
MP3: O.Children – Fault Line (Shuttle remix)
As if these remixes aren’t enough we’re being spoiled with a whole albums worth of remixes set to be released a week this Monday. I’ve already pre-ordered mine here. Seeing as there’s only 1000 copies available you probably should too.
Here’s the tracklist in full.
1. Fault Line (Canblaster remix)
2. Heels (Chad Valley)
3. Don’t Dig (Joe & Will Ask remix)
4. Fault Line (Shuttle remix)
5. Heels (Melé remix)
6. Dead Disco Dancer (The Golden Filter remix)
7. Heels (AC Slater remix)
8. Ruins (Heartbreak remix)
9. Heels (Mugwump remix)
10. Ruins (Drop The Lime remix)
11. Don’t Dig (Jam Factory remix)
12. Ruins (Jokers Of The Scene remix)
Next up is another remix. The Bloody Beetroots are one of the most remixed acts in the blogosphere. Everyone and their dog has had a go at remixing and mashing them up. The list of remixers ranges from professional DJ’s to bedroom DJ’s to music geeks like me. The track “Warp” in all it’s different guises is one of the most popular choices for potentail remixers and it was been dissected, put back together again, spliced up and splattered all over our ears more times than i can say “Woop Woop!”……BUT one style i’ve never heard anyone tackle with The Bloody Beetroots is the issue of dubstep. Until Dirtyphonics braved it….
MP3: The Bloody Beetroots feat Steve Aoki – Warp (Dirtyphonics remix)
Don’t worry i’m not gonna use one of those “dirrtyy as…” or “filthhyyy as….” quotes that all those “dubstep wankers” on YouTube seem to love so much but my my just listen to that drop around 50 odd seconds in. As The Cool Kids would say, “Awesome“.
Well we’re on the subject of remixes/mash ups…
Last month Gregg Gillies AKA Girl Talk released his 5th album proper titled “All Day”. Just like his 4 previous albums and 2 EP’s , “All Day” is made up entirely of samples from other artists song. The guy is a one man copyright assaulting legend and i love him for it!
Also, just like all his previous releases, “All Day” is available on the website Illegal Art. But unlike the rest of his discography, which when released were described as pay-what-you-want, this album is free free free! See, now before people could choose whether or not they wanted a Girl Talk album for nothing or whether or not they wanted to donate 5op or £50 to the cause. This time he’s just said “Hey, take the fucking thing, it’s yours, go on, download it. What? Money? Nah, it’s cool. I love you guys”. Or something like that anyway.
If you haven’t already then you can download your copy here and get full info and tracklisting/samples used here.
MP3: Girl Talk – Get It Get It
Next, we move on to some new music, well for me anyway.
Yes, i’m sure there are more than a few people out there who have heard of and love “Slow Runner” (they have been around since 2004 after all) but i only just randomly and fortuitously discovered them last month. I haven’t stopped listening since.
The track i happened across was “Make You Love Me” which instantly reminded me of The Postal Service and Akron/The Family Band mangled heartbreakingly together while Dave Bazan nods in agreement in the background.
MP3: Slow Runner – Make You Love Me
They’re not just all glitchy bleeps and “love me” lyrics though. They also have a more “traditional” side of indie guitar strummingness.
Lastly we come to the noise duo revivalists Civil Civic. These two well travelled dudes have been busting their asses touring all sorts of cities recently and they arrive in Glasgow on the 13th of December to play a show at the best cult venue in town, The 13th Note.
As a nice little pre-Christmas gift and to build the anticipation of their live shows they’ve given us a nice shiny new track “Lights On A Leash”. It starts off like The Cure swooning over Johnny Marr’s fretboard before the inevitable Civil Civic fuzzy love time kicks in and takes over. Drum beats tick like a deranged squirrel trying to crack a nut and there are sounds in there that remind me of “Just Like You Imagined” by Nine Inch Nails and that is one of the best compliments i can pay these two noise rebels. They’re definitely one of my favourite, if not THE favourite, finds of 2010. I’m looking forward to the 13th in the 13th.
MP3: Civil Civic – Lights On A Leash (Live @ Cargo, London)
I’ve included a live version of “C27” (the b-side) for download but you can buy the actual single here. Go on, it’s only 50p you tight bastards! What else are you gonna buy with that? A fudge and a packet of pickled onion Space Raiders?
On second thoughts…….i am quite hungry. I wonder if the shop’s still open?
S.I.T Wolf X