An awesome new track from Mr. Smith that's more mellow than what we're used to getting from him. Here's how he described the song:
“…the creation of this track and video is also an artistic explanation as to why I chose the name “Pretty Lights” for my musical project. It embodies the essence of the artistic eye and the idea that almost any moment, anywhere, can be a moment of inspiration and beauty.”
As Buddy Carter might say, that's alllllrriigght. A warm and fuzzy dubstep remix of Daughter's "The Youth". Elena Tonra, a 21-year-old songwriter, has some intensely bitter lyrics that are made more so by the big percussion and ambient wobbles provided by Love Thy Brother.
Michael Hunter's creation for GTAIV, a game noted mainly for its smiles. This song develops well but leaves you wanting more. So go find that dubstep remix your highschool cousin made, listen to that, praying that one day someone will do something to this song that we can all enjoy.
Tame Impala is described as a "hypno-groove melodic rock" band and couldn't sound any different. These guys carry a psychedelic 60's sound and lead singer, Kevin Parker's voice shares a remarkable similarity to John Lennon. It's rare these days to find any kind of music resembling the $$$ 60's jams. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Schoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky are both up-and-coming rappers who have been getting a lot of press recently. I won't lie, I hadn't really paid attention to them until now, but this track with the Kid Cudi beat of "Pursuit of Happiness" is tiiiight.
SBTRKT rose to popularity through their release of "Wildfire", especially after Drake piggybacked the song, releasing his own cover. However, while "Wildfire" is an awesome tune, the entire Young Turks album is incredible. I think "Trials of the Past" takes the cake for me.
So I have been without internet for the past few days and it blows. Time Warner big boy'ed us today and didn't give us that sweet nectar of net. Fortunately, our neighbors are the bomb and letting us use theirs for the time being. In the spirit of being disconnected, I wanted to show you the Stop Online Piracy Act oppose an act, which would, if passed, severely limit your ability to access the internet in the United States. Look into it.
Also, my roommate, the notorious Perrywinkle, showed me this song a while ago and it is solid.
I'm going through some "Best of 2011" lists that are have been posted across many music blogs and finding some gems that I seemed to miss the first time around. Here's an awesome tune from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr...
If you haven't seen this video for Walk Off the Earth's cover of Gotye's hit "Sombebody That I Used to Know", you must watch it now. 5 people, 1 guitar - pretty amazing. Needless to say, the guy on the far right steals the show. Download the cover by right-clicking this link, and listen and download the original version by Gotye below.
So it's a new year. Tight. 2012, we're all gunna die, yada yada yada... But cometh with 2012 was an unexpected surprise. This dude, Gotye, is making a huge splash with his soon-to-be-released album, "Making Mirrors." His real name is Wouter De Backer, which is a super dope name and apparently of Belgian-Australian origin, and he is a modern day Mozart with the synthesizers.
After the separation of LCD Soundsystem and the quiet nothingness from Phoenix as of lately, Gotye seems to be the frontrunner for the next big synth-rock band. So bing, bang, BOOM, BLAM, enjoy the noise. And gracias to senorita Huggins for showing me the light on this jam.
Here is my favorite song from the first of hopefully many postmortem releases from Nujabes. The whole album is much more ambient and less lyric centered but I think that makes sense given the nature of its release.
So if you are a Tune-Spoon follower, you have probably figured out a couple things as of recently:
1. We are slacking and taking Christmas "break" to a whole new level. Sorry. We'll pick it up...
2. I have a weird, borderline sickly obsession with The Weeknd. I'm pretty embarrassed to admit it, but everyone goes through bizarre, unexplainable phases. This is my current one.
The Weeknd released his third mixtape of 2011 a couple weeks ago, Echoes of Silence, to complete his so-called "Trilogy." If you have heard the previous two mixtapes, it is equally as bitchin'. However, he adds a little unexpected twist in this final mixtape.
To lead off the mixtape, The Weeknd covers Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana", which regretfully I had not listened to until recently. And it is funkin' nuts. Screaming guitars, wide-ranged MJ vocals, a surprisingly intense bass...very 80's. The Weeknd, per usual, takes a more ambient, darker angle on the track, but absolutely nails the MJ vocals.
I honestly cannot decide which version I like better, so I will put both + an MJ-The Weeknd fusion of the song. Enjoy motha lickas.