Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treatz

Who is dressing up as Joker for Halloween this year? Everyone is! I have got a brilliant idea. Why not be Robert Downey Jr. being Kirk Lazarus being Sgt. Osiris. Not complicated at all.

No candy for you, come here and get some freaky tunes.

Metronomy -
Trick or Treatz (Klaxons Remix)

The Mae Shi -
Vampire Beats

Gary Jules -
Mad World

The Automatic -

Xiu Xiu - Brian The Vampire

MGMT - Of Moons, Birds & Monsters

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Than Little Joy

We need a little updates on The Strokes, don't we? While Julian Casablancas has became a restaurateur with the likes of Mark Ronson, Steve Aoki and Gerard Butler, Fabrizio Moretti keeps himself busy with a new musical project. Little Joy is a Brazilian/American rock band which consists of Los Hermanos's Rodrigo Amarante and the ever cool Fab with his girlfriend Binki Shapiro. Their debut is due to be released by Rough Trade on 4th November 2008. A first listen to Little Joy's Brand New Start, you won't be blamed for thinking this is a full The Strokes band in action for Rodrigo's crooning that sound ridiculously similar to Jules. This is a stripped down, quieter version of The Strokes with a little Latin vibe which I absolutely have no complaints about. What an appropriate band name, it definitely bring joys, but more than little to us.

Little Joy - Brand New Start
Little Joy - Keep Me In Mind

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Nights Out with Metronomy

Amidst a sea of electro-pop releases, Night Outs is a breath of freah air. We need no introduction on Metronomy as an accomplished mixer, the album is probably a brainchild of the main man behind Metronomy, Joseph Mount after spending more time than healthy in front of a laptop. The genesis for the album was as 'a half-arsed concept album about going out and having a crap time'.

The first two tracks Nights Intro and The End Of You Too are roused by eccentric Middle-Eastern tints clashes with wonky avant rock. Then the first single Radio Ladio is an infectious blend of layers with zesty guitar, funky bass and psycho synths. Came next are another two singles My Heart Rate Rapid and Heartbreaker, both reveal Joseph Mount's vocal capabilities alongside various instrumental elements which hold together into lo-fi electro-pop catchiness. The rest of the album delivers to a similarly high standard, be it the synthetic Tetris tinged On The Motorway, the funky euphoric Holiday or the quirky catchy A Thing For Me.

There is not a filler in Nights Out, every track complements each other to channels the ultimate sensation for this soundtrack of a night out.

Metronomy -
A Thing For Me

Metronomy -
Radio Ladio

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