Monday, May 23, 2011

Salem x Charlie XCX

Salem rock a remix. Maybe their best one to date at that. And yes their debut album was one of the best of 2010, no doubt.

Christian AIDS - Stay Positive

stay positive, but it's dark...These guys are creeping up. Good stuff.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Blawan - Getting Me Down

Dub step is pretty hit and miss with me. And by that I mean hit-and-miss-miss-miss-miss. This though...

Demdike Stare - Violetta

Unreleased. Still exploring that 3LP set.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bon Iver - Calgary

New Bon Iver album drops June 21. This first taste is pretty different from "For Emma..." but also seems quite natural. After all it isn't the instruments you use, it's how you use the instruments...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Clams Casino Mixtape

Best three albums of 2011 thus far: Tokyo Bloodworm - Palestine, Peaking Lights - 936 and this: the Clams Casino Mixtape. And this one is FREE below. CC does beats for Lil B and Soulja Boy among others. But this is beyond hip hop, this has more in common with Warp Records stuff or TV on the Radio's shoegaze-y components. Hell, even that cover looks like it belongs on a Grouper record. It's amazing how these songs work as hip hop tracks but completely work as borderline-ambient electronic instrumental pieces as well. Seriously, even if you don't like instrumental music this may change your mind. Deeply moving and utterly captivating with killer beats to boot. That's all I have.

One of the best of 2011 thus far. Get it for FREE here courtesy of the artist himself.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Boy Friend - Lovedropper

This song has been crawling its way toward my 'best of 2011 thus far' list. The love keeps growing. Boy Friend is made up of the ex Sleep Over gals. Sleep Over's "Outer Limits" single on Forest Family records was one of the best things I heard in 2010. This song is actually on par with that release, which is an amazing feat. Boy Friend previously released a digital four song EP via their bandcamp page. Lovedropper shows enormous growth already. Hit play a few more times.