Wednesday, June 27, 2012

[playlist] Hump Day Power Play (6-27-2012)

5 Seconds Mix

This week's HDPP started with Twin Shadow's awesome new single "Five Seconds", which refuses to leave your head once you've heard it. The rest of the list loosely fit my resulting mood. Speaking of Twin Shadow, his new LP Confess is out July 10. Check out the epic music video for "Five Seconds" above.

Stream the playlist below (or by clicking here).

:: Hump Day Power Play (6-27-2012) ::
01 :: "Five Seconds" - Twin Shadow
02 :: "We Got It Wrong" - St. Lucia
03 :: "Balance" - Future Islands
04 :: "Not The Same" - Tanlines
05 :: "Spacetime" - Gardens & Villa
06 :: "No. 1 Against the Rush" - Liars
07 :: "Metal" - Gary Numan
08 :: "Drinking Problem" - Surfer Blood
09 :: "Beverly Kills" - Ariel Pink
10 :: "Tripped and Fell in Love" - YACHT
11 :: "Castles in the Snow" - Twin Shadow
12 :: "Beat Your Heartbeat" - The Kissaway Trail
13 :: "New Theory" - Washed Out

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Monday, June 25, 2012

[cover art] Divine Fits - Divine Fits

Possibly new cover art?

It's definitely iconic.

Friday, June 22, 2012

[first listen] Divine Fits - "My Love Is Real"

Pre-order a copy today!

Divine Fits have just released the first single off their upcoming album, which features the vocals of Dan Boeckner over some synthesized beats and a static-laden drum machine. To be honest, it's definitely not the product I would have expected from the collaboration of Spoon's Britt Daniel and Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs Boeckner. At least from this song, you can really hear the Furs influence.

You can pre-order a 7" of "My Love Is Real" b/w "I Was Born In A Laundromat" (here), and you can stream the single below. Physical copies won't ship out until July 26, but purchasers of the pre-order will instantly receive a digital download of the songs. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

[playlist] Hump Day Power Play (6-20-2012)

LCD Soundsystem Mix

This week's HDPP is sure to get you over the hump. Featuring a collection of the most accessible LCD Soundsystem songs (in my opinion), these hits will deliver a burst of energy to any willing listener. Sadly, James Murphy does not plan to make music under this moniker ever again. Fortunately for rabid LCD fans, though, one more opportunity still remains for "experiencing" the band. On July 18, a pseudo-documentary will debut, cataloging the last days of LCD Soundsystem before their disbandment. Showing in a city near you, be sure to catch Shut Up And Play The Hits, as it will be playing one night only. Watch the trailer above.

Stream the LCD-inspired HDPP below (or by clicking here).

:: Hump Day Power Play (6-20-2012) ::
01 :: "North American Scum" - LCD Soundsystem
02 :: "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House" - LCD Soundsystem
03 :: "I Can Change" - LCD Soundsystem
04 :: "Someone Great" - LCD Soundsystem
05 :: "You Wanted A Hit" - LCD Soundsystem
06 :: "Time To Get Away" - LCD Soundsystem
07 :: "Tribulations" - LCD Soundsystem
08 :: "All My Friends" - LCD Soundsystem
09 :: "Live Alone" - LCD Soundsystem
10 :: "Disco Infiltrator" - LCD Soundsystem
11 :: "Us V Them" - LCD Soundsystem
12 :: "Dance Yrself Clean" - LCD Soundsystem
13 :: "On Repeat" - LCD Soundsystem
14 :: "Home" - LCD Soundsystem
15 :: "Watch The Tapes" - LCD Soundsystem

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Friday, June 15, 2012

[video] Plants and Animals - "H.C."

New music video from P&A

Plants and Animals just released a beautifully animated video for the shortest song in their catalog. Created by Aimée Van Drimmelen, the video for "H.C." can be seen above. If you're hungry for more, I highly suggest watching the video for their title track "End Of That" below. It's quite amazingly hilarious. Check out their tour dates below, and try to see these guys and their awesome stage performance in a city near you.

Plants and Animals Tour Dates
06/15/12 || Toronto, ON || NXNE Music Festival
06/16/12 || Montréal, QC || Festival Folk sur le Canal
06/30/12 || Gagetown, BC || Folly Fest
07/04/12 || Sherbrooke, QC || Théâtre Granada (Sherblues)
07/05/12 || Ottawa, ON || Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
07/06/12 || Orillia, ON || Mariposa Folk Festival
07/12/12 || Dour, BE || Dour Festival
07/15/12 || Nijmegen, NL || Festival De-Affaire
07/17/12 || Paris, FR || Nouveau Casino
07/20/12 || Saint-Gédéon, QC || St-Gédéon s'amuse
07/24/12 || Columbus, OH || Newport Music Hall*
07/25/12 || Detroit, MI || Magic Stick*
07/27/12 || Burlington, VT || Signal Kitchen
07/28/12 || Boston, MA || Royale*
07/30/12 || New York, NY || Webster Hall*
07/31/12 || Baltimore, MD || Ram's Head Live*
08/01/12 || Washington, DC || 9:30 Club*
08/04/12 || Montréal, QC || Osheaga Music and Art Festival
08/16/12 || Îles de la Madeleine, QC || Pas Perdus
08/17/12 || Îles de la Madeleine, QC || Pas Perdus
08/24/12 || Squamish, BC || Live at Squamish
08/28/12 || L'Assomption, QC || L'Ange Cornu
*with Bombay Bicycle Club

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

[playlist] Hump Day Power Play (6-13-2012)

White Denim Mix

It's impossible to create a White Denim "hits mix" on Spotify without access to their amazingly awesome material from Exposion, Workout Holiday, or even their RCRD LBL EP; however, this week's HDPP features my favorite WD songs that are currently available. These dudes are some of favorite, genre-bending jammers making music today, and if you ever have a chance to see their impressive live show, do it!

Hear it by simply clicking here. Playlist is below.

:: Hump Day Power Play (6-13-2012) ::
01 :: "Let's Talk About It" - White Denim
02 :: "Mirrored And Reverse" - White Denim
03 :: "Drug" - White Denim
04 :: "Champ" - White Denim
05 :: "I Can Tell" - White Denim
06 :: "El Hard Attack DCWYW" - White Denim
07 :: "Shy Billy" - White Denim
08 :: "Darksided Computer Mouth" - White Denim
09 :: "I Start To Run" - White Denim
10 :: "Mess Your Hair Up" - White Denim
11 :: "Home Together" - White Denim
12 :: "At The Farm" - White Denim
13 :: "Incaviglia" - White Denim
14 :: "No Real Reason" - White Denim

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

[video] Moonface - "Faraway Lightning"

Epic Video from Moonface

"Faraway Lightning", the latest single off Moonface's Heartbreaking Bravery, has a new music video. Created by Marsha Balaeva, the stop motion-animated video is filled with Native American imagery and far-out visuals. It's perfect for the ominously-brooding track, which features the backing of Finnish post-rock outfit Siinai. Check it out!

Buy :: Moonface - With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery (Jagjaguwar)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

[playlist] Hump Day Power Play (6-6-2012)

Stargazer Mix

This week's HDPP features songs that I'd classify somewhere between melodic shoegaze and otherworldly pop - music perfect for observing interplanetary events like the Venus transit. This mix has been on repeat since its conception, and it keeps getting better with each listen. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I have.

Hear it by simply clicking here. Playlist is below.

:: Hump Day Power Play (6-6-2012) ::
01 :: "Alphabet Song" - Lower Dens
02 :: "Before the Bridge" - Future Islands
03 :: "Rock On" - Love Inks
04 :: "Be a Body" - Grimes
05 :: "Cannons" - Youth Lagoon
06 :: "Gila" - Beach House
07 :: "Give Out" - Sharon Van Etten
08 :: "Jesus Fever" - Kurt Vile
09 :: "Party Talk" - Craft Spells
10 :: "It's Real" - Real Estate
11 :: "Out in the Way" - Beach Fossils (w/ Wild Nothing)
12 :: "Mona Lisa" - Atlas Sound
13 :: "Used to Be" - Beach House
14 :: "Tin Man" - Future Islands
15 :: "Blackeye" - Love Inks

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Friday, June 1, 2012

[news] Divine Fits Preview New Song Clip

Things just got a lot more interesting...

After a lot of speculation on my part, we now have our first glimpse at the new supergroup Divine Fits, who just released a little teaser video (above) that samples a small bit of their sound. Adding to the intrigue, there are no guitars to be heard - only piano, synth, and sparse drums. Not the punk-driven sound I was expecting, and it would seem that the trio is heading down paths that Spoon, Wolf Parade, and New Bomb Turks never ventured. I'm thoroughly captivated, to say the least.