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Brandon’s TBE Digest is a place where I gather up all the recent jams that are worth a listen (or 10) but don’t necessarily need their own post. Here you will find new tracks by known bands, remixes, covers, and even mashups if they are interesting. My favorites of the lot are in bold.
We got a beast here. A lot of great tracks bubbling up to the surface of this summer jam cauldron we call TBE. You all know what to do. Be safe and stay awesome.
For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!
NEW RELEVENT JAMS
♫ Big Talk – Getaways / The Killers’ drummer (and fellow Vassar alum!) goes solo. What’s not to love? Certainly better than what Travis Barker has been shilling.
♫ Jens Lekman – An Argument With Myself / Jens may not ever be my favorite but he wil always be fun. His lyrics are always a treat.
♫ Game – Drug Test (feat. Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg) / Game’s R.E.D. Album finally came out and it’s not impressing people. This song feels like I need a few drinks to get into it.
♫ Big K.R.I.T. feat Yelawolf – Happy Birthday Hip Hop (Prod. By Big K.R.I.T.) / Didn’t know Hip Hop had a birthday but I guess it would every year. Fair enough. I’ll drink to that. Big K.R.I.T. has a new mixtape to chase it with.
♫ M83 – Midnight City (Alcala Remix) / One of the best songs of the year gets a worthy remix treatment that simmers and steams before boiling over in a explosion of sonic fireworks that give me shivers every time. Clocking in at 6:25, it is asking a lot of us but trust me, every second is worth it. High-five to Alcala!
♫ Penguin Prison – Fair Warning (Dirty Vegas Remix) / Ummm… so Penguin Prison, can we get an album already? You have been around for, like, ever and people keep showing you up with their epic remixes of your stuff. This song does sound like it is good, though.
♫ Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Bibio Remix) / I Haven’t got the new Gotye album yet but I should check myself ASAP. Bibio knows what’s up and flipped this gem onto a beach-blanket for some evening sun and cocktails. Smoooth.
♫ Generationals – Trust (Bent Black version) / Generationals dropped a free treat for us in with some remixes, demos, etc, called Medium Rarities. You think it disappoints? Ha. They also posted stems for my favorite jam “Ten-Twenty-Ten” so remixers get busy!
♫ Foster The People – Helena Beat (Feckless Wonders Remix) / Well, I asked for more “Helena Beat” remixes and, well, I got what I wanted. A bit eerie and deserted but beggars can’t choosers. For the Foster The People-themed room at your next Halloween dance party.
♫ Britney Spears – I Wanna Go (Captain Cuts Radio Edit) / One of the best off Britney’s latest gets done by awesomeness-veteran Captain Cuts. Stop rolling your eyes and just enjoy it already.
♫ Alex Winston – Velvet Elvis (RAC Remix) / Alex Winston! RAC! Velvet! And Elvis! Yeah!
♫ Coconut Records – Nighttiming (RAC Mix) / Was doing some understandable RAC archive rummaging the other day and found this jam I’d missed. Bass gets low!
♫ Cults – Go Outside (Menahan Street Band Remix) / Not much changed here but the slight dusting of country folk band powder fits nicely with Cults’ throwback pop vibe.
♫ Marvin Gaye – Grapevine (VOODOO FARM REMIX) / A stone cold classic get’s run through Voodoo Farm’s remix machine and comes out hot and ready for the dance floor! Come on Gramps, you know the words!
♫ The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Heart in Your Heartbreak (Twin Shadow remix) / Two indie darlings together on this one. Works for me.
♫ Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri/Michael Jackson – Liberian Money (Its Overture Blend) / Its Overture knows his way around a mash-up. Thank you, sir.
♫ Copycat – Save the nightfall tonight (A Copycat Mash) / Copycat gives a bit of backhanded love to Swedish House Mafia by “saving” one of their tracks with a bit of Aeroplane’s remix of Processory’s “Nightfall” and his own mash-up magic.
♫ Mayer Hawthorne – When The Night Falls (Chromeo Cover) / Summer swagger sex music.