Stevie Listens to his Playlist

A Playlist for Stevie’s Postcard Project

So my little buddy Stevie is embarking a pretty big journey tomorrow and I’m trying to help him calm his nerves. He started this Kickstarter project to build some friends to send postcards to. If thats confusing you can check out his project because he explains it better than me. However, I did make him a playlist for his travels and figured I would share it with you guys!

When I played him the playlist he had a few comments I’ll include here. Enjoy and please do check out his project!

1. Coldplay – Postcards From Far Away

Yeah, thats me sending postcards from far away!

2. Paula & Karol – Goodnight Warsaw

Well not “Goodnight” because I haven’t met Warsaw yet so I’m gonna sing “Hello Warsaw!”

3. Rogue Wave – Postage Stamp World

Yea I think thats my new world…

4. Joywave – London

Its dark and weird but I like it. Did I just describe my future feelings on London?

5. Fake Blood – London

Even darker! Woah!

6. RDGLDGRN – Lootin In London

I’ll certainly try not to… and I’ll give stern looks to any looters I see!

7. Jukebox The Ghost – Postcard

A love song about Postcards! My favorite kind of love song!

8. Friendly Fires – Paris
9. Magic Man – Paris
10. Explosions In The Sky – Postcard From 1952
11. Little Dragon – Paris
12. Kate Nash – Paris

Wow its Paris overload time! I was just dancing!

13. Jens Lekman – A Postcard to Nina

Yeah you gotta explain to Nina’s dad whats going on. Sounds confusing!

14. Is Tropical – Berlin
15. The Young Professionals – Fuck Off Berlin

Strong feelings about Berlin! I wonder if my feelings will be that strong…

16. Peter Bjorn And John – School Of Kraut

Its like German surf music! But I don’t think I will be surfing in Berlin…

17. Beirut – Postcards From Italy

I’m not going to Italy but I appreciate the mention of postcards.

18. Bayside – Phone Call From Poland

They should have called this song “A Postcard from Poland” but maybe that never happened to them. I could fix that!

19. Maximo Park – Postcard Of A Painting

I prefer postcards with pictures of rivers or trees or buildings. Just my personal preference.

20. Europe – The Final Countdown

GAH! The countdown is real and I only have hours to pack! Gotta go! 

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Remix Roundup 75 – [5.31.2014] – Grizfolk, RAC, Panama Wedding, Sylvan Esso, The Soundmen and MORE!

Hey guys. Its the weekend. Phew… We deserve these. Dive in.

Grizfolk – The Struggle (Dawn Golden Remix)

mmmm…. sunshine on a Saturday….

Digitalism – Wolves (ft. Youngblood Hawke) (RAC Mix)

mmmm… RAC on a Saturday…

Panama Wedding – “All Of The People” (Cheap Talk Cassette Mix)

Laid back and smoooooothed out.

Max Frost – White Lies (The Soundmen Remix)

Time to get all weird and sexy!

Sylvan Esso – Hey Mami (Big Wild Remix)

“Hey Mami” goes to the circus!

Zak Waters Vs. Breakbot – Over You (Baby, I’m Yours Redux)

Ohh yeah, now this is a sexy combo!

Bombay Bicycle Club – Feel (UNKLE Reconstruction)

ooooh, love this combo

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Remix Roundup 74 – [5.23.2014] – Flume, The Golden Pony, Ryan Hemsworth, IYES, Miami Horror, Sia, Monarchy, and more!

Memorial Day weekend better watch its bad self cause you comin’ in hot with a bundle of fire remixes to blaze all over this BBQ joint! BACKUP! I just said it was HOT! You don’t listen good, do you? Oh, you just deaf cause you rock too many TBE remix roundups too loud. Thats coo.

Flume & Chet Faker – “Drop The Game” (The Golden Pony Remix)

There is not much more to life than live sax riffs!

Ryan Hemsworth – “Ryan Must Be Destroyed” (Wave Racer Remix)

Watch out for bumpy roads in Funkytown!

Zella Day – “1965” (IYES Refix)

Oh yeahhh… IYES with the mellow twisted remix win.

Miami Horror – “Colours In The Sky” (That’s Nice Remix)

Kick up the funk! Some serious synth magic here!

Sia – “Chandelier” (BASECAMP Remix)

Oooh yeah, all he right kinds of weird

Monarchy – “Living Without You” (MK Letting Go Remix)

Yes! Monarchy are finally back and MK killed it with this great remix!

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Remix Roundup 73 – [5.2.2014]

This is it folks, the official relaunch of the new Remix Roundups. They will be leaner, meaner, and much more frequent! Get into it for the weekend!

Such a killer remix!

Sunset pool parties here I come!

Gotta love the keytar!

Oooh, nice and gritty!

Another killer remix from Manu. So smoooth…

A match made in sunset summertime heaven…

Bounce with it all weekend.

Noah Diamond back with a sexy one!

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Remix Roundup Vol. 72 – THE RETURN! PART 2 (Some 2013 classics)

I know, I know. I promised that The Remix Roundups were back when I posted Vol 71 but then life happened and anyway, here is Vol 72 for your weekend enjoyment! I’ve posted a bunch of these before but its sure been a while and now that the weather is warmer just grab the whole playlist and kick out the jams!

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[SXSW INTERVIEW] SPEAK fill us in on SXSW wisdom & their hometown of Austin

Austin’s very own SPEAK came by the RV and welcomed us to town with some tips on SXSW, stylin Texas-style, and what they have coming up soon.

We partnered with the awesome local clothing company California Limited on an adventure to Austin, Texas for the 2014 SXSW music festival. The Burning Ear spent the week having breakfast with some of our favorite bands. We discussed music, touring, SXSW, California, and most importantly, we ate breakfast tacos.

Subscribe to The Burning Ear YouTube page for interviews with RACJoywaveBasecampStrange TalkHunter HuntedThe GriswoldsGemini ClubWild CubGoldroom, & Speak.

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[SXSW INTERVIEW] Strange Talk & The Griswolds tried to annex my RV for Australia

Please forgive the guys in Strange Talk and The Griswolds for being awesome. Its probably not their fault. Gotta be something to with the ozone or something down under. Luckily for us I got to cram all 9 members of both bands into the RV at SXSW for a bit of political debate and a few gardening tips.

Strange Talk’s awesome album Cast Away is out on April 29th.

We partnered with the awesome local clothing company California Limited on an adventure to Austin, Texas for the 2014 SXSW music festival. The Burning Ear spent the week having breakfast with some of our favorite bands. We discussed music, touring, SXSW, California, and most importantly, we ate breakfast tacos.

Subscribe to The Burning Ear YouTube page for interviews with RACJoywaveBasecampStrange TalkHunter HuntedThe GriswoldsGemini ClubWild CubGoldroom, & Speak.

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[INTERVIEW] Pomepya talk about SXSW, Compliments, Satellite radio, and make an awesome picture for TBE!

Get to know my favorite Russian tropical indie band Pompeya before they play The Spare Room tonight with Beginners! Its their last show in LA so we are going to celebrate their tour, SXSW, and most importantly the awesome piece of art they made for me…

TBE: Where are you right now? Paint us a visual picture!
(They painted a literal picture! Awesome!)

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Pompeya: LA is busy. There is a lot of commotion, it’s very bright. But it is also inspiring, and we enjoy working here. Unless we are stuck in traffic. Well actually, traffic is fine because there is KCRW.


How would you describe your music to my grandma?
Melodramatic popular music.

How was your recent experience at SXSW?
There definitely was a lot to learn from this experience. The shows are very quick, no time for sound check, and the venues were not that nice all the time. A lot of stress, but also a lot of opportunity. For the first time – we feel good!

What is the best AND worst compliment your music has received?
The best is when people from unexpected demographics love our music. Something like “My daugheter is only 4 years old, and her favorite bands are Depeche Mode and Pompeya” or “My parents like Pompeya, and usually hate everything I listen to.” The worst compliment? Probably when people try to put inappropriate tags like “chill wave” with our music. These are very specific and we feel our music is of much broader influences and tastes than just one sub-genre that was popular for two years.


What is your proudest moment as a band so far?
It is still being here as the band — making a band, being in a band. Every step we reach, every new height, every new adventure, reminds us why we do this.

What is your next big dream or milestone as a band?
There are no dreams, only plans!

What is your dream collaboration?
We would like to collaborate with Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music.

What other bands are you guys listening too in the tour bus/van/boat right now?
We’re listening to the radio! On the road from Phoenix to LA we found a really nice station on Sirius XM – 1st Wave. They play cool 80’s like Duran Duran, Roxy Music, etc. This is our favorite type of music.

What is your favorite food/snack when touring?
Thai and steaks here in U.S. We are really miss the Russian food! We miss borsch!

What can we expect from your upcoming EP?
You can expect 4 new songs! Well, actually 3 (“Satellite” you’ve heard already). Generally, the sound is fresh, but still the Pompeya the fans know. It’s a nice introduction of what to expect from the LP, too.

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Twitter Interview with Caught A Ghost

I’ve been in love with Caught A Ghost’s “secular gospel music” since I first heard it back in 2011. Then I laid eyes & ears on their amazing live set during their LA residency and I knew they were going places. Its been a long wait  but their debut album Human Nature is finally out and the world is a better place because of it. I caught up with Jesse and Tessa yesterday on Twitter and talked about our mutual home base of LA, collaborators, and staying healthy on tour.

Buy Human Nature here.

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[SXSW INTERVIEW] Wild Cub talk SXSW strategy, remixes, and… aand… achoo!

I sat down with the guys in Wild Cub during SXSW to talk about the value of free food at SXSW, the short attention span of music fans, and the value of the remix (something Wild Cub has always used well).

We partnered with the awesome local clothing company California Limited on an adventure to Austin, Texas for the 2014 SXSW music festival. The Burning Ear spent the week having breakfast with some of our favorite bands. We discussed music, touring, SXSW, California, and most importantly, we ate breakfast tacos.

Subscribe to The Burning Ear YouTube page for interviews with RACJoywaveBasecampStrange TalkHunter HuntedThe GriswoldsGemini ClubWild CubGoldroom, & Speak.