[MP3] Priory – “Weekend”

Sounds like… grabbing life by the balls, making memories, running hard, spinning fast, and having the Summer of your life. All in the name of ripping guitars, huge drums, and a youth fueled by hip-hop and sunshine.

Location: Portland, OR.

Future: A 2nd song, please.

Grades – “Owe It To Yourself”

London’s Grades is absolutely tearing it up right now. Hot off his official remix for Lana Del Rey’s summer anthem “West Coast”, he’s lined up an exclusive premier of his new track “Owe It To Yourself” via Mixmag. It’s a dark, soulful track that’s sure to heat up dance floors and late night drives alike. It’s up for free download over at mixmag.com, so head on over and grab it while it’s warm.

Les Loups – “Colourblind” (Ft. Cybil) [FREE MP3]

Sounds Like… this BBQ just got a whole hell of a lot sexier. I don’t recommend naked grill duty but sometimes the music kicks and you gotta disrobe. Those wieners can wait. This synchronized pool dance cannot.

Location: Hanover, Germany

Future: I’ll dry off and get back to the grill, I promise.

Lyrics corner (4th of July edition!): blow my mind, you’ve really got me going, lights collide like fireworks exploding

[MP3] Rubblebucket – “Sound Of Erasing”

Sounds Like… anything but erasing. This sounds like ink on paper. A declaration of permanence. A surge of horns, drums, and guitars that build together to announce the return of Rubblebucket.

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Future: A big tour coming up in UK and Europe, then through US. New album Survival Sounds available for pre-order. And lots more, including a free download of this jam.

Rubble, rubblebucket, “Sound of Erasing”, “Sound of us Erasing”, “Indie Pop”, “art pop”

Rubblebucket – “Sound of Erasing”
FREE DOWNLOAD here: http://bit.ly/1jy0DqJ

New Album ‘SURVIVAL SOUNDS’ out 8.26.2014
Communion Records
Album Pre-Order & Exclusives

May 29, 2014 at 03:08PM

Nelly – “Ride Wit Me” (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)

Its a new Viceroy “Jet Life” remix! Viceroy keep summer alive all year long!

[MP3] Ole Hegle – “Wildlife”

ALERT! This song from Oslo’s Ole Hegle only has 173 listens in the 2 weeks it has been online and that is really silly because its the nicest bit of offbeat bass slapping disco funkiness I’ve heard in a while. The kind of jam you drop on a dance floor to weed the freaks from the geeks. GET INTO IT!

[FREE DOWNLOAD] The TBE 5 Year Anniversary Album

Well, its finally here! The full album download of The Burning Ear’s 5 Year Anniversary Album! A big thank to you all the bands that made such amazing jams for this project. It is a hug honor to have my name stamped on the cover of this but the real props go to the musicians. You all killed it!


The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Project is a celebration of some of the best songs of the first 5 years of this blog. I asked some of my favorite bands of today to re-interpret my favorite songs of the past 5 years. The result is an exclusive set of covers and remixes that is truly a family affair.

Catch up on the rest of The Burning Ear 5 Year Anniversary Album

[Click dates below for link to post & song]

Feb 12 // Memoryy & Brothertiger > Cover > Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
Feb 14 // Lincoln Jesser > Cover > Twin Shadow – “Run My Heart”
Feb 15 // Don Loemax > Remix > Kid Cadaver – “Stable”
Feb 19 // Scavenger Hunt > Cover > Disclosure – “Latch”
Feb 21 // Germany Germany > Remix > Germany Germany – “Radiowave”
Feb 24 // Manu el Chino > Cover > M83 – “Midnight City”
Feb 26 // Wiley Webb > Remix > Rhye – “Open”
Feb 28 // Y Luv > Cover > The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
Mar 2 // Noah Hyde > Remix > Scavenger Hunt – “Lost”
Mar 3 // Pr0files > Cover > Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
Mar 5 // Da French Connexion > Cover > Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”
Mar 6 // Christopher Norman > Remix > Miike Snow – “Cult Logic”

[MP3] Caleb L’Etoile – “Reservoirs” + Remix of “Rap Songs”

Washington DC’s Caleb L’Etoile has somehow managed to fly under my radar until his recent (& awesome) Johnny Stimson remix put him square on my map with a shiny red pin. Digging into his Soundcloud unearthed a few gems like this  funk groover “Reservoirs” and a solid remix of TBE fave “Rap Songs”. Get into it all!

[MP3] Night Cruise – “Mah Body (Say My Wat)”

Australia’s Night Cruise clearly knows a thing or two about getting weird on the dance floor. This Ciara rework is built for after hours body work of all kinds. Get into it.

[MP3] MVSCLES – “Game”

New Mvscles is funkier than ever! “Game” is a pushy funk jam with bass and grooves for days (nights?). I love this game they play…