CRUISR – “Go For It” (Shallou Remix)

Simon StalenhagLook & Listen! // Visual Artist: Simon Stalenhag [via]

When you are a kid, the phrase “Go For It” can mean different things than when you are adult. When you are plotting your robot-assisted escape from the stale suburban farmscape that is limiting your 8 year old growth you need to sort out a lot of plans. You need to be methodical and calculating, allowing your young brain time to churn over each possibility and prepare accordingly. You need a song with an accurate lyrical message, a forceful groove, and that is not too heavy or distracting. Shallou’s rework of TBE classic “Go For It” is just that song.  Read more

Woolf And The Wondershow – “Cloaked” (That’s Nice Remix)

Michael DandleyLook & Listen! // Visual Artist: Michael Dandley [via]

You know its going to be a tough Monday when you start the day with a morning paper that just can’t keep your focus as your mind wanders through hypercolor visions of the weekend’s events, revealing only fragments of the things you remember but a lot of things you aren’t certain ever happened. Who is doing the storytelling here? You? Me? The newspaper? Or have Woolf and That’s Nice just highjacked us and we have to go along with the ride?  Read more

[MP3] OutKast – “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” (Rad Stereo Remix Ft. Spencer Ludwig)

Laylah AliArtist: Laylah Ali [via]

So, we know that OutKast are the business. We know their jam “SpottieOttieDopaliscious” is a classic. We know Rad Stereo deliver the remix goods. We know Spencer Ludwig can lay down some damn fine horns on a track. So let this Monday remix serve as a celebration of all the greatness that we already know rolled into one fine jam that will make this day a bit better and brighter for us all. And the crowd goes wild!

OutKast - SpottieOttieDopaliscious (Rad Stereo Remix Ft. Spencer Ludwig)

Brand New – “Jesus Christ” (Hasta Remix)

Mark Harless (via Beautiful Decay)

Even though I haven’t seen them live since long before I started The Burning Ear 6 years ago, I am pretty sure Brand New is still the band that I’ve bought tickets to see more than any other band in my life. And I get to see them again in 2 weeks. It will either be wildly euphoric or deeply disappointing. Or, more likely, an roller coaster that flirts with both emotional poles. Either way, this doped up remix of the later catalog Brand New classic “Jesus Christ” is treating me right as I gear up for the big reunion show (me reuniting with my buddy Ted and our old “homies” Brand New, not the band actually reuniting. Although that is kind of happening too since its been so damn long).

Brand New - Jesus Christ // (Hasta Remix)

Vallis Alps – “Young” + Spencer Ludwig Trumpet Edit

Music for… reaching for those damn headphones and giving your full attention to the beautiful interplay of bass, percussion, guitar and drop dead gorgeous vocals that is happening here. Vallis Alps are working with some truly majestic talent here.

Location: Canberra, Australia + Seattle, WA

Future: Get into the whole EP here. Plus this Spencer Ludwig (Capital Cities, History) trumpet edit below.