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[LIVE] Broods & Strange Talk @ The Echo 5.14.14

Last night was an awesome one-two punch of down-under goodness with New Zealand’s Broods and Australia’s Strange Talk. The room was packed for Broods’ first proper LA show and they fed off the crowd, pumping tons of energy into their jams. There was even a new song or two that sound great.

Then Strange Talk came on and celebrated the long awaited US release of Cast Away by absolutely slaying their set. Great times all around! I have some video of some killer guitar solos but they seem to have blown out the mic on my camera. Too hot!

As usual, dive into the show through the eyes and ears of the sexy people that were there! Then catch all my photos here, you stalker.

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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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SXSW Recap – March 11 & 12

[tps_header] SXSW has been too crazy to give you guys a proper recap but here are the highlights from The Burning Ear Instagram from the first 2 days. I’ve partnered with the awesome guys at California Limited and been down here cooking up some really cool stuff for you guys. I caught some great shows and had some awesome breakfasts. Stay tuned for the full interviews coming soon and make sure you are following The Burning Ear on Instagram for all the action!

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[MP3] Strange Talk – “Cast Away”

set fire to the night, see the ashes fall

♫ Strange Talk – Cast Away

  • Who: Stephen, Girard, Travis, Gillan
  • What: Electro dance rock, like Passion Pit, Capital Cities, Penguin Prison
  • Where: Melbourne, Australia + Facebook
  • When: Buy “Cast Away” now and keep an eye out for their debut LP.
  • Why: We’ve been following Strange Talk since their fist single “Climbing Walls” almost 2 years ago so I’m more than excited that they have a full album coming out soon. PLUS, they are playing LA this Friday with Wildcat! Wildcat! and The Burning Ear gets the honor of presenting the show. Their new single “Cast Away” is a grand and sweeping synth jam that demands movement on the dance floor, in a car, or in my chair right here. If you are within jet-pack distance of Los Angeles then enter to win tickets to come rock out with me. And then hold tight for the full album. I can’t say much but I can say that Read more
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[PLAYLIST] The Best REMIXES of 2012 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

So far, this year has been one of the best for remixes, making this list no easy feat. Speaking of feet, you should warm them up because they will moving in a second…

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25. Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup (It’s The DJ Kue Remix!) / And suddenly Toby Keith is not only palatable but highly listenable.

24. Y Luv – Never Touch The Ground (Gazzo Remix) / It’s pretty impossible to improve on the original so taking it in a different direction was a wise move. Get pumped!

23. St Lucia – Closer Than This (Viceroy Remix) / How do you make tropical more tropical? Give Read more

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Remix Party Playlist Vol. 64 – 5.4.2012 [Dragonette, Capital Cities, Penguin Prison, KO KO, and more…]

I’ll be super quick with this one and just let you enjoy the tunes.

Happy Friday people.

P.S. – If you happen to be in Austin for Memorial Day weekend, make sure to check out my Lights & Music Event.

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Follow @JoelAlbers on Twitter for updates on remixes, dubstep and all things Nurdy.  Also follow @Lights3Music

♫ KO KO – Float (Sound Remedy Remix) / When I first listened to this gem of a tune, I new I found my weekend remedy.  Cheers to Sound Remedy.

♫ Dragonette – Let It Go (Faustix & Imanos Remix) / It blows my mind that Dragonette isn’t one of Canada’s most popular bands.  I really think that this original song plus the remixes will move them firmly into that bracket.  This particular remix is a 4-on-the-floor dance floor thumper.  I like.

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[REMIX] Strange Talk – Eskimo Boy (Draper Remix)

i know where i stand, they know where i stand, i am a man amongst the people

♫ Strange Talk – Eskimo Boy (Draper Remix)

We all know Strange Talk lay it down and listening to “Eskimo Boy” you can hear some big things. Apparently Draper could hear even bigger things and laid them down in his banging remix that injects heavy adrenaline into the original. Joel already posted this jam but I think it deserves another spin because thats about all I’ve been giving it lately. Get on those drops!

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Remix Party Playlist Vol. 62 – 3.30.2012 [Housse De Racket, Foo Fighters, Martin Solveig, The Shoes, and more…]

Its Friday and this is how we do it.  Don’t know about you, but I just got my coffee game on and Im feeling that caffeine high right about now.  Powered right through that 2:30 wall like it was blue cotton-candy.  And I love that shite.  Just marf’n on it.  Anyway, enough of this noise.  Lets be honest, you’re here for the chuneage.

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Follow @JoelAlbers on Twitter for updates on remixes, dubstep and all things Nurdy.

♫ Foster The People – Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls) (Futurecop! Remix) / Futurecop! are back to making my body move in diabolical fashion…  So uncontrollable.

♫ Housse De Racket – Chateau (Gemini Club Remix) / We at TBE have always been fans of Gemini Club, but they have been on a glitchy roll lately.  Maybe it has something to do with playing our SXSW showcase… Read more

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[REMIX] Naked and Famous – “Young Blood” (Strange Talk Remix)

the motive changes like the wind, hard to control when it begins

♫ Naked and Famous – Young Blood (Strange Talk Remix)

The last thing any of us need is another remix of a jam from 2010 but oh wait never mind apparently we do. Strange Talk get all 80s-suspense-action on this jam, setting the perfect mood for some mustachioed crime fighting. Or an Axel Foley chase scene through a dance club. Try and live those dreams this weekend as you have this on max volume. I know I will.