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[LIVE] Vacationer, Wild Party, Hellogoodbye // 5.22.2014

I dont know about you, but I feel like its a rare treat to go to a show where you are genuinely stoked for all 3 bands on the lineup (well, except for Blind Date shows but I organize those so…). Well that was the story of my awesome night. The amazing Vacationer sandwiched between up and coming Wild Party (remember them!?) and old school favorites Hellogoodbye.

Wild Party opened

Vacationer absolutely slayed. They played all the classics from Gone and a bunch of fantastic new tracks. Standouts for me were “Shining” off the upcoming LP Relief and “Warmer” available only on “The Wild Life” 7″.

Now I haven’t listened to Hellogoodbye in forever but after seeing them last night I need to catch up! So much energy and the crowd was locked in!

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Vacationer – “The Wild Life”

Vacationer if finally back! The tropical indie sound has blown up in the past few years but Vacationer’s 2012 debut album Gone is still the gold standard in my book. “The Wild Life” is the first single off Vacationer’s upcoming LP Relief and is another great nugget of kick back grooves bouncing off upbeat vibes. Just in time for summer! Pre-order the album (out 6/24) and get “The Wild Life” now.

[VIDEO] Vacationer – “Trip”

Over a year late but in a way right on time. What may seem like a shameless collaboration with Lomography and their analog Lomokino cameras turns out to be much more. Set to another song or in another set of hands and the video could feel forced or gimmickey. Here it feels just right. Summer haze at its finest. Go outside and live.

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Brandon’s TBE Digest 30 – [11.3.2011] New Jams, Remixes, & Covers!

Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler

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.

A big batch of goodies this time round. Plus, since it’s a nice round number Jacob Youngblood Ziegler hooked us up with a fancy Anniversary Edition of the TBE Digest art. Stare at it in awe as you listen.

For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!

NEW RELEVENT JAMS

♫ Phantogram – Don’t Move / Phantogram return with the Nightlife EP and this is a great sign of the continued sexiness these two are working with.

♫ Body Language – Seeds of Sight / More spaced out sex funk from one of Brooklyn’s finest.

Vacationer – Gone  While not nearly as good as previous track “Trip” this shows good promise of more magic to come from this Body Language collaborator.

REMIXES

♫ Katie Herzig – Free My Mind (RAC Remix) / Like I said yesterday, there is no Read more

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Remix Roundup Vol. 48 – 7.22.2011 [CSS, Theophilus London, Yelle, Wolf Gang and more…]

We,Joel and Scott, welcome you back.  This time we bring you Remix Roundup Vol. 48.  Damn, that’s a lot.  We can’t believe we’re almost at 50.  Time flies…, too fast these days.  On that note, its time to play a little catch up.

Below we have a mix of mostly new, but some tunes we just missed out on.  Hope you’re hungry, because this is going to take you up a waste size.  Be smart though…  No dancing for at least thirty minutes after ingesting this madness.

Get Nurdy!

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.


CSS – Hit’s Me Like A Rock (Dillon Francis Remix)

Mighty Mouse – Between the Pavement and the Stars (Edwin Van Cleef Remix)

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[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2011 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

The best of the best… so far. My list ordering is always fast and loose so don’t sweat the numbers too much. For more on any of these artists use the tags links at the bottom of the post. Read on and rock out!

25 – ♫ Baby Monster – Mr. Success / These guys snuck in with a jam that just kept getting better with each listen. Oooooh ooooo ooooo!

24 – ♫ The Weeknd – House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls / Dark, dirty, and not for public consumption. But damn if I can’t get enough.

23 – ♫ Motopony – King of Diamonds / Should be higher up on the list but with another Motopony track below I am basically sneaking this track in. An amazing song.

22 – ♫ Vacationer – Trip / A love song written by Read more

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[MP3] VACATIONER invite us on a well deserved TRIP

i need a fix to put me to sleep, a permanent kick of what’s kicking me

♫ Vacationer – Trip

Sit back. Yes, just sit right back in that chair. Close your eyes and listen.  It’s the sound of summertime and it’s getting louder thanks to Vacationer. I have no idea who they are or where they are from but I do know they are taking me on a journey to a magical place. Their perfectly titled debut single is also their only track but with sounds like these massaging my ears I’m less worried about them flubbing a follow-up. And even if they do, I’ll be too relaxed to care. Or I’ll be watching the video again. Nice.

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