Brandon’s TBE Digest 15 – 11.10.2010 [Kanye West, Cold War Kids, Two Door Cinema Club, The Drums, Twin Shadow, Mark Ronson, etc]

Loosen those belts because this Digest is quite the spread and you’re gonna need some breathing room to get through all 18 of these morsels. Bear with me because, save for the last two, this is all great stuff and there are a few “Best ___ of 2010” shoe-ins lurking below. Once again, the jams are broken into “courses” for your convenience. Enjoy!

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

NEW ORIGINAL FRESHNESS

♫ Kanye West – All of the Lights (Ft. John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Rihanna, & Elton John) – Besides all the gems at in Kanye’s GOOD Fridays free mp3 program, this guest-crazy jam from the forthcoming My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy also dropped recently. It’s a memorable moment from the “Runaway” film and sure to be a centerpiece of the album.

♫ Trophy Wife – Microlite (acoustic) / Trophy Wife’s latest single “Microlite” may be even better than “Take This Night” and it definitely has a Read more

Brandon’s Digest Vol. 14 – 10.21.2010 [Hot Chip, RAC, Penguin Prison, Foals, Kisses, Duck Sauce, Temper Trap, and more!]

Now that Joel & Scott have joined Team TBE and are piloting the Remix Roundup train to partyville on the regular I have updated the Digest format to act as a roundup of all sorts of goodness coming my way! Hopefully this will be a more regular and timely than it was. Orient yourself below and enjoy!

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

NEW RELEVENT JAMS

♫ Sensual Harassment – Boss / Dare I say this song is boss? I probably shouldn’t. It’s definitely rad, though. Sensusal Harassment go 3 for 3 with their limited catalog!

♫ Mayer Hawthorne – No Strings (Prod by Classixx) / New Mayer Hawthorne produced by Read more

TBE Digest 13 – 9.29.2010 [Big Boi, Shakira, Japandroids, Justin Vernon, Safe, etc]

Lots of goodies in here! I won’t waste your time here so hop to it!

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♫ Gobble Gobble – Eat Sun, Son / New Gobble Gobble! I’m so pumped for a full length from these freaks!

♫ Shakira – Loca (feat. Dizzee Rascal) / Shakira is easily my favorite sub-5-foot singer and she is heating it up with Dizzee for some sexy sunset limbo parties!

♫ Big Boi – Lookin 4 Ya (ft. Andre 3000) [All Verses] / It’s the song you love, now with an extra verse from each of the Outkast boys! F yeah! Read more

TBE Digest 12 – 8.25.10 [Civil Civic, The Knocks, Wale, Pete Yorn, Weezer, Passion Pit, …]

A month away from high speed internet will do a lot to a man so while I readjust myself to city living let me drop this round of Digest jams on you. Some of them aren’t the most timely but thankfully you understand. Some great tracks in here! Nice to see new freshness from Civil Civic, Young Empires, and The Knocks. Plus Passion Pit cover Smashing Pumpkins? Hot dog! Rock on and drop a thought in the comments!

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♫ Civil Civic – Run Overdrive / One of the year’s best EPs gets followed up by this rollicking single which is B-sided by a track called “Fuck Youth.” Read more

TBE Digest 11 – 6.28.2010 [Klaxons, Local Natives, Of Montreal, Brandon Flowers, !!!, …]

Yo! Here is a bunch of stuff you might be interested in hearing/downloading/jamming to/raising an eyebrow at! Your options are basically limitless!

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

♫ Klaxons – Flashover / Klaxons’ massively acclaimed 2007 debut never struck a chord with me but now that I have been revisiting it I am realizing I missed out on an awesome album. This new track of theirs isn’t getting me as hyped as I am for their old stuff but who knows what will happen when I hear all of forthcoming Surfing The Void.

♫ Bodega Girls – We Are Losers / Read more

Hip-Hop Digest 2 – 6.26.2010 [Kid Cudi, Kanye, Jay-Z, Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B., …) ]

Yeah, so it’s been a year since volume 1. Nobody said shit was organized around here.

So I just finished compiling and writing everything below and I had to ask myself why I was posting so much mediocre hip-hop when that is not even a genre I focus on here. I think that, however, is precisely the point.* I rarely post hip-hop tracks because they rarely grab me. So much of the big league hip-hop feels so lifeless. Anyway, read on, you’ll see what I mean. Or not. Anyway, here is a bunch of stuff that ranges in quality but all relates to hip-hop in some way.

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

♫ Kid Cudi – REVOFEV / From Cudi’s forthcoming sophomore album. Par for the course, I’d say. Read more

} TBE Digest 10 – 5.29.10 [Hip Hop Roundup!! + Arcade Fire, Mystery Jets, Hot Hot Heat, …]

Another batch of new tracks for y’all. New Arcade Fire has the blogosphere creaming itself and a bunch of other new jams from old bands. It’s been over a year since my last (and first) Hip-Hop Roundup and since I had a bunch of hip-hop(esque) jams accumulating I figured it was high time to unload ’em on you. Anyway, most of the tracks here I am down with so it’s a rather upbeat Digest! Get to it!

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♫ Mystery Jets – Flash a Hungry Smile – The band behind one of my favorite albums of 2008 are back with this kazoo laced jam that while good, isn’t as great as I know they are capable of. I’m waiting for Read more

} TBE Digest 9 – 5.16.2010 [Steel Train, MIA, Interpol, The Dead Weather, Eminem, … ]

Woah, so things got a bit out of control with this Digest, there are just a lot of new jams coming out and it’s tough to keep track of them all. I also decided to include a new section of new songs from bands I have already written about but who have something new. Anyway, dive in and gimmie your two cents in the comments!

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

NEW JAMS FROM OLD FRIENDS

♫ Steel Train – You and I Undercover / As if “Turnpike Ghost” didn’t already have me pumped for Steel Train’s new album! This jam is fantastic and Read more