[MP3] STARFUCKER shouldn’t BURY their jams because i want US to all feel ALIVE

i know, nothing ever keeps you safe for sure

♫ Starfucker – Bury Us Alive

Portland, Oregon’s Starfucker are one of those bands that I seem to have somehow overlooked. Listening to the sweetly spaced out indie-dance bounce of “Bury Us Alive” I am slightly disgruntled to learn that they have a handful of releases under their belt that have all gone unnoticed by me. My frowny face doesn’t last long because it’s quickly swept back into the pulsating rhythm, hushed vocals, and big hooks of this sweet jam. If you are like me then you’ll be drawn into their back catalogue to uncover gems like “Boy Toy” and “Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second.” If you already knew what I was missing then you can skip right ahead to anticipating their upcoming LP Reptilians.

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Remix Roundup Vol. 36 – 1.14.2011 [STAR SLINGER, ALI LOVE, GRUM, ARCADE FIRE, and more… ]

Welcome back to TBE our fellow Nurds’.

Its been two weeks, but like always, Joel & Scott are back to present Remix Roundup Vol. 36.

Listen party peeps, in 10 we were supposedly “ready for a good night“, but let us tell you something little bit different for 11.  In 11, we are going to create that good night.   Why? Cuz this one goes to 11 and its  time for some funky, dazzling, crunk, promiscuous, weird shite to go down.  And, if that aint enough to motivate you.  The apocalypse is approaching scary fast these days…

In 11, we forget the fly whips and go with fly chicks, and if your down… you might come to TBE to check out some wicked ass hits.


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.

♫ Star Slinger- Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins Rework) / Relax and take it easy like Sunday morning with this Cocteau Twins remix.  You know you feel it.

♫ Zero 7 – Medicine Man (Baby Monster Remix) / Here we have LA based Baby Monster giving Zero 7’s Medicine Man the treatment and hot damn we love this sweet sound.  We met the chaps in Baby Monster a few months back while they were out on tour with the Klaxons; excellent live set and excellent dudes.  We suggest you seek out their work, if you haven’t already!

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The Best Cover Songs of 2010

This year saw quite a few bands taking cracks at covers of songs both new and old. From bare bones beautiful interpretations of The Smashing Pumpkins, Miike Snow, and LCD Soundsystem to full on genre flipping of Jay-Z and Justice, to a different blend of herbs and spices on Band of Horses and Beyoncé, it’s clear that there is no magic formula to a great cover. These are the one’s I loved the most this past year. You?

10. ♫ ceo – Halo (Beyoncé Cover)

9. ♫ Jackson Harris – Empire State Of Mind (Jay-Z cover)

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[MP3] TORO Y MOI makes it hard to stay STILL with his new SOUND

saying it could be too much

♫ Toro y Moi – Still Sound

Because what better way to start the new year then with rubbery bass-lines and a sunny groove that is sure to put a little swagger in the step of even the most winter-hardened grump.

I never got into Toro y Moi’s 2010 much hyped-debut but “Still Sound” points towards a brighter 2011 for Chaz Bundick. Stereogum nailed it on the head when they said:

“Still Sound” is much meatier than “Blessa” or any of Causers Of This, so take a listen even if you found his other stuff too gauzy for your taste.

Amen. And I love that album art. Weird in just the perfect way and that pulp-or-flower double take gets me every time.

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Dubstep Roundup Vol. 8 – 12.31.2010 [ROBYN, ELLIE GOULDING, WIZ KHALIFA, SUNDAY GIRL, and more…]

“Hey guys. Whoa, Big Gulps, huh? All right! Well, see ya later.”, 2010.

So its the end of a year….
Yippee, all that means to us is that tonight is going to be funking nurdy as hell and we obviously want the same for all of you.  So scroll down to a devastatingly heavy list of bass filled dubbers sure to pop the cherry’s right outcha JBL’s.  Last but not least we, Joel & Scott, want to wish you all Happy New Year! Get drunk. Have fun. But most of all get fucking NURDY!
We’ll see you all in 2011!

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.

♫ Robyn- Dancehall Queen (Diplo Remix)

♫ Ellie Goulding- Your Song (Blackmill Dubstep Remix)

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*NYE Special* Remix Roundup Vol. 35 – 12.31.2010 [STEED LORD, RUSS CHIMES, PASSION PIT, THE KNOCKS, and more…]

Ok, its NYE and you know we’re getting bonkers as hell… and we want you to party with us.  Lets do it through your speakers.  As you know, we have a hobby of getting Nurdy and NYE is just one of those special nights that gives us the excuse to get ridiculous…  So, in the effort to turn the page on 2010 and make 11 epic, we’re giving you a two roundups.  Below, we have compiled one of the Nurdiest Remix Roundups to date.

We, Joel & Scott are proud to present Remix Roundup Vol. 35…  Just in time for your Friday bitches.

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.


♫ Steed Lord- Bed Of Needles (SonicC Remix)

♫ The Knocks- Make It Better (Monsieur Adi Remix)

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♫ Baby Monster- Ultra violence and Beethoven

I have been digging through my music files of the last year and realized a tragedy…  I never shared one of my absolute favorite songs of the year (although released in late 09).  Baby Monster’s “Ultra violence and Beethoven” and its spacey synths are other worldly.  In fact, if there are space people out there somewhere, this is there theme song.  The first comparison that came to mind was MGMT for their psychedelic synths and extremely catchy melodies.  I know, I hate to play the compare game, but lets be honest, this is a music blog.

Baby Monster just recently toured with the Klaxsons and Scott from The Burning Ear “Remix Roundups” was able to catch them live in Seattle.  Our overwhelming opinion is that these guys have a chance to blow the scene up in 11.

Check out their remix of The Good Natured- Your Body Is A Machine

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[MP3] THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE always leave their beautiful STAMP on my ears

and our love’s waiting tonight, and our love’s wasted tonight

♫ The Rural Alberta Advantage – Stamp

One of my favorite bands in recent years, The Rural Alberta Advantage, is back with a new track from their forthcoming follow up to their tremendous debut, Hometowns! “Stamp” is all steam engine drums, dancing guitar, and perfect ‘oooohs’ charging through my ears and growing on me more and more with each listen. Hometowns made such a sonic impact on me that I think my expectations were a bit warped and so I initially didn’t immediately love this jam. Listening to it now (especially that guitar that kicks in at 1:08!) it seems like a crazy thing to say because it’s so damn good and is perfect RAA. Funny how that stuff works. Departing is out March 1st. Damn, that’s far away.

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