[MP3] MIKEY JUKEBOX wants us to COME ON and party ALONG with him

ill be ready when i get the chance, light a fire watch it all turn black

♫ Mikey Jukebox – Come On Along

He’s got the right name, the right album cover, and the right pop jam for doing this Friday night right! I think I just pulled something during the aggressive air guitar session I just threw down during that solo! Suck it up, B! There is no whining on Fridays! Mikey Jukebox has been in like a zillion bands over the past decade and is now venturing out on a solo project that dropped it’s self-titled debut LP earlier this year.

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[MP3] FRIENDS ELECTRIC have a GOLDEN jam that gets in your BLOOD

every time you call i will be there just to catch you if you fall

♫ Friends Electric – Golden Blood

So what if the opening moments of “Golden Blood” are almost identical to Miike Snow’s “Horse Is Not A Home,” more bands should be biting the brilliant Snow crew, especially if it results in more spacey pulsating synth dance magic like this. Friends Electric hail from the former mining town of Neath in Wales and are clearly aiming for higher ground as they craft sparkling jams like this and their previous single “Wall Of Arms.”  Grab this crunchy Dirty Tees remix of “Golden Blood” and go forth into the weekend with fully loaded speakers! Read more

[MP3] KORI POP came out of NOWHERE with a tune that is now NEAR to MY HEART

wallowing gets you nowhere real fast, it leaves you stoney until your smiles are phony and awfully lonely

♫ Kori Pop – Nowhere Near My Heart

All I know is that if my name was Kori Pop I would know somewhere in my head that I had to make music. I imagine Ms. Pop’s reasons run deep than her awesome name but they really needn’t. With a voice like that and tunes this catchy and endearing she doesn’t have to explain herself to anyone! I love the simplicity of the ragged handclaps and  piano work. The song seems to float on it’s own lightness. Her debut album From The Outskirts is out now! Check out the impressive video she made and directed herself below. Read more

[MP3] OH LAND wakes the SUN with her gem OF A song that hits like a pop GUN

birds sing for you, you can make the blue sky blush

♫ Oh Land – Sun Of A Gun

While I can sing the praises of Oh Land’s “Sun Of  Gun,” it’s Mike at The Recommender that does her beauty justice in his post on her. The girl is stunning and it’s a bit difficult to watch her perform her perfect pop nuggets (video below) without getting lost in her glowing Scandinavian features. Well, and that “oooh ooh” over the pulsating beat and sparse xylaphone is just perfect. Add in the fact that Naana Oland Fabricius writes and performs all her own music and her debut EP is out now and we’ve got something special here. I mean her real name is one of my favorite vocal garnishes! She is definitely worth keeping an eye on, for more than one reason. Read more

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!


♫ 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

[MP3] LYKKE LI wants to GET us SOME action

don’t make demands, i don’t take none, just say a prayer that it goin’ get done

♫ Lykke Li – Get Some

Lykke Li is back and cutting to the point with her signature steamy swagger. The primal “Get Some” is basically big drums and innuendo-free vocals with a few breaks for some heavy “oooh ooohhh”s. Yeah, definitely put this one on the next mix-tape for someone you are trying to woo. In fact, get started on that with the cool interactive lyrics widget at her website where you can send individual lyrics to friends/twitter/facebook. There you can also get ahold of the single’s B-side “Paris Blue,” the mellower afterglow to “Get Some”‘s sweaty romp. This Swede is always full of surprises and I’m curious what gems she’ll have on her next album. For now this a pretty sweet 1-2 punch of Lykke goodness.

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[MP3] HOME VIDEO play THE kind of music that drifts like SMOKE

from my eyes to yours, from my mind to yours

♫ Home Video – The Smoke Home Video last graced our ears with the Radiohead tinged “I Can Make You Feel It” and are now back with a new single that takes things in a much more delicate direction as they deftly twinkle their way through the soft dance shuffle of “The Smoke.” The duo seem more secure in their sound as they weave the wispy bass, the lightly propulsive drums, and that lonely guitar riff into a track that is both lonely and self assured. Home Video’s new LP The Automatic Process is out November 16th.

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[MP3] RESTLESS PEOPLE DON’T know how to BACK DOWN from such rockingness

hold me up, hold me down, hold me back, hold me tight, hold me close, don’t let go this time

♫ Restless People – Don’t Back Down

Ok, so this one is a two-parter. First, there is this epic jam from Restless People that sounds like a reggaeton hit slowed to half speed and then shot into space on a cocktail umbrella. Just give in to the ass shaking and handclaps, you’ll be a better person for it. Restless People share 2 members with Tanlines and you can hear a bit of that tropical tinge soaking through. “Don’t Look Down” is off the Brooklyn group’s debut album (which also contains the great “Days Of Our Lives“) but I discovered the track on the latest installment of the Poule d’Or compilation series. Volume 5 dropped a few ago and it’s a massively solid affair. Featuring new tracks from the likes of Young Empires and Museum of Bellas Artes, it’s 20 tracks of bouncy, slushy, rustling, pop music that is perfect to drift along with.

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