Remix Roundup ∞ Vol. 3 / Now with covers!

stand up and get your extraball

Oh boy, it’s straight raining magic over at TBE headquarters. I’ve thrown in a couple sweet covers to balance out the remix madness. Good luck…

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Just Jack is my new Doctor, Doctor

justjack

paranoid, delusional, lovesick, lonely, lust, nasty, jealous, insecure, at least that’s how i’m coming across

Just Jack – Doctor Doctor

I first discovered Just Jack when I stumbled across his new video for “Doctor Doctor” and was immediately smitten by both the song and his gap-toothed charisma. Setting fourth to uncover more gems by this 34 year old Brit I bought his 2006 album Overtones and was slapped in the face by the brilliance of “Starz In Their Eyes” (not to mention the rest of the album). Damn Jack, why you so fresh? And can you hurry the F up on your new album, All Night Cinema, cause, like, I don’t have “all night” here. Whether I knew it or not, I have been waiting too long.

Just Jack – Starz In Their Eyes

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Maxïmo Park say Let’s Get Clinical

maximo-park

i’d like to map your body out inch by inch

Maxïmo Park – Let’s Get Clinical

Maxïmo Park have always held a conflicted place in my heart, and it’s not just ’cause of their dumb spelling. When I lived in Shanghai they were the only western band that ventured that far East and therefore I loved them as a band. Loved them as people willing to fight for the dissemination of rock music. There was just one problem, I couldn’t particularly get “into” that rock music. I mean, maybe a bit on 2005’s A Certain Trigger but really not at all on 2007’s Our Earthly Pleasures. Then “Let’s Get Clinical” came along and while Paul Smith’s vocals still rub me the wrong way the track has grown on me over the past few weeks. Although it could just be the sentiment within. Who knows with this stuff.

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The Carps want you to know that It’s Raining In The Projects, But It’s Sunny In Africa

thecarps

i gave them song and dance and watched my coffers grow

The Carps – It’s Raining In The Projects But It’s Sunny In Africa

The Carps are not for everyone. That said, if you can handle scuzzy bass-lines, politically charged lyrics, and propulsive percussion then you just might dig this Toronto two-some as much I have been. With two EPs under their belt and the above single recently dropping they are definitely evolving their evolving sound is getting tighter. Like a less fuzzed-out Japanther, or a less whiny Local H, they push the drummer & bassist envelope while adding their own flavor. “All The Damn Kids” is from their first EP, The Young And Passionate Days Of Carpedia, and has a bass-line that is so filthy I am blushing just listening to it. I can definitely see them putting on the kind of raucous live show that leaves you unsure of the difference between the sweat and beer on your body.

The Carps – All The Damn Kids

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Dragonette are Fixin To Thrill us all

dragonettefixin

get on the floor, don’t make a fuss, just do it

Dragonette – Fixin To Thrill

While I never fell in love with Dragonette’s debut LP Galore, I always appreciated their vibe and did get hooked on a few tracks. I guess I always felt they had huge potential that they weren’t fully realizing. Judging by their new single’s energy and title, it seems they have stepped up their game and I could be in for a pleasant surprise. And by I, I mean WE. “Marvellous” (below) is my favorite track from their debut so get on that. And don’t forget their response to Calvin Harris.

Dragonette – Marvellous

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« Pre-Milennial Flashback « Fountains of Wayne – Radiation Vibe

fountainofwayne

don’t it make you want to get some sun?

Fountains Of Wayne – Radiation Vibe / 1996

Fountains of Wayne are most famous for their 2003 comeback song “Stacy’s Mom” but it was 1996’s “Radiation Vibe” that first broke them onto the scene and into my heart. But its not all MILFs and underwear-on-the-outside with these guys, they recorded the tite song for That Thing You Do (earning an Oscer nomination) as well as the theme song to MTV prank-call show Crank Yankers. Fountains are still active, their 2007 album even receiving critical acclaim, but despite all that other jazz, to me they will always be the band that made this gem.

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Patrick Watson and the song of a Big Bird In A Small Cage

patrickwatson

we all love to sing along to the sound of the bird that longs

Patrick Watson – Big Bird in a Small Cage

It’s Sunday and time to relax a bit. Sit my ass on the couch, stare out the window, and just chill. Right now Patrick Wilson is providing the perfect soundtrack for this kind of Lazy Sunday. He is from Montreal, his music has won all kinds of awards, and his new album Wooden Arms is recommended on eMusic but none of that is going to get me to move my ass until this song is over.

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Yuksek has awarded us an Extraball

away-from-the-sea

got the voice of a sinner and the scream out loud

Yuksek – Extraball (ft. Amanda Blank)

Yuksek’s real name in Pierre, he’s French and makes dance music. No surprise it’s pretty killer. “Extraball” may or may not be a rave anthem about pinball but either way I’m all in. Saturday only comes once a week so crank this mutha up and get flailing. His debut album Away from The Sea is out now.

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