Remix Roundup: 10-21-09

skull252As the Remix Roundups enter double digits I decided to drop the incremental titles and go for a more archive-friendly date format. You will thank me someday. About this collection of hot remixes? You can thank me now.

♫ The Very Best – Julia (Javelin Re-do) / This is one of the best remixes I’ve heard in a while. Javelin takes one of the weaker tracks off of TVB’s fantastic album and completly rips it up, turning “Julia” in to a full throttle fist-pumper. [more The Very Best]

♫ The Gossip – Love Long Distance (Fake Blood Remix) / I haven’t even heard the original version of this song yet but i’m worried that after this I am just going to be disappointed. So far The Gossip’s remixes have treated me better than their originals. [more Gossip/FB]

♫ Chester French – She Loves Everybody (Pance Party Remix) / Read more



and you won’t get far on the tail of a whim

♫ My Cousin I Bid You Farewell – What We Are Eating Tonight

My Cousin I Bid You Farewell aren’t making things easy for me. Their name is one thing, and that blown-out gloom-face over there is the closest thing I could find to album art. It’s misleading to, because that looks like it belongs on the MySpace of some Korn-covering goth-tween whose skin pigment is nearly as white. MCIBYF are anything but, leaning towards a deeper-voiced Arcade Fire or music that Max, from Where The Wild Things Are, would make when he grows up.

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«Flashback« Spin Doctors – Two Princes

Spin Doctors

‘aint got no future or a family tree but i know what a prince and lover ought to be

♫ Spin Docotors – Two Princes / 1991

As if it wasn’t enough that I was eating a delicious breakfast this morning, this jam came on the TV-radio and it was just sublime. Yes, sublime, that’s what I said now. Doing a little wikipeding (wikipediaing?) on the Spin Doctors I discovered that John Popper, of Blues Traveler fame, was in an early incarnation of the band. I guess that makes sense. Also turns out that the Spin Doctors are still active. That makes less sense.

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CÉU wants you to grab her BUBUIA


♫ CéU – Bubuia

As if you didn’t already know that Brazilian girls are all kinds of seductive, let me present CéU. The first 1o seconds of “Bubuia” always make me envision a dimly lit room with beaded curtain parting to reveal CéU. As the song continues it totally feels like she is mesmerizing me like Sir Hiss in Robin Hood. The song has that kind of feel, right? Anyway, CéU (pronounced sew) apparently means “sky” and “heaven” in Portuguese and is in fact one of her middle names. Her sophomore album Vagarosa is out now and while I haven’t found any tracks on it to rival “Bubuia,” it is certainly a pleasant disc to chill out with, especially if Portuguese-singing seductresses are your thing.

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CASSETTES WON’T LISTEN is QUICKLY APPROACHING my top albums of the year list


♫ Cassettes Won’t Listen – Quickly Approaching

Yes, you have seen that album art before. It was attached to my ramblings on the title track. Since getting the full album it has basically been on all the time which is really weird because it’s instrumental. Definitely not my usual steez. I figure it was fitting to quickly revisit it (and bait you into getting it with one more track) since the album is inspired by Jason Drake’s move to Los Angeles, a city I will be departing today. Yup, back to Warsaw to continue the adventure. Good thing I have this collection of jams to keep me company on the plane and there are no lyrics to tempt me to sing along! The dude sitting next to me won’t even know how lucky he is. Seriously though, this album is great. I had a really hard time picking the song for this post. So many good ones. And that cover!

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JULIAN CASABLANCAS is pissed he got 11TH in the dance-off, blaming the DIMENSION of the dacefloor

julian 11th

so when’s it coming, this life’s new great movement that i can join?

♫ Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension

This is the lead single off the upcoming album from The Strokes’ frontman. That right there is enough to be curious, and the fact that I am putting it up here is enough to know that I like it. There isn’t much more to say on it really. It’s more synthy and glittery then your typical Strokes fare but not such a departure that I wouldn’t believe it was the same band, just updated to current trends. It’s nice to see Julian take his solo stuff down Fun St. cause so many solo side-acts head to Downertown or Mellowville. Those places don’t even have a decent discotheque. Yawn. I’m definitely curious to hear new Strokes but Casablancas’ album (akwardly titled Phrazes For The Young) looks like it might tie me over just fine.

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LITTLE RED like COCA COLA. I like Little Red.

Little Red

i’m gonna savor the taste on your lips, i never waste a kiss

♫ Little Red – Coca Cola

Little Red are from Australia and have made this super-bouncy/jangly/wooo-oooo filled jam that I like a lot better than it’s namesake. Sit back in your chair, pop open a Pepsi, and enjoy. Their Coca Cola 7″ is out now and includes “It’s Alright” which is the decidedly less sugar-infused but still has great vocal harmonies and wooo-oooos. (I am a sucker for wooo-ooos.) I like the loose energy in these guys and am hoping for big things.

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«Flashback« Cowboy Mouth – Jenny Says

Cowboy Mouth

there ain’t no looking for an answer when the question’s come and gone

♫ Cowboy Mouth – Love Of My Life / 1996

Cowboy Mouth never really blew and it’s too bad cause this is a great track. I was lucky enough to discover the New Orleans based quartet on a trip to the ’96 Olympics in Atlanta. (How’s that for a one-two punch of awesomeness?) Anyway, “Love Of My Life” jumped out from the radio pretty strongly and “Jenny Says” soon became another favorite. Listening to the album now I think its more nostalgia than anything, although there are definitely some gems, and that guys voice is so unique and great. I have heard that their live shows are epic so I would definitely check that out. They are even still alive and jamming out records, although I haven’t a note off anything but this album. Anyone know if I am missing out?

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