Amos The Transparent gave me Lemons, hoping for lemonade

amosteeth

cause true love shouldn’t have to be convinced every week

Amos The Transparent – Lemons a.k.a Big Fish Little Pond

When I the twangy strumming of “Lemons” first seeped into my ears I was instantly intrigued. Further listens fostered further love and it quickly became my go-to mellow jam. Learning that “Lemons” is from Amos The Transparent’s upcoming sophomore album I sought out their debut Everything I’ve Forgotten To Forget in search of more magic. Sadly, their overuse of failing-memory related terms seem to have made the album, well, forgettable. It provided nothing memorable or worth singling out here. Trust me, I tried. So here’s to hoping that Amos’ forthcoming LP My, What Big Teeth You Have… will bring the breathy brooding heat, à la “Lemons.”

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Delphic. is on point (Counterpoint)

delphic

just tell me nothing’s wrong, nothing’s wrong, nothing’s wrong today

Delphic – Counterpoint

Today our favorite British pop-pixie Little Boots announced, among other things, a tour with supporting act Delphic. (period included). Touring with Little Boots you say? Hmmm….better check these dudes out. “Counterpoint” huh? I like it…very nice…what? Oh no! I’m floating away on a cloud of flickering keyboards and delicately spastic drums! AAHHhhhhhhh……… Anyway, Delpic. brings the space-rock like a more ethereal Friendly Fires or a less whiny Angels & Airwaves. Ride the space cloud!

Little Boots – New In Town (Fred Falke remix)

It is also recommended that you ride this remix of Little Boots new song. Its about visiting L.A. and having someone show you around that crazy city. So basically its about me. That’s awesome. The original hasn’t dropped yet but oooo-eeee this is hot. I’m so pumped for this album.

Bury your face in MySpace (Delphic. really pimped it out)

The Hundred in The Hands get Dressed in Dresden

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oh you think so?  well I know so

The Hundred In The Hands – Dressed In Dresden

Umm… excuse me? Yeah, you. Can we talk about something? Yeah? Good, cause this song is like KA-razy good and I can’t really handle it. Yeah, right? Like I’m not really feeling the poo-palette album art but then the song kicks into full gear and all is forgiven. ALL. Did you know that this is just two peeps from Brooklyn and this is the only song they have on the etherwebs? YEAH, neither did I! That’s cause nobody knows anything about this hand-clapping powerhouse except that the dude is from The Boggs. (Remind me to check them out.) So yeah, just watch your back yo, cause with more tunes like this these two could very well take over the (my) world.

Bury your face in MySpace (There’s a remix!)

[CvrUpYrRmx] Milow and Katerine are tired of using (Ayo) Technology & Nick straight remixes that jam

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got your head fucked up from the way she did it

I don’t know why but I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard 50 Cent’s and JT’s “Ayo Technology.” As Chris sped his SUV along the highway’s of San Diego I remember thinking: 1) Wow, what a combo! 50 and JT? 2) What does “Ayo” mean? and 3) I dig it. In the end I never really fell in love with the song. I am sure I enjoyed some fun moments with it at a party or something but I know I never played it at home. All that changed in December 2008 when I heard Belgium’s Milow cover it.

Milow – Ayo Technology (cover)

Milow’s intimate acoustic take gives it a seductive quality that makes it more like a love song than a lust-song. The song began haunting me as I couldn’t get the lyrics out of my head. I would catch myself mesmerized by the amazing video (poke around tbe tv :)). Then, mere weeks later, I heard Nick’s remix.

50 Cent – Ayo Technology ft. J. Timberlake (Nick’s 01110001 Radio remix)

ayo-technology-remixed-by-nickNick throws it down on this one, cranking up the dancosity to levels than were able to pull me out of Milow’s mellowness and get me dancing. Together, the two versions provided an Ayo for any mood of the day. It became my official anthem. I even confused a few not-stuck-in-2007 Facebookers with a lyric-quoting status update involving an offer to “sit on top of him.” With misunderstandings cleared up and a few moths passed I was thinking of how I could share these tracks with you when BAM!

Katerine – Ayo Technology (cover)

Today I stumbled upon this piece of magic. Like Milow, Katerine is also Belgian (weird) but we will forgive her cause she is crazy hot (awesome). We will also forgive her because her cover is great, a perfect middle ground between Milow and Nick. It’s also fun to hear such an angelic voice sing about gettin supa-freaky wit ladies in da club and use the word “bitch.” Kinda really hott.

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Miike Snow are still a (weird) Animal

MiikeSnowRabbit

nobody knows it but me when i slip, yeah i slip

Miike Snow – Animal

Does our antlered furry friend here look familiar? Well that’s cause it’s the logo of Miike Snow, the Sweden/New York based trio of guys not named Mi(i)ke who remixed Vampire Weekend a few weeks back. I ran across “Animal” back then but was so focused on their remix magic that its infectious groove didn’t, well… infect. Fast forward to this past weekend where events out of my control thrust this song back to the forefront of my consciousness. “Damn,” I thought upon hearing it, “This is one of my favorite songs! Why can’t I remember who it is?” “Well dummy, that’s because it’s not one of your favorite songs! You totally ignored it and are only now grasping its awesomeness!” my subconscious yelled at me the next day when I finally tracked down its source. Now that my minds are on the same page they agree that you shouldn’t make the same mistake I did. They are also telling me to tell you that there are two great remixes available at Miike Snow’s RCRD•LBL page: a mind blower by Treasure Fingers and one by the Italo-awesome Crookers.

Bury your face in MySpace

Harlem Shakes want this weekend to be about Strictly Game

technicolorhealth

make a little money, take a lot of shit, feel real bad, then get over it

Harlem Shakes – Strictly Game

With its weirdo-distortion, trotting drums, and the cruising “Ooohs,” the opening of “Strictly Game” is hard to pin down. The drum machine beat that kicks in doesn’t help. Luckily the confusion doesn’t last long as all but the drums cut out with the incoming vocals. Now we’ve got a jam. It almost feels like there should be hand-claps. I recommend toe-taps as a worthy substitute. Brooklyn’s Harlem Shakes (named after the dance move) released their Burning Birthday’s EP in 2007 and generated a lot of buzz with their energetic/spastic live shows. 2009 sees the release of their first full LP, Technicolor Health, and it more than lives up. I never really fell for the EP but I have been playing this one for a week straight. If the major tuneage isn’t enough, get it cause they name-drop Poughkeepsie (holler!) on “Niagara Falls.” Oh, and the guitarist, Todd, is the fantastic one-man side project Arms. Get on that too. I know, it’s a lot. But it’s the weekend so it’s all good, yo. Here is one from the EP to comfort you.

Harlem Shakes – Red Right Hands

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Rogues suck? It’s just Not So, Pretty.

rogues

lock me in a room with time, see who comes out alive

Rogues – Not So Pretty

The word “Rogue” has a definite history of associations in my mind: from the X-Men in my early years to Rogue Wave and rogue missiles/soldiers/whatever in later years. I think UK’s Rogues are poised to overshadow all those. These guys have only dropped one mastered track on the world but their collection of demos on their MySpace show huge promise. “Not So Pretty” is a tight-to-death indie-dance-pop jam-0 that makes me pretty stoked for more! More rock! More dance! More hyphens!

Also! Get your dirty lil paws on the tasty Feed Me remix over at RCRD•LBL

Bury your face in MySpace • Thanks to Silence-Killer

Tigersapien, species of Luxury

tigersapienclub

when the moon comes out we’re the fiends you fear

Tigersapien – Luxury

I know, first Timid Tiger then Tigercity and now Tigersapien? I mean what do you want me to say? Tigers are pretty awesome, dude. And what’s even more awesome is Tigersapien’s exclusive use of  these tiger masks in their press shots. (I know I usually post album artwork but this was way more worthy of your eyeballs.) Besides just looking awesome, this Philly foursome plays sweaty electro-rock that is actually the perfect soundtrack for dousing strippers in champagne. Or dancing. Whatevs. Anyway, get on their EP for 4 more sexed up jams and check out thei fantastic press photos . Then the industrious among you should track down the Designer Drugs remix of “Youth & Vitality.” Sooo dirty.

Bury your face in MySpace.