[#20-1] The 60 Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts)

Well folks, this is it. The moment you have all been waiting for since I foolishly started this multipart post during SXSW. Make sure you have read Part 1 (60-41) and Part 2 (40-21) before diving into these jams. But without further ado, I present the top 20 Best Underrated Songs of the past 6 years. Listen to them closely and frequently. They deserve the love.  Read more

[PREMIERE] Pr0files – “Call Yourself A Lover”

This debut track from Los Angeles’ Pr0files is working with a lot of the throwback 80s synth groove elements that I love so much these days. However, everything here seems tightened and polished to near perfection. Listening is like living simultaneously in my bedroom and the middle of a VHS tape about city skylines. The beat is tight and crisp, the lyrics cut deep, and I just can’t stop hitting repeat.

With all this packed into one song, it is no surprise that there are some seasoned vets behind this music. Lauren has worked with hip-hop legends as well as Corin from Purity Ring. Danny is in the severely underrated Baby Monster. Something tells me they may not have as much time for those projects coming up soon.

[MP3] Baby Monster – “City of Lovers”

i don’t wanna be a father, i don’t wanna be a ghost, i don’t wanna be a lover

♫ Baby Monster – City of Lovers

  • Who: Marty & Danny
  • What: Space pop, like Penguin Prison, Ghost Beach, Midi Matilda
  • Where: Los Angeles, CA + Facebook
  • When: City of Lovers EP is out now.
  • Why: We love ourselves some Baby Monster at TBE so are naturally stoked about their new City Of Lovers EP. The title track is a perfect continuation of last years self titled debut LP, full of glistening vocals and big soft hooks. It’s both sexy and dance-y. And very summer-y.

[MP3] *PREMIERE* Baby Monster – “The General of Hot Desire”

it picks you up and takes you far away

♫ Baby Monster – The General of Hot Desire

‘Tis the season for sharing, caring, goodwill, and – as our friend at the right will agree with – peace and love. Joining the holiday spirit this year are TBE favorites Baby Monster who have cooked up this treat for us all. “The General Of Hot Desire” is all breathy vocals and slowly tinkling rhythms, making it perfect for mistletoe utilizing and whatnot. So grab your favorite baby/monster and hold them tight this holiday season. Baby Monster would want you to. And so would I.

Artist links: Facebook / Soundcloud / Amazon


♫ Baby Monster – Russian Lights

1 of the best songs of the year (“Mr Success”) + a handful of gems make for a strong, sexy, & soothing debut from an under-loved duo. 7/10

[Quickies are mini-reviews that can fit into a 140 character tweet. They are of albums that people already know of but perhaps are curious about our take on it. What did you think of the disc?]

Band links: Facebook / Soundcloud

Remix Roundup Vol. 48 – 7.22.2011 [CSS, Theophilus London, Yelle, Wolf Gang and more…]

We,Joel and Scott, welcome you back.  This time we bring you Remix Roundup Vol. 48.  Damn, that’s a lot.  We can’t believe we’re almost at 50.  Time flies…, too fast these days.  On that note, its time to play a little catch up.

Below we have a mix of mostly new, but some tunes we just missed out on.  Hope you’re hungry, because this is going to take you up a waste size.  Be smart though…  No dancing for at least thirty minutes after ingesting this madness.

Get Nurdy!

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.

♫ CSS – Hit’s Me Like A Rock (Dillon Francis Remix)

♫ Mighty Mouse – Between the Pavement and the Stars (Edwin Van Cleef Remix)

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[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2011 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

The best of the best… so far. My list ordering is always fast and loose so don’t sweat the numbers too much. For more on any of these artists use the tags links at the bottom of the post. Read on and rock out!

25 – ♫ Baby Monster – Mr. Success / These guys snuck in with a jam that just kept getting better with each listen. Oooooh ooooo ooooo!

24 – ♫ The Weeknd – House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls / Dark, dirty, and not for public consumption. But damn if I can’t get enough.

23 – ♫ Motopony – King of Diamonds / Should be higher up on the list but with another Motopony track below I am basically sneaking this track in. An amazing song.

22 – ♫ Vacationer – Trip / A love song written by Read more

[MP3] BABY MONSTER have a jam for you, MR., and it’s quite a SUCCESS

dream of excess, skies, ghosts, money, time

♫ Baby Monster – Mr. Success

Los Angeles’ Baby Monster have made numerous TBE appearances but due to their top remixing skills it’s been mostly through the love and respect of Joel & Scott. Come June 27th they drop their self-titled debut album and over the past few weeks they have been dropping tastes of what that original material will sound like. I’ll be hot-damned if it isn’t some sweet nectar. “Mr. Success” is like lighting a sparkler in a field at sunset then just staring into the lights and spinning. Sooner or later either you or the sparkler will give out but it won’t matter cause your eyes will be closed, your face bent in a perma-smile, and your mind sure that you “live the best.” Sample 3 other gold nuggets over at their Soundcloud but hurry cause their download limits wont last long. I’d jump on “The Fear Of Charlie Sunrise” first.

Get loud in Soundcloud /// Amazon