[VIDEO] Band of Horses – “Knock Knock”

Always nice to see a band in their natural habitat. Plus, epic 4:3! Haha.

Dubstep Roundup Vol. 32 – 6.18.2012 [Adventure Club, Kill Paris, Ellie Goulding, Purity Ring, and more…]

Welcome To Dubstep Roundup Vol. 32

What up my TBE peeps?  Its been long overdue, I know.  The Reason: As some of you know I’ve been working on several other projects.  Mainly, Lights & Music Entertainment; a Music Blog / Concert & Event Production Series.   Does this mean I’m done with TBE?  Nope, but most of my time will be spent building content for my own blog.  Don’t worry, my Remix & Dubstep Roundups are alive and well over there.  In fact, they are about to be better than ever.

I truly hope you have your bowels in check for this shit, because its about to get Nurdy as all get-up.

Frankly, its not safe in here.

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Follow @Lights3Music on Twitter for updates on remixes, dubstep and all things Nurdy.

Adventure Club – Do I See Color (Dafusia Remix) “LME” favorites get the Dafusia treatment.  Have no clue who Dafusia is, but I dig the way he treats tracks…

Band Of Horses – The Funeral (Sound Remedy Remix) / This is one hell of a melodic dubstep tune.  Sound Remedy, a Lights & Music alum, was working with magic glow-sticks when he created this gem. Read more

Dubstep Roundup Vol. 13 – 3.25.2011 [BAND OF HORSES, THE BEATLES, NANCY SINATRA, WAKA FLOCKA and more… ]

Happy Friday to YOU world.  Its time for everyone to get the hell out of the office and get ready to dance with the devil, play with fire, shake brains with Mr. Yuck, say yeehaw to cowboys (that’s for you Jeff), pump fists with bros, get greasy with hipsters, and Nurd the hell out with Joel & Scott.

Welcome to Dubstep Roundup Vol. 13

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.

♫ Chase And Status ft. Delilah – Time (RIOT 87 Remix) / This song is a banger that will grind at all your senses.  Its like RIOT 87 smashed dubstep and rock into a garbage disposal and created gold.  Thank you RIOT 87.  MORE PLEASE.

♫ Hussle Club – Loose Tights (Flinch Remix) / 1.) The intro feels like your sunny day just might be in danger of some stormy weather.  2.) The calm before the storm….  3.) Don’t get sea sick because you’re in for a wavy ride.

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The Best Cover Songs of 2010

This year saw quite a few bands taking cracks at covers of songs both new and old. From bare bones beautiful interpretations of The Smashing Pumpkins, Miike Snow, and LCD Soundsystem to full on genre flipping of Jay-Z and Justice, to a different blend of herbs and spices on Band of Horses and Beyoncé, it’s clear that there is no magic formula to a great cover. These are the one’s I loved the most this past year. You?

10. ♫ ceo – Halo (Beyoncé Cover)

9. ♫ Jackson Harris – Empire State Of Mind (Jay-Z cover)

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[LP] CEE-LO GREEN is NO ONE’S bitch and he’s GONNA LOVE YOU if he wants

and anything to make you smile, it’s a better side of you to admire

♫ Cee Lo Green – No One’s Gonna Love You (Produced By Paul Epworth)

After the beautiful “Georgia” I was highly anticipating Cee-Lo’s The Lady Killer but then “Fuck You” came along and internet fervor aside, just didn’t grab me as a song. I was worried. Turns out that I had fair reason to be as The Lady Killer doesn’t live up to what we might expect from this vocal legend. It’s certainly a pleasant listen, easily described with that back-handed compliment “nice.” It’s all super slick and inoffensive production and sure, the album is still slowly growing on me, but none of the songs reach out and demand repeat listens. Well, none except for his cover of Band Of Horses’ “No One’s Gonna Love You.” It’s been around since before “Fuck You” blew up and it really deserves all the attention that the expletive laden single got. On an album that sometimes seems more like a showcase for the revolving cast of producers, the brilliant work of Paul Epworth meshes perfectly with Green’s silky heartache. The song is both incredibly moving and infectious, a beautifully dangerous combination in these wintery and introspective times.

Two other tracks I have been digging more and more are “I Want You” and “Fool For You,” each one standing out a bit from the pack. Another recent worthwhile Cee-Lo jam is his contribution to the latest Twilight soundtrack, the rollin’ and bouncin’ whistle-fest “What Part of Forever.”

♫ Cee-Lo Green – What Part of Forever (non-album track)

So I still love me some Cee-Lo but I was hoping for more from The Lady Killer. Oh well, a few stellar tracks is never something to scoff at.

Bury your face in MySpace /// eMusic /// Amazon too


oh, i’m at a crossroads with myself, i don’t got no one else

♫ Band Of Horses – Laredo

(Web Sheriff disapproves but you can stream “Laredo” below and stream the whole album here)

Band Of Horses is one of those bands that I have never really listened to but have always heard good things about. I’ve heard a few tracks from their third album, Infinite Arms, which comes out on Tuesday and “Laredo” immediately jumped out as a favorite. I think these guys might be a bit too folky for me to really get into but “Laredo” is the perfect song for this kind of rainy mellow Sunday that’s going on here. Turn it on, close your eyes (or stare at that beautiful album art), and just drift along with the story of a man’s troubles with himself and his heart. Read more