Brandon’s TBE Digest 20 [2.24.2011] New Jams, Remixes, Mashups & Covers

Got a lot of goodies here and as usual lately my super-favorites are in bold! Dig in, rock out, and see if you can spot my Web Sheriff baiting. It’s been a while since that guy came around! What gives?

For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!


♫ The Kills – Satellite / Mosshart finally gets back to The Kills and we’ve got a new album on the horizon! Although, I was hoping for a bit more punch.

♫ Say Hi – Devils / Long time TBE faves return with a bit more of a folksy vibe but the same signature vocals and shuffling Read more

[MP3] BARBARA say UNICORNICA is a place on the MOON, so don’t TRIP

you been travelling all alone down that road and all i have is a photo

♫ Barbara – Unicornica (demo)

What the only thing better than stumbling across some nice new jams? Finding out that the people behind that sweetness are also behind one of your favorite music blogs! First there was the out-of-left-field but Kid Cudi approved cover of “Pursuit of Happiness” that was instantly refreshing. Then I got “Unicornica”  in my inbox and instantly fell for it (in demo form, no less!). Such a delicate little beat coupled with those intimate vocals make for some great listening. So after all that “Barbara-ness” I finally read this Audiomuffin post on how how their own Bootsy and Frank are a core part of the band! Hell yeah! So “Unicornica” is still in the oven (hee hee) awaiting a full LP release but their Robopopironica EP is out now and features the fantastic “Moon Trip.”

♫ Barbara – Moon Trip

Fragile and spacey. Great for winding down before some much needed sleep. I love when Booty’s vocals come in. The shift from husky to sweetness is perfect. It’s so nice to hear some music bloggers making music of their own. Sure make me feel humble. So if you are digging this greatness then support these guys!

Bury your face in their website

} TBE Digest 6 – 2.24.10 [Gorillaz, Lil Wayne, Major Lazer, B.o.B., Broken Social Scene, …]

These Digest’s are tough to do because there are really only two emotions I feel while writing them: disappointment and bewilderment. The former for bands I love that are delivering sub-par baloney and the latter for bands other people love who are delivering sub-par baloney. These opinions are of course only my own and that’s why I persist with this series, because others may be really into these tracks and that is great. Different strokes, ya know. On the other hand, some may just be curious as to what different bands are up to these days. Read it for any reason you want, but know that I write it out of a simple desire to pass along the recent happenings in my musical world that I don’t feel are worthy of their own post. (There seemed to have been some confusion last time) Anyway, read on, trudge through, wade in, sally forth, whatever, just know that this edition is exceptionally long for whatever reason but there are some fun covers awaiting you at the end.

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