[VIDEO] Bastille – “Bad Blood”

Because sometimes The 4th of July is about mourning the lost in a house that isn’t so sure they are actually gone. And being stoked for a new Bastille jam. The single is out August 20th but still no work of a proper album.

[EP] Bastille – OTHER PEOPLE’S HEARTACHE (w/ “What Would You Do?” & “Of The Night”)

get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses

♫ Bastille – What Would You Do? (City High cover)

If you only know UK’s Bastille from last year’s stellar jam “Flaws” then the emotional weight of his new mixtape may be a bit jarring. The thing is, what makes this guy so interesting is his ability to balance fun dance grooves with samples from Requiem For A Dream and lyrics about abused children (cover of City High’s “What Would You Do?” above). It’s more real then we expect our indie pop music to be. It’s also quite stunning.

♫ Bastille – Of The Night

On this more straightforward dance-song-sampling jam Bastille still lays a deep distortion filter on the vocals in the chorus, giving the thing an eerie ominous feeling. But still awesome and fun. Weird.

Bastille also covers Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” and brilliantly samples “Ms Jackson” on the EP. Other People’s Heartache is FREE so grab it now and go deep as we wait for more greatness from UK’s Bastille.

Artist links: Soundcloud / Facebook/ Amazon

The Best Party Songs of 2011

Yes! In time for NYE! This is my favorite year-end list to make because its obviously the most fun. And I give it the least amount of stress. Read on for Read more

Brandon’s TBE Digest 26 [8.10.2011] New Jams, Remixes, & Covers!

Brandon’s TBE Digest is a place where I gather up all the recent jams that are worth a listen (or 10) but don’t necessarily need their own post. Here you will find new tracks by known bands, remixes, covers, and even mashups if they are interesting. My favorites of the lot are in bold.

See that nifty little intro in italics up there? Yeah, it was brought to my attention that these Digests didn’t come with much in the way of explanation and even dedicated TBE readers may not really understand what the heck these are considering I haven’t explained them in about 22 volumes. Oops. Anyway, this Digest has some real jam-a-roonies so quit reading my baloney and get in there!

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


♫ The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love / The Rapture return after waaaay too many years absent with a jam. It’s no “Whoo Alright” but it does bode well for more sweetness from these guys.

♫ Toro y Moi – Saturday Love / Toro y Moi gave us a Summer present! Thanks Chad!

♫ Teddybears – Weed In A Rizzla (feat. Trimbal) / I really don’t know what to Read more

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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[STREAM] Bastille – “Flaws”, “Laura Palmer”, & “Icarus”

dig them out, let’s finish what we started, dig them out, so nothing’s left untouched

So the top review of the “Flaws” single right now on iTunes store UK says that the song got his wife pregnant even though the guy is infertile. Seriously. The thing is, I believe it. “Flaws” is kinda freaking magic and listening to this track seems like some sort of crazy privilege. Like I’m hearing the future of pop music. The production is crisp, catchy and fun, and Bastille’s vocals are fantastic. It’s instant best-song list material and no surprise that it’s caused a YouTube cover phenomenon. I’m apparently quite late to this one but thank goodness I’m here now. Join me. And take in two more fantastic Bastille tracks below. “Flaws” is B-sided with “Icarus” and for sale now (buy it for reals) and the stellar “Laura Palmer” is just a big tease I guess.


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