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[MILESTONE] The Burning Ear’s 1000th post! A Celebration Mix!

Wow. Another mind-bending milestone in the TBE saga. 1000 is a big number but in the grand scheme of things it will only be the tip of the iceberg. Running this site for the past 28 months has been an honor and privilege and we all look forward to dropping more sweet jams for a long time to come. For now lets celebrate with a little mixtape I put together below. There is a theme in there somewhere…

There are some potential changes to the site underway but until I get a breather from work I won’t be able to think about any of that. I can say that today I will be retiring my tradition of post titles. There were a thing I started waaay back when and although they are sometimes fun I feel like a more straightforward title may be smoother for everyone involved. The Internet is confusing enough without me trying to “clever” with my post titles. Try to hold back the tears, I know. Anyway, to the music! Read more

Brandon’s Digest Vol. 14 – 10.21.2010 [Hot Chip, RAC, Penguin Prison, Foals, Kisses, Duck Sauce, Temper Trap, and more!]

Now that Joel & Scott have joined Team TBE and are piloting the Remix Roundup train to partyville on the regular I have updated the Digest format to act as a roundup of all sorts of goodness coming my way! Hopefully this will be a more regular and timely than it was. Orient yourself below and enjoy!

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

NEW RELEVENT JAMS

♫ Sensual Harassment – Boss / Dare I say this song is boss? I probably shouldn’t. It’s definitely rad, though. Sensusal Harassment go 3 for 3 with their limited catalog!

♫ Mayer Hawthorne – No Strings (Prod by Classixx) / New Mayer Hawthorne produced by Read more

The 20.9 Best Songs of 2009… So Far / Jan.-June

Art by Odili Donald Odita

Art by Odili Donald Odita

How freaking crazy is it that 2009 is already halfway over? What a crazy year so far, in so many ways, the least of which is all of the fantastic, surprising, and sometimes disappointing music that has come our way. TBE will be 5 months old in a week and we have been chronicling most of the year’s jams. Here are my top 20.9. I guarantee you wont agree with all of them but doesn’t that just make our friendship that much more deep and meaningful? Just so we are clear how I arrived at this particular order, I’ve selected my favorites from my top listens each month and then ordered them purely by total play count. I know that’s confusing but whatever, the list is after the jump.

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Project Jenny, Project Jan team up with Fujiya & Miyagi!!

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I got needles and pins and I hear the sound of violins

Project Jenny, Project Jan – Pins and Needles (w/ Fujiya & Miyagi)

Oh boy, where do I start? First of all, if you are familiar with both bands on this track then proceed freely. For those needing the back story it goes like this…. Project Jenny, Project Jan are two dudes from Brooklyn who are named neither Jenny nor Jan. Their debut album XOXOXOXOXO (above) is filled with quirky danceable pop fun that should appeal to people who can smile. “Pins and Needles” is their latest single and sees them collaborating with Fujiya and Miyagi. (Again, nobody named Fujiya or Miyagi in this group. Just three white Brits. Kids these days.) This song is a definte departure for PJPJ as Fujia & Miyagi seem to have exerted a mellowing influence on the typically spastic laptop-rockers. (Song topics include alcoholic zoo-animals on “Zoobar” and the frustration of board-games on “Games.” Just to be clear, I highly recommend this album. Here are two of my favorite tracks from XOXOXOXOXO.

Project Jenny, Project Jan – Train Track

Project Jenny, Project Jan – 320

If you like “Pins and Needles” then you should definitely get “Collarbone,” the sneaker-centric funk-fest that rocked just about every hipster BBQ last summer.

Fujiya & Miyagi – Collarbone

I never fell in love with their full albums but the power of “Collarbone” is undeniable and I like vibe F&J have sewn into PJPJ. Definitely curious to hear new releases from all these misnamed dudes.

Project Jenny, Project Jan on eMusic / MySpace

Fujiya and Miyagi on eMusic / MySpace