Why: Kings of Leon are a big sounding band. Mona are a big sounding band. So its kind of a surprise to hear that “No Tell” is a rather small sounding song. Don’t get me wrong, play it enough times and it will be etched in your head like a moonshine hangover, but it is no party starter. More like a party closer. The song that comes on when you are driving home and the sun is breaking behind the hills and she has her head on your shoulder and you sing quietly to yourself, thinking of another time and place.
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Ahem! Excuse me. If you thought you were taking a break because last weekend was New Years Eve then forget it. This is the first weekend of 2012 and it’s time to kick things off right. Below is a list of the best remixes of the past 6 months and they are quite restless so please let them out this weekend. Walks and feeding are optional.
Any glaring errors in judgement? Any additions you would make? Any good pizza in L.A.?
17. â™«Â M83 – Midnight City (Alcala Remix)Â / One of the top remixed songs of the year had stiff competition but Alcala’s slow build explodes the original into the stratospheric massiveness that it always hinted at.
8. â™«Â Citizens! – True Romance (Gigamesh Remix)Â / From the moment Gigamesh drops that beat it’s all over. The windows are down and I’m practically climbing out the window to get the whipping wind on my face. Thank goodness for seat belts.
1. â™«Â The Notorious B.I.G – Everyday Struggle (Frogs in Socks BiG Bootleg)Â / Just as you get your head around the odd and minimal beat you realize that Biggie sounds clearly than ever and everything fits in such anÂ awkwardlyÂ perfect way you wonder how such a thing could exist. Then you understand that the world is full of all sorts of miracles that nobody can explain.
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Well damn if this ‘aint one catchy piece of rock n roll music. The epic stadium sing along kind that you belt out at the top of you lungs even if you are only alone in the car. Especially if you are alone in the car.
Brown Shoe get a lot of comparisons to Kings of Leon due to their big rock stylings but the fact that they are 3 brothers and a long time friend doen’t help either. I, for one, wouldn’t mind if these guys filled the void left behind by KoL’s recent meltdown. Catch more of their rock, including a couple previous LPs, at their Bandcamp. [via Fairly Coherent]
I don’t wanna hear one peep about how “summer is almost over!” or “but it’s not even sunny where I am” or “this mix is late” or “my eyes are melting from that album art.” Summer is a frame of mind and TBE is about to whip yours into shape! Now that you have grown tired of your own summer mix as well as all the ones that other blogs put out months ago, it’s time to get the summer mix to not only end all summer mixes, but to end summer itself! (Except thats not even true because I have a specially themed bonus summer mix for next week! Stay tuned…) The Burning Ear 2011 Summer Mega-Mix has something for everyone and happens in a few different waves so it’s best listened to in order.
So smooth out those short shorts, dust off those cocktail umbrellas, slide those shades up on the nose, and feel the warm breeze between your sandy toes because this mix is about to start with a bang. And did I mention that album art courtesy of DARTS? I can’t even count the number of awesome things going on. There is at least one for each of the 19 jams happening below. Read more
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I always think I like Kings of Leon more than I actually do. When I think of jams like “The Bucket,” “Knocked Up,” “On Call,” and “Sex on Fire” I feel like KoL must be one of my favorite bands but the truth is that their albums all have moderate-at-best play counts. They have crafted some gems in their days but their albums all seem to have quite a bit of filler. Come Around Sundown is different but it’s a weird kind of different. Let me put it this way, the first time I heard “Sex on Fire” was when a friend thrust headphones into my ears and wildly explained that she was about to blow my mind with the new KoL track. I am sure that she is not doing the same with any of the tracks on Come Around Sundown. The album lacks any of the huge unstoppably catchy jams that haveÂ catapultedÂ the boys from Tennessee to fame over their last 2 albums.Â First single “Radioactive” was initially a bigÂ disappointmentÂ but it’s hard to to tell how much of that was because of the brow-furrowing reverse-racist video. It took three listens through Sundown to even be able to pick my album favorite, “Pony Up.” Not a good sign. (although I’m digging “The Face” a lot lately) But the album is actually quite listenable. Does the lack of a standout jam mean that the rest of the tracks have stepped up from filler status? Or is the whole album just filler? See, that last notion seems too harsh, but the first seems too generous for an album I know won’t be making my ‘best-of’ list. I think the answer lies somewhere in the middle. WhetherÂ consciouslyÂ or not, the Kings missed the mark on any sort of 2010 “Use Somebody” and instead opted for a more somber and straightforward album that lacks the rough and raw energy of their early albums, as well as the more experimental sounds of 2007’s Because Of The Times.Â Anyway, the album aside, most people have already made up your mind on either hating or loving King of Leon but I say give it a listen or two with an open mind and you might enjoy it. Or not.
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Loosen those belts because this Digest is quite the spread and you’re gonna need some breathing room to get through all 18 of these morsels. Bear with me because, save for the last two, this is all great stuff and there are a few “Best ___ of 2010” shoe-ins lurking below. Once again, the jams are broken into “courses” for your convenience. Enjoy!
For more jams or by any of these artists use the â€˜tagsâ€™ links at the bottom of the post!
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