[#60-41] The 60 Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts)


The moment I hit the “publish” button on this post, that counter above (that I see on the backend of this blog) will turn to 3,000. Three-motherFing-thousand. That’s a lot of posts. That’s a hell of a lot of music. But just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, that number took 6 years and 1 month to reach. So happy birthday to The Burning Ear. Happy 3,000th post to new bands. Happy remaining sanity in my music addled brain. And to celebrate those happys, I would like to revisit the same concept as this blog’s very first post and pay special attention to songs that I feel went under-appreciated. These are the jams that are considered stadium worth in my ears, even if they only ever garnered a few thousand plays on Soundcloud, YouTube, or Myspace (yes, this blog is that old…).

So read on for Part 1 of what I’m cleverly and succinctly titling The Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts) Feb 2009 – March 2015. Part 2 drops tomorrow (here), and Part 3 the next day. And then after that, look out for some stylistic changes here on The Burning Ear. It’s exciting times and I’m beyond stoked to share it with all you crazies. But now, some weird thoughts on these songs!

Love & Jams,

-Brandon B.

p.s. There is a playlist of all the songs at the bottom of the post so you can listen to them straight through.

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[MP3/REMIX] Midi Matilda – “Love & The Movies” + (MyKill Remix)

the lovers on the tv screen they dont look nothing like you and me

♫ Midi Matilda – Love & The Movies

Midi Matilda continue their reign of awesomeness with this new one-off jam that also comes with a fantastic remix to properly cover all your grooving needs. Just try not getting these hooks dug deep under your skin. Can these guys blow up already?

♫ Midi Matilda – Love & The Movies (MyKill Remix)

[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2012 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

Lets not talk about the fact this year is already half over. Thats just insane. About as insane as the quality of jams that have been pumping through TBE HQ’s speakers these past 6 months. Here is the best of the best. Did I miss any? Did you miss any?

(Thanks to Vladimir Bobritskiy for the album art.)

25. My Great Ghost – Plain Sight / A pulsating, haunting, and thoroughly beautiful journey.

24. Purity Ring – Obedear / Slightly creepy. Very ominous. Highly Read more

[LIVE/EP] Midi Matilda – RED LIGHT DISTRICT EP (w/ “Red Light District”)

i could be your lover, hold me till the next one at least

♫ Midi Matilda – Red Light District

You should remember San Francisco’s Midi Matilda from their stellar “Day Dreams” in January. If you don’t, then now is your chance to remember them from their also-stellar “Red Light District” and the impeccable EP named after it. The band’s style of shuffling grooves slip and bounce in perfect harmony with Kilborn’s tender vocals. It’s all endlessly catchy without suffering from largesse or overproduction. It’s kinda perfect really. A lot like Read more

Remix Party Playlist Vol. 63 – 4.14.2012 [Lily Allen, Morning Parade, Phil Collins, Madeon and more…]

Because sometimes Saturday is a good day for a fresh batch of remixes.

I’m back to butter up your eardrums with some radicool (yes, I know radicool isn’t a real word, but in my vocabulary- it is) jams.  As you know, our cold lockers are packed to the gills with sonic tunes and electronic robots.  We are quickly approaching the night, and frankly the time to start getting saucy, nurdy, weird, (insert adjective here) etc.   So look, right now I’m envisioning what is to be the first global cyber dance party ever… and guess what?  You’re all invited.  I’ve got the jams, you’ve got the moves, so lets do this.

Shout out to all the followers from South Africa and around the world.  We love hearing from you guys.

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.

♫ Miike Snow – Devil’s Work (Henry Fong Bootleg Remix)

♫ Niki & The Dove – Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix)

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[MP3] Midi Matilda – “Day Dreams”

you’re my get up and go, i’ve got you figured, nobody else does

♫ Midi Matilda – Day Dreams

  • Who: Skyler Kilborn & Logan Grimé
  • What: Indie electro-pop, like Capital Cities, Penguin Prison, Wolf Gang.
  • Where: San Francisco + Facebook / Amazon
  • When: The “Red Light District” single is out now.
  • Why: Hazy indie pop with equal parts dance swagger and jazz riffing. The vocals are light but infectious, swinging between distant beats and rhythms. Perfect music for the ride home. Enough oomph to transition the mind down from high energies to mellow dream time. “Red Light District” is another name-your-price gem fits my ears so good. More Midi Matilda, please.