A-Trak – “Push” feat. Andrew Wyatt

Music for… those of watching 1/3 of Miike Snow killing it with new project Galantis and wondering if we would ever hear the sweet sounds of singer Andrew Wyatt again. Leave it up to premiere talent curator and supreme collaborator A-Trak to give us a little party medicine with this gritty butt bumper. “Push” may not be a new Miike Snow jam but damn if it isn’t a fine piece of collaboration.

Location: A-Trak is everywhere, man.

Future: “Push” is supposedly “a new chapter of solo material from DJ hero A-Trak” so thats exciting.

Rubblebucket – “Carousel Ride”

Sounds Like… Rubblebucket have been having a hell of a good time. Playing Glastonbury, being Arcade Fire’s dancing bobble-heads, and now releasing this horntastic piece of fun. This jam has it all! Guitar crunch that would make The Faint faint, horns worthy of a No Doubt reunion, and enough untamed bleeps and bloops for a Miike Snow remix. Hold on tight.

Location: Back in the US after a European/UK tour.

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] The TBE 5 Year Anniversary Album

Well, its finally here! The full album download of The Burning Ear’s 5 Year Anniversary Album! A big thank to you all the bands that made such amazing jams for this project. It is a hug honor to have my name stamped on the cover of this but the real props go to the musicians. You all killed it!


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[PREMIERE-MP3] Christopher Norman – “Cult Logic” (Miike Snow Cover)

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When I was compiling the list of top songs from the last five years of this music site I knew Miike Snow had to be on it. But anyone alive in 2009 hear their fair share of “Animal” covers & remixes already. Plus, it was “Cult Logic” that always had my top vote on that album. But who would cover it? Who would step up and do this jam justice!? Well, the one and only Christopher Norman, thats who. Christopher continually flies under too many radars as I post jam after jam of his here on TBE. Let hope this awesome cover grabs some more ears leading up to his debut album. It certainly made my day.

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The Happy Birthday TBE Album – With exclusive covers and remixes from Noah Hyde, Pr0files, Lincoln Jesser, Parade of Lights and more…

This is just a teaser to get you all as excited as I am. To celebrate the 5th birthday of The Burning Ear I’m putting together an album of exclusive remixes of covers of the best TBE jams of the past 5 years. Contributing artists like Pr0files, Noah Hyde, Lincoln Jesser, Y Luv, Wiley Webb, Memoryy, Germany Germany, and more will be remixing or covering songs by Miike Snow, Twin Shadow, Scavenger Hunt, Yeasayer, Phosphorescent, Rhye, Frank Ocean, and more.

The list goes one and makes my heart skip a beat every time I read it. And dont even get me started on heart skips when I LISTEN to these jams. Holy cow. You guys are in for a treat.

AND THEN, there is the epic album artwork above created by the amazing Meghan Ellie Smith. I’m basically a mess of excitement over here.

Stay tuned. The project rolls out next week….


[MP3] W. Pontonen – “Come Smile”

in the morning when the night has died i forget just where i’ve been

♫ W. Pontonen – Come Smile

  • Who: Miike Snow‘s Pontus Winnberg
  • What: Drum beat grooves, like Miike Snow, Karlsson & Winnberg, Lykke Li
  • Where: Stockholm, Sweden + Facebook
  • When: W. Pontonon has only released this under that name.
  • Why: Crafting some sort of alternate reality mashup, Winnberg has rubbed Lykke Li’s “Come Near” together with Smile‘s “Clean Gloves, Dirty Hands” and cooked up this jam. Its unclear whether Pontonon is a real project or a one off for this track. What is sure is Sweden’s INGRID collective contains Winnberg, Lykke, and members of The Teddybears and Peter Bjorn and John and they are gearing up for action.

[MP3] Galantis – “Tank”

♫ Galantis – Tank

  • Who: According to A-Trak’s radio show it’s Bloodshy, Carli & Style of Eye.
  • What: Beats n beats, like Joe and Will Ask?, NoteOn
  • Where: Sweden + Facebook?
  • When: “Tank” is out on the Robotberget label’s EP1.
  • Why: Karlsson & Winnberg, Bloodshy & Avant, The Swedes of Miike Snow, however you want to call them they just started a label called Robotberget and it’s 1st showcase EP features this aptly named village-destroyer by Galantis. This one makes me want to build a couch fort and valiantly defend it against the oncoming hordes. Pull your sheet/cape close. It’s about to get epic…

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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