[QUICKIE] Miike Snow – HAPPY TO YOU (w/ “The Wave”)

you can hear them banging on the tin but my love wont be sane

Ya’ll know I LOVE Miike Snow. The Wave is Gold. Paddling Out too. But rest of album I have to agree more with AV Club & Pitchfork. Lacking.

[Quickies are mini-reviews that can fit into a 140 character tweet. They are of albums that people already know of but perhaps are curious about our take on it. What did you think of the disc?]

Artist links: Facebook / Soundcloud / Amazon

[VIDEO] Miike Snow – “Paddling Out”

And the magical adventure begins…

Did I mention that this song gets me waaay more excited for Happy To You (on March 26th).

The 15 Best Cover Songs of 2011

Welcome to the end of the year. A time for reflection, for resolutions, for binge drinking, and for me telling you what was good in the TBE hood! Kicking things off are my 15 favorite covers spanning all genres and damn near all instruments. Guys! Girls! Guys singing girls’ songs! Girls singing guys’ songs! It’s mayhem! Strap in, rock on, and Read more

[MP3] Miike Snow – “Devil’s Work”

my hands, i feel like i’ve been here before, she has already spoken

♫ Miike Snow – Devil’s Work

New Miike Snow!!!! Anyone reading TBE since the ’09 days know I get super ear-boners for these guys so I was naturally stoked that a new track dropped recently. Except that I’m just not sold on this. Sounds like any band could have done “Devil’s Work.” Where is the knob-jockey genius of the Miike Snow I know!? I do like the horns, though. And am still generally pumped for more as they have said the album is finished and coming out early 2012. Here is a little “film accompaniment” for “Devil’s Work.” And here is a sweater that we can all cry about missing out on.

Artist links: Facebook / Soundcloud / Amazon

[MP3] Karlsson & Winnberg – “The Dance (feat. Spank Rock)”

daddy look what i done, i’m moving to the drum

♫ Karlsson & Winnberg – The Dance (feat. Spank Rock)

Karlsson & Winnberg, a.k.a Bloodshy & Avant, a.k.a The guys in Miike Snow who twist all the knobs, a.k.a. the guys that produced Britney Spears’ “Toxic.” a.k.a F-ING geniuses, have a new single with that guy Spank Rock making whiney noises over their sweet bleeps and beats. Unfortunate vocals aside, I’m tripping on a new set of tweaky sounds from my favorite Swedes. Just do not try and synchronize any dance moves to this track! You will harm yourself. Seriously. I know.

Artist links: ??

[PLAYLIST] The Best REMIXES of 2011 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

Strap on your shufflin’ shoes and make sure to stretch ’cause this list is an unmerciful messenger delivering jams of the highest quality. Some of these remixes have been banned by certain unenlightened governments for igniting dance parties and group high-fives so share with care.

This edition is chock full of TBE Remix alums and a few newbies shaking things up. Everyone’s favorite, Passion Pit, nab two spots while newbie Star Slinger clinches two more. In a massive non-surprise, RAC takes a heavy slice of this pie with a full 5 slots. Hey, it’s not my fault the guy is a genius. Stay tuned to the number 1 spot to see which brand-newcomers got the number 1 spot and then make sure to leave your thoughts and additions in the comments.

25 – ♫ Britney Spears – Till The World Ends (DOCTOR ROSEN ROSEN Remix) / This isn’t so much “Till The World Ends” but more “After The World Ended.” The Britney comeback party starter gets a post-apocalyptic haunted castle treatment with the “oooh oooh”s providing a completely different effect..

24 – ♫ Miami Horror – Holidays (Butcher Blades Recreational Disaster Remix) / Best name for a remix.

23 – ♫ Jump Jump Dance Dance – Modern Eyes (Vindata Remix) / Why doesn’t this remix have it’s own video of Read more

Dubstep Roundup Vol. 18 + Video – 6.21.2011 [Adventure Club, Nero, The Killabits, Miike Snow and more…]


Whoa!  The Dubstep Roundup is back with vengeance.

Keep It 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.

♫ J Majik- Solarize (RUN DMT & Bird Peterson Remix)

♫ Flight Facilities – Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

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Brandon’s TBE Digest 23 – [6.2.2011] New Jams, Remixes, Mashups & Covers!

Boy, this one was a long time coming. Either you are all quite patient or you didn’t notice. Either way I have been busy as heck which just means that all the tracks I had compiled got whittled down to just the gems. Rock.

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


♫ Memory Tapes – Wait In The Dark / New Memory Tapes! This guy just has that touch. Never my favorite songs in the world but I always enjoy hearing them.

♫ Javelin – Cowpoke / Javelin released a new album of Read more