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[REMIX] On-The-Go – “Spellbound” Kapus remix

who would’ve thought i’d be this numb, i said

We all remember On-The-Go as the best band to come out of Russia last year (Besides Pompeya…) and thankfully they’ve survived another winter to commission some remixes of their One Spark EP. Kapus tightened up that beat, made the synth line sound evil, and gave the vocals an ominous chipmunk quality, all adding up to a damn groovy jam.

Brandon’s TBE Digest 30 – [11.3.2011] New Jams, Remixes, & Covers!

Artwork by Jacob Youngblood Ziegler

Brandon’s TBE Digest is a place where I gather up all the recent jams that are worth a listen (or 10) but don’t necessarily need their own post. Here you will find new tracks by known bands, remixes, covers, and even mashups if they are interesting. My favorites of the lot are in bold.

A big batch of goodies this time round. Plus, since it’s a nice round number Jacob Youngblood Ziegler hooked us up with a fancy Anniversary Edition of the TBE Digest art. Stare at it in awe as you listen.

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

NEW RELEVENT JAMS

♫ Phantogram – Don’t Move / Phantogram return with the Nightlife EP and this is a great sign of the continued sexiness these two are working with.

♫ Body Language – Seeds of Sight / More spaced out sex funk from one of Brooklyn’s finest.

♫ Vacationer – Gone  While not nearly as good as previous track “Trip” this shows good promise of more magic to come from this Body Language collaborator.

REMIXES

♫ Katie Herzig – Free My Mind (RAC Remix) / Like I said yesterday, there is no Read more

[MP3] On-The-Go – “In The Wind” & “The Whaler”

go wild out there, grow wild out there

♫ On-The-Go – In The Wind

First Pompeya and now On-The-Go!? Russia is killing it this year and my ears couldn’t be happier. It starts with a heartbeat and then from the first second of delicate piano chords and vocals “In The Wind” commands your attention, reeling you further in with every added instrument. Even though there is something very melancholy in the music I can’t help but feel wide open and invigorated every time I hear it. It kinda reminds me of the last Foals album and that is a high compliment.

Hailing from the decaying Russian car industry city of Togliatti, On-The-Go somehow channel a lush equatorial energy that one doesn’t associate with Mother Russia. Take a look at the gorgeous video for “In The Wind” (below) and it may change your mental picture of Russia forever.

♫ On-The-Go – The Whaler

“The Whaler” expands their sound with a little more swagger and swing, bringing in a guitar line that melts my ears with every note. So nice. Anyway, On-The-Go have an EP called One Spark and I will be going to get it now. I suggest you do the same.

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