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

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

Remix Roundup Vol. 18 – 3.8.10 [Gorillaz, Miike Snow, Vampire Weekend, The Temper Trap]

Time is tight and I’m late for a date with with the sandman so I’m gonna forgo my usual ramblings for an edited version. I’ve arranged these in a loose order of great to merely relevant so use that as a guide. Or just cherry pick. Whatevs.  If enough people miss my personal notes then I can bring ’em back but if not then frankly I could use the extra time. Word.

♫ The Hood Internet vs The 2000s – Decalogue / The hood Internet take an epic 6 minute trip through the 2000s. A must listen for anyone who has been alive for the past 10 years and enjoys good times and great memories. For realz. Crank this and bust your moves all up on memory lane.

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THE SILENT LEAGUE are neither mine nor YOURS, but are TRULY a band for all 2095 of us

she has a jumpsuit on, she’s also a telephone

♫ The Silent League – Yours Truly, 2095

“Yours Truly” is the lead single off The Silent League’s third album, But You’ve Always Been The Caretaker, but it’s the first I’ve heard from these  Brooklynites. Their 2004 debut was apparently so highly praised that the bands members were nabbed to collaborate with artists like Beirut, Arcade Fire, Bishop Allen, and The Harlem Shakes. Knowing that, it’s no surprise that we are dealing with some quality instrumentation on this love letter from the future. Layer after layer of soaring and melodic sounds combine in a track that feels filled with both youthful exuberance and tired wisdom. Anyone know The Silent League’s music and want to chime in?

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