Wildcat! Wildcat! – “Circuit Breaker”

Music for… people who have wondered aloud if there was anybody out there. Or more specifically, if thee was anybody making a Wildcat! Wildcat! album out there. There is! They did it! And it has this grinding synth jam to get you amped and wired for Friday!=

Location: Los Angeles. Record players now.

Future: Debut album, No Moon At All, (finally) out now!

[REMIX] HAERTS – “Wings” (Wildcat! Wildcat! Remix)


i’ll never let the magic go, i’ll float away into your afterglow

OOhh yeah. Wildcat! Wildcat! need to remix more often! Haerts’ original is a jam but this is next level. Choppy, beautiful, and moving.

[MP3] Wildcat! Wildcat! – “Please and Thank You”

Wildcat! Wildcat! - Please and Thank You

it’s only in your mind

♫ Wildcat! Wildcat! – Please and Thank You

Speaking of “wild“,  the world finally has a recorded version of the TBE hometown faves Wildcat! Wildcat! track I’ve loved live at least 4 times now. In this age of gimmie-now internet life its crazy to ever not be able to have my hands on a song I love. Well, the whiny 6 year old in me is finally satisfied. I sit in the corner, gummi bears in hand, loudly “oooh oooh”ing along and looking forward to seeing it again tonight with Passion Pit.

[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2012 – Part 2 (July-Dec)


Screw the Oscars! Now that the site is back up we can continue the (very late) Best of 2012 Awards!

So many great songs last year. The second 6 months of jams did more than stand up to the first. So many genres colliding in this list. Beautiful songs. Funny songs. Innovative songs. Simple songs. Dance songs. Rock songs. All songs that Read more

[MP3] Wildcat! Wildcat! – “Mr. Quiche”

all i really want from you, and its another lonely day

♫ Wildcat! Wildcat! – Mr. Quiche

  • Who: Childhood friends Jesse, Michael, & Jesse.
  • What: Indie sex rock, like if Frank Ocean was in Passion Pit.
  • Where: Los Angeles + Facebook
  • When: An EP for now. More soon.
  • Why: Wildcat! Wildcat! was a sound I ignored for a long time. Something about an early listen to “Mr. Quiche” didn’t grab my ear. And fair enough if it doesn’t grab your right off the bat. It wasn’t until I saw them live that I understood the full power of what they are crafting. Now when I hear “Mr. Quiche” I hear the full complexity of sexy grooves and vibes being played off each other. From the initial notes of the piano swirling in on the wind to the organ tones that sit on it like a den mother, I am entranced. When the high and crisp vocals kick in I am already floating somewhere else.

♫ Wildcat! Wildcat! – The Chief

[LIVE] Frank + Derol, DWNTWN, Wildcat! Wildcat!, & Magic Hands @ The Echo, August 27, 2012

♫ Frank + Derol – Barely Love You Too

I was apprehensive about how these newcomers would pull off their delicate grooves but they absolutely impressed. Solid musicianship cracked up to “rock.” Songs I heard for first time sounded like instant favorites. Plus a Smashing Pumpkins cover never hurts. Catch them on tour with Wolf Gang this fall!

♫ DWNTWN – Alamo Square

I’ve seen DWNTWN a bunch this past year and this crowd was definitely the biggest dance party I’ve seen rocking out. (Well, aside from Read more

LETS DO A SUMMER MIXTAPE with [RAC, Adventure Club, Goldroom, Viceroy, DWNTWN, Ghost Beach, Cry Wolf and Lights & Music]

When I first started the blog feature on Lights & Music last month, this mixtape was the first idea that I put into action.  Wikipedia, in-short describes mixtapes as usually reflecting the musical tastes of its compiler, a conceptual mix of songs linked by a theme or mood tailored to the tape’s intended recipient.  Yeah sure, we’ve all made mixtapes before.  But, what happens when you get a bunch of artists and bloggers to make a mixtape with the intended recipient being you?  Thats what I wanted to find out.  The concept is simple, yet I hadn’t really seen it anywhere else.

Everyone was given two selections.  They could either choose two tracks defining their summer so far in 2012 or one new and one all-time summer favorite.  Sounds simple enough in theory, but narrowing down your favorite jams to fit that criteria was tough.  That said, this was a fun project and I intend on making this a annual event.

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Remix Party Playlist Vol. 65 – 5.15.2012 [Zander Bleck, Eric Clapton, Modonna, Adventure Club, and more…]

Welcome to the party.  There will be no parking on the dance floor, so get your backs up off the wall and dance, come on.

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.  For events follow @Lights3Music

♫ [Exclusive] Zander Bleck – Temptation (SICK INDIVIDUALS Remix) / Holy mother loving baby Skrillex, this mix is LARGE.  Do yourself a favor- download, get in your car, turn it up to 1000, roll your windows down and scare the wits out of elderly women and children.  You can also download on iTunes.

♫ Eric Clapton – Cocaine (No Big Deal Remix) / If for some reason the last tune didn’t get you all hot and bothered…  You can thank Toronto’s No Big Deal for the sweat party.

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