[#40-21] The 60 Best Underrated Songs of the Past 6 Years (3000 Posts)

STOP! If you haven’t read Part 1 which features #60-41 then do that first. Besides all the great jams in there, it is where I wrote all the sentimental self-congratulatory stuff so pay your respects, man.

Ok, on with the Hot Underrated Jamz.  Read more

Yalls – “Minimal Dawgs”

Sounds like… Dan Casey is still keeping things beautifully weird and trippy with Yalls. I’ve been in love with this project for years and continually inspired that it gains more traction each year. Close your eyes and bliss out on some melting clouds riding a carpet through the inside of a raindrop. Man.

Location: Berkeley, CA

Future: Catch up on the B-side to “Minimal Dawgs”, and other Yalls back catalog, here.


[2,000th POST!] Remix Roundup RETURN – Vol. 68

Holy cow. 2,000 is a big number. And I know some of you have read/listened to all of them. Thank you guys for the endless support and for giving me a reason to listen to so much crap to find the jams. In celebration of this historic milestone I will be bringing back the Remix Roundups. Sure, a remix may still get its own post from time to time but generally they will be bundled up here as a little party playlist for the weekend or a vacation for your ears while your body slaves at work/school.

This week we have recent TBE fave Noah Hyde remixing a new discovery Wake Owl. 2012 heavy hitter Cyril Hahn funks up that new Haim joint. The Penguin Prison remix of “It’s Time” wont ever be beat but Plastic People give it a solid rework. My beloved Monarchy are finally back! It’s just this Mighty Mouse remix for now but I’m pretty damn excited for more. Atlas Genius get reworked by soon-to-be-covered Wild Cub who in turn get tropical-ized by Kisses. Then Erol Sabadosh takes us from new school Rihanna to old school R. Kelly with some golden Top 40 remixes. Freak funk genie Yalls scuffs up Rhye nicely and a Passion Pit remix by newbie Dream Logic closes us out. Enjoy!

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[MP3] Yalls – “Settle Down”

constantly replacing the place you think you’d like to go, ooh oh ooh oh

♫ Yalls – Settle Down

  • Who: Yalls, y’all! (A.K.A. Dan Casey)
  • What: Weirdo twitch pop, like Ween, Purity Ring, Javelin
  • Where: Oakland, CA + Facebook / Soundcloud / Bandcamp / Amazon
  • When: The Fantasy 7″ is out now for name your price.
  • Why: New Yalls! The man behind some of the best jams of last year is back with more goodness. “Settle Down” is appropriate title for the more restrained affair but Yalls’ signature grooves are still all over it. Bob with me!

The Best SONGS of 2011 – Pt. 2 (July-Dec)

Songs are pretty amazing things. It’s magical that such a small thing can be so powerful. In the blink of an eye a song can make you smile, dance, cry, think, laugh, etc. These are the ones that did all those things for me the second half of 2011.  Read more

[LP] Yalls – YALLS (w/ “Please”)

oh no, i can’t think

♫ Yalls – Please

Not enough people are talking about Yalls and since the year is closing out it’s time to get one last endorsement in the ring for this Berkley beat-fruit tree. “Germs” is one of the years top tracks and the rest of Dan Casey’s name-your-price debut LP is more of the same weirdo magic. Although the phrase “more of the same” can’t really be applied here as Yalls’ music is pretty outside the box. Altered Zones called Yalls “zonked-ou beat-folk” and I think thats the best we are ging to get. So the next time you need an 18 part soundtrack for a coyote-drawn carriage ride through murmuring space-scapes turn to Yalls. And keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle.

Artist links: Facebook / Bandcamp / Amazon

[MP3/RMX] Yalls – “Germs” & “Weave It” (Famuel Remix)

there’s people out here doing much worse time

♫ Yalls – Germs

I’m really liking the weirdness going on here. All squelchy and crunchy with distorted bits that somehow all fit together oh so nicely. From MJ MJ Records, the same guys that brought us Galapagos, comes Yalls. The California based genius of Dan Casey has put out a few EPs this year and is now compiling them into an album that is available only on tape only through MJ MJ. So thats a reason for all of you driving old clunkers to celebrate! Another reason to celebrate is this great Famuel remix of “Weave It” which adds a little sunset buter to Yalls toasty jam. Alright, time for me to dive into that album!

♫ Yalls – Weave It (FAMUEL Remix)

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