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Julietta – “Runaway (Yeasayer Remix)” // Naomi Harris

Great to play at a barbecue on the beach while playing volleyball or frisbee with your friends.  This remix of TBE fave “Runaway” adds a more electronic dance spin to the original song to add some more of that indie dance in your life.

Get more Julietta in your life with here killer jam “Beach Break” on VINYL MOON: Pink Portals!

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] The TBE 5 Year Anniversary Album

Well, its finally here! The full album download of The Burning Ear’s 5 Year Anniversary Album! A big thank to you all the bands that made such amazing jams for this project. It is a hug honor to have my name stamped on the cover of this but the real props go to the musicians. You all killed it!

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[PREMIERE] Memoryy & Brothertiger – “Ambling Alp” (Yeasayer cover)

Welcome to The Burning Ear 5 Year Album, a celebration of the first 5 years of TBE. This collection of exclusive covers and remixes includes our favorite bands of the past 5 years.

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To kick off the 5 Year Album Memoryy and Brothertiger are taking us all the way back to 2009, to one of the best tracks of the first year of The Burning Ear. Yeasayer’s “Ambling Alp” was an instant classic the first time I heard it and this cover puts a beautiful spin on the churning beats and dueling vocals. I’m imagining Memoryy and Brothertiger singing back and forth from different space command centers swirling through the stars.

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Stay tuned for the rest of 5 Year Album Project…

Feb 12 // Memoryy & Brothertiger > Cover > Yeasayer – “Ambling Alp”
Feb 14 // Lincoln Jesser > Cover > Twin Shadow – “Run My Heart”
Feb 15 // Don Loemax > Remix > Kid Cadaver – “Stable”
Feb 19 // Scavenger Hunt > Cover > Disclosure – “Latch”
Feb 21 // Germany Germany > Remix > Germany Germany – “Radiowave”
Feb 24 // Manu el Chino > Cover > M83 – “Midnight City”
Feb 26 // Wiley Webb > Remix > Rhye – “Open”
Feb 28 // Y Luv > Cover > The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
Mar 1 // Noah Hyde > Remix > Scavenger Hunt – “Lost”
Mar 3 // Pr0files > Cover > Phosphorescent – “Song For Zula”
Mar 5 // Christopher Norman > Remix > Miike Snow – “Cult Logic”
Mar 7 // Parade of Lights > Remix > Chvrches – “Mother We Share”
Mar 10 // Da French Connexion > Cover > Drake – “Hold On We’re Going Home”

The Happy Birthday TBE Album – With exclusive covers and remixes from Noah Hyde, Pr0files, Lincoln Jesser, Parade of Lights and more…

This is just a teaser to get you all as excited as I am. To celebrate the 5th birthday of The Burning Ear I’m putting together an album of exclusive remixes of covers of the best TBE jams of the past 5 years. Contributing artists like Pr0files, Noah Hyde, Lincoln Jesser, Y Luv, Wiley Webb, Memoryy, Germany Germany, and more will be remixing or covering songs by Miike Snow, Twin Shadow, Scavenger Hunt, Yeasayer, Phosphorescent, Rhye, Frank Ocean, and more.

The list goes one and makes my heart skip a beat every time I read it. And dont even get me started on heart skips when I LISTEN to these jams. Holy cow. You guys are in for a treat.

AND THEN, there is the epic album artwork above created by the amazing Meghan Ellie Smith. I’m basically a mess of excitement over here.

Stay tuned. The project rolls out next week….

 

[MP3] Sinkane – “Jeeper Creeper”

don’t be low, seek and find

♫ Sinkane – Jeeper Creeper

Ahmed Gallab is Sinkane. The fact that Ahmed Gallab is also in Yeasayer and has played for Caribou and of Montreal is irrelevant now because this music is Sinkane’s. You can hear exactly why those bands want him as his Sudanese upbringing has clearly informed his sound with a bit of magic. Dreamy floaty guitar and drum music that gets a little psychedelic and a little chillwave-y both both in the best senses.

Artist links: Facebook / Twitter / Amazon

Remix Roundup Vol. 50 – 9.1.2011 [Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, Theophilus London, Active Child, and more… ]

And we’re off. After far too long a break and a road trip from hell, I’m back. Not just in Washington state, but I’m here to blow those sweet little eardrums out.

It’s hard to believe its been a year since Scott and I joined Brandon and took over the remix responsibilities for TBE. Yet here we are a year later, a year wiser, 360 days more disinguished and more handsome than ever.

So, let’s do this.

Remix Roundup Vol. 50.

Keep it Nurdy

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!  Don’t forget to follow me on my new Twitter @JoelAlbers

 

♫ Jason Derulo – Don’t Wanna Go Home (SmarterChild Remix) / SmarterChild gave us his amazing remix of City and Colour’s “Fragile Bird” a few weeks back under his other production name Richard Powda’.  This time he drops a floor pleaser sure to melt dance floors around the world.  Fan his Facebook.

♫ Battlekat – Into The Forest (DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SOUND Remix) / Its not often enough we get DDS mixes, but it apears to be worth the wait.  The synth build around the 2:40 mark is genius.  Raise that glass and cheers to the heavens. Read more

[EP] ACE REPORTER’s jam FRANKFURT is one of like TWENTY NINE thousand tracks he’s dishing out

i say stop, you say go, i say why, you say so

♫ Ace Reporter – Frankfurt

Ace Reporter is TBE alum Chris Snyder who recorded a song every day of 2010  (!!) and released them all for free. Much to my peasant surprise, many of them were really good. To culminate his project he has whittled his mammoth collection down and re-recorded and mastered his favorites into a series of (also free) EPs that he is slowly releasing throughout this year. The first, named after one of my favorites from the 365 Project, was the Untouched and Arrived EP. EP closer “Frankfurt” steals the show with it’s driving rhythm and ripping guitars.

♫ Ace Reporter – Twenty-Nine

Second EP, Lean Honey Lean, contains the tender and plinking “Twenty Nice” which instantly  hooks my ears and get’s me grooving along.

♫ Ace Reporter – [Day-338] ONE (Yeasayer cover)

Another bit of Ace Reporter goodness is his list of favorite albums of 2010, rendered in the form of five cover songs instead of the usual jpeg and blurb that us bloggers squeeze out. Catch his renditions of tracks by 2010 faves The National, Arcade Fire, Beach House, and Local Natives.

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The Best Albums of 2010 (LPs, Eps, & Honorable Mentions)

Oh 2010, what a year you were. Not only were you The Burning Ear’s first full calendar year, but you bombarded us with so much amazing music. Great albums from old favorites, fresh faces, and even genres we didn’t even knew we liked. Thanks 2010. You were awesome and we won’t forget you. Cheers to Read more