I love when good music just falls into my inbox. Such was the case with the Chicago based duo Coltrane Motion. Take Matt & Kim, mix in a little Silversun Pickups, then sprinkle a little 60′s pysch on top, and voilá, you have yourself an awesome “electronic noise-pop duo”, who’s main goal seems to be to get you off your butt and dancing. I’m sure they pack up a punch in their live shows too, so if you get the chance, check ‘em out.
So I have been hearing this song on the radio here in Switzerland for awhile by a French group called Housse de Racket. It’s you average catchy pop song, but for some reason it has really stuck on me. Here are a couple remixes you can check out by their fellow Parisians Gonzales, 25 Hours a Day, and Tepr (who was responsible for the awesome remix of Yelle‘s “A Cause Des Garcons”).
I cannot stop listening to Alpinisms, the full length debut release of Brooklyn based School of Seven Bells (thanks again Andrew!). A record laden with dreamy pop and echoing guitar chords, it’s the heavenly harmonies of twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza that give the album an almost other worldly feel. They are playing Webster Hall on Friday the 14th (so wish I was there) along with M83, for those in NY. Be sure to check out the album, I guarantee you will enjoy it!
Don’t know how I missed this one…some of the best from Flying Lotus in awhile. The song features Dolly, which apparently is the combination of Flying Lotus and Ahu, so I’m not sure why it’s labeled as Flying Lotus ft. Dolly. Whatever, I’m going to stop thinking too much about this and let you enjoy this crazy track.
So Santogold’s album dropped yesterday, and you better believe I was at the Virgin Record Store at 9:30 in the morning making sure I got my my wristband to see her perform later that night! I’m not sure what kind of performance (or person) I was expecting, but I sure didn’t get it…and that is definitely not a bad thing. Judging by her music and pictures I was expecting someone that was really eccentric and outspoken, which I’m sure she probably can be. Instead yesterday, this cute, tiny, charming woman in black pants and a leotard is on stage almost in tears discussing how happy she is that her album was finally released. Overall it was a great performance and I absolutely love her CD!
There was one unscheduled visit during the meet and greet, when out of nowhere Lil’ Mama jumps in front of the line to take a picture with Santogold and then begins to walk down the line to shamelessly plug an upcoming performance of hers. Really? Some people have no shame…
Oh, and for all of those folks who keep trying to compare her to M.I.A. or keep calling her a copy…take a listen to the album and then back off. Santogold can stand on her own two feet.
Here is a crappy video I took of the performance…