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It’s my pleasure to debut LA duo Poolside’s new video and single “Do You Believe.” It is a pretty rad tune with infectious piano, funky bass, groovey percussion and even some acid-esque lead lines.
The single is officially released March 14th on Sydney label Future Classic with remixes from Jacques Renault with Tiffany Roth from Midnight Magic, James Curd, and Cosmic Kids. Believe the hype as it has already been featured in Aeroplane’s BBC mixtape!
So this has popped up on a few blogs around the place but its good enough to blog again and again. I also believe this should be the first high quality post of the remix – Thanks Ben! Miami Horror and Gorillaz together at last… Enjoy.
Vin Sol and Charles McCloud sent over some pretty awesome remixes of some Deee-Lite jams. Giving the whole disco vibe to some already funky hits is just what a gay needs in a faux summer in January in SoCal.
Vin has and will remain being one of my favorite DJ’s in San Francisco. Not only for his talent as a producer and DJ but because I can always hang with someone with a big mouth, attitude, and can respect someone for saying they are gonna do something and then actually doing it.
Check out these tracks and watch out for these guys as they have some big plans.
Everyones favourite bug is back this time collaborating with Italian producer Rodion to deliver a new single out through favourite Australia label Bang Gang 12 Inches The track titled Washing Machine features Lavina Claws on vox and includes remixes from heavyweights C90s, Mickey Moonlight, and Moulinex! Check out the video and a brand new mixtape from Golden Bug!
Track list after the Jump »»
I have a feeling Witch House is going to be really big 2010 bleh bleh bleh. Whatever. Creep is Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard’s new project. The video for their debut single “Days” is directed by the Fischer half of Fischerspooner and features The xx’s Romy Madley-Croft on vocals.
Woah, Hunx’s stereo might be bigger.
Hunx and His Punx is set to release their second album (well first proper, as the debut was a collection of 7″ singles) on March 29th. And we can pretty much say judging from “Lover’s Lane” we can expect more of the Hunx signature Shangri-Las meet John Waters sound. Only thing missing is the revving of some engines in the background, but yeah — here’s to the best new music straight from the 1960s.
Spring 2011 Tour after the Jump »»
Niteflights is pure indie pop magic. In just three minutes, “Here Comes Tomorrow” establishes a fresh clean sound for a new year. The vocals start off with a softness akin to Paul Simon but emotion breaks through to something a bit more raw. The most exciting part? Niteflights deliver the opposite of the washed out business from the past couple years, which is refreshing…
Ghoul is one of my favourite bands. Awesome, strange, quirky, and fantastic music and each song makes me wonder about the creative process. Vocalist Ivan Vizintin has such a nice tone (definite Antony Hegarty vibe) and his voice sounds even better live. Ghoul have a new mini album ‘Dunks’ which has just been released on Speak N Spell/Inertia.
Before we get called out for nepotism, Mitzi bandmember Jad Lee blogs frequently for Bigstereo. We’re not posting Mitzi because Jad posts here but rather because this is a super solid release. If Mitzi sucked we would’ve told Jad to jog on. But that’s not the case. Let your ears decide.
Mitzi is made up of members of BMX, Comic Sans, Charlie Why! and The Gallery Kiss and is seeing its first release on Australia label Future Classic. “India” sums up the band’s sound — super chill disco with a dash of indie. Sounds something like the energy of Holy Ghost! mixed with a less edgy Echoes era Rapture but with a distinct Australian twist. Love.
Peek the full release after the Jump »»
Late night bar cover with all emotions hanging out…
Need more Tahiti Boy? Second album is on it’s way!
Watch the original after the Jump »»
Kinda saw that one coming. Replace Edward Scissorhands with Woodsy Cat People and you kinda get the idea… a perfect balance between absolutely beautiful and Troll 2.
Pompeya’s video is kinda wild… made up of video from their parents’ youth, it is like a time capsule of Western culture being embraced by Soviet youth ready for change. Proof that the 80′s were as dorky in the USSR as they were in the USA. But Pompeya’s music is the real gem. The West seems to be fully embraced in the music, but still, the music contains a certain amount of nostalgia. But maybe any band that adopts the name Pompeya (eh, Pompeii) will be longing for when times were better.
Walter Meego. sigh.
Wondervalley might be confused as a bit of a departure from their earlier work, but it’s all still there… synth drenched pop songs. The music is more mature now; less grandiose and a bit more introspective. Wondervalley might be the fermentation of all the ups and downs — major label gain and loss. Whatever the case, they do what they do best and deliver another amazing pop album.
I think the last time we posted about ANR they were going by Awesome New Republic and perhaps sounded a bit different… five years ago, yeah? SO. New name, new sound, new band? I guess. Winner tracks here… classic pop rock feeling here; hooks and all.
Two album tracks to get the mouth wet for more –
Nick Littlemore must be taking a break with Empire of the Sun because Pnau is back! First single is the “The Truth”, and the truth is I just want to hear the orginal — love remixes some of the time but can’t form any conclusions. Jump Jump Dance Dance do a lovely disco number. No complaints. But. I’m sure soon enough “The Truth” will be just about everywhere, and we won’t be able to escape. Gonna have to hold tight though — as their
sophomore fourth album isn’t due until September.
& Sam La More remix after the Jump »»