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Feed Me Whippin’ Up New Ear Candy

Feed Me

Jon Gooch, AKA Feed Me, has been in the lab cooking up some fresh beats for his new record Escape From Electric Mountain on Mau5trap, Deadmau5’s label.  Gooch also goes by the name Spor, his drum and bass project he has been producing tracks under since 2004. Feed Me, focuses more on electro-house/dubstep. A little bit about this beat-hungry monster:  He hails from Hertforshire, UK, has released 5 EPs as Feed Me since 2008 and has 50 some-odd tracks under the Spor project.

Keep an eye on the mau5trap label. We are starting to see big things coming from the colossal-sized vermin head’s brand as Moguai just released new album Mpire.  

Below are 3 tracks from Escape from Electric Mountain. You can purchase the album on beatport, here

Listen To- “Trapdoor” (Ft. Hadouken)

Listen To- “One Click Headshot”

Listen To- “Whiskers” (Ft. Gemini)

http://youtu.be/i16V-SzExuk

Goose, on Hat-Dealers.com, does a great review of the sample tracks from the album. Check his post here

Superbowl Sunday thoughts on Sasquatch

The Washington State based festival released it’s lineup for the event in May. Modern folk is huge out of Seattle, and to no surprise the festival represents the genre well, featuring local Sub-Pop label’s The Head and the Heart and  Blitzen Trapper. You start to see recurring acts on the major festival cards, so you know who’ll be actively hitting the circuit this year. Coachella shares artists such as Bon Iver, The Head and The Heart, Childish Gambino, Feist, The Shins, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, tUnE-yArDs, Beats Antique, Wild Flag, Nero, SBTRKT, Gary Clark Jr., Girl Talk, St. Vincent, LA Riots, Grouplove, Sheepdogs, We are Augustines, Gardens & Villa and M. Ward. 

Sasquatch does plenty to distinguish itself by including some great rising groups like folk rock group Alabama Shakes, soul-man Allen Stone, indie Unknown Mortal Orchestra, ambient-rock group The War on Drugs, electro-pop STRFKER, experimental indie group Yellow Ostrich and what will surely be a late-night, get weird act, beat-dude Beardyman. The most eye catching act on the card is Jack White, having taken some time off to record his new solo album Blunderbuss. Can’t wait to see him on tour this year.

Headliner Beck along with electronic acts such as Star Slinger, Com Truise, Tycho, Pretty Lights and up and coming Purity Ring add to the diversity of the lineup. It’s worth checking out Sasquatch’s site and sampling tracks from everyone- http://sasquatchfestival.com/lineup.

Have a great Superbowl Sunday. As a Jets fan, it’s rare I’ll say this, but LET’S GO GMEN!!

Throw a dog a Bon Iver Thursday

Bon Iver

Justin Vernon founded Bon Iver when he was living in a secluded cabin in Wisconsin. Kind of like where I’m writing these blog posts…not. It was during Vernon’s stay in this cabin, accompanied with a nasty case of “mono” when the name “Bon Iver” which is French for “Enjoy the Winter” came to mind and many songs on the first album For Emma, Forever Ago were written. Known for their vocal harmonies and emotionally charged live performances, Bon Iver has emerged as one of the biggest names in new Folk. A variety of instruments are implemented in both albums- horns, violins, guitars, a vareity of percussion instruments and electronic effects.

For Emma, Forever Ago has some serious accolades- reaching #1 in the U.S. Top Heatseekers chart, placing 29th in Pitchfork’s top 200 albums of the 2000’s and 11th on Stereogum’s “Best Album of the 00’s” list. “Skinny Love,” one of the most popular singles from the album was listed in Australia Radio Station Triple J’s Hottest 100 of All Time Countdown. Numerous tracks from For Emma have been featured on Television shows- “Blinsided” and “Flume” were featured on CW’s One Tree Hill, “Creature Fear,” “Bloodbank” and “Skinny Love” have been featured on NBC’s Chuck as well as ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy . “Flume” and “Woods” have been used in the UK series Skins. “Flume” was covered by rock legend Peter Gabriel in his album Scratch my Back.

Bon Iver, the second album, continued to be Vernon’s vision supported by a variety of notable musicians including Michael Noyce (vocals), Sean Carey (vocals, drums, vibraphone), Matthew McCaughan (vocals, drums and production), C.J. Camerieri (brass, horns), Michael Lewis (saxophones), Colin Stetson (clarinet, flute, saxophones), Greg Leisz (steel pedal guitar), Rob Moose (strings) and Carmen Camerieri (Horns). The Album debuted at #1 on the Norwegian and Danish Albums Chart, #1 on US Billboard Alternative, Independent and Rock Albums charts, #2 on the overall US Billboard 200 and has been nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammys. “Towers,” “Holocene” and “Calgary” are 3 of the many singles featured on the album.

More info- boniver.org

Listen to: For Emma

Listen to: “Helocene, Calgary”

Truth. Love. JUSTICE. Wednesday.

Justice

They were at Coachella in 2008, and now they’re back in 2012. Justice is the French electronic duo Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. They started gaining popularity back in ’03, when they entered a Paris college radio station’s remix contest,  remixing Simian’s “Never Be Alone (We are Your Friends).” Needless to say, it won.

Watch: “Never Be Alone (Justice Remix)”

The video you’re watching won Best Video at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards in 2006. Yea, it was re-released after they signed to Ed Banger Records in ’05 (artists include SebastiAn, DJ Mehdi RIP, Breakbot ). They’ve done a ton of remixing since then, including songs from N*E*R*D, Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, Franz Ferdinand, MGMT and Soul Wax, to name a few.

was their debut album, released in 2007. On the album includes their first single “Waters of Nazareth,” first created in 2005, and hits “D.A.N.C.E.”, “DVNO” and “Phantom II.” was nominated for Best Electronic/Dance album at the 50th Grammy Awards.  In 2008, Justice released a DVD/Documentary film called A Cross The Universe.

Listen: “D.A.N.C.E.”

Listen: “Phantom II”

Justice’s new album, Audio, Video, Disco, was released late in 2011. The album has a heavier focus on Rock, implementing electric guitar samples and traditional 4/4 time high-hat and snare drums. They mix this style into voice-layering and the end product will make you cry from happiness.

Listen: “Helix”

Listen: “Civilization”

Monday News

Band of Skulls release new single, “Bruises.” The rock band performing at Coachella gives you a taste of what’s to come in their new album. You can listen to 3 new tracks on the band’s website here http://bandofskulls.com/music/. I’m two tracks deep and rockin out.

Frank Ocean releases a snibbit of his new track “Voodoo”



The Arctic Monkeys played two songs from their new album Suck it and See at the UK’s Jonathan Ross Show this past weekend.

Watch: “Don’t Sit Down Because I’ve Moved Your Chair”


 

Watch: “Black Treacle”

It’s Friday! Give Your Boss THE BIRD

Andrew Bird

He’s been playing music since he was able to feed himself. At the age of 4, like a Samurai Warrior (only he’s white and American), Andrew Bird was chosen to be schooled in the Suzuki Method of violin.  As some wasabi on the side, the Chicago-born musician graduated from Northwestern University’s music program with a degree in violin performance.

Bird draws influence from his classical background and infuses his songs with folk, blues, bluegrass and rock. All of his albums have a different flavor to them. As no surprise,  the most common theme throughout his music is the use of stringed instruments, namely violins.  In ’09 his album Noble Beast hit #12 on the US charts. He just released his newest single “Eyeoneye” from latest album, Break it Yourself. More info- andrewbird.net

Listen to: “Eyeoneye”

Listen to: “Tables and Chairs”

Listen to: “11:11”

Miike Snow debuts “Paddling Out” Music Video

Do you feel like this guy in the morning? Wild video from Miike Snow. WARNING: Video is a little gruesome. Hold on to your breakfast.

Check out new tracks uploaded on youtube from The Big Pink’s new album Future This

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