Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dark Was The Night Compilation

What a great mix this is. Put together by 4AD to benefit The Red Hot Organization and their work on HIV/AIDS research. It has new material and covers from everyone from Buck 65 to Bon Iver.

The Dave Sitek song is just downright sick, we want more Sitek!

Go out and buy this now unless you love AIDS and/or hate music.

Disc 1:
1. Dirty Projectors and David Byrne: “Knotty Pine”
2. The Books and Jose Gonzalez: “Cello Song” (Nick Drake cover)
3. Feist and Ben Gibbard: “Train Song” (Vashti Bunyan cover)
4. Bon Iver: “Brackett, WI”
5. Grizzly Bear: “Deep Blue Sea”
6. The National: “So Far Around the Bend” (arrangement by Nico Muhly)
7. Yeasayer: “Tightrope”
8. My Brightest Diamond: “Feeling Good” (Nina Simone cover)
9. Kronos Quartet: “Dark Was the Night” (Blind Willie Johnson cover)
10. Antony and Bryce Dessner: “I Was Young When I Left Home” (Bob Dylan cover)
11. Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner: “Big Red Machine”
12. The Decemberists: “Sleepless”
13. Iron and Wine: “Stolen Houses (Die)”
14. Grizzly Bear and Feist: “Service Bell”
15. Sufjan Stevens: “You Are the Blood” (Castanets cover)

Disc 2:
1. Spoon: “Well-Alright”
2. Arcade Fire: “Lenin”
3. Beirut: “Mimizan”
4. My Morning Jacket: “El Caporal”
5. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: “Inspiration Information” (Shuggie Otis cover)
6. Dave Sitek: “With a Girl Like You” (The Troggs cover)
7. Buck 65 [feat. Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti]: “Blood Pt 2″ (Based on “You are the Blood” by Castanets)
8. The New Pornographers: “Hey, Snow White” (Destroyer cover)
9. Yo La Tengo: “Gentle Hour” (Snapper cover)
10. Stuart Murdoch: “Another Saturday” (Traditional)
11. Riceboy Sleeps: “Happiness”
12. Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues: “Amazing Grace” (Traditional)
13. Andrew Bird: “The Giant of Illinois” (Handsome Family cover)
14. Conor Oberst and Gillian Welch: “Lua”
15. Blonde Redhead and Devestations: “When the Road Runs Out”
16. Kevin Drew: “Love vs. Porn”

CFCF- Panesian Nights

DOWNLOAD: CFCF- Color Dreams

DOWNLOAD: CFCF- Crystal Mines

DOWNLOAD: CFCF- The Explorers

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

VIDEO: Yeasayer- Tightrope

Yeasayer performs "Tightrope" live in studio of The Current 89.3.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Friday Hotness #76

DOWNLOAD: Desmond & The Tutus- Kiss You On The Cheek (King Of Town Remix)

DOWNLOAD: Arbouretum- False Spring

DOWNLOAD: Consequence & Kid Cudi- Buggin' Out 2009

DOWNLOAD: The Cascades- Rhythm Of The Falling Rain

Dubstepper's Delight Mix 11/28/08

I am really getting into these dub step mixes that Forensics is putting out as of late. Here is one from last year, and it is rather short and very sweet for all you newcomers to get your ears wet.

Dubstepper's Delight Mix


1. Ramadanman - Manilla
2. Ramadanman - Penn Hill
3. Distance - Present day
4. Distance - Loosen my grip
5. Distance - Mirror Tell
6. The Game ft. Lil Wayne - My life (Chimpo remix)
7. Rogue State ft. Bongo Chilli - Opportunity
8. Norrisman - Big long gun (MRK1 remix)
9. RSD - On Deck
10. RSD – Cavegirl
11. Narcossist – The Gift

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fol Chen- Part 1: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made

DOWNLOAD: Fol Chen- Cable TV

DOWNLOAD: Fol Chen- No Wedding Cake

DOWNLOAD: Fol Chen- The Believers

VA- War Child Heroes Compilation

The proceeds from this mix of covers assembled by The War Child Foundation benefits children living in war zones so please go out and buy it!

01. Beck - Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Bob Dylan Cover)
02. Scissor Sisters - Do The Strand (Roxy Music Cover)
03. Lily Allen - Straight To Hell ft. Mick Jones (The Clash Cover)
04. Duffy - Live And Let Die (Paul McCartney Cover)
05. Elbow - Running To Stand Still (U2 Cover)
06. TV On The Radio - Heroes (David Bowie Cover)
07. Hot Chip - Transmission (Joy Division Cover)
08. The Kooks - Victoria (The Kinks Cover)
09. Estelle - Superstition (Stevie Wonder Cover)
10. Rufus Wainwright - Wonderful/Song For Children (Brian Wilson Cover)
11. Peaches - Search And Destroy (Iggy Pop Cover)
12. The Hold Steady - Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
13. The Like - You Belong To Me (Elvis Costello Cover)
14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (The Ramones Cover)
15. Franz Ferdinand - Call Me (Blondie Cover)

VIDEO: Oren Lavie- Her Morning Elegance

Friday, February 13, 2009

VIDEO: Invasion- Moongazer

INVASION - Moongazer (EP version) from Marek Steven on Vimeo.

Debut full length from Invasion is due this Spring, and frankly I can't wait.

Anybody have an mp3 of this in the meantime?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Theophilus London- This Charming Mixtape

I heard "TNT" on Ronson's East Villiage Radio show last Friday, so I decided to download the whole mixtape. Overall its a really slammin debut by Theophilus.

DOWNLOAD: Theophilus London- Cold Pillow

DOWNLOAD: Theophilus London- Late Night Operation (Mike Dextro & Proper Villians Remix)

DOWNLOAD: Theophilus London-TNT

DOWNLOAD: Theophilus London-Day One Fans

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

2 Many DJ's- Introversy Mix

Holy F! 2 Many DJ's strike again with an hour long mix comprised of nothing but intros to songs!

Over 420 samples are used to be exact. I can't imagine how long this took to arrange and it sounds pretty good all mixed.


Gui Boratto- Take My Breath Away


DOWNLOAD: Gui Boratto- No Turning Back

DOWNLOAD: Gui Boratto- Take My Breath Away

DOWNLOAD: Gui Boratto- Opus 17