Don't start with me on the pic above . (Okay, Christian Bale is on GQ Magazine's June Issue, check it out). On a more serious note, I may be pushing the envelope here. But really, this forthcoming months I'll be having the tightest schedule of all and seeing how things are going, a daily or (even weekly) post is out of the question. So I'm doing an advance Monthly Playlist of the best tracks for June. I've added a bunch of remixes and covers as well that I found oddly interesting. Just goes to show you should never underestimate the potential of mainstream tracks! Hurry and download till the remaining 3G bandwidth runs out. :)


SINGLES (Ave Rating: 8.2 Stars out of 10)
Jeremy Enigk

I enjoyed this The Boy Least Likely To track most along with The Crystal Method's techno-inspired track. A mellow and light Au Revoir Simone and a three thumbs up to Jeremy Enigk (hard to pronounce let alone spell)!
Deer Tick's angst-ridden guitar intro paves the way for the lead's husky voice. Anyway I'll shut up, you listen.

The Boy Least Likely To - Every Goliath Has Its David
The Henry Clay People - You Can Be Timeless
St. Vincent - Marrow
The Explorer Club - Do You Love Me?
The Crystal Method featuring Jason Lytle - Slipstream
Au Revoir Simone - All or Nothing
Au Revoir Simone - Knight of Wands
Akron/Family - Last Year
Company of Theives - Oscar Wilde
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Born on the Day The Sun Didn't Rise
Deer Tick - Easy
Jeremy Enigk - Just A State of Mind

NEW SINGLES (Ave Rating: 8.0 Stars out of 10)
Little Boots
Little Boots, Regina Spektor and Au Revoir Simone -- Indie Music's prized female artists recently released these new tracks that are too good for words.

Regina Spektor - Dance Anthem of the 80's
Little Boots - Remedy
Little Boots - Hearts Collide
Au Revoir Simone - Take Me As I Am

COVERS (Ave Rating: 7.5 Stars out of 10)
Kings of Leon
I'm a bit confused if Robyn really sang the original of this song. Anyway, it's a good track by Yelle. Same thing goes for the Lykke Li's cover of the KOL hit, remixed by Death to the Throne.

Yelle - Qui Est Cette Fille (Robyn Cover)
Lykke Li - Knocked Up (Kings of Leon Cover) (Death to the Throne Remix)

REMIXES (Ave Rating: 8.5 Stars out of 10)
Taylor Swift
A lot of people can attest to my dislike for anything Taylor Swift. Imagine my shock when I realized this remix I kept on playing over and over was a remix of her You're Not Sorry track! Dudes, this track is pure sweetness (thanks to CSI), you gotta give it a listen. Do the same for the Major Lazer track and the Grizzly Bear remix.

Lady Gaga - Paparazzi (Yuksek Remix)
Dragonette - Pick Up the Phone (Leht MoJoe Remix)
Major Lazer - Hold the Line (Golden Gloves Wobble n Shake Remix)
Taylor Swift - You're Not Sorry (CSI Remix)
Akron/Family - Sun Will Shine (Warmth of the Sunship Version)
Passion Pit - The Reeling (Mike Snow Remix)
Röyksopp - The Girl and The Robot (Chateau Marmont Remix)
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks of HipHop (Dead Prez vs. Grizzly Bear by The Hood Internet)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

PLAYLIST: Best Music for April and May

Since my absence, I've been living under the rock for the past few months and in effect missed out on a lot of news and tracks coming out. While catching up, I came across these !&#ack^$*(%) awesome finds I know you and many others will find worth listening to in the long run. Had so much fun making this list so here I am sharing it with everyone. You'll find 30 GREAT TRACKS: Jason Lytle, a couple of songs from Passion Pit, great tracks from Grizzly Bear, Iron and Wine, the amazing Neko Case, the popular Phoenix, St. Vincent, newcomer (correct me if I'm wrong) Akron/Family. Also included are favorites from the Noisettes, Mojave 3, Fleet Foxes, M. Ward and Okkervil River. Plus, new tracks from Regina Spektor's new album!

I'll be back a little later so I hope this generous offering will fill up my absence. All of these tracks are amazing. Enjoy yourselves while the bandwidth lasts! (If the links don't work anymore, drop a comment and I'll fix it later. )

Noisettes - When You Were Young (The Killers Cover Live)
Akron/Family - River
Architecture in Helsinki - Spring 2008
Bon Iver - For Emma (The Myspace Transmissions)
Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy

Julian Plenti - Fun That We Have
Mojave 3 - Got My Sunshine
Iron and Wine - The Trapeze Singer
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Andrew Bird - Heretics (Early Version)

Phoenix - Lisztomania
Death Cab for Cutie - You Can Do Better Than Me
Harlem Shakes - Strictly Game
Passion Pit - Let Your Love Grow Tall
Okkervil River - Pop Lie

Booker T - Warped Sister
Iron and Wine - Love Vigilantes
Simian Mobile Disco - Audicity of Huge
Dinosaur Jr. - I Want You To Know
Estelle - Wait A Minute (Just A Touch) (Count of Monte Cristal Remix)

Fleet Foxes - Quiet Houses
Shugo Tokumaru - Rum Hee
M. Ward - To Save Me (with Jason Lytle)
Pete Yorn - Scarlett Johansson - Relator
Passion Pit - To Kingdom Come

Neko Case -I'm An Animal
St. Vincent - Actor Out Of Work
Regina Spektor - Laughing With
Okkervil River - John Allyn Smith Sails
Jason Lytle - Ghost of My Old Dog

Watch these blogs for great music: DiscoDust, Metaphor, Gorilla VS Bear, Fluxblog, Pretty Much Amazing, Popsense, Pigeons and Planes, Brooklyn Vegan and Aquarium Drunkard. :)

Feedback is much appreciated :)