Thursday, August 5, 2010

TEDDYBEARS: Sweden's Badass Bears

I think I'm falling in love with Sweden even more. Lemme see, the country exports indie acts with lasting talent like Robyn, The Hives, Lykke Li, The Cardigans, The Sounds... the list goes on. Now add Teddybears Stockholm to that. Save for the menagerie of genre's they mix like pop, rock, hip-hop, electronica, reggae, punk to name a few. These guys created their music around the year I was born and they sure made some great music.

The first time I've heard of these guys was in their Cobrastyle video. I'm totally down with the rhythm and the dig digi bombi-ness of it all, but those bear heads creep me. I mean, seriously. I have a thing against clowns as well, so this isn't anything unusual. If you need to be reminded of that wild video, I posted it below.

Teddybears Stockholm's Yours To Keep is the bees' knees. There, I said it. I don't want to force the track on you, but don't prejudge the bear heads. Though it does add personality, nothing beats the good vocals from Paola and the right groove set by the trio.

Teddy Bear Stockholm - Yours to Keep feat Paola

A recent debut of the Stones Throw and Serato collaboration it on J Dilla's new release Donut Shop surfaced last July 28 and boy, it's something you gotta get a hold of. It features 3 unreleased Donuts tracks and 3 instrumentals that you might be familiar with from previous Q-tip work.

To grab the freebie, just sign up to Stones Throw's newsletter and you're good to go.

♫ J Dilla - Safety Dance

The Wild Beasts, after their single "We Still Got The Taste Dancin' On Our Tongues" from their fantastic 2009 full length album Two Dancers got nominated for a Mercury Music Prize, are now releasing a new 10" and it features a few remixes and a Japanese b-side titled "Through the Iron Gate," which you can preview and download below.

Wild Beasts - Through the Iron Gate

Another great news - Domino is offering a free download of the EP for this week only! Don't miss it! Go HERE! Buy their EP over at Domino.

Thanks to Stereogum!

Recently I posted a stream of Ratatat's track Mandy which is of course a good combo with their LP4 track Wildcat and Lex. This music video, well, let me just say it isn't short of crazy.

EAT MORE CAKE's gets more attnetion with every passing day and their debut album 'Climb The Ladder, Live the Dream' is getting an increasing fan base. The band now presents various remixes of their new single'Has To Be Done' from Lazybones, Choking Dolphin and The Domino State. These three remixes range from the terrifying (The Lazybones) to dreamy (The Domino State). The sea of beats and bass, guitars and synths will prep you for the track's story of inner turmoil.

Eat More Cake are a 4-piece band comprising songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Andrew Briggs and Matt Pearn, drummer Alex Lane and DJ Owen Charles. Their live following continues to grow after breathtaking performances at Hatfield Forum, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Cobden Club, Camden Barfly, 93 Feet East, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen as well as many other venues in and around London. This summer sees the band take to the stage at a number of festivals including Hamswell and FIV in north-west Spain.

Their debut album Climb The Ladder, Live The Dream will be released in 2010. { via New City }

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Eat More Cake - Had To Be Done (album version)
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (Eat More Cake remix)

The official video for REVOLUTION by the John Butler Trio.
From the album 'April Uprising'

We're kicking off with two of Australia's biggest new artists. Firstly we have John Butler Trio. The band has been touring the States and Europe for most of 2010 and have released their biggest album to date "April Uprising". The latest single is Revolution and we've just received the video clip you might like to check out here. We also have a live MP3 available for free distribution through blogs available from our media site, you can access here (you can also grab their full bio, media pics and some more videos here too).

Already remixed by various artists, Robyn's "Hang With Me" recently went through some upbeat happy mixing courtesy of Starsmith and Hot City! Below is the music video of track!

Robyn - Hang With Me (Starsmith Remix) by sheenabeaston

Robyn - Hang With Me (Pumped By Hot City Mix) by sheenabeaston

Robyn - Hang With Me official video from Robyn on Vimeo.