Monday
Jan102011

[Listen] Midwest Artists P.O.S., Lookbook and More Cover Beatles Related Tracks

Today I truly failed as a Doomtree/P.O.S fan as this is my first time hearing about this. Enter the Minnesota Beatle Project Volume 2, presented by Minneap radio station 89.3 The Current and Vega Productions. This amazing compilation features some of the Midwest's most awesome artists/bands such as Doomtree emcee P.O.S, Lookbook, Mason Jennings, Soul Asylum and more covering songs from the fab four as well as solo tracks from the band. 

Check out P.O.S.' interesting, yet dope take on Sir Paul McCartney & Wings hit "Dear Boy" as well as Lookbook's cover of John Lennon's song "Real Love" in the player below. Maggie Morrison and gang sure as hell don't let us down with this soulful cover, thats for sure. MBP vol. 2 is now available Available in stores (including Target & Electric Fetus) and online (including iTunes) in CD, mp3 and very limited-edition double vinyl formats, check the tracklist after the jump and cop yours here.

Plus as an added bonus, download The Hood Internet's latest mashup of P.O.S.' cover of "Dear Boy" mixed in with La Roux's "In For The Kill" below.

Minnesota Beatle Project, Vol. 2 by Some Kind of Awesome

The Hood Internet - Killdear (P.O.S. x La Roux) by hoodinternet

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Monday
Jan102011

[Download] Darwin Deez - "Bad Day" Remixes

Previously we got a hold of a very nice remix of Darwin Deez' "Bad Day" from the Brooklyn based duo Javelin. Now courtesy of LuckyNumberMusic you can grab that remix and two other. The first is done by Kraak & Smaak, and the second by Jake Bullit. Darwin is soon to be gracing the UK with another headline tour, dates and deatils of which you can find over here

If you haven't picked up his self titled debut album yet, which we put in our top 10 albums of 2010, you can pick it up over here. Soundtrack your "Bad Day" with these nice little gems. Happy Monday!

Darwin Deez - Bad Day (Remixes) by LuckyNumberMusic

Monday
Jan102011

[Listen] Cold War Kids - "Bulldozer"

Take a listen to this very promising track from Cold War Kids who are set to release a Mine Is Yours later in the month on the 24th in the UK and 25th stateside. We've previously had the chance to absorb "Louder Than Ever", "Skip The Charades" and "Royal Blue" off of this album and this adds to the expectation for their third LP. Check out the track below in full via KCRW. Feel free to head on over here to pre-order the album if you like what you hear.

Monday
Jan102011

[Listen] Sims (of Doomtree) - "One Dimensional Man"

Minneapolis website City Pages just dropped an exclusive track off the homie Sims forthcoming sophomore album Bad Time Zoo. Check out the Lazerbeak produced cut titled "One Dimensional Man" in the player below and if you haven't already check out the video for Sims' first single "Burn It Down" here. Bad Time Zoo drops on Feb 15th, cop yours here.

Sims - "One Dimensional Man" by Some Kind of Awesome

Monday
Jan102011

[Listen] Hear 3 New PJ Harvey Tunes: "The Glorious Land" x "Bitter Branches" x "Hanging In The Wire"

Oh, hello, what do we have here. It seems more PJ Harvey tracks have found their way online and now you can listen to one of them "The Glorious Land" in all its glory below. This track is fairly laid back with some distant guitar riff being strummed throughout. It made me feel very relaxed on my lunch today, being my first Monday back at work in the New Year. 

Last week we had news of another new track from PJ titled "The Words That Maketh Murder" which you can hear a snippet of over here. We've also previously had tracks "Written On The Forehead" and "The Last Living Rose" which all vary slightly in style. You can pre-order the album, Let England Shake over here too while you're at it.

All three tracks were premiered on Dan Hagerty's show on 2fm which you can hear the first 2 hours (which played the tracks "This Glorious Land" and "Bitter Branches") here and you can hear "Hanging In The Wire" during the replay of Liza Richardson's show on KCRW here. But if you are really impatient you can check out all 3 tracks over at Antiquiet.

Monday
Jan102011

[News] New Gruff Rhys track "Sensations In The Dark" coming 7th Feb.

Gruff Rhys is to make the song available to download from 17th January which gives us a reason to look forward to next week, following this though the full "Sensations In The Dark" single including an exclusive B-side called "Follow The Sunflower Trail (Theme Tune For A National Strike)" will arrive on the 7th of February, along with a video.

The track is to feature on Gruff's upcoming album Hotel Shampoo of which Gruff says : “I thought that as I’m getting on a bit, the time had come to buy a suit and record an album of piano ballads...However, I got bored, the record diversified and evolved – things turned out a bit differently…” I'm a little excited for this album as loved the lead track "Shark Ridden Waters". The album's name Hotel Shampoo is inspired by his travels over the years in bands. We saw a little of this back in November with this video, relating to an art installation at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. In regards to the installation and album name he states, “Having never kept a journal these items have become like diary entries, triggering memories of all those buildings and random people I've met and inspiring songs on the album”.

Gruff is soon to set on tour accross the UK too bringing along the North Wales’s instrumental surf rock quartet, Y Niwl, pronounced “uh nule” in case you were wondering and it means ‘The Fog’ translated. The band will support Gruff as well as help out on some of his tracks when performing. Check out the dates after the jump.

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Monday
Jan102011

[Watch] Chilly Gonzales - "You Can Dance" (Video)

Last week as I mentioned, BBC Radio One was taking part in their Sound of 2011 in which all of the day time shows were shaken up and the daily listeners were given audio treats from the likes of Zane Lowe on the breakfast show. Followed up by Annie Mac dropping ridiculously heavy Dub Step tracks at 10am onwards. In short, it was brilliant!

On Annie's show though, she introduced me to this track by Chilly Gonzales, and it's pretty darn catchy. Titled "You Can Dance" it's taken from his latest studio offering, Ivory Tower and you can now check out the strangely hypnotic video for it up top. Can't think why I can't take my eyes off of my screen?

Sunday
Jan092011

[Listen] Skream - "FNKONOMIKA" 

Skream has been busy recently as we heard last week in his track "Shot Yourself In The Foot Again" featuring Example. He's now just posted a nice chilled out 170bpm track for your laid back Sunday listening. Featuring some nice piano lines and finishing with a flourish it makes for some very easy listening on a laid back weekend. Check it out below via his Soundcloud page.

FNKONOMIKA by SKREAMIZM