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If you don't like music you can't sit with us.

If you don't like music you can't sit with us.

It's chill af in NYC today. Literally. Like I'm having a hard time getting out of bed because I like my feet not being popsicles. I am writing this whilst I am still in bed. That said, the chill means that all the glorious fall albums are under way and CMJ is quickly approaching. I've also been on a steady streak of shows lately, which I will get up ASAP for you to see and be jealous of me. I'm also working to backdate all the show notes I kept saying I was upping and then rage quit because as you can see below these posts are intense as hell, you guys. OH WELL IT'S WORTH IT BECAUSE I LOVE DOING THIS!

Enjoy this weeks jams and be sure to grab the Spotify playlist below if you want to keep this mix around. As always, I'd love to hear from you so feel free to drop me a tweet and let me know what you thought of this week's show.



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[News] Justice Announce Digital "Helix" EP

It's crazy to think that it has already been one year since Justice released their second album Audio, Video, Disco, yet here we are and the French pair are continuing to milk their sophomore release. On January 9th, the duo will release a five-track digital EP centered around the song "Helix". Along with the Audio, Video, Disco track "Ohio", the digital release will include an extended version of "Helix", a hidden song from the sophomore LP, and two remixes of "Helix" from Gesaffelstein Vision and Domenico Torti.

The Helix EP will be a digital only release set to drop on January 9th through Ed Banger. Stream the Domenico Torti remix below.

Helix EP Tracklist:
01. Helix (Extended)
02. Presence
03. Ohio
04. Helix (Gesaffelstein Vision remix)
05. Helix (Domenico Torti’s Headspin remix)

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[News] Domino Records Announces New Compilation

Domino Records looks back in time with a new compilation comprised of remixes from throughout the history of the label. The compilation, entitled Motion Sickness, features a vast array of previously released songs, with remixes of tracks from Animal Collective, Austra, Four Tet, Hot Chip, Junior Boys, Franz Ferdinand, The Kills, Austra, and Twin Sister, along with remixes by Justice, Daphni, Joy Orbison, SebastiAn, and Fake Blood. To bring you into their mindset, Domino Records have offered up a stream of Carl Craig's remix of Junior Boys' "Like a Child", which went on to earn the artist a Grammy nomination. Stream the song below, where you can also take a look at the full tracklisting for the 20-track effort.

Motion Sickness is out on December 3rd.

Motion Sickness Tracklist:
Disc 1
01. Austra – Beat & The Pulse (Still Going remix)
02. Tricky – Time To Dance (Maya Jane Coles remix)
03. Junior Boys – Like A Child (Carl Craig remix)
04. Juana Molina – Un Dia (Reboot remix)
05. About Group – You’re No Good (Theo Parrish remix)
06. Four Tet – Love Cry (Joy Orbison remix)
06. Liquid Liquid – Optimo (Matthew Dear remix)
07. Hot Chip – Night & Day (Daphni remix)
08. Stephen Malkmus – Kindling For The Master (Major Swellings remix)

Disc 2
01. Sons & Daughters – Orion (Emperor Machine remix)
02. Franz Ferdinand – The Fallen (Ruined by Justice)
03. The Kills – Cheap & Cheerful (SebastiAn remix)
04. Bonde Do Rolê – Marina Gasolina (Fake Blood remix)
05. Test Icicles – What’s Your Damage? (Alan Brax Fred Falke remix)
06. Clinic – Tomorrow (DFA Remix)
07. Blood Orange – Champagne Coast (Mike Simonetti remix)
08. Animal Collective – Summertimes Clothes (Dam Funk remix)
09. James Yorkston & Athletes – Woozy With Cider (Jon Hopkins remix)
10. Twin Sister – Kimmie In A Rice Field (Balam Acab remix)

[Outside Lands 2012] Top Five High Energy Shows to Dance at Till You Drop

This Friday marks the beginning of this year's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, the fifth edition of the cultural highlight. SKOA will be attending the festival this year, and each day leading up to the festival we will be dishing out a feature focused on the bands set to appear at Outside Lands. Today, our spotlight is focused on the top five high energy shows to dance at till your knees are trembling.

If you're willing to put the time, effort, and money into going to a show, then it is immediately worth it. One aspect that makes a show much more worth it, though, is if you show up and you're dancing from start to finish. When a band has a stage presence that is so energetic, and when the music is paced perfectly so that you don't stop moving for the entire set, that is when you know it was a good show. Take a look at the top five picks for the most danceable acts at this year's Outside Lands after the jump.

Justice: The moment Justice becomes a topic of conversation, the song "D.A.N.C.E." is almost always brought up. The French house duo has become iconic for their Parisian brand of electronic music, a brand that translates perfectly to the dance-hungry crowd. Whether you're playing Justice at a house party or seeing them live in concert, the dirty, sexy basslines and unwavering barrage of synthesizers plays perfectly into high energy, non-stop dance-a-thons. When it comes to dancing, Justice has you covered. Just make sure you have a full day afterwards to recover.

YACHT: This Portland outfit continiously impresses with their infectious electropop sounds, and in a live setting, it's impossible to prevent the onslaught of dancing crowds. Who wouldn't dance to "Dystopia (The Earth Is on Fire)" or "Shangri-La"? It's all just so damn catchy. YACHT knows how to do danceable, groovy beats right, so do yourself a favor and check them out.

MSTRKRFT: Jesse F. Keeler and Al-P know how to get a party started. Every song they release under the MSTRKRFT moniker is a party in itself, with pounding kick drums, ever-evolving synthesizers and altered voice samples. MSTRKRFT is the kind of thing you would play for a group of people on MDMA, and that's exactly why it's the perfect brand of music to dance until you drop.

Franz Ferdinand: Something about this Scottish quartet is so captivating, whether it's the music itself or their unrelenting and energetic stage presence. Each one of their three full-length albums are full of numerous catchy post-punk tracks, every one of which is perfectly suited for the live stage. If you've ever wanted to dance our heart out during an outdoor concert in the pouring rain, who better to do it to than Franz Ferdinand?

Passion Pit: If you've ever watched footage of Passion Pit performing live, there is no doubt that their catchy pop sounds are perfect for crowds of eager fans wanting to dance to their heart's content. Manners was packed with danceable song after danceable song, and Gossamer is no different. The Massachusetts outfit knows how to deliver a fulfilling pop song, and fans of the band know perfectly well how to dance to it. Seeing this band live is not something you should pass up.

[Outside Lands 2012] Three Mesmerizing Light Shows That We Can't Wait to See

This Friday marks the beginning of this year's Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, the fifth edition of the cultural highlight. SKOA will be attending the festival this year, and each day leading up to the festival we will be dishing out a feature focused on the bands set to appear at Outside Lands. Today, our spotlight is focused on the top three light shows we can't wait to see during the festival.

Every live performance hinges on the talent of the musicians themselves and their ability to convey their music in a live setting, but that's not the only important aspect; a truly great concert reaches that status through the perfect combination of the music itself in conjunction with an absolutely mesmerizing light show. Nothing compares to being front row at a concert and hearing a beloved song live, only to have every kick of the drum met with entrancing flashes of light, each low moment combined with a dimming atmosphere, and every high met with a grand array of colors and illumination. Most concerts have good light shows, but some seem to stand out above the rest. Take a look at the top three picks for this year's Outside Lands Festival after the jump.

Justice: The French electronic duo has made a name for themselves with their grimy, industrial brand of Paris house, and it translates beautifully to the live setting. Justice clearly put a lot of effort into their light show, with every hard-hitting delivery of the drum kick accompanied by pulsating flashes of light, walls of light drawing the drug-fueled crowds into a trance, and colors so vibrant it's impossible not to look away.

What makes their shows truly unique, though, is their use of the cross imagery. It has appeared on the cover of each of their studio full-lengths (both and Audio, Video, Disco), and during live performances they prop up a massive, illuminated cross right in the middle of their modular synthesizer prop. It's such iconic imagery, and the duo has very intelligently utilized it. What is there to not get excited about?

Sigur Rós: What is there to say about Sigur Rós gorgeous, unique soundscapes? How could I describe my excitement for seeing them live? The Icelandic quartet has been drowning my eardrums in beautiful, ambient music for nearly a decade, and the odd stylings of their music and their personas is what makes their live performances so unique. Jónsi alone is so strange and out there that the allure is beyond questioning.

The idea of witnessing Sigur Rós' live music backed with a colorful, dream-like light show is the truly alluring aspect, though, and online videos aren't enough to satisfy the desire. What could compare to hearing "Sæglópur" amongst a dazzling display of colors and streams of light? I'll just have to see for myself.

Explosions In The Sky: This Texas post-rock outfit might not be the first band that comes to mind when speaking of mesmerizing light shows, but it's the combination of their music and the live setting that excites me. The band has become known for their sprawling, lengthy musical compositions, with echoing guitar riffs, expansive percussion coming together to form beautifully atmospheric and cohesive songs. It's difficult to form such immersive sounds, but these guys pull it off without a hitch. Place this in a live setting, and something amazing is bound to happen.

Explosive percussion, a distant, distorted guitar juxtaposed by a beautifully rhythmic one, captivating sounds coming from all angles amidst a hypnotizing-yet-subtle shower of lights; slow-rising instrumentation building to an eventual frantic climax met with a well-timed burst of illumination. This is what live performances are all about. This is what I want to see.

[Watch] Justice - "New Lands" (Official Video)

Peep the new video for Justice's track "New Lands" which featured on their album Audio, Video, Disco late last year. The video sees some pretty stocky looking competitors compete in a number of body enduring games. I'd definitely watch this if it was n the TV. Heck, the referee has a Daft Punk-esque helmet, what's not to love. 

[News] Justice Announce U.S. Fall Tour Dates

Justice will soon embark on a massive festival circuit that spans North America, Europe, the UK, and Australia, and after all that is over, the French electro duo will be back in the States for a brief tour. Starting on October 21st in New York, the short stint will see the pair perform in New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Austin, and Asheville, NC in support of Audio, Video, Disco. Their full tour schedule can be seen after the jump.

The tour announcement is also paired with the release of the "New Lands" EP, which includes the original track along with remixes from A-Trak, SebastiAn, Falcon, as well as a live version of the song.

Justice 2012-2013 Tour Dates:
06/28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
06/29 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival
06/30 – Malsaucy, FR @ Les Eurokeennes
07/05 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/07 – Vienna, AT @ Urban Art Forms Festival
07/13 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive!
07/15 – Leipzig, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/18 – Paelo, CH @ Paleo Festival
07/19 – Nimes, FR @ Les Arenes de Nimes
07/21 – Carhaix, FR @ Les Vieilles Charrues
07/28 – Niagata, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/03 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/04 – Toronto, ON @ Historic Fort York
08/05 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/07 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre ^
08/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
08/24 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/26 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
09/08 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival
09/29 – Brisbane @ Riverstage and Botanic Gardens (Parklife)
09/30 – Sydney @ Centennial Park (Parklife)
10/01 – Perth @ Wellington Square (Parklife)
10/06 – Melbourne @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Kings Domain (Parklife)
10/07 – Adelaide @ Botanic Park (Parklife)
10/21 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/25 – Asheville, NC @ US Cellular Center
10/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience
10/28 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/30 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
10/31 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
11/08 – Guadalajara, MX @ Foro Alterno
11/10 – Mexico City, MX @ One Festival
01/04-07 – Holy Ship!

^ = w/ Passion Pit

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[Listen] Justice - "New Lands" (A-Trak Remix)

Check out A-Trak's brand new remix of Justice's Audio, Video, Disco banger "New Lands," which has the Fool's Gold head honcho dropping layers of heavy, pounding production overtop of the original track. Not to mention, the buildup and drop in this remix are far and away much better than the original. Give it a listen below.

Audio, Video, Disco is out now via Ed Banger/Elektra/Because.

(via Stereogum).