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[Download] Divine Fits - "Would That Not Be Nice" (RJD2 Remix)

Those that know me know i'm one of the biggest RJD2 stans out there. So when seeing that RJ remixed Divine Fits "Would That Not Be Nice" in my inbox, you can imagine how ape shit I went. I pretty much summerized it as Spoon x RJD2 but it wasn't the typical production you would expect from RJ this time around. The remix takes the already dancey original and adds some simple drums and signature synths which feel more like a LCD Soundsystem track than an RJD2 track.

Don't get me wrong, i'm not hating the track at all. I just expected a heavier hip hop drum driven track. Nevertheless, its still a great to listen to despite my personal feelings of the remix. Take a listen to remix below and if you havent already listened to/picked up Divine Fits' debut LP A Thing Called Divine Fits, you should do so now. LIKE RIGHT NOW.

[Listen] Devine Fits - 'A Thing Called Devine Fits' (Full Album Stream)

Why not spend a portion of your Wednesday listening to Divine Fits, a rock project being dubbed as a "supergroup", a phrase I hate to use but if the shoe fits, maybe it could be a Cinderella story. Bands that come to mind from recent years with the aforementioned title would be Them Crooked Vultures, The Dead Weather, How To Destroy Angels? This too could be great. Could be.

Made up of members from Handsome Furs (Dan Boeckner), along with Spoon frontman Britt Daniel and drummer Sam Brown, the project is turning heads the world over. Today courtesy of NPR you can stream their entire LP which is cleverly titled A Thing Called Devine Fits. I see what they did there. Go and hit play and let us ponder on the worthiness of said the "supergroup" label a little longer while soundtracked by the latest addition to that list; Devine Fits. 

A Thing Called Devine Fits is set for release on teh 28th of August via Merge.

[Listen] Divine Fits - "I Was Born in a Laundromat"


I think I may be one of a few excited for Spoon/Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs/New Bomb Turks supergroup Divine Fits upcoming album only for Spoon's Britt Daniel's contribution of the album.  Although the Dan Boeckner vocal single "My Love Is Real" was cool, the B-Side "I Was Born in a Laundromat" should excite Spoon fans like myself until the band's next release. But until then the bands upcoming debut album A Thing Called the Divine Fits, will still be something to look forward to when it drops August 28th. Check out both the B-side as well as the single below and another track from the upcoming album titled "Would That Not Be Nice" courtesy of the band's Soundcloud page.

[Watch] Spoon Live Session for La Blogotheque in Paris

Last year Spoon paid a visit to the good people over at La Blogotheque and the guys over there were a little anxious when the band arrived at the venue to play the songs for them. However, the atmosphere in the room at the beginning caused by Britt Daniel seeming a little distant was short lived, as soon as the band began to play the first chord of "The Ghost of You Lingers" the atmosphere changed, and as they put it, there was no need for words. Above you can see why with the performance of that track along with "Got Nuffin" and then after the jump you can check them out performing "Black Like Me". Both were recorded for The Take-Away shows which see's La Blogotheque invite bands tom play in the streets, bars, elevators, and as you see here a café or two for the world to see. Head on over here to check out more of these great performances.

[Download] Spoon - "Is Love Forever" (Demo)

Take a listen to another Spoon demo to help pass a few minutes of your day. The raw riff is prominent throughout this track and the lyrics are rough to match. The result is a good listen and titled "Is Love Forever", which you can listen to in full below. The band put it up as a download over on their official website, so head on over there for more info and to pick up their Bonus Tracks CD. Enjoy.

Spoon - "Is Love Forever" (Demo) by Some Kind of Awesome

[SKOA Presents] The Top 25 Albums of 2010: 15-11

15. RJD2 - The Colossus [Buy CD | Vinyl]

On his fourth album, Dj/Producer RJD2 combines all styles of his previous efforts to create one of his greatest album yet. From the sample rocking opener "There Will Be Horns" which brings back fond memories of the Since We Last Spoke era to tracks like "The Glow", "Games You Can Win" and my favorite track "Giant Squid", each track's sound is different but fits the overall feel of the album. This album is definitely a banger for old and new RJ fans or people looking for something fresh. We highly suggest picking this one up along with the outtakes and Instrumental album, Inversions of The Colossus. - Rocko


14. The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards [Buy CD | Vinyl]

A quick follow up to last year's debut, Horehound, Jackie White and friends gave us this sophomore offering that continued to bring forth the awesome with jams like "Blue Blood Blues", "Die By The Drop", and "Jawbreaker". With Sea of Cowards, it was slightly less balls to the wall rock and a bit more experimentation, as seen in songs like "I'm Mad" and "Old Mary". I think if they had waited a little bit longer to release this album that I would have been able to enjoy it more, but I hadn't finally taken the needle off of Horehound yet, so it was hard to shift my focus on to Sea of Cowards with the attention that it deserved. However, with every listen to Sea of Cowards I find myself enjoying it more and more. - Kibbe

13. Spoon - Transference [Buy CD | Vinyl]

Although Spoon's latest may not be their best effort, it definitely one of the most catchiest albums released in 2010. The band doesn't stray away from the formula of their previous releases but for new listeners it's a nice introduction to the band and encourages them to check out their earlier works as well as catching them perform these tunes and others live, in which Spoon's live performances are always amazing. - Rocko


12. Pulled Apart By Horses - Pulled Apart By Horses [Buy CD]

When I first heard these guys I was shocked that they’d only been making music for 2 years and made one hell of a racket! Their debut grabs you by the balls and only let’s them loose a few times on the 35 minute raucous album. Opening track “Back To The Fuck Yeah” will have your attention from the offset and the album is full of catchy riffs and sing along choruses. Single “High Five, Swan Dive, Nose Dive” got some major Radio One airplay and had crowds the nation over singing along. The mix of in your face, tongue in cheek lyrics paired with heavy guitar chugging riffs and thumping drums makes this album one of the most intriguing and highly played this year. It’s brash, it’s energetic and most of all it’s ballsy, they went all out and it paid off. An astonishing debut and a definite one to watch with  their 2011 follow up looking likely. “Yeah Buddy” also deserves a mention and the  final RATM like track “Den Horn” is a 7 minute opus of guitar and noise. I was  worried the band couldn’t transfer their live sound onto an album, yet they’ve near  on nailed it! - Shey


11. Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard [Buy CD | Vinyl]

What makes Ra Ra Riot so unique is their ability to blend each of the six band member’s abilities and turn it into something that flows effortlessly and beautifully. Their second studio album The Orchard is a fantastic continuation of the style that the New Yorkers have been perfecting over the last four and a half years. Each song on the album comes together in an extremely well-paced, flowing way that, for me, creates a mood only found on those perfect, sunny, summer days. Starting with the highly instrumental “The Orchard,” moving to more energetic songs like “Boy” and “Too Dramatic,” and slowing down with the magnificent “You And I Know,” The Orchard is a beautifully paced album that shows the increasing maturity and perfection of Ra Ra Riot’s abilities as a band. - Adrian

[Download] Spoon - "Mystery Zone" (Demo)

Last month we got to take Spoon gave fans an early Christmas present and released a bunch of tracks exclusively over on the official store in the form of Bonus Songs 2008-2009, which features a load of Demo's and alternate versions too. Now the band are also giving up tracks on their official site and down below you can download this months gem, a demo version of "Mystery Zone". Raw and a little rough around the edges, yet you'll find yourself moving along to the repetitive upstroke guitar line in no time. If you missed "Rhythm and Soul" from the Bonus Songs album, take a listen over here too. Enjoy.

Spoon - "Mystery Zone" (Demo) by Some Kind of Awesome

[Listen] Spoon - "Rhythm and Soul"

Spoon have given fans an early Christmas present and released a bunch of tracks over exclusively over in the official store for the band. They have released Bonus Songs 2008-2009 which features Demo's and alternate versions to tracks that have previously been made available on thwir website. If you're feeling like you want even more Spoon in your life there's a limited-edition prayer candles, along with Silk Screen posters, Glossy posters and a Tee Shirt all available over in the store! So that's one of your musical friends Christmas shopping taken care of. Take a listen to "Rhythm and Soul" taken from the release below.

Spoon - "Rhythm and Soul" by Some Kind of Awesome

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