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Phoenix – 1901

Everyone is talking about it which usually me not want to talk about it but here’s the new record from Frenchies Phoenix. The song is a leak from their forthcoming LP Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Looks like their sticking with the style displayed in their 2006 release, It’s Never Been Like That.

2009 is coming in strong, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Beirut and it’s only February? If this is a taste of what’s to come things are looking up for the crew from Versailles. Regardless of the hype this is a great song. looking forward to the album.

Phoenix – 1901

With all the hype surrounding the new album I thought it would be nice to post something from their first album as well. So here’s Too Young, one of my favorite tracks from United.

Phoenix – Too Young


Kaiser Chiefs – Never Miss A Beat (Cut Copy Remix)

The lyrics in this song are great, very punk. I enjoyed the original but really put the song in rotation after hearing the Cut Copy remix. Good stuff.

Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads - Never Miss a Beat

Kaiser Chiefs – Never Miss A Beat (Cut Copy Remix)


“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” & The Roots

This week, EMPT interviewed SNL star Jimmy Fallon in preparation for his new talk show “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” slated to debut on March 2nd from 12:30-1:30 AM. What’s more exciting is that the show will play host to Fallon’s new house band: The Roots.

Though Fallon is not a direct ‘replacement’ for Conan O’Brien (who took over Jay Leno’s seat on The Tonight Show) there’s been quite a stir over the fact that Fallon bumped him into the 11:30 time-slot thus alienating loyal fans.

Nevertheless, these past few months leading up to his debut, Fallon has successfully produced and hosted a video blog (aka: “v-log” …sounds dirty, no?) that runs nightly on NBC.com at 12:30 am. In our interview he said the v-log has been a great tool for him because he’s been able to “Try out skits and ideas on the website first and then use that information to appeal more to what the fans want.”

Ironically, this isn’t the first time Fallon’s stepped into the strange world of ‘vlogging.’ Do any of you guys remember the SNL skit “Jarrett’s Room” where Jimmy played “Jarrett–the college blogger” ? Well, it seems like his ‘vlog-life’ has manifested itself in a whole new light…

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Drake & Lykke Li – Little Bit

Drake is a fantastic talent, his nack for wordplay and rhymes holds up with the best. I’m not sure about all the 808’s & Heartbreak influenced singing though. This kinda feels like that part in Ray when Stevie is still trying to find his style but has yet to come to his own. Nevertheless, we all expect great things from this guy. I’d love to hear more rapping at some point. Either way, I’m a sucker for anything Lykee Li so here’s the mashup.

Drake & Lykee Li – Little Bit


Cut Copy – Far Away (Bag Raiders Remix)

So I’ve heard about 6 remixes of Far Away by now and I have to say this is by far the favorite. Bag Raiders are a production duo from Sydney who started buzz last year with their single Fun Punch. Much of their exposure comes from a steady line of popular remixes, all unique, all bangers. This remix is no exception, it never gets boring, the transitions are creative and musical and the song absolutely explodes at about 1:47. These guys know what their doing. Great party music.

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours - Far Away

Cut Copy – Far Away (Bag Raiders Remix)


Coldplay & Kylie Minogue – Lhuna (New Single)

So it turns out all the rumors are true, the Kylie Minogue & Coldplay collaboration is a reality. It should be noted that I’m posting this to help increase awareness for the (RED)WIRE project, this track is a available as charity download for the program so go to www.redwire.com and support! It’s a great cause and you’ll be helping provide life-saving medicine for those living with HIV/AIDS in Africa. On top of all that, your getting quality music. Enjoy.

Coldplay & Kylie Minogue – Lhuna (New Single)


The Wong Boys – Git Ur Fuk On (DJ Illo Remix)

There’s not much to say about this track except that it’s a head banging, bass thumping, girl hypnotizing, club rocking certified banger. It’s 11AM and I feel like hitting the town after listening to this. High quality party music.

The Wong Boys are the first release on (Grandtheft from Team Canada DJs) new label Tremendous Records. This releases will be digital only and out in the US on the 10th of March 2009. Here is a remix from DJ Illo, one of the remixes coming out on that release.”

The Wong Boys – Git Ur Fuk On (DJ Illo Remix Tremendous Records)


MySpace Celebrity: New Mother M.I.A. Blogs on MySpace About the Birth Of Her Son

So after performing 100% pregnant at the Grammy’s M.I.A’s finally  a momma. She blogged about it on her Myspace Celebrity Blog, here’s what she had to say:

T O F A N S F R I E N D S O N F A M I L Y . M Y B A B Y I S H E R E

HAPPY VALENTINES!SUNDAY NITE I CA M E HOME FROM THE GRAMMY’S STILL IN THE MOOD TO PARTY , I COUDA EASILY GONE OUT BUT I WENT HOME INSEAD , LUCKY I DID!! COZ MY EARLY STAGE LABOUR KICKED IN AROUND 2 AM .

MY BABY WAS BORN WEDNESDAY , HE IS HEALTHY , FINE , BEAUTIFUL AND THE MOST AMZING THING EVER ON THIS PLANET, OF COURSE IM HIS MUM!!!

ME AND BABY ARE PUTTING OUR TOUR DATES FOR 2010 TOGETHER
AND MAKING MIX TAPES
AND FIGURING OUT A WAY TO BREAK OUT OF THE HOSPITAL !

HOPEFULLY THE WORLD IS BEEN TICKING ALONG AND I AINT MISSED MUCH!

C U SOON ,

AND MY BABY BOY SAYZ HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Gotta love, M.I.A. here’s Fire Fire, it is produced by her one time boyfriend/producer Diplo. one of my favorite tracks from her first album Arular.

M.I.A. - Arular - Fire, Fire


Carly Simon – Nobody Does it Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)

So I’ve been on a James Bond binge lately and let me just say, the exotic locations, the not only beautiful but unique women, the cars, the luxury, the class, I mean it’s no wonder why it’s one of the longest running and most successful film franchises to date.

Anyways, while watching The Spy Who Loved Me last night I thought that given how my romantic exploits these day would most closely resemble those of a  007, what could be more suiting than posting a Bond theme for Valentines Day. With that said here’s Nobody Does it Better, the theme from The Spy Who Loved Me, a very classy song of admiration, submission and appreciation. I’d imagine if you were in love this would be howboth parties would feel. Timeless song.

I wasn’t looking, but somehow you found me.
I tried to hide from your love light,
But like heaven above me, the spy who loved me,
Is keeping all my secrets safe tonight…
Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest.
Nobody does it half as good as you, baby your the best.”

Carly Simon - The Best of Bond...James Bond - Nobody Does It Better

Carly Simon – Nobody Does it Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)

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Ghostland Observatory – Stranger Lover

On their Myspace Ghostland Obervatorty describes their sound as “A robot making love to a tree!!” We’ll just leave it at that. Sad Sad City is probably their most commerically successful record, it’s from their 2006 release Paparazzi Lightning but I always find myself coming back to the space age love song Stranger Lover from the same album. Great production, tasteful use of the vocoder, great song.

Ghostland Observatory - Paparazzi Lightning - Sad Sad City

Ghostland Observatory – Stranger Lover