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Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)

For those who may not know, Air France is a band from Gothenburg, Sweden. They’ve released two critically acclaimed EP’s - On Trade Winds and No Way Down, I highly recommened both. I know I posted an Air France song yesterday but I’ve been on a complete binge so naturally the blog is going to reflect that. Like most Air France stuff, this song makes your feel like your on a beach some other place, somewhere, some other time. Pretty much the only musical act that can completely change my state of mind on call is Van Morrison, but I have say that Air France’s care-free style gets pretty close. The summer couldn’t come fast enough! Enjoy.

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)


Bat For Lashes – Daniel

A lot of blogs out there just post new stuff for the sake of posting so I’ve been waiting to write about Daniel, a fantastic song that deserves more than 2 minutes of my time. I’m starting to question if these publishers even listen to music anymore, you go on the sites and all you get is “Here’s the new Bat For Lashes video! So Cool!” It’s a damn shame. To quote Jay-Z when he was good, “Do you fools listen to music or do you just skim through it?” Anyways, back to the lecture at hand…

“I got fed up of everyone thinking I was this mystical creature that drinks unicorns’ tears for breakfast!” If the new album “Two Suns” was supposed to be an answer to that, I’d have to give her a thumbs up, because she managed to it without compromising anything that made her unique. I for one was a huge fan of the dark, theatrical and eerie story telling, I can listen to it all day. “What’s A Girl To Do” from her first album is in my Top 5 love songs, all which I require to have a deep understanding of the complex, intense and necessary love/”hate” emotions one has for a real significant other. Mix that in with the creepy 1970’s horror film production and next thing you know I’m at the record store buying all your CD’s…

Bat For Lashes – Daniel

Bat For Lashes – Sleep Alone

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Phoenix – Lisztomania

Phoenix’s fourth studio album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix isn’t due till May 2009, which is why posting the first song from the album on March 9th is bound to get us a slap in the wrist. But were willing to take the risk if your willing to take the interest. Buy the album when it comes out!

1901 was leaked a few weeks ago and it pretty much dominated the blogosphere for a good week. Here’s Lisztomania, and equally good maybe even better song from the new album. Enjoy.

Phoenix – Lisztomania


Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone

Just got the new Calvin Harris single and let me just say this song is sure to be the rage. It starts off sounding like a depressed, just lost my girlfriend acoustic guitar crybaby song, only to do a complete 360 into straight up 90’s big chord trance. With everyone in full blown 80’s mode, here come the 90’s!

Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone


Kid Cudi – Sky May Fall (Produit par Kanye West)

Had this song for a while now but never got to posting it. It’s from the martians upcoming album, Man On The Moon: The Guardians, which Kanye calls, “a classic in the making.” I would have to agree. Cudi’s mellow dramatic style is refreshing in the face of all the dance music dominating the market. Kanye did a great job on the production as it is simple and serves more as a canvas for Cudi than an impressive production. In typical Cudi style the lyrics are very reflective in nature, uplifting while at the same time embracing realities, the key to having true perspective, enjoy.

Kid Cudi – Sky May Fall (Produced by Kanye West)


The Go! Team – Huddle Formation

Cheerleader chants, fast drumming, 90’s guitars and great melodies. That’s The Go! Team at face value, dig a little deeper and you will find extremely creative use and manipulation of samples, ingenious blending of styles and above all, great feeling music.

There are some songs that take a few listens before really striking a chord, Huddle Formation was not one of those songs, not for me at least. Great song from a great album. Heavy of the cheerleading, enjoy. EMPT favorite.

The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike - Huddle Formation

The Go! Team – Huddle Formation


The Buzzcocks – What Do I Get

With all my friends going from drunk party animals to grandparents overnight, I’m finding it more and more important to indulge in music that keeps things feeling young, fresh and inspiring. Face it, everything was just more magical prior to worrying about jobs and getting married before you you get too old came into the picture. With that said here’s one of my favorite i love you/hate you songs by the kings of adolescent spirt, The Buzzcocks. The song is called What Do I Get, it’s a pop punk classic from their 1978 LP, Another Music in a Different Kitchen. Great video, great song.

The Buzzcocks – What Do I Get


Bishop Allen – The Ancient Commonsense of Things

I was sent a promotional copy of Bishop Allen’s latest LP Grrr… a week ago but just got around to listening to it last night and what an unexpected surprise it turned out to be. The album is very lighthearted and high spirited, a quality not too many would mind in today’s climate. The Ancient Commonsense of Things is my favorite track for the moment, although thats bound to change as there are some close runner ups that I’ll be posting soon. This song simple, feels good and the title makes my mind wonder off into space. It also sounds great in the background as I’m writing this, enjoy.

Bishop Allen

Bishop Allen – The Ancient Commonsense of Things


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)