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Ciara – Promise

Face it, with the likes of T-Pain and friends at the forefront of the genre, it’s hard to take mainstream R&B serious these days. I won’t say the music is bad, there’s just very little authenticity. Still, a rose grows in Brooklyn, or should I say Atlanta. Dead smack in the middle of crunk & B, comes a freak of nature song called “Promise.” This song is slow, epic and flat out weird. Takes a minute to understand but you’ll soon find yourself listening to one of the sexiest and extremely good feeling R&B songs since the days of Prince. The dancing in this video is very impressive, nothing special just raw talent. High quality mainstream, enjoy.

Ciara – Promise

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The Walkmen – In The New Year

Hamilton Leithauser is the lead singer of The Walkmen, he has an awesome voice, something like an improved Bob Dylan. I can barely make out anything he’s saying but thanks to the incredible vocal performance I completely understand. My favorite song at the moment, here’s to ‘09.

Oh I’m just like you, I never hear the bad news.”

The Walkmen – In The New Year


LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge

Got an email asking us to blog our thoughts on the current state of music. Only the lyrics of this LCD classic can articulate our position.

LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge


KiD CuDi – Embrace The Martian (Feat. Crookers)

This guy is just a good writer, good feel. His influence on Welcome to Heartbreak is overwhelming, a little out there at times but certainly good for music. Here’s Embrace The Martian, produced by Crookers, enjoy.

KiD CuDi – Embrace The Martian (Feat. Crookers)


Justice vs. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You / We Are Your Friends (C.I.T.Y. Edit)

Ok, so we’ve all heard about a hundred We Are Your Friends remixes by now, so why listen to yet another one? Well, to put it simply, its really good. Stardust et Justice for all. Great party music.

Justice vs. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You / We Are Your Friends (C.I.T.Y. Edit)


Lily Allen – The Fear (Christian Vorbau Remix)

Lily’s been in the news lately for her pro-drug comments… No comment ; ). Here’s a recently released Christian Vorbau remix of her already awesome song “The Fear.” Good stuff.

Lily Allen – The Fear (Christian Vorbau Remix)


New Villager – Rich Doors

These guys are weirdos (photo shoot in the forest?), their music sounds like an orgy of everything that’s going on right now and their interviews make absolutely no sense. Rock on.

New Villager – Rich Doors


Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion

It takes a little patience to get into Animal Collective but if you manage to make sense of their dream world of sound you’ll be handsomely rewarded. Here some of the more noteworthy tracks from their ninth studio album, Merriweather Post Pavillion.

Animal Collective – Brother Sport

Animal Collective – My Girls

Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes


Birdy Nam Nam – The Parachute Ending (Prod. by JUSTICE)

Here’s the outro from the upcoming French DJ Crew, Birdy Nam Nam album. Starts off very very slow and then turns into the typical Justice head banger. Not quite “Cross” quality but you decide.

Birdy Nam Nam – The Parachute Ending (Prod. by JUSTICE)


Hot Chip & Peter Gabriel – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (Vampire Weekend Cover)

This song just doesn’t get old. Incredible cover.

Hot Chip & Peter Gabriel – Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (Vampire Weekend Cover)