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Germany Germany Feat. Kotomi – Real Hero (College/Electric Youth Cover)

I first heard Germany Germany a year ago in a quiet little love affair with a track called Cold Hands. At the time, I hosted a radio show inundated with artists I had obtained from across the internet and across the world. When this track popped up today, I eagerly pulled up the track that had delighted me for a season of 2011. My second and equally exciting  discovery was the name of this new gem. A Real Hero was only the one of the most pervasive and hauntingly beautiful tracks from Drive, everyone’s favorite blood-spattered love story.

Back against the wall and odds
With the strength of a militant cause
Your pursuits are called outstanding
Emotionally complex.

Against the grain of dystopic claims
Not the thoughts of your actions entertained
And you have proved to be

A real human being and a real hero.”

I proudly present you Germany Germany‘s rendition of  College and Electric Youth‘s stunning work. Germany Germany is a Canadian guy named Drew Harris, inspired by the likes of Dntel and The Postal Service. He’s often sparing with the vocals, so he acquired this lovely creature named Kotomi (aka Lauren Hillman). She’s also featured on another of his new tracks, With You. Both are set to appear on the upcoming album Blank Mind Empty Heart (7/16). Create some new loves for 2012.

Germany Germany Feat. Kotomi – Real Hero (College/Electric Youth Cover)

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Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Avril 2012

t w e n t y o n e songs of Le Miel du Mois! What the f%*k is a Monday blues?

Steph is back with this installment of LMDM and it’s another wonderfully eclectic blend of everything you didn’t even know you loved. Stephs all-embracing approach to music is one of the reasons why LMDM has been and continues to be one of the most interesting mix tapes on any side of the globe. I don’t know about you but I get bored quick fast listening to the same music or style over and over. Musical monogamy is not a concept I can get behind. Our minds are capable of processing anything we throw at it so to limit yourself to just one style of expression or one type of artist is a crime of the highest order. Thankfully, once a month Steph delivers like that perfect lover everyone dreams of – unpredictable, surprising, interesting, risky and totally in tune with your wants and desires at the moment without you having to say a word. Gotta love it.

I have listened to Youth Lagoon on repeat more times than you should really repeat anything in one hour/day/week/month. Same for The Drums,  who are playing in New York this Sunday if you are in NY, go. Other monthly obsessions include the sun and no-reason car rides so I can listen to whatever I’m listening to (probably Youth Lagoon) longer before having to go inside. And here we go…

Le Miel du Mois at work? That’s much better than work at work! Download

Tracklisting:

  1. Midi Matilda – Day Dreams (MyKill Remix)
  2. Craft Spells- Party Talk
  3. Neon Indian – Hex Girlfriend
  4. Germany Germany – Sleeping Pills
  5. Beach Fossils – Calyer
  6. Teen Daze – The Future
  7. Yppah – Film Burn (Feat. Anomie Bell)
  8. Wise Blood – Loud Mouths
  9. Young Liars – Colours (Teen Daze Remix)
  10. Youth Lagoon – Afternoon
  11. Phantogram – Don’t Move
  12. Oberhofer – Heart
  13. Grimes – Vanessa
  14. Slothpop – Magenta (WAY YES Remix)
  15. The Drums I Dont Want To Go Alone
  16. Caandides – Sun Way Too Low
  17. Niki and the Dove- Mother Protect (Goldroom Remix)
  18. Ornette – Crazy Extended Club Version (Noze Remix)
  19. Young Wonder – Orange
  20. Kindness- House
  21. Troubleman – Electric Guest