Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Meet the folkers!

Over the past few months I have come across some really awesome indie folk and folk rock bands. The following list is a collection of folky-type tracks that are on regular rotation on my playlists. The first section has more of an indie folk feel while the second is folk rock. 

The Lumineers - Hey Ho
Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks
Young Rebel Set - If I Was
The Head And The Heart - Lost In My Mind
The Head And The Heart - Down In The Valley 
Dawes - When My Time Comes
Deer Tick - 20 Miles

The first 5 songs are the type of songs that you'll instantly love. Dawes and Deer Tick's songs has grown on me in a big way. The lyrics from Dawes track are brilliant and Deer Tick is just totally unique. I mean you don't hear a voice like that everyday. Sounds like he swallowed a few cheese graters. 

Boy & Bear - Feeding Line
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Stamp
Delta Spirit - Bushwick Blues

These three songs have been around for a while but they never get deleted off my playlists. They're just amazing. Especially Delta Spirit's track (which also kind of grows on you).

Oh and in case you were wondering, the picture is of Jim Morrison on stage during one of The Doors' performances. It really doesn't have anything to do with the post. I just really like it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Soak It Up!

I know it's been a looooooong time. What can I say...I'm lazy. Anyways, felt like doing a post so here it is. 

Phoenix's Lisztomania is a brilliant song without the need for a remix. This Shook remix however is pretty subtle with a funky, synthy riff also added. Listen to it. It's very hard not to like.

Phoenix - Lisztomania (Shook Remix)

Ever since Kavinsky's Nightcall was featured in the movie Drive (which had a brilliant soundtrack), he has been quite a popular search all over the internet. The remix of Nightcall by Breakbot is more upbeat than the original and Pacific Coast Highway is just mental. Definitely a good set opener.

Kavinsky - Nightcall (Breakbot Remix)
Kavinsky - Pacific Coast Highway

Skream's Blue Eyez is a departure from his usual dubstep to just plain dub. It makes me want to smoke reefer, grow dreads and praise Jah. Hahahahaha.

Skream - Blue Eyez 

This electro banger builds up for 2 minutes and it's well worth the wait. Expect some glitchy inserts and some dreamy vocals. Perfect tune for when the club is heaving.

Porter Robinson - Language

If this isn't already on every radio station, it should be. Not particularly hardcore dubstep which is probably why it is so popular amongst the masses. And the music video isn't too shabby either. 

Friction - Led Astray

Until next week/month/year! Who actually knows.