HIGHLY REC'D: Arcade Fire - "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)"
Openers and closers can usually be good measuring sticks for how much a band grows from album to album. For Arcade Fire this statement hold true. “Black Mirror” immediately let us know that we were not going to be getting another record like Funeral. “The Suburbs” slowly guided us into Arcade Fire’s new suburban world, a place far different from the mournful Funeral or large scale Neon Bible. The same is true for the differences between “In the Backseat”, “My Body is a Cage”, and "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)". (Continue Reading)
Here is a "lost/new/crazy" song Diplo recorded with M.I.A. When, I don't know, but Diplo assures us its a demo and that he might leak the full version of the track soon. The track's assumed name is "4thepeopleontheboat" and like Diplo says, sounds like classic M.I.A. throwing down on some grimey dubstep bass. Hear the track below: (Continue Reading)
Psych-pop wizards, Yeasayer have remixed Florence + The Machine's "Dog Days Are Over", now an international smash. The remix will be pressed onto the B-side of an upcoming "Dog Days Are Over" 7" single Florence is releasing to independent retailers on October 12. The song will also be made available on iTunes that day. Stream Yeasayer's remix below: (Continue Reading)
It's a happy day when a hip post-punk band like Klaxons covers the tour de pop force that is Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance". While not as saccharine and exquisite as Lissie's cover, Klaxons get the job done and the whispered parts are great — simultaneously funny and creepy. Listen to and download the cover below: (Continue Reading)