Aand we’re back. Welcome to 2012, everyone. Let’s just get right into this, shall we?
First of all, this week’s photo comes from Marta Bevacqua Photography. She’s does amazing work, so ‘like’ her on FB and show some support. I wish the weather was a little more like this. When I left LA a few days ago, it was a pleasant 80 degrees. Kinda too pleasant for a winter if you ask me. I want winters with snow and ice and coat weather. Not like this morning when I saw my neighbor take out his trash in shorts and a muscle shirt. Fuck you, El Niño.
Here come da playlist…
- Keep On Loving Me (Edit) – Onra | Onra strikes again. This time, taking a classic cut from The Whispers and making it dancefloor ready. Hotness, like the weather.
- Upular (Rynecologist Helium Rework) – Pogo | Older track, but it popped up on my radar again thanks to Reddit and thought you all should hear it too. Pogo uses samples from the Pixar movie “Up”, in case you’re wondering what that is…
- The Shrine / An Argument – Fleet Foxes | I like the sort of duality present in their songs; it’s like multiple sonic personality disorder. A warning: lots of intentional dissonance near the end of this epic track.
- Uncomfortably Numb – Graveyard | These guys should play Coachella. A band that I believe not many have heard, and more should. Speaking of Coachella, my tickets are paid for this year’s event. I’ll see you there.
- Bess St. – White Denim | I like these guys. I don’t know what else to say about them because I honestly haven’t researched them much, but when I come across their work, I almost always dig it. It’s like the best rock of the 60’s and 70’s reincarnate.
- Writer’s Block – Brother Ali | 2012 newness from Ali. I missed him perform at Coachella a few years back and I’ve been trying to make up for it ever since. One of the most honest mc’s to ever live.
- Need You Now – Cut Copy | The electro-house stand-by that I just know you’re gonna like. Even if you’re just putting it on while cleaning up your house before the party on a Saturday night.
- Blue Cassette – SBTRKT (Friendly Fires cover) | SBTRKT performed this live on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. I think he did this like a few hours ago so you’re getting this as fresh as it gets.
- Protocol ft. Samantha Kravitz – Gift of Gab | Any new Quannum Projects stuff will get on my mixtapes every single time, without fail. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s got Sam Kravitz on there too.
- Honey Bunny – Girls | :3 aww. Girls do good guitar.
- Blue (Eiffel 65 cover) – Yellow Ostrich | Don’t count this one out just yet. I know that title’s got you thinking of that song driven to awfulness when the radio stations played it over and over and over again, but Yellow Ostrich redeems it from pop-shit hell.
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