Got a great new discoy-summer lovin song playing non stop from Ghosts of Venice on his first original release with SFFTW favorite Solid Bump Records. This is exactly the type of song that puts a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. There are four great remixes included with the Her EP, my favorite being the White Girl Lust remix with vocals added. You can stream the entire EP and download the Chopin remix on Solid Bump’s Soundcloud page. Links to buy the tunes are also included. This is a great start for your TGIFriday morning!
For an added laugh check out the hilarious interview of Ghosts of Venice by White Girl Lust below.
It’s FINALLY summer in the City and what better album to listen to than the latest from Jenny [Lewis of Riloy Kiley] and Johnny [aka Jonathan Rice], “I’m Having Fun Now.” Lucky for us, NPR is streaming it until August 31st.
Now that the summer weather is finally arriving in San Francisco it’s time to kick off our shoes and enjoy the sun. This mix is perfect for naps in the grass, walking around the city, or whatever you might be doing with a big smile on your face. It contains an eclectic combination of hip hop, pop, indie rock, electro, and maybe a few more genres that are impossible to pinpoint.
This has been the soundtrack to my extremely hot and humid summer on the east coast and I’m excited to say that I’m relocating to the west and best coast in less than 2 months. I can’t wait to bring this vibe to the bay area.
Let me know what you think and as always, enjoy the jams.
Ellen Page Intro
01 Fatboy Slim – The Joker (Steve Miller Band Cover)
02 The Shins – Australia (Peter, Bjorn, & John Remix)
03 The Roots & John Legend – The Fire
04 Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar (Chrome Remix) ft. Wu-Tang Clan
05 The Kickdrums – Tell Me Stories
06 Stevie Wonder – My Cheri Amour (DJ Scene Remix)
07 Andre 3000 – Behold a Lady (SR Intro Edit)
08 Ellie Goulding – Under the Sheets Remix (Audio1 Edit) ft. Chiddy Bang
09 Aeroplane X Friendly Fires X Flight Facilities – I Crave Paris
10 Erik Hassle – Hurtful (Penguin Prison Remix)
11 Chromeo – Don’t Turn the Lights On (SR Intro Edit)
12 MIA – XXXO Remix ft. Jay-Z
13 Nas & Damian Marley – As We Enter Remix (Audio1 Edit) ft. Tinie Tempah
14 Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP – We No Speak Americano (Vocal Edit)
15 Miami Horror – Make You Mine
16 Sky Ferreira – Stand Back (Stevie Nicks Cover)
17 Zero 7 – Destiny (Fred Falke Remix)
18 Princess Nyah – Butterflies (Donaeo Remix)
19 Kid Sister – Daydreaming (Telephoned Dreams Version)
20 Calvin Harris – Stars Come Out
21 Drop the Lime – Sex Sax (Club Mix)
22 Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
23 Cee-lo Green – What Part of Forever
Clubfeet’s been on the scene for a minute now, and I still find myself listening to their catchy, electro pop-y beats. And since sharing is caring, I’m going to hook you up with 5 free tracks. You’re very welcome.
If you’ve ever read Thomas Wolfe’s “You Can’t Go Home Again”, then you have a rough idea of what I go through sometimes when I hear an album by a band like Cabinessence. Even if you haven’t read it, the point is pretty straightforward: you can’t go home again, because the home in question is more about time and memory than actual space or – in our case – sound. In other words, you can name your band after a Brian Wilson (and Van Dyke Parks) song, you can occasionally sound a bit like Brian Wilson, but you’ll never be the Beach Boys. Which is the problem – sort of. At best, you inspire nostalgia in the listener. At worst, you offend his or her (overly) delicate sensibilities. Luckily for the boys of Cabinessence, their sophomore effort Naked Friends sticks to the former with the trusty glue of their many influences and doesn’t let go all that often, making for a pleasant-if-occasionally-kitschy stroll down memory lane – a pretty, funky, psychedelic place deep in alt-country country. I should probably list those influences and earn your trust, dear reader, as a well-versed authority on the last 50 years of pop music. But instead, inspired by the language of nostalgia and the remaining days of summer, I’ll go on gut feeling: “Thought/Start” is the kind of upbeat, soulful clap-along I’d pick to open up a roadtrip mixtape. In a fit of summer laziness, I might even leave on the next track, “Blown a Test”, a surprisingly catchy plea to be released from an unfulfilling relationship. “Thumbs” and “Grace” should get you through the death of a summer romance and “Shouldve Known” will remind you of it when a few months have passed and the sting is gone. Did the band’s fondness for honky-tonk compete a little with the well-produced loveliness of some songs? Yes. Did I occasionally wish I was listening to My Morning Jacket, Electric Light Orchestra, Gram Parsons and (oddly enough) Super Furry Animals? Sure. But sometimes a good riff on what you’ve been listening to you for years can feel comforting, even a little bit like getting a letter from home.
Mark Lanegan (formerly of Screaming Trees) has teamed up with Isobel Campbell (formerly of Belle & Sebastian) on Hawk, a new album out Aug 24. Expect soulful, raspy, and gritty wonderfulness (stream here) from an album that may end up being your go-to Fall soundtrack. They’re playing GAMH on October 28th.
Check the video for “You Won’t Let Me Down Again” on Pitchfork.