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June 30, 2009

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club - Parrot
from the forthcoming album Love On An Oil Rig, due in Sept.

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Aceyalone - All For U
Flunk - On My Balcony
Alien Chatter - Table Base

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June 29, 2009

"Purplish Rain"

SPIN magazine just released a tribute album entitled Purplish Rain, featuring the likes of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Of Montreal, Chairlift, Fol Chen, and The Twilight Singers, each taking on a different track from Purple Rain to cover. The results are excellent, and you can download this collection for free... IF YOU CAN FIGURE OUT THE SEKRIT PASSCODE!

Chairlift - Darling Nikki
Mariachi El Bronx - I Would Die 4 U

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Shawn Lee - La Ballade De Mela
Jackson and his Computer Band - Radio Caca [FeedMeGoodTunes edit]
April March - Sugar

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June 26, 2009

Friday grab bag

Michael Schiefel - I Want You Back
Shivaree - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Jazztronik - Rock With You
Spiralmouth - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Richard Cheese - Beat It
Elegant Catastrophe Singers - Billie Jean
Ben Gibbard - Thriller
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (Pizzicato 5 remix)

'Cuz we're the party people, night and day.

Recently on Comfort Radio:
They Might Be Giants - Why Does The Sun Shine?
Critters Buggin - Fluoride
Underworld - Shudder/ King Of Snake

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June 25, 2009

Helena Arlock

Helena Arlock - Fragile Me, Fragile You
from the EP Old Dirty Hound

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Art of Noise - Opus 4
Junior Boys - No Kinda Man (Jona Remix)
Mixmaster Mike - Monster Eye Land

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June 24, 2009

The Crystal Method

Yep, The Crystal Method have a new album out. It's called Divided By Night, and while it's no Tweekend (so few things in life are, really), it's still got some hotness to it.

The Crystal Method - Come Back Clean (feat. Emily Haines)
The Crystal Method - Blunts & Robots (feat. Peter Hook)

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Sayag Jazz Machine - Anachro'flipp
The Ruby Suns - My Ten Years on Auto-Pilot
Saint Etienne - Stop And Think It Over

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June 23, 2009

Project Jenny, Project Jan

Project Jenny, Project Jan - Junk
from The Colors EP

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June 22, 2009

The Hermit

Let's start the week off with some excellent indie electropop, tinged with a nice rock edge here and there, from Vancouver band The Hermit. From the 2009 release Turn Up (The Stereo).

The Hermit - It Was A Better Time
The Hermit - Si Vous Me Quittez
The Hermit - Find Someone Who Actually Loves You

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Elsiane - Paranoia
A Tribe Called Quest - Ham 'N' Eggs
Plastiq Phantom - Simple Chaos

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June 19, 2009

Friday grab bag

Nancy - Keep Cooler [buy the EP]
Sky Barstow - It Rained All Day [download the EP for free]
Home Video - I Can Make You Feel It [register to get the EP for free]
Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas - Cisco [buy the album]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Woodworm - Spf 45
K.D. Expression - 5 AM
Madlib - Sir Bang (Bounce)

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June 18, 2009

Charlotte Hatherley

Charlotte Hatherley - Behave [Via Warren Ellis]
from the album The Deep Blue

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June 17, 2009

Parov Stelar

Austrian artist Parov Stelar impresses mightily on his latest release, Shine, effortlessly blending hints of a range of styles into a sweet concoction - a little bit Mint Royale, a little bit Real Tuesday Weld, a little bit Mocean Worker, even a little bit Gotan Project on one track. Sometimes when an artist weaves all over the map like this, you get no sense of an individual style, but here, the eclecticism all seems part of a singular, delightful tapestry.

Parov Stelar - Come Closer (feat. Kristina Lindberg)
Parov Stelar - On My Way Now (Love Part 2)

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Arling & Cameron - Zona Sul (samba mix)
Jimmy Smith - Stay Loose (Lyrics Born Remix)
Infinite Number of Sounds - Return of the Mad Barber

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June 16, 2009

MGMT

MGMT - Kids [Via Ectoplasmosis!]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Sween - Robolitics F.Atypical N Dez
Joe Bataan - Subway Joe
Bitstream - monolith

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June 15, 2009

Moderat

Take one part Apparat and two parts Modeselektor and you've got the fantastic collaboration known as Moderat. The group's self-titled debut (aside from a lone single that came out years ago) has been in heavy rotation ever since I picked it up, particularly after seeing them live a few weeks ago in a rare U.S. appearance. Dreamy, iterative, engaging electronica that seems simple at first, but reveals layer after layer upon repeated listening - I guess you could call this IDM, but there's a pleasing pop touch in the mix that opens up the sound in unexpected ways. A total treat.

Moderat - A New Error
Moderat - Rusty Nails

Recently on Comfort Radio:
RJD2 (feat. Blueprint, Vast Aire, Aesop Rock & Murs) - Final Frontier (Remix)
Camp - Tell me how
Zeb - The Place To Be

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June 12, 2009

JG Thirlwell

You don't have to be a fan of the Adult Swim cartoon series The Venture Bros to appreciate the awesome soundtrack album by JG Thirlwell - but if you aren't watching The Venture Brothers, you have other issues anyway, so. It's great Friday music for sure.

JG Thirlwell - Tuff
JG Thirlwell - Node Wrestling

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Ustad Sultan Khan - Don't Run Away (Radar One Remix)
Regina Spektor - Marry Ann
System 7 - Hangar 84 (Live Mix The End 7.2.96)

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June 11, 2009

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
from the album Veckatimest

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Bjork - I Miss You
Cass McCombs - That's That
8 Bold Souls - Odyssey

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June 10, 2009

Viva Voce

Viva Voce are back with another platter of their distinctive indie rock sound. Called Rose City (guess where the band is from, c'mon, guess), the album lived up to the potential on display when we saw the band as a quartet at the Sasquatch Music Festival. Great hooks, great vocals, great production - solid indeed.

Viva Voce - Devotion
Viva Voce - Die A Little

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Amon Tobin - Down & To The Left
Pizzicato 5 - goodbye baby & amen
Chairlift - Evident Utensil

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June 09, 2009

Emperor Machine

Thanks for the overwhelming outpouring of sympathy about my cat - er rather, the DEAFENING GODDAMN SILENCE about it. I swear, you rabble are an insolent lot. I get one comment on this blog approximately every four thousand years - you'll all be sorry when I TAKE MY BALL AND GO HOME.

Anyway, we found my cat at the animal shelter, so you get a video today. Lucky you!

Emperor Machine - Kananana

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Barry Adamson - Richard, It's Business As Usual
The Twilight Singers - Hyperballad
Global Communication - Chapterhouse / Delta Phase

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June 08, 2009

St. Vincent

How I spent my summer vacation: went to visit family in Georgia, spent much of the week in a swimming pool drinking margaritas, played a lot of Arkham Horror and a fair bit of poker, got back to Seattle to find our house had been burglarized and my cat was missing, and to top it all off, I immediately got food poisoning from something in the fridge. It's amazing how fast you can burn off a week of complete relaxation mere moments after stepping foot back in civilization.

In other news, here is some great indie pop music to listen to. This St. Vincent lady's got moxie, I tell ya! From the 2009 release Actor.

St. Vincent - The Strangers
St. Vincent - Save Me From What I Want

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Kat Cross - Requiem For A Dub
Fortdax - C Conceit Knot Point Hanging...
Rasputina - Momma Was An Opium Smoker [Melora Mix]

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