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March 30, 2010

The Bird And The Bee

The Bird And The Bee were already one of my favorite pop bands, but releasing an entire album of Hall & Oates covers has catapulted them to very near the absolute top of the heap.

The Bird And The Bee - I Can't Go For That
The Bird And The Bee - Rich Girl

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Shivaree - I Will Go Quietly
Jason Forrest - Storming Blues Rock
Deerhoof - Our Angel's Ululu

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March 25, 2010

Ocoeur

Fantastic netlabel IDM today from French artist Ocoeur, whose 14-song album Les hommes ne savent pas voler is available as a free download.

Ocoeur - She's Sleeping
Ocoeur - Overclocked

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Kohei Mihara - Echoed Mother
Kid Koala - Roboshuffle
finn - so there

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March 23, 2010

Brothers of End

Brothers of End - Beats For You
from the album The End

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Seefeel - When Face Was Face (Isan Remix)
Birdy Nam Nam - abbesses
Free Faces - Music Is A Ladder

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March 22, 2010

"Greatest It"

Greatest It is a free MP3 compilation that collects tunes from several different netlabels and presents them under one banner for your convenience. The collection covers a fairly broad range of styles, as the highlights posted here demonstrate, and wanders into some delightfully bizarre territory throughout its 18 tracks.

Silencide - Sirba
Happy Elf - Another Day
Amnesie - Lapin Numéro Un
Okapi - Mammal Interpreter (Ituri-Mix)
Captain Ahab - Feel Anymore
Rafter - Long Ago, A Rodent As Big As A Bull Lurked In South America

Recently on Comfort Radio:
The Black Neon - You're So Vain
Mocean Worker - Snakestheme
Solex - Solex In A Slipshod Style

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March 19, 2010

Friday grab bag

* Boxharp - Rainbirds [buy the EP]
* Sambassadeur - Days [buy the album]
* Owen Pallett - Keep The Dog Quiet (Simon Bookish remix) [buy the album]
* Quitzow - The Cut [album out 6/1]
* Crookers - Transilvania (feat. Steed Lord) [pre-order the album]
* Champion - No Heaven [buy the album]
* Holy Fuck - Latin America [album out 5/11]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Shawn Lee - Vendetta Preps
Beef Wellington - Threes
Luke Vibert and BJ Cole - Nice Cave

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March 18, 2010

Yeasayer

I realize I posted a Yeasayer video not too long ago, but I can't help doing it again - this one's good too.

Yeasayer - O.N.E.
from the album Odd Blood

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Cassette - Ladybug
Bangkok Impact - The Pianist and the Reporter
Slavic Soul Party! - Is This Your First Time In Makedonija?

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March 17, 2010

Jaga Jazzist

Jaga Jazzist is back with a dense & kaleidoscopic new album called One-Armed Bandit, which performs the alchemical miracle of converting pure chaos into luscious musical adventures. Neat trick!

Jaga Jazzist - One-Armed Bandit (edit)
Jaga Jazzist - Toccata (edit)

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Jacob's Optical Stairway - Majestic 12
Moulin Rouge! - Zidler's Rap (alternate version)
Little Boots - Earthquake

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March 16, 2010

Toro Y Moi

Ethereal & psychedelic electropop today from Toro Y Moi, whose 2010 debut Causers Of This pushes the edges of the genre just a little further out into the weird than you might expect.

Toro Y Moi - Blessa
Toro Y Moi - Minors

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Art of Noise - Roundabout 727
King Midas Sound - Outta Space
Bill Hicks - Great Times On Drugs

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March 12, 2010

Friday grab bag

* Charles Trees - Exodus [more from this artist]
* TV On The Radio - Red Dress (The Glitch Mob remix)
* Pretty Lights - I Can See It In Your Face [download the free EP]
* Bon Iver - Re:Stacks (Tomas Barfod remix) [via Forkast]
* The Phenomenal Handclap Band - You'll Disappear (Prins Thomas Diskomiks) [buy the album]
* Worst Friends - Pillows Of Wind [buy the EP]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Doctors & Dealers - My Mother Was A Dancer
Xela - An Abandoned Robot
The Rapture - Whoo! Alright - Yeah... Uh Huh

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March 11, 2010

Eric Copeland

Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Pepe Deluxe - Three Times A Player
Rena Jones - Sea Of Bubbles
Cryo & Checkpoint Charlie - Resources (Psilodump Remix)

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March 10, 2010

Rubblebucket

From start to finish, the self-titled sophomore release from art funk band Rubblebucket (formerly known as Rubblebucket Orchestra) is an uptempo treat, careening wildly all over the musical map while holding down a steady groove.

Rubblebucket - November
Rubblebucket - Bikes

Recently on Comfort Radio:
The Kleptones - Incandescence
Juliette Commagere - Overcome
Alpinestars - Keep It Coming

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March 09, 2010

RJD2

RJD2 - Let There Be Horns
from the album The Colossus

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Barbara Morgenstern - Ein paar Sekunden
Gorillaz - Sound Check (Gravity)
Dub Tractor - i woke up

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March 08, 2010

Holly Miranda

Singer-songwriter Holly Miranda just released her epic, mesmerizing debut, The Magician's Private Library, and you should run not walk to pick this record up. Produced by TV On The Radio's guitarist Dave Sitek, the album is surreal and otherworldly, a swirling miasma of ethereal vocals and unexpected horns. Can't wait for more.

Holly Miranda - Forest Green Oh Forest Green
Holly Miranda - Joints

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Erik Sumo - My Rocky Mountains
Bracken - Music For Adverts
Gigaboy - Xu-Xu

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March 05, 2010

Friday grab bag

* Th.e n.d - Brahmans Son [learn more]
* New Young Pony Club - Chaos (Rory Phillips Mix) [via Topman CTRL]
* Club 8 - Western Hospitality [album out 5/18]
* David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Please Don't (feat. Santigold) [preorder the album]
* Junior Boys - Work (Prins Thomas remix)
* Younnat - Welcome To The Land Of Cookies! [download the free EP]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Tori Amos - Pandora's Aquarium
Cut Chemist meets Shortkut - Tiny Bells
The Helio Sequence - Fall And Winter / Necktie Noose

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March 04, 2010

The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes - Heart of Stone
from the album In And Out Of Control

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Miracle Fortress - Little Trees
The Cat Empire - The Wine Song
Earl Zinger - Battle Of The Mic

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March 02, 2010

Solilaquists of Sound

The 2009 release No More Heroes by hip hop ensemble Solilaquists of Sound is a diverse musical affair - indeed, they describe themselves as fusing "hip hop, dubstep, prog-rock, afrobeat, folk music, and epic movie scores." All right then! I was actually reminded of UNKLE - not in the sense that they sound particularly similar to UNKLE, but in terms of how successfully they integrate a range of influences into a single signature. Rappers/vocalists Swamburger and Alexandrah have found a nice home in this act after working with an older favorite of mine, the All Good Funk Alliance.

Solilaquists of Sound - Marvel
Solilaquists of Sound - Gotham City Chase Scene

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Jupiter One - It Takes a Monster
Cypress Hill - Latin Thugs (Reggaeton Mix Feat. Tego Calderon)
13 & God - Tin Strong

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