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May 28, 2010

Friday grab bag

I'm leaving today to spend the weekend at the Sasquatch Music Festival, and then I'll be heading to NYC for a week; no new posts until I get back. Hope these thumpy thumpy mixes tide you over until my return.

* Janelle Monáe - Tightrope feat. Big Boi (Organized Noize Remix)
* Sia - Clap Your Hands (Prince Vince mix)
* Metric - Help I'm Alive (80kidz remix)
* Crookers - We Love Animals (feat. Soulwax) (Love Supreme mix)
* Scissor Sisters - Invisible Light (Stuart Price remix) [via RCRD LBL]
* Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Mstrkrft mix)

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Breakestra - You'll Never Know
Quantic And His Combo Barbaro - Arianita
I Am Robot and Proud - Island Life

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May 27, 2010

Jahcoozi

Jahcoozi - Barefoot Dub
from the album Barefoot Wanderer

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Ladytron - Another Breakfast With You
Thievery Corporation - Truth And Rights
Bran Van 3000 - Cum On Feel The Noize

Posted by Scotto at 11:12 AM | Comments (0)

May 26, 2010

New Young Pony Club

I'm a big fan of the dance rock sound of New Young Pony Club, and the band's sophomore release, The Optimist, is an excellent addition to their catalog. I came across some remixes from this record before I got to hear the record itself, and this is one of those cases where the remixers shouldn't have bothered - the album is perfectly hot as is.

New Young Pony Club - Chaos
New Young Pony Club - Stone

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Thomas Fehlmann - Rotenfaden
Eels - Novacaine For The Soul
Craig Armstrong - Amber

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May 20, 2010

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The gorgeous animation in this video really requires full screen, and I'd recommend headphones for the luscious audio:

:papercutz - Lylac (Helios Remix)
from the album Do Outro Lado Do EsĀ­pelho (Lylac AmĀ­bient Reworks)

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Jaga Jazzist - Lithuania
Heroes of the Dancefloor - The Knack
Michna - Triple Chrome Dipped (Osborne Remix)

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May 19, 2010

Delorean

On the 2010 release Subiza, electropop/dance act Delorean deliver a short but sweet collection of shiny, thumpy goodness.

Delorean - Stay Close
Delorean - Real Love

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Sonny J - Enfant Terrible (Riton Re-Rub)
I Am Robot and Proud - Island Life
Morcheeba - Living Hell

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May 18, 2010

Little Dragon

Swedish group Little Dragon makes swoon-worthy electropop. The band's members have collaborated variously with the likes of José González, Gorrilaz, and Koop; on their 2009 release, Machine Dreams, they inhabit a space that shares the dreamlike quality of Fever Ray and the candylike quality of IQU. (Thanks for the tip, Jenna!)

Little Dragon - My Step
Little Dragon - Feather

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Loop Guru - The Fine Line Between Passion And Fear
Oneida - Run Through My Hair
Ghislain Poirier - La Blessure

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May 14, 2010

Friday grab bag

* Wye Oak - I Hope You Die [buy the EP]
* Kárin Tatoyan - In Ruins (Fol Chen cover) [download the free EP]
* School of Seven Bells - Babelonia [via Stereogum]
* Lou Barlow - Don't Apologize [album out Oct. 6]
* Chin Chin - GG And The Boys (El-P Remix) [download the free sampler]
* Mystery Roar - NYC Balloon (Jensen Sportag Remix) [buy the EP]
* Hot Chip - I Feel Bonnie (feat. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy)

Also: today is my birthday. You may celebrate by leaving a comment telling me about some great music you think I might like. Cheers!

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Dangermouse - The System (Remix)
Lily Allen - Back To The Start
Morphine - Top Floor, Bottom Buzzer

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May 13, 2010

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers - Swoon
from the album Further [release date: June 22]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Charles Mingus - Fables Of Faubus
Tex La Homa - Something Good
Reverbaphon - parameters of love

Posted by Scotto at 08:00 AM | Comments (0)

May 12, 2010

Bluetech

Bluetech is back with a particularly enjoyable new release, Love Songs to the Source. In addition to having the best album art I've seen in a long time, the album also features some of the nicest ambient dub I've come across in a while.

Bluetech - Green Sophia (Gnosis Mix)
Bluetech - Change

Recently on Comfort Radio:
The Bran Flakes - Stumble Out Of Bed
23 Degrees - Radio Free Ian (Negative Ion Version)
Grizzly Bear - Central & Remote

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May 11, 2010

The Dø

The Dø are a new indie pop duo from France, whose debut release A Mouthful is an eclectic and quirky fusion of a range of influences. Sometimes a band tries to smash together jazz, folk, chamber pop, and hip hop and the results just sound cloying and forced, but these guys pull it off with charm.

The Dø - Unissasi Laulelet
The Dø - Queen Dot Kong

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Os Mutantes - Oh! Mulher Infiel
Anubian Lights - Sanctuaries Of Jupiter
Home Video - Confession of a Time Traveler

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May 07, 2010

Friday grab bag

* The Books - Beautiful People [via Pitchfork]
* Boxharp - The Green [buy the album]
* Javelin - Oh! Centra [buy the album]
* Lisa Papineau - White Leather Pants [buy the album]
* Funky Porcini - This Ain't The Way To Live [pre-order the album]
* Nedry - A42 [buy the album]
* David Holmes - Living Room (Kevin Shields Remix) [via RCRD LBL]

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Apparat - Contradiction (Lusine rmx)
Shpongle - Molecular Superstructure
Miho Hatori - Ecdysis

Posted by Scotto at 08:00 AM | Comments (0)

May 06, 2010

Quadron

Quadron present an unsual blend of midtempo funk, Motown groove, and nu jazz on their recently released self-titled debut on the Plug Research label.

Quadron - Slippin
Quadron - Jeans

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Mombojo - Duas Cores
The Beastie Boys - Now Get Busy
Junkie XL - More

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May 04, 2010

Patrick Watson

On the 2009 release Wooden Arms, acclaimed musician Patrick Watson and his band, also named Patrick Watson (ha!), deliver a slightly skewed but thoroughly pleasing take on chamber pop.

Patrick Watson - Tracy's Waters
Patrick Watson - Beijing

Recently on Comfort Radio:
Anita O'Day - Sing, Sing, Sing (RSL Remix)
Unkle - Rabbit In Your Headlights (Suburban Hell Remix)
Free Design - Lullaby (J-Nova Remix)

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