Mashup artist, Bruneaux, released his highly anticipated third full length album, Creature Of Habit. The project really embodies Bruneaux’s love for old school music. He really took it back to the ’90s and ’00s on Creature Of Habit. Bruneaux’s revived some classic vocals and instrumentals through his 262 samples used in his new mashup album, Creature Of Habit. This album is a must download! Stream Creature Of Habit in its entirety and download it below.
Bruneaux - "Creature Of Habit" (Album Stream)
Juicy J teamed up with Passion Pit to release this remix of their song “Constant Conversations”, from their recent album Gossamer. Juicy J raps a solid verse at the beginning of the track, and the rest remains exactly the same as the original.
“Constant Conversations” (Juicy J Remix)
Phoenix released the first single from their upcoming album Bankrupt! on BBC Radio 1 today. “Entertainment” is a great track, and the upbeat indie sound is what we’ve come to expect from Phoenix. Bankrupt! is due out April 23rd.
The Strokes released an experimental track last month entitled “One Way Trigger” for free download and now the band is back with the official first single from their forthcoming album, Comedown Machine. While I did enjoy the uplifting “One Way Trigger”, The Strokes lead single, “All The Time”, stays true to the rock bands roots and features a backing guitar rather than catchy synths. Comedown Machine is due out March 26th.
The Strokes - All The Time
The Postal Service let go a new single for the upcoming reissue of their debut and only album, Give Up. “A Tattered Line of String” is the bands first release in the last decade and it still remains true to the synth-pop duo’s sound. The new single is relatively fast paced and upbeat. I remember that exact UPS commercial that sparked my interest in the group years ago and led me on to research and purchase their debut album. Ben Gibbard, the lead singer, is also the vocalist in Death Cab For Cutie so you may recognize his voice on this single if you haven’t heard of the group before. And yes, The Postal Service came way before Owl City. The Give Up reissue is due out on April 9th. Check out The Postal Service’s upcoming tour dates here.
English electronic artist James Blake premiered a new single, “Retrograde”, on BBC Radio 1 today. Definitely a very strong release by James Blake, with his classic experimental style still clearly evident. Blake’s upcoming album Overgrown is due out April 8th.
James Blake - Retrograde
I first heard Old Best Friend a couple of days ago when I saw Mike Comite open up for Company of Thieves and Von Grey at Highline Ballroom. Comite is originally from Boston, and is now living in Brooklyn just writing and performing music. Old Best Friend performed an amazing and memorable set, to the point that he was the artist I was most excited to meet after the show. His music was so interesting to me because even at an acoustic show, I couldn’t figure out exactly what rock sub-genre it fits in. Comite opens his Keep In Touch EP with the words “I could’ve swore I killed a man last night…”; the song (“Things That Happen”) soon builds into an catchy organ-heavy rock track. “Fire” starts off very folksy, but then the electric guitar breaks in and ends the song with a punk-rock feel. “Most Of Me” is a beautiful lyrical ballad, and the 4th track honestly feels like indie-rock meets 1970′s classic rock. The last song “Lines I Lift” is catchy as all hell and might be my favorite track, but its too hard on 5 track EP with no weak songs. I highly urge everyone to check out this EP and if you like it, buy it to help support good music. Also help support Old Best Friend by liking their Facebook page.
Third Culture took on one of my favorites off of The Killers’ latest album, Battle Born and turned it into a melodic electro tune. Brandon Flowers’ vocals fit smoothly in this electro-house remix and Third Culture’s melodic synths add another layer to the already great track. The progressive styled mix is a must download for any EDM/Killers fans. Be sure to Like Third Culture on Facebook and grab the direct download below.
The Killers - "Runaways (Third Culture Remix)"
This is a guest post by Emily Sears:
I was lucky enough to win tickets to see Walk The Moon at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn this past Friday. Walk The Moon is an indie rock/pop band similar to Youngblood Hawke, Neon Trees, and Atlas Genius. After the opener Pacific Air, the intimate night began- the whole show was a dance party filled with lively synths and guitar riffs. Front man Nicholas Petricca lifted the crowd with The Liftaway from their self-released I Want! I Want! album. The band went on to play upbeat hits Quesadilla, Next In Line, and Shiver Shiver from their self-titled album. The crowd really got into it once they sang Tete-A-Tete, a new song from their Tightrope EP, released last week. Tete-A-Tete, Drunk In The Woods (which they sang in the encore), and anywayican along with a cover of Burning Down The House by Talking Heads, all begin to exhibit the slightly rougher vocals of Petricca. I would recommend this EP, as all the songs will definitely get stuck in your head and prove that there is much more high quality material to come from WTM. Read more and see pictures from the show after the jump.