Factory Floor grab ahold of Vondelpark‘s silky indie electronica track “California Analog Dream” (off their newly released album Seabed), and mold it into a trippy, jarring remix, boosting the dance-floor energy, while also slipping in oozy, melt-your-face-off beats. It’s as smooth, as it is thrilling. You’ll want to lace up your shoes for this one, ninjas.
Plagued by a power outage as the result of a random and crazy Los Angeles windstorm, (Palm Tree branches falling to their death at an incredible rate are no joke) the Indie Dojo is brought to you from a local coffee shop who is kind enough to lend a free WiFi connection with purchase. Point being, wind, sleet, hail, snow, tornadoes, earthquakes and/or more, the Indie Dojos got you. Resilient MFer’s we are.
Fall Out Boy is really looking to return with a bang in 2013. We’ve already seen one rap collaboration with the 2 Chainzremix to their hit single, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” (we really need an acronym for that). For their latest act, The Chicago boys go for a Midwest hookup, recruiting Detroit’s Big Sean for a neat little verse. I honestly can’t get over the intro, where Sean interpolates his typical ad-libs with the band’s name, “Fall Out Boiii.” It seems like a perfect match to me.
In anticipation of the release of Save Rock and Roll on April 15, the band is providing a free advance stream of the album on their SoundCloud page. We’ve included some of our favorites below, but make sure to check out the full project before it drops next week.
As a band whose foundations lie in hip-hop, The KickDrums have done a phenomenal job of branching out over the last couple of years. They’re really the definition of genre blending, bringing together indie rock influences and hip-hop sensibilities to form a unique, cohesive sound. Today, the group would like us to know that they’re not done experimenting quite yet. Although, Alex Fitts is the only active member of the duo at the moment, he carries the crusade on with this tremendous electronic instrumental. Complete with cascading guitar riffs, and jaunting synths, “Good As Gold” combines all the elements mentioned above into one of the group’s most ambitious efforts yet. The track is available for free download now, and is the first single from the upcoming Inspiration for Conversation EP, coming soon.
Mr. Sam Beam, aka Iron and Wine, is back with a new album titled Ghost On Ghost. We shared one of its tracks, the jazzy, brass-heavy “Lovers’ Revolution”, with you back in January (and also above). But now, a week before its official release on Nonesuch Records, we’re happy to announce that the entire LP is available to stream thanks to the kind folks at NPR.
This week’s a busy one for UK native James Blake. His Big Boi-sampling “Everyday I Ran” surfaced just yesterday, and now he’s back with another track for your listening enjoyment titled “Take a Fall for Me”. The producer/ singer has always experimented with new synths and sounds so it is no surprise that he collaborates with legendary emcee RZA for this new single. The haunting vocals and airy production make for a nice background to the spoken work poetry by the the Wu-Tang lyricist. It is not known yet whether this will be on any upcoming effort but take a listen to the smooth track below.