When you think of blending together reggae, indie rock and synth pop together, you probably don’t expect to get much out of such a concoction. Most would assume it’d be disastrous and distasteful, a misguided attempt at an unusual recipe. But Wild Belle defy the odds and convert the skeptics. The duo sprinkles elements of the aforementioned genres all over “Keep You,” and damn does it taste good. They’re currently on tour with Tennis, so keep a look out, ’cause it’s worth keeping an eye on these guys.
Soon the only thing we will have to remember Swedish House Mafia will be remixes of their massive tracks. Today Promise Land dropped a incredible preview for their remix of SHM’s newest single “Don’t You Worry Child”. This is hand down the best take on this track to hit the blogosphere, and it bring even higher energy then the original. Being as SHM supports this one we can only hope to hear it Live during the #onelasttour. Cheers.
Swedish House Mafia
Dont You Worry Child (Promise Land Remix)
Release date in the UK is October 7th
Earlier this week indie folk troubadour Dan Mangan and his 2011 record Oh Fortune picked up three Western Canadian Music Awards: Songwriter of the Year, Rock Album of the Year and Independent Album of the Year. With that said, it’s safe to assume this newly surfaced song, “We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprised, Not Expectedly Let Down” is a winner. And with its rich, sprawling, rockin’ nature, complete with Mangan’s gravelly, pained vocals, the track — which is an outtake from the Oh Fortune sessions — sure is deserving of attention (and probably a trophy of sorts).
The song, along with a cover of Yukon Blonde‘s song “Stairway,” will appear on a 7″ called Radicals, out October 16th via Arts & Crafts.
We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprised, Not Expectedly Let Down
“Fuck You All The Time,” by R&B artist Jeremih featuring Natasha Mosley, gets twisted into something real dirty, dark, slithery and sexy thanks to remix connoisseur and producer Shlohmo. Whether it’s a bright afternoon or well past midnight, this track’s got all the right moves.
Fuck u all the time (Shlohmo Remix)
“Night Light,” by Brit powerhouse Jessie Ware, gets the remix treatment at the hands of Hot Chip‘s own Joe Goddard. He takes the sensual pop-ballad and pumps it with some uptempo beats and blinking bleeps, instantly turning it into a dreamy dance floor anthem.
Jessie Ware’s Devotion is out now on PMR.
Night Light (Joe Goddard Remix)
Following the release of Marika Hackman’s beautiful debut single, the rising folk-starlet has dived deep into her record collection to find inspiration for a 5 track collection of covers which are to be released over the next few weeks. Starting with “These Days”, Marika wraps layers of delicate vocals around a haunting accordion to produce a deeply personal take on a classic song.
Head over to Marika Hackman’s website to pick up the free download and stream her debut release below …
You Come Down
Just when you thought Benjamin Gibbard would be filling his forthcoming first solo album with typical Death Cab For Cutie-esque music, he goes and releases a track like this. Previously dropped single “Teardrop Windows” — which we featured here not too long ago — could have fit nicely on DCFC’s Plans or Transatlanticism, but “Something’s Rattling (Cowpoke)” has an entirely different vibe. Think melancholy pop backed by wistful strings and mariachi-inspired horns à la bands like Beirut or Devotchka. It’s a nice little tune and one that shows off Gibbard’s versatility and range.
Former Lives comes out October 16th via Barsuk.
Somethings Rattling (Cowpoke)