Sexy Boots!

February 26, 2009

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When U2’s new single, “Get On Your Boots”, off of their new album No Line On The Horizon, was released, I was initially underwhelmed, but it wasn’t long until I warmed up to its fast paced, cheesy lyrics. Only a world-renowned activist like Bono could whip out the line, “I don’t want to talk about wars between nations,” when getting sexy with his ladies.

My favorite thing to come out of “Boots” is an amazing remix by the upcoming Italian duo Crookers, previously most famous for their remix of Kid Cudi’s “Day N’ Nite”, which peaked at #2 on the UK singles chart. Their loud, tinny reinterpretation of “Boots”‘ guitar riff, coupled with an ephemeral Bonogasm™, really morphs the track into something truly danceable.

Check out the links below (Right-Click to Download):

Get On Your Boots- U2

Get On Your Boots (Crookers Remix)- U2

Day ‘N Nite (Crookers Remix)- Kid Cudi

School of Seven Bells

February 20, 2009

Named after a mythical South American pickpocketing school, School of Seven Bells consists of Secret Machines’ Benjamin Curtis and identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza. Their electronic, airy feel resonates throughout the entirety of the hypnotizingly beautiful “Half Asleep”, off of their 2008 debut, Alpinisms.

Half Asleep- School of Seven Bells

Ding.

February 19, 2009

I’ve been on an inexcusably long hiatus, and your inboxes and news feeds have been inexcusably empty as a result.

“Service Bell” made me break the silence.

A part of the star-studded charity album Dark Was The Night, the Grizzly Bear and Feist track has been on repeat all day today. There’s something about her haunting, airy vocals, coupled with Grizzly’s beautiful harmonies that makes me wish the song was a bit longer than 2 and 1/2 minutes. I highly recommend this soothing lil’ ditty.

Service Bell- Grizzly Bear & Feist

(Photo doctored from original)

Cover Lover 2

February 10, 2009

When compiling this post, I had so many great covers that I’m all set for Cover Lover 3! This being said, I pushed my favorites to the front. I especially recommend the Bloc Party cover; Final Fantasy puts his heart into that one.

This Modern Love (Bloc Party Cover)- Final Fantasy

Everyday (Buddy Holly Cover)- hellogoodbye

Digital Love (Daft Punk Cover)- Alphabeat

Too Little Too Late (JoJo Cover)- Daniel Rossen

Here I Go Again (Whitesnake Cover)- The Botticellis

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February 10, 2009

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A Little Lonelier

February 9, 2009

This weekend, I listened to the entirety of The Lonely Island’s Incredibad, previously mentioned here, and was pleasantly surprised. A solid album with hilarious guest appearances, from The Strokes’ Julian Casablanca to a scat-tastic Jack Black, The Lonely Island didn’t half-ass their first record, and it shows.

Previously, they have relied on the music video format, using larger-than-life visual characters and quick gags. Impressively, they are still able to keep that broad feel through songs like the previously mentioned “I’m On A Boat” as well as the Timbalandian “Boombox”.

Unfortunately, there is a bit of recycling, with 6 of the 19 songs having already been released in some form, but ’tis the life of a debut album.

Personally, I’m looking forward to the cultural reception to this satire of the modern-day music scene.

Boombox ft. Julian Casablancas- The Lonely Island

I’m On A Boat ft. T-Pain- The Lonely Island

A Diamond in The Rough

February 9, 2009

When Kanye’s 808’s and Heartbreak was released, it was promptly attacked by a tsunami of backlash. As a result, everyone and their mother remixed the songs,  in an attempt to fix what Kanye had so hurriedly spit out.

Over the last few months, I have heard over fifteen remixes of Heartbreak, so it is easy to see how it would take a tip from thetape to make me re-discover a song I had downloaded all the way back in November.

Max Justus’s “Street Lights” remix is truly a “diamond in the rough”. Just one of the eight remixes that he has put together from 808’s and Heartbreak, “Street Lights” sounds like what would happen if the environmentally conscious ballad was shoved into a NES. And take it from me, that’s a compliment.

Street Lights (Max Justus Remix)- Kanye West

Download the whole remix album HERE

Now It’s Your Turn…

February 8, 2009

Over the months, my dedication to itsmyblogg has gradually increased, as has my traffic. So, now that I have (hopefully) tens and tens of you regular readers, I’d like to know what you want. After all, you are the reason I blog(g). 

For example:

  • Would you like to hear more of my opinion on the music that I post?
  • Would you like to hear about my thoughts of the music industry in general?
  • Do you want me to just shut up and give you my recommendations?
  • Sound off in the comments, if you don’t mind.

New Manchester Orchestra

February 8, 2009

manchesterorchestra

The masterminds behind of one of my favorite albums of 2006, I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child, Manchester Orchestra has done it again. Fresh off of a tour promoting their newest EP Let My Pride Be What’s Left Behind, Orchestra has just released a free MP3 entitled “I’ve Got Friends”.

A solid single, “Friends” shows clear signs of growth. They seem to be going for a bigger sound, and it gives off a generally more polished feel. I’m excited to see what the rest of Mean Everything to Nothing, due April 21st, sounds like.

I’ve Got Friends- Manchester Orchestra

I’m On A Boat

February 5, 2009

 

A group of comedians out of San Fransisco, The Lonely Island consists of Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg. Initially gaining buzz from their online shorts, the boys were picked up by Saturday Night Live in 2005, with Samberg as a “featured player” and Schaffer and Taccone as writers. This proved to be a sound career choice, with their SNL Digital Shorts becoming huge internet sensations. Notable examples include “Dick In A Box” and “Lazy Sunday”. Recently, The Lonely Island announced plans to release a full length album, called Incredibad. They started a media frenzy after releasing a digital short on SNL called “Jizz In My Pants”. An overnight smash, people have been scrounging for anything else they can find from the album, scheduled to be released this coming Tuesday. Well, itsmyblogg’s got something for you.

“I’m On A Boat” is a fabulous parody of the DJ Khaled-infused rap of today. Lampooning its boisterous style and mundane subject matter, The Lonely Island has struck comedic gold. If the Khaled-esque shout-outs in the beginning don’t convince you, T-Pain’s gracious presence (climaxing in his line about a mermaid) will

I’m On A Boat- The Lonely Island ft. T-Pain 

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