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Beat Connection

30 Apr

New Vocals

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Vacationer

26 Mar

Vacationers are opening for the Naked and Famous this friday at Grand Central in Miami. Check them out and chill in the sunshine.

Download “Trip”

-Him

INDIE 6 PACK

8 Feb

A 6 pack of cold ones for those shoegazing moments

Microscopic- Grand Resort

Shallow- Beach Fossils

Youth- Warm Speakers

Into the Trees- Still Corners

Poor Animal- Zola Jesus

Brooklyn Sunburn- Teen Daze

-Him

Music Video for Verda

7 Feb

More like a personal edit of footage I shot in Sydney

-Him

Driving to Vermont

30 Dec

Twin Sister is an indie band from Long Island

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-Him

The Pregame Handbook

15 Nov

It’s not a pregame unless there’s music. Playing the proper music at your pregame isn’t about having one good playlist, it’s about to catering to the crowd and the occasion you’re drinking for. Here’s a mini-playlist for your different types of friends and helping them get from a to b (where b may be drunkland or cloud9). Hopefully these songs keep your friends’ paws off your iPod/laptop.

There’s a lot of mash-ups and I’ve tried not to include any songs I’ve already posted. (Downloads are in batches when size limit allowed). Enjoy.

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The “we pre game harder than you party” Pregame

When to play:

-Your living room looks like a frat house

-Dom Mazzetti just showed up and has high expectations for an epic night

-You have a subwoofer and lights

Playlist:

1. Strobe (Special Features Remix)- Deadmau5

2. All Night Long- 3LAU 3. Electric Dream- Mord Fustang

4. Fight Club Is Closed (Religion Remix)- Dada Life 5. Raging Levels- Mochi Beats

Serve with: Hard liquor

What to expect:

-People jumping, fist pumping, and yelling

-You’re definitely going to a club afterwards

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The Dubstep Pregame

When to play:

-You’re going to a Bassnectar concert tonight

-You want to limber up your spine for those epic drops

Playlist:

1. Cinema (Skrillex Remix)- Benny Benassi

2. 1975- Zeds Dead _ 3. Feel So Close (Nero Remix)- Calvin Harris

4. Magical World- Bassnectar _ 5. Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)- Nero

6. Disco Rangers- Skrillex _ 7. Never Good Enough (The Killabits Remix)- Major Lazer _ 8. I Can’t Stop- Flux Pavillion

Serve with: Liquor or Pills

What to expect

-Possible injuries

-Noise complaints from frightened neighbors

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The Suburban Alt. Pregame

When to play:

-Crowd includes liberal arts college students wearing flannels from urbz and soft hipsters who appreciate indie pop

-People are playing card-based drinking games

Playlist:

1. Low Shoulder- Toro y Moi _ 2. Up All Night- French Horn Rebellion _ 3. Punching In A Dream- TNAF

4. Pumped Up Kicks (Myndset Remix)- Foster the People _ 5. Little Bit (Villains Remix)- Lyyke Li

6. Baby- PNAU

7. Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix)-Coldplay

What to serve: Beers with a craft image but are actually owned by Ansesier-Buscsh, mixed drinks

What to expect:

-Name dropping of indie bands

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The Deep Hipster Pregame

When to play:

-Your friends show up on fixed gears looking like homeless people

-You can’t play anything mainstream, unless it’s ironic or retro

-You can’t be too loud because your apartment is a closet in Brooklyn

Playlist:

1. Pure- Blackbird Blackbird_ 2. Grass- Animal Collective_ 3. Lovers- Brothertiger

4. Change of Pace- Orca Orca _ 5. Summer Holiday- Wild Nothing_ 6. Rad Racer (Summer Heart Remix)- Work Drugs_ 7. Sacred Heart- Cass McCombs

What to serve: PBR, beers no one has heard of, whiskey you got at a thrift store/ dumpster

What to expect:

-You probably won’t decide on going out anywhere that costs money

-People asking if you have any vegan snacks

-Hippie Jam Fest 2005

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The Pop Pregame:

When to play:

-Friends don’t care too much for “techno” and hate hipsters

-Any songs they don’t know automatically suck

-Girls are tired of watching guys play beer pong and want to sing pop-songs  to occupy their time

Playlist:

1. It’s His Empire Sled- Youtube Mashup Proj._ 2. Give Me Everything (Tonight)- Pitbull

3. Little Secret Fireman- Tim Gunter_ 4. Ignition (Keep It Remixing Louder)- The Hood Internet

5. Bad Touch- Bloodhound Gang_ 6. Infinite Dream- White Panda_7. What’s Luv- Fat Joe Ft. Ashanti

What to serve: Light beer and Smirnoff Ice

What to expect:

-typical

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The Reggae Pregame

When to play:

-You’re heading to a Rebelution concert or Marley Fest

-You have a comfortable couch

Playlist:

1. Jah roots- Sashamon_ 2. Youths Dem Cold- Richie Spice_ 3. Under Mi Sensi- Barrington Levy

4. Ganja Farmer- Marlon Asher_ 5. Pressure Drop- Toots & The Maytals_ 6. Roc Boys vs. Mrs. Officer -Slightly Stoopid & Jay Z

What to serve: Herbs

What to expect:

-Your friends eating all your food and playing Mario kart

-A lice-infested and stanky living room

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The Punk Pregame:

When to play:

-You’re friends don’t wash their hair and only wear black tshirts and jeans

-Quality of the song is proportional to how badass it is

Playlist:

1. Obstacle 1- Interpol _ 2. Swim- Surfer Blood_ 3. Anarchy in the UK- Sex Pistols_ 4. Sex and Violence- The Exploited

5. Self Esteem- The Offspring_ 6. Tribulations- LCD Soundsystem_ 7. YSTC- Cassius

Serve with: Bud heavy

What to expect:

-Swearing, middle-fingers, cigarettes

-Not being let into any bars or clubs

-Drunken skateboarding

-Broken or burnt furniture

-Him

Tycho

18 Sep

Lo-fi ambience with a happy tempo. This is a single from his upcoming album Dive. Tycho is the music alias of Scott Hansen, a San Franciscan producer with a talent for art that hipsters can only dream of. He operates a blog called ISO50 (ohemgee, so hip). Also check out the Teen Daze Remix.

Download

Download Teen Daze Remix

-Him

2 for 1 Tuesday

5 Sep

In the unlikely case you like one, you’ll likely like the other. What both of these producers have in common is that they have made some freakishly inconsistent stuff, though consistently experimental. The Noise-rock band HEALTH does a cover of a song from the sample-happy Pictureplane, and Blood Diamonds depart from their tropical flavor in “Heart” towards a soundscape by the likes of  M83/Animal Collective… hmm…

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Download

The question is, do you really need 2 songs, or is this a marketing scheme to convince you that NEED 2, when only 1 is sufficient. But the fact that the songs are free makes this irrelevant, and it is in fact merely a choice to download not just 1, but 2 songs. Now, faced with 2 choices as opposed to 1, you are more likely to download neither according to the paradox of choice theory. So no, this is not a marketing scheme, and no I will probably not do another 2 for 1 next Tuesday, or ever again.

Warm Speakers

11 Aug

His bio on Last fm:

“li / bk
never question the muse, really. ‘less you dare stare straight at the oncoming train, that is, the locomotive reaper of all things creative. warm speakers, hot amps, sticky floors, broken keys, wood and wire(less), dance, chill, surf, smoke, total-t, rolling deep , one young lad, borne of beach who dreams of the open sea”

Download

Also listen to “Verda” on his bandcamp or soundcloud

-Him

 

New Neon Indian

6 Aug

No, not Neon Trees, god no. Neon Indian is synthpopper Alan Palomo who’s about to release his new album Era Extraña.

Download Fallout

Download Polish Girl

-Him

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