“Flight Facilities have dipped down from the heavens to gently drop this smokey gem of funkified gold. Mickey Green’s vocals polish this stone cold groover to perfection as the song twists and winds around FF’s slowly building beats.” via The Burning Ear
♩ Flight Facilities – Stand Still (feat. Mickey Greene) [from Stand Still EP]
“London’s own Ebony Bones, born Ebony Thomas, just uploaded the new single ‘I See I Say’ from her upcoming two-part album Behold, a Pale Horse, and it punched me in my face. From the arresting titular vocal loop that drives the song from start to finish to the swelling orchestral strings that add some sinister sonic depth, this genre-eluding electronic ballad pulses with ominous energy.” via Indie Shuffle
♩ Ebony Bones! – I See I Say [from Behold, a Pale Horse]
“RAC is pretty much unstoppable at this point. He recruited Bloc Party vocalist Kele and MNDR (the voice on Tokimonsta’s excellent ‘Go With It’) for ‘Let Go’. This song has been on repeat for a week now. I can’t get enough of it.” via Rachel Reynolds, KCRW Music Blog
♩ RAC – Let Go (feat. Kele & MNDR) [from Don’t Talk To EP]
What is (31) Days of Good?
A few of my favorite new releases, including the latest from Dan Deacon and the debut from the indie supergroup Divine Fits. As always, be sure to check out Largehearted Boy for the rest of this week’s new releases.
Divine Fits//A Thing Called Divine Fits
Maximo Park//The National Health
Minus the Bear//Infinity Overhead
MNDR//Feed Me Diamonds
Poor Moon//Poor Moon
Young Rapids//Day Light Savings
What are your favorite new releases this week?
CMJ Music Marathon is set to take over New York City this year, from Oct. 16 – 20. This is one of my bucket list festivals and though i’ve never been, I highly recommend it. CMJ may lack the “big names” you find at Coachella and Lollapalooza, but totally makes up for it with shear volume. There are soooo many bands and artists playing, it’s actually a bit nerve wrecking, trying to decide which acts to see. But what really makes CMJ rad, is the music discovery aspect. This is where you’ll see the next “big name” and it will be in a random Manhattan basement with 10 other lucky people.
With that said, the initial music lineup was recently announced and it includes some of my favorites, including Exitmusic, Generationals, Geographer, GZA, The Luyas, MNDR, The Mountain Goats, Talib Kweli, and The Walkmen. Check out the complete list below and be sure to check in often with CMJ for more updates.
2012 CMJ Music Marathon Lineup (so far)
Andy Suzuki & The Method
Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew
Bonde De Role
The Catch Fire
Dog Is Dead
The English Beat
The Flying Eyes
The Front Bottoms
The Good Natured
Half Moon Run
The Hounds Below
Housse de Racket
Into It. Over It.
Jacob Jeffries Band
Karl Hendricks Trio
Kyla La Grange
Leopold and his Fiction
Lily and the Parlour Tricks
The Love Language
Men and Whales
The Midnight Beast
My Dear Mycroft
My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult
Salt to Bitters
Schoepp & The Shades
Sean Nicholas Savage
Skipping Girl Vinegar
Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown
The Ugly Club
We Can’t Enjoy Ourselves
World’s End Press
A couple of brand new MNDR remixes just dropped and they’re both available as free downloads!
The first one is an excellent remix of Cut Me Out by renowned techno producer, Hervé. Grab the remix here and check out the original track below.
MNDR has also been working on a collection of 4-Track remixes all recorded on 4 tracks straight to analog tape. You can download the first remix, Foster The People’s Pumped Up Kicks (MNDR 4-Track Remix), on RCRDLBL. More 4-Track remixes are on their way, so stay tuned.
MNDR – Cut Me Out