Posts Tagged ‘lcd soundsystem’
Los Angeles based duo Poolside have been producing the “Daytime Disco” vibes since early 2010. Consisting of Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradis, Poolside take their name seriously, with Pitchfork describing their first album, “Pacific Standard Time”, as having a “tempo and temperament that call to mind images of a palatial California, where the water is as clear as the sun is bright and the slow drip of time is inconsequential.”
Following the release of “Pacific Standard Time” last year, Poolside have found fans in LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, (who continues to make their cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” a staple of his DJ sets), and are now the golden boys of California disco.
Next month, the boys of Poolside will be stopping by the Electric Owl in Vancouver with Jay Arner and it’s sure to make you forget that summer is officially over. It all goes down on Friday, September 6th and tickets are now available via Ticketweb, and in person at Red Cat and Zulu Records. For more information visit the Facebook event page.
Here are our faves of 2010. IT WAS A GOOD YEAR ya?
Let us know yrs / wut we missed…
20.Crystal Castles “Crystal Castles II”
Still love you Crystie Castles.
19. Four Tet “There is Love Inside You”
Bleep beep herp derp. For what ever reason I always link this album with the Caribou album. They came out around the same time and both artists have both been ahead of their time coming perfectly into fruition in 2010. The prefect blend of lofi organic samples and dance’y beats
18. Javelin “No Mas”
Kinda reminds me of The Avalanches but way less annoying, maybe a dash of early cut copy too and some dj shadow. It makes me feel like im eating cotton candy.
Javelin – Vibrationz
17. How To Dress Well “Love Remains”
“Love Remains” sounds like it was recorded in the middle of the night underneath the bed to not wake sleeping parents upstairs. Faint Whisper’y threads of 90’s rnb-esque hooks over lofi riddims.
How To Dress Well – Mr. By & By
16. Drums (self titled)
Surfy / maybe a little bit of the Cure / the new romantics kinda sound. Drums opened for Surfer Blood at the Bilty and were by far the better act + the lead singers dancing is pretty great.
15. Earl Sweatshirt “EARL”
Free Earl. 16 year old from Cali. His Mom sent him off to boarding school after she heard this.
14. Diamond Rings “Special Affections”
Epic pop anthems crafted on garage band.
Diamond Rings – Something Else
13. Caribou “Swim”
This album feels like it is tapping into old school house / rave music and makes me want to lose my shit.
Caribou – Odessa
12. Yeasayer “Odd Blood”
This was definately one of the songs of the year and one of those albums people who think about music too much start to hate after a while for being too poppy / accessible.
11. El Guincho “Pop Negro”
Can’t get enough of this Spanish isht. Oh and the music video… thank you for that.
10. Salem “King Night”
Rape Gaze / witch house #prayforjack. Lets get frickin dark.
9 Kanye “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
Kanye I forgive you for being a douchebag.
8. Harlem “Hippies”
7.Surfer Blood “Astrocoast”
Yeah it’s super poppy and most people are over it because it came out at the start of the year or something. I say it rules. There was a reason it was one of the most anticipated albums of 2009 and it didn’t let down.
6. PS I love You “Meet Me At The Muster Station”
From Kingston Ontario. Stadium sized hooks / rock anthems.
5. Black Keys “Brothers”
There was a reason why Black Keys tickets were being scalped for $200 during their last visit to town and this is it.
4. Twin Shadow “Forget”
This album is pure sex. A little splash of Morissey / The Cure and some serious hits.
3. Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”
The Arcade Fires killed it this year. Their live show might be one of the best shows ive ever seen. This “concept” album is epic, full of solid hits that flow so seamlessly into one another.
2. LCD Soundsystem “This Is Really Happening”
Murph bro. I love you. Pls do not let this be the last Lcd Album. You never let me down. Yr like a role model and stuff. When ever I played this album out djing pretty much every time some1 would come and ask what it was. Oh and not to nerd out but the mixing on this album is really bold and amazing too. It pretty much deserves it’s own award. The way that synth comes in on “Dance YrSelf Clean” a minute and a half in or whatever it is. omigowd. I could go on….
1. Best Coast – “Crazy For You”
Bethanies, sometimes people criticize your music and say it sounds real needy, all your songs are about being unhappy without boys ect ect. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being needy. Feminsts and uptight a-holes who are uncomfortable with weakness r teh worst and are the actual weak ones. Sometimes I feel needy, then I play this album and feel better.
As long as he can remember, Charles F (glasses) wanted to be in a band, but he grew up in a small rural town in Quebec where singing indie music in English wasn’t really an option. As soon as he could, he moved to the big city of Montreal with a whole album of songs, searching for the band.
Winter Gloves was born! I talked to Charles F the last time Winter Gloves were in town. If you listen closely, you can hear the rain drops tapping on the roof of their tour van. Listen to him tell the story of that journey.
the interview show is everywhere! @interview_show
www.cjsf.ca (Vancouver, BC, Mondays 4:30-5pm PST and Wednesdays 12:30am PST)
www.ckdu.ca (Halifax, NS, Saturdays 1:30-2:00am AST)
www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, NS, Fridays 11pm-12am AST)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, ON, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, MB, Fridays 6-6:30pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, NS, Wednesdays 2:30-3pm AST and Fridays 5:30-6pm AST)
What is Alt Altman aka Digits expecting in the mail?
Indie electronic acts were once a rare breed in our frosty north. First Junior Boys, then Caribou paved the way for indie dance, and Alt Altman assures me that Digits is only one of the many new faces ready to change the scene. Just please don’t ask him to talk in a fake British accent.
Like dance rogues LCD Soundsystem, Digits tackle strange topics in their songs. My fav “You’re Going to Age” is all about getting old.
Digits “You’re Going to Age” (Schaatz remix) Cool remix of an already cool track.
LCD Soundsystem “You Wanted A Hit” (Soulwax remix) We both love how James Murphy manages to skewer himself and his scene in all his songs.
Caribou “Odessa” (Junior Boys remix) During the interview, Alt Altman imagines being in Dan Snaith‘s band.
the interview show is everywhere!
www.cjsf.ca (Vancouver, BC, Mondays @4:30pm)
www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Fridays @11pm-12am)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, Tuesdays @3pm)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, Tuesdays @8am)
Photo Courtesy of Surfing on Heroin
Radiozero‘s got a spanking new website, lots of new music, singles, shows, news, weekly 90minute broadcasts, and as always the monthly(ish) radiozero mix series. the latest one is below…
RADIOZERO 67 by Tyler Fedchuk (55mins)
1. Rove Dogs – Innocence Lost
2. Memoryhouse – To The Lighthouse (Millionyoung Remix)
3. Dre Skull – I Want You
4. Acid Washed – Apply
5. Wolf Gang – Back To Back (Active Child Remix)
6. Millionyoung – Youthless
7. Crystal Castles – Suffocation
8. Acid Washed – The Rain
9. Holy Ghost! – Say My Name (U Tern Remix)
10. Westbam feat Nena – Oldschool, Baby (Piano Mix)
11. Desmond & The Tutus – Kiss You On The Cheek (King Of Town Remix)
12. Caribou – Sun
13. LCD Soundsystem – Home
14. Tame Impala – Make Up Your Mind
Surfer Blood, my fave new band have a new video for Swim(to reach the end).
Also just announced an April 5th date in Vancouver. So gd excited. Check their other tour dates. Their album Astro Coast is amaxxxing.
Please excuse that weird thing in the middle of the screen, I think the video was ripped from p4k or something. whatever.
Also because it’s Friday and you should jam out, here’s some sweet goodies to help get you get through it.
This weekend try to not be an indie douche bag and lets all have sum fun.
Apparently this single will not appear on LCD’s album due out in March next year, but the 12 inch will be released November 10.
Annnnnnnnnnd don’t forget about tonight if you’re in Vancouver – NO MORE STRANGERS will be at SMILEY’S (911 Pender)! Live guests MAKEOUT VIDEOTAPE, WRECK BEACH, and BAD FATE. Come dancing! Same DIY live band DJ dance party, waaaay better venue.
Now all we do is worry about dying!!!!!
The weekend is here and we have some parties for ya. First off, tonight, we have a Winnie party. Myself and Christian Flores are at Library Square playing all our favorite songs from the 90’s at the SHOW ME LOVE night. Shout for list.
Two big parties at Funky Winkerbean’s. Tonight we have the first night of Mutant Disco being done by the people who did the Weirdness parties at the Biltmore. Expect lots of rad-italo with a splash of cheesy 80’s and maybe even a Mr Vain or two.
Saturday at Funky’s, Winnie Cooper presents, Garland + Yarn at our NO MORE STRANGERS night, which is always a good time. But really, how can you go wrong with $1.75 beers? Hope to see you there.
aaaaand some tunes.
Vancouver’s Piper Davis
Winnie pals, Rocca with their latest effort
Fesity and Benny G!
Feist + Ben Gibbard – Train Song
Canada’s k-os is keeping hip hop alive. He has an excellent new album out called, “Yes”. I give it 4 out of 5 Winnies. Look out for our upcoming Winnie-TV segment with k-os!!
k-os – I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman
I’m a sucker for a good cover
Magic Arm – Daft Punk Is Playing In My House (LCD Soundsystem Cover)
And for almost all things Beach Boys
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows (Aeroplane Bootleg Remix)
Pharrell’s behind these dudes. This has been out for a while. So far I’ve only found this one single to be good and the other stuff to be more disappointing.
Chester French – She Loves Everybody
Luvs me a TPC remix
Tokyo Police Club – Graves (Nightsweats Remix)
I don’t want to worry about dying,
I just want to worry about sunshine and giiiiiirls.