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Here is Gang Gang Dance performing a live studio set of tracks from their recent release, Eye Contact, which is my favorite release of 2011 so far (a review will be posted shortly). I love the way Gang Gang Dance incorporate dancey House rhythms, left-field experimentation, and multi-cultural musical traditions to create a totally unique yet accessible sound. I hope you all enjoy this set as much as I do!

Here is one of my all-time favorite covers – The Butthole Surfers adding their touch of insanity to American Woman. The Surfers are one of the greatest bands to come out of the ’80’s, and in my opinion have been very influential on current musical trends. Here’s to hoping more people give this great band some renewed attention.

DFA White Out Sessions – How Deep Is Your Love? by The Rapture from DFA Records on Vimeo.

The Rapture are back on DFA, and this is the first single from their forthcoming LP In the Grace of Your Love due in the US on September 6. These guys were rad in the early ‘aughts, but kind of fell off the map for a bit. Their excellent debut album Echoes was also released on DFA, so hopefully a return to the label that produced their breakout LP will help them get the magic back.

In light of PMK’s excellent birthday song choice, I will also pick a birthday song!  Enjoy.

My official birthday song is King of Spain by Swedish indie-folk star The Tallest Man On Earth. Officially.

Enjoy…and check out more of his tunes here.

PMK’s recent posting of Weezer covering Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” got me thinking about covers, one of my favorite manifestations of music.  Ranging from the extremely creative and excellent to the “Dear God, make it stop” variety, covers always offer up something interesting, much like a car accident.  Well, only if it’s bad.  Never mind.

A personal favorite is Richard Thompson’s variation on “Season of the Witch,” originally by Donovan.

 

So this happened…and it’s pretty awesome.

via Consequence of Sound.

Artist/Title/Album
Dum Dum Girls/ There is A Light That Never Goes Out/He Gets Me High
Dom/Living In America/Sun Bronzed Greek Gods
Diamond Rings/All Yr Songs/Special Affections
Cut Copy/Corner of the Sky/ Zonoscope
Coma Cinema/Business As Usual/Blue Suicide
Lykke Li/Rich Kids Blues/Wounded Rhymes
Kurt Vile/Peeping Tomboy/Smoke Ring For My Halo
Those Darlins/Be Your Bro / Screws Get Loose
The Raveonettes/Recharge & Revolt/Raven In The Grave
Peter Bjorn & John/Second Chance/Gimme Some
Ponytail /Beyondersville-Flight of Fancy / Do Whatever You Want All The Time
Pantha Du Prince/Pantha Du Prince Fata Morgan version of Lay In Shimmer XI/Versions of Black Noise
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart /Anne With An E/Belong
jaga jazzist/Suomi Finland/The Stix
jj /From Africa to Malaga /a jj 12″
konono #1/Kule Kule /Congotronics
Bjork /My Spine/Telegram
Chico Mann/All That Is Rising/Analog Drift
Mahjongg/Vaxination/RaYDONcoNG
The Avalanches/Ray of Zdarlight/THEAVALANCHES.COM
The Flaming Lipsft. Henry Rollins and Peaches/The Great Gig In the Sky/The Dark Side of the Moon
Black Moth Super Rainbow/ Forever Heavy/Dandelion Gum
Wavves /So Bored/Wavvves
Maserati/Pyramid of the Sun/Pyramid of the Sun
Aphex Twin/Flim /Come To Daddy EP
Autechre/The Plc/Quaristice
Ellen Allien/Trash Scopes/Berlinette
Joseph Robinson/What Came When I Was Missing/Early EP
Bill Mays Trio/Fireflies/Summer Sketches
Charles Mingus/Boogie Stop Shuffle/Mingus Ah Um
Bill Evans /Suicide Is Painless/You Must Believe in Spring
Gonzalo Rubalcaba/Yolanda Anas/Inner Voyage
Django Reinhardt/Hallelujah/Djangology 49
Gonjasufi /Sheep/ A Sufi And A Killer
James Blake (Destiny’s Child cover/remix) /Bills Bills Bills (Refix)
Ciccone Youth/Into The Groove(y)/The Whitey Album
Butthole Surfers/American Women/Rembrandt Pussyhorse
Liars/Army of Me/Stereogum Presents”: Enjoyed a Tribute to Bjork’s Post
Devereaux/Espejo /Cacti Pace EP
CAN/Bring Me Coffee Or Tea/Tago Mago
Battles /Futura /Gloss Drop
Paul Forrest /Dreaming In Color/ Strangers In The Crowd
Tricky/Ponderosa /Maxinquaye
The Knife/Heartbeats/Deep Cuts
Gang Gang Dance/MindKilla/Eye Contact
LCD Soundsystem /Daft Punk Is Playing At My House /LCD Soundsystem
Joy Division /Dead Souls/Heart and Soul disc 2
ADULT./Kick In The Shin/Anxiety Always
Dizzee Rascal/Cut Em Off/ Boy In Da Corner
Ratatat/Mirando (Animal Collective Remix)/Mirando 12″ single
James Blake/Limit To Your Love/Limit To Your Love 7″
Pan/Found The King/Pan Remixes/New Songs
Antony and the Johnsons/ Kiss My Name/The Crying Light
The Penetrators/Warlord/Basement Anthology 1976-84
Deerhunter/Kousin Klash/Whirlyball 7″
The N.E.C./It’s Right/Is
The Black Lips/Big Black Baby Jesus Of Today/200 Million Thousand
The Black Lips /Lock and Key/Good Bad Not Evil
Gringo Starr/Ask Me Why/All Y’All
Gentleman Jesse and his Men /Put Your Hands Together/Gentleman Jesse
The Booze/Over and Over/Easy Beats In Modern Time
Biters/Anymore/Biters
Deerhunter/Strange Lights/Cryptograms
The Selmanaires /Night Beat/The Air Salesman
Sovus Radio/Allison 3000/Hello Sovus Radio
The Heart Attacks/ Summer of Hate/Hellbound and Heartless
Frank Zappa/Peaches in Regalia/ Willie the Pimp/Hot Rats
The Faces/Memphis/A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse
Old and in the Way/ Wild Horses/Old and In The Way
Velvet Underground /Sweet Jane/Loaded
Kraftwerk/Europe Endless/Trans-Europe Express

Complete list also available here: http://wusc.sc.edu/?q=node/1136

Pitchfork: St. Vincent Announces New Album.

Great news. I’ll wait with baited breath.

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