Monday, July 16, 2012

The Happy Tunes // Lana Del Rey / Foxes / Meg Myers / Alt - J (Δ) / Dragonette / Rusko

Lana Del Rey - National Anthem (BURNS' SFTCR Remix)

Words cannot describe the feeling I had when this song first blessed me with its sound. Without a doubt my most favorite track in my possession currently. I was so bummed that I didn't love the original, because as much shit as I talk about our beloved Lana, I still secretly love her music. I never thought that such an insane remix could come from this single. THANK HEAVENS I was wrong. This is by far the sexiest song I have heard in months, I would do anything to hear this out in the city at some small messy venue. Yum yum yum.

Foxes - Youth

DON'T TELL ME OUR YOUTH IS RUNNING OUT, it's only just begun. Such a happy, pretty, positive (in my sort of positive way) song, and this is definitely one of those songs that makes me so happy to be alive. It came on this weekend when I was taking a walk by my lonesome by the East River this weekend to clear some sadness; the wind was blowing, there were tons of people around me, and it just put thee biggest smile on my face, and I definitely started dancing on the sidewalk.

Meg Myers - Monster (Semothy Jones Remix)

OK as if Meg Myers couldn't get any cooler, a song like this is produced and it reminds me why I love writing what I write about. This is one of the sickest dub mixes I have ever had the pleasure of hearing in my life. (How dramatic can I get about each song? Idk, let's see.) It's not too wompy, it's not too loud, it's just perfect and the tone of the bells couldn't have been more perfect. Every single added beat adds to her already incredible voice, and the intensity of the song as a whole just absolutely heightens.

Alt-J (Δ) - Tessellate

Stunning. An absolutely brilliant song that bleeds talent, soul, passion and emotion. I have no idea where Alt-J came from, but I am so incredibly excited that I have come across such a force of music.


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Dragonette - Rocketship

Dragonette, for years, have been hit or miss with me. Luckily, today it's a hit. I think probably because a lot of their music is so close to being able to dance to, and then you try and it's too slow. It misses my special mark. But this one is just perfect. Great social bar with unknown people song.

Rusko - Thunder (feat. Bonnie McKee)

Hell yeah. Let's take a walk back to 1994, visit some Sonique and Rockell and mix it with some Rusko magic, shall we? Does this song not sound like it was a 90s trancer that got mixed in with this generation? It so does. Brilliant, love it so much. It's not too heavy to listen to, as a lot of his music is, it's juuuust right. So much fun to dance to, as well.

I would like to dedicate all of this amazing, happy music to my great friend Clayton Burroughs, one of the happiest, nicest, most genuine kids I have ever had the blessing of being close with. RIP my little snuggle bear, I cannot wait to dougie with you in Heaven to all of the amazing music we used to listen to together.

Meg Myers

Taken from SNSPost

It is pretty cool to be a young female musician from Los Angeles, but when your originate from Tennessee and are able to articulate through song the idiocy of hipsterdom suffocating the streets of LA, it makes you even cooler. This is Meg Myers, a super stunning musician who I cannot quite to seem put into just one box. She unravels a plethora of genres within her music; channeling Shirley Manson circa ’95 to a very sensual take on electronic blending into hints of blues peeking in and out of her songs.  She sort of reminds me of a new aged Alanis Morissette, with a hint of Alison Mosshart and a pinch of Emily Haines. Comparing her to a list of incredible artists still just does not do Myers enough justice. She has a very raw, natural but soothing voice. She is an absolutely perfect bridge between the atmospheric aura of Tennessee and the appeal that you have to have to even remotely make it in Los Angeles or New York. What it comes down to is that Meg Myers is an outstanding musician, and I cannot thank my friend enough for sending me her hilarious song “Tennessee” that mocks the hell out of any young adult trying to be unique in LA.
Myers has released an EP titled Daughter in the Choir, which is where her two singles “Monster” and “Tennessee” have sprung from.  There is also an insanely sexy Semothy Jones remix to “Monster” that is filled to the brim with dub and bass, yet still orchestral enough so it still sounds beautiful. She is about to start on a tour beginning in August, where she will be serenading the souls of the empty in the city she loves to sing about, Los Angeles. However, if you are not able to make it out to Cali, please enjoy the videos she’s released to both of her singles on her website. If you happen to be across the country, you would be a fool to miss seeing such a force. Hopefully she will realize that New York needs someone like her to shake things up a bit and make her way across America.

Needless to say, I have completely fallen in love with Meg Myers. Head over heels, total girl crush/band crush, want to be friends with her...and the whole nine. 
Please enjoy her music as much as I do. Cannot wait until this bad chick plays in NYC.

Meg Myers - Curbstomp

I'm not going to comment on any of these songs, I'm going to let them sing for themselves. 

Meg Myers - Tennessee

...only one, this song is the funniest song I've heard all year. 

Meg Myers - After You

Meg Myers - Poison

And hello 1996. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Mid Summer Jams Die Antwoord / Nina Sky / Dillon Francis Diplo Porter Robinson / Lindsey Stirling

Die Antwoord - Fok Julle Naaiers (Nero Bootleg)

As if Die Antwoord weren't weird enough, throw Nero on one of their tracks and their weirdness turns into something deliciously filthy. This is by far thee dirtiest thing I have heard in a good couple of months. Definitely one of those songs that makes you want to throw on your pair of Dr. Martins and curbstomp all of the haters.
Just kidding don't do that. Just dance.

Nina Sky - Heartbeat

OK so I think I've expressed my NinaSky opinion before, if not, let me reiterate. I think they have made one of the greatest music transitions for any artist to date. They went from a typical Miami long haired duo to two of the most bad ass looking ladies on the music radar. If their shaved heads and insane sleeves and chest pieces weren't enough of a change, they even took their music to a more mature level. They had that absolutely sick song with Creep not too long ago, and now they have this masterpiece that is much more serious in tone, but still awesome enough to dance to. You get an A, girls.

Dillon Francis & Diplo feat. Porter Robinson - Change (5 & A Bootleg)

If you didn't get turned on by just looking at who the artists of this song are, just hit play. You can hear absolutely every element of each person, and the contributing upheaval added in periodically throughout the song is icing on this already delicious cupcake of a song. Yum Yum Yum.

Lindsey Stirling - Crystallize

Like get out of town with this music. This is the coolest thing I've had the pleasure of listening to / watching in a very long time. We all know my opinion on classical music that gets a hardcore makeover. This little brunette is combining the best of two musical worlds, and we should be forever grateful.