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Alt-J unleashed a new single today. The song is from their upcoming record This is All Yours (September 22nd). The song is called “Hunger in the Pine.” Features a sample of Miley Cyrus? Sure. Party in the UK!

I was reading Consequence of Sound who were listening to NPR and lifted this little bit a background from keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton, “composed entirely of new and spontaneous ideas that arose during writing sessions for the second album. It was written very quickly using some guitar chords and sounds being layered on Ableton, and seemed to signal a bit of a new sound for us. The lyrics mainly suggest the idea that missing someone — pining — can be a physical pain much like hunger.

A few listens in, I like it.

Go with yourself.

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∆ (alt-J) are the popular kids in the class right now.  The won the Mercury Prize in the UK, they are weird, and the New York Times like them… things are looking up!

Not really my personal style…until I heard a remix, and now I am all about it!  This Acid Invaders remix has seen some heavy feature in my DJ sets (when I can sneak it in between the “Thrift Shops” and the “anything by Rihanna”).

I LOVE this cut and its a free download from the soundcloud page.

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and since we’re hanging out on remixes right now…


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One of the dudes from Miami Horror polished up this Smashing Pumpkins anthem.

GNK says, “A remake of one of (my) favorite bands growing up. I wanted to make this song a little more dance floor friendly. Hope you shake it down!”

Go with yourself.

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Getting bogged down.  Brain power is low, energy is low.  So much work and projects that need attention.  It didn’t help that sleep crept up on me last night and I crashed hard.  Had to play catch up this morning.  The one thing I really wanted to do was put together a mix of songs Coral found.  We downloaded a bunch, but I fell asleep before I could craft a podcast.  So… coming soon?

Did roll into the Zone to some fine music.  Mumford & Sons… the band single handily responsible for bringing Depression chic back popped into the BBC 1 for a live performance.   BBC shows always seem to showcase a cover which I love.  Mumford & Sons tackle a jam from the British hipsters Alt J.

Mumford & Sons – “Tessellate” (Alt J cover)

Download MP3 >> When The Gramophone Rings

Cool song.  I think they’re singing about a movie, but I get a Mexican Standoff vibe.

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I got an email the other day from some mucky muck working for Ghostkick. The duo reworked the massive massive from Phoenix, “1901.”  This song has good propulsive energy for your running, workout of dance floor mix.

Phoenix – “1901” (Ghostkick and Andr3x remix)

Download MP3 >> Soundcloud

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Another remix that snuck up on me was this beauty by Work Drugs.  He but a nice spin Bon Iver’s “Beth/Rest.”

Bon Iver – “Beth/Rest” (Work Drugs Remix)

Download MP3 >> Soundcloud

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I’ll be working on a lot of these songs during my set Friday night at Veneto.  Maybe I’ll see you there?

Go with yourself.

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