tunes i dig

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Rosie June - “Sound It Out”

Listening Post (2014) - Buy

I have a couple hypothesis for this video.  One:  Perhaps Rosie June is mourning over the lost of a loved one.  A sister, a cousin, a friend.  Two:  Perhaps she was a dancer for most of her life, and this is her way of parting with her past-self.  I’m probably wrong on both accounts.  Well if yyyyyeerr so smart why don’t youuuuuu tell me what youuuuu think it is then!?

- Marco Pitino

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Wrestlers - “Say Anything”

Say Anything (2014) - Buy

Hahahahaha!  Oh man, this video is fucking great.  I guess I should note it’s also featuring Twin Shadow and D’Angelo Lacy.  Is that thee D’Angelo?  I don’t know.  I don’t care enough to Google it.  But great video and perfect dancing song for the laaaaaaydies.

May also want to note they are playing the opening day Lollapalooza this year, if yer headed to Chicago’s flagship music festival next weekend.

- Marco Pitino

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The Apache Relay - “Katie Queen Of Tennessee”

The Apache Relay (2014) - Buy

I don’t know ‘bout ‘chu, but I was clapping on 1 and 3 with a goofy smile on my face the whole time.

- Marco Pitino

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Caribou - “Can’t Do Without You”

Can’t Do Without You (2014) - Buy

It’s like a broodier, deep-house remix of Radiohead’s “Reckoner”.  Very nice.

- Marco Pitino

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DKR116 Hood Rat - “California”

California (2014) - Buy

Very nice and steady deep house.  Good for the after-after-party come down.

- Marco Pitino

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David Jimenez Hughes - “A Point In Time”

A Point In Time (2014) - Buy

TIL what Lap-Sliding is.  And it’s pretty effin’ cool.  Very moving tune.  Very nice title.  Listening and watching the video to this song, I enjoyed every moment in time.

- Marco Pitino

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Blackbird Blackbird - “Waikiki”

Love Unlimited (2014) - Buy

I wish I didn’t have to work with Blackbird Blackbird played Wrongbar in Toronto on July 5th.  But alas I needed money bad.  One of the best Chill Wave acts around.

- Marco Pitino

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Outsides - “Seesaw”

Million (2014) - Buy

Blogged this track last year when it was a stand-alone single.  Last month Outsides released Million, an EP full of sweet synth-heavy tracks.  Here’s “Seesaw” re-made and just as great.

- Marco Pitino

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Velociraptor - “Ramona”

(2014) - Buy (N/A)

It’s like mixing The Ramones and The Strokes.  Serious.  Take a listen.

- Marco Pitino

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Tycho - (Awake)

(2014) - Buy

Kind of late.  Well, no, it IS late.  But Tycho doesn’t have a massive fan base and doesn’t do any marketing.  So, it’s quite possible you didn’t know that he released his fourth LP four months ago.  And it’s just as strikingly beautiful as his last.  Here’s the entire album.  If you’ve got 36 minutes, I highly suggest you hear it out.  You will not be disappoint.

- Marco Pitino

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"Weird Al" Yankovic - "Word Crimes"

Mandatory Fun (2014) - Buy

Seriously impressed with this.  Not only are there a bajillion other parodies on YouTube (some of them really well done too), and not only have we seen your quirky-neighborhood web-comic picking fun at those less-literate fortunate (See Oatmeal’s “10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling" comic). 

So we’ve seen a combination of both of what Weird Al concocted up here—and I STILL think he made it greater than their sum combined.  Again, really impressed and really enjoy this parody of "Blurred Lines"

As for the other 3 (so far) parody’s he’s released.  Mm.. I don’t dig.  In fact—actually—never mind.  I don’t talk about songs I don’t dig on Tunes I Dig.  Only tunes that I do dig.  

In that case, I’ll stfu, and you can watch the video. 

Enjoy!

PS.  Yes I DO enjoy the irony that much of my formatting in this post and my entire blog in general are committing severe, Word Crimes.

- Marco Pitino

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Sia - “Chandelier”

1000 Forms Of Fear (2014) - Buy

Simply excellent. 

I must say though, it’s an idea I’ve had (and still plan on executing) for a long time.  They did a wonderful job with the editing here, and of course the girl in this video is outstanding and has her life set as a performer.  I just wish I had the means to produce something like this.  Still perfect none the less.

- Marco Pitino

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Andre Lodemann - “Eyes Wide Open”

(2013) - Buy (N/A)

Here’s another Deep House track from my buddy’s SoundCloud playlist Aleksandr.  You can bet if I ever blog anything that’s Deep House, take that as code for “dreamy”.

- Marco Pitino

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Childsaint - “Dessert”

(2014) - Buy

All-female group singing chimey indie rock ballad with soft vocals yet not bereft of power and striking intention.  I diiiiiiig.

- Marco Pitino

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Solids - “Over The Sirens”

Blame Confusion (2014) - Buy (N/A)

Whilst looking for more shows to see The Dirty Nil at, I came across Solids.  Nil opened for them on Saturday, July 5, 2014 here in Toronto.  I was gonna go, but a month long of Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Brazil, and World Pride (which ended on June 30th), did me in THAT FUCKING FAR, I was in no shape to go to a concert even with 5 days of rest under my belt.

- Marco Pitino