tunes i dig

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Then Thickens - “Tiny Legs”

Death Cap At Anglezarke (2014) - Buy

Pretty impressed that (I’m assuming) it was done in one take.  Reminds me of the video for U2 - Numb.

- Marco Pitino

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Sleep Sleep - “Take The Money & Run”

Gospel (2014) - Buy

The 1980s.

- Marco Pitino

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Swim Good - “Grand Beach”

Swim Good (2014) - Buy

This is the project of Jon from Mary Cassidy & Jon Lawless.  Featuring S. Carey of Bon Iver.  Now that logistics are out of the way.  It’s a beautiful tune.  Uh, that’s it.

- Marco Pitino

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Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks - “Little Fang”

Enter The Slasher House (2014) - Buy

I know.  It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but there’s a ton that’s been going on.  Working at my day job, to pay for Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, and I’ve even added a 3 day trip to Recife, Brazil to see a World Cup Match.  Still need to get my visa in order, and just last week my Note 2 died on me.  So, bare with me, more non-judgmental music sharing coming your way. 

This, a collaboration of Animal Collective and Dirty Projectors.  Enjoy!

- Marco Pitino

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Tropics - “Popup Cinema” (Kelpe Remix)

(2013) - Buy (Free Download via SoundCloud)

What can I say, I’m a sucker for poppy-glitch sounds.  Not pop as in polished sounds—I mean like… the actual sound of something popping.  That and a velvety synth helps too.

- Marco Pitino

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Silent Jay - “DAY #SIX: passamakwodi”

(2014) - Buy (N/A)

I’m not sure if this supposed to be one song, but it’s 14 minutes of hip-hoppy glitchronica… experimental… yeah.  It’s pretty cool.  Half way through he samples some Dave Chappelle lines that really make the whole thing very modern and hip.  I dig.

- Marco Pitino

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Morakoza - “February Politique”

(2014) - Buy

Here’s another track by producer Matt Vultaggio from a different band.  And uuuuuuh yeah, that’s it.  I’m a little tired today, still jet lagged, and my mind is focused on my next vacation in June.

- Marco Pitino

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Orifice - “Pretty Odd”

(2014) - Buy (Free Download via SoundCloud)

Eat.  Sleep.  Work.  Blog… and then GOVERNORSBALL BONNAROO WORLDCUP/PRIDE WOOOOOOOOO!

But I’m not there yet.  Here’s a track from a band just outside of Toronto, produced by Matthew Vultaggio.

- Marco Pitino

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Cloud Nothings - “I’m Not Part Of Me”

Here And Nowhere Else (2014) - Buy

I am SO FUCKING STOKED to see these boys this Sunday.  Jesus fuck.  I’m mighty depressed from Asia withdrawal, and I guess the Foster The People/Dirty Nil concerts were too close to my return that they feel more a part of my Asian vacation than anything else.  Anyway, here’s the lead single to Cloud Nothings’ latest record. 

fakfakfakfak caaman Sunday CAMAN!

- Marco Pitino

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Dinosaur Bones - “Sleepsick”

Shaky Dream (2013) - Buy

Reminds me of The Stills.  I miss The Stills.

- Marco Pitino

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The Mary Onettes - “Naive Dream”

Portico: (2014) - Buy

This may sound odd, but this reminds me of early Good Charlotte.  There are certain parts of this track where the singer sounds like Joel Madden.  Nothin’ wrong wit dat, dass why it’s on Tunes I Dig mahfugga. 

I’m so street.

- Marco Pitino

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Common Citizens - “Our World in Silence”

Jupiter (2014) - Buy

Kinda sounds like Angels & Airwaves minus the Blink aspect and goes full on spacey, dreamy, glitch-y; that sort of thing.

- Marco Pitino

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Then Thickens - “Restart Your Heart”

(2014) - Buy

90s VHS aesthetic for the win!

- Marco Pitino

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The Dirty Nil - “Nicotine”

Smite (2014) - Buy

Yeah, so, this band is gonna be huge really fucking soon.  I’m proud to say this was my 99th concert, just after I saw my 98th at the Horseshoe with The Box Tiger and Foster The People literally a few hours beforehand.  Two concerts, one night.  Fucking epic.

Anyway, Foster The People ended their set at 12:10 and I got to the Silver Dollar Room in 5 minutes, so I only missed a couple songs.  But as soon as I got in, the place was going berserk.  I’m talkin’ sweaty insane mosh pit, stage diving and touching the ceiling type crowd-surfing.  The Nil is ill.

- Marco Pitino

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The Box Tiger - “Set Fire To Your Friends”

Set Fire (2013) - Buy

How odd and wicked is this.  I’ve never met this band before, but they’re friends of friends of mine.  I blogged them late last year, and so when I read they were opening for Foster The People, it made my night just that much better.  Here’s the title track from their latest record.  If you’re in Toronto, keep an eye.  The Box Tiger WILL be making a splash in just a couple of years.

- Marco Pitino