tunes i dig

Notes

TR/ST - “Capitol” (Black Marble Remix)

Release date, album name, and buy link not included in submission

It’s got that really super emotional 80s vibe, like When In Rome’s “The Promise”. 

- Marco Pitino

Notes

EULA - “Orderly”

Release date, album name, and buy link not included in submission

Sounds like the anthem to grungy punk-clubs in NYC in the late 70s.  Video has that throwback feel as well what with the, what I’m assuming are clips from I Love Lucy?  Could just be any television show in the 50s really.  Man, how awesome would it have been to have lived during that time.

- Marco Pitino

Notes

Kimbra - “90s Music”

The Golden Echo (2014) - Buy

Um… how do I… like.. like this?  And just… just inhale, ya?  Haha.  Never done anything like this before. So, uh, like this?

Wow… WOW… that—that was good.  This feels GREAT!  Holy shit balls I can’t feel my feet.  WOOOOOOOO!  YAAAA, FUCK YA!  WHO THE FUCK WANTS TO RRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!

…….

The above is how the video made me feel the first time I watched it—if—I likened it to being a wild house party and someone hands you something.

- Marco Pitino

Notes

Octoberman - “Dogwalk”

What More What More (2014) - Buy (Album drops August 19, 2014)

Could totally have seen/heard this on The Wedge back on MuchMusic back in the 90s.  There’s something about the guitar riff… it’s on the tip of my tongue.  Sounds like a bit Tragically Hip, but something else.  The Odds?  Hmm, no I don’t think so.  Farge!  Either way, lovely tune.  Thanks for this, Octoberman.

- Marco Pitino

Notes

Abu Ashley - “Hussein Online” (Habibi Mix)

ASMAA (2014) - Buy

Soothing, trippy, elegant… feel like I’m describing jewelery on the shopping channel.  Seriously though, this track is all of these things…

……

AND MORE!

- Marco Pitino

1 Notes

The Unicorns - “Rocketship” (Daniel Johnston cover)

(2014) - Buy (N/A)

I don’t usually post covers, buuuuuut UNIIIIICOOOOOOOORNZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

If you don’t who The Unicorns are, you’re either too young, or too old.  If you’re between the ages of 27 and 32, you remember this band for instilling so much provocative novelty at a time when your brain so malleable, and as a result, you are a weird creature today.  Possibly, just possibly, a Unicorn.

But I haven’t even got to the good news yet.

This recent cover of genre-buddy Daniel Johnston comes on the heels of news of a REUNION TOUR!  So far they’re opening up for some Arcade Fire dates, but hold your breath, I’m pretty sure they’re gonna do their own tour sometime in 2015.  WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

- Marco Pitino

Notes

Unbreakable - “Rock The Nightlife”

Knockout (2014) - Buy (Knockout drops July 29, 2014)

Okay.  Okay, okay, okay.  This isn’t a genre that I normally blog, nor, err… regularly listen to. 

No.  No.  I actually don’t listen to it at all.  I mean I grew up on it… buuut, after Bon Jovi’s These Days tanked in 1997, it was about time the genre saw its demise.

Now, although I don’t listen to it any longer, and it’s not particularly popular, I will say I found this song an exception to the rule, and tremendously catchy.  I actually have played a few times today, and I’m totally rocking out to it.

Also note, the drummer of 80s hair metal band The Scorpians is in this video, if, you needed something, ANYTHING, to nudge you into watching this video.  If not, and you’re good, no worries.  I have enough hipster indie electronica glitch hop and rock for you to orgasm while you spill your PBR into your beard.

- Marco Pitino

Notes

0point1 - “Pink Metal”

Clean Dirt (2014) - Buy

Sounds a lot like Aphex Twin.  If you love Aphex Twin, you are absolutely going to love this.  Hundo P.

- Marco Pitino

Notes

Nai Harvest - “Buttercups”

Buttercups (2014) - Buy

Holy shit this is so fucking early 90s it’s awesome.  The opening notes give off that feeling… that feeling that everything’s alright, and everything’s gonna be alright for a while, and, of course… that you were living in the early 1990s.

And that album art too… so 90s.  So awesome.  Fuck I’m really digging this song.

- Marco Pitino

Notes

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

Notes

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

Notes

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

1 Notes

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

Notes

DKR116 Hood Rat - “California”

California (2014) - Buy

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

- Marco Pitino

Notes

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