Sunday, August 12, 2007
POST 101! And loads of awesome tunes (FrankMusik, Toy Guns, Saturna)
So I finally did it! I got past the 100 post mark! What started out as a sort of thing to do on a whim during class to keep myself from being extremely bored (while simultaneously keeping myself from passing any classes) has turned into a great experience where I've had face to face contact with artists I idolize (Klaxons, The Cribs, M.I.A.), email/phone contact with people I admire (Drew Shambles, Gary DPT, South Central, Dot Allison, etc), and an inbox full of awesome music from the next wave of up and comers. Thank you to all of you for continuously stopping by and leaving comments and just generally being awesome. Extra special thanks to those of you who joined eMusic via this site and made me a couple bucks.
Since I met The Cribs last weekend I will post this awesome remix to commerate the 100th post! They were awesome really nice guys... this is the CSS (who didn't show at Lolla because of airline problems) remix that is KILLER...
The Cribs- "Men's Needs (CSS Remix)"
p.s. I jacked this track from Palms Out Sounds Remix Sunday... who I have some really interesting collabos in the works with right now involving State Crime, Palms Out, and Flosstradamus
SOOOOOOO... The first artist today I'm going to post is Frank Musik who I tracked down after I became obsessed with his remix, of former postees' Heads We Dance, "Love In The Digital Age" (via his Myspace). The song I'm posting today is a cross between Imogen Heap and Todd Edwards bringing the better parts of bloghouse together with the better parts of electro-pop. In short I believe that he is going to be super huge soon... if he doesn't there is something wrong with the world! He will either be producing tracks for people like Madonna, or Kylie, or Dragonette, or releasing an amazing full length, or becoming one of the most in demand remixers of 2008 BUT WHATEVER IT IS Frank is on the brink of the big time.
Here's the best bio I could get my hands on seeing as the man née Vincent Frank doesn't have one...
He is a 'bedroom-based pop auteur' like Jamie T or Patrick Wolf or Mike Skinner or that sort of thing but he sounds like he is produced by Daft Punk or Simian or whoever. There are so many possible 'x meets y' combinations that it makes our heads hurt quite a lot.
You will either agree with us that he is a-m-a-z-i-n-g or you will think his music is the worst thing you have ever heard but sometimes life is a bit like that and if you spend your time trying to please everyone you end up being The Kooks.
If you don't dig this I think you need to retune your ears...
Frank Musik- "In Step"
The Frank Musik Myspace
NEXT UP... here's a band that Regal brought to my attention that I enjoy... if you didn't like the last track this will be more up your alley. Straight out rock. No other way to put it. They've toured with Babyshambles and Kubicheck so they've gotta be doing something right (because you know how much I love those bands)
Here's the press...
The Regal Singles Club presents…. The Toy Guns
'Nice One Jerry' / 'Shoot The Boy'
AA sided 7 inch single released 3rd September, limited to 500 copies
The new AA single from the Regal Singles Club is 'Nice One Jerry' / 'Shoot The Boy' from The Toy Guns.
A four-piece made up of two Geordies, an Italian and a Finn, The Toy Guns are based in Bethnal Green and arrive on Regal on the back of winning Zane Lowe's Fresh Meat title (with 'Shoot The Boy') on Radio One, and getting lots of love and spins from BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq and Xfm's Steve Harris.
'Nice One Jerry' (the title is inspired by The Specials Jerry Dammers) is an incendiary blast of ska-punk, delivering its anti-racist message with flair and intelligence. 'Shoot The Boy' clocks it at under two minutes, and not a second is wasted - this infectious, raw and dirty track is like one long chorus.
Fresh from supporting Babyshambles for a Love Music Hate Racism gig in London's Hackney Empire, this November the band are set to play Newcastle's Sage for Roger Daltrey's charity – the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Tales of scuffles with the boys in blue, birds you never see again and scrapes with the Spanish Authorities combined with a driving rhythm section interchanging with melodic lead and tight vocals make The Toy Guns a live band not to be missed, catch them if you can:
Thurs 26th Aug Blow Up at Metro, London W1
Wed 22nd Aug Turnmills, London EC1
Sun 26th Aug The Cluny, Newcastle
Mon 3rd Sept Old Blue Last (single launch night), London EC1
Thurs 20th Sept The Peel, Kingston
Sat 22nd Sept TCT @ The Sage, Newcastle (supporting Kubichek!)
Thurs 27th Sept The Fly, New Oxford St, London WC1
Fri 2nd October 93 Feet East, London E1
The Toy Guns- "Transmission"
And last but not least... these guys aren't British but their influences are! I really like them... I present Saturna...
The last song I posted, "Pop Rocks", sounded like Interpol/Oasis/Dandy Warhols which actually works out really well... so this time I'm going to post their more spacey Verve/Ride/Teenage Fanclub song "Roll Down". These guys are really really really fucking good and every time I hear news from them ('Some Delicious Enemy', their most recent effort, entered the CMJ Top 200 at number #190) I am happy to post a song or two of theirs because I want them to get big huge mainstream indie success (because apparently Pitchfork said there is such a thing). PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I beg you, support music that deserves it and go buy their album... I know after you listen to this song you'll want it!
Saturna- "Roll Down"
And that's it for this post... I've got a mixtape I got from Regal that's pretty good that I'll post next time from a band called Envelopes... keep your eyes and ears and onions peeled!