Hoodie Allen: "Song For An Actress"
Happy Leap Day everyone, I hope Leap Day Williams gave you candy for those tears! As celebration, lets show some love to Hoodie Allen and his Leap Year mixtape. Always in steady rotation in my iTunes, this mixtape is fun from beginning to end and I am super excited for what Hoodie has in store for us in the coming months including teasers of a tour and a proper fully fledged album up available...
INTERVIEW: Matt Barber (Chuck vs the Music)
I’m a big fan of the dearly departed spy dramedy Chuck. If you’re a regular over here at ITYLTS you may have seen my dedication to this beloved show and its absolutely blinding music selections it has had over its five year run, in a post I call Chuck vs the Music. Since I started watching the show this time last year, I have been introduced to so many fantastic and varied artists...
Work Drugs: "License To Drive"
“License to Drive” Work Drugs from ChambersVsDolph on Vimeo. “Please sext the night away to this one. Stay smooth.” from Work Drugs Here’s new things from one of my favourite new artists of 2011, Work Drugs. “License To Drive” is an upbeat, chillwave track that is apparently from Work Drugs’ upcoming sophomore album. Work Drugs: Website…Twitter…Buy
Gorillaz x Andre 3000 x James Murphy: "The Line Of...
Converse’s music campaign “3 artists, 1 song” has a knack of throwing artists together that you’d never expect to work together (like Matt & Kim, Soulja Boy and Andrew W.K. on “I’m A Goner”). However, this time around they’ve got three artists that go together so perfectly, Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and...
Remix Baby: Fossil Collective "Without A Fight...
Fossil Collective’s “Without A Fight” was very much in rotation in my itunes in 2011, a sweet and simple song that made me very excited about this duo from Leeds. They’ve gone from strength to strength since and just supported Benjamin Francis Leftwich at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Big things ahead for Fossil Collective so they’re giving away this gorgeous remix...
LIVE: Bon Iver "Perth w/ The Roots" (On Jimmy...
Recently Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon dropped by Jimmy Fallon’s late night show and performed “Perth” with the in house band, The Roots. Vernon and The Roots turns “Perth” into a soulful, r&b cut with auto tuned vocals and soft synths that runs for 8+ minutes and Vernon’s autotuned vocals still give chills. It is a great re-imagining of the album’s...
Azure Ray: "Seven Days"
I’ve been seeing and hearing the name Azure Ray kicking around for a while recently and when I heard “Seven Days” on The Good Wife last Sunday, I finally got around to listening to this dream pop duo. It’s no wonder I like them as they’ve collaborated with Moby on his album 18 (“Great Escape”) and also worked with Bright Eyes. “Seven Days”...
The Griswolds: "Mississippi"
Those aussies sure make some good music, The Griswolds follow in the footsteps of fellow aussies San Cisco with “Mississippi” and its infectiously fun song. It has elements of Vampire Weekend, GIVERS and on their bandcamp page they have it tagged as pop, indie, pop, jamaica…I’d agree. You can grab a free download of “Mississippi” on their bandcamp page. ...
Gotye: "Easy Way Out"
Gotye just released the video for the track “Easy Way Out” and just like the smash “Somebody That I Used To Know” it is an absolute visual treat for the eyes! A more rockier affair than the viral smash, it shows that this aussie is not a one hit wonder. Gotye: Website…Facebook…Twitter…Soundcloud…Buy
Random: Leslie Knope Campaign "Catch Your Dream"
“Friends, honoured guests, Pawneeans” listen to the Official Leslie Knope Campaign Song “Catch Your Dreams”. Written by Andy Dwyer featuring the smooth sexy saxophone sounds of Duke Silver, this is sure to get Knope into office because she is Leslie fucking Knope. Have fun with this.
Masta Ace: "Soda & Soap feat. Jean Grae"
Nothing new here but freaking amazing music. Masta Ace’s 2004 album “A Long Hot Summer” was a perfect summer album to accompany those hot and humid NY summers (I’d imagine…). The album follows its two protagonists, Ace and Fats Belvedere on their adventures and schemes. Highlight of the album for me is “Soda & Soap” featuring Jean Grae. The beat is a...
VIDEO/LIVE: Bon Iver Session
Check out this unique session from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Sean Carey at AIR Studios. 25 min set with “Hinnom, TX”, “Wash.”, “I Can’t Make You Love Me”, “Babys” and “Beth/Rest”. This is ridiculously beautiful.
Emeli Sande: "Mountains"
In celebration of Emeli Sande’s debut album Our Version of Events being released this week here is the sublime “Mountains”. A glorious sounding track that rises along with you. If you haven’t hopped on the Emeli Sande bandwagon yet, listen to this then listen to the whole album which you can buy here.
Take Me Back: The Fugees "Killing Me Softly"
So The Fugees “The Score” came out fifteen years ago. Remember when “Killing Me Softly” and “Ready or Not” came out, they were everywhere. What an album, what an introduction that brought about Wyclef’s fabulous solo “Carnival” and the one and only “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”.
disCOVER: Summer Camp "Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac...
When I chatted to Elizabeth from Summer Camp last November we talked about our mutual love for Fleetwood Mac and especially the track “Everywhere”. Happy Valentines day me when I see that Summer Camp have only gone and done a beautiful cover of “Everywhere” for Mulberry’s Mix Tape Tour. My 2012 has lacked some new Summer Camp…now I feel fulfilled again. The...
Busby Marou: "Biding My Time"
Sweet harmonising folk from Aussie boys Busby Marou. From Queensland, Busby Marou have a gorgeous and full sound that simply feels nice. With shows coming up at SXSW and Canadian Music Week, this Australian quartet are set to win over US audiences. Fans of Bright Eyes, Band of Horses, Matt Pond Pa and such will enjoy Busby Marou…I know I do. Busby Marou:...
VIDEO: The Head and the Heart "Down In The Valley"
It’s been a while coming but The Head and the Heart have released a video for the beautiful Down In The Valley. The video is footage of them travelling all over the states touring and having fun showing them “on their way back to way they started”. Beautiful song, beautiful video. The Head & The Heart: Website…Twitter…Facebook
VIDEO: Jay-Z and Kanye West "Niggas In Paris"
That shit cray… Check out the just released video for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s anthem Niggas In Paris. This ish will screw with your eyes no doubt. With footage from their show at the LA Staples Centre where they performed Niggas In Paris 11 TIMES! …They got in their zone.
disCOVER: Silver Swans "Video Games (Lana Del Rey...
Electronic lo-fi duo Silver Swans are the latest artists to cover Lana Del Rey’s ubiquitous Video Games, and its very very good. It captures all the dream like essence of Del Rey’s original but gives it this even more melancholic sheen…if possible. Also check out their original stuff, expect to hear more about Silver Swans here in the future. Silver...
The Shins "September"
A ways back, I posted on new Shins material Simple Song. Now here comes the B-side September The Shins: “September” (b-side of “Simple Song” 7”) from Record Store Day on Vimeo. The Shins new album Port of Morrow is out March 20. The Shins: Website…Facebook…Twitter…Buy
Take Me Back: The Knack "My Sharona"
Tell me you don’t want to start getting down to this…that beat at the beginning, everytime.
VIDEO: M.I.A. "Bad Girls"
Earlier today Madonna’s single and video dropped for her new single Give Me All Your Luvin’ featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. The latter then dropped her video for her upcoming single Bad Girls from her new as yet unnamed album, the follow up to the massive Kala and Paper Planes. M.I.A. is just effortlessly cool and this is made clear in the video for Bad Girlsand the track is a big...
VIDEO: Madonna "Give Me All Your Luvin' ft. Nicki...
Madonna’s new single Give Me All Your Luvin’ from her new album MDNA just dropped and its nothing like what she last gave us. This time around think Martin Solveig and “Hello”, think it a lot cause they do sound a lot like (and it is produced by Solveig). M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj guest and this is probably going to be huge.
Take Me Back: Spice Girls "Spice Up Your Life"
Now I’m about to start something new so hold onto your hats here people. Today at the gym my playlist shuffled on to something that doesn’t get played a lot in my normal daily listening but my oh my it sounded AMAZING. It was the one and only Spice Girls and Spice Up Your Life, probably their best song. Right from that carnivale beat, it’s infectious. So that’s what Take...