17

Jan

ITYLTS’ Most Played

Do you ever click on the most played tab in iTunes and get a little surprise, like a curveball of “Wow, did not know how much I actually listened to that one song…over and over again, for like a month and now I don’t listen to it that much anymore…but wow I played the hell out of that one song”, well that happened to me this morning.

It’s all well and good me posting up music that I’m finding here and now but I bet you’re wondering what I actually listen to on a daily basis, oh you weren’t? Oh… well this is awkward now…I’m just going to do it anyway. 

1) Bon Iver “Creature Fear” (180 plays)

2) Adrian Lux “Teenage Crime” (153 plays)

3) Annuals “Fair” (145 plays)

4) Air “Run” (117 plays)

5) Old 97s “Adelaide” (117 plays)

6) Matchbox 20 “How Far We’ve Come” (116 plays)

7) The Naked and Famous “Young Blood” (112 plays)

8) The Temper Trap “Fader” (110 plays)

9) Bear Hands “Crime Pays” (100 plays)

10) Dandy Warhols “We Used To Be Friends” (100 plays)

11) The Shins “Sleeping Lessons” (95 plays)

12) The Helio Sequence “Hallelujah” (93 plays)

13) Local Natives “Airplanes” (89 plays)

14) Spoon “I Turn My Camera On” (87 plays)

15) Clock Opera “Belongings” (81 plays)

So, there you have it.

07

May

What Was Liked Last Month: March/April

Seriously where is the time going? We are racing towards halfway through 2012 and I can barely keep up, soon it will be summer and then it will be autumn and BOOM christmas and new years- stop it time!! 

Anyway, in an attempt to slow things down let’s all revisit what we loved and listened to in March and April!

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We kicked off March by going back and discovering the amazing The Cocteau Twins due to their influence on one Abel Tresfaye and The Weeknd- particularly the sample of The Cocteau Twins “Cherry Coloured Funk” on the fantastic “The Knowing”.

At the moment there seems to be an influx of talented male sometimes folksy singer songwriters and in March we finally got round to listening to the wonderful Ben Howard and “The Wolves”- amazing driven indie folk kind of pop things.

Everyone seems to want to be anonymous and mysterious these days and it has worked wonders for acts like Summer Camp, The Weeknd and now One Room. Part of the Heavy Roc Family (like St. Lucia, Alex Winston, The Knocks) One Room have that lo-fi mysterious sound with hip hop inflections which sound wonderful over tight production on tracks like “Believe”.

March gave us even more upbeat synth pop with Emil & Friends “Crystal Ball" (check out their amazing cover of M83 "Midnight City" too!)

Early this year Daytrotter opened up a studio in London so now there are so many more amazing acts to check out its just getting silly. I’ve been away for two weeks and I have SO much to catch on- until then though check out these amazing sessions from favourites The Naked and Famous and Clock Opera

Chillwave impresario St. Lucia has been exciting the ears since he dropped “The Old House Is Gone” last year, finally now there is a debut EP that is perfect for summer. Check out “Closer Than This

Ever wondered what a cover of Adele’s “Rumour Has It” would sound like recorded live in the kitchen with some tupperware? Questions have been answered with this from The Dolls.

Lots of lovely dreamy indie pop from acts like Wages and “South China Sea”.

Back in March we originally just wanted to post up Aluna George’s fantastic remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die”- instead I fell in love with the amazingly smooth “You Know You Like It

March/April were months for brand new things from Beach House, The Temper Trap, Mystery Jets, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Sigur Ros and Marina & The Diamonds

Charli XCX had us, and still does, with the amazing “Stay Away

Californian indie pop came under our radar in March from the fantastic Lady Danville with “Operating”- check out our interview too!

DJ Roxanne Roll gave us this fantastic remix of SEASFIRE’s “Falling" one of our favourite tracks already of 2012 as did Cruelty.

New discoveries in March care of catching the end of a random TV show with this from Jonathan Seet and “Precious Things

We went a bit Hunger Games crazy at the end of March (too many times and counting). The soundtrack is very good with standouts from Arcade Fire “Abraham’s Daughter" and Maroon 5 "Come Away To The Water

Magnificent on her massive collaboration with Gotye on “Somebody That I Used To Know” here’s Kimbra in her own right, making a song from scratch for a spotify session at this year’s SXSW.

New things from Theophilus London featuring Blood Orange “Take It Off

Something big for 2012 in the shape of The Neighbourhood and “Sweater Weather

Hoodie Allen released his debut commercial EP on iTunes All American and the response was cray. With number 1 in US, top ten in UK and a tour currently in the works- this self made kid is on FIRE.  

The music world got very excited by southern rock outfit Alabama Shakes and their fantastic debut “Hold On”.

Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music are doing a very good job of teasing us for the record label’s album- especially with “Mercy”.

Check out our interview with indie doo wop pop outfit Now You See Them

March and April saw 2 of the US’s biggest music festivals come around with SXSW and Coachella- check out our favourite performances from Jay- Z, Bon Iver, The Weeknd, Dre, Snoop and that 2pac hologram.

Getting very excited for the Sade-esque smooth sounds from Jessie Ware on tracks like “110%" and "Running".

Another of our favourite acts for 2012 is Mikey Mike and the wonderfully honest “Chainsaw Love” EP. We also chatted to Mikey Mike about just life and stuff.

Otherworldy and Arcade Fire-esque- Frankie Rose “Interstellar

Beautiful icelandic indie pop from Ourlives “We Lost The Race

disCOVERs- Some fantastic covers over the last two months from Mr & Mrs Fox and their mashup cover of M83 and Simple Minds “Midnight City/Don’t You Forget About Me”, the amazingly wonderful Emily Elbert and her cover of the classic “Crazy" by Patsy Cline, this year’s The A.V. Club’s Undercover Sessions kicked off with this delightful covers of R. Kelly’s "Ignition" by Young The Giant and The Head and The Heart covering Fleetwood Mac’s "Go Your Own Way”, The Rosebuds released a project covering Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” and Talking Heads “Road To Nowhere”Community's Alison Brie covered fellow castmate Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino with this live rendition of “Some Girls" and Marina & The Diamonds tackled the Biebs with this cover of "Boyfriend

and finally ITYLTS and Selfish D had our first annual Summer Off.

03

Apr

The Temper Trap: “Need Your Love”

A week or so back we got the first taste of what’s going on in The Temper Trap and their sophomore album of the same name. “Rabbit Hole" was probably the perfect track to get people to listen to first as it bridged the gap between the band’s "Sweet Disposition" days and what new things they have to offer, new things in the shape of "Need Your Love". Starting off with some big synths it launches straight into it that chases after the catchy chorus. With both "Rabbit Hole" and "Need Your Love" covering all the bases, The Temper Trap are doing an excellent job of building excitement for their long awaited comeback. 

The new album will be out May 18 in Australia/NZ, May 21 in UK/Europe and June 5 in USA. For more info on the album go here.



07

Mar

The Temper Trap: “Rabbit Hole”

Finally, its been a while since their debut Conditions but The Temper Trap have just released the first song “Rabbit Hole” from their new album The Temper Trap. Starting off slow it drops into The Temper Trap territory with big guitars, drums and that voice. I cannot wait for this. 

The Temper Trap: WebsiteFacebookTwitter

06

Nov

What Was Liked Last Month: October

This is what we liked in October…after the jump

(including Bon Iver, Hoodie Allen, The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Summer Camp, Phantogram, Coldplay, Emeli Sande, Foster The People, Childish Gambino, Frightened Rabbit, The xx, Lana Del Rey…)


G3RST- “Stand By Last Friday Night (Katy Perry vs Ben E. King)”

Icarus Himself (New album Career Culture out now)

Emeli Sande- “Daddy” audio & video

Common- “Mr. Blue Sky” 

Phantogram- “Don’t Move”

Oh Land- “Bloodbuzz Ohio (National Cover)”

Anjulie- “Boom”

Work Drugs- “Blue Steel” 

Frightened Rabbit- “Swim Until You Can’t See Land”

James Vincent McMorrow- “We Don’t Eat (VIDEO)”

The Knocks- “Brightside”

St. Lucia- “The Old House Is Gone (The Knocks Remix)”

The Temper Trap- “Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen Cover)”

Foster The People- Remixes & Videos

Anthem- “Don’t Move (Phantogram Remix)”

Trails and Ways- “Midnight City (M83 Cover)”

Kanye West x Washed Out- “Diamonds From Far Away (Carlos Serrano Mix)”

Bombay Bicycle Club- “Lights Out, Words Gone” & “Video Games” Live Lounge Session

Bon Iver- Remixes & “Towers (Live on Jools Holland)”

Coldplay- “Princess of China ft. Rihanna”

Childish Gambino- Remixes and tracks from upcoming Camp

Body Language- “Seeds of Sight”

Metronomy- “Everything Goes My Way”

Summer Camp- Daytrotter Session and Down from album Welcome To Condale 

Two Door Cinema Club- “This Is The Life”

Lana Del Rey- “Video Games”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds- “AKA… What A Life”

The xx- “Crystalized (Neon Lights Remix)”

Florence + The Machine- “Shake It Out” & “Breaking Down” from Ceremonials

Slow Club- “If We’re Still Alive”

MIA- “Paper Planes (DFA Remix)”

Martin Solveig vs Dragonette- “Big In Japan”

Death Cab For Cutie- “Some Boys (RAC Remix)”

Multiple covers of The Black Keys "Tighten Up" (Phrase, Hoodie Allen, e-dubble)

DyE- “Fantasy”

Jordan F- “Last Night”

Theme Park- “Milk”

Jodie Marie- “On The Road (Summer Camp Remix)”

Clock Opera- “Lesson No. 7 (VIDEO)”

The Black Keys- “Lonely Boy”

Pearl & The Band and Sophie Madeleine- “Firework (Katy Perry Cover)”

The Weeknd- “Initiation” 

Coeur de Pirate- “Wicked Games (The Weeknd Cover)”

Beirut- “Santa Fe”

Hoodie Allen- “James Franco (VIDEO)”

e-dubble- “Fight For Days”

The Do- “Bohemian Dances”

Rosi Golan- “Seeing Ghosts”

12

Oct

disCOVER: The Temper Trap “Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen Cover)”

Triple J’s Like A Version has an amazing way of getting the best out of today’s bands by making them cover some absolute classics. Case in point, The Temper Trap covering my favourite song by The Boss Dancing In The Dark. It’s beautifully simple and Temper Trap put their stamp on it. And also here’s Tegan & Sara doing their take of it too.

08

Jul

Album Spotlight: The Temper Trap “Conditions”

Save for a few new remixes, we haven’t really heard that much new stuff from The Temper Trap, it’s sad. Waking up this morning all that was on the agenda (besides work) was to throw on their debut album Conditions. It was the album of summer ‘10 for us as soon as we heard Fader. Here’s a few of our favourite tracks from the album…

Love Lost by The Temper Trap by infectiousmusicuk

Science Of Fear by The Temper Trap by infectiousmusicuk

Fools by The Temper Trap by infectiousmusicuk

Fader by The Temper Trap by infectiousmusicuk

The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition by 23mtorres16

You can buy Conditions here

The Temper Trap: Website//Facebook//Twitter//YouTube//Store

09

Jun

Remix, Baby: The Temper Trap “Fader (Jakwob Remix)”

Here’s another remix for your ears, this time of The Temper Trap’s awesome Fader. DJ and producer Jakwob has turned Fader into a dubstep monster. Not usually a fan of dubstep, but guess can let this one slide.

Fader (Jakwob Remix) by eaks16

Jakwob: Website

03

Jun

Monthly Round Up: May

Here’s what we had to say music wise in May.

Joshua McClain

Foster The People (debut album Torches out now)

Gypsy & The Cat

Chiddy Bang (new mixtape Peanut Butter & Swelly out now)

Adele

Baths

Hoodie Allen

Walter Meego

Bran Van 3000

Teen Daze (new album Surfaces available August 9th)

The Weeknd

The Belle Brigade

The Temper Trap (fantastic remix of Love Lost by Keljet)

jj

Macklemore

Death Cab For Cutie (new album Codes and Keys out now, check out You Are A Tourist)

Theme Park

The Hood Internet (great mash up of Ratatat and Michael Jackson)

Alcoholic Faith Mission

St. Lucia

Bon Iver (tracks from their sophomore album Bon Iver)

The Antlers (check out our Daytrotter Sessions double shot)

Atmosphere

1,2,3

Chet Faker (amazing cover of Blackstreet’s No Diggity)

Little Tybee

Airbird (awesome remix/cover of Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys)

Echo & The Bunnymen

Theophilus London

Clock Opera (video for our favourite Belongings has been released)

Adrian Lux

Tracey Thorn

Barbara (definitely check out their amazing cover of Kid Cudi)

The Rosebuds (Woods is a must have)

Malbec

The Phoenix Foundation

The Civil Wars (amazing duo, fantastic album + awesome Billie Jean cover)

E-Dubble (First single I Changed My Mind available to download)

The National (Fake Empire special)

Francis & The Lights

The Naked and Famous

Matt & Kim

Bear Hands (Crime Pays needs to be in your ears)

The Shins (Sleeping Lessons special)

James Vincent McMorrow

Hope you enjoyed May. 

25

May

Remix, Baby: The Temper Trap- “Love Lost (Keljet Remix)”

Love Lost is all around the music blogs at the moment due it being sampled by Mac Miller. We think the sample is okay, but it doesn’t shine a light on the original and then we found this remix. For us it still doesn’t quite live up to the original but its still a pretty damn good remix so be sure to check it out. 

If you like what you hear from Keljet here’s his soundcloud

The Temper Trap - Love Lost (Keljet Remix) by keljet