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22 Jul

Lately, I’ve been trying to keep a balanced diet with my music listening. This equates to more rock mixed in with electronic music and even some classical for kicks. I just got some new earbud headphones, so I’ve been going through the different genres of music to test them out. These are some songs that have been in rotation for the past week or so. Take a break from EDM and get down to some rock.

Portugal. The Man- Senseless

Foster the People- Helena Beat

Phish- Free

The Black Keys- She’s Long Gone

 

Bonus:

New Red Hot Chili Peppers if you haven’t already heard!

 

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-Toks!

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Incubus Announces US Tour Dates

2 Jun

In anticipation for their long awaited 8th studio album, Los Angeles natives, Incubus have announced they will once again head out across North America to tour from August- October.  The tour will kick off 8/17 at Red Rocks Amphitheater  in Colorado, where the band recorded their now-legendary “Alive at Red Rocks” CD/DVD in 2004.  From there they will head to 30 different US cities throughout September and end the tour with dates in Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl) 10/7, Las Vegas 10/8, and San Francisco 10/9.  I am beyond excited for this tour! It has been a few years since I had the pleasure to see Incubus (one of my all time favorite bands) and it is absolutely something you dont want to miss!  So make sure you get your tickets early because my guess is they will sell out most dates. For the full list of dates click here!

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the new single, Adolescence, heres the music video for the track.  The new album is called, If Not Now, When? and it hits stores July 12th.

***Also if you pre-order the album from the Incubus website you will receive a presale code to get tickets before they go on sale to the rest of the public. ***

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Outside Lands 2011

11 Apr

Outside Lands lineup dropped today! Looks like I will be making my way up to San Francisco in August!

 

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-TOKS!

Foo Fighters- Rope (Deadmau5 Remix Radio Edit)

21 Mar

Who knew Deadmau5 would ever remix a Foo Fighters song? This one is off the Foo Fighters’ new album, Wasting Light, and Mau5 did a cool job with fusing two very different genres!

Foo Fighters- Rope (Deadmau5 Remix Radio Edit)

 

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Stateless- Ariel

22 Feb

Yesterday, the UK electronic alternative rock band, Stateless, released their second full-length album, Matilda. I haven’t had the chance to listen to the whole thing yet, but I have checked out one of the tracks called “Ariel”. It’s an awesome tune that isn’t really like anything I’ve heard before, not to mention the great video they put out for it.

Stateless- Ariel

 

Here’s the video! If you’re interested, you can watch the making of it here!

 

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Bag Raiders- Sunlight (Armand Van Helden Remix)

21 Feb

Barbra Streisand advocate, Armand Van Helden, has remixed the single of the indie up-and-comer, Bag Raiders, into one hell of a disco house song.  Catchy vocals, a funky bassline, and a mellow breakdown–What else do you need from a remix?! 

Bag Raiders- Sunlight (Armand Van Helden Remix)

 

Bonus:

Bag Raiders- Sunlight

 

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-Allione

The Strokes- Reptilia (Morning Crash Remix)

18 Feb

So The Strokes are finally back after a little hiatus. They’re making quite the return with their new album and playing several festivals. I came across this Morning Crash remix of “Reptilia” that only uses the acapella of the distinctive Julian Casablanca vocals and the rest is completely remade. This is most likely a keeper for any Strokes fan.

The Strokes- Reptilia (Morning Crash Remix)

 

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Kid Cudi- Pursuit of Happiness (Lissie Cover)

8 Dec

So today I stumbled upon this Cudi cover by Lissie. The Ellie Goulding cover of a Temper Trap song I posted a while ago seemed to be a crowd pleaser and this is up the same ally so I thought I’d share. It is an interesting rendition of “Pursuit of Happiness” with a female vocalist and it’s pretty well done. Check out the video and download if you like it!

Kid Cudi- Pursuit of Happiness (Lissie Cover)

 

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The Temper Trap: Conditions Remixed

1 Nov

Today, The Temper Trap released a remix version of their debut release Conditions. The Australian natives have had a great deal of success this past year with that initial album and now have decided to give fans an update on songs that seem to get better with age. The Conditions Remixed album generally has more of an electronic sound that gives a great twist to the songs that were originally recorded with the standard rock instruments. The whole album can be streamed here but I’ve included three of the better tracks for download! All of these are must haves and be sure to check out the bonus!

The Temper Trap- Soldier On (Rusko Remix)

The Temper Trap- Down River (Fool’s Gold Remix)

The Temper Trap- Resurrection (Penguin Prison Remix)

Bonus:

Another Fool’s Gold remix of a Local Natives song!

Local Natives- Wide Eyes (Fool’s Gold Remix) (Feat. Aristotle Pop A Bottle)

 

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