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HARD Haunted Mansion performers BRODINSKI & BUSY P teamed up to produce this full-length DJ mix exclusively for HARD. Stream the mix below, or head over to the official HARD Haunted Mansion website to download the entire thing and to purchase tickets to HARD.
The BoomCase is a one of a kind, customized portable suitcase stereo. Compatible with iPod, iPhone or any device with a standard headphone jack the BoomCase makes for the perfect self-powered accessory/music station. You have the option of choosing your suitcase from the website, or you can even send in your own. This perfect for travel, vacationing, road trips or backyard barbecues.
Directed, shot, cut and finished by Sam O’Hare. Produced by Sara Eolin and Leo Nitzberg.
Sometimes you want listening to music to be as simple as clicking a button and having someone/something else doing the deciding for you. Shuffler.fm is a website that does just that. Visit the website, click a genre and it will automatically surf through thousands of music blogs playing songs within the genre you choose. A great way to discover new music and new blogs.
Sleigh Bells are my favorite new band of the year. I can’t wait to see them live.
Röyksopp’s upcoming album Senior is said to be the older, darker counterpart to their previous album Junior. It’s nearly a complete 180 from the happy sounds of Junior. Dark and mysterious, the album takes a much different and dare I say even quite odd approach. Stream the entire album below and pre-order here.
Interesting and somewhat disturbing video directed by Noel Paul & Stefan Moore for Röyksopp’s ‘The Drug’. The single is from their upcoming album Senior due out on September 13th. Stream the entire album over on Hype Machine.
The lovely M.I.A. has announced dates for a North American tour. With her third album MAYA having been released this year M.I.A. has been making some pretty big waves since. Including the signing of Sligh Bells (who released my favorite album of the year, Treats), releasing two music videos, performing on David Letterman and much more. Check her tour dates below.
Tue/Sept-21 Montreal Metropolis
Wed/Sept-22 Toronto Sound Academy
Sat/Sep-25 Washington DC V fest
Sun/Sep-26 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Mon/Sep-27 New York, NY Terminal 5
Wed/Sep-29 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
Thu/Sep-30 Chicago, IL Vic Theater
Sun/Oct-03 Ithaca, NY Cornell University
Mon/Oct-04 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
Tue/Oct-05 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
Sat/Oct-09 Austin, TX Zilker Park – Austin City Limits
Tue/Oct-12 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
More dates to be announced.
The art of CD cover design has nearly joined the art of record cover design and is all but gone. However, there are still a few people out there doing some pretty amazing designs with their CD releases. Like this design by Pišta Kráľovič for his band The Uniques.
“I made this album cover for my band packed into an A3 poster. After I folded it I realized that the paper has so much friction that it holds the CD without any glue or plastic.”
via Lovely Package
I am pretty sure I have posted about 8tracks before, but recently they updated their interface a bit and I have had a renewed love for the site. The website’s simple, elegant website allows for users to create, share and listen to mixes compiled of all genres of music. A great way to discover new stuff.
Today I got a submission in my inbox that had nothing more than a link to this amazing music video for ‘Wild Boys’ by Jef Barbara. Many videos that try to replicate that retro 80s look fail miserably, but this video was either really shot with a super-old VHS camera, or the effects were very well-done. The previous wouldn’t surprise me considering his debut album is only being released on cassette. Awesome!