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When listening to the Soundmen’s remix of Youngblood Hawke’s “Say Say”, don’t be surprised if pictures of roller skating down a sunny palm tree lined street in Venice, CA pop into your head. The sun is shining bright with Youngblood Hawke’s singer Sam Martin singing “staring at the universe, falling out of space headfirst” over the Seattle production duo’s bright beats. This remix is the perfect respite from the mid-Atlantic cold with its warm melodies and even brighter synths. Play this one out all day long below.
STREAM: Youngblood Hawke – “Say Say (The Soundmen Remix)”
When he broke up LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy had a lot of plans, and he’s followed through on many of them. But one goal that remains elusive is the one he announced nearly two years ago: To release his own blend of espresso. But now Murphy says that he’s done with the tinkering-and-experimenting part of the process, and that his coffee is ready.
News of Trent Reznor’s involvement in a streaming service from Beats By Dre — “a platform in which the machine and the human would collide more intimately,” per Reznor — has been circulating for well over a year now, and it looks like those plans are finally coming to fruition. In a letter posted to his personal blog today (via CoS), CEO Ian Rogers promised that Beats Music (FKA Daisy) would launch in January 2014 — as in, one month from now. No mention of Reznor, though. Quoth Rogers:
Earlier this year Band To Watch Krill put up a little self-released album for $6.66 (you had to pay more, though, for the special edition, which crammed a jump drive in a ball of gourmet mozzarella cheese). As the year wore on Lucky Leaves never left my iPhone (it still hasn’t) and gradually grew into one of my favorite albums of the year, and Krill became one of my favorite live bands. Now they’re back with a new EP, the amazingly titled Steve Hears Pile In Malden And Bursts Into Tears. In case you don’t know, Malden is a town north of Boston, Pile are perhaps the great unsung heroes of the Boston music scene, and Steve is the unfortunate protagonist of this “failed concept album.” The story follows Steve, a huge fan of Pile who dreams of making something worthy of them, only to come to the realization that he is actually a character in a Pile song. Below you can find the title track of the EP streaming. It’s hilarious, it’s existentially depressing, it’s a love letter. It’s great. In other words, it’s Krill.