Friday, June 08, 2012

The Semi Regular New Music Roundup Thingy

Just a trio of tracks this time, I blame the relentless rain...makes me particularly picky. Grrrrrrr. First up...awwww bless ‘em it’s CocoRosie with another missive from their twisted fairytale world entitled We Are On Fire. Produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek it’s, to borrow the old reviewers’ cliché, ‘hauntingly beautiful’.

Gil Scott Heron cover anyone? Don’t mind if I do. Step forward Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. (repeat to fade), with an appropriately impassioned (and rockier) take on  one of St Gil’s lesser known classics.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - We Almost Lost Detroit from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. on Vimeo.

Last up yet another great track from a Brooklyn band, this time it’s TEEN’s Better. Tribal drums? Check. Slightly drugged up female vocalist? Check? Vintage synths? Check. Handclaps? Check. Play it loud and earn yourself instant hipster points in your office/cell/squat/tower block.

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