Nah, this new post doesn’t mean that I found an apartment. I’m still looking and Sept 1st is coming really quickly, STRESS, but I got a chance to listen to some music at work today and it’s sounding pretty good. Surprising, compared to the rest of the summer. That’s right, fuck you Train with your Hey, Soul Sister. I can’t describe how annoying it is to walk in a mall and hear the song playing in every store I go into, go outside and hear some guy playing it in his car, get home and the radio is on with the DAMN song playing. Why do radio stations do it? It’s like they have a playlist of five songs and just put it on repeat.
Let’s start off with some one of my favorite bands of this … quarter of the decade, Vampire Weekend. The Miike Snow remix is pretty great, I love the added tunes to the song. Strangely with a very similar feel, the Grum remix of Marina and the Diamonds. I’ve always loved Grum remixes, that retro disco sounding electro? My love? I thought it died, but it’s still here! Fantastic. And lastly, the Blackbird Blackbird remix of Local Natives. Very wavy ambiance to the song. I’ve been meaning to get into Blackbird Blackbird, I’ll have to get the albums.
Vampire Weekend – The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance (Miike Snow Remix)
Marina and the Diamonds – Oh No! (Grum Remix)
Local Natives – Camera Talk (Blackbird Blackbird Remix)
So I thought to myself, should I start off the week with a nice soft sounding post, possibly an album review or something. Nah, we’re going with some electro in the morning. Starting off with an older remix, the Grum vocal remix of Passion Pit‘s To Kingdom Come. I have always enjoyed Grum remixes, just the right amount of everything. Second is the Passion Pit remix of Marina and the Diamonds. See, the two are related, clever. She might hate this comparison because she must get it from time to time, but sounds a little bit like Shakira? Whatever, Shakira has quite the voice anyways so that’s a compliment. And lastly, some soft electro to end off the post, Fred Falke‘s remix of Florrie‘s Call 911.
Passion Pit – To Kingdom Come (Grum Vocal Mix)
Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (Passion Pit Remix)
Florrie – Call 911 (Fred Falke Remix)