Niva — Boy from the sun (Sun Glitters Remix)

Keegan Swenson

April 30, 2011

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The new remix from “Sun Glitters” sounds to be mixed on something from the 80’s. Ghostly vocals with sparse instrumentation ensure a wonderfully dazed five minutes.

Cut Copy — Saturdays (Kingroc Remix)

Keegan Swenson

April 29, 2011

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The remix offers what’s to be expected at first: a basic drum pattern followed by a grungy bass line. Then the vocals and keyboard quickly erase any notions of “expectations.” Prepare to be lost in a club masterpiece meant... Read more »

Gobble Gobble — Boring Horror

Keegan Swenson

April 28, 2011

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Gooble Gobble creates absorbing electronic tunes that defy any genre known to modern music critics. His latest “Boring Horror”, an exuberant and exciting piece of pop music, exhibits the pure energy found all over his debut... Read more »

Take Me Home — Germany Germany

Logan McMillen

April 27, 2011

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With organic white noise, lo-fi guitar echoes, and super snappy hi-hat rhythms Germany Germany carves their own niche in the ever expanding 80’s throwback scene. Their thematic style makes for a satisfying listen again and again.

Say My Name — Porter Robinson

Logan McMillen

April 26, 2011

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One of the better trance drops I’ve ever heard. Nauseating synth pads lull you into thinking this will be some cheesy early 2000’s dance single, but at 2:45 you get an earfull of grotesque bass and abrasive beats. The nexus... Read more »

Minotaur — Kraddy (Stephan Jacobs Remix)

Logan McMillen

April 25, 2011

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With growling sub-bass, experimental tremolo use, and a subtle keyboard motif, this banger of a track is cinematic and slightly off-beat. Think if “The Prodigy” did a dubstep track.

November — The Wilderness of Manitoba

Logan McMillen

April 24, 2011

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With crisp, airy harmonies, a cutting acoustic arpeggio, and ethereal slide-guitar motifs, this slightly over-dramatic song calls to mind the last twenty minutes of any indie film.

Broken Social Scene — Pacific Theme

Kale Walch

April 23, 2011

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This bright instrumental from the critically acclaimed indie/surf rock band serves as a nice introduction for those who may have not heard the band. Although not all of their songs are instrumentals, they all have the same high... Read more »

Forever In Armitron — BOAT

Kale Walch

April 22, 2011

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This band produces music from an age-old genre: Trying-to-imitate-The-Cure-rock. There’s nothing wrong with that, but is it too much to ask for originality once in awhile?