Oct 22 2012

Quarterly Review – July-September 2012

Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.

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Jul 16 2012

Quarterly Review – April-June 2012

Once every three months I list the best of what I heard in albums/songs/remixes for the quarter. I do this to personally keep up with all the awesome music I hear, as it ultimately helps me at the end of the year when I do my overall listing for the previous twelve months. I also do it to introduce you cool cats to tunes you may have missed independently.


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Jul 9 2012

New Passion Pit – “Constant Conversations”

So we’ve heard “Take a Walk,” which is a stomper, and “I’ll Be Alright,” which is an electro-pop freakout. But “Constant Conversations,” the latest leak from Gossamer, is an R&B jam, loaded with sexy grooves and the trademark Passion Pit falsettos. Listen below; Gossamer drops July 24th.


May 7 2012

Listen: New Passion Pit – “Take a Walk”

As I’ve mentioned previously, Passion Pit are set to release their sophomore album Gossamer on July 24th, and today the group has gifted the first leaked track, “Take a Walk.” Similar to the infectious debut Manners, the track is catchy, falsetto-laden electro pop. So basically, if you like Passion Pit, you’ll probably like this new one. If not, then move along, nothing to see here.


Apr 25 2012

Passion Pit Announce Second Album Release

After much anticipation and a slew of previews on various live performances over the past year, Passion PIt have announced their sophomore release, titled Gossamer. The album drops on July 24th, and in the meantime they continue to tour, stopping in Dallas in June and playing with Justice at Red Rocks in August. Check out the dates at Consequence of Sound.


Nov 5 2011

Culture Greyhound Podcast 11/5/11 – Fun Fun Fun Fest Edition

Every Saturday, I post a 15-20 minute podcast featuring some tracks I’ve been jamming the previous week, as well as some commentary and random musings from yours truly. Enjoy!

This week is a quick homage to my weekend – Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011. Enjoy this quick playlist while you gear up for Day 2!

Tracklist:

Major Lazer – Keep It Goin’ Louder
M83 – Steve McQueen
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
The Thermals – Liquid In, Liquid Out
Hum – Stars


Sep 2 2011

FFF6 Playlist Series – Friday’s Orange Stage

A friend of mine and I were discussing the awesome awesome lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest this year, and yesterday, they announced their schedule for our viewing pleasure.  My friend was excited, but admitted he knew only a few bands.  Where, he wondered aloud, could he find a comprehensive rundown of each band, a sampling of their musical chops, so he could further educate himself before the finest weekend of his year?  I assume the Fun Fun Fun website has such a playlist, and they do, and it’s cool, but I wanted to make my own.  So every Friday, from now until the fest (that’s nine weeks), I will be posting a playlist for your educational purposes for each stage and day, excluding the Yellow stage, which is mostly comedy.

This week’s playlist covers the bands playing on the Orange (Indie) stage on Friday – Boxer Rebellion, Cloud Nothings, Ocote Soul Sounds, The Thermals, Heartless Bastards, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Okkervil River, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and Passion Pit.

Listen to the playlist on Spotify.

Missing From Playlist (not on Spotify yet): TV Torso, Jim Ward

My Stage Pick: Cloud Nothings

While The Thermals rank high on my anticipation list, I am most excited to see a repeat viewing of the high-energy Cloud Nothings, whose SXSW sets knocked me on my ass with rapid-fire tempo and singalong refrains.


May 30 2011

In Memoriam: The WOXY Modern Rock 500

Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time – the unofficial start of summer, with BBQ, fun in the sun, and general good vibes for all on a three-day break. But it always used to have a pretty stellar soundtrack – the WOXY Modern Rock 500. If WOXY were still around, you bet I would be listening and listing everything I heard. The WOXY crew compiled a list of some of the finest songs to ever grace alternative radio, new and old, and the #1 song was different every year. After 97X left the FM dial and WOXY went Internet-only, the countdown continued until last year, when the station was suddenly taken from us. But we still have the music and the memories, and so, as a tribute this Memorial Day, I leave you with a sampling of tracks we might have heard today on WOXY.COM.

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Feb 24 2011

My Top 300 Songs of the 2000s – 50-41

Today I continue my ongoing feature showcasing my personal picks for the best songs of the past decade, posting ten songs at a time.

50. Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

Named my favorite song of 2009, I’ve already explained how much I love this song. Even a casual reader of the blog knows how many times I’ve blared it loudly, as I’m doing right now. It never gets old. The song is littered with hooks – in the singing, in the wordless chorus, in the sampling, in the background synths. It all just works. And Passion Pit will likely never top it.

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Jan 8 2011

Top 20 Remixes of 2010

20.

      1. A-Trak - Twerk That Driver

19.

      2. Small Black - Photojournalist (Star Slinger Remix)

18.

      3. Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn Flexin' It (Passion Pit Remix)

17.

      4. The Hood Internet - Someday We'll Find Your Love (Drake x Grum)

16.

      5. Neon Indian - Should Have Taken Acid With You (Future Rock Remix)

15.

      6. Coolrunnings - I Am You (Star Slinger Remix)

14.

      7. The-Dream - Nikki (Gobble Gobble Remix)

13.

      8. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Le Chev Remix)

12.

      9. Deerhunter - Helicopter (Star Slinger Remix)

11.

      10. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round & Round (Little Loud Remix)

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