Christmas is over (finally), so now everyone's going to go about their merry way once again, until New Years that is. Meanwhile, I'll be traveling up to Vermont for a couple of days, so I won't be posting for a while. I made a mixtape for the roadtrip up there, and thought I'd post it here for you to listen to in the meantime. It's more mellow and less electronic than my first two mixtapes, but personally, I think it's overall better. Download the mixtape, check out the track list, you know the deal.
The much hyped about eighth studio album from Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavillion, is officially going to be released January 20th, 2009. However, Josh Jodoin the ultimate leak source), has done something we've all longed to happen. On Christmas day he leaked Merriweather, and the whole album's still up for free download here. He's a regular santa. I haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but so far, My Girls is my favorite track. I'll probably be posting a review soon, but not within the week. Until then, download the album and check out track list.
Found one last Christmas vid I just had to share with you. The song's A Fifth Beethoven by Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band, remixed by Soulwax. What could be better you say? Another Soulwax remix? Well, it's made by the guys over at Klip Collective. I don't know if you know them, but they're pretty awesome.
This is a little stocking stuffer I thought I'd post from DJ Muranao of the electro unit, I'm So Looking You. It's a cover of WHAM's Last Christmas and a truly great gift from the gal DJ all the way over in Nagoya, Japan. A beautifully woven mass of Christmas bells, techno kits, and radiating synthesizers, the track's enough to wham the Christmas spirit into any robot's heart. Hope you enjoy it, and once again, merry Christmas... from Japan!
Once again, Banjo Or Freakout creates another haunting, atmospheric masterpiece, with his inter-dimensional rendition of Silent Night, a Christmas favorite. If you want more Banjo, you can preorder the Mr No/Someone Great 7" here. However, if you're looking for any more Christmas-oriented tunes, just check out my indie Xmas playlist here, and I'll be posting if I find any more Christmas tracks to rock your stockings. Until then, merry Christmas!
Well my friends, it's that time of year again - Christmas is only three days away! Yes, pretty soon the big guy in the red suit will be climbing down our chimneys and placing gifts under our pink, aluminum Christmas tree. Pretty soon our relatives, and maybe even you, will be chugging down egg nog and hot cocoa by the gallon. Pretty soon you'll be sitting in the living room, watching the yule log on channel 11, and wandering if there is any other music you could be listening to besides White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby, which you have heard an estimated 37 times in the past two years. Of course, the Cocteau Twins, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald are classics, but for years, you have secretly longed for something better. Anything with some beat, some guitar, or some synth. Anything mellow, techno, or just plain indie. Well, you go to your computer, and google Danish Poet Blog. You look at their latest post, and find a cool, hip, indie Christmas playlist that rocks your socks off! You quickly burn the tracks onto a CD and eject your used copy of Christmas Oldies: Vol. 4 (you know, the one with Nat King Cole?) replacing it with your still warm CD filled with fresh new tracks. You turn up the volume on your stereo to a woppin' 9.5 and mute the TV. After settling down with a warm mug of hot cocoa, just as Coldplay's cover of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, comes on, you come to the realization that Christmas can be indie, you just have to believe.
So here's a small playlist I cooked up in order to wish you a merry indie Christmas. It includes the Raveonettes track everyone's been raving about and a beautiful cover of Winter Wonderland by Goldfrapp. The music video on the bottom is for the Micky P Kerr track, Credit Crunch Christmas, a comical, low-budget view on our tanked economy during this joyous time of year.
That's right folks! I'm always looking for new music, so whether it's your mix, your remix, your mixtape, or your very own music, just send it to me at DANISHPOET@YAHOO.COM. I'll listen to it and if I like it (which I'm sure I will), I'll do a post on it. I'd love it if you sent me your stuff, and if I really really really love it, I'll keep an eye on you and post any other new music you come up with. Here's a 10 minute minimix I actually made just a couple of days ago called The Herculean Mixtape. I mainly put it together just to help cheer me up during these cold, dreary days, and I hope it does the same for you. Check out the track lists, then download the mixtapes. Cheers!
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