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Why is it so cold still?!

Posted in Audio, Downloads, Music News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Friday, March 27, 2009 by Erik Burg

Oh man, I’m so sick of this weather. I’m praying for the day when I can just open my window and enjoy some fresh air without having to look outside and see it snowing. So I’ve pretty much become a total recluse again this week, avoiding the said cold, and reading the internets all day ‘n night (sorry, can’t get that song out my head). Sad for me, but good for you. I’ve uncovered and gathered some of this week’s highlights in the music world. Video, mp3s, etc. So curl up by the fireplace, and Enjoy!

Starting things off is the video for the new Juan Maclean track “One Day.” This track has come as somewhat of a surprise to me after hearing the first two singles off the album run around the ten minute mark each; thinking that The Juan would revert to more 12″ mix type material, “One Day” has more of a pop track than anything else I’ve heard. The track also focuses heavily on Nancy Whang’s vocals, something that has drawn me towards the album ever since it’s inception. “One Day” doesn’t amaze me, but it’s good, and I can’t wait to hear the full album. From The Future Will Come due out April 21st 2009 on DFA Records.

Next is the video to the stellar N.A.S.A. track “Gifted.” For all of you who haven’t heard the album yet, I’d suggest checking it out. There’s a lot to like about the album, its features everyone from Tom Waits to Ol’ Dirty Bastard, but “Gifted” features the heavyweight of them all: Kanye West. Though I’m not a huge fan and his first verse on here sort of upsets me, (no Kanye, people wore tight pants before you did) I do enjoy the track. Oh yeah, and did i mention Santogold and Lykke Li are on it too? Give it a look see. Liftoff! Spirit off the Apollo is out now on Anti Records.

There was plenty of new tracks/remixes/edit etc floating out there this week as well. I won’t go too in depth about them, but as always I’d suggest the Calvin Harris remix and probably the Times New Viking cover of The Arcade Fire as well. Enjoy! and stay warm ;)

Calvin Harris – “I’m Not Alone (See You At The Festival’s Remix)”

Times New Viking – “Neighborhood #1 (tunnels) (Arcade Fire Cover)”

Passion Pit – “Reeling”

The Arcade Fire – “Wake Up (Where The Wild Things Are Trailer Version”


Flight of the Concords to release new song every week

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on Thursday, January 15, 2009 by Erik Burg

Can’t wait to get your hands all over the new Flight of the Concords mp3s every sunday after their new episodes? Well during Season 2 each Monday after the episode airs, the duo will release the songs from that episode on iTunes for download. A nice gift to go along with the new episodes I’d say.


So no complaints here, I’ll definitely be rocking out every Monday to the sweet sounds of hilarious parody-folk, and I hope you will be too. If you haven’t streamed the first episode of Season 2 yet you’re missing out, lucky for you the site is still streaming it here

Go and indulge yourself, I have about three times now thanks to this damned Minnesota winter. Can you say Cabin Fever?? Well, I can.

Some Holiday Cheer!

Posted in Music News with tags , , , , , , on Monday, December 22, 2008 by Erik Burg

Snow? Check. Below zero temperatures? Check. What’s that mean? Well it could mean a various number of months here in Minnesota, but for this post’s sake it means the holidays! And here in the magical world of indie music mastery, one man reigns supreme: Sufjan Stevens. His christmas album is a great, and expansive (its a double disc) LP to put in the stereo this time of year.

Next to An N*Sync Christmas (I'm dead serious) this is the best album to have playing x-mas morning

Next to An N*Sync Christmas (I'm dead serious) this is the best album to have playing x-mas morning

Stevens has been busy year after year since the release of the the album still releasing some Christmas singles, and this year is no different. He’s got them up on his label’s website, Asthmatic Kitty. But cheerful tunes are not all the website offers this season, there plenty of other fun, time-wasting, things to check out. There’s a holiday game that is surprisingly sort of fun (who knew that shoveling snow digitally would be so enjoyable) and a Sufjan Elf holiday e-card creator. 

So if you’re bored and looking for some fun holiday cheer while trying to survive the beyond frigid temperatures here in the Midwest, swing by the link below and put a smile on!

Happy Holidays from Asthmatic Kitty and Sufjan Stevens