I had taken a hiatus from writing for a while due to a lack of inspiration/motivation. Read more
The Presets are performing at the Odgen Theater tomorrow co-headlining with Dragonette and openers Classixx. In all honesty, the three could be headlining the evening with strong new(ish) albums from both the Presets and SoCal’s Classixx. The Presets’ latest release, “Pacifica,” has a tinge of Darren Emerson from Underworld sprinkled for good measure on Australia’s best hope to follow in the footsteps of Cut Copy. “Pacifica” is a step in the right direction of using more instruments versus leaning too much on the electronic element with a more organic feel compared to previous efforts.
Classixx’s “Hanging Gardens” have just released their newest offering in what sounds like a steamy summer evening on a rooftop in a bustling city. The title track is a slow simmer that eventually culminates into a a soft banger setting the stage for the full album. The contribution from DFA’s Nancy Whang on “All You’re Waiting For” is a strong second, but the rest of the release has been on non-stop rotation.
The Presets – Ghosts [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Every Memorial Day, I think about a flying to Portland and making the drive to Washington for Sasquatch. Read more
A little piece of me died every time I saw an ad for Black Friday that advertised sales for Thursday. Read more
Lately , it seems anytime I rant about any sports team to win on these posts, they end up winning. Read more
I’ve been saving most of these to drop all at once. Today is my Friday and I’m pretty excited for I will be leaving town for a couple of days.
Vampire Weekend-One / Blake’s Got A New Face (Hunk The Drunk Edit) [mp3]
Kanye West feat. Twista-Overnight Celebrity (Dave Wrangler Remix) [mp3]
Beastie Boys – Body Movin (Dave Wrangler Remix) [mp3]
The Presets-Kicking And Screaming (Hoshina Anniversary Galaxy Remix) [mp3]
Yelle-Ce Jeu (Hoshina Anniversary Galaxy Remix) [mp3]
Electric Youth-Replay (Hoshina Anniversary Galaxy Remix) [mp3]
Daft Punk-One More Time (Synthdromes Alive 09 Edit) [mp3]
Digitialism-Taken Away (Hoshina Anniversary “Galaxy” Remix ) [mp3]