Posts Tagged ‘Miley Cyrus’

September 1, 2015
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Unlike plenty of other Americans, I didn’t get to watch the Video Music Awards last night, since I was out watching Atlas Genius tear up the Independent in San Francisco instead. Always quirky and edgy host Miley Cyrus apparently announced and released a surprise album at the end of the show, and of course, I had to dive into that this morning and check it out. Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz is certainly an interesting listen, a lo-fi, lo-budget, self released experimental endeavor co-produced by Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips) and Mike Will Made It. One of the most wicked tunes on the release is a trippy, psychedelic collaboration with Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel named Slab Of Butter (Scorpion), and it’s too wicked not to share. Quite honestly, anything involving Phantogram is dope. I can only imagine what their collaborative project with Big Boi, Big Grams, is going to be like. Until then, wig out to this wacky, sludgy blend of Phantogram’s glitchy trip hop and Miley’s unpredictable creativity. And hit up Miley’s Soundcloud to listen to the rest of her surprise album.

November 11, 2014
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The Alt-J remixes seem to be ramping up as of late, and they’ve been quite stellar, too. From last week’s mind blowing remix of Left Hand Free by Lido, we go to this remix of one of my favorite songs off Alt-J’s This Is All Yours, Hunger Of The Pine, by London based Parisian dance music wizards The Penelopes. The duo craft a dance floor ready disco imbued, squishy, throbbing eletro treat, one that has a naughty edge, playing on Miley’s female rebel spunkiness. 

November 11, 2014
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/175454353/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

The Alt-J remixes seem to be ramping up as of late, and they’ve been quite stellar, too. From last week’s mind blowing remix of Left Hand Free by Lido, we go to this remix of one of my favorite songs off Alt-J’s This Is All Yours, Hunger Of The Pine, by London based Parisian dance music wizards The Penelopes. The duo craft a dance floor ready disco imbued, squishy, throbbing eletro treat, one that has a naughty edge, playing on Miley’s female rebel spunkiness. 

OFFICIAL VID: Alt-J – Hunger Of The Pine

July 16, 2014

One more morning moment before I spend the rest of it figuring out what tasty treats are must shares of the day. Alt-J released a music video for their new single Hunger Of The Pine (yes, that Miley Cyrus sampling work of art). The video is very Hunger Games like and looks immensely painful, but it somehow fits the magnificence and poignancy of the song very well. It’s very much a song about pain and suffering, and what better way to demonstrate it than a grimace inducing clip? Of course, Alt-J has always been brilliant at telling emotion laced stories, both in their music and their videos. Their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, drops on September 22 via Atlantic. As someone who considers 2012 album An Awesome Wave one of the best albums of that year, I’m waiting on pins and needles. The bar was set very high after that stellar debut, and judging from Hunger Of The Pine, my expectations just might be met. I’ve already listened to this new single countless times.

OFFICIAL VID: Alt-J – Hunger Of The Pine

July 16, 2014

One more morning moment before I spend the rest of it figuring out what tasty treats are must shares of the day. Alt-J released a music video for their new single Hunger Of The Pine (yes, that Miley Cyrus sampling work of art). The video is very Hunger Games like and looks immensely painful, but it somehow fits the magnificence and poignancy of the song very well. It’s very much a song about pain and suffering, and what better way to demonstrate it than a grimace inducing clip? Of course, Alt-J has always been brilliant at telling emotion laced stories, both in their music and their videos. Their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, drops on September 22 via Atlantic. As someone who considers 2012 album An Awesome Wave one of the best albums of that year, I’m waiting on pins and needles. The bar was set very high after that stellar debut, and judging from Hunger Of The Pine, my expectations just might be met. I’ve already listened to this new single countless times.

June 18, 2014
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I’ve been waiting for this. My gawd, have I been waiting for this. Alt-J premiered their new single Hunger Of The Pine today on BBC Radio, where it was immediately selected as today’s hottest record in the world. Alt-J, oh, my Alt-J…. 2012 debut album An Awesome Wave is still one of my favorite albums of the past few years today. It was indeed my TOP favorite album of 2012, with its deep, witty lyrics and storytelling. After some band member shuffling, Alt-J is gearing up to release their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, on September 22 via Atlantic. It might be one of my most highly anticipated albums this year. So, what of the new single? It’s a slinking alt track that’s fleshed out with some haunting instruments, as expected, along with that artsy, folksy sound that is so unique to the UK band. It’s also samples Miley Cyrus, of all artists, which is a stunning surprise, indeed. Honestly, it’s Alt-J. I need to listen to this 50 times more and let it simmer, as I delve into its profound atmosphere and lyrics. Listening to Alt-J’s music is like tasting wine. I need to sample it, let it swirl around slowly on my tongue, take in all the flavors, pay heed to the lyrics, the layers of sound… The song literally ripens and ages as you listen, getting better with each subsequent listen. 

June 18, 2014
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I’ve been waiting for this. My gawd, have I been waiting for this. Alt-J premiered their new single Hunger Of The Pine today on BBC Radio, where it was immediately selected as today’s hottest record in the world. Alt-J, oh, my Alt-J…. 2012 debut album An Awesome Wave is still one of my favorite albums of the past few years today. It was indeed my TOP favorite album of 2012, with its deep, witty lyrics and storytelling. After some band member shuffling, Alt-J is gearing up to release their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, on September 22 via Atlantic. It might be one of my most highly anticipated albums this year. So, what of the new single? It’s a slinking alt track that’s fleshed out with some haunting instruments, as expected, along with that artsy, folksy sound that is so unique to the UK band. It’s also samples Miley Cyrus, of all artists, which is a stunning surprise, indeed. Honestly, it’s Alt-J. I need to listen to this 50 times more and let it simmer, as I delve into its profound atmosphere and lyrics. Listening to Alt-J’s music is like tasting wine. I need to sample it, let it swirl around slowly on my tongue, take in all the flavors, pay heed to the lyrics, the layers of sound… The song literally ripens and ages as you listen, getting better with each subsequent listen. 

March 6, 2014
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Just last night, I was telling my friend about Icelandic musician Ásgeir and how incredibly brilliant he is. I babbled about how amazing his debut album In The Silence is, and how huge he is his native country since its release. I’m waiting for that success to carry over to this side of the world. This man writes some goosebump inducing, beautiful music that sounds like a blend of Sigur Ros, Bon Iver, and even Radiohead at times. I’ve featured some of his tunes in the past, including Torrent, Going Home, and King and Cross, all stand outs from the debut. Turns out, Going Home is the next single off the album, and Ásgeir has share a B-side that will accompany it on April 7 on One Little Indian. It’s aptly titled Dreaming. Have a listen, and you’ll know why. The lush gem is exquisite yet mournful, gentle yet powerfully emotional. Sigh. And sigh again. I can only wish that Ásgeir will tour here soon. I’m SO there when he does. In the meantime, though it’s been way overdone by everyone, check out his pleasant soothing cover of Wrecking Ball below. And revisit his other tunes on his Soundcloud.

March 6, 2014
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Just last night, I was telling my friend about Icelandic musician Ásgeir and how incredibly brilliant he is. I babbled about how amazing his debut album In The Silence is, and how huge he is his native country since its release. I’m waiting for that success to carry over to this side of the world. This man writes some goosebump inducing, beautiful music that sounds like a blend of Sigur Ros, Bon Iver, and even Radiohead at times. I’ve featured some of his tunes in the past, including Torrent, Going Home, and King and Cross, all stand outs from the debut. Turns out, Going Home is the next single off the album, and Ásgeir has share a B-side that will accompany it on April 7 on One Little Indian. It’s aptly titled Dreaming. Have a listen, and you’ll know why. The lush gem is exquisite yet mournful, gentle yet powerfully emotional. Sigh. And sigh again. I can only wish that Ásgeir will tour here soon. I’m SO there when he does. In the meantime, though it’s been way overdone by everyone, check out his pleasant soothing cover of Wrecking Ball below. And revisit his other tunes on his Soundcloud.

January 3, 2014
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I’m sure everyone and their mothers has listened to and seen Miley Cyrus’ latest controversial song and video this past week. Am I right? Well, here’s a chillout out, shimmering house remix of Adore You by British producer Louis La Roche. It’s quite a re-imagination with a smooth, funky bass line.