Posts Tagged ‘UK’
I present to you a beautiful collection of indie music that’s been remixed and remastered by RAC (The Remix Artist Collective) bringing you great music with an indie techno new wave twist that makes you start to wonder which version you like better. SCROLL DOWN INSIDE THE PLAYER to view more tracks. There are 109 songs in this list! That’s right THERE ARE ONE HUNDRED AND NINE SONGS IN THIS PLAYLIST!!!! Scroll down in the player and check them all out!
Which remix song is your favorite?
Great band from the UK Frightened Rabbit. Check out their website and this other song of theirs The Loneliness & The Scream.
More songs by Massive Attack:
Massive Attack has been a mainstay band in my music collection for many years. I wanted to add one of their songs here as I believe they still remain a lesser known band among most North Americans. This song of theirs is one that I find enchanting in the way its syncopated clapping and open minimalistic rhythm create a landscape of sound that is almost visible. The explanatory instructive lyrics of warning wax clairvoyant. As I listen to the song today it provokes images in my mind as though it were the soundtrack to the dramatic bittersweet end to a film about love, struggle, and passion.
The song is powerful in many ways and was produced with excellence. I think Massive Attack is moving into ever more meaningful territory with this album, which I also felt with their release of 100th Window which has one of my favorite songs Small Time Shot Away.
In case you’re not familiar with Adele she’s a seemingly nice English lady with a beautiful voice. I really don’t know much about her besides that she has this amazing song. The reason I’m posting it here is to make sure more people can have the opportunity to hear this song.
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This song caught me the first time I heard it. But with each new listen, I feel more and more compelled to dance, it’s just too lively. The track is by Mistabishi, an electronic music Drum and Bass DJ from the UK who put out an album last year after getting signed onto Hospital Records an indie Drum n Bass label out of Forest Hill, South London.
To a non drum and bass listener perhaps “it’s all electronic” to me. But because of the easy of accessibility of computers, mixers, and music making software, I’d say that if anything more and more artists will begin incorporating electronic sounds and components into their music, and without a doubt the sub genres of music these days are ever-expanding and new genres are forming all the time, so why not try some new flavors because they aren’t going away anytime soon.
I don’t normally listen to drum and bass but somehow I found this song and it stuck on me. Especially once it finishes developing.
To get a better taste of the rest of Mistabishi’s music, have a listen to this track No Matter What which in large part responsible for Mistabishi’s success after it made some waves in the UK’s DnB crowd.
Another interesting song and music video is Printer Jam in which he uses the various sounds a printer makes to create the entire soundscape of the track. It’s also just an interesting video.
Although I can’t vouch for a lot of his other songs since I get lost in the speed of a lot of Drum and Bass songs, here’s the list of links to find and listen to more of Mistabishi’s stuff. It sounds like he’ll have some new material out soon as well, so keep an eye on this guy.
Buy this song: From Memory (Matrix Remix) on iTunes
This is the second song on Lady Sovereign’s 2nd album Jigsaw that she’s released out of the UK since her first album Public Warning in 2006. Personally I enjoy the way that her music is fun but also edgy. In a way it’s kind of a mix of a lot of different genres, which to me is great because there’s something about artists that stick to only one genre that makes me really question their creativity. Some of her outfits feel like 80′s camp, but supposedly that’s in these days (right NY,NY?!).
Even though his music videos seem old, his first album Matinée came out in 2007, and his second album, Everything Is New was released in 2009 with this song. Another song of his you should check out is Tonight’s Today.
Buy Song: Toothpaste Kisses on iTunes
Buy Album: Colour It In on iTunes
There’s just something provocative about two people making out. But 10 people all making out with each other, all while watching in the same room??!! That’s a canker sore of a different color! But maybe it’s not so bad when you’re just doing it with all of your band groupies that have gone to every one of your shows for the last 4 years and with whom you’ve already had several drunken orgies, some of which were at that very same bar. Well, that’s life I guess. (or the life of a band from London I should say). Ok, ok, so I take it back, they haven’t had drunken orgies with each other. (or have they!!!???… jk)
Seriously though, you’ve got to respect these guys for putting out some quite titillating and provocative art here. It’s quite romantic in an interpretive modern dance kind of way but a bit more young and wild. They could have added some tooth brushing to really illustrate the
name of the song, but I think that would have been way too campy.
The song itself is beautiful, well produced, and reminds me of some light mix of IZ, Jack Johnson, and a slew of singer song writer vocalists who talk softly into the microphone.
The Maccabees are not to be confused with the Jewish rebel army that took control of Israeli land long ago. (But I’m sure that would also make for an interesting music video.) They grew from tiny seeds in the fertile soil of London proper in 2005 to become the most popular band in the world headlining shows on tour with Michael Jackson, Prince, Opera, and The Beatles. (oh crap I’ve gotta stop this, here’s my official apology to the Maccabees, “sorry The Maccabees for being super sarcastic and ridiculous on the one day when I happen to be posting your songs. You’re a great band and will go far in life and sell tons of albums and do other things that will make you feel fulfilled”. Damn.)
Anyways, so these guys are good, check ‘em out. Here’s how to get more of this sweet sweet nectar that one might call “The Maccabees”.
The Maccabees vs MySpace
The Maccabees vs their own website
The Maccabees vs Last.fm
The Maccabees vs Twitter
The Maccabees vs Facebook
So this is bittersweet. Just when I discover a cool experimental band and start to really dig their stuff, I learn in the same breath that they’ve since disbanded and joined new bands. So the sweet that, “Hey, here’s some cool new songs!”, the bad news is “Hey, what you like this band, well guess what my child, you’ll never get to see them in concert again!”. Ok, well maybe it’s more like bittersweet/sweet, which is like two parts sweet and one part bitter because you COULD still technically see the individual artists through the sounds of other bands, like the Minnaars which the lead singer joined as their producer and Duels which the guitarist joined. Minnaars has a feeling of desperate lyrics and experimental roughness akin to ¡Forward, Russia! but with a slightly more emo/electro/pop vibe.
I think I found ¡Forward, Russia! on Last.fm yesterday. I can’t remember though. Either way, they stuck out to me. Their songs are definitely a bit chaotic in structure but return to very well composed chorus or interlude homebase that gives me the impressions of something really musically successful. Maybe you’ll find your own diamonds in the rough. Here’s another music video of theirs that I think you’d appreciate for their song Nineteen. Although, I recognize the amateur characteristics of the content of the video for the song Nineteen, the song is still effective and the video enjoyable.
¡Forward, Russia!’s first album Give me a Wall has the track Nine on it, and their second and last album Life Processes has a more refined and smoother feel. Take a listen to some of the songs off that album, it’s easy to know which songs are from their 2nd ablum because they all have real names and aren’t just numbers. Here’s one of the called Breaking Standing.
Regarding this song, Nine by ¡Forward, Russia!, if you like the guitar riffs I’d recommend checking out the song Banquet by Bloc Party as I can hear a lot of similarities there. I don’t normally listen to music with raspy screaming vocals but I know there are tons of bands out there with similar sounds. Maybe you could help me out and identify some of those other bands for me since my head’s not recalling any.
Well, if for some reason you don’t like this song you should at least check out the other song of theirs, Nineteen, that I mentioned earlier. For some reason they named their tracks by the numbered order they were written in.
Share new music with your friends, like ice cream in a cone that melts so fast you couldn’t possibly lick it all by yourself before it drips on you so you have to employ the help of your friends and neighbors, but then some rude guy comes up and takes a huge bite of it and makes everybody else feel like they wish they had a solution for the plight of the commons until the ice cream truck man shows up offering free ice cream to everybody. Yeah, sharing this site is EXACTLY like that!
Ok, so this is another thing that’s really funny. This band, which formed in London in 2005 is a little odd. Or rather, they aren’t a well known band, although they had a song that hit 24 in the charts in the UK. They’ve got good music and a pretty good looking MySpace page that works. The two funny things are, their Wikipedia page is marked for deletion because of a potential lack of notability (ouch) and their official band website which is linked to from both Wikipedia and their MySpace page, is an advertising blog that just has a bunch of fake articles about shopping online and e-commerce sales. It’s a bit strange. I’m sure there’s a story behind it, and perhaps it’s not the band’s fault that they have a misfit dyslexic in charge of their marketing. Oh well, it seems they do have somewhat of a fan base, and the one place that seemed to really have their act together and where I found you could actually buy their music is on Last.fm, although on their MySpace page they did say that you can find them on iTunes if you do a search for “Keep an open mind”.
The video is pretty fun, but mostly I just liked their song and wanted to share it. Ta da!!! If you enjoy Song of the Day and read all the way to the end of this post, thank you! Please help share the music by sending the link http://www.SongoftheDay.co with your friends, or clicking the “Add This” links near the top right of the blog.