Friday, September 14, 2012


Siggi Eggertsson

I promised more mixtapes, didn't I? A bit about this one:

I am on a perpetual conquest to indoctrinate my friends into the world of indie rock and electronica, to varied results. I've found that usually most successful way of doing this is to make a mixtape for them, burn it to a disc, and tell them to put it in their car stereo. That way, when their iPhone only has 5% battery left they'll have no choice but to play the CD (because ANYTHING is better than putting on the radio). Recently this method has found some success with my best friend Deana, who has even requested more tapes since the initial few.

This weekend is Deana's birthday and thus, this mixtape was born. While it's meant to celebrate her big day, it's also perfect for any and all kinds of weekend shenanigans. It's a playful lot of songs with stomping beats, sing-alongable vocal lines, and some seriously sexy bass play. Get ready to party.

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LOOSE L!PS M!X: Dirty D from LOOSE L!PS on 8tracks Radio.

Stream the M!X on 8tracks and via the above player.
(If you download the 8tracks app you can listen on the go!)
Sorry, no comprehensive ZIP folder this time,
but feel free to download the tracks in blue!


1. Lights & Music (Boys Noize Happy Birthday Remix) - Cut Copy
2. Now Now Now (The C90s Remix) - The Penelopes
3. Twist (Jerry Bouthier Edit) - Peter & The Magician
4. Seven (The Twelves Remix) - Fever Ray
5. How Come You Never Go There (Clock Opera Remix) - Feist
6. Trojans (Lenno Remix) - Atlas Genius
7. Chateau (Hey Champ Remix) - Housse De Racket
8. Without Lies (Breakbot Remix) - Aeroplane
9. Move In The Right Direction (Classixx Remix) - The Gossip
10. I Met You - Anna Lunoe & Flume
11. Breathe (Télépopmusik Cover) - New Navy
12. Geronimo (Louis La Roche Remix) - The Knocks & Fred Falke
13. I'll Get You (Gigamesh Remix) - Classixx
14. Last Words (The C90s Remix) - Clubfeet

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Alexandra Valenti

Keeping on with today's Australian trend, we have RÜFÜS, who we've featured only briefly before, but love. RÜFÜS are from Sydney (like, who isn't?), and apparently one member is a friend of a friend's ex-boyfriend so like, small world huh? I wonder how Kevin Bacon plays into this.

RÜFÜS are coming up in a big way, after forming a mere two years ago, they recently released their second, self-titled 8-track EP. [Dudes why wouldn't you just get two more songs and do a full-length?!] It blends spaced out synths with crooning, often almost gloomy vocals and the kind of pop hook that only those from down under seem to know how to master. They are now embarking on an Australian tour before heading to the states for some CMJ action. They're hoping to score a couple more shows while here in the US, so if you like what you hear, call your best promoter friend (be honest, everyone has one) and demand they be added to a bill or two.

Listen to their single Selena below, and prepare to fall in love too.

Bonus: A remix of their last single, This Summer
This Summer (RÜFÜS Remix) - RÜFÜS

Double Bonus: Their older We Left - a personal all-time favorite.
We Left - RÜFÜS

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I Met You

Christy Lee Rogers

Today in the most recent installment of our perpetual "Why Australians, Scadinavians, and French people make better music than you" series, we feature the talents of Anna Lunoe and Flume, two young Australians making names for themselves - both as solo artists and collaborators - in the world of electronic dance music and pop. I Met You sees the duo joining forces for the first time, melding Lunoe's vocals and disco sensibilities with Flume's (who is only 20 years old) stuttering syncopation and lush production style. Let's just say, one would hope this isn't the last time these two team up. I Met You is (was?) probably my song of the summer, with its breezy vibe capturing my laid-back mindset, and the grooving bridges psyching me up for steaming nights. If I didn't know better, I'd say this song will even carry me into fall if I'm not careful.

Which I have no intention of being.

Stream the single below, out now on the illustrious Future Classic, and buy the mp3 before the leaves start falling. Also check out the music video below. I'm not usually a fan of videos, but this one pushes all the right buttons.

Anna Lunoe & Flume - I Met You from Future Classic on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Trembling Hands

Alison Scarpulla

At some point in recent history, a certain in-the-know publication hailed The Temper Trap as the most important band to come out of Australia in the past decade. While I can't qualify that statement as I haven't heard every modem Australian band, I can tell you that they are undeniably talented, and prettttty catchy. Recently they've returned to the world stage with the release of their sophomore, self-titled LP. Trembling Hands is the first single off the album, and here gets the remix treatment by fellow Aussies - and one of LL's Bands To Watch - Strange Talk. Though there are a couple awkward beat progressions, the stomping bass lends a sense of urgency to the otherwise rather rueful piece.

Buy The Temper Trap // Temper Trap Soundcloud // Strange Talk Soundcloud

Trembling Hands (Strange Talk Remix) - The Temper Trap

Bonus: An old, and truly amazing, remix of their hit Love Lost by Holland's Keljet. It's one of my all-time favorites; don't spend another minute missing out.

Love Lost (Keljet Remix) - The Temper Trap