Last year on my birthday the Alt-J album came out. Now they’re my favourite band. This year on my birthday, I discovered this amazing cover of their song “Tessellate” done by Ellie Goulding.
This cover is sultry, sexy and I love the saxophones on the bridge. It’s very different and unique and she really made it her own, but I still think I prefer the original. Maybe Alt-Js second album will come out next year on the same day (but then again, I’d hope for one sooner than that anyways)!
I gave the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, a listen and I already have favourites. This is “Doin’ It Right” which includes one of their big collaborations with Panda Bear. Panda Bear is actually one of the founding members of Animal Collective. I discovered this cool fact pretty recently and it completely blew my mind.
I’m going to use the top comment of this video as my mini review:
I love this comment because the first sentence is completely true. Knowing and loving Animal Collective music and now Panada Bear’s, the amount that I dig this song doesn’t surprise me. Also I love Discovery too (the band, not the album). This song didn’t remind me of them at first, but after seeing the comment, I can definitely make the connection.
If you were ever a Daft Punk fan or still consider yourself to be one, this will surely make you smile. Coachella may not be as well known for releasing big stuff the way SxSW is, but this news was definitely up there for some. We heard rumours last year that Daft Punk would be releasing a new album, and finally at Coachella we’re getting a sample of what’s to come. In the video you can hear their new track “Get Lucky” Ft. Pharrell & Nile Rodgers, and see all of the collaboration for their new album Random Access Memories. Some collaborations include Panda Bear, Julian Casablancas, Todd Edwards and DJ Falcon, and more. The single drops April 15th 2013, which hopefully means we’ll be getting more, if not the full album by summer time. This preview warmed my heart and I am so looking forward to this!
TOKiMONSTA’s new album is out tomorrow and Noisey just released an exclusive listen on their site here.
I just had a listen and I think it’s great so far. I’m loving The Center, 808 and of course the video attached above, for Go With It ft. MDNR. With another listen or two, I feel like the album might grow even more on me. I also think I might like it much more than the first album already. I remember listening to some of her older songs and I don’t remember ever really saying, “Oh wow, I like this” right off the bat like I am with some of these new songs. Growth and progression is definitely a good thing in my books- and it seems like that’s what she’s doing.
Unfortunately I JUST missed her at the Full Flex Express Tour last year since she was on so early in the day, and most people didn’t start getting there until after she was done. Looks like she might just make it on to my list of shows to see this year in Toronto after all.