Monday, December 20, 2010

Touched By Thee Loving Hand

Cut Copy - Take Me Over (Thee Loving Hand Remix by Tim Goldsworthy)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

SIART's Festive Fifty

Tis the season for best of lists. SIART listened to and loved lots of music this year. Below is a list of 50 records that rocked my year. They aren't in any order - these are the 50 that got the most play. There are a couple of reissues on it. Little Dragon's Machine Dreams and Lindstrøm & Christabelle's Real Life Is No Cool from 2009 should be on here too - I discovered both in 2010 and played them to death. Looking at the list I'd say 2010 was a pretty good year for tunes...

1. Panico – Kick
2. Maximum Balloon - Maximum Balloon
3. Janelle Monae – The Archandroid
4. Phantom Tails – Sounds of the Hunchback Whale
5. New Young Pony Club – The Optimist
6. Bryan Ferry – Olympia
7. Robyn - Body Talk
8. Working for a Nuclear Free City – Jojo Burger Tempest
9. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
10. Laetitia Sadier – The Trip
11. Onra - Long Distance
12. Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
13. Caribou – Swim
14. !!! – Strange Weather, Isn’t It?
15. Dangermouse and Sparklehorse – Dark Night of the Soul
16. Röyksopp - Senior
17. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
18. Massive Attack - Heligoland
19. MGMT – Congratulations
20. The Roots – How I Got Over
21. GAYNGS - Relayted
22. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
23. Brian Eno - Small Craft On A Milk Sea
24. T.Rex - The Slider (reissue)
25. Hot Chip - One Life Stand
26. The Black Keys  - Brothers
27. Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
28. MIA - /\/\ /\ Y /\
29. Michael Leonhart & the Avramina 7 – Seahorse and the Storyteller
30. Mark Ronson & the Business Intl – Record Collection
31. Flying Lotus - Cosomogramma
32. Spoon – Transference
33. N*E*R*D - Nothing
34. Matthew Dear - Black City
35. Scissor Sisters - Night Work
36. Communist Daughter - Soundtrack To The End
37. Broken Bells - Broken Bells
38. Dungen - Skit I Alt
39. Autolux - Transit Transit
40. Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Grave
41. Bettie Serveert – Pharmacy of Love
42. Jonsi – Go
43. Tricky - Mixed Race
44. The Like – Release Me
45. Stereo Total – Baby Ouh!
46. The XX - xx
47. Stars - Five Ghosts
48. Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek are Reflection Eternal - Revolutions Per Minute
49. Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM
50. Orange Juice - Coals To Newcastle (reissue/box set)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

All You Need Is Now

Duran Duran's new single is being given away free on iTunes today. All You Need Is Now is the title track from their forthcoming Mark Ronson produced album. It is quite delicious, hearkening back to the band's glory days. The album is out digitally on Dec. 21st with a physical release in the new year.

Monday, December 06, 2010


Discodeine feat. Jarvis Cocker - Synchronize (Radio Edit)
Pentile + Pilooski x Jarvis Cocker + DFA = fabulous.


Facebook / MySpace / DFA

Röyksopp's '70s Xmas

Röyksopp are giving away a nice freebie today. It is their cover of Le Cantique de Noël aka O Holy Night. It is a dreamy, atmospheric version and I love it. But then I love Röyksopp a lot. Here is their little PR blurb...

"This time around, on the receiving end of our special treatment we find an instrumental ‘harp only’ version of a well known Christmas song, the very old-school Le Cantique de Noël. We went to a strange place with this one, fusing drums, choir and SFX together to create a version that perhaps is a bit like what a person in the early 1970′s could imagine Christmas music would sound like in the future. The future, like in 2010.

So, we hope you like it, and whatever you do this season, HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM RöYKSOPP!"

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Her Name Is Rio...

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Duran Duran - always have, probably always will. For those of you who didn't know, the band's new Mark Ronson produced album All You Need Is Now hits digital outlets next week with a physical release in February. I came across this remix of Rio today by Fare Soldi and it is bitchin'. LOVE it.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Holiday Cheer

I put this little Xmas mix tape together last year. It has a bunch of fun holiday music, both traditional classics and some leftfield gems too. A great soundtrack for whatever you are doing - decorating, dinner, cocktails.

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
Christmas in Hollis: Run D.M.C. - Very Special Christmas
White Christmas - The Drifters
Happy Christmas - John & Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir
Merry Christmas Baby - Otis Redding
Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney
Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald
Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
Blue Christmas - The Platters
Christmas Song - The Raveonettes
Happy Christmas - The Maytals
Happy Christmas - Pretenders
The Christmas Song - Marvin Gaye
Last Christmas - George Michael
Christmas Ain't Christmas, New Years Ain't New Years Without The One You Love - The O'Jays
Christmas Time Is Here Again - The Flirtations
It's Christmas Time - Yo La Tengo
All I Want For Christmas - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Christmas Reindeer - The Knife
Soulful Christmas - James Brown
White Christmas - The Flaming Lips
Christmas Rappin' - Kurtis Blow
I Was Born on Christmas Day - Saint Etienne
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra
Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses