And now a list of my favorite songs. I could seriously have about 100 songs on this list, but that might be a bit too much. This is a list of 20 songs that I instantly hit repeat when I heard them the first time. These are songs that got in my head and just wouldn’t leave.
1. Weed/Foxes in Fiction – Teenage Dream (Katy Perry)
2. Sprawl II: Mountains Beyond Mountains – Arcade Fire
3. Hope Child – Free Energy
4. Heart To Tell – The Love Language
5. All Yr Songs – Diamond Rings
6. Carolina – Girls
7. Infinity Guitars – Sleigh Bells
8. Mason Jar – Morning Benders
9. It Gets Your Body Moving – Suckers
10. Who Knows Who Cares – Local Natives
11. Waterfall – The Fresh and The Onlys
12. Anchorage – Surfer Blood
13. Down By The Water – The Drums
14. Meet the Frownies – Twin Sister
15. Waiting on You – Sun Airway
16. Marathon – Tennis
17. Castles in the Snow – Twin Shadow
18. Moonville Tunnel – Mutual Benefit
19. To Old Friends and New – Titus Andronicus
20. It’s Not Meant to Be – Tame Impala
Up next, Internet Famous. You’ll have to stay tuned to see what that’s all about.
This is an alphabetical list (by band) of 40 albums that basically live in my headphones. I couldn’t get enough of these when they were first released and I still can’t get enough.
Crush – Abe Vigoda
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Before Today – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Teen Dream – Beach House
Magic Central – Breathe Owl Breathe
Black Teeth and Golden Tongues – Burnt Ones
Sleep Forever - Crocodiles
Halcyon Digest – Deerhunter
Silver – Eternal Summers
Stuck on Nothing – Free Energy
Play it Strange – The Fresh and The Onlys
Relayted – Gayngs
All Day – Girl Talk
Hippies – Harlem
That’s How We Burn – Jaill
Mare – Julian Lynch
This is Happening – LCD Soundsystem
Root to Ruin – Les Savy Fav
Gorilla Manor – Local Natives
Libraries – The Love Language
Memphis – Magic Kids
Nothing Hurts – Male Bonding
FORTRESS – Miniature Tigers
Big Echo – The Morning Benders
Oryx + Crake – Oryx + Crake
One of Us – Pomegrantes
Clinging to a Scheme – The Radio Dept.
Prism Eyes – Reading Rainbow
Treats – Sleigh Bells
Let It Sway – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Wild Smile – Suckers
Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier - Sun Airway
Astro Coast – Surfer Blood
Innerspeaker – Tame Impala
The Monitor – Titus Andronicus
Forget – Twin Shadow
Contra – Vampire Weekend
King of the Beach - Wavves
Sand & Lines – Venice Is Sinking
Gemini – Wild Nothing
This list is part one of my four-part post regarding my favorite music of 2010. Stay tuned for my list of favorite 7″, 10″, and 12″ EPs and singles of 2010.
The Soundmen are at it again. This time they have remixed and recreated Local Natives‘ “World News”.
These guys have taken this already incredible song and have transformed it into an 80’s dance track that you will probably play over and over again.
Always pushing their genre crossing sounds to the next level, The Soundmen have remixed Local Natives – World News into a groove heavy blend that takes the song back into the days when Pet Shop Boys, Peter Gabriel and INXS were playlist standards.
A band like Local Natives only comes around once in awhile. I can hardly put into words how I feel about their music. From the intriguing percussion to the beautiful harmonies, this band has done nothing but amaze me every time I hear a song or see them perform live.
An encore Daytrotter session was released today. In this session, the band has reworked three of their already gorgeous tracks, “Sticky Thread”, “Wide Eyes” and “Cubism Dream”.
Go check it out here and download it for free.
Listen :: Cubism Dream (Daytrotter Session, July 26, 2010)
And if for some reason you don’t own Gorilla Manor yet, you should probably head to your local record store and pick up a copy. It’s available now on Frenchkiss.
Local Natives are also hitting the road this fall with The Love Language (west coast dates), The Union Line (east coast dates) and Ruby Suns (east coast dates). Check out their Myspace for details. I know I’ll be seeing them at the Atlanta show on October 15.
I’m not good at putting stuff in numerical order. Mainly because I can’t choose just one thing that I think is the best. So, here’s my list of favorite 2010 releases, so far.
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
Julian Lynch – Mare
Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
Morning Benders – Big Echo
Free Energy – Stuck On Nothing
Beach House – Teen Dream
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
Delta Spirit – History From Below
Wolf Parade – Expo 86
Sleigh Bells – Treats
Venice Is Sinking – Sand & Lines
Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
Wavves – King Of The Beach (Only available digitally, physical release August 3)
Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
Oryx + Crake – S/T
Delorean – Subiza
Golden Triangle – Double Jointer
Indian Jewelry – Totaled
Suckers – Wild Smile
Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
Cults – Go Outside 7″ EP
Sunny Ali & The Kid – Try Harder EP
So there you have it. My list of releases I could listen to all day, everyday. And then some.
Curious about what’s to come? I anticipate Best Coast’s Crazy For You (July 27), Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs (August 3) and Les Savy Fav’s Root For Ruin (September 14) will be added to this growing list of favorites.
About a week or so ago the guys of Local Natives released stems to the songs from Gorilla Manor on a microsite they set up. For the cost of an email address you can download the stems and create something out of these incredible tunes. And the remixes are posted on the site for people to listen to. Suckers’ remix of “Wide Eyes” got the ball rolling and now there are five others to check out including this one from Teen Daze.
Here’s the remix from Suckers for you to enjoy in case you missed it.