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.

Local Natives – World News :: The Soundmen Remix

Local Natives – World News :: The Soundmen Remix

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.

Right click here to download

Local Natives :: Daytrotter Session July 26, 2010

Local Natives :: Daytrotter Session July 26, 2010

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.

Best of 2010 :: so far

Best of 2010 :: so far

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.

Local Natives :: Wide Eyes (Teen Daze remix)

Local Natives :: Wide Eyes (Teen Daze remix)

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.

mp3: Local Natives: Wide Eyes (Teen Daze Remix)

Here’s the remix from Suckers for you to enjoy in case you missed it.

mp3: Local Natives: Wide Eyes (Suckers Remix)