Tag Archives: A-Trak

The Long-Awaited Clips Update

Album review: Yelle – Safari Disco Club (American Noise)

Photos: The Apache Relay in-store at Grimey’s (Nashville for Free)

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Album review: The Kills – Blood Pressures (American Noise)

Album review: The Apache Relay – American Nomad (American Songwriter)

Photos: Yelawolf at Mercy Lounge (American Noise)

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Photos: Destroyer and The War on Drugs at Mercy Lounge (American Songwriter)

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Photos: Vanderbilt University’s Rites of Spring, featuring Public Enemy, the National, Matt and Kim, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and Kid Cudi (American Songwriter)

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Live: A-Trak and Kid Sister at Limelight (American Noise)

Photos: Pete Yorn and Ben Kweller at the Wildhorse Saloon (American Songwriter)

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Album review: Augustana – Augustana (American Noise)

Album review: The Wombats – This Modern Glitch (American Songwriter)

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Top Eight Thursday: 17 March 2011

1. James Blake – Limit To Your Love
2. The Apache Relay – Lost Kid (free download)
3. Bag Raiders – Castles In The Air
4. Noah and the Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. (Fake Blood Remix) (free download)
5. James Blake – Give Me My Month
6. A-Trak – Me And My Sneakers (ft. Lupe Fiasco)
7. Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
8. Yelawolf – Daddy’s Lambo

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I highly recommend copping both of those free downloads. The Apache Relay are a Nashville band that’s really going places, and Noah and the Whale and Fake Blood make a surprisingly good combination.

Top Eight Thursday: 27 January 2011

1. Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Live from Montreal)
2. Bag Raiders – Sunlight
3. Kid Sister – Gucci Rag Top (ft. Gucci Mane)
4. Cut Copy – Take Me Over
5. Theophilus London – Why Even Try (ft. Sara Quin) [FREE DOWNLOAD]
6. Kanye West – Get Em High (A-Trak remix)
7. Toro y Moi – Still Sound [VIDEO]
8. Yelle – Safari Disco Club

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Can’t stop the dance! I’m really looking forward to hearing more from Theophilus London now that he has a record deal. This collaboration with half of Tegan and Sara is an interesting preview. Also, I don’t know where Yelle has been hiding, but the full album had better be out soon.

Watch/Listen/Read + what I’ve been up to lately

Things I’ve done that I have neglected to talk about:
Saw Ra Ra Riot, Villagers, and Givers

Saw Mumford & Sons

Saw Die Antwoord

Saw MGMT

Saw Sufjan Stevens/had a religious experience

Saw the Black Angels and Black Mountain

Interviewed Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance

Regarding that last one, I would like to say that I do really respect My Chemical Romance for their integrity and intelligence, even though their music isn’t really my thing. I’ve matured immensely in seriously considering the way I approach different artists, and I hold Gerard Way in the same esteem that I have for any other creative person who is serious about a variety of different pursuits.

Onward…

WATCH
The Go! Team return with “T.O.R.N.A.D.O.”

Theophilus London – “Flying Overseas”

LISTEN
Nitsuh Abebe, Jason Fine, and Ann Powers talk the year’s Best Music Writing

Cut Copy – “Take Me Over”
Cut Copy – “Take Me Over” (Radio Edit) Premiere by modularpeople

Robyn – “Indestructible (A-Trak remix)”
Indestructible (A-Trak radio edit) by robyn

Chromeo – “Hot Mess (featuring La Roux)”
Chromeo – Hot Mess Featuring Elly Jackson by Chromeo

READ
Intelligence: A Turn-off in Pop Music?

Top Eight Thursday: 14 October 2010

1. Treasure Fingers – Cross The Dancefloor (Chromeo remix)
2. Chromeo – J’ai Claqué La Porte
3. Tokyo Police Club – Wait Up (Boots of Danger) (Boys Like Us remix)
4. A-Trak – Ray Ban Vision (ft. CyHi Da Prynce)
5. N*E*R*D – Hot-n-Fun (Boys Noize remix)
6. Miike Snow – Animal
7. Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
8. Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – Bang Bang Bang (ft. Q-Tip and MNDR)

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This might just be the culmination of the slow-burning Fool’s Gold love I started developing when the Kid Sister album finally came out.

Shh, don’t tell anyone it’s actually Friday.