Being the impatient person that I am, hearing news about a new album, and then finding out that the release is only around a month away makes me very happy. So all you musically ADD people like myself can rejoice in the fact that The Drums are releasing a full album on September 12th in the UK, with more news about a release date in North America to come.
Last summer, their Summertime EP was on repeat on my iTunes, so I am really looking forward to what the Brooklyn band has to offer with their new album Portamento. Below, you can find the track listing for the album, the song that got me hooked on this lo-fi, surf rock band, as well as the music video for their single Money. Give it a listen if you’re into New Order/Joy Division/Morrissey/Smiths because it definitely gives off that 80s alternative rock vibe (which I love).
Track Listing for Portamento:
01 Book of Revelation
03 What You Were
05 Hard to Love
06 I Don’t Know How to Love
07 Searching for Heaven
08 Please Don’t Leave
09 If He Likes It Let Him Do It
10 I Need a Doctor
11 In the Cold
12 How It Ended
The Drums -Let’s Go Surfing
The Drums - Money
Also, I’ll be headed to the OVO Fest tomorrow so check for updates on twitter of my attempt at being a hip hop princess…
It isn’t July just yet, but I wanted to get a head start since I will be out of the country come Canada Day (how ironic). I am going on an exciting adventure to Italy and Greece for the whole month and may not get a chance to post as much. So, I figured a nostalgic/loosely themed playlist could be a second-rate consolation prize.
I tried to fit all my recent favourites on this playlist (Foster the People, Wild Nothing etc.) as well as some consistent favourites. So on that note, here is my parting gift for the month if I don’t get an opportunity to post what I’m listening to.
01 Send Me On My Way - Rusted Roots
02 Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win - Beastie Boys ft. Santogold
03 Home - LCD Soundsystems
04 Call It What You Want - Foster the People
05 Gamme Ray - Beck
06 Churches Under The Stairs - BSS presents...Brendan Canning
07 Summer Holiday - Wild Nothing
08 Abducted - Cults
09 Set 'em Free pt.1 - Akron/Family
10 Speaking In Tongues - Arcade Fire ft. David Byrne
11 Like I Needed - Rogue Wave
12 Minnesota, WI - Bon Iver
13 When I Come Home - The Drums
14 Wrapped Up In Books - Belle & Sebastian
My summer family at The Union Market. “This guy” is my friend John. I can tell just based on how tight his pants are. I will find out tomorrow if I have been hired as the Manager for 2011/2012. Exciting!
These songs are all supremely feel-good and springy. For two weeks, I was tricked into thinking it was spring. How wrong I was. I’m still watching for signs of frostbite from yesterday’s flippant March blizzard.
So DOWNLOAD this playlist, turn on your space heater, put on your short shorts, and shimmy down until the weather gets nicer.
01 Hummingbird - Vermillion Club
02 Puzzle Pieces - Saint Motel
03 California Girls - The Smiles
04 Taters - VACATION DAD
05 Mickey Mouse - Wavves
06 Once And For All - Clock Opera
07 What a Drag - Bear Hands
08 Sister Wife - Alex Winston
09 Go Outside - Cults
10 N.A.S.A. - Futurecop!
11 You Can't Get It Back - Gentleman Reg
12 When I Come Home - The Drums
DOWNLOAD this sweet and juicy summer playlist that I have made, fresh and free, just for you! The playlist features brand new tracks as well as cherished ones from Cocorosie, Caribou, Discovery, and more.
This playlist was made with love. Comments are appreciated! ENJOY and happy summer!
Cary’s post about past and present summer songs made me want to post some of my favourite summery songs. Here are just a few:
The Drums single Let’s Go Surfing (notice how reading Cary’s posts also taught me how to properly reference songs). There are a few versions in that player, the first is the original. It’s off their Summertime! (how fitting) EP I think it came out in 2009, but it will be one of my summer 2010 jams.
The Causers of This album by Toro y Moi has summer written all over it. The song I chose was Talamak because it has a funkier beat to it, plus I’m a sucker for cute lyrics: “Make another telephone call, think of you and me”. If I could write the back-stories to songs, Talamak would be about the boy counterpart to Broken Social Scenes girl from Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl. The lyrics “Park that car, drop that phone, sleep on the floor, dream about me” just match up well with it. It would make an adorable movie montage … barf
For the summer songs you want to dance to, go to Kid Cudi, or at least the people who remix his songs. The David Guetta remix of Memories and (my favourite) Steve Aoki’s remix to Pursuit of Happiness have been staples on any iTunes playlist I’ve made, why stop this summer…
Kevin Drew’s Summertime Dues– I would save this one for a rainy day, mainly because it is a slow, somber song, but also because at the end the drums sort of sound like thunder. You may have to listen to your music reasonably loud/on earphones to appreciate this. Either way, Enjoy!