Captain Murphy -- I Belong To The Girls
Swedish blues-y glam rock. You guys! SWEDISH BLUES-Y GLAM ROCK. Needless to say, I can't stop listening to this.
Alexander Robotnick -- The Dark Side of the Spoon
It's not every day that you hear a seminal piece of electronica for the first time, you know. It's like that time Pinkie made me listen to E2-E4 and I was transfixed for an hour, which is pretty freakin' rare, if you must know. BTW, Alexander Robotnik (aka Italian producer Maurizio Dami) recorded this in 1982, people -- which is really, really mindbogglingly neat, as it sounds more fresh and modern than half the stuff I listen to nowadays. Put "Dark Side of the Spoon" on and just try not to a) be completely blown away by its amazingness or b) do a dumb little dance with yourself. This is from a vinyl-only release that also contains two very nice remixes from Lindstrom & Prins Thomas and Bangkok Impact.
Kaiser Chiefs and Boyz Noise -- Every Day I Love You Less and Less
Look, I don't really understand how a Boyz Noise track is a remake and not a remix, but I'll leave these things to the professionals and just stand over here and look cute.
Mylo vs. Kim Carnes -- Bette Davis Arms
This is a bit more straightforward mashup, no confusion necessary. And it's totally fun. As an accompaniment, check out Party Ben's Mylo & Miami Sound Machine mashup -- or you know, that Phil n' Dog one (which of course I can't find a working link to...)
James Figurine -- You Again (w/ Jenny Lewis)
And one to chill out with with... I'm not sure how I feel about the entirety of Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake (which, if you say it out loud, sounds like you're trying, badly, to sing Pulp's "Mis-shapes" or something...), the new one from James Figurine (aka Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel and The Postal Service), but this track is lovely. Heck, I probably won't get around to writing about it because James at Grean Pea-ness kind of covered everything already, except for that part about the Guillemots writing like, good songs, which I totally don't agree with.
Weekend news: Cue tonight at Hole in the Wall; birthday parties (2!) Saturday night means that we won't be putting in an appearance at the giant extravaganza @ Emo's, starring Sound Team (heh!) and a whole mess of other local bands of note, nor at the Cut Chemist activities at Waterloo Park.