Bright Eyes – Shell Games

The People's Key

I have been running this site for 2.5 years now and as I logged into my ftp to upload this track to my server I was shocked to learn that I do not have a Bright Eyes folder. It has been a while since we last heard from Bright Eyes though Conor Oberst has definitely been active. Always one of my favorite bands I found a lot of the Mystic Valley Band stuff very similar and though I’ve never wavered as a supporter I am glad to have Oberst putting out new Bright Eyes material.

I mentioned to my friend Jeff that I am kind of surprised I like this song because if I had to pick a previous album for it to fit on I’d probably choose Digital Ash in a Digital Urn which is by far and away my least favorite Bright Eyes album. This track has those annoying synthesizers that he uses in many of his bad songs but this song is a total jam while also feeling comfortable and sort of soft.

The People’s Key is due out Feb 15th on Saddle Creek. I learned from this interview that the date is also Conor’s birthday. I also learned this is likely NOT the last Bright Eyes album. Check out the rest of this great interview with John Norris.

      Bright Eyes - Shell Games

jj – Let Them

yours0158 from Sebastian Järnerot on Vimeo.

God I love this band. When I saw them earlier this year I wondered if they were a couple. This video kind of points to yes but who knows. Even though they put out a lackluster album this year their sound is one of my favorites and I think one of the most unique out there right now. Can’t wait for that “Kills” mixtape to drop in a couple of days…

Aeroplane vs Friendly Fires vs Flight Facilities – I Crave Paris

I Crave Paris by Aeroplane (Official)

I’m usually not into mashups but I am an enormous sucker for the Aeroplane remix of this Friendly Fires song. It was my fourth favorite song back in 2008. I still love it. Now some band I have never heard of is riding the coattails much in the way new producers remix a great song. Maybe this is just a remix of a remix and not quite a mashup. Either way it sounds pretty good.

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Azari & III – Reckless For Your Love (Tensnake Remix)

Hopefully as you make your way through list after of list of someones favorite songs, albums, remixes, eps, tv shows, magazines, people etc… you decide to check a few of them out.
I’ve been going through Pitchfork’s song list this morning and found this excellent remix coming in at #21. Bummed I missed this one throughout the year. It certainly would have made my remix list. Great jam.