LivingEars Radio 08.28.10

I somehow failed to write this up last week so here it is, a week late…

Tune into UtahFM every Saturday night 9-10:30 MDT to catch me spinning (digitally) the latest and greatest…

You can listen to a replay of the show at your convenience for the next two weeks right here.

UtahFM is looking for a few good men & women to host shows. If you think you are interesting and others think you are interesting and you have an interesting idea for a show… do something about it and contact me.

LivingEars Radio 08.28.10 Playlist

No Age – Life Prowler
No Age – Sorts
No Age – Shred and Transcend
Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be

      Sufjan Stevens - I Walked

      Deerhunter - Primitive 3D

The Books – A Cold Freezin’ Night
      FUR - Polybreak

      Twin Shadow - Slow

      We Are Trees - Sunrise Sunset

      Korallreven - Loved Up (GMGN Remix)

      Beat Connection - Fresh Touch

Basement Jaxx – Rendez-Vu
Sleigh Bells – Rachel
Daft Punk – Something About Us
Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy
      Gucci Mane - Danger's Not a Stranger (Diplo Remix)

      Small Black - Despicable Dogs (Washed Out Remix)

      Noah and the Whale - Blue Skies (The Twelves Remix)

      Florence + The Machine - You've Got the Love (xx Remix)

      La Roux - In For the Kill (Sream's Let's Get Ravey Remix)

Sufjan released another track from his new album “The Age of Adz” this morning. This album is sounding more and more bizarre with each piece released. Not looking too positive yet.

      Sufjan Stevens - Too Much

The xx – Islands

      The xx - Islands (Nosaj Thing Remix)

      The xx - Islands (FaltyDL Remix)

      The xx - Islands (CHLLNGR RemiXX)

      The xx - Islands (Delorean Remix)

      The xx vs Notorious B.I.G - Islands is the Limit

      The xx - Islands (Live at SXSW)

      The xx - Islands (Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg)

LivingEars Radio 03.06.10

Scene Not Heard is now LivingEars Radio

Tune in every Saturday night 9-10:30 MST to catch me spinning (digitally) the latest and greatest…

You can listen to a replay of the show at your convenience for the next two weeks right here.

If you will be at SXSW and want to set up an interview for broadcast on UtahFM and this site please contact me.

LivingEars Radio 03.06.10 Playlist

Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union
Titus Andronicus – Titus Andronicus Forever
Titus Andronicus – Richard II
Spiritualized – Electricity
Spiritualized – Come Together
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead – Relative Ways

      Cults - Go Outside

      The Tough Alliance - Lucky

      Taken By Trees - The Sweetness of Air France

      The Radio Dept. - Heaven's on Fire

      Infinite Body - Dive

      Primary 1 - The Blues

      FUR - Lackadaisical (Coyote Clean Up Dub)

      Peepholes - B1 Lair (E*Rock Remix)

      Florence + The Machine - You Got The Love (Jamie xx Remix ftg Esau)

      The xx - Islands (Nosaj Thing Remix)

      Glasser - Tremel (Jamie xx Remix)
Slugabed – Ultra Heat Treated
Slugabed – Skyfire


      Glasser - Tremel (Astronomer Remix)

      Fur - Clears Throat

Scene Not Heard 02.20.10

Tune in every Saturday night 9-10:30 MST to catch me spinning (digitally) the latest and greatest…

Kind of all over the musical landscape this week…
You can listen to a replay of the show whenever you would like for the next two weeks right here.

If you will be at SXSW and want to set up an interview for broadcast on UtahFM and this site please contact me.

Scene Not Heard 02.20.10 Playlist

      Girls - End of the World (Skeeter Davis Cover)

      Sharon Van Etten - Love More

Joanna Newsom – ’81
      Yuck - Automatic

Morning Benders – Pleasure Sighs
      Vacation Dad - Hemp Scented Body Lotion

      Fiveng - Jonah

      Boneless - Treetops (ftg. I Am the Dot)

      Flight - Over My Head

      Flight - Johnny's Mixed Up

Fungi Girls – Crystal Roads
      No Age - N.G.F.S.
(Daytrotter Session)
      Japandroids - Art Czars

      Zola Jesus - Night

      The xx - Islands (Delorean Remix)

      The xx - Insects (Rodaidh Mix)

      Baghdaddy - Hot Shit (Creep Remix)

      Coyote Clean Up - Lackadaisical Luv xxx fu 2 (Fur Remix)

      Major Lazer - Cashflow (Subskrpt Remix)

J Dilla & Nas – Thief’s Theme
J Dilla & Nas – Made You Look


Slowly getting details about this new project made up of two females from Brooklyn going by the name of Creep…

They are Lauren Dillard + Lauren Flax and up until today I had only heard the 63 second slice of music on the duo’s MySpace. I asked when we will get to hear some additional music and here are the details from LFlax:

2 new original songs will be up in the next coming weeks to our myspace with Romy from the xx singing.
Set to release on TriAngle records (Kompakt’s sublabel) in the spring time.

**Update 02.19.10**
Robin from 20 Jazz Funk Greats just sent an email clarifying the label situation…
this is robin from tri angle. just wanted to make a few things clear in relation to the post you wrote about creep, as you have been slightly misinformed. tri angle is not a sublabel of kompakt, it is merely being distributed by kompakt, so if you could make that change that would be appreciated because it’s quite important to me. to be honest nothing was supposed to have been said about the project at this point in time, so i’m a little thrown off by everything that has taken place over the last day..

I am excited to hear what Romy will sound like over the top of some dark+glitchy sounds such as these.

They just sent this remix.

      Baghdaddy - Hot Shit (Creep Remix)

Jamie xx for Annie Mac

(photo via crxshing)

Last Friday on BBC1 Annie Mac debuted a new mini-mix curated by Jamie from The xx. I’ve posted a couple of these mini-mixes here before, it’s kind of bewildering how someone can cram 20 tracks (tracklist in comments) into a 5 minute mix but that’s what these are about and the results here are pretty great.

      Jamie xx Mini Mix for Annie Mac

Due to the amount of well-done but low bitrate remixes making the rounds lately rumors have started swirling about a remix album featuring The xx. There is also supposedly a remix album from The xx in the works. The group is taking on Gil Scott-Heron’s latest, I’m New Here.

So maybe we are slowly piecing this thing together…

      The xx - Islands (Nosaj Thing Remix)

      The xx - Islands (FaltyDL Remix)

      The xx - VCR (Matthew Dear Remix)

One of the best albums of the year: The xx

One of the most interesting and best things I’ve heard all year just came to me a week ago. The xx have created one of the most understated, beautiful and totally moving albums I have heard in a long time.

The debut single from the band, “Crystalised” has received copious amounts of press from NPR, Guardian, the nme and many others. Crystalised is an album highlight along with VCR, Shelter, Infinity… basically of the first 7 tracks only “Islands” is a bit of a lull and even it is good.

      The xx - Crystalised

I can guarantee this album will be on my, and many of my blog-brethern’s, best of year lists. This is an album that is near impeccable, beginning to end. The one misstep for me is Basic Space which unfortunately is being released as the second single. The song does nothing for me, I hope others do not feel this way because it’s really not a good entree to The xx. Since it’s a single you can count on many remixes…

      The xx - Basic Space

      The xx - Basic Space (M.A.T.H.E.S Remix)
(aka Micachu)
      The xx - Basic Space (Pariah Remix)

The U.K.’s FACT Magazine (go there for the tracklisting) commissioned the group to curate the latest edition of their mix series. This 30 minute set showcases some really great artists and provides a little window into The xx’s influences and contemporaries.

      The xx - FACT Mix 70

More from The xx

After a pretty cool mention (I’m a beacoup blogger) on Pitchfork yesterday –and the fact that their download doesn’t work– I figured it a good time to post a little more on The xx.
First the new remix done by the band’s own Jamie xx:

      The xx - Space Bass (Jamie xx's remix of The xx)

Also, A couple of demos I found this morning on Pinglewood.

      The xx - VCR (Demo)

      The xx - Stars (Demo)

      The xx - Teardrops (Demo)

VCR is the track I played on last week’s Scene Not Heard. It’s one of my faves. Teardrops didn’t make the album but it is still essential. And Stars closes the album. If you like these track I recommend their Hot Like Fire 7″ which includes an Aaliyah cover.

New The xx Remixes

These two gems are literally brand new, both landed in the inbox this morning and both are worthy. I like the “What Kind of Breeze Do You Blow” remix but the last minute or so does drag the thing down overall.

Eliza Doolittle gets remixed by The xx’s own Jamie. Doolittle is new to me but The Sun UK was onto her back in late December.

      The xx - Night Time (What Kind of Breeze Do You Blow Extended Edit)

      Eliza Doolittle - MoneyBox (Jamie xx Remix)