Friday, August 01, 2008

Friday Music Special, August 1

"Insomnia" - Faithless (DJ Tiesto Mix)
Wow. A good dance beat, mixed up by one of the finest in the business. All hail - new king in town.

"Slow Kids" - Cheeky Cheeky and The Nosebleeds
Sounds like that band, whose guitar player you were friends with in high school, now grown up. Also - they still sound just like they did in high school.

One part Radiohead, one part Mutemath = two parts tasty. Good tune. Catchy riff. Ummm, but that video?

"Sequestered In Memphis" - The Hold Steady
Appropriately titled. Vocals could be a bit tighter - sounds a bit like sloppy Chris Robinson - but still worth a listen. Probably not more than "a" listen, though.

"Buzzards And Crows" - Dirty Pretty Things
Likely my favorite track on this week's list. Actually makes me perk up and pay attention - not just play it to ignore it.

"Midnight Madness" - The Chemical Brothers
The intro sounds like a cross between an old school NES soundtrack, and then breaks out into a pretty washable beat. Still. Those little beeps and boops make me all kinds of nostalgic - resulting in the song's placement, here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great suggestion on the Tiesto mix of Insomnia! Faithless definitely hit the nail on the head when they released the track in 1995. Tiesto did a fine job remixing it to add some extra flavor. :D