Check out this ambient and spacey makeover of ”Life Is Hard” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, by Canadian producer Teen Daze. Quite different from the original but very in line from what Teen Daze does best. Kinda reminds of this one too.
Posts by Chris Budd:
What are you listening to?
I recently had a son so I have been listening to a lot of Raffi and Caspar Babypants. Shit is tight. “Bad Blue Jay” anyone? Come on, classic. Don’t worry, I still listen to to Sirius XMU and read Gorilla Vs Bear. Have you heard the Avicii remix of Reflektor feat. Juicy J? Yeah, I didn’t think so. On a serious note, I am really enjoying the trip hop revival of late. 1996 is the bomb. Also, “Type of Way ” by Rich Homie Quan is my favorite song of 2013. Hands down.
Ben Hochstein is a freelance music supervisor. Recent credits include Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa for Paramount Pictures and Awkward for MTV.
I’m loving the latest remix to come from Keep Shelly in Athens‘s camp, as recently I received the Postiljonen remix of “Oostende”. Stunning. Keep Shelly in Athens is currently on a co-headlining North American tour with Chad Valley in support of their latest full length album “At Home” (out now via Cascine).
Do you ever listen to a song and in your head, mash up other songs with it on the fly? I seem to do it all the time when listening to the radio these days, turning sometimes to Toronto’s newest radio station (Indie 88) for new tunes. I’ve gotta say, the programming has been pretty solid, with a great mix of new and old. I will never get why they play the Violent Femmes so much. I do understand why they’re spinning the Born Ruffians tune “Needle”. Its pretty awesome, totally catchy.
Back to my original thought, when I hear “Needle” (specifically in the chorus), where Luke Lalonde sings “A way, a way, a way to always belong / Belong, belong, wont be long until I am gone”, I’m constantly mashing it up with chorus of the Talking Head’s “Burning Down The House”. Do you hear it? Perhaps it somehow ear wormed its way into “Needle” somehow, as the band (or Luke at least) have covered the song in the past.
Any DJs out there want to make this mash-up and make it happen?
Have you heard of The Suits. They’re a foursome from New York City comprised of Mike Sanz, Ian Grotton, Eric Grossman, and Eddie Gore who joined up at Fordham University 2 years ago. Since then they’re been writing and recording music in their dorm rooms. Their current release is “Navy“, following an EP released in April of last year.
Check out “Stars” (for fans of Miike Snow).