Monthly Archives: August 2010

Now Hear This… I Blame Coco “Quicker”

I Blame Coco (aka Coco Sumner – daughter of Sting) will be finally releasing her full length album The Constant on October 4th and in the meantime, she has released 3 singles in anticipation of the release.  Her voice is … Continue reading

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Mashed Up… Joy Division and Captain and Tennille “Love Will Tear Us Together” (Malcom McLaren Remix)

A million years ago I worked in a club that used to host several big name DJ’s.  One night they got Peter Hook (from Joy Division and New Order) to DJ a set.  Being a huge Joy Division/New Order fan, … Continue reading

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Watch… Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow “Shame” Video

   

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Covered… Lady Gaga and The Midway State “Don’t Give Up” (Peter Gabriel Cover)

A cover of Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush’s classic “Don’t Give Up” seems a little unlikely for Lady Gaga.  It also seems unlikely that she would team up with relatively unknown band The Midway State for the duet.  I think … Continue reading

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Now Hear This… Sara Bareilles “Hold My Heart”

Sara Bareilles’ new album is coming out September 2nd and her current single “King of Anything” is doing well.  She is putting out the new track “Hold My Heart” as an appetizer for what is to come from the new … Continue reading

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Remixed… Nico “These Days” (Shinichi Osawa Edit)

It’s hard to make an old song new again without compromising the integrity of the original.  Shinichi Osawa did just that.  A modern and contemporary take on the Nico classic “These Days” fits right into modern music today.  The beat … Continue reading

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Just for Laughs… Margaret Cho “Lesbian Escalation”

Margaret Cho’s latest album is not a comedy album, at least not entirely.  It’s an album of songs that she collaborated with various songwriters like Fiona Apple, Andrew Bird, and Rachel Yamagata.  I was surprised at how good the album actually … Continue reading

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Unreleased… Leona Lewis “Stay”

Leona Lewis’ sophomore album Echo did not do nearly as well as her debut album, which is disappointing because the album is a really strong pop/adult contemporary album.  Her vocals are untouchable.  They are crystal clear and pitch perfect.  Not … Continue reading

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Now Hear This… Brandon Flowers “Swallow It”

The anticipation for Brandon Flowers solo album Flamingo is killing me.  After working with super genius Stuart Price for the last Killers album I am beyond curious about what his sound will be like.  So far, with the singles that … Continue reading

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Covered… Fever Ray “Mercy Street” (Peter Gabriel Cover)

Fever Ray covering Peter Gabriel’s “Mercy Street” is a match made in avant garde heaven.  With all of his commercial success it can be easy to forget that Peter Gabriel was very much a cutting edge artist in the late … Continue reading

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