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Earthquakey People – Steve Aoki feat. Rivers Cuomo (Andrew W.K. Trash Remix)

23 Nov

A couple weeks ago we brought you  the Dillon Francis remix of Earthquakey People, a new track from Steve Aoki which features Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. It received quite a good reception, but Andrew W.K. has give the track the remix treatment to show how a little tweaking can change the entire feeling of a song.

You probably wouldn’t even recognize the original song other than perhaps the chorus. Steve Aoki is almost completely removed from the track all together in the Trash Remix. But strangely I am completely ok with that.

Check out the Andrew W.K. Trash Remix below and let us know what you think about which version you like better.

Earthquakey People – Steve Aoki feat Rivers Cuomo (Andrew W.K. Trash Remix) 

Download A Free Remix Album from Young Galaxy

23 Nov

Do you like free music? Do you like remixes? Do you like Young Galaxy? I’m not stupid, despite what The Conductor implies…I know that the answer to those questions is yes. Well do we have a treat for you today.

Young Galaxy have given the remix treatment to 11 of their favourite songs from some of their favourite artists. I’ve worked my way through the album and I was extremely impressed.

I like that Young Galaxy are showcasing some of their favourite bands and giving this album away for free. You can check out the Young Galaxy remix of Michigan Left by Arkells. As well you can download the album for free here, as well as below.

Download Versus – Young Galaxy 

Michigan Left – Arkells (Young Galaxy Remix) 

Nov 14-18 – Codhoppers Weekly Playlist

20 Nov

You may have noticed I’ve been a bit absent lately. This comes from a variety of reasons, including a busy work week, family illness and an 8 month pregnant fiancé…Along with all of these things there has also been a lack lustre amount of music to report on. Last week was HUGE with albums leaking so when the big Drake and Gambino albums dropped, everyone had already heard them.

Besides all of that I still managed to work my way through a good amount of music at work this week. You’ll notice that I got into listening to a series of albums from one artist in a row. It may not expose me to a lot of different artists, but it is a good way to hear the span of music an artist has produced. I listened to a lot of good music this week, so click on Read More to check out my weekly playlist. Enjoy and let me know what you think.
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Hello Sadness – Los Campesinos Music Video

14 Nov

With Los Campesinos set to release a new album tomorrow, it actually was released across the pond today, they have just dropped a brand new video. Its kind of disturbing, kind of hilarious, but a great song regardless. My favourite part is the pineapple sunburn, but thats just me. Check out the video for Hello Sadness above and go buy Hello Sadness tomorrow.

Stream/Buy Young Statues – Young Statues

12 Nov

It was a great week for new music. A lot of good albums were released and a few great albums leaked. In all the albums that were released unfortunately one slipped passed my radar.

On Tuesday Young Statues released a self titled LP that I have actually been really excited for. The worst part is when I brought you Spacism back in September I told you to mark it on your calendar and I didn’t even do that.

I feel terrible, I really do. But to make up for it you can now stream the entire album on the Young Statues Bandcamp page, and if you like what you hear there are different options for you to buy the album.

Another Reybee Compilation

11 Nov

If anything the music community is loyal to those within the family. Recently a member of the Another Reybee Production company experienced a devastating house fire causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage.

The guys at Paper + Plastic along with a slew of other labels and PR agencies have come together to put together a 41 song compilation with all proceeds going Rey Roldan.

This is a donation only download with a minimum of a dollar donation require to download this compilation. Each cent that is donated is going to help Rey Roldan get back on his feet.

You can click here to go to the Paper and Plastic website to help where you can. Check out the Polar Bear Club track from the compilation below and click on Read More to check out the full track listing.

Kneel On Nails 

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Nov 7-11 – Codhoppers Weekly Playlist

11 Nov

Recently I have started working in an office, where listening to music is acceptable. For the first two months I listened to the local radio station that specialized in rock music. Unfortunately their music selection was awful, they played the same songs every single day and rotated between about 20 bands. On three separate occasions I caught them playing the same song within an hour and a half of each other, but these were not new songs! They were songs from the 90s!

Anyways I finally made a stand and decided to bring in speakers and an iPod and make my own musical selections from here on in. I saw this as a good opportunity to share with you what I choose to listen to when I slave away at work. Now lets remember that it is an open office where people can walk in off the street, so dubstep and rap are definitely off the list.

Click on Read More to check out the first edition of Codhoppers Weekly Playlist. You’ll also be able to view all my weekly playlists by checking out the Codhoppers page in the Authors link along the top of the page.

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Top 10 Road Trip Songs

31 Oct

I am minutes away from embarking on the biggest road trip of my life. Over 6,000 km, 6 provinces and a two week timeline. In preparation for this adventure I have hand picked my top 10 favourite road trip songs.

Hit the jump for the list!

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In A Fragment of Time – Brand New Single from The Finger

20 Oct

Back when Google+ still had the peoples interest it brought me to discover The Finger. I even did a post on their track Die Die Superhero.

Well fast forward a few months and The Finger have just released their first single In A Fragment of Time. I really like this track and I’m sure Illa Scorsese probably feels the same way.

You can check out In A Fragment below and check back for more album details as they become available.

In A Fragment of Time – The Finger

New Music Video – Still – Bombay Bicycle Club

18 Oct

Bombay Bicycle Club released a new video today from their latest album A Different Kind of Fix. Still is a straight forward performance video that leaves the entire emphasis on the song, and with this song thats how it should be. It’s haunting and beautiful all at the same time. I’m glad they didn’t try to glam up the video with a ridiculous story line and decided instead to allow the music to speak for itself.

Go Buy Tape Club – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

18 Oct

This was an easy choice for the Go Buy album of the week. I received an advanced copy of Tape Club and have been enjoying it for a few weeks and have been counting down the days until I was able to share the album with you guys.

This isn’t a regular album of new material, but rather 26 excellent songs that have been stored in Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin extensive back catalogue. The band recently went through all their unreleased tracks and picked out these 26 tracks to properly cover the last ten years.

Tape Club shows the evolution of SSLYBY from their lo-fi basement recordings to fully produced studio tracks. This is the perfect addition to your music collection and will really compliment your other SSLYBY albums.

Sometimes its nice to listen to the tracks that weren’t picked for the album and wonder why. You can often find quite a few gems that have you questioning who made the final decision as to why that song wasn’t included in the full album release.

You can stream this entire album before you buy it via the bands Bandcamp page, and you can find several different purchasing options including a vinyl package for all those hardcore fans out there.

Check Out Two New Tracks From I The Mighty

13 Oct

I was so pumped when I The Mighty signed to Equal Vision records, and now we are finally starting to hear new material from them.

They recently sat down with Alter The Press to acoustically perform two tracks off their new Karma Never Sleeps EP.

Cutting Room Floor and These Streets Are Alive both sound great played on acoustic guitars but I can’t wait to hear the full EP versions of the tracks.

Click Here to head to Alter The Press to check out the two new songs. 

There’s Something You Should Know, You’re Sleeping In My Soul

11 Oct

Let me introduce you to New Ivory, a three piece band hailing from London England that have recently finished recording their debut album. Something You Should Know is the first video from the album and I am liking what I’m hearing.

New Ivory have the vocal stylings of a young Liam Gallagher mixed with indie melodies. If you usually enjoy British bands, I think they might be for you. They are signed to Dim Mak Records, which surprised me, but I’m glad I gave them a chance.

Into It. Over It. Studio Documentary Part 1

10 Oct

If you haven’t picked up Into It. Over It.’s album Proper, you’re missing out. Today we have the first part of his studio documentary that followed Evan through the recording process. There are two songs featured in this three minute clip. If you’re not familiar with Into It. Over It. watch this video and be amazed.

Brightside – The Knocks

10 Oct

I’ve posted music by The Knocks a few times, most of the time it is because Ambassador Beats favourite Xaphoon Jones recommends it, and once again he has recommended something outstanding.

Brightside is the latest track from The Knocks and it is available on iTunes starting next Tuesday, October 18th.

This has a vintage feel to it, but its great. I’m excited to see if Xaphoon throws a remix on it, regardless the track is filthy and you should check it out below.

Brightside – The Knocks 

Watch The New Title Fight Video, Shot With A Super 8 Camera

10 Oct

I love new technology, hell I’m an Apple fanboy and always want the latest and greatest, but I have a soft spot for the vintage technology. I still love setting up the projector with my grandpa and watching the old family movies.

Title Fight are shooting for that same nostalgic feeling with their new video for Shed. It was shot back in April on an old Super 8 camera. Now I’m not going to try and bullshit you by telling you I know all about cameras, but I do know it is old and makes the video look like something special.

Noisecreep is offering the exclusive stream of the video so click here to head to their website and check it out. You’ll be impressed. It’s a great song and an even better video.

Download The New Barely Blind Album For Free

10 Oct

Barely Blind have a great Thanksgiving treat for all the Canadians out there, and a regular Monday treat for everyone else. They are offering up their new album Wilder Child of a Thousand Suns as a free download on their website.

The 10 track LP can be downloaded for free by heading to Barely Blind’s website and surrendering your email and zip code, which is really a fair trade.

You can check out two tracks off the album below and if you like it head to the website and download the album for free.

Owen – Ghost Towns

9 Oct

We’ve got another great release from Polyvinyl Records to share with you. Ghost Town is the newest, and possibly last album from Owen. After listening to Ghost Towns I really hope Owen releases more material, because he is a talent that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

Ghost Towns is a 9 track LP that is set to be released on November 8th, but you can currently stream the album via his Bandcamp page.

Owen didn’t shy away from the seemingly constant ghost references on this album and instead chose to embrace it. He lays all his emotions and sentiments on his guitar frets and lets the audience pick up on the obvious as well as hidden metaphors in his music.

I really like this album and I think you will too. Stream it below and go out and buy it when it comes out next month. Enjoy.

Go Buy: Nirvana- Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition

5 Oct

When Codhoppers asked me to fill in for this week’s edition of ‘Go Buy…’ my mind immediately went blank. Mainly because I never buy music.

Being an electronic music fan there is an abundance of daily releases and file sharing sites like mediafire and zippy that make it very easy to download music illegally.

The ease of downloading your favourite new release accompanied by the fact that many of us are starving students provides a solid justification for never having to actually BUY music, ever. So my hunt to find something special enough to spend your hard earned dollars began…

Hit the jump for a look at the Nirvana- Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition for your chance to be apart of a major milestone in music history.

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Gameday Regulars Skip The DL, Go Straight To The EP

28 Sep

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Mightier Than Sword are putting together one hell of a collection of bands. Gameday Regulars are another stunning example of this.

Yesterday they released their debut EP ….But It’s Hell In The Hallway and along with having one of the best band names in the music industry, they have one of the greatest debut EP’s I’ve ever heard.

To describe it best I would have to say it sounds like a mix of Living With Lions and In Bear Country, which is quite the compliment. You should go out and buy this EP from the Mightier Than Sword digital store, but first check out a couple songs off the EP below.

Hearts and Bones – Gameday Regulars
Smoke Jumpers – Gameday Regulars 

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