Posts Tagged ‘thom yorke’

Dakotafish

09/02/2010

To me, this is just further proof of how unbearably unfair the music business is nowadays. While terrible bands that produce nothing beyond noise pollution at its worst are capable of ascending to fame and fortune in the quickest manner, bands that are amazing are, unfortunately, not. This is the case of Dakotafish, one-man-band Mike Fish with collaborations from Coliz Arthur and Jennifer Argenti. They produce music in a small studio in rural California, and I only found them by what would only be a “mistake”: clicking on the wrong link in Last.fm and being then led to his page accidentally. But I did give them a try after all, and I have to hand it to them: they’re amazing together. For starters, Mike Fish – creator, singer, and instrumentalist – sounds like Thom Yorke. Yes, he often sounds like freaking Thom Yorke! Can someone tell me why this guy hasn’t hit instant fame already?!

Then there’s the systematic beats intertwined with the orchestral Sigur Rós-quality of instrumental arrangement that’s simply a delight to listen to. I mean, for Radiohead fans out there, this is a strong recommendation; Teenage Years, for example, starts off with a carefully-plucked acoustic and a masterful Yorke voice, with almost as much talent in reaching the farthest pitches as Radiohead’s own.

Dakotafish are giving away two free songs in their website (I haven’t yet tried to download anything else, I don’t know how easy that’ll be), so why the hell not try it out?

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Gazzillion Ear EP: 12-inch

10/01/2010

After releasing Born Like This in March of ’09 and five remixed versions of the former’s first single “Gazzillion Ear” for digital download last month, it seems like DOOM‘s now putting a vinyl of this EP out there. It’ll include twelve tracks, with collaborations such as from Thom Yorke, Jneiro Jarel/Dave Sitek, and Dr. Whodat?. Besides the five previously-released versions of “Gazzillion Ear” that DOOM fans have probably already downloaded, this 12-inch out January 10th (today!) will feature instrumental versions, bonus beats, and an acapella version. Pitchfork didn’t exactly love it, but order it today and listen it out for yourself.

Tracklisting:

01) Gazzillion Ear
02) Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Remix)
03) Gazzillion Ear (Dr Who Dat? Remix)
04) Gazzillion Ear (Jneiro Jarel/SITEK Remix)
05) Gazzillion Ear (Acappella)
06) Gazzillion Ear (Instrumental)
07) Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke Remix) (Instrumental)
08) Gazzillion Ear (Dr Who Dat? Remix) (Instrumental)
09) Gazzillion Ear (Jneiro Jarel/SITEK Remix) (Instrumental)
10) Green Whore Net (bonus beat)
11) Feta (scratch samples)
12) Kat Girl (bonus)

(mp3) Gazzillion Ear – MF DOOM

(mp3) Gazzillion Ear (Thom Yorke remix) – MF DOOM

(many) quick updates

09/01/2010
  • Brother Sport’s music video: Trippy from beginning to end, like would be expected from anything Animal Collective touches. Featuring face-painted, dressed-up kids and bright-coloured images of… everything. Check out the video at the end of the post.
  • Hooray for Earth: I discovered them in forthebeat today and listened to one single song off their Momo EP. It was enough for an instant sympathy with this incredibly inviting band, perhaps due to its somewhat soothing vocals and comforting tune. The EP is downloadable in eMusic here, and is due on the 12th – can’t wait to be able to indulge in their other tracks if they’re anything like this one. Download the mp3 at the end of the post.
  • Contra by Vampire Weekend: Amazing. That’s all I can say. Exciting sing-along anthems with a bit of everything: electronic beats, thump-y and remarkable African-style drumming, various rhythms with layering guitars, piano, violins… And, of course, the fantastically feel-good vocals of Ezra Koenig. I don’t think it’s even officially out yet – it’s due on the 11th/12th – but it’s available for hearing in their website. Download the mp3 at the end of the post.
  • Bradford Cox’s blog: Check out his available download featuring Christmas Synths from Atlas Sound. Six minutes of raw downbeat and chilly.
  • Liars’s upcoming Sisterworld‘s Bonus CD: Liars, a three-piece New York-based band, will feature artists like Thom Yorke, Tunde Adebimpe, Blonde Redhead, and Bradford Cox in the bonus CD of their new album, with exclusive remixes of tracks for reinterpretation.

  • Yellow Bird Project: For those of you that are passionate enough for charity, don’t let this project pass by unnoticed. Yellow Bird offers exclusive deals on artist-selected merchandise to benefit uncountable charities out there. It’s a win-win situation.
  • Rebirth by Lil Wayne for February?: Some tracks have already leaked because of a complicated shipping incident by Amazon (what’s new?), but I try to avoid listening to tracks of albums like these before an official release – mostly because it usually breaks down its essence and isn’t fully edited yet. So for those that haven’t yet touched this highly-anticipated record, let’s see if the time has finally come.

(video) Brother Sport – Animal Collective

(mp3) Surrounded By Your Friends – Hooray for Earth

(mp3) California English – Vampire Weekend