Monday, December 15, 2014

MP3 blog 12/15/2014: BEST ALBUMS OF 2014

blog 2014/12/15 - BEST ALBUMS OF 2014

With a freaking bow on top:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141215.zip

If you download only one blog entry this year, make it this one.  My guide for you of the best albums (that I heard) that came out in 2014.
3 diferent sections:  My favourite album of the year, my top picks, and my other heavy reccomendations
Let's get it on!


BEST ALBUM OF 2014:
Owen Pallett - In Conflict


OTHER TOP ALBUMS OF 2014:
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Aphex Twin - Syro
Christian Löffler - Young Alaska
EMA - The Future's Void
Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
Swans - To Be Kind


OTHER AMAZING ALBUMS OF 2014:
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Sea When Absent
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness
Beck - Morning Phase
Caribou - Our Love
Cloud Nothings - Here And Nowhere Else
Echaskech - Origin
Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
FKA twigs - LP1
How To Dress Well - What Is This Heart?
Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love
Perfume Genius - Too Bright
Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
Torres - Torres
White Lung - Deep Fantasy





THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Boys Turn Into Girls (Initiation Rites)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Crushin'
Against Me! - FUCKMYLIFE666
Against Me! - Paralytic States
Angel Olsen - ForgivenForgotten
Angel Olsen - Windows
Aphex Twin - Minipops 67 (Source Field Mix)
Aphex Twin - Syro u473t8+e (Piezoluminescence Mix)
Beck - Morning
Beck - Waking Light
Caribou - Can't Do Without You
Caribou - Silver
Christian Löffler - Notes
Christian Löffler - Veiled Grey
Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part Of Me
Cloud Nothings - Now Here In
Echaskech - Anomie
Echaskech - Metic
Elbow - My Sad Captains
Elbow - New York Morning
EMA - Satellites
EMA - Solace
FKA twigs - Lights On
FKA twigs - Two Weeks
Flying Lotus - Eyes Above
Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me ft Kendrick Lamar
How To Dress Well - A Power
How To Dress Well - See You Fall
Owen Pallett - Infernal Fantasy
Owen Pallett - On A Path
Perfect Pussy - Interference Fits
Perfect Pussy - Work
Perfume Genius - Fool
Perfume Genius - Queen
Run The Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) ft Zack De La Rocha
Run The Jewels - Oh My Darling Don't Cry
Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Brando
Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Bull
Swans - Just a Little Boy (for Chester Burnett)
Swans - Oxygen
Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra - Take Away These Early Grave Blues
Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra - What We Loved Was Not Enough
Torres - Don't Run Away, Emilie
Torres - Moon & Back
White Lung - Drown With the Monster
White Lung - Just For You



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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/12/09

blog 2014/12/09 - end times are nigh

Let's start getting ready to wrap this shit up:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141209.zip


AlunaGeorge - Best Be Believing (TYR Remix):  It's uncanncy how great Aluna works in this remix, it's a near pefect synthesis.

Faith No More - Motherfucker:  Oh look what it is for xmas?  The new goddam FNM single!

FKA Twigs - Closer
FKA Twigs - Pendulum:  LP1 is stunning.  Highly recommended.

Gent & Jawns - Kings:  Great bass slamming floor filler!

James Vincent Mcmorrow - When I Leave:  it's got the great groove, but omg that organ sound.

Machinefabriek - Aether, Rotterdam:  While there is no dearth of Machinefabriek releases, I just happened to be listening to Bad Fortune from 2011…

Perfect Pussy - Interference Fits
Perfect Pussy - Work:  UNF.  So inense.  So beautiful.  So HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Phoenix - Bankrupt! (Gesaffelstein Remix):  Just dark enough.

Sun Kil Moon - Jim Wise
Sun Kil Moon - Micheline:  So I will say this album Benji comes recommended, but, SPOILER ALERT: EVERYONE DIES.  No, really.

The Beverleys - Bad Company
The Beverleys - Dreams:  Kick ass rockfest up in here.

The War On Drugs - Burning
The War On Drugs - Under The Pressure:  Lost in the Dream fuses 80s synth pop with Dylan crooning in a way I find seductive and almost always irresistible.  Recommended.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

AlunaGeorge - Best Be Believing (TYR Remix)
Faith No More - Motherfucker
FKA Twigs - Closer
FKA Twigs - Pendulum
Gent & Jawns - Kings
James Vincent Mcmorrow - When I Leave
Machinefabriek - Aether, Rotterdam
Perfect Pussy - Interference Fits
Perfect Pussy - Work
Phoenix - Bankrupt! (Gesaffelstein Remix)
Sun Kil Moon - Jim Wise
Sun Kil Moon - Micheline
The Beverleys - Bad Company
The Beverleys - Dreams
The War On Drugs - Burning
The War On Drugs - Under The Pressure



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Thursday, December 4, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/12/04 - Daphne Music Vol. 004

blog 2014/12/04 - Daphne Music Vol. 004

All of the songs my daughter and I are dancing and grooving to!

Get up and boogie:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141204-daphne004.zip



THESE ARE THE GROOVES YOU KNOW YOU KNOW

01 M.I.A. - Banana Skit
02 Raffi - Bananaphone
03 Liz Phair - The Tra La La Song
04 Aileen Quinn, Toni Ann Gisondi & Chorus - Hard Knock Life (Annie OST)
05 They Might Be Giants - Mammal
06 Pentatonix - Sings To Five
07 Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics (Cut Chemist)
08 Pizzicato Five - Good
09 David Mead - I Like To Run, I Like To Jump
10 Haim - Forever
11 Manu Chao - Bongo Bong
12 They Might Be Giants - The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
13 Usher - ABC Song
14 Aileen Quinn - Tomorrow (Annie OST)
15 Cookie Monster with Pentatonix - C Is For Cookie
16 Jurassic Five - Conrete Shoolyard (cleaned)
17 Dressy Bessy - If You Should Try To Kiss Her
18 They Might Be Giants - In The Middle
19 Sleater-Kinny - You're No Rock 'n Roll Fun
20 Arcade Fire - Here Comes the Night Time
21 Janelle Monae - Power Of Yet
22 Cibo Matto - Agues De Marco



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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/12/03

blog 2014/12/03 - we ache in a good way

and smell like a shower:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141203.zip


A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Boys Turn Into Girls (Initiation Rites)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Golden Waves
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - MTLOV (Minor Keys):  Sea When Absent has some epic blissout and driving crescendo.  Get on the emotional rollercoaster.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

FKA Twigs - Papi Pacify
FKA Twigs - Water Me:  2 bits of sublime future sounds from the EP2.

I am David Laing - Marmalade:  Propelling folk from Please Don't Mind the Words.

Jennifer Lopez ft Iggy Azalea - Booty (Dom Corleone Remix):  Yes, all booty, no patooty.

Jessie Ware - Say You Love Me (Gorgon City Remix):  Jessie is always stunning but oh with this deep house wrapper, it's divine.

Lykke Li - Heart Of Steel
Lykke Li - Just Like A Dream
Lykke Li - No Rest For the Wicked (Remix ft A$AP Rocky):  The dance pop is toned down.  The album is I Never Learn.  And Lykke Li needs a big hug.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  Oh and hey here's a rework with A$AP on it for you!

Maker - Love It (prt 1 & 2):  Breakbeat CDs are often just way tooooo muuuuuch.   So many breaks.  Shooting the Breeze was like that too, but I had to just pull this nugget out.

Odesza - Say My Name ft Zyra:  Odesza brings the beats as always, and totally hot once again.

Pharmakon - Bestial Burden:  While def not for everyone, I'm def recommending Bestial Burden for it's cathartic drama.

The Lowest Pair - Moving On:  Oh my gosh, my heart, IT ACHES.

Tiefschwarz - Kraft:  This goes back to 2010, but I needed to get my tech on.

Tourist - I Can't Keep Up ft Will Heard (Dub Mix):  Smooth it own with some slick vocal house.  Good night.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Boys Turn Into Girls (Initiation Rites)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Golden Waves
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - MTLOV (Minor Keys)
FKA Twigs - Papi Pacify
FKA Twigs - Water Me
I am David Laing - Marmalade
Jennifer Lopez ft Iggy Azalea - Booty (Dom Corleone Remix)
Jessie Ware - Say You Love Me (Gorgon City Remix)
Lykke Li - Heart Of Steel
Lykke Li - Just Like A Dream
Lykke Li - No Rest For the Wicked (Remix ft A$AP Rocky)
Maker - Love It (prt 1 & 2)
Odesza - Say My Name ft Zyra
Pharmakon - Bestial Burden
The Lowest Pair - Moving On
Tiefschwarz - Kraft
Tourist - I Can't Keep Up ft Will Heard (Dub Mix)



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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

MP3 blog/2014/11/25

blog 2014/11/25 - .

no more:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141125.zip


Beyonce - Partition (starRo Remix):  boom boom bae boom!

Death Blues - Unseen:  I want to go in toa  dark tunnel and drink strange whiskeys while the dark mirth of Death Blues fills the air with opium and passion.

Deft Aphid - Password Protected ft Coin Locker Kid, Rob Swift:  First instinct is the celebration that Rob Swift is still kicking it. 

Ex Hex - How You Got That Girl:  Haven't heard the new album Rips yet, but I love the straight forward singalong pop here.

Fool's Gold - I'm In Love (Poolside Remix):  If you see the words "Pool Side" on a track, just imagine it's a timewarp to 1983 and go get funky with yourself.

Gallant - Manhattan:  Smooth silk core.

Interpol - Everything Is Wrong:  Oh hey, new Interpol, from El Pintor!

Miike Snow - Paddling Out (Lowflows Remix):  Super pop Miike Snow remix time!

Mugsy! - Simple:  This is breakbeat 101 dope science class.  Take notes.

Run The Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) ft Zack De La Rocha
Run The Jewels - Lie Cheat Steal:  There are a number of albums that I have to start out immediately with a disclaimer.  Kanye was like this too:  There's just a lot of fucked up stuff in the lyrics that I wish I could slap them over.  But ugggh, what is with this odd position where we're totally cool with an intense amount of bullshit said in hiphop?   But yeah, despite the stupid shit, this is undeniably hot hot hot shit.  RUN THE JEWELS 2 waaaaaaaaaaaaa good.  AND THEY GOT ZACK ON IT!

Sharon Van Etten - Our Love:  Another great song from Are We There, which is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Swans - She Loves Us:  HOLY SHIT THE NEW ALBUM IS AMAZING.  To Be Kind.  Get it.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

The Radio Dept. - Death To Fascism:  Simple yet powerful progressive beats.

Troyka - Clint:  There is a spiritual hole in my heart filled in by this bliss.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Beyonce - Partition (starRo Remix)
Death Blues - Unseen
Deft Aphid - Password Protected ft Coin Locker Kid, Rob Swift
Ex Hex - How You Got That Girl
Fool's Gold - I'm In Love (Poolside Remix)
Gallant - Manhattan
Interpol - Everything Is Wrong
Miike Snow - Paddling Out (Lowflows Remix)
Mugsy! - Simple
Run The Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck) ft Zack De La Rocha
Run The Jewels - Lie Cheat Steal
Sharon Van Etten - Our Love
Swans - She Loves Us
The Radio Dept. - Death To Fascism
Troyka - Clint



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/11/18

blog 2014/11/18 - we all have hopes but hey in the end we're gone

They are fun to revel in while we're here:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141118.zip


Big Tree - Raise the Flag:  A great synthesis of all the pop elements you know / love / demand.

Bryyn - Black Wolves:  Ahhh the precious smallness!

Caribou - Silver:  Our Love is out now.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Cloud Control - Dojo Rising:  From the 2013 album Dream Cave.  I kind of picture the singer doing this all while shrugging in to a mirror and it works oh so well.  Love it.

Ensemble Pearl - Island Epiphany:  This shit is my ambrosia, like a direct metaphysical wire from my ears to my nervous system and I am allllll about it.

Eric B & Rakim - In The Ghetto (Rhythm Scholar Urban Renewal Remix):  Had to dig out this classic remix.

Negativland - Right Might:  Hoooooly mooooly new negativland in 2014???? It's All In Your Head!!!

PKeys - Not To Play With:  Love this beat so much.

Populous - Brasilia ft Giorgio Tuma:  Sounds like some swampy Beachhouse meets Animal Collective jam and it's alll good.

RiFF RAFF - Dolce & Gabbana (Carnage VIP Edit):  I'll just pretend that we all know it's a joke, right?

Run The Jewels - Oh My Darling Don't Cry:  I should probably just say I'm kind of really fucking tired of some of Killer Mike's politics, but dayyam this track is indisputable.

Sizzla - Blessed (Deejay Theory remix):  Total party jamss.

Sleater-Kinney - Bury Our Friends:  HOLY FUCKING SHIT NEW SLEATER-KINNEY OMG OMG OMG ARE YOU PEOPLE LISTENING TO ME?  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Stumbleine ft Violet Skies - Sleeping Through The Day (The Walton Hoax Remix):  Yes, sometimes we all must.

Taylor McFerrin - Decisions ft Emily King
Taylor McFerrin - Georgia:  OK I admit it, I had to go check and see if this guy was related to Bobby, and yup.  Damn hot lineage, these tracks are amazing.

The Knife - Without You My Life Would Be Boring (Shaken-Up Version):  Perfect tweak on this essential classic.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Big Tree - Raise the Flag
Bryyn - Black Wolves
Caribou - Silver
Cloud Control - Dojo Rising
Ensemble Pearl - Island Epiphany
Eric B & Rakim - In The Ghetto (Rhythm Scholar Urban Renewal Remix)
Negativland - Right Might
PKeys - Not To Play With
Populous - Brasilia ft Giorgio Tuma
RiFF RAFF - Dolce & Gabbana (Carnage VIP Edit)
Run The Jewels - Oh My Darling Don't Cry
Sizzla - Blessed (Deejay Theory remix)
Sleater-Kinney - Bury Our Friends
Stumbleine ft Violet Skies - Sleeping Through The Day (The Walton Hoax Remix)
Taylor McFerrin - Decisions ft Emily King
Taylor McFerrin - Georgia
The Knife - Without You My Life Would Be Boring (Shaken-Up Version)



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Monday, November 10, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/11/10

blog 2014/11/10 - what is better than to…

No really, he makes elephant noises:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141110.zip


AbJo - However (You Want) v.3:  Stripped down cheese classic gets the slowmo workout.

Alex Wiley - Vibration (Honest Remix):  Ahhh OMG getting that Chance The Rapper bits in there elevates this to perfection.

Aria Perez - Seduce Me:  Oooo I love the density of the production on this one, super brazen.

Chairlift - Ghost Tonight:  This is a super sexy track from the 2012 album Something

Chubby Fingers - You Belong:  More slick reworkings of the classic cheese.  Full cheese ahead!

Hoodie Allen - Nolan Ryan:  Hooooly shit this is hot hot hot!  AND HE MAKES ELEPHANT SOUNDS.

Hopium - Dreamers ft Phoebe Lou (Jamie Kuse Remix):  Blissed pop goodness all over this one.

Ice Cube - Drop Girl ft Redfoo & 2 Chainz (UZ Remix):  Daaaang UZ does the trap ish right.

Indian - Rhetoric of No
Indian - The Impetus Bleeds:  OK OK so sometimes I end up queueing up some death metal.  These two are from the newly extra dense From All Purity.

KOOL A.D. - Hickory ft Talib Kweli and Boots Riley:  New KOOL!  From WORD O.K., this is my favourite track in a long time.  This is Saturday smiles all around.

Little Simz & Waldo - Mandarin Oranges:  Yessss chop that newage flute + harp ish!

Machinedrum - Now U Know Tha Deal 4 Real (Lando Kal Remix)
Machinedrum - She Died There (Traxman Remix)
Machinedrum - U Don't Survive (Chrissy Murderbot Remix):  Rooms came out like 2012 or so?  But I only recently discovered the DELUXE EDITION bonus CD with these fabulous remixes.  Seriously, the 2nd disc is just as good as the first. Recommended.

SBTRKT - New Dorp. New York ft Ezra Koenig:  Oh Ezra, we can't flip through any crates and not find you tucked in there somewhere.  What you doing down there, getting all funky and groovey?

Ta-ku - Knightime:  Once again:  pretty much every beat Ta-ku is on is hot.  Never sleep again.  OK OK, just get all the Ta-Ku stuff.  Then sleep.  Sleep is awesome.  But so is Ta-ku.

Valise - Charlie Gray:  OK down with this Death Cab vibe.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

AbJo - However (You Want) v.3
Alex Wiley - Vibration (Honest Remix)
Aria Perez - Seduce Me
Chairlift - Ghost Tonight
Chubby Fingers - You Belong
Hoodie Allen - Nolan Ryan
Hopium - Dreamers ft Phoebe Lou (Jamie Kuse Remix)
Ice Cube - Drop Girl ft Redfoo & 2 Chainz (UZ Remix)
Indian - Rhetoric of No
Indian - The Impetus Bleeds
KOOL A.D. - Hickory ft Talib Kweli and Boots Riley
Little Simz & Waldo - Mandarin Oranges
Machinedrum - Now U Know Tha Deal 4 Real (Lando Kal Remix)
Machinedrum - She Died There (Traxman Remix)
Machinedrum - U Don't Survive (Chrissy Murderbot Remix)
SBTRKT - New Dorp. New York ft Ezra Koenig
Ta-ku - Knightime
Valise - Charlie Gray



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/10/28

blog 2014/10/28 - what is better than to…

I am no longer afraid, the truth doesn't terrify:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141028.zip


Alinco Cuts - I Do Not Run:  Blisteringly cool in acapella format, but oh the grime beat works too.

Atlas Genius - Back Seat:  Sweet pop dug from 2012.

Bro Safari - Spooked ft DJ Craze:  Halloween?  Oh yeah time to get Spooky bass.

Brothers From Another - Blame It On My Youth:  Fucking kids born in the fucking 90s used to be a thing.  Here we are.

Cam'ron - Lala:  I love the sound of rappers pushing 40 and still killing it.

Christoph Berg - Coda
Christoph Berg - Today Has Been Alright:  2 suites of string ambience from Day Has Ended.

Dama/Libra - Stravinsky:  This is like a warm organ hug for your brain.

Deathcrush - Lesson #4 for Wharton Tiers, Strauss:  Hardcore from the Skools In 12".

DJ Vadim x Governor Tiggy x Dr. Dre - Well Done:  Seamlessly all together and oh so hot.

Fatima Yamaha - What's A Girl To Do:  This is some electro plod with so much room to breathe that the synthlines just come out and blow you away.

K.Flay - Thicker Than Dust (Fei-Fei's Feided Remix):  This remix captures so much of the K.Flay highlight's and puts them up in big lights.

Kembe X - As I Unfold ft Ab-Soul & Alex Wiley:  Unnnf I love so much about this track.

Kero Kero Bonito - Sick Beat:  WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS TOMB RAIDER WINDOWS 98 STUFF?

Leftside - Monkey Biznizz (HTTP & Dan Farber Remix):  Oh monkey where you AT monkey?

Spooky Black - Idle:  Love this James Blake core ish.

Teach Me Equals - Dictionary of Imaginary Places:  From the wonderfully titled "Knives in the Hope Chest"

The New Pornographers - Dancehall Domine:  NEWWWWW!  From the album Brill Bruisers.

The Rebel - Nothing Is Real Except Recording:  Probably the perfect way to end this post.  Or anything.  Turn off the universe when done.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Alinco Cuts - I Do Not Run
Atlas Genius - Back Seat
Bro Safari - Spooked ft DJ Craze
Brothers From Another - Blame It On My Youth
Cam'ron - Lala
Christoph Berg - Coda
Christoph Berg - Today Has Been Alright
Dama/Libra - Stravinsky
Deathcrush - Lesson #4 for Wharton Tiers, Strauss
DJ Vadim x Governor Tiggy x Dr. Dre - Well Done
Fatima Yamaha - What's A Girl To Do
K.Flay - Thicker Than Dust (Fei-Fei's Feided Remix)
Kembe X - As I Unfold ft Ab-Soul & Alex Wiley
Kero Kero Bonito - Sick Beat
Leftside - Monkey Biznizz (HTTP & Dan Farber Remix)
Spooky Black - Idle
Teach Me Equals - Dictionary of Imaginary Places
The New Pornographers - Dancehall Domine
The Rebel - Nothing Is Real Except Recording



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/10/21

blog 2014/10/21 - we never take this chance

This will slowly destroy us:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141021.zip


Alexander Tucker - His Arm Has Grown Long:  Did James Keenan Maynard invest in cello lessons and a loop pedal?  Because damn, this is the perfect comeback.  From the 2011 album Dorwytch.

ASTR - Blue Hawaii:  Probably the slickest ode to Everybody I've ever grooved to.

Belle - No Sleep In Toronto:  Canadians love it when people mention Canada.

Cian Nugent & The Cosmos - Grass Above My Head:  Stunning insrtumental work that glistens across my heart, from Born With The Caul.

Dae Zhen - '94:  Love the tight + unhurried flow here, from Women & Wordplay, and touches on the same joys of Brother Ali.

Disclosure & Friend Within - The Mechanism:  More kickass bass from Disclosure ooh yes

Dpat & Atu - Nothing Here:  More smooth chillbass.

Faust - Herbststimmung:  Psych jam!!!!! From Something dirty

HSVN - Supreme ft Jarell Perry
HSVN - Whenever I Plz ft Arima Ederra:  I am so all over this pop-filled smoothed out chillbass.  If I had to name genres today, I would have called this My Cuddle Core.

Jessie Ware - Tough Love:  Jware is back and is as stunning as ever.

Kembe X - Poker Face:  smoked out so smooth.

King Green - Nothing:  Ugggh that beat is so killer and he's got flow for days.  Amazing.

Mikos Da Gawd - Get Lo ft Mr. Carmack:  Percolate non stop, busta.

Moses Sumney - Lindisfarne:  This reminds me of a James Blake track, but vox done by an acapella group.

Nurses - Trying To Reach You:  There are some Vampire Weekend elements distilled in here, but no worries, they rise above that for pop greatness.

Sos - Dead or Alive:  A touch of XX, a touch of melodrama, and super emo rnb vox.

Sufjan Stevens - Futile Devices (Shigato Remix):  This is a cover, right?  Ahh well, it's fabbo.

Tittsworth - After The Dance ft Q-Tip, Theophilus London, & Alison Carney:  Light groove hiphop dance all night.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Alexander Tucker - His Arm Has Grown Long
ASTR - Blue Hawaii
Belle - No Sleep In Toronto
Cian Nugent & The Cosmos - Grass Above My Head
Dae Zhen - '94
Disclosure & Friend Within - The Mechanism
Dpat & Atu - Nothing Here
Faust - Herbststimmung
HSVN - Supreme ft Jarell Perry
HSVN - Whenever I Plz ft Arima Ederra
Jessie Ware - Tough Love
Kembe X - Poker Face
King Green - Nothing
Mikos Da Gawd - Get Lo ft Mr. Carmack
Moses Sumney - Lindisfarne
Nurses - Trying To Reach You
Sos - Dead or Alive
Sufjan Stevens - Futile Devices (Shigato Remix)
Tittsworth - After The Dance ft Q-Tip, Theophilus London, & Alison Carney



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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/10/15

blog 2014/10/15- uggh seriously, fuck you angry dudes

Enough of the whiny pissbabies:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141015.zip


1 Giant Leap - Dunya Salam ft Baaba Maal:  So the whole 1GL thing is kind of a total cheeseball powerhouse thing from 2001, but I really love this one track.

Aaron Martin - Comfort Of Shadow:  Tense and lush, from Day Has Ended.

Angel Olsen - Hi-Five:  Another great song from the fabulous new album Burn Your Fire For No Witness.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Chet Faker - 1998:  Sweet bouncy pop, this is some sunglasses-at-night ish.

Clean Bandit - Rather Be ft Jess Glynne (The Magician Remix):  The Magician is a … wizard? … at pop.  First time I've heard him flip a garage beat like this and it's lovely.

Cosmo Baker & Grandtheft - Find a Way ft Jeanette Lady Day:  Funky smooth vocal house, oh yes!

James Blake - Overgrown
James Blake - Take A Fall For Me:  I didn't talk about it much last year, but now that I listen more I really really really am digging Overgrown.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang (Caked Up & Meaux Green Remix):  BOOOOOOTTTTYYYYYY

Majid Bekkas - Sahara Blues:  Oh god yes yes, this is the sex.

Perfume Genius - Fool
Perfume Genius - Grid:  A stunner.  As impactful as a more shy and reserved Antony.  A near perfect album, Too Bright is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Poliça - I See My Mother:  Defined quite a bit by the vocal processing, this is some seriously cool pop that reminds me of Bill Laswell productions from the 90s.

Ryan Hemsworth - Gods:  Awww Hemmi goes trap!

S - Vampires:  WHHHYYYY???? There is an arms race for the most ungoogleable name, and we have a new world power.  But still, great song.

Sophie - Lemonade:  Click snap booty clap.

Stylo G - Badd ft Sister Nancy:  There is a unstated rule that I have to post at least 10 Sister Nancy remixes every year.

We Are The Brave - Sparrow (Attari! Remix):  Close it all down with some nightlife cool ish.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

1 Giant Leap - Dunya Salam ft Baaba Maal
Aaron Martin - Comfort Of Shadow
Angel Olsen - Hi-Five
Chet Faker - 1998
Clean Bandit - Rather Be ft Jess Glynne (The Magician Remix)
Cosmo Baker & Grandtheft - Find a Way ft Jeanette Lady Day
James Blake - Overgrown
James Blake - Take A Fall For Me
Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang (Caked Up & Meaux Green Remix)
Majid Bekkas - Sahara Blues
Perfume Genius - Fool
Perfume Genius - Grid
Poliça - I See My Mother
Ryan Hemsworth - Gods
S - Vampires
Sophie - Lemonade
Stylo G - Badd ft Sister Nancy
We Are The Brave - Sparrow (Attari! Remix)


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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/10/07

blog 2014/10/07- when you say it three times in the mirror

hark a douchebag approaches:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141007.zip


Alvvays - Adult Diversion:  OH I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE, VERY CLEVER.

Anjou - Sighting:  I had been listening to a lot of Bohren as of late and this is like a slightly more muted, dronier, and somehow more upbeat version?

Caribou - Can't Do Without You:  OMG NEW CARIBOU ALBUM!  Our Love, out now.

Cause & Affect - Dreams:  Unnnnf love that subbas.

Clark Terry - Swahili:  This track is so ballin.

Clipping - Work Work ft Cocc Pistol Cree:  From the album CLPPNG.  Haven't heard the whole thing but this is pretty great.

Dilly Dally - Next Gold:  This song could be like 10 minutes long.  Best 10 minutes ever.

Duke Dumont - Need U (100%) ft AME:  The seduction of vocal house, but oh that killer subbass going on.  Check it.

Duologue - Memex:  This feels like mystical indie pop in the style of The Antlers.  I love it.  From the Memex EP.

FKA Twigs - Two Weeks:  God this is so sexy.

HUIAS - Dealer:  Smooth bass sexy.

Le1f - Float:  OK this is far to short of a tease.  MOAR.

Loom - Bottom of the Sea:  Smooth jazzy downtempo from the Brazilian Beats EP.

Paris Carney - It's Always The Quiet Ones:  Just some great lovely pop.

Phox - Slow Motion:  I think this is my favourite Phox track, it has the bubble gum gem in it.  (Don't put rocks in your gum.)

Salt Cathedral - Tease (Kodak to Graph Remix):  This is just a stellar remix.

Sylvan Esso - Coffee:  Sweet pop bliss.

Tomderson - Congo Drum ft Di Apprentice:  BEAT IT LIKE A CONGO DRUM

White Hinterland - Baby:  Total powerhouse glory pop hole.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Alvvays - Adult Diversion
Anjou - Sighting
Caribou - Can't Do Without You
Cause & Affect - Dreams
Clark Terry - Swahili
Clipping - Work Work ft Cocc Pistol Cree
Dilly Dally - Next Gold
Duke Dumont - Need U (100%) ft AME
Duologue - Memex
FKA Twigs - Two Weeks
HUIAS - Dealer
Le1f - Float
Loom - Bottom of the Sea
Paris Carney - It's Always The Quiet Ones
Phox - Slow Motion
Salt Cathedral - Tease (Kodak to Graph Remix)
Sylvan Esso - Coffee
Tomderson - Congo Drum ft Di Apprentice
White Hinterland - Baby


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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/09/30

blog 2014/09/30 - the clack goes after the click, not before

Look I even wrote it all down for you:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140930.zip


Aphex Twin - 4 bit 9d api+e+6
Aphex Twin - Minipops 67 (Source Field Mix)
Aphex Twin - XMAS_EVET10 (Thanaton3 Mix):  Hey goes so apparently there's this guy named RDJ and he's this big weird dad and occassionaly makes sounds????  I HAD NO IDEA!  Syro topping the charts for sure.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Armalite - I Am A Pancreas (Seek To Understand Me...):  Let me guess, this is the guy from Atom And His Package?  Googles…  YEP!  Awesome.

Busta Rhymes x Q-tip x Alicia Myers - Thank You (Jaytee mashup Remix):  Smooth as all hell mashed in beats.

Gardens & Villa - Bullet Train:  Good treading indie pop rock.

Got A Girl - There's A Revolution:  There's some lovely little swing going on here!

Isaac Tichauer - Changes
Isaac Tichauer - Questions:  Classical tip deep smooth house grooves!

Mark Berube - Carnival:  I can't resist a monotone flow sometimes.  From Russian Dolls.

Perfume Genius - Queen:  oh god oh god oh god… new Perfume Genius out: Too Bright.  And it is amazing.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Ponce - El Muerto:  This one is a total blissout jam.  We miss you, summer.

Portishead - Roads (Raikow Edit):  Always great to get back in to the classic masters.

Sleigh Bells - To Hell with You:  How did this heaviness go all super sweet pop?  Greatness from Bitter Rivals.

Treasure Fingers and The Knocks - My Body (Kreap Mix):  More classic smooth vocal house!



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Aphex Twin - 4 bit 9d api+e+6
Aphex Twin - Minipops 67 (Source Field Mix)
Aphex Twin - XMAS_EVET10 (Thanaton3 Mix)
Armalite - I Am A Pancreas (Seek To Understand Me...)
Busta Rhymes x Q-tip x Alicia Myers - Thank You (Jaytee mashup Remix)
Gardens & Villa - Bullet Train
Got A Girl - There's A Revolution
Isaac Tichauer - Changes
Isaac Tichauer - Questions
Mark Berube - Carnival
Perfume Genius - Queen
Ponce - El Muerto
Portishead - Roads (Raikow Edit)
Sleigh Bells - To Hell with You
Treasure Fingers and The Knocks - My Body (Kreap Mix)



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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/09/23

blog 2014/09/23 - tonight there will be fireworks

You don't call and that's a mutually understood part of our erosion:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140923.zip


10 - 10
10 - Smile:  Quirky pop constructions crumbling from the 2011 album Natureplex.  For the 21st century Yoko Ono meets High Places fans.

Antony And The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone (Stefan Mint Edit):  FFFFFF YESSSSS

Drake - Too Much ft Sampha (GXNXVS Remix):  Drake needs to chill right and just go smooooooooooooooth

GH - Hydrolics (Sandro Cruz Remix):  Love that throwback house synth.

Ghost Cousin - Breakfast and Tea:  Great tnderpop from the album Scotland.

Hidden Orchestra - Spoken (Submerse Remix):  Swooning all for this one, from Archipelago Remixes Part 2.

Ian William Craig - TEAC Poem:  Stunning minimal effects, from A Turn of Breath.

Jamie xx - Girl:  Oh hey, Jamie's still kicking it!

Marz Loon - Touch
Marz Loon - Wavez:  Futuresex downtempo RnB from the album Loner.

Paolo Nutini - Let Me Down Easy:  Just close your eyes and this soul is perfect.  From Caustic Love.

Stevie Wonder - Superstition (Autograf Remix):  Eternally remixed, forever and ever and ever and it will always be time for Stevie.

Sylent EFX - Thumpin:  Back to basic house over here.

Vandaveer - The Great Gray with Ark Life:  This is an apprpropriate amoutn of solemnity for my favourite doom folk.

Walt Dickerson Quartet - That Is the Desert:  Believe it or not, we plucked this from Jazz Impressions Of Lawrence Of Arabia.

Washed Out - All I Know:  My favourite fuzzpop track from Paracosm.

Wet - No Lie (Noah Breakfast Remix) (M3H Laurx0 Refix):  Oh for sure, the refix alone gets me to post this track again.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

10 - 10
10 - Smile
Antony And The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone (Stefan Mint Edit)
Drake - Too Much ft Sampha (GXNXVS Remix)
GH - Hydrolics (Sandro Cruz Remix)
Ghost Cousin - Breakfast and Tea
Hidden Orchestra - Spoken (Submerse Remix)
Ian William Craig - TEAC Poem
Jamie xx - Girl
Marz Loon - Touch
Marz Loon - Wavez
Paolo Nutini - Let Me Down Easy
Stevie Wonder - Superstition (Autograf Remix)
Sylent EFX - Thumpin
Vandaveer - The Great Gray with Ark Life
Walt Dickerson Quartet - That Is the Desert
Washed Out - All I Know
Wet - No Lie (Noah Breakfast Remix) (M3H Laurx0 Refix)



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Thursday, September 18, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/09/18

blog 2014/09/18 - I sure hope nothing WEIRD happens to us, this time

What an odd comment to make:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140918.zip


Angel Haze - Drunk In Love:  It's a bit awkward to think that Angel's highest highs are poignant covers, but whatevs, it still rocks.

Angel Olsen - Lights Out:  Wonderful track from the new album Burn Your Fire For No Witness

BADBADNOTGOOD - Hedron:  Once noted for being young, now just noted for being AMAZING.

Gidge - I Fell in Love
Gidge - You:  These productions are so tight and delightful.

Little Dragon - Killing Me
Little Dragon - Klapp Klapp:  Simmering little pop numbers from the new album Nabuma Rubberband.

Manfredas - Uumellmahaye:  All about the wacky fart synths here, not gonna lie.

Max Richter - On The Nature Of Daylight (Disconnect OST)
Max Richter - Running (Disconnect OST)
Max Richter - The Swimmer (Disconnect OST):  Chalk up another soundtrack I really love to a movie I'll probably never see!  Aces.

Photay - No Sass:  Oh god this is so deep and heavy and makes me smile all stupid.  Yessssss now the horns!  AMAZING.

We Were Promised Jetpacks - Moving Clocks Run Slow
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Roll Up Your Sleeves:  These harken back to the golden times of 2009, but I hadn't heard These Four Walls until now really.

Wennink - Hard & Square (Lance Desardi Remix):  Finish up with this glorious bouncing pop.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Angel Haze - Drunk In Love
Angel Olsen - Lights Out
BADBADNOTGOOD - Hedron
Gidge - I Fell in Love
Gidge - You
Little Dragon - Killing Me
Little Dragon - Klapp Klapp
Manfredas - Uumellmahaye
Max Richter - On The Nature Of Daylight (Disconnect OST)
Max Richter - Running (Disconnect OST)
Max Richter - The Swimmer (Disconnect OST)
Photay - No Sass
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Moving Clocks Run Slow
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Roll Up Your Sleeves
Wennink - Hard & Square (Lance Desardi Remix)



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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/09/10

blog 2014/09/10 - Yes, beard was the correct answer.

We do that exothermic shit:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140910.zip


AGO - The Garden Joose & Waldo:  soooo fickin heavy

Cymande - Dove:  This is some epic ish that goes all the way back to 1973.  41 years of constant jaaaaaaam.

Giovanni Di Domenico - Mlouk:  Checked this out for the Henriksen connection and was NOT disappointed.  More space jazz please!  From Distare Sonanti.

Girl Talk & Freeway - I Can Hear Sweat ft Jadakiss
Girl Talk & Freeway - Tolerated ft Waka Flocka Flame (Wolf Eyes Remix):  Expecting this to of course total douchey, and it IS, but also kind of great?  And then HOLY SHIT WOLF EYES YESSSSSS.

Gorgon City - Here For You (Them Jeans Remix):  Some super smexxy deep vocal house!

Herve & Zebra Katz - Tear the House Up:  AWWWWWW YESSSSS so amazing Zebra Katz kills it again so good.

How To Dress Well - See You Fall:  HTDW make me want to slowdance with you until I slump in to your arms, bawling.

Jenn Grant - Gone Baby Gone:  Short and sweet, and my favourite track from 2012's The Beautiful Wild.

Mizgir - Esenin:  This is like some modern day Future Sound Of London and it makes me very happy.

Soft Circle - Finna Fury:  Delightfully Eclectic, they cried in unison at the wacky breadth of the Modeselektion Vol. 02 comp.

Ultraísta - Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix):  Four Tet steps in to the room, steps all over the track, and does a jaunty jig the whole way through.

unknown artist - Bayaya (Axel Boman Re-Rub):  Amazing deep little working.

UZ - Trap Shit V5 ('Bout To Go Crazy) ft Problem:  I'm pretty sparse in my love for the trap that is all Trap aka New Brostep, but this one strikes a great balance.

Wooderson Slater - The Lake:  I'm guessing a beard.



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

AGO - The Garden Joose & Waldo
Cymande - Dove
Giovanni Di Domenico - Mlouk
Girl Talk & Freeway - I Can Hear Sweat ft Jadakiss
Girl Talk & Freeway - Tolerated ft Waka Flocka Flame (Wolf Eyes Remix)
Gorgon City - Here For You (Them Jeans Remix)
Herve & Zebra Katz - Tear the House Up
How To Dress Well - See You Fall
Jenn Grant - Gone Baby Gone
Mizgir - Esenin
Soft Circle - Finna Fury
Ultraísta - Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)
unknown artist - Bayaya (Axel Boman Re-Rub)
UZ - Trap Shit V5 ('Bout To Go Crazy) ft Problem
Wooderson Slater - The Lake



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/08/28

blog 2014/08/28 - edging on the details

Almost the peak:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140828.zip


A Shoreline Dream - The Heart Never Recovered:  Float on the janglepop express on the new album The Silent Sunrise.

A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Crushin':  This new one from Sea When Absent is all subtle ecstatic waves.

Beth Orton - Bamboo (River Come Down):  Another track from that quirky Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys comp.

Datassette vs Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill:  Was passed this from a friend, and I really think we all needed this in our lives.

Death Cab For Cutie - Amputations
Death Cab For Cutie - Bend To Squares
Death Cab For Cutie - Your Bruise:  So yeah I am continuing with my dive in to the Death Cab catalogue, so here are some highlights from Something About Airplanes.

Dinosaur Jr. - Now The Fall
Dinosaur Jr. - Ricochet:  Dinosaur Jr are such an incredible institution that got even better as they got older.  These 2 great tracks come from a 7" single, and are both winners.

Merdarahta - Dusk:  Saw this band live and holy shit they were amazing.  A perfect blend of dark metal and drone.  This recording here doesn't quite capture it all, but I can't recommend them enough.

Quasimoto - Greenery (instrumental)
Quasimoto - Life Is... (instrumental)
Quasimoto - Players of the Game (instrumental):  The thing with Quas is that…. Yeah OK you know what the thing is.  That's why Further Instrumentals is such a great ride sometimes.

Speedy Ortiz - Bigger Party:  So who'd have thought the Adult Swim singles program could be so good?

Tim Hecker - Amps, Drugs, Mellotron:  Oh yes, it's that good.  Shocked face.

Warpaint - Billie Holiday:  A lovely little cover tribute.

White Lung - Down It Goes
White Lung - Drown With The Monster
White Lung - Lucky One:  Deep Fantasy is such a powerhouse of an album.  It's like when you first discovered grunge in 1992 and were like fuck yes, let's do this hard.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

A Shoreline Dream - The Heart Never Recovered
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Crushin'
Beth Orton - Bamboo (River Come Down)
Datassette vs Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Death Cab For Cutie - Amputations
Death Cab For Cutie - Bend To Squares
Death Cab For Cutie - Your Bruise
Dinosaur Jr. - Now The Fall
Dinosaur Jr. - Ricochet
Merdarahta - Dusk
Quasimoto - Greenery (instrumental)
Quasimoto - Life Is... (instrumental)
Quasimoto - Players of the Game (instrumental)
Speedy Ortiz - Bigger Party
Tim Hecker - Amps, Drugs, Mellotron
Warpaint - Billie Holiday
White Lung - Down It Goes
White Lung - Drown With The Monster
White Lung - Lucky One



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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MP3 blog: 2014/08/12

blog 2014/08/12 - the days we know are all just nostalgia now

Crumbling away your childhood:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140812.zip


2222 - Moments Of Clarity:  This is MY STYLE of dubstep goodness.

Arve Henriksen - Bird's-eye-view
Arve Henriksen - Jump Cut:  I've been stumbling through a bunch of Henriksen's discography and I think my favourite is 2004's Chiaroscuro.  Some of his other stuff meanders a bit towards nowhere, but the textural meditations of this record really call to me.

Busdriver - Ego Death ft Aesop Rock & Danny Brown:  ALLLLLll over the place, and who knows if the elements gel, but each taken separately is pretty great.

Doyeq - Thank You:  I love glitch beats with classical piano.  It's a classic taste like peanut butter and chocolate.  AND THEN THE STRINGS?  Oh my this track is just incredible.

Echaskech - Anomie
Echaskech - Voyager:  Origin is some wonderful IDM glory.

Lechuga Zafiro - Isla De Flores (Atrapamboril Mix):  Unnnf all over this one.  AND IT HAS ELEPHANTS.

Lily and the Tigers - Honey:  Lovely bluesy barrom folk from the album The Hand You Deal Yourself.

Mahendra Kapoor & Suresh Wadekar - Sada Vasda Raje Punjab (Uproot Andy RMX)
Mulatu Astatke vs. K'naan ft Mos Def - America (Uproot Andy RMX):  2 MORE CLASSICS from Uproot Andy.


Simian Mobile Disco - A Form Of Change:  Epic tech from the masters.

Skating Polly - Alabama Movies:  Loving this playful rock screech from the new album Fuzz Steilacoom.

Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way to Fall
Ulrich Schnauss - Ten Years:  Blissout ending with my 2 favourites from last year's A Long Way to Fall



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

2222 - Moments Of Clarity
Arve Henriksen - Bird's-eye-view
Arve Henriksen - Jump Cut
Busdriver - Ego Death ft Aesop Rock & Danny Brown
Doyeq - Thank You
Echaskech - Anomie
Echaskech - Voyager
Lechuga Zafiro - Isla De Flores (Atrapamboril Mix)
Lily and the Tigers - Honey
Mahendra Kapoor & Suresh Wadekar - Sada Vasda Raje Punjab (Uproot Andy RMX)
Mulatu Astatke vs. K'naan ft Mos Def - America (Uproot Andy RMX)
Simian Mobile Disco - A Form Of Change
Skating Polly - Alabama Movies
Ulrich Schnauss - A Long Way to Fall
Ulrich Schnauss - Ten Years



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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/08/05

blog 2014/08/05 - float on and up

The world is upside down but so are we:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140805.zip


Chihei Hatakeyama & Hakobune - Slightly Near (excerpt)
Chihei Hatakeyama & Hakobune - Vibrant Color (excerpt):  2 little peaks in to 3 of the cloud-state worlds on the new album It Is, It Isn’t.  Blissout newagey guitar ambient forever.

De La Soul - Dilla Plugged In
De La Soul - Marvin Jaye:  De La dropped the free mixtape Smell The DA.I.S.Y. this year, reworking a bunch of their old raps with Dilla beats.  Get in the groove.

Katamari Damacy vs Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Anything (Team Teamwork mashup):  OK this isn't the best mashup ever, but given it has the Katamari theme, it's the flagship and can't be missed.

Lathe - Nobody's Fault But Mine:  Incredible soaring track from the EP "II", availble on bandcamp.  Highly recommended.

M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Oblivion ft Susanne Sundfor (Oblivion OST)
M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Raven Rock (Oblivion OST)
M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Waking Up (Oblivion OST):  So yeah, I definitely listen to more soundtracks than watch movies.  Is that odd?  Anyways I definitely had to check this out for the M83 tip, because we all know that epic 80s pop should easily be able to meld in to soundtrack territory.

Michael Jackson - Beat It (acapella demo):  This is fricking ridiculoid.  MJ's multi-tracked acapella demo ideas for Beat It.  WHAT. THE. FUCK.  This is incredible.

- Deus Sol Invictus
- Heliogabal II:  Heliogabal is a whirlwind of an album.  Luiscious crunchy textures and dark corridors, with only a smattering of occassional beats for familiarity.  This is a dark headtrip, and highly recommended.

The Second Hand Marching Band - This Is The Story:  All bouncey happy twee indie pop, from A Hurricane, A Thunderstorm.

Thomas Feiner, Fyfe Dangerfield, Robbie Wilson - The Rainbow (Talk Talk cover):  OK OK OK, finally, the last great track from the collection of Talk Talk covers…



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Chihei Hatakeyama & Hakobune - Slightly Near (excerpt)
Chihei Hatakeyama & Hakobune - Vibrant Color (excerpt)
De La Soul - Dilla Plugged In
De La Soul - Marvin Jaye
Katamari Damacy vs Kanye West - Can't Tell Me Anything (Team Teamwork mashup)
Lathe - Nobody's Fault But Mine
M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Oblivion ft Susanne Sundfor (Oblivion OST)
M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Raven Rock (Oblivion OST)
M83, Anthony Gonzalez & Joseph Trapanese - Waking Up (Oblivion OST)
Michael Jackson - Beat It (acapella demo)
m² - Deus Sol Invictus
m² - Heliogabal II
The Second Hand Marching Band - This Is The Story
Thomas Feiner, Fyfe Dangerfield, Robbie Wilson - The Rainbow (Talk Talk cover)



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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/07/29

blog 2014/07/29 - we're done with this mess, this mess is now yours.

Who wants to fight for this dissatisfaction:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140729.zip


Anna Meredith - ALR
Anna Meredith - Unicron:  Meredith is a fricking electronics wizard and her records make me super giddy.  These gems are from the highly recommended Jet Black Raider EP and she will make your head spin too.

DAM - Mali Huriye (I Don't Have Freedom)
DAM - Warde
DAM
- Ya Sayidati:  Palestinian rappers DAM have some great flows and you should check out their videos out youtube.

Death Cab For Cutie - 405 (Acoustic)
Death Cab For Cutie - Technicolor Girls:  So yeah I have been going back and digging in to the old Death Cab catalogue.  These 2 are from the Forbidden Love EP.

Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally - Tom's Gone to Hilo:  Another little track from the bafflingly existing "Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys" compilation.

Gowns - Heaven
Gowns - Marked:  Continuing my love affair with EMA, going back to her old band Gowns and Broken Bones is FUCKING AMAZING OMG.  That viola on Heaven gives me the ecstatics.  And an earlier version of Marked?  Oh shudder.

Katamari Damacy vs Death Grips - Tachyon (Team Teamwork mashup)
Katamari Damacy vs DMX - X Gon' Give It to Ya (Team Teamwork mashup):  OK this is more just a fabulous idea than a perfect execution, but hell with it, here we are:  Katamari Damacy soundtrack gets some rework.

Punch Brothers - Dark Days:  Lovely little bit of country folk from The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 & Beyond.  Yeah yeah yeah, I know…

Somatic Responses - Fear Chamber:  Literally the one shining light for me on Puny God.

Teeburr - Do It For The Vine:  FINALLY, a song that captures the zeitgeist of 2013!

Todd Edwards - Hold The Faith:  Todd Edwards is an always yes.  So funky.  So groovey.  Always.

Waxfactor - Reggaenomics (Luna Landa Mix):  Kick it down with some hot breakts!



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

Anna Meredith - ALR
Anna Meredith - Unicron
DAM - Mali Huriye (I Don't Have Freedom)
DAM - Warde
DAM - Ya Sayidati
Death Cab For Cutie - 405 (Acoustic)
Death Cab For Cutie - Technicolor Girls
Gavin Friday and Shannon McNally - Tom's Gone to Hilo
Gowns - Heaven
Gowns - Marked
Katamari Damacy vs Death Grips - Tachyon (Team Teamwork mashup)
Katamari Damacy vs DMX - X Gon' Give It to Ya (Team Teamwork mashup)
Punch Brothers - Dark Days
Somatic Responses - Fear Chamber
Teeburr - Do It For The Vine
Todd Edwards - Hold The Faith
Waxfactor - Reggaenomics (Luna Landa Mix)



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MP3 blog 2014/07/22

blog 2014/07/22 - they see we're upset and what of it?

Chances are we will take it any more:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20140722.zip


C/\TN/\PS - Crush On U
C/\TN/\PS - Last Night
C/\TN/\PS - Txt Me Goodnite:  That is "C/\TN/\PS", and they are awsome.  Their "The Feels" mixtape form last year is rocking my world in a big way.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Christian Löffler - Notes
Christian Löffler - Roman
Christian Löffler - Young Alaska:  Some of the most beautiful and textured electronic music.  Minimal, deep, housey, complex.  If you like Four Tet, this stuff blows most of that stuff out of the water.  Young Alaska is a gem.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Gowns - Cherylee
Gowns - White Like Heaven:  I am soooo in love with the two EMA albums, and then I was reminded of the precursor band: Gowns.  I got those albums and oh they are a slightly messier and gritter and equally glorious explorations.  These two tracks are from Red State, which fuses the dark pop with post rock sound scapes and ethereal whisper.  Recommended.

Sharon Van Etten - Keep:  The dreamiest of dreams from the 2009 album Because I Was In Love.

Shlohmo - Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Shlohmo - The Way You Do (D33J Remix):  Drenched down liquid honey remixes from the Vacation EP and you know you need it.  It's all this good.

The Herbaliser - Inside The Machine
The Herbaliser - Take 'em On:  After oh so many I don't get hyped by too many new albums from the Ninja Tunes classics roster, and I wasn't all about There Were Seven, but these 2 tracks from the 2012 album still have it going on.

Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone (Matt Bishop Remix):  Already some of the best dance pop rock, it just takes a teeny remix touch to get it out to the clubs. 



THIS WEEK'S TRACKS

C/\TN/\PS - Crush On U
C/\TN/\PS - Last Night
C/\TN/\PS - Txt Me Goodnite
Christian Löffler - Notes
Christian Löffler - Roman
Christian Löffler - Young Alaska
Gowns - Cherylee
Gowns - White Like Heaven
Sharon Van Etten - Keep
Shlohmo - Rained The Whole Time (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Shlohmo - The Way You Do (D33J Remix)
The Herbaliser - Inside The Machine
The Herbaliser - Take 'em On
Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone (Matt Bishop Remix)



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