I was at a show the other night and I heard this song being played over the PA in between band change overs. I was immediately attracted to the infectious beat of the song. I asked the DJ what was playing and he said it was a song from a few years back called "Spaghetti Circus" by Still Going. They are a New York duo who have released a couple of EPs under one of my favorite labels DFA Records. DFA is home to the best dance bands around, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, The Rapture and these guys. What is nice about DFA is they are able to create a great club sound yet use seemingly traditional methods. The use of vocals and keys are what really steer this song for me. I'm not a Skrillex or dubstep fan but I could certainly get down to this at the club.
A Place to Bury Strangers make loud ass music. They are a band that have found their niche and luckily haven't had the mind to change it. I'm all for bands that experiment with there sound, but there are also instances where you hope a certain band keeps cranking out the same solidarity of sound. A Place To Bury Strangers are such a group. Caution: it's about to get loud up in here.
Download via Mediafire: So Far Away
I had heard the name Sharon Van Etten kicked around for a few years, and have heard some of her stuff be played on the radio, but I never gave her music a proper listen. This week her new record Tramp dropped, and I must say Etten is well on her way to being a power player in the singer-songwriter world. Though I am still letting Tramp grow on me, the one song that sticks out for me is the single "Serpents." I love the way her cold voice sounds on top of the guitar wail in the background.
Download via Mediafire: Serpents