I never know if the newer generations of music fans like The Police as something other than a drinking game song band. They’re my favorite band of all time, I even kind of have a small little shrine in my room involving Synchronicity vinyl, Sting shirts, DVDs/VHS’s, and 7 inch vinyl, I have no shame. The 1:09 intro in Secret Journey always grabbed me especially when it hit the 0:40 sec mark and I knew the guitar loop was coming.
Little Dragon’s song Feather has be this year’s most dark magic/fantasy sounding indie pop song of 2009, the girls voice has this early 90’s grungy girl voice that has points where she just sounds like she doesn’t care at all about anyone and it comes off almost cold then other times it sounds like she has David Bowie arm on her shoulder and she’s singing to make it on the Labyrinth 2 soundtrack which would be amazing!
Without ever hearing J Dilla or Dabrye things like Taken By Trees song structure would never make sense to me but now I love this kind of Jacob’s Ladder unraveling sound, if you need another visual then try this its like watching some vintage cartoon with a car driven by a hippo with a tiny hat with the X band-aid on the tire rolling over each rock on a bumpy road.
I’m not sure if the “dance mix” will ever go away in the indie world or if its even frowned upon yet, it definitely helps if you want to play a song that you like to a group of friends that want to go out but don’t want them to be bumped out by your good yet sad music.
The Police – Secret Journey[audio:policesecret.mp3]
Little Dragon – Feather[audio:featherdragon.mp3]
Taken By Trees – My Boys (Animal Collective Cover)[audio:myboys.mp3]
The xx – Shelter (Them Jeans Drum Edit)[audio:themjeans.mp3]
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R M Pinti says:September 16, 2009 at 1:24 pm
I don’t know if I’d consider myself as a “newer generation of music fan” but I’m definitely of the newer generation and I love The Police
Scott says:September 16, 2009 at 1:26 pm
The Police are the , esp. pre-80’s. That cover is still an all time great too.
Kevin says:September 16, 2009 at 1:47 pm
uh yeah….Little Dragon basically rules. Yukimi Nagano is all over the scandanavian scene, and has the best voice around. probably more famous for her work with Koop (Summer Sun). Her songs with Hird and Swell Session are equally as awesome tho. definitely go get anything she’s ever sung on this instant….
Kevin says:September 16, 2009 at 1:52 pm
…and she’s hot…
Stephen Knowlton says:September 16, 2009 at 7:00 pm
I asked my co-worker her age when the Police broke up (-1… same as me), and then asked what songs they did… apparently “YMCA”. Honest answer. And she’ll probably read this comment when she checks your site tomorrow… Hi Leah!
Neil Hamilton says:September 17, 2009 at 3:37 am
Jakub I agree, The Police are definetly a sublime sound…more that a drinking game band thats for sure check out this footage of Hole in my life @ Hadfield Polytechnic circa 79′ . This tune was not one of their more popular but I think live its wicked! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC53BLnU7Tw
Brian says:September 17, 2009 at 7:03 am
I was born in 80, so I didn’t pay much attention to The Police. But I grew to love Sting in high school and college, which introduced me to The Police. There is no doubt they are an amazing band. One of those which will be talked about for generations.
marcus says:September 17, 2009 at 10:01 am
theyre my favourite as well. i always get the looks of surprise when i tell people that.
Matthew says:September 17, 2009 at 10:36 am
Was just playing my Ghost record yesterday. Good shit.
xiripiriflaita says:September 17, 2009 at 11:39 am
thanks for this version of shelter… ; )
Mackel says:September 17, 2009 at 11:39 am
The XX! Them Jeans edit is sick! One of my favorites
Chris says:September 17, 2009 at 11:47 am
Loving the new Little Dragon album! Check out the track Place To Belong on their self titled album. It’s easily one of my favourite songs. Amazing on a cold wet English winter evening.
NAVIS says:September 18, 2009 at 1:04 am
I could never fully get into the Police. I grew up listening to Vangelis and Ray Lynch. Then I got into bagpiping for a long time. Seriously. I even had a short stint with smooth jazz in 7-8th grades. I feel like I’m at an some AA meeting for music… sharing my dark musical secrets.
But that Taken By Trees track is great. I find it funny they changed it to My Boys. I’d say this is the cutest thing to ever be posted here.
GoGoGo says:September 21, 2009 at 3:44 pm
I heard an interesting interview with miss Bergsman (Taken by trees) about the recording of the new album. Apparently they went to Afghanistan to record it with some local musicians and singers. Turned out pretty funky, i esp dig “Watching the waves”.
Marc says:October 4, 2009 at 12:49 pm
I have been following this blog for quite sometime now, I’m not young nor do I feel old but I was lucky enough to have a firiend who’s dad worked as a promoter in Montreal. I was lucky enough to attend the Police Live at the Spectrum, sadly the building was destroyed last year. I actually show up on the VHS recorded show, its a great video to check out. We had a crush on the Burka clad back up signers.
This happened just after the Police Piknic tour, kind of the beginning of the megatours. That year the talking heads had done a 50 50 show with the police in pure outdoor bliss, we are talking Byrne having seisures with his fat suit during burning down the house. It was a concert to remember !