The Knife+Avi Buffalo+Nosaj Thing+CVJ

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The Knife In Collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock
We are back to the regularly scheduled program everybody, 4 songs a day. So today I woke up like usual which is one eye open reaching for my iPhone and checking email, twitter, and facebook before heading to my email and deleting the emails I just read from bed but one thing I noticed was a ton of twittering about a new song by The Knife which was a nice jolt. The song is amazing, it has a great experimental build into this well composed orchestral piece which really relies on these muted beautiful steel drum melodies and outstanding vocal ranges, everyone making pop music should feel some sort of shame after hearing something that is musically moving in a creative direction but keeping their sound and taking chances.

Coworkers have been telling me about Sub Pop’s Avi Buffalo for months now, I found this song from a Daytrotter live session and I blew me away. Lately if i’ve been listening to anything like this its only been slower stuff from Kurt Vile, Bon Iver, Elm From Arm or Midlake so this was a nice change in gears.

Wow what a great remix by Nosaj Thing, so thick and warm with a nice pop but it must be easy though if you have Charlotte Gainsbourg vocals to work with, can’t really screw that up.

If I could hear one song live and it to keep growing and building it would have to be this Casino Versus Japan song, I heard it live at the Tycho NYC show and I had to roll my tongue back into my mouth and hold my jaw from hitting the floor. The sounds that you get when you’re half way thru bring back so much nostalgia for me, they’re so gentle and dreamy but in a whole different way than what shoegaze does for some people.

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Tyler says:

January 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Weird … I have been jamming to Over Island multiple times this past week. Definitely a great nostalgic track.

The debut reissue is out now right? What’s different about the reissue from the original besides the awesome new cover art? … Are the tracks remastered or touched up?


gerwin says:

January 7, 2010 at 4:29 am

That track by The Knife is absolutely massive. I’m drooling over Over Island as well :) thanks !


aerodin says:

January 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Over Island I think was on Go Hawaii. I used to blast this while driving in heavy snowstorms in upstate NY as a sort of counterpoint to the whole situation. Such gorgeous stuff, I could have sworn you guys were homies.