New Villager+Seefeel+Willits+MF Doom
You had your fill on MGMT, Passion Pit, and Crystal Stilts or Castles in 2008 but its 2009 and you need that next big underdog party jam to get your friends to the bars and excited again. New Villager’s Rich Doors is exactly that track, the catchy hand claps with big stomps just scream out for your attention. All this week I’ve been saying the lyrics over and over in my head and out loud: “You got the right sound rich enough to take them down, your breakin’ new doors whatcha you think you lookin’ for!”.
I’m not going to lie but when friends early on in my music collecting career tried to play me Seefeel to get me to like it, I wasn’t really feeling it. I’m guessing they always played me the wrong song because I never bought a record once by them, even the Warp Records releases. This song from the Starethrough EP has me all the way though with its hypnotic vocals and rhythm, which leads me to where some of the Gang Gang Dance and OOIOO sound comes from.
I remember buying my first Christopher Willits songs that were on a compilation called E • A • D • G • B • E which had some minimal guitar sounds that i’ve never experienced. Here’s a guy that plays guitar daily like millions of people and it took this long to have someone make recordings this pretty and different sounding?
MF Doom over some strings and horns will never fail once and Ghostface being in the song doesn’t hurt the cause either. I picture this song “Angels” as the backdrop of a 50’s rainforest themed restaurant that offered ballroom dancing in the evenings(maybe i’m thinking of Casablanca?) but i’m sure it was used for Charlie’s Angels in some way, right?
New Villager – Rich Doors[audio:newvillager.mp3]
Seefeel – Starethrough[audio:starethrough.mp3]
Christopher Willits – Or With The Tea[audio:tea.mp3]
MF Doom – Angels[audio:angels.mp3]
10 Comments Leave A Comment
AndresM says:January 15, 2009 at 4:32 pm
To tell you the truth MGMT seriously annoyed me all year long. I thought it was so weird how popular they were with critics and indie kids. They seem like they’d tour with Scissor Sisters and Jem
dope C-Wilitz and Doom tho!
RobJ says:January 15, 2009 at 4:46 pm
I have to agree, all my (indie-liking) friends love MGMT, and whilst im not denying their songs are full of craft, from what i have heard they are really jolly almost cringe-worthy at times and that Scissor Sisters comment makes sense
chris says:January 15, 2009 at 4:46 pm
I love that New villager Track. Yet again, thanks for the recommendation Jakub.
And yeah, MGMT was over-hyped.
texas says:January 15, 2009 at 5:50 pm
digin it my friend. i definitely up my street cred everytime i read your posts. gotta keep the fresh tunes comin in 24/7. keep it up.
Alex/HeadUp says:January 15, 2009 at 6:09 pm
“You too, Doreen, your lil fat ass cant get away neither n’ shit”
HAHAHAHAHAHA Doom and Ghost…mm
Been listening to a bit of Doom/Vaughn/KMD recently…lovin One Beer and Lickupon
Andrew J. says:January 15, 2009 at 7:13 pm
Norik says:January 15, 2009 at 10:26 pm
nice!! Rich Doors is really great. funny, my office manager has New Villager signed to his label, and he just showed me a box of fresh 7″s with that artwork (which i really dig) just a few days ago.
texas says:January 15, 2009 at 10:36 pm
and i was bothered at first by mgmt’s success but at least we know people are open for some halfway decent new music.
Jakub says:January 15, 2009 at 10:49 pm
I agree, it could be a lot worse like Jonas Brothers even getting more fans, atleast they got Aeroplane to remix them
pabloamigo says:January 16, 2009 at 1:50 am
glad you’ve seen the light with regards to Seefeel Jakub.
you should check out ‘Moodswings’ (I think it’s on Pure/Impure). Easily my favourite track.