Whitest Boy Alive+Mux Mool+CVJ+Doom
Our favorite Scandinavian pop star Erlend Oye is back with his band The Whitest Boy Alive, by the sound of it after skipping thru some of the songs on the LP I feel like we got a intimate recording of the band in the studio, each instrument is upfront in big bold letters. I’m really loving the key work on the whole LP, gonna take a walk and check out the whole thing now.
Mux Mool’s new EP dropped today exclusively on iTunes, you may know him from the Ghostly Swim compilation or the intro song for the engadget podcast called gdgt run by Peter Rojas and Ryan Block. The synth bass in this song is as warm as butter and the melody sounds like its straight from a soundtrack for an ending of a 80’s tropical action film, too good to miss.
Digged up an old Casino Versus Japan 10″ that was released on Wobblyhead years back, made me really miss Erik’s work. If your reading this Erik email me i’ll put out your album! damn you’re good at melody my friend.
MF Doom hrrrmm I mean Doom just never fails me, the instrumental here just guns down any imitators, the intro horns remind me of a fuzzy memory of watching an A-Team & Airwolf marathon on the USA Network in 1989.
The Whitest Boy Alive – 1517[audio:1517.mp3]
Mux Mool – Teal Trim[audio:teal.mp3]
Casino Versus Japan – Via Rouge[audio:via.mp3]
MF Doom – Kon Queso[audio:kon.mp3]
11 Comments Leave A Comment
Rent says:March 17, 2009 at 4:44 pm
new whitest boy alive is the shit…been a fan since the last catchy album and this one followed it quite nicely. great selection as always Jakub!
Jakub says:March 17, 2009 at 5:12 pm
Thanks man, just got back after listening the whole LP, pretty nice, definitely a change of pace to what i’ve been listening to lately which is some Grime/Dubstep but I remembered why I have a man crush on Erlend hah.
Did you enjoy yourself at the 10 yr party?
alex says:March 17, 2009 at 5:18 pm
I hadn’t really listened to much Whitest Boy Alive before that last song you posted, “Otto’s Journey” etc, but I’ve been really digging it since I picked up “Dreams” and “Rules.” Some cool stuff for sure. Great production quality.
Rent says:March 17, 2009 at 7:09 pm
yeah I had a blast at the show for sure…everyone’s sets were great and I was happy I stayed to watch Eliot close out the night. also great seeing you and Scott as well…nice to put a face with the name.
keep bringing the hot jamz!
*just listening through some of the Dreams album again and I can’t help but get these tunes stuck in my head…so catchy.
Jake G says:March 18, 2009 at 1:39 am
Jakub I would love to get my hands on some early CVJ 10″s, sounds similar to Hitori + Kaiso 1998-2001. Is it possible to obtain those older Wobblyhead releases?
This is a great post, 4 solid tracks. Diggin’ Erlend Oye’s new group.
gerwin says:March 18, 2009 at 5:43 am
Discogs has got one or two CVJ split 7″s for sale, with the awesome “Silver and Gold” on it.
First time i post here by the way – you’ve given me some very nice tracks Jakub, thanks.
Jon says:March 18, 2009 at 4:31 pm
The new WBA album is great, not as great as the last, but still a great listen. The warbly key work is great, and adds a lot to their sound. My favorite on the album by far is that last track, Island. It’s a wonderful 7 minutes.
rtificial says:March 18, 2009 at 4:58 pm
I wonder if they ever sorted that whole MF Doom controversy with him doing shows with a stage double and pissing off a LOT of fans.
Enough of that, oddly enough I was just thinking of casino vs japan. I’m listening to this album by ilkae called pisatchio island and it sounds alot like CVJ, cept branches out a bit more.
magenta says:March 22, 2009 at 6:27 am
casino versus japan is the darkest inner-heaven that everyone has inside.
didn’t know this track. fascinating. thanks.
Kathleen says:April 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm
Thanks so much for posting these, I didn’t know a new album had come out…
Benjamin says:May 4, 2009 at 8:55 am
this Mux Mool track is killing it right now. I’ve can’t seem to get enough. And you nailed it Jakub, it sounds exactly like a tropical action film soundtrack.