T Croose+City Center+PP+Nacho Patrol
Today’s 4 picks might be my favorite in a while, all 4 tracks contain what I’d like to hear all summer while canoeing with friends, a road trip on a breezy tornado weather afternoon or maybe some pick up wiffle ball at McCarren Park.
Tom Croose set the pace on this edit he did of Beirut and with just a few additions the track becomes abit more head noddy. If you’re listening Zach Condon I truely think you should press this on a nice heavy weight 7 inch, with a spine sleeve, on a waxy satin stock and maybe some clear/slate grey marble vinyl, just a thought but i’m sure it’ll sell if you do it, count me in for 2 copies.
The small amount of City Center i’ve heard i’ve fallen in love with, he might instantly have noticeable hints of Animal Collective but without that need making it crazier than it needs to be. Fred Thomas pushes thru Bleed Blood giving us what exactly we want to hear for 6 and half minutes which are the underlaying field recording style vocals and distant surf guitar, echoed woodblocks, a woodsy atmosphere that sounds like its sucking itself inside itself and his entrancing serenade.
Read this in 2 years and i’m going to still have to say I really enjoy this song and i’m sticking to it by “Indietastic” Passion Pit. It has a familiar M83 elements to it but clearer and without the need of the synth taking over but pure good song writing for what it is which is an EPIC indie-electronic pop song.
Are you ready for this Nacho Patrol song? Legowelt aka Nacho Patrol just nailed a genre no one is covering which is the sound of 60’s Johnny Quest meets grainy psychedelic snake charming disco off the coast of an unknown island in South America. I mean come on! when I heard this on Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space Radio I would of put money down that i’d never find this record because in my mind it was just some hard to find dirty 45 that was found magically at a Florida garage sale under a table sitting on the astroturf and nearly melted in the sun and reeking of some old women’s sun tan lotion.
Beirut – Venice (Tom Croose’s City Of Water edit)[audio:cow.mp3]
City Center – Bleed Blood[audio:bleed.mp3]
Passion Pit – Moths Wing[audio:moths.mp3]
Nacho Patrol – Africa Space Program[audio:nacho.mp3]
10 Comments Leave A Comment
alex says:May 15, 2009 at 10:35 am
Yeah loving that Passion Pit song, epic indeed. Will be blasting that one in Vegas all weekend..
grant says:May 15, 2009 at 11:42 am
hey scott, the sampling and synth work was courtesy of Body Language ;) we’re actually posting our little memoir blog of the ppit recording sessions for Manners very soon. glad you likey
frank says:May 15, 2009 at 12:37 pm
I love your description of the Nacho Patrol song. You got me all excited there! I should have just stopped there and not actually listened to it.
renoir says:May 16, 2009 at 4:51 am
i love the nacho patrol song. thanks for sharing this with us ^^
Jake G says:May 17, 2009 at 1:37 am
Jakub, Tom Croose does an excellent transformation of Venice. The original is one of my favorites from ‘March of the Zapotec’, then I hear Tom’s mix, and it may almost be more satisfying. I for-see this track sticking with me throughout the summer. Is it available for download anywhere?
Marc says:May 17, 2009 at 9:46 am
seeing one of my favorite design/music blogs giving love to my friends here in Boston (Passion Pit) is an awesome thing to see! thanks!
Barry says:May 17, 2009 at 3:50 pm
have a copy of the nacho patrol sitting in my local record shop for me, and get the first one aswell, la histori la violencia (or whatever spelling), amazing records!
erik says:May 17, 2009 at 9:15 pm
you ever play records in or around brooklyn?
Barry says:May 18, 2009 at 7:42 am
or more like this…
head wasnt together at all yesterday. new logowelt album, more of his usual style, is out at the moment aswell, top stuff.
Aaron Kasdan says:May 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm
Fyi: Passion Pit’s new LP is up on Amazon mp3 for $2.99