Posted by: Jeff | May 11, 2010

Tuesday Mixtape II (Monday Mixtape X)

My computer was in need of some rehab yesterday, so I spent the day completely offline. Apologies for being late on this week’s mixtape, which should put a spring in your dreary Tuesday step.

Broken Social Scene – All To All (2010)

From last week’s Forgiveness Rock Record LP, this track is helmed by Lisa Lobsinger, who turns in an admirable Feist (a previous BSS mainstay) impression to create another shiny beauty of a track that showcases Broken Social Scene’s lighter side.

Buy here.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Soft Shock (2009)

Karen O practically coos over the pulsing synths of this dance-oriented track from 2009’s It’s Blitz! release. The track best embodies the departure the Yeahs took from their earlier frenetic post-punk repertoire, but the inimitable Karen O remains fully in control.

Buy here.

Lykke Li – Let It Fall (2008)

Who knew a song about crying could sound so funky?

Buy here.

Hercules and Love Affair – Blind (2008)

A fun summer-y disco number with brass and showy flair.

Buy here.

HEALTH – USA BOYS (2010)

This band may be in all caps, but this new single is fairly understated indie dance.

Buy here.

Crystal Castles – Celestica (2010)

For an electronica band known most for loud and brash live performances, this is a fairly subdued offering.  It really showcases, however, that Alice Glass is more than a dynamo on stage – she has a pretty lovely voice as well.

Buy here.

New Young Pony Club – Chaos (2010)

NYPC may have started off as the precursor to The Ting Tings, but they’ve evolved into a pretty solid dance-punk outfit from London. This is the lead single off their new 2010 LP, The Optimist.

Buy here.

The Hood Internet – Shut Up, American Boy (Estelle v. The Ting Tings) (2009)

Speaking of The Ting Tings, this mash up of the two earworms of 2009 (American Boy, and Shut Up and Let Me Go, respectively) is irrepressible.

Support here.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Side Ponytail (2010)

A new release from a band that just can’t miss. Try not to tap your toe. Just try.

From an as yet unnamed release (2010).

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