Welcome back to Volume 28 of SYFFAL's Bi-Weekly mix of new music that is a must for your ears and rears. Every other week Del LeFevre will give you the best of what's new, interesting and just plain tasty. Take this music and inject it into your mp3 players and your cars. Embrace the high.
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1) Love Is Real (feat. Holly Miranda) [Fred Falke Remix] - Theophilus London: This remix from the Theophilus London remix album "Timez are Weird These Nights" was the impetus to our "Remix Ranker" SYFFALLIST. If you haven't already checked it out please do so now. It is a straight up dance party in streaming soundcloud list form.
2) Night and Day - Hot Chip: These shameless UK dance rockers will be releasing their new album "In Our Heads" on 6/11/12. Filling the gaps while you wait you can either rock the 2 Bears LP or this sexy suggestive track. I say rock them both. Shamelessly.
3) You Put A Smell On Me (Photocall Remix) - Matthew Dear: The opening drums, brah. It's all about the opening drums. I could listen to an endless loop of those fucking drums for days. Ashamed to admit I never heard the original track when it came out in 2010 so consider this reparations . Thanks Photocall
4) Let It Go (Faustix & Imanos Remix) - Dragonette: Coachellaers, still suffering from Sahara tent withdrawal? If the answer is yes (of course it is) perhaps this Faustix & Imanos remix of Dragonette will do the trick. It is a party...so it's ok for you to do drugs at your desks
5) Blue Jeans ( Smims&Belle remix) - Lana Del Rey: Here I go breaking promises again. OK I promise you this will be the very last LDR remix track marks features. I had to share this one because it has a big Azeliana Banks rap added to it...and Simms&Belle is the moniker of Mark Foster and Isom Innis, whose frantic stage presence I've affectionately referred to as "weaseling".
6) Pure Space - Unicorn Kid: Unicorn Kid's moniker sounds like a budget NES game...but there's nothing budget about this track. My first thought after hearing this delicious electronic track was "Man what kind of damage could Unicorn Kid do if he joined forces with Germany Germany!" I need to see if I can make that happen.
7) Don't Stop (Oliver remix) - Foster The People: Don't get on me for sharing out a Foster The People track you A-Holes. This remix should have Oliver listed as the Artist because Oliver takes ownership of the beats right from the get go.
8) Two Hours (RAC Mix) - Theme Park: I love getting emails from my fellow RACoholics insisting that I HAVE to include certain RAC remixes on Track Marks. Of course I have to. The emails aren't needed but they're so damn welcome. I love knowing other people are obsessed with the RAC as much as me.
9) Sunday Drive (Scissor Sisters remix) - Ladyhawke: I always thought Ladyhawke deserved more attention for her self-titled 2008 debut. For some reason it seemed like it didn't make the huge impression I thought it would. She takes her second crack at winning us over when she releases her follow up, "Anxiety" in MAy. Having the Scissor Sisters around to jazz up her single "Sunday Drive" is a good start.
10) Le Goudron - Yacht: I have fought against being seduced by Yacht for quite some time now. I have one pal who has tried forcing them down my throat nonstop for two+ years now . I fought what I thought was the good fight. Then I caved and listened to Le Gourdron. Damn I was a fool to be so stubborn. What a jam. Time to revisit their back catalog. Asap.
11) Five Seconds - Twin Shadow: This is the best song you will hear all week. It is so damn good. Any preconceived notions you may have had from Twin Shadow's previous album can be thrown out the door with this track. It is so damn good. I NEED "Forget" follow up " Confess" to come out sooner than July.
12) Radio Girls - The Phenomenal Handclap Band: Any song that rocks a deadly trifecta of Blondie esque vocals, thick slinky bass links, and odes to old school radio listening (with added spelling lessons) are automatic locks for Track Marks. This is track is some knee deep in NY late 70's glamour grooving nostalgia.
13) Hollywood (featuring Penguin Prison) - RAC: RAC 4 Life is a common refrain on SYFFAL.COM. Common because I can't help featuring Andres Allen Anjos' music whenever I can. I've probably down my boy AAA a huge disservice by overhyping the Fuck out him but any damage done is erased by the sheer badassery of this, his first original single, with guest vocals from friggin Penguin Prison!
14) I Can't Stay - Ben Browning: I saw Ben Browning perform an awesome crisp set on friday @ The Central in Santa Monica. He and his band blasted through his EP and for good measure added in an Amy Grant cover. I'd love to say the crowd was floored...but they were all drunk as Fuck. It's a shame they won't remember how great "I Can't Say" sounded life. Idiots.
15) Valerie (Steve Winwood cover) - Ra Ra Riot w/ Delicate Steve: My love for Steve Winwood's "Valerie" is, one of my life's ongoing secret shames. As I get older I feel less shame for loving "Valerie" ...especially when I get validation in the form of artists churning out awesome covers of it.
16) Kiss Them For Me - School of Seven Bells: I was sad when Claudia Deheza left the School of Seven Bells because I assumed it meant the end of the band. As a twin I got why she felt the urge to bounce..but I selfishly didn't want to lose their music. Fortunately the band, down one Deheza, pushed on and cranked out a new album ("Ghostory") and a record store day cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees.
17) Obedear - Purity Ring: One of the best sets I saw @ last year's FYF Fest was courtesy of Canada's Purity Ring. My love for their tracks have come so far I've totally forgotten that the only reason I first checked them out to begin with was because someone passingly mentioned that they were a Gobble Gobble off shoot. That was all I needed to hear. Their debut album, Shrines, drops on July 24th.
18) Hanging On (GRVRBBRS Remix) - Active Child: I'm beginning to realize that this Track Marks has turned into more of a Del's favorite artists revisited. I'm making mixes that I want to listen to so it's only natural that it will be overstuffed with jams like Active Child's hanging on. This remix someone manages to enhance the R&B smoothness of the PAt Grossi original while also upping the electro stakes. I dig it. Hard.
19) It's All Okay (Active Child remix) - Julia Stone: Speaking of Pat Grossi..can we just bow down to this fucker already? What he did to Julia Stone's "It's All OK" is a gargantuan feat. The wind was knocked out of me when I first heard this remix. I proceeded to listen to it nine times in a row. I literally rocked it nine times in a row. In this instant access ADD world of streams and spotifys that means a lot!
20) Froid (ft. Guylaine Vivarat) - 2 Hearts and Chemicals: Possibly inspired by Mad Men LA's 2 Hearts and Chemicals get their frenchy french on with this bigger than big track that looks to be ushering in a new sound for them. I want to submit this track to every knucklehead studio chief in Hollywood to get these guys scoring some epic big pictures. They have the chops and the vision. Now they just need the right film.