indie.mix.40

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Hello music lovers! I’m happy to finally present you with my March 2011 mix — 25 tracks that I’ve been digging over the past month or so. I hope you enjoy!

P.S. Don’t forget to join the MIX LIST as well :-)

Much love,
—Dan

indie.mix.40

Track List:listen below!
01. Holy Ghost! – Wait And See
02. Foster The People – Houdini
03. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Sink / Let It Sway
04. The Strokes – Taken For A Fool
05. U.S. Royalty – Monte Carlo
06. Stornoway – I Saw You Blink
07. Friends Electric – Opposites Attract
08. Cut Copy – Blink And You’ll Miss A Revolution
09. Oregon Bike Trails – High School Lover
10. Satellite Stories – Kids Aren’t Safe In The Metro
11. Kele – Everything You Wanted (RAC Remix)
12. Oh Land – Sun Of A Gun
13. The Knocks – Dancing With The DJ
14. TV Girl – If You Want It
15. Scenic – This Can’t Be
16. Monarchy – I Won’t Let Go
17. The Ting Tings – Hands (Glasnost Remix)
18. Tahiti 80 – Gate 33
19. Young The Giant – My Body
20. Peter Bjorn and John – Dig A Little Deeper
21. Walk The Moon – Anna Sun
22. Big Wave Riders – It’s Funny Things Aren’t Gonna Change
23. Joan As Police Woman – The Magic
24. Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Pull Out My Insides
25. Conner Youngblood – A Summer Song

New: TVOTR

New: TVOTR – Caffeinated Consciousness {0}

Friday morning jolt of energy. Boom.

TV ON THE RADIO – CAFFEINATED CONSCIOUSNESS

Re-Introducing: HOLY GHOST!

Re-Introducing: HOLY GHOST! {0}

Holy Ghost! is one of the best things happening in music right now.

It’s been over 3 years since my ears first experienced the joyful sound that is “Hold On” — the 2007 Italo disco-influenced anthem that put the Brooklyn duo on the map. Since then, I’ve eagerly anticipated each of their subsequent releases: 2009′s “I Will Come Back,” followed by “Say My Name,” “Static on the Wire,” and “I Know, I Hear” in 2010. Each song is a smartly crafted electro-dance concoction, teeming with 80′s inspired analogue synths and crisp vocals. Needless to say, the quality of these initial 5 tracks only heightened my enthusiasm for the upcoming debut LP.

Well, the wait is finally over! I am absolutely loving the 7 new songs that fill out a 10 track / 50 minute debut LP of epic proportions. It isn’t hyperbole to say that this is one of the best debut albums I’ve heard in a LONG time. Some early standouts include “Wait And See” and “It’s Not Over,” as well as closer “Some Children,” which flawlessly employs yacht rock legend Michael McDonald on backup vocals. (Could Mike McD come to be the Nate Dogg of indie collaborations?)

Although the album will officially drop on April 5th, you can catch a sample of things to come below.

HOLY GHOST! – SOME CHILDREN (FT. MICHAEL McDONALD)

File next to: LCD, Juan MacLean, Garçon Garçon, Miami Horror, Classixx

Also, these guys put on an awesome live performance that is not to be missed. I’ve been lucky enough to see them play twice; the first time opening for LCD Soundsystem (5/26/10 @ Metro, Chicago) and the second opening for Chromeo (8/26/10 @ The Cannery Ballroom, Nashville). Can’t wait to check them out a third time when they open for Cut Copy (4/8/11 @ The Riviera, Chicago). See you there?