New: The Wombats

New: The Wombats – Addicted to the Cure {0}

Awesome B-side track off their “Jump Into The Fog” single. So pumped for the new album, The Modern Glitch, to drop on April 25th!

THE WOMBATS – ADDICTED TO THE CURE

Glasnost Remix The Ting Tings

Glasnost Remix The Ting Tings {1}

This is what happens when cheeky Brits collide with a Houston dance party.

THE TING TINGS – HANDS (GLASNOST REMIX)

Oldies: Home Video

Oldies: Home Video – The Smoke {0}

Brooklyn-based electronic rock duo Home Video create atmospheric jams that aims to heighten the senses, evident on “The Smoke,” my top pick from their 2010 sophomore LP The Automatic Process. There’s a heavy Radiohead influence on this track, too — always a plus.

“The Smoke” is perfect headphones music; best when played during a thunder and rain storm. And while reading a leather bound book. By candlelight.

Haha, I told you these guys were atmospheric ;)

Enjoy! – and apologies for the lack of recent posting. Expect regular updates in the very near future.

HOME VIDEO – THE SMOKE

indie.mix.39

indie.mix.39 {1}

What’s up everyone? Hope the new year is treating you well thus far! It’s cold and snowy here in Chicago, but life is good as always. I was able to finally put the finishing touches on my February 2011 Mix — The Groundhog Day / Snowpocalypse Special.

Please enjoy and be sure to stay warm out there!
Much love,
—Dan

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Track List:listen below!
01. Cut Copy – Pharaohs & Pyramids
02. Restless People – Days of Our Lives
03. Smith Westerns – Weekend
04. Foster The People – Helena Beat
05. Toro Y Moi – New Beat
06. MillionYoung – Easy Now
07. Pnau – The Truth (Jump Jump Dance Dance Remix)
08. Starfucker – Millions
09. Holy Ghost! – Do It Again
10. Memory Tapes – Today Is Our Life
11. Penguin Prison – Golden Train
12. Mitzi – India
13. Ginger Ninja – Sunshine (Eumig & Chinon Remix)
14. Punches – Feeling Right
15. Twin Shadow – Shooting Holes at the Moon
16. Peter Bjorn and John – Second Chance
17. Delta Spirit – Bushwick Blues
18. Young Galaxy – Peripheral Visionaries
19. Gorillaz – Empire Ants (Miami Horror Remix)
20. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

Re-Introducing: PENGUIN PRISON

Re-Introducing: PENGUIN PRISON {3}

Penguin Prison is Chris Glover, another talented NYC electro-pop wunderkind who makes intelligent dance music influenced by erudite New York disco types like Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem. On his track “Golden Train,” I really dig the anti-techno intro, which features analogue bleep textures layered under Chris’ pop star vocals.

PENGUIN PRISON – GOLDEN TRAIN

File next to: James Murphy, Hot Chip, Strange Talk, Holy Ghost!

Also, update your calendars and mark Feb 11 as the date the debut album drops. Soon after, when the record gets picked up by the mass media/communication channels, I predict that we all start throwing out the Prince, JT, and Pharrell comparisons — and with good reason. Let’s do the math on this guy: (1) he has the proverbial voice of an angel, (2) he’s one of the best guitar players you’ll ever see/hear, and (3) he can do an amazing Aaron Neville impression. He’s the total package; a one-man pop machine.

The only question remaining, though, is can he dance? If Chris can indeed pop and lock like MJ, then the world may want to get ready for the second coming of the King of Pop.

New: Memory Tapes

New: Memory Tapes – Today Is Our Life {2}

In September 2009, Memory Tapes delivered a dance-pop gem with Seek Magic — an album that no one saw coming, but one that was ubiquitously loved. Fifteen months later, new music from the NJ-based producer could not possibly arrive soon enough.

My eyes lit up last week when I saw frontman Dayve Hawk tweet “New Year // New Album.” One week later and we already have a sample of things to come!

Check out the new single “Today Is Our Life” from that forthcoming second LP. The track is also available on the Love SIC Disco compilation.

Around 1:04, I’m fairly certain that I hear the opening synth line from Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark.” Perhaps a small ode to the most famous celebrity to ever come out of Jersey? (Aside from Snooki, unfortunately.) Respect for The Boss.

MEMORY TAPES – TODAY IS OUR LIFE

New: Foster The People

New: Foster The People – Houdini {0}

Outrageously catchy new track from LA-based indie pop four-piece Foster The People, who just released their debut self-titled EP. No wordy write-up necessary for this one; hit play and enjoy!

FOSTER THE PEOPLE – HOUDINI

DIM

DIM’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 {2}

For my totally cliché Most Anticipated Albums list, I picked the 25 most important or enticing releases to watch out for in 2011. Have fun!

MillionYoung: Replicants
Release date: Jan. 11 [Old Flame]

The Smith Westerns: Dye It Blonde
Release date: Jan. 18 [Fat Possum]

Tennis: Cape Dory
Release date: Jan. 18 [Fat Possum]

The Decemberists: The King Is Dead
Release date: Jan. 18 [Capitol]

Iron and Wine: Kiss Each Other Clean
Release date: Jan. 25 [Sub Pop]

Destroyer: Kaputt
Release date: Jan. 25 [Merge]

The Go! Team: Rolling Blackouts
Release date: Jan. 31 [Memphis Industries]

Hercules & Love Affair: Blue Songs
Release date: Jan. 31 [Moshi Moshi]

James Blake: James Blake
Release date: Feb. 7 [Atlas/Universal]

Cut Copy: Zonoscope
Release date: Feb. 8 [Modular]

Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Release date: Feb. 15 [Sub Pop]

Drive-By Truckers: Go-Go Boots
Release date: Feb. 15 [ATO]

Toro Y Moi: Underneath The Pine
Release date: Feb. 22 [Carpark]

Dr. Dre: Detox
Release date: February 2011 [Aftermath]

Pains of Being Pure of Heart: Belong
Release date: March 2011 [Slumberland]

The Strokes: Title TBA
Release date: Spring 2011 [RCA]

Radiohead: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Label TBA?]

The Avalanches: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Modular]

Santigold: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Downtown]

Death Cab For Cutie: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Atlantic]

My Morning Jacket: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [ATO]

M83: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Mute]

Panda Bear: Tomboy
Release date: TBA [Paw Tracks]

Battles: Title TBA
Release date: TBA [Warp]

Kanye West & Jay-Z: Watch The Throne
Release date: TBA [Label TBA]