When the world is looking gray around you on days like today, a little bass can go a long way to bring a some eternal sunshine into your life. Liquid Stranger is here to help with a new album out today, The Arcane Terrain, and a tour stop in SF later in the week.
“Who the heck is Chet Faker?” To be honest, I don’t think many people know the Wikipedia-worthy answer to that question. What I do know is that this Melbourne based electronic artist just released a killer rendition of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” that suddenly has people looking for answers (and grooving in the meantime).
“All of the Lights,” one of the hottest tracks on Kanye’s masterfully produced My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy gets the Pretty Lights remix treatment.
The Fleet Foxes just announced a new album scheduled for release May 3rd, and an accompanying tour that will stop in the Bay Area at the Fox Theater (where else!) on May 5th. Helplessness Blues follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2008 self-titled debut, which was named the best album of that year by Pitchfork, among other accolades.
The Most Extravagent Single in History? That’s what Datarock is claiming with Catcher in the Rye, set for for release on March 21st. If you shell out the clams and purchase, you get a designer toy with a USB stick with 110 tracks, 1,500 photos, 20 music videos, and a new hour-long concert film. Added bonus, the toy was designed by Brian Flynn of Hybrid Design and San Francisco’s own Super7. If you just want to hear the new tune, listen below.
[audio:http://girlieaction.com/music/datarock/downloads/Catcher_In_The_Rye.mp3] Datarock “Catcher in the Rye”
A little more than a month after Mike D remixed Matt & Kim’s “Cameras,” fellow Beastie Boy Ad Rock is throwing his hat into the ring with a remix from Mad Decent’s Bosco Delrey. MCA, you’re up!
[audio:http://pulse.sfstation.com/files/2011/01/Evil-Lives-Ad-Rock-Remix.mp3] Bosco Delrey “Evil Lives” (Ad Rock remix)
We’re not sure if Luke Rathborne is worthy of the John Lennon and Elliott Smith comparisons bestowed upon him by at least one other publication, but “Dog Years” sure is a nice little ditty for a sunny afternoon. Kind of makes you want to stop what you are doing and roll around in the grass for awhile. Look out for rathborne’s two new EPs Dog Years and I Can be One.
[audio:http://lukerathborne.com/Dog%20Years%20-%20Luke%20Rathborne.mp3] Luke Rathborne “Dog Years”