Hear ye, hear ye… it’s time for my weekly contribution. This week I decided to showcase some of my recent loves and addictions. That doesn’t mean they’re necessarily new, just that they’re on repeat for me lately. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Finland’s Cats On Fire sound eerily like The Smiths at times, with the songwriting style paying a great tribute to Johnny Marr and Morrissey. Apparently these guys have been around since 2001, but just released their first album last year.
More free Cats On Fire MP3s can be found here.
Mahogany are playing a show this Thursday at Mercury Lounge, and you better bet that I’m damn sad I won’t be able to make it since I’m DJing that night. This Brooklyn octet, with the help of Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), put together one of the most wonderfully indescribable dream-pop albums I’ve heard in quite some time. I definitely recommend you buy this one, as it’s one you’ll never tire of.
You may remember The Dead 60s from their Clash and Jam influenced Riot Radio, but did you know these guys also did a dub album? I’m not exactly a dubhead, but I can appreciate good dub when I hear it. I guess it shouldn’t be that shocking that a ska influenced band also did a dub counterpart, but I was still impressed. I’m curious as to what the next album these guys put out is going to sound like.
BONUS: This remix has definitely given more “umph” to what should be THE theme song for half of my dating experiences. If you’ve recently been through a bad fling or relationship gone sour, I recommend you put this on and dance the frustration away:
Peter Bjorn and John – Let’s Call It Off (Girl Talk Remix)