For Throwback Thursday, I’ve got a treat for you. I never really understood the Talking Heads when I was younger. They hit the mainstream before I was old enough to know what music was, essentially. So I never got into it, however, this remix hit me at just the right moment, and now I kinda get it. This is a tremendous re-working and “How did I get here?” makes a whole lot more sense now that I’ve got some miles under these tires. Where is that large automobile indeed. I think there’s a lot of wisdom in some of the older music that will hopefully start getting remixed now that it’s officially “vintage.” Weird thinking of the 80’s being vintage, but when you’re 30 years out (yup!), the meanings will evolve, and we’ll all be better for it. The dance house vibe on this is strong, so put it into your face as the days go by. Gilgamesh does some great work here, so give em some love.
In a move zero people saw coming, not only are the founders of The Mars Volta back, they’ve brought Flea (yes, the RHCP member) with them! The new sound is called Antemasque and they’ve got two tracks out currently on their bandcamp page. Get at them below, there’s a rocking, alternative sound that I’ve not heard in many years. They’re busting out the gate and I couldn’t be more happy about it. Everything is better with two scoops of Volta founders Cedric & Omar. (via Exclaim.ca)
Someone over at Metafilter shouted out this new YouTube Channel and its various hep renditions of classic rock & roll, alt rock & whatever else they feel like. A serious chiptune movement exists, that I’ve discussed often on the blerg. I believe tunes like this can remind others that chip is a legit genre and there’s a lot of work that needs to be done in that space to make EDM stronger as a whole. Can’t wait to see who does it and pushes the genre into the big room for the first time. (via Metafilter)