Dan Deacon

Hey y’all. It’s been a while since my last mixtape but I promise this one is wicked awesome to make up for the past few months. I’ve been busy with final exams and…graduating. So, if you’ve graduated, this is in dedication to you! And if not, it’s in dedication to you anyways! To summer and adventures! Let’s celebrate! In the words of ‘Ye: “Yes, barely pass any and every class, looking at every ass, cheated on every test. I guess this is my dissertation. Homie this shit is basic, so welcome to graduation! Get on down!”

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Pet Shop Boys

01 | Pet Shop Boys – Did You See Me Coming?

Despite the fact that Yes is Pet Shop Boys 10th studio album, they show no signs of slowing down powering out hits like this one. The entire album is great to listen to and ranks right up with their previous release Fundamental that gave synth pop a new face of minimalism. This track destroys the dance floors and will be Pet Shop Boys’ next single from Yes!

Röyksopp

02 | Röyksopp – The Girl and the Robot

Aaaah how we all love Puffball Mushroom (way to represent in costume Torbjørn)! Junior is an album that slightly moves away from the more downtempo ambient tendencies of Melody A.M. and the Understanding with songs like ‘Happy Up Here’, ‘Tricky Tricky’, ‘Vision One’, and this one, ‘The Girl and the Robot’. Watch the video for the latter below. It totally kicks ass and gets me excited for a potential Röyksopp tour…if the stage set up is anything like the one in the video, I will be so stoked! I love Robyn too, she knows how to shake it.

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— , May 25, 2009    3 Comments

There is nothing I love more tthan really fantastic bubblegum pop tunes. You know, the kind of songs that you would listen to when cruising in Cali with the top down and your hair blowing in the wind while you apply some tasty Diamond Icing Lip Smackers and giggle with your girlfriends. Well, I don’t know if they even make Diamond Icing anymore – they should though, lip smackers was the best part of 7th grade – but either way the soundtrack to my little joy ride fantasy would be Annie‘s new song ‘Girlfriend’. Remember Annie? The Norwegian pop singer who put out what Pitchfork called a ‘perfect pop tune’ back in 2004?! If you don’t, then learn. She is from Bergen, she’s blond and her last album, Anniemal was honestly one of the best things I’ve heard. ‘Heartbeat’ was on repeat in my dorm room for the entire year and I never got sick of it because 1) it was perfection and 2) there were so many good remixes – MSTRKRFT, Mylo, Röyksopp, Alan Braxe, etc. – that I could switch it up every now and then. Anyways, her new album ‘Don’t Stop’ will be released in July. There are already some remixes of ‘Girlfriend’. I like the Get Shakes one best.

Annie – Girlfriend
Annie – I Know Ur Girlfriend Hates Me (Get Shakes Remix)

And just because my love for ‘Heartbeat’ will never end, I’ve decided to throw it in as well. Plus a remix or two for old time sake.

Anni – Heartbeat
Annie – Heartbeat (Alan Braxe Remix)

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— , May 14, 2008    3 Comments