So I’m seriously trying to get my take on the new Daft Punk album out, but I still feel like I need to listen to it a couple more times. My very first impression on the album was it was mediocre, but with each subsequent listen, it quickly changed to godlike. I think it needs to settle a bit before I write anything more about it.
Starting off with an amazing track once again remixed by CHVRCHES of MS MR. I love it. It could be a CHVRCHES song for all I would know, the vocalists from both groups sound somewhat similar. I’m really liking the direction CHVRCHES is taking with the music they’re making, even if this isn’t an original. Second up is the RAC remix of YACHT Second Summer. It’s a bit slower, a bit toned down, but greatness from RAC again. Lastly, I had this sitting on my desktop for almost half a year. I should post a screenshot of my super cluttered desktop, it’d make most people cringe. The Anoraak remix of Tresors Pleine Lune which I unexpected was saving up until now. Wait for a minute in, shit gets serious.
So turns out Daft Punk is feeling awfully nice and is streaming their upcoming album out May 21 on iTunes. Who knows for how long, but listen to it as soon as possible! As I am still stuck at work, I will have to wait until I get home until I get a chance. Knowing my luck, it’ll be down by then.
Just open their artist page in iTunes, click that “View in iTunes” button and it’ll lead you to preview the album for free!
It’s out! The real thing. Daft Punk‘s newest single Get Lucky officially marks their return to the real world. Soon to be followed by their upcoming album Random Access memories due for May 20, or if you’re lucky enough to be in Australia or do shady business, May 17. I’m also pretty excited for their 7-yearly Alive tour which I hope they will be coming to Toronto. I’m hoping for a better venue than last time’s Arrow Hall in Mississauga, but I guess you have to make sacrifices when you have that many people for a single concert.
Comments on the track itself? I’m really liking it, Pharrell is a great match for Daft Punk. However, there was a bit more Pharrell than I was expecting. I think this was because I listened to the TheBeatmaniac remix “we are rough on Mexican monkeys” robotic voice clip ripped from the SNL commercials on repeat for like a week straight. This is a radio edit though, so I am hoping for a full or extended version of the track with a bit more Daft Punk essence in it. This is kind of a perfect first single for the album. Get it from iTunes.
I’m excited for Daft Punk’s upcoming album, but I’ve vowed to avoid posting stuff until its official released. Too much mashed up stuff from commercials. I can’t wait for the real thing, I hope it lives up to my expectations because I’ve been waiting 8 years for this. That’s typically a recipe for disaster with such anticipation for a given album, but to be honest, I don’t even know what to expect. It’s really a blank slate at the moment, but my hope is this will squelch that awful mess they call dubstep.
Moving along! This is going to be a short one today, some tracks I am excited about and finally have a chance to post. First off, CHVRCHES. They don’t even have a full length album out and they’re getting quite the hype. I have to say I actually like this track The Mother We Share a lot more than their most recent single Recover. Hopefully they have more that sounds like this track? Second in line is Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. If You Didn’t See Me. The intro of the track actually reminds me of The Unicorns which really brings me back, but it quickly segues into something more upbeat. I remember listening to too much of The Unicorns left me a bit down, upbeat equals greatness. And lastly the Generationals, it’s a bit slower but I’m loving it anyways. The weird sounds? Gets to me every time. This also reminds me of The Unicorns…
CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)
Generationals – Put a Light On
So new these songs by Young Galaxy is getting me pretty excited for their upcoming album Ultramarine coming out in just under a month on April 23. Especially New Summer with that super weird chord by I don’t even know what instrument, the keyboard? I love weird sounds like that in tracks. It’s so easy to do your generic chords and riffs in songs, even a little change is wonderful.
Side-note, I’m getting over my stigma of using outside players. Soundcloud is pretty awesome, but I won’t make a habit of it.
Finally got a chance to post! Lemaitre is awesome, we needed something like this for a while. Reminds me of a mix between Bag Raiders and Daft Punk, I can’t get enough of Continuum. I’m hoping for great things from this duo from Norway, keep this sound because Bag Raiders just wasn’t the same when they released their first album. Did anyone see the Daft Punk ad yesterday by the way? Anyways, this is feeling like it will be a good year for electro.
Aye, surely I would have anticipated this, but I was unexpectedly signed up to some courses. Yes, I never noticed until a week after the courses had started that I was enrolled, so I am much busier than I ever want to be. Unfortunately this means the blog will take a back seat in terms of priority, I am really hoping Sundtrak isn’t on its last lifeline here. I remember when I first started out, I saw other music blogs simply closing because the owner didn’t have the time to manage it and I thought to myself, “how could that ever happen?” At the time I was posting at least once a day. Ideally I would have an unlimited data cell plan and used that to listen to music constantly during down times. Oh well, I love this blog and I will continue to love it!
So, The Knocks remix of Tegan and Sara Closer. Fuck yes. I mean the original is already amazing, even though I had absolutely no idea that’s what Tegan and Sara sounded like. I admit I never really gave them a chance before, despite being Canadian and definitely having heard their stuff on the radio but not putting two and two together, I was expecting more Broken Social Scene style. Anyways, I will have to listen to their earlier stuff. The Knocks makes another killer remix. While I’m at it, here’s one from 2010 by Passion Pit and RAC of Alligator. This just became a Tegan and Sara post… unintended.