I totally thought I mentioned this already, but Gorillaz came out with a new album just before the new year called The Fall. It’s pretty awesome because the whole thing was recorded on Damon Albarn’s iPad during their Escape to Plastic Beach tour. There’s some decent tracks in it, so make sure you check it out if you haven’t already. You can download it here just by signing up to their mailing list.
Second piece of news, Cold War Kids is coming out with a new album Mine Is Yours January 25. As usual with a new album, it is accompanied by a tour. I’m happy to see Canada on the list, they’re getting to Lee’s Palace in Toronto March 18 and Corona Theatre in Montreal March 19. Sorry Ottawa, no love for you. Completely related, the Passion Pit remix of Cold War Kids Mine Is Yours. I actually forgot how much I liked Cold War Kids, can’t wait for this album. The remix is great, Passion Pit never ceases to amaze me with their remixes. Reminding me vaguely of the Aeroplane remix of Friendly Fires. I tried for similar sounds this time for this post, the Clock Opera remix of The Drums was great to add. I’m actually disappointed I’ve never posted Clock Opera remixes before, they’ve remixed some of my favorite artists, Au Revoir Simone and Marina & The Diamonds. I really love the vibe this track gives off, I was going to say ambiance but I didn’t want to sound like a complete tool. Lastly, the Hermanos Inglesos remix of Ladytron Ace of Hz from their new single which came out 2010.