ATR | Thinking Outside The Box


Gorillaz – Stylo (feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack)
January 20, 2010, 7:34 pm
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Bobby Womack resurrected by the Gorillaz? Say word? And Mos Def with a feature? What the fuck is really going on right now lol. Plastic Beach is due out later this year.

DOWNLOAD: Gorillaz – Stylo (feat. Mos Def & Bobby Womack)



Hot Chip – Hand Me Down Your Love
January 20, 2010, 7:28 pm
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I haven’t gotten around to listening to this album, but maybe one of these days I can sit an really take a listen. I been wanting to post something from One Life Stand for like a week now and I’m now just getting around to it. From first listen, it’s definitely more on the commercial side. I can see KiD CuDi remixing one of these songs. Or better worse… Wale. The album drops Feb 8th.

DOWNLOAD: Hot Chip – Hand Me Down Your Love



Game Rebellion – Blind
December 20, 2009, 12:19 am
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I never even heard of Game Rebellion until the homie Dallas Penn put me on a couple days ago. From the video, it looks like the mighty Mos Def is cosigning these dudes too. Seeing as how Blakroc is in full effect right now, let’s see if any more music is birthed out from this wave of genre collaboration. 2010 might be that year of sonic exploration where musical boundaries will be creatively pushed.

Come to find out though, this song goes hard. Mosh pit status. They kind of remind of me Rage Against The Machine. Sounds Like A Riot EP is out now.

DOWNLOAD: Game Rebellion – Blind



Peter Bjorn & John – Summer Breeze

Although the summer breeze is long gone and we’re in the epicenter of winter, it’s that season for giving. Peter Bjorn & John cover the Seals & Croft for another compilation album whose sales will be given to charity. This particular Indie Rocks! A Benefit Album For Malaria No More project is designed to help people in Africa with Malaria. The compilation features tracks from the likes of Juliette Lewis, Third Eye Blind, Wild Light, Those Darlings, State Radio and more.

You can hit the Malaria No More website for more information and to donate.

DOWNLOAD: Peter Bjorn & John – Summer Breeze (Seals & Croft Cover)



Smashing Pumpkins – A Song For A Son
December 7, 2009, 3:46 pm
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Are you ready for this one? The Smashing Pumpkins are set to release a series of 44 songs over the next couple months in the form of 11, 4 song EP’s through their website (WHOA!). This is the first song released from the forthcoming Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project, which from what Billy Corgan says, was written in an acoustic rate of 15 minutes. Take that John Mayer… Viva 90’s rock.

Song lifted from Spinner.

DOWNLOAD: Smashing Pumpkins – A Song For A Son



John Mayer – Edge Of Desire
December 5, 2009, 2:48 pm
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This ninja is a beast on the guitar. “Edge Of Desire” was recorded in one take just recently — as liberated on his blog. I’m curious to see what else he cooks up with these acoustic sessions.

I’ve been thinking of a way to say thank you for making Battle Studies such a huge success out of the gate… I’ve also been thinking of a way to use tumblr as a means of posting some more substantial stuff… So here’s a very raw, live solo version of “Edge of Desire” I just recorded in my apartment as a way to show my gratitude to you all for extending my time in this amazing career you’ve helped me build.

I think if you were kind enough to spent the 13 bucks, you should get some free music for the next good while.

So here it is. A song about late night longing recorded at 3am. iPhone dinging in the background and all…(that’s how I knew the take was going to be worth sticking with, as the best takes always get interrupted.)

Thank you.

More to come…

-John Mayer

Truth be told, Battle Studies is a pretty good album. I overplayed the shit out of Continuum though so I might be a little biased towards that record as opposed to the new one.

DOWNLOAD: John Mayer – Edge Of Desire



Beach House – Silver Soul
December 2, 2009, 3:17 pm
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I remember when the homie Timm put me on to this band about a year back. He sent me “Gila” off their Devotion album. Their whole sound was psychedelic and I couldn’t wait to hear more while the leaf burned slow. I was even more amazed after I watched them randomly perform it live in a basement.

Fast forward a whole year, where out-of-nowhere they dropped their new single “Norway” — I was instantly hooked right in. Fortunately for the fans, this is something to hold you over until Teen Dream drops. If you pay attention to the end, you can clearly tell “Norway” comes next in the album track listing.

DOWNLOAD: Beach House – Silver Soul