ATR | Thinking Outside The Box

Norah Jones – Chasing Pirates (Santigold & Snotty Remix)
December 2, 2009, 10:32 am
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Excuse me for not paying much attention to Norah Jones’ music, but i was too busy “Chasing Pavements” with Adele to pay attention to any pirates. Regardless, this Santigold remix compared to the original is like night and day. The way they distorted the vocals and slowed the tempo to make it darker was crazy.

Sidebar: Nor is SERIOUSLY pretty. I don’t even rock with girls who have short hair either.. but HELLO THERE NORAH. I got my captain hook claw & eye patch ready to sail with you on board the Santa Maria until death do us part.. ARGHH. You look like the typical, nice, sweet girl next door —err, my type.

DOWNLOAD: Norah Jones – Chasing Pirates (Santigold & Snotty Remix) [via Stereogum]

Timbaland – Timothy, Where Have You Been (Feat. Jet)
November 30, 2009, 1:51 pm
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Even with the success of tracks like One Republic “Apologize” — it’s always hilarious hearing Timbaland on these types of songs. Not to mention Timbo’s new album features more pop’ish acts like Miley Cyrus (WHAT?), Daughtry (YUGHK!), The Fray (UM?) and Katy Perry (OK!). One sandwich short from a Lady Gaga appearance and Jay-Z verse later, Shock Value II might just fall short of its predecessor. Tim still gets it in with the production but we can go without his raps on this. C’mon Timmy, Say Something.

DOWNLOAD: Timbaland – Timothy, Where Have You Been (Feat. Jet)

Animal Collective – Graze
November 22, 2009, 2:20 pm
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Seeing as how I was a fan of Merriweather Post Pavilion (ask someone else and they’ll tell you that shit is classic), it was good to hear Animal Collective had a small EP in the works. Fall Be Kind will be released on vinyl in December, but you know how the internet works.

DOWNLOAD: Animal Collective – Graze

LCD Soundsystem – Bye Bye Bayou
October 18, 2009, 8:02 am
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On my Back 2 The Basics mixtape (Disc 2), there was a KiD CuDi track titled “Can I Be” we premiered. Although most didn’t realize, the sample that was used on the track came from LCD Soundsystem’s “Someone Great”. Yesterday, LCD Soundsystem released their first single from a 12″ vinyl they will be releasing November 7th. It will be released digitally on the 24th but you know what the business is around these parts…

DOWNLOAD: LCD Soundsystem – Bye Bye Bayou

Rain Machine – Winter Song
October 18, 2009, 7:40 am
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I haven’t had much time to sit with this project aside from listening to the first single “Give Blood” but from the sounds of it, Kyp Malone (from TV On The Radio) aka Rain Machine, was exploring some eclectic fields with this album. It would be a hard listen if you’re not too into too much rock. The song below has him on the acoustic throwback feel for 10 minutes. Will your attention span let you handle such a long song?

DOWNLOAD: Rain Machine – Winter Song

Thom Yorke – Hearing Damage x Grizzly Bear – Slow Life
October 11, 2009, 6:05 pm
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon is supposed to be the biggest movie of the year and with the hype surrounding the film, it’s only right that they recruit some of the top alternative/rock bands for the soundtrack. If features everyone from Lykke Li, Bon Iver, Muse, The Killers and Hov’s new inspiration as well as Radiohead’s frontman. I suggest you induce yourself with some type of uncontrolled substance before listening because it will definitely take you for a trip.

DOWNLOAD: Thom Yorke – Hearing Damage
DOWNLOAD: Grizzly Bear – Slow Life

The Flaming Lips – See The Leaves
August 21, 2009, 5:48 pm
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The Flaming Lips have been doing their thing since the late 80’s & after decades of success, it’s good to see them still continue the streak. Their double album titled Embryonic in October is just around the corner. They’ve actually kept the music pretty much under wraps for these days & times. If you know me, you know I rock with that psychedelia hard and this is no different. You remember their last leak right?..

DOWNLOAD: The Flaming Lips – See The Leaves