Archive for the ‘Catch of the Day’ Category

(5/17/09) Monty’s Catch of the Day – Bassnectar

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar, is putting the finishing touches on his latest LP entitled The Other Side. The San Francisco DJ is best known for his wild and psychedelic shows that really puts a different spin on the tracks your use to hearing on the CD. Bassnectar’s long, black hair is thrown all around as if you were at a Metallica concert; however, his groove is not to distorted guitars, but rather hard beats and a plethora of samples. So when he comes down to Austin again in October for the ACL Fest, then I would strongly advise that you leave his timeslot open. You will not regret it. Today’s catch, “Art of Revolution”, is the first single off the new album, which should be out before his Austin appearance. Check out a clip of the song below. Enjoy.

Bassnectar – “Art of Revolution”

(5/10/09) Monty’s Catch of the Day – LCD Soundsystem

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

So LCD Soundsystem has given us a little teaser before the release of their 3rd studio album due later this year. Causes 2 is the name of the Waxploitation compilation CD that a handful of musicians (including Gnarls Barkley, Diplo, Mum, Federico Aubele, and My Morning Jacket), which is benefiting the conflict in Dafur. James Murphy, front man for LCD Soundsystem, has grown his empire of DFA Records to one of the finest labels right now (LCD, The Juan MacLean, Hercules and Love Affair), and it’s nice to see him doing an exclusive track for this cause. Today’s catch is called “Starry Eyes Original”, and you can listen to a short clip of it below. Enjoy!

LCD Soundsystem – “Starry Eyes Original”

(5/3/09) Monty’s Catch of the Day – The Crystal Method

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

So the Las Vegas gods of electronic music are back at again with another full length album that is set to drop on May 12. Divided by Night will be the fourth full length LP, and the best part is that the majority of the tracks will include collaborations with some of the hottest up and coming artists, and some outstanding veterans as well. Guest performers will include Meiko, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), Peter Hook (of New Order), and the great Matisyahu who happens to lend his vocal talents on today’s catch. “Drown in the Now” is the first single to come out, which features chunky electro beats mixed with Matisyahu’s reggae-style singing. The Crystal Method will also be hitting Austin on May 19th at La Zona Rosa, so be sure not to miss them. Check out the fantastic video for “Drown in the Now” down below. Enjoy!

Monty and The Crystal Method (Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland)

The Crystal Method – “Drown in the Now (ft. Matisyahu)”

(4/26/09) Monty’s Catch of the Day – The Dandy Warhols

Monday, April 27th, 2009

I have been a huge fan of The Dandy Warhols since they broke out on the scene in the mid ’90’s. They do a fantastic job of blending rock, psychedelic, electronic, and pop into one large sound. Last year the Portland based band released Earth to the Dandy Warhols through their own digital music service, and eventually released it on iTunes several months thereafter. Unfortunately, I was extremely disappointed in the album, and thought it was there weakest album to date. The good thing is that the Dandy’s recently released a remix EP on iTunes entitled Earth to the Remixes Vol. 2, and these tracks actually gave a new life to the songs I was initially uninterested in. I happen to find myself really liking these new renditions of the originals, especially today’s catch “Love Song” which was remixed by Fathead and Jeremy Sherrer. Any Dandy song that implements a human beat box is alright in my book. Listen to samples of the remix EP, and “Love Song” right here. Enjoy!

(4/19/09) Monty’s Catch of the Day – Moby

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

The king of Chillville is gracing us with his second album in a year. Hitting the stores in early summer, Moby’s Wait for Me LP will be more stripped down than previous albums, with tracks on a much more personal level.

Speaking of personal, he mixed the album himself - with help from Ken Thomas (M83, Sigur Ros) – and the album artwork will be Sharpie marker sketches from Moby’s own hand. Now here is where it gets interesting: today’s catch is called “Shot in the Back of the Head”, and was inspired by a meeting he had with David Lynch. Lynch then agreed to direct the animated video for the song. What you have right there is two of the most creative minds joining forces and producing a work of art. Check it out below, and enjoy!

(4/12/09) Monty’s Catch of the Day – Au Revoir Simone

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Au Revoir Simone is one of the first and only all female electronic bands around (probably one of the cutest too), and have proven to be a nice gem hailing from Brooklyn. First, if the term Au Revoir Simone sounds familiar, it’s because they took their name from a quote out of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – pretty clever. I got to spend some time with the band during SXSW, and they are all very genuine and sweet (and very girly – especially when they were reading the fasion & celebrity magazines during my visit). I was also very privilaged to get a copy of ARS’s new album, Still Night, Still Light, which contains excellent vocals & harmonies accompanied by soft electronics. The album will drop later in May, and expect to see the girls (Erica, Annie, and Heather) in Austin this summer. You can also hear the funny ID mishap right here for a good laugh. Today’s catch is “Another Likely Story”. Enjoy!

(3/22/09) Monty’s Catch of the Day – Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Today I bring you the sounds of Jean-Benoit Dunckel, aka JB Dunckel, aka Darkel, aka half of the band Air. He has recently scored the soundtrack to a French comedy motion picture entitled, Cyprien, which is about a 35 year old virgin who stumbles upon a deodorant that causes women to lust after his body. Sounds pretty dumb and I wouldn’t expect too much from this film (or if it will even hit the U.S.). However, the soundtrack is pretty impressive and sounding pretty much like an Air album. Dunckel is no stranger to scoring a film, since it was the band Air that took on the music from Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. On the Cyprien soundtrack, he does a nice job of blending electronic instrumental tracks with brand new songs with Dunckel’s ethereal voice. Today’s catch is entitled “Total Love Warrior Song”, and you can listen to a clip of it down below. Enjoy!

Jean-Benoit Dunckel – “Total Warrior Love Song”